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E very Day, In Every Way* the Klan G ro w s B igger an d Better
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numbers nnd spirit o f achievement, it is absurd and unnecessary
R AILR O AD WORKERS DECEIVED
for any member to be in need o f relief and in dUtrcs- during ill
Mr. Raymond Lonergan. who regularly contributes a column
ness or involuntary unemployment, or fo r any Member's family to "L A B O R ,” the official weekly newspaper o f the railroad labor
to be embarrassed by lack o f funds a fter his death.
unions, published at Washington, D. C „ launched the expected at-j
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The Klansmen o f Portland easily can establish * mutual sav tack upon Major-General Leonard Wood, Governor-General o f the
P l k U M Wcaklj by
ings fund whereby every member would be safe at *11 times from Philippines ,in the May 19 issue o f that excellent journal. He
A * V M m > ■ !*> !■ PiUbUki
the fear o f distress and su ffering through poverty, (¡rand Dra declares that the General is subservient to the big International
Publication Office* M7-M8 Ptttoek I M ,
gon Fred L. tiiffo rd worked out a plan some time ago— something bankers, who, having invested in the Industries o f the Philippines,
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want all their products to enter the United States free o f duty; i
Editor including the above suggestions— and on his return from the
LKM A. M TE K .
Fast, in a few days, undoubtedly w ill perfect the proposal and that "the moment the Filipinos set up a government o f their o
The Weetern American la owned
give it the necessary life and impetus.
It I* the formally adopted medium for official publicity for the patriotic ordor*
Named for the School
al matter le doelgnated a* auch, unmlataaabiy.
named on the t in t pao* but all official
don’t whisper it w ill Rise millions in revenue every year."
bra m usnalbla far Ail otlMT publicity In tM t
The e d itor and oontrlbutora an
Board Full Terms.
Nonsense! I f the said bankers are as powerful as Mr. Ixiner-
to yourself, but tell the Exalted Cyclops about It,' and urge
S ubscription , po stpaid :, untta* stmt«*. Panama canal zona. Porto
A C T IO N . It is easy fbr creative minds to plan and propose, ehsv gan imagines them to be, they easily could fix the ta r iff to suit
livery good cltlien to( Aatorls la
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^ a ^ t / i f c l S ^ S k ^ i ^ ^ * 5 r ^ Vm ^ r wSi^m T^SlSSti«o*r to Teaolve and applaud suggestions, but without executive RCtton themselves.
Anyone who has visited the Philippines, as the w riter did In ursed lo torn oat and vote at lb *
^ " ^ ia ' nob o ? > ^ prkss : Tim addreee o# «ibecHbera can be chaae** tf on*1 the best laid plans v ill fail and be forgotten, . In the Oregon
school c it'd Ion lo I ni held next Mon
in orderin* a chan*«, pj«ue atv* both the n*w
Klan, already famous for great achievements under the matchless the summer o f 1919, impartially studying the people and condi
Manuscript »h ou li be accompanied by poetare for return If u M T O l ^ e CM rt*-
day, Juno IB.
our attention and palnstsJUng car* win bo (Ire n to all contribution* Publicity ma leadership o f Mr. G ifford, the rule is to suit the word to action tions, w ill come inevitably to these conclusions: (1 ) That the Fili
Uf the five candidate* In thu field,
larial o f eonotructlvw value to The Klan and lu frioada win be paid tor,at the
minimum apace rat* o f I t a column. AU communication» shouMI be adaree»eu to eira and action to the word.
Get busy and DO SO M ETH ING fq r pinos are not yet ready fo r independence; (2 ) that the United C. II. lloovvr and A. W. Laughllu have
n tto c k Block, Portland. O ra
States needs the Philippines to safeguard ita interests in the received the endoraenioiit of the Or«-
mutual benefit— not fo r self but fo r others.
mfn (loud Qovernmenl Leasue aud
F ar East.
AM E R IC AN la aa advortlaad, and that all adverttaomenta of aonrlaa aro tno»o co
The w riter arrived In Manila with the sa?ne silly idea that they a A entitled to the support or
■arsene or firma of good reputation fo r honoaty and efficiency. AU friande «* in to
Journal are requested and urged to patron ite our advert leer*, title form of co-opor-
R N O \ W E S T TH O U T H E MORMONS?
