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The Southern Indicator.
COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA.
Editorial Staff. .tfMfc-,
J. A. Roacb.Managing Ed?tcf?!
Rev. H. M. Mooro, D. D., Contributing!
Rev. D. F. Thompson, D. D., Contrib
Rev. I. E. Lowery, D. D., Local Re
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February 19, 1921
A Great Race Conference is
now a part of history for 1921.
Any honest minister, like an
honest layman will pay his debts
promptly or report the reason
why. The other class will not.
Now is the time to plant that
garden to get early vegetables
The sermons some preachers
preach can't be heard for the
lives they live.
The typhus disease just intro
duced in New York by Jtiimi
arraa^s from Europe Ja. starking
New'York's-best medical skill.
The Columbia State should agi
tate the landing of those destruc
tive incomers on the borders of
South Carolina. -
The woman or girl of color who
can and does look a white man
salesman or what not, sternly in
the face and transact her busi
ness without a "grin" or un
necessary exchange of words as
other women do our men, the
sooner will that man regard her
more respectful and the more
will our men respect her and the
more will she be deserving ol
MI _I _DI--C ft
Loveless Love Blues is the title
of the latest blues sung by W.
C. Handy, originator of the
blues idea, and better known b>
"St. Louis Blues" and "Memphis
Blues" which are known the
world over. The Q. R S. Com
pany has made a roil of this
number featuring a colored
pianist, James P. Johnson of
New York City. Since January
1st six phonograph companies
have mads phonograph records
of "Loveless Love" as the words
are a novel construction and the
music characteristic of Mr. Han
dy, The chorus of "Loveless
Love" is written in SpaniBn tem
po and carries a Himple melody
as beautiful as "Silver Thread?
Among The Gold." Thesecond
chorus is written in Jazz tempo
and is pronounced by all who
hear it as an innovation in the
song writing game.
Pace and Handy, Music Co ,
enjoys th* distinction of being
of being the first to publish a
song with the laughing trombone
and the first to put' over a song
with Mamie Smith in the records
and the first to lend dignity to
the Blues. This Company is do
ing s pioneer work which in th?
years to come will be pointed to
with pride by members of th?
We Don't Agree.
The Indicator noted that re
presentatives Mason and Stab
ling of Anderdon are contending
th it certain parts of unsettled
ail? in Georgia be reclaimed ry
S i Ith Cirolina. We don't agree
with the gentlemen. South Car
ulina is too much like Georgis
now and being fearful that this
part of Georgia added to South
Carolina will also add to her dark
blots, we say let Georgia have
that strip( of land. Furthermore
were ijt pasible to annex Ander
Abbeville, Hampton, Fort
Vi'?tte and like places to thc
black record of Georgia. The In
(iicotor would legislate those
places to Georgia without fur
The Committee Appointed.
We had the pleasure last weefc
of calling the attention of oui
readers to The Hoy al Theatre, I
"movie huuse" in this city eon?
ducted by whites exclusively foi
ttie exclusive patronage o? Ne
groes. This Theatre for som?
time has been tee topic of dis
cus8ion among our people be
cause of the little recognitior
given those who patronize it, ex
cept to come in great and stu
greater numbers to patronize it,
This the Negroes of Columbia
dre tired doing and have really
resolved not to do so much Ung
er. For that reason we had .
little say last week and suggest
ed that before the leading minis
ters and business men of the city
took any steps to satisfy the dis
satisfied public, that the minis
eera who have the ears of tbs
people appoint a committee tc
wait on the owmer and managet
and lay bare the desires of thc
peoole and if a deaf ear is given
chis committee then take such
steps as the leading minda think
We gladly say that in keeping
with our suggestion the Inter
denominational Ministers Union
bas appointed that committee
and the same is at work. We
hoping that this committee will
he abie to make a favarable re
port back to the Union next Tues
Just what the demands are
that this committee will make
we do not know but we do know
that with the men of experience
and ability among us to manage
and operate the theatre in ever>
branch they certainly should be
given positions and that the
theatre should be conducted on s
high ordor. Nothing less than
this should satisfy, nothing lesE
than this should be granted.
^??ngth *In Unio'n. *
Another step foward for Co
lumbia's colored citizenry is the
formulated j.lan for a large
Building and Loan Association to
help the masses. From first
hand information, this Organiza
tion is a certainty and is only a
matter of time to properly or
ganize which will be done next
Thursday night, February 24th,
at Zion Baptist Church. The
capital s ock is $50,000 at $50 00
per share. Many have already
subscribed for shares and many
more will subscribe. This is SB
it should be IC is high time
that our peoplein Columbia should
cooperate and combine their for
ces if we would get the recogni
The Indicator would urge every
colored man and woman to sub
scribe to the capital stock of this
new concern and help to put it
into operation at once and here
after when we need money to
buy a home or pay for what we
have let's KO to our own.
