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NASHVILLE A CITY OP OPPOItTUTOTY THE LEADING KZSHtO JOURNAL U4 TENNESSEE.
NASUV1LLK. TENtt, FRIDAY, MARCH 15. 1918.
families should be provided
" foe time limit extended
to april 12th government
(Washington, D. C Mr. Emmett
J. Scott, who, as Special Assistant to
the Secretary of War, is looking al
ter the interests of the colored sol
diers and colored people generally
during the present war, has issued
the following statement which is a
real human message of vital impor
tance to the families and depend
ents of colored soldiers and sailors
now serving In the army or the Navy
of the Umited States.
"In addition to thousands of color
ed somiers," said Mr. Scott this
week, "who are imll.sipd in tha Rnrn.
lar Army and National Guard, thous-
unus or otner colored men have
DR. HUBBARD REVIEWS LIFE OF
mil uiLLian h. eiarriso.,
OP UM SAVING STAMP TOUR
DELIVERS ELOQUENT ADDRESSES
FRONT LINE SUNDAY SCHOOLS
ed Knights in ParadeOvation at Jackson.
The recent race-adjustment meet
ings being held at Meharry are at
tracting much attention among mem
bers of the faculty as well as the
student body. Reports say these I 113 tU " TUn.,nMrl it.'.t
meetings are already bearing much " 1 1 1 rtullufl a,,u CUIglfl"mUIC llltJIl WIIC IllUUOCillU VMIIIUIIir
goon iruit. Evidences are observed
in public places where large bodies of
people are thrown together as upon
thickly crowded streets, in the trans
fer station and on crowded street
cars. The writer has observed
younger people of both races volun
tarily giving up comfortable seats to
the aged late in the day when work
is over and everybody is anxious to
reach home on the first car to pass.
This incidence occurred: T.vo aged
laborers with buckets in hand board
ed a crowded car. two voune men
under the Selective I weu aressod, sat midway the car,
and have been taken when the two laborers crowded up
away rrom the families for the pur- tnu aislB' the young man next the
pose of serving their country in thisals'B' looked around, scanned the I
period of national emerepnev and I tired faces and bent forms of the!
neea. mirtner, Mr. Scott writes:
"As a measure of Justice to the men
who have been called to give their
lives, if need be, in the service fo
their Country, the Congress of the
United States has enacted the War
Insurance Law (sometimes called
the Soldiers' and Sailors' Insurance
Act) which iprovides for the care and
support of the wife and children of
showed on their rugged swarthy
faces, bowed a polite "thank you"
and meekly took tho proffered seat.
As I witnessed this scene of brotherh'
love I could but breathe a praver of
the enlisted or drafted man during1 .nksgivlns to tne Go(1 of n11 nian
Jacksonville, Fla., Mar. 6. An ova- j is to be extended to various points
tion such as has never been seen in t in the state of Florida, taking in
thi3 city on any previous occasion I Et. Augustine, Palatka, Ocala, Pen
was e.ieiiuvu m juugu v in. iienry
Harrison on yesterday and last ni.uht.
Judge Harrison came here under the
auspices of the War-Savings Stamp
Campaign Committee, having been
sent here from the nai ion's capital
by the Speaker's Bureau. There
was a mammtoti street parade heart
ed by a battalion of Jacksonville's
finest policemcnt (white) and the
Pvthi.in hMQQ baml u-ltli nvor 1 0.1a S-Ikh' nf r, Iu.IMm n.r.H.t nu
spoke to his companion and Tii i)i, i.-i..,t i.. n .1 ! .... o i m'.'.i.
rno-J t il" dthe,?,orcr hf l men ed by Ca lets. Thorniest of ! lev." choice words he sai I to the
hi f V- 8a!"e T B4?u b.eck0,neud hoaor ro te la an automobile escorted school that no one need expect to
orers with thankful hearts, which
sacola. lie came here' direct from
Atlanta, where ho held a rousing big
meeting and where, in the face of
most I'attering circumstances, he
made good, being received by all
classes, winding up to make his
Itinerary complete in this state.
