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NASHV1LLK A CITY OF OPPORTUNITY THE LEADING NEGRO JOURNAL IN TENNESSEE.
NASHVILLE. TENN FRIDAY. AUGUST 17. 1917.
Representatives of the Business and Professional Men and
Women of the Race Now in Chattanooga Holding the
Annual Session of the National Negro Business League.
PROMINENT NASHVILLE CITIZENS REPRESENTING THE BUSINESS AND PRO
FESSION OF THE ATHENS OF THE SOUTH, TO LOOKOUT MOUNTAINS.
City in Participate in the Deliberation of the National Organization.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Aug. 15: Brist
ling, with enthusiasm and bubbling
over with many plans for the better-
' meat of the Negro in the business
world, the Eighteenth Annual Ses
sion of the National Negro Business
League was called to order in this city
by the Hon. J. C. Napier of Nashville,
Tenn., President of the League.
Representatives from practically
every state in the Union were present
when the gavel fell, and during the en
tire history of the League, it was pro
nounced here by those who have been
. attending the sessions all these years,
that there has been no gathering that
has created more interest and where
the citizens as a whole were co-operating
to a larger extent than they were
in the present sessions.
From now until Saturday this city
will be a bee hive of activity. Many
attractions and entertainments for the
visitors have been planned by the
Local Committee headed by Hon. Mr.
G. W. Franklin, the Chairman, who
Is also President of the National Under- j
. takers' Association, and Mr. J. M.
- Easterling the Secretary. Since this
Is the second session of the national
organization ever held in the state of
'. Tennessee, the first having been held
In Nashville a number of years ago,
the citizens of the Volunteer State have
become almost a unit in their prepara
tion to have it go down in history as a
record breaker. To add impetus to the
occasion auj to make it one that will
go down in history, President Napier,
Secretary Scott, Chairman Elliott of
the Executive Committee ,and the en
tire Committee with the membership,
have- left no stone unturned.
. The official Souvenir Program that
is being distributed, was the first sign ;
of a record breaking meeting. It was j
pronounced by all as one of the achieve-1
ments of modern days, containing as it
does a historical sketch of the organi-1
zation. The side attractions include
the annual banquet, a visit to Chicka
maugua Park, one of the sessions of the
League to be held on Lookout Moun
tain an da boat ride up the Tennessee
NEW OFFICE CRE
ATED IN K
A. W. Fite Made Field
fied for Ofice-Much
The creation of the office of Field
Deputy Grand Chancellor by the Grand
Lodge K. of P. jurisdiction of Ten
nessee at its last grand session was
simply another step in the right direc
No'better qualified man could have
been selected to fill that position than
PASSES 10 BEYOND
Hollis Burke Frizell Dr.
Mortons' Tribute Life
of Victory and service.
A BBRIGHT-EYED BOY.
. The home of Dr. and Mrs. Geo L.
Fletcher of 4001 Vudeana Ave., N.,
Nashville, was made happy Sunday,
- Aug 6th, 1917, when the stork flew by
leaving a bright eyed boy.
DR. J. P. CRAWFORD, G. C
A. W. Fite, the unanimous choice of
the Grand Lodge.
Knight Fite, is well acquainted with
will be of great service to the various
every department of the order and
(Continued on page 8.)
By Wm. Anthony Aery.
Hollis Burke Frissell, beloved prin
tipal of Hampton Institute for nearly
twenty-five years, and Samuel Chap
man Armstrong, his soldierly prede
cessor, now rest side by side, as once
they loyally worked by day and by
night, to give all men, regardless of
class or race, a new conception of edu
cation "education for life.
The funeral services, simple and im
pressive, which was held on Wednes
day in the Hampton Institute Memor
al Church and in the small school ceme
tery, in memory of the life and work
of Dr. Frissell, brought together on
the Lower Peninsula of Virginia hun
dreds upon hundreds ef thoughtful
white and.colored people, who paid tri
bute to one of America's leading statesman-educators.
