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NASHVILLE A CITY OP OPPOUTOIOTY THE LEADING HECItO JOURNAL IN TENNESSEE.
NASHVILLE. TKNN FRIDAY. APRIL 12. 1915.
QHEOLOGICAL AND MISSIONARY TRAINING. SUMMER SCHOOL
Baptist Ministers of State and City to Have Formal Opening of Educa
tional Institution In Nashville-Six Weeks of Religious Training to Be
Given at New Theological Seminary-Big Work Planned for the City.
FOR PREACHERS ;
xuvxi siujJAKX TO BE
USED COURSE 0? SIX WEEKS
DRS. ELLINGTON AND FIELDS
A summer school wni be conducted
for six weeks in this city at the Theo
logical Training Seminary, according
to information just given out in a
statement from President J. L. Hard
ing, of the State Convention who
said, "An opportunity to pursue a
lucuiugn-ui -ma missionary training
course during the summer months
will be given the young men and
women of this city and state." It
is learned, definitely that the Execu
tive Committee in its meeting in
planning for" the educational inter
ests of the Sate decided on a six
week's course of theology and mis
sionary training. They have already
received consent of the Educational
Board of the National Baptist Con
vention to use the property recently
purchased. Both buildings will be
thrown open and the student body
will be given the same advantages
that are to be offered by the first ef
fort of the National Theological
Seminary and Training School to be
operated under the National Baptist
Convention by a state organization
in the United States. Much Interest
Is centered in this new move on the
part of the Tennessee Baptists. It is
understood that these plans were
worked out in the past six months,
in fact, these plans have been under
way ever since the adjournment of
the Convention at Atlanta last Sep
tember. It was not until certain de
tails were worked out that the var
ious interests represented could de
termine on the scope of the work
uvA-uinuiR 10 in.e best Informed de
nominational leaders around this
Further announcement with full
detail as to the opening is expected
daily. Leading men from all parts
of the state will be invited and a
day set apart and given entirely to
Theological Seminary activities. A
big educational campaign has al
ready been launched, under the
auspices of the State Educational
Board. President Harding who is
also one of the trustees of the school
says that constant applications for
entrance to the seminary have been
coming In each week.
in addition to the school work,
there will be an army in the furrows,
conducted on the campus which
takes up five acres and it is under
stood that boy cadents under the
command of Col. Gore, will look after
the truck gardening and that each
afternoon these Sunday school boys
will spend their evenings on the
campus while the Btudent body takes
its summer course in Theology and
missionary training on the inside. It
could not be learned Just who would
head the faculty, nor be the presi
dent, but it is understood, that there
will be such instructors as Dr. W. S.
Ellington, of the editorial staff of the
Publishing House, who is also pastor
of the First Baptist Church, East
Nashville, Rev. J. C. Fields, who for
a number of years was a member nf
the faculty of one of the universities
of the city and who also is pastor of
Pleasant Green Baptist Church on
Jefferson street, and President Hard
ing, who is pastor of the Third Ave
nue Baptist Church, will be among
the first named instructors for the
summer school. Associated with
them will be the pastors of the
various churches in the city, together
with leading educators who will be
invited to speak on special subjects
during the summer school period.
TamoVaman view of
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12.000 TJT? ATTF.r.s! TOOM CAMP
MEAD E FOUR DIVISIONS
PRES. WILSON AND CARDINAL
GIBBONS EN REVIEWING STAND
Baltimore, April 10. Probably the
biggest impression made in the parade
of 12,000 draftees from Camp Meade
last Saturday was that of the 368th
Infantry, composed, of colored draftees
from the counties of Maryland, Penn
sylvania and Tennessee. There were
four divisions, the 3,600 men of the
368th forming one.
From the time the men of the regi
ment began their march in East Balti
more, until they passed the reviewing
stand at Mt. Royal avenue and St.
Paul street, where President Wilson
and a distinguished party sat, they
received a continuous ovation. And
the regimental band, with A. J.
Thomas, played airs that caught the
400.000 people that lined the -streets.
Then there was the Drum Major,
Sergeant Landers, a Philadelphlan,
whose masterly handling of his staff
was the talk of the town. Each of
the daily papers was loud in its praise
of the band, drum major and regiment.
