Goldstein said the names of 1,100 Klan members in the New York area had been turned . over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He named Clarence Herlth of Richmond Hill, Queens as Grand Titan of the KKK in New York. Herlth admitted membership in the Klan "for a short time" but said he left it in 1930 "on account of sickness." "I never held any kind of office," he said. In September, 1937, a Klan leader estimated Klan membership in New Kork at between 60,000 and 70,000 and said this was about 75 percent of the all time peak. The investigation of the Klan "in New York began in March, 1946. A critical letter on Klan stationery had been received by organizers "of a- New York City mass meeting called called April 9 to protect the shooting of two negroes by Freeport, N. 1 Y., police.