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FACT. FOUR
THE PALMS KSPRESS, DALLAS, TKXAS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 5. 1022,
THE DALLAS I" XI' KISS
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STATE RIGHTS AD FEDERAL ENCROACHMENTS.
MfcMBEH
NATIONAL NEGRO PRESS
ASSOCIATION.
THIS DALLAS KXTIIKS PITBLISIIINa
COMPAHT.
(Incorporated)
Dallas, Texas.
F-OHEIQ ADVKR1ISIRO REPRB
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awn Street. Chicnwo, III. ,
W. H. 7,1 ff Company, 404 Morton
Builillnn llfl Knit Naasan Street,
Mew lork, w. Y.
Entered at Post Office at Dallas,
Texan, as second-clas matter, under
Act of Congress, March, 1879
Such a decided stand against further Federal encroachment
upon the sacred rights of states has been caused in Southern
newspapers by the presentation of the Pyer-Anti lynching bill
and the attacks upon it by Democratic Congressmen and - the
press generally that we had well night given up all hope of even
seeing an editorial or individual expression showing even a mildly
commendable generousness of thought.
We had been led to feel that it was almost impossible for our
friends and neighbors to get the right conception of the case in
hand till we read the following editorial which recently appeared
in the Dallas Morning News, under caption of : "Federal En
croachments." z
PuMishod evorv saturdav mornina ' We have been hearine much of late about the Federal Gov-
m tu. year t 2coo bwim Avenue by ernment'g encroachments on the provinces of the States. And we
shall doubtless hear more of this lamentation during the next lu
nar month. But, as is characteristic of campaign discussions, the
truth is much distorted for the lack of the discrimination.
One must infer from what the candidates have been telling
us that the Federal Government is a kind of alien enemy that
never tires nor ceases in its fforts either to undermine or scale
the wall of authority which the Constitutions of the States have
reared about them. Even if is should be granted, which it could
not be in justice, that every instance cited constitutes a case of
Federal usurpation of State authority, it could be protested that,
in many instances, if not in most of them, the Federal Govern
ment has been animated by a spirit radically different from that
imputed to it by these who denounce it for acts which they re
gard as acts of encroachment. In coming into the States with its
great power, the Fec'eral Government has probably as often come
at the invitation of the States as in despite of their protests. And
when it has not come in response to their invitation, it has fre
quently come under the provocation of their refusal to discharge
the duties that are entailed by the rights that are said to be filch
ed. If, for example, the Federal Government should undertake to
put the lynching habit under repression, it will not be moved by
a lust of power, but by the conviction that the States can not be
relied on to safeguard the right of trial by jury, which is probably
the most precious of political bequeathments. Whether that is a
justifying motive or not may present something of a question,
but that the Federal Government could not be charged with cov
etousness of power if it shouM do that must everywhere be ad
mitted, for its long toleration of this memacing evil testifies to its
reluctance to act.
Representative Sumners alluded to this aspect of the mat
ter during his speech the other day before the members of the
Dallas Kiwanis Club. "One reason," he said, "for what some peo
ple consider the steady encrachment of Federal authority upon
State authority is that the States have been slow to use the pow
ers which are theirs in their own interest and their own protec
tion or that, endeavoring to use them, they have used them but
half effectively. This reliance upon others for aid that could
be dispensed with if we sought to aid ourselves should be stop
rs
i .vf -m
1 yisin
THE NKGRO A XT) G
f THrr MffiROD
WSC OPINION
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IMPORTANT.
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riod less than, three "months. Payment
far same must be 76 cents.
K0TICI5 TO TUB PUI1LI0.
Any erroneous reflection upon the
character, standing or reputation of
any person, firm or corporation which
my appear In the columns of. The
Dallas Kxpress will be gladly cor
rected upon its being brought to the
attention of the publishers.
THE DALLAS EXPRESS
has never hoisted he white
feather, neither has it been dis
traced by the yellow streak. It
is not afflicted with the flannel
mouth. It is a plain, every day,
sensible, conservative: newspa
per, which trims us sail to catch
the passing breen; flies no
doubtful flag! it professes a
patriotism as bteud as our
country. Its love of even hand'
ed justice covers all the terri
tory occupied by the human
race. This is pretty high ground,
but wt live an it and are pros
pering. Boys of the press come
up and stand with us. This
ground is holy.
