Published in The New York Times on January 29, 1928 on Page 8

Web editor note:  This article was supplied by Bernard Bush of East Windsor.  Mr. Bush and I shared any Monmouth Pleasure Club information we had in 1998.  I helped him arrange oral history interviews with relatives of Monmouth Pleasure Club members.  His collection ‘The Bernard Bush Collection’ is now housed at Rutgers University.


Asks Court to Prevent Sale by Jersey Unit That Lost Charter.
Special to the New York Times.
     TRENTON, N.J.,  Jan. 28 – On application today of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, a Georgia corporation, Federal Judge Bodine set Feb. 6 for argument on the naming of a receiver to take charge of the 420-acre property on the Shark River, Monmouth County, now held in the name of the Monmouth Pleasure Club Association, Inc.  An injunction to prevent the sale of any of the tract is also sought. 
     In addition to the association thirty-one individuals, mainly residents of Asbury Park and other shore points, are made defendants because of membership on the Board of Directors.  It is charged that the property was acquired under the association name by Klansmen of Asbury Park and Point Pleasant.  The Point Pleasure Klan’s charter has since been revoked and the parent body contends that it succeeds to all of the local body’s rights, having a trust interest in all property owned or controlled by any local Klan.  The association is planning to sell the property, the Georgia organization contends.

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