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FcundPd.b, w. a King. " ' ' T'n Republican Parly Is The Ship, All Else Is The Sea." Fred Douglas. ' 2.oo Per Annum
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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
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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
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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.

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