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THE KANSAS CITY SUN
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to The Kansas City Sun, 1803 East 18th
t Dell Phone East 9W.
Entered as second-class matter. August
'12, 1908 at the postofflce at Kansas City,
Uo., under the act of March 3, 1879.
Nelson C Crews Editor and Owner
Wllla B. Glenn General Manager
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position of the eccentric Prof, W. E.
O, DuLols, then that gentleman must
he a greater handicap than other
problem b which the organization seeks
Undoubtedly the association must
come Into tho very closest confidence
of the mosses of our people before It
begins to realize Its highest aims and
It cannot do this through the "medium
of men who hold themselves aloof
from their brethren through any sort
of vain conceit or foolish reserve.
Positive affection and sincere sym
pathy are the first essentials of suc
cessful leadership and these are rare-
ly appreciated in a man -who, like Prof.
DuBois, arrogates to himself a mo
nopoly' of wisdom and virtue and who
openly despises the simple annals of
those whom he would lead.
The appropriations bills of the pres
ent Congress all carry provisions for
the reduction of clerical positions.
This means that a lot of Negroes will
be let out of good positions and that
their places' will later be filled by
white people. Democracy's "fair" at
tltude toward the Wack people relates
only to fair skin.
The great popularity which Allen
Chapel enjoys as a center of local re
ligious worship cannot last long un
less something Is done to shorten the
length of the services. Too many
things are crowded into each Sunday
morning, some of which detract from
the spiritual effect of the sermon and
music and all of which are exceeding
ly monotonous. The church should
not be allowed to become a mere me
dium for advertisements, benefit col
lections and the exploitation of fads.
Use the newspapers and billboards for
ABOUT MR. WALT MASON.
Some time ago the Kansas City Star
published nn appreciation of Mr. Walt
Mason. In that article Mr, Mason him
self was permitted to take the stand
and testify as to how, by means of his
literary effusions, he has been able to
accumulate such a vast array of cold
simoleons. Few literary men have en
joyed greater financial success than
has Mr. Mason; and his personal pop
ularity, especially in thfs part of the
country, Is widespread.
Mr. Mason's writings may bo di
vided into two parts proso which Is
written as prose and is acknowledged
to be such, and prose which passes
under the name and guise of poetry.
Although Mr. Mason enjoys quite a
reputation as a poet still, In point of
that fact he has never been guilty as
yet of writing any poetry. The rhyth
mic Jingles of "Uncle Walt" are inter
esting and usually present in quaintly
humorous vein a view of the stern
and practical realities of life yet
they hardly constitute genuine poetry.
In fact Mr. Mason is temperamen
tally out of tune with real poetry. Ho
denounces poetry as ''high brow stuff"
and will have none of it. The help
lessness of his case may be shown by
the following remark. Says he: "Any
man who professes to enjoy the al
leged poetry of Robert Browning is a
liar." AH true poetry Mr. Mason de
nounces as "fine writing"; and fine
writing causes Mr. Mason to go into
his basement and have fits. Mr. Ma
son is positively opposed to literary
finish and says so. He spoke in high
terms of Dr. Dubois' "Quest of the
Silver Fleece," but deplored the "fine
writing" In it. In fact he believes the
"fine writing" nearly spoils the book,
Dubois cannot refrain from fine writ
ing because his Is essentially the po
etical temperament. So then, we may
expect no poetry from Mr. Mason's
pen. Let us hope, however, that noth
ing will stay Mr. Mason's pen in the
matter of prose. If hispoetry is ad
dressed to us he need not exert him
self further; but his prose Is a source
of great delight. He is a genuine hu
morist as delicate and genial as
Washington Irving himself. I move
that Mr. Mason be enjoined from pub
lishing further poetical effusions and
that he be compelled to publish at
least one prose sketch a weeki Mr.
Mason's literary criticisms make
pleasant reading; we enjoy them; al
though we are unable to accept his
critical standards. Mr. Mason Judges
the merit of a work of fiction by the
number of fights in the story. He
must have a fight on every pace or
life is vain. He heartily enjoys the
irequent and cruel impact of cartila
ginous nose with bony fist. We can
not agree that the sum total of virtue
In a work of fiction is to be measured
by the number of scraps therein. Why
so much carnage and blood shed Mr.
But Mr. Mason's apparent love of
scraps arises from a passionate love
of life, of man and a supreme joy in
living. This Is altogether admirable
and Is not to be condemned. And
when this sort of feeling manifests
itself in literature, the result is a
wholesome realism, which is the key
note of Mr. Mason's literary theories
and performances. It is this intense
love of realism that causes Mr. Mason
to love fights and denounce fine writ
ingthough as a matter of fact real
Ism does not necessarily Involve bleed
ing noses; and literary finish is not
inconsistent with an adequate presen
tation of the facts and realities of life.
