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NASHVILLE A CITY OF OPPORTUNITY THE LEADING NEGRO JOURNAL IN TENNESSEE.
NASHVlLLli. TENN., FRIDAY. MAY 31. 1918.
N CUBES 31
A. AND I. STATE
EXCELLENT YEAR'S WORK AT
SCHOOL HUNDREDS OF PA
TRONS WITNEE EXERCISES
DEAN TILLET DELIVERS AD
DRESS TO STUDENTS.
TUTE CLOSES ETH
DR. BARNETT SPOKE ON "GOD
IS LOVE" DINNER IN OPEN
AIR SUCCESSFUL YEAR.
PAUL'S Till- GREAT RALLIES AT
ANNIVERSARY TWO CHURCHES
Y.I C. A. MEET-
Hundreds of interested patrons and
friends witnessed the commencement
exercises held at the A. and I. Sato
Normal, Wednesday morning. This
was perhaps the largest crowd ever
present on the campus of the Insti
tution since its establishment.
The principal address was deliver
ed by Dr. W. F.Tillett, dean of the
theological department of Vanderbilt
University, and Mayor William Gup.
ton and Commissioner J. O. Tankard
were present and made short talks,
representing the Citv of Nanhviiio'
P. L. Harned, president of the Sate
Board of Education, and Prof. Wil
liams, State High School inspector,
also took part on the program. .
Revs. J. H. Smith and J. C. Fields
leading ministers, and Dr. C. A
Kelly, a prominent physician of
Clarksville, were speakers to repre
sent their race.
"The scope of the Agricultural De
partment" was the subject of the
first oration, which was delivered by
R. B. J. Campbell. Peaiiie Fleming
spoke on "The Patriotic Duty of the
Woman who Sows," and Demorist
Davis had for a subject, "The Role of
the Mechanical Department in the
Drive for Democracy." "The Present
Duty of the American Housewife."
was .the subject of the oration de
livered bf Annie 'Mae Smith, and
Lionel L. Spann delivered an oration
on "Agricultural and' Industrial
State. Normal Then and Now."
Special features were several selec
tions sung by the Girl's Glee Club
and the Boys' Glee Club, who render
ed jubilee melodies and solos by
Margaret Bridges and Violet Har
rison. President W. J. Hale presided over
tuc caci i mi n a ii it nrocnn r n,i nHnni
- , h-ochlcu x i car
dent Harned, of the State Board of
Education, who awarded the dlplo-.
mas and certificates. In doing so he
paid a high tribute to President Hale,
stating that much of the great suc
cess which the school had enjoyed
was due to the wlso direction of its
president. President Harned declar
ed that the State of Tennessee now
realizes fully the wisdom of the law
creating the Negro institution, and
uibbu mac tne ruture growth and
development will, depend upon the
colored people themselves.
- Mayor Gupton spoke only a few
words, stating how well pleased he
was at the exercises and to the grad
uates he declared education is for
service and not for show.
Commissioner J. 0. Tankard de
livered a strong talk to the students
and the audience, showing his in
terest in the advancement of all edu
cational institutions. His declara
tion that every child shauld have an
equal opportunity to secure an edu
cation that it may become a better
citizen met with hearty applause.
Dean W. F. Tillett. who delivers!
the commencement address spoke on
"The World'sMdeal In the Crucible of
the War." It. Was one of the strong
est, discourses that has ever been
heard at the institution. The speak
er .throughout his address scoring
. many telling points to show that the
problem of civilization ,1s finding the
moral equivalent of war.
"The history of the world proves
whether we would have it so or not
that man is a fighting animal. I
care not what your theory may be,
it must be admitted that there is in
man 'the call of the wild.' This
should be controlled by Christian
education and enlightenment," de
clared Dr. Tillett.
The speaker also stated that the
idea of Christian civilization is to
recognize the fighting something in
man s nature, but it should be turned
Tuskegee, Ala, May 23. The day
was bright and the crowds from tar
and near began to come early in
wagons, buggies, automobiles. It
was a typical Tuskegee commence
ment crowd, which is always quiet,
happy and eager. Soda water and
ice cream cones which were , sold,
partly for the benefit or the Red
Cross, added to the pastime and good
nature of the crowd and at noon the
visitors were guests of the Institute
at an old-fashioned dinner served in
the open air.
