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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1921.
JAZZ IN JERUSALEM.
Jazz music is in its death throes
in the U. S. A., but Jerusalem is wild
over the moaning of the saxaphone.
The oriental dances have been almost
discarded and the native girls are
taking up with those brought from
the Occident by the soldiers of thestatesman,
allied forces. All kinds of jazz are
in favor and' jazz records are being
sold in large-quantities.
WOMEN AS PREACHERS.
The women are demanding their
right to become preachers of the gos
pel on equal terms with the men. At
a recent meeting of women pastors a
speaker declared that the majority of
the church members at present are
women drawn by the eloquence and
magnetism of the male preachers and
if women were installed as pastors
would fall over each other in the ef
forts to gqt into the fold.
The Reverend Clarence Edward
Macartney of Philadelphia, dissents
from this view and says that the or
dination of women as ministers of the
gospel- would be prejudicial to thepromising
best interests of the church and
"would increase the occasions for
factional scandal and satanic church
No doubt the men would be atpresent
tracted to the church services if the
shepherdess was young and charm
ing, had a trim figure, wore a peek
a-boo waist, with a skirt falling to
her knees, the portion of her anatomy
from that point to the French-heeled
oxfords encased in "invisible" silk
stockings. It would not matter what
she said, the attendance of the men
including all of the, bald-headed "fa-
thers in Israel" would swamp the
meeting houseand they would all
be in the front pewsif possible.
TROUBLE WITH THE OUTH.
In an article in the Smart Set Mr.
H. L. Mencken, a Southern man, says,
that the South is still suffering from
the debacle of fifty-six
"That debacle almost obliterated
civilization in the whole region, and
so the surviving Confederates took to
sentimentalizing the civilization that
had collapsed and departed. That
sentimentalization, in the end, became
a sort of sacred duty, a benevolent
mania, a furious and unintelligible
cult, and the Southerner himself a
walking sarcophagus of dead ideas.
The result was that human
thought in the whole region was re
duced to a mere poll-parroting of for
mulae? The "Southerner became the
THE SIN OF SILENCE
most indiotic patriot ever heard of in
terrestrial history. Everything South
ern took on sacrosanctity in his eyes,
from the swinish politics of the job
seekers who herded the cracker and
Confederate veteran vote to the bar
baric theology of the Methodist and
Baptist dervishes, and from the pious
nonsense of the roving Prohibitionists,
free-silver fanatics and generalized
chautauquans to the revolting inde
cencies of the Southern cotton-mill
owners. All conceivable human prob
lems were precipitated into platitudes.
To question these platitudes became
downright dangerous to life and
THE WINGED BEDBUG.
The writer recalls a bit of doggerel
of years long gone:
The common fly has wings of blue,
The firefly .wings of flame
The bedbug has no Wings at all,
But he gets there just the same.
Times have changed since that was
written. With the coming of the new
era of airships, seventy-five mile
guns, poison gas and other atrocities,
it is now said that.the winged bed
bug has arrived at Constantinople
and is driving hotelkeepers, their
guests, and housewives to the utter
despair born of sleepless nights.
It has, so the dispatches say, in
vaded the palace of the sultan and
added to his many worries. It is
smaller than the pre-war type and
those who have examined it assert
that it has wings and flies like a mos
Its activities defy mosquito netting."
It appears to be able to bite through
sucn netting. It does not always se
crete itself in the bedding, but may
stow itself in the ceilings and from
there, drop upon its victims. It does
not come singly, but in married
couples with" large families, attack
ing from all directions.
The old style bug was bad enough,
but bedbugs with wings! Angels and
minister of grace defend us!
A SHAFT OF JEFF DAVIS.
It will be r,ecaled that Louisville,
Kentucky never yielded allegiance to
the illegal Confederate government
and yet the Daughters of the Confed
eracy have selected that city as the
site for a monument 351 feet high to
the memory of Jefferson Davis.
Davis was in no sense a great
simply a clever politician,
but as an ardent advocate of the* Con
federacy whose capstone was slavery,
he typifies a doctrine which cost our
country a million lives and a billion
The monument will serve no useful
purpose as the cause it glorifies is
dead. The Daughters of the Confed
eracy ought to devote the money they
will spend on the Davis shaft to aid
ing the veterans who fought to pre
serve our liberties ,rather than waste
it on a memorial to the man
WERE THE CARDS STACKED?
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 1
many.Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
six weeks, recommends that the Unit
ed States must keep the islands.
Two months ago, long before the
investigation had been completed, Gen.
Wood was nominated for governor.
Did Uncle Sam stack the cards on
the liberty-loving Filipinos?
Twenty-three years ago the United against which the far-seeing leaders
States occupied the Philippine Islands,
NOT A LEADER IN THOUGHT.
Bearing a Tuskegee date line, an
excerpt from the London (England)
Times is going* the rounds of thenew
press, lauding the head of Tuskegee
Institute and it says among other
things: "Dr. Moton is the leader of
Negro thought in the U. S." This
statement needs some, qualification.
