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The Sunday School Congress Meets in Nashville, June 13 to 18, 1917.
NASHVILLE A CITY OF OPPORTUNITY THE LEADING NEGRO JOURNAL IN TENNESSEE.
NASHVILLE, TENN., FRIDAY, MAY 4, 1917.
. "We -hold these truths to be self
evident, that all men are created
equal; that they are endowed by their
Creator with certain unalienable
rights; that among these, are life,
liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
EE OF A
BAPTIST MINISTERS' CONFER
ENCE SELECT GENERAL AR
r RANGEMENT COMMITTEE.
NAMES CHAIRMAN AND SECRETARY.
SPLENDID PREPARATIONS UN
DER WAY BY LOCAL SUPERIN
TENDENTS AND PASTORS FOR
THE CARE OF THE HUNDREDS
WHO WILL ATTEND SUNDAY
, SCHOOL CONGRESS HERE JUNE
COMMITTEE MEETS Ed Y. M. C. A.
Plans are well under way for the
; entertainment ot the Sunday School
congress forces who will come to
; Nashville during the week of June
13 th to attend the great Sunday
ouuuui iungresa wnicn wm convene
in its twelfth annual session. At
the Baptist Ministers' Conference
Monday morning it dissolved itself CnurcU. Rev. w, . Whittiker. pastor.
i"." 7 . Ul B wnoJ? .Dyor" The next reason you should be
Hunt. Mr. W. 0. Randolph, Miss
Margueret Thompson, Mr. Monroe
McGay, Mr. G. Owens, Mr. D. Griffin,
Mr. S. S. Page, Mr. S. Gregory, Rev.
S. S. Stubberneld.
Committee on Finance. Rev. G.
B. Taylor, Chairman, Rev. J. H.
Graham, Rev. D. B. Butler, Rev. A.
W. Wilson, Rev. F. S. Swift, Rev.
Wash Simon, Rev. H, Hudgins, Rev.
D. A. Weakley, Rev. T. A. Brown,
Rev. A. F. Murray, Rev. A. Aber-
YOU ARE INVITED TO THE
SUNDAY SCHOOL CONGRESS.
NASHVILLE. TENN.. JUNE 13-18?
The Executie Boarvd of The
Missionary Baptist Con
vention to Meet With The
Duck . R i v er . Baptist
Church, May 17 & 18, 1917
Thursday and Friday.
Rev. M. D. Batson, Pastor.
All members of the Board officials
of the convention, Moderators of
associations. Presidents ot Sunday
School Conventions, and the Board
members of Auxiliary to the State
Convention are asked and urged to
be present with out fail because this
is the last Board meeting before the
annual setting of the Convention,
which meets In Smyrna, Tenn., in
July 1917 with the Mt. Zion Baptist
The list of graduates in medicine,
dentistry anil nurse-training of Me
harry Medical College for this year,
includes the following former Wal
den students: James Foster, Charles
H. Llgbtfoot, Hollie Under, Samuel
W. Maclin, Hudson L. Meadors, King
E. O'Neal, Luther E. Vincent and
John H. Walls, gi-aduates in medi
cine; Fred D. Bays. William Q. Sa.l
dler and John A. Welch, graduates
in dentistry; and Miss Susie 1!.
llockett, a graduate in Nurse-train-
ing. ' .
The remains of Mrs. Cynthia Mit
chell, who died in 1898 while a ma
tron at Walden, were removed from
Mt Olivet to tlie Braden lot in Green
wood Cemetery on Friday afternoon,
April 27th. This was done at the
request of her two daughters, who
will he remembered as teache.-s in
the school for a few years. The
elder daughter, Miss Florence Mit
chell, is now living in Detroit, Mich.,
and the younger, Miss Kittle, in In
President White, during Clean-up-
week, has taken his Sociology class
out on tliree afternoons for observa
tion and help where it could be giv
en. Over two hundred, homes were
Visited and the State Penitentiary.
Literature on health and sanitation
YOU ARE INVITED TO THE
SUNDAY SCHOOL CONGRESS.
NASHVILLE. TENN.. JUNE 13-18.
C. H. Clark, D. D., is the chairman.
Then the Rev. J. L. Harding, D. D.,
who is, the president of the Baptist
State Convention of Tennessee, and
who has also been chosen as chair
man of the committee of a whole
called the committee together and
announced the personnel of the sub
committees. On these committees
V there appear nearly all of the leading
V Dn.ln. T 1 I ...
