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NASHVILLE. TEXK, FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 1318.
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ACT 0FS. C,
Highest Authority in
the Order is the
B. u. 0.
A BEAUTIFUL WED
DING IN CHICAGO.
WAR EMERGENCY USED
AS A TRUE PROTEST
Under the rules and regulations of the
Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in
America, the B. M. & is the highest
, authority in the Order, and in it alone
is lodged the power and authority to
legislate for all hrauches of the Order.
Its functions and authority cannot-be
Questioned or impaired by any other
branch of the Order. It has the in
herent right to meet and legislate for
every branch of the Older to ad
journ and fix the time and place of its
own meetings; and. there, is no
authority in the . Order that can
change its mandates. It is the Crea
tor and every other branch of the
Order its creatures, and the Sub-
Committee of Management a crea
ture of (he B. M. C has no power
or uumoruy 10 cnange or, in any
way, impair any act of its creator.
1. The act of the S. C. M. In Jan
uary, 1918, attempting to change the
meeting of the B. c. from the
second Monday in September, 1918,
to the second Monday in September,
192Q, is void, for the reason that .it
Is arbitrary, wiihout authority , and
against the General Laws of the Or
der. 2. (The power to fix the time and
place of meetings oi the B. M. C.
Is lodged alone la the B. M. C. itself
under the General Law, and uo other
branch or individual member of the
Order can change the General Law
except by a proposition to the B.
3. The act of the Sub-Committee or
Management is revolutionary and de
structive of the Just ends oi the Odd
. I1 allow government and strikes al ilie
"'very life of the Order.'-v'1
" 4. 'It Uu...i?th."B.- $tW.;d0c6 ho;
meet at the time .VuTeh.' tne lstli
B... M. C. fixed tor it is Tffi'eet, the B.
M. C. can never legally meet any
,'more, for-the reason that the power
lodffed in the B. iAi. C. to fix' La own
meeting and to select its own place
and time Is not a deiegative author
ity; it is inherent; and if the Order
neglects to carry out its constitu
tional authority, its authority' will
cease and there will be no authority
to convene a B. M. C.
5. If the Sub-CommUtee of Manage
ment In permitted to infringe upon
the rights and authority of the otiier
branches of the Order, to change the
mandates of its creator and postpone
Its meetings from one year lo an
other' thereby lengthening its own
term of oilice without the consent of
the people, it may continue to do so
from year to year and the people
may never have the opportunity to
meet again in a B. M U. to legislate
or select officers for themselves.
C. If -the Sub-Committee, the execti-
tive branch of the Order, sets the
precedent of postponing the meetings
of the B. M. C, what will prevent
the executive committees of the Dis
trict Grand Lodges from postponing
the District "Grand Lodge sessions
from year to year, thereby perpetu
ating themselves in office and creat-
: Jng new opportunities for graft and
7. Following this German propa
ganda to the last analysis, taking the
executive branch of the Order as a
precedent, what would prevent the
officers of the subordinate lodges of
the Order from perpetually postpon-
ing meetings from time to time as
would host suit their whims, notions
. and selfishness to the utter destruc
tion of the will pf the lodges which
pay the taxes and bear the burdens
of the institution?
The act of the Sub-Committee of
Management, postponing the ljth B.
M. C. to- 1S20, is not binding upon
any subordinate branch or the Order,
and it is the duty of every subordi
nate branch to disregard the arbitrary
and void action of the S. C. M., ami
elect delegates and send them to
. New York at the proper time, hold
. the B. M.. C. and elect a set of officers
who will obey the will of. the people,
serve" their interest and not usurp
the powers of representative govern
ment. The Order of Odd Fellows
' is republican in form of government,
and iis rules, and regulations are en-.;-
acted by representatives chosen by
'. : the people. The officers are servants,
: and not masters creatures, and not
- creators; and when the servant he
comes greater than the master it is
time to discharge the servant.
The act of the Sub-Committee is
"'-born of the desire to die in office.
