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VOLUME XXIV
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COLUMBIA, S. C ^ " 'Aj^A ra >T 12 1922
CHESTER PARAGRAPHS.
(Too" Late Last Week.)
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The K. 01* P. Grand Lodge which il
was held' h no lust week, closed o ?
of the best sessions in its history A 0
large crowd of delegates from all C
over the State attended the meetings u
and enjoyed the hospitalit?' of the u
good people of Chester. The pro- 0
grams at the Oj era Hous? weiu wit- "
nessed by very appreciative audi- n
enees. The parade on Thursday was 11
a very grand feature; throngs of *.
people saw the beautiful drilling at 11
the Fair Grounds, and will not for- s
get the pleasing spectacle of that u
day. The people of Chester enjoyed a
entertaining the delegates and the 8
delegates seemed pleased .with the
many courtesies accorded them. The *
Mayor of the City, had the following
to say, in the Chester Reporter, (a ^
white semi-weekly paper-, which er- *J
marks are very highly appreciated by '
the colored people here, and will be *
read with interest by those in other 1
places:
Editor Reporter:- "I feel that I
should as Mayor of Chester, take
some official notice of last week's "
colored Pythian meeting in this city,
and say something in commendation
of the quiet and orderly behavior.
Notwithstanding the fact that there
were a grunt number of cars on the
streets during the Grand Lodge meet
ing, the laws of the city were mostly
rigidly observed, and not a single ac
cident was reported. The colored K.
of P's both local and from the State
at large, seemed to be an orderly, in
telligent and well behaved class of
people, and I feel sure from seeing
them in session here, that they are
doing their part to advance their
race along useful and desirable lines.
I am,
Very truly,
Geo. W. Byars,
(Mayor of Chester.)
Miss Nannie Westbrooks, of Phila
delphia was called to the city because
of the death of'her .brother, Mr. Pas
chal Westbrooks, in the government
hospital in- Asheville last week. The
remains were brought here and after
funeral services at Wilson Baptist
Church,, the., body .was laidt. Jo, jest" in
Wilson **%^.?~'ie*tef y.
Prof. and ivar's. S. L. Finley and son,
and Miss Theopa Finley and Mr.
Thomas Buchanan, motored to Lau
rens, Sunday to attend the funeral of
the former's cousin, Mr. George
Saxon.
Mr. John Saxon of Philadelphia,
passed through the city Saturady,
enroute to Laurens to attend the
funeral of his father, Mr. George
Saxon.
Mrs. Susan Keener, of Charlotte,
spent last week in the city, the guest
of Mrs. Maggie B. Currence.
Mrs. Emma Walker is very ill at
her home on Columbia St.
Cards announcing the marriage nf
Mrs. Mary B. Butler and Mr. .Tames
New Englan ' Conservatory, Or
to the many friends of the couple.
Best wishes for success are extended
them
Mr. J. S. Stanback has purchased
a handsome Sedan for his family.
Mrs. Louisa Maxwell, Cemetery St
and Mrs. Carrie Thompson, Bailey St
are on the sick list.
Mr. Otto Smith is improving at *h(
home of his mother on Cemetery St
Mrs. Addie Ross of Charlotte wa
the guest of Mrs. Mary Lander las
week.
ANDERSON NEWS
St. Paul is glad to report excellen
services Sunday. Beginning wit
the Sunday School which was large
than usual. The lesson was review
ed by Prof. J. R Beck one of the ir
structors of the Summer Normal.
Rev. Brown's sermon Sunda
morning seemed to fill.the hearts (
all who heard him. He was at h
best. Five persons,v new member
were added to the church.
Tl a B. Y. P. U. under the leade
ship nf Mr. ('. Lee Davis was filled '
ita utmost capacity. Prof. T.
Duckett spoke to the young peop
very interestingly on what th<
should be prepared to do in the f
ture.
Sunday night was baptism and L
right hand of fellowship was hud.
Anderson is still being honored
a host of visitors.
Prof. T. L. Duckett of Bened
College and Mrs. Ola Wakefield
Columbia are the guests of Mr. a
Mrs. C. Lee Davis on Towers St.
