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HOME EDITION HOME EDITION f FcundPd.b, w. a King. " ' ' T'n Republican Parly Is The Ship, All Else Is The Sea." Fred Douglas. ' 2.oo Per Annum i ot ..n oM THE DALLAS EXTKESS, DALLAS, TEXAS SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 1020. n. --r..-. , PKICE FIYK CENl Supreme Court Refuses to Re-open Bap tist Publishing House Law Suit. SAYS THIS REFUSAL MARKS 'WELFARE BODY SEES THE THE END OF THE LONGInfED OF TRAINED LEAD- DRAWN OUT SUIT. Nashville, Tenn.. April 15. Tennc secs Highest Sourt In session here today denied the petition of the Mor ris Convention to rehear and re-open the Publishing House Lawsuit Rum ors of this denial of the document . T k T fl hi. tha Hnrnnvi in thA en. A , , , r o d ... . i r. .i y v. .i .v.- k.... about 2:00 P. M., today, and was at once sent broadcast throughout the country, as It Is claimed that this puts a complete end to this case. It Is also predicted here by the ad herents and followers of the Rev. Dr. R. H. Royd and the members of the Publishing1 Roard who are Identified advantage of the new era in Negro with whnt Is known as the National advancement In all walks of lifo Raptlst Convention (un-lncorpornted) created through the war and Its re of which Dr. E. P. Jones Is President .ulttnir remarkable ned educational that there is no doubt but that a suiting- industrial opportunities. . constructive period will now set In. At present the association is able Ever since the decision handed j to bestow two scholarships yearly down by the Supreme Court some i "no at 'he University of Pennsylvania days ago. It has been noticed at the and one at Hampton Normal and In National Baptist Publishing Hoard dustrlul Institute, the latter being a thnt an Increase In patronage and 1 reeont gift of Hampton alumni. These correspondence had already set In, and scholarships are given to high school that more than one thousand letters; and normal school pupils. The schol every day were rolling In to the arships are so highly prized by the iininmui jsHpust t-uoiisning nonro s : headquarters from Sunday Schools asking for their literature. Practi cally all of those who had remained neutral for the past four years wait ing to see how the lawsuit would terminate,' are coming back and bring ing their Sunday Schools back to the National Baptist Publishing Hoard. They are saying. "We .are going back to our first love and to our own Publishing Roard." The denying of this petition to re hear the case Is also calculated to bring greater results to the "Majority-rule Baptists of the United States." Negri o Student Wins Chaloner Art Prize New York. N. Y., April IB. John Armstrong Chaloner last night an nounced that In the John Armstrong Chaloner concours at the National Academy of Design a painting from the nudo by Albert A, Smith, a Negro art student In the academy school, won first prize of (2!. Other awards made by the Jury were: Second. J1B, to Rela Kotner, Na tional Academy of Design schools. Third prize. 10. to John Holmer, Art Academy, Cincinnati Ohio. Honorable mentions were given to Robert V. Rolton, National Academy The free exhibition of these paint- j ings will be neia ,nt me """' Academy of Design.' 176 West 109th street, to-day, to-morrow and bun day. South Carolina Moh Hangs and Shoots Negro m L'fBifiu "I" i ti tirely duo to the systematized etiorts YfreeV..,Mn2Hr hf. nrf f AeoVamlan- f th8 Armstrong Association to keep A.rtS- 1 ',,iad?',,hl1'- ",?,,, Oakland . "pen and extend this new era of skes. 827 Lenox avenue, Oakland, . ,.,,,,. lnj,,.-toi nnnnrhml. Spartanhurg. H. J., Apru id. eorKicn laundry workers In Its local uov- Robertson, a negro, wun '"" the Cltv Jail at Laurens S. C. last midnight by a mob and hanged to a railroad bridge on the outskirts of thRobcrt'son was charged with having cut three white boys with a knife, after interfering In behalf of another Negro in a dispute with the boys. Police arrested Robertson and then started a search for the other Negro. While the search was In progress the mob stormed the pall, obtained the prisoner and rushed him to the "ridge where he was hanged. Later the body was riddled with bullets. White Speaks On Negro Labor (Associated Negro Press) Hartford. Conn., April 15. -Walter F White .assistant secretary of the National Association for the Advance ment of Colored People and John Haynes Holmes, spoke at the