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National Equal Rights League
to Honor Dead Soldiers
December 11 ,
Asks All Churches in Country
to Hold Mass Meetings
Honoring Heroes
Boston, Mass. —Thirteen soldier
martyrs of the 24th U. S. Infantry
were ushered into eternity six years
ago, December 11th, 1923, with the
bravest of hearts and like warriors
bold. The death traps were sprung
by their Caucasian comrades, and
without a tremor they hung suspend
ed until announced “officially dead” by
an ungrateful military authority
backed up by a prejudiced democratic
administration. Each life as it went
forth into the great beyond was a
personification of the rarest bravery;
like on dress paiflkde, and on the battle
field, a courage unparelleled in the an
nuals of history of the U. S. military
service. This day, Dec. 11th, although
a day of sadness, should also be set
apart as a happy'reminder that sold
iers who loved their race and country
were willing to die martyrs for a
cause, that was and is now sapping
the vitals of the nation where exas-
T>erating, prejudicial racial animos
ities are destroying the fabrie»of our
national honor. We must render un
to the souls of these thirtdfen brave
martyrs the homage that a thinkful
race can bestow, as an honor whose
martyrdom will never be forgotten.
The National Equal Rights League
asks all Colored Posts, of the Grand
Army, of Spanish War Veterans, of
American Legion, of Veterans of For
eign War 3, of Army and Navy Union,
and all other veteran and patriotic
organizations to join in honor to these
thirteen soldier martyrs, who were
officially murdered by a prejudiced
democratic administration...
The league urges all these veteran
and patriotic organizations, fill our
churches, all our civic, literary and
political societies, also branch Equal
Rights Leagues and Citizens or Equal
Rights Committees acting separately
or jointly in every community to hold
mass meetings in honor of these sol
dier martyr heroes on Tuesday De
cember 11, 1923. * At these memorial
meetings let resolves be passed urg
ing President Calvin Coolidge to
grant clemency, pardon or parole, to
the fifty or more comrades of these
soldiers dead, now in Federal prison
at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., sending
them to National headquarters of the
league, 103 Court St., Boston, Mass.,
forewith, that they may be taken to
the White House all together by spec
ial messenger, a Colored American
War Veteran.
(Signed) MONROE MASt)N,
Publicity Director.
N. E. R. League, formerly Sergt. 372
U. S. Inf.
Rev. T. J. Moppins, President.
William Monroe Trotter, Cor. Sec.
Bishop Carey and Ira T. Bryant
in Tilt on Floor of Stormy
Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 22.—The
Tennessee Annual Conference of the
A. M. E. church, which convened here
' Wednesday, November 7, adjourned
Sunday night when Bishop A. J.
Carey read the appointments assign
ing about 100 ministers to their fields
of labor for another year.
The conference was held in St.
John church, the oldest of the de
nomination in Tennessee, and while
for the most part peaceable, yet some
of the stormiest scenes ever wit
nessed took place. One of these was
a tilt between Bishop Carey and Mr.
Ira T. Bryant, general secretary oi
the Sunday School Union, in which
these gentlemen called each other
The election of delegates to the
general conference was another storm
center. About three hours were con
sumed in this matter and four ballots
taken in electing the five delegates
as follows: Rev. M. E. Jackson, J.
W. Hall. G. W. Williams, J. C. Cald
well and A. L. Pinkston. This is con
sidered an administration delegation;
that is, one endorsing the administra
tion of Bishop Carey and favoring his
return to this district for another
quadrennium. Most of the candidates
who were thought to be supporters of
Bryant were defeated. Bishop Carey
read the appointments Sunday night
and ten ministers were transferred
to other conferences.
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Oklahoma City, Okla.,,Nov. 24. — W.