Robert Browning can be and is as
realistic as Mr. Mason, whilst he en
joys the additional merit of being a
great poet. But as some one recently
has said, Mr. Mason is an Institution
of whom we Westerners
proud. He bids fair to create a school,
and so we wish more and continued
power to his pen so long as he con
fines himself to prose.
W. E. GRIFFIN.
With reference to the observance
or "Railroad Days" about which 1
have already written you, It occurs
to me to suggest to committtees which
may be appointed to present our
grievances a plan of action.
While I do not want to encourage
any body of our people to move in
this matter unless they feel thir com
plaints are amply justified by condi
tions in their locality, we should bear
in mind that railway officials are busy
persons and whatever we say to thorn
should be definite and to the point.
For that reason I suggest tho follow
ing program of prottest:
First. A statement of present con
ditions. Second. A statement of conditions
I believe tliat the following state
ment covers pretty well the condi
tions of which wo have reason to
complain as well as the conditions we
should like to see enforced. If nny,
or nil of these conditions exist In your
community, I urge upon you tot see
that they are brought to the attention
of the proper officials.
The Glasgow Missourian last week
devoted more than a column to a
write-up of the closing exercises of
Evans School over which Prof. A. R.
Chinn has presided for many years.
The exercises were attended by an
unusually large number of white peo
ple all of whom loudly expressed their
appreciation of the increasingly valu
able services which Prof. -Chinn Is
rendering to the community both hy
precept and example. Nor Is the use
fulness of their principal confined to
his own locality. He has a national
reputation as a high-class, educated
and, above all, honest gentleman.
When, perchance, we visit some of
our neighboring cities and note the
constant discord which pervades the
ranks of our people, how much time
and energy they Bpend in really fool-
isn contentions, destroying themselves
and everything around them, we can
better appreciate the reasonable har-
mbny with which our own people live
ana worn together.
Kansas City people have their faults
but gang-fighting Is not one of them.
A person can visit here at leaBt for
a fow days without finding himself be
tween the two fires of contending so
cial or otner factional elements. This
Is a fine testimonial of the high In
telligence of this community, too.
It It is true that the member of h
National Association for the Advance
ment of Colored Fcoulo have to spend
so much of their time explaining the
SUMMER MUSIC SCHOOL.
R. G, Jackson and Miss
Beulah Douglass are going to
conduct a summer school of
music at Allen Chapel, 10th and
Charlotte, Kansas City, Mo.
All persons who may desire
to take lessons will find it to
their advantage to speak to Mr.
Jackson early, for a number of
periods'have already been given
away to city, and out of town
The advantage In enrolling
early is, that you may have a
choice of periods and avoid
coming for lessons in the heat
of the day.
The studios at Allen Chapel
are nicely located, well appoint
ed and are equipped with
pianos that are kept in fine
Special attention is given to t.
children between the ages ot
seven and twelve years.
The pipe organ of the church
is at the service of pupils for
practice, who aro doing organ
On account ot the large en
rollment In piano, organ and
voice, only a limited number
can bo admitted Into harmony
classes' so It Is advisable for
persons wanting to do work,,
along this line to enroll now.
Mr. Jackson Invites Interest
ed parties to call at Allen
Chapel on Saturdays, between S
a. m. and 8 p. m. to talk over
musio for the summer, or ad
dress him at S3X Nebraska' Ave.,
Kansas ' 'City, Kansas, Bell
Phone West 1032 and West
1. PROPER ACCOMMODATIONS IN
A. Present Conditions:
I. Colored persons can purchase
no food on trains in the South in the
majority of cases. This makes it
necessary for them to try to obtain
food at the railroad restaurants.
II. They are seldom permitted to
buy food at railroad restaurants.
HI. If they are allowed to pur
chase food at these restaurants, they
must take the food out of the place,
be sent to some room not properly
cared for, or be kept waiting at the
lunch stand until It Is almost time for
their trains to leave.
IV. Colored restaurants are sel
dom near enough to the depots to be
of any service to the passengers.
B. Conditions Desired:
(a) In Particular:
I. Opportunity to purchase food
at railroad restaurants so that colored
passengers may claim the service,
not as a favor grudgingly given, but
as a privilege to which they, like all
other passengers, are cntttled. and
without paying higher prices.
II. Proper provision In these res
taurants so that colored passengers
may be served promptly and courte
ously, always with a view of their hav
ing the same time to eat their meals
as other classes of passengers have;
2. PROPER ACCOMMODATIONS IN
SITTING ROOMS IN THE DE
POTS CONTROLLED BY
A. Present Conditions:
(a) Waiting Rooms, Alons
Colored waiting rooms,
I. Are not kept clean.
II. Are usually too small.
III. Seldom are built so' as to per
mit proper ventilation.
IV. In winter, are very often with
V. Seats are often of the most
VI. Seldom offer any toilet com
forts for colored women who travel
in most cases conveniences for wash
ing the face and hands and preparing
the toilet, generally, are absolutely
VII. In most every case the ac
commodations denied colored passen
gers, as indicated above, are given
to other passengers In other waiting
rooms at the same depots.