It 13 nothing more thau a desperate
" effort to perpetuate Itself in office at
the expense of the people and deny
; Jng at the same time the right of the
. people to review their conduct. . So,
let the subordinate branches through
- out the country elect delegates and
file credentials with the Grand Secre
tary as usual and have them in New
." York on the second Monday In Sep
tember, and hold the B. M- C. Record
ing to the rules and regulations o;
the Order. If the- Sub-Committee is
there, of course the Master will pre
Bide. If he is not there, the chosen
representatives of the Odd Fellows in
America will proceed to elect bucIi
Officers as are necessary to transact
the business of the people. Then
elect a set of officers who will carry
out the will of the people instead of
promoting their own selfish ends and
Chicago, 111.,' June 24, 1918. One of
the most beautiful and .attractive
weddings of the season was that ot
'Miss Lena Bt;rnetta White of Chica
go, 111., and Dr. George W. Pugh, of
Mobile, Ala., which took place Wed
nesday evening, June 19, 1918, at the
home of the bride, 870 Franklin
street, Chicago. Mrs. Johnnie Howell,
sister of the bride, was matron ot
hoaor; Mr. Charlie Carey, best man
little Jenive Howell, niece of the
bride. Dower girl, and 'Master Robt.
Redmond, cupid.' (The wedding march
was played by Mrs. Laura Edmonson
Miller, cousin to the bride. The
bride was very beautiful and girlish
ni her gown of white satin and bro
caded georgette crepe. Her veil was
caught up by a wreath of orange
blossoms. Her only ornament was a
string of pearls. The matron of
honor wore a gown of chiffon and
lace over pink silk. The Htrle flower
girl looked very sweet in hen tiny
dress of white lace and pink satin.
The bride was led to the altar by
her father, Mr. E. C. Oral.
Preceding the ceremony "Oh
Promise 'Me" was very sweetly sung
by Mrs. Lottie Hamilton. Mrs. Push
is a Nashville girl, having graduated
from Pearl High School in 1916, but
since that time has resided in Chi
cago with her parents.
, Dr. Pugh Is also well and favora
bly known in Nashville, having spent
four years in Meharry Medical Col
lege, finishing in the class of 1917.
Immediately after the ceremony
Dr. and Mrs. Pugh left for Richmond,
Ky., where Dr. Pugh is enjoying a
splendid practice. A reception fol
lowed the ceremony. Many useful
and handsome presents were received.
THE WAR CHAP-
'Auspicious Beginning of Great Schcol-Thrcngs of People Present-
Large Enrollment of Pupils Excellent Work Outlined
For Courses of Study-Money Pledged.
CONSTRUCTIVE WORKOF CONVENTION ASSURED
IiIR. A. S. RUCKER HURT IN
Friends of Mr. A. S. Rucker, the
grocer of 14th Avenue, North, are in
great sympathy with him, because ot
the recent accidental injuries sus
taiued by him at the corner of 10th
Avenue, North and Jefferson Street,
when a car driven by a young mm
of this city skidded on the wet street
.and crashed into Mr. Rucker's wag
on. Eye witnesses state that the car
which was going at a fast rate of
speed was under perfect control, till
the corner of the street wa3 reached
at which time it skidded and in spite
of all the driver could do crashed in
to the wagon badly breaking it up
and throwing Mr. Rucker out. In
explaining the accident the driver of
the .cir stated that-he accounts for
the accident by the fact that one of
-f afiront" Wheels of. the car was a lit-
; tie out of line giving the car a ten
dency to skid.
Culminating the efforts and de
sires of the Negro Baptists of
America for the past generation, the
National Baptist Theological Semi
nary and Training School of the Na
tional Baptist Convention (unincor
porated) opened its doors in a sum
mer session Monday morning at
10:30 o'clock. An enthusiastic and
representative audience gathered in
the spacious chapel and listened to
an interesting opening exercise. At
the close of the exercises the guests
inspected the building.
