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SATURDAY, MAY 20, 1922^
WHAT DOES GOD REQUIRE?
And now, Isiael, what does the Lord
thy God require of thee, but to fear
the Lord thy God, to walk in all His
ways, and to love Him, and to serve
the Lord thy God with all thy heart
and with all thy soul.Deuteronomy
The Nation of May 17 contains an
excellent article on "Mississippi:
Heart of Dixie" by Beulah Amidon
Rathff, which is 'a great revelation
of the actual state of affairs in that
more or less great commonwealth.
Among other things the writer
"The Mississippi of today bases its
activity and its ideals on the rosy
tradition of 'befo' de wah.' The, 'Re-
volt of '75' destroyed, as far as Mis
sissippi was concerned, the fruits of
the war: emancipation a Negro citi
zenship. Since then the effort has
been to go on as though there had
been no war. Slavery, of course,
could not exist in name, but as far
as possible the institution has been
"The colored tenant farmer must
accept the planter's figures for set
tlement. There is no tribunal' to
which he can appeal if he considers
the settlement unjust. I heard a
planter tell, with roars of laughter,
that 'Jeff done sued me fo' seven bun
der* dollars after the settlement'
elaborating on the tenant's 'fine book
keeping' and 'the smart aleck lawyer'
he got to file the suit. I inquired
when the case would be tried. I was
met with a stare of blank Amaze
ment, and then the indignarft ques
tion: 'Do you think there's a co't in
Mississippi gwine tor entertain a nig
ger's suit against a white. man
That there suit was throwed out o'
co't mos' afore it got in.'^"-
"A friend once telephoned rile:
'We can't get in to play cards to
night. S had to give a nigger a
whippin' today and it allers makes
him so nervous he cant wo nothin'
but go to bed.''^
"The jovial pinging Courteous
Negro of Southern plantations has*
passedx away from if he
ste outsideMississippi," of fiction.
y? districts there
,g are no schools for colored children.
t^In all counties the Country schools for
&\ colored are wretchedly equipped
drafty little sheds, with ^planlf I man wh% speaks French.^
benches,^ fewrtaltered, ont^fq%| _?TKe- ^rencn^langaage" will play its
FRENCH AS AN AID
The knowledge of French is not a
social asset in .the class of pearl
gray spats, canes and ability to han
dle a teacup with dexterity. It is a
matter of commercial and political
Prof.^ Harry *Kurz, professor of
Knox college, in attendance at the
seventh annual meeting of the asso
ciation of modern language teachers
at the Auditorium hotel, Chicago,
discussed the value of French as a
"French is not a 'parlor language,'
nor a language for women," he said.
"As long as four centuries ago a
celebrated Spanish king, Charles
said that if he wanted to talk to God^
he would use Spanish that if he
^wanted tal^ to a woman he would
use Italian "to his horse- German,
but to a man, French.
"Business is not merely the mak
ing of money. The representative
business man- is a citizen of the
world. ^French is the biggest asset
for being"a world citizen. The big
gest firms of America advertise ex
tensively^ in French magazines, be
cause JFrench *is spoken everywhere.
Wha' international language is orie
that has the greatest clarity. French
is tha language, -with -English a
Itr was the language used at the
Genoa and" Washington conferences.
There are great consular as well a3
business opportunities for Che young
PROF. RICHARD T. GREENER
Ex-consul, Who Died Last Tuesday. Lecturer, Author, Scholar,
-Gentlejnan of the Old School.
books, a few cracked slates, no black
boards, no desks no pens, pencils, or
paper, no pictures, no music and a
teacher scarcely less illiterate than
*'As far as he can achieve it, the
Mississippi planter will keep the Nehas
groes slaves, overworked, malnour
ished, terrorized into submission*
lacking initiative or ambition, dull,
"The 'color line' in Mississippi is
a devious thing for Northerners to
trace. There are, of course, 'Jim
Crow' cars orf trains, 'Jim Crow' wait
ing rooms, theater galleries and
street car sections. The school sys
tems are entirely separate, as are
the churches. But colored people
patronize 'white sores,' and are at
liberty to try one any hat, garment,
or pair of shoes they fancy. I have
often seen colored women 'trying on'
expensive dresses which were hung
back on the racks and later tried on
and purchased by white customers.
Town Negroes' use the. banks and
stand in line beside 'white folks,'
though they could not do so in a
street car aisle. Doctors and den
tists minister to white and colored
alike, though there are separate
wards in the hospitals, with colored
nurses for the colored wards, work
ing under the direction of white
nurses. White children of the well
to-do classes are left almost entirely
to colored nurses.
