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NASHVILLE GLOBE, FRIDAY DECEMBER 6, 1918.
TEQDESSEE CHEMICAL CO.
A SPECIAL BBAXD For
BAPTIST COMMISSION TO MEET
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C. P. Madison, Norfolk, Va.; T. 0. Ful
ler, Memphis, Tenn.; Jos. A. Booker,
Little Rock, Ark.; C. T. Walker,
Augusta, Ga.; C. H. Parrish, Louis
ville, Ky.; W. H. Moses, Philadelphia,
Pa.; A. R. Griggs, Dallas, Tex.; R. T.
Pollard, Selma, Ala.; P. J. Bryant,
Atlanta, Ga.; Junius Gray
Win. H. Steward, Louisville, Ky.; M.
M. Rodgers, Dallas, Tex.; John
Mitchell. Jr., Richmond, Va.; S. P.
TTqrriq, Nnshvllle: N. A. 'Rnnlnsnn.
Florin: IT. M. Mnnre. Anderson, S.
f! S. K. Qrtee. Memphis. Tenn.: E.
W TV Isaac Nashville: W. R. Brown,
PHWhiirg, Pa.: A. Bnrbnur. Galveston.
Tpt : H. D. Proud, California: A. J.
Strikes, Mnntgomary, Ala.; W. M. Tay-
REV. T. O .FULLER, D. D.,
Of Memphis, Tenn., President of
Howe College, a commissioner from
tho Incorporated branch of the Na
tional Baptist Convention.
lor, Louisiana; A. M. Johnson, Vlcks
burg, Miss.; John Gaines, Kansas
Cityr Mo.; L. K. Williams, Chicago,
111.; E. Y. Mullins, Chairman; 0. L.
Hailey, Secretary, Dallas, Tex.; J. B.
Gamboll, Dallas, Tex.; Rufus W.
Weaver, Macon, Ga.; W. McDaniel, A.
J. Barton, Texarkana, Tex.; W. E.
Atkins, B. F. Riley, Birmingham,
Ala.; A. U. Boone, Memphis, Tenn.;
and Ben Cox, of Arkansas. It is un
derstood there are alternates, but they
are only to be used In case of absen
tees of the regular authorized com
ineeting over to the hostess who served
The Baptist forces divided In Chica
go, in 1915 after several months of
heated discussion on the platforms
and through the press over the secur
ing of a charter for their convention.
Since that time the main bodies of the
Baptists have been looked unon as in
corporated and unincorporated. The'
former Is led by Dr. E. C. Morris and
Fourth and first National
West Nashville, Tennesse
the latter by Dr. E. P. Jones. While
Baptists have split heretofore and
while there exist several National
bodies claiming to be national con
ventions ,such as the Lott Carey, the
Western States and Territories and
the National Primitive Convention,
not much attention was paid and little
stir created until the last division
came. Last March a commission was
held at Memphis made up of seven
from the three largest bodies of Bap
tists, but it seems that neither branch
of the Negro conventions adopted the
reports of the commission. Just
what will be done at Nashville none
of the Baptists family seem to be will
ing to forecast. There are those
among them who claim peace and har
money already reign in the various
bodies, and judging from their sever
al reports it appears since the divi
sion,. both have been able to do larger
work than was ever reported in the
combined national body.
The unincorporated people are hold
up the great work already accom-.
plished and the splendid move made!
in tno purchase or uie JSoscobel
logo cite here as a theological and
training seminary. They are jubilant
over the fact that their convention
named a trustee board and the proper
ty has already been conveyed to the
trustees, and that a summer school,
the first of its kind, national in char
acter for the training of ministers,
was held in the buildings during this
past summer. They are pointing to
the groat work done under their
Foreign Mission Board and the per
fect organization of the Woman's Con
vention as an auxiliary to their body.
They aro claiming increase in the
Sunday school work and the launch-
ng of the Church Extension Board
and Ministers' Relief Board. In all
they aro claiming through their con
vention mare than a quarter of a mil
lion dollars was raised and spent dur
ing the last fiscal years for al pur
poses and that over seven thousand
dollars of this amount was laid on the
table in cash at the Convention, which
was recently held in Little Rock.
T he Incorporated Branch of the
Baptists claim over fifty thousand dol
lars raised for all purposes during the
fiscal year, which closed with their
meeting In St. Louis, and nearly five
thousan dof this amount was raised
In actual cash at their St Louis meet
ing. Just what part the Southern
White Baptists will play in the meet
ing seems also in doubt, but their
calling the Commission together would
indicate they are lending simply
their good offices to bring about a bet
ter understanding between the two
larger branches of Negro Baptists.
