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- NASHVILLE GLOBE, FRIDAY JULY 5, 1918.
THE PLAN AND PURPOSE OF THE
NATIONAL. INDUSTRIAL LEAGUE
Mr. W. P. Trotman of New York
City- who has been in' Nashville for
week or mure, is President of the
National Industrial Leabue of Ameri
ca which was organized here a month
or more ago oy, air. fil. l. Sobol of New
A representative of the Globe had
lhe pleasure of meeting Mr. Trotman
.and secured from him the following
Information regarding the League:
The first question asked Mr. Trot
jnan was "How are you impressed
"Wltti wiat you have seen of Nash-
His reply was as follows:
"I think it a picturesque and mag
nificent cily, and specially blest with
educational facilities. I have also
found encouraging conditions for the
development of needle industry or
.garment making. The railroad faci
lities are good, and a higher grade of
intelligence can be obtained here thait
in most of our Southern oitles. Not
only so. but higher salaries are paid
for experts In that work than the peo
ple of Nashville are now getting."
The second question, "Would you
mind giving for publication in the
31obe the purpose of the Industrial
"The -National Industrial League
lias for its object the training and
employment of Negro labor in indus-
f1 fll AntAmrlR0a nurnarl nnA . . . . .
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f'w uoiureu peopie; and to co-operate
unu jh now
Ls- V In rontrnl nf Ihof fllj , .
r X . ciu auu nmrKei,
1(171(1 frnm urhnm . n
,j, j L cnouiuging assis-
"- nicnuj ueeu received, we
Relieve that the opportunity for the
colored man to becomo a producer is
lere, but we are not Bristled to know
that due to the scarcity of labor col
ored people are being employed in
places where previously they had no
opportunity. - We desire to guarantee
them employment - by owning and
operating factories thus retaining for
cur investors the huge profits which
-uch industries enjoy."
The third question was "How does
one become a member and to what
does membership entitle him?"
"Membership may be attained in
01 two ways; flrst- a of
P $23.60 makes one a member. This
N payment is increased to a bond by the
I Additional C 11 111 r f f.., a
per month until $100.00 is paid. Then
the bond bears 7 per cent interest for
five years, at the expiration of which
time the principal is returned to the
member, while at the same time Ruch
member continues to own his share
in the League and its business inter
ests. The $23.50 makes one a non
voting member, but it gives him the
privilege of learning the trade and
obtaining employment in the factory,
and sharing in the profits of the busi
ness. When the bond is secured such
persons become voting members.
The second method is to purchase
a J100.00 bond which runs for five
years at 7 per cent interest; at the
end of which time the $100.00 is re
turned to the member. The bond
Solder in any case has all the rights
to whlh any member of the League
The fourth question, "Do you in
tend to put into operation one of your
factories or shops in this city; If so,
Low soon?" '
.'The purpose of my visit to your
olty is to develop interest in manu
facturing, and to push the member
ship campaign being conducted' by
Bishop Scott and his nHiatof
. t ocYcuiy-ii vh cents
as to secure the requisite number of
nUln.B.a lo equip a shop. The plan
is to begin shipping machinery not
later than Aueust. -fKth n
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the factory may be opened during the
...u Ul oomemDer. Alter the brief
period which is
workers, we will begin at once mak-
ior me winter market. Our
first article will likely be ladies
Waists, and later we purpose to make
men s shirts, and such other garments
agmay De demanded by the market "
The fifth question, "Who wil train
those who are to manipulate your
"We now have a manager in our
employ in the Brooklyn factory who
U experienced in teaching girls the
art cf oumatlng the various tvpes tf
electric ina.'hlr.ei: which are used in
ho trade. pe is a Jewish expert a- !
will come ic Nashville to orKa.i"o ih
plant, remaining here as " long as
necessary to get things in working
order. I am confident we can find here
the type of inteligence reaulred in
ft rHa(1,es. Inspectors, designers, etc
R Those of us who are familiar with
ll What fllir Tonrlch j .
vl i ,. C , " menus nave ac-
M Z.r ... . . luaL lne inaugura
tion oi mis class of business among
colored people will mark a- new era
in their race life. It teaches how to
co-operate in a financial way and at
the same time inaugurates thereby a
new business that will be a blessing
to the people and to the South "
( WHY THE SAVINGS PLEDGE
Durin.g the present Intensive War
Savings campaign we are asked by
the-President and by Secretary Mc
Adoo to pledge ourselves to save and
with our savings to buy at definite
times a specific amount of War
Savings Stamps. Why should we be
called upon to do this und why should
we do It?