Today's exercises were the last
features of the thirty-seventh anni-
DR. TAYLOR, AN ALUMNUS PAYS MT. OLIVE AND SPRUCE STREET
TRIBUTE IGNORANCE IS THE , RAISE LARGE SUMS OF MONEY
CURSE OF OUR LAND WORK
BEGUN WITH FIVE DOLLARS.
By Wm, Anthony Aery.
Lawrenceville, Va., May. The St.
Paul Normal and Industrial School,
at the close of its thirty years ot
service to the community, the Church
and the Nation, merits the praise of
those who are experts In the field ot
vocational education, and commands
the support of many thoughtful
Christian men and women who put
ducation above ignorance and who
NINETY-TWO COUNTIES AT
ONE THREE CLUBS AT THE
ING FOR SOLDIERS
AMERICA BEING STIRRED SOL
DIERS FLOCK TO THESE SERV
ICES "Y" SHOULD HAVE UN
LIMITED SUPPORT OF ALL.
"TTho Feast , of the Wilderness"
just closed at the Mt. Olive Bapiist
Church was perhaps one of the moat
unique rallies ever held at the
church. The idea originated, with
Deacon E. W. Birdsong, who is an
old tried and true member of the
church, having been with it for
year. f The plans were worked out
by the pastor, the Rev. C. H. Clark,
and the oilier members ot the Dea-
see in Americas army, of twelve mil-1 con Board. The church was divided
lion Negroes a National asset of un-1 luto 9(i counties ana each county was
told value. given a captain, who was to see that
To the recent St. Paul Commence- tne county brought into the rally $10.
ment there came the Right Reverend
versary exercises which began Sun- Beverley D. Tucker, Bishop of South-
uay, May rjth, wnen Dr. Frank Wil- ern Virginia; the Right Reverend
lis Barnett, the fearless editor of i Arthur C. Thomson. "l!ish n Snffra-
Each captain could solicit members
und menus in any part, of the city.
From the very first, a great deal
of interest was created Clubs vied
BY DR. C. V. ROMAN
SPEAKER .AT .TUSKEGEE
STUDENTS HAVE GREAT OP
PORTUNITYADDRESS WAS A
FAREWELL AND A FORECAST.
Alabama Baptists, delivered the com-! gan of Southern Virginia; the Right I wlth 0116 another in giving entertain
ment emenr sermon in tne. institute Keverend Arthur S. Lloyd, president;
chapel. Dr. Barnett took for his text j of the Board of Missions or the Pro- i
"God Is Love" and in the course ot : testant Episcopal Church and Bishop 1
his remarks paid generous tribu'e t ) I of Liberia; the Rev. Dr. David W.
Dr. Washington, the founder of, Tub-" Howard, rector of St Luke's Church,
Kegeo insutuie. ana to ur. flioton, , Norfolk; the Rev. Dr. C. Braxton
the present principal.
Dr. Eiarnett's Remarks.
In his charge to the graduating
class Dr. Barnett said:
"I want to say this word to the
graduates: You have been at this In
stitute, and this Institute stands not
only to give you the best there is in
civic affairs, but to lit you to gain
an honorable livelihood; but I know
this institution wants to send each
one of you out with the stamp of
character In your lives. You have
worked hard for your diplomas anl
yet I want to tell you your diploma
is but a scrap of paper, even though
it may carry the seal of thi.s great.
Institution, unless you bear 'in your
own bodies the marks of the Savior,
and my wish for you this afternoon
is that if there be one of you who
does not know Jesns Christ in the
pardoning power of his blood, as his
ambassador, ' I prav through vthe
power of the Holy Spirit that He may
come to you, and not give you rest
until you find rest in the Son of God.
May God be with each one of you.
and may God bless you, and may you
be loval not only to your country,
be loyal not nly to this Institution,
but be loyal to Christ, for he profits
best who serves best.
"As a speaker, speaking by author
ity of the President of the United
States, I want to say to these men
who have come here for special tech
nical training, who have come to pre
pare to serve their country, that you
mav have the greatest opportunity
which has ever come to any people,
ments and soliciting funds for the
county they represented. For a
period of several weeks preaching In
the interest of some club was held
regularly. Several very enjoyable
an l unique entertainments weie giv-
Ilryan, principal of the Bishop Payne j en at the homes of various inenibes.
Divinity School, Petersburg; the
Lev. Edmund P. Dnn-'iidgu, rector of
St. Paul's Church, Petersburg; the
liev. Herbert N. Tucker, rector of St.
