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es the Pope Shiver
The Official Paper of The Rojal Riders sf the Rad
Kobe, Imperial Headquarter* U t Morgan Halid-
lag, Portland, Oregon
A «H r*«« <0 mitt it Miration« to L A. Drfor, Mlfur, «
rtttork lllorka r«rlla n «l, UrrfVR.
The Official Paper e l the lnrUtoU Empire, Knights
ef the Ka Unix Sisa, ks the Realm ef Oregon.
YC S H A L L KNOW T M C T fr U T n
A ffD T N
P U B L IS H E D W E E K L Y
Vol. I, No. 47
U R S D A Y , J U N E 28, 1923
Klsn Throwing Groat Pow
er of Numbers and Teant-
work Behind Movement.
FOR GENERAL PROSPERITY
ATTEST OF LO Y A LT Y
T O FR E D L. G IF F O R D
E V E R Y K NC
THE K U
The convention of the Ku Klux
KUn. Realm o f O refss. i r the een-1
elusion of the secoud day's session.
June 26, in Portland, unanimously
adopted, amid tremendous applause,
the following resolution; * * .
The Invisible Empires Knights
e f the Ku K l u Klee, lu ^State
Kloaklave assembled, dees here
by resetve that, whrnaaa. ikreegh
the eetirlag effarts end e i d sl b s
ability e f HU Ranellency- Fred L.
Gifford. Grand Dragee ef the
Realm e f Oregon, in hb teeceea-
ful sdmiaUtretlen o t the e ffk e te
which he wna called, the Or eg an
KUn has achieved progress, cehe-
Wettern American I
* w j %
III IIH n
Over the p i t n of Th
last week, Governor
of LoulsUna. Inaall
anil the mr.mory ot tk
dent, by urn In* war
Klan to destroy the
for ao valiantly -by
Parker’t principal i
lug at tbe tomb dt I
ara oatan dad I * F rad L.
pledging our loyalty and
Grand Dragon Lead« Army
of W ideawake Citizen« in
I ’ ndrr the " lradrr»hip of Grand1
Dragon Fred I . Gifford, tile *1* Great
Titan« o f thr six Klan prnsincc* of
Oregon, ft>-opereting with the sob-
Officisi Joaraal ot the Women e f the Ka Klax Kfan
went ot the Keeklea.
A N Y W H E R E IN U. S. PR ICE Sc
FOR ENTIRE STATE
Perm it No. Î61
Hostile Move Against Klan
Halted Promptly by the
ALBANY LEADER "HAYWIRE” £
name o f Rooeevettl
David P. M a «on, Leading fsrioo*speech.
DniggUt, Needs Enlight
enm ent on Subject.
The Freemasons of Or«4pn are |
worthy bf the name, true to the Ideals
of tlMfr illustrions Order. Tfliey are
• j p y K g a 's a r *
W O N D E R F U L M E E T IN G
OF PO R TLAND K LA N
KUn hall in tbr Pythian Temple
was packed Ust Monday night. It
was a wonderful sight—the vast room
filled with eager listeners and ob
servers. facing the American flag and
jthe fiery cross, it was the kind of
'audience that would inspire Demos
thenes to do his best. And there were
j j orators in the audience, especially
American People Demand two distinguished ministers and an Mr«. M. V . Schonberg of
Portland H a« Charge of
^ Cabinet Officer to Look I up-state mayor, each of whom deliv
ered addresses that could not be sur-
Organizing W ork.
passed for eloquence and earnestness.
The mayor’s speech kept everyone I
roaring, for it was packed with fan.
The rilinisters talked in a manner
most thrilling and raised all thoughts
to the noblest level. Toward the close
o f aa unexampled program of im Perfected
J m v n a a g M a a jk ig n
__ n u a u s v e a m l e
promptu orations and interesting fea-
la r m o n io u i a I eam
tures. Dr. C C Curtis, of Vancouver.
Result 2 Days’ Session.
