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VOLUME VII. NUMBER 15.
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, SATUJil)4 DECEMBER 5, 1914.
Stop! Read Carefully Each Ad in The Sun Before Making Christmas Purchases
The Opening Week's
Program atthe Y.M.G.A.
Was a Great Success
WERE OVER 7,000 VISITORS
More than 200 Men and Boys
Enrolled Blues Enroll
the Largest Number,
The membership enrollment for the
opening weak surpassed all expecta
tions, Enthuslas mgrow to such a
point that what was scheduled to be
only an enrollment became almost a
campaign. More than 200 men and
boys were enrolled on the sides of
.the Iteds and Blues. The Reds hav
ing 85 and Blues 133, totaling 218 In
all. Much credit Is due Capt. W. H.
Houston of the Blues and Capt. P. C.
James of the Beds, together with
their lieutenants and workers, lor
this fine result. The following are
those who assisted as lieutenants and
workers: W. H. Houston, captain
Blues; C. H. Birch, H. W. Becks, P. O.
Brown, Jas. A. Crews, C. H. Calloway,
Theo. M. Clay, It. T. Coles, David
Emery, A. E. Estes W. II. B. Fourd,
W. Houston, It-C. Holland, Geo. Jones,
R. P. Jackson, S. S. Kay, L. A. Knox,
Dr. E. J. McCampbell, A. A. Moore,
O. A. Pago, A. V. Pepp, T. B. Wat
kins, Rev. W. H. Peck, Scott Watson,
Joe Butler, E. E. Vaughn, Thos. Greer
and H. W. Miller. P. C. James, cap
tain Reds; H. O. Cook, F. M. Christ-
Captain of Blues.
CAPT. W. H. HOUSTON.
ian, Albert C. Collins, Fred A. Green,
J. W. Holbert, IL B. Holraan, Jno. A.
Jones, B. C. James, Jas. A.. Lee, W. G.
Moseley, Dr. J. E. Perry, Edw. Rose,
Ben Thomas, F. J. Weaver, Chas.
Westmoreland, Dr. T. C. Chapman, F.
D., Wright, Wm. G. Moore, J. M.
Green, W. H. Dawloy, Jas. Anderson
and O. C. Walker.
Several persons have announced
that their names were not given prop
er credit in the program for the
amounts that had been paid for tho
Building and Furnishing. Fund. All
of these, however, with tho exception
of two cases, that of Prof. W. W. Hold
er and Dr. US. G. Brookins were found
after closer" observation. These two.
together, with the names of all per
sons who give in the meantime will
be printed In a supplement list In
January when the building is to be
Many clubs and organizations have
announced that 'they wish to glvo
some, .piece of furnishing that will act
as a permanent record of their Inter
est In the Association movement of
l - - . . .
nounCed are from the. Bachelor Boys
and a large subscription to the fur
nlshing fund by the members of tho
former Women's Auxiliary.
The patrons to the Cafeteria last
week Included several uptown
parties. All members and friends
(Including women),1 are welcome ,to
the conveniences of tho cafeteria.
On Monday, ' 'Ndv. 30th, Mr. Edw.
Ross and Jas. A. Leo christened the
billiard tables by shooting the first
The program of the opening week
seemed to grow in interest ana iiuen
city as the week progressed. The
addresses on subscribers' night by
Alderman O. H. Hill, Banker G, W,
Fuller, Messrs. Edw. Ross, J. M. 'Mar
quess and G. N. Grlsham were of the
highest order and made, all the su.
scrjbors present feel that they had
a part in bringing about one of the
greatest achievements of this Western
country. Mr. Hill volunteered to give
a number of pictures to help beautify
the building. Prof, Orlsham also vol.
unte'ered to give a clock, costing at
least $23. On Citizens' Night, Hon,
H. M. Beardsley gave a splendid ad-
drses, subject; '"The Spirit of Co-op-
oration, the Dominant Note of the Y.
M. C. A." He brought out the close
relationship of, all the Associations
thr ghout the' world and how the
spfY of QlirUt Jesus was drawing
met together. In . Prof. Heryford's
talk n the "Real Beneficiaries", ,)t
war shown how every roan, woman,
hoy and girl, wjilte or colored would
receive benefit directly or indirect
ly from the large work of tho Y, M.
