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4 Ferlei Exponent of. Bight
"aia Justloe. '
An Uncompromising Defender
of the Colored . Race.
We fear only to do wrong.
Gov. Cox a "Good
fellow' on Trip
IMPRESSES LABORING MEN AS
"ONES OF THE BOYS"
By William N. Randolph
"Jimmie Cox is one of the boys,"
such was the enthusiastic comment
of a big delegation of laboring men
which called on the Democratic presi
dential candidate at Joplin.
The home-like quality of his talks
and the innate democracy of the mar.
stood out above all else throughout
his trip from Enid to Joplin. Not a
single unfavorable comment was
heard on Cox, the man, while those
who disagreed with him politically
conceded that he made a clear, cour
teous and convincing argument.
The general opposition opinion was
expressed by a Tulsa Republican
business man after the speech at Con
vention Hall. "Cox is all right, but
he's on thrwrong ticket," he said. "If
he was on the Republican ticket, he
would win in a walk."
The democratic personality of the
candidate became apperent soon after
the special left Entd when he made
his way through the train, stopping
to laugh and chat with little groups
as he passed. In one instance a Re
publican on board disagreed wtih
something he had said at Enid. The
governor laughingly sat down beside
him and entered into a detailed ex
planation of his position.
Pleases Little Girls.
At Oklahoma City the special had
whistled out and Oov. Lox was just
climbing aboard when two little
school girls in middy blouses, rushed
up breathlessly with a Brownie kodak
and begged tor a picture. He motion
ed the conductor to hold the train,
handed the camera to one of the news
paper men in the party, placed the
youngsters on either side of him and
made their hearts glad with a pic
ture in which only they and the next
Once more at Miami his good na
ture and" democratic spirit was dis
played. The special arrived there just
as the governor was about to sit down
to breakfast. A great crowd was
waiting outside to hear him talk. He
let the breakfast get cold while he
warmed the crowd up with one of his
DEMOCRATS CLAIM INDIANA
Organized Labor for Cox and People
in Favor of League Says Hoffman
New York, Oct. 5. Indiana's 15
electoral votes wil 1 be cast for Cox
and Roosevelt, Edward G. Hoffman,
secretary of the Democratic National
Committee, predicted on his arrival
today after a survey of conditions in
the mid-western states.
"Organized labor is for Cox and
with the league of nations as the
principal issue of this campaign, the
rank and file of business and pro
fessional men and women are going to
vote the Democratic ticket," he said.
Lawyer Barbour Heads State
By actual count fifty five dele
gates and visitors- (including Tut
sans) to the republican state mass
meeting called to meet here Mon
day morning, assembled in thc
Dreamland Theatre Monday after
noon and after considcrble discuss
ion succeeded in forming a state or
ganization. A bitter fight was occasioned
when the ambitious and ever astute
Archie V. Jones appeared on the
scene and served notice that he
considered himself a citizen of Ok -
lahoma and a republican of life
long standing, and not without a
glorious reputaion and therefore en
titled to a voice and a place of hon
or in (his republican convention.
Exceptions were taken to this po
aMoa, however, by other leaders
McAlister, Okla., Od. 8 The
Grand Mooter's Council called by
Grand .Master Webber of the Okla
homa .Masons, met In this city last
Saturday and spent a busy dn
transacting business for the Juris
diction. All of the members of the Coun
cil were present and after the
meeting each expressed the belief
that the jurisdiction would rapidly
progiess under the administration
or Grand Master Webber.
Several important matters were
taken up and disposed of after due
Editor A. J. Smithermnn of the
Tulsa Star, who was here at the
time on business, appeared before
the Council and made a short talk
after which he expressed a desire,
to becom,. a mason. The Council
was Immediately called into an "oc
casional lodge" and the editor was
initiated into the principals of ma-
The following prominent masons
were present: W. S. Webber,
Grand Master, Wilbcrton, M. Butler
Deputy, G. M., Guthrie, N. J. Cae
sar, Grand Secretary, Shawnee; R.
