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NASHVILLE GLOBE, FRIDAY DECEMBER 6, 1918.
NASHVILLE'S BID TO HER LABORERS.
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The A. & I. State Normal School at Nashville, Tennessee, is indeed a splen
did Educational Institution and one of the best in the Southland. It has
at its head, a man of unusual strength of character and force of thought,
both progressive and aggressive in everything that pertains to the develop
ment of the school. Education is considered by him an absolute necessity
in the development of the young manhood of our race.
int A. & I. Mate .urnul School though
yuunf- in ears is aoing a great work
anf. lining a longleft want not only
Uiiuughout ir.e length and breadth of
the state oi Tennessee, but throughout
l he connnes of this country. Students
a. t going from the school teaching the
doctrine of good fellowship and show
ing improved methods of treating
Mother Earth and coaxing her to bring
forth more bountifully those things for
which we as a nation stand most in
The A. & I. State Normal School in
deed offers to the colored youth a splen
did opportunity for development in his
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chosen field. Quite a few advanced departments have been added to the
school this material increases the scope as well as broadens its responsibilities.
reeonsl ruction 1 VlUTSTRT AT. OPPORTTINITTIES FOR THE COLORED MAN
IN NASHVILLE, UNSURPASSED BY ANY OTHER CITY
IN THE UNION.
No nhasc of th;
progrim is of more vital lniponanco
to the nation than that which con
eral libor movement necessitated hy
there re two somewhat ilirfiinct ele
menta in the problem as a whole tiiat
are very closely related. One has to
do with the replacement of the sol
diers iato the great industrial ma
chinerr of the nation from which they
were 4denly taken by tho operation
of the 4raft law, and the other has to
do with the readjustment of the gen
eral labor movement necessiated by
the cltalng of many great government
plants tad ether industries that were
engage upon war contracts. I
To a very large extent the soldiers
who return from. France and from
tralniig camps will resume their old
occupations. Wherever this can bo
done It will simplify the process of
assimilation, although there is still
tho matter of taking care of the vast
army ow women who have taken
men's places in so many of the large
plants and in oliices. It is tho rule
that employers wil welcome the re
turniig soldiers with open arms.
The frmer employe who has left his
civiliai position to put on the uni
form of his country wil rot urn t o
normal life a far better man than
when lie went away. Tho training
itself will have built him up phys
ically and the discipline will have
improved his mind and character.
Of course, thousands of soldiers will
have no places waiting for them. To
take care of these men wil lbo an
exacting duty of t'ho representatives
of the federal labor department.
What Is generally termed "common
labor," which shifts and drifts upon
the winds of industral exogencies,
will ocer greater perplexities prob
ably than any other phase of tho sub
ject. If the industrial life of the
nation Is rejuvenated, as most think
ing porsonB believe will he the case,
then the government agencies will
be able to handle the situation with
little friction. The most difficult
matter than has been encountered
thus far has been the disposition of
private Institutions to go into the
labor anployment business. From
the standpoint of the government
this is a great mistake, al'hough, of
Course, well meant. There is no
other Institution in this country so
wel qualified and equipped to handle
the labor situation, to bring men
and ot together and to minister
alike to the needs of working men
and employers, as the federal labor
It is understood that the govern
ment is about ready to announce
plans tor tflie operation of the whole
machinery of employment. When
these plans are well known perhaps
moat of tne greater perplexities will
disappear. At least this Is the prom
ise new out by those best qualified
to speak upon the subject. In the
meantime it would be the better Dart
of good policy and sound judgement
to wait until these plans are known
before embarking upon a series of
Bern lpr Its te schemes of labor em
ployment that might throw the entire1 go into another city. We would do well to remember the old ad-
tusioa. dage, "A rolling stone gathers no moss."
When we speak of industry under our caption, the notion is pre
valent that the reference is made so manual and menial labor of
our specific character, to be clone by the untutored and illiterate.
