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, '' . " CONTEST. ' ; .'"
Founded by W. E. King,
The Republican Party Is The Ship, All Else Is The Sea." Fred Douglas,
PER ANNUM $3.00.
VOL. 27, AO. 52.
HI! ME6Zto iFb n
Exposure of Conduct of American Officials
in Haiti Causing Stir in Governmental Cir
cles. "Reign of Terror" Taken up by Re
publicans; Senate May Investigate.
New York, N. Y., Sept 80. After
five years during which the Invasion
v. ilia miaim ui iiaiu ujf UIIILW
, States Marines was shrouded In sec
recy, silence has been broken by
James Weldon Johnson, acting sec
retary of the National Association for
the Advancement of Colored .People
who was sent to Haiti by that or
ganization to investigate. Mr. John
son's oharges have been reiterated by
Senator Varren G. Harding; in his
campaign for the presidency and the
State Department has had to reply
to numerous editorial attacks, made
by newspapers to which the N. A. A.
C. P. Investigation supplied facts.
In brief Mr. Johnson's Indictment
of the Wilson administration's course
in Haiti recites:
1. That the island of Haiti Was
seised by I'nlted States Marines and
that In Ave years some 3,000 natives
were shot.
2. That the Hnitian assembly was
dispersed by force at the order of
an American officer of Marines and
that the Haitian republic has been
virtually overthrown.
3. That a convention was forced
by the United States upon the Hai
tian Government changing the con
stitution of Haiti, so that Americans
could - purchase and own land there.
4. That the invasion of Haiti and
the conduct of Haitian affair, had
been unduly benevolent to the Na
tional City Bank of New York, whose
vice-president, Roger l' Farnham had
represented the State Department in
5. That the salaries of the Presi
dent and other officers of Haiti were
withheld because the Haitian Govern
ment refused to turn over the Na
tional Hank of Haiti to the National
City Bank, alleging that an agree
ment previously made had geen tam
pered with.
Amonk the newspapers which have
editorially demanded explanation,
from the State Department of the oc
cupation of Haiti are the New York
Evening Post. The Globe, and the
The Secretary of State in reply to
Mr. Johnson', charges pnblished sev
eral statements announcing that Gen
eral Lejuune, Commandant of the Ma
rines and Admiral Knapp had been
sent to Haiti to investigate. He also
Insisted the intentions of the United
States in Haiti had been "benevolent."
Mr. Johnson thereup replied, asking
for a Congressional investigation of
affairs In Haiti and charging that the
Investigations by General Lejeune and
Admiral Knapp would probably re
sult in an official whitewash. Latest
advices to the National Association
for the Advancement of Colored Peo
ple Indicate that a Congressional in
vestigation will be held as a conse
quence of Mr. Johnson's charges.
Japanese Question Causing
Much Concern in U. S.
(By A. N. P.)
Los Angeles, Calif., Sept 30. The
Japanese situation continues to be a
matter of considerable' concern to
the United , States. California with
signed to exclude the yellow races
her recurrent efforts to pass law. de
keeps the question agitated. The At
tention of our- group Is being , at
tracted particularly at this time be-,
cause of the frank admission, being
made by men prominent in public
life, that it is a question purely of
race and therefore of prejudice and
justifying It upon those grounds.
Governor Cox while currying favor
In California bursts forth with this
ebullition: 'God Almighty provided
that the fathers of America should
be white men. Those from other
shores who do not subscribe to that
doctrine have the privilege of go
ing back where they came from.
