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5c PER COFY rf I EYEMWHEUE m EVERYWHERE 0 0 ALWAYS PROGRESSIVE DISTINCTIVE IN SERVICE I Founded by w. E. King The Republican Party Is The Ship, All Else Is The Sea." Fred Douglas. 2-2 PER ANNUM VOL. XL, NO. 4. " EXI'KESS, DAI-LAS. TEXAS HATl'KDAY, NOVEMBER, 12, 1921. - " PRICE FIVES CENTS ALLY PARTIAL PROGRAM AS RELEASED BY PRESIDENT INCLUDES NAMES OF STATE OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVES OF NATIONAL BODY. MANY WILL ATTEND. A partial program for the State Teachers' Association as releaaed by Its president, l'rof. L. It. Klnchlon contains the names of prominent ed ucators and state officials, who will be speakers during the annual meeting which will be held in Dallas, November 24-26. Much Interest is being; manifested by officials In various parts of the state as well as by local committees and prospects are bright for a highly constructive gathering. When seen by an Express reporter President Klnchlon had the following to say in regard to the meeting. The meeting of the teachers which will be held in Dallas on Thanks giving day will be a, great meeting. From all Indications, teachers will gather from all parts of the state and will represent the cream of the pro fession. The meeting will be held -In sec tions and teachers whose work con nects them with particular depart ments will be requested to attend that particular meeting. Three or more sections will be conducted at the same time, and we are thus hoping to have a full and an interesting pro gram In each department. The railroads have granted a rate of one and one-half fare on all roads on the certificate Identification plan. Certificates may be had at the office of Prof. T. J. Charlton, Beaumont, Texas, chairman of the enrollment committee. The following prominent educators will address the teachers of the as sociation: Miss Annie Webb Iilanton, State Supt., Friday night, with her will be Miss Charl Williams of Mem phis, Tenn., President of National Teachers Association. Special arrange ments have been made to have many of the national educators, to address the association. SOUTH CRITICIZES HAR- DING SPEECH ONLY MILDLY. The White House is being deluged with expressions of opinion for and against the President's address In Bir mingham on the race question In the United States. The President is well pleased with the effect of his speech and its re ception by some of the most promi nent business and political men in the South. In talking with newspaper correspondents who accompanied him on the trip, the President Indicated that while he did not believe the South is ready for any Immediate action on the race problem as he outlined it, he does believe it will be effective and will work practical and ultimate good. The President regard the speech as not only well worth while, but believes it was his duty to make it and to give his convictions and what ever contribution it may be to a settlement of the question. President Harding holds the view that It is not fair to the South figur atively to pat the Southern people upon the back and avoid the questions with which they have to deal. He has an earnest conviction that the Soutth has been surfeited with this. It is a peculiar analogy that most of, the favorable comment on the speech Is coming from the South and a large share of the unfavorable com ment from the North. Radicals on i both sides of the issue are displeased. Leaders In the Republican party are not a unit rpon the subject. There are many who believe the race Issue and republican votes In the South should be left alone. They are of the school which does not believe that dangerous things should be stirred up. The President Is determined, however, to meet the Issue for the good of the South. wUch he told audiences In several Southern States was the good of the nation. A summary of the general reflex of the speech shows It was better re ceived In Dixie than many Republican politicians believed would be the case. Prominent citizens in every commun ity visited by the President after the Birmingham speech was delivered took occasion to tell the President that they stood with him and pledged thlr aid to a practical ' settlement of the problem. GRAND MASTER'S COUNCIL ORGANIZED IN OKLAHOMA Boley, Ok'a., No. 10. (Special) In tie Negro Slty of Boley, Okla., on Oct. 26th, the Grand Masters of the various secret societies of Oklahoma met in a called meeting and organized "The Fraternal Grand Masters' Coun cil.'" -The Grand Masters assembled were: W. S. Webber, Grand Master of St. John Grand Lodge of Masons; Dr. Chas. B. Wickham, Grand Chancellor of the Knights of Pythias; Col. E. D. Jefferson, Grand Master of the Odd Fellos; P. M. Delancy, Grand Master of the United brethren of Friend ship; Win Ezell. Grand Master of the Mosaics; Seth Neal, Grand Master of the Tabors; and W. T. Hodge, Grand Master of the Order of the Wisemen. This