T. Tilley, former eyclops of the Mus
kogee (Okla.) Ku Klux Klan, testi
fied before a legislative investigating
committee that Gov. J. C. Walton ap
plied for membership in the Klan,
paid an initiation fee of $lO and took
the oath of the organization, aceord-
Vtoa report of the commitee made
I; |
In The Appeal
VOL. 39 NO. 47
created intense inter
scussion. Unbelief of
Walton's friends and
denial of Walton is
wide die
•ges by
Colored Tenants
Suffer High Rent;
Commission Aids
Washington, D. C.,, Nov. 22. —Col-
ored tenants of this city, who have
been the greatest sufferers from high
rents imposed by heartless landlords,
are finding considerable aid and com
fort in decisions now being handed
down by the District Rent Commis
sion. In not a few instances substan
tial reductions have been granted by
the commission in meritorious cases
wherein it has been shown, after a
full hearing, that great injustices
would have been incurred by renters
under increased- - rents, sought -to be
imposed by owners and their agents.
The enforced movement of colored
tenants to high-priced properties and
rentals during the past few years has
been one of the economic problems of
this community, and with a long line
of favorable decisions which will
probably ensue from the commission,
the winter season will be bereft of
many of its hardships to colored
Senegalese Battler • Punished
Badly by Attack of New
York Fighter
New York, Nov. 20. —Kid Norfolk,
Harlem colored boxer, tonight re
ceived the judges’ decision over Bat
tling Siki, Senegalese conqueror of
Georges Carpentier in a slashing,
spectacular 5-round bout at Madison
Square Garden. Siki proved a wild,
free-swinging battler, but he was
punished badly by Norfolk’s relent
less attack.
Making his American debut, Siki
proved a game, aggressive fighter,
but he was obviously not in the best
of condition. Norfolk’s ruggedness
assimilated most of the battler’s sav
age attacks while the Harlem col
ored man kept up a steady, wither
ing onslaught that frequently had
Siki in distress.
Siki started at a furious pace but
tired rapidly under Norfolk’s steady
jabbing and powerful hooks. Under
this withering fire, blood streamed
from the battler’s nose and from cuts
on his eyes and Ups. He was groggy
from the 10th round, a sorrowful
spectacle, but somehow he managed
to weather the storm.
Siki, whose peculiar ring antics and
aggressiveness won him the plaudits
of the crowd, rallied spectacularly at
times in the last few rounds, notably
the 13th and 15th, but these spurts
were soon ended and Norfolk ap
peared unhurt.
Norfolk’s blows in several rounds
seemed low. Twice Siki protested
and the Kid was warned.
More than 12,000 paid $59,854 to
witness the fight which was billed for
the colored light heavyweight cham
pionshio. Siki, wearing green tights
and climing jauntily into the ring,
while he waved to the crowd, caught
the popular fancy. He was chereed
lustily ever ytime he cut loose with
a Senegalose “war dance” but these
tactics did not bother Norfolk.
Siki weighed 172 and ( Norfolk 174.
New .York, Nov. 22.—Connecticut
authorities have considerable
doubt over the death and burial eight
months ago of Dr. Oscar F. Gittens,
who is supposed to have died on Feb
ruary 28, in Waterbury, Conn., after
an illness of only*two days. Dr. Git
tens is a graduate of Howard 'uni
versity. He has a brother, Joseph N.
Gittens, in this city, living at 149
West 140th street.
Funeral services were held over the
remains of Dr. Gittens in St. Phil
lips P. E. church, this city, and on
March 4 his body was supposedly in
terred in Woodlawn cemetery. He
was well known in this city and
many of his former friends attended
the services. He was a member of
the Spartan Field club and other or
Detective McMullen of Waterburg,
Conn., spent several days last week
in Cambridge, Mass., where Dr. Git
tens was reported to be still prac
ticing medicine.
Joseph Gittens, his brother, and
others who knew him state that they
have absolutely no reason to doubt
his death.
Scotch “Bookie” Takes
in $25,000 Each Day
London. —Betting gmong the thrifty
Scotchmen is done on a scale that has
shocked members of the house of com
mons, men who are accustomed to deal
with millions of pounds of the govern
ment’s money every year.
A -Glasgow bookmaker/ admitted to
the house committee on betting, ap
pointed to investigate the possibilities
of the government placing a tax on
horse race betting, that he took in an
average of $25,000 a day, or more tfcan
$8,000,000 a year in bets. This par
ticular bookmaker operates a credit ac
count system in established offices, and
his business comes within the law.
