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CHICAGO, ILL, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER M, lt
rd Hotel and Theatre Company Are Lay-
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Thirty Sixth Street and Indiana Avenue. When Com-
pleted It Will Be the Finest Hotel in the World Owned
and Operated By Colored Peopled 1
The Trustees of the Stradford Hotel Com
pany Are Mr. J. B. Stradford, Prof.
Samuel L Lee, Mrs. Fanny O. Morgan,
Mr. EL A. J. Shaw, and Mr. H. R. Smith
Monday evening a largely attended
' banquet and meeting was held, at the
Metropolitan Community Center, 3118
Giles Ave in the interest of the
Stradford Hotel ,and Theatre. Hon.
Adtlbert H. Robert iras Jhe ahleand
trilliant master ot ceremonies and in
his opening remarks le Trery .clearly
set forth he aims andbjects of the
promoters of: the great enterprise. Be
fore staftfngwith' the'speakihgVRer.
Campbell of the Christian Church,
36th and Federal Streets, was called
on to pronounce the blessing. Mn.
WlKam H. Smith ras the first
speaker of the evening and with facts
and figures and with use of a chart he
easily shefwed or proved that it would
be no trouble to jnake a proposition
like unto the Stratford Hotel and
Theatre pay a handsome return on the
five hundred thousand dollar invested
as it will reauire that amount of
money to float the proposition.
The building is to be constructed
on a lot located at the corner of 36th
Street and Indiana Avenue. The lot
is 100x180 feet, the building -will be
eight stories high? - steelr and re-in-forced
concrete, fire-proof throughout
and it will contain 250 .guest -rooms
with accommodations" for.' 500 guests,
with separate baths For each room. It
win contain 9 stores, shops and par
lors on the mam floor. It will also
contain a first class 12-chair barber
shop, a billiard hali; ladles hair. dress
ing parlor, a modern theatre, seating
1235 persons and an Assembly room
for 500. ..:-
Mr. Anthony Overtoav President of I
.the Overton HygiemcMfg.. Co, and
Resident of the rDoiig!fisv National
'"-Bank, was the next jpeaka'l-aad e
yent on to state haV for maay -years
while traveling on ihe, railroads
"The FootWn Clinic jrf
to be Brm is.
Thznlagnsag; 7 T. SmK, Sc-
T-irn Tiinitr Set 1mm at
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'hu calki. Ae Howard Utrfty
Football yrimers t ffepWtfee.fgK;
tice, PriJay Sieaer 15th. ?re
ften nata'-KraAer Ji, wfct Tfce
Anneal Tih$i pkac ft l'"
Pbye4 a' &ric Lmm ,
WarAagte-W -wrld w
be filled. Twitk "! ft J""'
of the Ttsfntimkaaifht.ci tie two' &L
Howari -M-m 1a vim. TJm&i
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out to m, -Jtajr' ,?
be ?r4 this rw yTmknmitm at
the Atriat.Tttff Park, ami swi
ia PilMMpkn, ll ill win nr Mmy
pliCetKfcer tW the WartemV CaiaL
through the west and the southwest,
selling his goods, that he stopped at
the Stratford Hotel at Tulsa, Okla
homa, which was very ably, managed
by Mr. J. B. Stratford until his hotel
was destroyed during the fearful race
riots in that city in the summer of 1921,
and with Mr. Stratford as manager of
the Stratford Hotel and Theatre in
this city he bad every reason to be
lieve that he will conduct all the af
fairs in connection with it in apple pie
order and that it is bound to be a
It is understood' that the Douglass
National Bank will be the depository
for the Stratford Hotel and Theatre
Company. Mr. T. Arnold Hill, Mr.
W. H A. Moore, Mr. P. W. Treloor,
Mr, Julius F. Taylor, Mrs. Fanny O.