James' Church, Boydton, Va.; the
Rev. Herbert H. Young, Kendridge,
Va.; the Rev. Junius L. Taylor, rec
tor of St. Stephen's Church, Savan
nah, Ga.; the Rev. M.' B. Birchett,
rector of St. James' Church, Ports
mouth, and many others who were
vitally interested in the development
of sound ideas of education.
Black Men Make Good.
Bishop Lloyd, comparing the taRk
of the Liberians with that of thi
American Negroes, said to the largn
"I have seen a strange thing the
only spot on God's earth where Afri
cans are working out their own des
tiny without let or hindrance where
pure blooded Africans are working
out the problems of citizenship. i
have seen how these Africans make
good, with no white man's hand guid
ing, helping, or supporting tnem. 1
have been, the courage, enthusiasm,
and force o' Africans who have built
for themselves a republic in the face
of untold obstacles.
"Statements unworthy of Liberia
are generally untrue. The Llber'ans
arc not degenerate, neither are they
dishonest. Liberia has never de
faulted a dollar.
'Liberia is not Immoral. Liberia's
morality is identical with your mor
ality. Liberia's dream of the future
Several captains resorted to gleaners
Sunday morning dawned bi ig'it and
clear. Sunday school was largoly
attended and interestingly conduct
ed. The It o'clock hour found every
thing in readiness for the rally.
Special music was furnished by the
choir. A visiting preacher occupied
tho pulpit for the morning hour. Aft
er the service the first call of the
counties was made and, the reports
were very encouraging. The after
noon service was largoly attended,
many staying at the church and tak
ing dinner with i.Miss Mary Dunson
and Mrs. Gene Patterson, who hid
prepared an "elaborate menu for the
occasion. The pastor, deacons and
several of the visitors took dinner
in the dining-room of the church.'
Perhaps the largest audience seen
in the main auditorium at night in
years was present Sundaj night. The
choir rendered good music. The
services were conducted for thirty
minutes by Rev. Short, after which
the final roll call of the couuties was
made. After the roll call a hurried
calculation revealed . the fact that
over $900 had been realized. The
largest amount was reported
by Mrs. C. H. (Hark, while second
on the roll of honor came Mrs. H. A.
Boyd. Mrs. Gene Patterson . came
third. Honorable mention can bVs
made of several captains whose
amounts doubled the amount al
lotted. Mrs. "Phil Douglass, Miss
Gypsy Smith, the man now stirring Dr. C. V. Roman, of this city, who
America, the Evangelist who Berved delivered the annual address to the
at both ends of the hut, has some graduates at the commencement ex
things to say about Y.- M. C. A. work ercisis just closed at Tuskegee Inti
whlch should enliven the interest of tute, said in part:,
mothers, wives and patriotic citizens "The ceremony attendant upon
alike in the Association movement quitting school is very fittingly des
at home and abroad. He says: iguated Commencement; for it Is tho
"If you saw "your boys attend a beginning of a period of testing and
Y. M. C. A. meetin.g" Just behind the trial. It is the entrance into that
lines under the Bhell lire you would higher university of life where every
not be surprised at my statement master carries a rod, punishing with
that they need me. You should see out mercy and plucking without re
them Hock to a service. It is far morse.
more easy to get them to a crowded "Your diploma is a passport to the
meeting than it is to get some or region of endeavor and your grauua
you to church on a Sunday morning, tiou Is a changing from discipline-
" ship to apostleship. Note the distinc-
"If the churches are wise they will tion and the ditl'erence A disciple is
use Y. M. C. A. workers and huts lor one who receives instructions from,
all they are worth. You know that or accepts the opinions of another;
tho Association both in Britain and while au apostle is an ambassador,
France and America is the child ot a me.-ser.ger one sent,
the churches. Don't you get jealous ' 1 have- chosen you from my disci
of it, because it is your child. You pies," said .Jesus, "to be my apostles."
never kuew a rose bush that was "Yo.i go forth today as the repr3
jealous of a rose,; you never knew sentatives of this institution to lur
an applo tree jealous of the apple; Hier its influence and interpret its
you never knew tho vine jealous of alms. Mine is the happy privilege
Ihe grape; you never knew the sun to as:-is! you in the transi ion. A task
jealous of the summer boauty and all i gladly accept for many reasons, but
that Is glorious in your garden; you c-hiotly because of my admiration for
never knew the sunshine that conies f Hooker T. Washington and t le noble
over the cliff tops of eternity every ; mvn and women who have been wor
niorning and bathes and drenches tho thy coadjutors in this grand er.ter
world with harmony and song- you I prise, destined to be recognized as
never knew the sunshine jealous of j a memorial landmaik of human prof
its results. Why should you be jeal- : ress.
