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The Sunday School .Gongrcss Meets in Nashville, June 13 to 185 1917.
NASHVILLE A CITY OF OPPORTUNITY THE LEADING NEGRO JOURNAL IN TENNESSEE.
NASHVILLE, TENN., FRIDAY, MAIICH 30. 1917.
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HEROIC WORK OF NASHVILLE WOMEN I
Standing by the Men in the Present
Campaign to Raise Funds for
Y. M. C. A. New Building
h-pare time away from home. M s-t
Morgan herself lieing home in thu
summer on her vacath n, the sister
confided her worries to her, asking
licr suggestions in the matter. Alter
careful consideration I hey decided to
I eautify the hoy's mom. The old
rug was taken out and another put
into place. One or two needed arti
cles of handy furniture wert also
placed in the room. The walls were
SUPPER SERVED TEAMS EACH NIGHT
Responsible For the "Ginger"
Put Into the Campaign
Are Hard Workers.
Friday night will mark the close
of the special campaign for the
Twenty Thousand Dollars among the
colored people of Nashville to supple
ment the present campaign among
f the white people, In securing sufficient
funds in cash and pledges to . pa
for the magnificent Y. H, C. A.
huilding recently purchased as the
homo for Negro men and boys of the
city. The campaign started off last
Friday night and from the very
opening night the patriotic ami loving
women and girls of the city have
i had their shoulders to the wheel, be
ing on hand each night to lend en
couragement by their affectionate at
tention in seeing to it that the men
letary and staff. Then the five teams
represented by each division imme
ditaely follow seated at these table
and the various teams under their
captains. The linen, the silverware,
I he china waie, the mellow glow ot
the chaudclliers and lights added to
the presence of the mothers, wives
daughters and sweethearts of the
men at work have made "each night
an occasion to be looked for. Nearly
every club in the city has contributed
through Its membership to this work.
LADIES WHO" SERVED AS CHAIR
MEN EACH NIGHT.
Mrs. Irene DowclL General Chairman.
Thursday Night, Mar. 22, Mrs. Irene
Dowell, Mis. Mary Bright.
Frtdayi night, Mar. 23, Mrs. W. S.
8fr,nwyg-wM nywwn. wvaAii" m m mA urns
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MR. W. 0. . TERRELL,
Chairman of the Central Y. M. C. A., who gave $10,(100 to the present cam
paigns great Y. M. C. . worker.
who were working on the teams were
given a real wholesome and delicious
meal at 6:30 etch evening. The eer--vice
of these loyal women, the un
tiring energy that they have put
into each nighCs work has proven one
of the stimulants In the arduous task
before the men. The women's aux
iliary to the Y. M. C. A. under the
leadership of Mrs. Clommle White,
the efficient president, supplemented
by volunteer workers who have
ehown by their work (he sympathy
they have put into, the movement,
has meant a great deal at each night's
report. Notwithstanding the down-i-our
of rain on nearly every night,
which has come down In torrents,
they have flitted through the weather
like fairies and when the magnifl
ent dining room has been thrown
open the service fit for a king has
been the result. The dining room u
beautifully arranged, being divided
fcalf in half for Divisions A and B.
There is a great big table at the
. entrance "of the dining' room where
the " campaign committee Is seated.
Just next to this, table at each end
are iwo (special ipoies ior ne geu
(rala, the lieutenant generals, i pec-
Thompson, Mrs. Wm. Flagg.
Saturday night, Mar. 24. Mrs,
Clemmie White. - Mrs. John Tatn.
Monday night, Mar. 26, Mrs. Elln
Cannon, Mrs. Mallssa Caruthers.
Tuesday night, Mar. 27, Mrs. Dan
Fattle, Mrs., Ida B. Holmes.
It is expected that on Friday night
the great outDour will lie nresent unci
the women will not only serve but
win make their individual pledges.
Following the announcement of th
result of the campaign will come the
gymnastic exhibition from the Fisic
University under the auspices of Mrs.
Immediately after Hip
the old Duncan Hotel property as the
future home of the Colored Branch
cf the Y. M. C. X In the city or
Nashville there sprung into existence
an organization that Is a credit to
the women of the city.
Pursuant to a call issued hv the
Secretary. Mr. W. M. Sanders and hta
helpers about two or three hundred
women gathered in the auditorium
of this historic business and nerfnnt.
ed an organization known as the
Woman's Auxiliary of the Colored Y,
M. C. A . The officers elected were:
Mrs. Clemmie White, president; Mis-.