The latest st
TATE COLLEGE NOTES
The construction forces of the Col
ige are at work repairing, ronovat
tg and making additions to the Col
.ge plant in preparation foi the fall j
pening September twenty-six. The
ollege Registrar reports that dn
nusunl number of applicants have
een registered thus far which means
ii increased enrollment at the Col
ige the coming year. Notable a
?ong the applicants are those seek
lg advanced training in the College
lepnrtment, and special subjects. A
long them are graduates and former
tudents of the State College and
thor institutions in South Carolina
nd neighboring States. There is al
ii u greater demand for training in
?milh-Hughes Agriculture and Home
iconomies.
A new feature of the Extension
York of the College was effective
lilly 1st. by the appointment of Miss
dottie Mae Fitzgerald as State A
fent of Home Demonstration Work
?pon the recommendation of Prcr.i
lent Wilkinson. Miss Fitzgerald will
lave her headquarters at the College
jut will travel over the Slate to
supervise nnd inspect the work done
Dy the County Agents. Her appoint
ment marks an elevation of the work
among our people and will iie the
means of creating a larger stuff of
Home Demonstration Workers, so
that in course of time, each County
will be cared for in this respect. The
Extension Force of the College now
numbers more than fifty young men
and women who are teaching useful
methods of better farming and livinp
throughout the State.
To meet the larger demands for
advanced instruction in the College
next year the Faculty has been large
ly increased during the Summer be
yond the_ usuul number. President
Wilkinson recently made announce
ment of the following additions: F.
N. Fitzpatrick, Columbia University,
English and Latin; W. M. Buchanan.,
Ohio State University, Biology ami
Animal Industry; Louis A. Potter,
Pennsylvania State College, Bacteri
ology and Chemistry; F. M. Sheffield,
(?berlin College, French; William
Maier, Coi nell University, Dairying
and Rural Education; W. S. Lawrence
.frew*1 -Fin gi itt . -f--i^mVMt?f)?
gan and VoL'C; C. J. Harris, New
England Conservatory, Piano and
Chorus; Miss E. M. Veale, Columbia
University, Teacher Training in
Home Economics; Miss Flora Knuck
es, Columbia University, Teacher
Training in Academics; Miss Marion
I. Mickey, Si minons College, Domes
ic Art; Miss H. R. Wilkinson, Atlan
a University, English and Chcmis
ry; N. C. Peterson, Boston Univer
sity, Commen?ai Education; Miss
Mary S. Johnson, Spellman Sem
nary, Handicrafts and Millinery. The
ist is not yet completed as other ad
ditions are under consideration. The
Faculty next session will exceed sixty
members. The following members of
the regular Faculty are taking spe
cial courses this summer: Prof. F. M.
Staley at Cornell University; Prof.
T. J. Williamson at Iowa University
and Mrs. M. B. Williamson at Co
lumbia University.
LIGHTNING DOES MUCH
DAMAGE.
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 10.-(Preston
News Service)-A school house at 1
Roach Street was completely destroy
ed here last Saturday afternoon by
fire caused by being struck by light
ning during a terrific electrical
storm. Firemen fought the blaze for
several hours but were unuble tc
save the building. The home of Jos,
Blalock, 224 XV. Hunter Street, was
also greatly damaged by lightning
The undertuking establishment of tht
Cummings Brothers in Whitehall St.
was slightly damaged by lightning.
Mrs. Lillian Muck Lee und litth
friend Miss Ethel Moore of Atlanta
are the guests of Mrs. Lee's motlier
and father, Mr. and Mrs. lt ober
Mack on Towers St.
Mrs. Daisy Sumter of Columbia i
the guest of Rev. and M.r.s. J. F
le ; Greene on W. Market St.
?y g Mrs. Janie Cary of Atlanta, Ila
was the guest of Dr. and Mrs. S. I
Edawrds on S. Fant St.
Rev. A. W. Brown is c onducttr.g
meeting oui of town this week
L. A. Edwards,
Mrs. Anna Bell Whaley and chi
dren left last Sunday for Savanna!
Ga., where they will spend a fe
weeks.
:yles of Putter
AIKING AROUND
Notes By. The Wayside.
(By Rev. Richard Carroll.)
