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Prominent Officials in Springfield Klan

February 16, 1923
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K.K.K. headquarters here were raided last night and W.M. Cortner, King Kleagle and the organizer of the Ohio Ku Klux was arrested. Documents found in the raid reveal that many high officials of the city and county as well as others prominently connected with schools in the National Guard were among the members of the Klan. The list of members here was shown to be 681. A large number of robes and masks was confiscated. Cortner is being held without bail on the charge of riotous conspiracy.

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