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NASHVILLE GLOBE, FRIDAY DECEMBER 27, 1918.
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REJECT IEACE TUSKS OFFERED
(Continued from Pag 1.)
met in uiuia iatt SepitunDer. Then
short speeches were made by distin
guished Baptists of each of the three
convention! touching the question
as they had been presented by the
two spokesmen. The venerable chair
man, Dr. Cambrell, exhibited such
patience and forbearance that made
' his example an Inspiration to all
present; and as such every member
waa allowed to have his say without
Intimidation or sarcastic reflection,
whether tbey were wise sane, logi
cal or illogical, they were free, felt
free and so spoke. When all the
.superfluous "Gas." as it was kindly
Btyled by the chairman, had been ex
hausted, everybody was ready for the
appointment of a sub-committee to
, take the respective documents and
consider them and report back to the
commission in joint session at four
o'clock. A motion prevailed to that
effect, and the chairman appointed
five from each colored commission
and at 1:30 the commission took re
cess to reassemble at four o'clock.
So. Intensely interested were the vis
itors that many of them did not go
to their regular stopping places for
dinner, but remained in and near the
church, some buying fruit and others
doing without. Promptly at the hour
of four Dr. Gambrell called the Com
mission to order and opened the ses
sion with prajer by Dr. 13. J. Prince
of Chicago, Illinois, then the chair
man inquired If the sub-committee of
ten was ready to report, to which the
sub-committee replied that they had Prt of the commission in toto, in
only been in session fifteen minutes j misled that it was unfair and un
and were not ready to report. When I reasonable to ask them to jeopardize
this announcement was made by the1;110 Interests of the National Baptist
chairman several spontaneously re-1 feiulants in an ouster suit, by mak
quested Dr. Gambrell to address the 1 inK them a party to this peace move
meeting. He kindly consented andl"lent, when in fact the charter at
proceeded by saying he was a "Ne
gro Baptist preacher" before many of
the commissioners were born, for in
his early history he preached regu
larly for Negro Baptist churches,
and in a short time he covered a wide
range of subjects in a way that lifted
all who heard him and inspired hope
for the future that better days are
coming for the Negro people, and
what would help the Negro Baptists
would also help the white Baptists
of the South. He said: "One of the
results of this war would be to pro
duce a different kind of statesman
ship, that the politician, congressmen
or senators of the future would not
think for one group or race of peo
ple only, but would consider matters
In the light which would effect all
said that he intended to vote against
the people, and especially all Ameri
can citizens for good." He further
said that he intended to vote against
every palitician who will attempt to
get into office by inciting race preju
dice. "Such men, said the doctor,
should be kept at home with their
wives where they will be under good
influence and not be sent to Con
gress, etc." Another thing he said
and took time to emphasize it was
that when the Negro boys come home
from France they will be hungry for
the things at home, their mind3 have
been disciplined and those who
preach will have to preach as never
before, for those tutored minds that
had learned to think and reason will
demand of those who address them
that they say something when they
speak. Thus, he emphasized the im
portance and the need of the Nation
al Baptist Seminary, which should
be the equal of any Seminary in all
the world; such an institution the
white Baptists of the South desire to
help found and maintain. The ad
dress was inspiring to all who heard
it, both white and colored. At the
conclusion of his remarks, he in
quired again if the sub-committee
was ready to report. Upon being
told that they were not, many called
for Dr. Mullins, president of the
Southern Baptist Theological Sem
inary to address the assembly. Dr.
Mullins kindly consented and began
by saying that he was always ready
and glad to have an opportunity to
speak. He spoke of the army Y. M.
C. A., commending the splendid
work It has done and is doing among
the soldiers, saying, among other
things, that it waa the only practical
thing to be done under the circum
stances to use them a3 an agent to
help keep up tho morale of the sol
diers over the seas and In the camps,
especially after the regulations,
which discontinue the employment
and use of camp pastors, for the
army Y. M. C. A. did a work that
could not and would not have been
done bv pastors of the various de
nominations. However, he said that
Baptists had maintained camp pus
tors at a number of the camps, and
it had been his pleasure, yea his Joy
to work with some of the colored
camp pastors. He made special men
tion of Dr. C-H. Parrish of Louis
ville, Ky., who served In that capac
ity for seven months, and in one of
their meetings he preached from a
high platform and after he had
preached Dr. Parrish extended an in
vitation to the colored men which
numbered eight or nine hundred, to
accept Christ, and so mny responded
that he could not count them. His
address was also in tn irK. The sub
committee still r;' b,- ,is ready to
report, Dr. Coj, (whi.i; wai called
on, who deliyQred a nhori but line ad
dress, at tlie conclusion of which the
eoi imit,; filed in and reported that
'ie.1' Sad reached an agreement and
at adopted the following as pre
requisites to peace and ultimate re
union. "In accordance with the address of
Dr. John H. Frankwe adopt the fol
'owing as prerequisites to peace and
?aiiic re-unlon:
'he charter at Washington must
mied, abrogated; the lawsuits,
'0 and Ntshville must be
The
lrregui rlty in accept-
and
era into- Baptist churches
when
'porated convention from
it- V, 'oi tne unincorporated
,'. ' J iout letters because
fii" ,grefV?. must be discon
i ft Erased; gospel min
& ess. Mr Mended the court.