' jjq.pi.iBi yitoLuia oi iNasnviiie witn
their superintendents, working on
the several committees with them.
It was noticeable that a few ladies
had been appointed. Especially, is
this true with the committee on
homes and the committee on enter-
tainment. The conference approved
the plan and the committees have
"be,tbr given permission to begin work.
CUtlirman Harding stated that the
connulttee would meet every Monday
. night in the parlors of the Y. M. C.
A. OTuildlng and that after being in
session-in their various sub-commit-'
tees they would come together as a
" committee of the whole and each
hear the report of the other. He has
; made arrangement for the printing
j of the assignment cards and the big
! placards to be used in connection
with this meeting. Every home that
agrees to entertain any of the dele
H gates and visitors will have the Con-
gress Welcome Placard in Congress
colors displayed from their homes
and Sunday School Congress Pen
ants. - "We have already the
nomes of four hundred dele
gates to be assigned at the
first meeting of the committee on
homes and as soon as the cards, are
ready for mailing. We were never
more encouraged over the outlook of
any meeting, neither, have 1, seen
people so thoroughly aroused and in
terested ' in the care of visitors as
has been shown by the citizens of
this city," declared the Rev. Mr.
Harding in the Ministers' Confereuce
Monday morning. It was also an
nounced at this meeting Monday that
the Woman's Executive: Board of the
j: : tion, which Is an auxiliary of the
.- mpn'a mnvanHstn ha1 tallarl iaIi
vs." " board to meet in connection with the
IV.. Congress which gives further assur
l ) ance for an increased delegation.
.lit-': mi.1- il in. -
1 -oww T I . V 1. k. HU1IUUUI.D-
-ment of the very low round trip
rate means that Nashville will be
thronged with Sunday school work
ers as never before. The Sundav
" School Congress Secretary was made
secretary of the local committee of
the whole because of his. knowledge
: and personal acquaintance with the
forces throughout the country and
' ,his personal acquaintance in Nash
JYille. They will have headquarters
' at the National Baptist Publishing
Board in connection with the Sunday
School Congress and the assignment
cards are to be sent out after the ar
K rival of each day's mail. The citi
' zens of Nashville, irrespective of de
v nomination, have proffered their
home and agreed to w-operate
- with the committee In giving to the
-; visiting delegates the care they
. would have were they in" their own
. homes, as it Is understood they
will be representative and that only
.' the best from each local Sunday
school will be sent. The following
are the Sub-committees:
' Committee on Arransremjjnts.
Rev. J. A. Brown, Chairman, Mr. G.
'., P. Baker, Asst. Chairman, Rev. E.
; W. Hawthorn, Rev. H. M. Burns,
Mr. Thos: G. Marshall, Rev. Eli
; Cleggett, Rev. J. B. Ridley.
Committee on Divine Services.
Rev. J. C. Fields, Chairman, Rev.
W. H. Whittaker, Rev. A. W. Porter,
Rev. J. C. Harding. Rev. T. S. Davis,
Rev. T. C. Roland,yRev. A. Phillips.
Committee on Homes. nev- H- A
Alfred, Chairmen,: Rev. W. S. Elling
ton, Rev. J. T. Tunstill, Sr., Mr. W.
O. Moore, Mr. W. C. Sheffield, Rev.
W. J. Baugus, Mrs. J. L. Harding,
Mrs. C. J. White.
Committee on Entertainment.
Mr. Lee Fite, Chairman. Mr. P. B.
; Lockridge, Mr. J. H. Shute, Mrs. F. B.
' Raynor, Mr. Henry Morgan, Mr. F.
; , G. Buchanan, Mr. D. W. Stewart.
Committee on Keception. e. .
M. Burns, Chairman, Mr. Thomas
Grooms, Mr. Jas. Bryant, Rev. G. B.
Bolden, Rev. J. T. Tunstill, Jr.; Mrs.
H. M. Burns, Mrs. Genle Patterson,
Miss L. U. Chamb'ers, Mr. R. E.
present, the program will be arrang
ed and made out for the convention,
and another reason still why you
should not fall to come is for the
good, of the cause for which we la
bor, and die for demands you, and
duty calls you. . .
The Duck River Baptist Church,
and Pastor Batson are expecting a
great host on this occasion, as an
evidence of the very great delight
on.the part of this church, to enter
tain the Executive Board and ofR
cals of the convention, with other
distinguished Baptist workers, they
have arranged a big meeting for
Thursday night at which time Dr. C.
