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THE KANSAS CITY SUN, SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 1919.
LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL EXTENSION
PARENTAL HOME COMMUNITY MEETING
Sunday Afternoon, March 16th
Hear Dr. Burris A. Jenkins, Editor of the Kansas City Post
Ho speaks at 3 o'clock sharp
Subject, "Requirements of aNation."
PROGRAM 3 Sharp
1. s America Audience
2. Invocation. Rev. H. Davis, Pastor Centennial M. E. Church
3. Selections Smith Folk-Song Quartet
Messrs. Shupce, Smith, Bontner, Coatcs.
4. Address Dr. Bums A. Jenkins
5. Vocal Solo Miss Viola Nickens
6. Remarks ., Mr. II. R. Farnum
President of Colored Children's Imp. Society.
7. Vocal Solo Miss Eva Moore
Violin Obligato, by "W. M. Rigney.
8. Remarks ludge E. E. Portcrfield
Of the Juvenile Court.
9. Trombone Solo Mr. James Ellison
10. Star Spangled Banner Audience
Led by Mr. Rigney, Miss Moore, Mr. Ellison Miss
Nickens and Quartet.
11. Benediction Rev. "William Alphin
Pastor Christian Church.
COLORED CHILDREN'S IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY
Mr. H. R. Farnum, Pres. Mrs. Myrtle F. Cook, Sec'y.
I All music lovers who would like to
sing with the
1 Allen Chapel-Western University
I on Good Friday have a cordial invitation j
I to enroll.
j Call R. G. Jackson for information. j
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Home Phono E. 802
MARY C. MITCHELL.
FOR SALE, LEASE and RENT
Money to Loan on Property
A TRIP TO ALASKA.
By Geo. V. Golden.
I left Kansas City via Hock Island
at 11:15 p. m. Wednesday. Tho first
snow I saw at Mason City, la., and
from thero on to St. Paul there was
plenty of snow. THo weather In St.
Paul was moderately cold, about 15
degrees above I left St. Paul Friday
night for Portlal Is on the Canadian
line. 1 was required to fill out a slip
where I was born, my age, my busi
ness for what 1 was going, my occu
pation, my nationality, when I ex
pected to return and how much mon
ey I possessed; also a medical certifi
cate, and my baggage was examined.
Having satisfied the inspector I was
permitted to pass. Leaving Portal I
traveled on tho Canadian Pacific Id
Moose Jaw, arriving thero Saturday
at 12:15 p. m. 1 had seen snow con
tinuously from St. Paul. Leaving
Mooso Jaw at 1 p. ni. 1 went over tho
Short Lino to Macklin. 1 got acquaint
ed with tho cafe crew and learned that
Dudo Morris, a very fine gentleman,
was running in charge. Ho used to
run a cafo in Omaha and all tho older
railroad men or hotel men around
Kansas City knew him personally. I
nls.o mot Cowboy Davis as he styled
himself, running in charge, and he said
that when a waiter is "dead heading"
ho gets meals, transportation, and
sleeping quarters free. .Mr. Morris
said that there aro great opportuni
ties for railroad men and they pay
about $81.00 per month to men run
ning in charge.
Between Mooso Jaw and Mncklln I
encountered one of thoso famous
snowstorms and intense cold weather.
Leaving Macklin I proceeded to Ed
monton, Canada, a city of about 75,
000. A beautiful city situated on the
Saskatchewan river, overlooking tho
old fort built there in 1700 by the Hud
son Bay Company, as its trading post.
While in Edmonton I met Ernest
Walker and family, formerly of St.
Louis. Ho has a beautiful home, a
car, a splendid wlfo and daughter. He
is running in charge for the E. D. &
B. C. Railroad. Ho has two brothers-in-law,
Mr. Poston and Mr. Hurt, who
aro waiters on this road, and are mak
ing good. Arch Bishop Washington of
St. Mark's Church, was launching a
.$5,000 drive for a home for tho poor
and ho has tho support of the gov
ernor and business men of the city.
It looked good to me. I Baw many Ne
gro returned soldiers and I learned
they get $2,000 as a quit claim settle
ment from the government or can bor
row $7,500 for twenty years, the mon
ey to bo used for cattle raising and
farming. Most Negroes are taking the
$2,000. This applies to men who have
been "overseas" two years or more.