If. E. KINO.
WELCOME ODD FELLOWS.
Were (here no history of strug
gle and accomplishment behind the
Grand United Order of Odd Fellows
of Texas, the bare fact of their hav
ing chosen Dallas as their place of
meeting would have been reason
enough for the opening of the doors
of hospitality and welcome to them
by the people of this city.
In any case they would ' have 'been
assured of a welcome.
But the fact thai In forty-three
years, the directing heads of that
Order have been chosen with such
startling knowledge and conscious
ness of value and that they have
so asHlduousiy applied themselves to
the duties entrusted to them as to
occupy the rank In the forefront of
Texas fraternities which they do,
gives special cause for thankfulness
on the part of the people of Dallas
that they have graced the city with
their presence and allowed the citi
zens to extend to thera every courf
tesy of which they are capable.
The Odd Fellows and the House
hold of Ruth in Texas are highly
solvent. These facts alone are
worthy of commendation.
But their plans for the future
are no leBs splendid and worthy of
the highest praise.
They plan the erection of a temr
pie in Houston, which will be a
living evidence to the world of their
ability to practically demonstrate
their fitness and worth.
Such a plan betokens a spirit of
progress.
In our whole racial life this spirit
can not be too evident.
Dallas Is progressive. Its citizen
ry delights to honor and entertain
individuals who are as they are.
Of such sort are the Individuals
who are here assembled in this
grand lodge and Dallis is flighted
at their presence in It '
Every few days we hear of another Republican congressman who sud
denly discovers that he has been neglecting his private business too long
and that he can't afford to remain in Congress. Slemp, the one Republi
can member from Virginia, is the latest. He needn't bother whether he
runs or not he will be able to give all his time to his private business after
next March. The Virginia Democrats have the jinx sign on that district,
and no Republican is going to represent it in the next Congress. New
York with its twenty odd districts, will probably not Bend a single Repub
lican to the next House. A striking thing occurred in the city at the may
orallty election a few months ago fully half of the Negro .voters voted
the Democratic ticket The heaviest Negro precincts returned Democratic
majorities. The new alignment, is reported to be spreading In the north
and east, led by the most intelligent members of the black race. The Re
publican party platform in 1920 promised the end of the- lynch law; the
Dyer Anti-lynching bill, seemingly hopelessly bung up in Congress along
with the bonus bill, is the only result of the promise. Dyer and every one
else concerned in the bill know full well that it, if enacted into law, would
not stand a ghost of a show before the Supreme Court. Republican mem
bers have said so on the floor! of the House; some have refused to vote for
such a piece of hypocrisy. Judge Hertey of Main denounced it as a fraud
and filed a minority report against it. The educated Negro who reads,
thinks and understands is becoming plentiful in the north. They are get
ting away from the idea of being a chattel of the Republican party, gett
ing only the political husks and never a bite from the first table of the
party. When Harding came In with a majority of unheard of size, in
both branches of Congress, the Negro knew that the platform promise of
anti-lynching legislation could be redeemed if the Republicans really bad
much interest in it. It is two years since the promise was made and no
prophet has the courage to attempt to visualize the final enactment of the
law, poor and unconstitutional as it is. One of the ablest leaders of bis
race, refers to the political betrayal of the Negro In the North, and thinks
that the Negro should divide up along political lines. Te thinks the Negro
has carried his loyalty to the Republican party, for enough after having
been betrayed by every Republican administration from Hayes to Harding.
Wheeling Register.
A NEGRO GOLF CLUB.
in all the millions of square miles In Idea there is today no place ready
for him. ' .
' In his new novel, the hero of which Is a Colored man, Mr. Irvln Cobb
gives an accurate diagnosis of the case. In a sense where the proposed
emigration is under discussion at a Negro meeting one of the characters
is asked why he is willing to go to Africa, to which he replies:
"Who, me?" says 'Lisses. "You got me wrong! I ain't almin to re
move my self nawhars. I is mos' confor'able whar I is at. No sun, whut
I aims to do Is to 'tach myse'f to the collector's office yere at home an'
handle the money-dues."
