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DISCUSSIONS SPECIAUZED IN ALL
PHASES OF LIFE AS IT CONCERNS NE
GROES. MANY MOST NOTED SOCIAL
(By A. N. P.)
1- I. . K'n I I 1 Dnfllal
' iiiai uiiitiiciivv wi oui-ii
Worker In teuton in Chicago, Oct 18-
. .v.. t ,
Bvrxnt.lm . ,l , .i,i. .
expert. In the handling- of problem af -
fectlng the Negro population. Questions
of unemployment, Industrial relations,
health hnilaino- reel-ail Hon lahna noil. " " ul" -uinilllssmn on Itace -
health, housing, recreation, labor poll- ( latlon polp Tlle pnMei and sue
cy, migration problems as well as the .; of the Urban League was pres
technique of social service, clasaiflca-1 ented. Substantial progress, It ap-
tlon and use of facts and of Inter-j jr'' tlnth.7 emm"dnJ,n nfHW?8
racial relations came in for a thor- w, 'k to Jfr c,'f- 0,vei . 7'000 Ee
ough and Intelligent discussion. The '" P"' Jnt ubAt.aVi'al . J"r"' a, N
Conference was ooened hv Juds-e Ed- K Placed on President Harding's
inference was opened by Judge Ed-
rd O. Urown of the Executive Board
the Chicago Urban League. Graham
the increase in dependency, and un- ;
employment and feared that the re-J
turn to normalcy would mean an even
greater pressure for Negroes who '.
moved from the South.
John T, Clark of Pittsburgh report
supi.lv hardest and that thev are suf-
ferihg from the preference given white
worker, in many plants, that organl-
itions have through necessity devel-!
oped the schnlque for handling the
distress and dependency consequent
RAIL STRIKE WOULD IN
VOLVE NEGRO WORKERS.
(By A. N. P.)
Chicago, 111., Oct. 27. The attitude
which Colored trainmen would take
In the event of the threatened strike
ha. been a matter of public interests.
The following order has been dispatch
ed to the members of the Railroad
Men's International, the largest union
effort among Colored railroad men by
"All members of all crafts of this
organization, having taken no strike
ballot, will not officially participate
In any strike or without called by
any other organization of railroad
"Former Instructions will be fol
lowed. You will remain at work as
long as conditions will permit you,
and your own safety or the safety
of the public is not endangered or by
so staying you will not contribute to
any lawlessness In the communities In
which you live and work.
"Should a strike be called on the
road for which you work by the
craft of which you are a member and
a shut down seems eminent as a re
sult, you will report to make Uje
same possible and ask for a leave of
absence to begin the day of the shut
down and to end the day the dispute
has been settled to the satisfaction
of all parties concerned, and wlih the
assurance of public peace. Local
Chairmen or Local Presidents -will call
joint meetings of all the men of all
crafts of this organization in their
respective communities. They will elect
a steering committee of three, whose
duty It will be to keep in touch with
the company officials and . when the
local chairmen of the striking work
ers in order t ascertain the exact
hour of settlement and to be In posi
tion to advise the men when to re
turn to work because of the adjust
cause or me aajusi-1
ment of the dispute and the automatic
tm inrago iroan league. uranuin .., be nn.l IhA .r..ln,lu. .i.nri.- TKa :
Taylor outlined general problems. He '" former actions wer directed J 3 , .1' ..i Thirteen of the Rowan's crew and
described present relations as an ex-. Handling of-problems of the new-1 PUD ishe?s of two LoitfavT Dassenirer are mlxslmr Two
presslon of an after war pysshology. 1 comer was dixcussed by Mlxs Uxenla papers "The BaiTJ ? Inm. rtr " ni.hluh htatc" "rmed forcea durln tne World""oe Paswngers ale m using. Two
mentioned other manifestations In F-tt of St. I.oiUs, A. C. Thayer of e3 bv the Echo PMnt ComDanv War passengers died after being rescued
such lawless organizations as the Ku , t lurago. The Chicago Urban League weekly loi rnal both of which- it i The military honors accorded this by vessels which responded to the
Klux Klan and better American as- win king with the churches served alleeod nrlnted liheimi. mattey eon-1 unknown Soldier will be those pres-1 .virei,M u O K call
soclatlnn of California and asserted M.OOn meals and gave 41.000 tickets T-lvning cilo and WarVev In Hch ot CI lbed to1, ',e of the -nk of a gen- " . , . . C ' . v,
that the sound sober judgment of real , for shelter during the serious crlxls. the t?lo of llhe? -ultB lo'nnn dma-e eral- T An ""icM statement says that the
Americans would overcome these and ' Housing problems were dixcuxxed by s asked ' 8 I n,,,!- Must be I'nknowu ' i Howan carried ninety-three persons.
reR."rA.ba!a?.'S of Louisville, Ky., ' HeLley 'an "nukef'Vhe Chl'5-' tui'kyRepmter"" Q BJr"watTo'n Rod" ' v TF V Genera, of the ' -cUidlng the crew seventy-seven of
speaking for the Negroes of that city Konlng Asxoclallon. Phsrles . I "rt T K and (itiZ w ' Rmv ' w'ilS S'6" army is charged direct-i whom are accounted for by the four
presented their difficulties in an In- .lohnxon. Director of RetCserch dex- ,.e 1 m '-defendantT Cole Lh 5,' '5" iy f ,",',le,C,nn5 ! which went - to the Rowan's
crease of seven per cent in death rate . oibed the need of social work in the ihnt In a recen? n .hil..M,?n ? ! a JTi .2 .amnSL '"e unidentified ',,,.,..