We are called upon to do' it be
cause, as President Wilson &av,s, this
la a -war of naiions, not of armies
and everyone in ti e land must do
his share. So for more thin 2,030,0.00
men have gone into' the Army and
Navy anas 1,000,000 more ara to .join
before AuRfst 1. . Thesa 3,000,000
men give themselves as thfir dona
tion to the war. The remalnine
97,000,000 people left at home Zt
give something tine as their share '
This saving plsdi-'e gives the stay-at-homes
an opportunity for srrvice.
We are asked to pledge ourselves to
eave and economize, to use labor
and materials only as necassity de
mands, and to Invest our savings in
War Savings Sta-nps.
' The Government asks us to do
this because the amount of labor and
materials in the country Is limited;
there is not enough of either to per
mit us to. use 't in the same frea way
as wo did In peace ti'iies a ;d at the
same time to 'leave enough in the
markets for the use of the Govern
ment. It-is purely a questoln of sup
ply and demand. If we use the sup
ply the Government does not have it
for war needs. And the smaller the
amount the Government has for use
the longer will' th war lnot ti,.)
is the primary reason for the savings
campaign. ' 1
,,But there is another side to the
question. The Governments asks us
to pledge ourselves to save to help
win the war. . It does pot ask us to
give it anything except our co onnra.
tion. In return for our help we re-.
ceive a Government Becurfcy which
pays us a good rate of interest.
If we do as the Government asks,
and as we should,, this, then, will be
the result: (1) We shall buy only
those things necessary to maintain us
in the best of health and spirits;
(2) by refraining from buying unnec
essary things we shall leave in the
markets for Government use a great
er supply of labor and material with
which to win a quicker victory; (3)
by not frittering our money away
on things that do not niakn fnr of.
flciency we shall keep ourselves in
U , ; J
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.
An Army of Baptist Workers will be
Gathered at Little Rock in September in
their Great National Convention, Unin
corporated. Make a personal sacrifice by putting up the railroad
fare and attending this great meeting of Baptists.
REV. EDWARD P. JONES, D. DM President
C. P. MADISON, Secretary
better health and increase our powers
of production; (4) by investing our
savings in War Savings Stamps we
shall be putting aside for those days
which inevitably come, if we live long
enough, the means to greater happi
ness. When so much can be accom
plished by joining nl this War Sav
ings campaign, why should . we not
do it "Nat. War Savings Com.
Thos. Carter to Girlie Benson,
By The President
1 1 Z
Alphonzo Bowers to Sallie R. Wil
son, 1108 Porterfield St.
John Warren to Mattie Grlgsby,
228 5th Ave., S.
Windrow Summers to Amanda
Lyons, 215 11th Ave., N.
Ebenezer Stephenson to Noveline
Mayes, 424 5th Ave., N.
Will Gooch to Luclle Shaw, co
T. W. Bryant to Eva B, Bentley,
1214 5th Ave., N.
John Randell to Jennie Wells, 630
Adams, Jacksonville, Tenn.
Henry Cleveland to Belle Sadler, 2
Henry Ray to Mary Allen, 523 4th
Milton M. Young to Ether P.
Berry, 1211 Jefferson St.
Henry Hancock to Lucille WilliamB,
113 Fatherland St.
Frank Beasley to Fannie Davis, 216
Harry Parker to Celenthla Turner,
306 Capitol Ave.
Henry Murphey to Mary
J. R. Martin to Hazel Sharber, 2
Marrian Dudley Klrby to Addle L.
Allison, 1305 Church St.
Burch Lee and Violet May
Hams, 1710 State St., boy.
Berry and Mattie Bell Black, 1312
Jo Johnson Ave., boy. ,
Willie Fitzgerald, 1015 Edgefield
John and Carrie Hendricks, 1258
Thomas St., boy.
John and Eva Jones, 507 3rd Ave
Thomas and. Myrtle DeMoss, 627,
8th Ave., N., boy.
Wm. and Eliza Howard, 831 Steven
Mrs. S. J. Howard, her daughter,
Mrs. Ethel R. Laws and Mr. William
D. Laws, made a flying trip to Chica
go and St. Louis, returned last week.
They report as having had a spdendld
trip, sight seeing was also well en
tertained by friends in both cities. .