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A BUNCH OF TYPE OR TWO
HUNDRED, MORE OR LESS
- - Tell the Troth If It Ems Anybody,
They Oaibt to Dye Their Hair,
First M. A. Majors. ,
Memories, Memories of the Tang
Chase'- that possum, chase that
Chase that pretty girl around the
Chase that rabbit, chase that coon
Follow your honey around the moon..
There is not a motion of syncopa
tion in this little verse, yet it has a
tremolo of multidinous velocity, it
. mates -with '"Turkey in the Straw"
and belongs to the old time qua-
?drille. Half the world have" helped
to give dignity to this song of great
; variety -of tempo; well, yon know it
' vwas' not written for the "high brows."
. . 7 "Arkansas Traveler"
. . lines to B. L. T. .
- ,Ie-was-so broad, so deep, so high, so
" . .'..poetic and strong;
i j v.Qjuia make you laugh,-could make
'- - you read, -weep, sigh, or sing a
i'His; power was so magic, a tonic if
'..'" you. please;
; Great Nature is impoverishedj there's
no more B. L. T.'s., '
-For" poetry and drama she gave us
. Wa H. S. '-
,. '"For real -wit, and better litf- B. L. T.
came to bless; . ' "
y "But 'whats the use of 'trying, our
. " shallow pated skull
- . 'Has'nt' got enough' gray'.matter, .and
-'- words are too blamed dulL
' One-hesitates before the-taski to write
-. ":L-r.a -line of him " ,
i . Vho lhrp' he fields-ofgorgeous joy
.. jjmade. literature so prim; .
. ..The ardent soul ypuldhave ns try. to
"v . ,do 'what we can'r do.
V- ,-An4r-so we hesitate before, the task;
-050 large B. L. Trew.
- "-,'-' -M. A. Majors
- Legs and Dogs and Pants
- v tlf it-takes two legs to make a pair
ec,bf arits, how many legs will it't&e
-.Lkto make a dog's. pants? A dog; has
" "i-only fourflegs you know. Speaking
. lof -pants, when a dong pants he is
- vlanghlng because being tired tickles
. ;him1 Now' if-women are soon to
' makelhem'the vogue, the creases .will
Jferiaerease decreasing- capital . ot the
rtmaia gay, .who ears them the most,
v--i -- - The Panther.
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. "- Well; -here we axe. This column
Jf: ;is destmedlo' care yodf the blues,
; and if -yon haveal't got em, give 'em
-'-I tOwyqc. Glittering, scintillating truth
.. . Aor.rthe;first thneattered wfll Se given
-.j?- fest Jud--trea,tmeBt ia .the lest nur-J
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-'-ron't "hate to 4ie awake nights try-
Hg.to -selve intricate phoenosena
.- -VaBy-jmore. All'ypo need do is to
:leavgHtQ litis column. to-assuage ht
- - bkzUqbs that come to yoa; as yoa
'. - :?$migpder across-the Sahara -of ob
. Jfu,seeldng tstfeali fo -your intel
jieXBai.,xxown. ;iiereatter txpcbie lor
X ".'?n disiavpc ad as to be dis-
.caed;-- We-Jareoa the Job, fellows
- i2j&--Jiave 4ee"n jo college, lisgered
c rSere they .were spreadiag; it .-so, -Jong
t"ihat we have Seen pressed icwlegged
-. Jtftt welghtj4 -down with that fearful
.Jhias caBed.kBOwJedge. Tojgobow-'
1 kted : tferosgh a: iirty werid . . a,
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HON. JAMES HAMILTON LEWIS
Ex-United States Senator from lUmou, Wio Stands Ready
and Willing to Assist to Nominate a High Class Colored
Lawyer on the Coalition Ticket for Judge of the Superior
Court, in 1922, m Order to Beat the Republicans at the
Judicial Election at That Time.
curious minded. We get the greens
and potatoes by digging looking for
bait to fish with.
A. Fool-ish Fellow.
"I would be so glad to please you,
Said a fellow to a girl he didn't know.
"You couldn't do it unless you- take a
She was from old Missouri. "You
Yes, Yes, It's in the Blood But
There are more people who want
to be great than there are who want
to be honest There are more people
who want something for nothing, do
nothing, fit for nothing than you
could shake a stick at, if you were
kept busy shaking it for a half a day
at the corner of Madison and State
The Black Hound Goes For Us
In the days of the old blue back
speller, a yellow dog was worth hav
ing to. watch things when there
wasn't anything to watch, but now
that we-have a little something .worth
watching we wouldn't keep a yellow
dog for love nor money.. 'Black dogs
are the vogue. r-Airdale.
