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Halites Institute, Augusjta, Ga., Aug.
1921, was tue place of meeting
tn 5 greatest Synodipal Sunday
tool conference and School of Meth
for the purpose of (training the
rath of their church an4 of nor race
for a larger usefulness and a more
efficiei t leadership both in the church j
and UT the race ever helji in the his-j
tory cf the church. It ijras a record
It suffices just here to s^y that their
metho is are unique. It 1$ the further
purpose of the conference, as was
stated by one of the instructors in
home missions, Miss Barr, to make
the m ifitting fit, the fit ; more fitter.
The faculty consisted of ?some of the
"leadin, ; educators of both [races. Rev.
G. W. Long is the efficient and con
genial president of the Synodical con
vention Miss Mae V. Fosjter, the com-j
potent secretary; Miss Lucinda White,
TBE SCHOOL OF METHODS,
Deja, Rev. A. B. MeCj>y, D. D.
Director, Mr. J. M. So?aemdike.
Rev.) Milton Thompson, ?Rev. Q. E.
So fae Synodical Sabbath school
conference and School of j Methods at
Hain? ; Memorial Institute, Augusta,
Ga., oi t the above date tfill go down
into tie annals of sacred history as
jthe gi eatest event ;that ?as come to
-xpaas ii modern times of ?this kind of
or in the. history of the
for that matter. There were
represented at this
of j&? ptetfon?j
one byDr. Foster, the other
W Mi William Ralf Hail. Has the
colored Presbyterian minister meas
ured up to his. opportunity? If not,
why n >t? He gave as thr4e very pung
ent reasons thus: First,! selfishness
second, too secular; and third, for lack
of uni y among the brethren. The life
that wins or the exposition of the 17th
chapter of First Samuel.j Both were
masterpieces of oratory j and logic.
They were profound iji depth of
thougnt and unequaled in breadth of
vision To say the who^e thing was
a unique affair is to p?t it mildly.
Since I have given a synopsis of the
general convention I shallj turn now to
?al side for a moment.
TH? FAIRFIELD PRESBYTERY.
1 appen to live inland be ac-j
ed with the Fairfield Presbytery.
I shall say Just a word
it. To nafcie som^ of the per
sonnel of the delegation will assure
6ne cf a splendid representation^
Th? Personnel-The liocal Presby
tery iould he none otheii than in the
front ranks with such a idelegation as
these viz.: Mrs. Belle Vincent, the cul
tured, efficient teacher, the very em
bodinent of sunshine ajnd happiness
and lave for her fellowman as teacher
of tlie mission school, j Mrs. F. K.
Butler, Miss Edith Butler, president
Junior Misionary Society ; Miss Hat
tie K. Conwell. From j the Sunday
schoil, Misses Jennie M. Champion,
(Flossie Howard, Miss jCharlotite A.
Jackson, superintendent; cradle roll
department; Mr. S. Hejmphill, presi
Presbyterial Christian Endeavor
Leagjue; Miss Ethelind j I. Thompson,
superintendent of the Sunday school;
C. Rutherford, pr?sident Chris
Endeavor. The resolutions were
read by Mrs. Vincent "Nuff sed."
Of ourse, it suffices to mention the
pres? nee of Dr. M. G. j Johnson, the
lead? r of the above flock.
God bless Dr. Long, (his staff and
memjbership at large. 1
Millard F. Jefferson.
22JL4 Lady St., Columbia, S. C.
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Grining! A grand Pibe Organ and
Literary Recital at First Calvary.
Any one selling the most tickets for
the occasion will get a germ's free tui
tion at Benedict Collegtl Lookout for
date Mrs. T. L. Duckejtt, manager.
! JUST A FEW NOTES ABOUT
MY OBSERVATIONS IN
THE SOUTHWEST, PRO
Letter No. 2.
