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NASHVILLE, TKNN, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, B18.
GHTti ANNUAL SESSION N. B. C. CLOSES
MIDDLE TENNESSEE C0L
ORED TEACHER'S ASS'N.
Sessions lo Be Held at Pearl Hiirii School
This City-Excellent Program Ar
- ranged for This Meeting.
NATIONAL BAPTIST CONVENTION, UNIN
CORPORATED, MEETS AT LITTLE ROCK
THREE DAYS WORK OUTLINED
ATTENDANCE WILL BE LARGE
R. T. Butler, President, Murfrees
boro. Miss Lena T. Jackson, 1st Vice
Miss Willie Griffey,' 2nd Vice Presi
W. K. Davis, 3rd Vice President,
Miss L. L. McKeever, Treas., Nash
ville. H. J. Johnson, Secretary, Nashville.
T. A. Frierson, Chairman,. Mrs. Sal
He Thompson, Secretary, J. B. Batte,
R. T. Butler, W. R. Davis, Miss L. L.
McKeever, J. P. Crawford, F. G.
Smith, Mrs. Cora Fields, Misis L. T.
Jackson, Miss G. A. Lofton, Miss Wil
li Griffey, R. G. Johnson, H. J. John
son, Miss M. O. Myers, E. R. Butch
er, D. S. Collier, Mrs. A. Pearl Crews,
H. G. Allen, M1as Garnett, L. W.
Hughes, J. A. Williams, P. Vertrees,
Miss Gladys Blaine, J. D. Steele, M1ss
Lillian Adams, J. R. Inman (deceased).
Music , f.K
Business Session Y,'
Reports of Officers anil Committees
Klcction of Oilicers. ;.
"DEMOCRACY AND ITS
MISSION" IS SUBJECT
Large Delegations Present Much Constructive Work Accom- Of Great Address Delivered by Dr. John
plisbed All Sessions Well Attended and Enthusi
asm Manifested by Every Delegate Present
MORE THAN SEVEN TIIOl SAND DOLLARS RAISED
NEXT SESSION TO BE H15LD IN NORFO K, VIRGINIA
II. Grant at Unions City, Ten
nesscc on Labor Day.
BISHOP B. F. LEE'S GbLDEN JUBI
LEE IN NASHVILLE
The African Methodist of Nashville ! chairman and secretary, that is a part
will soon be the host in the entertain
After deliberating for five days on
matters of vital Importance to the
entire denomination the National
Baptist Convention adjourned its
38th annual session here today.
Throughout the week there was much
concerning the future of the denom
ination up for discussion and con
sideration. Every board through its
Thursday, September 19 10 A.
Invocation (Rev. J. H. Grant, Pas
tor Payne Chapel A. M. B. Church
The Medical' Profession (Dr. . J. A,
The Clergy Rev. W. S. Ellington.
Business Mr. A. N. Johnson.
Miss Cora Tyler, Columbian
Prof. R. L. Wood, McMinnville.'
(Enrollment of Members
Thursday, September 191:30 P. M.
eimrimeni or Supervision Dr J
P. Crawford, Leader. ' '
School Management Miss Cornelia
High School Department Dr F G
Pointers to Success-nRev J A
P E" ' E- Cha,rChl Nash:
ty!LKiel th,eHorae Fires. Burning for
v ST?Th?0lB Prof- Isaa Fisher or
Industrial Department Prof- R G
,?l0W'reach Food Coriservation
Miss Margaret F. Harlan.
- Agriculture in the Rural Schools
Mr. A. M. Dobbins.
ment of a connectional delegation of
distinguished churchmen of that de
nomination, who will assemble here
September 25th, to do honor to that
eminent prelate, Bishop Lee, the
Bishop of the Ninth Episcopal Dis
trict, A. M. E. Church. The occasion
will be the celebration of the fiftieth
anniversary of Bishop Lee's entrance
into the Christian ministry. This
will be denominated his golden jubi
lee. Great preparation is being made
by local committees to make this one
of the most auspicious events of a so
cial nature that has taken place in
church circles in many a day. The
movement was inaugurated by the
Bishop's Council which, met it Wll
berforce University, In June.