II. Watkins Treasurer, Enterprise;
W. II. Twine, Secretary-Treasurer
Burial Department, Muskogee, Lon
McNeal, Secretary M. B. A. Depart
ment, Eufauln; S. F. Jordan, Treas
arer M. B. A. Department, Guthrie;
Dr. J. A. U. Carter, M. M., Hugo;
Dr F. L. Cook, Hartshorn; I. H.
Brown, Wewoka and E. T. Barbour,
Grand Attorney, Elreno.
The meeting of the State Demo-r-atic
Club in this city last Saturday
was an occasion well attended by del
egates and visitors from different
parts of the state and the interest
manifested disproves the claim of Re
publican leaders that colored men w"l
vote solidly for the G. O. P.
The meeting was held in the Ma
sonic Hall and was presided over by
Fred Douglass, secretary of the club,
the president, Frank Reed, being un
able to officiate.
Among the speakers were Mayor
T. D. Evans, Judge W. B. Williams.
Judge M. A. Brecker.ridge and Rev.
R. A. Whitaker.
Mr. Henry Nails spent Sunday and
Monday visiting relatives in Honey
who contended that Archie V. had
lost his residence in Uiis State by
reason of several years absence and
that he could not legally hold office
or have voice in the Convention. As
a result Jones was eliminated and
the convention proceeded to perma
nent organization electing the fol
II. A. Guess, Tulsa, President; T.
D. Jackson, Tulsa, Vice President;
II. R. Bennett, Wewoka, Secretary;
Theodore Boughman, Tulsa, Corres
ponding secretary; D. F. L. Banks,
Enid, Treasurer. State Campaign
Committee: E. T. Barbour, Elreno,
(Chairman; J. II. Roberts, McAlester,
JO. W. Gurley, Tulsa, F. S. Jones,
1 Enid and Roscoe Dungee, Oklaho-
The convention adjourned to
meet in Oklahoma City today.
Mayor Evans and "Billy" Houston
prominent lawyer of Kansas City,
were tb principal speakers.
Weetelv Mail Edition
TILE Tl'LSA STAR, Satuuluy, October 9, 1920.
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J. COODY JOHNSON
PRESIDENT NEGRO STATE FAIR. WEWOKA. OKLA.
CURTIS AREOPLANE TO FLY
State-wide Interest Assures
Wewoka, Okla., Oct. 8 The scene
is all set for Uie big Stale Fair to
be given here Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday and Friday of next week
on the rancli of J. Coody Johnson,
President and general manager of
the Fair Association and the largest
crowd ever assembled in Seminole
County is expected to be seen here
(luring these four days.
The Fair Grounds all electrically
lighted, now resemble a small cit
arid the exhibits to lie placed on dis
play will equal those seen at any
other fair in thc State. Only mem
bers of the Race will be allowed to
enter exhibits because the purpose
of thc fair is to show the progress o
Colored people in the state along va
rious lines including live stock, ag
riculture, manual training, music,
domestic science, art work ctr,
A statewide interest has been a
roused in this fair and if the weath
er is good hundreds of people from
all parts of the state will attend,
many of whom will have exhibits
to enter. '
The attractions will be belter
MRS. VIRGINIA DAVIDSON
lcnrmo stati rAm wiwoii okla
fOR WEWOKA'S FAIR
than any ever seen at a fair of this
I character. Mr. Johnson has left
nothing undone to provide ample
uiiiuseiiiems lur uiu iiuu juuwh uuu
his efforts have been criwned with
Areoplane To Fly
Arrangements have been made
with the Curtis Areoplane Compa
ny if Tulsa tofurnish one of their
high-power machines to fly every
day during thc fair. A passenger
plane will be furnished for the oc
casion and all who desire to en
joy the sensation of flying thous
ands of feet above the earth may
do so a their pleasure.
Two Days Vacation for Schools
State Superintendent R. II. Wil
son has granted a two days va
cation to all Colored schools in the
State Thursday'and Friday, the last
two das of thc fair, provided the
teachers and pupils attend thc fair
oiie or both of these das.