Mr. I-onergan holds, but the preconceived lielief that the Fillpjnos every cltlien of A »tort» who ta inter-
Do the Mormons place the authority o f their church above are ready’ fo r complete self-government, and that possible war ««»led In the Improvement and develop
ment of Astoria public »chool».
Entered * » eecond c leea matter August 1, M t at the peetofftco at Aatorta, that o f the State?
with Japan is a mere bugaboq, soon was reversed by first-hand
Both Mr. Hoovar »ml Mr. Kaughlln
Oregon, under the Act of March X ttig .
The editor is asked, insistently, to answer this question. knowledge o f actual conditions. Manuel Quezon, the Filipino will have children In acboot In Astoria
Application made to Peet mnottr at Antoría tor transfer o f eecond-c l*»» privilège
In poatofflce at Portland. Ore.
Speaking fo r himself, not officia lly fo r the Klan, he will say that, leader who is lauded by "L A B O R ” as a liberator, is the person durlm the coming »chool year and
jin his opinion, based upon-personal experience. Information and really ilentificd with the exploiting interests which arc intent both are Interested vitally la t W n
belief, they do hot place the authority o r their church above that upon "high grading" the resources of-the islands, and every fair- moral». Both men »re actlva church
o f the State; furthermore, that the Mormons in general, in com minded observer who haa studied conditions, on the ground, w ill member*. MAHONfl Wod member» of
various other fraternal and civic or
munities where they predominate, such as Ogden awl Salt Lake, back up this statement as the truth. The Americans, by heroic
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are fine, patriotic American citizens, good and ldndly neighbors, service and at huge expense, arc maintaining and extending the
While both C. II. Hoover sod A. W.
P EPLY TO O UR BELOVED CHIEFTAIN.
self-sacrificing in civic promotion work, co-operating with non- white man’s civilization throughout the islands, and chaos would Laughllu are not KJanawcu, they aro
A nsw ering the Imperial W izard's invitation to all Klansmen Mormons fo r the common good, often electing Gentiles to political come soon i f they were withdrawn. The Philippines is America's illicitly loud Americana and know h-w
to make suggestions o f constructive policies fo r the furtherance o f positions o f power and trust. A bove ail, Jesus Christ is their rightful share o f the W hite Man’s Burden in thrOrtont, and Ja to build up the public acboot aystom.
and aro »m ille d to th* unqualified
the Klan 'a principles and purposes, The Western American r e - criterion o f character, not Brigham Young. They are wondrous pan is waiting, like a great beast o f prey* fo r America to lay this
support of every good cltUen lu
’’burden down. It w ill never happen. The million-dollar slush Astoria.
spectfully would state that its files w ill show a multiplicity o f kind to the stranger, helpful and hospitable,
ideas and suggestions, many o f which already have become reali-j '
The element o f fanaticism, which “ hath no stopping-place fund now being spent in the States by Quezon and company may
Mr. Hoover._j»bo reside» with hla
tie? and now submits the follow ing:
short o f heaven or o f hell,” runs all through the religious activi- cause quite a stir in the press, but propaganda cannot change the r*miiy at fourth and uraod ««•*«•;
1 __ A donation o f one dollar a year fo r five, years by every ties o f the Mormon church, o f course, but it is a benevolent fa- trend o f events and the economic necessity o f holding the m -«!« no introduction to the people of
B eau** bavins a boat of
Klansman fo r the creation o f a fund w ith which to establish The naticism, aiming at the fruition o f visions and dreams and the Philippines.
No man has done more fo r the Filipinos than General Wood. * ^ * * ^ * * ln ^
U niversity o f America, under Protestant management, for the consummation o f ideals which to the blind eye o f Faith seem rea
^ ^ ^ »•'«.».to
to which be belong*, be k 'i N M r
higher education o f U T young w hite men, regardless o f religious ■.-•unable and certain. They have revelations; indeed they do. It and th e fa c ta w ill prove, this «tacUmMuH -iw- t he next -few months. ^ „w T in
is a Faith, however, born o f "listening love, which _ hears the 1 It is absurd _ fo
to discuss this question *,«. . . . broadminded,
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donation o f fift y cents a year by every Klanaman fo r rustle o f a wing.” As such it is to be respected; moreover, don't who has not personally visited the far-away islands, and it ia un- »triva# always for ih* betterment or
Mr Hoover u an
• a period o f fiv e years as the Klan’s contribution to the Methodist blame the latter-day Mormons fo r the existence of their hier- fa ir and preposterous to charge General Wood with "de»nicable" 1
industry of cut-
College fo r Boys on Monte Mario at Rome.
f,r*! "7 ,or„ “ni!
