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Turcheneske, John Anthony / The Ku Klux Klan in northwestern Wisconsin

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

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propaganda which backfired in an unexpected manner. 
The one individual who hovers continuously over this 
account of social disruption as a specter among the shadows 
went about his work of hatred and bigotry under the alias of Pat alone. There
was many a northwestern isconsin 
community which was not the same after the agitator left. Not a member of
the Klan, but lecturing for it, Pat Malone was notorious for polarizing communities
by twisting facts to fit the Klan's objectives. The following is an account
of the K-lan lecturer based on available evidence. 
Born in Oscaloosa, Iowa (circa 18C6), Arthur William Malone--alias "Pat"
Ialone--succeeded in rocking northwestern Wisconsin with his preachments
of hatred and 
bigotry--particularly in relation to the Roman Catholic Church.2   Malone
claimed to have received part of his' training at Drake University. A self-proclaimed
evangelist, Malone advertised himself as a graduate (1908) of Chicago's Moody
Bible Institute.23 As far as can be ascertained, Pat 
22Testimony of Pat Malone, State of Wisconsin v. Pat 
Malone, November 15-17, 1926, Oconto County Court House, Oconto, Wisconsin
(hereafter cited as Malone Trial), p.98. 
23Ibid., p.99. However, Malone's veracity in this 
instance is questionable. Both Drake University and I"oody Bible Institute
have no records of an Arthur William Malone being in attendance. (Personal
letters of Rob3rt C. Sheetz, Registrar, Drake University, January 21, 1971
and Roy Shewy, Registrar, Moody Bible Institute, January 8, 1971, to 
John A., Turcheneske, Jr.) 

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