permanent organization of Grand Masters was Instituted to pro mote inter-relationship and good fel lowship among the allied aocret or ders, also to study and keep in touch with all legislative actions on insur ance' matters pertinent to fraternal societies and likewise devise some en terprise for f' e mutual bent fit of the members of i:.e different Or lers. The plans of the work for the fu ture development of the purposes of this Council was divided among the several committees. The officers selected by the Council are as follows: W. S. Webber, presi dent of Hartshorne, Okla.; Wm. Kzell, vice-president of Haskell, Okla.; Dr. Chas. B. Wickham, secretary of Okla homa City; Seth Neal, treasurer of Guthrie, Okla.; Col. Jfc). D. Jefferson, W. T. Hodges, and P M. Delancy, Grand Directors. T ie cl''ens of Boley, extended their proverbial hospitality .o the Frater nal Grand Master Council and are proud of the fact that the Negro City of Boley was uhosen as the first -meet-tintf nlitc whereby the "heads' of the Negro Secret Orders organised them selves for the betterment anil advance ment of their Race group This Is the only organization of Its kind In the world. N Prominent educators of the race have been asked to be present and address the teachers in convention as sembled 'and they have consented 'to do so. Every phase of the educational work which Is being done in the state will be exhibited and discussed by de partments whose programs will be rendered as follows. Thursday, Nov. 24th 9:00 a. m. to 12:00 m. Opening exercises, welcome, responses. Presidents Annual address, enrollment. 1:00 p. m. to 3:30 p. m. Depart ment programs Principals, athlets, primary, rural schools 4:00 p. m. Annual foot ball game, Paul Quinn College, Wiley University. 8:00 p. m. Annual mtiBlcal, address L W. Rodgers, State Supervisor Negro Schools. Friday, Nor. 25th. 9:00 a. m. to 9:ao a. in. General assembly. 9 30 a. m. to 11:0 a. m. Depart ment programs, Industrial, Extension work. Intermediate, Vocational Ag riculture. 11:30 a. m. to 12:30 p. m. General assembly, address by prominent edu cators, inter-racial and Inter-scholastic departments. 1:30 p. in. to 3:00 p. m. High School College, Jeans Teachers. 3:00 p. m. to 6:00 p. m. General business. 8:00 p. m. Address Miss Annie Webb Hlanton, State Supt. and Miss Chuil II. Williams, President National Association. I am pleased with the work of the heads of the departments, and the general interest being manifested by the friends in Dallas. I invoke the many teachers of Texas to be present at this meeting and let us show to the people of Texas the manner of men and women in charge of the making of the race. EFFORT TO HURT NASH VILLE BUSINESS HOUSE FAILS. Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 10. (Special) False rumors and false reports with regard to one of the largest Negro Institutions in the United States have been circulated for the purpose of Injuring said Institution. This was not detected until this week when a number of letters were sent here to Dr R, H. Boyd, the secretary and founder of the National Baptist Pub lishing Board, owned and controlled by Negroes. One of the rumors set afloat was to the effect that the plant had been closed and was not able to produce literature. Another ru mor was that Ir. lioyd had become mentally deranged and still another that the Plant had gone Into liqui dation. Memembers of the Board were seen this week and they explained that all this had been circulated merely be cause of certain denominational dif ferences. An Investigation reveals the fact that the Plant, which Is located here at the corner of Second Avenue and Locust Street, has done an in creased business each year of Its ex istence and even the last report that was read before the National Baptist Convention at New Orleans, La , by Dr. Boyd himself, who spoke for one hour and a half before more than three thousand Interested hearers, showed that an Increase of more than ten thousand dollars in business with a circulation Inn ease of over one hundred thousand in literature had been made for the year Just closed. Dr. Boyd was given a big ovation. When he was seen this week about the false reports he declared that he had never attempted to run down false reports. "A lie travels faster than the truth '' They say this la due to the fact that once the truth and the lie went swimming, the lie came out first and stole truth's clothes and ever since that time the truth has gone around naked, so we call it "the naked truth." A lie is always dressed up and travels fast; truth Is modest and never pushes itself on people. Dr. Boyd was feeling his best, and declared that 'he National Baptist Publishing Board, the property of the Baptists of the United States, would continue to function, and that the Baptists of the United States, would continue to function, and that the Baptists were nit g ing to be deceiv ed over these rumors. METHODIST