Center Church parish house recently. Mr. White's subject was '.'The Negro and Labor," BARRED FROM MEETING BY LILY-WHITES; GEORGIA NE GROES ELECT OWN DELEGATES Johnson and Davis Lead Movement; WiU Fight for Recog nition at National Convention Atlanta. Ga.. April 15. Two sets of Georgia delegate, were elected to the Republican National Conventional and will make a contest there for recog nition. The brak came after a turmoil In which Police Chief Peavers took a hand on complaints of officials In the Rtste Capitol, where th meeting was held. One of the 'factions, headed by Roscoe Pickett. State chairman, elect ed four delegates at large Instructed IDF Bljnr ', ""', ,. The otner. neaoea oy iicnrv j .i n- coin Johnson, a Nogro 'formerly col- ln.orr.ol revenue here end " 1 1 ' . . . . . P. Ooree. a lawyer or Atlanta, elected unlnstrncten neiegates. The delegates Included Johnson. Ooree J. H. Watson and R. J. Davis. Th" i me"e tin? ... called In the committeemen, with Ooree : as State House of Representatives, but two chairman. vThese officers also are ex hours before that tho Pickett els- peeted to bo decided finally by recog ment arrived and procedsd to busl-jnltlon at the Chicago convention. ERS. Plans to do This by Giving Yearly Scholarships. Philadelphia. Penn.. April 15. The careful' selection and subsequent training of Colored educational and vocation leaders, to be fitted to guide itnelr own ' one of the vital objects for which the Armstrong As soclatlon of Philadelphia Is working. In the matter o'f education, the as soclaton, which Is devoted to Negro welfare. Is making strong efforts to Increase the. number of scholarships at Its disposal. Capable Colored lead ers wore never so badly needed as now. to he d their fellour io,.. .,." -oiorea stuaont. mat an organlza tlon has been formed this year by 150 of these pupils under the direc tion of the Armstrong Association, for the purpose of working to raise funds enough to add to the number of scholarships already established. Must Keep Negro at Work. The Progressive High School Girls' and Hoys' Clubs Is another training project under the direction of he as sociation. One of these clubs for girls, has already been established for some time, its members meeting regularly to receive extra help in their studies, working with tutors paid by the association. It is so successful that a similar class for boys Is planned to start In the near future. . . . , , The association Is active In a. num ber of other Important welfare ways, including extensive work in better ing Negro housing conditions in this city and the creation of Industrial and vocational opportunity through its in dustrial and Employment Hureau, lo cated at No. 1434 Lombard street through which nearly 2000 Colored workers hsve been placed In 33 dif ferent trades, professions and occu pations last year. During January, 1920, this department placed 142 Ne groes in 11 different kinds of work, for a total monthly salary or wage of (3582. It Is dally proving a successful connecting link between capital and Colored labor. In this case capital Is represented by tho enormous body of Philadelphia labor employers. And the fact that they are giving the skilled Colored worker a hearing such i as ne never naa Deiore is almost en- tv' Women Factory Workers. Colored women labor Is advancing , reconstruction programs for reach in opportunity quite as fast. Locally ing The nations of the earth as the there Is a wonderful activity -as the great commission of our Lord and Philadelphia employers are beginning Sovious Jesus Christ, requires. to woKe up to mo auvantages ui us- ing this great force at their doors. 1 Two venrs air.i colored nower-machine operators were very few. Today there are about 2.600 skilled women factory workers In Philadelphia plants and only a short time ago the United States Government Employment Ser- triA hnirnn nattier skilled NparrO WOU1- eminent laundries. The association has helped many deserving and an ambitious Negro to Hud himself or herself In the busi ness of life whatever the goal aimed at. During the 12 years of its ex istence its motto has boon to prac tically "help the Negroes holp them selves a service which the organiza tion carries out through its many channels of Colored welfare work, free to the Negroes of this city, the association having no Income other than that of private donation. Committee on Race Relations