Neither the Intelligent, prosperous Colored resident of Harlem, nor
the field worker of Mississippi has any serious desire to go "back to Af
rica." It is no more a home land to him than Greenland would be. He
has rooted more deeply in America than some of our more recent comers
from Europe. Neither can he be coaxed. Some of his race may express
sympathy with the idea, but when it comes to practice even these might
hesitate.
Africa In fact does not beckon to any such group of possible Immi
grants. The white man in British and French Africa dominates as in Eu
rope or America, and means to remain dominant. There is no labor shor
tage in the Congro, no Immediate room for any twelve or fifteen million
immigrants. Even a million, if hastily transported thither, would meet
with the initial hardships of immigrants everywhere, starvation and dis
ease. 1
Any solution of the race problem, to attract support, must accept facts
as they arc. It must not blink difficulties such as this .migration plan
presents.
rni Jr dr.r.h.trotter iLJP"
BEAUTY TALK.
At Westfleld, N. J., a Negro golf club has been established and a nine -hole
course laid out. A Negro colony there seems to warrant the golf
course. The Item that this course is laid out will cause a million giggles
to sizzle across the country. Cartoonists will make funny pictures of It.
.Something exquisitely funny seems to excite the white race when it sees
the Colored race doing things which are ordinary parts of the day's work
and play to the white people. It is as though the elephant should drive
an a:ito or a horse play the piano.
The reason for thin risibility of the white man at the black man's hu-
ped." That extenuates rather than makea a full defense again the ( man activities is obvious, and it is no credit to the white man. He thinks
charge of Federal encroachment. Mr. Sumners Stopped much It is funny to see the black man doing things that normal human beings
short of saying all that could justly be said. But that he said ; do, because the white man does not think of his dark-skinned fellow trav
that much, being Under the restrain Which the popularity of the'eler on the planet as a human companion. The white man considers any
charge puts on a public man, is some what encouraging. It war-'colored man black, brown, red, yellow or maroon as an animal. The
rants the hope that this matter Will receive a more Candid COn- anthropological conceit of the white man is ponderous, unbelievable, vastly
sideration during the two years that the voice of the politicians ! amusing to the gods.
will be Stilled. If it does, we Shall come to See that our justj . Why should not the black man play golf if his economic status gives
complaint against the Federal Government is much smaller than him leisure for golf? Why should he not have a motor car and a country
we have been tutored to believe and a larger part of it self-ac-j home if he can .afford It? Why giggle at the normal activities of men
CUSing. t . Whose skin differs from our own? Something of .the same psychological
Certainly it is true that in regard to lynching the American. ' reason is behind the fact that we middle class people make merry over the
arch evil, the States With but few exceptions have been slow fact that the worker In mines or shops or furnaces wears a silk shirt or
to use the power vested in them and now the menace challenges ' rents a house with a bath or rides to work in a car. Why shouldn't he?
the attention of all. Is he an elephant doing stunts? .Is he a horse playing the piano? What's
The News has Stated the case altogether siiavely and mildly. lne Jke ,r ne develops the same desires and aspirations that we do, and
The states whose sentiment has been molded bv those who . who, In God's name, are we, anyway? N. Y. Tribune.
thought more of individual grandeur than of public good have
done nothing but acquiesce in the perpetration of these crimes
and now that the sentiment against the actions which they have
allowed begins to "rile," them and steps are taken at their con
trol they dodge the issue. But they must face it sooner or later.
Lynch law must be destroyed or America will be.
Sooner or later they must choose either to act themselves or
allow the government of which they are a part to act.
That day is not far distant. ..
What will Texas do? -
THE ORPHANS MEED HELP.
. The unfortunate burning of the
girls' dormitory of the Dickson Or
phanage gives ample opportunity to
the people of Texas to remonstrate
their appreciation of the work which
this big hearted man la doing for
the unfortunate children of the state
by contributing promptly and sub
stantially to him in thia crisis.
Already he was burdened by the
taken uporv himself In attempting
to increase the facilities and make
' the -ome of these unfortunate chil
dren of ours jelf-supnortins. The
loss of this, the nain dorusttory !n
rrraaes the bu. i-n many times.
His work is worthy. The service
which ho Is rendering to the Ne
groes of Texas Is inestimable. He
needs their support.
Will they fall now that he needs
their he!p most?
Wo shall have moved far for
ward when wo learn to give praise
and credit generously to men who
have accomplished things worth
while.