For at least one .generation, since
many of those who will attend the
school were infants when the project
was first mentioned, the Negro Bap
tists of the United States have been
attempting toown a Trainnig School j
for the religious education of Negro !
men and women along lines purely
Baptistic. This effort wa3 undor the
direction of the National Baptist
Convention. However, the plans laid
for the opening of a school, at some
central place, failed to materialize
and it was left to that division of
Baptists known as the unincorporated
convention of which Dr. B. P. Jonrg
lu itrnolrlnrtt it aolnrt a tsitt ami tt.iv
lO J1 .1 I,, lis DIIUU, I OIL-.. '..
mu iirsi iMBiaiuneni on a jie-.: oi
property that is eminently fitted an
a place where Negro mien and women
may receive that training so very
necessary, if they are to intelligently
spread the gospel.
The exercises of the morning were
opened by siafting wtlh Mrs. J. L.
Harding at the organ. The Scripture
lesson wa3 read by Dr. Clark, - Pas
tor of the iMt. Olive Baptist Ch'tfch
and chairman of the National Baplfei
was offered- by. Re,
.,... pastor of the Second .Baptist Church.' ,
America year3 ago. Continuing, he
said: "Two Irishmen came t: Ameri
ca and started out to see the sights.
They had not pone very fa.- before
one of them disappeared from view
in a cistern. Tin oilier l.ishma'.i,
greatly alarmed, risked to his res
cue with these words: Paith, and
Pat, be ye dead?' Pa; responded:
'Kn. 'Viikp I 1m lml d art lml sneech-
related many happenings that had
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A fervent $re or", T-Pean
G.' B. Taylor.-j-Bemtuary
and Training S
Mr. Rucker 13 well and favorably ana a -meniuer oi me iauoiuu uap-
- , . , .occmrea in uie uai'sacuon
urnnwn nn nvpr i nn im i.v navuii: 1 r "u .0 v
a number of vears conducted a hig'h i slon f the Prayer the audience jonie l
clas3 grocery business on 14th Ave.,
N. For the past several weeks he
has been in poor health and his
friends are worried- over the effect of
this recent shock to his already frail
constitution. It is hoped that he
will have a speedy recovery.
PICNIC AT NATIONAL THEOLO-
In sfntiing "Leaning on the everlast
ing' arm." Dr. C. H. Clark was i i
troduoed by Rev. J. C. Fields, pastor
of the Pleasant Green Baptist Church
and a member of the National Baptist
Publishing Board, who as Dean of the
institution acted as master of cere
monies. Dr. Clark spoke interes'lns-
gave to the Nerro' Ba t.sts of the
country this handsome piece of prop
erty and concluded Irs remarks by
encouraging thorn to st uul up like
men and see that the institution had
a great future.
At this point Dr. R. II. Boyd, found
er and secretary of the National Bap
tist Publishing Board of the National
Fields. As Dr. Boyd came from his
seat in the audience he" was given
an ovation. In beginning his dis
course, Dr. Boyd stated that he was
goinp; to preach a little sermon and
would take for his text "urow in
Grace." During his discourse he il
lustrated his points from the botani
cal world, saying that plants Trow
-from the inside and if the Negro Bap
tists were ever to amount to any
thing, they must grow from within
and not depend on outside help, as
outside help would always make
them subservient to the source from
which the help came.
Intense silence prevailed in the
room us he told stop by step of the
plans that finally ended in the Bap
lists securing the school p,cpert.v and
had its final grand climax in the ex
ercises of the morning. He then
told of the adversu criticisms that
had made some of the brethren think
the task too Bteat, anil ended by telL
ing them that lie had just concluded
a conference with two gentlemen
representing other denominations
who would take the property off their
hands at any moment they were
ready, either by rent, lease or sale.
At this moment several gentlemen
rose to their feet and declared that
the Negro Baptists would never stand
for putting their hands to the plow
and looking back. Oine eminent pas
tor slated that he would be willing
i to devote all his salary to the project
, before such a step should be taken.