When the regiment reached the
stand where sat the President, his
attention, that of Cardinal Gibbons
and other notables were Immediately
centered upon the masterly way the
drum major handled his staff. Then
the regiment band tarried and played
patriotic airs, while the men filed by
with heads erect and exact military
step. The President seemed pleased at
the appearance of the men. The
soldiers began their hike to Baltimore
from Camp Meade last Thursday. They
arrived Friday, and when the 368th
marched up Fulton avenue with some
whites to camp in Druid Hill Park,
they were applauded all along the
line. They brought all of their army
equipment with them. The men broke
camp Sunday morning, hiking all the
way back to Camp Meade, where they
arrived a tired and happy lot Sunday
night, singing all the way.
Franklin Johnson, 628 N. Eulan St.
ALL COLORED ROAD, SHOW.
Chicago. Lew Canter, Independent
builder and manager of tthe Grand
theatre is the leading mover in a
project to put out a big all-colored
road show along the lines of tthe arly
WiUiama and Walker Bhowta.
Associated with him are King Lee
Kraus end Sam Kramer.
The show,' to be called "The Whirl
of Dixie," will have 40 In the cast, and
feature John Rucker, the "Alabama
Blossom," and Harry Fiddler (Fiddler
and Sheldon). The book and lyrics
were written by Rucker. Rehearsals
start hi August.
About $15,000 will be expended on
the production, it was said by 'Cantor.
COLORED SOLDIERS TO HAVE
CLUB HOUSE HERE.
Detroit. Colored soldiers and sail
ors are to be provided with a free
clubhouse by the National League for
Colored mechanics to the numiber
of 150 have been stationed att Fort
Wayne and other colored soldiers are
frequently In Detroit. The need of
a. club home exclusively for these
men was recognized by F. Forrester
Washington, secretary of the De
troit League for Whan Conditions
Among Negroes, and' W. P. Kemp,
editor of the Detroit Leader. They
Interested the National League for
that clubrooms have been obtained
Woman's- ervicei with the (result
UfJohn R. Street, which will be fit
ted up for the purpose. They will
be open only Saturday and Sundays.
Detroit Free Press.
INREVIEW AT GREENWQOD
the new Theological Seminary-and
All m rnn iiii&it min
fliiinuftL thb nu
THE "KIDDIES" WERE BUBBLING J
OVER WITH JOY GOLDEN EGG
riUAU AWAItUiX). ' -
The grand Easter egg hunt at
Greenwood Park wag held Saturday,
April Cth. Thousands of little
bright-eyed boys and girls accom
panied by their parents and atten
dants were there to take part in
the hunt. In less than two minutes
after the word was given the hunting
ground was covered. Every one was
as busy as a bee, each hoping to
find the golden e.sg. Finally the
hunt was over and the people were
called to the stand to witness the
awarding of the prizes, which was as
REV. S. M. STRAYHORNE,
Grand Master A. F. and A. M. of
egg, $3, John Henry Sanders. Pur
ple egg, $2, Willie Leonard. Purple
egg, $2, Mary Bell Johnson.
Bijou Theatre, 4 mouths ticket,
Austin Gordon. Lovell Landers,
book, Saml. Johnson. W. H. Pettis,
50c paid, Sylvesta Bandy. W. H. Mc
Gavock & Co., 1$ paid, Fred Sou,
thall. P. F. Hill, 2oc paid. Cora
Shute. W. H. Oden, 50c paid, Syl
vesta Bandy. J. W. Grant, 25c paid,
Addie Batey. J. C. Napier, 50c paid,
John Henry Randal; C. N. Langston
50c paid, Addle Batey. Irene Nixon
25c paid, Doddle Manier. Joanna P.
Duffy, 12 lb sack flour, Mattie H. Hug
gins. Derby Stables 50c paid. Le
anna Glenn. Mr. Lunn $1 paid, Sam
uel Johnson. J. R. Kenan, 25c paid,
Cleo Kelly. Prof. W. D. Hawkins,
50c paid, Mattie Huggins. W. M.
Copeland, 25c paid, Addie Batey. - E.