CHURCHES DOUBLE SINCE 1915. The number of Methodist Episcopal Churches In the cities of this coun try with a membership of 1,000 or more has doubled in the past six years, acco-ding to nev. Oliver S. Baketal, D. D., editor of the Methodist year book. In 1915 there were 163 such chunhes as compared with 325 at present Dr. Baketal uses the sta tistics up to the Fa.; Conferences of the denomination, which are not yet available. Philadelphia, leads the list with eleven, Columbia, Ohio, is next in line with nine. Detroit has eight, and Baltimore five. According to Con ferenrcs, Northwest Ohio has twenty five; West O'llo, seventeen- Pittsburgh, eleven; West Virginia, eight. Of the six largest churches, all over 2,500 in membership, three are in the Colored Conferences. Yhe largest of all Is East Calvary, Philadelphia, Colored with 8420. St. Mark's. Chicago, Dr. John Robinson, pastor la not far behind with 2,600. Bouth Park, Chica go and Union Memorial, St. Louis are also In the 2,500 class. Howard Dramatists At tract National Attention. (By A. N. P.) Washington, D. C, Nov. 10. The De partment oi Drams tlo of the How ard University announces a busy nro- j gresslve program for this season. Hav ing In one year of activity won an enviable position In American Drama, the Howard Players are ambitious for more notable triumphs A number of the leading dramatic critic.-' the coun try are enthusiastically calling puV - nc attention to tneir errorts. Mr. Kin ' neth MacGt.'.ran in "Shadowland'" fop I July 1121, stresses tho wonderful op ' portunity for a Negro drama and ' points out that Howard University Is making rapid strides In that direc- P5 BALTIMORE MEN WILL LAUNCH $1.000.000 CORPORATION. , . . , ; ' i . NORTH CAROLINA COVER- NOR SPEAKS AT NEGRO FAIR. Pays Tribute to Racial Pro gress When Addessing Huge Crowd at State Fair. Raleigh, N. C, Nov. 10. "I never heard of a Bolshevist Negro in my life,'1 declared Governor Cameron Mor rison in the course of a tribute to the war record of the Negro race at the forty-third annual fair of the North Carolina Industrial Association. Speaking for only fifteen minutes and explaining that his physical con dition was such that he would have cancelled the engagement altogether but for "an earnest desire for you to know that the Governor of this State keeps constantly in mind the fact that he is the Governor of the people, of all races and all political parties,'' Governor Morrison warmly praised the record of the State In its treatment of the Negro and commend ed the response that has been given to that treatment. "We have made much progress In North Carolina and your labor and your conduct has contributed mightily to that progress' the Governor told the Negroes who crowded Floral Hall to hear him. "We have made North Carolina well nigh, if not quite, the finest farmer in the country and with out the black man's toll It could not have been done." "I am quite sure I voice the heart of my race when I congratulate you upon your griod behavior, your indus try and the progress you have made in every good line." "History he continued does not re veal where two races have ever lived together with the same concord and harmony that we have here In North Carolina. I want to declare to you In all sincerity that I believe there is finer concord, sympathy and under standing between white and black folks in North Carolina than there has ever been before. We are in sym pathy with your every effort." , I'ralaea War Record. The Governor took occasion particu larly to praise the record of the en tire Negro race during the war, de claring that the Negroes of the coun try had performed their duty with a blind submission that won the plaud its of the entire world. Features of Kxhlhlls. One of the most Interesting features of the Fair Is a display by the Negro schools of the State In which voca tional agriculture is taught, showing the progress that is being made in training Negro boys for life on the farm. Six country training schools have Individual exhibits typifying the work that Is done by the pupils In the classroom, shop and on the home farm. Splendid progress Is- being made In the State in preparing Negro boys for the business of farming. Vocation al agriculture was taught in eighteen schools last year with an enrollment of 388 pupils. Each pupil enrolled last year received from his home project or practical work (65.66. In addition to instructing the boys In school, thirteen schools gave short courses for adult farmers with 323 farmers attending. These farmers are cultiva ting 10,597 acres In crops according to the most improved methods. Negro teachers of agriculture last year held 82 meetings with 11,244 people at tending to discuss better methods of farming, and individual advice ' was given to 262 individual farmers. The most Imposing industrial exhibit Is that of the West Indies Cigar Co., of Durham, the only Negro manufac tory of