Nashville was treated to
thing new, quite out of the ordinal?
and spicy, when the Ladies' Military
Band, composed of twelve pieces, un
der the direction of Prof. N. C. Davis,
gave their initial appearance at the
First Baptist Church. East Nashville.
Monday evening, April 30th. In
spite of the unfavorable weather, a
large and appreciative audiem-e was
out. No more beautiful sight has
been seen than the semi-circle ot
ladies in simple white costumes.
From the time the baton was raised
for the first number, they complete
ly captivated their audien.ee. So
spellbound were they that with the
exception of applause and the sweet
strains of music, the house was as
still, so to speak, as a "mouse." Even
when the final selection was com
pleted the audience seemed reluctant
GRADUATES THE LARGEST CLASS
IN ITS HISTORY BEFORE A
LARGE AND APPRECIATIVE
In the presence of several thousand
citizens of Nashville and vicinity the
forty-first annual commencement of
Meharry Medical College was brought
to a close on Thursday evening at
Ryman Auditorium. There was. ad
ditional interest shown for the occas
Bion due to the fact that this was
the largest class that has ever left
the institution. President George
Whipple Hubbard, M. D., the Father of
the institution presided, and the ad
dress for the evening was delivered
by Elbert Robb. Zaring. I). D., Edi
tor of the Northwestern Advocate,
Motto: Pro Beneficio Humanitatis.
Processional March . .'
Address Graduating Classes
Elbert Robb Zaring D. D.
Editor Northwestern Christian
Baccalaureate Sermon Bishop I. B.
Scott, D. D., Sunday, April 29, 1917,
at eleven o'clock, Meharry Auditori
Medical E. T. Aarons, Jr., W. A.
Anderson, R. H. Bacote, Edson E.
Blackman, M. L. Barksdale, T. H.
Bullard, W. B. Black, A. G. Blakey,
C. E. Briscoe, A. B. Borders, S. G.
Clowney, William H. Calhoun, Festus
Claybon, Robert M. Calvert, M. M.
Cloud, T. A. Combre, S. C. Cunning
ham, LeRoy Dabbs, F. E. Dawson, E.
C. Donnaly, Leonard M. Dumas, S. S.
Davis, Edgar T. Dennis, H. C. Floyd,
James Foster, Edgar L. Fearn, Wesly
B. Franklin, Geo. W. Gilmer, John
black letters the words, "Roger Wil
liams Just Transferred." and
Whereas, we as your committee
have investigated- this startling pub
lication and found that the matter
as was stated in the Nashville Globe
by the writer. Rev. J. L. Harding,
B. D., President of the Baptist Mis
sionary State Convention of the State
of Tennessee, to be true, be it
Resolved that the Ministers' Al
liance, ( 1 ) endorse in full every
word of the article. (2) Pledge our
selves to support the stand taken by
the writer, the Rev. J. L. Harding,
H. D., in any and every way possible.
Whereas, the Roger Williams Uni
versity was established for the Bap
tists of the State, and for no special
part or faction thereof, be It
Further Resolved, that the minis
ters of the Baptist Ministers Al
liance, unite with the Rev. J. L.
Harding, B. D., in an effort to ex
pose the fallacy and to ascertain the
facts and claim the rights of the
Baptists should their be any to
share the benefits of said institution
for the education of the youths of
the denomination. And
Whereas, the article as published
by the writer, the Rev. J. L. Hard
ing, B. D., is in keeping with an
article in a resolution that was
passed 1n the session of the Mission
ary Baptist State Convention, when
in session in the First Baptist
Church, Columbia, Tenn. Date, Oct
18-22.. 1916, on page 16 of the min
utes of the said session, wherein it
is pointed out that the Baptists that
compose said convention will take
such steps as will place the Institu
tion in proper relation with our mis
sionary and educational interests of
Therefore be it further resolved
that we call upon the State Execu
tive Board to call a special session
for the purpose of drafting such
plans as will have the proper affect
and effect upon the conditions that
now exist in the ownership and man
agement of the Roger Williams Uni
versity, through wnom, tne Baptists
of the state will be represented in
this matter of a careful, advisory
and legal Investigation, looking for
ward to an adjustment of the matter
that will satisfy the claims of all
of the Baptists of the state. We
wish to further recommend, that the
Ministers Alliance, notify and call
upon all organic bodies that are ac
tively engaged in Christian work,
working in harmony with, and under
the direction of our Baptist State
Convention to unite with us in delv
ing into this matter until a satis
factory adjustment of the same shall
"We hold these truths to be self
evident, that all men are created
ec.ual; that they are endowed by their
Creator with certain unalienable
rights; that among these, are life,
liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
ed out In great numbers to hear the
Annual Sermon at the Auditorium.
and to participate in the rally to raise
runds for the State Pythian temple.