Atlinta, Ga., iir 3, 10 IS Judge
Y. II. Manlson spoke to the Sumta
SECOND CALL OF
JiM service in the Army or Navv
and COMPELS HIM! TO CONTRI
BUTE UP TO AT LEAST ONE
WALiF OF H!9 PAY FOR THEIK
"The first obligation of every citi
zen Is to his Country, but there re
mains a duty second only to that pri
mary duty, namely, a man's dutv to
protect his family and himself from
any eventualities of the war The
Soldiers' and Sailors' Insurance Act
makes it possible for the soldiero ana
Bailors so to provide that no matter
what may come, he may be assured
that his loved ones at home will nev
er become the objects' of charity''
"The law says the first thln that
a soldier must do Is to contribute in
fair measure to the support of his
wife and children. When he gets in
to a ?arap or cantonment he must
answ t truthfully whether he haa a
wife, children, or divorced wife who
is entitled to alimoy under a decree
of court, and if he has any of these
mree me uovernment will . make
what is called a Compulsory Allot
ment, or what perhaps might better
he called a deduction from his pay,
and this monthly deduction will be
pade by the GoverrimeW Whether
he wills it or not. A sdldier must al
lit to hls wife and children at least
$15 a month. That is t.hn minimum
This compulsory allotment, however,
applies only to the wife and children
ana to the divorced .wife. If the
o!dier chooses, he may makie a vol
untary allotment for the support of his
Motlter, Father, brother, sister, pr
other dependent. But he may be
compelled to give imore than $15 to
ward his family's support. That de
pends upon his pay, and depends up
on the size of his family and the
extra amount that the Government
gives as an "allowance."
"The amount that the Government
gives, known as the "Allowance" is
fixed in, the law and this monthly
"allowance" is generously contribut
ed by the Government each month
kind that it was mine to witness this
noble act of these young men who
stood for twelve blocks or more in
the places in the aisle formerly oc
cupied by those tired aged laborers,
and watched with visible satisfaction
tne comrort these seats seemed to
render the decrepit laborers. We
cannot attribute this act of manli
ness alone to those recent meetings
for some kind parent or some gentle
nurse had sown the seeds in the
breasts of theae young men early In
life and this single act was only a
part or tne good fruit that must
spring from good seeds sown.
Mrs. Sallie Hill Sawyers, mother at
Bethlehem House crosses the Bar at
Hubbard Hospital last Wednesday,
March Gth. ' Mrs. Sallie Snwvera
breathed her last about 11:25 a. m.
Her life in this city was an open
book, known and read by all. Dr.
Hubbard in speaking at the funeral
said, "Fifty years ago she sat as a
pupil in Belle View public school,
where he was principal. He paid a
glowing tribute to her sacred mem
ory and admonished all present to ;
strive to emulate her virtues. '
Dr. and Mrs. Hubbard visited the
Parent-Teachers Association, wit
nessed an Interesting program rend
ered by the children. They looked
into the rooms where half century
ago they toiled with our children to
implant right principles in their
young minds. It must be pleasing
to them to see the good fruits of their
MEHARRY DENTAL COLLEGE.
Mr. Samuel Perino was an inter
esting visitor at Bell View School
and expressed himself as well pleased
with what he saw.
By appointment, Dr. J. A. Lester
addressed the Bell View Association.
Sunday at Meharry was a great
day of spiritual awakentrrg. At 11,
Dr. J. N. Ivey, Editor of the Nashville
Christian Advocate preached a high
ly spiritual sermon on the Faith of
our Fathers. He referred to Heb.
11th chapter as the West Minister of
the Bible. This adds one more to
the splendid spiritual feasts the
students of Meharry and Walden are
permitted to share.