cigars In the world. Demon stration of the process of making ci gars is a part of the exhibit. Over the Woman's Building, alarge amount of space Is given to health work. The Health Education of Ne groes work of the Bureau of Tuber culosis of the State Department of Health has a large exhibit and there is also an exhibit from the Wake County Health Department Du ring the week a "Better Babies" con test will be held, the examinations be ing conducted by Dr. E. F. Long, Wake County Health Officer, assisted by local Colored physician. NOTED EDUCATOR DIST CONFERENCE (Speclal to the Express) New York, N. T. Nov. 10. Dr. J Kwegylr Aggrey, Professor of Eco nomics and Sociology at Livingston College, Salesbury, N. C, will address the National Conference of the Me thodist Episcopal Church meeting at Detroit, on Wednesday morning, Nov. 16 according to Information reaching here today. Dr. Aggrey will speak on missionary work in Africa. He is him self a native of the Gold Coast, West ; Africa, and received his early educa- i tion in a Mission school there He carne to America in 1898 seeking hlgh- I er education. He attended Livingston i Colloge, and later took his graduate training at Columbia University. Dr. ! Aggrey was a member of the Afri can Education Commission of the Phelps Stokes Foundation, and of the Foreign Missions Conference. Dr. Aggrey created a profound Im pression upon the people of England I during his stay there, and was show ered with Invitations to speak be fore many notable gatherings. There he was hailed as a true representa tive of the Negro race In Its rinest development, displaying - at once a Christian-nobility of character, a kind ly attitude toward all races and an Intellectual training and power which gives him free scope for his unusual natural abilities. Basil Mathews, the famous author and editor,. Interview ed Dr. Aggrey and quoted him at length In New Horizons, an article on the Negro soon to be published In this country in the Christian Advocate tion. "Life," "The Nation," "Tho Re public,'' "Ainslie's" and 'The Theatre Magorcine" are expected to carry edi torial appeals during November for a larger public support of the work of the Howard players. This Is In line with the University movement to' se cure, a handsome auditorium which will contain a moderrly appointed and equipped tueatre where the De partment of Dramatic Aria may pre ent Its plays. Friends and Alumni of the Howard University are being ear nestly urged to become active in this tmpt to place the University at the WASHINGTON PREPARES FOR DISARMAMENT MEET. Air A linn n.,i Musi unci cauug lcmup- ments Will be Made Public by Associated Negro Press. (By A. N. P.) Washington, D. C. Nov. 10. The na tion's capitol is a blaze of color by day and light by night. There is some thing about the appearance of things that indicates Inaugural times, but there is more. No inaugural occasion ever presented for the Inspection and inspiration of the people such a tre mendous display of illumination, and the colors of various nations. There is In the temper of the crowds a certain tremor of anticlna- j tion, and on the other hand, there is a notable appearance of seriousness. The great nations of the earth have assembled here, to consider subjects anecung me ruiure course or tne world for all time to come. The fact the "Far Eastern Question'' is to be considered, lends a new dis tinction to the course of events that might otherwise be different. Back, Back, back, of all that will be said and done relative to this particular subject, is the "eternal color ques tion.'' Japan, a nation of color, has gained an enviable position in the combina tion of nations. Itv nersistoiirA and determination, this group of people nas reacnea me aisuncuon or being one of the "Big Five.'' Japan has this position, certainly because she Is worthy, but not with the complete satisfaction or ine otner lour. t.n- I gland, France, Italy and our own inuea states. Japan has had a treaty with En gland, which is up for renewal, and which our own government has been frowning on with displeasure, if not, in the far western section, a spirit of contempt. Japan is quite alive to the gravity of the situation. China, a divided nation, by civil strife, has joined hands on the issue of the hour; and Japan, long time bitter conten der with China on many things, seems inclined to "bury the hatchet' until there has been an understanding reach ed at the Dtsarmamint Conference, Other Wovid-Peoples. In India, where strife has been add ed to turmoil; In South Africa, where millions of native blacks are held In subjection by a system of oppression even more bitter than in portions of the South; even in South America, and the South Sea Isles, where there are peoples of varying degrees of color, there is a spirit of unrest that, for the moment, sweeps its action to wards the Washington Conference with an interrogating gesture. Japan Is the