A. All were deeply Impressed by
his message. Rabbi 'Mayer only mado
few remarks as another engage
ment called him at the time he was
scheduled for tho program. On
Wednesday night, Exhibition Night,
between thirty and forty members
of the physical department of the
Central Association gave drills and
setting tip exercises and played var
ious gymnasium games. They also
gave an exhibition In expert swim
ming. The 'boys' band added much
to the pleasure of this night. With
all the apparatus in action at one
time it looked as If a four ringed cir
cus was In action. The physclal direc
tor, Mr. A. W. Hardy, announces that
he will begin making physical ex
aminations Saturday, Dec. Eth. The
gymnasium classes will begin on Mon
day, Dec. 7th. As usual, all who
heard Dr. Sll'cox were highly elated
over ills message on the subject "The
Moral Value of a Lofty Purpose". Al
though the doctor leaves the city for
Canada In March he says he Intends
to keep in touch with the Associa-
Captain of Reds.
CAPT. P- C. JAMES.
tion by paying part of the member
ship of two or three boys. Several
other persons have spoken of doing
likewise. It was left for the women
to bring out the record breaking
crowd, when between fourteen and
fifteen hundred persons crowded the
gymnasium . to lts "fullest capacity to
hear a most excellent program, con
sisting of papers by Mrs. Ida Lee,
Mrs. Myrtle F. Todd, and Mrs. E. It.
Vaughn; vocal solos by Mrs. Cora
Lester, Mrs. Nellie Hendricks and
Mrs. Percy Glass; piano solos by Miss
Cora Carr and Miss Elsie Nix; re
marks by 'Miss Anna H. Jones and
Mrs. L. A. McCampbell, prayer, iMrs.
Luclnda Day and music by the Ladles'
Band. The program scheduled for
Saturday night, Nov. 28th will be giv
en Saturday, Dec. Eth. This will be
membership night, when all the new
and old members will get together for
a real good time and an indoor base
ball gamo between the Reds, and
Blues will be given. Several inspir
ing addresses will bo given 'by the
members. Rev. W. C. Williams and
Rev. S. W. Bacote gave splendid
talks at the Men's meeting Sunday,
Nov. 29th. They attempted to Im
press the men with the responsibil
ity that now rested on them and that
tho same kind of faith that, had
brought them up to the present would
be necessary to finish up the good
work so' well begun. Two men at the
close of the meeting made 'forward
steps'. Monday, Nov. 30th was gala
night for the boys; more than 200
of them crowded the boy's depart
ment. It was found necessary to car
ry them to the gymnasium for he
fine program that had been prepared
for them by Mr. R. M, Wisdom, Boy's
Work secretary. Addresses were
made by Messrs. H. O. Cook, Edw.
Ross, J. W. Holbert and R. L. Flynn?
Boy's Work secretary of the Central
Association. He said It was ono of
the most interesting crowds of boys
he had ever had the pleasure of ad
dressing. Tho boys' band was In ex-
cellent trim. They gave a fine mu
sical concert. The music furnished
by the Western University Glee, .Club
on Citizens' Night and by the "Men's
chorus on the two Sundays and Sub
scribers' Night added muc hto the
success of this occasion. Prof. R. G.
Jackson, who directed these organi
zations, gave much time and thought
to bring about this condition.
A LITTLE TIMELY ADVICE.
THE HARRIS PRINTING CO
WISHES TO ANNOUNCE THAT OW
ING TO THE WAR SITUATION,
THERE IS A SCARCITY OF IM
PORTED NOVELTIES IN STOCK AT
OUR LOCAL PAPER HOUSES,
HENCE TH08E WHO ARE GOING
TO BE IN THE MARKET FOR HOLI
DAY PRINTING WOULD DO WELL
TO SELECT MATERIAL AND OR
DER THE 8AME AT ONCE.
ARTHUR W. HARRIS,
1515 E, 18 Street.
Bell Phone East 2782.
Tho Negro Business League, will
meet at League Headquarters, 1803 E.
18th St.. Tuesday night, Dec. 8. Prof.
J. Dallas Bowser will, deliver a brief
talk on "Business Cooperation." All
members urged to be present.
