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NASHVILLE. TENK, FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 1318.
DELEGATES AND FRIENDS TO LEAVE FOR NATIONAL CONVENTION
100 Per cent Ameri
can Is Demand of
MINISTER'S OF INTERDENOMI
NATIONAL ALLIANCE TO MEET
THE 19TH AN
YOUNG 'BLACK JOE" IN FRANCE
OF NEXT WEEK
"SPEED UP THE
Willi" SAYS T. U.
All Members Urged lo be Present at Y.
M. G. A., September Gth, at
10 O'clock, Forenoon.
"GET TOGETHER lOlt GOOD OF
National Negro lousi
ness Loiiiiue Dest
ALL THE PEOPLE" IS SLOGAN.! MAYOR'S THEME
Springfield, III., Aug. 26. Amer
icanize the nation, speed up the war
prepare to defend ourselves after
ward and make ready to solve the
industrial social problems which will
come with peace, were the demands
of Theodore Roosevelt made in an
.address here today.
Col. Roosevelt, who spoke at a
celebration of the centenary of Illi
nois statehood, said:
"The two great needs of the mo
ment are to insist upon thorough
going vand absolute Americanism
throughout this land and to tpeed
up the war; and, secondly to these
needs come the need of beginning
even now to make ready, to pi-ernre
for the tasks that are to come after
the war, the task of preparing so
that never again shall war and U3
helpless, and the task of preparing
for the social and industrial prob
lems which this earth-shaking con
flict of giants will leave in its ruin
"To insist upon thorough-going,
100 per cent. Americanism among
all our people is merely another way
of saying that we insist upon being
a nation proud of our national past
and confident of our future as the
greatest of the nations of mankind.
"For if we permit our people to
be split into a score of different na
tionalists, each speaking a different
language and each paying its real
soul homage to some national ideal
overseas, we shall not be a nation at
all, but merely a polyglot boarding
house; and nobody feels much loy
alty to a polyglot boarding house or
is proud to belong to it.
PLAYING GERMANY GAME.
My Dear Co-Workers : After a few
weeks recess, you are hereby notified
and called to meet at the Y. M. C. A.
Building .Friday, Sept. 6th at 10 a. m.
I want to urge and earnestly request
very minister- in Nashville, who is
interested in the betterment of his
people and advancement of the King
dom of Grace, to be present at this
If there ever was a time in all the
history of the world .that the minis
ters of Jesus Christ 8houlf forget
their denominational differences and
lay aside their petty jealosies, get
together and work together for the
good of all the people, it is now.
We are charged with being a divid
ed race. Are we guilty?' If we are
guilty, our leaders are largely respon
sible, thats all. How in the world
can we expect the people to get to
gether, when we are so far apart?
Like Priest, like people
It doe sseem to me brethren, that
every minister in Nashville (but fe.w
exceptions) could afford to meet his
brethren at least once a week and
spend one hour in prayer, meditation
and in the consideration of subjects
that are vital to the best interest of
the people among whom and for whom
During these peculiar times through
which we are pasing our people are
looking to us for advice, council and
direction. So, let us mee tonce a week
as it were in an "Uper Room,' 'that
we might be better prepared for the
work committed to us.
What would the devil think and
do, should he hear that the Negro
ministers of Nashville had gotten to
gether and united their forces for the
destruction of his (devil's) damnable
business in Nashville?
He would doubtles sfeel like resign
ing his position ' as captain of the
fosces of darkness. , ' '
Now I hope to see every, minister
present at the "Get-to-gether" meeting
Friday at 10 a. m.
' Yours for the Master,
J. H. SMITH.
President of the International Min-
;W are not internationalists. We
are American nationalists. We ln
tend to do 'justice to all other na
tions. But in the last four years the
professed Internationalists, like the
profound pacifists, have played the
game of brutal German autocracy,
the game of the militaristic and cap-
talis ic tyranny which now asbo.lBter8 Aulance oI NaBhvllle
iuieor ruies me r russianized uer
many of the Hohenzollerns.