foremost contender in this bat tle of brains. Japan is conscious of her responsibility, and Is mindful of the "background of color.'' Diplomacy, ancient and modern, of the old and new world, will be resort ed to, In a most serious effort to ar rive at a satisfactory conclusion. Arm ment la expensive. It is a burden to to all the great powers of earth. All seem willing to "limit, providing the others will do the same. But, Japan has courteously, but distinctly let it be known that, while she Is willing to meet all the others half way, she Is not willing to be disarmed in a manner to make her a weakling. The coming weeks will bring forth some most interesting developments, In working out a solution to these problems. The Associated Negro Press will give first hand information of all important events, and of many individuals, as the "days go by." NOTED WRITERS WILL COVER AHMAMK.Vr MEET. (By A. N. P.) Washington, D. C. Nov. 10. Among those who have been invited by the Associated Negro Press to contribute special articles on the development of the world conference on Limitation of Armament, are Dr. William Pick lens, Prof. Robert T. Kerlin, Mrs. Alice Dunbar Nelson and Dr. George Haynes. These distinguished people are all so well known that whatever subject, will be read w ith the great jest of Interest. WILL ADDRESS NATIONAL IN DETROIT. of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Mathews describes Dr. Aggrey as being a typo of Negro of "a more permanent and powerful type" than those preaching race antagonism as a solution or tne ra e prouiem. in this article Mr. Matliuws gives Im- presslons of Negro characteristics as he sees them typified In Dr. Aggrey. , "Of normal physique, with tl.a glo rious radiant smile and infectious j Jolly laugh that are one of the great I est gifts of the Negro, Dr. Kwegylr I Aggrey, in his mind and spirit, seems j to me to incarnate what Is most hope ful for the future. "He Is slight In build, natural and I unaffected in manner, with not a par ticle of bounce or personal ambition In his equipment Dr. Aggrey has the simplest, sincerest, most transiarcnt I purity of religious principle shining through his work, an.l no lure of Im mediate advantage will draw him away. Dr. Aggrey Is simple, too. in that he has the infectious rraioty of a child bubbling, Irresistible, riotous laughter that carries you along like a mountain torrent. Yet he is at the same time subtle and complex. Born of more than princely Fanti blood at Anamabu, on the African Gold Coast, trained In the great old Cape Coast Castle by the Wtsleyan Methodists, a graduate of more than one Ameri can university, a Doctor of Divinity, and a professor. Dr. Aggrey has an equipment of historical and religious knowledge, pyschollglcal training, and personal discipline of brain that give forefront of American colleges In tha field of dramatic art The season's offerings of plays by the Department of Dramatic Arts is of even more Interest than the mom orable productions of last year. The players will-- lntroduc to the public a new dramatist, a Mibllc school girl of Washington whjse drama. Aa Strong as the Iiills,'' has been en dorsed -4y leading critics. It is a Persian historical romance and Its rich aid colorful setting Is combined wlth-a plot teeming v ith love and action. 'Simon the Cr.n, n' will be AIM TUSKEGEE HEAD COM PLETES SUCCESSSFUL LECTURE TOUR. Visits Many Places of Inter ests in South and Speaks to Appreciative Mexia Audi ences. (By A. N. P.) 'Jackson, Miss.,Nov. 10. Dr. Robert Russa Moton, Principal of Tuskegee Institute, has Just completed a tour of the State of Mississippi. In a special Interview Dr. Moton said: "I am convinced that the South is now ready as never before to face squarely the question of the responsi bility of the White South to the members of my race. I have under taken this tour, first, to interpret the needs and desires of my people to the white people of the state of Mississippi, because I know that they are ready to listen. I am determined to speak out frankly of the things of which mv people complain and which have caused them to leave the South in such largo numbers. More over, I believe it to be necessary to convince the best white people thrt my people are willing to face their own short-comings frankly, when that presentation is made by a member of their own race in whom they have some confidence. So on this tour, I am speaking frankly to the members of both races In order that we may get together down here, to work for the advancement of the south and of ourselves Intelligently and effect ively.'' The tour was organized by the lead ing members of the race in Mississip pi who were backed up and supported , by the leading white people of the : state. Governor Russell, Joined with the various Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade in inviting Dr. Moton to visit the state and wrote him a personal letter, urging