Move Begins to Dislodge Dragon Jones
Move Begins To Dislodge Dragon Jones GREENSBORO (UPI) -There is statewide dissatisfaction in the Ku Klux Klan with the leadership of Grand Dragon Robert. Jones, a top Klan official said today. It appeared that the official, imperial kludd (chaplain) George Dorsett and former Kian leader James (Catfish) Cole, had united to lead a dissident movement against Jones. Jones, of Granite Quarry, is North Carolina grand dragon of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, United Klans of America. Dorsett, who is also a province titan in the North Carolina Klan, said state units are turning in their charters and the breakaway groups are threatening to form a new organization. “I don’t know how many charters are coming in but it’s a sta^wide feeling they’ve been dissatisfied for sometime,” he said. Dorset' said he had discussed the problems with Robert ton of Alabama, imperial --------------------wizard of the UKA. “When I talked with him I think he got in touch with Mr. Jones and talked to him about the conditions but it still remains about the same and fhe people are dissatisfied. We are hoping by turning in the charters it will cause Mr. Shelton to realize it is serious and that he will come up and call a meeting and bargain with us to get the thing straightened out. “It’s not our desire to pull out and be another group but if that’s what it takes to save the Klan in North Carolina, that’s what we’ll have to do,” he said. During the past weekend, Jones had held a meeting of his &.ate board in Ro>van County. He emerged to tell reporters he had the unanimous support of the board. Dorsett said dissatisfaction over Jones’ leadership had come to a head in a dispute over accepting Cole into the UKA. He said Jones opposed membership for Cole, who had led the old KKK organization in the Carolinas in the 1950s. That movement virtually died out after the Robeson County Indians shot up a meeting at Maxton in 1959. Jones reor- ganized the K’an under the UKA banner during the four years.