LOS ANGELES (Jul. 27)
While the Ku Klux Klan has been considered a dead organization throughout the country for the past few years, several incidents within the past six months in and around Los Angeles indicate that it is still flourishing to some extent in the Southwest. Some time ago the police of Compton, a few miles west of Los Angeles, were called upon to tear down Ku Klux Klan posters urging the recall of several officers for their alleged failure to enforce the prohibition laws.
On Monday more than three thousand members of this white hooded brigade in all of their traditional trappings met in the Angelus Temple, the institution made notorious in the headlines by Aimee Simple MacPherson. Ma Kennedy and David Hutton, the husband of the woman evengelist. According to a story in the “Los Angeles Times,” these Kluxers came at the call of Jay Kellog, a cowboy evangelist. From the altar or stage of this huge auditorium gleamed the fiery cross and three large sections of white garbed men and women raised the roof with their applause as the cowboy evangelist shouted, “I am an all-American,” and brandished two six-shooters.
Never since the days of the night riders was such an exhibition of converted bed sheets witnessed in one spot in a metropolitan city,” said the “Los Angeles Times.”
Grand Dragon of the Realm of California, T. S. Moodie, stated in a talk after the sermon that the next convention of the Klan will be held in Long Beach in 1934. “We expect about 25,000 members to attend,” he stated.