Senator Harding, with suave diplo
matic mien, says quietly, that which
promises much more ill to the yel
low man. He says, "We favor such
modifications of our Immigration law.
and such changes in our internation
al understandings and such a policy
as regards those who come among
us as will guarantee ' the citizens of
this republic assimillabllity of alien
A)l of which the thoughtful mem
bers of the race are turning over
carefully in their minds. We have
been disfranchised and discriminated
against Dut it has been done Indirect
ly by states. From national viewpoint
we have been presumably full fledged
American citizens. If the Japanese
come in large numbers and found
themselves pp against the same white
man's prejudice, they could not be
lynched and maltreated because the
government and naVy of Japan would
be standing behind them. Therefore
they had better be kept out The
Chicago Journal says:
"The Japanese ae not an Inferior
race.' They are a great race.) The
Chinese are a great race, too. When
the ancestors of'most Americans were
engaged in the task of herding hogs,
thft Phin.ia wora tf.rtuntlno- th. atsr.
creating beautiful works of art and
discussing what life meant General
Grant said that the greatest men he
had ever met were Disraeli, the En
gitshstatesman, Gamhetta, the French
statesman, Bismarck, the German
statesman, and LI Hung Chang, the
Chinese statesman, and that he be
lieved that LI Hung Chang wa. the
greatest of the four.
But the average white man In
America I. not likely to believe that
any Chinese or Japanese gentleman
Is as great as the most Inferior Am
erican whose skin la white. This pre-
iudice against color for it is nothing
ut prejudice must be accepted. It
is annoying, it is unjust but it 1.
useless to fight against a fact
Some outlet for overpopulated Pap
n must be found, but so long a.
American white men are prejudiced
against all blood that is not white,
it would be foolish to let down the
bars so that thev may - come here.
But If some outlet is not soon pro
vided well, to speak mildly, there
will be friction between Tokyo and
Will the -United States frankly and
squarely admit that the constitution
is a dead letter, that the theory that
all men were created equal, an Idle
dream, and give race prejudice nation
al endorsement? If it be true, then
the outlook for the darker Americana,
1. Indeed dark.
Will Spend 20 Days Visiting
Important Centers of Country
San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 30. (Re
ciprocal News Service) Special to the
Express. Mr. Henry Allen Boyd, the
corresponding secretary of the Na
tional Negro Press Association, sail
ed today for Tokyo, Japan. Mr. Boyd,
his wife, Mrs. Georgia A. Boyd, and
his daughter, Miss Katharine Althea
Boyd, loft the National Baptist Con
vention at Columbus. Ohio, Friday,
September l'lth Arrived In this city
Tuesday, September 14th. Mr. Boyd
held three special meetings in Oak
land and San Francisco and spoke
to very large audiences, and on Fri
day night a special meeting
where citizens and professional men,
regardless to religious ' proclivities,
turned out in large numbers. Mr.
Boyd spoke extensively of the pur
pose of hi. visit abroad and the In
stitutions which he would represent
He Is the special representative of
the Colored Baptist, to the Sunday
School Convention which .convenes in
Tokyo, Japan. He Is also to visit the
, - A- ana ha." special com
mission from the American branches.
Mrs. Boyd, who has been a very act
ive worker In the Y. W. C. A.
together with their daughter, Miss
Iioyd. IJs to be especially entertained
by the Y. W. C. A., in both Yoko
noma and Tokyo. Miss Boyd is her
father's special stenographer and
private secretary. They sailed today
between one and two o'clock.
Mr. Boyd went to the wharf early
to have, hi. baegage examined and
placed both in the hole of the ship
and In the commodious state room
that was set aside for him on the
slilp Tenyo Maru. Special arrange
ments had been made for Mr. Boyd
by the Thomas Cook and Sons, tourist
agents. Mr. Boyd had thoroughly
equipped himself and his stenogra
pher with a typewriter, special dupli
cator, stationery, etc., to prepare his
literary work as he journeyed, so as
to be In readiness to meet the throng
of expert Sundny school workers
from all parts of the civilized world.
On reaching San Francisco he was
furnished with a copy of the offi
cial program and the subjects to be
handled by him as one of the ex
perts in the English Department It
was. Indeed interesting to note the
marked attention given to Mr. Boyd',
preparation for his Journey by the
great number of white Americans who
are to take part in the same meet
ing. It was also Interesting and en
couraging to see how proud the Col
ored citizens of Oakland and San
Francisco and surrounding cities look
ed upon Mr. Boyd as their representa
tive. He and ' his two assistants be
ing the only Colored In the great
throng of Sunday school workers
who are sailing upon the same ship.