the 1 tare of ho,-aieS8 oI their
workmen at Old . etc "
r.tl "m1 t0 ,arge vas made to
Mr- W. Kcommlttee
Introduced and very fiunade and
words presented Mr. Hal. motion
check from the boys. lve com
sponded with a desn
tude. All .Htn,"i
Bye" niaginiii-
. t
nts brethren objected, and this pre
cipitated a lone discussion. They
agreed In the committee rooms and
their chairman reported the same,
but it seems when the unincorporated
commission unanimously adopted the
report of the sub-committee, that the
Incorporated brethren got nervous
and seemed to censure themselves for
having accepted all that they said
they would be willing to do, all that
they had been asked to do, because
they had not asked more and they
could never agree from that hour
among themselves on what they
wanted or what they were willing to
do in order to have peace and re
union.' However, the incorporated breth
ren found only one way out of the
peace and re-unlon, and that was by
demanding that the unincorporated
commission show legal authority to
hind the Publishing Board to carry
out the agreement to submit to con
ventional control. They were wise
enough it seems to know what effect
such an agreement would have on
the present lawsuit against that
Hoard. Therefore, E. C. Morris, Dr.
V. H. Moses, Dr. E. W. D. Isaac led
their commission in an uncompromis
ing debate to stand for that one item
or there would be no peace. All of
this was done over the pleadings of
the venerable Dr. A. 11. Griggs and
the scholarly Dr. C. II. Parrish and
many others of their following to I
adopt the report and leave the Pub
lishing Hoard out. The unincorpor
ated commission led by Dr. E. P.
Jones, after having adopted the re-
Washington of the incorporated
brethren, the lawsuits, etcs.. were
Publishing Board who are now
the only barriers to peace, Dr. Jones
insisting that the National Baptist
Publishing Board's property belongs
to the Negro Baptists of America,
mus mey own it, ana tnat the unin-.
corporated National Baptist Conven-
tion controls u as lar ns tne law
will allow and his convention desire
to go. Dr. Mullins stated that the
white commissioners had held a
meeting and he presented a document
to be considered as a basis of re-i
union, his document also had In It
a provision which effected the status
or the Publishing Board, a copy of
6" iu cauu cuiuuiissiou,
who assembled forthwith in separate
rooms
consider the same.
In o
lins; Chairman Fuller announced
that they had voted YES on those
LI U-1 ,
iiiupuBiuuuD, tuera ueiug no agree-
v... . i. . .1 '
inciii. uy mo iu uuuiiiiiasiuua luo re-
port of the sub-commission was taken
up and discussed until a very late
hour at night. Dr. Gambrell asked
the commission to allow him to retire
in order to get a much needed rest.
He was given a rising vote of thanks
for his services. Dr. Allen Fort,
pastor of the First Baptist Church
(white) was elected chairman. He
kindly accepted and the discussion
conunueu unui 11 was nnauy ais-
covcred that the incorporated com-
few minutes Chairman Woods of the! arrived at West Baden Hospital. A ncea arising between leaders, will general policy to his successor. But ' 01 'b'' Democrats Tike a
unincorporated commission announc- large number are without any funds be 8tudled at first hand by,the regl?' t that pass. There Is a pressing " 'f, ."TiTrt A th
ed that they had voted NO on the and say they have had no pay al doctors and the results of this emergency, according to Mr. McAdoo, "a'knn' IZIa f u became increas
proposition submitted bv Dr. Mul- for nianv months rnnt ii scrutiny and recommendations as to reuuiriiic Coneress fit act. It is cer- rampalgn aavancea 11 pecame increas
mission nad repudiated the report of , to look alter him. I hope they will
the sub-committee and would accept be brought to 'realize .uir duty in
nothing as a basis of peace and re-; the matter."
union that left out a legal guarantee ! Kepresentative Sherley of Ken
that the Publishing Board would be.tucky Said he lint made suggestions
bound by their decision, A motion to the military authorities anil to the
was offered to adjourn, and at eleven I Ited Cross as to plans which would
o'clock at night the joint commission 'keep the soldiers in money who had
adjourned sine die. Dr. E. C. Morris j not received the pay due them but
calling his commissioners to meet:
rruiay morning and ur. tl. V. Jones
calling his commissioners to meet I
Friday morning for the purpose of;
putting on a $2 5,000 campaign for
the National Baptist Theological
Seminary located at Nashville, Tenn. ,
Assembling at 9:00 a. m., at the
Mt. Olive Baptist Church, devotionals
having been conducted by Rev. Wm.
Johnson, the commissioners of the
National Baptist Convention unin
corporated, were elated, and using
the language of Dr. C. H. Clark,
"This to me is an inspiring and
happy hour, my heart is filled with
joy as I think of the splendid victory
and achievements that have come to
our denomination thrnnirh divlnp
guidance of the spirit." Expressions '
similar were made by Drs. J. F. ,
Thomas of Chicago. 111., Rev. O. R.
Harper, President E. P. Jones, Rev. 1
iC. C. Caldwell, Dr. J. W. Hurse. The
meeting then adjourned to convene
in the chapel at the Publishing
House. The committee met at the
Chapel, a great host and throng
elated and jubilant over the fact that
a rejection of the peace terms as
well as union had been done by the
brethren of the incorporated con
vention, and because nothing re
mains now but to promote every In
terest of the unincorporated conven
tion. Dr. J. L. Harding, president of the
Tennessee Convention, spoke enthus-
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K.n .m."b. u ZAA .inA,, .
