GEORGIA: Protectors of Womanhood

One night last week, in the little east Georgia town of Swainsboro, 189 hooded and bed-sheeted Ku Klux Klansmen burned a ten-foot cross on the lawn of the Emanuel County Courthouse. Their leader klarioned: "We rededicate our lives to the protection of white womanhood."

Two hundred and forty miles northwest, in the town of Lakeview, other Klansmen demonstrated how such an organized mob can be directed to the ends of personal and local vengeance. Lakeview High School's athletic coach, Walter Bowland, a 200-lb. exmarine, had had a fight with an ex-student. Both...

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