ous ot a mt pi worn interne i. m. .,m (,ear oung fiends, I congrat
ulate vou udoii tho opportunity of
is Identical with vours. mv.i imiuu ti ,,-,. Tiunu.n Mm
because years ago your freedom was I Bishop Lloyd preached the sermon j Hester Patt'on and Mrs. G. S. Lytic
ui me uuveuiug ui uih lamei piaceu
in the school chapel in memory bf
"Katherine Van Rensselaer Delafield,
A Graduate's Tribute.
Dr. Taylor, who was graduated
from St. Paul School in 1901, after
a hard struggle for an education,
told graphically the story of the col;
ored man's desire to obtain better
schools, homes and churches. He
"The curse upon our land today is
ignorance. It is the fruitful mother
of superstition and fanaticism. It Is
fie cause of . persecution, disease,
crime and death. It builds the alms-
won for you at the cost ot thousands
of lives. A half century nas past,
now you have the opportunity to win
a new kind, of freedom, to win it for
yourselves, because you made the
supreme sacrifice and you hivi
placed your Jives on the altar of your
country, and I believe enough in the
fair-mindedness of the best people
in America, that when this war is
ended, this country will see to if that
you are American citizens with its
FREE TEXT BOOKS IN CITY
The announcement that free . text h' asylums and' penitentiaries,
wtn in v.a f,,r.,iahori hv tha i To coinbnt this monster, igmr-
P.nnri nf ,isvi,,p0t imT f t'larflv rprelvBrt ! ance. the Rev. James S. R esell,
that many parents were unable to
13EJ eqjj XnBJousa oiiqnd eu, .(q
buy their children's books has de
prived many a child from training
he would have received otherwise.-
In order that the free text book
system nrSy be more easily facilitat
ed, it is being requested that all
into fighting for others: for some-1 children at the expiration of this
thing high and noble. Comparing
me present world war with its moral
equivalent, Dr. Tillett declared that
the one is to make the world safe for
democracy, while the other is to
make democracy safe for the world.'
Dean Tillett speaking of the pres
ent crisis, said: "We are in this war
In response to conscience. It is a war
against war and to make war ever
hereafter impossible. This is a war
1 against autocracy in favor of democ
He said that the race has a great
opportunity to wipe out certain
wrongs which it has suffered anrfl
gave it as his opinion that th'e hearts 1
ot tne American people will rise up
in indignation in the future against
these wrongs done the race.
. Referring to the splendid record
the colored soldiers are making, Dr.
Tillett recalled that he had et to
learn of colored people organizing In
an unfriendly way against the Gov
ernment, or any unfair or unjust
cause. ' I
' The following were given diplo-j
mas ana certincates:
Normal Selma L. Adams, Laura
Averitte, Eunice Campbell, Roy B. J.
Campbedd, Benjamin (U. S. A.) Coble,
Ruth H. Crosthwait, Emma J. Good
. loe, Lenna Johnson, -Sadie Lyerson,
1 1 Alexlne Page, Mary Partee, Mary L.
Patterson, Winnie Rhea, 'Maude
Richardson, William Sears, Annie M.
Smith, Lionel L. Spann, Fredella D.
Thomas, Ethel M. Walker, Georgia
. ."Wheatley, Benjamin 'M. Young.
Academic! Florence E. Barnes,
Bethel Bell, Blanche Bogan, William
(U. S. A.) Boykin, E. Marguerite
Bridges, William E. Bright, Hazel F.
Burke, Mary F. Clayborne, Votie
' Cooke, Alvah Cotter, Beatrice L.
Crawford; John B. Daily, Demorist
Davis, James T. Edwards, Annie L.
Flack, Pearline Flemming, . Lavinia
D. Jludson, Lula Hunter, Kathleen
ones, Lillian R. Jordan, Cato Kel
lyTPalmer Ledsinger, Ruth Lewis,
. Rebecca L. Lyda, Ella B. Meek, Ophe
lia Merriweather,. Austin R. Merry
Minnie Page, Grace D. Peden, Scot-
(Continued on Page S.J
school term, leave all their books at
the school, with their names in them.