Named (Associated Negro Press) Little Rock. April 15. A commls ..!. tiiioa Relations has been ap pointed by the governor of. Arkansas i- A arr.,-t tt nrevent friction be tween the whites and the Colored people In this state. This commission Is to meet at least monthly to in vestigate cause, or classes that may occur and to devise remedies that will avoid such affair.. ness behind locked doors. Arriving to , And themselves barred from the convention, the Johnson-Ooree frac tion pounded the doors, creating such excitement that the police were called. Governor Horsey decided that the hall should be opened to all. The Pickett followers explained later they had Intended to open the doors at noon. Shouting and singing, the Johnson Ooree faction marched Into the hall. Thninn him1f' mounted the Plat form, called the meeting to order and .n.eh Kirslnst fac or ' - , tionallam. h-'t,".. almost downed out br a chorus of shouts, finally . , . . i Vnld mnnmvnt meet- ine iwn !""" " - , Ings In the same hall and elected their separate nciegaien. Pickett followers, while Johnson was selected bv hi. element a. national Says That Property is Basis of All Wealth and Should be Held For Coming Generations to Build Fortunes Upon. Urges Pay ment of All Taxes. With the coming of Spring, a large number of our people, all over the South, will be looking around for new homes most likely somewhere North of the Ohio River. To leave or not to leave home is a question for the people, and not for me to decide. Those who leave I trust will find locations that will 'in crease their happiness and open up new worlds for our children. I trust those who remain will find It better In the future than we of the South have considered our condition to be in the past. As for myself, I see a country that Is home to all the people In any situation, above which floats the flag, and therefore. I cannot choose for the people one place as against another. My word is for thoso who plan to IXn6 torav trhawHr ih?"e .rh u ,a r 1 would advise them to hold on to such property as they possess, whether in town or country. Sell but little and none at all If changes can be made without sale. The ownership and occupancy of land wise men consider first In Importance as we look out Into the future. This is particularly to be emphasized Tuskegee Organizes For Inter-Church Work. Tuskegee, Ala., April 15. Dr. Plato Durham, Dean of the Theolog ical Department of Kniery University Atlanta, Ga., speaking In the Insti tute Chapel last week, opened the campaign for the Student life Work Conference of the Interchurch World Movement, which was held here March 26 to 29. In Introducing Dr. Durham. Principal Moton told of his connections with the Inter-RacinJUl .ommuteo in Atlanta, and of Dr. Durhams fearless and courageous stand for Justice and the square deal for the Negro. A feature of the pro gram was the address of Dr. P. C. Change, secretary of the Chinese Edu cational Commission, which is visit Ing the Institute; also tin address by Dr. P. C. Chen, president of the Puking Teachers-. College, -Peking, China, atnt Chairman of the Educa tional Commission, both of whom paid most beautiful tributes to Tuske gee, Hooker T. Washington and Prin cipal Moton. At the conclusion of the exercises. Dr. Chang, presented to Tuskegee Instltuto, a silk Chinese flag upon which was a sentiment and the signatures of the members writ ten in Chinese. The flag , will be hung in the Museum. Baptists - Adopt Resolutions on Drive We hereby renew our covenant d oledire ourselves to irlve the best that is within us, to the end that the Raptlst may measure up to the demand of the hour, along with other (denominations of the world. In their Co-onernlon .1Pn. or tn? 1 nirTT-Hix Districts n" f, Raptlst General .;"':"'':'" "!. nercoy pieage " ' ,r j'"nt or Directors, unari- Imnus endorsement, to co-operate In puiiing over tne rive Million Pro gram for the State of Texas. We also pledge our complete co operation with the Field Workers and other executors In carrying out of the program mapped out by the State, for tho completion of the "great task allotted. We further pledge ourselves to hereby accept tho quotas of our sev eral districts, and that each and every church organization In these districts hereby agrees, through their respective messengers, to proceed to the best of their knowledge and ability, toward tho working out of the plans handed