111 a i cuioi no. no fioustu fouuu uuiu
Tennessee at Norfolk. The commls-i
'injra aHioiimp: fi.i th nnnnint-
tJRerS aa.lOUrnea alter appoint-
Pf!pi.
j. a. i.i).- il. i (
.tp .
ventioti wnicu convenes at. morion,
Clark, Tenn.,
P. Robinson, Ark.,
ri'v,t , p tI, in ' n DT'
OHIO, J. r. 1 nomas, III., C P. Madi-
sow Va., E. H. Branch, Texas, C. C.
Caldwell, Miss., Wm Johnson, Tex.,
II. A. Alfred, Tenn., V. S. Smith, Ky.,
L. Harlng, Tenn., W A. Jones,
Ohlo, D. Abner, Tex., Ohas. Lewis,
Ind., J. W. Hurse, Mo., J. W. Faulk,
N. C, Rob't Miiuihell. Ky., H. Johnson,
Mfaa., G. B. Taylor, A. W. Porter, o.l
C. Fields, J. T. Tunstall, Sr., J. T.,
Tunstall, Jr., J. B. Ridley, H. B. P.
Johnson, J. B. Boyd, L. Landers, J.
T. Brown, I. Collins, J. C.
Harding,
H. A. Boyd, of Nashville, Tenn., Rev.
Harlan of Paducah, Ky.
BLACK BILLY SUNDAY
To Lead One of the Greatest Union
Revivals Ever Witnessed In the
Southland.
Shreveport, La.1 (Special to the
Globe.) Will wonders never cease?
Here In Shreveport is an annual sight
'f more than forty Negro churches
Ulivlnln In Cnnlnm V.A IQIfl
; , T v wrind Kv v P Tonps 1 can' "at100"! committee, which will Republican leaders oi tne ramie comes out strong on the restlessness uiscnargea aauy, ne saia, at me oe-
111 t h Fnv' kv''f h Pnok' De established at San Francisco, will Coast section. All were enthusiastic and relaxing discipline of the men ginning of winter, when outdoor Jobs
a,v n n' r-ninp. Art p h" p!! be Presided over by Ray Benjamin, in their approval of the idea and only employed on the railroads, owing, Mr. are few; wartime plants are being
Tpnn r t w p-- 1 ' t'bt r j P" Attorney-General, who has the , details remained to be worked McAdoo alleges, to their uncertainty closed because of army cancellations
in v -a 1,. n n'u rC8iened that post to assume the out. Those attending the conference how long Government operations will of contracts, and manufacturers are
rTinCe, 111., Hi. IV. VUrier, Ua., . xl. -, HnHm, . c- Ul,.m Tnhnann anrl ,1 ,1 ,i.n ikal fiitou .tflfiia hpaftant In pmnlnvlnc mnna lahnn hn
w ii ciiiia ii k i ti if mm not. laia. i
J.
presenting every religious faith aTid William L.' Lafollette of Wash- se.xson of peace should be marked, to private control. Action by Con- please. Already they are turning up
ing under the blood-stained ban-,lngton. Senator Polndoxter was ab- so, fur as the Republican party is gress will undoubtedly be necessary iu the cities, 'broke,' away from
, 'the Cross, in on of the great-" sent because of a prior engagement. Concerned, by the expression in every to prevent what the President called home, without work, applicants for
; --wide Union Evangelistic Cam- Explaining the purpose of this new Party move ot a single-hearted effort the "disservice" of returning to" '"the civilian relief. There is every -pros--
. -er witnessed in the South-" 'rr.etho 1 1 of organization. Chairman fcr the -welfare-of the nation and the old conditions unmodified," But all pect that unless remedial, measures
. big soul-winning campaign Havs slid: ' , ; f ' making permanent of the new-won this only heightens the unwlsdonrof are promptly taken the sight of
. unchurched masses will
'.". - ' s noted, ,old -,ta5hned
Holy Ghost and fire revivalist, who Is
widely knowji as "Black BUly Sun
day," our own Rev. Dr. J. Gordon
McPherson. formerly of California,
who Is Field Evangelist of the Na
tional Baptist Convention (unincor
porated). This big union revival
meeting will be held at a monster
Gospel Tabernacle, corner of Grande
and Texas avenue, right In the very
heart of the city and will seat at
least 3,000 people. "Black BUly" is
one of the most forceful evangelists
of the race and Is considered by
many to be the only Jiving rival of
Billy Sunday, the famous baseball
evangelist, because of the Immense
mixed throngs that gather at his meet
ings in every section of the country,
and here in the South thousands of
both races flock to hear "Black Billy.
All Shereveport Is wild over the com-
Ing oi "Black Billy," who is to open
his bl city-wide campaign Sunday,
December loth, for thirty days. Thou-
sands of Negro religious workers,
along with many of the leading min-
istfrs representing every denomina-
tion, are members of the Black Hillv
Sunday Evangelistic Committee, with
Rev. J. W. Wells, as chairman; Rev.
p.. .i. lay lor. as secretary; Rev. E. S.
S'ills. as chairman of finance com-
mitfee; Dr. J. M. Carter, chairman of
puhrcity: Dr. T. B. Orvillo. Rev. M.
'I- (-recti. Dr. A. If. Samuels. Rev. G
T. Stinson, Dr. G. W. Mills, Dr. J. A
Benjamin
MANY SOLDIERS ARRIVING HOME
WITHOUT MONEY.