Prominent ministers and laymen
from all over the country, Including
the bishops, general officers and col
lege presidents, will be in attendance
and participate on the program.
The meeting will be held at . St.
Paul Church, where a program will
be. rendered both morning and even
ing, closing ' with a banquet
at night, Bishop B. F. Lee ( toeing
the guest of honor. aSbmna . .
Among the local churchmen -who
are scheduled to speak at this oc
casion are: Dr. J. C. Caldwell, Wel
come Address; Dr. J.' A. Jones, ad
dress, "The Leadership of African
Methodism; What has it Wrought?"
Dr. C. V. Roman, "Message of the
Hour"; Bishop C. H. Phillips, address
"Methodism and the World s War;"
Bishop I. B. Scott, address, "The
Part the Negro has Played in the
Spread, of Methodism." The musical
feature of the program will be car
ried out under the direction of Mr.
Arthur G. Price of St. Paul Church
The banquet will be served by the
ladies of the A. M. E. Churches in
tions. The officials came in various
divisions aVl the program proper will
begin after the local committee, un
der the chairmanship of J. P. Robin
son, with D. B. Gaines as secretary,
turns the gavel over to the National
table among them are Dr3. A. J.
Barton, Dallas, Texas, former secre
tary of the Texas Anti Saloon League,
Gen. W. E. Atkinson, Clarksville,
Ark., Dr. A. U. Boone, Memphis
renn., and Rev. E. J. A. McKinney,
ABOUT FOUR THOUSAND PERSONS
PRESENT MANY WHITES THERE
of the convention, made its. report
and was received enthusiastically.
The officers elected for the year were
Rev. Edw. P. Jones, D. D., Vicksburg,
Miss., President; John E. Wood, D.
D., Kentucky, Vice President at
large; ,Rev. W. A. Jones, D. D., Ohio,
Second Vice President at large; Dr.
T. H. C. Messer, Pa., Third Vice
President at large; C. P. Medison,
Virginia, Recording Secretary; Chas.
W. Boyd, Texas, nrst assistant
Secretary; T. H. Evans, La., second
assistant Recording Secretary; Cbas.
H. Lewis, Ind., third assistant Re
cording secretary; j. w. wooas,
Okla., fourth assistant Recording
Secretary; F. H. Cook,. Ark., Statis
tician; Hon. Wm. H. Harrison, Okla.,
Attorney; Rev. John F. Thomas,
Illinois, Treasurer, Auditor, Rev. J.
B. Beckham, D. D., Mo.; Rev. J.
Gordon McPherson, D. D., Cal., Field
During the week the various state
delegations handed' in the names of
those who would serve on the several
boards and those who would consti
tute the vice presidents from their re
spective states in the national body.
The chairman and secretaries of the
various boards for the year are For
eign Mission, Rev. John H. Frank,
Chairman, Rev. R. Kemp, Secretary;
Home Mission, Rev. J. P. Robinson,
Chairaman, Rev. R. B. Porter, Sec
retary; Publishing Board, Rev. C. H.
Clark, Chairman and Rev. R. H.
Boyd, Secretary; B. Y. P. U., Rev. L..
Drane, Chairman, Rev. S. R. Prince,
Secretary; Educational, Rev. G. L.
Prince, Chairman, Rev. D. Abner,
Sec'y.; Benefit, S. T. Floyd, Sec'y;
Church Extension, Rev. J. E. Wood,
Secretary; Evangelical, Rev. J. S.
