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SATURDAY, JULY 22, 1922
SEEK ETERNAL THINGS.We
look not at the things which are
seen, but at the things which are
not seen: for the things which are
seen are temporal but the things
which are not see are eternal.2
MOTEN'S LOST OPPORTUNITY
Moton had the great opportunity of
his life to strike a blow for freedom
when he was on the platform as the
alleged representative of the colored
people. Had he been a brave and
fearless leader, when he learned of
the segregation of the colored people
at the exercises he would have turned
to President Harding and said: "Mr.
President of the United States, Mr.
Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen:
Before making my set address, I
must make a protest against the se
gregation and huimiliation of the col
ored people at these exercises dedi
cating a monument to the memory of
the Great Emancipator, and as a rep
resentative of one-eighth of the peo
ple of the United States I say that
unless the barriers are torn down and
every vestige of discrimination re
moved my prepared address will re
main unspoken and the only words I
shall utter will be the words I have
just voiced. Let that go into the rec
ords as my speech."
Such a statement would have cre
ated a sensation. It would have
brought home to the audience the in
famous state of affairs into which
the nation has drifted. It would have
made Moton a real leader and his
words would have gone thundering
down the ages.
Moton had not the courage to say
MOTEN A MENACE
(From the Chicago Whip.)
Robert Russa Moton, President of
Tuskegee Institute, President of the
National Negro Business League and
also holder of many high-sounding
titles, arrogated to himself the right
to speak for the twelve million black
'people of America on Memorial Day
in Washington upon the occasion of
the dedication of the Lincoln Memo
rial. Moton is a man of sparce and
meager training and is very poorly
lettered in comparison with other
men of his race. He cannot be ac
credited with depth of thought or
originality: he has merely followed in
the beaten footsteps of his predeces-
sor, Booker T. Washington. He has
never raised his voice in a belligerent
note to the many insults and crimes
perpetrated against his race in this
country. He is a man who preaches
submission and docility at any price.
When he had the opportunity on Me
morial Day of expressing himself as
'a man he afforded nothing more than
the old stereotyped line of oratorical
effulgence which has made his race
the target,of world-wide derision and
disrespect. He failed to mention the
fact that Texas had just burned five
men of his own raee at the stake. He
could only say that he pledged the
loyalty of his race to the flag. Major
Moton was given authority to pledge
nothing and he does not represent the
higher type of black people who real
ly feel that they are men and desire
nothing short of absolute and un
qualified liberty. Imagine De Valera,
D'Annuzio, Gandhi or any real men
getting up before the publiCiand pros
tituting the ideals of their down-trod
den race in such mein. Moton is a
menace to the future of the twelve
million black people of America and
should be decried by all who have ra
The foregoing is the best editorial
which has appeared in a journal cir
culating among the colored people for
many moons. May the tribe of edi
tors who show up the hand-picked
cowardly "leaders" increase.
TA KE OFF THE MASKS!
There is at least one feature con
cerning the Ku Klux Klan about
which there ought to be no room for
difference of opinion among honest
and law-abiding folk. And that is,
that there is no room in America for
the operation of bands of masked
men. The Klan may or may not be
the beneficent and innocent institu
tion its defenders claim it to be the
better judgment of the country is
against it. But its practice of mask
ing its members is vicious in the ex
treme, opening the door to lawless
ness on the part of the Klan itself
and to others who assume its livery.
If the purposes of the Klan are
harmless, there is no excuse for the
Governor Hardwick of Georgia,
goes directly to the root of the K. K.
K. problem in that state when he
i makes the demand that the Klan vol
untarily shall unmask, the alterna
tive being a law to be enacted at the
next session of the legislature mak
'ing the wearing of masks a criminal
action. It would not be out of place
if such a law were made nation-wide,
with such exceptions as would safe
guard the right of merrymakers and
masqueraders solely on pleasure
bent. Without the mummery and the
masks, the K. K. K. would have lit
tle further attractidn for many now
drawn to it.Philadelphia Public
DOES THIS CAP FIT YOU?
