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Vigilants Chartered to Fight Klan, National Prominent Men to Obtain State Laws Against Hooded Organi

November 12, 1923
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The enactment of laws to prevent the wearing of masks and hoods and to provide for the punishment of those who participate in mob violence is the purpose of a countrywide organization, the National Vigilance Association, which

has just been incorporated in Washington to combat the Ku Klux Klan and kindred organizations.

With a national committee composed of men prominent in education, business and professional life, the Vigilance Association has been working quietly for the last several months perfecting its organization to prosecute its campaign.

The organization will seek the cooperation of all military and social organization, enlist the aid of three minute speakers all over the country and broadcast literature by radio in its fight against the “invisible empire”.

The association numbers among its supporters Judge Francis X. Mancuso, General Sessions, New York; Rust Rhees, President University of Rochester; Kenneth C. M. Sills, president Bowdoin College; Ellen F. Pendleton, president of Wellesly College; E. P.Tivnan president Fordham University; Dr. D. M. Edwards, president of Earlham college; Indiana; Prof. H.S. Graves, Yale University William J. McFadden, Newark; John Sherwood Jones, Bryn Mawr, Pa., Edward S. Fallow, Washington. Dr. Clifton D. Grays, Bates College; Clara D. Maxwell, president general, Colonial Daughters of America; Robert E. Lee Sauer, AmericanBar Association; Samuel P. Leeds, president Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce; Daniel P. Corcoran and John M. Patterson, Philadelphia; Dr. D. P. Barrows, president University of California; Louis A. Repetto, District Attorney, Atlantic County, N.J.; Dr. H. A. Garfield, President, Williams College; H. Bering Young, Speaker of the House, Massachusetts; Frederick Dodd, New York City; Prof. James E. Lough, New York University, and David Sarnoff, president, Radio Corporation of America.

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