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NASHVILLE A CITY OE OPPORTUNITY-THE LEADING NEGRO JOURNAL IN TENNESSEE.
NASHVILLE. TENM, FRIDAY. JULY 19, 1918.
REV. 1L S. EL
ACTIVE PART OF
AT STATE NORMA
flarksviUe Thronged With
B. Y. P. U. AND WOMAN'S AUXIL
IARY ALSO IN SESSION MAM
MOUTH MASS MEETINO SUN
DAY DR. E. P. JONES WILL BE
A GUEST OF. THE CONVEN
HON. Clarksvllle, Tenn., July 17. Relig
ious Education, Home and Foreign
Missions will be the keynote of the
combined bodies of Baptists that are
in session here lor the annual Bap
tist State Convention of Tennessee.
ine organizations that make up this
great convention are the Baptist
Young People's Union, the Sunday
School Convention, the Woman's Aux
iliary and the State Convention prop
er. All of the sessions are to be held
at the St. John's Baptist Church un
der the pastorate of Rev William Ty
ler. The convention proper was call
ed to order at 10 o'clock this morn
ing by Rev. J. L. Harding, D. D., af
ter which devotions led by Revs. W
P. Hall, D. D., and J. B. Bolden, D. D.,
were conducted. Then tho Sunday
School and B. Y. P. U. Convention,
which are auxiliaries, iwere formally
opened. This Is to be followed by the
Woman's Auxiliary and then the Con
vention proper assembles. They are
to remain in session until Sunday,
July 21, closing their sessions with
a mammoth mass meeting. Many are
the representatives from the various
sections of the state In attendance.
It was announced that President E.
P. Jones, of the National Baptist Con
vention, would In all probability reach
here to deliver the special address.
One of the biggest affairs scheduled
during the meeting is the educational
rally for the JTheological Seminary lo
cated at Nashville. The program pro
vides for constant activities through
out the week, as follows:
1010:15 a. m. Devotion led by Rev
,n.HaU an1 Rev' G- B- Bolden
10: 15-10 --Enrollment by Mrs
John I. Wade, Mr. T. G. Marshall
and Mrs. Johnetta Fanroy
'10:30-10:45 a. in. Adoption of pro
gram 10:45-11:15 a. m.-iModel Sunday
School by G. P. Baker
11:15-12:30 p. m. Model B. Y. P TJ
by J. H. Shute
12:30-1:00 D. m. EVnrit Tin. o..j..
Schools and B. Y. P. u., by mes-
BO"6r. ea oy miss H. L. Logan
1:00 p. m.-Collection and adjourn
ment . ;
2:00 p. m.' Reassembling
2:00-2:15 p. m. Devotion led by Rev
W. J. Baugus and Rev. W. H. Whit
t.io-t:tt p. m. President's annual
2:45 Report of committees -3:45
Collection and adjournment
8:00 p. m. Reassembling
Literary and musical program un
uer me direction of Mr. G. P. Baker
Wednesday Before the Third Sunday
July, 10 A. M. First Day
B.-Y. P. U. and S H rnnvantl
State Convention Thursday morning
v a. iu.
10-10:45 Devotionals- Pro ion ...
ice led by Rev. T. A. Brown and
uev. j. u Harding
I0:45rtl Enrollment. Contributing
' "j v. j. a. Kiaiey, Kev. L.
Hajors and Hev. .! n. fioMc
Report of Committee and adoption
11 a m. Introductory sermon, Rev
A W. Porter; alternate, Rev. T. M
12:30 Collection and adjournment
Thursday Afternoon . Session.
i-i. ib Devotions led by Rov. C. H
Jivans and Rev. I. S. Davis
2. 15-2 ;30 Appointment of commit
2:30-3:00 President's address
. 3:15 Sermon, Rev. W. H. Whlttaker;
" alternate, Rev. C. C. Roland
.uu-.i:ii(j General himinaaa
- uwua nuu in-
troduction of visitors and reading
Thursday Night Session.
