KU KLUX KLAN: Simmony?

Whether he got $146,500 or $145,500 or $90,000 (as variously reported) Emperor William Joseph Simmons, founder of the present organization, last week severed all connections with the Ku Klux Klan and with the Knights Kamelia, Inc. Emperor Simmons, inventor of many famous titles, such as Kleagle, Kloncilium, Klonsel, is the genius who in recent years revived the Klan from its fast growing obscurity.

The Klan had given him Klan Krest, his famous home on Peach Tree Road at Atlanta. It had honored him with the title of Emperor (the Klan's affairs are actively...

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