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THE NASHVILLE GL01U1. FRIDAY, MAY id. 1937.
GRAND LODGE K. OF P.
G. C. J. p. CRAWFORD,
706 Bass Street, Nashville. Tenn
G. V. C. I. M. STEGALL,
P. G. C J. II. LaJRA.DE.
0. P. REV. T. J. TOWNSEND,
Box 148, Brownsville, Tenn.
0. M. or E. B. F. JOHNSON,
850 E. 8th Street. Chattanooga. Tenn.
G. L 8. M. EASTERLJNG.
903 Georgia Ave., Chattanooga. Tenn
G K. R. S. DR. R. W. ALLEN,
124-126 E. 9th St., Chattanooga, Tenn
G. M. A. JOHN SINGLETON,
I. G. A. T. HILL,
M. R. E. GEE.
G. O. G. A. W. GLEAVE3.
0 Att'y. J. THOMAS TURNER.
O. M. R. DR. A. M. TOWNSEND,
dU Webster St., Nashville, Tenn.
ENDOWMENT BOARD: W. F. Rey
nolds, Pres., W. L. Cansler, Sec'y.,
B. F. Johnson, Treas., B, J. Fernandlt
DAMON LODGE, NO. 2, K. OF P.
Meets at the Pythian Temple, cor
ner of Fifth and Capitol avenues, tht
second and fourth Wednesdays of each
second and fourth Thursdays of each
J. W. BLAINE, C. C.
W L. CANSLER, K. of R. & 8.
- VGER LODGE; NO.
lv:eu x Burrus Hall, corner of
Ct-uai b j' tvu-.Iemore s'reets, second
hm' fourth (.u lays of each month.
UK. t. i, Mt RRUS, C. C.
W. A. JAM H. Of R. & S.
iVANBOE L'-ufi.. NO. 8.
Meets at the Pythian TYmple, cor
hvi of ,-1ftfc and Capitol enues, the
J F IRONS. C. C
J. E. MILLER. K oi and 8
TYREE LODGE NO 11.
Meets at the Pythian Temple, cor
ner of Fifth and Capitol avenues. tb
first and third Wednesdays of eac
W H ALLISON 0 C.
.T B SMim K of R. A 8
LIGHTFOOT LODGE, NO 17,
Meets at tht Pythian Temple, cornei
of Fifth and Capitol avenues, the firs
and third Mondays of each month.
JOHN P. PORTER. C. C.
A. L. HADDOX, K of R. and 8.
PURITY LODGU, NO. 42, K. OF P
Meets at the ythlan Temple, corner
ol Fifth and Capitol avenues, second
and fourth Tuesdays of each month
BAILEY TURNER. C. C.
W. M. ALLEN, K of R. and 8.
HARMONY LODGE, NO. 67, K. of P
Meets at Benevolent Hall, corner E
Hill and Factory streets, second and
fourth Tuesday nights of each month
FRIENDSHIP LODGE. NO. 72. K
Meets at the Pythian Temple, cornei
of Fifth and Capitol avenues, second
and fourth Mondays of each month
DR. J. A. McMILLAN, C. C.
THOMAS C MOORE, K. of R
THE ANNIVERSARY OF SALEM
Quite an enjoyable time was wit
nessed by fhe members and friends of
Salem A. M. E. Church last Sunday
the feature of the day being the forty
second anniversary of the church. The
church was artistically, decorated with
palms, ferns and flowers, and the
programme given" below was conduct
ed during the day:
At 6:30 o'clock the following candi
dates received the holy rites of bap
tism: Messrs. George Baskett, Fos
ter Turner, Andrew Thomas, Tsaac
Stewart. Levy Cole, Eugene Davis
Walter Thomas, Scott, John Jefferson
Messrs. 'Josie Seay, Lovlea Waike
Miss Annie May Stewart.
At 11 o clock an excellent sermon
was preached by Rev. M. Harding, ot
Third Avenue Baptist Church.
At .1 o'clock Rev. Mr. Swift dellv
ered an interesting sermon, which
was followed by some choice selec
tions from Mesdames Martha Turner
Ellen Gibbs and Messrs, Wallace
Shelby. 'Marcus Raines, R. II. Me
At night the exercises nnd rally wa
closed by the presentation of prizes
by the pastor. Rev. I. J. Edwards, to
the most successful contestants' In th
rally, who were Mrs. Sallie Goodal
a silk waist, and Mrs. Loulna Walker
a handsome Bible.