Anderson, Secretary; Temperance,
Rev. F. H. Cook, Secretary; Laymen's
W. H. Harrison, President, E. W.
Religious Education, Home and
Foreign Missions were perhaps the
most important matters considered
land future enlarged activities and
"Mr. Chairman, Ladies ami Gentle- Wilson. :We should count it a Joy
meu: ' , and privilege, though we haven't full
"It is with a deep sense of appro- free.lom ourselves, to help give to
elation of your regard for mo that I hois that freedom for which we
come to you ioilay to speak. Wo s'eh. Col gr.m.. that we may ount
have been called here by a genuine ourselves happy an 1 fortunate when
impulse of the heart. i we are given the opportunity to help
"You have hitherto, fellow-citiezns, t!ioe who have despitefully as d us.
oa occasions of this kind. be;n en-iJust. as the Master gave His life to
vuiifuu- .. - . .... i i u
tion. Their words and fraternal 1 lename.i wnn tne uiscussion ot tne im y w
called to messages provoked an outburst of nn- National Labor question, and on its nan tusp:iciuuy useu mm, so le u
oiliclals. The welcome addresses will I Little Rock, Ark., Editor of the Ad
be delivered tonight. The following . vance. These brought greetings
program is to be rendered during the j from the Southern Baptist Conven-
10 a. m. Convention
nrflpp liv thp Prpaiili.nf thn Rov Mriur iinnaQJQa th ti,i f ih. i e conseuuences to ourselves. Vital and with jo. give our lives to emancipate,
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lunuameniai as lauor is 10 tne win- ium.ci;i mm sno ukuuih m uumiu
niiig of the war, it shall be tha am- beings from everything that begets
bition of the speaker today to present prejudices, ignorance, necessity anu
P. Jones, D. D. . i the Southern white Bantists in the
10 to 10:45 a. m. Devotions, sub- ! uplift of the Negroes of the South-
ject, "Unity for Service," the Revs.
W. H. Hicks, A. B., D. D., Louisiana;
J. C. Fields, A. M., D. I)., Tennessee;
I. M. Hendon, D. D., Louisiana.
10:45 to 11 a. m. Enrollment of
11a. m. to 12 noon. Introductory
sermon, the Rev. E. R. Carter, Geor
gia, alternate, the Rev. W. T. Hall,
2 p. m. Reassemble. "Devotions,
subject, "Growth in Grace," by the
Revs. I. W. Crawford, D. D., Missis
sippi; T. J. James, D. D., Bessemer,
Ala.; J. A. Alexander, Mississippi.
2:30 p. m. Appointment of com
mittees. 2:45 p. m. President's annual ad
dress and recommendations.
4:45 p. m. "The Negro Baptists
and the World War," the Rev. E. W.
Moore, D. D.. Ohio '
6:30 p. m. Adjournment and col
lection. 8 p. m. Reassemble. Devotions, the
Revs. U. S. Smith, D. D G. A. Long,
D. D., Arkansas; subject, "Mission
ary Outlook." .
8:30 p. m. Local program. Wel
come addresses and response by the
Rev. G, A. Galvin, D. D., Virginia.
9:30 p. m. Sermon, the Rev. J. L.
Harding, D. D., Tennessee; alternate,
the Rev. Calhoun, South Carolina.
The Arkansas Gazete.
Six thousand soldiers at Ft. Logan
Roots heard representatives from the
National Baptist Convention deliver
WAR CROSS TO NEGRO SERGEANT
Sergt. Major Sherman D. Scruggs-, a support from a financial point of view
Kansas side Negro, 23 years old, in seemed practically assured by the
Fraince with an- Infantry company, cash received and pledges made for
hna hcpii mentioned in the French gen- the continuance of the work. A
eral's report for continued bravery, guaranty for the National ineoiog-
He won a French War Cross for hls.ical and Training Seminary to open
work Scruggs sent a copy of the at once -in the ouiidings ana on tne
eenenaTs TeDort and the cross to his 'site already purchased at Nashville
father, S. O. Scruggs, 423 DTeeinan
Avenue, Kansas slide.