I Dr. Boyd concluded his speech by
I outlining plans for the scholastic
Lyear, frankly statiug that his plans
: were simply suggestions, as he wa3
not a member of any of the com
mittees. Before he sat down he told
of a trifling damage the storm had
; done to one of the buildings and in
less than five minutes the brethren
had subscribed the amount neces
sary to repair the damage. Those
subscribing were: Dr. C. H. Ciark,
$5; Dr. J. C. Fields, $5; Rev. Alex
ander, $2..r,0; Rev. Alexander, $2;
I Rev. H. M. Burns, $2.50; Rev. J. T.
iTunstall, $2.S0; Dr. J. A. Lester, $1;
Rev. (Terry, $1.
j A short talk was made by Dr. J.
A. Lester, who stated that if the Ban-
The United States Army numbers
over 2,000,000 men.
Our new law provides 1,000 Pro
testant chaplains for them.
All chaplain figures on this sheet
refer to Protestants.
The Btanding army has its quota
of permanent chaplains 95 Protes
42 of these have been appointed
since the war, on our approval.
Other chaplains .with the regular
armv will serve for the war only.
&71 will serve for the period of tho
war in all branches of the army.
114 of these were in the National
Guard berore it was federalized,
leaving 857 for us to secure, and we
have secured them.
313 of these have been appointed.
100 more are at the Training School.
Most of Hie others have been ordered
to take the physical examination.
160 additional candidates are need-
fid the first day ot each month. And
every man of them must be a top
notcher. The facilities at the .Train
ing School have been enlurged to
accommodate 100 Protestant men
each session, besides
DEPT. OF LA-
Or. G. E. Hayes Visit
ed So. States in In
terest of Race
GRATIFYING LABOR RE
SULTS NOW IN SIGHT.
Washington, D. C, June 21, 1913.-
Dr. Goorge li. Haynes, Director of
Negro Economics of the Department
of Labor, has just returned from an
(.,i,,.wo lovtrmiori trin into several &taxe
Nearly all of these will be candidates.
There are over 700,000 soldiers
now in France. They should have 373
Protestant chaplains. There are pos
sibly lfifl abroad. We have offered
100 exceptional men to go without
training at the school. 50 of these
will be used in this country for a
time at important places. Probably
80 more will ko from the School e .r
ly in July. That will luve the Ex
peditionary Forces still 100 short.
Bishop Brent says: The new chap
lains who are coming in impress us
as beini; men of the right type.
Navy candidates are gclns,' placed
on a uniliii'.; list, and there are i! ap
proved and accepted awaiting open
General Committee on. Army and
June 17, 19 IS.
DAMON LOEGE NO. 2 K. OF P.
Damon Lodge No. 2 K. off P. met
Wednesday night, for the election of
officers. A large attendance was on
hand and many patriotic speeches
were made which caused quite a deal
of enthusiasm. The following of
ficers were elected: J. B. Batte, C. C,
Dr. O. L. Hamhrlck, V. C, Rev. J. C.
Fields. P., A. M. Cockrill, M. of W.,
Jas. G. Morton, M. at A., Dr. Win.
An interesting feature of this
meeting was the organization of the
Damon Lodge No. 2 K. ot P. War
Savings Society, which started its
career with a registered membership
of over twenty-live members. A reso
lution was passed to bily f 100 worth
of War Savings Certificates at once.
''he officers of this society are Prof.
J. B. Batte, President and Mr. F. J.
lv ot the work of the committee in ! Baptist Convention (unincorporated)
charge of the work and stated that ! and the man whose energy and fore- tists were not going to use the prop-
GICAL AND TRAINING SCHOOL. ! the fa?t that they were that morn-I sight were the cause of the Baptists . erty at once, Meharry Medical Col
. . , T Moa .11V, 1 Ing seated in the buildings, for the I having this valuable piece of propcr y I lege might be able to use the same
me numoer or me L,aaies auxi- , p ose or wil)cn they nad COme. offered them witMn t ventv-four hours i as an army hospital. Several other
liaries ui iuu rumer iuaijei uuu iul
purpose for which they had come,
I placed him In the same medicament
Olive Baptist Churches will give a that tne Irjsliman waa wno came to,for Bale, WM mtrodu-el by
picnic on me gruuuug ui iuo iuiiuimi ,
Baptist Theological and Training ! .