him to accept the- Ivita4ion. ' - The tour opened officially In Brook haven In the southern part of the state. From there, the party proceed ed to Hattiesburg, where a crowd of 2,000 people turned out to hear the speaker. From there the party pro ceeded to Meridian. Before leaving Hattiesburg, however an opportunity was given everybody to Inspect the new baautiful school-house which had Just been completed for our people at a cost of 175,000. At Jackson was staged the most successful meeting of the tour in point of attendance. The local com mittee had arranged for the use of the state fair grounds. Six thousand people gathered to listen for an hour and twenty minutes to a very master ful presentation of the race problem In the South and particularly in Mis sissippi. Dr. Moton began by explain ing tne oDject or nis visit and ex J plained that no man in the party was receiving a cent for his services: that all the money collected by the state committees was being spent for the entertainment of the party while In tho state. He and those who hod ac companied him from other states had (paid their own expenses to and from the state line. Arter telling some stories to make the audience feel at home, he went on to show that It was only by being frank and above board that white and Colored people could expect to co-operate together for the benefit of each other. The party a do visited Utica, Vlcks burg, Alcorn, Greenville. At Green ville the meeting was held on the lawn of the Court House with nearly two thousand people in attendance. A great many people came in from the surrounding country for the meet ing and a very large number of them were white. Here Dr. Moton had the unusual experience of being congratu lated by a man said to be the chief mob leader in that section. Tho tour ended at that very un usual and progressive town of Mound Bayou where Mr. Isaiah Montgomery and Mr. Chas. Banks and others wel comed the party. METHO- l I him power. Ie is, too, a most winning land convincing orator. Humor and groat-hearted, transparent sincerity , make him very powerful. He wnt to ' 1. CI ... ,1 .... . ' . "I wick, England, this year to speak once. After that speech they made him make eixteon more speeches in the week, and now student movements In nearly every university in Brltlan are clamoring for him to return from America for a tour of British student life." Dr. Aggrey preaches racial co-operation in every walk of life. "We should not blind ourselves at all,' he says, according to Mr. Mathews, "with the wrong and Injustice that the Negro suffers. We must recognize the In iquities, but pursue not revolution, but co-operation. All tie way through my ttour of Africa, when I spoke one hundred and seventeen times to Boer snd British ar.d Negro, often for as much as two hours with long dis cussions snd to thousands of people. I found the principle of co-operation made an active and vigorous appeal. The doctrine of love an1 work ulti mately made a triumphant appeal when bitter prejudices have been cleared away. "I believe," Dr. Aggrey told Mr. Matthews with enthusiasm, "that the Negro has a great gift to make to the world the sift of the idea of meeting Injustice and ostracism and oppression by sunny, light-hearted co operative 'love and work.' I bellove he Is golnrr 1 1 teach that to Asia and the white folk.'1 produced In special performances for visitors and delegates to the confer ence for the Limitation of Armament. Patrons of the theatre will be pleased to know that "Othello,'' perhaps Shakespheare s greateest tragedy, will also be produced this year at How ard. This generation of playe-gcers has had no opportunity of seeing the "Moor" ncted, 1 1 which role fcalvlnl, Kean, Booth, and Hen;-y Irving reach ed their grcatesi dramntlo success. The Department of Dramatic Arts is In a better prsltlon this year than previously to realise Its ideals. Prof. A A MORTGAGE AND DISCOUNT CORPORA TION WILL BE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN CITY. BANKING HOUSES WILL UN DERWRITE HALF MILLION OF PRE FERRED ISSUE. Baltimore, Md., Nov. 10. A new fi nance corporation with an authorized capital of 11,000,000, and controlled and managed entirely by Negroes, Is the latest development In the finan cial life of Baltimore cky. The Mort gage and Discount Corporation .form ed a few days ago under the laws of Delaware. Those In charge expect to open for business within the next two weeks. It is the first Institution of Its kind to be established in this city, although similar concerns are In existence in other cities. All legal matters pertaining to the organisation of the company were ar ranged by the law firm of Gill. Wal ter, Murry & Greene, of this city. Harry O. Wilson, vice-president of the Mutual Benefit Society and widely known among tho Colored population of Baltimore, is to be Dreslrient. and i Dr. Charles F. Fowler, physician, drug : gist and president of the Mutual ISene i fit Society, is to be vice-president. i ne general counsel will be HawKins & McMcchen. These officers will also serve as directors of the corporation. The personnel of the board will con sist or at least 10 members. Addition al directors will be selected later on. It is the plan of the Baltimore Mortgage and Discount Corporation to issue 3500,000 of its preferred stock at present, wnicn is to De uncierwrit TUSKEGEE'S EFFORTS BRING RESUITS. Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, Nov. 10. Tho efforts of Dr. It. R. Moton, Principal, Tuskegee Institute for edu cational, economic and general rural betterment of the Negro are being eviuencea denced In many essential move - nts Thoso endeavors are. largely a me basis, not only of study, but for sren eral rural development. They are In teresting thousands of Negroes, es pecially In the agricultural regions of the South, In methods of better agri culture. Dr. Moton, through the agencies of Tuskegee and other activities for the uplift of his race, and a better under standing between the races, Is aiding the rural Negro to co-operate with the better element of white people for safe farming and co-operation for human progress. B. F. Hubert, director department of agriculture, Tuskegee Institute, who is a large factor in the Country Life organization among Negroes, Is being supported by Dr. Moton, other lead ing Negro educators and agricultur alists in working out a program at Tuskegee for a splendid type of Negro rural leaders who will help create a definite aim on the part of the Ne gro farmers to do concrete things for the Improvement of country life. This Is also to help them make country life more attractive and beneticlal to thousands of young Negroes who are leaving the rural districts. T. M. Campbell, the first Negro demonstration agent for the govern ment, field agent for the United States department of agriculture, with headquarters at Tuskegee Institute, Is co-operating with Dr. Moton and his director of agriculture. This has resulted In a splendid campaign for better rural conditions to be launched throughout the South. Direct results of these plans are shown in the Improvement of agri culture, home life, schools self help among Negroes which reveal practical demonstrations of safe leadership and progress. Recent agricultural fairs held at Tuskegee Institute, and throughout Alabama and the South, reveal con structive strides of Negro farmers in all branches of farm life. This is largely due to Dr. Moton's Interest in fairs; the co-operation of Negro local agents, home economics workers. Smith Hughes agricultural teachers, Jeanes supervisors, preachers and teachers and Negro schools In the territories where fairs are held, and tb sub stantial encouragement of tbn white scnool mitnont.js ana Duslnese people. At each fair there was revealed a , spirit of "working together'' for bet terment of community, state and coun try. Dr. Moton Is advocating crlnciples for rural Detterment emphasizes aoso lute Justice and opportunities for the farming grouu of his race From pres ent Indications there activities to help make the Negro In the rual districts contented and successful, will bring about a new era In the life of this pioup of people. SAYS ISLANDS IX PACIFIC MIOIXD UK DISAItMI'.U AI,M. (By A. N. P.) Tokio, Japan, Nov. 10. The news paper Asahi publishes what is regard- ied as official vlcwn concerning Pacific) ii r 1 1 f lea i lon.f . it states iiawan snouia bo Included with Guam and the Phll- jlipines in the disarmament plans. Pearl harbor advances the Amer can fleet '2,000 i"lles toward Japan, forming a substantial menace which Japan must meet when considering its minimum strength for self-defense. "It Is reasonable therefore, for the Japanese delegates to Insist on dl.- rmnmA.it rtt nil Vnttn lalnna Iti I eluding Hawaii." the article con cludes. "Should America go a step further In Its present candid attitude and generously agree to abandon the plan further strengthening Hawaii, ne gotiations for naval limitations are sure to mature without great diffi culty but insistence on Hawaiian plans may precipitate a controversy menacing the smooth progress of the conference.' Montgomery, Grogory, the Director; Mrs. Mario Moore-Forest, one of the nation's leading authorities on drp mat to art,, and Mr. Cleon Throckmor ton, Technical Director of the Pro vlncotown Players of New York City, will again be associated with the Hoard Plaver this year. Miss Eve lyn Lightner ar;l Mr. T. J. Hopkins will assist In the execution of the costumes and scenery. CHAMPION OF JUSTICE MESSENGER OF HOPE ten by banking houses. The Equitable Investment Company is arranging for the sale of stock. The company will have 20,000 shares of 8 per cnt cu mulative preferred stock, par value 125. and a like number of shares of common stock,' with the same value. The company, which will have head quarters at 411 west Franklin