'Kept women' are as apt to be
colored as white. There are two re
markable statements I heard again
and again fronrMississippians in the
same breath in which they protested,
'By God there'll never be social
equality or mingling of the races in
this state. There isn't a full-blooded
nigger in the state of Mississippi,
and there's not a virgin Negress over
fourteen years old in this state.'"
"But even in Vicksburg, where the
relations between the two races are
particularly good, the colored people
are 'kept their place.'^They are
not citizens-. They neither vote nor
hold office, though they pay .taxes. A
crime against a colored person is not
punished as _is a crime against a
"Mississippi is undeniably a back
ward state. It has fewer hospitals
than any other state in the Union.
Its educational appropriation is $7.49
per 'educatable child.'"
"Humanity is an outworn and dis
carded institution. That, at least
humanity has left behind. A society
based up an institution, tested, found
basicallv wrong, and -cast aside can
tnot itself be sound and capable of
normal growth. Mississippi has
made every effort to keep her colored
population slaves in fact, if not in
name. In attempting to retard the
normal development of the colored
people^ the white people have retard
ed and perverted their own develop-
part in the development of the movies
and in the solution of America's race
problem," the professor said.
"There are some millions of col
ored people under the jurisdiction of
the French government, yet France
no race problem. A study of
French would, I believe, open up the
hearts and minds of Americans to a
realization of the French attitude
toward the colored people."
WOMEN AN SAVINGS
At the conference of mutual sav
ings banks, in session at Atlantic
City, one of the delegates said that
the wife is the money saver of the
family, that she is usually the better
business man of the conjugal firm,
that "the average woman spends less
on her clothes than the average
man," that "women whose husbands
earn between $2,000 and $3,000 a
year are much more economical than
men," and that "men are more ex
travagant in the matter of luxuries,
such as lunches, cigars and amuse
The delegate saying this was a
woman, and no doubt could qualify
as an expert on women and their
habits. It is not altogether pleasing
to have her classify lunches and
cigars as luxuries, and she must
mean certain kinds of lunches and
cigars to which most men are
strangers. It is perhaps" putting
some strain on the English language
to apply the word "luxury" to the
average lunch, and in the matter of
the average cigar, well, wellit is
not a luxury.
But there is a sound foundation for
the remarks of the delegates at this
convention, tending to confirm a sus
picion which very many husbands
have but which they do not admit in
the presence of the household, be
cause "di&cipline must be main
tained" and because Mrs. Wife al
ready has a pretty well settled con
viction that the responsibilities of
the, home depend mainly on her.
The home-making and home-build
ing instinct is strong in most women.
It is thev in most instances who urge
the man to "buy" a "little place" and
who do the most heroic skimping and
paring ofUexpense accounts to meet
the payments on the home. The
wives who try to keep up with the
Joneses are not as numerous as the
husbands who dig too deeply into
their net earnings to support the
character of "good fellow," "popular
man" or "sport."
THE WAR RECORD OF COLORED
MEN IN RICHMOND, VA.
What is true of the colored soldiers
in Richmond, Va., is true of them
generally everywhere. The Southern
Workman says of them in Richmond,
"The record of colored men under
the selective service in the World
War should be*a source of tremen
dous pride, not only to Richmond, but
throughout the South, and especially
to the colored people. The local
"boards held high expectations as to
the conduct of colored registrants.
Every expectation was met so fully
as to^anjswe^thaijJBig^-agitalors of
both races. For willingness to do the
duty assigned, for trust in the gov
ernment to treat every man fairly,
for eagerness to be of service to his
country, 'and for enthusiastic co
operation with $ie plans and institu
tions of the government, the record
of the colored people of this city is
in no way below that of their white
"The opportunities of the colored
men "to enlist or to volunteer were
comparatively limited. There was,
generally speaking, no great encour
agement for them to volunteer, and
the volunteer spirit of the colored
man hadvvery little chance for out
let. In applying the selective serv
ice law in this city to the cases of
colored "registrants, there was no dis-
hint or suggestion of it|^The colored
population was unitedly and whole
heartedly behind the government,*'
order nor violence, nor Indeed afcy The surgeon asked her how the acci
^WJiat is more cruferthan color prej
udice^ It finows no law of-fairness J^j$g
and right. Justice is saict to be blind
but- not where color is. concerned.
The latest evidence of the Unfair
ness of color prejudice is found in the
Holly who w^a^oinV^ld^nfapo-
lis' aria who failed in the mental
/|test. i #The examination papers are
marked-by three officers who are sup
posed not to know the names of the
candidates, but who believe that
where there was so much at stake,
there was not some--trick that en
abled them to know Holly's papers?
When he was* nominated we felt
that no matter how well he showed
up there would be a way found to
keep him outand there was.
THE APPEAL doubts tne fairness"
of the findings and suggests the N.
A. A. C. P. investigate* the matter
and demand the production of the
original examination papers.
