U.S. At War: The Klansman

Campaigning in San Francisco, Vice Presidential Candidate Harry Truman amiably endorsed the entire California Democratic ticket. A reporter cut in sharply: did that include Hal Styles (candidate for Congressman from Hollywood, exposed last month as a onetime Kleagle in the Ku Klux Klan)? Harry Truman said blandly he was for anybody who was for Franklin Roosevelt.

On the three folksy, saccharine radio programs he conducts over Hollywood's KFWB, Hal Styles promptly made the most of this topflight support. He plastered Hollywood with 60 billboards proclaiming, "Senator Truman says: 'I'm for Styles.' "


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