Mr. and Mrs, Cage Cannon of 61
Wood street entertained at a Dutch
Luncheon, Nov. 25, 1918 in honor of
Mrs. Clemmie White whose birth day
was being celebrated and Mrs. Lusio
Wilson and Miss Hattie E. Henly of
Chicago, 111. A lovely three course
'menu was served and all loft at a late
hmir flYnroa!n(r what a lnimlv tfmo
Mr. and Mrs. John Collins enter
tained at dinner, Monday, Nov 2
1918 in honor of Mrs. Susie Wilson
and Miss Hattie E. Henly of Chicago,
in. A lovely dinner was served and
at a late hour all expresed their
gratitude to the host and hostess
Those present at the Dinner were
Mr. and Mrs. John Chadwell, Mrs
Susie Wilson and Miss Hattie e"
eHnly, Miss Queenie Arterberry. Mr'
and Mrs. John Collins.
OLD FOLKS CONCERT.
ine om roiks concert that was
given by the Woman's Mission Society I
oi me Mt. Nebo Baptist church at St.
juim aapust church, Nov. 25 was in
deed a success, all members of the
concert played their parts well. Mrs
Mrs. Brown with the water melon was
the star of the occasion. Miss ,
Crosby of 13th Ave.. Bantist rVinrh
antl Mr- Je Tate of Capers Chanel ilo.
servo much praise for their support
Col-j61,u" 111 ""a concert.
w e are very grateful to the St. John
Baptist Church also Mt. Nebo for the
way the people turned out, all the
seats were filled.
This concert wa3 also given at St.
Luke Methodist Church, Wednesday '
night, Nov. 27 by request of Miss Ura
Adams a member of that church also
one of the leading participants of the
concert, there was also a nice audi
ance present in spite of the inclement
MRS. E. E. THOMAS ENTERTAINS.
Mrs. Edwin E. Thomas of 2417
Batavla street entertained at dinner
on Thanksgiving day Mr. and Mrs.
Monroe Sharpe, Misses Oliva and
Ophelia Vincent of 14th Ave. N., Mrs.
Bettie James and Miss Loucile Cody.
A delightful three course menu was
served. Mrs. Thomas was assisted
in receiving by her mother.
LADIES SUNSHINE CLUB ENTER
Mrs. William Hendley and Mrs.
Fredie Murphy entertained Thursday
afternoon, Nov. 28, 1918 in honor of
the Sunshine Club of the Church of
God, at the home at Mrs. Hendley's on
Goyser street. The home was beauti
fully decorated with potted flowers.
The meeting was opened by a song by
Mrs. Annie Smith, prayer by Rev. R
Keeble after which the roll was call
ed and each member responded with
dues and quotation, after all the busi
ness transactions were over, the presi
dent, Mrs. Mary Robertson turned the
an elaborate menu of two courses. The
meeting adjourned to meet Thursday
evening, Dec. 5, at the home of Mrs,
Tennie Patton. A list of tho guest is
as follows: Mesdames Mary Robert
son, Annie Smith, Ellen Hendley,
Odle , Davis, Lena Cockrill, Lottie
Smith, S'.lkey Allen, Bettie Gilliam,
Mary Miller, W. M. Lewis, Nannie
IJeasley, Florence Williamsv Kttile
Carter, McGoe. Misses H. P. Page
JoMphln LawroK and Uttla Willi
Mae Rucker and aHttle L. Atkinson.
Revs. R. Keebte and Williams, Messrs
William Henley. Joe Miller, Pry Wll
' llama, Charlie Henley, Fred Carter,
McCee, Crltener Tenry Balrdl
All MEN UP GLOBE POLICY
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editor and manager. Finally he left
the organization altogether, moving
north. The fourth member of the
quartet was Henry Allen Boyd, who
became the treasurer of the Nash
ville Globe Publishing Company at
Its organization, a position he has
held throughout. After several
changes were made he was made
treasurer and manager, a position he
still holds. He is the onl remaining
memhor of the quartett with the or
ganization. The Nashvilee Globe Publishing
Company, publishers of the Nashville
Globe, is a corporation with a five
thousand dollar capital stock. The
offcers of the organization at pres
ent are: R. II. Boyd, president. Mrs.
Emma Battle Secretary and H. A.