Also I met a Mr. Harris of Tulsa, who
seemed to be possessed of some world
ly goods, who expects to make some
My sister-in-law is In charge of the
Y. W. C. A., supported by tho white
V. W. C. A. She is doing very effi
cient work. 1 havo one brother in
Edmonton who conducts tho Globe
Storago and Express Company. The
thermometer showed thirty-five de
grees below in Edmonton. Leaving
Edmonton on the. Edmonton, Dunwe
gan & British Columbia, 1 proceeded
to Peace River, a town of about 1,000
inhabitants. On arriving thero the
thermometer greeted mo witli 55 be
low. There I was with kid gloves, pair
of button shoes on, ordinary cap, silk
shirt and socks and an army overcoat
with a fur collar I put on, and it was
tho only thing that showed any evi
dence that I respected the 55 below.
Leaving the station I proceeded to
walk about three-fourths of a mile
whero my brother lived. 1 was very
cold walking that distance and the
people must havo thought I was a
lunatic from my garb. Peace River
is a very interesting place. It boasts
of two weekly newspapers, a hospital,
three steamers, moving picture thea
ter, excellent hotels, a million dollar
bridge across tho river, and they have
sunk three oil wells.
It Is the terminal of this road and it
is tho farthest north that any railroad
runs in tho Province of Alberta, al
most in any part of Canada. It is
fifty-seven degrees north. (Get your
map), about 200 miles from St. Ver
million and the river in the summer-
5uccessors to the Catter'& Crost
waite Floral Co.
Flowers For All Occasions
Choice Fruits at All Times.
Have entered into a partner,
ship to handle Real Estate, do
ing a General Rental and Sales
Business and to Sell Flowers.
tlmo is navigable to tho Arctic Ocean,
taking supplies to tho northern forts
to tho trappers and to tho Esquimaux.
In this country you havo no wind and
hardly any rain.
I am going to tell you how the pec
plo travel to keep warm. When peo
ple aro out In the cold they wear about
three pairs of wool socks, one pair
comes almost to tho knees. Over
them (no shoes on) they wear mocca
sins. They come up above tho ankle.
(This applies to rich or poor). They
havo the very best wool underwear,
wool top shirts, fur caps, fur gloves
and fur coats. .Most boys for traveling
around town havo two dogs, pulling
a corriole (kind of sled). 1 traveled
thirty miles on a dog Bled. (I had
plenty of clothes on, I borrowed from
my brother) to kill muskrats. Wo had
seven dogs to a carriole. 1 sat down
In the sled and covered up with blan
kets and furs. .Mr. Kelly was driving
a dog train. You travel In a trail and
these dogs fairly fly. It is great
amusement. On reaching the particu
lar place you build a big fire then
Bhovel snow away and dynamite for
muskrats (easier than digging). They
fairly come out. After a deal of sport
we letutned to an excellent dinner at
tho homo of Mr. Allen Keliey. lie lias
a wlfo and threo daughters, 10, 14 and
10 years of age. Ills wife, .Mrs. Alena
Keliey, Is an excellent lady and all
are highly respected. He lias a city
home, IGO-acre farm, three head of
horses, six head of registered cattle,
two calves and has been employed by
tho city for five years at $100 per
month, in going to Peace River his
family and my brother and wife trav
eled 100 miles by sled and 90 miles of
tho journey was across Lesser Slave
Lake. In winter the Royal Northwest
mounted police (the bloodhounds of
the Northj were tho most spectacular
and interesting persons to me. I
talked with three trappers of the Hud
son Bay Company, saw all their equip
ment, including some of tho best dogs
of their kind, who go in to tho Esqui
mau and Indian country of tho ex
treme far North to trade with Indians,
but tho deeds, tho valor, tho sacrifice
and the experience of .those motilities
are wonderful to listen to. I talked
personally to two of the mounties who
havo buried hundreds of Indians and
halfbrteds that died of tho "flu," also
they made tho trip to tho Esquimau
country bringing back two Esquimau
that killed a priest and ato his liver.
It took them a year to go and a year
to como back. They had an inter
preter and their lives were at stake.
They kept him chained to them and
a .16 punched in his side for fear of
treachery. They (Esqulmaus) were
tried at Edmonton and sent to the
most northern fort for Imprisonment.
Peace River has two trains a week
and I left there on Friday, bringing
my brother back with mo for medi
cal treatment. Ho has a wife, two
children, a boy 2 years old, and a
girl, 14 months old. They expect to
remain thero until summer, then dis
pose of their property and come to
I want tho hunting men of Kansas
City, namely, Messrs. J. A. Jones, Dr.