Those who cannot make mu.h al
lowance for the much spUng of
n;?ry wonwn ha"; lalleu.a learn
the first eanentla! of Jiving In their
To actually do 13 baitt-r than
J'jst to lul'i about doing.
Ef'lcimt workmen have lltt'o title
for arg'MOflnt. .
A PECULIAR GIFT.
What is probably the latest and must peculiar of gifts ever
coming to the public notice is that of $800,000 given by Charles
Garland of Cape Cod, whose refusal of the fortune of which the
gift is a part brought him into the limelight last year.
In making if gift he authorized the following statement:
"I am trying to use the inherited wealth toward social uses
for the following reasons: I believe that every person is an in
tegral part of society, and that the interests of one individual can
not be divorced from the interests of the other members of so
ciety without all having to pay the price for it in the end. From
this it follows that I must strive to use whatever resources I have
to the advantage of all. With this object, I intend tc turn over
to the American Fund for Public Service the sum of about $800.-
000." ...
James Weldon Johnson is one of the directors of the fund.
Men and wome.i in times before have given of their wealth
to the public but in nearly every case the agencies to which they
have given have been specified and the gaurantee of direct ad
ministration for the causes for which they were bequeath has
been made in the will. But never before has it happened that
such a sum has been left "to promote experimental agencies for
public welfare." .
Will it succeed in accomplishing real welfare?
Such a question at once arises in the mind of even the casual
observer. - ,
True it is that with few exceptions those in whose charg?
the fund is placed are genera)!.,- called "radical," y the general
public. But generous thinkers have always paid more than pass
ing attention to "radical," movements. In them has often been
found the beginning of what afterward became popular and al
together conventional.
Certainly thi3 fund cannot do much to further increase the
chaotic condition in which America now is; and bring into popu
lar favor a really constructive program of public welfare which
now does not thrive became it is "radical."
PERISCOPE SPEAKERS' INFORMATION.
. (By William Pickens A. N. P.)
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has
been In existence for thirteen years (1922). It therefore, has a longer
record than any other organization that has grown out of the Negro's own
effort to better his condition. It represents the highest attainment of the
American Negro as a group In the matter of social self-help.
(By The Asscclated Negro Preas)
My dears:
They are stealing my thunder,
right and left, and just when I was
getting ready o give you a lot of
talk about the teeth and their aid
as a feature of beauty, Mr. Colgate
& Co., comes out with a full page
article entitled "Good Teeth and Wo
manly Beauty," and say, what chnnce
has a desert rose got against Mr.
Colgate? None, sez we! But I'll say
the lady editor that put out that page
really knows old man Dentist. It
will be rather ifficult for me not
to quote frof the article so deep an
impression it made, but far be It
from me to lay myself liable to the
charge of plagiarism, so 1 11 try to
avoid direct quotations.
Somewhere I read that women can
lay a lot of their beauty trouble on
the fact that they were born like
that, but they certainly can't say that
they were born with roten teeth, for
most oft the trouble is caused by ig
norance or indifference combined
with neglect. Have you ever seen a
person who was mlnhtv vnnA ii.
at until they smiled and then hor-
discolorations! And no truly good
looking per8on can have bfty to
There was a time when a tJh
brush was a novelty and to possess
one before one was old enough to
buy it for yourself was jUBt as novel
but-now in most cities it is required
that school children, even kinder
garden pupils, are required to own
and to use a tooth brush. In Ger
many insurance companies find it
profitable care for the teeth of the
policy holders, and in thirty-five Ger
man cities there are municipal den
tal hospitals and Infirmaries.
The proper care of the teeth so
far as tooth brush, dental flos, anl
mechanical work by dentist go, has
been oo throughly drilled in us. that
I think every child above four years
of age, not to mention us seekers
after beauty, do not neglect our teeth.
But how mnny of us try to use our
teeth to crack nuts, bite hard candy,
drink icer beverages Incessantly, eat
steaming hot food, or drink scalding
coffee? And I've seen these thoughtt
less flapper 3 (also their big sisters,
aunts and mothers) use their teeth
to extract corks from bottles, to untie
knots, to sever cords, to 'sharpen
pencils, and all sorts of marable mec
hanical work. Ah!, but there are bit
ter day ahead for you. when there
will be aching jaws and heavy sean
ces with the dentist.