8:00-8:15 Devotion led by J. T. Tun
omi, jr.; alternate, Kev. I. W. Eas
8:15-8:30 Welcome address by
" Response by Rev. J. C. Fields
Doctrinal Sermon Rev. C. H. Clai
and Rev. N. T. Stoner
Collection and adjournment
Second Day (Friday) Educational
Day Morning Session.
.uu-a: 15 Devotions' led by Rev. T.
ii in 7R.frt ? Executive Board
10-10 :45-'The 'OHitlook of the Edu
cational Work of Our Convention,"
by Dr. J. L. Harding and Rev. M.
V. Tyler -
10:4541:30 Report of State Mission
Board and general business
12:30 Collection and adjournment
2- 2:15 Devotions led by Revs. D. P
Lightfoot and F. S. Swift
- 2:15-3:00 Report " of Educational
Board Treasurer -
3- 3:45 Sermon by Rev. J. E. Elders;
alternate Rev. J. T. Tunstill, Sr.
4:00 General business
5:30 -Collection and adjournment
8econd Day Night Session.
8-8:15 Devotions led by Revs. A. C.
Holder and I. Roberds
81 15 Educational sermon, Revs.
Paul D. Dennis and J. A. Brown
Collection and adjournment
Third Day (Saturday) Morning
9:00 Devotions by Rev, F. A. Murry
and D. A. Weakley
Summer School Has Bril
COMMENCEMENT WEEK BEGINS
JULY 14TH MANY NOTABLE
SPEAKERS DELIVER ADDRESS
ES NORMAL 1 AND ACADEMIC
DEPARTMENTS HAVE EXCEL
Commencement exercises of the
Agricultural and Industrial State Nor
mal Summer School were held Thurs
day morning at 11 o'clock. The prln
clpal address was delivered by Pres
ident Bruce Payne of Peabody Col
lege for Teachers.
The commencement began Sunday,
July 14, with a baccalaureate address
and closed with the exercises held
Thursday, July 18th.
Speakers of the Week.
Judge C. C. iMenzIer delivered a
very instructive lecture last Tuesday
to the teachers on "School Service
Work a Duty of Every Teacher." He
prevailed , with the teachers not to
neglect a child.
Dr. Carter Alexander addressed the
teachers Wednesday on "Speeding up
in School Work." Thursday Dr. A.
R. Meade, of Peabody College, de
livered a' splendid address. These
lectures were highly appreciated by
Summer School graduates, 1918
Normal Department: Blanche Ander
son, J. T. Bridgeforth, Etta Donald
son, J. Thomas Eberhardt, Mrs. A. J.
Hampton, Olive V. Love, Austlne
Mann, George W. Thomas.
Academic Department: Selena Bak
er, Alberta Blackman, Terrelle Boyd,
Kum Li. uurKe, Hattle F. Butcher. Ada
Donahue, Clara Brown, Winnie Don
aldson, Mrs. Maude B. Grant. Jessie
Gwynn, Mrs. Mary McDanlel, Mrs.
uctavia, Robinson, Mayme Reynolds,
Florence Ramsey, Gertrude Ramsey,
airs. Minnie A. Rhine, Suste Shelton,
Mrs. Janie B. Tartte, Mrs. Lula B
9:15-10 3eneral business
10-10:30 Report of Auxiliaries
11:00 Sermon: Revs. G. B. Taylor
and Geo. Patton
12:30 Collection and adjournment
convention visits school in the at
8:00 p. m. Literary and musical pro
gram: Btate, local and home talent
111:30 Friday1 ''Missionary sermon.
Revs. J. C. Harding and G. W. Gray
Sunday at 9:30 a. m., Model Sunday
School by Rev. J. B. Ridley
11 a. m. Sermon, Revs. H. M. Burns
and F. L. Quarls
p. m. Big mass meeting: Dr. E. P
Jones, speaker of the occasion; R
. Boyd and H. A. Boyd
8 p. m. Sermon, Rev. T. A. Brown
and Rev. M. D. Batson
Collection and parting hand of fel
PROGRAM FOR WOMAN'S MIS
SIONARY BAPTIST CONVEN
TION. First Day Morning Session.
