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CHICAGO. ILL. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1921
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Hon. James W. Breen, First Assistant Corporation
Counsel of Chicago; Hon. Alfred Clover, President
Public Life Insurance Company; Hon. Joseph
as, County Recorder; Hon. Henry Stuckart,
Ex-City and Ex-County Treasurer and Hon.
Emtnett Whalen, County Commissioner; Have
Each Donated One Hundred Dollars to the Fort
Dearborn Hospital and Training School for
EVENING CLASSES AT HOWARD
UNIVERSITY PAVE WAY FOR
ESTABLISHMENT OF A COL
LEGIATE SUMMER SCHOOL.
Washington, D. C Howard Uni-
crsity, in keeping with its new pro-
-am of rendering the greatest pos
sible service as a National University
for the training of colored jouth, last
year at the beginning of the Winter
Quarter, January 4, 1921, inaugurat
ed a system of evening classes with
Professor William J. Bauduit as Di
rector. "These evening classes are of
full college grade and yield the usual
credits toward the various academic
degrees conferred by the University.
They are being taught by the regular
University instructors and exact the
same requirements and maintain the
same standards as the day classes. To
the ambitious, self-supporting student
who is unable to attend classes dur
ing the day, the Howard Univers
ity now offers the exceptional oppor
tunity of securing a college education
through evening instruction.
There are sone people who look
askance at evening academic work;
but whatever prejudice has existed up
to the present against it seems due
in part to caste consciousness of the
individual as well as to the supposed
ly loose standards of the evening
schools. With the general spread of
democratic ideas and the application
of the same requirements and stand
ards to both day and evening work,
this prejudice is dying out and the
evening school is coming into its own
as a powerful factor in our social
and educational scheme. Many of
our greatest colleges and universities
now offer evening work with full
credit toward the usual degrees.
Among these institutions are the
University of Chicago, the Carnegie
Institute of Technology, the College
of the City of New York, the Johns
Hopldns University, the University of
Pittsburgh and Harvard University.
Te U. S. Bureau of Education is now
engaged in making a survey of the
present status of evening instruction,
the immediate supervision of the
work being in the hands of Dr. Fred
erick B. Robinson, Dean of the Col
lege of the City of New York. Ac
cording to former U. S. Commission
er Claxton, "one of the great serv
ices which can be rendered the Na
tion through education will be the
establishment of a thoroughly co
ordinated evening instruction, which
will enable a person who drops his
education by day to continue that
education at night"
The work of the evening classes at
Howard University has thus far been
quite satisfactory and successful.
Courses have been taken by school
teachers, school principals, govern
ment employees, lawyers, college
graduates and others. Some of these
students arc pursuing the regular
four-year course leading to the bac
calaureate degree ;others are merely
becoming acquainted with some par
ticular subject or keeping in touch
with the academic life for purposes
of general culture; while still others
are obtaining a special preparation
which they must have in order to
qualify for some specific position.
The work has been regular and thor-
'ouph. the standards hich. and the
students and instructors enthusiastic.
Evenine classes at Howard un
doubtedly mark a clear and distinct
extension of the usefulness, and influ
ence of the University. It is very
likely that this movement will soon
be followed and supplemented by an
other with similar potentialities for
good, for the establishment of a
Summer School at Howard Univers
ity, for collegiate instruction now
seems practically assured for next
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WHITE MAN GOES TO
PRISON FOR MARRY
ING COLORED WOMAN
Clark Circuit Judge Rules in Marriage
of Whites and Negroes.
Jeffersonvitle, Ind. James W. For
tune, judge of the Clark circuit court,
decided Friday that while the Indiana
law forbade a white man to marry a
Negro woman or a Negro man to
marry a whhe woman it provided no
penalty for a white or Negro woman
who should be married to one of the
opposite color. Grace Henson, a
Negro, and Carl E. Johnson, who as
serted he had colored blood, but, it
was said, was -white, were married last
Both were later indicted on charges
of miscegenation of amalgamation and
Johnson is serving' a term of one to
ten years at the Indiana Reformatory.
The woman sued to annul the mar
riage. The court sustained a motion
Thursday to quash the indictment
against her on the ground that the
law provided for the male party only.
Sumner Kannerer, assistant attorney-general
of Indiana.' -when his at
tention was called to the Jeffersonville
case, said the amalgamation law is a
curious one. He said it apparently 4
rec5 & its force alsst.tte aei pf
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others who knowingly "counsel or as
sist in any manner" such marriages,
but provides no penalty for the women
of the contracting parties.
The theory was advanced by others
in the statehouse that the law prob
ably was written by one who had in
mind the old English common law,
which assumed that on marriage a
woman's identity was emerged com
pletely into that of her husband.