The organization o f a ten-million-dollar stock company,
owned exclusively by Klansmen, Masons and other Protestant
sixteen railroad unions, also is promoting the fo lly o f public own- bom urged to run
fraternity men, fo r the establishment o f daily newspapers at cen perience quite beyond all human controL — -
It is a pity,, a common regret, that Klansmen cannot cooper- e r s b *p o f the inilroaris as the only solution.
In this they are
a . W . i-aughiin, who reside* at
ters o f population throughout the country.
ate k ith each other as efficiently as the Mormons do; they excel indeed blind leaders o f the Wind, fo r that way lies the road to j
» “ <1 0r*»d avenue, u the popu-
Promotion o f a motion picture producing corporation,
which also shall establish and maintain one first-class cinema even the Catholics and Jews in this respect
\ r alk,nal ™ in- l\
* pit> that thc railr«md unions leaders s h o u l d } ^ ^ c ^ e ^ v u i ^ « ^
theatre in every citg and tqgrn o f importance in America.
On Tuesday . femala tr.v u lin , W lu ra r v l O M t h ' «iit o r . * £ >
n " T Z i L "
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hi» family to Astoria when ho was
^-Promotion o f a BerW kdary Degree to provide emergency
Uniting publicity for a acriea ol m cetin*, which a ta .d ca im l to 7 °
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»o te tn u tw mnup elected to that position about one and
relie f and insurance fo r Klansmen.
one-balf years ago. Drfora coining to
hold, at which'., b e la id , attired tn her --Tempte r o b « * * h e would
,ik e " “ “
* n' , kth" '
An inspection tour by the Im perial W izard once a year,
tell the listening multitudes all about the "horrors" o f the Mormon a fter a^ hJle’ 'J'!11 convince them that no bunch o f politicians" Asioria. Mr. LaushUn was a „.umber
Ipver w flj b« s '»!« to operate-the
- Tfct »«.v e u ip i ‘ W o u id . j - A
i..ui.r » » r MV.mok.ws;
iu o s i Wanr
visitinor the Kjsn centers in every Realm. • ..a-:
church. She uetiat eu ihat iliê Mut invita anti the Caihoiics are
mean industrial chaos. It is significant that all the countries Wash., anil hla prevluua experience of
Establishment o f a first-class publicity bureau at W a leagued
together against Am ercia; that she was an ex-Mormon, , _
this work makes him an Ideal candi
ington, D. C., fo r the dissemination o f authoritative Klan news to ^ bound to the Mormon pepoie by every tie o f birth, fam ily, and °.f Europ! W.h lch.W e
l,ber8ted bV th« war ™ w »r e striving date for the poaltion of Aatorta school
the press o f the country’ and to provide the Klan press w ith a affection; and shc was traveling around denouncing their church stre« UOU8,y to * ,ve «w a y their nationally owned railroads to director. Mr. LaoghllR has made an
f » r . pay The loriu
n i ^ PttriTr to cut..™,
p u t a i L questions. « P * ^ * * t s o f any group who
to relieve the state enviable record In hla own bnslnes»,
news service, thus to overcome falsehood w ith truth and to m form I fo
,ady « repHed.curtly
w 'IM undertake
m d e rt*k e to
to Is highly capable, ami haa an Intalll-
all Am erica o f the principles, purposes and activities o f the Klan. ^
WM mum when bh|nUy inforffled 0f what the Editor person- " f th« unb« ar* ble burden o f P“ b ic ownership and guarantee
geni, comprehensive method of per
8— Establishment o f the permanent Im perial headquarters at ally . . knew v o f . the
people. She soon gathered the impres-
forming a Ay task he undertakes. He
Denver, Colorado, to facilitate the national w ork and fo r other sion that she had
to the wrong 8hop; that we were “ fed up
s,u” u“ ‘ 8,ie
.w- ™ .