Some Have Had no Pay From Govern
ment for Mnnv Months WonrwteH
Are Penniless Hundreds Landed at
HosD!t.il ForrpH tn Ri.Mm. nhi-f
of Charity.
Washington. With thousands of
troops returning weekly to the United
States sine the siL-ninir if the nr.
mistice. it has been lenrneil iht in
de-imanv instances sohii. t re nrrivinn-
Ion this side, financially stranded, due
I to the
e failure of the Government to
send them their pay. Some of the
men have not been paid for several
months and are literally penniless,
Others have merely missed connec
lions with their last nav. but ar in
nearly as bad shape.
This condition was severely crlti-
ntcn.l i t- .
m" 'n ",K?r y"Pf "email ve
.laiiii. iiriMiuui;au minority leauer,
when he said:
"I think the department ought to
'pay the men who are in the armv
now up to date. I have a telegram
ucio iiuiii ntst.- uuuen, ina., which
reads as follows:
"Sovo.oi j.j
i uuuuicu wuuuueu men
be put in operation to civ them
money when they disembark'"
.... . . . ' I
u is a scandal to send wounded
. .. . u nuuiiueu
men ciear irom me DOlPt Of disem-
barkatlon to Southern Indiana with
money due them lor months and not
a cent paid to them. The War Dp.
partment has informed me that if r
would have telegraphed o them fhe
names of the . meS they wouW en
deavor to pay them. I cannot do
that
t . 1.....T-..1 . . .
ed
man in a hospital cannot h. ov."
pected to run after the piinia3ter to
get tus pay. It is the dutv of the mitt
tary department of the Government
that tlus-j Kiiveestions evidently had
not been carrie,! into ei'lect.
'T agree," he said, "that there is
no possible excuse for any large
number of such cases happening,
Here and there, of course, they are
bound to occur, but the system ought
to be such as to make numerous cases
impossible.
'LISTENING POST' FOR REPUBLI
CANS ON PACIFIC COAST.
Will H. Hays, National Chairman,
Plants "Indiana" Method in Cali
, fornia.
Herald Bureau,
No. 1,502 H. Street, N. W..
Washington, D. C, Wednesday,
Will h. Hays, chairman of the Re-
publican National Committee, has
established wnat he describes as "a
"!,-e"inff Post in California, which is
regarded as the first step in a com-1
" l" national organization. The
r anlornla move was Preceded by a
Sphering of Coast State leaders,
wni.cn indicates that the breach in
'-"""J' '. men is generally re-
Bartiea as naving cost Charles E.
Hughes tne Iast Presidential election,
is helng healed. - :
The establishment of the California
"listening post" is the first step In
a decentralization of authority and
is a radical change from the old
method, which insisted on holding
control in the East and directing all
political activity from that noint.
Successful in Indiana.
Mr.' Hays, because of his Indiana
record, Is regarded as a thoroueh or-
.. . , .7-
viewea as tne
",Dl oyp'anon oi tne "Indiana"
,,,,j . u., ,..
anizaaon that it will reach into
every precinct.
Th i. n uu
. ' v nuv, uai .oi a ui LUO 11 C Li 11 U 1 1 -
Tf Iu onnAlinnfld (Kor thn tinAf. I
"not t d'rect party activity In the
pnnpt Ctntpa hut tn nnulm, o,ll
and information and maintain close
toucn witn Republican sentiment in
tno Coast States."
Mr Benjamin will keep In touch
wtn Republican activities In Calffor-
n(ai Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Wash-
ington and Idaho.
Coast Senators Attend Dinner,
Among those present at the dinner
given by Mr. Havs last night were
Senator Hiram Johnson and Renrp.
and Renre-
sentatlves Julius Kahn, John E. Els-
ton and Henry Z. Osborne, all of Cal-
lfornia; Senator William E. Borah
and Representatives Burton L.
French and Addison T. Smith of
.Idaho: Senators Charles L. McNairy"
and Fred W. tul'tev and Represen-
'tatives Willis C. Hawley, Nicholas J.
Slnnott and Clifton N. McArthur of
Oregon; Senator Weslev L. Jone
and Representatives John F. Miller;
Lindlev H. Hadley, Albert Johnson
"Bv lur opportunities are our re-
eponsilf itlos measured. - It is of our
uuuuicu WUUUUeU men J ' . - w nvwiu v. i.,u..iii.v.u.i..nvj..u " - . t V. , - .nanaH
responsibilities that the Republican
party la now thinking. The Republl-1
can party Is the party of the future.
our performances oi me law nrty , i"
yew are the best guaranty to the I our opportunities are our re-
couatry of our futuTtulflllment, but eponslbllltles measured, it Is of our
It Is only on our future fulfillment robponsibllitles that the Republican
that our usefulness " will depend." PHrt" 18 now thinking. The Repub
New York Herald. ' ilcau PrtT 1 the party of the future.
!Our lerformancea of the last fifty
REPUBLICANS ADOPT BEOU5NAL '' are the best guaranty to tb.9
CONTROL.
Will Establish Three or Four Bin In.
terstate Campaign Headquarters
First In San Francisco "Listening
Posts" ns Clearing Houses for Re-
ports to National Chairman.
.
Special Dispatch to The Sun . '
Washington, Dec. 11. Instead of
complete control of the machinery of
the Republican party by the Republl-
can National Committee a plan was
developed today for regional direc-
tion of campaigns and party affairs.
Ir will be accepted and Immediately
rut into effect. Chairman Hays of
the National Committee suggested
the plau to Senate and House lead-
ers today and most of them were en-
thuslastic.