At the opening ot the next school
term the books tha they now have
and will then neei will be given
back to' them for use,' while those
that they have not they will be fur
Parents are especially requested
to see that their children leave then
books at the school at the close of
the term, that the free text book
system may go into effect without a
REV. ELLINGTON RETURNS HOMEf
IRev. W. S.'-Ellington, the pastor of
the First Baptist Church, B. Nash
ville, and Editorial Secretary of the
National! Baptist Publishing Board
will occupy his ipulpit Sunday merit
ing ait the eleven o'clock hour. His
subject for the morning will be "The
Victorious Christ." At the 3 o'clock
service he will preach and adminis
ter the Lord's Supper.
ST. JOHN BAPTIST CHURCH.
We want a new nouse to worship
God in and we are making every ef
fort we can in order to be able to
start on the foundation very soon.
Our honorable pastor in charge, Rev.
W. H. Whittaker, with his members
and friends, is answering every call
for help from all other churches, as
we wish to keep our motto before tho
public, "Help as we wish to be
helped." We earnestly ask all sexs
and denominations to assist us in
our struggle and with the help of
our Saviour Jesus Christ, the Great
Head of the Church, we will succeed.
Every . department of the church is
at work in the interest of the erec
tion ot a' new church. Come and
hear our pastor preach. He(is such
an eloquent speaker you will be well
founder and principal . of St. I au'
School, came among the good pc-oplei
ot Brunswick (Vunty over thlrtv
years ago. He taught the colored
people that emancipation means set
ting people free from ignorance, pov
erty and degradation. He taught that
freedom brings trials and responsi
bilities,. He showed men how to
trlake homes and how to strengthen
"Wi'h the small sum of five' dol
lars, Dr., Russell began his great
work. Thirty years ago he had three
teachers and a few boarding students.
Today he has more than fifty officers,
instructors and employees. St. Paul
has five hundred students. It has
sent out 600 academic and trade grad
uates, who are useful men and wom
en, as well as over 4,000 former stu
dents. Today the school has over
thirty buildings and 600 acres of ex
"Thirty years ago the colored peo
ple of this country owned $50,000 worth
ot property. Today the property
owned by them is worth almost a
"Today 'you will find through the
neighboring counties- neatly built
homes arid good churches and schools
for the colored ' people. You will
also find obedience from well-trained
boys and girls.
"The school is recognized by the
Virginia Department of Education as
one of the important centers of Ne
gro training. Many of the St. Paul
students serve as teachers.
"Of the 130 ministers of the
Church, twenty-two have gone from
St. Paul, School. These ministers
are in great demand."
- . Funds Needed.
Archdeacon Russell in ljis excellent
report to the Trustees states that
the School is facing a deficit of pro
bably $30,000. He believes, however,
that the public, when it fully realizes
the importance of the School's influ
ence for .good, will furnish the nec
essary funds to continue the School's
work" for the training of citizens and
Christian leaders who will remake
communities. . '
MISS FULTON ILL.
Miss Mamie Fulton of 29 Trimble
Mrs. Bridgewater, Mrs. Ollle Cook,
Mr. Wilder and several others whose
names the reporter does not recall.
Aside? from the regular county
roll every officer of the church gave
$! and Mr. E. W. Birdsong collected
aside from his own $5, f 17.45 which
made the total collection contributed
by him $22.45.
The May Festival given by the
children of the Mt. Olive Baptist
Sunday School was a grand success
and was under the supervision of
Mrs. II. A. Boyd, ably assisted by
Mrs. M. Easley. Mrs. Boyd is teacher
of the Sunshine Girls, a class in the
liiturn.ediate Department . of the
school, and Mrs. Easley has charge
of the famous "Ever Ready (Jlris, a
class in the same department. These
ladies had to assist, them with the
music Prof. 11. B. P. Johnson, who
also has a large clasB in the Inter
mediate Department and is chorls-
te.' ot the school. 1
W'Tha lirst part of this entertain
ment was Wednesday night when
tho boys of the "Willing Workers
Class" and the boys of the "liver
Loyal Class" assisted by the girls of
the "Ever Ready Class" and several
other members of the department
gave Longfellow's "Building of the
Ship." IThe exercises were very4 en
joyable and special mention is made
ot the part played by Master itont,
Herrbd, Johnnie Jordan, 11. II. Boyd
III. Grant Clark, Jr., C. H. ClarK,
Lawrence Blackburn, Eddla Collins,
Wade Whiteside and others. A very
highly pleasing feature of the occa
sion was a solo rendered by Miss
Lula Sherrill, a member, of the Sun
day School Choral Class, wbose traci
lng has been accomplished by Prof,
Johnson. The patrons of the Sunday
school' and the members of the
church feel very proud of the showing
these children are making on public
occasions. Mrs. Boyd, who has had
charge of these children each year,
assisted by other ladles interested
in the school, has always been able
to give creditable entertainments.