At one o'clock the long, loud blast of
the whistle gave notice for all to
get aboard, then " began a handshak
ing. Men of every profession and
ladies of distinction rushed up to
shake hands with Mr. Boyd and the
ladies kissed his female attendants.
In a few minutes the gang plank
wi.j drawn In and the tugs began to
bear the .Tenyo Maru out Into the
bay. Hands and handkerchiefs be
gan to wave. Some strong voice broke
forth with hundreds of voices Join
ing, singing, "God be with you till
we meet again." As the tugs carried
the ship out Into the water, turned
her loose and she was moved by. her
own motor power, the song was
changed to "God will take care of
Mr. Boyd will spend twenty odd
days in Japan, visiting all the Im
portant centers, and from time to
time will furnish the Negro newspa
per Association with data of .impor
tance. On account of the expense of
cable messages all reciprocal news
will come to his office in Nashville
to be relayed to the different papers.
Fairland Citizens Do Not
Want Addition Opened For
Tentative measures to preserve
Fairland Annex addition for white
resident, and to prevent the sale of
an adjoining strip to Negroes, were
adopted at an indignation meeting
of property owner, who gathered at
the Cole Avenue Methodist Church
Thursday night to protest against the
contemplated ' Invasion of Negro set
tlers. The property In question 1. an un
plotted .trip of land fronting on
Keating avenue, adjoining Fairland
Annex on the northeast. The owner,
from selljng lots in the adjoining
block to Negroes.
It was - decided at the meeting
Thursday night to petition the city
commissioners not to grant the own
er's application to replot the .trip
and to petition the building permits
on the contemplated area. If thi.
move succeeds, the .trip will not be
divided and Negroe. can not buy land
in the same area inhabited by white
residents. A committee was also ap
pointed to confer with the city at
torney Saturday and Jay the fact, be
fore him. The result of the con
ference will be announced at another
meeting of Fairland Annex property
owners Monday night at which defi
nite plans to prevent the invasion of
Negroes will be adopted.
According to George Griffin, 4649
McKlnney avenue, one of the leader,
of the movement the property own
er, of Fairland Annex are highly in
censed over the contemplated .ale of
the strip to Negroes.
"We are all home owner. In that
section and if the Negroes are per
mitted to live there It will ruin the
value of their property," he .aid.
Can any'Negro citizen of Dallas conscientiously claim that he has
done his full duty to the city in which he lives and the group of which
he is a member, while Oakland cemetery is in its present condition?
It now presents a sorry picture. And its appearance is a blot upon,
the general reputation for order and civic pride which has always char-
acterized the people of Dallas.
That cemetery is as much a part of us as are our churches, homes
or schools. , '
Its care should affect us as much as that of our homes and yards.
Its present state, due to our lack of attention, reflects upon us.
We cannot argue true reverance for our dead if their final resting
places are unkempt, over-grown with weeds enclosed by dilapidated wire
fences, having no well defined roads of entrance and exit and in a state
of general decay.
We are solely responsible for this condition. Jt affects only us. We
alone are the ones to be concerned about. ,
Will the Colored people of Dallas allow such a condition to exist any
longer ? ...
.Will they allow this spot, which, by all means should be well kept
and systematically arranged, to reflect upon them as parts of the leading
city of the South. . .'
There are 40,000 of us in Dallas. An annual contribution of ten
cents (10c) each would create and maintain a fund which would care
for the installation of roads; walks and fences and pay a responsible man
to look after the whole place. ,
We owe it to ourselves and our city to see that this is done?
The "Dallas Express" stands willing and ready to foster such a
movement, properly organized. I
It feels that ministers, heads of lodges, and all other clubs and or
ganizations should weld themselves into a working organization for ac
complishing this improvement.