... ,uA hmr.in. i. vr. 'North referiinc- to ni i i 1 1, a jecent publication of tne American dead In Krunce. Under orders , assisiante.
T- V..i-i -.-i. ! iV.J '. ""J'.'T ; H,lr uisciissex tne uses lenuanis in this action are William liver the body to representatives of mer of the orchestra motion In the church, the Ebenezer
J Dur th d r ' V.::" r.,irr "St "i,,3""- K SerS-r,C- mbl- the Amerleaa Vmy and T navy It ' th i The aeHdent was due to a double "aptlat Church in Flushing, a Negro
?ion Negroes were ret . J Port of Havre, France. At that port collision in the North Channel off congregation. She said last night she
teen Mr cent 17 the fore" th- lnlJeraitl tHnhlLE- i 1 .-rlVal ln al8, brou?.ht ult, B"a'!?sJilt wl" be aken In charge by a Rear Corsewall Point. The Rowan first col- ft for some l ine In silence as the
Geo "uckne? of St Iuls discussed iht ,,tn r.Z . 'cus"ea j Tho r,1: Inquirer" charging thatAdmlral of the navy and transported Camak. both of them being damaged. PaVker upbraided the dead man,
wok of HeSlth camoal was libeled when that paper ac, the United States cruiser "Olym. The West Comak stood by with fore ca"f fleet ions on his character and
MmKttvenlXinmt in thT eIf..2S. a trmendo,"8 1 Reused him also of "accepting bribea-pla" to the Washington navy yard. ' peak full of water meanwhile sending .Pictured him u a. bad man, because
drive nde hfJ direction Un.mnlw work Prnr.. inn "l?,UB ', lal .,he DA.ln,ocraVcJpaer'nyA ln a where It will arrive on November 8, ; out wireless calls for aid. The ClaS '? thought he was perhaps trying to
ment was discussed ky W mm R bo, ,e CoTleeJ ' tJ. "n RmJ vVK Knti '"u6- ole a8'5 .000 damage. 1 1921. after dark. At the Washington , liner Clan Malcolm responded, but in "InstraEe a point in his sermon, but
Connor "f Cleveland John C Nancy 1 n,Be-en?it v.' th- vSi FLe. d 1 Z'L n00re' 1(i8 Btreet' naV5r ard tne body wU1 b" received the- confusion due to the heavy fog aroused to action when the
geh.f SSat nloFsef g J5f wSS ft w'.U W ! ZT Sitf SIK m'tothe BSS" ?SS
depresJ Aon hid Struck throlghout the I !'ut, evy,e,r.ction. ,nc.e the J?" b1e2 rotunda throughout the day of No-I Glasgow with twenty-six suFvivors. very doubtful if the ioul 1 of Thomas
fwh.eheabo S Wl ?fS! l ' 7
termim tlon of the leave of absence. V " ' ' u ,f """ J"""' V
"Our men will remain away from tribal chieftains, all of whom be
rallway properties during fuoir leave ""tight him to send a Christian preach
of ahsence and will report twice i n,J 1ta.chr, to "ve fnd work In
day at their meeting places to receive '"e'rm'dst. These people according
Instructions from the chairman of the tf- Bishop Clair, are intensely de
Steerlng Committee. These meetings ; "'rs of having their children taught
should be at. 10 a. m. and 4 p. m.
"In the Meantime, all members are
urged to prepare to suppoct the Or
ganization to make a stiff figt in
supporting all other organizations
agalnt a further reduction in rail
way aorkers wages jntll and unless
railroad freight rates have first bK-n
reduced In proportion1 to the wage
reduction order of July 1, 1921.
'further instructions by confiden
tial J fitter now In the hands of all
local secretaries. Local meetings call
ed for Monday, October 24 th to re
ceive further instructions.''