L. Kinzer, 50c paid, Novella Peebles.
Dr. J. B.' Singleton, 30c paid, Mar
gurite Boyd.' R. L. May field 25c paid,
Ida Warren; Dr. J. W. Russell 50c
paid, Harold Brown. Joanna R.
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Training School located in East ; Nashville on a high elevation where the six weeks of summer school work for"
teachers, Sunday School and Missionary workers will be conducted.
in nnw nnoT
PATRIOTIC CRAFT SAYS G. M.
The Masons of Tennessee under the
loyal leadership of their intrepid
Grand Master. S. M. Strnvhnrn hv in
vested one thousand dollars In Liberty
Bonds. The purchase was made
through Thos. W. Wrenne banking
Company. The endowment associa
tion was desirous of buying the first
bond issued in the Federal reserve
district and acquainted Governor Tom
C. Rye of that fact. Governor Rye
telegraphed the request to the Fed
eral reserve Bank at Atlanta Ga. The
bank wired Tuesday that the request
had been favorably acted upon.
Grand Master Strayhorn says he is
anxious to see the allies come "Over
the Top" and make the entire world
safe for the people. The Masons of
Tennessee are a patriotic body of men
whose officials are unrelenting foes of
Prusslanism. These men are willing
and ready to subscribe for more bonds
if It be found necessary.
Grand Master Strayhorne says,
"Thrift in' any crisis Is a great asset
and that the masses of Tennessee be
lieve in thrift." "The Liberty Loan,"
he says, "is teaching a most forcible
lesson to the people of the United
States." The Liberty Loan right now
is doing a great duty. It is enabling
our government to defend the very
thing the word "Liberty" implies.
That is a great service in itself.
The Masons of Tennessee believe in
Liberty, hence they were more than
anxious to get the first Liberty Bond
of the third loan, as it will tell a great
story to future generations."
The following wire explains Itself:
Atlanta, G., April 8, 1918,
Hon. Tom C, Rye, Governor,
a butt km
ES OF TEN
MANY NEW LODGES ORGANIZED CREDITABLE EXHIBITION BY
SEVERAL CITIES VISITED By YOUNG LADIES COMMENCE
FIELD DEPUTY LODGES IN- MENT PREPARATIONS BEING
SPLENDID CONDITION. I MADE SUCCESSFUL YEAR.
iDurlng the past few weeks Tennes
see Pythians have bee n especially
active In organizing new lodges.
The Field Deputy Grand Chancel
lor, Sir A. W. Fite has Just returned
from a visit to Chattanooga, Cleve
land and Knoxvllle and reports the
lodge in good financial condition.
Chattanooga is in the midst of a
big drive for new members. Their
campaign committee is well organiz
ed and consists of such men m A.
S. Banks, Grand Deputy, R. B. Buck
ner, Dr. V A. Thompson, Dr. iD. W.
Allen, J. 'M. Easterling, L. Duncan
and J. D. Fagala. These men
are working" hard and their efforts
will doubtless be the means of in
creasing the membership in Chatta
nooga. Enterprise Lodge in Cleveland is
making progress rapidly. Thia young
lodge has paid every dollar due the
various departments ofihe Grand
uoage. in addition to tnis they have
bought and paid for a splendid lot,
centrally located, upon which to
build a hall. The members are sub
scribing liberally to this new enter
prise. This work is under the direction
of Sirs Hanson and Spriggs, together
with other loyal and enterprising
monnbena of the lodge. Sir West
field Is also one of the live wires of
Tapoco ;No. 252 at Alco under the
leadership of Dr. J. J. Jadkison and
J. L. Rlckenbacker, much good work
is being done to keep the lodge In
good financial condition.
.The visit to Knoxville was pro
ductive of much good. Many sug
gestions were given the Chancellor
the good of the several lodges.
Commander by the Field Deputy foi
The deputy advised that the leaders
organize a council and push the
Tousalnt L'Overture Lodge under
the wise leadership of Sir Mitchell
Burke was found to be In,, splendid
condition and thoroughly organized.