Mrs. Lou Ella Young, 3556 Giles
Ave, D. G. M. N. G., of the House
holds of Ruth of Illinois and juris
diction, spent several pleasant days
in Gary. InL, where she spoke on
Sept 25th in the annual meeting of
the organization of Indiana. A large
reception was tendered Mrs. Young
on Saturday prior to the meeting.
While at Gary, Mrs. Young was the
guest of Mrs. Laura Collins, 1731
ON THE JOB.
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CHARLES E. STUMP, THE OLD TIME
FOR THE BROAD AX, VISITED THE
A. M. E. CONFERENCE IN KANSAS
AND HAD A PLEASANT INTER
VIEW WITH BISHOP H. B. PARKS.
HON. SAMUEL A. ETTELSON
The Best and the Most Brilliant Corporation Counsel That Chicago
Has Ever Had, Who b Being Urged by Thousands of His
Warm and Loyal Friends to Enter the Race for Re-Election to
the State Senate from the Third Senatorial District of Illinois.
Hon. Samuel A. Ettelson, who has
honorably served the citizens of Chi
cago longer as Corporation Counsel
than any of those eminent and dis
tinguished gentlemen who have occu
pied that important position in the
past, for Senator Ettelson has been
in the public eye or in that high posi
tion since November, 1915, and his rec
ord, as such, stands forth without one
blemish or black mark against lib good
name, which speaks volumes for him.
In 1910 he was elected to the state
senate from the Third Senatorial Dis
trict, and he has been one of the most
valuable members of the upper house
of the state legislature from that time
to the present At all times he has
manfully fought against all legislation
which was intended to strike at the
civil and the political rights of the
colored people residing throughout the
state of Illinois.
Governor Len Small, Mayor William
Hale Thompson and thousands of his
other true friends are strongly urging
him to enter the race for re-election to
the state senate from the Third Sena
torial District so that he can continue
to uphold the arms of Governor Small
and Mayor Thompson in the state
senate of Illinois.
WORKER RETURNS FROM
Mrs. Florence Kelley, Member
Board of N. A. A. C P. and
Secretary of Consumers'
League Tells of Lon
the ?9stracng5rties aai against any
After several weeks of illness, Mrs.
Eliza Jackson, 3739 Elmwood Ave,
state grand queen ef Uliaoif of A. V.
JL & P. ef A, is afele to. be isat and
on ;tHe job
Mrs. Florence Kelley, secretary of
the Consumers' League and member
of the Board of Directors of the Na
tional Association for the Advance
ment of Colored People, today made
public her impressions of the London
session of the Pan-African Congress,
from which she has just returned.
- "The Keynote of the meeting was
the need of world union, of diffused
knowledge of the fact which affect
people of African descent throughout
the world, and determination to ac
cept no inferior position whether
civil, educational or political, by
whomsoever imposed. This was dear
ly and nobly expressed by Dr. W. E.
B. Dubois is a manifesto which was
unanimously adopted by ibe Congress
at the closing session ortae London
"lhe meetings were, held a stone's
throw from Westminster Abbey and
a few blocks from the Parliament
truly in the heart of the British Em
pire. It was a gathering of men and
women of distinction coming from all
parts of Africa, from the British West
Indies Grenada and Jamaica) and
from divers parts of the United States.
"Mr. Archer, a former mayor of
Battersea, a native of London, of Afri
can descent, presided at one of the
sessions at which, as a member of the
Board of Directors of the National
Association for the Advancement of
Colored People, I made some brief
"Most terrible was the lot of Ne
groes in South Africa, as it was ex
posed by one of the speakers, who
said there was starvation among them
because they had to work nine months
in the year for the white men who
had taken their land, three months to
pay the British governments taxes,
and had, therefore, no time to get
enough for themselves to eat.
"A pleasant part of the Pan-African
Congress was the tea given to the
delegates by Mrs. Unwin, wife of the
head of the great publishing house of
l. r-isher Unwin & Co. From win-
dows which look out over the River
Thames we saw the Tower of London
and the famous London Bridge. Near
by as the immense building of the
National Libertl Club, of which our
host, Mr. Unwin, is one of the moving
The congregation of Walter's A.
M. E.- church, 38th and Dearborn
streets, is expectinb their pastor, Rev.
G. L. Blackwell, on October 2ndfifter
a long absence, during which time he
has visited London, England, Paris,
France and many other points of in
terest in that country.
Rev. and Mrs. T. L. Scott of Grant
Memorial Chapel, 46th and Evans
Ave, are very much improved after
illness of several weeks. Since re
turning to the city, Mrs. Scott has im
proved rapidly from burns sustained
while en route west. Rev. Scott Is
able to be on the go after being con
fined to his home for several days.