Authority Tor this is given in a
letter received Jy Mr. Johnson last
week from Mr. Wilson.
The letter in full follows:
September 29, 1920.
'. Coody Johnson,
Your- or the 27th has been rc-'(S . , ,0 T,C Tu,M Star)
rived and 1 have noted with much Washington, October 2 Notwith-
interest the plan for your Negro standing there was brought to thc
Stale Fair to be held at Wewoka, leaders at Republican Headquarters
October 12lh to IStli. the necessity for selecting a colored
V -ii :..ir.i.i 1,. ihn woman of ability, prestige and charac-
I am especially interested In the ters as a lnemb 'o( thtf NationaI Ad.
liiestion of the Boys and tiirls Uuu visory Committee if the Republican
Work and the large premium list party hoped to gain the confidence of
which ou arc offering. I fully ap- the Negro women voters, etc., the ap-nroi-liiin
lhe imnortancc of this peal was ignored. As usual, cheap
1 11.. 41.1.. i,.n t ...., n,opo.
work and by this letter I am there-
fore recommending that all teach-
crs of the Colored race who will
attend the Fair with their school
children to closc their hchools on
Thursday and Friday, thc 11th and
15th of October, in order that the
children may atltend and receive
the benefits or the Fair.
It. II. WILSON, State Supt.
All the Colored schools in Semi
nole County will take advantage of
this vacation and will attend the
fair in bodies, and it is thought that
many schools in other counties will
Five Hundred Dollars In Premiums
More than $500.00 in cash prc-
miu'iis will be flixen aa follow
ing the decision of lhL judges of the
unions departments in first and
second prizes. I or this tensnn tin-
(usual interest is being manifested
in exhibits'iiot oiilj among the Col
ored people of this Counlv but by
mnpj who live at a distance.
Mnnj exhibils have already ar
rived and each dn brings addition
al ones. All are being caicfully
'ocked after lij the Fair Manage
ment and will be safely returned
to the owneis.
The Fair Grounds are situated on
the Slate Ilighwa and approached
b good roads fiMin all directions,
Several hunting parties will al-
so attend the fair and spend part
of the time in the surrounding
woods hunting game.
Legion on Race Issue
New York, Oct. (i -Tim National'
Association for the Advancement of
Colored People telegraphed the
American Legion, during its session appeals had refused to grant him an
ln niovrliintl. chnritiriif ilmt Smith, other hearing. Jones was visited by
cm states had refused to grant aou,r r f,ve white men' tnc ""
charters to Colored posts of lhe Lc-'a 08nche Uy the bond was forfeited
gion and asking that a clause be in- the attorney for some of the bonds
serled in lhe Legion's National Con- men offered to give the sheriff $1,000
stihition, providing that no char- ' cash to help run down Jones if the
ters be refused to anv Post on the bond was not forfeited then. Later
V , r ... i ... i,... Ti,.. tne "er was withdrawn after a con
ground of tace, creed or color. The fcrence of a the sureties.
telegram which was sent by James Cotton After M
We don Johnson Acting Secretary Suh h alrcad bcen b ht on
of the N. A. A. (,. P. was! addressed tlle $75,000 appearance bond forfeited
to Majir Hainiltin Fish, who com- in the city court as soon as the journal
manded Colored troons in France, entry in the forfeiture action has been
The tclegiam is as follows:
"American Legion has not kept
faith with Colored soldiers. South- tllc bondsmen, objects to it. The court
ern States have absolutely refused will probably be forced to rite it, Mr.
to grant charters to Colored posts Cotton said.
in Mississippi, Louisiana and other' , , ,
Southern States. National Orga-;v,s,TS B0YS. TRAIN1NC SCH00L
nizer has written Maj. Joel E. Spin-.
gain that it Ls use'ess to make any McAlester,- Okla., Oct. 1 Prof. N.
protest to National Organucr. It J. Caesar of Shawnee, accompanied
is highly essential that a clause be by Editor Smithermnn of Tulsa,
added to National constitution pro- visited the Boys Training School
viding that no charters be refused t
any post bj any department orga
nizaiton on the ground? of race,
creed or color. Knowing your rec
ord in World War and sincy, we
rely on you to ee that Ibis provis
ion is submitted and adopted.
