Fiery Cross NOTE: This digital copy is incomplete, as is the microfilm. We will work to increase the number of pages provided in the future. This site was created to support course study at IU Bloomington. We will replace this if the paper is ever officially digitized following digital library standards.
Uniform title: Fiery cross (Indianapolis, Ind. : Indiana State ed.) Published: Indianapolis, Ind. : Advertising Service of Ernest W. Reichard. Publishing history: Began with July 20, 1922 issue. Ceased in Feb. 1925. Ohio ed.: Fiery cross (Indianapolis, Ind. : Ohio State ed.), July 1923-May 1924; Klan kourier, May 1924-July 1924; Ohio kourier, July 1924-1925. Continues: Fact Continued by: Indiana kourier Contributors: Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) Frequency: Weekly Notes: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 1 (Dec. 8, 1922). Issued by the Ku Klux Klan. Subject headings: White supremacy movements--United States--Newspapers. Race discrimination--United States--Newspapers.
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"The Fiery Cross made its first appearance on July 20, 1922, with Ernest W. Reichard as managing editor. Milton Elrod joined the paper in April, 1923, and assumed the title of editor-in-chief. In October, 1923, the paper was being published by the Fiery Cross Publishing Company. This Ku Klux Klan publication, which had formerly been titled the FACT, was discontinued around 1925."
Miller, John W. Indiana Newspaper Bibliography. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1982. 268.
December 8, 1922 Indiana Takes Convention at Atlanta by Storm
December 29 1922 Indianapolis Klan Brings Christmas Cheer
January 5 1923 Fiery Cross Representative Offered One Insult too Many - The Famous Muncie Klan Band - White Robed Klan Visits Church at Marion on Sunday
January 19 1923 1,500 Klan's Guests in Meeting in H.S.; Show Regalia, Cross - It shall come to Pass - Klansmen Pay Flying Visit to Rootstown - Speaker Extols the Ku Klux Klan
February 2 1923 Ku Klux out in Large Numbers Saturday Night - Southern Ohio is Welcoming Klanism - Portland Indiana, Mayor Fails to Stop Parade of Patriotic American Citizens
February 9 1923 "Tolerance" Hooks a Bear; Wrigley Hits Back Hard - Pastor is Given $112.00 by Klan - Seat of The Scornful - Klan Strikes South Bend; Cleanup of City Starts
February 16 1923 Plan to Throttle Indianapolis Schools Conclusively Shown - The Palladium Hires Attorney - Silently the Hooded Hordes Came and as Silently Departed
February 23 1923 Klan is Fighting to Clean up Springfield, Ohio
March 2 1923 Another Frame-Up at Springfield to Show "Kidnapping" of "Star Witness" by Klan, Backfires - Second Act of Mer Bouge Drama Opened in Chicago Last Monday Night
March 9 1923 The Imperial Wizard Answers Rabbi - Tolerance Takes the Count Again!
March 16 1923 Cleveland Mayor has Backbone Where Backbone Ought To Be - Manslaughter and Other Crimes Go Unpunished in Peru, Indiana
March 23 1923 Chief of Police O'Brien Frames the Frames that Always Fail - Klan Denied Privilege of Producing "Murdered" Man in the Living Flesh
March 30 1923 People of Muncie Look Askance at Investigation - Secret of "The Women's Organization" is Out - Klan Persecution Comes High; $50,000 Demanded
April 2 1923 Lyons Betrays Klan Oath
April 6 1923 Candidate for Attorney General of Indiana Banished from Klan - $50,000.00 Challenge to the American Unity League
April 13 1923 Treachery, Treason and the Double Cross - "The Pilgrim" Raises Protest on West Coast - The Old Man's Message - Why Lawrence Lyons Quit; The Real Reason
April 27 1923 Shank Feels First Shock
May 11 1923 Bond of Leo Hogan is Set at $20,000 in Knox - Church Lighted by Fiery Cross at Minneapolis - Alleged Klansman Commits a Terrible Crime - Publishers are Defiant; Will Not Cut Prices - Shank Tries to Block Law Enforcement
May 25 1923 Valparaiso Scene of Huge Klan Gathering - Unfortunate City Bows to Vice Elements - Klan Starts Finish Fight in Minneapolis - Linger Longer Lew's Woeful Wails Wasted
June 1 1923 Klan Starts Drive in Steubenville, Ohio - Cripple Put to Torture by Klan Foe - Era of Law Enforcement Strikes City - Lew Retreats Under Speedway Camouflage
June 29 1923 Alien Plot Balked at Gary
July 6 1923 All Roads to Kokomo Meet July Fourth - His Picture Promised--Here It Is! - Lew's Building Commissioner Now Under Fire
July 6 1923 Second Edition - The Builder of Men Can Not Perish from the Earth - Imperial Wizard Knights of the Ku Klux Klan - "Man Is the Result of All That has Gone Before"
July 13 1923 200,000 Klansmen Meet
July 20 1923 Ft. Wayne Klan Hits Vice
August 10 1923 Survey Is Most Gratifying
