From The Indianapolis Star, Thursday, March 31, 1921: Organizers for the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan have been working several weeks in Indianapolis, Chicago, Cincinnati, Seattle and other cities and towns of the West and Middle Western States, Col. William Simmons, imperial wizard of the Knights, has confirmed. “Ku Klux Klan representatives have been working in these states in response to requests from thousands of patriotic, red-blooded American citizens who desired mem
From The Indianapolis Star, Wednesday, March 23, 1921: Miss Clara Burnside, supervisor of the women’s police bureau, has been promoted to the rank of captain of police by the board of public safety. This action places the Indianapolis department at the head of similar organizations in the United States. Only in Washington, DC and Seattle, WA are the woman’s departments under the supervision of a woman. The success of the department is largely due to Miss Burnside’s work.
From The Indianapolis Times, Monday, March 14, 1921: Indianapolis becomes the basketball center of Indiana for the first time when the best sixteen high school teams start their two-day elimination contest Friday for the State basketball championship at the Coliseum. The tournament will be the biggest in the history of the game; the Coliseum at the fair grounds is prepared for a crowd of 10,000 fans from all over Indiana who will be rooting for their favorite team. While i
From The Indianapolis News, Friday, March 7, 1921: The Indianapolis board of public works announced today that no group would be permitted to use Tomlinson Hall for meetings at which propaganda against nations allied with the United States would be spread or at which foreign political questions would be discussed. The action was taken following a New York City meeting where German sympathizers denounced France and England and ridiculed the President and other officers of th
From The Indianapolis Times, Friday, March 4, 1921: Yesterday, the board of park commissioners took the first legal step in the program of acquiring property adjoining public school grounds for the establishment of playgrounds when it adopted a resolution condemning a plot 200 by 300 feet lying east of School No. 22, Kansas and Illinois Streets. The joint program by the park board and the school board contemplates the purchase of ground near eleven school buildings for publ