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SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 1921.
KUNTZ GETS A PLACE.
Emil Kuntz, Republican national
commntteeman for Louisiana, has
been nominated by President Harding
to be collector of Customs tor Dis
trict No. 20, with headquarters at
New Orleans. Mr. Kuntz, although
a white man, wasi one of the "Black
and Tans," and with his colored aids
fought the "Lily Whites" to a finish.
Mr. Kuntz is a square man who
would undoubtedly like to give some
good places to his colored friends,
but it is difficult to see how he can
do so as all of the places: in hisi office,
except his own, are under civil serv
ice. THE APPEAL met Mr. Kuntz
some years ago and has always ad
mired him because he has fought the
"Lily Whites," who were trying to
deprive colored Louisianians of po
litical representation. We wish him
The writer reecntly overheard a
black man, just from the South, say:
"I think the Southern whites are the
best friends of my people." He was
duty, ignorant and degraded and ut
terly unable to appreciate the differ
ence between the North and the
South, but there are men, living in
the South who make some pretences
to education who have said the same.
Of course they were looking for the
"good nigger pat."
There are a few white people, very
few, living in the South, who are
Christians and who are willing to ac
cord to colored people all the rights
of citizenship, but the great majority
are not friends in any sense of the
word, unless jimcrow laws and cus
toms are evidences of friendship. And
again same of the most pronounced
enemies of the colored people are
black and yellow men who are con
tinually saying things which make
the whites |hold the whole colored
group in contempt, because no man
can really respect another man who
beMeves himself to be inferior and
makes public announcement of this
Some colored people denounce all
white people. That (is unjust and
Garrison, Lovejoy, Harriet
lose all manhood and accept jim
crowism without a protest. For five
years the Haitians have lost their
lives only now a subtle attempt is
being made to take that which is
greater than lifeMANHOOD.
will be recalled that the "jim
crow assistant" business was started
during the world war, when the then
shown by the official records. It was
THE SIN OF SILENCE
THE JEWS, THE CHRISTIANS AND
Speaking in the house of commons,
Winston Spencer Churchill, coionial
secretary of Great Britain, discussing
the formation of an Arab state in
Mesopotamia admitted that there was
a graver problem in Palestine much
smaller in a military sense. The
Arabs feared that they would be
swamped in a few years by immigra
tion from Central Europe and Russia,
and that the Jews would gain abso
lute control of Palestine. He de
clared, however, that THIS WAS
QUITE ILLUSORY no Jews would
be brought in beyond the number
that could be provided for by the de
velopment of the country's resources.
And the Jews thought tlhey would
have a "home land" all to themselves.
The Pope, head of the Catholic
church, in an allocution creating
three cardinals, "deplores the priv
ileged position enjoyed by the Jews
in Palestine, which is dangerous for
Addressing a numbef of young
Jesuits about to start for the Philip
pines, Archbishop Hayes of New York
"regrets that the British government
would not allow these young Jesuit
priests to go to India ,simpl because
they were of Irish birth."
In the meantime Britain will rule
Palestine and see to it that the Jews
do not get complete control, so the
hope of a real Jewish "home land"
goes glimmering. And the good old
world will continue on its orbit utter
ly oblivious of the rows between the
Christians, Mohammedans and Jews.
TO "CONVERT" THE HAITIANS.
According to the memorial filed by
the Haitian commission now in the
United States, nearly 10,000 inhab
itants of that unhappy isle have'been
ruthlessly slaughtered by the marines
sinec the American occupation in
Now missionaries and courts mar
tial have been ordered for the "wel
fare" of those not as yet converted
into corpses. The rule of the navy
has evidently been drastic, but God
save the Haitians from the activities
of the hypocrites who represent the
orthodox churches of the U. S.
The Haitians are all Catholics and
given out that he was a "special as-'
sistant to the secretary of war," and
To sin by silence when we should
protest makes cowards out of men.
The human race has climbed on pro
test. Had no voice been raised against
injustice, ignorance and lust, the in-
quisition yet would serve the law, and
guillotines decide our least disputes.
The few who dare must speak and
speak again to right the wrongs of
many.Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
Beecher Stowe, Phillips and thousands
of others were who practically gave
their lives to prove their friendship.