It is always delightful to have the
President, Faculty and student body
I y "fvtVf' iv ' v .4. ?fr K"& .
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father Clause to be repealed and
that he says a whole lot of things
but they are all bo. The ignorance
of the white Uian of the South rela
tive to the accomplishments of the
Negro was spoken of.
Judge Harrison said that he was
here for the purpose of hearing the
pastor's message. He was to spvul;
on things carnal, but Dr. Carter
brouuht spiritual messages. Judge
Harrison made plain to his hearers
the high privilege given to the min
ister ami the importance of his mes
sage, lie feels that whatever ad
anlages or honors tie may have been
heir to should be cited to his people
that they might look up and see thi'
silver lining of the dark cloud. By
story, Judge Harrison showed that
advantages would not give one an
escape where other Negroes must
suffer, and ho most strikingly ex
pressed that this war is as a great
stone cut out of the mountain; it is
rolling on and the spirit fo Democ
racy is in its wake where God wii;
take care of his own.
Knoxville, Tenn. At the Invitation
of the citizens' committee from Knox
ville, Tenn., Rev. Henry A. Boyd
will deliver an address in that city
on Monday night, March 18th. Ar
rangements have been made for the
use of the auditorium in the colored
high school building, and it is under
stood here that a big affair is ex
pected. The following committee
men constitute the citizens' commit
tee, who have arrangements In hand
and who. It Is understood, have pre
pared elaborately for the occasion:
Fritz Cansler, W. L. Porter, John
Singleton, Esq. W. F. Yardley, Rev.
J. W. Tate, Dr. H. M. Green, Rev. S.
A. Downer, W. W. Burke, Prof. Win.
Brooks. Mrs. Cora E. Burke, Miss
Ethel Ktnneilv, Prof. W. D. S. Brad
ley, Mrs. C. S. Jarnigan, Dr. S. M.
( lark. L. Lillison, I'.ev. J. W. Crump,
Mrs. E. McMillan. Mrs. A. H. Tedford,
Mrs. M. L. Floyd. A. A. Felding.
Rev. J. L. Black, Prof. C. W. Cansler,
Dr. J. V. King. Dr. W. F. Flack, Dr.
V.. F. l.ennon. J. A. Hulf, Est. U. S.
Clark, II. W. Keaton. Frank Dea ilt,
Geo-gfi Cross, Dr. It. S. Beard, Dr.
C. V. McCihce, Dr. C. A. Davis. Mrs
('. S. Ppyne. Mrs. Ratio I hit chins.
Chas. Giles. Chas. I.ee. Prof. W. A.
Wvnne, Prof. II. O. Fa'.'g.
"ON TO DENVER" MEETING TO
BE HELD JULY 8-13 NOTABLE
SPEAKERS TO DELIVER AD
DRESSES AT MEETING.
MI.IU..US. IF JXWRAiNCD .LAPSES
IT CAN BE 'REVIVED OR RE-IN-STATED
WITHJN SIX MONTHS.
GOVERNMENT WAR RISK IN.
SURANCE HOLDS GOOD AFTER
THE WAR AND EVEN THOUGH
THE SOLDIER LEAVES THE SER
VICE provided it is changed in form
within five years after the close of
the war. No medical examination
will be- required for this change.
THIS INSURANCE CANNOT BE AT
TAOHED, ASSIGNED, OR OTHER
WISE TAKEN BY CREDITORS.
CAN YOU THINK OF A BETTER
I INVESTMENT? A soldier can take
'out any amount of insurance he de
i sires from $1,000 to $10,000 ( in mul
Itiples of $500). A $10,000 policy will
, yield his family or dependents $57.50
a month for 240 months (20 years),
thus absolutely guaranteeing them
against want for many years after
hia death, and avoiding the temipta
tion to . wastefully spend ; a large
amount of money suddenly received.