W ash, lecturer for the Imperial Klan.
recited magnificently the favorifc
Klaa prayer, "God girs at men P This
MRS. M. V. SCHONBERG, o f Port
was s treat, indeed.
a well-known and prominent
That great asadiesmo surely was a
troa, is now ip
rebuke to the uninformed
F O R M » NAMED
BY GRAND D M
K. K. KLORERO BIG SUCCESS
M U O N 'S VITAL NECESSITY
ordinal* M ldnW began Wrtfetediyi'
ration In connection with tbe Federal
rade at tha Washington (D. C.) con-;
Every knock given It hy the Roman Government, with a secretary In the cans, a representative gjadienc* o f the the present her office will be at her
thr rxecutlvr promotion of a eon -!
clave: that held high jinks in the "K C ”
structlvr program for thr good o f all
CathoMc and Jew popuhttoo la a boost PreeMent’s Cabinet, aad authorisation brains» the wealth and'the brawn o f residence. 1022 Vernon avenue, tele
halt; that barred Maaoa alternâtes
the people in thr state. T h i* w o rk '
for tha order and hnndreda are seek of Federal aid for the public schools. Portland and Oregon, including vis phone Garfield 6313.
itors from every part o f the state.
This announcement was made Tues
will have far-reaching effects, npon'
ing information regarding tbe organi All such funds are to be admlaletered
tion of the National League o f Masonic sation. j
It was an Inspirine Occasion, never day by Grand Dragon Fred L. G if
business and general drvejopmrnt '
aad controlled by the Individual states
Ctnbe and welcomed KCa and priests
to be forgotten, and the influence of ford at the state convention o « the
Thr items for nchirvemrnl fanhorhe>
The speech of Parker** la expected 1 according to their own laws.
it will be permanent and beneficent KUn, which opened Monday morning
given publicity, under Klan rules, ex
to bring In aevetnl hundred members
These appropriations are to be
merous to mention, rfeanltlng from the
and adjourned Ute Tuesday night;
cept as occasion may develop them
from among those who heard hi* used hy the states to combat illiteracy,
The first reguUr organization meet
nctlvitlee of the Roman had Hebrew
and nerds require."
. for Americanisation of the foreign-
ing o f the Women of the KUn will
One rather large item, hut merely
born, for physical education, for In
be held Friday night in Redmen’s
There are a few high Masona in Ore
incidental, was the dqpatiou of }S0.-
struction In health and sanitation, for
hall. East 9th and Hawthorne avenue.
00(1 for two Klan cottages at the Chil
gon. however, who hold wrong Ideas
Morning Oregonian W in «
teacher training, and for aid to the
Mrs. MaybeHe Jette, acting Exalted
dren's Farm Home at Corvallis. An
about the Ku Klux Klan. just as many
public elementary and secondary
Cyclops, will preside. All members o f
other item, also incidental, small in Unutual Honor for Its Im uaregenerate preachers'do. They are
schools, especially ia rare! sections.
the "L O T IE " (now defunct) in good
monetary sisr hut big in principle
good Maaons at heart, or good Ameri
partial Service Policy.
standing will be obligated in the KUn
and purpose, was an order from the,
cans. and only need the light. They
Adequate funds are to be appropri
payment o f any fee whatever,
Grand Dragon to give alt possible
will know better, and do better, when
and new members will be initiated.
ated to enable the department ot edu-
support to the Chamber of Commerce
Th* lavUibl* Empire. Knights
they understand. When they learn that
“ L O TIE " members whose dues are in
• cation to carry on Ms work affectively,
drive for S.KK).<h)l), to be used in ad
e f the Ku Klux KUn. Realm o t
they are stultifying their Americanism Cmmeratta Club Preparing
’arrears must pay down to date before
vertising Orrgbn, to bring in the
and it will be provided in the bill that
and flouting the Chrtat by opposing
Oregaa, ia State Kloaklave as
for Delightful Program
being admitted to the KUn. The Fri
right kind of home-builders.
; 15 per cent of such appropriations
the Ku Klux KUn. they will hasten to
sembled do hereby receive, that
Stricken Klan No. 2,
day night meeting is expected to be
in Redmen’g Hall.
"Oregon ought to lia v w j population
; shall be devoted to the training of
make the amende honorable and give
la view e f the fair traatmeat ac
one o f great constructive importance.
o f at least five millions.” the Grand
‘ teachers, 30 per cent for physical edu
respectful salute to the Fiery Cross.
The women are going to work stead
Dragon said, “ and it behooves us to
corded the Klaa by the Morning
cation. health and sanitation, 7H per
The Grand Klaaar Ball far the re ily with the men, though the two or
Saturday evrning. July M, is the
Here's Proof of Loyalty.
-Help in getting them." (See page
Oregonian ia all press items, and
cent for the Américanisation of for
lief e f the fira-strickaa Pacific Klaa ganizations are entirely separate.