It concerns our whole group in Dallas. '
A certain amount of space in our columns each week will be devoted
to-the furtherance of this- 4rtoveniat. . .
' We will gladly receive and publish any individual suggestion or
news of any movement organized for Cemetery Improvement.
Kindly address The Editor. Be sure that your communication will
be gladly received.
Twenty-seven years ago to
day the first issue of the
Dallas Express was given to
the Negro reading public by
W. E. King, Us editor and
founder. .
It's appearance was made
possible solely because of his
desire to furnish for his peo
ple a mouthpiece for the ex
pression of their needs, de
sires and opinions.
It was a humble beginning,
financed by faith and main
tained for many months by
courage and ' determination
It has prospered, for it has
become that for which It was
Intended. Its founder lived
to realize his ambition and to
enjoy a partial success of the
venture into which he launch
ed twenty-seven years , ago,'
iiito which he put his best
effort, and to which he un
stintingly gave his soul and
' thought power.
That twenty-seven years
have passed, and that our
present plant and product
'show progress fairly commen
surate with the time and ef
fort spent in their improve
ment is evidence of a real and
deep rooted confidence in us
by the public.
We are deeply grateful for
this confidence and our grati
tude finds Its outlet in im
proved service.
Our facilities and our staff
of workmen1 are incessantly
busy in producing the best
possible service for our one
customer, the public.
That we are succeeding" Is
proved by the fact that our
circulation is constantly In
creasing and the satisfaction
which we strive to guarantee
is limited to no one section
of America.
White Lyncher of Duluth
Duluth, Minn., Sept 80. After de
liberating only 66 minute, a jury In
the district court convicted Henry
Stephenson (white), a truck driver
on a charge of rioting In connection
with the lynching- of three circu.
employe, here on June 16. He was
one of the leader, of the mob which
stormed the Jail and seized the men,
taking them to the public square,
where they were strung up.
The Minnesota law carries a maxl-
Wherever the "Express"
goes "Distinctive Service" Is
We are able to maintain
this reputation for "Distinc
tive Service" because of the
confidence placed in us by our
public. Its unstinted support
is alone responsible for the
fact that our plant now Is
valued at 25,000 and our '
yearly, pay roll distributed
among fifteen (16) Negro
men and women amounts to
more than $14,400 annually.
' We have become an lnstl
' tution.
We are determined that our
products, "The Dallas Ex
press" and "Meritorious Print
ing and Designing" shall con
tinue In an ever increasing
proportion, to give that "dis
tinctive" and peculiarly gen-
uine atisfaction wich for 27
years has guaranteed to us a
loyal public.
We are grateful for this
loyal support.
We are ever desirous of In
creasing that support by in
creasing our ability to satisfy.
That is why we invite the
inspection and kindly criti
cism of our patrons.
That Is why we seek modern
methods and employ the most
skilled,. workmen to be found.
That is why in our "Dallas
Express" you will find evi
dences of care and skill in
delivering news of our group
. in all parts of the world to
our Texas public and at the
same time giving a correct
and true account of local oc
currences. We urge your continued
We pledge ourselves to a
constant improvement of that
"Distinctive Service" to our
one patron The Public.
um penalty of five year. ' for thi.
Stephenson attempted to establish
an alibi, but wltne.se. to the affair
identified him. He i. one of the 19
men indicated on a similar charge and
thi. I. the Itrst conviction. The record
in thi. case will alio be u.ed against
other member, of the mob who were
Identified with Stephenson.
Every effort wa. put forth by the
state to convict Stephenson on the
ground this case would set a preced
ent and to demonstrate that north
ern states will not tolerate the ex
istence of a purely southern Insti
tution, that or lynching American
has never convicted" a man on the
chars;, of lynching. In face of the
thousands that have occurred there.
Dr., Moton Criticizes White
Speaker Who Used '"Darkey"
and "Nigger."
Clarksville, Miss., Sept 30, Due to
the Southern habit of suppressing all
news that the South deem, unde
sirable, the outside world Is Just
earning authentic new. of how Dr.