Topcka, Kans. We have been
praying for President Harding, and
we arc hoping that the Lord will
answer our prayers and put it into
his heart to" do for my people what he
should. We are having just a heluva
time now, and it doth not appear all
that it will be before it is over. We
are anxious to put an end to lynch
ing and all of us are praying that
the Congress of the United States will
pass a law that will start that thing
down toward hades, for that is the
place which presented it to our un
But I am not going to say too
much at this time, but will watch and
wait the result and when it is all
over we will be on the hog train. It
takes a real man in this country to
treat me right, and I hope that we
are going to find it in the Republican
party and if we fail, then you may
look out for the Democrats in 1924.
I am not joking about this.
But I have been one more riding
baby since I wrote to you the last
time, and I have been coming in
touchwith things. I have spent a
few days in Kansas, but before you
can get through reading this letter I
will be far from here. I am the
most ridingest man in this country.
When I wrote to you" the last time
I was in some other place, and I am
glad to be able to report now that
Prof. Aaron E. Malonc has greatly
improved and is sitting up now, and
it will not be long before he will be
fully restored to health. He is get
ting to that station right now, and I
want to congratulate him, and to say
to him let the good work continue.
Mrs. Malone has been" right by the
side of the trained nurse looking after
her husband and I don't blame her.
He is a good man and a good hus
band. I am here attending the Kansas
Conference, and believe me, honey, I
am having one more Old Aunt Dolly
time, because I am stopping at head
quarters, and a man who holds on
important position in the town, and
the world has been entertained by
his wife. I am the guest of Hon.
John M. Wright and wife. He is
the deputy, county treasurer and his
wife is at the top- as a singer. So
you see where I am.
J. M. Wright was for a long time
treasurer of the City of Topeka, and
just to think of it, a man of my race
treasurer of a big city like this. Well,
he held his position, and you know
there is a constant change in poli-1
tics, and in changing Mr. Wright
from treasurer of the city, he became
deputy treasurer of the county, which
position he is holding right now, but
is having his vacation as I write to
you. He was a friend to the late
Booker T. Washington, and an active
man in the National Negro Business
League. I am proud to claim such a
high up man as my friend.
Do yon know his wife, Mrs.. Jose
phine Rivers-Wright; who has
soothed many a heart through her
sweet musical voice,, a rQice that has
within itself fame and fortune for its
possessor? I know sUe, has the fame,
and he lias the fortune tor ner. For
eleven years this brilliant young
woman was in Europe, and on her
return to America, became a member
of the Blind Boone Concert company.
She left it only to become the wife
of John M. Wright, which position
she now holds and will until death. It
is a happy couple. But now about
happiness; now, but to tell you that
she has a wonderful voice, and is
going to do some singing from time
to time. She has somewhat im
pressed me until I believe she is go
ing to be in that choir from heaven.
With all her ability, and the posi
tion held by her husband, she has hot
fallen out with work, but is doing
her work, and then I could tell you
of some other places she has won
for herself. I wish you would make
it convenient to see her when you are
through. She can wash, iron, cook,
make up beds, and talk about what
you want to discuss, and it will be
carried out to a queen's taste. Mrs.
Wright has appeared before the
crowned heads of Europe and re
ceived ovations. Perhaps she is go
ing to be leader in the young heav
enly band. I have heard her, and
I am now in her home.
But that's not what brings me here.
I am here to attend the Kansas An
nual Conference presided over by
Bishop H. Blanton Parks, of Chicago,
who is a just man and a leader of
men. He is doing a great big work
in this part of the world and I am
sure that his people are proud of him.
He has been doing some talking
right out in church for the rights of
his race. He is more concerned about
the mud-paved streets down here
than he is about the gold-paved
streets in heaven. He believes in
that old-time religion, and right liv
ing and this is what he is preaching
to the people everywhere. In this
warfare and conference rounds he is
accompanied by his wife, Mr,s. Parks,
who is giving words of consolation to
Rev. J. R. Ransom, of Wichita, who
is indeed a remarkable man, is a lead
er in the conference. Not only that,
but he is a leader in our race in this
state. He has lived a clean enf life
and has the confidence of the .people.
He is a man with a great big heart
and that lias been seen by Governor
Allen as well as other officials, and
when Dr. Ransom speaks he is
heard. It is nice to live that way.
When he reported to the conference
he had 335 members, and planked
down on the table $335 dollar money,
the largest amount ever brought from
that charge. In addition to this he
had $2SS for the various mission
funds; $20 for Douglas hospital, $300. .
for new dormitory at Western Uni
versity in all he put down for con
ference $1,156, and that is going some.
There is no question about itfDr.
Ransom is going to get him a wife,
but just when I do not know- and you
do not know.
We are getting ready for many
things these days. Next spriqgr Jhere
is to Je t&e unvefliBSf f !tat"nnu-
ment erected to tne memory ot qoo
er T, Washington Jui you '-vritf be-
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