School Thursday, July 4th. The!
picnic will be given for the purpose y m (J. t ULLttl
of raising funds for the school an in-
teresting short program wil be ren
dered. The public is cordially Invited
to take their outing on this day. Re
freshments will be served on the
grounds and a chance will be had to
inspect the buildings..
after it was place;l i 1 the market ; prominent gentlemen spoke and
Dean ' pledged their support.
MR. ARTHUR E. JORDAN DEAD.
Worcester, Mass., June 27, 1918.
Mr. Arthur E. Jordan 'passed, away
June 10th In Chicago, 111., after, a
long illness. Mr.- Jordan formerly
lived in Everett, Mass., where he was
active in politics, He was a member
ot Common Council for a number of
years, the only colored man even
holding such an office in the city
government. He was rorty-one years
old and leaves a wife, relatives and
friends in both Boston and Chicago.
His wife was Miss Minnie L. Fisher,
formerly of Nashville, Tenn. - .
MARRIES IN VA.
The law provides that the B. M.
C. shall be constituted of represen
tatives elected by the subordinate
lodges, and that a quorum shall be
deemed present if as many, delegates
are in attendance as attended the
first general meeting of the Order in
America, which, were six in number.
If six delegates, duly chosen from
six subordinate lodges in America,
appear in New York at 10 o'clock on
the second Monday in September,
ISIS, organize the B. M. C. and elect
a Sub-Committee of Management, the
officers elected and the rules enacted
will be the duly accredited- officers
of the Order in America and the
rules will be those legally prevail
ing within the jurisdiction.
Away with kaiserism in America,
whether it be in church, "society or
state. The American people believe
in a democracy, In representa'ive gov
ernment, in a government in which
all the people have a. voice in the
selection of their rulers. The war
emergency which the Sub-Committee
used .as a pretext to postpone the
meeting is simply a subterfuge, a
ruse to hide its ulterior motive, which
is to perpetuate itself in o!Tice be1
cause it is afraid of the people. So,
let us assert oir rights, and man
fully and vigorously protest a.cainst
the usurpation of our inalienable
rights by the Sub-Committee of Man
agement, and call on all honest Odd
Fellows and imanly men and women
to Join us in overthrowing despotism
In the ranks of our fraternity.
Yours la F. Lv and T., "' ,
HENRY LINCOLN JOHNSON.
HARRY H. PACE,
JNO. W. DAVISON,
ALFRED D. JONES,
JOSOPH H. WATSON. ;
Memphis, Tenn., June 24 Rev. T.
O. Fuller, A. M., Ph. D., D. D., presi
dent ot Howe Institute and tho pastor
of the First Baptist Church, St.
Paul Avenue, Memphis and his bride
Miss Dixie Erma Williams, teacher
Latin and Rhetoric in Hartshorn
Memorial College, Richmond, Va.,
were united in holy wedlock, June
5th, In the Hartshorn Chapel, by Rev.
W. T. Johnson, D. D., pastor of the
First Baptist Church and Dr. Geo.
W. Rigler, President of Hartshorn
Memorial College. The bride was at
tired in crepe meteor with train lav
lshly trimmed in pearls and carried a
bouquet of white roses and swoe
peas. The veil was caught with
favorite orungo blossoms. The groom
was attired in full evening dress.
Mr. T. J. Wilson of Chicago served
as best man- and Mr. Robert E. Wil
liams of Suflolk, Va., gave the bride
away. The bride's maids were Misses
Johnson, Jones, Scott and Dr. Thorps'
were attired in pink georgette crepe
t:immed in pearls, while the four at
tending young ladies, Misses Byrd,
Bowling, Rovertson and . Johnson
were attired In pink Silk with gar
lands of roues. Mrs. Rosa K. Jones,
head of the Musical Department,
Hartshorn, presided at the piano.
After the ceremony the reception
followed. Many out of town guests
wcrepresent at the wedding. The
palatial Morris Cafeteria was the
headquarters of the bridal party.
At Philadelphia, Rev. and Mrs. T
O. Fuller were the special gnescs of
Dr. and Mrs. W. H." Moses. On Juno
the 9th, Rev. Fuller preached for tu.
irsplring congregation of Rov. W. G.