The Oregon Grand Lodge of Masons date fixed for a joyous ball in Red-
eight of thi* issue for further de
eigners. an equal amount for the re
its desire te print ealy the facts
met a few days ago In Portland. mert’s hall. Fast Qtlr ami Hawthorne,
Kloraro a Hugh Socc***
moval of illiteracy apd 50 per cent for No. 2. Asteria, will h* given ia the
in its news celamns, that this con
Qrand Master O. Q. Brown ot Salem Portland, under anspires of thr wide
Working for Creot Rosulfs
Bungalow Hotel a« Seaside Friday
Ktorero was a marvelous suc
vention extaad to The Morning
preaided. After a vast amount ot awake Camrratta Club.
A definite and direct effort is going
cess. Every county in the state was
| peclally rural education, the eqaallsa- evening, July «th.
Oregonian our thanks for its fa ir
constructive work had been disposed ceeds will be devoted to social relief
to lie made to advertise Oregon’s
: tlon of educational opportunities and
It was found necessary to give the represented,' and the delegates were
ness end impartial policyt and be
of, and time came for considering work. Two popular fraternity, lead
scenic attraction*, matchless climate
the partial payment of teachers’ aal- ball at Seaside, because thi attend- ■ citizens o f substantial worth. Each
resolutions, David P. Mason of A l ers, both widely known, the one a
and homr-buijding advantages in
came with “ a thousand questions,”
anee wilt be too large to handle com
Resolved, That a copy of this
bany. Ore., chairman of the Cor man of piety and religious devotion
rvery state in the Onion. The Klan
more or ie'ks. and all were answered
These are the provisions of the hill
resolution be spread upon the
fortably in Astoria, every large hall fully. The final result was absolute
respondence Committee, Introduced a
weekly press and „news budgets by
minutes and a copy thereof ha
measure condemnatory ot the Ku good time, the other one o f Oregon’s
mail, which arc read regularly every
j ject to modification In committee and having been destroyed by fire on De harmony and the perfecting of the
forwarded ta Mr. Edgar R. Pipar,
Klux Klan. It was promptly squelched most beautiful and charming mat
week by millions of people, will he
state organization, which has been the
cember 8, last.
' on tbe floor of Congress.
ntilirrd as far as possible In promot
and. by order of the Grand Lodge, the rons, have hceiv commandeered to
high objective for several months.
Present educational activities of the
ing the welfare of the Pacific North
incident dkl not become a part of the lead the grand march in the ball
Under the system adopted there are
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RESOLUTIONS CO M M ITTEE.
to make this affair the red-letter
west. which needs millions mofe of
six provinces, each with a Great Titan
Numerous prises and tokens will
event o f the social season in the in charge, each having a complete or
white native horn population. Ore
For this wise and loyal action, the
FRED L. GIFFORD,
be awarded and the "punchiest kind"
gon now has only one million hut has
beautiful Seaside resort.
ganization, with subordinate officers,
Oregon Masons are enUtled to the re
MRS. M A R Y A. ROUNTREE.
of punch will be served to all free
plenty of room and opportunities for
The committee on arrangements and all federated in one body under
spect and gratitude of every Klans-
Ksquimeaux pies and
man. They had this before, but they
hoaorad mvanbvr of thè Wessen
wilt present to someone at the ball s the leadrwhip qf the Grand Dragon
adeptad unanimously Jana M.
other refreshments also will be avail
The Klan also will exert its strength
have It now In even greater measure.
e f thè Ku Klus Klee (ferm erly a
substantial token o f regard in the and Imperial Representative, Fred L.
in the constructive upbuilding o f the
God bless the Masons, the Klansmen
form of the incomparable Reo sport Gifford. Each local KUn is a unit,
It is a good idea for you to get
public schools and hospitals, whrre- the order* of the Imperial Wizard.
six—a splendid automobile won completely officered. Several Klans
your tickets early for this affair, for
ever such help is needed. It will con A* far as conditions will allow, the
parley J. Slasher o f Clat together are grouped into a province,
the number wilt he limited, necessar
tinue it* uncompromising support to policy of non-recognition to evil will
in the recent sabscription properly unified and officered, and all
ily. Call at 407 Pittoek block, tele
the Eighteenth Amendment and the he followed, all efforts and emphasis
contest of THF. W E STE R N A M E R I the provinces are under the one su
phone Broadway 1R7J.