Who De We. Need? Einstein or a
The theory of Relativity might de--
cide for us why Salome asked the
king for John's head. Spots on the
sun, the .good of prohibition; or why
abowlegged girl from a country town
loves the city, and how jealous cross
eyed men are in these piping days of
brevity, low cuts, and abbreviation of
the, bathing laws. Einstein ought to
tell us how we may fill the stein.
Some of these relativities if put to
good use no doubt would lower the
.high cost of divorces, cut off ali
mony and minimize the importance of
breach of promises. Phil.
- You Pimple
A pretty man is one of those fel
lows that imagines he is a howling
success with women who have
He Would But
Wouldn't Be Blind for Anything
. The bathing beaches, to tell the
naked truth," furnish the blind .men
no little bit. of comfort -these sultry
July days. . " " . rPiteouv
Don't Take Your Uxuoc to the Pawn
Some of the big' things a fellow,
mellow, yellow, with his cello, could
tell her, that is, if she would listen,
(you know a fellow that plays on a
cello is np bank cashier; these big
fiddle payers always like a tall girl
with long skirts and fqnd .of saving
her money) that he was in avery sad
plight, that he wanted to take a ten
spot to give to the pawnbroker who
has ins cello. Loanmeius.
Walking: Back Hurts
If you havent Mt but ten thousand
laid away yoa- don't want to take any
summer coarse at the seaside, or the
watering place. Jf you are. gomg to
the sea .coast, or. the watering -olace.
Jast because you believe in the water
care, Romanies has guessed your
j philosophy proceed with thy long-
distance, but lie sure thy feet are fit
for that Ioaesoaie..trau homeward,
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..J-ksards Are -Bad"
Would yoat could voH,,loyeji litzard.
wmc joange yanery?..
A loafer (lover) .should be caugnt jn,
He's ho good for society. -
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Gbjag Up jaad Xfefef Downf
turn about is only fair-play."-
After we had been educated up to
the Farnum and Bill Hart class they
doubled their prjees of admission and
xnade us like it. It used to be the
five-cent, then the ten-cent; then the
twenty-cent, the twenty-five, now it
is twenty-eight cents. We don't
know how much higher they are go
ing, but we are determined to follow
Theda Bara, Nazimova, them Dalton
girls, Doug and Mary, Russell, Wal
thal, Jerry, Chas. Chaplin, and -the
rest of them to the tenth row back.
Intoxication of Puckered Lips
Ever fall out of a persimmon tree?
A persimmon is one of those fruits
that oppossums find choice and delec
table. They would be delicious if
they wouldn't, pucker up a fellow's
mouth. We hope they do pucker up
an oppossum's mouth anyway. Judge
Taft used to eat oDoossuma in
Georgia when he was president. We
have some unsuspecting notions that
the Georgia statesmen used to give
our president persimmons to pucker
up his mouth, and then get him to
speak on the Negro question.
A Six Dollar Luxury
Little drops of water. "A little bit
bi sugar is poor consolation to a fel
low that is in the habit of being con
soled. It -used to be a comfort and
a convenience before the country be
came unpopular, but now it has been
a $6.00 luxury, but the taste ain't
changed a bit and the stomach is
still there at the same old stand.
- How Could You?
Did you 'ever stop to look at a
woman coming up out of the water?
Now can't you understand why they
don't wear so much silks and satins?
Church Too Refined, Camp Meeting
By Rev. W. H. Carwardine.
"The trouble with the church in
these days is that the devil has got us
It was this accusation that caused
the campers to sit up and take no
tice last night when the Rev. Dr.
George Hugh Birney, evangelist of
Cleveland, O., opened the firtof his
evening services at the Desplaines
"The church is not noisy enough.
We are altogether too respectable,
and refined. People are coin? to hell
(because too many Christian's are-
asleep at the post of duty. The
church is responsible for the loss and
wastage of society in these days."
ur. Birney announced that tonight
he. would" preach on Folks' Who
Snore in Churcli."
Where in hell did the devil make
Sister Is Only a Kid
The goods it fakes to make sister's
dress wouldn't make one sleeve for
Lmother, dear. Fitter.
Jast Do the Best Yon Can- Bova
Business is bunTsaid a seller of Iicker
There's moonshine too easy: to get -
Jt course yotf know. that I'm not a
lacker ' "r
And don't 4Iamevthcm for swimming'!
to xeep wet - jt -
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.... The-SoBtb. - ,-,.-.