Morgan, a successful business woman
late of Indianapolis, IncL, who resides
in this city at the present time one
of the owners of the new hotel site,
Prof. Samuel L Lee, Rev. Baber and
Mr. J. B. Stratford who will" be the
manager of the new hotel, were
among the other speakers, and they
all freely predicted that as the hotel
and theatre, which will be exclusively
managed by colored men with ex
perience along that line, that there is"
no reason on earth why the great en
terprise will not .meet with great sue-
Mr J. B..Stratford, Mrs. Fanny O.
.Morgan, Mr. B. H. Smith, Prof. Sam-.
uel I. Lee and Mr. R. A; J. Shaw, are
the trustees of the Stradford Hdtel
and Theatre Company and .member
ship shares' can be bought as low as
ten dollars ,'oa up. to five thousand
dollars and the treasurer and all theJ
salesmen will at. all times be under
bonds,-' 'I ,
The' bfasiBOS. "arrangements for sthe
game,' by voteol'the .Howard- Um
versiry Board, pf; Trustees, win re
main in the hands of' the business ad
ministration of tie' University.
Gmm to be "Piyeii
Dr. Baett J. Scott, -Secretary-
Treasurer e Howard, announce! that
the reason the- game is to be pkypd
in the -moswmg at tes-ft&rjr o'clock
instead of 4a. the, afteraeen as x?t
merlr is4hat Howard is m 5ositJon
togaaraatee kat ene otsta4r
guaerrie Xr tW5fa
rt ef fte American Leae Pari
wkife Geretown ana George W
gtB"t7s3vtiesl "boUi opBl- -MMw-
jMttMt.aere, ive eatd
InW casket -te. stage their awaal
TfcukanV & st :tae American
Laacae Ttak Wasttagton awl, to
nlay -aH -at tiMac Uwr kmtswrr
als -attke, wk afc, fteeftr Jf
aatMMc faM'ioar'-i -six .events .cack
ysariK pmmmf w,m,jmuc
Z. - m.
Thousand Dollars, kt
League Park is that the Howard
Game shall be played at 10 JO in the
morning, allowing ample time for the
grounds ti be emptied, for the
Georgetown- George Washington
game to be staged at 2:30 o'clock in
ThoB&aads Expected at the Game
The thousands of visitors who will'
be coming to the game will reach
Washington Wednesday night, No
vember 29th, for the various festivities
being arranged in their honor and will
proceed immediately after breakfast
Thanksgiving morning, to the Amer
ican League Park for the classic event
of the year.
Dr. Scott also announces that the
Howard University administration has
arranged two, receptions in honor of
the Football Teams and visitors, at
The Coliseum, one immediately fol
lowing the game, from 2 to- 6 o'clock,
at which latter time the members of
the Howard-Lincoln FootBa'l Squads
will be present to be formally intro
duced to the thousands in attendance.
The arrangements made for the en
tertainment of the visitors are now
full and complete.
AeBBsaal Sats : Provided
The American League Park has had
abost 10,060 additional Grand .Stand
and Box seats added since ihe last
game (1920) was played; inadditkm
to tint, sosae'7JMQ seats will this year
beffetced en the south side lines,
ftereky aSerdwg fall opportunity for
each an every visitor to see every
mttvtmkmt ef fte players.
The Hnward -scaednk for 1922 is as
Oet. 7,'Ona Date at Washiagtau
Oet. M. Virginia Tlwetogka Sem
inary and GaSaee at Wayngton;
Oct iQ Ancnkai an Thnical
CaMagc, f Greeaafcero, N. C, at
'WawnnMOct. 38, Vkgiak TJalan
TJnifacaky at Xicnaend, Va.; Kov.4,
Mi i Jin "2it' f -''aT'-i-s-- Nov.
Ill,' ?- Konwl tafI
a Hotel and Theatre,
MAJOR JOHN R. LYNCH
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Ex-Congressman, Ex-Paymaster United States Army, Who.
Served as Master of Ceremonies at the Farewell Recep
tion in Honor of Dr. Adena C E. Minott.