Long beore the hour set for the ex
ercises to begin, hundreds of citizens
could be seen wending their way to
the auditorium. The Ladies Court,
and the Juveniles were out in stu
Promptly at the hour assigned the
Knights headed by Gen. Preston Tav
lor. Maj. Geo. Hall and two companies
of uniform rank inarched from the
Castle Hall on Fifth Avenue to the
Auditorium. The spectacle was very
imposing as the marchers passed into
the building. Many favorable com
ments were heard as the grandeur of
the parade. Every lodge in Nashville
had out its full membership. At the
auditorium the Knights were given
seats directly in front of the stage,
while the Courts of Calanthe and
Juveniles were assigned seats on the
In the absence of Grand Chancellor
J. P. Crawford, who was detained at
his home by illness, Mr. T. Clay
moore acted as Master of Ceremonies
and right brilliantly did he perform
the task. Prof. H. N. W. Ryder musil
cal Djrector of the State Normal, pre
sided at the piano.
SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION SENDS
REPRESENTATIVES TO EVERY
SUNDAY SCHOOL IN NASH
VILLE. "WORKING UP MORE INTEREST"
IS THE SLOGAN. EVERY MEM
BER OUT OF EVERY FAMILY
IN SOME SUNDAY SCHOOL.
PERSONAL CONTACT ONE OF THE
THEMES ADVOCATiii) JJX
With four high speed automobile!
going in four directions, starting,
from the Y. M. C. A. Building at
nine o'clock next Sunday morning,
the Sunday School Union proposes to
get in personal touch with every
Sunday school in Nashville. This
Sunday cshool campaign has been
under way for several months, as it
has been the custom of the Sunday
School Union each vear to put oil
"All ail the Power of Jesus Name,"one f these demonstrations. While
was sung after which Rev. A. 0 they were tardy in getting out this
Kenney said the invocation, then tol- j year, is it said it was due only to th-.
lowed the Pythian and Calanthian fact of the prolonged Illness and the
Odes. Remarks by Master of Cere-1 final death of the former president.
H. Clark, u. u., will preach the in- T)lB i...mi i,a!, .i,., distinct'on
troductory Sermon. Those who wish ',,,,, the onlv Band in the
trt cm with -tlio TnrtvThnvarlmr ufta.'r .. A - , - ...in.
to go with the party Thursday after
noon meet at Union Station on Broad
St., at 1:30 p. m. and get your ticket
for Crouse Crossing, - the committee
will meet you. Those who go on Fri
day morning at 7 a. m., get your
ticket for Kodwin Station.
II. M. Burns, Secretary.
Southland. From the eaae with
which they produced tones ami han
dled their instruments you ; would
have thought tliey had been playing
for several years Instead of five
weeks. The band was assisted by
vocal numbers from Mrs. S. 11. John
em and Miss Helena Lowe. The
closing selection was
M. Gill. J. T. finnn. E. H. Hudson. Roll.
Art r, Hnrrln PreH n Harris tnhn I have been reached. Believing us we
M. Hammons, Jas. C. Hopkins, James io that the Baptist Church ot Jesus
G. Hardin, J. W. H. Holt, Wince A. j Christ is the highest author ty on
J. Johnson, James Johnson, Farris L.learth in matters that pertain to
Jackson, C. C. Johnson, Benjiman iHt, f th ,an(1 l'ctice, be it
Jackson. Poster T. Jones. A. C. Konon. Resolved that we call upon the
Ernest H. Kirlf. Jam I. I.P.-iiru.. "apusi emu cues i.i uuvC .,u
..1.1 tUt.. ....... l-n lnllAK ill fl'W.Vl
Frank E. Leniion, 10. B. Lewis, Chas. ir''V u f u ' . ' .
obert L TLong 'Samuel '" i f ?, "iT'take unae? con'
Eft nDavh s- rr"
Robert B Matthews Fred I). fumlanlcntllUy 8tamp 0ur approval
musou, nuunuu i. uieauum. ui i uu , ,,. th ,., ,.,,.. ,v tho i,v. i
THOUSANDS OF "DOL-
LAR MONEY" "
Washington, April 25 According
to reports submitted by Prof. John
R. Hawkins, Financial Secretary of
the A. M. E. Church, at the annual
meeting of the Financial Board,
Wednesday of last week, $223,
79S.05 was received in "dollar mon
ey" receipts during the fiscal year
ended March 31. This was an In
crease of $9,476.44 over the previous
year. Bishop B. F. Lee presided.