10 a. m. Meeting called to order by
10:10-10:30' Devotionals led bv Mrs
G. B. Bolden. Nashvlllo. nnil Ura
E. Drennon. Smwrm
10:30-10:40 Rea'ding and adoption of
10:40-11 Song service, Mrs. J. B
11-1H :30 Echo meeting
11:30-12:30 Bible Study, Mrs. Addi
12:30 'Appointment of committees
2:00' 'Meeting called by President
2-2:30 Devotionals, Mrs. Wade,
Smyrna; Mrs. Deadrick - .
2:30-2:45 Morning journal read
3:15-4 Paoer: "How Best tn Internal
Women In Mission Work," Miss
Discussion led by Mrs. Hortense
4:00 President's address. Rfinnrrn nf
officers and committees. Collection.
7:00 Meeting called by President
7:10-7:45 Devotionals, Mrs. H. M.
Burns and Mrs. R. H. Boyd
7145-8 Minutes of previous meeting
8:00 Sermon, Rev. J. E. Elders,
Smyrna; alternate, Rev. J. T. Tun
still, Jr., Columbia
Collection and adjournment
Second Day Morning Session.
9:30 Meeting called by President
9:40-10' Devotionals, Mrs. V. Arnold
Antioch; Mrs. C. Floyd
10-10:20 Song service
10:2040:30 Minutes of previous
10:30-11 Bible S'udy, Mrs. A. Clark
11:00 Election of Officers
Collection and adjournment
2:00 Called to order by President
2:10-2:30 Devotionals, Mrs. Lizzie
Woods, Murfreesboro; Mrs. C.
2:30-2:40 Reading of minutes
2:40-3:15 Paper, Mrs. Florence Ew-
3:15-4:00 Report of committees " and
4:00 Educational rally. Adjournment
7:0(r Meeting called by President
7:10-7:30 Devotionals, Mrs. F. Balti
more and Mrs. Mary Thomas
7:30-7:45 'Minutes of previous meet-
7:45 Literary program
Song Congregation -Prayer
Mrs. M. L. Johnson
Reading'-Miss Cordelia Floyd
Solo Mrs. Sadie Williams
Paper "The Relation of the Wom
an's Convention to the Parent Body,"
Mrs. E. Moore
Solo Mrs. S. Deadrick
Reading (Mrs. M. C. Wade
, Remarks Rev. Gray, Antioch
Collection and adjournment .'
Third Day Session.
9:30-nBoard meeting. Report to Pa
rent Body -
For Seventeen Years Edi
PASTORATE AND EDITORIAL
WORK TOO HEAVY HAS NA
TIONAL REPUTATION AS IN
TELLECTUAL GIANT EMPLOY
EES LOATHE TO GIVE HIM UP
TOUCHING SCENE IN CHAPEL
The members of the National Bap
tist Publishing Board of the National
Baptist Convention, unincorporated!
with which he has been allied for the
past seventeen years, as Editorial
Secretary, as well as the Baptist fami
ly in general of the United States,
regret to know that Rev. W. S.Elling-
ton, D. D., A. B., has resigned his
position as Editorial Secretary of the
Board and member of the same and
will devote his time to pastoral duties
Dr. Ellington, is a man of national
prominence and during the years
that he has so faithfully served the
Board has refused many offers to good
and strong churches to become their
pastor, for the reason mainly, that
be did not care to leave Nashville and
because it was his desire that the Bap
tists of the country have the best in
the way of literature for the young
minds of the denomination. In bid
ding farewell to the employees of the
National Baptist Publishing Board
Dr. E. A. White, Unanimously Re-elected President
of Walden College.
Dr. E. A. White has been unani
mously re-elected president of Wal
den College by the Board at Cincin
nati, Ohio. This is very pleasing
news to his friends here and out of
Dr. White is the first Negro presi
dent of Walden and he will be serv
ing his third term. He is an excel
lent preacher, lecturer and writer,
in their chapel exercises, which he
has led for years, Dr. Ellington stated
that he began his first work with the
Board by writing articles for the Na-
tional Union, which since that time
nas become tne National union-Review.