The Grand Deputy called upon the
Grand Worthy Counsellor, Mrs. Cora
E. Burke, and was pleased to learn
of the continued growth of the Ca
Sir Jno. Slngelton, the hustling
deputy of the lodges in the outlying
districts of Knoxvllle Is doing a
great work among the lodges at
Maryville, LaFollette and Lenoir
City. Eajst Tennessee seems to ibe
taking on new life and will no doubt
show a large1 Increase by the first
In West Tennessee the lodges are
active . In adding -new members
Memphis, Jackson, and several of
the lodges in the rural districts are
doing great work. Locally, much
good Is being done. The Chancellor
Comimander and Worthy Counsellors
of Naijhville are becoming organized
and are working together in harmony.
Telegram received as this is the first
request for first bonds coming to this
district, we are pleased to allot It to
the colored fraternal order. Have ap
plication and check filed from Nash
ville bank as soon as bond is received.
Will forward one thousand dollar bond
to the 'bank for them.
Miss Annie B. Watkins of 46 Rob
inson Street is sick and confined to
her bed. ' Her many friends hope her
illness a short duration. Shp. in
I convalescing at this writing.
DOINGS AT PEARL
The subject of universal military
training has come in for a great deal
of discussion since the outbreak of
the great world war.- The mili
taristic spirit of Germany by which
she has built up a fighting machine
with which to defy the world and
with which she has attempted to
destroy democracy and civilization.
i has taught the peace-loving nations
jan important lesson in preparedness.
I Never again will the United State
be caught in such an unprepared con
Believing that It is only a matter
of time, when universal compulsory
military service will be exacted in
some form or other from all, citizens
between certain ages in our country,
and that military instructions will
be a part of the curriculum of all the
high schools of our country. Pearl
High school is but taking time by
the forelock In teaching the elements
of military training. Instructions are
given to both the young ladies and
young men for a period of forty-five
minutes each day. This instruction
given to the young ladies is of a nec
essity, a modification of that given
the young men. It is not so strenu
ous and is intended to develop them
physically. By the development of
muscular co-ordination they are
rendered more active and alert. Set
ting up, breathing exercise, march
ing and first aid treatment are the
principle instructions. The lessons
to the young men in instruction in
semaphore, signalling, wigwagging,
physical drill, infantry drill tactics,
first aid and marching. Lectures are
given from time to time on camp
sanitation, Army organization, loyal
ty, etc. Instruction in interior guard
duty is also given and from time to
time, "hikes are taken." Recently a
"hike" was taken to the State Nor
mal, a distance of about two miles
ro four miles round trip which was
made in good order in less than one
The organization of the young
ladies is known as the Girl Scouts,
while that of the young men is called
the High School Cadets. These two
organizations under tne direct con
trol of Prof. F. A. Randals, who has
given his time gratuitously for the
benefit of the pupils: The public
will recall that Prof. Randals re
ceived his military training at Fort
Des Moines, Iowa, where he was in
attendance at the first officers train
ing camp for colored soldiers. Since
his return to Pearl High School, he
has made himself very useful In many
ways, because of his love for the
school and tor which he receives no
DISPLAY IN HOUSEHOLD ARTS
Thursday and Friday, March 28th
and 29th, were days of "Display" in
the Household Arts Department of
Pearl High School.
Miss Ethel Jordan, teacher of the
courses in Household Arts is highly
esteemed by the pupils In her various
classes. Many pupils who are - not
taking the work greatly regret that
they did not accept the opportunity
and enroll in the course when it first
opened at the beginning of the term.
Course "A" a class of girls in 8-U
grade, who are doing their first ma
chine sewing exhibited, "Domestic
Science Aprons." These were cut out
from their own draft patterns and
made from the material they bought.
Those on display were the aprons
belonging to Charlie Cotton and Ellen
INAT. COUNCIL OF
PROMINENT COLORED WOMEN
ATTEND MADAMES A. 0. KEN
NY AND F. E. DAWSON MAKE
INTERESTING REPORTS AT
The chairmen of the different com
mittees of the Colored Unit of the
National Council of Defense, were
delegates to the War Conference held
at the State Capitol last Thursday
and Friday. The meeting was called
by MrB. Denny of Knoxville and six .
or seven hundred women from ail
parts of the siate assembled together
to discuss ways and means by which
they could better assist the govern
ment in the great war that we are
now waging. The officers of this
meeting were "Mrs. Denny, Chairman,
Mrs. Leslie Warner, Vice Chairman,
Mrs. Isabelle Wilson, General Chair
man and Mrs. John Welch, secretary.