Let's meet at Zion next Thurs
The iatest introduction under
jim crowism in South Carolina is
a bill to jim crow pictures in the
atres- That is a white picture
cannot be shown in a colored the
atre and vise versa if the bill is
carried. And it seems to meet
with favor with the lawmakers;
for it has passed its third read
ing at this writing.
We now have jim crow publit
carriers, jim crow churches, jim
crow stores, jim crow waiting
rooms, jim crow clerks, etc., and
it seoms that now we are to have
jim crow pictures. Going some.
You will have to move up Geor
Somehow or other during the
heat of the jim crow fever law
makers they overlook the main
ssues. Since jim crowism is the
ssue we should like to read of
?arried bills to prohibit white
nen from owning and managing
colored theatres; one to prohibit
vhite lawyers from defending
vfegroes. one to prevent white
lectors from practicing on Ne
groes, one to prevent white ln
iurance companies and white col
ectora from insuring and collect
ng from Negroes; one to probib
t white clerks (especially female)
rom serving Negroes; one to
?rohibit white printers from re
eiving printing; from Negroes;
JUST WHAT YOU'VE BEEN ,
A break in th? prices of Woolen?.
Owing to tha Reduction eur Woolen Hoists have granted us, we
are able to make a suit from $80.00 upward. See our line before
yeu buy your next Suit gr Overcoat. We are experts and guaran
tee both style sud fit.
B. Fr PRIESTER
1323 Assembly St. Phone 3763
Is found at our place. Don't rob yourself. See our stock of
ali the latest styles, not samples, but whole pieces of woolen
goods from which ygpr Suit will be made. We are now
carrying a full line oflfcench B ack Serges, Doeskin, Drape;
Broadcloth, Navy Blues and a variety of fancy styles for
your selection. Polite service awaits your call.
Ladies' Suits, Goats, Skirts and Dresses made to measure.
A full line of'Furs and Neck Pieces. Coat Suits $29.00 and
up, Long Coats $29.QQ up, Silk Seal Plush Coats $52.50 up.
Ladies, call and let us show you these latest styles.
J. W. BRUNSON
713 Main St. ' Phone 2162 Columbia, S. C.
OUR GREAT WORD!
SERVI C E was our aim
E very day during; 19201
R endering each customer the
Very best S?E RV ICE
I n our powe* will be a
C onstant feature of our business
E very hour during 19211
HLLISCN LUMBER e?
"The SERVICE Yard"
Phone 185, 720 Lady Street
DR. N. A. JENKINS,
i. Alfer ?jrac?cing ? or t^elre y para, we -have Jound^_the field of medi
cine so broad that it la necessary to limit our practice afbng certain
lines ia order to do the heat work. While wa do a very limited
amount of general practice, we are trying to confine our work
almost ?n?rely to office practice. We have made a specialty of
Female Diseases; Diseases of- the Throat, Removal of Tonsils and
Adenoide, Stomach Trouble, Disease of the Cheat and Joints, Re
moval of Ingrowing Nalia and New Growths, and all kinds of office work.
We find that If- these ailments are corrected before they go too long, it
will eave many patients from hospital operations.
Office Hours: Telephones:
9:00 a. m. to 11:00 a. m. Office, 3763
12.00 m. to 1:00 p. m. Residence, 3873
3:00 p. m. to 7:00 p. m.
Office, 1323 Assembly St. Residence, 2202 Hampton Ave.
one to prohibit our women from
"grining" in the fates of white
men; one to prohibit white
drug stores from telling Negroes
anything. These and a few oth
ers. Such bills providing ample
time fer the Negroes to prepare
to meet th ic emergency would
no doubt bring the Negrees to
gether one fer all ways and make
them place the real value on
their dollars; for it seems that
they will only do what "white
fol ksM force them to do even for
their very best interest as a race.
So let the bills come ' 'white
We Hope It U Not True.
"Lord, you know that religion is
growing so cold and sin 1B growing
BO bo|d" is a striking utterance and
a bold confession I heard made In a
recent prayer by a good man. The
statement is an old worn sentence fre
quently used in prayer. We dare criti
cise prayer less we be guility of judg
ing the heartland motive of the per
son thus engaged by the use of these
old common sentences; none of us
"know how to pray ae wa ought." Aa
we study our condition and recount
a few ot our many blessings we nope j
this expression so earnestly uttered :
in our good brother's prayer is noti
There Is every reason for the suc
cessful growth of the Christian re
ligion among us. The growth of plants
depend upon suitable conditions such
as soil, sunshine, rain, cultivation, etc.