After a time he was employed as As-
sistant to Dr. E. C. Morris who was
editor of the periodicals gotten out
by the Board. Since that time, the
demands for more and a higher grade
of literature has made the work of
the editorial department very hard
and his work in the pastorate has in
creased accordingly, therefore he
thought it about time to unload.
Smiles were brought to the serious
faces of his audience, when he stated
that he would either have to unload
here or "unload In heaven, as the work
was so very heavy and he preferred
to unload here.
When he had finished his talk. Rev.
Henry Allen Boyd, Assistant Secre
tary of the National Baptist Publish
ing Board arose find paid Rev. Elling
ton a glowing tribute. He spoke of
the Inestimable worth of the services
of such a man to the Institution and
frankly stated that It would be hard
to fill his place. Men with the ex
perience of sixteen years in editorial
work of the peculiar kind pertaining
to Negro Baptists would not be found
just anywhere. His words glowed with
love and appreciation and he refuted
Dr. Ellington's Statement that he
was getting . old and therefore not
able to .bear the double burdens. .
Rev. Ellington will devote his time
to pastoral work exclusively. Teh
days ago he received a call from the
Spruce Street Baptist Church t,o be
come their pastor. The brave strug
gle put up by this historic church dur
ing the past twenty-five years made
' '(Continued on page 5.)
Handsome Sum Realized
LIBERAL DONATIONS FROM BUS!
NESS FIRMS MISS ARTERBER
RY RAISES LARGEST AMOUNT
MRS. JOHNSON AND DR.
COLEMAN WISH TO THANK
THE MANY FRIENDS.
Mrs. A. N. Johnson, chairman of
the Financial Department of the Ne
gro Women's Branch of the Nashville
Division of the Woman's Committee,
Council of National Defense of which
Dr. M. E. Coleman Is chairman, on
behalf of the Financial Committee
and frIendSi wno renQered such val.
uable assistance, take this method ft
expressing tnanks and deepest ap
preciation to our young women, who
acted as tag girls on last Saturday,
for the beautiful spirit exhibited and
the cheerful and hearty service ren
dered and to our splendid chaperons
who vied with the girls in their solcl
tations; to the officers who so kindly
chaperoned some of our workers in
certain parts of the city to Dr. Clarke
of Northside Pharmacy for one large
tablet and two balls of cord; to A.
and I State Normal for 2,000 tags and
several workers; to Mr. J. Ralston
Kenan for 1,000 tags and the general
public who responded bo liberally. A
and his special work at V,falden is
note-worthy and is spoken of in com
mending terms by the citizens of
Nashville. Since the closing of Wal
den in May, Dr. White has been trav
eling in the interest of the school,
and the outlook Is bright for another
school year. He is giving his whole
life for the betterment, of his race
and for humanity, and is doing a
great work. -.'i ii.
tabulated list showingomplete re
sults of our efforts fqlt.s
Miss Ruth Bandy .,.i.;v'-,'-t.--;.$20 25
Miss Katie Boyd ..v-'l.i.. 25 62
Miss Queenie M. ArteroeiTyh, if 64 49
Miss C. C. Harper .i V
Miss Ruth Derrick VvV
Mrs. J. C. Caldwell ....
Miss Susie Crawley ...
Miss Sonoma Talley . .