street, will develop a commercial banking business among the Negroes of the city. It will purchase open accounts, acceptances, drafts, notes receivable, real estato mortgages and motor Hen obligations, secured by a substantial margin and by guarantees, the aver age payment or which Is less than 90 days. "That there Is a wide field for busi ness similar to and co-operating with the banks' says the announcement of the management, "without the many limitations of the banks, is well demonstrated by the many large and successful corporations doing a like business. "No company In this line of busi ness need fe:iv competition. There Is more business ti be done, and prob ably always will be, than all the ' companies now and hereafter in the business ca.i attend to, for the demand for money always exceeds the supply, especially In lines which the banks are unable to bundle, there being al ways need for additional capital.' BACK FROM ENGLAND SAYS U. S. IS BEST FOR US. " Birmingham, Ala., Nov. 10. Colored people can do better, not In Africa, not in Europe, but in America, Is the conclusion of O. W. Adams editor and Itllhllflhul. I tha Tl..lnn.U r , an organ of the Colored people of this slate, after a three months' trio abroad. "I love my people and want them to do well' he said. "And I believe that America is not only the greatest country in the world, but is the one nation that will do Justice to the people of my race.'' Adams went to London to repre sent the Negroes of Alabama at the Ecumenical conference, an Interna tional conference of the Methodists of the world, which meets every 10 years. H. N. Newson of Selma was the other Colored delegate to the con ference. Immediately preceding the conference, they traveled through Franco, Italy. Germany and the Brit ish Isles. Nerd Discretion. Adams said the attitude of foreign people toward the Negro was cordial enough. "But, of course. It becomes one to have judgment and discretion, u.i.I not abuse the liberties that are granted,'' he added. "As long aa one does this all la well. Whenever mis understanding has arisen, it has been due to individual indiscretion. I think." Adams doesn't think the Volstead law will fit Europe. "One could hardiy get an accurate impression in so short a time,'' he said. "But the people with whom I talked don't seem to take this matter seriously. Over there every body drinks, and yet I saw no drunk enness. The Europeans seem to be milder and more conservative in their habits than the Americans. They do not see tho reason for prohibition. They cannot get the point of view of America. "Of course, the Ecumenical confer ence adopted resolutions unequivo cally In favor of the movement, but this was a body composed of select reformers from all parts of the world, and could hardly be taken as a rep resentative European point of view." Adams told of his visit to the fields covered with white crosses. He said he felt a new pride and Inspiration when he recognized graves of his Col ored friends in Alabama who had died for the greatest country on earth. Let Ile-'les Remain. "But I think the attitude of om people buck here at home is all wrong on this point," he said. "Some of my Colored friends here If Birmingham would gladly mortgage their homes, If It wa -i necessary, to bring back the mangled, unrecognizable bodies of their boys. If they ciuld only go over there and see for themselves how those graves are being cared for and tho respect with which the French regard them, they would not want them brought back." He doesn't thl'ik the' people In France and England have confidence In their ability to pay the tremen dous war debt which they owe. "They somehow have a homeful expectancy that merlca will eventually cancel it all." he said. Adams has been for 17 years edi tor and publisher of the Birn.ingham Reporter. SALESMAN" HAYS IT RAISED (By A. N. P.) Silver Lake, Wush., Nov. 10. Wild Canadian geese, flying South were overtaken by a severe electrical storm near here last Sunday, and large num bers of the big birds were electro cuted, and for a time they fairly rained down from the sky. F. R. Davis, a salesman was driv ing from Everett to Seattle, and had Just passed this place when the storm struck. First, a deluge of rain, fol lowed Immediately by heavy thunder and frequent flashes of lightning. Sud denly there was a violent crash in the heavens directly over Davis' auto mobile and geese began dropping around him. "It lust rained wild gees,' TavU said. "One gooso hit the road in front, several dropped alongside the car, two more struck the top and bounded off. By the time I stopped and got out, the road "back of mo for a distance of several .hundred yards was covered with geese, big Canadian honkers. People living nea the highway and ma-y from pausing cars were burlly tnga.,ed in gathering HK the heaven-sent 'linnera. I walked to one side, of th'3 r ad and picked up two large or.- for niy--lf.'