F. J. WEAVER, Pros.
As to Race Segregation
The question often put to those who
oppose scggregatlon Is this: "Why do
Negroes object to associating with
ono another?" "Why do Uiey seek to
force themselves on white people?"
Tho answer to this two-fold question
Is Blmple: Negroes do not object to
associating with ono another; Negroes
do not seek to force themselves on
white people. When Negroes as
semble in any public place where
while also assemble, they will Invari
ably, If given free choice, seggegate
themselves. Let me Instance our lo
cal Teachers' Institute.
That body consists of about eleven
hundred teachers, about 10 per cent of
whom are Negroes. A stranger visit
ing tho Institute would bo struck by
the fact that all the Negro teachers
sit together, and would wonder, per
haps, if Jim Crowlsm prevails. Jim
Crowism does not prevail, and Is- not
even suggested. Tho Negro teachers
have deliberately seggregated them
selves. They have selected a part of
the hall where they Invariably sit,
and they show no Inclination whatever
either to get away from themselves
or to force themselves on anybody.
Yet those same teachers would warm
ly resent any effort from an external
source to seggregate them.
As a matter of fact a few years ago
such an effort iwas made, when a
committee of white principals brought
in a report requesting that "the white
teachers sit where they please; all
Negro teachers sit In Section D." Now
Section D Is much better situated for
seeing and hearing than the seats,
where the Negroo teachers sit, but
the Negroes were highly indignant at
the report and refused to bo segre
gated. Only ono teacher ever did go
down to occupy Section D. And so
the questions which really came up
for solution are these: (1) "Why will
Negroes, If left to a free choice in
variably segregate themselves"; and
(2) "Why will they invariably resent
forcible segregation?" The answers
to these questions reflect fundamental
aspects of human nature, and the ono
phenomenon Is as natural as the other.
Prof. Franklin H. Giddlngs, the soci
ologist has theorized Intelligently and
convincingly as to the psychic bases
of the group, and he argues that In
dividuals tend to group themselves to
gether on the, basis of "consciousness
of"klnd""or Hke-mlndedness." This
simple principle is ably elaborated by
him In his works on sociology, and
largely accounts for a great many
groups both large and small. It ac
counts for the fact that Negroes and
others segregate themselves naturally.
It also leaves Inference very clear that
if the ardent segregationists would
only exercise a llttlo scientific sense,
and would Intelligently acquaint them
selves with the psychic laws underly
ing human behavior, without being so
anxious to remake and improve the
universe, many of these questions
would work themselves out naturally
Now, while Negroes will freely and
willingly segregate themselves, on ac
count of "consciousness of kind," per
sonal friendships, or community of in
terests they nevertheless do not like
t ohave segregation forced upon them.
This is not because they do not like
to be together, nor yet because they
desire to force themselves on any
body. It is because of a condition as
old as humanity itself namely, the
tendency to resent an Insult.
Negroes profoundly sense the fact
that far more Is Involved in involun
tary segregation than the mere matter
of keeping the two races apart. It in
volves the assumption of superiority
on the part of the group trying to en
force segregation, and requires the
mm , 1U"D , patrons are wondering what reservations have been mads for them. We are
other group to acquiesce In the doc-free to ny tnat 8uch have been made that w, rea8onably satisfy all con
trine of Its own Inferiority. This nc- cerned. The seating plan will be full explained In next Issue as well as open
knowledgement no considerable group ng date, which Is a matter of two weeks.
will make; and this without regard to
any consideration of race; , it is true
and valid as regards all races. The
average Individual will notfadinlt and
It Is too much to expect Ktm to admit
mm anotner lnuivmuai is nauirauy
and racially his superior.wlthout re
gard to education, morals, or economic
So the resistance to forcible and In
voluntary segregation is based on a
fundamental aspect of human nature,
and will so remain as long as a vestige
of proper prde Inspires and Illumines
the human heart. Not the segrega
tion Itself, but the upications that
go along with It that' Is what all men
in all climes always will: resent. And
this resentment Is In no way weakened
by the fact that the same Individuals
if left alone would naturally and vol
untarily segregate themselves. Those
who believe that some people aro su
perior to others on purely racial
grounds, without regard to merit or
demerit, sin or virtue, character or
Intellect, they; aro rnerfectly consist
ent In advocating segregation. But
those who accept the larger Ideal of
the brotherhood of man and have
faith in the power of education, moral
ity and religion, through evolution, to
lift all men up, they regard segrega
tlon as being trivial, servile, sense
less and unworthy.
