National Affairs: In Oklahoma

Governor Henry Simpson Johnston of Oklahoma, who used to lecture on the religious aspects of the Ku Klux Klan, is a profound student of ritualism, spiritualism, occultism, etc. One day he found a married woman, Mrs. O. O. Hammonds, who could plumb the depths of Rosicrucian* philosophy with him. Together they plumbed.

Governor Johnston was so pleased that he made her his "executive secretary," his confidential adviser. He appointed her husband State Health Commissioner. She suggested other appointments; grew flippant and haughty toward political leaders. Last week internal affairs in Oklahoma reached an...

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