NEW EDUCATION FOR
Hampton, Va., Oct. 27."-"In India
we art. looking to Hampton Institute,
td Tuskegee, and to Berease" to teach
us what kind of education we need,
because we say we need badly some
thing besides literary education," de
clared Prof. Charles D. Thompson of
Ewlng Christian College, AllahabfJ,
India. In a. recent address at Hamp
"The -tudents of India," said Pro
fessor Thompson, "are yearning for a
new kind of education. They ale not
aatlsf'ed with what they have been
getting. B. A.', and M. in India;
with the highest degree go out and
take posts a. excise Inspectors, posi
tions which, in this country, would
be filled by men who perhaps had
not even finished hi h school. Law
yers who have gone n after that and
gone through law college earn a
much as $10 a month. On the other
band, the bit-- merchants and busi
ness men will not pond their son. to
colleges. Leader. In agriculture say,
'Our son. are made 'third-rate clerk.
t.I are taken away from us."'
v r gocdvii: "jizt
JaiviriBXTX 0? Til-.:.
T I J aV K
I to It, thnt minimized work In bel
delayed by technicalities which
11.. 1 ' 1 . I I . .
i uirir iiHiuie cannox easily over coin.,
hut that slight Improvement has been
noted over the past lx month..
At 'be public session Mian S. Ureek-
L.nride ot the University of Chl..aao,
E. K. Jones, National Executive Sec
retary, and fcdgar A. Rancroft, Chair
" P on r ,1'f'"J?lnt Harding'.
L"aSna '"" ' ". ."h6 ., a,nd 0VPr
"0.000 spent in prosecuting its many
Hons In -Klushlng, Long TslKnil and
Hartford. Conn., and outlined a plan
'" Increasing the efficiency of or -
Knnlzatlon dealing with Negroen
I through the collecting and classil'l -
canon or tacts.
1 Tv r.n , .. i'. "",.r"uX' l" . "
otl. thougl atll backward In m.nv
ganlzation was essential for nrotee -
' tlon Thomas thmight work Oncom'
, plete). W'k ('nCOn'
RfrTlinniCT niOimn trfl
III MHI HUM KIH(1k IVI A H i V
mElHUllJI DljIlUr ITIAALJ
TAIID nr linrnil
10UK Or IJRFRIA
IVUIl VI ljlULslUn,
Matthew W. Clair. RIshoD to Liberia
for the Methodist Episcopal Church, j
one of tho two first Negro bishops I
pteeted hr that AnnmtHB . ,k I
-. -- j uiiiuiiuiiaiiuii a . mc
General Conference at Pes Moines,
Iowa, May, 1920, has Just completed I
a tour of tho mission stations under
his stiDcrvlalon thrnno-hnnt i.iherla. '
arenrHinir -tr, inin.m.n,,. ,i tt.1- gnla- a white man will be defended
according -to information reaching this ,n the corporation court by a Negro
country today. Rlshop Clair was form- lawyer.
erly pastor of the Asbury Methodist' Richards Is the white man.
Episcopal Church of Washington, D. Hfi 1" charged with forgery, the York
C. which he built up Into one of the, Tire and Rattery Co., being the plain
strongest Negro churches of any de-tiff.
nomination, during his term of ser-1 Clarke I Smith Is the Colored at
vlce. At the time of his election to torney. He comes from Raltimore
the Episcopacy, he was District Su-1 Richards says hl3 father sent the
pertntendent in Washington.
In I.Iberia Bishop Clair has met I
with the most cordial welcome from'
. -. .. - . . i .I., . i . , , , i
uufciiiinvni uiueiais, mission woraers
snd the nulvo black folk of the bush.
He Is an unusually fine specimen of
Negro manhood, large and strong of
body, with clean cut feature, andi
kindly smile, and the men of the jun
gle fcce In him the type of man to
lead their race. The Rlshon travell
ed through primeval jungle, through
country infested with wild animals,
and often under the most trying had
ships. At times the party were trans
ported on river steamers, at others
they travelled in hammocks borne by
native men of the bush, and at other
times they treked on foot for many
miles far Into the night before reach
ing their destination.
At the towns and native villages
along his line of march. Bishop Clair
was met by crowds of enthusiastic
natives who came out several miles
to r-ieet and welcome the Afro-Ameri
can bishop who had come to work
ror l"clr advancement tie was re-
the rudiments of eduiitlon and the
Christian religion. He found thev knew
a great deal of America and of their
race brethren here, and that they are
anxious to fjllow In the same foot
steps. Delegations of chiefs and sub
chiefs from tribes farther In the
depths of the jungle visited l.im at
a number of points to request that he
send missionaries to teach thein and
their children the religion and civili
zation of America. Some of these dele
gations came from far distant regions,
and had treked for days to meet the
American Negro bishop.
Bishop Clair reported excellent pro
gress and high devotion displayed by
the c rps of Negro and whl'e mis
sionaries under his supervision.
(By A, N. P.)
New Orleans. La.. Oct. u A
raising" contest will be Included on I
the Program Of the r-lr.t PantUt
Church next Sun lay night If a chal-!
k issuea nunaey night by the i
Rev. Louis KntimlnRcr is accepted by
uiimini r 'iruuansts.
