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THE BROAD AX, CHICAGO, ILU SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1921.
CHARLES E. STUMP, THE REGULAR
TRAVELING CORRESPONDENT OF
THE BROAD AX, REVIEWS THE
NATIONAL BAPTIST CONVENTION
WHICH WAS LATELY HELD IN CHICAGO.
Hon. John G. Drennan, District At
torncy for the Illinois Ceftrif Rail
road Company, owing to ilfcessjm his
-was unable to be pnfcnsat the
ji'.-.-t iceting at the Wcnde! Phillips
l iigl' school Monday evenia, and he
Vr h Mr. Sandy W. Tr to rcp-t-r
him nd to infoti Hon.
T - Carey, chairman of tec meet-
t a he was in sympathy ith the
. ai it for a greater Fort Icarborn
- i and Training Scpol for
Colored Nurses,. and he sentlu per
sonal check by Mr. Tncc.
THE GREJTER FORT LEAR
BORN HOSPITAL DRll
By Dr. M. A. Majors.
a f our good friends are
' etcry yet, as has been stid by
J' ' and adjutators. Today we,
-i.- apTe, have very much indeed
' i :hankful for. Reccntlj the
hearts of philanthropic citizens have
become stirred as never before, and
r t.e c - : r .
-Mir men of fert
nate heWtng., j.- - i-'
citj' adN.-itn In it
r-' . v.it.cal nf- , . . .
senator, the mayor of the fourth city
of the "world, civic organizations and
a muUphcity of forces all working in
unison, poking, working in conform
ity, and happily augmenting unan
imity oiVron toward one sole object,
the thingvtobc accomplished must in
deed be cv weighty, as well as a
very worthy project.
Recently, iowever, and we do not
mention it Vithout a modicum de
gree of shan the great forces rep
resented by n- white race, including
about the bes men and women of
Chicago, met at the Appomattox
Dub to furthenhe plans and sec pcr
adventurc if c t qf the best Negro
brains there i ight not be evolved
some unthougl ofrcat thing that
had escaped; tie attention of this
large heartcliphilanthropic commit
tee of the- iinitc race. Lo and be
hold there wtrk none of the big Ne
groes present, nVt one, of the leaders,
no nota man A us that could look
the committee inhc face, and speak
interestingly aboil the effort that is
causing so muclAsolicitude among
our best "white citiips.
Wherc, Oh, "vvlWe were they?
n "?e Move- the Great lertefeiag to Enlarge the Fort
"aHopkaI aod Tramiag School for Colored Ptoses
Unffl It Becomes Gab of the Very BeitJnstkoGons of Its Kmd,
m the Halted States! ' '
Some of .he Members of the Campaign Committee Who
Are Engaged in Raising One Hundred Thousand Dol
" lars for a Greater Fort Dearborn Hospital and Training
Schoql for Colored Nurses.
could any interest be more inviting
Why were they not there? How
One thing is certain, the drive is a
success. 'Hundreds of thousands of
dollars will be rained into the coffers
of this great Institution, because
there arc some hosts of us who don't
raise so much dust in the spot light.
arc working like blazes, and are not
sparring to be heard, or silent be
cause there is not in sight personal
gain, or individual promotion. Our
people, it seems, meet this issue with
the "yes, I will give" spirit, and arc
going to have a hospital that has for
its head and front men and women of
our race, and not dominated over by
cliques, bulldozers, and self commis
sioned bluffers and white man "crit
ters" absolutely exiles from real man
hood. GREAT MEETING FOR MDMEX
CASELEY HAYFORD AND
MISS EASMON AT UNITY
CLUB HO'USE, 3140 INDI
ANA AVE., SUNDAY, SEP
TEMBER 25TH. 330
tinj; at Uni,y clu-, H, .
ri , for
. - m- '.-,.' ji " - issist
Aldmc Cascley Hayford and Miss
Kathleen Easmon to establish a girls'
industrial training school in West Af
rica. The City Federation of Clubs is
assisting to -make this meeting a suc
cess and the Board urges all our
citizens to attend so they may hear
these charming ladies speak and give
their contribution to the work. Mrs.