UNEEDA MESSENGER SERVICE.
Therefore remember that we are in
a position to render you this service
for charges far less than concerns run
by whites; and certainly with more
promptness and correctness. Right In
tho very hub of tho Negro district our
swift messengers are ever ready, at
the slightest tinkling of the phone to
make a "hurry up call, ar delivery In
the quickest time on) their fast
wheels." There will boSnuch of thi3
work to do in the, next three weeks:
Christmas packages to be sent; mes
sages carried and a thousand little
things to be done by the' messenger.
Save yourself time and trouble and
give our colored boys some work to do.
Help Santa Claus by hiring our relia
ble messengers whom woback with a
guarantee of reliability. Remember
we charge the lowest price and phone
calls are promptly answered.
The only Colored Messenger Service
In the city.
HOLLAND &. HOLLAND, Props.
Bell East 3532W. .'jJJP Paseeo
THE ORPHEUM THEATRE.
Perhaps the equal In architectural fitness and splendor of Kansas City's
new Union Statlin, the Orpheum Theatre'wlth an artistic completeness, Is
about to open Its doors to the public.
are chiseled, to remain as long as
minders of what may be thoroughly
vllle, Music, Drama and Comedy.
which the great house is noted will feature the new confines and will no
doubt be heightened by advanced Ideas in art. The location, new facilities
and accommodations will probably surpass anything In the same field today.
Remembsr there Is distinctly an ORPHEUM SPIRIT, an ORPHEUM ORCHES
TRA whose first and last name Is SYMPHONY and now there Is an ORPHEUM
BULDING which can be appropriately styled: .THE BEAUTIFUL. Colored
TO SUNDAY SCHOOL
SUNDAY" DECEMBER 20
4Are you or your children members of
a Sunday School?
Sunday School Campaign under the
auspices of the Combined Methodist
Churches of Kansas City, beginning
Monday December 14 ending Sunday
December 20. See to it that you and
your family attend Sunday School
Sunday 'December 20.
CHIEF SAM'S 8HIP SUNK.
It may Interest the friends of Chief
Sam to learn that his ship "The Li
beria," was sunk by the German
cruiser "Emden" In thee Indian Ocean
In the early part of October, with
sixty souls aboard, while en route to
tho gold coast and flying tho British
flag. The Weekly News of Sierro
Leone gives quite an interesting ac
count of the tragedy.
JOHN E. BRUCE.
Yonkers, N. Y., Nov. 24.
THE ORPHAN'S HOME.
The management of the home for
orphan and destitute children, 1406
Vine street, Is very grateful for the
following donations: A generous
Thanksgiving dinner from a club of
young colored men; pantry supplies
from Ebenezer A. M. E. church, Rev.
W. C. Williams pastor, and Douglas
school, wood, meat and potatoes from
Dr. Clark; chicken' from Mrs. Pow
ell; bread from Air. Henry Compton;
Mesdames Klngsrtierry, Schrader,
Cessney, Hoffman and Lynch of
Peck's Mite Missionary Society of
Allen chapel 'met at the home of Mrs.
Melissa French, 1315 Michigan avenue
and gave a day's sewing to tho Home.
MRS. MARION HOWARD, Secy.
FIELD HOUSE PIANO.
The Hallet & Davis $350 piano
bought September 1 with discount of
$105 on advertising and good will.
Cash donations paid by the following
named persons and organizations: R.
E. L. Bailey, $10; Ivanhoo club, $5;
Teachers class in P. S., $4.50;
Mesdames B. M. Weaver, Corrine
Smith, Anna HIckum, Tillle Rummons,
Roscoo White, Alamo club. Crescent
club, Casslon Flower club, $1 each
and fifty cents from the Lincoln high
school freshman class, making a total
of $28 paid and leaving a balance of
$217 payable $5 per month. Tho above
represents every penny that has been
Contributed on the payment of tho
piano to date. I solicit a statement and
challenge anyone to show that this
report is not true.