And today John Haynes Holmes and
thousands of others are better friends
to the colored group, than some who,
black in heart as well as in face,
"cringe and bend the supple hinges of
the knee that thrift may follow
have opposed oppression to the death
Converted to the orthodox religion of got "hold of
the Protestant U.S. brand they would
secretary of war. It was evidently a
camouflage for that specific purpose.
Those who were versed in such things
knew that a real assistant secretary
to any member of the President's
cabinet, must be nominated by the
President and confirmed by the Sen
ate. The so-called "special assistant"
to the Democratic secretary of war
was simply a "handy man" to act as
a buffer between Baker and the col
ored people when they came to make
complaints about the outrageous
treatment of the colored soldiers in
the jimcrow cars and jimcrow train
ing camps in the United States and
in the labor battalions and on the
firing line in France. The "special
assistant" had no actual status as. an
official of the government.
In the campaign of 1920, THE AP
PEAL called the attention of the
Republican managers to the fact that
in a previous campaign, Marcus A.
Hanna had appointed three colored
men as actual members of the Ad
visory Committee of the Republican
National Committee and advised that
the same be done in the Barding
Cooldige campaign and that jim
crowism be entirely eliminated. In
this THE APPEAL was supported by
a number of ^prominent colored men
from all parts of the country. Then
Henry Lincoln Johnson of Georgia
won for himself his place as Repub
lican national committeeman from
Georgia. THE APPEAL was proud
of his success which he had achieved
in spite of the efforts of Roosevelt
and other leaders to prevent his elec
tion, and sent him a letter of con
gratulation and suggested that he
ought to be a memebr of the execu
tive committee of the party organ
ization and offered what little aid
that could be thrown his way. He
was asked to use his influence to pre
vent any segregation in tihe campaign.
No reply came to tins* letter. On
July 3, 1920, a second special delivery
letter was sent to Mr. Johnson con
taining the following: "You should
have been made a member of the
executive committee of the Repub
lican National Comimittee. Many
women, novices in politics were put
on itwhy not you? I had hoped
that you would step into the inner
circle of party management. Hope it
is not yet too late, can anything be
done?" No reply was ever received
to this letter, but shortly after a
special "colored" bureau was organ
ized with Mr. Johnson as the head
and Mr. Perry Howard as secretary.
THE APPEAL continued its work
of trying to get pledges from the
Republican party leaders that they
would cut out segregation in the de
partments in Washington and else
they were successful in
electing their candidates. Howard
one of the letters ad
of the Republican"
officials and replied
many of the people were deceived Wilson oligarchy there was no color
nd really beiieved that a cdored ^t'i3Sj&
man had been appointed assistant publican party commit itself on this
THE MAN WHO DARES
I honor the man who in the consci
entious discharge of his duty dares to
stand alone the world, with ignorant,
Intolerant judgment, may condemn,
the countenances of relatives may be
averted, and the hearts of friends grow
cold, but the sense of duty done shall
be sweeter than the applause of the
world, the countenances of relatives or
the hearts of friends.Charles Sumner.
perchance came across
a copy of your letter, and I find that
you are true to your previous record
in standing out for those things
which' affect our interests. I think,
however, in this instance, you press
the issue a bit too far."
"You will recall that until the Demo
cratica party assumed control of af-
secretary of war appointed a colored segregation at Washington. Then, why
man as a "confidential clerk" as
we demand tha the Repub-
art be committetd to opposi
"You will re-
to th reign of the
f. ..J_ S
the danger of segregation, it is not
surprising that he now accepts an
appointment which carries less dig
nity than the place held by William
H. Lewis under President Taft.
Colored men have held representa
tive places under every Republican
administration since the time Presi
dent Grant came into power, and
even under Democratic President
Cleveland they were given honorable
presidential appointments. Cleveland
appointed Mr. Trotter, father of that
valiant defender of the right, William
Monroe Trotter, recorder of deeds for
the District of Columbia.
Frederick Douglass was at one time
marshal of the District of Columbia,
Blanche K. Bruce was Register of
the Treasury and John ML Langston
served as minister to Haiti and under
the last Republican regime colored
men were appointed, confirmed by the
Senate and served in the following
offices: Assistant Attorney General,
Register of the Treasury, Auditor for
the Navy, Recorder of Deeds for the
Distict of Columbia, assistant Regis
ter of the Treasury, Collector of In
ternal Revenue at Jacksonville, Fla.