FAIR SEX NOT PLEASED WITH G. 0. P.
! WOMEN SAY THEY WILL NOT
BE AS TOLERANT AS MEN IN
POLITICAL AFFAIRS WANT
FUTURE GAINS FOR THE
RACE; NOT POLITICAL PLUMS
local politics seems to have been
, and a woman whosc mai1 .
set seems to be the local poi,tjcai
prestige of her husband has been
picked trom tne state 01 unto.
If Ohio must be represented why
not pick some one known oevr the
state at least? The President of the
National Federation of Colored
Women's Clubs is a resident of Ohio,
and not only a national character but
of international icputatian. She has
lectured in the cause of temperance
for many years iu America and Eu
rope. Has this made her locally un-
popular with the Republican candi-
date for Governor
We wonder I
Is such a Negro woman with so
large an organization at her command
to be ignored to satisfy the whims
of local politicians who in turn arc
willing to sacrifice a race for personal
We wonder I
These are the tactics followed by
Larger Circulation than all the
combined Colored Weeklies Id
Read THE STAR and keep in
formed on all current issues.
NUMBER TWENTY EIGHT
Ask Forfeiture of
Jones' Bond Now
Be Set Aside
Muskogee, Oct. 7. Persisting in
their claims that Xenophon Jones,
slayer of Guy F Mclntyrc, young tire
ren.-iir man. was kldnanned the cvrn-
ling before the day he intended to
'surrender to the sheriff to start scrv-
'B ."' "-year sentence, tie sureties
on his $10,000 appeal bond, forfeited
in hc district court two weeks ago,
yesterday filed a motion to set aside
If given reasonable time thcybelieve
they can find Jones, the sureties say,
if no tli i n has happened to him.
In the motion they recite the same
story Martha Jones, his mother, told
- in court when the bond was forfeited.
llicv assert that Jones came to his
mother's home here, told her he was
arranging his affairs so that he might
surrender and begin serving his sen
tence. Was "Kidnapped"
Sitting on the front porch on the
evening of the day the press carried
the news that the criminal court of
,filc(1. Mr. Cotton said. The journal en-
ft K?V7' " ZVJ r","f";
Both attended Sunday School In
the institution and both delivered
encouraging talks to thc imitates.
The school is living up to its repu
tation for being the best kept insti
tution of its kind in thc State.
the Republican party for many years
with Negro men. Will Negro women
submit to the same tactics?
We recall also that this same well
known woman was big enough and
brave enough though a loyal Repub
lican, to criticise the platform of her
party by referring to the scant men
tion of her people in the party's plat
form as a "splinter." Are Negro
women -of the Republican party ex
pected to be as opinionless as their
brothers have bcen in order to secure
a few political plums?
Let the Republican party take heed.
Negro women do not intend to stand
by hand-picked leaders and keep silent
as our brothers have done. We are
reading and thinking and planning, not
for ourselves but for the future of
our childern. Being less selfish than
the men we are willing to make
greater sacrifices for future gains
not political plums and about this
we do not wonder.
Thc most recent instance of Repub
lican hand-picked Negro appointment
is that of Mrs. Mary Church Terrell
at National Republican Headquarters
in New York City, where she has en
tire charge of campaign work in the
Eastern Dvision among colored wom
en. Mrs, Terrell, who has no vote,
was picked by Henry Lincoln Johnson,
another hand-picked and voteless rep
resentative of the Republican ma
chine. In this connection ii will be
recalled that Mrs. Terrel is tne wife
of Judge Robert H. Terrell, who is
holding a judgeship to which he has
been twice appointed by the present