Carrion, Dr. Gid Brown, Bob Smith
and others, to understand that there
is plenty of moose, bear, ducks by
millions in summer time. Largo tim
ber wolves, all kinds of foxes and coy
otes to bo found in this country.
Thero is no such dogs as theirs in
this country, and timber wolves are
worth $100, black foxes, $1000, silver
gray, $S00. Take a trip up there to
Peace River, then take a boat to Fort
Vermillion, thence to Arctic Ocean
and spear a few walruses and get the
Croix do Guerre for Race Huntsmen.
The dining car running between Ed
monton and Peace River is In chargo
of Negroes. Vivian Bond, who used
to live in Kansas City, is chef cook.
Ills wife is now visiting in Leaven
worth. Mr. Coleman is his second
and I was served to a splendid dinner
by the boys. Archie Hunt sends his
best regards to Felix Payne, and oth
ers. Canada offers many vast opportuni
ties, especially for railroad men, as
tho travel is very heavy. There aro
openings in Negro districts at Atha
basca Landing (about 1000) Negroes
thero. Pouco Coupe, Pigeon Lake and
Junkins for Negro doctors and undertakers.
N. N. C. C. L. OF A. HOLD8 EN
Meetlno Held at Paseo Y. M. C. A.
Wednesday Evening, March 12,
at Eight o'clock.
The Mens' General Committee In Ses
sion With Women Workers Puts
Much "Pep" In Big Mem.
Brilliant addresses on the impor
tance of the work of tho National
Negro Constitutional Conservation
Leaguo of America was made by Nel
son C- Crews, W. C. Hueston, Dr. Wil
liam J. Thompklns, Mr. N. S. Adklns
and a number of others at a meeting
held at the Paseo Y. M. C. A. on
Wednesday night of this week, and
those who failed to hear this match
less oratory of the gentlemen on the
merits of the organization of the Ne
gro, by the Negro and for the Negro
missed a rare treat.
The Black Conscientious Objector
came in lor a wonderful drubbinc
and had such a person been present
ho would have felt very lonesome,
Tho spirited talks of the Women
Generals and Captains were full of in
spiration. The following letter from
Dr. W. II. Madison, which was re
ceived by Hon. Nelson C. Crews, was
Hon. Nelson C. Crews, Editor,
Kansas City Sun,
Kansas City, Missouri.
Dear Mr. Crews:
I have read with keen interest and
admiration of the movement among
the progressive Negroes of Kansas
City to join with the forces of tho
Negroes of other cities in tho forma
tion of a Nation Wide Organization
for tho purpose of bringing pressure
to bear that will result in granting to
the Negro his Constitutional Rights.
I want to assure you, Mr. Crews, that
I and tho Progressive Negroes of Mar
shall, Missouri, and Saline County, are
heartily in accord v ith this movement,
and I deslro to be enrolled forthwith
as a member of said organization.
Any Negro who is not willing to
unite witli tills general movement
(out of which no possible harm can
come, but an immense lot of good be
accomplished) and to contribute of
his time, talent and means is not
worthy of the honor of being identi
fied with the Negro race. The privil
ege of such identification I consider
an unmerited gift of my Creator.
Tho Negro has demonstrated to the
American White man and to the world
at large his ability to bo a soldier and
a citizen, and his desire to, at all
times, defend with all that ho pos
sesses, oven to his life, the principles
of tho Federal Constitution, but this
one-sided affair (one-sided for the
very evident reason that the desire
for defense of the Negro's rights is
not returned for Ills loyalty) cannot
be expected, even by our Anglo-Saxon
brother, to continue indefinitely un
less duo consideration and just pro
tection are accorded him.
The necessity for the Enactment of
New Legislation or for Constitutional
Amendment as far as tho Federal
Government is concerned, is of less
importance than the Enforcement of
Laws and Amendments, notably the
Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amend
ments, that already exist.
Tills organization, having for its ob
ject feuch a universal beneficial cause
for the Negro, should have the undi
vided support of tho 12,000,000 Ne
groes of this country, protesting in
one voice against further unjust dis
crimination, Jim Ciowlsm and disfran
chisement. Very sincerely jours,
DR. W. 11. MADISON,
THE TEST OF RACE LOYALTY
Y. W. C. A.
Miss Estello Lovett, Secietary of
our Y. W. C. A., has gone- to Louis
ville to take tho course of training
for Y. W. workers. She has been
called to the work by the National
Association and haa resigned her po
sition in the city schools.