The P.everend Entzmlnger offered td
pay $1000 to any spiritualist or be
liver in spiritualism who can produce
ary phenomenon that cannot be re
produced and explained by an ex
m odium who Is co-operating with the
pastor In a series of sermon, tn
spiritualism entitled" can tho living
communicate with tho dead?" Mr
r.tzmlnger's purpose In stag'ng tne
,-ontest win be to demonstrate hi.
contention there 1 no.hlng suporna
tural about seance, conducted by
iiniuiunis. ana mat every suroosed
pnenomennn produced by them can
readily be explained.
'The Republican Party Is The Ship, All Else Is The
THIS DALLAS EXPKKH9, DALLAS, TKXAS, SATURDAY.
SLUR ON SERVANT S SOUL CAUSES
LEADERS WANT DAMAGES.
Total of $45,000 Asked by
11. Willis Cole and Warley For
: . - -
: I thai nr xUnrlpr
IdUCI U1U JldllUCI.
Louisville, Ky., Oct 27. I, Willis
Cole and William Warley lead
ers of the Lincoln party, have brought
six suits In Circuit Court asking total
damages of 146,000 for alleged de
famation of character.
petitions were filed by each
Half of the suits charge
n ahenn'a elnihinir'' an
,' acri'Dtlng graff
, in nnhllenti.m' nf '
r)e chat gesT he was t
ges. he was accused of be-
'crook" and "accentinfir bribes
from the Democratic party.'1 The de -
! 1 "V?
1 c ared him "nnt fit tn h. Iil.lii
snv hoi St man's home" He alsS
i ehrge'.Thit BEr. sahe "-Id 'ou?
his people for il.000 to the Democratic
-! i'in., i .... , , j,,
131S West Walnut street for slander'
i.r e fS ,B .n
,jbar""ln? the latter saw "Warley wi.l
I ,,"7 t, oZ , T. LrHi
'oar v to Lt" fn ilKl.t
party to sell out In each pf the lat-
Colored Lawyer De
fends White Man
in Forgery Case.
Va., Oct 1J. For the first
time in the criminal history of Vir
attorney nere to derend him.
im as a wuu
d accused him I
NEWS OF THE ECUMENICAL CONFERENCE RECENTLY
HEID IN LONDON.
I!y Rev. S. L. Greene, President Shor. Road and the Reception given us by time, but positively refuses to accept
ter College, Little Rock, Ark. Sir Robert Perke. All these were great any condition or quarter in matter.
and elaborate affairs never to be for- of religion. "All must be brethren.''
The genera session, of the confer- gotten. Each Sabbath the member, of (5.) That Europe off'rs a splendid
once were held in great Central Hall, color were In great demand for the opportunity for the prepared Negro
the Central Church or Cathedra, of London pulpits. All of uo preached In any line and as much a. possible
wesleyan Methodism. It is directly In from two to three times and I be- that class of Negroes should settle
front of West Minister Abby, the Ca- lleve made a wholesome impression there. Negroes in business .re pa
thedral of the Anglican Church and in general. We do not speak of the tronlzed by white people as well as
just opposite the House of Parlia- part taken by other churches of color, any others where t; y can meet com
ment, the A. M. E. Zlon and C. M. E. petition. It is a f'n.' place -o work
The membership of the Conference churches for lack of space and too, out our problem. Nothing would be
composed fcroup of 600 delegate, ap- because that will fully taken care given you and nothing would be
portioned among the various branches nf their church papers. taken front you that you had brains
of Methodism according to member- Impressions and Ohnrrvatioa. la s- enough to utilize. That Is all that
ship. i eral. any Individual or race should ask
It is not surprising that a delega-1 It is quite certain that the trip as for any where. Just a "Square Leal."
mm oi mis cia. wouia oring ogetn.
cr a considerable number of the ablest
minds of the present century. Church-
....... u.uu,aLfi n, iiiiu iviiii-
nent men and women In various walks
There were able discussions onMeth-
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which were enlightening and edify-
iiik. ine quosuon or social justice the countries miernauy ana me oum- ana respected contriDutors to tne corn
was approached with open mind. There paratlvely small area of occupation munlties In which he lives, because
were able speeches on the part of all for so many separate governments will of his phenomenal progress In edu
races and it Is certain that a better for some years yet make competition cation, morals, religion and material
understanding is inevitable. The mat- and economic disputes inevitable es-, hoMlni's.
ter of forMs-n missions was laid upon pecially when we consider the weak. Return Voaa-e.
w " ' iio.i in ua never umun avnu int) ui-
llmate union of Methodist Churches as
wcll as Proti it.anUsm in general has
been carried forward at least anoth.
Our delegate, of color took active
part in ail the sessions and reflected
they represented. The delegates of too
a mean meinoaiat church who
llvered addresses were Bishop I
tjoppin, ur. it. k. Wright, and
n-rita, Tllahnn P.nnln mnl.. .