DR. MOTON'S TRIBUTE
Dr. Robert R. Moton, Hampton's
former commandant and present prin
cipal of Tuskegee Institute, delivered
a forceful address on Dr. Frissell's ser
vice to the nation. Dr. Moton said:
"This life which has gone out from
us so recently is today manifesting
itself in the acts and thoughts of thou
sands of other lives lives of black
men, and red men, and men of the
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ONES IN GEORGIA
Gifted Orator at Friendship
Church Masterly ad
14 Reunion of Alumni
Each Graduating Class
HON. J. C. NAPIER.
Nashville, Tenn., President of the National Negro Business League now
in session at Chattanooga, Ex-Register of the Treasury of the United States,
Cashier of the One Cent Savings Bank.
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Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 12th: This city
extended a warm welcome to Itev. E. ,
P. Jones, D. D., President of the Na-;
tional Baptist Convention, unincorpor- j
atod, who dolivered an address nt the
Friendship Baptist Church this after-i
noon. It was a great outpouring of i
enthisiastic citizens that made up the
mass meeting which convened at 3:00
o'clock. Atlanta had long been stand-;
ing marking time waiting an oppor-1
tunity to hear the president of the i
largest body of organized, religious, 1
Protestant workers in the world. Presl-
dent Jones received a great ovation !
when he was introduced to the mag
nificent audience that filled the Friend
ship Church. The local ministers of
the city, irrespective of denomination,
assisted in making the occasion a great
success. Telegrams were read from
prominent people extending their best
wishes for a success. A telegram from
Dr. R. H. Boyd of Nashville, Tenn.,
stated that on account of illness he
could not be present.
From the time President Jones was
introduced and began speaking until
the close of his masterly address, he
had the citizens and the audience in his
hands. He dealt with facts and figures
showing the great growth of the de
nomination and the constructive work
that they have been able to do since
he had been elected as the head of
the Baptist family in 1915 at the
Chicago session. He predicted that a
mighty army of Baptists would come
down to the city in September and
that they would be progressive Bap
tists. He said that not less than $15,
000.00 would be raised at the coming
(Continued on page 8.)
Day is breaking on the Uniform
Hank, Jurisdiction of Tennessee
Burning light our Brigadier-General
Preston Taylor and Staff with Col.
H. A. Boyd on the Job.
Youn.g men, are you interested? If
so, line up. We are off to St. Louis to
the Supreme Encampment and on our
return we want to offer a special invi
tation to you to enroll your name and
be identified with one or the other of
these companies or organized two
new companies. A new day has
dawned and we are willing and stand
ready to do whatever we can to make
it possible for you. It is for you to
Yours fraternally In F. C. and B.,
and H. J. and L.,
Major George Hall,
Commanding First Battalion N.
A., S. A., E., A., A. and A., Jurisdic
tion of Tennessee.
MR. PRESTON TAYLOR,
Nashville, Tenn., President of the Tennessee Undertakers Association,
President of the Colored Citizen's Club and an active business man of Nash
ville who is allied with the National Negro Business League now in ses
sion in Chattanooga.
Dr. G. W. White and wife, Mrs. Cora
Jordan White, and Miss Mary A. Dun
son, were the victims of an automobile
accident. Tuesday evening about 5
o'clock Dr., Mrs. White and Misa Dun
son were driving out2nd Ave., N. Just
as they neared the tracks at Links
Depot, they proceeded to drive across
thetracks when they were about halt
the way across, the watchman ran
out and signalled to stop. The doctor
Iwho was driving the car Immediately
threw on his brake and thus killed his
engine. An oncoming double header
frleght crashed into the rear of the car,
turning it completely around and
smashing it. Mrs. White was painful
ly cut about the head and hurt in
ternally and very much shaken up.
Miss Dunson received a sprained back
and other injuries. Dr. White was also
very much shaken up at thetlme of
going to press the ladies are slowly
MBS. FOWLKS RETURNS HOME.
