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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1922.
HOW TO ESCAPE PROM EVIL:
Because thou hast made the Lord,
which is my refuge, even the Most
High, thy habitation there shall no
evil befall thee, neither shall any
plague come nigh thy dwelling. For
he shall give his angels charge over
thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
A DISTINGUISHED VISITOR
For one week, beginning tomor
row, St. Paul will play host to the
distinguished actor, Charles S. Gil
pin. Mr. Gilpin, since his initial ap
pearance in "The Emperor Jones" in
New York last year has been ac
claimed as "the most amazing actor
of our time." Heywood Broun, one
of the leading dramatic critics of the
country declared in his review of the
play that Mr. Gilpin was unquestion
ably one of the great actors on the
American stage. Every critic
throughout Canada and Northern
United States is of the same opinion.
It has been long since St. Paul
has had the pleasure of entertaining
a guest so universally heralded as a
truly great artist. THE APPEAL,
on behalf of the thousands of colored
St. Pauhtes whom he will not met
personally, extends to him a cordial
welcome to Minnesota and to our
city, congratulates him on his bril
liant performances, and wishes for
him every success in the future.
REASONS FOR RIOTS
All seven Twin City dailies carried
a seven-column "streamer" over the
stories of two recent crimes in which
"Negroes" were the offenders.
Every one except the so-called
radical daily "played up" the word
"Negro" or "black" in the headlines
and sub-heads. The stories were
highly colored and garnished with
choice imaginings of the reporter,
and, especially in the Minneapolis
case of assault and robbery, were
well calculated to make a real man's
But some mysterious something
shut up the St. Paul case. On the
second day not a line appeared, in
spite of the fact that the story had
taken nearly the whole front page
the day before. And in Minneapolis,
the authorities are still hunting for
the "Negro" who committed the
The point is not that colored men
did not commit these crimes. Evi
dence seems to prove that they were
guilty. The point is that
were "played up" all out of propor
tion to their importance. The point
is that the race and color of the
criminals were unduly stressed.
Newspapers, by their very nature,
are bound by a great public trust.
In matters dealing with this work
adav world they are the Bibles f the
masses. To quote Prof. David F.
Swenson of the University of Minne
sota, "If the editors do not learn that
this 'playing up' of 'Negro' crime
must stop they will wake
up some morning to find that they
have bespattered themselves and
their city with blood."
Two congressmen who voted
against the Dyer anti-lynching bill in
the House of representatives have
been retired by colored votes and de
feated in their candidacy for re-elec
tion, according to announcement to
day by the National Association for
the Advancement of Colored People,
70 Fifth avenue. New York. The
two congressmen are Dr. Caleb R.
Layton, Republican representative at
large from the state of Deleware,
and .Wayne Parker, Republican
representatives from the Ninth New
Deleware colpred voters were
roused by the tfntiring and courage
ous work of Mrs. Alice Dunbar Nel
son who put the facts before them,
organized meetings, conferred with
newspaper editors, and was instru
mental in bringing the N. A. A. C. P.
speakers into the campaign against
Against both Dr. Layton and Mr.
Parker, the National Association for
the Advancement of Colored People
conducted a persistent and insistent
campaign. The secretary of the As
sociation, James Weldon Johnson,
and the assistant secretary, Walter
F. White, both went to Wilmington
where thev spoke before mass meet
ings organized by local N. A. A. C.
P., in onjunction with the Anti
lynching Crusaders and the Inde
pendent Citizens' League.
N. A. A. C. P. press releases were
sent to white and colored newspapers
throughout New Jersey, informing
their readers that Representative
Parrker had voted against the Dyer
anti-lynching bill in the House of
representatives and urging that he be
rebuked in the election. N. A. A. C.
P. branches in Parker's district were
also urged to do all in their power
:o defeat him.
The entire Republican ticket was
elected in Delaware with the excep
tion of Representative Layton, who
voted against the Dyer bill, and Sen
ator Du Pont, whose defeat is partly
due to his having persisted, despite
warnings from colored leaders, in
trying to force Layton upon voters
who would not have him. Accord
ing to figures from the official 1922
registration, the Republicans had a
margin of 7,000. There were, how
ever. 12,000 registered colored voters
in Delaware and these proved de
James Weldon Johnson, secretary
of the N. A. A. C. P., issued the fol
lowing brief statement in comment
upon these results:
"Colored voters had an issue in
this election, and they made the most
of it. That issue was the Dyer anti
lynching bill and on the strength of
it they retired two men who voted
against it and who might, but for
colored votes, have been returned to
congress. That is a convincing dem
onstration of power. This should be
borne in^mind in watching the Sen
ate's action in reference to the Dyer
bill. The Republican margin has
been reduced. But the Republicans
can still enact the Dyer bill if they
want to. They and they alone are
to be held strictly responsible for
the fate of the Dyer bill by colored
voters." League Urges Race To
Petition Harding on His
Messageto Ex. Session
Boston, Mass., Nov. 11, 1922.As
a result of the personal audience
with President Harding and what he
said as to the nature of his call for
the extra sessiop which he issued to
day, the National Equal Rights
League, urges the race ^everywhere
to write the President to recom
mend to congress immediate consid
eration of the Dyer anti-lynching bill
by the Senate in his spoken or writ
ten mesasge to the extra session.