Miss Hellyn Batte ... 7 36
Mrs. Ella Barnes 5 21
Mrs. J. B. Lucky 56
Mrs. D. W. Crutcher 70
Mrs. Ruby Trimble .... 5 16
Mrs. Ruby Charter 2 34
Mrs. Sadie Winn 11 35
Mrs. Jas. Morgan ' 9 00
Mrs. Neely 5 90
Miss R. L. Burk 4 56
Mrs. M. Flowers t. 11 21
Miss Alberta Watkins 52 08
Mrs. Myrtle Battle 37 69
Miss C. McCutcheon 14 85
Mrs. Prudence Allison 12 53
Mrs. M. Parker 12 42
Miss Allien Hall 19 03
Miss Ruth Upshaw 15 25
Mrs. E. M. M. Wright 10 98
Miss Alice Stephenson 26 76
Miss Isabel Maudin 19 31
Miss Jennie Childress ... . .. 5 72
Mrs. Hattie Boyd . , 9 67
Miss Rosa White 32 79
Mrs. Octavia Robinson 28 75
Miss Beatrice Lewis .... ..... 20 95
Mrs. J. F. Pierce ... 19 31
Miss L. McKeever ..'Si.i,Lii. 2.V
Mrs. Vashti Gloster
Miss Natalie Lawrence ' . . . . j . d '44
Mrs. Josie Brltt ...J 14 77
lta T ' TJ Unn - Z Ol Off
Mrs. Ella Thompson ...
Mrs. J. W. Bostick . . . ,
Mrs. Geo. BrooKs ,
Miss Georgia Bright . .
Miss Sallie Duvall ...
fi. 16 81
1. 13 93
INi 3 29
Prof. W. B. Davis Returns
WORK OF BENEVOLENT ORDERS
LOOKED INTO ALL MEETINGS
WELL ATTENDED TEN DAYS
SPENT IN DIFFERENT CITIES
MANY NEW FRIENDS MADE
FOR THE ORDER.
Prof. W. R. Davis, Grand Pres. of
the D. A. had returned from the east
where he spent ten days looking over
the work of the Benevolent order.
Prof. Davis left Nashville, June 29,
reaching Chattanooga, the 30th, where
he was met by a committee of Bene
volent Bros, headed by Mr. M. C.
Bowers, Grand Vice Pres. of the D.
A. The night was spent at Rev. Chas.
Sunday morning, they were with Rev.
Turner's S. S. and Rev. Johnson's for
service. Afternoon, the Bell of the
east B. O. 179 had its sermon, rais
ing 29.60. They were at following
orders, July 1, 88; July 2, 95, 116 and
179, in joint session; July 3, Miss
Lula Williams, one of Chattanoogas
leading city teachers, served dinner
to the party. Supper was served by
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Pruitt, Grand
Sentinal of the D. A. They met No.
80 at 8:30 p. m.; July 4, the pasty
was given a trolly ride to signal Mt.
and to the end of Dry Valley Road in
the morning, meeting No. 123 at 8:30
p. m. July 5, they visited some of the
business places in the morning among
them Waldren Hospital, Franklin, the
undertaker, Allen's Drug store and
the A., and A. M.'s Hall.
Met No. 137 at 8:30 p. m. July 6,
the party was given an auto ride
visiting Orchard Knob and Missionary
Ridge. Meeting No. 148 at 8:30 and
13 at 10 p. m. July 7th.
Party was taken in buggies to Hix
son, Tenn. Rev. Col Benny and wife
served dinner. Meeting No. 163 at 2 p.
m. July 8, the party was taken to
Riverview and Lookout Mt. meeting
No's. 95, 179 and 189 at Churchville,
where a grand banquet was given by
the said order to their leaders and
their friends.. July 9, Mrs. Mary
Hayes entertained th eparty from
6 to 7:30. Supper and ices of all
kinds were served, after which they
met No. 4, the oldest B. O. order In the
All of the meetigs were well at-
tended by members and friends. The
Grand Pres. is proud of the Benevo-'
lent work throughout the state.
After hearing the Grand Pres. Prof.
Davis and Grand Vice President Mr.
M. C. Bowens talked and explained
what the Benevolents were doing in
the State of Tennessee. The members
pledged themselves to do mor for the
cause of eBnevolency in the future.
No Grand Pres. of the D. A. has ever
received greater honors in the East
than Prof. W. R. Davis. He was
under the direction of Mr. M. C.
Bowers Grand Vice Pres. Prof.
Davis was his guest, while In the East
and says too much honor can not be
given him for the way he is handl
ing the work In the East.
Prof. Davis is exact, but fare, taking
great pains to see how the books were
kept and the running of the Order.