"American pacifism has been the
tool and ally of German militarism,
and has represented, and always will
represent deep disloyalty to our be
loved country. .
"For the moment the pacifists and
Internationalists ' and pro-Germans
dare not be noisy. But let our
people beware of them as soon as
the peace negotiations begin, and
from that time onward.
"They have worked together in the
a much larger population, and much
greater natural resources than Ger
many or than France and England
"Therefore by next spring we
should have thousands of our own
field guns, and scores of thousands
of our own airplanes, at the front,
and an enormous ship tonage in
which to ferry across the ocean so
many troops that by April we may
have four million trained fighting
past, and they wil work together in men at the front, not counting non-
Our Board sent a committee to Wal
den a few days ago to study the
whole educational situation in Nash
ville, as we are concerned in the same,
and this has to do with Meharry as
well as Walden. This committee after
two or three days spent in Nashville
reported to the Board of Managers of
the Freedmen's Aid Society, that in
their judgement Walden College and
Morrlstown Normal and Industrial
College should be merged into
one institution located at Mor
into one institution located at Mor
ris town. This is tor the purpose of
carrying all that concerns Walden
In name and in work over to Morris
town, and raising the scholastic grade
of Morrlstown to that of a full college
so that the graduating classes, espec
ially of the college department of
Walden, may be taken care of at
Morrlstown, and that school put into
the very best condition looking toward
its doing college as well as normal
and industrial work.
Ybu are aware that we have a plant
at Morrlstown valued at $150,000 with
fine and commodious buildings. We
have just been given a farm in con
nection with Morrlstown valued at
$40,000. There are not so many in
stitutions in East Tennessee as in
Nashville, and the possibilitly of our'
serving the Kentucky and Tennessee
constituency Is more convenient at
Morristown than at any .other insti
tution in or near Nashville. Our
Morristown institution has the un
qualified approval of the United States
Bureau of Education. In their report
they say "The management is effec
tive." "The school diploma is recog
nized by Tennessee, Virginia and West
Virginia for teacher's certificates."
There are eight buildings.
The Board in discontinuing the ap'
propriation to Walden Is enabled to
increase the appropriation to Morris
town if necessary, in order to make it
one of the finest schools in the country
operated by the Society for the edu
cation of the Negro. At the same time
Meharry Medical College is related to
the entire Negro race, and is the only
medical school for training of colored
physicians having any relation what
ever to a religious denomination. hTe
Meharry Brothers, who made possible
the Meharry Medical College were
prominent Methodists in the state of
SHOWING HIMSELF TRUE BLUE.
Tlicir Slogan, "Let's Go" Music and Song
Keep Them Cheerful While Villagers
Make Hush to Gatch Strains.
THE HOYS ARE JUBILANT ' OVER
THERE" AND HEADED EOltHEU IN
38th Aunual Session
of the-N. B. C., to
He Held at
Atlantic City. Aug 24 What
is regarded as of the most significant
events of the year and an epochal
one in the annal of the race is the
Nineteenth Annual Session of the
National Negro Business League,
which met in this city this week be
ginning August 21 and ended Friday
evening with one of the most notable
Rocial functions of the season among
Afro-Americans. The outstanding
features of the sessions were the ad
dresses of welcome by Governor W.
T fan1 TTavi CTtvtmaf T Cirttf I
Snecial Assistant to the Secretary of (Reprinted
War Evenning Post. Copyright, 1918, by
In delivering the welcome address !tne Curtl3 Polishing Company.)
on behalf of the State of New Jersey I PAHT THREE.