Not only soldiers with families, but
those with no dependents should eag
erly grasp this oportunlty to take
out Wlar Riski (or Government) Insur
ance. WHY 7 '(1) Because tne in
surance is payable to the soldier in
I monthly instalments of $5.75 for each
' $1,000 of insurance should he be
! come totally and permanently dis-
PLE HEAR FLO
HON. WM. H. HARRISON,
Attorney-at-Law, of Oklahoma City, Okla., now on a speaking tour for
in addition to the soldier's "compul-' of Walden Collego worship with us
sory allotment" which is deducted ' Dr. Van Ness, Secretary of the
each .month out of his wages. ThelBaDtist Board, one of the foremost
Government's monthly "allowance" is religious workers in the south, ad
$15 for a wife alone; $25 for a wife dressed the Meharry Y. M. C. A. at
and one child ; $32.50 for a wife ana 3:30 o'clock n. m.. Sunday. Dr. Van
two children; and $5 for each add!- Ness sDoke of the knowledge that
tional child, provided that the great-i comes to a man when he is convert
est or maximum amount allowed shall led. No moro can be ignorant of his
not exceed $50. A man may give or conversion, the doctor asserted with
. allot to his family as much of his , much emphasis and force, then said
montfJy' wages as he pleases over 'he, the life of a converted man must
$15, but the amount which the Gov
ernment adds or allows is definitely
fixed in each case.
The father, mother, grandchildren,
brother or sister of a soldier or sail
or cannot get a Government allowance
unless they are actually dependent
upon the man In whole or In part,
and they can't get it even then to a
greater extent than he t hits been
habitually contributing to their sup
port; only In case he has been con
tributing more than he has to allot
to them cam he come to the Govern
ment for the balance, and then sub
ject to the limitation that ail the
Government gives to each depend
ent mother or father Is $10 per
month, and to each dependent broth
er, sister, or grandchild $6 per month.
and will bring forth good fruit. His
was an eloquent, intellectual, spirit
ual feast for all who heard this con
secrated man of God.
Next Sunday, March 18th, Dr. C.
V. Roman will address the Y. M. C
A. upon the subject of The War, Re
ligion and Race Adjustment. The
public is cordially Invited.
Dr. Hattie Ward, '16, Atlanta, Ga.,
is a welcome visitor to her Alma
Mater. The doctor looks prosperous
News just received that Dr. Jones,
New Orleans, La., Dr. G. H. Reed,
Lonisville. Ky. and Dr. Chas. V,
Smith, Pensacola, Fla., have been
commissioned First Lieutenants in
the M. R. C. of the U. S. Army.
This makes a total of 101 stars to
adorn our beautiful service flag,
ed mother shall continue until death
or remarriage; compensation for
child shall cease at the age of 18, or
at marriage, unless the child Is in
competent The United States shall
nav burial expenses not to exceed
Otnpensatlon In case of total or
partial disability of the soldier to ai-
"The "compensation" feature of
the law te somewhat like the pres
ent system of pensions or Workman's
Compensation Act. If, b8 a result of
Injuries sustained or disease con
tracted In the line of duty, an officer,
enlisted or drafted man, or an Army
or iNavy nurse should ibe physically
Htfinhlorl nmvlalnn la mi A n
pensatlon of from $30 to '$100 a month f !? Provided for under this law
to him (according to rank and pay) I 9,la " for mpns,T '.V??6 n?,f
. and, should he die, compensation of disability must be filed with the Bu-
from $20 to $75 a month will be paldifl11 01 I ,Ii.r e .
to Tiin wtfo hi. nhiM M m ington, D. C, -within five (5) years
mother-these being the only persons dScharBe or ,tres'f a"on'tfc "
entitled to receive, compensation in
case of death of the soldier. For a
widow alone, $25 a month; widow!
and one child $35 per month; widow
amd two children $47.50 a morh;
with $5 for each additional child up
to two. If there be no widow, them
for one child $20 a month; for two
children $30; for three children $40.