The following orders served refresh
ments: No's. 95, 88, 179, 137, 189
and No. 4.
Prof. Davis had many friends in
the East before coming and made
many more while here. The East
joins the other part of the state in
saying the D. A. made no mistake
when they elected Prof. Davis Grand
Pres. of the D. A. for he knows the
work by heart.
W. R. DAVIS.
PROF. FRITZ CANSLER IN TRAIN
ING. An announcement appeared in the
Nashville Globe several weeks ago
that Prof. Fritz Cansler had been ap
pointed In the Army Y. M. C. A. work.
It now develops that he has been as
signed to special training at the Y.
M. C. A. College, Springfield, Mass.
In a letter just written to Henry
Allen Boyd, Prof. Cansler says, "We
are taklns extensive training here -in
the Y. M. C. A. College at Springfield,
Mass., for work over seas. This will
be supplemented by a course at Co
lumbia University, whieh all are re
quired to take My special work will
be physical training, with all other
work which a Y. M. C. k im over
seas must do from leading a religious
service to carrying coffee and cigar
ettes to men in the front-line trenches.
The course here is strenuous but fine.
We have about 200 at present; 3
Negroes; 1 Indian; 1 Japanese. I
am enjoying the work and I feel that
I shall be able to "do my-bit" in help
ing our men In the trenches."
It will be remembered that Prof.
Cansler was a member of the faculty
of the Knoxville High School, Knox
Miss Etta M. Walker ... ... . 8 87
Mrs. I. B. Scott 9 63
Miss A. Mann 4 H
Miss Louise Thomas 3 68
Dr. Mattie Coleman 10 10
Mrs. Jno. Lawrence 15 90
Mrs. M. E. Bryant, Jr 3 87
Mrs. Ida Lewis ... 85
Mrs. M. E. Brvant 2 52
Miss Stella House 2 50
LMrs. J. N. Ramsey 8 94
Mrs. F. E. Dawson 7 37
irrs. A. J. Bright 2 15
Little Miss Winifred Walker 1 46
'; Individual contribution
Mrs. Martha Washington ...... 50
Dr. Andrew N. Johnson 50
Total ... .... .......821 14
Guard From Volunteer
Company No. 5.
PROCESSION LED BY MEMBERS
OF UNIFORM RANK GRAND
CHANCELLOR J. P. CRAWFORD
SPOKE FOR GRAND LODGE
SUBORDINATE LODGES ANTl
With religious services that were im
pressive to which were added Pyth
ian Honors, all that was mortal of
the late Major George Hall of the
Uniform Rank Knights of Pythias was
laid to rest Thursday, 11th. The fun
eral services were held at the Spruce
Street Baptist Church, 8th Avenue
North, in the presence of a mammoth
audience; notwithstanding the hour
for the funeral was not definitely de
cided until the morning before. Under
special escort of the Uniform Rank,
led by General Preston Taylor, Colonel
Henry Allen Boyd and a Guard select
ed from the Volunteer Company No.
5, with the full strength of the
Twentieth Century Company and the
Volunteer Company, the cortege mov
ed from the home on Jackson Street
at 1:30 p. m. and reached the church
by the way of Eighth Avenue North.
The Uniform Rank men led the pro
cession, dressed in their full dress
uniform, they were joined by the
Grand Lodge Officers and the members
of the Subordinate Lodges, together
with the Court of Calanthe Officers
and members. The sight was impres
sive; as hundreds of people were ac
quainted with the deceased and he
was in the employ of the N. C. and St.
L. Railway for more than twenty
years. As the long line proceeded up
the ailsle, a deathlike silence pre
vailed and the steady tramp of the
mourners who were there to comfort
and console the family was plainly
audible. When the hundreds had
filed in and were seated, the choir
sang and then the Scripture was read
followed by the obituary.
The funeral orations were delivered
by Drs. William Haynes and W. S.
Ellington. Grand Chancellor J. P.