(This article from the war fields sibly because he wished to show tho
of France throws light upon tho na- i Hush-Germans that he regarded the
lure or tno American wegro as a sol- wnole thing as boing In the nature of
dier. Its vividw picture of the life a celebration, or maybe because he
and work of the colored men shows just wanted to see what would hap
him true to his natural character ev- j pen afterward, he touched off one
en in the grim surroundings and deep of tlnm. And then a fellow down
tasks of war, while its accounts of his the line seeing thiis Brocket decided
valor, flavored, as it is, with his racial
good huninor, must carry to all Amer
icans a lesson in appreciation of the
Negro soldior. It will be printed in
three installments. Editor.
from the Saturday
lie spoke of the great progress made .
As we passed along we heard one
by the race in the face of the blind I h" amy private with a
prejudice which confronts it. He lexio'n R bouomt a coal
said that the attaining of education mlnand a BmlIe uke the sudden lift
first was the stepping stone to branch lug o R piall0 11(1 caU out t0 a mate
out and become a partof the business
of the country. He gave a clear
definition of democracy and said that
It must be emphasized at home as well
as he fitted his greased rillle togeth
"Henry Johnson, he done right
1 guess, that a national holiday of
the French was being observed and
so he touched off two. But It never
will happen again.
"The very next night we had a gas
alarm two miles back of here In the
next village, where one of my bat
talions is billeted. It turned out to
be a false alarm, but all tthrough the
camp the sentries were sounding
their autoinibile honrs as a warning
for gas masks. But Maj. Blank's or
derly didn't kno wthe meaning of tho
signals, or if he did know he forsot
it in the excitement of the moment.
Still he didn't lose his head alto
gether. As he heard the sound Of
the footings coming nearer and near
er he dashed into the Major's billet
the .Major is a very sound sleeper
onunuing ne saiu. : hust.haid licker I kin eo nlum to Ber
"We are talking democracy and lin."
writing about it but getting further The most illuminating insight of
and further away fjiom it. We are all, though, into the strengthened
going to understand one another bet-1 ambition that animated the rank and
ter. file of those men was vouchsafed to
"This is the way it is going to belus as swe three following along be
developed, as I see It. New Jersey is 'hind the tall shape of the Colonel
a great centre of war activity, proud rounded a corner of thhe trench and
of her history and proud of her ac- became aware of a soldier who sat
civic responsibilities. I hop e then back turned to us and was bo deeply
camps men who are. Catholic, men cross-legge Jo upon his knees with his
who are Protestants, men who are lntent uPn the task In his hand that
Jews. We have among the troops he never heeded our approach at all.
white and colored and men of every n a silent signal from our guide we
nationality, now all Americans, 0f't1lptoed n?arer th?t fon lo0k.
course. We have nearly every race wnward oyer the bent shoulders of
thrown together and properly so. the unconscious- one and this then
They are going to be more tolerant " w1hfU,w ?aw; A ll 8qua,re"
of one another's viewpoint when they b,ullt , tadlvMual thet color of a
hm tv.J- bottle of good cider vinegar, who
T hnna thon I waiaiivicu uiuu uio ftucca a oitvu ui
i nupe men L,i,ui.i. -., u innira niro o era.
woll ril,ln't ho? .,t oav hir n r"" " Duiiu DIO
,, ' " 1 1 ". " ' - iand tabued him by the shoulder and
",JT...6,.. . J " snook him right out o f his blankets,
luau ui uiiuno uu uuo uuil iiiib ui
'Wake up Major!" he yelled, try
mg to keep on shaking with one
hand and to salute with the other.
'Fur Gawd's sake, suh, wake up. The
Germans is coming' in automobiles!"
"Oh, yes, they were green at the
start: but they are as game as any
men in this man's army are. You
take it from me, because I know.
They weren't afraid of the cold and
the wet and the terrific labor when
they worked last winter down near
the coast of France on as mean a job
ot work as anybody ever tackled.
They were up to their waists in cold
water part of the time yes, most of
the time they were but not a one
of them flinched. And believe me
there's no flinching among them now
that we are up against the Huns!