down for the raising of the Individual church quotas. We also pledge co-operation be tween pastors, ministers, deacons and church members in the exchanging of Ideas and visits to one another for encouragement, stimulation and In spiration and aspiration. We pledge ourselves to undertake tho Five Year Task, and to proceed along the lines, as -mentioned: First In preparation, organization. Informa tion, enlistment consecration and flnnl victory. we aiso pienge ourselves In mak j Ing this subscription, that no church or member shall be forced or coerced into mis proposition: but In the lead ership of the Holy Spirit. In the light of the word of God. as revealed to us after much prayer, we undertake to put on ths drive. No church or church member shall be censured by these bodies, who may find themselves unable, in any- way, to take part in helping to extend the commission of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; for the word of God gives all the censure necessary under such cir cumstances. ' We cannot hope to call ourselves New Testament churches. If we re fuse in any way to take part In helping extend the Kingdom of the Master, as enunciated by Him In the New Testament, We further engage, by the help of God, to set aside .the Third Sun day In May, as a day of fasting and prayer, for the leadership of the Hnlv Spirit and partnership of the Al- mighty God. to the end that hun dreds of prepared young men and women.- ministers and laymen will surrender themselves for the service, on Home and Foreign Fields. We also thank our State Board of Directors, with whom we are co operating, and through whom our funds will finally be adjusted, for their system and plans of installing In every church In this State,' Bible schools' to last from thirty to sixty days, which will Include bible classes for church member, and trained In structors for preparing B. Y. P. U., and Sunday acnooi worKers. As we understand, the Association-1 al Mission Fund will be used so a.! ino nrowmm thereby bringing into (Continued on page to aavance-tne niuiliueroiup in every party reuirj w biiu ...... r.n...... ... ... , . church along these lines. Same to be i the Jungle .o dense that the natives , influential citizens to his oMU.e and followed by some of the best Evan- had to hack a path with cutlasses , asked then; to do everything pos gellsta that the denomination affords j through the undergrowth. isible to allay the feeling or unrest l f.nm nkiirxk Inl i. Ini.iilri r... ... ,n f I r 1. 1 n I 1 1 1 n I n v i 1 1 11 1 among SOtlie of ttlU lolored " -i ..... . ,.i ... i -lu.."r ...i.,. -!...' ... .I,., his- I i, l The men assured the MumliHll when our people own and control as much of It 'as we find them owning and controlling In every southern state. , ' Conditions ' are growing better. North and South, and this evil day through which we are passing with a fortitude that our Heavenly Fath er sees and will reward at his pleas ure, la Itself proof that In the pres ence of our enemies we shall soon rise to our feet. The lands and dwellings, we now possess have . been gained through struggle, often amid stern privations. The future can only increase the value of them. Time offers no promise that we shall again see the price for which they were bought In the nut. We do possess and use them, enjoy ing from them the living we must !."ave or the ,ncomfi that affords these Vase and comforts not uncommon In many homes. Rut these lands and dwellings do not belong to us. We are simply trustees and our part is to hold them for the children to whom they belong, from generation to gen eration. To build and leave an estate and by such to advance the children Health Week is Observed in Texas Schools. Austin, Texas, April 15. Thousands of Negroes , in all parts of Texas ob served Negro Health Week. April 4 to 10, and learned many rules of health, according to the Texas Public Health Association, which directed the activities of the week In the state. The State Roard of Health endorsed this movement fox better health among the Negroes. Special programs were held In the Negro schools over the state, and doctors, nurses, and teachers spoke to the children on personal hygiene school sanitation, prevention of tu berculosis, cleanliness of the home and other subjects. Negro ministers over the state gave health sermons on Sunday,- April 4, which was called "Health ury." Fort Worth