Thorough Inspection and attention
by a dentist every six months will
insure that you are being careful to
preserve those natural pearls which
mean that you can never be really
ugy as long as you can show a clean,
well-filled mouth without a lot of
ti natural gold and silver fillings,
for in the care of the teeth, as In
all beauty aids. "True beauty is na
tural and simple."
For actual formulas, etc., go to
your family dentist, for a real spe
cialist is always better for advisers,
but questions adresed to me in care
of this paper wilt be answered either
through thee columns or direct to
you. All you want to know about
beauty aBk me. Did you smle? Watch
out! I saw those teeth. Next week
we'll our greeting and I hope we will
have been so careful these days that
our mouths and their glistening con
tents will prove that you are all as I.
A Nile Queen.
girPRKMB 1.IPR IgsitRa MILLION
AKU A Ql'AKTEK IX POLICIES.
(By A. ft. P.)
Cnlumbua, Ohio, Aug. S. The Su
preme Life and Casualty Company,
the rimt comrmnv of Ita kind tn ho
I organized In the atate of Ohio, has
I JUKt closed the celebration of Ita first
The organization; works for the absolute equality of Colored people as anniversary. The meeting was well
American citizens. For such a fight a people themselves must pay, and j vanrd.etockho?
they do pay into this organization more than ninety cents out of every i i16 J1"11 d states were present and
.'.., .A - . ' much enthusiasm wai manifested at
dollar that, is snent In their fieht for freedom. 1 the various nnhii m.iini Thi.
v.. . . . . . . . . . . ... i comanDV. whlnh Is otilv vni nlH i Vllle.
inis .association was me cnier weapon used Dy uoiorea people in ae- done such a rrear.nnnt nf h.T.u mde
stroylng the "grandfather clauses" of the dlsfranchiseing states and the!ne8S thttt " my b ranked with many
residence segregation ordinances of all the states. Before battle against ' 260 ono" worth' oMnsurance waa'placed
segregation was fought out, there were squares and whole sections of the ' w'thin th year and tni in spite of
. .,...,. .. tne 'c' that only small policies, for
great cities where Colored people were not allowed by law to live, and the most part, were Issued.
thorn worn rnlnrd MmrMioa llml tn ofc.it nn ,l A. ,ll.The flr,t meetnfr of the Board of
" vuv.. i.uu wig Directors was held on Wednesday,
use a side door because the front door opened on a white" street.
July 12, followed by a public meet-
ins: at the Chamber of Commerce at
which addresses were delivered by
While the Negrd, who Is the greater sufferer along the color line.
dominates this organization, It Is still and must continue to be a co-oper- 5rry H- T'i8' Pr"'dent of the Pace
. . . . . . v Phonograph Corporation, B. M. .Roddy,
alive effort of white and Colored people, for the plain reason that no or-1 Cashier of the Solvent Savings Bank,
ganizatlon can solved "race" problem without the co-operation of the Stor " f ?' Z complny." CoiUmbus.
best elements of whatever races make the problem, and one race does not Bnd B- W Gearheart, superintendent
. ,, of Insurance for the State of Ohio.
make a race" problem. - I Rev. J. B. Plus of the Second Bap-
Thc Association has taught the world what American lynching Is and ; wtoCru'Shbehh;f" th
bad created a national and an International opinion against lynching. And j Carl p. Anderson, contractor and
o ie of the wonders fit the decade is the economy with which this great nonVovettV President ""She"-' Flr'st
fight has been conducted. In waging war on this greatest barbarism for standard Bi.nk of Louisville, were
....... . . . elected to the Directorate as aucces.
more than ten years (1922) the Association spent much less than forty sors to A. B. Boyd, of Cleveland, de-
thminnnd dnllora nr. mullnn don cornim lvnohlntr Invaotlcratlnna n.ihll..-. ceased and I-eyl C. Brown, of Porti-
tlons, and researches Into all recorded lynchings, court and legislative bat
tles, against lynchers and lynching evils. Almost any other great people
In the world, who were bel .g burned alive would have spent not forty
thousands, but perhaps forty millions of dollars In the same space of
tl' ae. , .
mouth, Va.. resigned.