For a widowed mother $20 a month. ' Government means more than life in-
Compensation for a widow or wlddw- surance to the soldier or sailor, It
within five years after the death Is
Government War Risk Insurance.
"The "Insurance" feature .of the
law Is especially attractive and de
serves 'most serious consideration and
the widest possible publicity. The
Insurance offered by the United States
by the members of the Campaign I
Committee, which Included Jackson
ville's most wealthy citizens of both
Last night the climax came when
Judge Harrison was Introduced by
the chairman of the committee. He
spoke lor fully an hour, swaying his
audience at will. The Intelligence
of the audience bespoke the big-
hearledness of both races in the
South with regard to patriotism. I.
was a scene -that had never been
witnessed before in this great state.
iThe stage was decorated with huge
American flags and fetns. Multi-mil
lionaires were in the audience and
on the platform. After the address
Mr. Arthur Cummers, a graduate of
the University of Michigan, asked
permission of Judge Harrison to
write his wife and tell of his success
and impression. Today the distin
guished visitor was driven all over
the city, visiting the various col
leges and public schools. This tour
abled. (2) Because he may at some
later date acquire, by marriage,, a
dependent whom he would he glad to
mnke his beneficiary (the name of
the beneficiary can be changed at any
time withiin certain prescribed lim
its). And (3) when the war is over
and he comes out of the army, he
may not be able to pass a physical
examination for life Insurance In a
Many Colored Soldiers
achieve greatness who leaves out of
his life the Sunday school and
church, tor all who have achieved
fame and greatness had their basis
in the Christian religion.
The President of the International
Ministers' Alliance, Rev. Jos. Sim
mons, was also present and said At
lanta is home to him and he was here
on a vacation trip and to look after
the graves of departed relatives. He
complimented the eloquent words of
Judge Harrison and tho strength of "2n 1"ryc,t ,cn'ort
his message. He feels that, the ores- LR t Camp Stunrt, N(
ent war will have Its iniiuence on
the future of our race. Rev. Sim
mons further stated that our race
was the one to give civilization and
religious laws throu.gh Moses to the
Dr. Carter gave tne greater por
tion of the time at morning services
to Judge Harrison, who spofte to
the church also. Dr. Carter intro
duced him by saying that the Judg?
is the man who caused the Grand-
It Is highly encouraging to note
that, out, .of a total strength of 2,21 2,
commissioned and enlisted men, the
Virginia hos written $17,277,500 of
War Risk Inrsurance, and thnt after
a canvass of the entire regiment
only forty (4ft) men, with no depend
ents, declined to insure. It is like
wise gratifying to note that the 350th
Field Artillery at Canno Dix, New
Jersey, consisting entirely of colored
men, is one among a number of regi
ments where every officer and man
in the regiment is protected by Gov
Think of what this .will mean to the
Nearo race after the war Is over!
Think of the economic strength and
insures against death and total dis- surance before it is too late. The
ability. It is provided by the Govern- time limit has been extended to April measure of respect It will bring to
nient for the protection of the sol- 12, 1918 In order to give all men In, this areat group of loval Americans,
dier and his family, in addition to the the service a fair oportunlty to pfo-i enabling them to buy homes, ao Into
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The big Mt. Tabor colored Baptist
! church on Reid street was crowded
on Wednesday night to hear Judge
William Harrison of Oklahoma City,
Okla., who has been sent out with a
commission from Secretary of the
Treasury, W. G. McAdoo, to cam
paign among the colored people for
the War Savings Stamps. There
were upward of 700 people In the big
William Harrison Is a full-blooded
Negro who has worked his way up
from a boy in the cotton patch to be
a member of the bar of the United
States Supreme Court. He is also
thought so much-of in Oklahoma City
a city of 75,000 people , that the
vhlte voters there elected him a city
judge and president of the Chamber
af Commerce. His color was lost
sight of in the glamour of his ac
complishments. His mission is to colored people
but there were several Palatka white
men who heard him last night at
the request of the War Savings ad
ministration, They were County
Chairman FearnBide, the editor of
The News, Mr. Stallings and Mr.
