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title: 'Cayton's monthly. (Seattle, Wash.) 1921-1921, March 01, 1921, Page 12, Image 12',
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fjtifele Sam's Japanese Colony
; Japanese: are not wanted as land owners in the
state of Washington, and to prevent them from so do
ing the Seventeeth Legislature of the state is about to
enact,a drastic alien land law, and thereby debar even
desirable white aliens the privilege of owning lands
in the state in order to legalize the move against the
On general principles the alien land law is the de
sideratum for Che future good of the state. No alien
should have, the right to own lands in the state and
yet coniribute nothing toward her upbuilding. The
proposed law therefore will hit the English land grab
ber at long range a harder blow than the Japanese,
and '&• should' do so, as the European land owner is
a fl parasite' while the Japanese is a producer. There
fs"n'o: 'doubt of the fact that the European emigrant
to the United 'States will the more readily assimilate
with'thle citiiena hereof than will the Japanese, and
the coming of great numbers of Japanese to this
country will soon give to Uncle Sam another race
problem to solve, and for that reason, more Japanese
immigrants are undesirable, but it is an undeniable
fact that ho class of European citizens, who come to
America, show more thrift, yea if one half as much,
as do thope Japanese, who have already been per
mitted entrance to this country and given a chance.
Every state of this union having either a large or
small population is proportionally the richer there
from, since they are. producers and not parasites. The
state legislatures of. this country, that became "all het
up" over the presence of a few thousand Japanese
within their' borders and pass drastic alien land laws
with the view of squelching the Japanese colony seems
almost in the same state, of mental monstrosity as was
Spanish Knight who attacked wind-mills conceiv
ing them to, be invading knights. If all the Japanese
west of the. Rocky, Mountains, extending from British
Columbia .to thel borders of Mexico (150,000), were
congregated in- the state of Washington even then
they would, not necessarily be a menace to the undis
puted rule! jit the .white man. They would, however,
soon make of the state of Washington one of the most
prosperous, as well as productive, if not the most, in
th's entire country.
In, view of the fact that the Japanese and the
white man assimilate slowly, yea if at all. The proper
thing for Uncle Sam to do is to close the gates against
more Japanese immigrants, but having permitted for
the most part such Japanese as are now found in this
country under the signed seal of the government to
come unmolested. Your Uncle Sam has another duty
to pertorm so far as the present Japanese population
is concerned, and that is to treat them equally as hu
mane as he would the Englishman and deny them not
the opportunity to just as advantageously earn a living
as the Norwegian and Swede. It is utterly impossible
for the few Japanese in this country, comparatively
speaking, to ever create even a ripple upon the com
mercial water's of this great country, and those citi
zens, who seem to see a second meanacing race prpb
lem in Uncle Sam's domain an account of their pres
ence (150,000) is simply "seeing things." But the
average white citizen of this country is noted for con-
siderateness and a universal desire for fair play, and
while they will not abruptly brook the present anti-
Jananese waive, they will sooner or later rf>ur oil
upon tbo troubled waters and sa^l safely [into the
port of peace when the storm will have passed and
continue to do all the good they can and to all the
peoplo they can.
Lelia Walker Wilson, daughter of the late Mme.
C. J. Walker, has mada application for insurance ac-
gregating $300,000, the largest sum ever asked for by
a Negro. The late William Cox of Indianoela, Miss,
carried $27,000 worth of insurance; Armstead Walker
of Richmond, Va., $19,000; and John Merrick of Durham,
N. C, $10,000.
The Park Institute of America has published in
its magazine, "The Park International," issued at
Washington, D. C, an article on "Playgrounds for Color
ed America" by Ernest T. Attwell, a Negro Field
Nelson Gore, a Negro of Providence, R. 1., has been
a football player for 1 23 years. He is 37 years of age.
In 1910 there were 635 Negroes in Binghampton,
N. V., today there are 621, a loss of 14 in 10 years.
In a 9-day canvass, Negroes at St. Louis, Mo.,
subscribed $66,000 for an orphans' home.
In Baltimore, Md., there are 108,390 Negroes, an
increase of 23,641 sincel9lo.
The Negro population of Louisville, Ky., 40,118,
shows a decrease of 404 since 1910.
The John A. Andrew Memorial Hospital at Tusk
egee Institute has been classified as a Grade A hospital,
being one of three hospitals in the state thus classified.
Other Grade A hospitals operated by Negros are the
Douglass at Philadelphia, Freedmen's at Washington, and
Old General at Kansas City, Mo. Graduates of the
nurse training course at Tuskeg.ee, who are registered
by the state of Alabama, wi,ll be granted reciprocal
certificates of registration by the Illinois State Board.
The director of the Tuskegee hospital is John C.
President-elect Harding during his visit to the
Isthmus of Panama received a delegation of Negroes
and expressed pleasure at their greeting. The spokes
man was William C. Todd, an alumnus of the Univer
sity of Michigan and attorney of Colon.
Myrtle C. Williams, a colored girl of Newark, N.
J., has been appointed stenographer in the Mayor's
Negroes, headed by Beresford Gale of Philadelphia,
have purchased 68 acres of land at a cost of $10,000
for the Pitman Country Club at Pitman, N. J.
Paid colored social workers at Washington, D. C,
have organized the Washington Council or Social
Workers. Lawrence A. Oxley is president.