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VOL. XXIV, NO. 13
Alpha Phi Alpha Meets In This City Next Week
Our Special Rate of $1.25 For 1921 Now On
THE BLACK FACE COMEDIAN HAS
DONE EQUALLY AS MUCH HARM
TO THE AMERICAN NEGRO AS
THE RACE HATING PLAY,
"BIRTH OF A NATION."
By Rucker Smith,
, Although-1, am'a mulatto, I can not
rise higher or sink lower than the
"black man. If he Is elevated, I am
lifted up also; it he is degraded, I am
included in his degradation. If I do
something to hold him' back, I have
struck a blow at myself.
And for this reason I have brought
the moving pictures Into the race
problem. The Roving pictures have
come into our lives to stay. They
cannot be ignored, however much you
would like to do so, as a potent fac
tor in moulding and shaping the des
tiny of races. They must build up
and strengthen for us where the
black face Comedian and the exag
gerative drama has torn down.
MR. RUCKER SMITH.
His" interesting articles are always
eagerly sought by the readers of the
The movlng-picture with its highly
instructive proclivities, its penetrative
and epigrammatic language and Us
portrayal of human affairs, whither
In the snow-capped mountains of the
North, or under the sweltering Sun of
the South, touches a chord of human
sympathy . which soothes and uplifts
'"tne race for whom it was produced.
It can do the samo thing for 'our race
If we desire it. If you are a true race
man or woman, demand that colored
movies shall represent the race, not
the yellow caste alone, zut every hue
and color of the race, and that no
black face shall be used- discreditably.
The black-face Comedian had its
origin in the dark days folldwlng slav
ery. The Georgia minstrels, Alabama
blossoms and other companies, so
deeply impressed the idea upon the
minds of both races, that now a black
face must have white rings around
their eyes and mojith to, appear upon
the stage. This is not only practised
by professional theatrical people, but
the horror of it, that is practiced
by local dramatic clubs, staged for
the race only".
The black race came through a
legitimate door of creation, if any
other race did. The only difference'
Js that nature produced so abundantly
on ills native land, the wnip of neces
sity was not applied to him as it was
to races in colder climates.
The greatest problem of all races is
to hold untarnished, undeflled, beau
tiful and chaste ideals of woman.
and manhood. No race ever succeed
ed without them. -.No race can fall
Give us clean race pictures .along
with pure racellterature, then watch
the race grow.
CHICAGO NEGROES INCREA8E
(Dy the Associated Negro Press.) .
Chicago, Dec. 21. The census bu
reau at Washington has just announc
' ed that the Negro population of Chi'
cago has increased 65,491 in the last
decade and now is 109,594. The per
centage of Increase was 148.5. The
total white population is 2,589,104, an
Increase of 450,047, or 1, and all
.others numbered 3,007. "Prominent
Colored state that the Colored popula
tlon is 150,000 at least.
Q. J Gilmore's Sport
Bntered as second-class matter, August
1908, at the postofflce at Kansas City,
Mo:, under the act of March 3, 1879,
BISHOP VERNON WRITES.
On Board II. M. S. Olympic,
December 3rd, 1920.
Hon. N. C. Crews, Kansas City, Mo.
Dear Friend Crews:
I jthought to write you today as we
near trie shores of England. We feel
that we have so many good friends
there who have remained true all
these years that they may care to
know' how we have spent the days
since we left -Kansas City.
At Washington, Philadelphia and
New York we were given splendid
farewell receptions. Bishops, General
Officers, Ministers and laymen showered-
us with courtesies, kind and en
couraging words and even donations.
They made us know that they cared
for us and wished us well on the long
far journey to a strange people In ,a
strange land. 'May God bless them
we will never forget them. During
the stay in Washington I visited var
ious embassies for the purpose of
having our passports visaed to differ
ent countries while abroad. These
included England, Italy, France and
Switzerland. The Kroonland, on
which we were to sail was delayed
on the way to New York owing to
bad weather. at sea and we were
transferred to the "Olympic" the
largest steamer of the British Em
pire. The ship is a veritable palace.
The nearest I have seen to It In
gorgeousness was at the White House
receptions, while we lived in Wash
ington. All sorts and conditions are
aboard. Rear Admirals, Counts, mil
lionaires, and every type down to
third class passengers below.