ownership folly, they should make an impartial survey o f rail- 1 has a large family of children In the
, |on profiteering ex-sisters o f every kind, especially the type that
A I I H Q ||T I A I I P U I I N
AND HOOVER OVER
“NOT FOR SELF, BUT FOR OTHERS”
9 -A d o p tio n o f a policy o f pitiless publicity in defense o f the
. .TempIe robes,” at so much per gad. " N o use t a l k - i ^ c« ndl] lons .1,‘ ever>' countr> ’ * nd tbon
the * * * * * *
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'w ith the American system. The result would make them thc
Klan ih every
o f -----------------’
a Klansman —
treason - to ■L1 the
she said, and flounced out. And the sister was
m ,i 7 T?T-v, nr
T . „ ! strongest opponents o f the public ownership idea. They should
right, a b -so -T IV E L Y ! W e are o f f o f that breed fo r life. The . . . __,
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1 (^-Establishm ent o f the Knights o f the Junior Order o f the Klansmen are not boosting that kind o f publicity; not with t h e ',’.
, d j .
* ,U" CLase ,
,e 1 U|fbtless vi<]*
Invisible Empire, fo r Protestant boys between ages 13 and 18.
help o f Thc n a n American, which dare, to print the Truth j “ " “ o f
• nd rattle.!,ramed ••ecunomi.U."
Prom otion o f a movement in every Realm fo r the* estab
without fear or favor, and which calls its soul its own. ( A certain
LEST W E FORGET— LEST W E FORGET.
lishment o f a Home fo r the Aged, both men and women— Klans
Loud Talker has said, said he, that he would give us a jolly good
Oh, what has become o f the Committee o f Ten?
men and their w ives or widows.
beaten’ i f we printed anything ^ike this. Poor goof, he hates the
W e haven’t heard from ’em in the Lord knows when.
Promotion o f a university extension system, or cor
Mormons— poisons himself witn it and would poison others. Here
A re they waiting fo r the interest onjtheir Fund to grow,
respondence school, teaching the various essential courses, using
it is, old bully— cold turkey! It ’is part o f this job to get “ beat
So th^t they can “ d iw y ” it thus^and-so?
every Klan as ¡a. class and dissemination center.
up” — not fo r self but fo r others. •
’Tis a sad, sad thought and a downright pity,
That we should forget that wonderful Gimmittee.
L E T S INSURE A G A IN ST SUFFERING.______
Now in all good faith and with the best o f wishes,
N A T IV E BORN
Answ ering the insistent demand among the Oregon Klansmen
W e must ask Colonel Gilbert how about those D ISH ES?
Far the first lime In a roaa’n age we gel a genuine kick « * t of the Port-
fo r some fbm Ljof mutual insurance fo r the immediate financial | land Xews, ln the beaatifal poem, reprinted lielnw, hj ilerton Bralej. The
T w a a a Hundred and Four Dollars and F IF T E E N CENTS,
relief o f Klansmen’« families in the event o f a member’s death, sentiment of that |ioem makes ns feel more juhous than we're felt aider we
For the use o f church crockery at great expense.
kissed Blark Mamin* good-bye some thirty years ago—tiod bless her! Cat It
fo r continuing relief in case o f accident disability, and fo r tem oat aod paste it in yonr scrapbook«
Come through with a statement, O Committee o f Ten,
porary assistance during involuntary unemployment, we would
With the help o f your Parson— hooray, and A m en !
suggest a beneficiary degree, to be inaugurated by each Klan
N ow I haven’t a kick at the foreign strain
We feel another spasm coming on— gimme room !__
desiring it, adopting a simple and safe plan which can be under
That’s helped to settle our broad domain,
stood thoroughly, without-any element o f chance or profit-making
The roads at times are a trifle rotten,
Little Boy Blue, come blow your horn—
fo r anyone.
A w a y down here in the land o f cotton
See i f you can wake in the early mom
And some o f the villages might be bettered
The beneficiary degree can be established, under official super
The Committee o f Ten, asleep at the «witch—
And lots o f the people are quite unlettered.
vision, by the adoption o f the necessary bylaws, without additional
__ P reajellClJbroke some dishes, whole bunch in thc ditch.
And their clothes, at seasons, are .badly worn,
operating expense. A fee o f about $2.50 should be charged to
Jtaily meetings before were held with glee, *
But the folks, God Bless ’Em, a r« Native Born!
join this degree, and when a beneficiary member dies, his wife,
Now not a thing can one hear or see.
or other beneficiary should receive immediately one-haif o f the
Spartansburg, S. C.