.a-if. , t L.w r-
vi-iiv iu a ii u . iiuiii - inn viiuiuh- 1
Wright on "Social Morality." The
,,',ii. nn 'n,. nh..nv. t...
Peoplo." All the delegates generally
entered into the discussions. Bishop
A. J. t:arev aenvered an
on the part the American
ed In the fight for national
Hl,hi, O H Smith nrnalde
the impoitunt sessions and was our
representative on the Business com-
mlttee. Blshoo J. H. Jones and Dr.
(i. W. Allen officiated at two main
n A' a TanlrartM
end Dr. J. R. Hawkins delivered -
dresses on . inter-racial orotnernuoa
distinguished member, or our group
who took active part In various ways
were Blshcp W. H. Head, John Hurst,
W. D. Jo.mson and Dr.. Ooppln, I.
A. White, J. B. Bell, H. N. Jf ew.ome,
C. E. Allen. W. S. Scarborough, Mr.
J. H. Watson and Mesdames John
Hurst, W. H. Heard and J. H. Wat-
Some Important function of the con.
ference were the official bauiuet at
ference were the official bauiuet at
'the Hotel Cecil, one of the lai Test In
London. Cie Masonic Reception t City
I NATIONAL FUNERAL TO BE
HELD ARMISTICE DAY.
Unidentified Hero of World Southern Syncopated Orches
War to be Buried With High-'tra. Loses Members When
est Honors. Ships Collide.
Washington, D. C.,' Oct. 27. The
most Impressive and solemn military j Damaged by one vessel in a dense
funeral In the history of the United fog off the southwest coast of Scot
States will be that held In Washing- hand and then sunk by another com-
ton and at Arlington cemetery, wo. ng to her aid was the fate early
vember 11th, the third anniversary of this morning of the Laird line steam
the signing of the armistice. This fun- er Rowan, plying between Glasgow
eral ceremony will mark the burial of
of the- War department, the selection i Aboard the Rowan was the Amerl
must be made so as to preclude any j can Southern Syncopated Orchestra,
possibility of future identification as composed largely of New York players,
as to the name, the rank, organize-1 who had been touring this side of
tlon or Service of the Unknown dead. . the water alnen 1!)19 One rif the men
or the battlefield upon which he fell.
e quartermaster Ueneral will de- the sea was Pete Robinson, the drum- "!" ei"n-a action caused cum-
. .vered the call and . completed the
, At that hour the -body will be moved I work of rescue as far as It was pos
to ,he amphitheater at the Arlington slhle.
Na,lnal Cemetery. The body wilt bel. The Clan Malcolm, which rammed
. J'E't remen't"?- eXnosd ! The Syncopated Orchestra, which
of one battalion of V. S. infantry, one
battalln of U. S. sailors and marines
and one battalion of the national
d V cortege wll I be headed
b- the United States Marine band,
Th pallbearer, will consist of eight,
. n, Iri,Brt states'
iv and fnnr admlrala nf thu TTnited
I States navy. The bodv Itself will be who served In France in the war with
borne on a caisson d'raped with the the "Iluf faloes'' Infantry. He was car
I American flair. The route of march rled down by the ship, but struggled
from the canltol to the cemetery will
be lined on both aides by United States
regular infantry stationed at an av-
erage distance or one man every live
The President of the United States
will meet the remains at the amphe
theater at Arlington National Ceme
tery and deliver an oration in com
memoration of America's dead in the
Whole Matloa ta be Silent
In accordance with a proclamation
yei 10 De issued py tne fresiaeni ot
the United States, all industries and j s()n were taken to Greenock Infirm
activities of all kinds within the con.ittrv None of the crew of the West
tinental limits of the United State
win cease irom is oxiock noon win(, jt g said the fact that Rowan's
12:02 P. M., Eastern time, Nov. 11, passengers put on lifebelts after the
I first crash prevented a larger loss
(Continued on page 8.) of life.
a wnoie win iuinisn material mr .
many months even year, of reflection1
and perhaps a year or so from now
. iiiiiii uinnr mi. o-.-n. v. vw,
more satisfactory at least personally,
but suffice to say the following repre-
sent a few observations that seem
(a) That the congested conditions of
ness u 1 ine iiuiimii intii mua u -"
matter of social and moral practice.
