The Caddo Herald
July 14, 1922
Klan Not Lawless Letter Explains All
The Herald is in receipt of the following letter, bearing the seal of the Caddo Ku Klux Klan, sent through the mail, and explains itself.
“This is an official announcement of the Ku Klux Klan of Caddo with the official seal affixed. We here and now announce to the public that we have nothing to do with any lawlessness nor anyone using disguise of any kind whatever to intimidate anyone doing a legitimate business provided his business is according to the laws of the land and according to the constitution of the state and nation.
We stand for law and order, the protection of the peace of the community and strictly behind the officers of the law to help them to see that the law is properly enforced.
We are 85 strong and take none but men who are law abiding citizens. We have never sent a letter except it had on it the seal of the Klan, and never will. We are for the church and everything that is good.
Done by order of the E.C. of the Invisible Empire.
Ku Klux Klan No. 188, Caddo, Okla.
Thanks to Klan
Rev. C.W. Mowdy has received a letter from the Caddo Ku Klux Klan enclosing $15 to aid him in his sickness. Also assuring him of their support in his work.
Mr. Mowdy therefore asks us to print this card:
“I thank you very much for your kindness to me. Not only is the money very welcome and needed, but I appreciate your standing by the work of Jesus Christ in the community more than the money. Be assured that you will ever be remembered in my devotions.
There cannot be too many who favor the work of the Master in any community. C.W. Mowdy