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TH6 TULSH ST.KR
A. J. SMIT11EKMAN, JJditor und lublibhur.
J. 1L SM1THE11MAN Advertising Munnyor
SKLFISH AMBITION has destroyed more lives Uwn nil Uic Instr
menu ol war. It has wrecked empires, corrupted governments and left
areas of devastated nilns mid misery in the wake of its destructive path,
way. And jet many or us continue to worship at lis shrine, givlna nil
for a fond embrace of dame fortune for a fleeting moment. "What foolj
wo inulluU hut"
11. A. CliAHK Abtiouiutu Editor und Auditor
Kntoml iuj Second Class Mail Mutter at I'ulsa, Oklahoma.
DUIU.NG I Ilk PAS1 UAH the city administration has spent monos
for s reel Improvement in nearly every part of the city, save the see
on that needs It most. Their aclion indicates their Indifference to
the needs or the Colored section, notwithstanding their flowery pre
election promise. '
SUBSCRIPTION RATES: .
One Year $2.00
Six Months 1-50
Three Mouths 1 00
All Subscriptions Must ho Paid in Advance-
Learning TheJTr u th
IT IS NOW, and always has been, a weak spol in human nature, or
rather a strong spot, to learn .something about the (iron! llcyond. All
the superstitions of the dark ages have had their root in this ipiestiou and
our fears and follies of the pre.ieul da might be traced to our aniet.
concerning the hereattcr. e are all more or Icsv concerned
over this great nuostlon and because of the great concern we feel over it,
the fcur and 'he hope H arouses in all of u, we are all more or le.ss sus
ceptible to some kind of religious doctrine which we accept as our moral
guide to the U most of us) uncertain hereafter.
Tlie average person ha no conception of his own concern
iug God's plan of human Salvation. We have heard -so tunny conflicting
doctrines preached b men of different minds, and most of them with
little or no intelligent Bible facts to bae their arguments upon,
lliut tlie whe-st of us often find ourselves in a ipiandury when wo attempt
to settle our minds on the great truth concerning Hod's plan of salva
tion for human creatures.
From earl childhood we have been taught h graphic word pictures
of his Satanic Majesty, with his eniperial imps of the plutorial regions,
phislng hide and seek in the sulphuric Mutes of fire and brimstane, to
lear (iod rather than low Him. The human heart is not capable or en
tertaining real love und devotion for a God who would consign Ills human
creatures to eternal punishment In an inextinguishable lake or fire,
and it is nothing short of absurdity to ascribe this quality to God's char
acter. We have been doped so long on this false doctrine that, like the poof
devil who becomes addicted to the use of drugs,' we think we cannot en
tertain hope without it. The only lu.po for a drug fiend is to shut off his
supply of dope. He may suffer considerably Irom re-action at first, but
if ho is determined and persistent he will in tune become cured or hi.
ill habits. So It is with us who have become fiends to the hell fire dope,
like, the drug fiend, we know thero is something wronjt. we feel it. we
know there is something unnatural about the effects of the dope, but also,
like the dope fiend, we luck the moral courage to denounce the evil, and
the manhood to fight its enroaehnicnt upon our well being.
But the day of hope has dawned for the intelligent human being who
loves God nnd humanity too much to continue in the pathway of dark
ness. To men and women who think for themselves the sun niy of
God's eternal truth beckons them on to a higher plane of knowledge
concerning God'.s plans.
The appearance in these columns each week of the able writings of
the Hon. Richard J. Hill is doing much to unshackle the minds or hun
dreds of people in religious matters, as is attested by letters tat fre
quently come to this office. People are learning the truth and the more
they learn the more they want to learn. Bealizmg this fact Mr. Hill has
erected ;i comfortable building near his home at .S25 Hast lvaston where
he daily gives instructions in intelligent tudic.s of the Bible and without
charge to any one It cost, nothing here to learn of God'.s tender mer
cies, of His word and His evident plan of human salvation. Here is a
nun, fully desecrated, who is giving his Hfe and his means to establish
God's truth among his fellow creatures, ami he asks no one to pay him
for his services.
Whatever our religious beliefs or superstitions, surely the life of this
man in our midst will induce many of us who have become addicted to
false, religious dope to .voert our independence and stop out into the light
AT 1.12AST ONE MAN has gotten enough of the republican city ad
m nlstration and "spresses" hlmseir in a letter to the editor shown else
where in this issue. But it is our guovs that he voices the &cnUincnl or
hundreds or others who "wouldn't do it again" if they louhl vote In a city
election tday. , . .. .