Below appears the French Gener
al's letter, also the testimonial exer
cises which were given in his honor
at the 8th Street Baptist Tabernacle
Church, August 20tlh, at Kansas.
was given by the large amount of
cash and subscriptions made by the
members of the convention1. Wheth
er there is to be peace arid organic
union among the divided factions of
the Negro Bapt'sts seems now to de
pend entirely upon the action to be
Dr. David Abner, Secretary of the
Educational Board, and Rev. G. L.
Prince, the chairman of the board,
made their reports on the National
Theological Seminary and Training
School, which is being established
at Nashville, Tenn., and which was
purchased at a cost of $25,000.00.
More than a thousand dollars in cash
was laid on the table at the conclu
sion of their report.
The B. Y. P. U. Board, Dr. L.
Drane, Chicago, chairman, and S. R.
Prince of Fort Worth, Secretary, re
ported their year's work, which
showed an Increase in membership
and religious activities.
Uppermost in importance of mat
ters that claimed the attention of the
convention Thursday morning was
the report of the Peace Commission
to bring together the warring fac
tions among Negro Baptists, which
was appointed in Atlanta last Sep
tember. The report of the commis
sion was read by Dr. D. B. Gaines, of
this city. Every messenger attend
ing the body sat with strained ears
to listen to every word of the report.
Discussion on this report consumed
the -entire afternoon of Thursday
Among those who spoke on the re
port were Drs. W. M. Johnson, Hous
such a view of Democracy an I its
mission as Bhall convince you that it
is your duty aid the duty of every
American citizen to help win the war
for the Allies.
(Continued on Page 8.)
19th B. M. C. MEETS IN NEW
patriotic addresses that filled them 1 Boyd, Nashville, Tenn., C. H. Clark
with inspiration to go forward and I Nashville, Tenn., G. B. Taylor and
"As one has said, this war brings ' Special to The Globe:
to our vision 'the irresistible conflict! New York City (Manhattan aslno)
between autocracy and democracy. September 9, 1918 The 19th Biennial
Two great political ideals r.ra in a session of the Movable Committee of
death struggle.' And in speaking ti tbe Grand United Order of Odd Fel
you about this conHM, I do not come 0ws In America met Jiere today with
to you as one bringing any private perry w. Howard of Miss., presiding
information. If what I have to say w, x. tYancls and Chas.-E. MH
has any quickening value it is only cnelj ot st paui( Minn., and Charles
because I shall articulate what is t0Di ya.( respectively es secreta
most common in your thought and rie8 After short but impressive cere
feeling, and most potent in your sym- 0I welcome and resiimso the
pathy and faith. We are living near delegate8 entered diligently upon the
the culmination, we hope, of all dl8patcn 0l the regular business,
monarchal forms of governments. . . .
Over the chaos and strife we call , The seseion was mantM by the
civilization, there broods the thought oI anv lo energy and thorough
of love as law, which is changing the demonstrated the determination pi
motives and governments that made 'e delegates to carefully care for the
and re-make the world. From the Inportant work which conditions de
mldst of bur devouring customs, ig- manded. There was 282 delegates pres
norance and prejudices rises the ere- eat representing tne lodges in the tol
ative dream of equality before the lowing States: W. Va.; Delaware,
law and industrial opportunity. And Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin,
this dream is being tested as a work- South Carolina, Minnesota, Mlssissip
ing ideal for the on-coming democra- pi, New York, Tennessee, New Jersey
cy, and it is growing in statue and and Georgia.
favor with men. Black men, as never There waB much Interesting discus
belore, are being tried out by the na-, ,on on the following legislation that
tional government in the army, and came before the meeting. The incoi
other branches of the national serv- f iha n n n n w in ti.n
port were urs. w. jvi. jonnson, nous-iir nnfi hv 0hPr nreaniraton'j whnrn . , , , .
ton. Texas. C. J. W. Bovd. Fort ; .an.d ,y 1" f'ffS.8. ,W.r? District of Columbia under the laws
Worth Texas S R Prince Fort"1. " "B'"a"u- .... , ft Congress. A heated discussion on
Worth. Texas. R J Prince! 'Chicaeo 1 "hellL s the discontinuance of the Odd Fellows
J. W. Hurse, Kansas City, Mo., R. U. "ie " into uTdemoc l
, j, oi JUL. "Witu iioe TeconiinenU'fliioii uiuc,
Second Day Morning Session.
