North Carolina: A Kleagle Eagle

For a fellow who escaped the stigma of being a high school dropout only by never dropping in, James R. Jones, 37-year-old Grand Dragon of the North Carolina realm of the Ku Klux Klan, lives mighty high on the hog. Though he never progressed past grammar school and has worked until recently as a lightning-rod salesman, Jones, who lives in Granite Quarry, N.C., drives a 1964 Cadillac as well as a 1964 station wagon, and seemingly has plenty of spending money. Soon, if all turns out as planned, Night Rider Jones will become a night flyer.

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