Courtland Madison Asher (April 24, 1893 - December 25, 1967) known as Court Asher was a Muncie, Indiana editor and publisher of the The X-Ray. He once was a Kleagle (local organizer) in the Ku Klux Klan. During World War II he was indicted for sedition but did not stand trial.
In the past he worked as a machinist, saloon owner and bootlegger.
Asher was a veteran of the First World War. He started The X-Ray in 1937 to get back at the corrupt Democratic political machine that ran Indiana state government, focusing on the favoritism of officials that granted liquor licenses. The paper gradually gravitated to Republican causes and isolationism.
He was the author of "The Jew-Nited Nations Red Rag."
- Indiana, an Interpretation, By John Bartlow Martin, page 206
- Indiana, an Interpretation, By John Bartlow Martin, page 207