Hotel Clerk Wills Big
Sum to Fellow Workers
New York. —Arthur H. Fowler, for
twenty years clerk and bookkeeper in
the Hotel Waldorf-Astoria drug store,
died r
read 1
Siki Proves Game
12,000 See Fight
(K. N. F. Service)
found thai
10,000 to f
People of Japan Applaud Orders
to “Feed Hungry Before
Rebuilding Palace.”
Tokyo.—The earthquake was pretty
rough to Hirohito, crown prince regent
and future emperor of *Japan.
But it made him, if "possible, even
more popular with the people than
ever before—and he had already beeil
held in more affection iiy* his subjects
than any of his predecessors ever wpre
—not even excepting Meiiji the Great,
whose reign saw the beginning and
much of the making of modern Japan.
The ji-shin, which U one way of
describing an earthquake without
using profanity, busted up the crown
prince’s wedding and his pet palace,
where he had planned to live with
his bride, the Princess Nagako Kuni,
and it caused some of the imperial
counselors to propose that the imperi
al family remove to Kyoto, the an
cient capital, in South Japan.
“Nothing doin’,” said Hirohito. Of
course he didn’t say it in those words.
But his veto was flat. It was straight,
direct and to the point.
“We’re going to rebuild Tokyo, as
i get the big idea,” said he—or ap
proximately that, freely translated.
“We’re planning a bigger, more beau
tiful Tokyo. And several million peo
ple are going to live here. They’re
not going to run away from Tokyo.
And I’m not—not by a jugful!”
Stopped Moving Talk.
So that was that. And when the
story leaked out —and you could hard
ly expect such a story to stay bottled
up very long—it squelched pretty ef
fectively the talk of removing the Jap
anese capital from Tokyo to Kyoto,
or anywhere else.
“Well, then,”, said somebody, “per
haps it will be just as well to go ahead
with the imperial wedding—the prince
regent and the Princess Nagako were
to have been married in November.
“It wouldn’t be right to allow an
earthquake to —ah —to—ah —shall we
say, interfere with the happiness of
so auspicious an occasion.”
“This ji-shin has jimmied the hap
piness of an awful lot of people,” ob
served the regent, “and to me It doesn’t
seem fair that my happiness should
be sought whenr se many are* sad- 1
or that the state should spend so much
money on a wedding when all the
money we can raise is needed for re
lief and reconstruction. There will be
no wedding this f&ll!”
So, again, that was that.
“Ob, very well,” came back the
counselors. “At least—surely at the
very least —we may be allowed to or
der immediate comiflencement of the
work of rebuilding tfye Kasumagaseki
Food Comes First.
s “No,” said Hirohito. “We won’t im
mediately commence the work of re
building the Kasumagaseki palace. As
a matter of fact, we won’t commence
it any time soon. Indeed, as I think
it over, I have a hunch that it is go
ing to be a long, long time before we
rebuild that palace—because, first,
we’re going to feed the people and
build temporary homes for them, and
then rebuild the city permanently.
And after that is done, if there is any
spare change left, you might drop
around some afternoon and let me
have the lowest quotations on pal
I To repeat, the words are a liberal
ly Americanized version of the rough
and ready version of the story that
the people of Japan are applauding.
But the spirit, the Idea behind the
actual official orders, is faithfully pre
sented. “Earthquake sufferers first;
then I can get married and talk about
a new palace,” was the word of the
Yes, the earthquake has done a good
many impossible things. And among
its impossibilities was to make crown
prince regent more popular than he
wag before, among his popple.
Pompton Lakes Gets Navy Gun.
Pompton Lakes, N. J. —Through the
efforts of Senator Edge and Assembly
men Hershfleld the borough of Pomp
ton Lakes has received a seventeen
foot navy gun from the War depart
ment. The gun will be mounted in
front of the Municipal building.
Town’s List Bank Quits.
Langdon, N. D. —The First National
Bank of Langdon was closed by its
officers voluntarily recently. This is
the third Langdon %ank to close or
suspend in six weeks and leaves the
town without a bank.
Finds Radio Sleep
Helpful to Students
Washington.—The “learn-while
you-sleep” system of radio in
struction received credit from
the Navy department for the
fact every student at the Pensa
cola air station had made a sat-
isfaetory mark.