Ida B. Wells-Barnett will preside.
Mrs. T. J. Bacon,
Mrs. Irene Gaines,
-- -Mrs. Nora Taylor,
" Mrs. M. Gaines,
Mrs. I. B. W.-BarnctU
EUREKA CHAPTER NO.
R. A. M.
Voted out ten dollars ($10.00) for
Fort Dearborn Hospital at its regular
convocation Tuesday evening. '.
.Mr. Geo. . F. Forte the High Priest
appointed acommittcc of three to
-visit the other Chapters and ask them
to make a donation to the Hospital.
Sandy W. Trice. Mr. Thomas and
Dr. Finlcy committee.
NEGROES PROTEST; DETROIT
BARS KU KLUX MOVIE.
Detroit. Mich. Showing of a mo
tion picture film dealing with the ac
tivities of the Ku Klux Klan of Civil
war days was prohibited by the police
here. The action followed protests
by several committees of Xcgro citi
zens, and others.
Wednesday evening the parlors of
the Appomattox Club, were filled with
many ladies who arc interested in the
great one hundred thousand dollar
drive for the Fort Dearborn Hospital.
Short talks were made by Mrs. E. L.
Davis and Mr. Irene Goin. and to
enliven the occasion the following
program was rendered: Campaign
Song, audience: Piano trio. Mrs. S.
E. Ross, Mrs. R. A. Smith, Mrs. M. B.
Cole; vocal solo, Mrs Mablc A. Arn
old: Mrs. Elizabeth C. Taylor was
chairman of the program.
William H. Fields, of St. Louis, Mo..
national grand master of A. U. K. & D.
of A., is expected to visit the city
soon on official businos to the local
councils and juveniles.
MRS. DEAN RETURNS.
Mrs. Henrietta Dean, secretary of
Egypt Council, A. U. K. & D. of A.,
is back from New Orleans, La., where
she attended the session of the Nation
al Baptist Convention, uninc, as a
delega.tc. Mrs. Dean is much pleased
with her trip and reports a successful
PROPERTY GOES FAST.
Lots and cottages in Morgan Park
were sold rapidly during the past
week and Sunday to people who are
anxious to get sites for future homes
and others who want to build. Much
assistance is being given by M. T.
Bailey, prcs., The Bailey Realty Co.,
'3638 S. State St.
RETURNS FROM MICHIGAN.
Charles Chavous, 3606 Forest Ave.,
has returned from Cass County, Mich.,
where he spent sometime on his vaca
tion and is much improved in health.
The Sisters and Brothers of Beth
any gave their annual entertainment
Monday evening, Sept. 19th, at the
residence of Mr.' and Mrs. Marshall,
4043 S. Wabash Ave., where a large
number of friends were present and
OF MUCH SERVICE.
The Pyramid Building & Loan As
sociation, with offices at 3539 S. State
St, is still of much service to mem
bers of the Race by helping pay off
mortgages, taking up purchases of
property- and other obligations in the
interest of the people. A series will
open on the first Monday in Novem
ber. CABLED ON NORTHSHORE,
During the week, M. T. Bailey, pres.,
The Bailey Realty Co, 3638 S. State
St, was called along the northshore
to adjust- maters pertaining to real
estate for clients in that vicinity. He
also spent much time in the suburbs
helping.to arrange for the building oT
.PLEASED WITH BUNGALOW.
Mr. and Mrs. fames E. Adams, 1470
W. 12th Place, Morgan Park, are
much pleased with thdr recently erect
ed bungalow of six rooms, a com
bination of brick and kellastone and
are praising M. T. BaUe for securing
themsuch. suitable location.
Pittsburgh, Kansas. I am not dead
nor am I played out but I have been
rusticating for a fewvecks, but come
back to you this week fresh and
vigorous and ready to tell you some
of the things I have seen and some
I have not seen, and you will not
know the difference when I am
through and 4f you will guess which
is which then I will make you a
tinucs to movcjBCWhctdcob awir
After a fashion the world con
tinues to move and I have been
moving with it, and I am in position
to say- a few things after getting
around as I have and been insomc
big meetings and met sonic big men
and women who arc contributing
their part to the uplift of the world.