PMMit.HCTION PROMISES have been utterly forgotten or ignored
by the City Administration so far as the Colored section or the City is
concerned, but it's no auore than some of us expected. There is a day of
NO ACTION MOTION lMCTUHKS
. OF COLORED COMBAT UMTS .
Mr. J. William Clifford, late first
lieutenant of Infantry and Special
Representative or the Colored Sol
diers in the Bureau or War Bisk In
surance and now President and Ad
ministrative head or tlie Menumen.
tal Pictures Corporation stated last
night in an informal gathering of
representative young men or his
race, that lie was chagrined and
deeply hurt at not rinding any ac
tion motion pictures or Colored
Compat I'nits in the collection or
motion pictures taken by the U. S.
Signal Corps in France. Mr. Clif
ford who is now getting out a pic
ture or Colored News reel on the
order of the Pathc News, desired to
have some of these pictures in his
first release which will be ready
Tor distribution the first of Febru
ary. He was greatly disappointed
in Hiding for the most part only
pictures of the Colored labor and
stevedore units building roads and
handling supplies and of Colored
soldiers peeling potatoes and jug
ging He stated that it was terri
ble injustice to the courageous and
brilliant achievements or the mem
bers, or his race or the famous 15th
Infantry of New York and other
combat units that no pictures were
made showing their intrepid and
dauntless bravery in action on the
Western Front and which so ma
terially contributed to the glorious
victory and to the protection of
American honor and integrity.
it is reported that there arc more
than nine hundred children on the
roll of Dunbar school. From all
portions of the southland they have
conic and many for the purpose of
being in touch with a good school.
Our Principal has returned from
Oklahoma City where the Legisla
tive Committee of the State Princi
pals' Association held a very inter
esting session and ordered a bill
drawn thai -which help for the
Colored schools is sought.
And Miss Greer has joined the
ranks of the near-great by permit
ting her name to be changed during
the Xmas holidays. It is now Mrs.
but the children are still .saying
"Miss Greer l"
Mr. C. C. Byrd has been elected
assistant superintendent of the
First Baptist Sabbath School. A
deserving tribute to a noble young
There are n number of our citi
zens on the sick list Let us not
forget them in the rush of business,
they were once on their feet as we
are now. A bunch of flowers, a
basket of fruit, or better still, a
palatable lunch" will speak lounder
than tears at the grave.
Or. S. S. Jones, pastor ot the First
Baptist Chuch, has been called to
Texas. Louisiana, Pennsylvania and
onto on matters realtive to the de
velopment or the Church.
Heautuul calendars- are being dis
tributed by our busincsj firms
which indicate hustle, and business
tact on the part or thos inter
Much interest is being manifested
in the coming of Madame Patti
Brosvn, Feb. 11th. Our people
want ana will pay for the best.
The "Y" And Our Youth
MANY WORTHY MOVEMl-VTS have Wen successfully launched in
Tulsa, fcut perhaps none more worthy than the recent erforts of the good
people of both races here to encourage the Y. M. a A. .Move
ment among people of our group. Several months ago the -Y" Movement
was launched by a few but writ meaning ami determined Colored men of
Tulsa who knew the beneficient influence the Y environments would
e.vereise owr the tender untrained iind of our youth and be it said to
our credit, the idea wsts a fast catch.
An association was organized, money pledged and in a short while a
working organization was in the field. Tangible results were oon in
evidence and salaried secretary w obtained in the person of G. A.
Gregg, a graduate of the Kansas University who has had special training
and considerable epeciccoJi "Y" work. Since the appearance of Mr.
Gregg on the scene the scop? of the work has been enlarged and public
interest has rapidly eresl until now. Just a few months after the be
ginning of the movement the Y is the household word in practically
every home in wr community and its wholesome influence is reaching
out and pulling into the circle mnny of our young men and boys who
might otherwise succumb to less uplifting influences.
The "Y influence has done wore to shajv the future of young people
than all the churches iH the country. Many young people, tost to their
childhood environments and erly training, have been reclaimed through
the wolesome influences of the "" and developed into usetnl citizenship.
