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Muncie, Indiana George R. Dale death...

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March 28, 1936

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 28, 1936

* George R. Dale death (1st report)
* Muncie, Indiana mayor & more
* Ku Klux Klan - KKK opposer  

The top of page 15 has a one column heading: "GEORGE DALE DIES; KU KLUX KLAN FOE" with subheads and photo. (see) I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 34 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Nice condition.

wikipedia notes: George Reynolds Dale was an American newspaper editor and politician. He was best known as the editor of the Muncie Post-Democrat from 1920–1936, and as mayor of Muncie from 1930–1935. His life's works include the starting of several newspapers, battling bootleggers, and the Ku Klux Klan as mayor of Muncie. In 1932, Dale was convicted of violating Prohibition laws. His conviction was upheld on appeal, but he was pardoned after the repeal of Prohibition in 1933 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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