The "Building of the Ship" given un
der her direction was the first can
tata of the kind to be given by the
churches in the city and called for
every part ot a real ship which the
children put together on the stage.
The proceeds from these entertain
ments were divided between Mrs.
Boyd and Mrs. Easley for their re
MORTGAGE RALLY AT SPRUCE
STREET BAPTIST CHURCH
BRINGS $1,132.16. .
Mr. Anderson Boyd,' Jr., wishes to
announce the marriage of his sister
Emma M. h: Boyd of Nashville to Mr.
Ulyses Jordan of Antioch, Tenn.,
Saturday May 25 th, in Jeffersbnville
A? It' is the child of churches.
When I see the Red Triangle, 1 want
to say, 'Hail, child of the Church of
God!' When people at home or any
where else in the world say to you
that the churches are failing and that
they have done nothing,- you point to
the Red Triangle. It is an unan
swerable argument for Christianity,
and don't forget it. it is a beauti
ful bit of work; and if you are wise
you preachers and you leading lay
men of your churches and you busi
ness men! if you are wise, you will
pour into the channels of tho Y. M.
C. A. all the forces that you possess
that they may be consecrated to the
boys who are making world freedom
Would it not be a line thing If the
view advanced by Gypsy Smith was
such associations and such memories.
It is difficult to retain from amplify
ing and individualizing eulogy. 'Tus
kegee and Its People,' form a theme
worthy of any tonnue or any pen. An
enterprising volume might be written
about the tuneful choir and its queen
ly leader -but I must pass on.
"A commencement address is. both
a farewell and a forecast; a farewell
to the course you, have been pursu
ing and a forecast of that which is
to come. It is intended to be a final
touch to your tower of learning and
a last kindly benediction from your
Alma Mater. It is the final effort
of your instructors to give you ballast
and chart and proper spirit to sail
the treacherous and tempestuous sea
of life, where every day is commence-
shared by a large number ot public i ment and every hour is examination,
men in the South, in Tennessee, yea, .
in Nashville? The $20,000 subscribed,
by prominent citizens March, 1917,
was for the purpose of making annual
payments on the Y. M. C. A. build
ing. There is no source yet discov
ered aside from the ground floor
store rooms which are rented, to
which the Committee of Manage
ment and the Board of Directors may
look for meeting the indebtedness on
the building other than the subscrib
ers to the building fund debt. Should
tho building revert to the owners,
there would be only one explanation
to be given the delinquent, sub
scribers whose subscriptions were
renewed in 1917 and those who sub
scribed anew. The $12,000 or $15,000
paid by tho 1914 subscribers, and th
l'al'.hrul work of a few who have co
operated with the Secretary and tha
Committee of Management is all that
has played a part in giving the As
"Success is the bride of endeavor,
ail luck's but a meteor's gleam."
"Success depends more upon self
than circumstances. Life is deter
mined by character and not by color.
The sailor had the right spirit when
he prayed in the storm: 'Oh God,
Thou hast the power to save me if
Thou wilt; Thou hast the power to
destroy me if Thou will; but which
ever Thou doest, I'll hold the rudder
The speaker then gave the fo'low
ing rules for "Walking In the Light,"
which were fittingly amplified:
"(I i Do not become morbidly sen
sitive of your iadal Identity, "(2)
study to increase your understand
ing and strengthen your judgment.
(3) He practical. (H Remember that
life is largely what you make it. (5)
Attend to duties as they arise, (tl)
Cultfvnta accuracy, purity and sympa-
SUCCESSFUL TERM COMES TO
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CLASSES RECEIVE DIPLOMAS
The Commencement exercises held
for Fisk University Wednesday night,
were a departure from the usual
custom at this institution, Rabbi W.
H. Feinschrieber ot Memphis deliver
ed the commencement address. The
speaker said in part:
"1 liken you as a race risen from
slovery, very much to my own race,
but never subject to the burden of
shame ot my people I feel that as
you go out you are to rescue not only
your own people, but many others
from boredom and cynicism. I con
ceive your task and the high destiny
of Fisk University who is sending
you out as an embassy for your own
people. All the misery you may bear
will only stir you on to higher am
bition for you see a creation; a new
people, your own people.
