Advocacy chain letter. KKK against Drew Pearson. "Have you
ever had the urge to tell Drew Pearson 'to go to hell'"? US, 1965.
Have you ever had the urge to tell
Drew Pearson to 'go to hell'?
Let's do it!
This is a chain letter that involves no expense except a little time and
a few postage stamps. Its only reward to you will be satisfaction of demonstrating
that you are part of the united front against everything that Drew Pearson
First write to Drew Pearson and the Natchez Democrat or any other newspaper
that carries his column. He'll understand a blunt 'go to hell' better than
a more dignified reprimand, but if you do not wish to use this expression
you can use more dignified wording.
Sign your name and use your address.
Second, write to ten of your friends or acquaintances urging them each to
do the same thing and write ten other people telling them to do the same
thing and perpetuate the chain.
This may sound corny, and you man not like the idea of chain letters. But
remember the NAACP, CORE, and COFO and other red groups are making fantastic
gains with corny letters. Let's let him have it!
Published: The Express
(Lock Haven, Pennsylvania), Feb. 6, 1965, p. 6.
KKK ATTACK SHIFTS TO CHAIN LETTERS. by Drew Pearson
Washington - E. I. McDaniel, Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi,
is a man who believes that the pen is mightier than the hood. He wrote me
some time ago, sending carbon copies to various Mississippi editors that
Drew Pearson outranked Congressman Adam Clayton Powell and Dick Gregory on
the hate list of the Ku Klux Klan. ... I should like to report on further
letter-writing activities by the Klan - namely a chain letter which Klansmen
have been circulating to Mississippi newspapers which publish my column.
The letter reads: [text] Entered by DWV, Sept. 2, 2014.
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