Friday, September 209:30 A. M.
Invocation Rev. T. M. Broomfield,
Pastorf Howard Congregational
Church. , ;
Primary (Department Mrs. Cora
Primary Industrial Work With De
monstrationsMiss C. O. Mitchell, A.
& I. State Normal.
Needed Rural Improvements Miss
Lottie Haygood, .Supervisor of DavIJ
son County Public Schools.
A Deommatrative Lesson tin Number
Work Miss Evelyn Green, Nashville
Helps in Primary Reading Mrs. M.
L. Crostliwait, Flsk University.
Address Dr. Inman E. Page, Presi
dent of Roger Williams University.
Secod-Oay Afternoon Session. '
Friday, September 201:30 P.' M.
Department of Grammar Schools
Prof. T. A. Frierson, Leader.
The Challenge to Service and Effi
ciencyProf. Paul F. MowbrV, Flsk
University. " .. .
Making . the Recitation Minutes
' Count Prof. J. W. Sewell, Supervisor
of Grammar Grades, City Schools of
i Nashville. .
Department of Story Telling MIs
G A. Lofton, Leader.
Story Mrs. E. P., Berry.
, Story Miss Evelyn Crosthwalt.
,r N'ght Session and remainder of Af
ternoon Session devoted to a visit In
a body to the Tennessee State iFalr.
Third Day Morning Sesslorr,
Saturday, September 219:30 A. M.
is a nephew of Mrs. Hannah Allison,
218 N. 8th Street of this city.
P. C, Junfl.M, '918.
34 Division, Infantry, General Stall.
Extract From Citation Order No. 97.
General Valantln, Commandant of
Infantry, 34th, Division, pites in Brig
pany A, 370th R. I., U. S. N. G., at-
!ade Orders! "
Sergoant-Major. - Sherman D.
Scruggs, an American Negro, of Com
tached to the 34th Division.
' "Has particularly distinguished him
self during the days of the 23rd and
24th of June, 1918, in securing under
heavy shell fire, ' the liaison with
General Vialanffl n, Commandant, 1
I. D., 34
Beginning at 8:30 P. M.
Patriotic "The Star Spangled Ban
ner" (All standing) Audience.
Invocation r. D. B. Jackson.
Trtbute-".FiJiift Baptist Hero,"
Rev. W. A. Bowren.
the convention calling for the ap
pointment of another commission to
consist of twenty-live members, said
Commission named at this session.
But the time and place of their meet
ing seems to depend entirely upon
the' action of the other conventions,
white and colored. ,
"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," "O
Dem Golden Slippers," "Oh, Lord,
Can't You Hear Me Praying," and
"It's Me, O Lord, Standing in the
Need of Prayer," and a number of
plantation and jubilee melodies were
sung in. a pre-convention concert by
members ot tile Negro National Bap
tist Convention at Liberty Hall last
night. . . '
The convention proper opens this
morning at 10 o'clock, and will be
presided over by the Rev. Edward P.
Jones', D. D., of Vicksburg, Miss. The
secretary of the convention is the
Rev. C. P. Madison of Norfolk, Va.
Representatives- from every state
fight for world's democracy in the
present world's conflict.
Thursday afternoon. Half of the
cho'rus of jubilee singers under H.
B. P. Johnson, National chorister,
furnished patriotic and Jubilee songs.
Addresses were delivered by Cora
Jordan White of Tennessee and
Henry Allen Boyd, one of tho Na
tional speakers on war aims, who is
also secretary of the Sunday School
Congress. The Major commanding
the troops had them to march up by
companies) surrounding the stage
which was a huge platform on which
the jubilee singers and speakers ap
peared. The Y. M. C. A. Secretary,
Mr. Johnson, assisted in the program.