Register of th Land Office, Mont
gomery, Ala. Collector of Internal
Revenue, New York City Receiver of
question?" After crituusing THE of Chicago, who is always on the iob
_I.J__.L .i ..v
for endeavoring eliminat-e
Little Rock, Ark
Collector of Customs, Washington,
D. Collector of Internal Revenue,
Honolulu, Hawaii Received of Pub
lic Moneys, Jackson, Miss. Collector
of Customs, Beaufort, Si Collector
of Customs, Georgetown, S C, and
Collector of Internal Revenue, Atlan
ta, Ga. Collector of Customs,, Savan
nah, Ga. Register of Land Office,
New Orleans, La. Collector of Cus
toms, Charleston, S. 0. Surveyor
General of Louisiana Receiver of
Public Moneys, New Orleans, La, and
a number of others.
These were all presidential appoint
ments and each one was confinmed
by the Senate. In addition there
were a number of special assistant
district attorneys, deputy collectors
of customs, deputy collectors of in
ternal revenue and other officialss
who were appointed by the heads of
the various departments. And under
a former Republican administration a
colored man served as minister to
Santo Domingo. Without exception
the colored men in presidential of
fices served the government faithful
ly and with credit to themselves and
the group they represented.
NOW READ THIS CAREFULLY:
William H. Lewis of Massachusetts
was appointed ASSISTANT ATTOR-
NEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED
STATES, a presidential appointment,
confirmed by the Senate of the Unit
ed States. Perry Howard of Missis
sippi has been appointed SPECIAL
ASSISTANT to the Attorney General
of the United States. Lewis was an
assistant attorney general Howard is
an assistant to the Attorney General.
There is a great difference in the
status. Lewis was an official How
ard is an assistant to an official and
has been assigned to special work on
the claims of colored people against
the United States. If the matter
stopped with Howard it would not
make much difference, but it affects
the citizenship status of every colored
person in the country and segregates
colored people from every other
group of American citizenship, and
establishes a dangerous precedent.
Now after 400,000 colored men
served in the war "to make the world
safe for democracy, and with the Re
publican party, to which the colored
voter has always been a faithful ally,
in complete control of the govern
ment, it is infamous that the party
leaders should insult the people by
giving inferior appointments^ and it
is humiliating to think that colored
men will accept such places. It will
be noted that the men appointed are
Northern voters, who voted for the
Republican nominees and whose votes
were counted are not satisfied with
what has been done. They feel that
it would been better to have had
nothing at all rather than inferior
appointments, which tend to lower
their status as citizens. Some high
class colored men ought to get a few
high class prresidential appointments
just as under former Republican ad
A QUESTION OF STATUS.
The Monitor of Oimaha, prints un
der the above heading, an editorial
which is so logical and conclusive
that we publish it in full:
"Well meaning people cannot un
derstand why the American of color
objects to being set apart by him
self. They seem to think that he is
not satisfied with his own people
and is therefore trying to force him
self into places and among people
who do not want him. This is to
miss the whole point. It is simply a
question of status. He objects to be
ing^ singled out and set apart and
denied privileges inherent in Amer
ican citizenship because he knows
that such procedure gives him a sta
tus of inferiority, which no self
respecting American citizen can ac
cept. He is either an American citi
zen or he is not. The Constitution of
the United States considers him an
American citizen, American practice
in the denial of civil rights denies
him this status. Which is right, the
Constitution which guarantees full
rights of citizenship, or custom which
had the following resolution adoptedJ'_
in that body:
"Whereas, it is reported that there
are representatives of the Ku Klux
Klan attempting to organize chapters,
or posts cf that organization in vari
ous cities of the state of Illinois and
"Whereas, it is believed that the
Ku Klux Klan is an organization which
operates in defiance of law and order
and against the best interests and
welfare of the people at large now,
therefore, be it
"Resolved by the house of repre
sentatives of the state of Illinois, that
we condemn and deplore the attempt
to organize posts of the Ku Klux Klan
in the state of Illinois, and urge all
good citizens of the state in the in
terests of law and order and the wel
fare of our state to do all in their
power to discourage the operation of
this organization in the state* of
"TELL 'EMJYE'S RISINV
Prof. R. R. Wright, for 30 years
president of the Georgia Industrial
College for Colored Youths, who has
resigned on account of his age, has
been quite a character in his day.