Curiously enough Capt. Archibald
Roosevelt, a son of any great and
good friend the late Col. Roosevelt
is on the same deck with me just
across the hall. There Is no discrimin
ation anywhere. In the lobby, the
dining room and everywhere we re
ceive every courtesy and considera
tion. With meeting some pleasant
people, plenty of books to read and
the diversions on board the time pass
es rapidly. Some of the weather has
been a bit stormy but today as we
near France the siy is cloudless. How
grand, beautiful and awe inspiring is
the sea. As far as the eye can see
This is the season of the year when it? is a pleasure to 1
exchange fraternal greetings which Cement the cordial re- fj
lationship and good feeling which exist between us. 1
"We wish also to assure you that our best endeavors 1
wilt be to maintain that quality and service given to Jeff's
lunch, and in extending to our friends sincere and hearty jj
Holiday greetings, we desire for you an abundance of the i
best things in life, and may the coining year bring health, j
increased wisdom and happiness.
JEFF'S LUNCH, 1900 VINE ST.
the waves billowy, green, blue, sunlit,
gold-capped and fringed with foam
roll by. We are putting our trust
in Him who made the ocean and can
still all tempests whether of mater
iality or of the soul. Sunday we at
tended divine service on bdard as
never before those present Beemed to
give themselves into His care. So far
I have made a pretty good sailor.
Bertram, our boy has been regular
at every meal as lusty as anyone on
board. He is one of a quartette of
youngsters on board. The other three
are white boys one from Virginia,
one from Texas and one from Cali
fornia. They seem to all be ,ono in
companionship and association. Alas
poor sister Vernon has had' her share
of sea sickness but with walking
the deck and sitting in a steamer
chair on deck she Is getting back to
But I have written you quite too
long a letter. We are, God willing,
deu to reach Cherbourg, France at
r.-nn a m. tomorrow (Saturday morn
ing) anil Southampton at 2:30 the I
same day. We ought to reach Lon-I
don by real about 5:00 P. M. Satur.
day. I am sending a wireless to Dr.
Thos. Fletcher at London to meet .s
at -Southampton. How strange that
we should find across the ocean my
good friend, Prof. French's daughter,
now Mrs. Fletcher, whom I knew as
a child. But God is good. Love to
W. T. VERNON.
Mr. Martin Brown, of Minneapolis
Minn., traveling representative of Aus
tin Jenkin's Co., of Washington, D.
C, publishers of race books, is in the
City for a few days. Mr. Brown is
making a tour of the state in special
interest of the Schools and Colleges.
Among his collection are the New Du
Bols, book, "Darkwater," Progress and
Achievements of the Colored People,
by Kelley Miller. Mr. Brown is stop-
ping, at the home of Mr. and -Mrs.
Fairfax on Tracy avenue.
Cut the high cost of living by buy
Ing your meats at the National Pack
ing House Market, 558 Walnut.
MRS. STELLA HUBBARD.
A Leader Among Women of Our Race
In the Business World.
The subject of this sketch Is a wom
an possessed with a' charming person
ality and her oqualiso a designer of
latest styles in millinery would be
very difficult to find.
Mrs. Hubbard's utmost desire Is to
please her patrons who cpme from far
and near and shows the same consid
eration to one who spends a small
amount of money with her as she
would the person spending a large
amount. If you have boen skeptical
about the values given by a Colored
milliner do not hesitate any longer
but go to the busiest shop of Its kind
In the city and you will be ready to
agree with me that there is a millin
er of the race in the City who be
lieves In giving the best for value re
ceived. The time has now come that we
should instill race pride In our chil
dren by letting them play with Col
ored dolls. Mrs. Hubbard has a limit
ed supply of real Colored dolls and
has a better selection than anyone In
the City. The prices are very small.
This is the only place at present!
where Colored dolls may be found
already dressed. Her hand made vel
vet and Ostrich Corsage bouquets, the
newest novelties for ladies, are very,
beautiful and the prices are moderate.
Before buying your evening and af
ternoon gowns see Mrs. Hubbard and
she will furnish you just what you
need. 1607 "A" E. 18th. Bell phone
Why not buy your candles, nuts and
fruits at the Fad. We handle the very
best at the lowest prices. Help us
and watch us grow. 1613 E. 18th St
"And the angels said unto them FEAR
NOT for behold I bring you good tidings of
great joy which shall be to all people."
"For unto you is born this day in the
City of David a Saviour which is Christ the
"Glory to God in the Highest Hind on
earth peace, good will toward men."
DECEMBER 25, 1920.
INCREASE IN LYNCHING.
(By the Associated Negro Press.)
New York, Dec. 8. The terrible ex
tent to which lynching Is taking hold
of the United States is set forth in a
special appeal by James Weldon
Johnson, executive secretary, N. A.
A. P., through the Associated Negro
Mr. Johnson says:
Two days before Thanksgiving Day
a Mississippi mob battered down the
doors of a courtroom, seized a pris
oner who was being tried at a special
term of the court, and dragged him
at the end of a rope tied to the rear
of an automobile, finally hanging the
lifeless body and riddling It with bul
lets. Hn Thnnlreolnfntf TViv n Jn-ar Vn.l?
newspaper published the following
"LYNCH NEGRO BY MISTAKE."
