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W. D. Pelley, in Oklahoma, Seeks to Establish Western Quarters for Silver Shirts

William Dudley Pelley, leader of the Silver Shirts, anti-Semitic, anti-Catholic organization with headquarters in Asheville, N. C., was in this city today secretly working on organization plans to carry on his drive against Jews, Catholics and “Freemasons.”

Pelley, who has attracted many elements formerly in the Ku Klux Klan, declined to talk freely but boasted that his organization had 15,000 members in this state. Oklahoma City is slated to be the western headquarters of the movement, which claims relation to the Nazi movement in Germany.

Col. L. I. Powell, former KKK official, and Major Relyea Weeks, both of Shreveport, are reported to be here aiding Pelley.