The first attempt on the part of the Ku Klux Klan and its sympathizers to sway the minds of the Massachusetts legislators cropped up Saturday when members were flooded with circulars mailed in New York, attacking President Coolidge, Secretary Hughes, former President Wilson, his former Secretary Joseph Tumulty, the “anti-Christian Jews” and the Roman Catholic Church. The circular was signed simply “100 Per Cent, American.”
“President Coolidge,” reads the circular, “is lacking in any real Americanism because of his attitude toward the reparations conference. You legislators are warned to beware of the influence of the Roman Catholic Church and the Jewish people.”
After attacking the League of Nations and the World Court, a circular says:
“The same tireless alien influence has been at work recently striving to get America into the so-called reparations conference.”
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