Nearly 2,000 people-as many as the
auditorium of the Calvary Baptist
Church could hold-assembled in this
beautiful "church, 308 West California
Street, in Oklahoma City. This was
the second popular mass meeting of the
National Association of Colored Teach
ers in that city first week in this
month. In the audience were many
white people, men and women, and
newspaper writers of note. They pub
lish several big dailies in Oklahoma
City and a splendid Negro paper-The
Black Dispatch. There is one daily that
Issues in the morning, afternoon and
at night. The Negroes call their paper
"The Black Dispatch." Just why they
call it black I could not learn, hut it
is a good paper, well edited and car
j ries a big circulation.
? The leading speaker at this second
I mass meeting was Hon. R. H. Single
I ton, the State superintendent of educa
tion. A man with a pleasing look and
I a wonderful personality. He was in
troduced to the audience by Professor
S. R. Youngbiood, who is himself a
very able speaker. Mr. Singleton
spoke 75 minutes and no one got tired,
il take from my notes a few things he
I said which reflects the attitude of the
I administration of public school officials;
toward the separate schools, and!
separate schools there means schools]
for Negro pupils. Mr. Singleton said
that they had spent last year for
buildings-referring to Negro schools!
-$1,000,000, for maintenance $840,000,!
and a per capita of $19.00. That is!
$19.00 was spent for the education of
each Negro child in the State of Okla
homa. There are 50,00$ Negro chil
t?x^?SL the schools, there, are 17 coun
livel -Out ot
a committee with himself and S. R.;
Youngbiood, who was the only colored
member, wrote a bill and had: the Leg
islature to enact same increasing the!
levy to two mills, which will double
the appropriation for the schools
throughout the State. Serving with
this committee and getting this piece I
of legislation passed is one of the big-|
gest things to the credit of a colored
man in this country. Mr. Youngbiood
showed me through the $3,000,000 cap
tol building of Oklahoma and intro
duced me to many officials. I got from
this office educational reports as I am
collecting such reports from every
State in the Union. In his report for
1919-1920 is stated that $111,424 were
spent for the maintenance of the Negro
high schools of Oklahoma. I under
stand that there are four high schools
for colored pupils. The Douglas high
school at Oklahoma City is, to my
mind, the third best in the country,
some say that the Dallas high school
at Dallas, Tex., is fine. I have seen
the second best high school for Negro
pupils in the United States-the one
in St. Louis. The Douglas High School
has a full four-year course above the
junior high with 16 units of credits.
I understand that pupils from this
school enter freshman in the best col
leges in the country. What more can
a high school pupil expect?
There is the Colored Agricultural
and Normal University at Langston,
Okla. J. M. Marquesses president of
this school. The State of Oklahoma
appropriated for this institution last
year $120,500. Besides this $30,000
was appropriated for the Colored Deaf
and Blina: School of that State. But
Oklahoma is far ahead of the real
Southern States in resources. She has
oil wells, coal mines, grasses, cattle
ranches, rock, grain, packing houses,
and so many other things upon which
taxes are levied.
In the trend of things Negroes get
rich. They have a Negro millionaire
and T. C. Elliott at Muskogee owns
four department stores at different
points. His stores are the size of J.
L. Mimnaugh's in Columbia, S. C.
Negroes in -Oklahoma City own three
theatres. They support ll physicians,
100 pressers, six dentists, three drug
stores,_16 or more churches, 50 teach
ers, three first class grocers, five real
estate agencies, three lawyers, three
undertakers and many haberdasheries
and cafeterias. Oklahoma has a popu
lation of 110,000 and 12,000 are Ne
All things considered South Caro
i shoes for the w
Announcement From Super
intendent Of City Schools.
All Colored pupils and parents
take notice. New pupils registered
i at Howard and Booker Washing
ton next Wednesday and Thurs
Registration and examination of
new pupils who desire to attend
either Howard or Booker Wash
ington schools this year will be
registered next Wednesday and
Thursday at the school buildings.