You don't need the case ot Johnson
and Roberts to prove it. It Is proved
by the attitude of every single man
that this class prejudice will be ellm- w, " nfl ?k ilJ !a,lll,ne thera- u l8nt hard t0
i.,i u fi,n Dinj ol tombstone, and I am inclined to i .hnln tn, ,aBarn,a horn Mri i
plause and cheers). This will be a!, "f ,AW8 to keep them from going into it on
recompense for some of the sacrifices r """"' r "J t, I lnelr own accora- TIiey 8aV the darK
(An- ., , ', - i races can t 8 tand tne nigh explosives
blade. First he would annoint the UP- j that their nerves go to pieces under
through which we are going.
Governor Edge referred farther on :ia Z.7a,nJ f',,in, T 'f, thAB lue stram 01 lne terrmc concussion,
to the work that has been done for S.LL.. ..1 1 11 that be 80 tne representatives of
V..T . ,h Nezro In New Jprspv Hb snokn . " - '" the dark races that come from
Illinois, and the Board of Managers torU "WolfSS eLwue 2 are the exceptions to the
of the Freedmen's Aid Society has ol lUB o""eu weaare eiiague ana i fh Whllo imrtpr h a hrath. hn i .... . . .
other activities which seek to amel- ::ooned ' ' mte rworflaM hTmrnini u y . y , Beu"B im ana
iorate the conditions of the colored :l.n ' 'iTltl rig1?a8? ona ot bol!lW,1 """l"
" " " i oiirumenis. ana we nave to wat.cn
the future, the pro-German furnish
ing the most powerful and most sin
ister element of the combination,
EXPERIMENT WAS A FAILURE.
"Let our people remember that for
the two and a halt years before we
entered the war the pacifists clamor
ously insisted that if we kept unpre
pared we would avoid war. Well, we
tried the experiment. We kept com
pletely unprepared. Even after we
broke off diplomatic relations with
Germany we refused to make the
slightest preparation. And never
, theess we drifted into the war.
"Pacifism and unDrenaredness
never keep a nation out of war. They t
invite war, and they insure that if
war comes it shall be costly and long
drawn out and bloody.
"Let us remember this when the
peace comes. Don't trust the paci
fists; they are the enemies of right
eousness. Don't trust the interna
tionalists they are the enemies of na
tionalism and Americanism.
TRUST IN PREPARENESS. .
"When peace comes let us accept
any reasonable proposal, whether
calling for a league of nations or for
an? oth.er machinery, which we can
in good faith act upon, and which
uoes really offer some chance' of , les
sening the number of future wars
rnd diminishing their area. But let
us never forget that any promise that
such! a league or other piece of raa
r chinery will definitely do away with
war 13 either sheer nonsense or rank
"Let us rest our" strength on an
army which shall consist not of a
special cast, but of the people them
selves; on on . army produced by the
universal obligatory training of all
our yourg men sometime .between
th eages of nineteen and twenty-one
FIRST WIN THE WAR. ,
'. "This is for the' future. Our im
mediate duty is to win the war. We
must speed up the war to, the limit.
We must, try to finish It at the earli
est possible moment, but be resolved
to .finish it, no matter how long it
takes. We must insist on the peace
of complete and overwhelming vic
tory. ; .. .
"We must remember that ft huge
army put in th efield at one time
' will accomplish what t!ie same num
ber of men put into the field 'n drib
lets can never accomplish. We have
combatants and reserves. The age
limits for the draft should be greatly
increased, and 'he exemptions greatly
of the Freedmen's Aid Society has
contributed for years by appropria
tion to the work of Meharry. For
many years this institution was in
Class A of the American Medical Asso
ciation. This Association determines
the rating of medical institutions in
citizens of the State.
Inace ot a wasp's petulant buzzing.