Crawford spoke on behalf of the Grand
Lodge. Gen. Preston Taylor spoke on
behalf of the Uniform Ranks. Sir
TCniht fipnre-A Pnnnlnirhnm nnnUa nn
behalf of Stringer Lodge of which the
others who made short talks were:
nonnnfip wna n mnmnai- amnncr Tnai
Rev. a. D. Hurt, Sir Knight J. P.'
rorter, Kev. L,ooper, Mr. Humphrey
Bowling representing the Railroad Pro
tective Association, as the deceased
was a member of that organization
and Chairman of its Executive Com
mittee. At the conclusion of these
addresses, the Pythian ceremony was fl e(j 5492 meals Provided for 1,140
performed and the benediction pro- batn9 anu prepared 677 beds. A num
nounced and the body escorted to Tay- JV nt nntrintic citizens, headed by
lor and Co. Undertaking Establish
ment, where It lay In state until Fri
day morning when under special es
cort of four Grand Knights of Pythias,
It was moved to Christiana, Tennessee
for interment. During the Pythian
ceremony, the mammoth silk flag that
Major George Hall had won for the
Uniform Ranks Knights of Pythias
floated over the bier. This flag was
the great prize that had been taken
off at the last International Encamp
ment and was but a small estimate of
the ability of the deceased as a tac
tician, a leader of the Uniorm Rank
and a constructive genius in frater
nal work. Major Hall came from the
ranks of a Private to the position of
a Major commanding the First Bat
tallion in the State. Ho was a mem
ber of the Spruce Street Baptist
Church for about six years. The obi
tuary stated that he left a wife, three
daughters, two sons and a host of
friends to mourn his loss.
W. P. ROSE AT OFFICER'S TRAIN-
Information has just reached Nash
ville that W. P. Rose, who was for
merly employed at the National Bap
tist Publishing Board, and who wan
appointed Supply Sergeant in the
Quartermaster's Department, is now
in the officer's training camp in one
of the southern cantonments. It Is
known that Mr. Rose has been re
garded as proper timber for an of
ficer as he went through the regular
training school at Dos Molncs and
prior to this was an officer in the
Uniform Rank, K. of P. It is not
known, however, just when he will
complete his course, nor whether a
commission will be given at once.
DR. PORTER'S TWENTY-THIRD
Friends and members of the 15th
Avenue Baptist Cuhrch Joined in cele
bration of Dr. Porter's 23rd anniver
sary last Sunday. The program
proper began at 2:30. Rev. Preston
Taylor, D. D., was master of cere
monies, while the Rev. Dr. R. H. Boyd,
D. D was one of the principal speak
ers. Among the others who were
scheduled for two-minute addresses
were Hon. J. C. Napier, A. N.' John
son, W. II. MeCavock, W. H. Whitta
ker, Rev. Satterfield, D. D., Rev. Tun
still, D. D., Rev. H. A. Alfred, D. D.,
Dr. J. H Hale Several of the local
lodges with which Dr. Porter Is prom
inently connected were well repre
sented. The program arranged by
the committee in charge of the cele
bration provided for the following:
Song by the choir
Scripture reading by Dr. S. L. Mc
Song by the choir
Prayer by Dr. J. C. Fields
Song by the choir
Paper by Sister Mattie Brown
Song by the choir
Paper by Sister Willie M. Reed
Introduction of the speaker of
Anniversary sermon by Dr. R,
Boyd, D. D., LL. D.
REV. A. W. PORTER, D. D.,
Tennessee Represented at
THRIFT STAMP AND EXAMINING
HEADQUARTERS AT LOCAL "Y"
LUNCHES WERE PREPARED
FOR DRAFTEES TRANSIENT
SOLDIERS FIND SHELTER
LOCAL "Y" DOING ITS "BIT."
It is interesting to note the active
part which the local branch Y. M.
C. A. has played in the present world
war program. Beginning with the
organized effort of leading citizens
throughout the country made to secure
an Officers' Training Camp for Col
ored men, the local Association and
Secretary, and most of the members
of the Committee on Management,
have played conspicious parts the
effort to win the war. The work done
by some members of the Advisors'
and Managers' Board have been both
of local and national scope. J. C.