"It is the opportunity of everyone
to be proud of gifts Cod has laid in
tiw.ii- inns. Commencement relieves
you of tho idea that your life's work,
has ended. This is but the begin
ning.. You win bo judged in the
world where you are going by your
own merit, if theso diplomas have
any meaning whatever, it is that
there has been a tinio of experiment.
This Is the commencement at your
real life. Education is the prepara
tion for living and for lite.
The commencement program wa
very much enjoyed. Interesting ad
dresses were made by members of the
graduating classes and the musle was
especially pleasing to tho large aud
ience. President McKenzio presented the
diplomas, conferred the degrees and
awarded the J. G. Merrill commence-
ment prizes. Tho speakers repre
senting the graduating classes were
Mary Key Davis, who Bpoke on De
mocracy and Safety," Elmer Emmer
son Stevens, "Our attitude Toward
Japan;" Annio May Porter, Lest
We Forget;" Martin Green Haynw.
Christianity and Civilization,' and
Stella Charlotte Buckner, whose sub
ject was "The Prohibition Drive.
Prof J. W. Work sang "Onaway,
from Hiawatha, and the Girls' Glee
Club rendered a selection.
The following received degrees,
diplomas and certificates:
Master of Arts Charles Augustus
Wa.d0;. . .na
BACHELOR OF ARTS.
social Ion movement for colored men tny ot BI,p0(.n (7) Itenieniher that the
and bovs Its present rating in the
city of Nashville and throughout the
"ountry. It. seems that every man or
woman with an ounce of public spirit
could not logger hesitate to pay sub
scriptions which were made and ac
cepted in good faith.
ST. PAUL AND MINNEPAOLIS IN
Hundreds of Persons Saved in Great
The great Union Revival! of all the
ctiurches of St. Paul and Minneapolis
Minn., which closed Friday night was
the greatest andi most successful er
fort for the salvation of souls, in the
history of the "Twin Cities." These
services have been conducted by Rev.
W. . Ellington, pastor ot the First
Baptist Church Bast Nashville, Tenn.,
and Editorial Secretary of the Nation
al Baiptist Publishing Board and Dr.
J. M. Bray ot Chicago. -Reports from
the meeting state that the number of
souls saved and the attendance at
the services'are breaking all rdcords.
Rev. W.' S. EUlington preached three
wonderful sermons Sunday and twenty-five
persons iwere converted. There
was great rejoicing. One hundred
six souls have claimed Christ as their
Redeemer a,imce the beginning of the
' Rev. Ellington' returns home Satur
day and will preach Sunday morn
ing at the First Baptist Church E.
Nashville, from the subject, "The Vic
torious k Christ." At 3 p. m., he will
preach' and administer the Lord's
most, effective response, to prejudice
i service. (S) Walk in the 1'ghtjind
keep close to the present duty."
MT. NEBO BAPTIST CHURCH
GOES "OVER THE TOP."
Street, who has been very ill is Ind., Mr. and Mrs. Jordan will be at
slowly . Improving to the delight of home with her brother, 424 Roselane
her many friends. i St., Loalsvilre, Ky.
Most Successful Church Rally Held
Here In Many Years Much Rival
ry Manifested Between the Clubs
Spruce Street ' Baptist , Church
pulled oft one of the most successful
rallies ever held in this city. It re
sulted in a total amount of. $1,132. 16
being added to the church finances
by the various clubs and auxiliaries
of the church which participated in
the big money drive. Much rivalry
was manifested by the various
clubs for the honor of bringing in
the largest amount of money, under
i.the national colors, Rid, White and
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Classics Elwood Grant Boddie,
Theressa Ruth Broyles, Stella Char
lotte Buckner, Julia Williams Evans,
Vera Blythewood Ford, Martin Green
Haynes. Theodore Harrison Moore,
Annie Geneva Quick,
Science Carl James Barbour,
Ethelyn Marian Beasley,- Edward
Willingham Beasley, Jane Beatrice
Breding, Roscoe Conkling Collins
Bryant, Fairfax Butler, Emmett An
derson Cox, Ralph Nelson Davis, Wil
liam Lafayette Doss, Benjamin Juan
Farnandis, Altamese Carmen Roberts,
Baxter Smith Scruggs, Elmer Emer
son Stevens. i
Education Mary Key Davis, r lay
Evangeline Henderson, Joanna Cal-
vina McAdams, Annie fliay ronci,
Lilla Courtney Washington.