RANDEST COMMENCEMENT AT
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wield upon the race, will demand daily
newspapers In which current events
will be chronicled as they appear to
negroes. Tfee demand will be sud-
plied by dally, newspapers owned, con-
loneci and operated by Negroes. In
the realms of literature an enlightened
populace having its surfeit of the fal
lacies and calumnies circulated nder
the guise of fiction, history, science,
tc, by prejudiced authors will call
for books and magazines, the m-oduct
of the Negro's brain ami skill Th
call will be answered by publishing
louses which will give employment to
thousands of eur race. In commercial
printing it seems that I can see vista,
so broad, glittering with so many pos-
lDinties, spreading before us that its
vary brilliance dazzles the imagina
tion. Finally, when the Neerro nrlntpr
has met successfully all the demands
of his own race and is able to compete
n an branches of printing with his
more favored brother, he will find un
der the theory that the fittest survive,
me uusiness or trie world at his .feet.
His to possess, if he can do the work
better and cheaper.
Am I too optimistic? If any doubt
tie grtat possibilities, the great ODDor-
tunities before the Negro, I would call
is attention to the magnificent insti
tution established by Bishon C R i
Smith, of the A. M. E. Church, and the
work it is doing under Dr. Chappelle.
Or better still the great plant which
a monument to another of our
townsmen, the Rev. Dr. R. H. Bovd.
Ten years ago this man arrived in our
city with only a hand satchel and a
arge supply of determination as his
only assets. Now he at the head of
an establishment which gives employ
ment to hundreds of skilled workmen
the greatest plant of its kind owned
and controlled by Negroes in the
world. With such plants in our midst,
with such men as an inspiration, with
such achievements accomplished in
such an lncreditable short space of
time, ought we not be optimistic an to
To the members of the nrintine
class, I would speak as a feUow-crafts-
man who has an ambition to be in the
glorious future which lies open before
us a brother who has had s"ome ex
perience in the practical problems of
our trade, a man whose business
makes him' a student of the affairs of
to-day. In coming from this school
you join with us in what is really the
pioneer work of the race in the trade.
You enter your chosen calling, para
doxical as it may seem, at an advan
tage, yet you are handicapped. The
spirit of the age is centralization, the
combining of the specialist in all al-
led trades to produce the one har
monious whole where the greatest re
sults can be accomplished at the least
expense. In no trade which I have
observed (and I must confess that my
range or observation has been limited)
s the specialist so much in evidence
as in that of printing. In the modern
printing-office, ,the composing room:
the press room and the bindery have
dozens of specialists, each doing a dif
terent class of work and only that
class of work all the time. The aver
age white youth entering an establish
ment as an apprentice immediately
begins preparing himself for a special
1st, learning only one branch of the
work in one department of the plant.
As a consequence, the horizon of his
advancement is limited to that one de
partment. But not so with you. Here
in this university you are brought
race to face with conditions as you
will meet them in after life. You have
been given the opportunity to grasp
the tundamental principles of all de
part men ts of the craft. This ad van
tage prepares you for higher things
You will be handicapped, first of all
by the low wages you will receive if
you enter an office as a journeyman
You will be barred from offices by the
unions. If. you establish an office, you
will find that your greatest drawback
will be the poverty of those from
whom you must draw your patronage
and the need of machinery to meet the
prices of your competitors. These hin
drances often test the metal of most
enthusiastic members of the craft
Don't be a quitter. Have faith in your
self; have faith in your trade. These
disadvantages are disappearing. You
are young, and if you love your trade
and will put forth the proper effor
to increase your own proficiency, you
will be, to use a hunting phrase, "in
at the death."
In conclusion, let me say to you
young men, that the problems before
you as pioneers of this department are
really and truly questions which wil
require constructive ability to use Dr,
Booker T. Washington's pet phrase
these. will not be solved by your di
ploma, but by hard work. At times
your work will not seem as happy as
you once thought it would be; but
would advise you to stick to ft and
make your false hopes stepping stones
for future achievements. Be not an
iconoclast, one who destroys merely
lor the sake of destruction, nor an ob
structionist, but bring with you into
your future life the healthy desire to
learn and the ambition to better your
conditions. Always be the student
not the irafcator, but the adapter, the
originator. Come to us with th d-
THE most sacred ordinance that
can be observed by all churches
is that known as the Lord's
Supper or, in other words. Sacra
ment. We do not think it is in
keeping with these sacred ordi
ances or the Lord's Supper in
church now-a-days to try to admin
ister it with out the proper vessel.
Every Church Ought to Have a
First-Class Communion Set.