The following members of the
board were present: Revs. M. W.
Thornton, A. L. Gaines, T. H. Jack
son, A. J. Carey, C. H. Shelto, R.
W. Mance, S. P. Roseboro, J. D.
Dennis,. W. H. Edwards, J. R, Ran
som, S. P. Johnson, J. E. Starks and
J. W. Saunders.
Of this big sum $89,518.43 was
for general denominational needs,
$80,568.58 for the local needs - of
annual conferences, and $17,903.68
each to the boards of Home Mission,
Church Extension and Education.
Prof. Hawkins was highly com
mended for his report and all of his
recommendations were acted upon
Franklin F. Johnson,
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The order of exercises of
mencement week is as follows:
in mi,.. , . y uimu tire
iiun wiia inicina. i nc u. meicnor, ui. itieiunuez, m. Clarence i iiardlnir 11 11 Havlne- eivpn to
audience arose and sang while "Old, Mitchell, J. 11. Pitman. Garfield vou our views to same extent on this
Glcry" was waved by little Margar- Moore, Freddie Moore, Granville, V. mttpr we nrav that the Baptists of
Morgan, C. A. J. McPherson, Samuel our convention together with our
H. C. Owen, Ocie W. McPeters, King selves will both indorse and stand
E. O'Neal, Dorsey E. Payne, N. A. n)y the article as published by our
Peyton, Geo. W. Pugh, Fred 1). president.
rette Berry. The following program
: PART I.
Nearer My (iod to Thee Band
Introductory remarks ..Prof. M. C.
Tryo Grand March Band
Solo Miss Helena Ixiwe
Cornet duet ..Miss Alma Gary and
Prof. M. C. Davis.
Piano solo Miss Mary Walker
Starette Polka Band
Remarks ......Rev. W. S. Ellington
Areil March Band,
Sol Mrs. S. II. Johnsort
Felice Waltz Band
Baritone Solo Prof. W. C. Davis
Di Ninvo, Schottische Band
Solo Mrs. S. H. Johnson
Remarks . . . . Mrs. Jas. A. Crockett
YOU ARE INVITED TO THE
SUNDAY SCHOOL CONGRESS.
NASHVILLE. TENN.. JUNE 13-13.
VERY LOW EXCURSION
RATES TO NASHVILLE,
"Not In the h'story of the Sunday
School Congress has such a low round
trip rate 'been put at the disposal of
the JSundaiy-school -wo; iters; as has
day, May 7, 8 p. m., annual meeting I been offered for the twelfth annual
of the Walden Circle; "Thursday,
May 10, 8 p. m., annual recital of
' Friday May 11, at, 3 p. m., exer
cises of the Grammar School with au
address by Dr. J. P. Crawford, super
visor of Colored Public Schools of
Nashville. i .
At 8 p. m., exercises of the Literary-
Societies. An address by Prof.
W. D. Hawkins, cashier People's Bank
Saturday, May 12, Field Day.
Sunday, May 13, 11 a. m. 'Annual
Sermon to the school at Clark Me
morial Church by Dr. W. R. Steph
ena 3:30; p. m., Baccalaureate Kermon,
Meharry Auditorium, by-Dr. Robin
son, Pastor St,' Mark's M. E. Church,
7:00 p. m., Y. M. C. A. service.
Monday, May 14, at 8 p. m., exer
cises f graduating clussea
Tuesday, May 15, 3 p. m., exercises
celebrating the somi-centennial of
8 Pi m., annual meeting of the
Wednesday, May 10, 10 a. m., com
mencement exercises nt Meharry Au
ditorium, address by Dr. George Bun-
tin, of Dayton, Ohio.
To all of those exercises the pub
lic is most cordially invited. '
President White spent a day last
week at Gammon Theological Semi
nary, Atlanta, attending exercises
monies, Mr. T. Clay Moore.
Mrs. Kate Wilson, Grand Matron,
spoke on "Our Juveniles". Miss Emma
Joe Cockrill, Supreme Worthy Matron,
read a very valuable and Instructive
paper on the work of the Juveniles
throughout the nation.