Priest. They heard some speech.
The speaker cleared for action
gradually. He laid a good founda
ion for his appeal by a series of il
lustrations calculated to inspire the
Negroes with an ambition to become
something in the world first earn
their own self respect before asking
the respect of others. Gradually
he approached his theme, the sav
ing of money through the present
scheme of the government to assist
In financing the war by the sale of
Thrift Stamps and War Savings
The news will not attempt to re
port that address; it is sufficient to
say that his language and expres
sions were chaste, his thoughts en
nobling, his wit and pathos uplifting
and his appeals powerful. He is a
finished orator and logical in the
movement of his arguments up to the
climax of his theme. It is rare in
deed that opportunity offers "to hear
a more brilliant address.
As a result of the advice given by
this man and his patriotic appeal
for the colored people to have a hand
In financing this war. The News be
lieves that the sale of Thrift Stamps
to colored people will be an impor
tant part in the Putnam county
total by the end of the year.
"On to Denver," "The City Beauti
ful," at the Gateway of the Rocky
The object of our Asscoiation la
to secure harmony of action and co
operation among all women In rais
ing to the highest plane home, moral
and civic life. This object has been
consistently lived up to both by the
National and by Slate and local or
ganizations during all of our years.
Tho list oi notable speakers ap
pearing on the platform of these con
ventions throughout the years in
cludes the names of almost all of
our prominent women along every
line. The convention this year will
witness the greatest gathering of
colored women from all sectlnos ever
assembled. The period through
which we are passing will demand
the presence of all of our leadirs,
een tnose who in years past were
more active than at the present
Key Word Consolidation.
Mrs. Blanche Perkins will hold a
unimie demonstration. Miss Nannie
H. Burroughs will give a rousing re
port of the lynchings and other in-
vtstigatlons. Other prominent wom
en to be heard include Mrs. John
I Hope, of Georgia, Mrs. Marion Wll-
ltins fo Soutn Carolina, Mrs. U. rl.
Clinton and .Mrs. Charlotte Hawkins
Brown of North Carolina, Mrs. Mary
McLeod Bcthune and Mrs. Emma J.
Slozier fo Florida, Dr. Mary Waring
and ;.Mrs. Elizabeth Lindsay Davis of
Chicago, Mrs. Lizzie B. Fouse of Ken
tucky, Mrs. E. D. Lampton Bacchus
of Mississippi, Miss Addie W. Hunter
of New York, Rev. Florence Ran
dolph of New Jersey, Mrs. M. E.
(Joins of Missouri, Mrs. Leila A. Pen
dleton of Washington, Miss i.Meta Pel
ham of iMichigan, Mrs. iMary Jack-,
son of Rhode Island, Mrs. Bertha
Turner of California, Mrs. Gertrude
Lancaster of Utah, Mrs. Bonnie Bo
gle of Oregon, Mrs. J E. Mapps of
Spokane, Mrs. Wary II. Baker of Wy
oming, Mrs. Susan C. Evans of Wis
consin and many others.
Our 33 affiliated members will be
with us and a program is being ar
ranged by them for one evening.
Be there to see the burning of the
Douglass mortgage and to elect the
nine women trustees of the Douglass
For Information concerning pro
gram write Mrs. Myrtle F. Cook,
2436 iMontgale avenue, Kansas City,
iMusical contest open to any col
ored woman. Write Mrs. W. T. B.
Williams, Hampton Institute. Va.
Literary contest open to any col
ored woman. Write Miss Anna
Jones, 2414 Montgale avenue, Kan
sas City, Mo.
Woman Suffrage, the greatest prob
lem before the American Negro to
correct past wrongs, will come be
fore us. The most prominent woman
suffragist In this country is expected
to be present and speak for us.