Napier, C. V .Roman, and H. A.
Boyd, are among those whose services
have not been confined alone to the
Beginning with the examination of
the prospective officers for the Fort
Des Moines, la., training camp, a lit
tle more than a year ago the local
YY' has kept on the job. That Ten
nessee finally succeeded In sending
her pro rata of colored boys to the
Des Moines Officers' Training Camp
was due in a large measure to the
activities of the Local Secretary and
officers lot the Association. A big
farewell meeting wi prepared for the
boys, in the colored "Y" just before
their final leaving.
The Y. M. C. A. has been headquar
ters for the Examining Board, which
ba3 met several hundred drafted men
during the past year. It has also been
headquarters for the Thrift Stamp
activities, headed by Hon. A. N. John
son The 1917 Colored Department
of the Red Cross Campaign was suc
cessfully operated in the parlors and
dining room of the Association. TIM
Association was the headquarters for
preparing more than three hundred
Kes by the leading women of the
She, Ld clubs for the , oca raft-
1nE camps a few months ago. Soldiers
-a tint inne
ed men wno leu iui - -
. passing Linuuh" " olmlfr
ending out that their uii forms aamu
t .hMiifrn rn r.n.v aiw w
tnem to full memoersnip
jn the Association.
n i.nnttnrhed. headed by
Cap a n C Hadiey, got its first
Se of real Association Service dur
,g their last three- weeks stay in
Ul I""-. - " j tVia rn.
Mr W. 1). uawiuns,
operation of the Association in pre
paring a two hundred plate banquet
for the boys, the night before their
""jls? "he other day, the Chairman
and the Secretary of the Negro Worn
n's Division of the National Counsel
of Defense, addressed the following
communication to the Board of Mana
gers of the Colored Y. M. C. A..
"The Negro Woman's Division of.
the National Counsel of Defense, have
outgrown their headquarters so , grac
lously given us by the F reside
School on Gay Street, and being in
need of larger quarters for our woik,
"he committee is sending this com
munication to you, to ask you to
grant us the privilege of using for
our war work, the hall on Cedar St.,
downstairs, West of the din lng hall.
We are giving our time and money,
free to our country's causo, but will
ing to assume the responsibility and
expense of putting the hall in good
condition for our use We are ask
ine for it for not less than ninety days,
and should the war continue at er
that time, we would have to ask lor
Mesdames A. N. Johnson, West Bos
tick A. M. Morgan, F. E. Dawson, J.
A, r MnttiP. Coleman, chair-
'in spite of the Association's financial
r,ee.ls, the committee of management,
at its regular monthly meet ng.
granted the ladies the use of this
Sous, well-lighted, and well locat
ed room on Cedar Street, upon the
terms asked In their letter.
It will be recalled that W. N. San
ders, Secretary, was examined, and
had practically laid his plans for en
tering the Offlciers, Training Camp,
when the committeemen met and in
formed him that a leave of absence
could not be granted for war service.
It was their decision, and their deci
sion alone, that prevented his enroll
lng in the Des Moines Training Camp
A few days ago, when the awful
wreck, which left scores of strange
wounded and dead, the "Y" was
among the first with the aid of the
Local Chapter of the Red Cross, to
throw wide Its doors-to assist In car
ing for all who might come. Seven
teen men came, and were well provided
for in every way.
Tuesday night, the Association at
the behest of the State Y. M. C A.
Committee, met at the station, with
372 Tennessee boys. Mr. J. C. Diggs.
r.f Louisville, Ky., who lately came to
Nashville to take charge of the Had
iey Bend Association Work, accom
pained the boys to Camp Sherman.
Literature prepared by the War
Work counsel was distributed freely
,mong the boys at the station, and
on the way to camp.
July 29th it Is understood that the
Association will play its part In help
ing to give the six hundred local fel
lows a rousing farewell.
If service counts In efficient warfare,
the local Association is In line and
hitting some mighty effective strokes,
by way of a contribution toward the
Hun's defeat, and America's and
freedom's continued triumph.