Mrs. Clemmie White, Grand Endow
ment Treasurer, made some very
brilliant remarks and was heartily
Song "Stand up for Jesus" was then
Dr. C. 11. Clark, was introduced and
delivered a most scholarly sermon on
the good of the order making a
special plea that the Pythians rally tot
the purchase of the Stale Pythian tem
Dr. S. S. Caruthers, the silver-toned
tenor sang u most beautiful solo. Ad
dress, Hon. J. O. Napier. Solo, Miss
Helena Lowe. "Steal Away," by Fisk
quartette was received by the large
audience with evident enjoyment, an
encore was insisted upon, the quar
tette responded with "1 couldn't hear
Address, Mr. A. N. Johnson. The
offering was then lifted by Gen. Pres
ton Taylor, assisted by the Chancellor
Commanders and Worthy Counsellors.
A nmgnilicient sum was realized which
will be used for the Stale Pythian
Verily it was a red letter day for
Nashville Pythians and Calantheans.
sesrn of the Sunday. School Congress
which meets in this city June i;.th-
18th," declare.! the Secretary of the
Sunday School Congrfess this weeft
when he handed out an announcement
to the effect that a joint tariff giving
the excursion rates authorized for the
Cong 3s-this year .has been sisued
The Secretary of the SotUheastern
Passenger Association Territory sent
this tariff In, which shows that the
raes from1 all points South of the
Ohio and Potomac Rivers alvd East
of the Mississippi, will be approxi
mately on fare plus 50c for the round
trip. "I take it," sail the Congress
Secretary, "that is the one way fare
from any po'nt in this territory is
$10.00, theni the round trip fare from
that point to Nashville will be $10.50."
These tickets are to be on sale, Mon
day, Tuesday -and Wednesday, June
11, 12 and 13th. They will be good' to
return June 21st. In other .words, dt
Is a ten days excursion at the lowest
rate that have .been giiven.
Wihen the announcement was made
at the Baptist Ministers' XJonference
Monday, - renewed activity was taken
on and the Local Comm'ttee, consist
ing of the uastors and -superintendents
of thirty-five Baptist churches and
Sunday' Schools, held a special meet
ing to further perfect- j-he plans for
the- coming of the visitors. The Na
tional Baptist Union-Review and The
nNaphvllle Globe, both published In
this city iwiill publish tne full round trip
Ramsey, Wm. H. Ramsey, Jas. E.
Randolph, Thomas C. Richmond,
Joseph H. Robinson, R. M. Sisusa,
Thomas M. Shadownes, Clay E. Simp
son, Lillian E. Singleton, Albert L.
Spalding Mansfield L. Spears, Oregon
F. Strong, Otho B. Taylor, amuelS D.
Thomas, J. W. Thompson, J. O. Tor
rence, James B. Transon, Arthur N.
Vaughn, Luther E. Vincent, John II.
Walls, Eugene J. West, Fred R. White
man, C. A. Whittier, J. A. Williams,
O. B. Williams, Whittier H. Wright,
W. W. Yerby.
Dental W. E. Allen, Fred D. Bays,
M. A. Cassell, B. A. Demby, Frederick
A. Elliott, Clarence W. Flint,. Walter
T. Ford. Enolsto Garcia, Ollie I.
awkins, Wm. V. Hurd, Granville R.
Lewis, Vance W. Love, Joseph R.
Martin, Lewis M. Mitchell, W. F.
Richie, Arthur L. Robinson, William
O. Saddler, W. E. Stringfellow, Orin
E. Thompson, Thomas V. Ward, John
A. Welch. '
Pharmaceutical E. M. Baylor, H.
T. Boulware, Johnnie E. Clark, Del
mo B. Cabell, Pearl Esther Cummings.
Daisy Dorine Dinkins, P". E. Dono
seur, W. F. Durroh, W. C. Freeman,
J. A. Holliday, W. . Lytle', H. R. Mc
Sayles, Wm. Meadors, N. H. Hoff, W.
M. Montgomery, W. S. Ragan, R M.
Ragland, H. L. Sylvester, . J. F.
Tandy, B. L. Tycer, J. L. VanBuren,
W. L. Vaughn, Annie Ruth Williams,
S. T. Williamson, Jr. .
Nurse Training Edna B. Bell, Su
sie B. Hockett, Annie L. Giddens,
Marguerett Lamb, Effie L. B. Miller,
Bessie May Phillips, Esther L. Thorn
Nannie T. Zeigler. (
Committee Rev. C. H. Clark,
Rev. G. B. Taylor. Rev. H. M. Burns,
Rev. H. A. Alfred, Rev. A. W. Por
ter, Rev. W. H. Whittaker, Rev. A.