R. R. Moton. principal of Tuskegee,
rebuked M. Moonev. white, editor of
the Memphis, Tenn., Commercial Ap
peal, before an audience of seven
thousand persons here recently.
Local promoters had gotten up the
meeting of white and Colored per
sons from all sections of the South
to hear Dr. Moton, and a delega
tion from Memphis came down, in
cluding the editor of the Commer
cial Appeal.
In the course of his addreaa Mnnn.
ey, following the custom of Southern
ers, usea tne words "darky" and
''nigger." Following him was the
main address by Dr. Moton, and the
great educator made the audience
gam. when In his onenina- remarks.
without any feeling, but in clear bit
ing language he informed Mr. Mooney
'Ithat the time had passed when the
Colored people appreciated the word
darky' or the word "nigger from
white men."
Mooney was surprised, for no Colo
red man had ever called him down
In that way before. Without paus
ing, Dr. Moton launched into the,
main portion of his address, which
was the same In many respects that
he delivered In Baltimore, Philadel
phia and other places.
This town is not far from Elaine,
Arkansas, and many persons believing
that Dr. Moton had spoken too
frankly feared for his safety. No
dilllculty was experienced.
Lone Negro Holds Conven
tion; Endorses Himself.
Sacramento, Cal., Sept. 80. John
W. Fowler of Oakland, Colored pro
gressive candidate for assemblyman
from the thirty-ninth district, held
a state progressive convention all br
himself here yesterday as the only
person who qualified a. progressive
party delegate at the August pri
mary. .
His platform Indorsed "Harding.
Coolldge and Shortridge, on the
ground that it appears to the pro
gressive party of the state of Cali
fornia that It 1. to the best Interests
of the people" and further Indorsed
the candidacy of John W. Fowler.
After calling the convention to or
der the lone delegate proceeded to th.
appointment of committees.
The keynote speech urged more
freedom In Ireland, praised the con
duct of Terence MacSwiney and "con
demned the Democratic party."
To perpetuate the party organiza
tion the chairman then appointed
John W. Fowler as the state central
commltteeand adjourned.
(By A. N. P.l
Slldell, I,a., Sept 30. A parish
training school for Nesrroes Is to be
built at Slldell. At a meeting of the
St. Tammany parish school board,
held in Covington. It was voted to
donate I1.IS00 toward the project It
Is expected the General Education
Board and the Rosenwall Fund w)ll
make generous contriDuiiona,
Chicago Priest Saves Men Who Killed
Street Car Conductor From Mob Which
Threatened Sanctity of Cathedral. Men
Sent Away by Side Entrance While Mob
Waited on Cathedral Grounds.
Charles Brown, Farmer
Leaves Estate of $2,000,
000. West Columbia, , Texas, Sept SO.
Charles Brown, who died at his home
here a few days ago- at the age of
90 yearn, was probably the wealthi
est, but one of the most unostenta
tious, Negroes in the world. He is
believed to have left a fortune of
considerably more than a million,
some estimate, placing the figure
at $2,000,000.
It Is known that Brown "owned a
the time of his death about 8600
acres of land, a considerate part of
which 1. in the heart of the won
derfully productive West Columbia
oil field, all under lease. He received
an enormous revenu from oil wells
under the one-eighth royalty clause,
which Is In all the lease contracts.
He was also a successful farmer dur
ing his long life. He leaves a fam
ily of seven children and a number
of grandchildren. Although the aged
Negro did not set store by a reckleis
display and expenditure of money, la
was liberal in providing for hi. chil
dren. Brown', physical and mental con
dition was vigorous un to a few
days . before be . died. He died.- He
made no change In his manner or
living when fortune came to him.
He was a familiar figure on the
streets of West Columbia and sur
rounding country. Frequently h. was
seen driving along the roads and
streets In a farm wagon. Although
his children rode In high-priced auto
mobiles, their father was content to
follow the even tenor of hi. old
life. He was always held In the
highest respect by the white peo
ple of the town and section.