An, exchange gives the youthful
Smart Alick something worth re
membering when it says: "He may
wear last year's straw hat his fin
ger nails may need manicuring his
vest may hang a little loose, and his
pants may bag at the knees. His
face may show signs of a second
day's growth and the tin dinner
bucket he carries may be full of
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.
dents and doughnuts but don't you women and children in Haiti and it
call him 'the old man.' He's your ought to be put in the posters as an
father. For years and years he has added attraction. Colored citizens
been hustling around here making a can enlist only as "mess attendants."
living for the family and never once The Harding administration has de-
.has he failed to do the right thing prived them of their rights as citi-
by you. He thinks you are the zens.
THE SIN OF SILENCE
To sin by silence when we should
protest makes cowards out of men.
The human race has climbed on pro4
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
manyElla Wheeler Wilcox.
greatest boy on earth, even though
you plaster back your hair, wear
smart clothes and fail to bring home
a cent. He is the man that won the
love of the greatest woman on earth
your mother," and if you win as
good a wife as he did you will have
to go some. Remember he's your
father and don't you call him 'the old
If this cap fits any of our readers,
why, wear it.
RECEIVES EIGHT SCHOLARSHIP
Miss Hilda Katherine Baker, four
teen years of age, a member of the
graduating class of McKinley Junior
High school, Los Angeles, Cal., was
night of herf graduationn:
scholarship pins, two scholarship cer
tificates, one certificate for profi
ciency-in the Palmer method of busi
ness writing, one certificate for profi
ciency in the Zaner method of busi
ness writing, one Underwood type
writing certificate, one Remington
typewriting certificate, special honor
This is a record to be proud of,
and if she continues to gather in the
honors as she goes along, there is no
telling where she will be when she
finishes her course.
IS JUSTICE BLIND?
Max Greineder, an alien, has been
punished at Chicago for bringing a
17-year-ola girl from her home in
Vienna by being sentenced to one day
in the custody of the United States
Jack Johnson, black pugilist, was
sentenced to one year in the peniten
tiary and fined $10,000 for transport
ing an adult woman from Indian
apolis to Chicago, although it was
clearly shown at the trial that the
woman was not transported for a
That is a sample of American jus
IS IT BUNK?
state department The department has an
nounced a tentative plan for evacu
ation of Santo Domingo by American
military forces. The program will be
carried out the statement said, "as
soon as it can be ascertained whether
it meets the approval of a majority
of the Dominican people."
A high commissioner has been ap
pointed who will "ascertain the views
of the population on the American
withdrawal plan." A convention pro
viding for recognition by the Domini
can government of ALL EXECU-
TIVE ORDERS OF THE PRESENT
MILITARY GOVERNMENT WILL
BE NEGOTIATED TO INCLUDE
SPECIFIC RECOGNITION OF THE
BOND ISSUES OF 1918.
American forces will not be needed
when this convention has been nego
AS SERVANTS ONLY
After a year's suspension recruting
for the navy has been resumed. A
lot of posters are telling the wonders
of the service in the navy. One of
the great sports of the marines has
been taking pot shots at colored
tiated and the country tied with a major of the 3d battalion, the 8th
loan which can never be paid.
WANT TO BE A STRKEBREAKER?
Boys, here is some news. Accord
ing to the press dispatches -Constan
tinople's harem attendants have
struck for more money and shorter
hours. Many of the finest harems
have been left unguarded and their
owners are trying distractedly to find
suitable substitutes for the strikers.
Russian refugees volunteered their
services, but it was found they were
not fitted for the job. The strikers
include eunuchs .and other attendants.
A pretty little story -is going the
rounds of the press about Robert
Russa Moton going to the rescue of
a white womaji in New York city. It
was a brave 'act, but it also brings
to mind that he was not so brave
when his own wife was thrown out
of a Pullman sleeper in 1915. Ac
cording to the stories printed at the
time in the public press, he was not
with her and when he learned of the
affair he rebuked her for her temerity
in going into a Pullman car.
THE APPEAL acknowledges, with
pleasure, the receipt of an invitation
from the Trustees and Advisory
Board of the Frederick Douglass
MemoriaJ and Historical Association
and the National Association of Col
ored Women" 6 attend dedication of
the Memorial Home on Saturday,
August 12, 1922, Cedar Hill, Anacos
tia, D. C.
TIRES AS BRIG
Chicago Attorney First Col
ore! Man to Attain That Rank
Chicago, July, 1922.