FAITH AND PRAYER-
The "St., Paul Daily News recently
published the following which shows
how faitfcfwith prayer helps one to
"Clarence H. De Mar, who recently
?won the American marathon race at
the age of ^34, says his victory was
due to prayer.
"Before the race he knelt and
prayed for a return of the strength
and endurance that won him his first
marathon victory in 1911.
"In, his 1922 long distance run, De
Mar lost four pounds. The home
stretch was agony. But he says he
felt himself pushed along by the
power of his answered prayer,
"Prayer gave De Mar faith. With
faith, you can overcome any obstacle.
Without it, failure is inevitable. This
is true, whether the faith is in your
self or an outside influence."
BILLY ON ANXIOUS SEAT
Six thousand followers of Billy
Sunday who quaked when twelve
masked and robed knights of the Ku
Klux Klan descended upon the evan
gelist's tabernacle at Richmond, Ind.,
had, scarcely recovered from their
fright today. Billy Sunday himself
was badly frightened by the solemn
procession of Klansmen. Ushers
drew up a line of defense around the
pulpit, but this was unnecessary.
The Klansmen presented the famous
evangelist with two envelopesone
containing $50 and the other a letter
praising him for his Christian teach
ings: The Rev. Mr. Sunday was so
agitated, however, that all he could
say was, "I thank you."
SHOULD BE NEW INQUIRY
A new nation-wide investigation of
the Ku Klux Klan by the United
States government may develop out
of investigation of the Klan and the
Inglewood mob violence. District
Attorney^ Woolwine of Los Angeles,
it was stated, will urge the jury in
vestigating to recommend a govern
ment investigation and submit evi
dence received fo federal officers, par
ticularly the evidence dealing with
the "invisible empire" as a national
organization. The first U. S. investi
gation was a farce.
LOOKOUT J^qR TH| JIMCROWS
Paul must Decent citizens of St.
keep their eyes open all the time and
see that the jimcrow crowd do not
slip anything over on them. Remem-.
ber the jimcrow crowd is working
while you are ^asleep, Mr. and Mrs.
now at the Genoa conference, with
his wife and daughter, attended serv
ices at the Sailors' Rest where he ad
dressed --the British sailors and urged
courage in dealing with difficulties.
"If we cannot get through," he said,
"let us go down like men." Lloyd
George joined the sailors in singing
"Fight the Good Fight." That's the
spirit colored folks needs.
The press cables tell us that one
Louis Borno, a conservative and a
member of the present cabinet, has
been ELECTED PRESIDENT OF
HAITI BY UNANIMOUS VOTE.
The intelligent people of Haiti do not
wish the present lickspittle crowd of
Haitians to continue in alleged power
so ^.ere must be something wrong
with the election. Perhaps the mili
tary rules from the U. S. A. could a
The Illinois constitutional conven
tion during the absence of Delegate
Edward H. Morris, adopted an
amendment which would prohibit in
ter-marriage of ,white and colored
people."" When Morris returned "fie"
quickly had ^tfer^amendment ^ted
down, thus obliterating the race and
Why Not All Discriminations Includ
New York.The separate hall for
famous women in the Hall of Fame
of New York university is to be atjm
doned, according to Dr. Robert Un
derwood Johnson, director, and in the
future elections all discrimination as
to sex will be abolished.
k- Friendly Attention
Joseph Leite& was discussing pro
hibition in a New York club.
"When the ^various violations of
the prohibition law come to be
known,!' he saftl, "the revelation will
be as shocking, as the young colored
"A young colored girl ^was rushed
to 4he hospital with a broken jaw.
dent happened, but she was veryof
evasive in her replies. Finally,
though she was pinned down to the
'Ah done, been hit hy"^ objeck.*'
""AhP said 1 he surgeon* 'Hit-by
,an object, eb Was it a large^oKjectr
"Bur here tMgttl interrupted him.
fler patience seemed to be exhausted.
'Oh/ she said. *I~was jes' natch-
MOB FIRES MORE THAN
200 SHOTS INTO BODY
OF 15-YEAR-OLD BOY
IN DAVISBORO, GA.
YOUTH NAMES AID
IN ATTACK ON WOMAN
Texas Farmers Find Corpse of Col.
ored Youth, Jail Breaker, Swing,
ing From Tree.
Davisboro, Ga., May.Charles At
kins, colored, 15 years old, one of
four taken into custody in connection
with killing of Mrs. Elizabeth Kitch
ens, 20 years old, was burned at the
The lynching occurred at the scene
of the murder and followed an al
leged confession from the 15-year-
Tortured Fifteen Minutes.
He was tortured over a slow fire
for fifteen minutes and then, shriek
ing with pain, was questioned con
cerning his accomplices.