Mrs. DIshman, General Chairman,'
is making all arrangements for the
greatest convention ever held in our
i.Meet Credential Committee Mon
day, July 8th, 11 a. in., Executive
Board, July 8th, 5 p. m.
Acquaintance Reception Welcome.
8 p. m.
Mrs. Mary B. Talbert, President.
Miss Ida R. Ctimmings, vice presi-dent-at-Large.
Miss Hallie Q. Brown, Chairman of
Miss Georgia A. Nugent, .Corre
Mrs. Ida Joyce Jackson. Treasurer.
Honorary Presidents: Mrs. Mary
Church Terrlll, Mrs. Lucv Thurman,
Miss Elizabeth Carter, Airs. Booker
soldier's monthly allotment and in ad
dition to the Government's compen
sation lor the soldier's death or dis
ability. EVERY SOlLDIER AND
SAILOR IN THE ARMY OR NAVY
OF THE UMTEiD STATES SHOULD
CARRY A POLICY OF GOVERN
MENT INSUiRtANCE UP TO THE
LIMIIT OF $10,000, for the low cost
of such a policy will scarcely be miss
ed from his monthly wages. This
Insurance applies to injuries or death
while in the service or . after he or
she shall have left it.
Exposure to the extra dangers of
war makes the cost of life insurance
in private insurance companies pro
hibitive. It was, therefore, a plain
duty and obligation for the Govern
ment to assume the risk of Insuring
hundreds of thousands of our soldiers
who are making the supreme sacri
fice. Under this laiw, every soldier
and sailor and nurse now in the ser
vice, commissioned, enlisted, or draft
ed, and of any age, has 4he right, BE
TWEEN NOW ANID APRIL 12, 1918,
to take out life and total disability
insuramce up to $10,000 at very low
cost, with the Government, and with
out medical examination... Those
hereafter enlisted or drafted can take
out War Risk Insurance within 120
days after enlistment,' etc.
Colored Soldiers and Sailors Don't
Miss This Royal Opportunity!
. The families and dependents of Col
ored soldiers should write at one and
urge Colored soldiers nd Sailors to
take out War Risk (Government) in-
tect themselves and their families,
The cost ranges from 65 cents month
ly, at the age of 21, to only $1.20
monthly, at the age of 51, for each
$1000 worth of Insurance or only
$6.50 per month for a $10,000 policy
at the age of 21 years. This is a
small charge on a -man's pay small
in proportion to the benefits It may!
bring. The premiums will be deduct
ed from his pay, If he desires, thus
eliminating trouble on his part.
, IT IS DANGEROUS TO PROCRAS
TINATE. THE GOVERNMENT IS
MAKING A LIBERAL AND UNPRE
CEDENTED OFFER TO ITS FIGHT
INO FORCES, BUT THE OFFER IS
OPEN ONLY FOR A . LIMITED
TIME APRIL 12, 1918 being THE
LAST DATE FOR THOSE IN THE,'
'SBRVU'CE ON OR, BEFORE DECEM
BER 14, 1917.
'NOW IS THE TIMiE TO ACT!