Hampton, Va., March 14. There aro
4500 Colored men working in tho New
port News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock
Company. This is tho largest force
of skilled Colored men and the high
est paid group of Colored men work
ing nnywhero in industry. The ship
building plant Is a memorial to Collls
P. Huntington, who showed himself a
friend to Hampton Institute and tho
Tho shipyard in Newport News is
a testimonial to Mr. Huntington's be
lief in the Colored man ns an indus
trial worker a man who would be suc
cessful. Mr. Huntlugton was told by
many that It would be Impossible to
build ships with Negro labor. Tho
ships that wo are building aro equal
to those built anywhore In the world.
Some of tho Colored men who aro
working in tho Newport News ship
yard havo been with the company
twenty-flvo years or more. Eight to
ten are on tho retired list and aro re
ceiving from one-third to one-fourth of
their regular pay.
The successful Colored shipyard
workers luivo built their own homes,
have supported their churches, and
havo helped to develop one of the best
Colored sections in the South,
It has been twenty-seven years since thero has been a national
effort made to obtain for the American Negro his just rights of citi
zenship. Not since tho "Lodge Force Bill" went to defeat in 1892 in
the national house of Congress has there been a direct appeal made
to the conscience of the American people and to the law-maldng1 body
of our Government for the extension to us of the full benefits of
During these twenty-seven years, through which we have suf
fered injustice without appeal or protest the causes of labor, woman's
suffrage, and national prohibition havo won national favor and have
received Governmental recognition because of the intelligent per
sistence with which they have plead their right to a hearing before
the bar of public opinion.
The lesson to be drawn from these facts is: if the
Negro desires an improvement in his condition; if he
wishes to enjoy the real opportunities of liberty; if he
wishes to stand equal as a man before the law with a
man's chance everywhere in this country, he must pro
test to the public conscience against his wrongs and
plead before the nation's law-making body for legal
recognition of his rights of manhood.
The time is now! When the whole world is discuss
ing justice between its races!
The National Negro Constitutional Conservation
League of America has beben organized to wage just
the kind of an intelligent protest that should be made
and to present to Congress a petition for the enforce
ment of the fourteenth and fifteenth amendments to the
Constitution of the United States. If these two amend
ments were enforced jim-crowism, mob-violence, and
disfranchisement could not exist, for with federal en
forcement of these two articles the penalty for their
violation would be too great.
The membership campaign which is now going on
in Kansas City, which will end March 22, is a real test
for the loyalty of every Negro to the welfare of his race.
The interest of everyone of us is involved in the success
of the purposes of this organization. Every Negro who
is loyal and who is worthy of better opportunities will
support the movement and will join the League. Every
Negro who does not support this movement is YOUR
enemy, because he is against your chance to better the
condition of yourself and your household.
No sane, intelligent Negro can oppose the purposes
of this organization. You can set down any Negro who
does oppose them as a traitor to his people. No matter
what his station in life, no matter what has been his
previous standing in the estimation of the community, no
matter whether he be proud in his ignorance or boast the
possession of college-bred brains, no matter whether he
be prompted by envy or jealousy, or puffed up with
false nations of his own wisdom and importance, no
matter whether he bo a slave to love of prominence or
the pliant, fawning puppet venting the wrath of others
less foolhardy MARK HIM AS A TRAITOR! He is
against YOU! He is opposing the only effort that has
been put forth in your behalf in twenty-seven years. If
he is in business, don't trade with him, find someone else
to trade with who is loyal to the race; if he is in a pro
fession, find another man in the same profession whose
interest has not lost identity with yours ; if he is simply
a "knocker," shun him, avoid him as you would the
plague lest you be contaminated with his traitorous
This movement is the test of the "true blue" of the race and will
rtveal to us all the parasites who are useless and the REAL men and
women who are loyal to your interest and are honestly seeking race
Remember that in a movement like this the words of the Apostle
Paul aptly apply ' :'He that is not with us is against us."
Southern Melody Makers at St
James Church, 1805 Woodland avenue,
Monday, night, March 24th.
