Alabama Klan Chief Hurt, Pilot Killed on Way to Counter-demonstration

A private plane, carrying a Ku Klux Klan group on its way to Washington to stage a counter-demonstration against tomorrow’s scheduled civil rights march, crashed here today, killing the pilot and causing injuries to Robert M. Shelton, “Imperial Grand Wizard and Grand Dragon” of the Alabama Ku Klux Klan, and a companion. Shelton was not seriously hurt. The plane was to have picked up a South Carolina Klan official before continuing to Washington for the counter-march.

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