GKOnGIA WOMRW CONCLUDES
NUAL MEET.
AW-
(By A. N. P.)
to secure better educational facilities
for the children of the latter. At John,
on, S. C. a movement Is now on
foot to provide a $6,000 slx.room
Rosen wald School. The Negroes have
been raising funds for the purchase
of a four acre site, the Rosenwald
Fund will supply $1600 toward the
building, and the balance will be pro
vided from State and county funds
and by private subscription. A slml.
lar enterprise has Just been com
pleted at Batesburg, where a $4500
school was erected by these coopera
ting agencies, and the contract has
Deen let for a $8,000 school at Lees-
for which provision baa been
In the same wav. There are
among the most recent Illustrations of
the friendly and helpful relations for
which the best .people of both racea
are striving and which Intnr-raclal
committees are doing much to foster
through out the South. To thia end
a strong state committee has been
set up in each Southern State and
local committees have been organ,
iced In 800 counties.
TKMKSSKK'S SUCCESSFUL INTER.
RACIAL PROGRAM.
Reheats Hullt, Health Conditions Im
proved, Mob Prevention, Retter Re.
Intlons Generally.
Brunswick, Ga., Aug. S. The Geor.
gla Federation of Colored Women's
This Association i the one oganization that' was absolutely necessai? as c
In getting Congress to consider antl-Iynchlr-? legislation. The enemies of gathering of club women from the
Bsorlal Ion e-v ih r.rpnl7ation thia rrB,1lt f "e M'l . n'ttny . or tne important school at Dickson
a. .- ... .v.. . , r,;Hv.;v; . i cn?'"- a library was
jfnautinuuu iiaa iuveougaicu an iub great usjis ana massacres or . ii"'- ii V "ni -" ior Howard r,igh school, Chat
Nashville, Tenn., Aug. S. The an
nual meeting of the Inter-Racial Lea
gue, a section of the Tennessee Com
mittee on Inter.Racial Cooperation,
which was held hero on Jiily 12-13.
revealed the fact that i.iost encourafc
Ing ';igress In race relations has been
made In this State during the past
year.
. The efforts of the company have
been directed along many lines, chief
of which has been that of ascuring
better educational fe.-lltleg for Ne.
f , ?.hl re"iilta snorted Include
$35 000 high schools at Dyersburg and
Horth Pittsburgh, $25,000 schools at
nrownsvnie and McMlnr. villa, a 19.000
and a number of
Colored people and made the general public understand that the chief President of the State Federations, 1 park fo, -the co'lllred neoDiaT Mem
causes at them were n t "Negro crime."
phis.
The State Board of TTonlih nnnnar.
ated heartily In the Health Week pro
gram. In Hamilton county avery
school house was visited In this cam.
Woodrow Vilson is eaid to have had the following to say of
former Senator James K. Vardaman: "I am not in a position to
review Mr. Vadaman's record in Washington in detiul, but I can
sum up my impression wf him in a single sentence -. I think that
he is tho ughly false and untrustworth, and that it would be a
great detriment to Mississippi and the nation if he should be re
turned to the senate." -
We go th- expresident one better by sayinff that his choice
in the first piace was unfortunate and America suffered by it.
There are others of his iY.r no less unworthy of such offices. 'L hey
are reproaches to the country and stumbling blocks in the path
way of progress.
We have always knov.Ti that we were musical under ordinary
gy has been discovered who
may not be useful but it is
ircunistai ces, but among us a prodigy has been discovered who
ar, sins' v'er water. Such k fift ma
cir
car;
, truly unique.
I renorta of work hroncrht In hv off!