Parks, at the morning hour ard lie
and wife were guests at dinner, of
Rev. and Mrs. Parks." At night v.
Fuller preached for Rev. W. H.
Moses. Rev. and Mrs. Fuller were
the happy recipients of many coutt
whilo in Philadelphia. At New York
esles from relatives and frlenls,
city, they were the special guests or
Rev. and'Mrs. A. Clayton Powell,
Sunday morning, June 19th, the con
gregation of the Abyssinia Baptist
Church of which Dr Powell is pastor,
was out in mass, to listen to the ser
mon from the Tennessee pastor.
After dinner, a, delightful drive up
the Hudson River, with the Sailors'
and Soldiers' Monument and Grain's
Tomb, as objectives. ,.
Sunday evening, June the 19th,
Rev. and Mrs. T. O. Fuller were the
guests of the Rev. and Mrs. R. C.
groom preached to a pleasing and en-
return trip, they stepped In Washins
thusiastic congregation. On their
ton, where they visited both branch
es of Congress, the. War, Nnvy and
Interior Department.!. On . Friday,
June 21, thry arrived in the Bluff
City at. high noon, whore, many
anxious and loving hearts awaited
From 7 to 11 p. in., Friday evening
more than 400 people visited the
Clara Howe Building, to attend a re
ception given by the members of tho
First Baptist Church, in honor of
TO THE COLORED
PEOPLE OF U.S.A.
Ti skegee, A'a., June 27. The Gov
ernment of the United States has set.
apart Friday, tho 28th day of June,
as "War Savings Stamp Day." This
is an opportunity for every Negro
man, womun a id ch.ld to do his part
in helping to win the great war alon
witn the soldiers at the front.
MOTORED TO CLARKSVILLE
Dr. G. H. Bandy, prominent phy
sician of this city and Mrs. Bandy
motored to Clarksville to attend the
recent session of the Medical Asso
ciation which met in this charming
city. The trip was delightful and
they were the recipients ot much
their pastor, and his wife, Rov. andla caIi lor aI1 of .. , ,,,.vl, ' .,,,'
Mrs. T. O. Fuller. At the proper hour (lv iP,lin , , , , .
the bride and tn p-mnm were ac
ipanied from the President's Cot
tage by Mrs. Dora. jvj. uiosier and
Dr. John 11. Seward, to the reception
hall, which was be.ut'fullv and artis
tically dec jrted with patted plants
and the color scheme of pink, buff
and green, while the orchestor played
Mendel.-ihon's Wedding March. The
bride was fistely gowned in blue
silk and the goom wore the conven
tional evening costume. The recep
tion committee consisting of Mrs.
Dora M. Gloster, Alice M. Taylor,
Annie Jac'.ison, Mesdamcs Jennie L.
White, Hattio 1). Seward, Mary C.
Edmandsoa and Laura SnelUng ap
propriately dressed for tho occasion.
As the guest, in turn met the bride
and groom, they marched out and
were served to punch, thence to the
assembly hall, where they further en
joyed ices, to the Btralns of orches
tral music. Mr. and Mrs. John R.
Love and the Misses Valeria and
Elizabeth Wallace composed the or
chestra. On Monday night, June 24, the
bride and groom were at home to
their friends. The guests were num
erous. , (
The presents consisting : of' cut
glass, linen, china, silverware and
money were many and valuable and
came from the following ' places:
Richmond, Norfolk, Suffolk, Va.,
Raleigh and Durham, N. C, Selma,
Ala., Atlanta, Philadelphia, K. I.;
Mass., New York, Nashville and
Memphis. ' .
O. H. BASSETT OF
Among the Meharry dentnl gradu
ates making a splendid record in his
profession is Dr. O. fi. Bassstt.- now
located at Alexandria, La. Nashville
people who were in -Alexandria at
tending the Siindav School ..Congress
bring back the information' of his
enviable record and ever increasing
practice. Dr. Bassett married Mrs.
Callle Beasley-Napler of this city , and
it is said their home, a palatial one,
was thrown open to the delegates and
the Nashville people.
eminent to be used for whatever U
needed in winning the war.