Houston and other Texas cities carried on the program for the week In neatlv all the No-rn schools, with Modern Health Crusader imrucies. neuitn lectures, and other activities. "Muny letters have been coming mo me siaie ornce rrom, all over Texas, telling of the organization of Volunteer Negro health leagues." said D. E. Breed, executive secretary of the Texas Public Health Associ ation. "Tho Negro people are very enthusiastic over health work. This work is necessary to preserve the health of the Negroes and to prevent the spread of disease." Copies of Governor Hobby's procla mation setting aside Negro Health Week were sent to all parts of the state', and many Negro communities followed the suggestions of the State Executive and carried out the health activities. Canada Draws Color Line in Favor of Negroes. Why docs tho Government of Cana da draw tho color line In favor of Ne groes as agulnst returned soldiers? It does, because the Government owns j the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and i me U. T. P.. "only employs Colored cooks." George E. Klnnlcr. of Sas katoon, who was a cook at the To ronto exhibition In 1913. at the Em press hotel, Toronto In 1914, sergeant cook In the Engineers at Toronto, 1914-16 and still later cook in the navy, being demobbed at Halifax on March 9. 1919, and who has since been a cook for the R. C. M. P., at Regina applied to the G. T. P. for a position as cook on one of Its din ing cars, and received a reply from James Gorman, superintendent of din ing and sleeping; cars, which said: "This company, in its dining car kitchens, only employ Colored cooks." It might bo asked whether any of these Colored .cooks saw service dur ing the war. ' If we are to have the color line, let it be drawn in favor of Canadian Negroes who did their duty to their country; but we can- mit see why the color line should be drawn at all. Negro Foremen in Baltimore City Employ Baltimore, Md.. April 16. Two Ne gro foremen were .appointed by the water Hoard at the request of Mayor uroening, ana win organize a Negro gong for tho construction division. The men are James H. Roberson of the Eleventh Ward and Robert L. Price of the EiQteenth ward. They were named In abetter from the May yor to Water Engineer William W. Megraw and go on the pay roll at i!i cents an. hour. It Is the first time that Negroes have been employed as foremen In the Water deprfrtment. Copper Throne of African Chief Found in Jungle London. April 15. The massive chair mado of copper, which native, believe was giv en o V the late Ouecn Vic toria 'of England to an A.hantl chief tain and used by him a. hi. throne ha. been discovered In the midst of a Jungle fur from human habitation in the Gold Coast Colony, West Afri ca. According to native legend. It was placed over the grave of the chieftain who had occupied it when alive. In their superstition, they believe he still sit. upon his old throne In spirit at certain time, and for this reason thoy have never tried to move the chair, which, they declare, ha. now rooted Itself In the ground, .ay. a dispatch to me uany urapnic. A Gold Coast .unreyor first .tumb - 1 inr of the chair has been obtainable ami how It came to be In tho Jungle remain a mystory. ) tnia curiosltv. A scarf.-n mini of the house, Is the first duty of mothers and fathers, and Is also the bright sign of a well ordered faith. Estates acquired as we have ac quired ours by blood-drops and the great tribulations, are foundations upon which to erect and enduring name as a people sure of themselves and full reliance upon God. Against this truth there Is neither ford nor law. The day approaches when our chil dren will dwell In their homes In peace and the substance of their lands they will enjoy without fear by night or anxiety by ray. Man cannot hinder that day of which I write. Hold on to your land, however small In measure, and likewise your dwel lings, however humble. Once gone, they are more often gone forever than for a few days or years. Sell nothing. Pay every tribute due and every tax laid against you. Follow your heart In settling over this coun try, but the deeds of your houses and lands guard them as the sweet Jewels of this world; nor sign them away to others. ROSCOE SIMMONS, Pres., Lincoln League of America. Innocent Man Pardoned After Long Term. Nashvillo, Tenn., April 15v Investi gations by the board of pardons, which convened here