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Klan’s Surrender of Charter is Only “paper” Dissolution, Anti-nazi League Warns

The Ku Klux Khlan’s surrender of its national charter in a Georgia Superior Court last week indicated only a “paper” dissolution of the organization, which is continuing to function in many states throughout the country, Prof. James H. Sheldon, administrative chairman of the Non-Sectarian Anti-Nazi League, warned today.

Prof. Sheldon said that the Klan is organized under different names in various Southern states. He also pointed out that the Federated Ku Klux Klan of Alabama still has legal authority to operate nationally. He said that few, if any, of the Klan’s activities, even in Georgia, are affected by the surrender of its charter, since most of them were not covered by the document.