Bulgin Handed $600 by Klan
From The Indianapolis Star, Monday, April 2, 1923: Last evening during the service being conducted by Rev. Dr. Ellwood Bulgin before a crowd of 12,000 persons at the Cadle Tabernacle, eighteen masked white-robed members of the Ku Klux Klan marched down the aisle, their leader carrying an American flag, to the dais where they formed a circle behind the Oregon evangelist and presented him with an envelope containing $600 (2021: $9,897) in 50-dollar bills and a letter from the “Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, Indianapolis Klan, Realm of Indiana.” The letter expressed appreciation for Rev. Bulgin’s work and designated that $300 was for him and $300 was for the Cadle Tabernacle Association. The leader of the group presented the flag to the Tabernacle, and Rev. Bulgin thanked the group as the audience stood and cheered them as they left.
“Bulgin Handed $600 by Klan,” The Indianapolis Star, 2 April 1923, p. 1:4