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The Southern Iadieitor.
e*LU?SIA, SOUTH CAROLINA.
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AuduST 30, 1921
Register! Register!! Register!!
is so rampant now
that white lyjnchers have turned on
themselves as was the case a few
days ago in Mississippi.
Just as we expected, the new
past time of iaring Uncle Sam by
tarring, feathering, sacking, drag-,
ing and dumping in the streets, of]
white men and women is the work
of the newly
Ku Klux Klkn, a branch of which
is organized in Columbia, and a
gainst which nota single protest
was entered >y the powers that be.
Just what has happened in Florida
Missississipp i and Texas, is likely
to happen right here in Columbia.
Just how 13 hold the Negro down
without stay ing down themselves,
is still a problem far the underclass
of whites, while the average Negro
is least concerned and therefore
will not grasp the legitimate means
of advancement at his command.
Some people keep so busy at
tending to of her people's business
time to at
ss. ~ * "
The business and professional
men and women of Atlanta, are
raising $5,oj)0 with which to en
tertain the ljarge delegations that
will attend ithe National Negro
Business League in that city Aug.
17, 18, 19.
will give ourj
This effort alone
readers an idea of the
value and importance of attending
this meeting! And we trust will
prompt themj to go over and par
take of the good things said and
done. The Indicator assures each
and every one that at this gather*
ing they wi|l get new inspiration,
new business ideas at first hand.
I * ? *
Now that ?Hon. J. W. Tolbert,
the reconize^ State Chairman and
National Committeeman, has won
out in everyj battle over the many
*'would like| to be Republicans"
and has proye "* himself to be the
proper man to shake the plum tree
in South Carolina, we may expect
old man Tom Miller and all of his
kind?the Lilly White crowd?to
take a back seat while the true
and tried oli liners pick up Mr.
Tolbert's shake downs
The ending of this fight brings
the greatest!victory to true repub
licanism it ; has been ours yet to
witness. The Negroes of South
Carolina owe Mr. Tolbert a debt o
gratitude,-?or this victory, which
they shouldjoot let go uupaid.
This victory makes conditions
in South Carolina more hopeful as
Mr. Tolbert has his first time to
\ betray the tjrust of those who have
^trusted taeir greatest interest to
j?\ we understand it, Mr. Tol
, 1 Mil ?eti no dictation as t<
how Ik JmM should be measure*
?UtaS Lwill understand condi
tions m Vh Caroiina and knows
his friends as
well as th
e^ ies and friends of
the Grane OflL^ And win
hand out the ph^ according as
their works have oot
It now remains to bt ^ whcth.
erornot \Ar. Tolbert ^ make
good his pledges or defaulHnd gtt
in the bad graces of his true and
tried friends as he is already with
those who were lined up but fell
by the way.
This is an old line Republican
administration, but the adminis
tration cannot do its full work un
less all of its members or officers
are full fledged to the party. So we
would admonish Mr. Tolbert be
careful in considering New Con"
verts many of whom are not con
verts to the true principals of the
Because of the explicit confi
dence it had in Mr. Tolbert, The
Indicator has been one of his ar
dent supporters, and until he be
trays the trust it now has in him,
it will still support him.
It is now time Mr. Tolbert to
call your men under the plum tree
and give a good shake.
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We are grateful to the many who
are expressing to us their great
satisfaction with our late editorial
policy-and the general contents of
The Indicator each week. We are
especially grateful to our good
friend Dr. J. W. Sexton of Spar
tanburg, a constant reader and
firm believer in The Indicator, who
was moved to write us such a
pleasing article this week. Which
article appears on front page. We
invite the attention of our readers
to this article that they may read
what a man of worth and standing
in his community has to say about
Negro journals and how he backs
up his saying with thirteen paid up
subscription to Negro papers.