RVE. L. BAILEY.
Derember 3, 1914.
'Missouri is having its marriage
laws revised, and a St. Joseph club
woman 13 trying tovhave a provision
inserted requiring all couples desir
ing to be married to have at least
$200 before a license will be granted.
How is that, Mrs. Walker, ain't they
making good in St. Jo!
Nicely blended In the magnificent front
the building stands, these constant re
enjoyed on the Inside, namely: vauae.
The same high class entertainment for
JNO. LANGE AND JNO. W. (BLIND) BOONE.
The most astute, dignified and successful manager of the race and the
greatest living musical prodigy, who have Journeyed together In the Blind
Boone Concert Company thirty-five years, a record unsurpassed .or equalled
by any other company, white or colored in America. Both philanthropic,
generous and kind hearted to a degree, they are loved by their race through
out the length and breadth of America.
AN INTERESTING LETTER,
Hon. Nelson C. Crews,
My Dear Grand Master: I received
a copy of the Sun containing the ac
count of your recent wedding, also
your letter, and they did my heart
good. The little token I sent was
simply a slight appreciation of the
love and respect I have for you and
your wife, both of whose families I
have known for forty years. Let me
tell you a little story: When I was
married many years ago It cost me
fifty cents. My mother-in-law gave
us a hair-dozen young chickens but
no rooster; I bought a rooster on
credit and paid for It by splitting cord
His First Home.
My first home I built in two days
out of timber I cut myself so you can
imagine the kind of ahouse that 1
had. No floor, no windows, only a
log left out for a window to let the
light In. The roof covered with brush
and on top of that a layer of dirt and
Notice to Subscribers
There is not an Afro-Americnn in greater Kansas City but
knows .we are publishing the BEST NEGRO NEWSPAPER
ever printed here aud it takes MONEY to do it.
Many of you owe us and we believe you intend to pay
but why not now?
Our phone is Bell 999 East. "Won't you call us and tell
us when we can collect, or better still, bring your money to
our office, 1803 East 18th street (18th and Woodland), and
see how we are doing business for the race. Our collectors aro
Miss Rosa Morton, Miss Eva P. Washington and Miss Altneda
Johnson one of them will be to see you this week if we fail
to hear from you.
NELSON 0. CREWS, Editor and Owner.
WILLA M. GLENN, Manager and Notary Public.
Miss Georgia Coleman desires
to announce that she has had in-
stalled a Bell telephone, East
600, for the convenience of her
customers, In her sewing rooms
at 1510 E. 18th street.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10TH
Under the Auspices of Baptist Relief Workers.
SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH
Grand Quilting Contest
Splendid dinner served from 12 o'clock until C:30 p. m.,
by tliat grand cook, Mrs. Nannie Fields.
QUILT AWARDED THE .HIGHEST TICKET SELLER -
AT NIGHT . x
Contest tickets, also admission tickets. ' '
VVKUa AND LUx Y.OUB HAND AT QUU.TING5
Many persons are flocking to quilt. Only a few places aro?
left. Como early and secure your place. ' ' 1
yet, believe me, dear Crew's, we were
really happy. But as you can see the
young people of today with their op
portunities have a bright future. I
could not at that time write my name
nor know it It I saw It written, but
thank God, time, patience and per
servance have brought their reward.
Give my regards to the men of No.
GG K. of P. No better, nor grander
body of men live than they and I hope
they will succeed. I am sending you
A New Photo
of Boone and myself after thirty-five
long years together, with cuts of a'
number of churches wo have played
recently. We are In the town of your
old friend and mine, Alexander Clark,
a more brilliant man of our race or
Mason never lived than he. I was
Grand Junior Warden under his ad
ministration forty-two years ago. How
many changes have taken place since
With best wishes, I remain,
Your friend and brother,
Palace Pool Hall, 1516 E. 19th St.,
open under new management. Moses
A. Fields, Prop.
Dancing every Wednosday night 'at
Armory Hall, Cottage and Vino Sts.
White's famous orchestra. Bell
Phono East 4594.
PROF. ItOSCOE WHITE,