Moton was put in as head of theis
school because the interests which
support it wished him there as a
mouthpiece through which they could
express THEIR thoughts. EmimettJ.
Scott was the logical candidate for
the place, but it is said that at the
meeting at which the election took
place, some one suggested that Scott
would hot be so easy to control as
Moton. That decided the matter.
THE APPEAL does not under
estimate the strength of Dr. Moton.
He has powerful interests behind him
and he has a large following, but he
is in no sense a great thinker or a
leader in thought. There are thou
sands of colored men who are in
every way superior intellectually and
yet are not hampered by some of %the
traits he has shown. Specifically, in
the matter of hisi alleged refusal to
protest against the ejection of his
wife from, a Pullman sleeper several
yeans ago, his alleged speeches to the
colored soldiers in France, and his
continual laudation of the South in
his public utterances.
Dr. Moton has recently written a
book called, "Finding a Way Out,"
but as a reviewer said, he seemed to
be "getting in deepen." Although
written in grammatical English, there
are no "high lights" and certainly no
evidences of great thought or literary
To the most casual observer, "Ma-
jor" Moton is not a leader in thought,
but a follower, who not only thinks,
but says that which pleases the
South, and as a reward the South
gives him not justice for the people
I he is picked to represent, but a pat
on the back as a "good negro."
The following from the Richmond
Planet upholds THE APPEAL'S con
tention and says truly that the policy
will serve to "fan the flames of race
Hon. Charles R. Forbes of Seattle,
Washington, who was recently ap
pointed Director of the United States
Veterans' Bureau, has seen fit to ap
point Dr. J. R. A. Crossland of St.is
T""" i Joseph, Mo.,. "Special Expert" In this
nffl -.xrlc 1T ~^U~"A 7 4.- department to look after the inter-
lite was given to the destruction of
his native land I
independence for the Fili-! have protested without seeming effect,
pinos in about twenty years or asj Under this ruling, it may soon be
soon as the natives were "qualified for expected that Irish-American citizens
freedom." will be appointed only with the under-
Shortly after coming into power the standing that they shall look after
Republican administration the Irishman's interests. Hebrews
sent a mission consisting of Gen. will look after those affairs, which
Leonard Wood and W. Cameron affect the Jews. Indians will be ap-
Forbes to investigate present condi- pointed to look after the .interests of
tions and the report just made, which the Indians, the Germans to look after
will not reach Washington for five or the Germans. Italians to look after
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colored ex-service men. This
is a fitting recognition of one of our
ablest leaders. Nevertheless, it em
phasizes the drawing of the color line
the colored people in this country
THE C. REISS COAL C0^
GARFIEL 5341 8 5 E 4th GARFIEL
the interests of the Italians, and so
Dr! Crossland give' an only son to
the cause in Europe and as a result,
he is confined in his operations to the
r^ace with which his yson was identi
fied^ VWe understand now, that col
lored men will hold offices all right,
but these offices will be confined to
work amongst the colored people ex
clusively. This will fanNjhe flames of
race prejudice rather than stamp out
the crowning infamy of this age.
Financially,, we may be benefited, but
as a matter 6f fundamental princi
ple, we are needlessly humiliated and
our progress in the direction of full
American .citizenship and its attend
ant privileges checked for many years
S (From the Chicago Whip.)
Dr. .J. R. Crossland of St. Joseph,,
Mo., has been appointed to handle the
claims of the black veterans of theevent.
late World War. The claims of the
black soldiers are the same as those
of the white and Dr. Crossland has
really accepted a Jim Crow job.
Perry Howard, another prominent
"Uncle Tom" politician, also accepted
a Jim Crow job. As long as we take
these political handouts, as long as
our "leaders" are too hungry to
fuse them, of course they will be ten
dered our race.
(APPEAL Editorial Sept. 3, 1921.)
THE APPEAL is sorry to note that
the color line has been drawn in the
Veterans' Bureau by the organ
ization of a "Colored Division" and
the appointment of Dr. J. R. A. Cross
land as its head.
Crossland lost a son who fell "fight
ing for democracy" in France, and it
a. poor reward for the father to
be given a segregated bureau. It is
also said that he was an effective
speaker in the last campaign, in
which it was given out that the Re
publican party would abolish segre
gation in the departments at Wash-
ington. If these things are true
Crossland deserves* better treatment
at the hands of the victors, and he
also should have refused the appoint
ment as undemocratic and demanded
the same treatment as is given to
other groups of American citizens.
One Lasker, a Jew, was made head
of the U. S. Shipping Board. Repre
sentatives of other racial groups have
been given places, but not in segre
gated bureaus. No President of the
United States would dare offer a Jew
a place as the head of a segregated
Jewish bureau. There is no such
place and never will be. Only color
ed people are segregated by this al
Some people may think that the
"special" appointments Which have
been handed out by the present Re
publican administration are forward'
movements, but they are really nails
in the coffin of democracy and are
dangerous to the social and political
status of the colored people.