This the league did today, Armis
The league delegation pressed this
tfeciuest before the audience at the
White House was over, and give the
benefit of their conference to the
race by urging this new movement.
The league recommtends also that the
race petition their U. S. senators to
make the Dyer bill first business of
the Senate, ahead of the librarian
loan bill, and to be continuously con
sidered till passed. This the league
At the audience on Saturday in the
White House the President ex
pressed support of the Dyer bill and
said he would aid its passage by tl/
Workers Break Up Klan
Mooting In Long Island
Bay Shore, L. I.. Nov.(Crusader
Service). The first bow of the Ku
Klux Klan on Long Island here to
night was interfered with bv Cath
olics, Jews, colored people and
others, including bodies representing
organized labor, not in sympathy
with the Ku Klux movement, who
called upon the state troops to stop
the meeting after there had been
considerable heckling from those in
the audience. The upshot of the in
terruptions was that the Klan prin
cipals made a hasty exit and the
troopers declared the meeting ad
journed when the speakers did not
crimes i return to the_^all.
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American Legion Welfare Bureau
Baby Welfare Association
Bethesda Invalid Home
Bethesda^ Receiving Home
Boy Scouts of America
Bureau of Catholic Charities
Catholic Infant Home
Christ Child Society
Guild of Catholic Women
St. Joseph's Orphanage
St. Paul's Orphanage
Children's Home Society
Crispus Attueks Home
Disabled Veterans Rest Camp
Downtown Boys' Club
East Eide Community Work
Farm School Y. W. C. A.
Fifth Ward Neighborhood House
Giris' Community Service League
Goodwill Day Nursery
Hamline Community Y. M. C. A.
CHRISTIAN MOB TRIES TO LYNCH
MAN ACCUSED OF KISSING
New York, Nov.(Crusader Serv
ice). "Christian" churchgoers re
turning to their homes last Sunday
morning in the neighborhood of
Eleventh avenue and Forty-fifth
street were about to engage in Chris-
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tian America's most popular sport
lynchingwhen a squad of police
men from the West Forty-seventh
street station, with clubs unlimbered
and revolvers d^awn, drove off the
blood-thirsty church crowd of "the
best people" and made the colored
man a prisoner.
The colored mai Alphonso Mayo,
formerly of Memphis* Tenn., was ac
cused of kissing a white woman in a
dark hallwoy in the neighborhood.
Word spread like wildfire that a
"Negro" had made an attack on a
white woman and Mayo, who was in
the neighborhood and may or may
not have been the man responsible
GIV$ HIM A CHANCE
There isn't one of you who would turn a deaf ear if
this boy made his appeal in person.
The fifty-three social and welfare agencies whose
only excuse for existence is their purpose and ability
to aid this boy and the thousands he typifies, now
ask you for the necessary money to carry on their
work through their financial agent of the Com*
The Agencies that are Members of the Community Chest
Home Demonstration Work
Home for the Friendless
Jewish Home for the Aged
Jewish Welfare Association
Juvenile Court Worker
King's Daughters Aid Society
League of Protestant Women
Linnea Home for the Aged
Lower Town Center
Lutheran Colony of Mercy
Minn. Transfer Y. M. C. A.
Mutual Aid Blind Association
Neighborhood House Association
Norwegian Lutheran Rescue Home
Protestant Orphan Asylum
St. Paul Institute (non-self-support-
Salvation Army Corps
Salvation Army Rescue Home
Shoe and Clothing Committee
Society ,for the Friendless
Tri-Parks Y. M. C. A.
The Saint Paul
The Appeal Start* Monday, November 20
HAVE A HEART
for the alleged attack, was chased
up to the roof of a tenement house
and by the time he was dragged
from the roof a crowd of a thousand
persons had collected at the entrance
to the lower hallway. The man was
already in a semi-conscious state
from blows and kicks and, many in
the crowd were yelling to "get a
rope." Two policemen tried unsuc
cessfully to rescue Mayo, and some
one telephoned to the station house
perhaps some non-churchgoerand
a department car with reserves hur
ried to the scene. When they got
there the crowd numbered over 2,000.
