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Huge Expenses Found by Klan Delegates Necessary to Keep Up Front

September 17, 1926
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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

The Klansmen wound up their “Klonvocation” yesterday, at times excluding newspaper men from their deliberations. One of these periods was when the financial report of the organization was submitted. Indications, evidenced by loud acclaim, were that the Klan is financially in good condition.

Dr. Evans, as head of the Klan, admittedly has always “put on a fine front commensurate with the dignity of his position,” hiring suites of rooms in the best hotels, riding in the best cars and taking the best of everything, and the Klansmen assured him he was doing the right thing.

“All right boys,” said Evans, “I’ll strut my stuff.”

The delegates applauded.

Dr. Evans assured his listeners that his policy has led the public to respect the Klan. “When I make an appearance around here,” he laughingly said, “I sure do cut some dog.”

The Imperial Wizard from now on will also own a launch which the Klan has owned, but which it turned over to him today in commemoration of his birthday anniversary on September 26.

A resolution commending the attitude of the Calles government and asking the United States to maintain a “hands-off” policy in the religious strife in Mexico was adopted. The resolution stated in part: “Resolved, by the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, in convocation assembled, that we sympathize with the present government of the Republic of Mexico in its efforts to free the people from stultifying foreign influences, to popularize education of the masses and to establish a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.”

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