During the morning's session, Mrs.
Isabelle Wilson turned the meeting
over to the chairman, Mrs. Denny, in
a graceful speech and Mrs. Denny
accepted the same in a few well
chosen words. The welcome address
was delivered by a prominent Nash
ville woman and a lady of equal
romlnence from out of town respond
prl in one nf the most eloquent
speeches heard during the whole ses
sion. Various war activities were
under discussion during the day and
several very helDful and Instructive
addresses were heard.
At the Friday morning session the
report of the Colored Unit which was
organized some time ago with Dr. M.
E. Coleman as chairman made their
report through Mrs. F. E. Dawson,
President of the City Federation of
Women's Clubs. This report was
received very kindly by the women
present. The Conference gave Mrs.
A. O. Kenny an ovation as she very
plainly and eloquently addressed
them on questions of vast import to
the people she represented. Dr. Anna
Howard Shaw of Washington, D. C,
National Chairman of the National
Council of Defense was present at the
Friday session and addressed the
body. The ladies representing the
Colored Unit had the pleasure of
meeting Dr. Shaw and hearing her
views of questions of vast import.
The colored delegates were: ur. m.
E. Coleman, chairman; Mrs. J. C.
Nnnlpr. Miss Scott. Miss Ferrell. Mrs.
A. N. Johnson, Mrs. S. W. Crosth
wait, Miss Kelly, Mrs. George E.
Haynes, Mrs. I. B. Scott, Miss rugn,
M a r White. Mrs. A. B. Carter.
Mrs. H. A. Boyd, Mrs. A. O. Kenny,
Mrs. P. R. Burrus, Mrs. . fierce,
Mrs. F. E. Dawson, Mrs. Lawrence
Lewis, Mrs. Kate Wilson, Mrs. C. V.
Roman, Dr. J. E. Wells and Mrs.
Reece. Course "B" a class of 8-A
grade glrlB combined with a class of
irregular high school girls exhibit
undergarments. Those exhibiting
undergarments were Myrtle Watkins,
Ophelia Vinson, Alice Johnson, Lu
clle Cartwrlght, Elmer Berry, Ellen
Those who had corset covers on dis
play were: Myrtle Watkins, Annie
Crump, Beatrice Hunter, Mamie
Bryant, Serene Dillahunty, Queenle
Course "H" a class of 11th grade
girls displayed their Tailored Skirts
! in wool and silk, cut from commer
cial patterns piauea anu iwu iiitxo
pattern style. Their names are: vera
Batte, Franklin Perkins, Mattie L.
May and Meomarta Rose. Course
"H" also made a ehowing of the
spring hats, a combination of braid
georgette crepe and silk. The fol
lowing girls had their tailored skirts
on display: Vera Batte, Willie D.
Anthony, Lona Dodson, Marguret
Duff, Alma Holder, Mattie L. May,
Frahkie Perkins and Meomarta Rose.
Among the visitors were: Mrs. Wil
liam Allen of Boston, Mass., Miss
Bertha Allen, Mrs. A. O. Kenney, Mrs.
Lula Jordan, Mrs. R. B. Richardson,
Mrs. Rose McCullough, Miss Lillian
Cashin of Flak University, Mrs.
Sarah E. Allen, Mrs. S.' J. Chandler,
and several of the city teachers. A
number of their visitors, whose
names have not been learned. While
the young ladies have been wise to
seize their opportunity, too much
praise cannot be given Miss Ethel
Jordan, the teacher and to Miss
Elizabeth Randals, the Supervisor of
Household Arts and Science In the
Hume-Fogg High School for the deep
Interest and painstaking cara, with
out which such great success could
not have been attained.
PROF. W. B. T. WILLIAMS AD
DRESSES PEARL HIGH.
The students of this school listen
ed with pleasure to an interesting ad
dress by Prof. W. B. T. Williams, the
Field Agent of the Jeannes and Slater
Fund on Monday. He congratulated
the students on their new building
and splendid equipment. He said
that new buildings should mean an
improved student body, and that the
citizens of Nashville had a right to
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