Boyd, treasurer-manager. In the
years that the company has operated
the Nashville Globe has enjoyed
succss and the confidence of forty
five thousand Negroes in the city and
many thousands throughout the state
and in the south. Some of Nash
ville's greatest achievements can be
REV. D. B. GAINES, D. D.,
Little Rock, Ark., member of the
Peace Commission from the Unincor
porated National Baptist Convention.
traced to the liberal policy and sup
port given them by the Nashville
Globe. It is said that the Globe was
among the first in the state of Ten
nessee to advocate the establishment
of the A. and I. State Normal School.
It was the strong editorials of Joe
Battle, the great news items appear
ing in the globe from week to week,
and at last the organization of the
Sate Normal Association, that
brought with force to the attention
of the Legislature the needs of the
school. This was followed by a
varied lot of correspondence. Much
could be said along this particular
line were it necessary. It is caid
the Globe is also responsible for the
pit-sent location and site of Roger
Williams University. Those who are
in a position to know are claiming It
was the editorials from the pen of
Joe Battle directed against certain
actions of certain people in connec
tion with a celebration at a park
that was bi-ing operated on the
present fite of Roger Williams that
convinced the better thinking white
people cf Nashville that is was not
for the good of the city and its peo
ple that the park should continue.
It went down. Th) Nashville Gloge
is said then to have pointed the way
to tho Baptists of Tennessee where
by they could procure this property.
It is said the Nashville Globe also
urged upon the Negro Trustees of
Roger Williams to have the school
remain in the state, pointing out to
them their equity in the old sits.
Hence from the beginning until the
present date, those who have kept
up with the greatest secular journal
in the Volunteer State are unani
mous in. their opinion that Jt has
from the beginning served a 'con-
1 stituoncv in a manner that besneaks
, 1 :'alty find devotion. While the
newspaper itself makes no boast and
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claims no unaue credit, me citizens
' as awhole havo looked with favor
upon the paper and have all along
indorsed its policy. In other words,
those who are acquainted declared
that tne Globe has been a booster and
not a knocker. Outside of Nashville
I those who are not acquainted have
no wav ascertaining through the
columns of the Globe the existence
of any divisions. It has presented
the Negro and the city at all times
in one solid front. The news of all
without fear or favor has been dis
seminated through its columns. The
personnel of the present owners of
the stock In the company seem to
vouchsafe a continuance of the same
kind of a publication wherein the
cause of the people will be presented.
REV. C. P. MADISON, D. D.,
Of Norfolk, Va., one of the Peace
Commissioners, Secretary of the Un
incorporated National Baptist Conven
REV. C. H. PARISH, D. D.,
Commissioners from the Incorporated
REV. JOSEPH KEILL HONORED
Rev. Joseph Keil, who has been
pastor of Zlon Baptist Church for
three years, was host of a storm
party Thursday night, November
28, 1918, given by his members and
friends at his residence, 832 Joseph
Avenue, East Nashville, Tenn. Aa
nine o'clock the guests arrived at
the house siirging the "Fight is on."
They assembled into the dining room
where they piled the table with pro
visions to the surprise and delight
of the pastor. The guests were then
ushered Into the parlor where they
were delightfully entertained with
addresses and music. At a late hour
frappe was disposed by Mr. F. A.
Petway, Sr., and Mrs. Prudence G.
Allison. Thoese to enjoy the oc
casion were: Rev. and Mrs. Jos.
Keill, Mr. and Mrs. Fleetwood Pet
way, Rev. and Mrs. M. A. McEwen,
Rev. Ed Hickman, Mr. Robert Gar
rett, Madams Mary McBroom, Nellie
Smith, Lula B. Bradey, Prudence G.
Allison, Messrs. Edmond Howlette,
Chas. Everett, Wm. Everett, Chas.
Waller, Wm. Stewart, Euroy D.
Crockett, Fleetwood Petway, Joseph
Keill Petway, Mr. Walter Frazier.
Misses Mabel Smith, Lucile Whitfield,
Ella Howlett, Etta Hockett, Jennie
L. Petway, Lottie Smith and'Nannle
B. Petway. Many congratulations
were extended by the pastor. The
guests returned home expressing
'themselves as having spent a most
MESSAGE OF THE TREES.
There has just been Issued from the a very dainty ice course was tasteiui
Cornhill Company's press at Boston, ly served by Misses Arella Watkins
Mass., a splendid volume under the and Lelia Mai Douglass. Nearly one
caption of the Message of the Trees. I hundred guests partook of Mr. and
It is an antholoKv of leaves and ; Mrs. Crowder's hospitality and de-
branches by Maud Cuney Hare, with
a foreword by G. Wm. Stanley Bralth
wait. The author of the book, Mrs.