"I feel," said the Governor, "that He was making war medicine. , A
them like hawks to keep them from
clipping off on little independent
New Jersey, since she has been first , United States soldier whose remote i raiains parties without telling any
in so many other forward movements. : ancestors by preference fought hand !kj i,t (
the country. In recent years because 1 is going to be first likewise in giving to hand with their jungle enemies 1 te8t nasn't COnie yet but when it
Col. Roosevelt enumerated some ot
the Industrial problems that must be
solved. He advocated co-operation
among individuals and control by the
government to help business men
succeed, but' demanded a fair divis
ion of profits among all concerned.
Workingmen, he said should have
their right insured to collective ac
tion, including collective bargaining.
In a very real sense, he said, they
should be made partners in the bus
iness with a share in the profits and,
at least along certain lines ,a share in
the control. But, there must be no
limiting of production ,no reduction
of the einciency of the skilful and
hardwork-ng men to the plane of the
shiltfess ond .inefficient. ' ,. ,
, Insuring the rights ot the farmer,
he said, should bo a' cardinal feature
of the na.ional policy. The farmer
should be enabled to own his own
farm. Legislation to make the work
ing farmer a land' owner should be at
once enacted. .
"Drastic action should be taken,"
said the colonel, "to stop the pur
chase of agricultural land for spec
ulative purpose. System of market
ing must me developed so as to do
away with the hold-up methods that,
in so many places, still obtain." --HPittsburg
. Evening Mail.
paid a special tribute to Attorney
Isaac Nutter, of this city, closing his
reference with the words:
"Isaac Nutter is recognized from
one end of the State to the other as a
Mayor Bacharach followed the
Governor. After paying a high tribute
A LETTER ADDRESSED TO DR. E.
A WHITE BY DR. I. GARTNA
PENN, SEC'Y OF FREEDMAN'S
v Cincinnati, O.,' Aug. 23, 1918
Rev. E. A. hWtte, D. D...
Dear Dr. White:
in line with the conservation which
wa had this morning, we appreciate
the fact that On your return to Nash
ville to carry out the orders of our
Board, in taking an Inventory of the
property at Walden, you will be ask
ed questions concerning the action of
our Board with reference to Walden,
Very naturally the patrons will be
seeking you to know if the school Is
to be continued next year, and others
Interested will be asking questions.
We desire that the action of the Board
with reference to this matter, shall be
clearly understood. It is as follows:
of the raising of standards of medical
schools, Meharry fell back into Class
B. The Freedmen's Aid Society de
sires to restore it to Class A, so there
will be no difficulty in the future grad
uates of Meharry finding it possible
to be licensed anywhere in the United
States upon examination by the
examining board of any state.
In th emerger of Walden and Morris
town, it makes possible a larger ap
propriation 'to Meharry and restore man you can trust."
it to uiass a, ana aiso tne use or tne
buildings so much needed by Meharry
for dormitories for the students.
. These were the compelling motives
upon the part of the Board of
Managers to take the action they did
in discontinuing the appropriation to
Walden this year. It is to be hoped
that the friends of education will
sea that the action of the Board of
Managers is a statesmanlike one, and
endeavor to make one literary insti
tution in Tennessee of the highest sort
Episcopal Church and the medical
under the auspices of the Methodist
school to which 1t is related a first
grade school in the rating of medical
authorities. Efforts are on the way
to have this view ot the Board con
sidered and approved by all those
who are interested. It is to be hop
ed that the patrons of Walden will
send their sons and daughters to Mor
ristown. The President of that in
stitution is D'r. J. S. Hill, Morrlstown.
Concerning Dr. Hill the United
States Bureau of Education says:
"President Hill is deserving of great
credit for his long services for the
Piucation of the colored people, and
for the support he has secured for
the school from outside agencies."
I. Garland Penn.
Pres. E. A. White has been elected
lFekl Secretary of the Freedmen's Aid
Society, and wil have his residence in
Cincinnati, Ohio. His special work
will be In the centenary campaign.
was auauiYine 10 soe nenrv jonnion i .1.. n. ., i.,i. p ... 1
I i. 'iuco iviiiu juu turn? a Lip UIG UIIU
auu gu uiui uuo umier
A Little Private Celebration.