But such a definition does not do credit to the most cosmopoli
tan in character and today the most universal and popular inter
est claiming the attention of the master minds of the world as
well as the serious thought of the great army of working people,
whose dependents out number them, three to one, that during
the last four years of war, bloodshed and confusion on the most
gigantic scale that time has ever reported to the great Judge of
Eternity, that no interest has been husbanded with as much or
greater sympathy and devotion, as has that of the laboring man
While it is true that this great war was waged for a worthy and
righteous cause, that of humanity, better understood by the name
In spite of all that may be said or done, the truth will ever re
main, that the laboring people have gotten their full share of con
sideration, and justice remains to reward them, fully, for the
sacrifices they have made to win a war, that terminated all in
It can be said without a successful contradiction, that labor and
the wage-earner are in the ascendancy in the leading nations of
the world at this time. This enviable position was not won by
strikes and wolk-outs, nor is it the result of argumentes of flowery
floods of oratory.
We occupy our present status of good wages, kind and consid
erate treatment at a cost of billions of dollars and the sacrifice of
millions of lives. Capital at present does not envy the laborer's
wages, nor his comfortable living. But this favorable sentiment,
peace and good will can all be changed into antagonism, envy and
disturbance, in a very short time, by the imprudent acts of the
working man. We have so much at stake not to be cautious and
mindful, lest we precipitate a conflict between capital an dlabor.
With capital contending and maneuvering in self-defense.
Now that the greatest war ever waged in the history of the
world has ceased, and civilization has been made safe for Demoe
racy, in the true unbiased interpretation of that word ; a re-adjust
ment of thiugs and conditions must take place.
LABOR OUTLOOK OF CITIES
The colored man, more than any other class of laborers, should
think soberly, and think more than twice before moving from
Nashville to any other city, East, West or North.
Each state, city and town will have its own industrial situation
with which to grapple. Its own labor problem, to solve and until
these are settled, there will be no authentic bid for labor from any
place. And those who move without the proper invitation, will
simply aggravate the situation and are liable to be regarded and
treated as vagrants. . .
Let us suppose there will come an invitation by some agent to
We make no reference to the past, but speak of the present
when we say, that Nashville, all things being considered, offers j
more and greater opportunities to the colored man, under greater
improved conditions than any other city in the Union.
First of all, there are more trades open to the race in Nash-
V'l'e than in any other city. Are yo ua bricklayer? You are'
not bared from work on the walls of the finest mansions on ac-'
count of color. Such is not the case. North, East r Wst. There
is no discrimination here as to wages or hours.
Stone masons find all they can do here when theseason is on
here for that kind of work. That season is longer here than else- j
Plasterers, carpenters, chauffers, automobilists, lumbermen, all
find ready employment at good wages, under congenial manage
ment. As to teamsters, the colored men have a monopoly on1
that line of work. Not so East, North or West.
This city thinks much of colored labor. They prove it by giving
them the bulk of the work in street building, pipe laying, cart driv
ing, etc. Such is not nor will be the case in other cities.
The colored men get a lion's share of construction and up keep
work. It would be surprising to know what per cent he furnishes
of the railroad employees who do not belong to the Brotherhood,
etc. Such is not the case in other cities, North, East and West.
The geographical situation and the proximity to the open doors
of Europe, together with the influence of former custom, will pre
vent such a state or condition from ever becoming permanently
established, so as to give the colored laborers the splendid oppor
tunities, such as he now has in Nashville.
INDUSTRIAL EMERGENCY IS PASSED.
The war created such a demand for man power to produce coal
for the transportation of extra tonnage on land and sea. Man
power for the manufacture of extra weapons of warfare of num
erous kinds, man power for the construction of extra high ways,
both at home and in foreign lands, man power for the building of
i cantonments. So great was the demand for man power, the
things which go to make up that power were vigilantly guarded.
But the laboring man must not forget that if the war is over, and
it looks as if it then this emergency is passed.
We were compelled to increase the acreage of our farms, in
crease the wages of the laborers on the farm. This was done as
a patriotic duty as well as for sustenance or profit. Men who were
not physically strong were employed at good wages, so as to utilize
every bit of man power that was available. This too, was patrio
I tic. In many places women are being used to do the work former
ly done by men, this may be regarded as highly patriotic on the
part of the women. But now that the war is over, in some cases
; it will take a long time to convince both the employer and the
I women that their places should be given to the men.