This was considered as a part of the
second day of the 38th annual ses
sion of the National Negro Baptist
Convention, which was called to or
der by Edward P. Jones, of Mississip
pi. All the forenoon was spent in
business session, which is being held
at Liberty Hall, second and Spring
streets, with more than thirty-five
hundred delegates, according to the
enrollment committee's report, com
ing from the various sections ot the
The Negro Baptist women are hold
ing a second convention with Mrs. G.
M. DeBaptist Ashburn as president
at the First Negro Baptist Church,
7th and Gaines streets, Mrs. M. A. B.
Fuller, Austin, Texas, is the Execu
tive or Corresponding Secretary. A
patriotic scene was presented at
Liberty Hall where American flags
were displayed throughout the build
ing with President Woodrow Wilson's
picture hanging over the center of
the stage, under which was- the motto
"The world for Jesus Christ," and
"We- are fighting for World's De
mocracy." A deep spirit of patriot
ism is sweeping over the convention,
about fifty others. Friday the report
of the Foreign Mission Board, R
Kemp, Secretary; John H. Frank,
Chairman, Home Mission Board, D.
B. Gaines, Secretary, J. P. Robinson,
Chairman, National Baptist Publish
ing Board, C. H. Clark, Chairman, R.
H. Boyd, Secretary, and the Layman's
League, Wm. Harrison, President and
E. W. Curry, Secretary, will be made.
Soprano Solo "Reviellle" iHurtert wm j0 in attendance and it is ex
pected there will be at least 2,000
Negro Baptists here. The convention,
ln oj.er is represented by seven boards.
Ail cessions will be held at Liberty
In cornectlon with the National
body and working as 'an auxiliary, is
n convention of Negro women, na
tional In it? scope, presided over by
the. wife of B. DeBaptist Ashburn,
former resident of Chicago. The
Oliver lMtss Vernetta Allen.
Fraternal "A Brave Man. in
Brave' Man's Place" N. B. Robinson
Enterprise iNo. 27M K. of P.
So)prap.o I'.Gummer' Cimnianaae
Mine, Merritt Evans. '
Remark "The War and tho
Schools" Prof. John A. Hodge.
Song "The Regular Army Man,"
N. Clark Smith.
(Major N. Clark Smith and Company wife 61 M. A. B. Fuller of Austin,
Intermission. ! Texas., is corresponding secretary.
Addess ''Democracy, Prof. J. V. This organization is fostering a train
Fully ten thousand people crowdod
the Liberty Hall last night and heard
a patriotic concert. Flags were wav
ing and hugh pictures of President
Wilson were displayed. To these
were added a number of inspiring
solo3 and jubilee songs, together witu
addresses throughout the evening
which caused an outburst and che.'rs
on more than one occasion. The fol
lowing program was rendered:
. Invocation, Rev. F. L. Morris, In:
Solo, Mrs. W. Augustus Jones, Cin
Reading, Mrs. Cora Jordan White,
Solo, Mrs. Daisy Cowherd, Indian
Remarks, Mrs. David Abner, Con-
Introducing speaker, Rev. Henry
A. Boyd, Nashville, Tenn.
Address, Dr. C. H. Clark, Nashville,
Address by His Excellency, Gov.
Brough, His Honor the Mayor.
Violin Solo, Prof. Jackson, Little
Solo, Mrs. Birdell Johnson, Mus
Remarks, Dr. John H. Frank,
The introductory remarks by Rev.
the same be abolished. A patriotic
"Broadly speaking, the war problem rfwrnlntinn de.nlr.tlni? the wonderful his-
is a problem of how to so organize' the tory ot the BiaCk Soldiers and "pledg
world that all men may be equally se- ln ... ias(. (lron of hIo0(1 an(1 our ,aBt
cure In tho material means and legal penny t0 our country" lnrlo.llng also
resources needful for a comp ete and the w dire(.tlon to t0 Sub-Cora-haimy
life The mission of democra- mlUee of ManaKemeIlt ..to make Baie
cy is to solve this problem by opening of th $g 0000 of certlficateB ot indeDl.