Come, Little Boy Blue, blow your horn ahead,'"- '— —
principal held in trust, or an amount equ«l to one dollar from each
Bnt nevertheless it’s here confessed
Let’« have the funeral and bury the dead.
I like American natives best;
beneficiary degree Klansman up to a fixed maximum. Each bene
I know their feelings, as they know mine,
ficiary degree member then should be assessed to replenish the
T O T A L D E P R A V IT Y is the only possible diagnosis o f The
For we all are built on the same design.
j Portland Telegram, which persists in publishing atrocious lies and
From the beneficiary fund, a fter it had reached the requisite
slanders about the Knights o f the Ku Klux Klan. It declares in
I t ’s nice to know, when you chance to greet
. amount, loans o f $20 to $500 could be made under conditions o f
a leading editorial, fo r example, that “ the Order is now outlawed
A fellow citizen on the street,
in most o f the Northern States.” -
safety without im pairing the availability o f the fund, and bene
That he will not waggle his head and say,
“ No spik de English,” and turn away,
fits during involuntary unemployment, caused by accident, illness
With till due consideration fo r the managing editor o f The
But will smile and answer you, old or young,
or misfortune, could be paid.
Telegram, who is only a hired man, the editor o f The Western
In the tangy words o f your native tongue,
The Women o f the Ku Klux Klan can provide the same system.
American strikes over his head at the infernal scoundrel wjjo is
It makes a stranger feel less forlorn
These merely are suggestions o f easily practicable ways and
responsible fo r the policy o f the wretched “ rag” and says this:
To chatter awhile with the native born.
means o f fillin g a long-felt and serious need. A similar plan
that the charge is an infamous and cowardly lie, and that the
has been adopted by Chattanooga Klan No. 4, Realm o f Tennessee,
South o f the Mason and Dixon line
Ynaker o f it fs an infamous and cowardly liar. A man who will
Ih the land o f w affles and southern piner
and the results are reported to be most gratifying. W ith its
take this in the public prints will steal sheep, burn his neighbor’s
They mostly spring from the self-pamo sod
great and active mcmliership Portland Klan No. 1, and many
barn, or commit any crime o f total depravity. An editor who w il
That their dads and their dad’s granddaddles trod,
other Oregon Klan«, easily can establish the beneficiary degree,
fully lies and slanders, fo r the purpose o f dw troying good reputa
And I may be narrow and due fo r scorn,
and there^ plenty o f talent and loyalty to make it a financial
tion and stirring up trouble between neighborg, ought to be driven
But I sure am strong fo r the Native-Born!
success. Wealthy as these Klans are, so potentially powerful in
out o f the profession and sent to the penitentiary.
— Bertoh Braley.
Astoria schools and la Interested In
tensely In the betterment of Iho great
est of the American Institutions-tho
Remember, It Is absolutely neces
sary to vote a straight ticket for the
two men selected by the Oregon Good
Government League, berauae. If a num
ber would choose one and then not
vote for the other. It might result
In the defeat of both. Two are to bo
elected. Kvery real, red blooded while
man Is urged to work actively for thu
election of C. H. Hoover and A. W,
M r». M .i vIH'lb J c lie, Mother ( nun-
sclor of the Ladicj of the Inviiihle
Empire, who also bat thc distinction
of being thc youngest grandmother
in thc state of Oregon, welcomed a
visit Tuesday by her bahy grandson,
Arthur LaVcrne Feller, whom she In
troduced produly to visitors at her
offices, 407 l ’ittock block, as a “liorii
Klansman, and defender o f thc Prot
estant Cause.” The youngster smiled
and koo-koord in a manner indica
tive of his pridu of rank. H i» yotrih-
ful parents declare thc young Klans-
man is thc champion of his- age in thc
Realm of Oregon, a real Hundred
Percenter. They are ardent advocate»
of a recent idea, for an order of
Babies o f thc invisible Empire — to
promote better babies and more of
THREE ASTORIA MEN
NOT MEMBERS OF KK
For the information o f all con
cerned at Astoria, it is necessary to
state upon authority that Messrs, O.
G Narycstad, Henry Filer, J. A.
Bnchanan and W alter T. F.akin have
no connection whatever with thc
Kingbts of thc Ku Klux Klan, and
that they have no knowledge of tha
affairs of this Order.