August 17 1923 Kentucky Mayor is Made Target of Wrath - Fee of Three Dollars for Junior Klan - Michigan is Engulfed in Klan Wave - Alien Forces Ride at Night in Futile Effort
August 24 1923 Klan To Perpetuate Valpo
August 31 1923 September Seven Klan Day
September 7 1923 Grand Dragon Sends Reply
September 14 1923 Vandal Squads Hurl Bricks
September 21 1923 Citizens Condemn Walton
September 28 1923 Police Become Autocrats
October 5 1923 1,000,000 Is Indiana Goal
October 12 1923 Ft. Wayne Plans for Meet
October 19 1923 Klan Trial Opens Oct. 24th
October 26 1923 Condemnation Plot Seen
November 2 1923 Limber Lew Runs to Form
November 9 1923 Foe Loses Receiver Suit
November 16 1923 75,000 View Klan Parade
November 23 1923 "Vigilantes" Use Fake List
November 30 1923 Shank Appeals to Aliens
December 7 1923 Get Coolidge and Pass Pork, Old Guard Idea - Dr. Keller Relieved of Burden by Most Flattering Ballot - Mayfield is Prepared for His Opponent - Senator Watson, in Answer to League, Fails to Convince - West Virginia Simply Swept by Klan Wave - Unsolved Murder List Proves Inefficiency of Lew Shank Regimes
December 14 1923 Spoils Must be Removed in Congress - Refusal to Print Klan Ad Causes Big Flurry at Madison - "America for Americans" Coolidge - Committee to Hear Senator Mayfield's Case is Appointed - Resolution to Follow Acts of Dynamiter
December 21 1923 Klan to Open New Bureau
December 28 1923 Men Imported for City Jobs
January 4, 1924 Slush Fund Now in Making
January 11, 1924 Aliens Balked at Elkhart; Shank Blunders May Cost Alien Vote
January 18, 1924 Bar Spurns Mayor Davis; "School Houses Cost Money"--Shank
January 25, 1924 Bible Slighted by Durgan; Aliens Steal to Balk Klan Film; Year Book of Indiana Excels Holy Writ as Literature Says Mayor
February 1, 1924 McNamara Shows Hand
February 8, 1924 Dr. Evans to Speak Feb'y 13; Attempt Made to Burn Klan Offices.
February 15, 1924 Thousands Cheer Dr. Evans; Klansmen to Get Second Degree; Imperial Wizard in Ringing Address on Public Education
February 22, 1924 Church Officers Bar Klan
February 29, 1924 Davis is Ignored at Meet; Klan Has Big Celebration in Michigan City
March 7, 1924 Spot Hits School Tangle; Imported Italians Mob Klansmen
March 14, 1924 Klan Demands Clean City; Condemned Klan--Now Seeks Support; Klansmen Sweep Flint Election
March 21, 1924 New Albany Spurns Shank
March 28, 1924 Terre Haute is Shocked; Kentucky Governor Signs Bible Bill
April 4, 1924 Elwood Police Chief Out; Minister Poisoned After Fight on Vice
April 11, 1924 Rioters Attack Klansmen; Calumet District Turns Back on Shank; Jeffersonville Booze Ring Jolted
April 18, 1924 Americans Win in House; Prosecutor Absent, Peru Cases Continued
April 25, 1924 Immigration Bill Passes; Removal of School 54 Principal Demanded; Shank Speaks in K. of C. Hall
May 2, 1924 Would Slay All Klansmen; Dynamite Used to Kill Loogootee Klansmen; Elkhart Aliens Block Civic Move
May 9, 1924 Elwood Parade Amazes Foe
May 16, 1924 Dr. McCulloch Hurls Defi; Window Smashers Again In Action
May 23, 1924 Students Trample U.S. Flag; 100,000 to Attend Klan Celebration; 7000 Present to Get Charter
May 30, 1924 55,000 Klansmen in Parade; Applications Flood Ku Klux Klan Offices
June 6, 1924 Klan Growth Dismays Foe; Sunday School Picnic is Routed; Hundreds Caught in Raids.
June 13, 1924 Klan Prepares For July 4th
June 20, 1924 Klan Wins Point in Court; Barry Program to Fill More Shacks; Klan Makes Great Strides in N.Y.
June 27, 1924 K.C. Fails to Trick Grotto; Opposition Bombs Pastor's Home; Glenn Loses in "Spite Case"
July 4 1924 Anti-Klan "Plankers" Lose; Fiery Cross Salesman Assaulted
July 11, 1924 Smith Trick Fails to Work; Hoosier Klansmen State Huge Meets
July 18, 1924 Enemy Dynamites Church; Shank Hees Demand of the Fiery Cross; May Jezewski is Found Guilty
July 25, 1924 Shank's 'Vice Drive' Fizzles; Mayor Tells Catholics to Arm; Klansmen Win at Flint Polls.
August 1, 1924 To Probe Alien Smuggling; Judge Demands Use of Public Schools
August 8, 1924 Klansmen Beaten by Mob; Enemy in Indiana is Disheartened
August 15, 1924 Gunmen Employed By Foe; Sheriff Brands Hearst Story a Lie;
August 22, 1924 La Follette Wins Aliens; Opposition Falls to Halt Brookville Parade
August 29, 1924 Klans to Gather Monday; Millions are Voted to Sectarian Institutes; Outrages Near Cincinnati Continue
September 5, 1924 Refuse to Condemn Klan; Sheriff Galligan Charged with Murder; Klansmen Hold Big Celebrations.
September 12, 1924 Brewster Carries Maine; Murder Follows Buffalo Mayor's Activity; All Fiery Cross Suits are Settled.
September 19, 1924 Roman Head Shows Hand; Cincinnati Thugs Blackjack a Cripple; Veedersburg Meeting James City
September 26, 1924 Klan Foe Will Fail--Evans; 15,000 People Attend Public Ceremonial; Aliens Poison Hooiser Woman