It is seldom that I ah? in Columbia j t(
i Sunday, but I was her? Inst Sun- ',ni
ly and went to Sidney Paik Church ^
hear Bishop Brown, i enjoyed his n
rmon very much. There was a t(
"eat crowd out to heat him, and h
om which came som? demonstra- u
on. a
Dr. Farmer has proved himself a h
rogressive pastor since he has been j ti
ire. Improvements have been made j ti
. the parsonage alt ' the house of
< i ship. There is no debt that can
l he paul on the ch nvh and par
tage after one Sur.ua> eollectini.
ne can sc? that Dr. Farmer a
reat and consecrated worker. I
ave never heard him preach, but
eard him road the scriotuic, and hi?
n presses jiu. Thor J are few men
rho can read the scripture with un
erstandin<c. In the afternoon, I
card Dr. Fermer deliver a fine ad
ress to tho Court of Calanthe on,
Organization." This was an inter
sting speech. In the pulpit, was
'residing Kider Walker of Augusta.
Ie too, is a "clear cut" speaker,
.lieut. Henry was master of ccremon
es. One could not help but enjoy the
?Jiging. Sidney Park has sonic very
ictive leaders Ul the person of Starks
Brunsen and others.
I heard a good speech delivered by
Dr. P. P. Watson in Sena wi last week
>n his work in South Carolina. Pr
Watson stopped with Mr. Jonas
Thomas while attending the Women's
Convention in Bennetts vt'ta. He niu.de
a spiritual impression on Ur Thomas
and his family thai will not .?-??un l?e
forgotten.
I want to thank Dr. J. G. Stuar
and Mr. A. P. Hardy for courtsies in
their fine automobiles.
M. C. FARMERS-HOLD MEETING
Greensboro, N. C., Aug. 8.-(Pio ? j
ton News Service)-Negro furnia;s
from all parts of the State are gath
ering here to hear experts discuss the
questions of co-operative marketing
.jyi.d-J?.thyr. ^iiwnooih.jfict-?. .todu.y.cauiLl
tomorrow during the annual Pal
mer's Congress at the A. and T. Col
lege.
Co-operative marketing, fall and
winter legumes, the family cow, pro
ductivity of the soil, rural economics,
and other agricultural subjects will
be discussed by men who are authori
ties on these subjects. Dr. li. W.
Kilgore, director of N. C. States' Re
lation Service, will make the princi
pal address on co-operative market
ing.
Dr. Calvin S. Brown, principal of
Winton Normal School, will deliver
an address during the meeting. Fred
Yodder, of the A. & T. Coll 2, will
speak on rural improvement. Dr. A.
C. Kenney of State Department of
Agriculture, will discuss the value of
dairying and Prof. Hudson on how to
make the soil more productive.
The visitors will be guests of A.
& T. College during the convention
inc' indications point to a very inter
esting meeting.
POLICE CHIEF FAILS TO FUR
NISH GUARD FOR MAIL
COLLECTOR.
Macon, Ga., Aug. 10-(Prestot
News Service)-U. S. Postoffice In
spectors were busy here last Monda}
investigating why Chief of Pol ici
Murshall Thompson failed to furni.sl
a policeman to accompany a Negri
mail collector in the business distric
on Sunday night. The collector wa
halted by groups of men three time
and threatened by them, it is claim
ed. The collector reported the mat
ter to Postmaster Rudisitl, who aske
for police protection for the collecta
and failed to receive it. As a resul
thc postmaster called off the collei
tion until next morning.
The chief of police claimeds thr
when the request was made the ei
tire force was busy. It is thong!
that charges against the official wi
be made by the postal authorities.
It is said that a force of polii
guarded the home of C. H. Douglas
a wealthy Negro, on Saturday ar
Sunday nights, to prevent him fro
being harmed. Postal authoriti
take the position that if this wi
done, an officer should have been fu
nished to accompany the Negro mi
collector.
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?t'hug?ciTrEs OF SOUTHLAND )
SHOULD CAUSE US TO BOW t
\ TN SHAME," DECLARES
Mi . VIRGINIAN. r
hi's: ? ? ?? ? ."