this week, re vealed the fact, that Will Schaffers, Negro, was confined In the state pen itentiary with a life term sentence on him. charged with the murder of a motorman in the city of Memphis, was perfectly Innocent of the charge, Schaffers having been confined In the city Jail at Memphis at the time the crime was committed. The only evidence furnished against the Negro was that he resembled the man who shot the motorman and the action of the court in rushing, in the trial and sending the Innocent Nogro to peni tentiary' where ho has -been serving more than three years, 1. said to have prevented a lynching. (.overnnr Kohrrta lnra Pardon. ' " l" eviuence snowing tlifl je- I for olir nennlo gro's Innocence una rimlukv .i,l" r ,,r People, board, thoy recommended a pardon for him 'and Gov. Roberts Immed iately Issued a pardon. Innnent Man Plead fiulHy. Through fean and due to the Intim idation employed by the officials at Memphis at the time the charge was preferred against Schaffers, he plead guilty to the charge. He Is said to have stated that he preferred accept ing the death sentence rather than the electric chair, although he was Innocent of the charge against him. National Negro Teachers As sociation Meets in Baltimore By JOHN M. GANDY, President. National Association of Teachers in Colored Schools. Petersburg, Va., April 15. The pro gram of the seventeenth annual meet ing of the National Association of Teachers In Colored schools, which will bo held In Rultimore from July 28 bo held In Raltimore from July 28 through July 31. covers practically every phase of school work. A line group of speakers have accepted In vitations to deliver addresses along the lines of their specialty. The list of speakers will be announced within a few weeks. Sectional sessions on rural, secon dary, agricultural, vocational, and ele mentary education as well as music and art, will be held. At the general sessions addresses will be delivered on "Teacher Shor tage." "Teachers' Salaries, Education al Measurements and Tests," aad "Rating Methods.." One meeting will bo given to repre sentatives of allied organizations, such as the Young Womens Christian As sociation ,the Young Men's Christian Association, Sunday schools, and Com nrnnlty Service. Large plans are being made at Bal timore for the entertainment of the visiting teacher, and friends. The President of Morgan College ha. in vited the Association to hold one session at the College. Every effort will be made by the Baltimore people to make the coming of the teacher, to that city both enjoyable and profit able. Kentucky Mob Lynches Negro Prisoner Paris. Ky., April 15. Forty men last night took Grant Smith. 40 year, 'old, Negro, away from officer, on their way to the Jail here, and bur riorl him In an automobile out the May.vllle-Lexlngton pike to May. Lick, Fleming County, where he wa. hanged to a teiegrapn poie. Smith disappeared two month, ago, otor nllnired attacks on Ruby Ander son. 14, daughter of a Flemlngsburg farmer, no wa. arresieu iu juivkibu last week. a n.iiiriv formed nossa unsuccess fully tried to overtake the mob In automobiles. The victim", body was not mutilated, hi. arm. were wired to his aide and be wa. .tin nana a intor renort state, that the mob of 200 argued whether to hang or burn Smith ana cremation was mi upon. Negroes to Help Calm Unrest (Associated Negro Press) Baltimore, Md., 16. With a view n c niintcructinir tho effects created j by the kidnapping theory with which that the false reports were not dh lleved generally by the Negroes of the city. Mrs. Mary Talhert Speaks to Large Audi ence in Spokane CHICAGO BUSINESS MEN ENDORSE WOOD Say That All Things Point to His Success. Chicago, April 15. Herbert Hoover has entered the race for the Republi can ' Nomination. HI. entrance has created what might be termed "a mild sensation" among all classes In this section of the country. The CoU orod vote In particular ha. given him but small thought a. a Republican presidential possibility. It I. .aid by those In a position to know the fact, in the case. One of the reason, ad vanced for thor prevailing Indiffer ence to Hoover a. a candidate 1. that he does not posses, the brave frank ness of Leonard Wood and therefore, come. In for little. If any. consider ation among the Colored people In any section of the country. It Is probably nearer to the point however, to quote the opinions of a' few