The executive referred to various I
colored citizens who are striving to J "Thov're all like that boy withthe
help their race throughout the coun-jbolo, and some of them are even
try, particularly in New Jersey. He more so," said the Colonel after we
string your bets along with this miiv
8trel troupe to win."
When the Boys Say "Let's Go."
"My men have a catch phrase that
had tramned back aeain to the due- has come to be their motto and their
out in a chalk cliff, which he tern- slogan. Tell any one of them to do
porarily occupied as sa combination " certain thing and as he gets up
parlor, boudoir, office, breakfast room t0 K about it he invariably says,
. . , .r- 1.1... ' 1 4t'u li' Toll a Vi.i.wlcnrl r.f (lioni
anu neaaquariers. vve were a preuy
ureen outfit when they brought us
over here. Why, even after we got
over to France some of my boys used
lo write me letters tendering, their
resignations, to take, effect inline
ilintnlv. Thuv hail come into the
to the Neitro as a citizen he dwelt. I service nf their own free will as vol 1 Invariable answer. 1'ersonally 1 think
upon the men of color who readily unteers in the National Guard so I It makes a pretty good maxim for
responded to the present draft and j when they got tired of soldiering, as an otullt ot lighting men, and I'll
also when a call for 20 or more men a few of them did at first, they ! stake my lile on U that tlmy'll live
was made 90 or morn always resnntnl- couldn't understand why thev ! up to It when tiic real trial comes."
ed. His rendering of the poem enti-1 shouldn't go out of their own freo
Let's Eo!' Tell a hundred of them
... iln n li..,r r'll ..n.r . U n
it uu n mi. ife auu muj 11 naj mu
seatue thing. I hear it a thousand
times a day. The missBion may in
volve discomfort or the chance o a
sudden and exceedingly violent death.
No matter 'lout's go!' , That's tho
Two day3 we stayed on there, and
they were two days of a superior va
riety of continuous blackface Vaude
ville. There was tho evening when
for our benefit tho men organized an
DR.' MOTON'S RESPONSE.
, tied. "A Little Service Flag." moved wills.
mnny of the visitors to tears. . His ! "They used us on construction work
gift of the key of the city to tho i down near one of the pons for u
ln'iirna ttna otaMw1 ilth nn1r,,.nn whiln nftpr WP. lflTulpfl. TVlPn horP
"-ibu" , co h'ccLtu mill .aijymusc " J - .
which lasted five minutes. a couplo ot weeks ago they tent us impromptu conceit featuring a quar-
President Napier is accenting the P to take over tills sector. Tho men w mm woum succura on any man s
key said that since the organization ro fond of saying that all they, had Imilesque. circuit, and a troupe of
of the League, in its annual sessions !tf way of preparation for the Joh . .ck-an, -wmg dancers whose equals
from city t ocity, Atlantic City leads was four day's drilling and a hair- would be hard to find on the Big
as this is the first key that has ever cut. lime. There was the next evening
been presented to the National Negro! "DM I Just now that we were when tho band o forty pieces ser-
Lcague aonai nefaru , We) QimWa us. tnnk sreIy tuii) mst
scribe it, let me ten you. mis sector '- lc6""c
was calm enough, as front-line sec- ar"y- Certainly it is the beBt one I
tors go, when wo took it over. Bui have heard in Europe during this
the first night my fellows had hardly wnr. On parade when it played the
had time enough to learn to find thei ' "Memphis Blues' the men did not
wav about the trenchos when from march; tho music poured in at their
a forward ritllo pit a rocket of a cer- . 6are and ran down to their heels,
I ta n color went ut. sienifvine: 'We a msieau oi inarcuing uioy jner-
are being attacked by tanks.' a"y dance! their way along. As for
"It gave me quite a shock, espec- tno dwellers ot the B'roncli towns in
ially as their had been, no artillery j which this regiment has from, time
preparation from Fritz's side of tho ! t0 time been quartered, they, I am
wire, and .besides there Is a swamp told, lairly go mad when some allur
between the lines right in front of ! B. compellng, ragtime tune is
wheie that riflle pit is. so I didn't ex- P'ayeu wun mat ricnness or synco
Children's Field Day will be cele
brated at Hadley Park, Labor Day,
Snpt. 2, 1918, under the puspices of
the Colored Women's Committee Nat.
