Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

January 16, 2014

AC history

The Daily Iowegian

---- — Jan. 16, 1923: The KKK were busy organizing in Centerville. On this day, a Daily Iowegian reporter circled the Square, eliciting reactions from the town's bankers and leading business men. "KKK seems to stand for Kill, Krucify, and Koverup, " said one. "Anything that needs a mask," said another, "is un-American and anything that is un-American should not be encouraged..." (273)