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NASHVIpLLE GLOBE, FRIDAY MAY 31, 1918.
AN EDUCATIONAL APPEAL, TO
COLORED YOUTH. '
To Ambitious Colored Youth:
This Is the season when anibltlou3
young men and women are looking
round in quest of a higher school
or college in which to continue their
J education. The operation of our edu
cational fabric is apt to be seriously
interrupted on account of world-wide
f war conditions, which appeal to the
i patriotic emotions of every right-
minded American youth,
i. President Woodrow Wilson power-
fully appeals to American youth to
j contlnuo their educational prepara
' tion on tho most extensive scale as
? a means of more efficiently helping
I to win the war. The Hon. P. B.
1 Claxton, United States Commissioner
of Education, urgently seconds the
1 President's appeal,
i At this time it is particularly ira
portant that colored youth should
j utilize every available educational
J opportunity. The requirements of
J (he war are .opening up a wide area
, of skilled pursuits, from which they
, have b'een hitherto excluded. There
is but one standard of efficiency by
. which all applicants must be meas
v ured who seek to render efficient
service on a high level.
a While our chief energies are now
' focused upon the winning of the
i- ,. world war for freedom and equality,
It la aa n ir tn Ti.iniar mil vlolnn t
the' consideration of conditions after
the end 'of this titanic struggle. Mil-
lions of men of the best brawn and
. - train that the human race produces
will have been destroyed by the awful
ravages of war. In order to re Dare
this incalculable loss to civilization
- the world will require the fullest de-
I .velopment and exertion, on the past
I of every individual- working en the
A$ highest level -of his powers. There
j I will be little time or disposition to
I stop to inquire of the winning particl
pant in the world's work, ''of what
complexion is he?" Great will be
the condemnation of any. individual
who fails to prepare himself for
such tremendous responsibilities
both dnring and after the war.
The need for education and efficient
leadership of the colored race was
never so imperative as now. Loud
is the call for qualified men in the
higher arts and. crafts, in specialized
scientific pursuits, in intellectual
stimulation of the masses, in wise
ffnirlnnnp. inirl rnnfrnl. in Rfiolfil unliff
, J and reclamation, in work of .moral
; and ameliorative reform, in spiritual
floort Ih tlifl Int. nf thnnn whose nrlvt-
flege it , is to. prepare to enter the
vineyard of humanity, which prom
ises so abundant a harvest.
2 l am therefore writing tins letter
to urge every youth under .whose
eyes it may fall to continue his edu
cation enthusiastically; utilize your
increased earning opportunity to de
fray your scholastic expenses for the
oming year;, select wisely the col
lege, university, or profession school,
where' you will prosecute and com
plete your education. I am not writ
ing this letter in the Interest of any
particular institution but the basis
of my appeal is as broad as the un-
t, : ' . -derlying opportunity and need.
It is no longer possible to divorce
I thought and thing, as the world once
attempted to do. The thought is
tnarrled to the thing, and civilization
is born. It requires no oracular
t 1 I .. 1. . J A.
IWUIU5 iuu o.guo Ul .I'U L .info
I forecast future demands. The think
er iuubi wum auu iuo wurner musi
The coming renaissance of civiliza
tion will emphasize anew the wisdom
of Goldsmith's philosophy:
"A joist experience tells in every- soil
That those who think must govern
those that toil." i
'MR., JOSHUA SPENCE BELL IS
Newcomb, Tenn., May 10. 1918.
Mr. Joshua Spence Bell died Monday
morning, May 6th. The memorable
works of his life will never be for
gotten by, us' as well as the many
friends of Society.
The Enrollment Fee In the Sunday
School Congress is only $1 for every
100 pupils or fraction thereof.
NEW HOSPITAL AT CHRISTIANS
BURG. . Cambria, Va., May Christlansburg'
Industrial Institute for the Training
of Colored Youth, founded in 1866,
now has a fine new hospital. The
dedication of the hospital was one of
the events of Commencement Week,
May 12 to 16.
"""Miss Agnes L. Tierney, made the
address of presentation on behalf of
the Board of Managers of the Friends
Freednien's Association of Philadel
phia; the address of acceptance was
made on behalf of the-IOBpital Board
by R. I. Itoop, C'hrisUansburg. '
Principal E. A. Long's statement
' "The hospital building and equlp
, ment are the results of the initiative
of the local white people who con
tributed about one-third of its cost,
which 13 $8,000. When they raised
their part of the fund, three of the
four white chiirches tn town suspend
ed service on one Sunday morn'ng
and a union service was held at the
other in the interest of the projeet.