Supt. W. H. Hand of the City
Schools makes the following an
"All colored pupils not holding
promotion cards to Columbia City
Schools and wishing to enter the
coming term, Monday, September
12th, are notified to report for
registration and examination on
Wednesday? Sept/ 7th, or Thurs
day Sept. 8th. Pupils residing
north of Gervais Street will report
at Howard School, and those re
siding south will report at Booker
Washington School. ' ?
& 'Ali pupils attending the public
schools must show a vaccination
certificate stating that they have
been vaccinated since July 1st.
1916, unless they have already
presented such evidence of vacci
"No pupils residing outside the]
city limits will be received below
the high school until after Mon
day, September 19th. and then if
there be room after accomodating^
NOTICE TO MY CUSTl
MERS AND FRIENDS.
Having been-foree to vacate
jStore that I have occupied Jcj?
a ble place, I shall re-open with a
complete stock of clekn, fresh,
I desire to thank those who have
given me their patronage and ask
that they keep us in mind so that
when I re-open, we may again do
business together. Friends desir
ing any further information in re
gards to this matter, can call up
Johnson Bradley and Morris, phone
J. W. BAILEY, Grocer
2018 Marion St.
NEW BETHEL CHURCH.
Within a very few days Dr. T. H.
Wiseman and the members of Bethel
A. M. E. Church will be able to -wor
ship in jthe basement of their new
church. The builders are rapidly
pushing the work forward, and when
completed, judging from present ap
pearances, Dr. Wiseman an dhis mem
bers will have much to rejoice over
when the building is completed.
At present services are being held
in the chapel of Allen University.
lina compares favorable with the other
States. Our only moneyed crop is cot
ton and the taxable value of this State
is not one-fifth as much as these States
with such rich resources.
Teachers, preachers, farmers, and
business people do well in the West;
money is plentiful and opportunities
to get along good, but they have their
race question. The person of industry
and push can make good out there,
and the same kind of persoTTcan make
good in South Carolina. The teacher '
who succeeds in the West must know;
his "stuff/' Ignorant, time killers!
are not wanted-they employ the best
and pick them from all parts of the
; Whatever you note as natural traits
and characteristic of colored people
here is true of colored people there.
They have Negroes there who tell lies
to white people on the others who are
stepping ahead, and frame up most
anything to defeat the fellow who is
doing something, and we have that
same group of Negroes in every section
of our State. I have been in 16 dif
ferent States in these United States,
and my word is my bond. Friends,
the Negro is about the same in race
traits whether you find him in Okla
homa City, Massachusetts or South
Carolina. I. M. A.
hole family auid (
the mob a
have the u
in a while,
rather a desperate
Mob since the day
Jesus Christ on a
has appeared to
Sand, but every once
the past 2,000 years,
iied and superceded,
down the Law.
orale is what South
facing today. Men
stand around^t the streets of Colum
bia aiid oge^ admit they endorse
Anarchy. They do the
any South Carolina
some of the
ing Will Al
Frick, at C
of this wee
shoot off th
in the han
risk of the
trial, a p
iding of such propa
mtempt for the Law
advocates are sworn
their lives, if neces
more need for lynch
Negro slayer of Noah
in, S. C., on Wednesday
tan there would be to
une of the South Caro
using in order to clear
td, ^nd nominally was
of officers swoj%^Efc: re
^protect prisoners at the
mn lives, if necessary,
one chance in 5,000 that i
mid not: have a speedy ]
conviction and an early;
1er here nor there, how
int is that "tibe Mob was
itim and it found him.
repressed anger of the
the front and-the result
?tim was not given time |
shot to death, and
glory Jar bravery,
menari <p? the
beaten' 1$ has 'seinewhat lost heart.
- When tie Governor of South Caro
lina, resting from his arduous labors
np at Paris Manntain-, S. C.-he might
Just as will he there, or in Mount
Shasta as Jin Columbia-hears of this
Lexington county attack and defeat
of the Law, we suppose he will again
urge the newspapers of the State to
go out and round up the Mob and try
it. Thatj?s what he did a short while
ago whn ne was told that another Mob
searched trains and invaded another
State and searched a jail in its quest
We are told that South Carolina jails
are unfit to hold dangerous prisoners.