Union Gospel Rescue Home
Y. M. C. A. Central Building
Y. W. C. A.
Margaret Louise Club (self-sup-
Blue Triangle Hall (self-support
Grace Lodge (self-supporting)
Deficit from 1921-22 (approximate)
Campaign Expense (approximate)
Education and Publicity Depart
Social Service Supervision Depart
Distribution and General Adminis
Depreciation Reserve Fund
fought their way through the crowd I "J?838
GOV. SMALL PICKS
JOHN B. FRENCH, CITY HALL
ALLY, GETS $5,000 PLACE
Gov. Len Small yesterday an
nounced his long delayed appoint
ment of a representative of the em
ployers of labor on the Illinois in
The role of spokesman for the cap
tains of industry was given to John
B. French, a colored man known h*
ih* Wilson avenue neighborhood for
several years as the owner of
French's pantry, a small restaurant
French sold his place of business
about three months ago with the an
nouncement that he expected ap
pointment to an important office.
Siace that time has has spent con
siderable time in the city hall offices
of Edward H. Wright, colored, one
of the Corporation Counsel Ettelson's
assistants. In his new place French
will receive a salary of $5,000 a ,nr.
Formerly a Bellboy.
I The story of the colored man's rise
to a position of power and influence
seldom reached by a man of his race
in Illinois was one widely discussed
along Broadway last- night. He was
born Kentucky, but came to Chi
cago while he was a boy and for sev
eral years was a bellboy in the old
Grand Pacific hotel.
Later he was employed in the ship
ping department of a loop store.
Jfrcm that occupation he is said to
have gone into the restaurant busi
ness. It was here that he received
his experience as an employer of
Brothers Thompson Men.
French is said to have a brother,
Steward French, who is employed in
the city health department, and an
other brother, who is a policeman.
All three have been ardent support
ers of Mayor Thompson.
This appointment is accepted by
many as the explanation of a quiet
trip Gov. Small paid to Chicago early
in the week. There was considerable
guessing at that time concerning the
important business that had called
the governor away from the capital.
Votes Count, French Says.
French said last night he felt high
ly honored by the appointment. He
was asked if he knew of anv special
reason for the governor choosing
him. He named Percy Coffin and
Charles R. Francis as his chief spon
sors and continued:
"Well, votes you understand
votes in this game count. I guess I
am somewhat of a producer or I'd
never have been made a member of
this commission. Then there's that
something about all appointeesthat
is they must be 'somebody' or their
appointment would not be probable.
You understand, we have grades in
our race the same as the whites,
good and bad."
Mr. French is the father of Dr.
John R. French, dental surgeon, of
Springfield, Ohio, Nov.(Crusader
Service). Resenting the action of
the Board of Education in instituting
segregation in the public schools
here, a large crowd of colored peo
ple attacked policemen stationed to
guard teachers and pupils at Fulton
school, set aside by the Board of
Education as a jim crow school for
"Negroes onlv." All colored pum
in the city were to be sent to the
school under the order.
The colored residents resented this
attempt to jim crom colored children
and threats were made against teach
ers and parents who permitted their
children to attend the school. More
than one hundred colored people
gathered at the school yesterday and
began taunting the guards and teach
ers. Trouble grew until stones were
thrown and several windows of the
building shattered, and the reserves
had to be called to drive off the
crowd of indignant citizens.
This citv has been the scene of
several serious riots in past year, the
last being in 1920, and fears are felt
that unless the Board of Education
rescinds its jim crow order there
will be a repetition of the tumultuous
days of 1920. as the colored citizens
of Springfield are determined not to
lay down under the insult which the
action of the board hurls at them.
Protest mass meetings are being
planned and resentment is running
Founder and "Fottnderer" of Black
Star Line Has Another
New York, Nov.(Crusader Serv
ice). Giving positive proof of hise
self-heralded abilitryk as a business
genius, and evidence of his
increasinn popularity among the
unti. they reached Mayo, and after Ir^s GarJeyTtinifaS
warning the crowd they would shoot *__""
if interfered with, hustled their pris
oner to the waiting car and station,
for the battered! man was made a
prisoner although no charge had been
registered against him that day.
It is reoprted that one church in
the neighborhood had that, very
morning passed a resolution calling
upon the state department to "take
immediate action for the protection
of minorities An Turkey." Probably
the same crowd that helped to pass
that resolution participated in the
early Sabbath morn manhunt of one
nf A~.n~ n 1 M. we imeiy io meet a iate not UmlK
of America suppressed minority. of the store above referred to.
erer- o- the Black Sta Line, has
closed its door.
After struggling along for months
the grocery store conducted by the
African Communities League at 646
Lenox avenue was added to the long
list of failures that seem to be char
acteristic of the presiding genius of
the U. N. I. A. It is reported that
increasing debts, decreased sales and
bad management are responsible for
the inglorious result.
The two remaining stores, which
someone has characterized as "holes
in the wall to catch the unwary," are,
to judge from their vacant shelves,
likely to meet a fate not unlike that