Special to 1IJE APPEAL.
Franklin A. Denison, first member
of the colored race ever to command
a regiment of soldiers in the United
States army, has been retired from
the Illinois national guard, at his
own request, with the rank of briga
dier general. He is the first mem
ber of his race to attain that rank.
While Gen. Denison's military rec
ord includes long and honorable
service in Cuba and at home, his
brightest mark on records military
of the nation was organization,
training and commanding of the old
8th infantry, I. N. G., which served
for almost a year with French divi
sions, acquitting itself with glory.
"Upon his own request," reads spe
cial order No. 85, signed by Adjutant
Gen. C. E Black, ^'and under provi
sions of section 1, article 12, military
and naval code, 1917, Col. Franklin
A. Denison, 8th Illinois infantry, Il
linois national guard, is hereby
placed on the.' retirement list with
the rank of brigadier general."
Major Gen. George Bell, Jr., com
mander of the 33d division of na
tional guard troops in the war, now
commnder, of the 6th corps area, U.
S. A., commended Gen. Denison for
his work with the national guard col
ored troops before the regiment was
detached from the state division, as
likewise did Major Gen. Milton J.
Foreman, commander of the reor
ganized division of state militia, a
colonel of artillery in the 33d division
during the war.
General Is Practicing Law.
Gen. Denison is now practicing
law and is an assistant on the staff
of Attorney General Edward J.
Gen. Denison's military record is a
long one. After helping organize the
8th Illinois, colorned, he was elected
a major on June 28, 1898, and served
in Cuba until April 3, 1899. While
in Cuba he served as president of a
general courtmartial, the first col
ored man ever to serve thus in the
United States army. In this cam
paign he also organized a court of
claims and was a member of that
court until his regiment was ordered
On June 23, 1903, he was appoint
ed major, chief of the quartermaster
corps, 4th brigade, I. N. G., serving
in that capacity to June 17, 1907.
Until January 14, 1914
served as iwa.,,, il
regiment, then was appointed colonel
of the regiment. On June 27, 1916,
he was mustered into federal service
with his command and served on the
Mexican border at Fort Sam Hous
ton until mustered out of federal
service October 27'.
Re-entering the service as a col
onel of national guard on that same
day, he remained a national guard
soldier until the President's call of
July 25, 1017. He was mustered into
federal service for the third time on
August 3^ 1917, and took his regi
ment to Houston again, there to
train under Gem* Bell until the "8th
renumbered the 370th infantrywas
detached from the 33d division and
dispatched to France, there to go
into the line almost immediately.
First i4 St. Mihiel.
The 370th United States infantry,
brigaded in the French 75th division,
went into servipe at Mulhausen, a
training sector at the extreme south
ern end of the Western front. Six
weeks later, by easy stages, trans
ferred to the 36th French division, it
went into the St. Mihiel sector, the
first Americans there, seeing twenty
days of active service there before
joining the 35th French division
north of Verdun for the Argonne of
Before the Argonne offensive, the
military authorities wishing to get
rid of the colored commander, in
validated Gen. Denison home, al
though he was in perfect health.
After being invalided home he saw
his regiment return to Chicago with
medals of honor hung on nearly
every alternate soldier in the outfit.
"My work is finished," said Gen.
Denison today: "I trained the 8th,
and I believe that I am responsible
for its lecord. I appreciate the
(honor given me, elevating me to the
rank of brigadier general upon my
retirement. Although physically out
of the national guard service, I shall
always consider myself a soldied of
the state of Illinoisand my heart
will always be with the members of
the 8th infantry."
John Rector, Father of Sarah
Rector Dies Broken Hearted
in Baylor Hospital, Dallas.
To die alone, broken hearted, away
from friends and relatives though
rich in this world's good was the
fate of John Rector, father of Sarah
Rector, heiress to millions of dollars
worth of oil lands.
He was taken from the train at
Dallas early Saturday, unconscious
and rushed at once to Baylor hos
pital where it was found that he was
suffering from uremia. He died 24
Humiliation and grief over the de
ception of Jim Manuel, whom he
knew when both were poor "bad
land" farmers near Muskogee, is be
lieved to have been responsible for
his lapse into such a critical condi
Manuel while in the state peniten
tiary at Jefferson City, Mo., for for
gery, told Rector that oil had been
discovered near a piece of land which
he owned near Tampico, Mex., and
that his land was worth $40,000,000.