Washington, C.Aug. 1). - (Pifia- Jj)
m N"e\v:3 Ser^cfc?^Discussifrg" tho
BCessityfor the passage of..th.e^pyer
ftti-Lyhching Bill, Mir'H. 15.' B?fJ ' :
tUj., a -Virginian, has the .following ./.'
jf^ayr "As ? former Virginian I
hve bow*ed.my!head in shame at the
Atrocities of'- the Southland. Years
go I viewed the victim of a mob *
^jiging by the neck from an. apple . '
ive.' He was .'gagged, his clothes
?Tin and his skin lacerated and .
fitised by thc stones over which he
}id been dragged. .
^"The sight sent <"?ld chills through i.
?j*. I saw him many nights after in *
ty dreams. It was a scene ,1 shall .
i|yer forget; and yet all, except the '.,
limbers of the victim's race prattled '
nd giggled a's ii nothing unusual ^
i?J happened.
HiLater in the day the body of the J'
'fctim was cul down, and the coro- t>
HVS jury render?a*' ? verdict. that .
[tie victim had come'to. his death at }
fte hands of parsons unknown-yet ,^
veil knowii-to the jury.
/'IWhen man by whom the.law is, \
iiir.icted for the betterment of the j
.immunity, fail to uphold it, and-'&e- }
..onie violators -of the code 'undeV (
which society in the ^statc. j? to Be t
governed, then thc general govern
ment should step forward and viridi
cite the order of civilization'and pass 1
sich a. bill as the Dyer AntirLyrich- ,j
irjg Bill, whether it is 'fhoiigKy ??by: .]
pettifoggers to be constlt?tjdh?if?^. :]
not. Human rights arc sup'oViot r|b; ?1
S*ate right." ^81 j|
?" CARD OF THANKS. !
??Mrs. L. A. Hawkins begs to,:|in
inunce to,the many frumd*4 in ntt'?n?"
tm ce at the Grand C ?lirt-oi .Cajam
t|| at Chester, S. C. that the watch
io^t there has-been sent-hei by^Pr?f..j
S|vL. Finley. Many tonics t$:$irof.
r'in"ley and other's.. .
!9 (M?S& ^Hawkins '
g-. -C?mmbi??S. C. i
''MAKING A MESSrOF IT."
j Baltimore, Md., Au^.T?.^?Preston
[wfinr ha.I I.n mvompltsmul by the I
[larding Administration the Balti
more A fro-American in'a |?*uutc?l edi
torial under the caption of "Making
A Mess (li It," takes issue with the
New York World.
'The New York World remarks I
that President Harding and the lie
publican Congress have made a mess
of everything.
This is not altogether true.
One thing, however, the Harding
Administration is making a mess of
the Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill. Sixty
four lynchings last year, is the record
of the mob's toll. A President and a
Congress pledged to pass anti-lyIlch
ing legislation, hems and haws on
th?' issue as if no such pledge existed.
Tile h??use passed the bill and tin
Sena'e pigeonholed it from January
1022, to date.
The passag?' ??f the Dyer Bill is up
I to the Republican party, lt has
I matle its pledge. So far as the Afro
American is concerned, No Republi
can Candidate for National Office
need expect support until the party
carries ?ml its pledge to put Anti
Lynching legislation on thc statute
hooks.
BENEDICT COLLEGE NEWS
To All Benedict Stmlents:
As students are applying rapidlj
for entrance, please send in youl
application promptly that room maj
this wonderful improvement latelj
tt> know how many text books t?
order as freight is being delayed.
Permit me to strongly urge yoi
this summer t?i review y?>ur studies
no matter how high your standing
It will he much easier next year fo
you, an?! if you failetl in any subjec
or are behind your class in any, b
sure to study up to be prepare?! t
take an examination on returnin;
and get straight in your class.
We must raise about $1,000 mor
for the College. Please sol "nit froi
your church and friends. Ever
student can surely collect a few ?l??
lars. If possible get $.*>.()().
The Faculty:
C. B. Anlisdel, A. M.. LL. I>.
ir_ Dana M. Albaugh, A. B.
ru! Mrs. C. B. Anlisdel.
Miss M. V. Ashton.
John S. Bangson, M. S.