When a little fellow just after the
slaveholders' rebellion, the pupils in
the school he was attending were
asked for a message to send to the
North to the people who had ended
slavery and made schools possible.
Young Wright blurted out, "Tell 'em
we's risin'". That message made
Wright famous. During the Spanish
American war Wright was appointed
paymaster in the army, with the rank
of Major, by Presiednt McKinley.
There was a "Jewish race riot" at
one of the bathing beaches in Chi
cago the other day. A Jewish wom
an though she heard a white guard
who looked like a colored man, make
a remark derogatory to the Jews, and
she, quick at repartee, said: "I heard
that one of the guards has (married
a white girl," and then the fight
started in which about 500 bathers
participated. It was stopped by a
not squad of police after a number
of noses had been broken. However
the Chicago Tribune did not suggest
that the Jews be segregated as it did
when the white and colored rioted
two years ago. Why? Because Jew
ish advertisers are the principal sup
port of the paper.
The women are getting in shape
their bill of rights to be introduced
in Congress soon. This merely car
ries on the project outlined by the
first woman's rights convention at
Seneca Falls in 1848, when the move
ment was organized for securing
"social, educational, political, legal
and economic freedom for women."
Are the colored organizations getting
ready to fight for all their "social,
educational, political, legal and eco
nomic freedom for colored Americans?
The special commission to investi
gate the civil administration of the
Canal Zone has arrived at Panama.
While nosing around it would be well
for the commission to look into the
matter of jimcrow cars run by the
Isthmian Canal Commission and the
"For White People Only" signs in
various places under the control of
the United States government.
Germans are flocking into Mexico
and Brazil. They are mostly from
the well-to-do, educated classes. Some
of the educated colored folk of the
U. S. with sufficient capital to start
some small enterprises could do well
in either of those countries and get
away from the hellish color line here.
Go now and get on the ground
Governor Small of Illinois has sign
ed the bill introduced by Representa
tive Roberts of the legislature, which
provides heavy penalties for bomb
throwing. Where property is de
stroyed those convicted are subject
to imprisonment from one to twenty
years and where anyone is injured
the maximum is twenty-five years.
Atlanta, Ga, has a'new public com
fort station. The South is continual
ly yelling "equal but separate." In
reality the separation is there, but
not the equality. The white are on
the first floor of the new comfort
station, while the colored are in the
basement. In the South the white
must always be over the colored.
Judge Francis E. Baker of the
United States Circuit Court of Ap
peals in Chicago is slated to fill the
vacancy caused by the death of Chief
Justice White of the United States
Supreem Court, according to reliable
reports. It is well. Judge Baker has
the reputation of being a square man.
The world convention of Y. M. C. A.
is in session at Utrechtm, Holland.
It is likely that some new plans for
further segregation of colored races
will be considered as that is this so
called Christian association's long
The IlMnois legislature has abolish
ed all distinctions between male and
female voters as to registration, bal
lot boxes, ballots, eta A new law
permits women to enter into partner
ship without consent of husbands.
As the women fight and secure
more rights, colored men seem to be
losing some of their rights acquired
half a century ago. Is there anycon-
THE STERLING CLUB.
Honors the Various Graduates at Pil
grim Last Sunday.
The Sterling Club, carrying out one
of its civic pride pride ideas, gave a
reception at Pilgrim Baptist church
last Sunday eve. in honor of the re
cent graduates of the city, viz: Misses
Louise Douglass, Rachel Gooden, Ar-
medaWilkins, Doris Ervin, Antoinette
McFarland, Laura Odin, Mr. Robert
Harrison and Dr. Earl Weber. There
was a goodly number present to en
joy the extraordinary fine program,
every number being a perfect gem.
Mr. C. W. Wigington was master of
ceremonies and the program was as
follows: Organ, Voluntary Mrs. Harriet G.
Selection by Choir.
InvocationRev. Benj. F. Hodge.
Introduction of Graduates C. W.
AddressMr. W. E. Alexander, Presi
dent Sterling Club.
Address of Welcome Atty. W. T.
Selection by Choir.
Five-Minute TalkMr. Roy Wilkins.
Vocal Solo Mrs. Harriet Loomis
AddressRev. A. H. Lealtad.