L. U. Chambers, corresponding secre
tary; Mrs. Cora Jordan White, re
cord'ng secretary; Mrs. W. H. M'c
Gavock, treasurer, and Miss Katie A.
Boyd, pianist. At this same meetin
aooui lony-nve captama were ap
pointed to man as many teams. Each
team was supposed to bring in twenty
dollars - on an appointed date. En
thusiasm ran high and at the end ol
the allotted time, whicn expired the
second Sunday in March, the Y. M.
C. A. auditorium was packed to hear
papered and pretty cm tains put at
the windows. A few even ngs afle.
J the preparations were completed the
boy came in bringing with him sev
jcral of his companions and there
I alter all his evenings were spent ai
home with his little friends in his
cwn rom. '
We must le very careful not to un
derestimate the things held dear bv
i buy. Once a little boy who was
rich surprised his mother by stating
that he wished he was l!ke Willie
9 I juiics. nm winner wiia iiorrmeu nno
exclaimed. Why, my dear, you have
everything, a nice home, nice clothes,
and handsome toys. Why do you
wish to be like Willie Jones?" Her
P"ii added further to her confusion by
stating that Willie Jones could wig
gle his ears. This was a case of a
young boy wishing to torego all the
HELP MSHVILLE RAISE $20,000.00
Do Your Part by Our Boys by Se
curing a Place for Them to Get
the Right Training.
ilence in her to put "this matter be
Thee is one book that Hie parents
should give to the boy. No Sunday
school teacher 1 or outside person
should be allowed to give it to him.
He should be taught that Daniel,
David and Samuel were all boys jusl
Miss Morgan laid special stress
upon the work the Y. M. C. A. woulu
do in behalf of the boys ami young
men of -Nashville and slated that she
was willing to do all In lier power
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President of the . Nashville Trust
friend to the Y. M. C. A.
THE LATE MR. JOE THOMPSON,
Company, who diad last week and who was known to le a greit
M'ss Ada F. Morgan and Miss Will
Allen Droomgoole and hear the re
ports of the captains.
Miss Morgan is one cf the best he.
loved religious workers among our
people. Whenever she Is to speak
the people know thev will he helnerl
and enlightened. Miss Mnviran unnli.
on "The Boys in the Teen Age," and
rniautieu ner statements with the
facts that she was reared In a fam
ily of three buys to say nothing of
her helping iff the rearing of nephew
t-'lie said in Dart: "Special attention
should he given to the quarters pro
vided for the hoy. Too often tho
worse apartments in the home are uei
aside for the boy. making him satis
fy his love of thn beautiful outxidn
bis own home. She told of her sis
ter's experience with her young son.
She was very much worried hecaum.
this young boy preferred to spend hia
comforts of Ule if he could only wit,
gle his ears.
Too often no attention Is paid to
the hoy during the growing period
end when we find that he is grown
and not coming up to the standard,
then we worry nnd wonder why.
My sister's oldest son as soon as lie
began to select his girl fr cuds se
lected the very girl that his mother
would not have him select. Hte
mother could have scolded and toll!
the boy of the girl's defects, but in
stead she waited, confident that his
former training would assert itself.
Her years of (raining and prayo,
were not wasted, for one morning
the hoy ctme down stairs nnd lay
ing his head on his mothe v shoulder
sobbed and told her what he had;
discovered about this girl. I remark-i
cd to his mother that the boy's future '
was secure . if he had enough oonfl-
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THE TIME EXPIRES FRIDAY NIGHT
Those Who Sulk in Their Tents
Will be Responsible to Un
to make the women's work successful.
Miss Will Allen Droomgoole charm
ed her hearers with a general ad
dress that was very wide in Its Boope
and deep In its conception.-
Wahlen University and Flsk Uni
vers'ty furnished music for (he occa
sion. ' After the addresses the cap.
tains made their reports amounting to
WOMEN SERVING WORKERS H
The women ot the Auxiliary are
serving the workers In the nresent
campaign with supper each night at
6 o clock. Tables have been , set In
the d'nlng room nnd enthusiastic
meetings are being held every night.
sumptuous suppers are served and
each night the number of workers Is
Increasing. Much praise Is given the
ladies for their helpful efforts aloinr
Undaunted by the ,lnc!tneui
weather that has prevailed almost
from the beginning they have ad
dressed themselves to' the task with
tlie determination and the will. The
report each night has been mole en
couraging and from the number of
addresses delivered by Secretary S.