Kills Father in Fuss Oyer
Birmingham, Ala, Sept 30. Unlaw
ful patricide was the verdict of
John It. T. Rlvesi assistant coroner
following an Investigation into the
death of Warren Henann. PWrlnv
The man was killed, it Is alleged.
uy urinK sirucK in me neaa with a
rock by his son, Walter Benson.
Three witnesses were examined nri
according to their testimony the fuss
grew out of a dispute regarding the
uwnersmp or some pigs. They testi
fied that the father had stated he
was going to sell lour pigs that be
longed to his wife and the boy ob
jected. The men began to fuss and
the boy Is alleged to have picked
up a rock and thrown It at bis
father, hitting him in the head.
He wa. removed to tho Hlllman
hospital, where he died two hours
later. Walter Bnson is being held
In the county tall on a charge of
murder. The affair occurred at Zlon
Hold Man and Woman for
Poisoning Bread.
Greenville, Ala., Sept . SO. Texanna
Me Choondlco and her husband, Ne
gro servants employed at the local
hotel where twenty-six persons were
poisoned Tuesday , night by arsenic
which chemists later discovered In
biscuits served dinner, when held
last night in Jail here without ball
pending further investigation by fel
low servants.
The police announced that Katie
Sandors and Jessie Goldsmith had
given to a relative of one of the
victims a statement declaring that
the McChondlco woman had told
them Tuesday night, not to eat any
biscuits that evening, as she had
4 Negroes named and Joe Washington
had been arrested during the day.
but the Sanders and Goldsmith wom
en and Washington were released.
None of the victims has yet been
able to leave his bed, but all were
reported as improving. i
Man Who Killed Brother
- Freed by Jury.
Warrenton. N. C, Sept SO. Ernest
Richardson of the Areola section was
found dead at a branch near Henrv
T. Richardson's Jiome, Monday morn
ing, witn gunsnot wounas in tne
neck and shoulder.
Richardson, under the Influence of
corn booxe, went to the home -of
Henry Richardson Saturday evening
about sunset to an ice cream supper.
On account of his condition he was
told he had better go home. He left
only to return a few minutes later
with a shotgun. A small battle then
ensued 'until -11 o'clock that night
bctwon Richardson and those with
in the house. Fifteen or twenty .hots
were fired before 11 o'clock that
night between Richardson and those
within the house. Fifteen or twenty
shots were fired before It when
things quieted down and Raymond
Richardson left the house to get
some water. He carried his gun with
him. He was fined upon by Ernest
Richardson and returned the shot
Nothing more was heard of Ernest
Rirhardson until Monday morning
when when his body was found. The
coroner's Jury of K. I Capne, D, T.
Davis. M. T. Harris. J. O. Hardy. J.
F. King and 3. C. Gupton found that
"Ernest Klchardson came to his
death from wounds received from a
gun In the hands of Raymond Rich
ardson, who fired In aelf-defen.e.' '
Chicago, III., Sept. SO. A diminu
tive priest - with a smile and tha
word i "sanctuary" t on his lips did
more than squads of police in pre
venting the threatened lynching of
three" Negroes who took refuge in
his church, last Tuesday.
'He Is Fathel- Thomas 'Burke, pas
tor of St. CaDrlcl's Church.
The k'egroes .were wanted for the
murder of a white man In a street
coiner argument. ..-'
When Father Burke ' reaohed th'e
church a mob estimated at fiOOO Va.
packed about -th. doors 'and hun
dreds more had already entered In
search for the men. Forcing his way
in, the priest shouted:
I'What is this 'sacrilege? Who are
the rowdies, that storm the house
of God ?" -.
- Some one explained.
.'i'Th.llt ,m,ak,". . no difference." the
priest cried. 'This place Is sanctuary"
I order every person In this building
t0mLev '""mediately and quietly."