(b) That the world war wonderfully
humbled each participant and will rev-
olutionlze not only European inter- September 21st, but In order to get the program wlllbe made later. Any
national and racial thought but that back to pur school work we booked, one desiring further informatinn'Should
of the world The great men of the with the "George Washington'' for the c ;nmcnlcate .with the local Y. M. C.
next century 'will nft be nationalist. Jth. You will lecall that this Is the A, or write .to Dr J. E. Moorland,
n.,. .iii. i..,t .i.i..,... t tha f nest and fastest shlD In the Ameri- 3 t7 Madison Ave.. New York Citv.
tit w order. Altruism will yet have its
iIkv In human affairs
3) Thai the aged custom of "No
discrimination" in Europe when It
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unities id iihj iiiuiliti u i iimci, an, "-u
and other acoi.odatlons and assocla-
ii,.. .... ,n i.nnoi. - i, t, ,. t tha
world ia likely to be temporarily modi-
fled through tho influence of many
game. But this Is not con
the European mina. his
Is simolv that one man
good as another, etc. And
. . I n JiK.. Im Ita nia-mal
(4). That our conference wa. a
great meeting irom many po
view, and openly tnere wa.
show of discrimination, but
diplomacy In some quarters wa. clear-
ly Intelligible. I am happy however
that there wa. no open attempt be.
cause any one who know, the pulse,
of at least one branch; the "Allenltes
and perhaps quite an tne otner. now
wnuM know that It Would he Cer-
tain to !lose the chapter of further
partlc' nation In the Ecum' .ileal Con-
partlc' nation In tne Ecum' .ileal uon-
feenc.es. The church of Allen stands
for .ubmlsslor' to civil statute, all the
ahie address prejudiced Americans espciany wnne m.-. ' Now York. N. Y.. Oct 27 The Na-
Neo-rn nlav. Knri.na 1. In aueh a atata that feels was no f ,1 ictlon to which I Was not tl.. I.r'tT, ' a1.""--
prohlbltlon. that It is Indispensable to haveAm- nted ,?!'d,f1 C.n th.? tF it nTSn I '"ent of Colored People. 70 F'fth Ave
rt at one of erlean annnnrt. at this atBien of the great pleasure all that I felt it prop- ,,, v,.rLr .'.... ,a
Sea." Fred Douglas.
OCTOBER 20, 1921.
(DROWNED IN SEA TRADEGY
Belfast. Oct. 27. (Associated Press).
; who died after being taken out of
Rowan. Three other vessels also ans-
went to London in June, IMS, gave
performances there fcnd vicinity until
two months ago when they made a
tour of Scotland. There were originally
thirty-eight members, about fifteen
of them Ri-ltish players.
The hero of the tragedy was Elbert
E. Thompson, leader of the orchestra.
to the surface and swam to a life
raft, onto which he dragged men.
women and children from the water.
Aiming mono was a young uoy, uu-
ward Spires, of Glasgow, who was
almost unconscious when Thompson
tiirked him llD
The Clan Malcolm and the West Ca
mak the latter with smashed In bow.
and forepeaks full of watei- arrived
here this afternoon, bringing the dead
and survlvores, Including a group of
children whose parents are unaccount
Sevan net-anna inlnl-el In thA rill -
oamak or the Clan Malcolm Is miss-1
(). That America will Americanize
Europe nor Europe will Europeanlze
ji it:. . v, uuv movi ufiu ill liinin . i i
of this great struggle new nations.
recreated and born again. These times
will produce for each continent states-
t ... . i. ...i., i .. i.i..
regime the Negro will become valued !
"el of the other members of the party?
They were to sail on the Adriatic,
tan service and Is the ship on which
President Wilson salltl for Europe
while president. 1 confess I had a lit-,
t' hesitancy in sailing on my "own -
-.easel' heinir the onlv man of color on
- t i V - - -
board but I must say that I never
was more royally treated in my life.
Being the only Colored man on b i,rd
I became the Idol of passengers, of-
there was nothing to do but accept
any nu-no'e minister or me gospei oo
an occasion of tnl. kind.
Eight day. voyage was ended and .
on Tuesday morning, September 27th I
the Old Statute of Liberty which gave ,
me that sad tnrlil on my departure i
from home and countrv redeemed It
self and again thrilled me, not a be-
fore, but with a fetllng t had never
fore, but with a fetling
before experienced. Vtr'.iy there Is no
placo like home.
tlt..tlonally er 'to attend To my surprise one of 'lhf) mpendng organization of a
normal mina ' ' B or the iiiSim t tl concert I con, ttn of 'ein'ng Englishmen to
s dollar Is as as one or tne judges at tne concert rt n,1A(i Ivnehino- in
It 1. certain to pass on an exclusively whit mai- 1H, TTntt.rt faint., amnna- tha V.rf.
atata ouerade contest. It was amusli (. Dtit ..in. " "
" fcVj :...r.r. ..j 7 Z.."l , the famous novelist and historian, H.
maae no y,", "' : J ",". " 7; - Wells, who Is oomlng to Amerl-
a veiled ful opr rtunlty and privilege an forlt. tn attend tha rlar.,i.7.nt con'r.
WOMAN ENRAGED AT PASTOR'S RE
MARKS CONCERNING SOUL OF DE
CEASED, STOPS FUNERAL SERVICE
COMPLETED AT HOME BY HUSBAND.
