National Affairs: Hoodwink in Alabama

Many an Alabama newsman and politician was startled at the vote-getting power of Attorney General John Patterson, 36, running for Governor in the primary three weeks ago. His 34,000 plurality in a field of 14, segregationists all. made him odds-on favorite to win the June 3 runoff for Democratic nomination, which means election. Last week one powerful reason came to light: Patterson is the candidate of the Ku Klux Klan. now making its boldest bid for public power and approval since the corn-pone days of the '20s.

The Montgomery Advertiser, tracing ties between the...

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