The tirst move will ho to establish
headquarters in San Francisco for
California, Nevada, Idaho, Washing-
ton. Oregon and Arizona. The' flrst
head of the new Pacific Coast re-
giov.ni neaciquariers win ne uay
uenjamin, nepuiy uorney-i.eneiai lnellt operation of the railroads is tha I public mind for what was coining hi the most crutl and outrageous treat
of California, who came to Washing- t Vi.ience it viel.ls of contused counsels i ...i .i.i w-Q i,0 n rn.olnntrfl hv on n?n. ment " '
ton with Mr. Hays today.
No More "Absentee Landlordism."
in the view or l nanman nays tne
former svstem of rmtaien dlr"ctio-i
a"'1 PP'10' supervision of party af-
fairs from central hcadnuarters in
the East has had the effect of local
mn ratner man uroauening tne cam
paiB'1 activities
It has r'.'sultel in
sectional party
antagonism, In the assertion by lead
ers in the more remote communities,
tnat tne Part' ,las been r,ln on ,ne
absentee landlord theory, through
whlch national appreciation of local
Problems has failed to develop to a
point where the national organization
could help out the local defenders,
and in such suicidal blunders as
characterized the direction of the
916 Presidential campaign in Ca i-
fnmia Kancaa nnn tha intrnmniim nfn
--
region.
Mr Hays odocaws development,
tnrouBp tnree- or al 111081 Iour- re'
8lonal party headquarters, under the
general supervision or the national
',",, '
clearing houses. The problems within
the. nnrtv nreanlzatlnn. tna (liner-
J '
tne policy to be pursued can be re-
ferred directly to Chairman Hays.
XAfOI O- til lalanlMf, Diull
" ' a ... .
,. i0i h.nngrttra n-iii ha.
v w
come "1,stenine Posts" t0 "uote a,r
Hays- a"dl.from the?e. p?ln,t8 TdJ'
tions w111 reported in full authorl-
tat'veiy ana impartially.
Tno party's pollcy' Mr Hays said
today, In regard to the era of ret-on-
struction and readjustment wnicn tne
nation is enteilncr must be the natural
development of the party's war pol-
inV. He said:
"Just as durinar the war vorv
nnrty activity was directly toward
tne aiueviiieni ui ncwi; in mo
iu- i
shortest time and tlie most convinc-
ing manner, the beginning of the pea-
sou of pence should be marked so
far as the Republican party is con-
cerned by the expression in every
party move of a single-hearted eftort
lor the welfare of the nation and the
making permanent of the new won
Peace
'The Republican party must come
before the country with a forward
stepping, as well as a forward look-
ing programme, which will measure
its steps to the needs of the republic."
New York Sun.
REPUBLICANS OPEN OFFICES
FOR WESTERN STATES.
1
San Francisco to Be Regional Head-
quarters of G. O. P. of Pacific
Coast Conference of Leaders All
Confident That "Listening Post"
Will Greatly Benefit Party.
I Washington, D. C TThe Republican
(National Committee announces the
establishment of regional offices of
the committee in San Francisco, In
rharza of Raymond Benjamin, pres-
ent Republican
state chairman ot
California.
The purpose of these offices is to
place the national organization ana
party in closer and more intimate
touch with Republican activities in
the Pacific Coast section, and toin-
Bure the Republicans of tnat. section
opportunity of greater participation
in the national councils of the party.
Tho San Francisco offices, under
Mr. Benjamin, will aid in the activi-
ties of the Dartv organization In Call-
fornia, Oregon, Washington, Idaho,
Nundn nnd Arizona. Questions aris-
ing In that section will be studied
first-hand bv Mr. Benjamin, and his
nnd the results of their
investigations, toeether with their
recommendations, will be referred to
nhnirman Havs at the nafronal head-
. - m.--.
quarters in wasningiou. v,uuiwu
Hays nimseu pians 10 syenu sumo
. ... c- ..i
This popular innovation was an-
nonnced after a conference in Wash-
i. ri,.tm.n Hivi anil
1111LU11 UCIWCCU lliu . j -
DniiAi.AntnMtlAa (Till K IIS If flhn .Tnhn
E. Elston and Henry Z. Osborne, all
Palirnrnla- Ronntnr William E.
Borah and Representatives Burton L.
French and Addison T. Smith, of
Idaho; Senators Charles L. McNairy
and Fred W. Mulkey and Represen-
tatives Willis C. Haw'ey, Nicholas J.
Slnnott and Clifton N. -McArthur, of
Oregon; Senators Miles Polnderter
and Wesley L. Jones and Representa-
lives John F. Miller, Lindley H. Had-
ley, Albert Johnson and William L.
Lnfollette. of Washington.
The party s policy, Mr. Hays said,
speaking at the conference In regard
to the era, of reconstruction and re
adjustment which the nation is en
tering, must be the natural develop-
mont of the party's war policy.
Continuing he said:
"Just as during the war every
party activity was directly toward
the achievement of victory in the
saortest time and the most Tonvlnc-
ing manner, the beginning of the
mar.- ., -
'The Republican party, must come
Moro the country with a forward
st ring, as weU as a forward-look- j
,iaS programme, which will measure
vuuiur.v ui our imure luiuiiuwui,
i i. . . . . f i ... ,ian
I uui i. is uuijr un our iiuure luiuu-
ment that our usefulness will de-
pend.
