Black Still Klan Member, Article Holds; Avoids Reply to Queries in Paris

HUGO L. BLACK OF ALABAMA, RECENTLY APPOINTED BY PRESIDE ROOSEVELT TO THE SUPREME COURT, WAS AND IS NOW AGAIN A MEMBER OF THE KU KLUX KLAN, ACCORDING TO THE FIRST OF A SERIES OF ARTICLES COPYRIGHTED BY THE PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE AND THE NORTH AMERICAN NEWSPAPER ALLIANCE.

MR. BLACK, ACCORDING TO RAY SPRIGLE, THE REPORTER WHO WROTE THE ARTICLES, JOINED THE ROBERT E. LEE KLAN NO. I ON SEPT. 11, 1923, WROTE A RESIGNATION ON JULY 9, 1925 ON THE EVE OF HIS CAMPAIGN FOR DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION AS SENATOR — A RESIGNATION NEVER ACTED ON — AND WAS WELCOMED BACK AND MADE A LIFE MEMBER AFTER HIS NOMINATION.

THE NEW YORK TIMES REPORTS ITS PARIS BUREAU MADE STRENUOUS EFFORTS TO REACH MR. BLACK FOR COMMENT. THREE DAYS OF PHONE CALLS AND LETTERS PROVED FRUITLESS AND FINALLY THE NEWLY-APPOINTED JUSTICE LEFT HIS PARIS HOTEL FOR AN UNMENTIONED DESTINATION.

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