Phillips, Rev. W. S. Ellington, Rev.
W. J. Baugus, Rev. J. C. Harding,
Rev. J. T..Tunstall, Rev. J. T. Tun
stall, Jr., Rev. G. B. Bolden, Kev.
J. A. Brown, Rev. J. C. Fields, Rev.
J. B. Ridley, Rev. N. T. Stoner, Rev.
J. S. Davis, Rev. E. W. Hawthorne,
Rev. M. D. Batson, Rev. S. S. Cum-by.
fares from all the important points- in
tho Commencement the Southeastern Territory to Nash
INVESTIGATION OF ARTICLE BY
REV. HARDLNtr. ' UWah Alt II
A et of resolutions drafted by a
special committee appointed by the
Baptist Ministers Alllancp Monday,
April 23, 1917, whose duty was to
go minutely into and over an article
that was published in the Nashville
Globe a. weekly paper published in
the city of NaBhvillo by the Nashville
Globe Publishing Company, on Fri
day, April 20, 1917 , wherein the
writer made many observations with
regard to the Roger Williams Uni
versity, that the ministers present on
the day assembled mentioned above,
believed warranted the attention and
actions of tho BaptlBts of the State
of Tennessee. - " ?
We, therefore, your corhmittee beg
leave to make the following report:
-Whoreas, as that on the 20th day
of April 191-7, here appeared in tho
Nashville Globe an article entitled,
"Revelations that Startle the Peo
ple," and also set out In bold typo of
YOU ARE INVITED TO THE
SUNDAY SCHOOL CONGRESS.
NASHVILLE. TENN.. JUNE 13-18.
By Geo. W. Pugh.
On Thursday night, April 2(th,
President and Mis. Hubbard tender
ed the graduating classes their an
nual banquet. This Is always an an
nual event for every graduating
class. A very large crowd of invit
ed guests from the cjty and vicinity
was present. The most beautiful de
corations and the general order of
things made the affair one of the
swellest of many yars.
With President Ceorge W. Hubbard
presiding, several distinguished
guests were called upon to speak.
Those who spoke represented the
business men of the city, the medi
cal profession, the dental profession,
the pharmaceutical profession, witn
a, lepresentative from the various
colleges and universities of the city.
Among those who spoke were Mr.
A. N. Johnson, lion. J. C. Napier,
1'resident E. A. White of Walden
University, Mrs. President McKenzio
of Fisk University, Dr. V. M. Mar
shall, Dr. G. II. Bandy, Dr. Sevier
Dr. C. V. Roman and Mr. F. E. Daw
sen, who represented the senior
Many of the speeches were charged
with instructive measures and ad
vice to (lie graduating class, while
others were short, laughable and
The baccalaureate sermon was
preached Sunday, April 29th, by
Bishop I. B. Scott. A great crowd
turned out to hear him. The ser
mon was indeed logical, profound
isnd Interesting, and served as a
great treat to all.
Mrs. Martha Cotton Davis
The many friends of Mrs. Martha
Cotton Davis will he grieved to learn
that she departed this life April 13.
Mrs. Davis was well loved by every
one who knew her which was mani
fested by the large attendance at the
funeral and the lovely floral designs
.Mrs. Davis was seventy two years
of age and a staunch christian. She
leaves to mourn her loss, two sons and
one daughter, C. C. Cotton, S. L. Cot
ton and Mrs. Wm. M'cNary of St.
Louis and a host of relatives ami
Mr. A. N. Johnson was the under
taker in charge.
but upon the election of Rev. J. T.
Tunstall as president and G. 1.
Baker as secretary, with a corps of
competent officials, new life was in
jected into the Union and this cam
paign is the direct result of the new
plans. The personnel of each group
was carefully selected. Their plan
is to divide Nashville into tour
grand divisions, beginning with tin;
nearest schools and taking them in
their order, with the respective de
nominations. The respective Sun
day school? are called upon to dis
pense with each and every servicu
tlie moment the committee conies.
Hie committee will make about a
i two minute talk, using on member
as its spokesman, thank the Sunday
school lor its courtesy and invito
them to join hands in making Nash
ville really the Sunday school cniter
of tlie United States. They will then
go on to the next place, continuing
until all have been- visiieu. In
adopting this plan, which had the
unanimous approval of the Baptist,
Ministers' Conference, the Sunday
school superintendents believe by the'
time the Sunday School Congress
convenes they will have, through the
efforts of this movement and through
the combined efforts of the Metokas
and Galedas, who organized them
selves into an Indian Buffalo Hunt
raised tho standard ot Sunday School
work, more than any time before.