Since writing to you last I have
been in the big National Baptist con
vention, and honey you will have to
take my word for it that it was some
convention. I don't see where so
many people came fronw and they
were eye openers to the people ot
Chicago. John and the number he
saw were certainly on hand in Chi
cago, and the 8th Regiment Armory
was not large enough to hold the
crowd desiring to pay their respects
to - the National Bapti.st convention
presided over by Dr. E. C. Morris,
Helena, Ark., and he was re-elected
president at large and he is a man of
rare ability. Dr. Parks is iist a
leader of men, and a man with a
vision. He is pastor of a large church
up there in Philadelphia, and went
from Tcnncs'scc up there. He at a
glance jumped into leadership in the
Quaker city, and is loved by all who
attend the 'National Baptist conven
tion. He is loyal and stands right
by the side of Dr. E. C. Morns,
I want to pay my respects to Dr.
L K. Williams, Dr. J. H. Branham,
and all the others who contributed to
the successful entertainment of the
convention. Dr, Williams, is indeed
a leader of men and a trained man at
that. I find so nnich pleasure in
coming in touch with him and sec
him from time to time. I have made
a study ot mc man. nc is vom oi
beauty, he is not gushy. He is not
a man to make a big fuss over things,
but just a polished still factor in
afTnirfi of cKurrh jt.itt ialtMi, tm tic
is rendering a great scr .ce to the
denomination and to the race, and
you, may put it down that I told
you, that some day he will lead the
Baptist forces of America.
It is a nice thing to come in touch
with the leading men of Chicago, and
to sec how they arc building up the
cause, and how they arc getting hold
of great church buildings, even
though they arc second-handed, they
arc answering the purpose for which
they were erected. Of course while
the white folks were building these
churches they were building for white
folks, as they saw it, but God was in
the plans. He had said long ago.
"Blessed arc the meek, for they shall
inherit the earth." Little by little
this beatitude is being demonstrated.
A long time ago the white Baptists
erected a fine church at Thirty-first
street and South Park avenue, for
white folks, but look at it now. It
is the home of the Olivet Baptist
church, and that congregation has
outgrown it and will soon be build
ing new quarters. Then you look at
the Pilgrim Baptist church. Dr. S.
E. J. Watson, pastor, the Bclhcsda
Baptist church Dr. Martin pastor,
and the church of-which the Rev. Dr.
McCoo is pastor, and the building
soon to be occupied by Ebcnczcr
Baptist church, saying nothing about
Go back to 1884 when the conven
tion met in Chicago and nominated
James G. Blaine for president of the
United States, then less than a dozen
people of my race lived East of State
street, but look at them fine mansions
occupied by them now. I will join
in that fellow who wrote the Psalms
and say "The Lord hath done great
things for us whereof we arc glad."
I told you it was going to be a
great convention and it was, and the
delegates and visitors were so well
entertained that they arc ready and
willing to return when invited. It will
not be long before Chicago will in
vite them to 'come.
It was inspiring to listen to the
reports, and made the fellow who
was not a Baptist to feel like he
wanted to get in the boat right away
and follow "One Lord, One Faith and
One Baptism." Dr. S. L. Birt, made
i speech, and at once Dr. C H.
Parrish moved that he be received
is a candidate for baptism on his
Christian experience. Rev. Birt
bucked, and declared he was willing
to continue the dry land route to
heaven. I hope he is going to. get
there. I will forgive him.
Prof. R. B. Hudson, who has
taken Tiis place among the prominent
laymen, in fact he is at the top. was
elected secretary forthe 17th time
and without opposition. He is an
efficient secretary and a well trained
man. It is only a question of a short
time when the Baptists, will tgke him
from the school room and demand all
of his time to look after their business.