Notwithstanding controversy
over the efficiency of the sys
tem, under which students go to
sleep with the receivers over
their ears, the Pensacola au
thorities reported all of those
with low ratings had been pulled
up through the agency of the
subconscious mind, which had
absorbed those things missed in
City Cletk Says
Voting to be Made
Easy as Possible
City Clerk Henry Olson has an
nounced that beginning January 2, his
o ce will be thrown; /open to the
voters of the city for the purpose of
registering under the new permanent
registration law passed at the last
session of he legislature.
Mr. Olson, who is also to be known
as the Commissioner of Registration,
has completed plans for inaugurating
the system, and expects to open a
campaign, of educating* irithin the near
“Under the trms of the new law,”
he says, “voting will be made so easy
and there will be so few demands
made on the time of the people that
there will be few good excuses for
not voting.”
He predicts that if the people will
make a reasonable effort to co-oper
ate with him that the normal vote of
the city will be greatly increased.
Some fear has been expressed that
for the first year or two the effect of
the new law will be to cut down the
election returns, and this, i is pre
dicted, will be entirely to the disad
vantages of Mayor Arthur E. Nelson,
should he determine to ask for an
other term.
“I am going to make voting as easy
as possible,” says Mr. Olson. “If it
takes fifty clerks to handle and ex
pedite the work, they will be at the
service of the public. Every business
day will be a registration day up to
within fifteen days of the election,
when the books Vrill be finally closed.
After that time no one will be allowed
to qualify under any circumstances.”
Girt Tells Court Why She Beat
Woman Into Uncon
Columbus, Ga., Nov. 17. —A colored
girl, 12 years old, is’ held by the po
lice in custody here charged with
having “brutally assaulted and beat
into unconsciousness” Mrs. H. R.
Mullins, wife of H. R. Mullins, an
official of the Central Railway of
Georgia, the „ alleged assault hap
pened Wednesday morning, when the
mistress found the girl ransacking
the house. “I found that the girl had
robbed me of $10,” she stated.
Upon making discovery of the at
tempted robbery, Mrs. Mullins de
manded an explanation. Instead of
replying the girl fiercely attacked the
woman*with her fist and beat her into
unconsciousness. Then her cries at
tracted neighbors, who gave chase to
the girl. She was overtaken some
distance from the Mullins’ home and
brought back to the house, where, she
was turned over to police, it was said.
The above is the reoprted story
told bv Mrs. Mullins.
In her defense, the girl stated: “I
had been working for Mrs. Mullins;
she put more on me than I could do,
and when she found that I had not
completed the work laid out for me
on time, she abused me, also the
mistress threatened to have her hus
band beat me, then she lodked me in
a room, there to remain until my task
was completed,
“I was making efforts to escape
when Mrs. Mullins re-entered the
room. I tried to pas her at the doer,
she hit me. Then I fought the mis
tress and knocked her down; then I
ran away without my hat and coat.
“Mrs. Mullins screamed: ‘Stop
thief! Catch her!’ and a lot of white
men and women chased me. •When
they caught me I was slapped and
kicked; then they called a policeman
and he put me in jail,” the girl said.
Outsiders Buried in Lot;
Results in $10,200 Suit
New York. —Margaret Holland is
suing Leon E. Bailey for $10,200, alleg
ing that she found the burial plot she
had reserved for her family already
tenanted. She purchased a plot in
Calvary cemetery in 1888, she says,
and in 1895 buried her first husband
there. After his death she left the
deeds with Bailey for safekeeping, and
she alleges he represented himself to
be the owner of the plot and had three
persons buried there between 1919 and
When the second husband, Andrew
Holland, died, she said she found her
self without a place to bury him. Her
mental anguish is valued at SIO,OOO
and the S2OO represents expenses in
curred in placing the body of Holland
In a receiving vault.
English Wives qf Yanks
Are Without Nationality
London. —An English woman mar
ried to an American is without nation
ality in law and without chance of
relief, as under American law she re
mains English, but under British law
she becomes an American.
A select parliamentary committee
has been considering this problem, but
is unable to agree. Their proceedings,
with the evidence collected, will be
laid before both houses.
To Build Library in France.