We are called upon to invest our
savings witli the government v.Lli
a promise not only of their return,
but wlih a 8jc irity and an added in
Iciest such as no bank can give. Wo
arc 'not asked to give our money to
the government, but we are asked t
take o:ir idle money whfch we have
laid aside and put it to work at win
ning the war In. whl . h not only our
money but everything eise that we
nold dear is at stake.
This War Saving Day is also a call
to save more money than we have
Liecn saving up to this time. To win
the war It will be necessary f ir all
Americans, black and white alike, to
deny ourselves of many things which
we have been enjoying. We must
live as cheaply as we possibly can
without injury to our health and t
liciency, and whatever is saved in
this way we are asked to invest in
Savings Stamps and Baby Bonds lor
winning the war. Our people spend
a great deal of money for articles of
food and dress and for amusement
that we can well afford to do with
out. Starting now (o give up theso
unnecessary things will not only help
our country, but help ourselves as
well. By this means we will teach
ourselves and our children habits of
thrift, and at the same time show a
practical loyalty to our country whicli
is the duty of every citizen In the
' Wages are everywhere higher than
they have been before. This means
that all of us will have some money
which we can save. Parents can do
nothin? better for their children than
to teach them to buy War Savings
Stamps with as much enthusiasm and
regularity as they r buy toys and
candy or go to the' moving pictures.
Pastors, tea'hers and community
.leaders generally will do a great ser
vice to their country by organizing
our people for Investing In' Savings
Stamps and Baby Bonds In a regu
lar and systematic way. Every week
should see the Investment of a sum
of money, large '.or small, by every
man, woman and child among us. .
PLACED A BAN ON THE EXH1BI
TION OF THE 'BIRTH OF A NA
TION" AND ALL SIMILAR PLAYS.
Charleston, W. Va., Juno 22.' The
Executive State Council of Defense,
Wednesday, placed a ban on the ex
hibition of "Hho Bi.th of a Nation"
and all similar plays in tills state
during the period ot the war.
The action of the state council
came as a sequel to the passage of a
resolution by tho 'McDowell County
Auxiliary Council of Defense protest
ing ayainst the showing of "The
liiith of a Nation." The McDowdl
County Council, composed of colored
citizens of that county and one of
the units of the State Auxiliary Ad
visory Council, of which J. C. Gilmer
Is secretary, set forth that tho attrac
tion is one "calculated to arouse ha
tred and prejudice between tho white
and Negro races of the state, and
likely to hinder and retard the proper
cooperation between the races In
i promoting the greatest efficiency in
war work of all kinds."
The order of the Council is broad In
its inhibition of plays or motion pic
tures written or staged in the spirit
i of "The Birth of a Nation," and is
specific in making if. unlawful and
(subject to penalties to show such a
! play or picture at any time prior to
ithe' termination of the present war.
j The order recites that the Negroes
' of West Virginia have been loyal and
patriotic and have cheerfully respond
ed' to all demands for activities i:i
the work of national defense; that
the Auxiliary Advisory Council and
tho State Council of Defense have
been working together in complete
harmony, and that through and by
the exhibition ot "The Birth of u
Nation" in this state results are likely
lo be produce.l which will materially
prevent the two races from woiklim
toge.hcr in harmony and from bring
ing about the best results in the
seveinl lines of war work.
The ban became effective immedi
ately on the pa-isago of the ovd'r, and
will protect the smaller towns m tne
mining seUions where the picture K
booked lor exhibition, having made a
lour of tho larger cities. Managers
of the houses affected and owners
the picture aro flooding the state
house with letters and telegrams of
protest, without avail.
where he met In conferences and in
terviews at different points ni each
Stafe a number of representative
white and colored men and women,
to discuss with them the plans of
the Department lor improving local
labor conditions. The Director viv
ited points in Virginia, North Caro
lina, South Carolina, Georgia, Ala
bama, Mississippi, Tennessee - and:
Kentucky- . He is also in correspon
dence with persons in I'CS'lsy'lTania.
Ohio and Illinois for the purpose of
similar visits to those Slates.