We are told that we are too poor to
have as good roads as North Carolina |
or Iowa. We ure told that it would be
silly for sheriffs to risk their lives by
firing ou a Mob in this State.
Granting that these claims are true,
then The Record would ask, why
South Carol:na has poor roads and
weak jails, -ince South Carolinians
jhave been paying taxes as long and
as nigh an'? as burdensome as have
the people of Tennessee or Iowa?
The officers at Knoxville a few days
ago turned guns on an attacking Mob
made up of their neighbors and shot
down scores of these Mobbers when the
Mob crossed a certain deadline. In
Massachusetts the five officers stood
pat and the Mob tied, but in South Car
olina- Oli. well, as we get it, the
sheriff says he cannot stop the Mob
and the Governor says he cannot find
it, consequently The Record submits
Things have onie to a hell of a pass
If the State can't wallop its own
In loving memory of my dear hus
band, Mr M. B. Davis, who departed
this life August 30th, 1920.
^Gone. yes gone, but not forgotten;
Gone to live with saints above,
From a world of pain and sorrow,
To a land of perfect love.
Thou hast crossed the River Jordan,
Thou; hast passed the Vale of tears;
Yet our hearts cannot forget thee,
Through the passing of tlie years>
Yes, indeed, we hope to meet you,
In tie homeland of the soul,
Just Itfon? the Vale of Sorrows,
White the surges cease to rolf. ~~
Jer ts Furnishing
NATIONAL BAPTIST CON
VENTION, CHICAGO, ILL.,
SEPT. 7-12, 1921.
The Southern Railway has been
chosen as the official route for the
South Carolina delegates and others
who will attend the above convention
and a special through Pullman sleep
ing car will be provided on Carolina
Special leaving Columbia Monday, Sep
tember 5th, provided a sufficient num
ber apply, for accommodations before
The official schedule is to leave
Charleston 7:40 a. m., Orangeburg 10:55
a. m., Columbia 1:15 p. m., Spartanburg
4:50 p. m., September 5th, arriving
Cincinnati 11:00 a. m., and Chicago
8:15 p. m. September 6th.
The following round trip reduced
fares will apply, including war tax, on
presentation of identification certifi
cates, which will be furnished by. the
I undersigned: . Charleston, $58.31;
Orangeburg $53.65; Columbia $50.79;
:Sumter 53.25; Florence -$55.53; Darl
ington $55.53; Barnwell $54.42; Spar
tanburg $45.28; Greenville $47.13;
Greenwood $49.15; Newberry $49.43.
fie sure that your tickets are routed
Southern to Cincinnati and Big Four
the}-Pullman fare will be about $9.00
per lower berth, and about $7.00 per
eS&ner berth additional.
Those who expect to attend this con
vention and desire Pullman accommo
dations should send their names at
once to Rev. D. P. Thompson, 1414
Richland street, or to Rev. H. M. Moore,
1403 Pine street, Columbia, S. C.
PLACE OF BARBECUE j
HAS BEEN CHANGED
Through the kindness of the Presi
dent of Benedict College, the great
barbecue that was to have been given
ai fe Roach's, on Qeryais street, at
given on / I&n?dtc:'.
There will be games -?f various
kinds for amusement. Plenty o? "t??
best prepared barbecue dinner will be
on hand. Mr. Elliott Green, cook for
the leading Cafeteria in the city, and
an unequalled barbecue cook, will pre
pare the meats. "Nuf sed."
Ice cream and cold drinks will be
plentiful. Come and bring your
friends. By orders of the officers.
TULSA'S NEGROES WIN
Negroes Can Rebuild in Strick
en City-Three Judges De
cide Vicious Ordinance In
valid-Victory for N. A. A.
C. P., Says Whitby.
Telephonic information with Dr. A.