It is confidently believed that the
estaM shmcnt of what .Chairman
Hays calls "a listening post" on the
Pacific Coast will result In added rest
t0 the interest and activities" of the
fc-epumicans in that section ana add
d efficiency to the party organiza-
tion at large. It is estimated that if
this regional headquarters fulfills
expectations other regional offices
nay be established. Mr. Benjamin
opens the San Francisco office at
co, resigning as Deputy. Attorney-
General of California in order to give
a1' hi time to his new duties.
EDITORIAL, NEW YORK EVENING
POST, DECEMBER 12, 1918.
Mr. McAdoo's Railroad Plan.
The first thing that strikes one in
Director-General McAdoo's urging an
extension for five years of Govern
and of uncertainly on the part of the
Administration. On December 1 the
iTtsidcnt went before Congress and
s;ioie on tlie ouestion of "the nolicv
to be adopted toward the railroads
He said; "1 have no confident judg-
ment of my own. I do not see how !
any thoughtful man. can have." He !
added 'hat it was a problem to be
was
carefully looked into, and he hoped
that Congress would have "a complete i
and impartial study instituted
at once and prosecuted as rapidly as
possible." That was on December 1.
uut 0n December 11 Mr. McAdoo is
sues a fat-reaching and full-bodied
plan and wiriua up with the cool
HtBU!meni: "The President has iven
lne permission to say that this con-
c,U8ion acCord8 with his own view ot
the niatter Mr. Wll80n.a inversion
m . j u. 4 :
j" o,. ui u, ...
must havn hpen ranld. Tn urtnnr the
old couplet, betwixt the White House
and the ship he mercy sought and 1
mercy found.
As Mr. iMcAdoo is to ceas being!
jjireciur-vjeuerai ou iue iirsi. oi juu-
uary Jt mignt nave been thought that
v, ni,i loovp rammmnnHgtinnii rf
talnly a kind
which he offers. He starts off by as-
C 1 . 1. 1
buiuiub luat oueiesa, iu uw icaa
.1 wi.. ii .ti
inuu iuiv-o muiiiuo iciuuiuius ui tuis
session, will find it "impossible" to
8ettle the rallroad eMoa Perma-
nontly. Therefore, it must do a piece
0f hurried patchwork. This does not
necessarily follow. The new Congress
might be called in extra session to
,jo the job deliberately and thorough-
i r,i Ur MoAdm. with hla ennfi.
dent "either-or" logic, declares that
nnlv thrnA pniirQPa nrp ntipn : ( tn
jet thiims alone for a couple of years;
(2) to turn back the railroads at
once; ti) to exienu uovernment con-
trol for five years. But it does not
nced President Wilson's "thoughtful
nian t0 see that these alternatives
do m,t by any means exhaust the pos-
sibilities. The present system of
Government control, which Mr. Mc-
doo admits is not working well, may
be improved. Plans may be made to
return the roads to private ownership
imdr modified legislation. The Mc-
Aduo live-year period is purely ar-
bitrary; it might be made three years,
or sXi or ten, so far as the for of
his reasoning goes. He presents very
much the appearance of a man who
had made up his mind that a certain
thing ought to be done, and then cast
about for arguments to Justify it.
This is commonly called begging the
question.
The more Mr. McAdoo's presenta-
tion of his case is examined, the more
perplexing and inconclusive it appears,
He describes the existing legisla-
tion as Inadequate. It admits of un-
hannv conflicts between Federal and
state authorities. Moreover, the
fund the so-called "revolving fund"
nrovided bv Coneress is not large
enough. There should be minor
amendments to the law, and more
money voted. But to do this Con-
gress will find it "impossible in its
crowded short session, Mr McAdoo
states, and then calmly suggests that
it do the vastly easier thing of agree-
jng offhand to a nve-year t eaerai con
trol and appropriating $2,000,000,000.
This jump from premises to conclu-
sions is tremendous.
n j8 equally hard to understand
Mr. McAdoo, and just as difficult to
follow him, when he passes to the
nnhiert of the nsvcholoEv of railway
employees. One aspect of their Btate
0f mind, under Government operation,
hp does not mention, thoueh thou-
sands of shiDners and other railway -
patrons have remarked it. We mean
their -eeneral lettingdown of buBl-
- " .
ness morale, ineir inuiiierence, mmr
inattention to nuiy. k is, in a woru,
,v. r. m .,nl
0f which Mr. Hughes has been speak-
ie. The Director-General does not
. h.,f hp
ILIIUClll IU UfllD UUDOI lU 1U1D, Av
hn
If this is true, and the
railway men have been neglecting
hoI wnrl, In ni-ilot. tn nrimnlza rtfi.
bating societies, an order from th4
Director-General would seem to be
called for. But Mr. McAdoo's pro-
posed remedy is quite other. Assure
the employees of five years more un-
Qer the Government, and they wilr
instantly stop talking ahaut wages
ani hours and privileges and pros-
pects, becoming instanter highly ef-
ficient. Anybody except a retiring
rnrrtor.fienp.ral who will believe
this will believe anything. And as
for Mr. McAdoo's grave assertion that
the course recommended by him
would take the railroads "out of poll-
tics." It Is hard to Imagine a plan
- which would keep them longer and
deeper In politics.-
Many ot the considerations ad-
vanced by Mr. McAdoo are of un-
doubted force. rThere Is a concensus
of intelligent opinion that the rail-
roads ought not quickly to go back
attempting aucji short-cuts as Mr,
McAdoo advises. "To turn a blind eye
ui ciueieouujr icasuuiufi
upon complexity does not make It
simplicity. And hasty Improvisations
of policy, no matter from what source,
can never be a satisfactory substi
tute for patient study and cautious
experiment.