New York. N. Y.. Oct. 27. Thomas
Vass, a Negro somewhere in the late
sixties, had been for more than twen
ty years in the service of Mr. and
Mrs. Norman Nelson of 201 Sanford
avenue. Flushing, before he died last
Saturday, and he had been so faith
ful and so devoted to them they had
come to look upon him almost as a
member of their family, and that wa
the reason, Mrs. Nelson said, she stop
ped his funeral last Monday afternoon
when the preacher, the Rev. Henry
r-arKer, negan to upbraid the dead
man , .1 . . . 1 .1 I. . : L .
' vj i.u ill" vi'llltiKal.UII lie
doubted If the soul of Thomas Vass
would be saved..
"1 couldn't stand It any longer."
Mrs. Nelson said. "Thomas was a
(rood man. He had been with us for
twenty years, and he had done every-
tiling he could to serve ua well. I
couldn't stand to hear the preacher
say Thomas was not a Christian, and
that he would not be saved, because
if ever a man lead a decent, Christian
life for more than twenty years It
was old Thomas."
sitting about, the centre if the church.
Y. M. C A. CONFERENCE OF
COLORED MEN TO BE HELD.
New York, Oct. 27. A national con
ference, which has possibilities as an
epoch-making event In the history
and relationships of the Colored race
in this country, has been called to
meet at Cincinnati, Dec. 1, to 4
next It will include on its program
professional, business and religious
leaders of both the white and Color
ed races who are actively interested
In the solution of racial problems.
The guneral subject will be attacked
from the standpoint of how best to
promote and expand efforts directed
towards meeting the outstanding needs
of Colored men and boys in educat
ional, vocational, religious and physi
The call for the conference, the
twentieth national event of its kind,
has been issued by the Colored Men's
Department of the Young Men's Chris
tian Associations of North America,
comprising a membership of 25,000
men and ooys and 10.000 students. No
such conference has been held since
1909, when a group of outstanding
leaders and laymen met in Louisville,
Ky. Since that time there has been
a marked advance in the moral and
educational life of the Colored race
in this country and during that time
the work a. represented in the Colored
Men's Department of the Y. M. C. A.
has had extensive and fruitful gro-vth.
It is confidently felt, therefore, ihat
there now exist, a much broader and
stronger foundation upon which to
build effective plans for the future
In co-operation with educational and
spiritual forces available from maiy
sources. It is the hope that the work
and results of the conference will
constitute a timely, contribution to
wards the solution of problem, con
spicuous throughout the world today.
Through the co-operation of both
white and Colored organizations In
Cincinnati, arrangements are being
l'ld? ,to care .Ior an attendance of Hacking Mr. Gale and other mem
600 delega' es. The conference will be bers of the committee In making the
.elf-entertaining and self supporting. I event a success was Ernest T At-
The ClUlfernncA will nnt hava leg
islative functi -ns. It will offer un
usual opportunity for mutual acquain
tance as well as for exchange of
opinion and expedience upon vital y
- Mr. Moorland hua alraailv received
gratifying reports from several As
sociation center, as to the number of
aeiega'es who will go to Cincinnati
I but he honej that full nnnta. fi-nin
I other Doints throii-i.oi.t ti,n l,,tr
j wim be T re nor ted anon an that tha .7
, ranfTemen ta Tni- thelt en tai-t u I n merit
1 1 -tho conference oliv ri S.
I nieted i soon ia noiaihie
. u " '" " P"""""-
.Anions: those interested In tne work
l J."""" Rosenwald. head 01 "ears
Roebuck & Co., of Chicago, whose
pemonai erioris ana girts over an ex
tended period have It rgely made pos
sible the erection and equipment of
Association buildings for Colored men,
in many cities, tub list of speakers
will include many men, both white
, . . . , ;
f"" v,"'"'0"' ui imiionui ana inienm-
tionaL promenence Announcement of
the names of speakers add detai J of
Tliri ICU 117111 TARM AMTI
aUlOLIDIl WILL rUuill All II"
e Harold J. I-askl, lecturer at the
London School of i-leonomlcs; C. P.
Scott, editor of the Manche I ir Guard-
an; the Rt. Honorable J. H. Clynes,
leader in Parliament of the Labor
Party; and John II. Hani., of the
Anti-S!a,very and Aborigine. Protec
Among the names mentioned a. port
slble chairman f such a committee In
England are th following; Lord Hen-
ui piioiic opinion in rnsriana wno imva
' : become Interested In the subject are
CHAMPION OF IUSTICE
MESSENGER OF HOPE
2J25 FEB ANNUM
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Mrs. Nelson Jumped to her feet, push
ed her way into the aisle and cried
to the Rev. Parker to stop . Then
with a hand on the coflln she told
the people in the church, people of
Vass's own race and religion, that
the man whose body lay there had
been a good man and a Christian.