Mrs. John S. Bangson, B. Pd.
il. LEEVY'S IV
/
VN OPE?*
go the Rev. Dr. -
State Conventici
y Dear Brother in Christ:
T ani addressing to you this
litter" to "stir up your pure mi.
ay of remembrance of the fol
g:
After having served five successi
.?ara as first Vice President of ou , ?'
aptisl State Convention, you were,
i a.manner most signal and outhu
nstic, unanimously chosen at Co
imbia, last year, the president. The
it.sbinding reason tluit choice of you
as.-mnde was the faet that where
jr?r?and with whatever, the denomi
<tiOn.\has entrusted you, .you have
ribwn superior (|ualilies of leader
hip arid accomplished splendid re
ults. 'Your brethren then believed
hat you were-and I yet believe that
ou are-our God given Moses, by
,'hom our Stale Convention will,
yentunlly, be lifted out of the ruts
rt conformity to customs, which we
lave long oui grown and place it upon
he mountain peak of mighty accom
plishments to hte glory of our God
md of his Christ. Because of these
reliefs and expectations; I'am but
giving voice to the views* and hopes
>f the denomination general^ from
lie merni la i ns to the sea whe^i^ say:
We are exceedingly tired^uu very
sick of, and look to you ' tttrjmof or de
lev iso some means of ?relief^from, the
fcmbristic, hip! hurrah I stuff super
bprd?ned with arrogance . great,. ?o)?
ieekin'g, enerve racking, mulley, grab
bing, m?re salary '.raising greed ; tflfat
is simply , bosh, bosh yet;'again, "abd
tosh' aoi^e^more/^ilthough f^ste^d/.py'
tiqik S&te Convention under^' tl?e libel-:"
tous., misnomer of 'miss??iis,' Were
Home missions the smallpox, none
of the Convention's socalled'missioh
h.r?os would be in the lenst Hancr?!- of
catching it. In fact our State Mis
sion work is thc crowning " farce of
fh'? present age. In the light of the
great commission, the only substan
tial -thing our;. socalled .- niissionaries
are.accomplishing, ja itt}, furnish .just;,
cause f?r ang?lsVtb',;^eep . copiously |
and devils to gnu inmoderately^
These contritions^ are "brought about
sxfU. theft ,f Hi'inui i4<wa&au us??Umt?s??i^
1. We have utterly outgrown the
need of having ?lone the kind of work
our socalled missionaries pretend to
lie doing. In consequence, the denom
ination would he the gainer by far,
were we Lo do away with the workers
and the work.
2. The financial cost of operating
this socalled mission work is justfied
hy no moral, spiritual or financial re
sults.
.!. This monumental farce of so
called missionaries has so bruised anil
butchered the spirit of mission of the
denomination that it now knows a
death lo which in? ressurrection can,
for many years, be made to come.
1. In the days of slavery, the
Negro's church membership had to be
in that church to which his master
! belonged. A s a result, at and for
many years after, freedom, we had,
in the State, many thhousand Baptist
laymen and several hundred Baptist
preachers who were unable to "give
a reason for the hope" within them.
A missionary was needed to indoctri
nale them. Then again: Scarcely one
out ol* a hundred of those Baptist
preachers could even read. It was
Truman (J. Brownson, A. B., B. D.
I). 1).
.Mis. Francis H. Brownson, A. B.
Miss Catherine Clark.
Miss lillie B. Dllley.
T. L. Duckett, A. M.
Mrs. T. L. Duckett, L. I.
Miss Lula J. Gumbrell, I.. 1.
Miss Fleda B. Hall, A. B.
M. H. Holloway.
Mis. Clara T. Joyce.
Miss Mabel Knight. B. IM.
Mis. .lane McGilvray.
r j Ruben S. McKitn.
t Miss Mary W. Men-ia m.
e II. .M. Moore, A. B., B. D.
o Miss Lotta B. Neel,
g I .Miss A. A. Nelson, R. N.
Mrs. Eliza Perrin, C. P.
e j H..I. Perry, A. M., B. D.
Mrs. II. J. Perry.
Miss Carrie M. Phillips.
Mrs. Margaret Phillips.
