Voice Shock Over Cross-Burning Here
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 26 May 1966, p. 3, 5

Larry Graff
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Kenilworth officials this week expressed shock over Friday night's cross-burning on the lawn of the village's only Negro family and promised to use every source available to find the offenders. A neighbor discovered the eight-foot tall cross blazing in front of the home of Harold W. Calhoun, 601 Melrose Ave., at about 10:30 p.m. Comments by Village President Russell H. Matthias, The Very Rev. William O. Hanner of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter, Stanley Bristol Kenilworth School District Supt. A similar incident April 12 occurred in Evanston on the lawn of Mrs. Frances C. Woods, an unsuccessful Negro candidate for Evanston's District 65 School Board. The only member of the Calhoun family to see the cross was the Calhouns' eldest daughter, Laura, 14. The youngest Calhoun child, Karen, 5, was asleep and Walter, 8, and Harold, 12, were preparing for bed.

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26 May 1966
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Calhoun, Harold
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Kenilworth (Ill.)
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Voice Shock Over Cross-Burning Here