"I cannot stand it," she told them,
I cannot stand it to nave this man
In the pulpit telling you that Thomas
Vass was not a good man"'
As Mrs. Nelson defended the memory
Of 111 ' I' HfT VH 11 f the Heir t'n.I.
i , T, , - ' "i nai " o
. n "irrupting- her, she said last night,
with exclamations of "Hold on! Let
. 'j, , - Nelson- motioned to the
u!e,';;;.ker: -Albert Earl of Flushing,
?nd ,be hearers carried the coffin
Horn the church, the congregation
roilowing, as the preacher continued
There was no time to obtain an
other preacher, so the funeral pro
cession went to the Nelson home,
where Mr. Nelson got an Episcopalian
prayer book. Then the cortege went
on to the Flushing cemetery, and
there the body of the old Negro wa.
lowered Into the grave, while Mr.
Nelson read a part of the Episcopal
burial services and delivered a brief
The preacher last night, told a
reporter he had not said that Thomas
ass' soul would not be saved. What
ho did say, he declared, wa. that
all men are frail, and that on the
Lord and the value of the I,ord put.
pn their work and their life, depend,
..The Nelsons are members of one of
the most prominent Flushing families.
,r- ,Nel""n s connected with the
Mushing branch of the Coiji Exchan
MARCUS GARVEY OPENS
(By A. N. P.)
Philadelphia. Ta.. Oct. 27. The Au
tumn 1-air continued for ten days In
this city more than surpassed ad
jance publicity notice. It was a reve
lation in mmensit and completeness.
It has laid the foundation for big
things In the racial life of the nation.
!nn,'the"North. Cra f achivement
Except for the exposition conducted
?., v J ?""' ce'"brating the half cen
nVAhin 'ero freedom, there has been
nothing held in the United States to
cmnpare with the Philadelphia Autumn
mh,i p7'P'e of the country at large,
) .".'lnfi0rwarud to the fair for
I t.'.' and will not be caught "napping,"
aZrWH!?., mnrl or leB" t,,e ea this
'i,,1'1'" have been so many things
ndertaken to advance the Interests
of tho Race' that pj-oved to be more
or less a farce, that there was a nat-
!!r .i,",cerpi,,'i'"m, Rb)ut the Possibilities
fthe Philadelphia event.
Those who took the advance notices
B ,1e, val,'e were those who know
something of the vitst resuorcefulness
'., the man most responsible for put
ting the event across successfully.
P.eresford Gale, President of the
Autumn rair, a "New Richmond" In
tho commercial life of Philadelphia
and the nation is the big factor In
the success of the Fair. Against odds
and obstacles, difficulties and em
barrassments, Mr. Gale placed 'he
might of his organizing force behind
the undertakings, and when the first
his- event of the season occured, old
time citizens of Philadelphia, rubbed
their eyes and sides and exclaimed:
now aiu ne ao it;'
weil. National Director, whose 'keen
b .slness acumen served him well in
.. oiiiiik out me kinks of the great un
liarvey I'lekrna Sneak.
The event of Susday was the ad
dress of Marcus Garvey. The speaking
was preceded by a street parade of
various organizations, h sded by a
squad of mounted police ud a mlll-tai-v
band under Prof. Cole. Various
esi Mnates of the crowd at tho after
no, n meeting range from 6.000 to
!L',i '. thfi latter figure quoted by tha
Philadelphia North American dally.
Garvey sailed upon tne Negroes of the
world to unite In self protection de
claring that Africa redeemed from the
white man would force respect for
blacks throughout the world.
nr. William Pickens, a contributing
ed,-r oi the Associated Negro Press
and IFeld Secretary of the NV A. A. C.
P., was the speaker of the second
night on tho the New Negro. Dr.
l iikens declared that the time has
onto f,r united action, economically. '
politically and otherwUa ani that ...
cial leadership must cotre from with
in rainor t.ian without.
Kxhl.iita Itrvelal'uu. ,
The exhibits at the Fair wee a
revelation in all Vv.i.u.k.M " ,u
beautifully decorated. symotrtcal
booths were laden with n,,.i
estlng displays. There wo i everything
from the Government exhibit of record
Inventions by Negroes numbering
more than 1,C00 beautiful curios and
Jewelry made from Pennsylvania hard
.oal There was the pulpit Slt'.e and
chair used by Richard Allen, founder
Henry M. Tnnncrn, the great artist
and scores of other Negro ertlsts.
There was the photographic display,
remarkable in Its Impresstveness.
There was the display of the Assocla
clated Negro Press newspapers, and
the display of the business efficiency
Institution. Activity prevailed every
where, aid other cities.- including
Chicago, are planning to hold an ex
position of similar nature.
ry Cavendlsh-Bentlnck, Bishop t?ore
of the Chmtn of England. pTofesso?
Gilbert Murray, Viscount Brvc and
'Lord Hugh Cecil '
It I. furthor announced that thrnna-h
Sidney Webb, chairman of lt etivis-
ory committee, the British Labor
Partyi .... iort ha. Ken pledged t.
ward ilv mu.'.e -i. r !..- i.lscrlmlna
tmn ,i labor am. In oiho.- lines of en
deavor throughout the wor...
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