The Administration ought to cut
out these "special" jobs, eliminate
segregation which was promised in
the campaign, and if colored men are
to have appoinotments let them be
on a level with those given to other
groups of American citizens.
Better no places a,t all than those
which lower the status of the race
and automatically make their holders
defenders of segregation.
SOUTHERN "FORWARD" BUNK.
Recently there was a laymen's con
ference of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, South, held at Lake-Juna
laska,' N. and one Rev. W. W.
Alexander of Atlanta, Ga., took the
stage and said:
"The next big forward step in the
inter-racial readjustment is to come
from the South, and the reason for it
perfectly apparent. The South can
afford to do it. Then too the South
has the social prestige to do this.
The social question figures largely in'
the race question. So the South can,
when it will take the leadership in
inter-racial co-operation. I believe
that the South will assume the leader
ship with the same sort of pride and
determination as it led the nation.
It has been the universal opinion of
those who have come in close touch
with the question that Negro leaders
do not desire or seek social equality.
They have asked for police protect
tion, better housing and living con
ditions and a chanec to develop into
useful American citizens with every
determination to maintain their own
social life and the purity of the two
I is true that some of the jim
crow "leaders" of the South have said
that they do not want anything but
police protection and do not care to
vote, etc., ad nauseam, but the color
ed people of the North will fight to
the last ditch against any scheme of
the South to impose its- plan of set
tlement upon the country.
They know that the South has, in
all its "forward" movements pro
ceeded like the cralbackward They
know that the colored citizens of the
South have been disfranchised, dis
criminated against, segregated, de
graded in every way, denied educa
tion, lynched, burned at the stake.
There have been riots and lyncbings
in the North, but never a burning,
and for every lynching in the North
there have beeni 50 in the South.
Nowhere in the South have the
colored people any part in the local
government, and" first of all they wish
the right to vote and participate in
tjhe governments under which they
live?:'The colored,people know that
the so-called Christian church has re W Webster, Mgr.
nained dumb for 50 years in spite oF
growing anarchy, and now when it
speaks it comes with a jimcrow plan.
Vnd as usual the South" talks of
"social equality." The real intelligent
lolored people all over -/the country
do not wish to be segregated from
other American citizens in the enjoy
ment of CIVIL RIGHTS, They do
not wish to be designated as pariahs.
This has nothing to do with inter
marriage, and it is the veriest rot to
say. that it means intermarriage for
white and colored people to ride in
the same car or to go to the same
library. In the Nortih, where there
are no jimcrow laws, colored and
white people go together in public
places without intermarriage. Mar-'
riages between white and colored
people are so rare that when they
occur, and that is seldom^ there is a
long story in the papers about the
In the South, where there are
laws against intermarriage, practical
ly all of the UNLAWFUL mining
goes on as it is promoted by the
difference in the social status of the 1
white and colored people. The surest
way to "maintain racial purity" would
be to repeal all of the Southern jim
crow laws. So long as the colored
are a voteless people and on a
lower social and* civil plane, the il
legal racial mixing will continue.
That is history.
In his enuemration of what the
colored people desire, Rev. Alexander
omitted two of the most important
thingsthe right to vote and the
aoblition of public segregation. ^There
is. absolutely no hope of a settlement
of the race question on just Amer
ican lines if the South is to have the
leadership, especially if that leader
ship is to eb vested in the Methodist
Episcopal Church, South, which has
ever been the foe of the colored peo
ple frofh the time of the split over
slavery in the forties up to the pres
ent time when the church refuses to
merge with the Methodist Episcopal
Church, North, because the latter
church elected colored bishops.
PLEASE 6IVE ONE DOLLAR
Fourteen hundred claims have been
filed against the city and county for
property burned during the riot
value of property burned nearly
Fifty colored men have been in
dicted. The city will not permit the
people to rebuild their property un
less they build bricks tlwref ore thou
sands are living in tents with winter
fast approaching. About $4,000 has
been raised by the Colored Citizens
Relief Committee and N. jfc A. C. P.
If 8,000 colored men will give a dol
lar the cause will be saved.
WON'T YOU GIVE A DOLLAR
TO HELP THESE PEOPLE? Send
it today to
THE TULSA RELIEF COMMITTEE:
S. D. Hooker, Chair.,
J. Tyler Smith, Treas.
Tulsa, Okla., Gen. Del.
Or to EASTERN HEADQUARTERS,
1816 12th St. N. W.,
A Washington, D. C.
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The horse running* loose out on the
Western plains, has a care-free and
labor-free life and, a certain kind of
enjoyment. But let him become har
nessed up and yield himself to the
harness and respond to the calls for
service which come to him, he will be
far more useful and, if he is capable
of it, far more happy.
The care-free life of one who is not
harnessed up to some definite useful
enss, falls short of the greatest and
most' abiding joy. How seasons of
hilarity and seasons of depression
often follow each other in such a
The church has a wonderful work
on hand, and needs you in it.
When pluck gets busy, luck takes
a back seat.
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