Maud Cuney Hare, stands out as one
of the national characters, a Musician
and composer, a personage of no
mean reputation. The book of poems
comes in the first rank and while It
is practically new it is going to com
mand a large attention, because of
the unique subjest on which It treats.
It shows that poetrfy Is to he found in
every tree regardless of the nature
and the author has as by inspiration,
so to speak, gotten the language of
tne trees and reduced it to simple I
words. She is the daughter of Norris
Wright Cuney, who was known for
more than twenty-five years as the evening of Wednesday, December
leader of the Republican forces of thejilth, where they will meet and hear
state of Texas. He was collector ' of j all visiting brethren, that they may
the port of Galveston, for a number of i know the wishes of all the constitu
years. Mrs. Hare is a graduate of the j ents, before meeting the joint Corn
Boston Conservatory of Music. I mission.
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REV. C. T. WALKER,
missioners from the Incorporated Na-
GOVERNMENT EMPLOYMENT AT
Memphis, Tenn. The growing in
ability of war industries to secure the
men needed to carry on their work,"
brought to the colored people of Mem
phis and Its adjacent territory, a
splendid opportunity for service. -
In order that the best results may
be obtained in this direction, organ
ization is in rapid, but careful pro
cess. A Community Labor Board,
with representatives from evejar field
ot endeavor, in which a large num
ber of colored people are engaged,
forms the basis of our work. Out of
this board an Advisory Board la be-
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Louisville, Ky., One of the Peace 1
National Baptist Convention. !
Ing organized to work with the office
in a specific manner.
Tt ia thP a m of the office to sn or-!
ganize its forces, as to not only make
it possible to fill the many oppor
tunities that came to it, but to de
velop such a sentiment as will in
crease the efficiency of labor and
make possible a more just comnensa
tion from capital.
' The opening of the Employment
Service in the colored district, under
colored supervision, finds a hearty
welcome among the colored citizens
and is certain to receive active and
The dawning of the reconstruction
days, with its multitudinous demands
for labor of all kinds, makes the Em
ployment Service more necessary in
peace than in war, and, to the end
tnat i' may serve the government and
all its people, to the extent of its
ability, its work will be vigorously
T J. JOHNSON, Examiner.
MR. WATKINS HONORED
Tuesday night, December 3rd, the
spacious and well furnished home of
Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Crowder of 702
32nd Ave., N., was the scene of a
very enjoyable house party compli
menting their brother, Mr. Emanuel
Watklns of Chicago, 111. The home
was beautifully decorated with ferns
and American flags. As the guests
arrived they were received by Mrs.
L. E. Thomas and Miss Lutitia Wat
kins. Music and games were en
Joyed until a late hour after which
parted after spending a most enjoy
THE COMMISSION MEETING DEC.
The Pastors' Conference of the un
incorporated National Baptist Con
vention voted to entertain the mem
bers of the Commission and appointed
a committee to that effect. They ask
all who expect to attend to write
Rev. G. B. Tavlor. care of National
Baptist Publishing Board, 523 2nd
Ave., N., Nashville, Tenn.
The Commission will hold meetings
at the Publishing House on the
Augusta, Ga., One of the Peace Com
tlonal Baptist Convention.
SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH
The ladies ot the B. Y. P. U. ot the
Second Baptist Church gave an egg
offering Sunday, December 1, 1918.
Quite a number ot the members par
ticipated in giving, too numerous to
mention. Eighteen dozen and four
eggs were collected and turned over
to the pastor, Rev. G. B. Taylor and
family, so that cakes and everything
that eggs go to make up might be
plentiful at Christmas time. Out ot
this number the Sunday school gave
five dozen. Sister Nettle Nicholson
planned this offering and was ably
assisted by Sister Robertson, Hel
lum, Crawley, Williams and White-
field. The pastor was loud in ex-
pressing his appreciation tor the
kindness shown him by the members.
Rev. Hull the Editorial Secretary
of the National Baptist Publishing
Board spoke tor us st 11 o clock from
the subject, "Prayer." We would
have been glad to have had all of
Nashville heard him. It was full ot
thought and Inspiring In every way.
Pastor preached st 4 p. m. Matt.
25:56, and as usual gave us a soul
stirring sermon. Our pastor makes
special preparation tor first Sunday,
whoever misses tt misses a treat.
Collection for the day was $138.42.