J The sensible and industrious colored man, will not leave this
city to better his condition. He wil not sacrifice his health by
the change of climate for health is better than wealth. lie will
not sacrifice the education of his children, such as he can get in
Nashville for a few dollars and for the sake of being addressed as
a capitalist. He will not sacrifice his right to buy and own a home
in the city that can boast cf one of the largest government plants
'n tho v-f Id for the sake of a few extra dollars in a city so con
gested that the mere thought of his buying a home is out of the
question, for such is the present conditions in all of the larger
?itics in the country.
As a was measure, many German and alien workmen were
forced out of employment and their places given to citizens, some
! of those citizens were colored. But now the war is over and if
we have a league o fnations as our President is advocating, and
it looks as if we would have such a league. Then it becomes the
moral duty of the Eastern, Northern and Western cities to give
every man an equal chance to make a living. Those who were
once suspected as enemies will be considered with preference be
cause of the great foreign element in those cities. This will be
the influence of moral persuasion.
Nashville has no such labor situation to master. So the color
ed workman will find this city offering the greatest and best op
portunities of any city in the Union.
Stay here where you are a help and can be helped. You will find
house rent cheaper here and living expenses in general will be
much lower than in othe rcities.
The dull season is now on and in other cities this time of the
year hundreds of good men are thrown out of employment and
as a result much suffering is experienced. Not so in Nashville.
Every honest, industrious man has or can get employment through
the winter and receive a living wage, with favorable expectations
of better results in the spring. On Eastern, Northern and Western
cities if you are unable to keep up your expenses, no one is con
cerned. If you can't pay your rent you are set out on the street.
No one has time to consider your misfortunes ; Not so in Nash
ville. There is always some willing hands to lind and assist an
honest laboring colored man.
Unlike other cities, Nashville has not time or place for the
loafers. Every effort is made to remove stones out of the path of
the man who wants to work.
In Nashville, you as a colored man, are allowed to choose your
own occupation and ask for the kind of work you want..
In many other cities you are told by the employers just what
kind of work you are allowed to do regardless as to your ability
to do some thing else.
You are given a chance here to make good at whatever you wish
to attempt. No city in the Union the size of Nashville has as
many colored business houses and enterprises as has this city.
There are more colored professional men and women here than
in any other city of its size. You have a chance to have what
you want, be what you want to be and do what you want to do.
Know when you are doing well. Don't try to make your condi
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ATLANTIC COAL AND ICE CO.
The Atlantic Coal and Ice Co., is the largest ice manufacturing
company in Nashville, and perhaps the largest in the south. They
have more patrons than any ice and coal company in the city.
- It is one of the many industries in Nashville that gives employ
ment to a very large number of colored men. The congenial
spirit of the late Mr. Howe, still finds expression through the
present manager, Mr. P. G. Gordon.
This spirit was plain during the past summer when the short
age of ice. was so keenly felt. The throngs of people both white
and colored, men, women and children, who crowded around the
city plant on Fourth Avenue, were treated kindly and consider
ately. During those trying days when the patience of manager
What a frienfl we nave In Hoover,
All the skins and thieves to. bare,
What a surplus fat remover,
All our hungry pangs to snare.
Ever present help In trouble,
Guide, philosopher and friend,
Pass the shark meat and fried stub
Will the conflict ever end?
(Credited to "Exchange" by Ameri
Nov. 30tb, 1918.
Arthur Raines received a card of
greetings from Corp. Samuel H. Webb
who la now in France. He was a
member of Bright Jewell Lodge No,
2, of the United Order of Sons and
Daughters of Abraham. And also a
member of Anniversary Lodge No. 210,
K. of P., and was formerly a packer
for the Ann df L. Jonas and Co.
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The greater number of drivers, truckmen, firemen, pipe-men,
etc., are colored. They are well paid and their personal interests
are considered by the management of this company.
This winter, the Atlantic Coal and Ice Co., ia prepared and will
give the same fair and courteous treatment to its many coal
patrons. Your orders will be filled as promptly as possible. Colored
men are employed this winter the same as during the summer.
and employees were well tested by the many people demanding The same treatment will be given the colored coal patrons this
ice, they were either supplied or turned away kindly.
winter as was given the colored ice patrons this summer.