The automobiles to be used on this
occasion will be donated and the
committee is to operate the machines
One of the mem hers who is said to
be assigned to the committee declar
ed they had planned to reach out as
far as Brentwood, even though they
had to use a special car for the occasion.
Secretary of War Promises
Consideration as Soon as
Colored Troons arc
A delegation- consisting of Dr. J.
E. Spingarn of New York. Moore
field Storv of Boston. Archibald H.
Grimko, Prof. Geo. W. Cook, Prof.
Montgomery Gregory. James W.
Johnson. Jani" V Cnhh. Dean Ketlev
Miller. Whitfield McKinlov and Rov
Nash had an Interview with Secre
tins of War. Newton D. Baker, on
Friday morning. April 27th. Dr.
Spingarn acted as spokesman and
asked that the Secretary immediate
ly authorize General Wood to invite
throe hundred colored men to enter
Plattshurg or any other of the regu
lar training camps which have just
been instituted. The Secretary re
plied that he could not do this at
this time, but that ho was seriously
considering tho whole matter and
was committed to the plan for train
ing colored oflicers for colored reg
iments. He Btatcd he had not de
cided whether to have a separate
battalion of colored officers In a
regular camn or a separate and dis
applications should be sent to Hoy
Nash, 70 Fifth Avenue, New York.
Every man interested in this project
should not only send an application
to Mr. Nash, but should write to his
Congressman urging the latter to in
sist on officers' training for colored
people. Dr. Spingarn in an inter
"On February 15th I sent an open
letter to tho colored people of the
country, urging them 'o apply for
admission to a camp for colored of
licers. I did not fav.ir such a sepa
rate camp, but 1 realized th:it it' wa
could only definitely eoiutril the
War Department to the traili ng of
colored officers before war whj de
clared, that precedeut would hold
and colored oflicers would g: I rain
ing immediately. I have M.ule this
fight all alone, with the help of
only two or three men like Id .an
Pickens and Prof, Cook. if tho
whole colored world had risen and
j demanded such training at that t ime
regardless of their differences, tho
j camp would have been assured and
I colored men would now be getting
training as ollicers. As it is, that
training must now be deferred for
two or three months, and 1 urge all
men, v.hita and black, to start an
organized campaign to see that t lie
Secretary of W ar does not forget hin
P. T. A. of Knowlcs School
To Give Patriotic Play
The reporter or the Parent, Teach
ers Association of Knowles School
wishes to announce that there will be
given a grand patriotic play by Mrs.
h. Landers, the President. The dute
will be announced later. Several re
hearsals have been had alrea'dy. There
will be a 'Flag Drill by small glils and
the Star Spangled Banner will be fea
tured by the larger sir's and the great
Thousands at Auditorium
Hear Great Sermon by
Dr. C. H. Clark -
Sunday was an ideal day for the
Knights of Pythias in Nashville, the
fraternity, the ladies' Courts, the
Juveniles, and the general public lurn-
flag of our nation will be unfoiled by
tinct camp for colored oflicers, and the little tots. There will be patriotic
would take "whichever was least of-,j speeches by the best talent of the
fensive to the colored people.'
This means that an opportunity
for the training of colored officers
will probably be deferred until the
end Present camp. That is to say, un
til about September 1st. if is not im
possible, however, that a camp mav
be organized before that time, and
it Is Incumbent upon all the colored
people of the country, to get together
and make a fight for this form of
training. ' Nothing Is more impor
tant at this time than that colored
men Bhould be given an opportunity
to train themselves as oflicers.
The names of applicants now in
the hands of Dr. Spingarn will be re-
school umong tlie boys. The opening
speech will bo made by Master Wil
li am M'c Kinley Cotton. A little Turkish
act will also be rendered by the girlsr
who will really sing in the Turkish
language also solos, and duets by dif
ferent girls and boys. The children are
being iwell trained for the occasion.
Mis. Landeis -Is being assi sted by Mrs.
J. P. Crawford, Mrs. Phinis Baker and
Mrs. C. C. Cotton. We wish to an
nounce also that there will be a meet
ing -of the association Friday which
was postponed from the regular timo
of meeting. Come, as this is next to
the last meeting and will be very 1 at
tained for future use, and all further , portant.