JACKSON STREET BAPTIST
Services were held at the Jackson
Street Baptist Church Sunday night,
November 24th. A large audience
was present. Rev. Smith preached a
noble sermon, his text was Isaiah
9-6 which reads as follows: For
unto us a child is born, unto us a son
is given." His subject was "The
Club No. 1 of the Jackson Street
Baptist Church celebrated their 2nd
anniversary Monday night, Nov. 25
1918, at the residence of Sister Addle
Whiteman. 705 Jefferson Street. The
pastor, Rev. H. Hudgins and Mrs. H.
Hudglns, were the honored guests.
After the devotional exercises Rev.
Hudglns beautifully addressed the
club, taking tor his subject, "The halt
has never been told." After which
sandwiches and hot coffee were
served at a beautifully ecora.1"
table. The members of the ciuo
presented the pastor a pound offering.
All present enjoyed themselves nice
NEGRO WAR RELIEF.
Among the organizations now do
ing excellent work is the Circle of
NeWo War Relief, located at 489,
5th Avenue, New York City. Mrs.
Etnah Rochon Boutte, formerly of
th s city, the wife of Captain M. V.
Boutte now in the United States
Army in France, is the secretary of
the organization, while Mrs. Emily
Bigelow Hapgood Is honorary pres
dent, with Harrison. Rhodes as presi
dent. There are perhaps some of the
best known men in the United States
connected with the organization. Such
as Governor Charles Whitman, Col.
Charles Young, Dr. E. P. Roberta. Dr.
DuBois, Mr. Ray Standard Baker,
Mr George Foster Peabody, Dr. R.
R 'Moton, and others are connected
with it. This organization has Issued
Bulletin No. Oue, giving the name and
location of the various units holding
membership, together with their total
registration. There are sixty-one
units thus far, with a total member
ship of two thousand one hundred
LABOR DEPARTMENT TO WORK
INFORMATION AND EDUCATION
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work by having their workmen, par
ticularly those who are deficient In
.heir knowledge of English or ot
American institutions, enter the
evening citizenship classes at once.
Those who have foreign-born friends
or acquaintances who are not thor
oughly naturalized can see to it that
;hey throw off the foreign influence
by urging them, in a friendly man
ner, to enroll in one of the classes.
Our foreign-born soldiers, many of
whom have become naturalized since
entering the Army either in camps
at home or on the field of France
will have American homes to return
to, it the Bureau's program is car
ried out properly here. The rela
tives and friends of these young men
can have the meaning of Americani
zation brought home to them, Just as
the young men themselves discover it
in the Army.
The doors of thousands of schools
are open to the foreigner wno sin- "
cerely wishes to become an American,
and the teachers will receive him
with a cordial welcome. The schools
have already accomplished a great
work in the naturalization program,
but there is much more to be done.
Many other schools will be opened in
the near future, it is expected.
The Government, through the Bu
reau of Naturalization, and in co
operation with the public schools, is
extending a helping hand to every
alien who comes here. If they realize
their opportunity, they will euibrace
it gladly. It is the duty of Ameri
cans to make sure that foreigners
understand what is being done for
The courts are showing thorough
appreciation of what the Bureau and
the schools are doing, for they have
in the last two years recommended
that 75,000 aliens take the citizen
ship courses more than the total
number of aliens admitted to citizen
ship in three years of the last decade.
MR AND MRS JAS Mc ADOO EN
TERTAINS. Mr. and Mrs. James McAdoo of
1713 Nnderwood street threw open
their doors of their beautiful, well
appointed home Thanksgiving even
ing and entertained a few of their
The reception rooms were made
more beautiful by the use of potted
ferns and palms.
Pit and whiat were enpoyed by the
guests until a late hour, when they
were ushered into the lovely dinning
room where a delicious, well prepared
three course menu with mints and can
hot chocolate throughout the even
dies were served. Mesdames L. A.
Fisher and Cl61108 Bunch dispensed
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Webster assist
ed the host and hostes in extending
courtesies to their guests.
When the hands of the clock ap
proached midnight, the company went
to their several homes blessing Mr.
and Mrs. McAdoo for having given
them such a happy Thanksgiving
evening. Those present were:
Mr. and Mrs. Chorkes Webster, Mr.
and Mrs. Clarence Bunch, Dr. and
Mrs. L. A. Fisher; Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Fox, Rev. and Mrs. Arthur Irvine
Prof, and Mrs. T. A. Frierson, Mr.
and Mrs. Robt. McAdoo, Mr. and Mrs.
John King, Mr. and Mrs. Bosha Bull
son, Miss Beulah Bass, Mr. Tucket,
Miss Victoria Upshar, Miss . Jessie
Scott, Miss Amanda Irvine, Mrs.
Thomas Armstrong Mr. Paul DauAeJ,
Mr. Sam Mbcrry, .