Tbc, Sontji uJSu:Therafncs are
sunny, xnc women are noney. ine
men-are too .gunny.- r ,
ThV South is a Saugh. The people.
are. chaff, . They. 4lonT..kaow jthc
; bain .--Too Jondlofthe. gaff.
The'South loves, to grope, loves done.
Can't nope, has too mach- root . ,
It Wu.Ktr Gm
They .wjere taDciag. aboat their
neighbor and' the little one "said:
"She ain't jnoejit thiiftr-seTen I'll be
The big one saidf 'If she's less
than forty-fpar-she aint a.-dayr" "
But they didn't undertake, to tell
each, other why, she was sofpopular
with the folks ..of. the. yuiage. It was
her doggone good looks.
. These Times My, Melt
Divorces by collusion and perjury
are becoming quite common.
"Yon made inc. what I am today i
guess you're satisfied" has a pathos
all right, but the gentle rhythm is
enough to make a fellow go m search
of a" prescription."- ;"Wantar" .
She Wouldn't Have to'
"The woman God made "must en
joy opportunities superior to the
woman God did not make. We have
some fancy notions that the woman
God made does not nesd'to paint,
powder, pad, wax, use hot irons, lace,
use bust developers, and cut her
gowns to the knee, tattoo her legs, set
a mole, or camouflage a dimple, all
for what? If God made 'em they
would perfection, and wouldn't have
to make up to make out.
The Double Barrel Question, the
The world has gone to the devil be
cause there has been too much atten
tion paid to the sex. If we could for
get that there is any such thing for
an hour or two once or twice in a
month or even once or twice in a year
there would be a remarkable change
in the world. Take a roan, for in
stance, if he is not eating he is smok
ing. If he is not laughing or work
ing he is joking. He feels that he
must boss something. Must make
money, needs it for real purposes,
don't want women to make 'it, al
though he can't make it without put
ting a woman's head on it He feels
himself the main guy and everything
must be exactly according to his su
preme wishes. Now take a woman
for instance, she is either dressing to
go somewhere, or getting a dress.
If she is not talking, she has lost her
powers of -speech; she wants to have
her way, and weeps desperately blind--
!ng tears because she knows it makes
her feel like a baby. Well, there is
not any remedy and our cause is lost
CHASTE. STUMP CONTINUES
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Bethel .A; M, E. church, and qne.oj
the greatest preachers In the A. M.
E. church. He knows a thing or two,
andt he is one. of., the .Tsen: who bar
been trained in-true' manhood. He
was presented a gold medal at his
annual conference by the conference
because 6f what he had accomplished
for'thVchurch, and the general con
ference wilt. put its approval on, his
labor fin 1924J and. I want to be there
tossed- him crowned a bishop
I got through, with New York, and
then made my way to another place.
But I had thevpleasure of s'eelng Dr.
Jernagin-off, and then In touching
hands with sotae of the -leaders
around there. I had gone the rounds
in New York; painted the town red
and blue, and made it back to Wash
ington, where I am writing to you at
this time, but will have been to Sa
vannah, Ga and perhaps will be in
Wilmington, N. C, and you declare
that I am the most ridingest man
you have ever seen. I am sure that
you would like to have to pay my
riding bill for just one month.
But I will have to bring this letter
to a stop. I wish you could just drop
into the Nurse's home in New York,
and see all them graduate nurses and
how they are pulling together. I am
just going to devote a letter to them
soon. Take good care of yourself.
CHARLES E. STUMP.
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WHO LOVES ME?
HON. SHERIDAN E. FRY
By Charles Alexander
"Who loves me?" is the anxiousoues
tion Every man will sometimes ask,
No matter what his sphere or station.
No matter what may be his task;
No matter if he's in the gutter,
Or nestled in the lap of fame,
He wants to know that someone loves
And is pleased to -hear his name.
Y. W. C. A. NEWS.
Camp. Hammond is open! On July
4 .nearly 200 guests visited and en
joyed the cool breezes of Lake Wolf
at our very beautifully appointed
camp house, in North Hammond, Ind.
Miss Webster, the camp director,
and her splendid staff of workers
were very much pleased with the in
terest shown on the opening day.
There were games, races, bathing,
swimming and an abundance of good
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The Wilson Efiiciency Club of the
Y. M. C A. and the Y.W.CA. Wil
son Girls' -Club gave a very interest
ing picnic at camp on that day, of
fering whole hams, bacons and other
Wilson products as prizes to the best
runners and highest jumpers They
also staged a very lively, ball game
on the grounds.