AddressAtty. Brown S. Smith, of
Response for Graduates Dr. Earl
Closing RemarksRev. F. Hodge.
BenedictionRev. A H. Lealtad.
THE CANNON-PARKE WEDDING.
Owing to unavoidable circumstan
ces an account concerning the mag
nificent wedding of Mr. Miles O. Can
non and Miss Alma G. Parke could
not be published this week, but a
full account will appear the next
AFFLICTION AND COMFORT.
Selected by E. W. Gilles.
This is my comfort in my affliction,
for Thy Word hath quickened me.
Yea though I walk through the
valley of the shadow of death I will
fear no evil for Thou art with me,
Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort
Before I was afflicted I went as
tray, but now have I kept Thv Word.
Surely He hath borne our griefs
and carried our sorrows.Isaiah 53:4.
It is good fo me that I have been
WHITMAN NATURE'S FOULEST BLOT."
My ear is pained
My soul is sick with every day's report
Of wrong and outrage, with which earth is filled.
There is no flesh in man's obdurate heart.
It does not feel for man: the natural bond
Of brotherhood is severed as the flax
That falls asunder at the touch of fire.
He finds his fellow guilty of a skin
Not colored like his own: and having power
To enforce the wrong, for such a worthy cause
Dooms and devotes him as his lawful prey.
Thus man devotes his brother, and destroys:
'Tis human nature's broadest foulest blot,
To Meet in 16th Annual Session in
Minneapolis, June 30, July 1.
The Minnesota Federation of Col
Women's Clubs will hold its
annual session on Thursday,
June 30, and Friday, July 1, at Zion
Baptist Church, cor. 7th and Hoag
Aves. Annual Executive Board meet
ing will be held Wednesday, June 29.
All clubs are requested to pay
maintenance tax immediately, and
have list of delegates in the hands
of the corresponding secretary, Mrs
Lula M. Lee, 994 Iglehart Ave. bv
Ethel Howard Maxwell, Pres.
Ida M. Sellers, Local Chrm.
2742 10th Ave. So., Minneapolis
Catherine Smith, Prog. Chrm.
254 5th Ave. S., Minneapolis.
Laura Colby, Maintenance Chrm
S25y2 E. Second, Duluth.
May B. Mason, Rec. Sec.
Almost invariably in publishing
long accounts of weddings and lists
of presents, some omissions or errors
get in such was the case last week
in the account of the Gibbs Greene
$25 00 in goldMrs. I. E. Gibbs and
Mr. Wendell W. Gibbs.
Silver sugar spoon and butter knife
Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Wooten, Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hannah should
have been among those who gave the
combination tea wagon and luncheon
The "kitchen shower" was given
by Mrs. H. Dover Hilyard and Mrs.
Morris Gibbs at the residence of Mrs
Hilyard, 633 W. Central Ave.
GOD GIVE US MEN.
God give us men! A time like this demands
Strong minds, great hearts, true faith and ready hands
Men whom the lust of office |oe not kill
Men whom the spoils of office cannot buy
Men who possess opinions and a will
Men who have honormen who will not lie
Men who can stand before a demagogue
And damn his treacherousflatterieswithout winking!
Tall men, sun crowned, who live above the fog
In public duty and in private thinking.
J. G. Holland.
afflicted that I might learn Thy stat
In all their affliction He was afflict
ed and the angel of His presence
saved them. In His love and in His
pity He redeemed them, and He bore
them and carried them all the days
of old.Isaiah 63:9.
I know, O Lord, that Thy judg
ments are right, and that Thou
faithfulness hast afflicted me.Psalm
Let not your heart be troubled, ye
believe in God, believe also in me.
In my Father's house are many man
sions, if it were not so I would have
told you. I go to prepare a place
for you, and if I go and prepare a
place for you, I will come again and
receive you unto myself that where
I am there ye may be also. John
I am afflicted very much, quicken
me 0 Lord according to Thy word.
Jesus wept. Then said the Jews,
Behold how He loved him.John 11:
Consider mine affliction and deliver
me, for I do not forget Thy law.
Who comf orteth us in all our tribu
lation that we may be able to com
fort them which are in any trouble
by the comfort wherewith we our-
selvePare comforted of God.2 Cor
These are they which came out of
great tribulation and have washed
their robes and made them white in
the blood of the Lamb. Revelation
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