(b) Waiting "Rooms In Connection
With Employees of the Rail
roads VIII. In a great tnumber of cases,
ticket agents will not sell colored peo
ple tickets until all other passengers
have been served, even though color
ed passengers have been standing at
their windows long before the arrival
of the most favored class of passen
gers. IX. The harshness of speech of
many ticket sellers, directed studi
ously and specifically to colored pas
sengers, is provocative of needless
friction and bitterness, and is one of
the most grevious burdens laid upon
B. Conditions Desired:
I. Clean waiting rooms.
II. Rooms large enough to accom
modate comfortably all the colored
III. Properly ventilated waiting
IV. Efficient janitor service as is
provided for passengers of the most
V. Comfortable seats.
VI.. Cleanly kept toilets with nec
essary comforts for women who tra
VII. Ticket agents who will not
needlessly insult colored passengern
who ask for tickets. ' -
VIII. Such regulations for the gov
ernment of railroad ticket offices, or
such Increase In the number of tick
et agents, as will permit colored pas
sengers to purchase their tickets In
ample time to allow the former to
check their baggage' and go into their
trains without needless friction and
3. PROPER AND JUST ACCOMMO
DATIONS ON RAILROADS.
A. Present Conditions:
I. Inferior equipment of cars, em
1. In many .cases, but half of a 'car.'
tho other half being either a baggage
compartment or a smoker for white
2. In most cases but one toilet for
men and women.
3. Toilets without conveniences for
washing the face and hands,
4. Dilapidated and worn-out cars.
5. Cars without any conveniences
for sleeping. In the South, colored
passengers are prohibited from riding
In sleeping cars, even when they hold
C. Cars without smokers for color
7. Cars without conveniences for.
the purchase of food. . ' .
II. Annoyances and Embarrass
1. Location of news "butchers" in
Since these agents sell cigars, pa
pers, and magazines, the colored coach
Is constantly being invaded by white
men who usually light their cigars
and begin smoking beforo leaving tho
car, whereby making a smoking car
of the only car the Negroes have.
2. Use ot the colored coach to
transport section hands from 6ne
point to another on tho road.
3. Failure to Tieep cars clean.
4. Permitting conductors and news
"butchers" to prohibit lunch venders
at way stations to bring food into
cars for colored passengers.
B. Conditions Desired:
1. Cars equipped as for white pas
sengers, to Include
1. At least one compartment or
car for colored passengers, separate
from the baggage car and from tho
smoker for whites.
2. Separate toilets for men and
women, each properly equipped.
3. The same class of cars as used
for the most favored class of passen
4. A smoking compartment for col
5. Such changes In car construc
tion or equipment as will provide
eith,er sleeping accommodations or re
i). bucn changes In car equipment
or regulations as will permit colored
passengers to purchase food on
7. Steel cars for colored -passen
gers wherever steel cars are used be
hind or before Negro coaches, or
before and behind them. ,
8. Removal of news "butchers."
9. Use of separate car or compart
ments for the transportation of sec
tion hands of all races, so that the
colored coach need not be employed
for this purpose.
10. Clean cars.
11. Permission for lunch venders
to sell lunches to colored passengers
in their cars, that is, permission for
them to enter these cars.
12. Some authority to whom these
matters may be referred, where fric
tion arises, and who will, in good
faith, Investigate and adjust them.
I. The same class and quality of
4.. .IN GENERAL, CONDITIONS DE
accommodatlons for colored passen
gers as are provided for the most fa
vored class of travelers.
II. Such regulations as will pro
tect colored passengers from the rude
ness and insults of employees of the
III. Some definite authority to
whom these mattehs may be referred,
where friction arises, and who will,
In good faith, Investigate and adjust
All those who are going to act on
the suggestions to make a united ef
fort to bring about better railroad and
other traveling facilities, should not
omit to remind our people that they
have a duty to perform as well as the
FJrst, our people should try to keep
themselves clean and presentable
when traveling, and they should do
their duty In trying to keep waiting
rooms and railroad coaches clean.
Second, it should be borne In mind
that little or nothing will be accom
plished by merely talking about white
people who aro in charge of railroads,
etc. The only way to get any results
Is to go to the people and talk to
them and not about them.
(Signed) Booker T. Washington.
Tuskegee Institute, Alabama,
May 15, 1914.
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. Teacher of
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and famous 'spiritualist, can be con
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any day from 8 a. m. to 9 p. m.
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The enterprising and Intrepid young
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GRAND MUSICAL RECITAL.
at Convention Hall. June 19, 1914,
Speakers of Note In and Out of
the City Will Be Present.
Music by the Best Talent Procured
.Tickets will be on sale at the
leading drug stores of the city
after February 15, 1914.
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