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SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON PRIVILEGES AND ELECTIONS
UNITED STATES SENATE
S. Res. 97
AUTHORIZING THE INVESTIGATION OF ALLEGED
OF A SENATOR FROM TEXAS
MAY 16 TO JUNE 6, 1924
Printed for the use of the Committee on Privileges and Elections
COMMITTEE ON PRIVILEGES AND ELECTIONS
SELDEN P. SPENCER, Missouri, Chairman JAMES W. WADSWORTH, JR., New York. WILLIAM H. KING, Utah. JAMES E. WATSON, Indiana.
HENRY F. ASHURST, Arizona. RICHARD P. ERNST, Kentucky.
WALTER F. GEORGE, Georgia. SAMUEL M. SHORTRIDGE, California. M. M. NEELY, West Virginia. HOLM O. BURSUM, New Mexico.
HUBERT D. STEPHENS, Mississippi. FRANK L. GREENE, Vermont.
ELLISON D. SMITH, South Carolina. GEORGE BARTHOLOMAEUS, Clerk
SUBCOMMITTEE ON SENATE RESOLUTION 97
SELDEN P. SPENCER, Missouri, Chairman JAMES E. WATSON, Indiana.
WILLIAM H. KING, Utah. RICHARD P. ERNST, Kentucky.
M. M. NEELY, West Virginia.
SENATOR FROM TEXAS
TUESDAY, MAY 20, 1924
UNITED STATES SENATE,
Washington, D. C. The subcommittee met at 10 o'clock a. m., Senator Selden P. Spencer presiding.
Present: Senators Spencer (chairman), Ernst, King, and Neely:
Present on behalf of the contestant: Luther Nickels, Esq., and Scott Woodward, Esq.
Present on behalf of the contestee: W. F. Zumbrunn, Esq., and W.P. McLean, jr., Esq. The CHAIRMAN. The subcommittee will come to order.
Mr. NICKELS. Mr. Chairman, I would like to have the witnesses sworn and put under the rule.
The CHAIRMAN. Do you want them separated ?
The CHAIRMAN. Do counsel on the other side want them separated ?
Mr. ZUMBRUNN. I do not care. The CHAIRMAN. There is no object in swearing them all together that you have in mind, is there!
Mr. NICKELS. Except that gentlemen on the other side invoked the rule, and there are certain witnesses here
Mr. McLEAN. He wants the witnesses to retire.
The Chairman thereupon administered the oath to Mr. J. Q. Jett and Mr. N. N. Furney.
Mr. NICKELS. Mr. McQuinn, you have already been sworn?
Mr. NICKELS. I would like to have Mr. Furney retire. Mr. McQuinn also will retire.
(Thereupon the two gentlemen named retired from the room.)
TESTIMONY OF J. Q. JETT
(The witness had been previously sworn by the chairman.)
Mr. NICKELS. Were you ever in the employment of the organization called the Knights of the Ku-Klux Klan, at Atlanta?