New York. —Members of the police
force have subscribed more than.
slo,o# for the fund which will be
used in the erection of a memorial li
brary building to take the place of the
old library of Louvain university,
which was destroyed in the war. The
campaign within the department is
being conducted by policemen who
fought in the World war.
Explorers Cross Lofty Crags in
Flying Boat—Wonderful
Pictures of Scenery.
Spitzbergen.—Flying over jagged
ice-clad Arctic mountain crags in a
seaplane with “knocking” motor pro
vides the thrill of thrills—it is no
sport for one with a weak heart. Such
a trip was made by W. Mittelholzer, a
Swiss aviator who has charge of the
aviation expedition sent to Spitzbergen
to co-operate with Amundsen in his
attempt to fly from Point Barrow to
Spitzbergen. He took with him an
all-metal Junker seaplane to relieve
Amundsen should the latter be com
pelled to land in the course of his long
flight. Though Amundsen’s failure
was known before Mittelholzer reached
Spitzbergen, he made use of his op
portunity to make interesting aerial
recounaissapces, which he describes in
the Neue Zurcher Zeitung in an article
translated in the Living Age as fol
Engine Starts to Knock.
I determined to cross over the
Chydenius range, which culminates in
crystalline pinnacle of Newtontop at a
height of nearly 6,000 feet, and thence
across the 50 or 60 miles of mountain
ous country to Hinlopen strait
My pilot Neumann, was a veteran
seaplane operator. The great Ice fiord
lay before us. On both sides vast gla
ciers, framed in rugged cliffs, descend
ed into the deep blue water. To the
northward rose a sea of peaks and
pinnacles, whose violet hues stood out
with knife-like sharpness against the
golden-yellow horizon. To the south
ward one snowy dome followed an
other under an azure blue Italian
heaven, beyond which our gaze
seemed to lose itself in infinity.
But what ailed our motor? When
ever Neumann gave it more gas it
would kiyock distressingly. I left it
to Neumann to decide whether we
should turn back, but he motioned
vigorously ahead, throttled down his
motor as much as possible and trust
ed to his “flyer’s luck” not to leave us
in the lurch.
Take Pictures of Scenery.
We were only 5,000 feet above the
sea and Newtontop still towered above
us. When Neumann, gave the motor
more gas to rise higher, it began to
knock again, so our only recourse was
to find a way through the mountain
passes, where we were violently tossed
hither and thither by powerful wind
currents. We would glide above deep
abysses, skirt, glittering bluish-green
fee precipices, and turn sharply this
wav and that in order to record on
our*films as much as possible of the
glorious, awe-inspiring scenery on
either hand. Neumann performed his
task with coolness and courage.
For nearly half an hour we threaded
our way with many a twist and turn
amid the highest peaks of Spitsbergen
—in a seaplane! Leaving our lofty
mountain companions we were soon
speeding over a mighty glacier, where
we could easily have made a landing
almost anywhere.
Only Two Survivors of
Ancient Indian Tribe
Seattle. —The last surviving mem
bers of the Chemakum tribe of Indians
have been discovered living in one of
the old villages of the Clallam tribe
along the straits of Juan de Fuca.
They are an old man and his sister, i
They have forgotten almost all of
their own language, but Prof. Franz.
Boas bf Columbia university succeeded
in 1890 in extracting 1,200 Chemakum
words from them. It Is believed that
centuries before white men came to
Puget sound the Chemakum inhabited
the whole northern part of the Olym
pic peninsula and weje a powerful
Boy Loses Hand While
Feeding Bear in Zoo
New York. When little Ralph
Thomas offered a peanut to a polar
bear' in the zoo here, the huge animal
chewed off the boy’s hand. The boy’s
father lifted bim to the bear’s cage
despite warning that the animal was
troublesome and would seek to kill if
anyone came within reach.
Weds After Getting Divorce.
Port Huron, Mich. —Within a few
minutes after he had obtained a di
vorce, Otto Harsen, of Algonac, took
out a license to wed Mabel Hansing,
also of Algonac. Harsen’s wife did
not centest the divorce proceedings.