It goes without saying that men
like Dr. Sexton with stich a large
city and country practice in and
around Spartanburg together with
his drug store and other business
interests, has not one-half the time
to read Negro papers that the con
tract hand, farmer and other labor
ers, yet to keep abreast the times
and to keep in touch with doing of
our people he finds it his indispen
sable buty to subscribe to pay for
and actually read a large number
of Negro papers. Yet there are
who never see a Negro newspaper
and cannot be persuaded to sub
scribe to them.
There is another class who await
the coming of Negro newspapers
as eagerly as the neighbors
themselves who have enough race
pride and honesty to subscribe.
These belong to the.14beating:"class
who believe in getting all they can
at the expense of the publisher and
their neighbors, matters not what
the cost to them may be. This is
one of the great hinderances to)
Negro journalism. Like a tub o
crabs the poor publisher is trying
to make it with all the crabs pull
ing him back.
There are many Dr. Sextons in
South Carolina who believe in and
back up The Indicator just as
strongly with words and deeds as
does he. And were it not for these
many Dr. Sextons and the unfail
ing effortr of this humble servant
jf the people, The Indicator, would
have long ago gone the way of the
dead after many other papers.
But it still lives with more hope
than ever, that the long oppressed
people it represents will soon more
Fully realize its real worth and ap
preciate its service.
We cannot fully express to Dr.
Sexton our high appreciation to
him for these high expressions of
us, of our position on matters per
taining to the advancement of the
race along all lines but especially
racial co-operation which is so
badly neglected. We feel, how
ever, that we are unworthy of these
laudable praises, and will only use
such to rekindle the hope that we
may some day prove ourself worthy
by rendering more effective service
to a people who will soon realize
the great worth, not of the man
but the newspaper that will turn
to our boys and girls the bright
side of the picture in rebuttle to
the dark side that is daily turned
by the other fellows.
Mr, Samuel Vanderhorst is
spending his vacation in New
Xork with friends and relatives.
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Jrifig Pressure on Congress
to Pass the Anti-iynch
Every colored man and woman
i the United States who wants
o see barbaric crime of mob
lurder wiped out in the United
tates should, as soon as it is an
ounced that the Dyer Anti
inching Bill is reported out and
j before Congress, telegraph at
nee to i :s ?r her representative
sking his support for the Bill,
lever bsforehas an anti-lynch
ig bill advanced so far as this
ne. La rgely through the efforts
f the National Association for
he Advancement of Colored peo
le, whose representatives have
ppeared at hearings in Wash
lgton and conducted correspon
ance with senators and repre
entatives, there is every pros
ect that if colored people unite,
be bill may become law. This
nil put the entire federal govern
lent behind prosecution of mob
sts and lynchers. It is now or
ever for if the present bill is i
ot enacted, such legislation will
e set back for years to come.
It is therefore, not too much !
o urge that every colored Ameri- j
an eitizen spend fifty cents or a
oliar in telegraphing to Wagh-1
ngton in support of this most'
nportant measure. It is now up
o the colored Americans, them
elves, If they want this meas
re to pass, it is in their power
o have it. If they fail to take
nited and nation-wide action,
he responsibility for the failure
nil rest squarely* upon their
houlders. Here is a concrete
pportunity for all of us?church
es, fraternal orders, all organi
zations and individuals?to get
together and work as one unit,
ten million strong.
We shall keep oar readers in
formed and shall announce the
moment for action.
ANOTHER WORD FOR
Mr. Roach, Dear Sir:
I just want to let you know that
I receive your paper everj week
on time. I enjoy- reading it very
much. I think it is the best
colored paper that carries the
news for our people and not a
fraid to speak the truth.
Willie P. Poole,
Box 1079, Washington, D. C?
Important Meeting N. A. A
The regular month!? meeting
of the N. A. A C. P., Monday
night, August 1st. at 8 o'clock,
Phyllis Weatiy Cenrer. 1323 As
sembly St. Come and hear the
report from Annual Conference
National Association held in De
troit and see what we can do te
better our condition.
B. W. Nance, Pres.
R, W. Jackson, Act' Sec.
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