"Georgia Posse Shoots Brother of
.Man Who Killed White."
In Mississippi the sanctity of a
courtroom was violated. In Georgia
an innocent man was brutally mur
dered. No one will be punished for
participation in these or the fifty
other atrocities which have disgraced
the United States before the world in
The..American ptople are now given
opportunity to end this disgrace. Sen
ator Curtis and Representative Dyer
have introduced In Congress a fed
eral anti-lynchlng bill which pro
1. For a $10,000 fine to be paid
by any county in which a lynching
2. For prosecution of negligent
state and county officers in the
United States courts;
3. For trial on charge of murder In
a United States Court of all partici
pation In lyschings.
May we, through the Associated
Negro Press agk those citizens who
want lynching in the United States
stopped, to write their senators or
representatives urging the enactment
of federal anti-lynchlng legislation?
Yours very truly,
James Weldon Johnson, Secretary.
CRITERION HAIR COMPANY
wishes her many patrons
A Merry Christmas
-:- and -:-
A Happy New Y ear
Mme. B. R. PAGE, President
(Headquarters 2533 Woodland.
1202 Euclid. 17th and Woodland.
1304 Euclid. 2114 Vine.
Nelson C. Crews Editor and Owner
Witla Glenn Peebles General Manager
A CALL TO NEGRO MEN AND
WOMEN OF THE STATE OF
United We Stand, Divided We Fall.
The Missouri Negro Industrial Com
mission urges you to consider the
following statements of facts, then
it you are sincere and true to the in
terests of the Race, put your faith to
the test and act.
Every race of man that has made
progress that counts and lifts it up,
has been the race that believes in
meeting and discussing what is best
for all the members of the Race and
devising ways and means to bring its
plans to a successful Issue. This is
Union and Strength.
Too long have we been divided as
a group in this great state; divided
on mere trifles of, leadership, honors
of office and differences of opinion.
The time has now arrived in the
History of the Negroes of Missouri
when they must grasp the opportun
ity to assume the privileges of citi
zenship and accept its burdens, and,
for the purpose of a heart to heart
discussion of what is best for the Ne
groes of Missouri?'
The Negro Industrial Commission
calls ,upon every Negro man and wom
an in the State to attend this Confer
ence to be held at Bowling Green,
Missouri, on Saturday the first day of
January 1921 at eleven o'clock A. M.
Come let us reason together.
(Signed) J. B. Coleman, Columbia.
A. C. Maclin, Hannibal.
Joe Haskell, Maysvllle.,
Burt Hayden, Kirkwood.
N. C. Bruce, Chairman,
Robert S. Cobb, Sec'y.
MADAME BRIDGES OF C .AND C.
Mailamp Rrirlepsi nnnnnnpna iha flrot
social evening of C. and C. College at
19th and Paseo Tuesday evening, De-
cemder 2S, 8 to 11 p. m. A delightful
program will be rendered. Refresh
ments will be served free and the en
tire public is invited.
Carmel Nut Ice Cream at Jeff's.
Carmel Nut Ice Cream at Jeff's.
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Will be delivered In t '
LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL ".,
19th Street and Tracy Avenue
SUNDAY AFTERNOON, DECEMBER 20
at 3:30 o'clock.
By DR. JOHN M. TUTT, C. S. B. of Kansas City, Mo.
Mh "M Bwdo' Lectureship of the Moth
the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Mass.
The Sun 5c a Copy
Dr. Martin G. Brookins achiev
ing remarkable success as a spe
cialist in the treatment of dis
eases of the eye, ear, nose and
A LEADER IN HIS
The Sun is always pleased to herald
the successful achievements of mem
bers of our racial group and especial
ly those who along professional lines
in the. face of keen opposition have
forged resolutely to the front. And
It Is with pleasure we call attention to
the fact that Dr. Martin G. Brookins,
one of our native sons who for years
has been recognized as one of our
most competent physicians, has built
up a most extensive practice in the
diseases and surgery of the eye, ear,
nose and throat.
Dr. M. G. Brookins.
Dr. Brookins has specialized in the
treatment of these particular diseases
under one of the most eminent spec
ialists of this city and has recently
equipped his office at 181G Woodland
Avenue with every modern conven
ience and requirement for this spec
ial line of work. All of these accom
plishments that we relate from time
to time on the part of our people Is
but an incentive to others of the race
to strive to climb to the heights.
The Sun congratulates Dr. Brookins
upon his wonderful and fully deserved
success and bids its patrons drop in
to his elegant offices and see for
themselves the splendid work he is
We will send it. Jeffs.
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