Our city and or association feel
complimented that one of our young
est workers should bo chosen to such
and important work. Miss Lovett
carries to her work educational fit
ness, enthusiasm and high ideals that
are so much needed in all who work
witli tho young. It is hoped that she
will return to our city as a worker
with our young girls.
Tho membership committee met at
headquarters Wednesday afternoon.
Twelvo of tho fourteen chairmen wero
present All reported regular meet
ings and membership dues being rap
idly paid in. It is suggested that tho
clubs discuss at their next meeting
this topic, "What Things Are Most
Needed to Improvo Our Community,"
and that every member be expected
to give full and free expression to
Extension of Colored Work.
Several now centers for work
among Colored people have recently
been opened. At Camp Wadsworth, a
fnrmpr mess shack, has been changed
Into a Siostess house for Colored
troops and their women visitors. The
Colored center at Chattanooga, Tenn.,
has moved into new quarters. The
Brooklyn Association had the formal
opening of Its new homo early in
February. For tho Colored girls em
ployed in Cincinnati factories n cen
ter has been opened, this making the
thirty-first Young Women's Christian
Association center for Colored women
in tho United States.
(Special to Kansas City Sun)
St. Louis, Mo., March 12. The
Poro College Company, of which Mr.
and Mrs. Aaron Malone aro proprie
tors, opened their college to the re
placement soldiers of the 369th Infan
try last Saturday, and made them wel
come. Eleven soldiers who were en
route to Camy Funston to be mus
tered out of service, passed through
the city and having a day to remain,
were brought to the Poro College by
the Rev. Shelton Parr of the Y. M. C.
A. The "boys" who wero mostly from
tho State of Kansas, wore tho Colrre
de Gulrre. In the party wero Corp.
Bert Watts, Corp. Augustus A. Davis,
Corp. Eugene Washington, Privates
Samuel Mayhew, Walter Hunter, Wil
liam Glover, Grover Gillespie, Fred W.
Cooper, J. W. Essex, Len Richie, Pluni-
mer Walker and Eugene Washington.
For an hour they played pool in tho
private poolroom of Mr. Malone's, and
nt noon wero escorted to the main
auditorium, where a splendid program
was rendered by the Poro College
girls. Miss May B. Thomas sang "The
Rose of No Man's Land" sweetly and
charmingly, and tho soldiers were
highly elated over the rendition.
Misses Keith and Mooro sang "Some
body Hero Bears a Weary Load" in a
pleasing and delightful manner. Tho
whole college sang as tho soldiers
marched in "Tho Old Flag Never
Touched the Ground, Boys." It was
an Inspiring occasion. Cary B. Lewis
of the Chicago Denfender, who was
here on a visit, presided at the meet
ing and introduced an old soldier,
Comrade G. W. Edwards, who told tho
boys of his experience during the six
ties. Fred W. Cooper, Kansas City, and
Len Richie, Atchison, Kansas, who
wore citation badges awarded by the
French government, delivered ad
dresses. They related In detail the
bravery, heroism, daring and courage
of the 369th Infantry. Told of how
tho "boys" of their regiment went
over tho top" and incidentally how
some of the Southern white officers
treated them. Tears came to the eyes
of the young women who heard how
their brothers In blood were treated,
but the soldiers said "The Old Flag
never touched the ground."
Following the addresses Mr. and
Mrs. Malone extended them a warm
welcome, threw the building open to
them for the afternoon. Tho soldiers
were surprised when they were es
corted to the dining room where a
feast, a real old-fashioned dinner, was
prepared for them.
Mr. and Mrs. Malone received a let
ter yesterday from Prof. W. S. Scar
borough of Wllberforce University
thanking them for tho $1,000 they had
given Wllberforce on Founders' Day
nt tho School. The Malones aro plan
ning to establish a branch at Chicago.
111., and Atlanta, Ga., and In June will
make a drive in the East for a larger
SEVERAL YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
IN THE LABORATORIES
Of two of the largest manufacturing and importing optical
houses in the world have especially adapted a certain yoiuijr
man for the
FITTING OF GLASSES ON OUR PEOPLE
UNSCRUPULOUS FAKERS have been calling from DOOR
TO DOOR imposing upon you. Let's eliminate them!
Realizing that you"aro unable to secure prorjer treatment
from the white specialists, I am sparing no expense in trying
to securo the services of this young man. Will I get him for
you? Watch my ads and see!
DR. A. A. MAYER EYE SPECIALIST
211112 Vino Street.