Ku Klux Klan members from several southern states gathered in President Carter's hometown yesterday for a cross-burning to "show support for white people" and to call for the firing of United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young.
Bill Wilkinson, Imperial Wizard of the Invisible Empire of the KKK from Denham Springs, La., said the Klan was at odds with the President on several issues. It supports the B-1 bomber, oppose diplomatice relations with Cuba and wants the black Young fired for actions "very detrimental to the interest of the United States."
The Klan leased a private tract on the edge of town. Mayor A. H. BLanton said the City Council had issued a permit for what it thought was a bluegrass music concert - not rally by robed Klansmen.
Plains Police Chief Billy McClung said some state police force although he anticipated no trouble.
However, he added that the Klan obtained its rally permit "by pulling a fast one" on the council because the application said only that Wilkinson planned "a music show patriotic display and activities."
Wilkinson disagreed: "I applied as an individual but they knew who I was. [TEXT OMITTED FROM SOURCE] water. Supreme Court or no Supreme Cthey knew who I was.water. Supreme Court or no Supreme Court, arrest or no arrest, violence or no violence, we will go into Skokie before the end of the year."
Rabbie Meir Kahane, founder of the Jewish Defense League, has urged anti-Nazis to gather in Skokie, where some 7,000 concentration camp survivors live, even if the Nazis don't march. Kahane has said his group would not break the law unless the Nazis came to the suburb.