The crowd broke and filed out
The last man had left when a police
irJ?fc,rqUd.?rrlvd- T1" he police
Inside. Father Burke called to the
hidden men to come out
There was a stir, and one of tha
....... .,,.,,,,, ul irom a conraasion
-i n - ..viii t--oniassion-ai.
A pile of cassock. In a robing
I Jt tBM,K;R" n a roDin
- .,..v . .tophu, mm me tmra
appeared from behind h ait. n
One knelt and .kissed - the priest's
hand and police spirited them out a
sloe entrance.
With the men safely away. Father
Burke,, smiling, -w-mt out to address
tha mob. t
"Go home. Be peaceable, and happy,
"here, too much trouble In the world
mil mlw. iwi start more,"
mi. .avirfl. j ne moo lert.
The first battalion of. police
iociuo iuimj patrolmen.
i""'"""" i" moumca ponce, a machine-gun
company, seven Tlfle squads
and the motorcycle force patrolled
the riot tone this morning. The dead
lines established last night, when
every Negro who sought to leave the
black belt" on foot, by street car
or other vehicle was halted and turn
ed back, were lifted today..
Klavated trains were run Into the
stations under police protection this
morning and removed the night force
from the stockyards plants. Includ
ing many Negroes.
The man killed was Thomas B. Bar
rett an employe of the Chicago sur
face lines, who, the police said, had
been arrested several times on
charges of assaulting Colored men.
The three Negroes charged with the
: ' " wic icvucu irom ma
mob by the priest are Sam Hayes,
. -- -.-, .no ini-a me irouoie
started when Barrett began abusing
the Negroes, threatening one of them.
The Negro is then said to have
..,.. m. im,,,, anuusi severing uar
rett s head at one stroke. Barrett's
.,.ii.,n, wiiuid nuiiiuer was increasea
as they ran, gave chase to the Ne
groes, who took refuge in the church.
S' ' m - mm
Georgians Hold Heated De
late on, Negro Schools.
(By A. N. P.I
Atlanta, Ga., Sept SO. The "Re
tort courteous" came dangerously
near passing to the "lie . direct" be
tween Dr. Plato Durham, of Emory
University, and W. H. Terrell of the
J.anta Prd of Education, both
wiiiio, wnen tney aisagreed over a
discussion In regard to Atlanta's duty
to the Negro with reference to high
school education. Each of the speakers
had "disabled the Judgment" of the
other. Dr. Durham holding that the
Colored race should be allowed great
er high school .facilitle. while Mr. Ter
rell took that stand that the board
of education should concern itself
first with providing the little Colored
children with grammar schools before
attempting to provide, "classical edu
cation." .
Marements rrom both Mr. Terrell
and Dr. Durham developed some heat
and a warm exchange between the
two was possibly prevented by the
proposal of President Fred Wlnburn
that the question of high school ed
ucation for the Negroes be deferred
to a later date, when the matter
could be dl.cussed In a quiet man
ner behind closed doors. This sug
gestion was accepted by Dr. Durham,
who left the council chamber with
the parting shot at Mr. Terrell: "All
we want is for you to make a state
ment of the facts, which you have
not done." To this Mr. Terrell re
ntier! wlfh anlflt thai K a k..t ...... -
the facts.
Plan Negro Industrial Unit
for Arkansas. .
Little Rock, Ark., Sept 30. Rev. X
M. Williamson, of Shelby, Miss., pres
ident of the Mississippi Rural Indus
trial Educational Association, an
nounced all thing, in readiness for
the first annual session of the Ark
ansas Rural Industrial Educational
Association which will convene here
November- i for two days. The as
sociation, is a new endeavor In this
state in uplift work of Negroes and
has attracted the attention of many
residents over the state.
, Arkansas will be the second state
to have such an association. The
first was organised in Mississippi
five year. ago. Tho motto of the as
socatlon is "Better homes, better
schools and better churches, better
parent, for the home better teach
ers for the schools and better preach
ers for the churches."
The association will build schools
and other training places over that
state as funds permit. There Is also
a national association of which; state
associations are members.

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