Ore-Man Administration,
Seventeen months after he took of
fice the war broke over Europe. It
was long enough for Mr. Wilson to
make apparent that his was to be a
one-man administration. Toward
the war he maintained a policy of
aiooiness long aner ine ooay ui
intelligent opinion had become con-
vlnced that aloofness was Impossible.
He did not prepare. He wrote let-
ters about the Lusltanla. Instead of
recognizing our immiauie uivuive-
ment and leading public opinion to-
war! the same recognition, ne re-
fused to see the inevitable, or ti ad -
mif It after he had seen It. He was a
candidate for re-election in 1916,
and mnde his campaign on the argu-
ment that he had "kent us out of
awr," and therefore could be expect-
el to continue keeping us, out; yet
things that have since become public
property make it impossible to be-
lieve tha' he expected, if elected, ti
maintain the peace for many months.
Had hi attitude toward the war
prior to the 1!U' eloition been a vis-
-'orous one, calculated to prepare the
rlii'fc nmjor'tv, as a war prppidpnt. j
intend, ho barely won on a fluke,
as a pence president and then
rromntlv took tHo conntrv fnti war.
The pacifists ewre an-rry bee mse they
had been misled; the war party,
hen it kner th? who'e situation,
xv s displeased that we had not. pre-
,.i i im n, mi-iior
111 this did not make fo 'popularity.
,,,, . ,. tho . tha nrimln.
Istratlve management of it fir more
than a year did not command conn-,
dence. The aircraft, ordinance, and
other exposures of ineffective man-
Xlme?ecognitio f Tn u eh ..
f "o .I"1""" BeieVtive 2"
rL Erew un against
1 3rn delation of tit
j l "S.lnf C?ark and
agement, offset tho administration's
KUVtjruilJcUL.
otherg were loads for the party
, -
carry
A Surprise for the Democrats.
. : a i thn plumnur
sent ,,?,, r0,V;o hrn,i h nn.
"""" - -
somehow weak when It had expected
to be strong. People were looking
, . , , the. hnttlnflplrls-
behind tne events or tne Dauieneins,
. . . .ii raonrA in mind
tu nadQ . thP pnrtv
Mlsirivlnls devetonea into panic and
Misgivings "eyeiopea nmjan c, ana
,.,,".- .n
President w rot e the
peal ,foJ electlon of a Democ"atlc
"t,
Alone1 with this, and likewise un
fortunate In its effect on the public
mind,
na? inn v ui a diuiur iiv
Germany, preliminary to tne armis-
tice. Last In war, first in Peace
.
the bitterness widely felt that the
President should have lent himself to
tho purposes ot tne central powers
when they were near collapse. Peo-
pie harked back to the anti-war at-
tittide of the President durintr the
first half of the strngele; to failure
to prepare either public morale or
military material ami uiey mu um
1'ke it.
Democrats' hoped to the end that
the curious superstition about the
President's great personal strength
with the conntiy would-be' justified
In the results. There really was
never any basis for that superst'tion.
The convention of 1912 did not show
him strong with his party; the elec-!
tion of that year counted fewer votes
for him than Bryan ever polled; the
19m election was saved by a fals3
issue and fluke; and not till the
election of 1918 did this remarkable
career come to the real test of a fair
tryout before the people, with Issues
rpnaonablv clear and no adventitious
circumstances intervening to prevent
disaster. A series of accidents had
fHven rise to the tradition of the
Wilson popular hold, which, in trutn,
never existed. 'One stralghtout test
on a record and a set of plain Issues
proved it had never existed.
And that is, verv roughly outlined,
the explanation the politicians are
giving for the Wilson collapse.
DEMOBILIZATION PRACTICES
IN
VITE LABOR TROUBLES.
Soldiers Beina Dlscharaed In Larae
Cities "Broke" and Without Jobs.
New York.1 Unemployment is the
greatest danger confronting the
United States during the next four
months, the labor reconstruction con
AoJ... rlinl
m nvuy ui "
ai. n u uieouug ucio
hv Ma tho n A Smvth oooiotant Iroo.
tor general of the United States em-
ployment service.
Thnnotinriu nf anlrilpra
are being
- - -
cause
ot uncertainties of taxation,
high prices ot
Itv" nf prfidlt.
materials and "timid-
, Eventually, Mr. Smith said, the
problem of placing America's sol-
diers and war workers will be solved
through an abnormally high emigra-
tion of Europeans to their native
lands, tta probability that lmmigra-
tion win continue to be slight, and
especially by co-operation ot Amerl-
can agencies In connecting, jobless
men with manless jobs. He warned
the members of the conference. how-
ever, that these agencies could only
enable men to find open jobs, and
could not create work.
"Soldiers are being discharged by
the thousands daily, on the basis 'of
military units, with no reference to
whether or not they are now needed
in Industry," said Mr. Smith. "They
are being mustered out on a few
days' notice and given in money the
cost of transportation to their homes,
free to buy tickets wherever they
stranded, moneyless soldiers will ba
common throughout the laud.
inrrv nnnnrpnr Lnar Tne nariv was
THE GREATEST SINGLE HORROR
PERPETRATED IN THE HIS
TORY OF HUMANITY.