The remainder of the money was giv
en by a Quaker lady of Philadelphia
whose name is withheld on request.
; "The maintenance of the Hospital
will be by local support furnished
largely by the white people of the
community. The hospital is under
the direction of a Board elected by
the contributors. On. this board of
nine white and one colored are the
President of the Virginia Polytechnic
Institute at Blacksburg, the President
of the .Kadford Normal School for
Women, the Commonwealth's Attor
ney for the county, a prominent law
yer, a banker and1 five, other whltn
business men. -The Principal of theH
vuiioimusuurii umuhlliiu institute IS
a member of the Board. '
. "It is proposed that there shall be
a white nurse who will take charge
of tho hospital and who will make
her headquarters there, She will
.give one part of her time to vlsitrn.g
In the county and, a part to superin
tendence. The resident nurse will
be a colored woman who, will direct
the training of the girls and will be
assisted by local physicians."
v Farmers' Conference. - ,
Jesse M. Jones of Blacksburg, Va.,
Director of Farm Demonstration
Work in Virginia, held a Farmers'
Conference on Wednesday, (May 15.
The Christlansburg Industrial Insti
tute stands sponsor for this move
ment to help the' colored farmers
help themselves to independence and
tetter living. .-
F. H. LaBaume, Agricultural and
Industrial Aeent for the Norfolk nnrt
Western Railway Company, for ex-;
ample, has expressed his hearty ap
proval .of the school's 'coTistruc:ive
work in agriculture ' and other de
partments. Many tributes have al
ready been -paid to the patriotism
displayed by colored farmers and
their families ' during the present
Christlansburg Industrial Institute
has taken poor land and, with meagre
equipment, . has each ' year - grown
more and better crops. It has also
trained a number of men for leader
ship in farming communities.
WE MUST WIN THIS WAR
DON'T BE A SLACKER
Enlist with the religious forces that are
making a drive for patriotic service un
der religious influence.
The army of Sunday School workers will
be gathered at the 13th Annual Session of
the Sunday School Congress at Alexandria,
Louisiana, June 12-17, 1918.
Make a personal sacrifice by putting up the railroad
fare and attending this great concourse of workers.
REV. HENRY ALLEN BOYD,
Secretary of Sunday School
523 SECOND AVENUE, NORTH,
Roscoe C. Simmons of Louisville,
Ky.,. distinguished colored orator, de
livered the annual address at the
Commencement Exercises. Among
those who spoke were: Glennle
Scott, "What Am I Fit ,for?;" Clytie
Watson, "Tasks for Future Teach
ers;" Gertrude I. Long, "Women and
the War;" and ' Junius ' Bentley,
"Struggling to Rise."
The Commencement Week program
also included theannual sermon, by
Rev. Dr. W. HVoods,-pastor of
the -Presbyterian Church, Christlans
burg; graduation exercises of the
Hill School; alumni reunion and ad
dress by the Rev. Dr. S. S. Crockett,
Morrlstown, N. J.
Do you want to know hew to lay
hands on the boys of your communi
ty and bring them Into your school f
If so, COME, TO THE CONGRESS
and LET GENERAL CRAWFORD
TELL YOU HOWf
BUSINESS LEAGUE BOOSTERS.
By Albon L. Holsey.
Tuskegee Institute, Ala. The Vir
ginia State Negro Business League of
which Mr. W. H. Crocker is the Pres
ident has made a very forward look
ing and Important step in the pub
lication of a Quarterly Bulletin.
Sometime ago, Mr. Geo. W. Blount
of Portsmouth, who is a member of
the Publication Committee., wrote me
concerning the Bulletin and indicat
ed the following as" some of the pur
poses of the League in establishing
this form of publicity:
1. "The aim of the Bulletin is to
stimulate the growth of the League
and to propagate the principles of
Negro BiiBineiw development.
2. "A magazine pertaining to Negro
enterprises and published especially
for Negro business men.
3. !'It .gives an excellent opportuni
ty through its pages for Negro busi
ness men to exchange helpful or use
4. "We constantly keep before our
people the fact that race patronage
increases faith in and respect tor
ourselves, and causes us to believe la
the work, we are doing."
Information comes to us that Mr.
C. C. Spaulding of Durham, Mr. Geo.
F. King of Wilmington and other rep
resentative men are making an ef
fort to begin a similar publication In
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DON'T FORGET, that the Extoif
tlve Board of the National Baptist
Convention (unincorporated) will
meet at the same time and place with
the Sunday School Congress. "