wide the gates of opportunity so. that ednegg ownei b th 0rder t0 a(ld
L"a?' UeZ L, """iclent amount to net a sum of
fle. ''S hiVh,,TnU 15,000 and to invest the eawie in The
adventure and a joy, and exhaust his J, ' . , ., . T .
possibilities in the things he can best "f111 , Lif(6r(ty Bonds."
d.o Men are beginnins to learn that I Th? 1"v'ta i0n r the of vul"
all that is good in civllliation mus'. ' eion Del., won over Chicago as
be and Is for the equal use of all. , the next place ot meeting i 1920. At.
.,,,,. . . :laiitic City was also mentioned.
"Colored Americans have reason to ...
thank God for the spirit of democra-! Auer lne election or omcers tne
cy that is now being unfolded in Committee on Credential reported
America by President Wilson; a le tne entire delegation from the State
mocracy that feels Itself enslaved of Georgia as regular and accredited
and oppressed in the enslavement and representative and a beautiful demon
oppression of mankind in other quar- stration by the B. M. C was then
ters of the globe a democracy that witnessed which 'included a call for a
feels itself guilty of its brothers' speech by the Hon. Ben J. Davis, who
blood across the Atlantic lrt every was escorted to the platform by a
custom and necessity that makes for special committee anfd a tremendous
poverty, ignorance and defenseless applause and a wonderfully enthuslas-
toll; a democracy that feeU Itself a tic ovation. He responded in the most
traitor In the prosperity which king-.excellent speech ever delivered before
craft and debauchery build on the
prostrated bodies of human beings in
Europe. The black man should take
fresh courage In the lk;ht of Ameri
ca's awakening, for she is beginning
to learn that democracy means that
where the thousands of Negro dele-! Boyd were In the form of a resolu
gates and messengers are pledging i tion, pledging the Bupport of the Ne
their loyalty to President Wilson and gr0 Baptists to the government in
his war policy in making the world-i helping to down Pruslanlsra and to
safe for democracy at home and, uphold the forces of right. The
abroad. On Friday evening patriotic j'women of the convention, who are
night will be observed at the big con- also in session at the First Negro
vention. There Is to be a chorus of n.mtlst Church Dassed strone resn-
five hundred voices, augmented by j lutions for food conservation and for
the thousand school children in patri- the sta,nd taken by the Admlnistra
otlc concert replete with National I tion in the calling of Negro women
airs and plantation melodies.. Among ! ns nurses into the camps. Messen
the invited guests for the evening is , gers In both conventions are being
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any session of the B. M. C, which was
Interrupted continually ly evidences
of the great esteem 'which the entire
body entertained for him.
The B. M. C. refused to accept any
social entertainment of the state oi
fil u'Jl""128"!!,!0".,1' 'ar even though New York and her
"V, famous hospitality was manifested in
the best way to have peace in tho ,.,. rf, , ,,. '
world is toveive men what and black """b UC"D l" ""
what belongs to them. We see,! The election resulted as follows
therefore, out of the whole world wai
Issues Rlowly the universal democra
cy, which is to sacredly untold ever)
individuality, and reverently receive
its contribution from every buma
being. Well has Mr. Henry D. Lloyd.
said,, 'A new manknld has been con
Violin Selection Edw. S. Baker,
Solo "The Young Warrior," Bur
leigh Prof. T. H. Reynolds. .,,
(Professional "The Triumph or
Youth," Att'y Guy Booker t
SJolo "The Boy -In KJiaki," M1k
Address-"The N. A. A. C. P.
Guard." Prof. G. A. Gregg) . , -.
Rev. D. B. Jackson, Pastor.
In sxhool tor Negro girls In home
economics and religious education.
They are expected to report 10,000
for educational-work at this session.
Sessions will be held at the First Ne
gro Baptist Church, Seventh and
Gaines Streeto.' . ; .