V. C. Redfern, A. B., Ph. D.
1 Mrs. F. C. Redfern.
Miss Clyde B. Singleton, A. B.
D. F. Thompson, B. I)., I). D.
Zack Townsend, A. B.
I Miss Ruth Watson.
C. B. ANTISDEL,
President.
lillirie ry Dept. i
'ti ? - Amen.
. . ri Philadelphia
work among the
V ..ptist of South Carolina,
"iio doing of that mission work,
ie Publication Society paid Dr.
rawley's salary and al! expenses,
he Negro Baptist paid not one cent.
He made Columbia his heudquar
?rs nod lived on the go, indoctrinat
or, establishing churches, or or
nnizi-.g Sunday Scbools, and bring
rg ir^n existence associations, Sun
ny School conventions, and finally
ur State Convention.
In thc meantime he exercised him
clf very energetically and most ef
ectively-not to money grab for self
?ut to educate some preachers,
rh rough Northern benevolence and
vhat he could raise in our own
diuretics and associations, he >>up- '
)orte'd in school quite a number of
roung men who have since performed
lerculean work for the denomination.
Some of them were: I. P. Brocking
;on, D. M. Peirce, P. W. Prince, Scipio
Stratfort.M. W. Gilbert, R. W. Bay
lor, F. R. Wallace, G. W. Raiford, E.
V. .Gassaway, A. J. Stokes and num
2rous others whom my memory fails
to', recall. But the conditions that
obtained among the Negro Baptists
then do npf exist today; nor does the
heed, of :'\ that kind of mission work.
But all .of our missionaries since, and
especially now, tried lo put over the
Brawley plan, with needs wholly dis
SHpiriar to those with which Brawley
had; to deal. As a result they find
themselves with nothing, to do but to
grab .money. . Then lo make some
kind of show, they go to jails and re
peat the Lord's Prayer, and nail up
"Ten Commandments" on trees and
fences where they will be read by
cows only. And they come to the
Convention and, with bombast great
tell how they "bless God and take
.courage." Courage for what I know
trot-unless it ^be courage to continue
ltd. rob, humble Negro Baptists under
j^orto^.A, ^re,tCnSU ?^ doing mission
2. True, our nerve racking, money
grubbing, mere salary raising, gener
al missionary, did in his report, which
he made with much bombast and in a
basso profundo voice at Columbia,
last year, tell how he of himself, by
himself, without any assistant'-; in
making choice of the benefici; "os,
gave the enormous sum of $40.00 a
mong nine aged preachers. Ile also
told how, in accordance with his own
sweet but imperious will only he gave
the unbelievably stupendous amount
of $2(58.87 among thirteen ministerial
aspirants to help them in school.
True he did not tell that the greater
part of that thirteen was in no need
ot' the help so given. Has he not a
right to be generous to his friends
with other people's monsy? Be that
ns il may, this is true:
According to the State Conven
tion's minutes, our soca!lcd mission
aries cost us, in salaries and expen
ses, last year ?3,230.30. By means of
this small outlay on them made, we
were able to benefit 21 person-some
who did not need it-to the enormous
amount of $31.3.87. In addition to
; that, we were thereby instrumental
in having the Lord's Brayer repeated
. in some jails and some "Ten Com
, mandments" so posted on trees and
fences as to attract the attention of
some gentleman cow and perhaps
cause him to treat his family better.
.'!. The belief obtains among
many that our socalled missionaries
raise their own salaries and expenses
ami are no expense to the denomina
tion. They do not raise their sala
ries and expenses. So in addition to
being tolerated nuisances, they are an
unwarranted expense. To illustrate:
Our bombastic general missionary in
his annual report at Columbia show
1 ed that he had gobbled up for him
self, without any effort to raise it,
1 money that had been raised by the
churches and sent to the associations,
conventions, unions, eic. for missions
$700.00. Of the $1,500 salary he is
allowed for misrepresenting missions,
it will thus be seen that he raised on
ly $730.04, The remainder he merely
"goblbed up." The great Gethse
mane Association of which that peer
less Baptist and princely leader Dr.
J. C. White is the moderator refuses
to turn over their mission money to
him. If other associations would ex
ercise the same good sense and exeel
Continucd on page four.
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