It has defended t'ae right of Colored men who run away from lynching ' CPr ftnd heads of departments and
to the North or to Canada, to stay where they run to and not to be car-, Bieach'priden" an"! Vova? c,ub worn
nea oacK to me lynchers Dy ouicers o: tne law. e" " jwu,.w,c.. m rr um i an. i paign, so addresses were made and
rri. a , i( . ..- , t ... ... quu i Bnvu n nun iciww ui m5 over 1D.UUU people were reached
-The Association is the enly Negro orgaaization maintaining a great year's work and shewed her real At Murfreesboro the ci,-e.7it i. a
s.arr or orncers and a large force or c:erks and stenographers to work for .-d' T"whar .acrTfic; "of .uength and miTtee t cooperate. 'with fti i".1 SS
equal tights and opportunities lor American Negroes. The National Offl- 'time and money i .a been expended
. . i to carry forward 'he work. Among her
cers work every day in the year. recommendations w:.a that a right
It has defended lodge people, thurcl people, and people of all other Hardng" 8a?o7 CabboWS
organizations. Mid those In states and communities wlysre Colored folk are king for their influence and up
not allowed to organize. It is an organization for all Colored people and Ed onl of8 S. nd 'r'e'cTatlon
for all people who believe In equal rights for Colored people. i to Congressman A. C. Dyer. Thl re-
. , . v v commendation was carried out
It has developed one of the best magazines of the country THE stae officers present were: Mrs.
CRISIS I Geo. S. Williams. Pres. Mrs. R. O.
Capel, 1st v ce president, Mrs. Hattle
It'a accounts are regularly examined Ly public auditors and the reporla Harris. Macon, Carolina, secretary,
of Its activities printed and issued to the public. Its legality and credit Secy. "avmhT'Mu'a wiikiSS:
could not be shaken even by the spis in the Great War. iTVir?
It Is the best organization through which all other organizations that ' Wilson, cordeie. state organiser;
wart to help the American Negro to greate- freedom, can spend their do- tre'.s. MM oi wle'chairman
nations. Church conferences, lodge gatherings and other uerlodie meetlnira Way" R.nd M?"18- August, Mrs. Mattle
- " It WftMtAP. H.nm-fAI MMtfnn Ml. XX
Bleach, Brunswick, Chaplain, hoo-
espocially of Colored Americans, make donations to the organization that
it might d, the work and
opportunity to do or figM.
in dealing with delinquent Colored
Locat committees are workli.g with
country agricultural home demonstra.
tlon agents to promote better farm
ing, marketing and home condition..
Last, but by no means of least tm
tance. a mou was foiled and a lyn-
chlng prevented In a Tennessee town
last year -by the prompt action of the
local committee.
Th!L annual meeting was held-at
the Tennessee Negro Normal during
the summer session and was attend-
lin n?Zre It of ter from all
parts of the State.
iJhiwm Jadd';ei by a number of
leading educators of both races, in
cluding Hon. P. P. Claxton. foVmer
St.. Commissioner of Education, the
State Superintendent, and the Presl.
iw tirtheT Btf,t9. Board of Education.
rroT. W. J. Hale ProMnt t th.
Normal, was re-elected Kh.irm..
it might d. the work and fight which other organizations have not the TlantaPrel,Ident, Mr- Allc u c"ey- RP!.t!r1eaue ttnd, Rohert Clay, of
... ... .... i.V,"t . . ' . . rmioi, was re-elected secretary.
FLORIDA O. O. P. CllOtrp Il ANTI
HKCRO 8TA1YJV
AFRICAN MIRAGE.
It Is perhaps not surprising that the dream of a migration of the Am
erican Negroes to African should appeal to enthusiasts, both white and
Colored. The dream has its grandiose conception: the all black common
wealth wherein the Negro might work out his future for himself.- But
sober thought will bring to mind one or two serious difficulties. The Am
Mrs. Amelia Sullivan, Augusta, Chair
man Department of Cltiaenshlp, re
ported having led three thousand
women to register during toe year,
Mrs. juason Lyons, Atlanta,
unando, Fla.. Aug. . The newly
j organlied Independent Republican Par
i ty in Florida, formed for the avowed
; Purpose of eliminating the N jgro from
, ... ,...u,,,oM pontics in me Booth, an.
Co- nounced thpt In order to test th
strength of 1U principles in the elec-
, . -'wu iioAi iNovemoer. w. G I.awnon
CoIumUa 8 C.. August I. The of this city would be Us candidate
wh te DeoDle of manv Smith tnr th o. canaiuaie
erican Negro has not the slightest desire to go to Africa. Furthermore. co,mJnu,luS, ar cooperating heartily the reeuian Republican candidate
- i ' with the Colored people in the effort ahould one b nominated;
one.
BETTKR COI,OPRI SCHOOLS Ilf
SOUTH CAROMNtA.
Best Element t Hot Raaea
operating tm that 2nd.

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