U. S. Gob to ,Lose
His Flat Hat Soon
Washington. Abolition of
the blue, flat hat, which has
characterized U. S. bluejackets
almost from the inception of the
navy, will be* recommended to
the Secretary of the Navy if a
suitable substitute can be found
by the board of officers investi
gating proposed changes in* the
uniform, it was learned.
Disadvantages of the old “sail
or” type of headgear, such as
the difficulty of keeping it’ on
when the wind ig blowing and
the ease with which it wrinkles,
long have been apparent, but
search for a substitute has been
fruitless thus far.
Brooklyn Attorned
Suspended From
Practice For Year
Brooklyn, N. Y., Nov. 22.—Samuel
F. Edmead an attorney living at 1068
Fulton street, this borough, was sus
pended from practicing law for one
year by the appellate division of the
supreme court, last Friday. Edmead
was admitted to the bar in 1901.
The charges against Edmead were
made by the Brooklyn Bar Associa
tion to the effect that when he was
retained by Daniel and Emily Browne
to buy a parcel of property on Cum
berland street, for the lowest possi
ble price, Edmead bought the prop
erty from the owner for $6,000, had
it put in the name qf a dummy buyer
and then sold it to the Brownes for
Lawyer Edmead also operates a
dance hall at the above address.
National Organization Endorses
Anti-Lynch Bill at An
nual Meet
New York, Nov. 16.—The National
Association for the Advancement of
Colored People has received a unani
mous endorsement of the Dyer anti
lynching bill, passed at the annual
meeting of the National Consumers'’
League on November 9. Mrs. Flor
ence Kelley, a member of the N. A.
A.» C. P. board of directors, is gen
eral secretary of the Consumers’
League. The Consumers’ League en
dorsement reads as follows:
Whereas, The Dyer anti-lynching
bill, a life-saving measure, for the
prevention of mob violence, endorsed
at our last annual meeting, received
the approval of the American Bat
Association, was favorably reported
by the committees on the judiciary of
both House and Senate, passed the
house of representatives by a large
majority, but was killed on the cal
endar in the Senate by the fillibuster;
Whereas, This bill will be intro
duced in the new Congress; and
Whereas, The development of the
Ku Klux Klan has given to the Dyer
bill a significance even wider than it
possessed last year; and
Resolved, That we hereby approve
this measure and request the general
secretary to work for its passage;
and also we request the state and
local leagues to consider this bill and
co-operate in promoting its enact
Post Office Department Locates
Man After Long Search.
Xew York.-—How S2OO in currency
traveled back and forth in the mails
for three years looking for its owner,
until it finally reached him, is told in
a recent post office publication. The
loss occurred in Milwaukee, the loser
being a midget actor and vaudeville
performer. That was in 1920 and the
bills were in a wallet, lost in a de
partment store ip that city. The wal
let contained S2BO, besides a lot of
personal papers.
It would appear, says the post office
paper, that whoever found the wallet
took out for himself or herself all bills
in excess of S2OO and then placed, the
wallet with the remainder of the
money in a small paper box, and this
box, wrapped very loosely in a single
thickness of ordinary wrapping paper,
secured by a light pjece of*string, \fUs
offered at the post office for mailing.
It bore % the address of the owner of
the wallet.
When the package was offered at the
post office for mailing, as parcel-post
packages are required to be, the re
ceiving clerk evidently requested the
sender to write his or her name and
address upon it, as required for parcel
post packages, but, instead of comply
ing with thijj request, the sender wrote
upon the package the name of a store,
without local address, and then depos
ited the package to go forward in the
The owner of the wallet had re
moved from the address in question by
the time the package reached its des
tination and, as those at the address
had forgotten his new one, delivery
could not be effected. As a result, the
package was treated as undeliverable
and notice was sent to the store name
which had been written on the pack
age in lieu of his correct name and
address, but as this prated to be fic
titious, the package was finally sent
to the division of dead letters.
Opened in the dead letter office, the
S2OO was found. Using the address on
the other inclosures, a determined ef
fort was made to locate the addressee.