1 1nstitute, at Petersburg, Va.; Nov. 18,
Hampton Institute, at Washington;
Nov. 30, Lincoln University, at Wash
ington. - -
. In 1920, Dr. Scott denominated the
Lincoln-Howard Football game of
that year "The Football Classic of the
Year." This slogan was accepted the
country over as an apt description of
this annual event. All eye) are now
turned toward the American Laague
Park, Thursday morning, "Thanksgiv
ing Day, at 10 JO o'clock, when, the
1922 Football Classic will be staged
by these two outstanding institutions
of learning. '
STATE OFFERS REWARD TO
WAR ON KU KLUX KLAN
T-jwyatan Govemer Acts on -Kidnap-
Baton Rouge, La. As a result of
appeals which have' been made to him
from Morehouse parish, and the di-
rect charges made to tne governor
that the Ku KIux Klan was respon
sible for the kidnapping and possible
murder of T. R. Richards am& Watf
Daniel of Mer Rouge, Governor Bar
ker issued' a proclamatioa caUingapon
the "good people of Morehouse" to
aid in running down members of the
He has offered a reward rf $540 for.
the -idenuffcattoB ofnKsabers of this
mob and directed the attorney .gen
eral of the state to use the fwf force
of his oce io ran dewn'ftc pcrse&a
tors of this crioK.
The goverwr Saataay
ceiveda letser from alrTulL
ards, wife of mcf, Ac nn
T ib k.entiprff khwc i
no relativet; r 'smmjt W aty
children or injwW'ysW ws
have two Iktk gMi s rain ami
absoktely Jita dim 'mm -mf--
butfa mtSr labnr ft
Just because he' was' scared by - the
Klan ' they have done this, and they
arc now trying to' make out it was not
the Klan, but it was the Klan, as
otherwise they would have been, will
ing and ready to' help me find my
husband. J believe he is dead be
cause he would have written if he is
alive, and I am nearly crazy with sus
pense and pray God for help. Won't
you do what you can?
TEXAS DEMOCRATIC PLAT
Members of the race, are said ioA
have voted in the hut Democratic
Primary- Election at San An tenia;
Texas. As a result the committee on
Resolutions and Platform recom
mended to the state democratic con
vention the following platform flank:
"In view of the fact that certain estro
nes' in this state have not adhered 'to
the recommendations of -the State Ex
ecutive Committee to exclude Negroes
trom participating in tne nrM&ary
elections, we direct ok iacoaunff leg
islature to 20 amesd the law a to
forever exclude Negroes from artfe-
ipatiag m asy democratic primary
election .to be bejd in any cenarty f
this state.' A Wb-comauKae aito
dealing wkh tie platfef frfasta ky
a jMeW S'tdl to aottat aay jaaaiat
ofpaawa; the X JCktX Klan. HnV
ever, saar tkey agraai afw ft n-
adaatio'a af a & areat IMC Texan
Democratic alasfiirsa. Sa far an ft
Klan enncaiaaa fte jianiuiai was
ahaohsmly mmaingicM sananJt
tad a ammVer of vrara-
are, se a ma. atnet tmufmntim M
tit J'WM I ml
a cswtdeacn, aari f I
the Corner of
BOOK CHAT BY MARY WHITE OVfNG
TON, CHAIRMAN OF THE EXECU
TTVE COMMITTEE OF THE' NA
TIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE
ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED
"AMERICA FACES THE"
By Durant Drake, Published by The
MacmiTlan Co, New Ycxk City.