They can have thetn made out
of the best grade of quardruple
plated table silverware if they de
sire them. The Church, Supply
Department of the National Bap
tist Publishing Board has just re
ceived from their factory a new lot
of this high-class ware, and would
take pains in showing them to any
The Prices are Within Reach o All
and Terms are Reasonable.
No church ought to be willing
to use glass dishes or the like for
these ordinances when they can
have the best grade of silver at
FOIL FIKTIint nKHlllT10 CALL Wl
CHURCH SUPPLY DEPARTMENT
OF THE :
323 SECOND AVENUE, NORTH,
aire to so raise the standard of work
turned out by our offices that no man
an say with derision when examining
your work, This is rrom a Negro
printing office, " with a slur on the
In everything to which you apply
yourself, do your very best, and if you
merit it, you will succeed. This Uni
versity is expecting great things from
you. See to it that these expectations
are fulfilled and thus make the class of
1907, the first class from the printing
department, a worthy representative
of your alma mater. I congratulate
you upon having finished your course
and predict for you, if you will do
your very best at all times, a future
filled with glory for yourselves and
honor to the race.
Not before in the history of the
school have the exercisos of the Alum
ni Association surpassed those of Wed
The address of Prof. V. E. Newson,
President of Wayman Institute, was a
masterpiece for thought, and delivered
with that easy flow of oratory that was
ndeed pleasing to the audience.
Prof. J. F. Lane, professor of mathe
matics of Laae College, delivered the
address as representative from the
College Department. It was rich with
new ideas and practical thoughts.
The alumni is very much pleased
with the work ef the past two years.
The success was due mostly to the har
mony of action of its executive officers.
The ofiiters for the next two years
were elected: J. B. Batte, president;
Mrs. I. B. t?ott, Vice President; V. L.
Moflre, Recordfhg Secretary; E. M.
Dickerson, Corresponding Secretary;
S. H. Jackson, Editor; Amanda Frier-
son, Treasurer. Dr. Kumler made
some very timely remarks about the
needs of the university and the duty
of the alumni.
The graduating exercises of the Col
lege Department were held Thursday
morning. May 9, at 10 o'clock. With
the sun shining in all its beauty, mak
ing Nashville a lovely sight to behold
after the drenching rains througaout
the better part of the week, the ad
mirers, sympathizers, benefactors and
visitors thronged into Meharry Audi
torium in one never ending stream,
until by 11 o'clock, which was one
hour after the program was scheduled
to begin, no space was left that was
unoccupied save that above the heads
of the audience. The principal speak
er for the occasion was Rev. Anderson,
who is secretary of the Board of Edu
cation Freedman's Aid and Sunday
School. He took for his subject,
"Making Our Lives the Achievement
of Personal Triumph." He is a beauti
ful speaker. .For one hour and fifteen
minutes he held spellbound the vast
audience that gave vent to their ap
preciatlon by continuous applause. He
was logical, witty and entertaining.
Out of this subject he pictured beauti
fully to the graduating class and to
the school, the high calling or work,
leaving a lasting impression upon his
Processional March Ketterer
Mr. I. J. Berry, Miss Mabel Scott.
Chorus "Unfold. Unfold" Gounod
Choris "Annie TAuri'
Arranged by Buck
WHICH TO ADMINISTER.
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2 Plates, 2 UiihhlpU, 1 Flajoii, 1 Quart.
NATIONAL BAPTIST PUBLISHING BOABD
President John A. Kumler
Solo "Awakening" D. Hardelot
Miss Maud J. Roberts.
Address Rev. W. F. Anderson, D. D.
Secretary Board of Education Freed
man's Aid and Sunday Schools, New
. York City.
Piano Solo "Kamenoi Ostrow"
Mr. I. J. Berry.
Presentation of Certificates, Diplo
mas, Conferring Degrees, etc.
Chorus "Magic of Spring".. Weinzierl
Distinguished visitors from far and
near had come for the occasion. The
proceeds of the Board meeting, that
will be held to-day, will possibly be
given out later, but nothing can be
said definite at this time. But it is
said that some definite plans have
been agreed upon for the erection of
the buildings destroyed by fire, some
time ago, as well as new ones. In fact,
it is the intention, according to the
this one of the leading universities of '
The hajidsonie new rooms and Cas
tle Hall of the Twentieth Century
Lodge, No. 15 Knights of Pythias,
were opened for the first time last
Monday night for lodge services and
inspection. Almost the entire mem
bership was present and there was
much enthusiasm manifested. Beside
the. beautiful stations, made by Mr. A.