Union City, Tenn., Aug. 14. 1917.
Mrs. Cassie L. Fowl lis has just re
turned from an eleven days visit to
Marion, Ky. Her husband, Rev. Wm.
Fowlks is the pastor of the First
Cumberland Presbyterian Church, an
excellent congregation of near one
hundred members. Mrs. Fowlks
visited the Kentucky State Conven
tion while there and was the recipi
ent of many social' courtesies and
several very enjoyable informal af
fairs also. She in company with
twenty-seven others had a delightful
outing to Crittenden Springs. She
was entertained at dinner and after
noon teas at the following beautiful
homes: ' Mrs. Ike Wilson, Mrs. Birdie
Hughes, Mrs. Minnie Wilson, Mrs.
Odessio Clement, Mrs. L. B. George,
Mrs. Maggie Wheeler, Mrs. Lucinda
Hughes and also at the F. B. Cafe on
Main Street. While there she was
the house guest of Mrs. L. Adlino
Hughes on Lewis Street.
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MISS MORROW CONVALESCENT.
Miss Junie L. Morrow, 101 Clai
borne St., who has been ill for eight
weeks with typhoid fever is conva
lescent. Miss Morrow is an accom
plished and attractive member of the
younger set and her friends are hop
ing that she will be out mingling
with them in a short while.
The death of Dr. Mollis 11. Frissell
gives added significance to the recent
Fourteenth Triennial Reunion of the
Graduates of Hampton Institute.
Fred D. Wheelock, Hampton '88,
offers Hie following statement concern
ins; the RiicM'ssfnl reunion:
"Some doubt was hold as to whether
it wonlil be wise to hold a reunion
this year on account of the unsettled
condition of affairs. In view, however,
of the comim; celebration nevt year
of the Fiftieth Anniversary of Hamp
ton, the executive committee decided
It would he most fitting to hold the re
union, which was called together by
William NT. Reid, 7S.
"Every class from 1S71 to 1917 was
represented. A more earnest and
thoitPhtful gathering of men and wom
en it would be hard to find. After n.
thorough review of the work of the
Hnmnton Alumni Association by th
president, and nn outline of what, re
mained to be done, the following com
mittees were apnointed: Resolutions,
Nominations and Memorials:
"Dr. John T. Latllmore, a dentist of
Hampton, Va., made a stirring address
on 'Hamilton's Ideals.' It was a gem,
indeed, expressing in choice and heart
tell language the loyalty of the sons
and daughters to their alma mater,
and giving also a brief resume as
gathered from the mottos of all the
classes of the ideals which governed
tlie men and women who have gone
out from the school. That intangible
something, known as tho 'Hampton
Spirit,' was beautifully referred to and
called forth a hearty response. At tho
close of Dr. Lattimore's address dis
continued on page 8.)
Mrs. E. B. Bridges is still sick at
her residence 413 14th Avenue, N.
A. W. FITE, D. G. C.
COMPANY "G" GOES TO MEMPHIS
TO GUARD THE BRIDGES.
Company G under the command of
Capt. C. O. Hadley left for Memphis
Tuesday evening on a special train
over the Nashville, Chattanooga and
St. Louis Railroad. There were a
hundred and fifty men in tho com
pany. Quite a crowd of admirers, in
cluding the wives, mothers and sweet
hearts of tho boys, were at the sta
tion to bid them Godspeed. It is said
the company goes to .Memphis to
guard the railroad bridges spanning
the 'Mississippi and Wolf rivers. The
company officials are: Capt, C. O.
Hadley, 1st. Lieutenant Allie Walker,
2nd Lieutenant Douglass Robinson,
1st Sergeant Herbert Allison, Quar
termaster Sergt. Thomas Sanders.
Sergt. Henrv Jordan, Alonzo Clinnl
son, Moses Collier and Perkins Johnson.
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COL. H. A. BOYD,