Price ZS0. Postage 10c extra'
"-jl have already, noted-more than, one
book on the general subject of the
United States with a chapter devoted
to the Negro. This volume, "America
Faces The Future," is' such a book
and one in which we can rejoice. The
writer is a Professor of Philosophy at
Vassar College and we congratulate
the students who sit under so sane a
man. "We are far too prone to brag
of our achievements and too little dis
posed to "acknowledge our shortcom
ings," the writer says of Americans,
and acknowledges that his book is
one of criticism and warning. "But,"
he ends, "the picture must not tz too
dark. We have not yet fully realized
our fathers' dreuns, but, on the whole,
we have done welL Great
potentialities, for good lie in profes
sional associations, in trade unions, in
other organizations along vocational
lines. Two things we must
cease to be afraid of, unrest and' agi
tation." The book itself, in its quiet
way, i full of agitation In its con
demnation of our courts, its plea for
greater democracy in labor, its call
for more and better education. We
who used to be close to, the top are
far down the list now "among the ed
ucated peoples of the earth. Political
ly we are often dishonest, and our
poverty is tragic "If between sixty
aad seventy per cent of 'working
class' .families were living in 1906 on
less than a fair 'IhriugyWage,' it is
probably that more than seventy per
cent were so situated in 1920."
On the -problem of race the book
is distinctly favorable to the Negro.
"It is- sot that the Negro is as in-
Knot no, ncccnt xsvesugauoos
seem to indicate that there is no great
dinereace in average mental abty
between the members of the white,
red, yellow, brown and- black rata.
evcrythiag. or nothing with reference
to the Kn Klux Kka. A real resolu
tion with teeth ip it was offered fey
Henry T. Lindsley but the presjdiag
oJscer xefesed evea to read. k. Mr.
Uadsley was very greek .disappointed
an iiaaed a statement w which he
said "the exwtenee .ef ihe dimaeratk
jmrty m. Tanas ann the Naawn .atfAHfe H r pastorate, on a -war
saake- a a result of the aetantie of
the- Ka XfccrQtti. Tk X Kkac
Klan jasne is n- Kttc Jsaa
it the Dmcrak t?atr:e W
pajtaje itatsi ac mie insnaEMn 4a.
iaf-.an sm" The
M 1rSPi0p mm r
- -J a "aAT iate. . .Lsaw J HT -"Jr 7 r ' M.
t ii i ainaa 7n ii hMMiBmmt mm mrnsW mMSs! t liat BBMmfmW mnfsmT' ktjmmf I. U ' - F X
Urx.Xortkm&'mwmywe niifcitfji hm&m t aftV;
If biological investigations are trust
worthy it would seem that- the "appar
ent lower capacity of the Negroes as
of every backward race is to be ex
plained mainly, if not altogether, by
the absence of an environment favor
able for development." Professor
Drake goes on to show how the Ne
gro -inleprived' of an education and
often is prevented from improving his.
economic condition. "The return ox
Negro soldiers from the war with its
broadening outlook,. the growing ap
preciation of the economic value of
the Negro in a time when farm labor-
is increasingly scarce, the work of a
few endowed Negro schools, and of,
such bodies as the National Associa-
tion for the Advancement of Colored
People, offer hope for 'alleviation of
an intolerable condition." And he ends
by saying: "We must respect them
and cease to look upon them as in- "
These words stem mere truisms and
they are an immense advance upon
even such kindly books as Professor"
Shaler's of twenty years ago. The
world does move though it goes at
too slow and jerky a gait for most
of us. Probably it moves on the Ne
gro question because the Negro him
self moves so fast that it is impos
sible any longer to keep him down.
The increase in higher education
among the young people of the race
is amazing: They are crowding to
our colleges. Where one went twenty
years ago, twenty go today. Their
presence is felt and their ability
known. It is no longer possible to .
use tht old argument that- Negroes
are unable to" develop after they pass
the age of fourteen., Too many have
progressed to make such a statement
carry any weight even with tLeznost
prejudiced. The people of America
are beginning to learn the true facts
regarding the Negro, and these facts v
are getting into books like Professor -Drake's.
And since the volume is ar- -.
ranged in the form of a text, book, it'
is all the more important that it looks
upon the race question with some
thing of justice.
XX-?ATOJt HELD AS DAD'OF
XABX OKN TQ GIRL, .19
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SidaeyjT O. The Rev. L. Vtwiay.
fermer" pater of the" ardin,-IL; IS ij:';
Cbnfckf-7va arrest Wednesday at" - '
rant charging- him wttk beiag impli
ais m fte ton of a boy to Vk V&
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