The first state delegation to arrive
was from. Illinois, 45 in- number. At
On , 8 o'clock last night it was estimated
that fully 2,500 delegates hail ar
river, representing 38 state conven-
His Excellency, Gov. C. H. Brough,
and His Honor, Mayor Charles E.
Taylor, who are expected to address
the audjence. Rev. C. H. Clark of
Nashville, Tenn., will follow with a
urged to get solidly under the next
Liberty Loan, to buy War ' Savings
Thrift Stamps, and to co-operate with
the Food Administrator.
Among the boards to report yes
terday afternoon was the Publishing
The committee promises to make it Board, C. H. Clark, chairman and R
one of the greatest demonstrations ; H. Boyd, secretary. .This report
ever witnessed in Arkansas. Plan? claimed the most attention because of
are on foot to have at least one ; the magnitude of the institution
thousand Nero soldiers from Camp representing nearly a half, million
Pike and Ft. Root to attend. A num-; dollars investment, which has been
bcr of white visitors have been at the teaching Negro boys and girls ln
sesslons during the week among thera dustrlal vocations.. It was founded
being representatives of the south
ern White Baptist Convention. No-
by an ex-slave, Rev. R. H. Boyd,
(Continued on page 8.)
Grand Master, Jdhn S. Noel, Charles
ton, W. Va.; Deputy Grand Master,
W. T. Francis, St. Paul, Minn.; Grand
Secretary, Robt. J. Nelson, Harrisburg
Penn.; Grand Treasurer, Chas. Col
bourne, Wilmington, Del.; Grand Di
rectors: W. T. Andrews, South Caro-
ceived and will be born which wil1 Una, J. G. Robinson, Knoxville, Tenn.;
not know force, and fraud, and ha ,W, P. Kemp, Detroit, MicWan; Wim.
tred, and will lot love, its natural tie, ' Cornelius, New York, N. Y.; J. An
blnd men and nations together.' jthony Josey, Madison, , Wfs ; Audi
"I am well aware that , the blacl trs: Chas. T. Mitchell," Institute, W.
man sometimes feels that this war lslVa.; R. E. Warner, New York, N. Y.;
as was first said, 'A white man's war ,and Isaac H. Nutter, Atlantic City, N.
(o bo fought out by white men alone.' J- Grand Attorney, Percy W. How
And I also. know that you feel on ac iard, Jackson, Miss; Delegate to Eng-
count -of your past experience thai land, W. L. Houston, Washington, D.
we have no righi to tight for the p ;r ,C.
petulty and extended glory of this
government. But my friends, I want
you to dismiss from yQur hearts for
ever suci a thought; It matters not
what the past has been, nor what the
pre "en I1-, slving on's self to help
organize the human family Into .one
great bving whole which has beer
from the beginui'i,: the one far oil di
vine event for v.htch all things in th
hUfiry of the world have been pre
paMiu' th -j way and w-ft-ng the fields
nf human Lai Me fiMtiids with humar
llou I ir 'i.fi mil famines and
earMuiiinko-i ind lunngi aud lynch
In if i and ijififianchlser.Ki'tH and fire
and fin nls and wars have all mad
Itefore leaving for his home the
Graind Master John S. Noel made the
following Statement to your represen
tative: "We will enter at once upom
a vigorous and concerted effort to re
cruit our membership, replenish our
treasury, harmonize our factions and
place the G. U. O. O. F., again upon
the high pinnacle it formerly occupi
ed." The Grand Household elected the
following officers: M. W. G. S., Mam
mle Hailey; R. W. G. S., Sigenia Hen
derson; G. W. R., Ola M. Walkers;
G. W. T. an3 "Wi. G. D., lia Davis, An-
nie Croon. Grand Usher, Lena Evans.
their contribution to this comine de Grand Chamberlain, M&ry B. English.
mocracy that has been so beautifull Grand Shepherd, Lizzie, Rucker and
outlined and Interpreted by President Grand Prelate, Annie Freeman.