Turcheneske, John Anthony / The Ku Klux Klan in northwestern Wisconsin
Chapter 4: Chetek: a hot time in the old town, pp. 59-80 PDF (7.4 MB)
the Klan, but that is neither here nor there. We are BMea~i$ for con-unity peace and good will, Chetek is an orderly, patriotic, friendly place. Let us keep it that way.64 With that said, the Alert's discussion of the Klan was closed ,65 Thereafter, little was heard about the Klan in Chetek. In September, however, the hooded order was decried for utilizing masks at one of its parades. If the cause was right, it did not "....have to travel under cover, especially beneath the American flag.''66 As to Klan influence in the primary election, the question was never satisfactorally answered as to why Governor John Blaine received the nomination for United States Senator-especially as the Klan considered Blaine a primary opponent. No more was heard about the Klan in Chetek after the primary. Indeed, the Ku Klux Klan in Chetek was a dying issue. 64Editorial, The Chetek Alert, MXarch 5, 1926, p., 40 65Ibid. 66Chetek Alert, September 10, 1926, p. 1.
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