Atlanta, Ga. "The massacre and
i deportation of the Christian Armen
ians Is characterized by Henry Mor-.
ganthau, former United States Am-
bassador to Turkey, as "the greatest
single horror ever perpetrate! In the
history of humanity." The former
Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire,
iif his report to the State Depart
ment at Washington, also stated em
phatically that the deportation of Ar-
;Jenlans was carried 0ut on orders is-
igtied bjf the Turkish government,
-The' Turkish authorities had
opped all' communication between
e provinces and the capital in the
Jjive belief that they could consum
,ate thj, crIme o the age8 before tne
!outsirte
?rorld was aware of It, de
jr. Morgan'hau, "but the in-
rinron
ifnrmBti,J
H filtered through. It enme
trom C0IJL,llSi from m8Si0naries from
fnrnin i trnvpllor. nl even from
Turks. We soon learned that orders
entlre Armenian population, and tha
na,j nPe i,aur,rt to the governors of
tlle provinces, to send into exile the
emire Armenian population, and the
ocill officers, with a few exceptions,
carried out these instructions. . All
tno ai,ie bod'ed men had either been
drafted into the army or disarmed,
The remaining neonle, o'd men, worn-
en and children. wer subjected to
"Few
much."
nation have suffeed as
ays Morganthau. Carefullv
estimates baed on reports
prepared
that have
come to the Committee
from eveity part of the Near East
show thai there, are 3.950,000 desti-
tute refugVes.-a lnrge proportion, of
them in exile. The capitulation of
Tnrticv lma morlo npppsnlhln to the
Commit'tee this ereat mass of suffer-
!ing humanity. Thousands of women
and children nre dying every day
from actunl starvation One of the
.greatest uiuuiues xxeii v.u.no o
have experienced is getting enough
iwormnen.
thn oro thpmselVM suffl-
clentlv M. to bury those who die
'of starvatiotl"
"The Amotlcan Committee for Ar-
nlan and Serian Relief will con-
d"ct. from January 12th to 19th a na-
ii m. i in nnii
000 for the relief and dehabllltation
of the Btarvhtg and destitute people."
CAIRO
St. Matthews Church under the
leadershin of 'Rev. Sister Mitchell 1b
indeed alive both spiritually and
financially. The woman as pastor, is
a great wonder for indeed she is
leading her flock as their shepherd.
Under her direction the church is be
ing beautified jto that end that the
whole country will be proud of It.
On the first Sunday Rev. Johnson, P.
E. made his first visit here this con
ference year. He was delighted with
the reception given him and his
amount was raised in full, turned
over to him thi cash and had left
112.00 for her the pastor. Then on
last Sunday, December 15th, a rally
had been planned for her by ten
queens and ten kings. A large crowd
was present both day and night jnd
the queens and kings raised for pas
ton $200.00 (twp hundred dollars).
Soon she will take her vacation for
60 days and they assure her that she
shall not go home with an emnty
pocket. Now then three cheers Tor
the Tennessee woman pastor. To
the one of the queens that raised the
largest sum. Rev. Sister Mitchell
gave $15.00 in gold and t3 the king,
$10.00. Prizes were presented fcun-
dav night, Dec.
by the Dibtrict
teacher Miss Fit to. the queen. Miss
to the king, Mr. F.
Parks. The youg people of Cairo
and Gallatin are planning a lolly
good time for 1 Mr. Robert Lee
Mitchell, son of !H
ev, Sister Mitchell,
January to accom
to 'their home in
who will come in
pany his mother
.pany ",a
Mempms
,
WOODMONT
Mrs. James A. Swanson entertained
at dinner Sunday! to compliment her
sisters, Mrs. Wiley Scruggs and son
of Indianapolis, Ind., and Mrs.
Joseph Parks and little daughter of
Nashville. Little Sam T. of Indiana
was toast master, being the only male
seated at the table. The many friends
of Mr. Charlie SWanson will be sorry
to know of his llness. Mr. Swan
son is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Abe
swanson and has been a faithful em-
ployee at the N. ind C. foundry ever 1
since receiving an honorable dis-
charge from aribly service at Camp
Mead. Md. D.. in! March. Mrs. Addle )
Gipson of Franklin spent Thursday ; !
. , 111'. -KiT.. Tinlnir Ostlll o-tro
in iNasnviiie. uh. h "c iu6u,
Sr.. of Southallj spent Thursday in (
IN 11 till V U1U. ULLBt Hftmco -J "
and daughter will spend the Xmas
holidays with her mother, Mrs. Addle
Gipson of Franklin. Mr. James A.
Swanson will visit the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Wallame Gipson, Saturday
Company "K" 372nd Infantry
(Continued from page 1.)
The morale and health condition)
11 rlr a hi V m ft 1 11 1 H.t n fid &Ion Zi
side the entire American Army
UVCU 1 j I
ThlB is part pt the epoch of tha
great general amdaesicive arive &
the greatest world war, which ha
terminated in victory to the cause 0
the righteous and peace to all human
ity. We wish tor all that we left be
hing, much JoyJ and happiness which
only could be Brought about Dy ou
supreme sacrifice and love for ou
race and country.
Respectfully
BERRY
1st Sgt., Co.
SEWARD
"K" S72nd Infantry
JAMES
I A. HILL,
Medical Detachment 372nd Infan
try (Comnany Nurse.)
BENJ. W. SATT.ERFIELD,
Sgt. Co. "K'f 372nd Infantry
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