The purpose of these ilrs"t visits U
to get the advi -e and solicit the help
of persons "of both lSes in each State
in earning out a co-operative pro
gram H tane, .pracucui. -cuiiBii uv.i"
s eps for cnllstiii; all in a campaign
to mobilize Negro workers for mora
strenuous labor to win the war. Due
consideration, or co::rso, is given to
Improving tho conditions of Negro
workers along all lines and to encour
aging all wlio labor.
lliiellv Htated. tho plan is to securs
ni each locality co-operating commit
tees of white and colored citizens
composed of the strongest men and
unmon nf both races to work out
plan and methods of adjmtin.g local
labor proUems, in the interest ot
both employers and employees.
When Interviewed by a representa
tive of the press. Dr. Haynes said:
"In all parts of the country, now.
representative white and colored
people are deling that this is the time
lo pool their enons aim mui iu
gether. In my wo k of previous year
I have found in almost every locality
soma, white nnd colored citizens wlitf
were responsive-to a practical pro
gram of work to meet the needs, of
"The various betterment and civic
organizations that the colored peo
ple have organized have shown such
activity along many lines to improve
local conditions and race relatlous.
"On the basis of such experience,
the Department of Labor is building
its plans for meeting local labor sit
uations that aro affecting the Negro
ami his employers in various parts
of the country. Already, the Depart
ment is meeting with gratifying co
operation of both while and colored
npnnln in various counties, towns and
"Just as in all the Nation's' past
wars, the Negro is ready to do his
share of the lighting in tho trenches
and dying on the field of battle. N.i
less zealous has ho been in doing the
work to raise food and .make sup
plies for our Allies and our men a:
I ho front, nhe Negro workman needs
to be told, in ways to make it dear,
that his toll of nil kinds is appreciated
and of value in winning this war. He
needs to have it made, plain to him
that victory in this war will bring re
wards of democracy to him. If this
is done, Charles Knight's example in
breaking the world's riveting record
will bo repeated in many other occu
pations. "There are two kinds of people l.i
our country at this time: Those who
do and those who don't. We plan to
enlist every Negro in the country In
the ranks of those who do."
Our men have responded to tho
draft with a promptness and enthusi
asm of which we may be justly
proud, but not all of us can join the
army. The great majority of us must
remain at home. It will be our part
to support our men in the trenebs
with our money and with our labor in
the same hearty' and unsellsh wav
in which they have offered their
R. R. MOTON,
Principal Tuskesee Institute, A'n
DALTON TASSES KENTUCKY
Mr. J. R. Dalton of the class ot
1918 of tho Meharry Medical College,
whose home is in Cairo, 111., was in
the city this week. Mr. Dalton has
just passed tho Kentucky State Board
to practice medicine. It is under
stood that tho eKntucky Board has
reciprocated with thirty-one states,
and that Dr. Dalton made a very
good examination. .While here ne
stated to friends that he wns en route
to Tuskegce Institute, Ala., where he
will bo an interne for the hospital at
Tuskegee for the next two years.
MISSIONARY MEETING BETHEL
A. M. E. CHURCH.
A meeting in the interest of the
Woinans Homo and Foreign Mission
ary Society of the Tennessee Annual
Conference will be held at eBthel A.
M. E. Church Wednesday, July 3rd
one session 10 a. m. one session 8 p
m. There aro four districts presidents
Mrs. J. J. Scruggs of the Nashville
District, Mrs. C. J. Jones of the South
Nashville District, Mrs. A. M. Rus
sell of the Columbia District and
Mrs. Callie Clark ot the Shelby vllle
District, theso presidents will give
some very interesting facts about the
work and in them respective dis
tricts. G good program is being ar
ranged and it is hoped that much in
spiration will be given and new life
put with the work. The presiding
Elder pastors, missionary workers
and all interested in missionary work
are urged to meet with us.
Mrs. G. L. Jackson, President.
Mrs. C. I Jones, Secretary.
Mrs. Viola E. Vinson, of 1031
street, spent the week end in
lumbia, Tenn., visiting friends.