Fiery Crosses Burned in Philadelphia As Protest Against Bar from Sesqui

(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Fiery crosses were burned Wednesday night on the outskirts of the city by Klansmen in protest against Mayor Kendrick’s order cancelling the proposed Klan celebration at the Sesqui Centennial Exposition. The demonstration took place not far from the place where a wayside Catholic shrine was burned a few nights ago.

Mayor Kendrick cancelled the permit issued to the Klan for a three-day celebration with the announcement that such a demonstration would be “dangerous” and contrary to the spirit of the Sesqui-Centennial. The Mayor stated he had not been informed the Klan had been given a permit.

“The Mayor’s statement regarding his knowledge of the intended event is untrue,” said Paul M. Winter, Kleagle of the Ku Klux Klan in this city. “I will publish, within the next few days, photostatic copies of correspondence between us and signed by him which indicates he did approve of the Klan plans at one time.”

Mr. Winter has appealed to the national officers of the organization in Washington for advice, as a consequence of Mayor Kendrick’s action, it was stated.

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