Rector, having seen the magic of oil
raise his own family from poverty to
a quarter million dollar home in Kan
sas City, credited the story.
The bond was made and with a
couple of thousand dollars in expense
money in his pocket, Mr. Rector
started to Mexico with his old Mus
kogee friend to get some oil millions
for himself. Manuel had promised
him half of the proceeds from his
land for helping him out.
When they got to Mexico, Mr. Rec
tor found that Manuel's tale was a
fabrication. The ex-convict vanished
into the desert leaving him strand
ed. He wired back to Kansas City
for money to get home on and the
humiliation after the fond dreams he
had entertained is believed to have
Manuel had previously served a
six-year term in the Oklahoma peni
tentiary for forging a deed to a sis
ter's allotment and selling it. She,
too, was a Creek freedman.
His bddy was turned over to the
Crawford Undertaking Company
where it was prepared for burial and
shipped Monday to his wife, Mrs.
Rosa Rector, who lives in Muskogee,
Okla. Mr. Rector was about 45 years
Miss Rector, who now resides in
Kansas City, was immediately noti
fied of her father's death and she left
at once for Muskogee where her
mother now is.
Miss Rector will be remembered as
the young lady whose huge fortune
was the cause of so many attempts
on the part of promoters and schem
ers to rob her. In the list of her ex
periences in keeping her fortune
which is roughly estimated at $10,-
000,000, she has had to outwit law
yers, often keeping a bodyguard
about her to guard her against phys
One such experience was encoun
tered at Tuskegee Institute, where as
the guest of Mrs. Washington, a
guard of students under Mr. Ticum
seh Bush of Waco, prevented her for
cible abduction by a party of schem
ers who had followed her from Kan
sas City for that purpose.
Miss Rector and her guardians now
maintain a magnificent home in Kan
sas City, where for the past two
years she* has been pursuing her
AFRICAN CHIEFS TAKE MANY
WIVES TO PARIS.
Party Includes 27 Rulers, AM Over
Paris, July. Twenty-seven Afri
can chiefs, the sovereigns of various
French colonies or protectorates in
the Sudan, Senegal, Dahomey, Mau
retania and the Ivory and Guinea
coasts arrived in Paris today. The
huge black men were dressed in
multi-colored silk gala costumes.
Some of them carried immense
spears, and all wore swords.
Many of them had been decorated
with the insignia of officers or
knights of the Legion of Honor for
distinguished services on behalf of
France during the war.
The chiefs presented a picturesque
appearance as they faced batteries of
photographers at the Lyons station.
Chiefs Baloun Naba, conaueror of
Togoland, and Adadji Abdoukane of
Senegal, -who were active in the en
listment of their followers and in the
preparations for fitting them out for
sevirce in the European war, were
most prominent. The ehieftains
Were accompanied by their wives,
each having from two to five.
All the men were more than six
feet tall, muscular and beautiful spe
cimens of manhood, especially the
younger among them.
The American Lyncher.
So far as we can learn, the ap
palling crimes committed by the
lynchers in this country are commit
ted not by men of foreign birth or
extraction, but by men wholly of
American origin and boasting their
lineage from American citizens.
The deeds of which these savages are
guilty are often so horrible that one
dare not describe them in print. To
drag their victims through the
streets till the life has been pounded
out of them, to saturate, them with
oil and burn them at, the stake
these are some of the'minor cruel
ties inflicted upon American citizens
by their sub-brutal fellows. Every
one of these mob-tortured men the
government of the United States has
the right to call to the defense of
the nation's flag. Every one of
them, therefore, should be guaran
teed his rights as an American citi
zen by the federal government. If
congress fails to pass the anti-Iynch
ing bill, we all become participes
criminis in this shameful evil that
disgraces the nation. Our Dumb
The "Lily Black" organization of
Richmond, Va., has prepared resolu
tion asking Henry Ford to run for
President and say they will support
him. And there is no one man in the
United States whov has done more to
arouse race and religious prejudices
than Henry Ford. ^C^*^!^
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