THE UNITED STATES GOVERN
MENT IS BACK OF THIS CON
TRACT OF INSURANCE. NOTH
ING IS S AFER THAN OU1R COUN
iln case of the soldier's dea,th, each
$1000 of Government Insurance will
pay to his ibeneflclary (wife, child,
brother, sister, parent, etc.) the sum
of $5.75 a month for 240 months, 20
years),' less any payments made to
the Insured for total and jVrmanent
disability, any losses in excess of
premiums received will be 'borne 'by
the U. S. Government. Insurance
protection Is not limited Iby any pro
vision as to line of duty. THIRTY-ONE
DAYS' GRACE ARE ALLOWED FOR
PAYMENT OF OVERDUE PRE-
business, and to become self-support-
Colored soldiers and sailors: Let me
urge you to take immediate advan
tage of the Generous provision that
has been made by our Government In
the matter of War Risk Insurancel
Friends and relatives of colored
soldiers and sailor: : Let me urge that
you write and tell our men In the
Army and Navy to Insure at once, be
fore It Is too la.et Urge them to In
sure heavily at cheap Government
rates, perhaps cheaper than they can
get anywhere In the world, under a
contract backed by the United States
Government, thereby obtaining Insur
ance and creating an estate that can
not be attached, assigned, or other
wise taken by creditors, and thus pro
viding their families and dependents
against want for at least twenty
years to cornel
Tell them to act now, for April 12,
1918, Is their last chancel
Editors, ministers, teachers, Physi
cians, business men, end all reading
classes among the Negro people are
urged to spread Information with re
spect to this Government War Rlsn
Insurance amng the families, and
as far as possible, among the color
ed soldiers, pointing them to this
Application 'blanks and full in
formation concerning Government In
surance miay be procured by any sol
dier from the Bureau of Wlar-RlBk In
surance, Washington, !D. C; from his
commanding officer; or from the in
surance officer at the camp or canton
ment where he is stationed.
MT. NEBO BAPTIST CHURCH.
Sunday school was very largely
attended at the Mt. Nebo Baptist
Church Sunday, March 10, many
new scholars were enrolled also
several older ones who had been
away have returned and are filling
their various places in the Sunday
school. Much enthusiasm is mani
fested over the class that wins the
Banner. The Cradle Roll Class (a
class composed of scholars whose ages
range from 1 to 5 years) won the
banner with a collection amounting
to nearly $1.00. The entire collec
tion amounted to nearly $4.00.
At 11 a. m., Rev. Lee preached a
very spiritual sermon to an apprecia
tive audience. A liberal collection
was lifted. The Metoka and Galeda
classes will meet Monday, March 18,
at 7:30 p. in., at the home of Rev. E.
L. Cleggett, on 28th Avenue, North.
It is the desire of the presidents of
the clar&es that each member be pres
ent and on time, as much business
must be attended. At the last meet
ing over twenty-five Galedas, fifteen
Metokas and several visitors were
present. Let us Increase those num
bers at this meeting.
other persons desiring information or
help In this connection should address
the DIRECTOR OF THE BUREAU
OF WAR RISK INSURANCE, NEW
NATIONAL MUSEUM!, 'WASHING
TON, D. C.
(Sigwed) Emmett J. Scott, Special
CHARLES H. WILLIAMS TO STUDY
By Wm. Anthony Aery.
Hampton, Va., March War Is mak
ing inroads on the Hampton Institute
staff and student body. Hampton has
"loaned" Charles H. Williams, physi
cal director for boys since 1910, to
the Phelps Stokes Foundation and
the Federal Council of the Churches
of Christ in America for the remaind
er of the school year.
Mr. Williams will begin at once to
make a careful study of recreational
activities, In and around the 16 army
cantonments, as they affect colored
troops. He will also study religious
and social conditions.
The intercollegiate sports in which
Hampton has been scheduled to take
part arc all over. The lnter-class
athletic events will be carried on, ac
cording to general plans already made,
under the direction of Major Allen
W. Washington, Hampton's Command
ant of Cadets.
MAKER OF MEN.
Charles H. Williams, who has been
so successful in training winning
teams in football, basketball, base
ball and track athletics, halls from
Camp Nelson, Ky.
He received trade and academic
trainin gat Hampton Institute, where
ho was graduated In 1909.
Then he spent one year In the phy
sical directors' course at the Y. M. C.
A. College, Springfield, Mass.
Since 1910, with quiet effectiveness
and with uncommon thoroughness,
Mr. Williams has worked early and
late, summer and winter, for the
building up of strong, pure bodies
among the 500 boys of Hampton In
tltute and for the development of
athletic teams that have reflected
Assistant to the Secretary of War.
Room 131, War Department, Wash- credit on Hampton and the entire col-
All ington, D, C. ored population.