All parents are urged by order of
the Government to bring their children
to take part in the demonstration.
Prizes will be awarded the most
perfect baby, The best developed boy.
The most popular baby, and to the
mother, having the largest number of
minor children present.
A special feature of the day will
be the great children's parade at 3
With his native witticism and elo
quent manner of reaching his audi
ence, Dr. R. R. Moton, the recognized
leader of his race, ably responded to
the welcome address of Gov. Edge
and Mayor Bacharach. He singled
out inspiring facts revealing tho in
tense loyalty of his race and cited the
thrilling events ot thebattle of Car
rlzal. He gave a plain interpreta
tion of what democracy meant and as
serted that the Negro was unswerv
ingly loyal to his country and expect
ed his contribution for the ultimate
triumph of democracy to bring him
the things that have been long de
ferred. His masterly presentation of cer
tain phases of the Negro's life and his
constant 'devotion to his country de
spite hjs proscriptions and bis inspir
ing optimism combined with his hap
by Charles Banks of Mound Bayou;
audience demonstrated that he has
the Confidence of the leaders.
Hon. J. C. Napier, president of the
body, ably presided and was assisted
by Charles Banks of Mount Bayou,
Miss., and Chas. H. Brooks of Phila
delphia. His annual message
(Continued on page 8.)
AUK., SEPT. 1-9.
The delegates to the coming session
of the National Baptist Convention,
will leave the city Monday night at
10:00 for Little Rock, Ark.
This session of the Convention
promises to be the greatest and most
interesting session held in many years
as ther eare many Issues that are of
great importance that will come be
fore' this session. Calls have been is
sued to the Baptists throughout, the
country by President E. P. Jones, Mrs.
G. DeBaptiBt Ashburn, President of
the Woman's Auxiliary and rMs. M.
A. B. Fuller, Corresponding , Secre
tary and other officials connected with
this great body urging that the Bap
tist brotherhood come to Little Rock
and take part in these proceedings.
Nashville will be largely represent
ed at the Convention. The National
Baptist Publishing Board, the largest
plant of the kind In the world, the
property ot the Baptists, . of which
they are justly proud is located here
an devery year a large delegation of
workers and officials attend the Con
vention in its interest and In the in
terest of Educational and Publishing
work in general.
During the past year the Baptists
of the National Baptist Convention
(unincorporated) have purchased for
the denomination and dedicated to
the service for purely Baptlstic train
ing for Negro Baptists one of the hand
somest pieces of school property to
be found south of the Mason and Dixon
line. This property is situated In
East Nashville on an eminence over
looking the city and stands as a
monument to Baptist progress. The
coining session of the Convention will
outline and formulate plans for the
speedy opening of this school.
The report of the Secretary of the
National Baptist Publishing Board
shows that notwithstanding the un
settled condition of affairs and the
heavy war clouds Which hang like
a pall over the country the financial
condition of the Publishing Board is
up to the standard. Every depart
ment ot the work as outlined in his
report is progressing nicely and the
future prospects are very bright indeed.
Th Assistant Secretary of the Pub
lishing Board, Rev. H. A. Boyd, has
made all arrangements for the com
fort and care of his ' party who will
leave the city Monday night. Mr.