Registrations for camp are piling
up. To date we have 167 registra
tions for one week's outing at camp
during the months of July and Au
gust To be assured of your reserva
tions register now at the Indiana
Avenue Branch Y. W. C A., 3541
PRESENTED WITH CAR.
Rev. T, L. Scott, pastor of the
Grant Memorial Chapel, 4600 Evans
avenue, has been presented with a
handsome Oakland Sedan byhe Au
tomobile Club of the church, of which
Mrs. (Laura Coleman is president
The Pastor's Aid gave the largest do
nation, $150 toward the purchase, of
the car. Rev. Scott is -extremely
pleased with the presentation.
He wants to know that some true
Stes in him the good that's real
To know- that while he sometimes
That mortal is as firm as steel.
He'd give the world to have this
Gently answered with a kiss
To hear the tender voice proclaim it.
Would be to him a dream of bliss.
True, there is but little gladness
For the man of busy life.
Except that joy which comes at eve
ning, In his home with loving wife;
But to him who has no fireside,
And whose home cannot be found-
He who rolls and keeps on rolling,
Like a ball upon the ground
He it is who asks the question
O'er and o'er and o'er again,
And if he never hears an answer
The very silence gives hinr gain,
The world to him is very gloomy,
Naught there is in life to cheer
No one to say "Sweetheart, I love
No one on earth to call him "dear."
"Who loves mer" is the anxious ques
tion Every man will sometimes ask,
No matter what his sphere or station,
No matter what maybe his task;
No matter if he's in the gutter,
Or nestled in the lap of fame, '
rHe wants toknow that someone
And is pleased to. hear his name.-
Los Angeles, Calif.
Ohe of the Many Splendid Lawyers in Chicago, Who Will Be
Nominated on the Coalition Judicial Ticket to Make tie
Race in 1922 for Judge of the Superior Court of Cook
NEGRO MINISTERS CO-OPERATE
Leaders Hold Four-Day Conference
at Hampton Institute Educational
Exhibit Teaches Many Lecturers
Present Constructive Programs
Christian Communities the Confer
Mrs. Carrie Blakemore, 3553 Grand
boulevard, is spending her vacation
in' visiting' with friends in her. old
home town, Detroit, Miclu She will
be absent two weeks longer.
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By Wm. Anthony Aery.
Hampton, . Va. Ministers, farmers
and teachers are co-operating heartily
to improve community life as well as
to develop the success qualities of
individual men, women and children.
The recent joint meetings at Hamp
ton Institute of Negro leaders
showed clearly the growing interest
m community program making. '
The 'interdenominational ministers'
conference of Hampton Institute
(Rev. M. E. Davis, Norfolk, presi
dent and Rev. Laurence Fenninger,
Hampton Institute, executive secre
tary) brought together 255 colored
leaders from 11 states 168 from
Virginia, 72 from North Carolina, 4
from Maryland, 2 each from South
Carolina, Arkansas and New Jersey,
and one each from Ohio, New York,
Delaware, District of Columbia and
Texas who represented 16 denomi
nations, including Baptist, 154; Afri
can Methodist Episcopal, 39; Protcst
tant Episcopal, 19; Presbyterian, 10,
and Methodist Episcopal, 6.
For the benefit of 255 colored min
isters from Virginia, North Carolina
and. neighboring states, and for 115
visiting farmers, an educational ex
hibit of posters, containing slogans
and pictures, new and helpful books
on church work, especially church
work in rural parishes, and stereorao
tograph views of rural churches and
rural health, was placed on display
in the main room, of the Y. M. C A.
building at Hampton Institute. This
exhibit was thrown open to the public
and was visited by a large number of
men and women in search of knowl
edge and inspiration.
A few of the slogans will indicate
the live-wire method which was used
to call attention to some serious rural
life problems: "The peril of the coun
try oday is not the uprising of the
auiukia, UUI mc UUWHSHUUtJ DI IDC
'saints.'" "You can live anywhere
and be a 'preacher,' but to be a 'pas
tor you must live with your people."
"Tliere is an old saying to the effect
that 'God made the country.' In view
of the present religious conditions
there, it is timeto win it back to its
The following officers of the Min
isters Conference were elected: M.
E. Davis, Norfolk, president; G. D.
Jimmerson, Newport News; L. L.
Downing, Roanoke; S. S; Morris,,
Norfolk; D. J. Lee, Norfolk; J. T
Johnson, Hampton; A. A. Hector,
Richmond; E. E. Ricks, Newark, N.