of the bigger race business men In this city on tho Hoover candidacy and its probable effect on the Colored vote. These names have been gather ed at random and represent opinion that are far removed the realm of practical politics yet closely woven In the general upward trend . of the life of our people on the average plane of living. Jonn K. Lynch Is a national figure who Is now making Chicago his home town and Incidentlly achieving fame as a writer of readable books. Mr. Lynch has the following to say on me nuover canoiuacy; I ne Hoover candidacy will have no egect on the Colored vote. I predict Leonard Wood's nomination and the consequent checking of what might have turned out to be a very general apathy among our people regarding the presi dency. I do not say that a large number of tho .race would have de serted the party and seek other po litical homes. But we are all agreed that the possibility of General Wood's nomination has put to flight a rest lessness that was some what omi nous and far reaching." l, Pftvld M. Manson, who la . regarded the most successful business man of the race In this city said: "We are giving Hoover no thought whatever. i see nothing in his effort attractive r our people. I also doubt whether any man who was as close to the Wilson administration as Hoover was would be a howling favorite with the race men who faced the Hun In the recent war. General Wood will re main our favorite. He Is honest, he la brave and ho doesn't attempt to feed us with any oldtime political mush. I am for Wood against the neld. And that goes for all the Pd. ored men I know." David A. McGowan, president of the Chicago business Iaao-iia wn equally outspoken In his advocacy of Wood against the field. He said: I do not believe the Colored vote will switch from Wood to anybody. As a presidential possibility Hoover to me. Is a frost. We like Wood best pf all the candidates, because he sands level on his feet for whole h,.rtnri Americanism. We are not asking for any particular brand of social priv ilege. What we want Is a chance to live decently and thereby become Americans In their truest sense of the term. We have got all the right In the world to ask for this. We want It because It Is right. Social equality will take care of Itself. Wood for President, that's all I .ay." Harvey T. Watklns, ono'of Chica go's big real estate operators said: "Hoover haunt got a ghost of a show so far as the race voter Is con cerned. I see and talk with a large number of people every day and It Is nothing but Wood. The Associated Negro Press had done a great deal to acquaint the race throughout the country with the characted of General Wood and he Is too strongly at tached to the political affections of the people for Hoover or any one else to make much headway among them." v William P.. Gowan. a director of the celebrated Kashmir Chemical Com pany, said: "There Is nothing to- this Hoover stuff it's all Wood. What do they take us for fools? Leonard Wood I. a true white man. A true white I. the fellow who is so strong and brave, he isn't afraid to look the nation', problems straight In the face. He knows that this republic's only chance to live lie. in doing the square thing by all the elements that make the nation. No Hoover for mine. I am for Wood." Charles B. Travis, a real estate broker. William H. A. Moore the Journalist, Dr. M. A. Majors, Julius iaS,,o7roS.S".n'?Svrew'1 de - clared that the Hoover candidacy v-otue!,d xrASft in the lead, no one ha. a chance to catch him. WONDERS WHETHER KENTUCKY WILL VIGOROUSLY UP ..HOLD ANTI-LYNCH LAW. Law Provides Heavy Penalty For Lynching But Carried no Emergency Clause The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 70 Fifth Avenue, New York, today made publlo the following statement regard ing the signing by the Governor of Kentucky of a ,1)111 to punish mob violence: In view of the lynching on March 2 of Grant Smith, a Negro, at Mll lersburg. Kentucky, by a mob which overpowered the sheriff and the po lice chief as they were taking their prisoner to Jail It Is nteresting to note that only one week prior to this oc currence Governor Edwin P. Morrow, of Kentucky signed a bill providing for tho punishment of lynchers and for the removal of the peace otlieer who surrenders his prisoner. The bill ....... ul..n..H in ltii m-M,ii..f or a Com- mitten of Colored citizens headed by r. E. E. I'nderwood, President