Editor R. S. Abbott,' made a great
speech at the opening of the conven
tion. He . said some good plain
practical things to the visitors, and
his address was punctuated with out
bursts of applause. I take off my
hat to him. He knew what to. say
and how to say it There were other
speakers, but I am paying my respect
to the newspaper man. I want to be
one myself one of these days, hence
when I come in contact with one
who is saying things, then it is ray
time to say a few things about him.
Speaking of Baptists, I had the
pleasure of meeting that great Baptist,
layman, and had an opportunity to
study how he shines with his people,
William H. Steward, of Louisville.
Ky., editor of the American Baptist.
I just had (o look at him. He was
chairman of the enrollment com
mittee and is indeed a man who
knows his business, and all the other
members of the committee heard him
when he spoke. He is strictly a busi
ness man. I want to- give him what
he has earned.
D-. F. I Lights, of Houston, Texas,
was on the committee with Steward,
but he has served his last time. He
was a real sick man during the con
vention, but was right thereon to do
his duty. He worked hard, and
Tuesday morning he had to be carried
to the stable to get on the Chicago
& Alton wagon, going toward his
home. His train was headed for the
other home, and it was thought by
many he would leave before he
reached St. Louis. He made it into
Houston, and then took his trip to
his long eternal home. 'Another great
Baptist minister has fallen out of the
I wish you could have heard that
wonderful report made by Dr. A. M.
Townscnd, secretary of the Sunday
School Publishing Board of the
National Baptist convention. He Is
doing things up believe mc honey,
and he is going to give to us Baptists
one more publishing house. He has
in him the elements of leadership
and then he is some business man.
He had nothing to say about the
Boyds, except to publish the two
charters side by side. In the one
the SuniLay Sellout Board secured
there were no technicalities by which
he could go into court and put the
Baptists out of their own. This won
for him more friends. He is going
right on now and pay for the place
purchased and erect one more build
ing and Baptists of America arc
going to support him in it
Of course you heard of Dr. L. G.
Jordan resigning from the position
of active secretary of the Foreign
Mission Board of the National
Baptist convention, and he was
elected -secretary emeritus. I don't
know what that means, but it is
something. Dr. James E. East, was
elected his successor, and has been
duly installed in the position. He is
now in charge. God bless him and
his work. Dr. A. R. Griggs, the
father of his son, retired from the
educational secretaryship, and was
succeeded by Dr. S. N. Vass, qf
North Carolina. You sec how things
arc moving up.
It was sad to learn that at the
meeting held in New Orleans, Rev.
C. J. W. Boyd, without warning was
the victim of a stray bullet, and is
numbered with the angels. I would
advise that those who are in the same
position to get right with God and
the National Baptist convention. I
do not like to talk about the dead,
and can only say good things about
them when I gather around their
open graves. It is then I praise God
for their lives.
One by one we arc leaving here.
Now who will be the next? I don't
know. I may be that one. I missed
Revs. C T. Walker, A. Barbour,
Prof. M. M. Rodgcrs who have re
ported to the throne of God, and so
soon followed by Dr. Lights. God
knows best,, and I commend them all
I got around 4 a little in Chicago,
met some people, and talked with
them, and made it to see others. I
am getting along nicely in this world
and I am ready when God shall call
me up higher.
I had a very interesting letter from
one of the most interesting characters
in the race, Mrs. Carrie A. Tuggle.
of Birmingham. Mrs. Tuggle has
dedicated her life to the unfortunate
boys and girls. Those who arc
neglected, those who are not
wanted by any one else, those
who would go to the devil if it were
not for her strong arm about them.
She is at the head of Tuggle Institute,
an institute wwhich she founded and
for which she is devoting all she has
had or can get. She has given to us
some men and "women of whom we
are proud. In this number is Prof.
John Whatley, who is connected with
the peblic school. system of Birming
ham, and who has made his- place in
this world. This young man is doing
things in great shape, 'and he is
making good. His training was at
. -- Continued on "Page 4.
MR. ALEXANDER FLOWER
President of the Roosevelt State Bank, 35th Street and Grand
Boulevard, and Campaign Treasurer of Fort Dearborn Hos
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Office and Residence
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