He % was traced across the continent
"and to Germany, and eventually
he was located through information
obtained from a relative, when deliv
ery was effected. The post office has
never been able to find out who found
the wallet, or who mailed it to its
“Apparently,” says the writer, “the
finder, though abstracting SBO as a
reward which he voted for himself,
had some conscience, for he could have
all of the money as well as
Mp? r 'Sflfe 1 : mv >•*’
(K. N. F. Service)
Shop In The Appeal
s2>.<)o PER YEAR
Ohio and Indiana Will Wage
Terrific Fight on Klux Is
Johnson’s Opinion
Forecasts a Broad Use of the
Ballot by the Colored
New York.—The following inter
view with James Weldon Johnson,
secretary of the National Association
for the advancement of Colored Peo
ple, this city, has been sent out by
the N. E. A. News Service (white)
supplying Scripps newspapers
throughout the country:
“Ku Klux Klan will be made an
election issue in Northern states by
the National Association for the Ad
vancement of Colored People, James
Weldon Johnson, secretary of the
association, informed a representa
“Johnson cited particularly Indi
ana and Ohio as states where,
through migration, the Colored vote
would loom large in the next presi
dential election* Colored people no
longer would stick to one party, but
would vote for anti-Klan candidates,
Johnson predicted.
“Political emancipation was urged
upon Colored people in a resolution
adopted at the association’s annual
conference recently held in Kansas
City, Mo. “The time has come when
allegiance to any party on historical
grounds is no longer required or ex
pedient.’ the resolution declared.
‘The welfare of the entire Race,’ it
was asstered, is ‘paramount to alle
giance to any political party.’
“Johnson forecast a broad use of
the ballot by the migrants, ‘even
though to many it will be the first
vote, because of disfranchisement in
the South.’
“ ‘These folks, however, will know
how to use the vote,’ Johnson said.
‘The migrants are not ignorant. It
takes a strong mind to break away
from the homeland—to seek new
fields of endeavor. Conservatively
estimated, 500,000 Colored persons
have come this year from Southern
“ ‘They came because they believed
there was little hope for them as men
and women in the South—little hope
for their children. They came be
cause they were in constant fear of
their lives.’
“As to the method of bringing up
the Klan issue Johnson said candi
dates would be questioned regarding
their stand.
“The Klan has a large following
both in Ohio and Indiana, where, it
is indicated, the Colored people will
center their fight.’
Penalties Range From SSOO to
SIOOO and Year in Jail for
Ft. Smith, Ark., Nov. 21.—A1l hon
ors for heavy fines for the year in
municipal court were carried off last
Tuesday when seven members of the
U. N. I. A. were given stiff fines and
jail sentences. One of the GarveyiteS
was fined SI,OOO and given a year in
jail while the remaining six were
fined SSOO and sentenced to jail for a
year, following their attempt to re
store to their association meeting
rooms the charter which had been
removed by their president, A. C.
The U. N. I. A., which was found
ed by Marcus Garvey for the purpose
of restoring to the earth, an Ethio
pian nation, suffered from grave dis
sension when Lusk removed the char
ter from the hall and removed it to
another hall which he had rented.
Seven members, J. W. Ross, W. S.
Whitney. Samuel Ross, Ernest Good
lee Joseph and Henry Gilbert, Mc-
Donald Ross paid the new hall a visit
Sunday and when they attempted to
return the charter to its original
place as per instructions from Mar
cus Garvey of New York, the grand
president, local President Lusk inter
vened and the police were the next
on the scene. Ross drew the extra
SSOO fine because he drew a pistol,
according to testimony. The others
were charged with assault and bat
New York, Nov. 22. —Tex Rickard
has not given up plans to stage a
match between Luis Firpo and Harry
Wills in Buenos Aires next March or
April, despite the colored man’s dec
laration that he would not fight in
the Argentine, it was learned today.
Rickard said he had put the Firpo-
Wills negotiations temporarily in the *
background to give more attention to
his wnter program, but added that
his representattives in the Argentine
were *keeping in close touch with the
situation there. He indicated that
there were several contingencies
which must be overcome before the
way could he cleared for Firpo and
Wills to clash below the Equator.
There is a possibility that the scene |
might be shifted to New York, to i
which it is understood Firpo would
not object, although the agreement
he signed with Rickard before bat
tling Dempsey provided that the *
match be held in the Argentine.

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