Dance Hall - KKK Raids Republican-Northwester 20 MAR 1925

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Dance Hall - KKK Raids Republican-Northwester 20 MAR 1925 - i. i -" .. i- t 1 1 " . ROBED MiWl dee ii .19-...
i. i -" .. i- t 1 1 " . ROBED MiWl dee ii .19- i Lake Geneva.. Wis., Mar. Thirty robed members of the Ku t Klui klan from Harvard, IU., Tuesday night raided, a dance hall at Zenda, III., between this city and Harvard, . where a St Patrick's day, dance was . In progress, tore down decorations, - broke lighting connections and in -the ensuing riot rhjurod two of tthe , dancers. , j.., , r-j-vi 'ti.-rr w , There were two visits of the hooded band at Zenda. Themlssloa of r . their first trip was to plant a fiaialug cross near the dance hall, apparently an expression of their disapproval ot the entertainment that was In prog-ress.. : . '-, - . The dancers, composing 65 couples. formed a bucket brigade, extinguished the flames and removed the cross. Then the klansmen returned . and raided the ball. Numerous fist fi$hts ensued' and when the- Invaders d-parted " in automobiles , Trlgoh Bssk- .. kom Ecnda, and 'Lee Lemnsbardi. Hebron, I1L, were dated and severe- tr cot and bruised about the head. ' -From Zenda he robed men drove to Walworth, Wis.'. Elkhorn and Lake . Geneva, where they planted Hghte4 -' crosses in various parts ot the towns.' - ' - A cross was placed in the city park here,' in the business section of Wal- ' worth, and In the school yard at Elk-, horn.' ' ' , -V -, Citizens of Walworth called sheriff, but a search of the surrounding country 'failed to reveal a trc of the raiders. ' ". the! .

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  1. Republican-Northwestern,
  2. 20 Mar 1925, Fri,
  3. Page 6

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