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Turcheneske, John Anthony / The Ku Klux Klan in northwestern Wisconsin
([1971])

Chapter 1: introduction ,   pp. 1-21 PDF (8.0 MB)


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could be ascertained, no Klan news was published in the 
journals of western Wisconsin after December of 1926. The hooded order's
star attraction was no longer affiliated with that organization. In May of
1927, Pat Malone was seen evangelizing on his own at Boyceville.34 Ironically,
in 
June of that year, Pat Malone made the pronouncement that he was the goat
for the Klan and promised to make startling revelations about Wisconsin Klan
activities.35 This, then, 
completes the saga of Pat -;alone.. What follows is, in several ways, the
story of Pat 1Malone's involvement with the Klan in northwestern isconsin
as the Klan itself. 
case was dropped. In his apology, Rice admits that the 
slanderous statemeents he made were false, and declares .is desire to do
a-ll i his power to right the wrong which his statements caused Father Grosnick.
(Catholic Telegram. July 14 1927, as enclosnd in Nevins Letter-. 
34Clear Lake Star, 1.'ay 4, 1927, p. 1. I-alone's ne;;t engagement was to
Ue-at Ellsworth, but a checl of the Ellsworth Record and the Pierce Count
Herald for that 
period reveale---nothing ao  that line. 
35The Milwaukee Catholic Herald, June 12, 1927 (circa). as enclosed in Nevins
Letter.. 


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