W. McGill of the Central Association,
W. O. Terrill, chairman of the Con
Iral Association; Mr. nlorgy, the ex
pert campaign manager of Indian
apolis, Ind.; Mr. J. C. Napier and
Pishop 1. B. Siott, chairman and vice
iliairumn, respectively; M"r. S. E.
Watson, the International Secretary;
Mr. W. N. Sunders, the executive sec
retary, and a number of the Nashville
pastors, as well as workers on the
teams have combined to keep up thp
deep interest manifested by the citi
zens of Nashville ; In an address
Monday nii!ht one of the white
speakers said, "The wmld-be Negro
leaders who fail to cortriliule their
support by donation or in cash or
1 ledge to this movement which is be
ing pushed so vigorously in behalf ol
tlie entire Negro population of the
city, and who arrogate to themselves
leadership, which only means sacri
fice and service for the masses, and
who think thai the white people of
Nashville who are behind tills propo
sition do not know and see that they
are lying down are sadly mistaken.''
"Take it from me," continued tha
speaker, "that the white people in
Nashville who are showing their- in
terest in the future welfare and bet
terment of the Negroes in this city
i bave their eyes on the actions of
theso who are working as well as oii
sorving those who are shirking, It'
ve go down into our pockets to give
to help the colored work, how much
mere should the Negroes themselves
U'.ive to help themselves?" declared
the speaker amid great applause and
cheering. The report of the teams
inch night has been filled w th friend
ly rivalry not only between the teams
but between the divls'ons. Division
B. started off in the nice having been
successful each night up to Tuesday
night in making tlie largest report,
but Division A has put up a stiff
fight. Company 1 of Division A cap
tured the Individual pennant for mak
ing tlie largest report on Tuesday
night, but It was immediately recap
tured after fierce combat by Company
7 of Division U on Tuesday nlglii.
The reports by nights by Divisions
ind Teams are as folic ws:
REPORT FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 1917.
Team. Cunt. Cash. Subs. Total
1. J. A. Crockett I....IS97 50IS 97 50
2, J. M. Baker ...I I I
a, J. J. Porter .. I 70 001 70 (Hi
1 J. C. McCauley....! GO 00! CO on
5, Wm.- D. Laws 2 00 1 40 00 j 42 (X)
Total for Divls'on A $2G9 50
fi. B. H. Januarvl 1 0O! 5 00! G 00
7, S. H. Johnson 1 1 0O 0O 85 (Ki'185 On
S, L. J. Johnson I 1 001 40 OO! 41 00
0. A. L. Whltaker I 15 0OI 15 00
10, G. McCaster '. .', .. 24 00 24 00
. Total for Division B JF271 00
Grand total for both dfvlsions $540 50
SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 1917.
Team Cash Subs: Total
1 2 00 30 00;$ 32 00
. 3 oo
I 10 0O
Total for Division A $189 00
9 . ,
. -15 0U 54 00
Total for Division B .34G 00
Grand total for both Div's $535 (K1
MONDAY, MARCH 2ti, 191".
1 .. .
I 2 OO
.j 3 50
Total for Division A $GGG OO
6 40 05 102 00 202 03
" ! 5 0O l!0 00 305 00
8 5 001 95 00) 100 00
9 i 6 0i 1S5 00 1 161 00
It; 5 0O 39 00 44 00
Total fcr D: vision B
Grand total for both Div's.. $1,178 55
TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 1917.
3 '. '.
4 . .
. I 12 (M'l
. I 5 0O
..I 5 00
,. 51 00 I
I 1 751
181 50 1
Total for Division A $;?G8 75
Total for Division B $1,187 05
Grand total for both Div's. .$1,555 80
Total to date
THE MONTOIjOVER OI.UB.
The Monclover Club of St. John
A. M. E. Church will ho'd a call meet
in sr at the home of V. B. Upshaw, 901
Jackson Street., Each member is re
quested to be present. Business of
Importance to be taken up at once.
Relief Club met at Mrs. Cheatham's,
owing to the weather the members
did not respond as usual. Thev ad
journed to meet April 6th, at Mrs.
Eldrldge, 1019 King St. At this tjme
we hope all members will ibe present,
business of importance nnd wn lionn
our prcseldent, Mrs. Johnson will be
able to meet us.