Atkins was said to have implicated
another colored boy, but to have ex
onerated his own brother, whose
name had been connected with the
crime in a statement made soon after
"Members of the mob, comprising
nearly 2,000, then raised the body
again, fastened it to a pine tree with
trace chains and relighted the fire.
More than 200 shots were fired into
the charred body following the boy's
Mob Hunts Accomplice.
Following the lvnching of Atkins,
the men started out on a search for
the boy he had named as his accom
Mrs. Kitchens, who served as a ru
ral mail carrier, was robbed and mur
dered about four miles from Davis
boro. MAN ESCAPES FROM
JAIL IS LYNCHED.
Conde, Tex., May.The body of a
colored youth was found-by Grimes
county farmers swinging to a tree by
the roadside near Plantersville. The
youth, who was known by the name
of Early, apparently 'had been
lynched some time last week.
Early was taken by officers at
night when screams of a young white
girl, whom it was reported he was
attempting to attack, aroused the
neighborhood. He was placed in jail
at Anderson, but some time Tuesday
escaped. When he was found miss
ing earlv Wednesday several search
ing parties and a sheriff's posse be
REAL FIGHT IN NORTH IS FOR
4JSUAL PUBLIC CONTACT
MINN. MOVE SHOWS ERROR
OF SEPARATE "Y'S."
(From the Boston Guardian.)
St. Paul, Minn., May 6,^1922.A
great effort is on foot here led by
prejudiced whites to have all of the
colored children segregated to one
city playground. A bill for enact
ment into the city ordinances to the
above effect will be introduced in the
next meeting of the city council.
The St. Paul Appeal is putting up a
great fight against the intended
Masons Deny Affiliation
Portland, Ore., May. "Ominous
and forbidding ruihors" falsely inti
mate that the Masonic fraternity is
aligned in approval of "a movement
inciting religious bigotry and racial
discrimination," said an official circu
lar issued last night by Frank S.
Baillie, grand master of the Oregon
grand lodge of Masons.
The circular, which mentioned no
specific organization, followed closely
the lines of one recently issued by
the grand master of the California
grand lodge, in which membership in
the Ku Klux Klan by Masons was
Any person -appearing masked on
the streets of Portland will be liable
4e- arrest on a charge of disorderly
conduct, Chief of Police Jenkins an
nounced. Orders to make arrests of
such persons were issued at the same
time. The orders resulted from a
statement by Fred L. Gifford, exalted
cyclops of Luther Powell Klan No. 1,
realm of Oregon, that Ku Klux Klan
robes were being imitated and he
feared trouble of some sort that
might be laid to the door of the klan.
Colored Bandit Is "Hero" in Money
Chicago.Balcour Veil, 21 years
old, colored, staged a "movie thriller",
in his attempt to escape Sunday from"
the police flivver squad.
Joseph Clark, robbed of $10 and
Arthur Pelvallabe robbed of $6 and
a $20 stickpin, identified him at the
The flivver squad under command
of Lieut. Edward Murphy sighted
Veil and the police opened fire at a
street intersection. The officers de
serted the flivver to search for him.
Lieut. Murphy hid in the doorway
a delicatessen for a time, then sat
down to rest on a large bread box in
front of the store. As he sat-down
the, fid of the "box began to rise.
Murphy j. jumped jip^And drew his
"it shir* pulled a bonah," said Veil
at the^deteetive bureau. '^&A
^Sat on Wrong Keg
Norfolk, Va.Whea a keg of grain
alcohol, on which he was sitting
while reading a newspaper. in a
Portsmouth drug stove, exploded
Monday night and hit the ceiling,
James. Parker was instantly ~k91efc
FOR THE MAN
CTSOS Lnm, PRXB.
HENBT O. JOHNSON
WHY NOT SMILBH
Go With Us On Our Big
Moonlight Boat Excursion
On The Beautiful Steamer
Monday Eve g, May 29
Let us forget the past while sailing the Mis-
sissippi on our First Boat Excursion of the
seeson. Great time for everybody. Some
fun and frolics expected. Let's Go!
MUSIC BY STEVENS JAZZ CANARIES
Good Refreshments the Elk Committee
COMMITTEE O ARRANGEMENTS
Edward L. Eastman, Chairman
A. J. Todd W Thurston^
S. Wright 7 E. Gailbreath
E. Gough R. Moore
Earl E. Jones, Floor Manager
always pays to buyFlors
heim shoes they are
made to satisfy. You get value
for what you pay. The name
on every pair is proof of qual
ity something you do not
get when you accept a shoe
of unknown merit
Two Shops in'St. Paul
Florsheim Shoe Store Co
421 Robert St. 16 W Seventh St.
ST. PAUL UNIVERSAL CO.
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