J.; C C. Sommerville, Portsmouth:
J. S., Brown, Rocky Mount, N. C;
W. C Qeland, Durham, N. C; Rev
erdy C Ransom, Oceanport, N. J.;
E.JL. Baskeryille, Charleston, S. C,
vice presidents Laurence Fenninger
Hampton Institute, executive secre-
Ltary; Thomas J. Boiling, Hampton
Institute,, assistant executive secre-
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HON; WILLIAM W. MAXWELL
tary, and J. W. Lemon, Ark, Va re
cording secretary. The conference
also elected about' forty oLits num.
htrs-jto Serve on the executive hoarrf. pie from the cotton fields and mmes
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wjiico- represents a dozen or. more' majang- lo.ine can iu .--.
ger, who is the chaplain oi Hampton
Institute and founder of the Minis
ters' Conference, for his untiring .
tivity and keenness of vision, and tit
sympathy of the conference to Dr.
James -Hardy Dillard of Charlottes
ville, Va, who has done so much to
help develop Negro education
throughout the South and win new
friends for Negro education.
Teaching and Inspiring People.
"Hampton Institute would be dere
Iict.in its duty," said Dr. James E
Greggr at the closing session of the
Ministers' Conference, "if it did not
keep in mind the fact that teaching
and preaching are professions which
are closely allied. The teacher should
be the shepherd of souls; the preacher
musf think of his hearers as those
whom he is to instruct as well as in
spire." Dr.. Gregg referred to Vis
count Bryce's statement in "Modern
Democracies" that there was only one
workable democratic government one
hundred years ago; namely, the
United States. Today China. Russia,
Germany, Austria and other countries
are embarking on the experiment of
democracy. "Democracy is Roing on
said Dr. Gregg. "There will be more
democracy in the world rather than
less democracy. In a Christian de
mocracy no man need expect any
sort of caste system to persist. Chris
tianity and democracy can be trusted
to abolish racial prejudice, enmity.
strife and hatred." -
Archdeacon James S Russell.
founder and principal of St Paul
School at Lawrenceville. Va . deliv
ered four addresses. "Work of the
Christian Ministry," "FamiN I iff and
the Church," "The Kcepin- of the
Church" and "The Open Door to
Service.'" Rev. Levi G. Datman. pas
tor of the First Christian Church.
Youngstown, O., gave four lectures
on "The Church and Its Organiza
tion Rev. Dr. William P Hayes.
pastor of the -Mount Olivet Baptist
Church, New York, spoke on "The
Case Against . the Church." "The
Church and Its Young People." "The
Institutional Church" and "Financing
the Church." Rev. Herman N.
Morse of New York, author of "Fear
God in Your Own Village," who is
the director of publicity of the Pres
byterian Board of Home Missions,
spoke on "The Opportunity and Task
of the Country Church," "The Coun
try Church and Community Welfare"
and "Program of the Country
Church; Content and Method" Rev.
Dr. Reverdy C Ransom of Ocean
port, N. J editor of the "A. M. E.
Church Review," spoke on "Essen
tials of Effective Preaching," "What
to Preach," "The Preacher m His
Study" and. 'the Preacher in His
Pulpit" The conference sermon was
preached by Rev. Dr. J. H. Ashby,
pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church, Nor
folk. Victory Throush Co-ooeration.
That ministers and teachers should
co-operate in helping people fight the
battle of life with equal weapons and
with Christian education was the
opinion expressed by Dr. Ransom in
his address, on 'The Teacher as
Priest," delivered in Ogden Ball,
Hampton Institute, before a anion
meeting of farmers, teachers, and"
ministers. Dr. Ransom referred to
the need of eauiDDintr all children for
American citizenship by the adequate
financial support of public and private
schools and the- response which p0"
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which will be used for education.
He stated thatAmerica cannot go for
ward as it should while any group
handicapped by Ignorance. "The col
ored teacher everywhere should eqwp
herself so as to supplement the teaching-
of history Each, teacher should
specialize on. the. teaching of Nef
i"; I', cretary.-the:ev;- Idreace'.Feflaki' Mlistorr o-liat the coming generat
.. Rev. LL. Downing, of Roanoke,
chairman .'of the Committee on Reso
lutions, expressed the thanks of the
conierence to the authorities of
nampton institute for courteous
i Chmmcery ef tfce Ckcmt Ccxrt e?Xek treatment to tfre-speakers for their 1
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-r-;- : rr . -j-