BISHOP FALLOWS RAKES K. K. K. BEFORE DILL PICKLE CLUB
“The Ku Klux Klan strikes at the heart of American democracy; it is playing to men’s baser passions,” declared Bishop Samuel Fallows, presiding bishop of the Reformed Episcopal Church, before 200 persons at the revived Dill Pickle club in Tooker alley, last night. A third of the audience were Negro men and women.
“If American life has grown so morally desperate,” the bishop said, “that violators of the law must have secret warnings and night visits by shrouded men; if the courts have become so impotent that a secret society must try offenders, then God help this country.
“I came to the Dill Pickle club last year to protest against the ungodly, un-Christian and un-Ameriean treatment of the Jews in Poland. I now say: Down with the Ku Klux Klan! It Is a vicious thing.”