It is because of the good wV accredited to this organization all over
the world that we rejoice with others over the blessing we recognize m
our local branch Y. M. C, A, and share the pride of the communitv in the
good work biiing done hy this organization.
Lets save the brtys through the influence of the "Y." To do this,
every man and svcmmar, every father ami every mother in Tulsa showM
do every thing in then- power to tHiemtrage the -- Movement; to see ami
know that the peeper onvinsm are utsttorted so that the mtMeercs exer
cised over our youth away from home will be as wholesome as the infm
cace of hme ami fireside.
YvV owe everything to r chridre, nil f ; but nwst of ni are sad
ly neglecting this sacred feMgttoa. We svUI soon pass out and leave
them whtr Most of us run not hwv weh ami position t our chil
dren, but all of us can and shU Uw tfc wir koj, t n,...
probity such as emes ty from the Mtltacs. of onvtronnients and
home training. Ntme f h quit too poor to Wve Ms as j hie
to our heirs. The "Y-Movomon sxU heiw s in this mmfehle ambitkm. "
Pace Ha Won Case in Two Court
This historic case involves title
10 one oi the ensiling oil nciu. es
timated to be worth 55,000.000.
.Judge Balph Campbell decided
the case against the government
and in favor of the Page interests
about four years ago. In the fall
of 1920 the United States circuit
court upheld Judge Campbell. The
con'entlon of the government has
been that the laud was alloted to a
mythical Tommy Atkins and as
such reverted to the original Indi
FAMOUS ATKINS CASE
TO HIGHEST COURT
WASHINGTON Jan. 20. Tlie
department of justice today de
cided to appeal to the supreme
court from the decision of the
United States circuit court in the
Tommy Aktins rase recently de
cided against the government.
.MUSKOGEE BAN I) IT KILLED
Colored Man Trying to Hold up
Street Car, Falls iutt. Trap
MUSKOGKF, Jan. 20. Attempt
ing io noiu up a street car here to-
nignt, V. i Williams. 35 years old,
Usksred. was shot and killed bv W.
M. lann, conductor
The car was being driven "blind'"
as a lure for seven bandits who
had held up the same car an hoar
earner. i.vo ixMK-emen wene a
abonnl. The Colored man stepped
on tne car three miles from the
ciiy ami as ne reacneo lor i gan.
lann. seaio.1 m tne car, tired.
ALUMNI PRESefre AUTO
TO COLLEGE PRESIDENT
Tirs INJUSTICES ANI INKOlALtTlKS of the .serrate sehoal law
ia this State is hut MMtfcor prNf of the onmirn ami oonger lht mrk
in Jim Crow prion wwcevw HmmmL X one eon liony that th Col
ored sehcvds of the State shooM he orW mlr she same hw knot ope
rates wsMte sehoals, hcoavse we all reaH now that there can be no abso
lute fairness brn tw nosisig ttrlkwMns wkother appHod hi Jnsti
tuthMis or imhv4AMK Rcsmw Ae Jtm Crw pcmjh? and the chance
ttc unfair dwsorinaSnatirai disappears.
tAssctcialed" Xcro Press
Atlanta. Ga Jar. 22 The Alum
ni Association ami friends of More
house College afw a day cam
paign for tnmls, have given an
automobile to Or. John Hope, prcsi
Aent. as a token of innrmtHM At
his worth and work for the last 22
sears. Ouiag the wr. Or. Hope
speni one year mi rrane as super
visor of Y M. C A. w-ork among the
The gift ws mmie at the presi
deofVs rasjdouce, the automhJe be
ing nresonied hy Rev. D. W. Caa-
presfdeot of the Ahimni Asso-
DOTS FROM FORT SMITH, ARK
Miss Josic Blackmoh of Fort
Smith passed away Jan. 9, 1921.
Every one that knew her loved
her. The funeral was attended at
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the Catholic Church at 9 a. in.,
Mrs. Willie Paterson went lo the
Howard Sc'-sol or Fort Smith, Ark.
and demanded her child who has
been in Mrs. Franklin's care for
the last six years.- Tlie child was
put in a car, carried to the Union
Station and boarded a train tor
Oklahoma where she was captured
by Constable Williams and brouht
back to Fort Smith for trial
Mr. Clarence Johns, or Tulsa is
visiting his relatives hi Fort Smith
ror a short while.
Mr. Luther has a real sensible
dog. He knows his master's voice
over the phone.
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