COLUMBIA, S.C. (Aug. 23)
Rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan in any form was condemned yesterday by the Southern Association of Attorneys General, following a Klan meeting in Horry County, S.C., which had been the scene of floggings by night raiders until a number of Klansmen were sent to jail three years ago.
The Klan meeting heard E.L. Edwards, of Atlanta, Ga., say that the Klan had to become stronger in order to fight various “evils” threatening white supremacy–among them the activities of the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation League.
The anti-Klan statement was endorsed by ten of the fourteen members of the attorneys general’s group, according to T.C. Callison, attorney general of South Carolina and chairman of the organization. He said replies were expected from the other four later this week. The resolution originated with John Ben Butler, attorney general of Texas.