Boyd has for tho past fortnight been
in the east but is expected in the city
at the end of the week at which time
all plans wil be consummated. Already
he has secured a twenty section
standard sleeper and a day coach
and promises from railroad officials
that the party will be given every
Prominent persons who wil leave
the city Monday night for Little Rock
are R. II. Boyd, Secretary of the Na
tional Baptist Publishing Board, and
Mrs. R. II. Boyd, Rev. H. M. Burns,
pastor of the Tabernacle Baptist
Church and Mrs. Burns, Dr. J. C.
Fields, pastor of the Pleasant Green
Baptist Church, Dr. C. H. Clark,
Chairman of the National Baptst Pub
lishing Board and pastor ot the Mt.
Olive Baptist Church, Rev. J. L. Hard
ing, President of the Tennessee State
Convention and pastor of tho Third
Ave., Baptist Church, Rev. J. C. Hard
ing, pastor of the New Hope Baptist
Church, Rev. G. B. Taylor, pastor of
the 2nd Baptist Church, Rev. G. G.
Iloldun, Fairtield Baptist Church, Rev.
A. W. Porter, pastor i5th Ave. Bap
tist Church, Rev. I. C. W. Shelton,
traveling evangelist, Mr. J. B. Boyd,
Geneial Foreman, National Baptist
Publishing Board and Mrs. J. B. Boyd,
Rev. and Mrs F. L. Morris, of In
dianapolis, Miss Mamie Brock of
Greenville, S. C; Rev. T. A. Brown,
Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Moderator Stone
River Association, Rev. II. A. Boyd,
Assistant Secretary National Baptist
Publishing Board and Mrs. H. A. Boyd
Kev. J. T. Tunstall, pastor N. Gth St.
Baptist Church, Mrs. D. A. Ferguson,
Pres. Tennessee Woman's State Con
vention, Miss E. A. Battle, Assistant
in Publicity Department, Rev. N. T.
Stoner,' pastor Mt. Giload Baptist
Church, Rev. J. T. Tunstall. Jr., pas
tor of the 1st Baptist Church, Colum
bia, Rev. J. A. Brown, pastor Mt. Zion
Baptist Church and Mrs, Cora Jordan,
White assistan Editorial Secretary,
National Baptist Publishing Board.
actly see how tanks were going to
get across unless the Germans fer
ried thein over in skiffs. So before
calling out t he regiment I decided
but befofe I had time to start on it
two more rockets went up from an
other ri'ie pit at the left ot the first
one, and, according to the edde, these
rockettss meant: 'Lift your barrage
we are about to attack in force.
Since, we hadn't been putting down
any barrage and there was no rea
son for yin attack and no order for
one this gave me another shock. So
I put out hotfoot to find out what
was the matter.
Rookie Starts It.
"It seemed a raw recruit in the
was first pit had found a box of rockets.
Just for curlosoty, I suppose, or pos-
pated melody in it which only the
black man can achieve; and as the
regiment has moved on more than
once it has been hard to keep the
unattached inhabitants ot the villaige
that the band was quitting from
moving on with it.
If I live to be a hundred and one I
shall never forget the second night,
which was a night of a Bplendid,
flawless moon. We stood with the
regimontal staff on the terraced lawn
of the chief 'house in a half-deserted
town five miles back from the trench
es, and down below us in the main
street the band played plantation airs
and hundreds of Negro soldiers
joined In and sang the words. Behind
the masses of upturned faces was a
ring ot white ones where the re
maining natives of theh place clus
tered, with their heads wagging In
time to theh tunes.
A Letter to His Mammy.
And when the band got to "Way
Down Upon the Suwanee Riiver" I
wanted to cry, and when the drum
major, who likewise had a splendid
barytone voice, sang, as an interpo
lated number, "Joan of Arc," first
In Englissh and then in excellent
French, the villagers openly cried";
and an elderly peasant heavily
whiskered, with the tears of a joyous
and thankful enthusiasm running
down his bearded cheeks, was with
difficulty restrained from throwing
his arms about the soloist and kiss
Those two days we heard stories
without number, all of them true, I
take it, and most of them good ones,
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