Nature plays an Important patt, then
too, human skill comet In with its
contribution. The Christian religion's
growth among a people depends upon
similar agencies. We have the divine
side and human side. The unique plan
of redemption has been' wrought by
Jesus and the Holy Spirit 1B heaven's
agent in the world and the Christian
people are being used by Him in keep
ing alive and very active this religion
which in tim? must reach that large
proportion so as' to eover the whole
Let us take time and count our
human aids which are rightly to be
depended upon in their contribution to
the development of religious growth.
We have the home, church, schools,
colleges, universities young men and
women's ' associations temperance
unions, hospitals and many other like
agentB which are unknown to us. If
these are playing their real part in
?advancing the one thing upon which
[the destiny of the whole world de
pends, why do we go mourning before
death strikes its last and final blow.
But since this suggestive statement,
in the prayer referred to above, meets
the assent of the large majority of
? those listeners it is undoubtedly some
I thing tilting about this development.
Some of these departments are evi
dently failing short. Upon which shall
this fault be placed? Surely the homes
are not at fault. These are the bed
rock of any nation's civilization. Here
in ls the father, priest, prince and
king, and the mother a veritable queen.
The children honor those In whose
faces they first' looked, above air other
as tho imbodiment of purity and love.
They believe in their parents' re
ligion and every thing else until they
are deceived, then all respect and con
fidence take the wings .of doubt and
inbelief and light upon a clift in an ,
More anon. H. M. M.
BUILDING AND LOAN
All persons interested in the
proposed People's Building and
Loan Association, those who have
subscribed for shares and pros
pective subscribers, are calkd to
meet at Zion Baptist Church,
h?xt Thursday night. Feb. 24 at
8 o'clock. Don.t fail to come
and come on time.
Hats made to order or old hats
made new 'at the Waverley Millinery
Shop, tyOO Gervais St
HARDY & PINeKNEY
Columbia's Leading Colored
Undertakers & Embalmers
Funeral Supplies at Lowest Prices
Complete Motor Funeral Equipment, consisting of
Automobile ^Hearse, Limousinesand Ambulance.
Prices the Same as Horse Drawn Equipment.
.1006 Washington Street 305 West Coffee Street
Everybody knowe na now. Why? Our work has advertised us. Why7
! out by any colored shop in the State. Who
. i Columbia and in many parts of the
.. We guarantee the quickest deliveries
it prices from MO.00 and up for Suits and
Because it is the b
says ao? AU the
We make our v
of alt the shops.
We have a lar
EN & PAUL
olumbia, S. C.
ll23 Washington Street.
<0Wa/ \9leUef <$? ?Benevolent
The South Carolina Mutual'1 Ins. Co.
The Greatest of Us Kind in The 3tate
OVER 150 AGENTS^EMPLOYED
It Gires as Good Protection as Any Bor Less Money..
t- An Investigation Solictfed.
$75,000 Strong F?r Your
J. H. GOODE, Gen. ligr.
45011-2 Taylor St. . - .^Gommbi&^S^C. _
N. J. JENKINS
Groceries and Produce sold at Low Prices,
We carry a Full Line of Groceries etc at all times.
Give me a triai order. We solicit your orders.
601 ASSEMBLY STREET
COLUMBIA, S. C.
We Have Mamie Smith's
IT'S RIGHT HERE FOR YOU
THE ROAD IS ROCKY
FARETHEE HONEY BLUES
BE SURE AND COME TO OUR NEW LOCATION
Pianos, Player Pianos, Victrolas and all the latest and best
in Records and'Player Rolls.
THE: JOHN CHURCH CO.
1606 Main St. Phone 2000 P. M. A ebury, Mgr.
W C. JOHNSON
H. W. BRADLHY
J. W. MORRIS
- Funeral Directors & Licensed Embalmers
1115 Washington St., Phone 3500
You are cordially ted to visit and inspect tho full USMC af
1124 Washington SL
College Boys, Profeesional Moo, Railroad, Steamship est* He**]
In fact, tO all mon who aspire to fool it and fnenlonabio.
There is Snap about our Shirts, Collara. Scarfs, Hosiery, Urang*
mg Robes. Quality, Serrice and a Geniel Smile await yon at
Phono 2301. - LOVE B. WOODS.
BUY ALL LEATHER GUARANTEED
0HOES for Men, Women and Chil
dren at I.. S. Leevy's, 1221 Taylor
St Phone 819.
DR. HARRIET B. DAWKINS
Office hours, 9:3tf to 11:30 a-, m.,
3 to 4:0O p. m.
1006 Marlon St. Columbia, S..C.