Investigations: Knacker Knark Knipperdolling

For months congressional stenographers catalogued the names and protestations of klaliffs, kleagles, kladds and kludds. Last week the House UnAmerican Activities Committee decided that it had heard all the testimony that it needed—or could stand—and quietly ended its hearings into the activities of the Ku Klux Klan.

The investigation adduced very little information about the Klan unknown to the Justice Department. Nor did it lead to any convictions or indictments, though Imperial Wizard Robert Shelton, four grand dragons, a kludd and a kladd were cited for contempt of Congress. Yet the...

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