NORTH CAROLINA: Silver Shirt, Striped

As Hercules might have told him, a man cannot be too careful about his shirts. No Hercules in any sense, William Dudley Pelley might well have felt last week that he had unwarily donned the shirt of Nessus. Just because he favored silver shirts, Mr. Pelley was handed a couple of years in jail.

In 1928 Mr. Pelley, goat-bearded author, publisher, mystic, founder of the Silvershirt Legion of America, had quite an experience. The way he tells it, he died and went to eternity for seven minutes. The following year he was "inspirationally instructed"...

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