W. RobertSVyOtlicr improvements have
been added and the new lodge room
will compare favorably with any in
the state. '
Arrangements are hemg perfected
for the next sitting of the Grand
Lodge, which promises to rclipse any
thing of its kind ever held in this city.
Quite a friendly, and spirited con
test for the official positions of War-
field Lodge Free and Accepted Ma
son was held last Thursday night at
the Masonic Temple. The following
were selected: J. H. Thompkins,
Worshipful Master; W. B. Winn, Sen
ior Warden; S. M. Steele, Junior War
den; John Coldwell, Treasurer, and
N. II. Klmbroutfh, Secretary.
The funeral services over the re
mains of Mr. Wallace Davis, one of
the oldest citizens of this place, were
held last. Sunday afternoon, at St. Pe
ter's A. iM. E. Church before a crowd
which taxed the capacity of the
church. Rev. T. W. Gardiner, the
pastor delivered an impressive ora
tion. The interment was at Golden
The annual thanksgiving exercises
of Hebron Lodge of Odd Fellows will
be celebrated wxt Sunday at Fifth
Ward Baptist Church. The Order will
assemble at their hall and march in a
body to the church, where it will be
met by the offk:r of the day and as
signed to seats reserved for them
Rev. Paul Dennis, of Guthrie, will de
liver the thanksgiving oration; and
an offertory will be taken for widows
A trip to Jamestown is the latest
announcement by the Twentieth Cen
turv Business Club, composed of
young men of this city. During their
first annual conclave, three days in
next June, the person in attendance
holding the numbered ticket selected
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will be given a free trip to the James
A. W. Saunders, traveling salesman
for a hardware house, came in from
Pine Bluff, Ark., last Tuesday.
Dr. L. T. Williams went to Ripley,
Tertn., via St. Louis, last Tuesday.
Mrs. D. W. Winn arrived from Geor
gia last week.
Mr. Lewis Hall returned from Ow
ensboro, Ky., last Friday.
Mr. Chas. Stanfield, of Owensboro,
Ky., was in the city last Thursday.
Mrs. Jie Dixon Harris left for
her new home, St. Louis, Mo., last Sat
urday. Dr. C. A. Kelly went to Guthrie last
Mr.. Prince Wool folk, of Nashville,
was in the city last Sunday.
Mr. Dillard Ballard, of Chicago, is
in the city renewing old acquaint
ances. Mr. John Bailey, of Nashville, was
the guest of his father Sunday.
ur. i;. a. Kandals went to Guthrie,
Vivian S. Dabney went to Nashville
Tuesday to take a course In embalm
ing. J. Baily Smith, of Evansville, Ind.,
spent a few hours in the city Monday.
Lewis T. Traver, of Memphis, re
cently passed through this city on his
way to Cincinnati.
This week Prince Herrman and
Duke Berryman filled engagements at
New Hope Baptist Church Monday
night; 2nd Baptist Church Tuesday
night; Mt. Bethel Baptist Church
Wednesday and Thursday nights; St.
John Baptist Church Friday night.
and Wesley Chapel M. E. Church,
Spring Hill, Saturday night. Next
week they hold forth at Tabernacle
baptist Church Monday night. May
13; Salem Chapel Tuesday night,
May 11; St. Luke A. M. E. Church.
West. Nashville. . Welnesdav ntsrht.
May 1.1; St. James A. M. E. Church.
Mooretown; Thursday night, May 16;
Payne Chapel A. M. E. Church, Fri
day, May 17, at p. m., and again at
S:L p. m., and doodlettsville Meth
odist Church, Saturday night, May IS.
COMMENCEMENT AT . VIRGINIA
Invitations h:vo reached Nashville
from the faculty and senior class of
the theological department at the Vir
ginia Union University, at Richmond,
Va., for the graduating exercises on
iwiiiK. muij , si.iy lo) ti a p. ni., in me
University Chapel. There are eight
candidates, in the senior class for the
degree of Bachelor of Arts, ono for
Bachelor of Science, five for Bachelor
of Divinity, and thie for Bachelor of
Theology. There are some famil',;r
names appearing among these candi
dates. It will be remembered that
Union University with Hawthorne
Seminary Is conceded by' all to be the
finest and most expensive building of
any school in the South. The build
ings of Union University are all eonr
structed of the most beautiful white
stone .the campus presenting a love
ly appearance. It is at this school
where the Homo iMission Society, of
New York, spent Its force. Miss Ella
Fort, of this city, is a member of the
faculty at this school, hence Nashville
is represented both In the class nnd