of the Krnnl-fort Uranch of the National As sociation for the Advancement of Colored People, to whom tho gold pen The bill makes the penalty for lynching death or life Imprisonment, on Race Issues. SAYS WE ONLY WANT EQUAL OPPORTUNITY TO BETTER OUR CONDITION. (Associated Negro Press) Spokane, Wash., April 15. Mrs. Mary B. Talbert of Buffalo, N. Y., President of the National Federa tion of Colored Women and graduate of Oberlln College, addressed an aud ience that filled the assembly room of the chamber of Commerce. Mra Tal bert 1. speaking throughout the nation on question, concerning the race. "The allies cannot forget the Negroe. who fought with them." she said. "If the Negroe. are good enough to die for democracy, they are good enough v?.,ln democracy. We are sick of fighting to make the world safe for democracy and now want to mak. "Four hndred and fifty ' thousand ..tr wr:u a piace to live in. Negroes wore sent to France and they were the most loyal of soldier, be cause they fought for a democracy thnt they did not possess. "The Negroes subscribed to 1225 -000.000 worth of Liberty bonds. The government told them unless they put something Into the war. they should recleve nothing and we began to hope that peace would Include the Negro. I traveled through the south speaking In behalf of the fourth Lib erty bond campaign. "I had to go In a "Jim Crow" car an ordinary freight car. I traveled 30 hours at a stretch with no sleep er., no diner, because no Negro Is al lowed on any other kind nf a trnln In the south. Yet I was selling Liberty I bnnd" fol my government and the government operated the trains. I 1 w1".n 1 Permuted to buy a cup of cofteo at the stations because my ( wm.i mo uuy uu wkiis- Kress social equality. "The Negroe. are not begging for social equality, but political and civil rights and a chance for better . living conditions." Mrs. Talbert told of the deplorable penal conditions In the south where there are no reformator ies for children. Would Make Room For Negro Tenants (Associated Negro Press) New York. N. Y.. April 15. In or der to make room for Colored ten ants thirty-two families In the four apartment houses at 695 to 1105 Frank lin avenue, Brooklyn, were served with notices to vacate the premises by April 15th. The apartment house, are situated near the 23rd Regiment Armory and in . the Bedford section of Brooklyn. Booker Washington III is in California Los Angeles, Cal.. April 15. Book er T. Washington. 111., age 6 years, hi. sister, Nettio, age 3 years, accompan ied by their mother, Mr.. Booker T. Washington, Jr.. arrived In Los An geles from Tuskegee Institute, Ala. The Washington, are stopping with Mrs. Thomas J. Nelson. It Is ex pected that Booker T. Washington, Jr.. will Join his family here with a month or two and make Los An geles, his home. ' Atlanta Will Have Free Night Schools (Associated Negro Press) Atlanta, Ga.. April 15. Several of the Colored night schools for adult, have been organized for Tuesday and Thursday nights. The classes and books are free. The classes are at Bethel A. M. E. church Neighborhood House. Taylor Street school and Pitts burgh, School. Name Negro Woman For City Office New Haven. Conn., April 15. The Hygiene Health and Culture club of this city na. sent a telegram to xne , Fra"-,, Seymour the flr.t Colored women nominated on any elective i-HHsSirS i for th board of education in the (Capitoi city. and that for attempted lynching con finement in the penitentiary for not loss than two year, nor more than twenty-one year.. . . The fight to secure a lynching law In Kentucky began with the. Legis lature of two years ago, when a bill was passed submitting to the people a constitutional amendment to make it possible to effect the automatic re moval of any peace officer who per mitted a nmb to secure a prisoner In his custody. The bill submitting the amendment was championed by a committee of Colored citizens, who succeeded in securing Its passage wthout a single dissenting vote in either branch of the Legislature. Am In whitlhop flP tint this law Will be enforced will be shown oy action tnken bv nentUCKy auinunurn it kein.r in trini th. lynchers of Smith. The Association has learned. Just as this statement was bolng prepared, that the antl-lynchlng statute does not become effective, until 80 days after the adjournment of the leu-is- lnturc, due tp its failure to Include an emergency clause.