CANDIDATES FOR, DIPLOMAS.
jlnaic Manila Louise Owens, Ruth.
Inez Rowan, Clara Belle Stevens.
CANDIDATES FOR CERTIFICATES.
Home Economics Annie Martha
Compton, Chloe Ezelle Grant, Doro
thy Viola Inbordeu, Florence Beat
rice Jackson, Clara Willard Johnson,
Ada Belle Lewis.
Social Science Julia Williams
Evans, Flay Evangeline Henderson.
VISITING IN THE CITY.
Mrs. Bertha L. Jackson Is here
from the "Windy City" visiting her
grandmother, Mrs. Agnes Crosby,
and her daughter, Miss Clara -Louise
Jackson, of 15I59 Twelfth avenue. N.
Mrs. Jackson expects her old chum,
Miss Carrie Ware, to Join her here
June 4 from Detroit, Mich.
Blrfe. The Blues were victorious in
bringing in $416.25. The Whites gave
them a close run, bringing in $410.55,
while the Reds raised $305.36.
. The whole-hearted manner in
which all the members entered into
this rally Is but a slight indication
of the undivided loyalty of the mem
bers to their church and the .excellent
( o-operation they are .giving their pas
tor. We are very appreciative ot
the liberal donations made to us by
our friends, who he'ped' us to go
"over the top."
REV. H. A. ALFRED.
The annual rally held at Mt Ne!
Baptist Church Sunday, May' 26, was
a grand ' success. ' Never in the his
tory of the church has more enthusi
asm and interest been demonstrated
than on this special rally. In view
of the fact' not one keg or enter
tainment was given to raise funds
for this rally; all of the money was
given freely by the members and
friends of the .church, and when the
final count was made it was found
that $542.07 had boen raised while
the goal was set at $500. At the
time of going to press much more
has beon raised and it seems from
all reports $000 will be raised.
Rev. H. A. Alfred, the efficient
leader, is now serving his fifth year
as pastor of this congregation. Dur
ing his administration many mem
bers have been added to the church,
also the financlnl standing of the
church has Increased 50 per cent.
The new foundation to enlarge the
church has already been completed
and in a. few days the contractors
and builders will be seen laying the
brick and thereby making Mt. Nebo
,one of the most modern churches in
Nashville. Too much credit cannot
be given to Rev. Alfred and his
jnover-tlring members for their' loyal
ty to help foster the Master's cause,
way they ever remain loyal.
The 'contest between the Philis
tines and Israelites given Monday
night, May 20, was a grand success.
Each number showed the timely in
structions of able teachers. The
church was filled with members and
Iriends until every available seat
was taken. Many hundreds failed
to gain entrance. The Israelites or
Mt. Nebo won the prize, which was
nresented verv gratefully to Miss
I Arrilla Watkins, the most worthy
Captain. Miss Watkins is a sister
of Mrs. D. D. Crowdor, teacher and
vice president ot the Galeda Class,
and is known as a "tireless worker
, und winner." We are indeed, proud
of Miss Watkins, Sirs. Crowder and
the entire army. Although the Phi
listines or Mt. Zion were defeated,
still thoy fought very courageously
and too much praise cannot be giv
en Miss Alma Holder for the most
earnest efforts and ability displayed.
The decision as announced by the
judges, was in favor of the Israelites
both in rendering the better program
and also selling the largest number
of tickets. Total amount raised oy
Israelites or Mt. Nebo, $112.3S; Phi
listines or Mt. Zlon, $93; grand total
for the night, $205.38. Superintendent
E. L. Cleggett is elated over results
and is preparing a great banquet
complimentary to the tribe Monday
night, June 9th.
The Metoka and Galeda classes
met Monday, May 26, at 8:30 p. m.,
with Mrs. Tenuie Tallcy on Herman,
street. The meeting was opened In.
Its usual manner, with the president
of the Galeda class, Mrs. M. B.
Thompson, in the chair. The lesson
was very interestingly taught twenty
mlnuteB by Mr. A. D. Thomas, presi
dent and teacher of the Metokas.
Prayer was offered by Rev. W. Pitts.
The business of the class was dis
patched with clock-like precision. Ar
rangements were perfected for the
presentation of a "Tackv Partv" to
be given at the church Monday,
June 17. nt 8:00 p. m. The public
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