enforcement of the prohibition and being given to promotion o f the
Bertha Baker, wke else are well
CAN and presented by him to Pacific preme head. Instead of working in
The Klansmen aren’t blaming or
narcotic laws. Only the Klansmen sublime principles 'o f the Ku Klnx
kaewa ia Pertlaad frateraity cir | KUn No. 2 for disposal in a way best dependently of each other, as in the
know (and now hint! of the heavy, Klan, as enunciated by its*constitu* finding fault with David P. Mason of log a $100.000 stock—tha largest in
1 calculated to do thr most good for past, the Oregon Klans hereafter will
hut futile pressure that was brought tion, and the Klan program of Albany tor bis hostility to the Klan. the Albany section. His ton. Rocky
function as one splendid body, all
A privata fonerei waa bald i the greatest number,
to bear by "liberal*" to develop Klan achievement.
They know he Is a good American, a Mason, also is connected with tha firm
Thursday moraiag « t 1« e’deck i All persons having hook* of tickets kept in close touch with each other,
Great bodies move elow ly until they fine business man. and It la the fanlt and travels for the house.
»upport to a program in favor of beer
at tha faasily hama. Flava! tokvas
of admission to the ball are requested and alt working for the same objects.
and wine. Grand Dragon Gifford are well under way. The Klan is now of the Klansmen that he la “ haywire"
We are giving publicity to this Inci
• f rst**m aad raaiaasbraac* war«
Roy Larsen to turn them in at Efficiency is the aim and Loyalty the
spoke promptly fftr Oregon, and with on the move, gaining impetus every on this subject. They ought to con dent. not because we wsat to but be
r*c*iv*d freni tk* Klaa*.
once, at 453 Pittoek block, as he de watchword.
decisive effe c t: “ ‘The constitution day in every way. Its work will con vince him o f the facts. Mr. Mason Is cause the gossip la out that the Ma
Mr*. Unrak W in* Triumph
Mrs. Reaatraa was a lady ot
sires to check up and make his final
must hr and shall be enforced’.” Klan tinue to fie silent and secret, with a a pioneer cltlsen nearly TO year* old sons of Oregon have condemned the
ald-faskioaad, *t*rUag ckaractmr. 1 report.
The convention was opened with
research and survey reports prove be maximum of effort and a minimum and radks high In the Masonic Order. Klan and tt became necessary to ex
whe** warm human syaapatby, | A Urge delegation of Portland prayer, followed by an eloquent ad
yond question that prohibition, even of publicity—only the amount re He has lived at Albany nearly a halt plain. Mr Mason himself had done a
charity aad geed will kad aa- i Klansmen and Klan women will at dress by the Rev. C. C. Curtis, Ex
ST the present time with' imperfect quired.”
L a . I ,
la ta » J «
century and la respected by everybody, uot of talking, according to report*
tend the ball, most of them traveling alted Cyclops of Columbia Klan No.
Instead of capitalizing bigotry and
enforcement, is an unqualified social
hy I in automobile*. Thousands are ex 1, Vancouver, Wash., Grand Lecturer
The Klansmen are for everything
Inclnding all the Klansmen. He la
hlrssing and a huge economic benefit hate, as some opponents ignorantly
thè Wamea e f thè Idea, with
a Democrat In politics, a good Chris that Masonry stands tor. and against
pected and the dancing capacity of for the Imperial Klan in the state of
charge, the Klan it striving to con
to the people.
wkem «h* wea e loyal aad affi
everything that It opposes. -The two
the big baA room probably will be Washington.
The Oregon Klan has proclaimed vince the world that “ ev*ry gate that
d a si »vorher far thè eemmea
overtaxed. There will be fun galore
A distinct triumph was won by Mrs.
this new constructive policy in har bars to hate wilt open wide to love"
for everybody and all kinds of com Ada W . Unruh, business manager of
Mr. Mason la proprietor of a huge lateral lines, striving tor the same re
mony with the fundamental princi and that "kindness it the greatest
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fort in the cool oxon« o f the Pacific.
wholesale and retail drug store, carry- sults—pure Americanism.
ples of the Order and in unison with good."
LAUD EDITOR PIPER
FOR NEWS FAIRNESS
SAVE DATE JULY 14
FOR A JOYOUS DANCE
GRAND KLUXER BALL
AT SEASIDE JULY 6