Baxter Whitby, president of the Okla
homa Branches of the National Asso
ciation for the Advancement of Colored
People, late Thursday, disclosed the,
fact that a sweeping and permanent
injunction had been given the Negro
property owners of Tulsa, who went
into the courts and asked that a re
straining order be entered against the!
City of Tulsa, prohibiting the City of
Tulsa from the enforcement of the
vicious "FIRE ORDINANCE," which
was immediately passed by the city
following the fire and riots, June 1.
The case was heard before three of the
judges of the county, sitting together.
Their names follow: W. B. Williams,
Albert G. Hunt and L. B. Biddison.
The order was made permanent.
The City of Tulsa demurred to the
petition filed in the court by the Negro
firm of lawyers, Spears, Chappelle and
Franklin, but the demurrer was set
aside and the injunction order entered.
Attorney Elisha Scott of Topeka,
Kans., and Judge J. W. Burnes
(white) of Oklahoma City, assisted in
the action for the Negro petitioners.
Crowds, composed of both black and
whites, filled the court room, but every
one seemed to take the affair in an
orderly 'manner. The sentiment
among the crowd of whites was in
favor of the Negroes.
The action of the court will permit
the immediate erection of homes by
Negroes in the burned area. Hundreds
of the Negroes will be able to erect
their homes and it is thought that the
court action will add to the power of
the blacks to secure building loans
upon their property. The injunction
order was entered by the court at 2
o'clock Thursday afternoon. - The
from I. S. Leevy
In loving memory pf Samuel Benja
min Thompson, Jr., fourth son of the
late Judge and Mrs. Samuel B. Thomp
son, who departed this life on Wednes
day, September 1, 1920.
By His Surviving Brother
O Thou who in love ruTst the great
Universe, - ~
The Reaper has entered our dear
So many he's taken, so often he strikes,
What wonder our hearts are o'er
flowing with pain?
First Eddie, then Bennie; next Willie,
Then Father and Genie he would not
Ere we could recover from this dread
Dear Mother and Eugene were sum
Still Death was not sated; he looked
on our home
And chose him another for Heaven's
He came, and that beautiful September
He carried our Sammie to realms of
Thou'rt gone from us, Sammie, to be
with thy God;
We'll see thy dear face this earth
But we are submissive, for thru Jesus'
Tou'rt holy and happy on Heaven's
How great was thy anguish! It made
our hearts bleed
To* seo what thou suffered without
e'en one groan;
For thou wast so patient; but God was
And forgot not His promise ne'er to
. . leave thee jt?ene;
And tho stricken thanked God for
this proof of His love.
Deaf Brother, tho quiet and modest
Thy life was most useful, thy service
For no worthy cause wast thou e'er
asked in vain;
Thy full duty thou ever didst strive
Our God in His wisdom has called thee
His angels have borne thee across
the dark flood;
We hope we shall meet them in that
For all who are washed in His Son's
We bow in submission, for well do we
Our Father doth always all things
for the best;
And we'll try to so live that some glad
day we'll join
Our beloved in the Saints' everlast
That rest our dear Saviour has wait
ing for all
Who will come unto Him and be for
The place where ineffable happiness
The Home of the Blessed-the Chris
Miss Sarah Lee of Savannah, who
was the guest of Prof. and Mrs. T. L.
Duckett of Benedict College, left for
home on Saturday.
Thursday afternoon Mrs. Duckett
received informally in honor of Miss
It was a delightful -.porch party.
About thirty-five ladies were present.
The out-of-town guests were: Mrs.
Maud Dillard Williams of North Caro
lina, Mrs. Lily Mae Owens of Tennes
see, Mrs. Lula Nelson of Charleston,
Mrs. Julia Mae Harris and Miss Sarah
Lee of Savannah.
All of the ladies voted Mrs. Duckett
a charming hostess, and said that they
hoped that she would entertain again
on the porch at an early date.
We are proud of the confidence doc
tore, druggists and the public have In
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