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pre-war prices. Mail orders
specialty;. Phone 2637?
Hie Southe
When glaced in The Indicator?
Read by over 5,000 in Columbia
OCT. 15,1921
Attn f lAvrcT r t Tn
Pr^f. J. R. Wi
S om
He ShoWs That "Facts is Facts"
j -.
Before! our great National Baptist
convention was split, as now, I was,
at one time, the corresponding secre
tary of fits Educaticnal Department
My duties, as such, required me to at
tend the j State conventions, and other
annual j bodies, of Negro Baptists
throughout the United States. I read
ily perceived that the proceedings of
-no otheif State convention of Negro
Baptists ! functioned with so little of
politics }n evidence as was unmistaka
bly true of the Baptist State conven
tion of fcouth Carolina. Of that fact
I was ever proud. And of it, I have
often boasted.
Since Scrambling for office had pre
viously been so unknown in our State
convention, I was greatly pained when,
immediately after the death of Dr.
Durhamj the querry, "Who will be
presidenjt?" became rife and candi
dates foij* that position began increas
ingly to j make their ambition known.
So disgusted was I ;because of this
change pr the worse in our conven
tional life, I gave utterance to my dis
gust in jan article which appeared in
the People's Recorder of January 15th.
In that ?article, among other things, I
said: j
With jabsolute certainty, I can tell
you who will not be chosen. But the
subject, ?while a mest delicate one just
now is jand will increasingly be, a
most important one because-Thus
far, in all of its long history, the con
ventionjhas had but three presidents,
Brockeiijton, Ralf ord, Durham, each of.,
whem hkd-muvh natural, as well as ac
quired, [ability, together with ripe and
varied experience, for leadership. Each J
ci thenj was signally characterized i
by a repiarkably placidity of tempera- j
r;xont and, under just cause for prov
ocation.) unusual self-control. Other
than as| a larger lied for quantity and *
quality j of service, none of them had s
;.use t?j> desire the presidency of the ^
V|pnven?p;n,%?or the reason that eavh
?: thcinl !Pw%'t?^?^??^?^^^ c
already (heidi within -the ?eapmiiiatfon>ifi
strong Jinan "ina.
is not magnified by it, either df them
would nave, apart from the position
been equally influential in the coun
cils of j the denomination. The facts
are that a man who is made greater
by the i office he holds is not a big
enoughj man for the given office. For
that reason, men best suited for po
sitions ?do not the positions seeks but
are for- the positions scught. Neither
Brockepton nor Raiford, nor^ Durham
made 4uSnt of personal effort for the
place. I They did not do so because
the plaf'ce needed them more than was
their desire for it.
"I qnce attended ' a Baptist State
Convection in another State where
more than a whole day was consumed
in an j effort to elect a president. A
president was finally chosen. But
while jthe political methods employed
placed! a man in the position, those
very methods, at the very same time,
divested him of the dignity and respect
whichj with the position ought have
gone. I You may well consider it a
truth j eternal that until polit cs shall
have j be ome to ore nearly pure or
Christianity wholly altogether rotten,
the t^'o can be mixed only to the de
triment of the cause of Jesus Christ,
Our LiOrd. To the employment of any
such j admixture, the Negro Baptists
of South Carolina have thus far
scorned to go. And I earnestly hope
that il shall have ? long lain in my
grave before, if ever, any such evil
day ?hall upon them come.
*T!know well the rank and file of
the baptist brethren in South Caro
lina J And because I know them so
well,) I tell you, without any hesi
tancy, th'-: Should any man dare tc
lowef our Christian and denomina
tional ideals by personally canvassing
or otherwise self-seeking the place, he
wiid Rudely be awakened to the fact
that; he hhs automatically eliminated
himself from 'consideration for it.
What ought be done in the matter of
the h hoice of a president and denomi
national leader will be done, and that
will; be this: When the Convention
has i assembled, and at the psycholog
ical.! time, a session of earnest heart
melting prayer for guidance will be
held, followed by nominations, in
whijeh no great speech making will
feature, and then will be chosen for
the; place a man in whose selection
no bli stake will be made because the
Holjy Spirit will have guided in the
chopee." Selah!
Vj/hat I then wrote was, at that time,
exceedingly appropriate. Just now,
it is far more so because we are now
seeing newspaper discussions, and
hearing of swappings of influence, "in
behalf of this and that candidate for
the! place. "These things ought not so
to ; be." "Facts is facts," and, under
pr?sent conditions, it is undeniably
triie, political canvassing to the con
trary notwithstanding, that as rightly
might a man aspire to become the law
ful husband of a woman whose lawful
husband was yet alive and adequately
onj the job, as for any candidate to
?Buy Guarnteec
Ison Has
ewhat To Say
aspire to oust Dr. Earle from the pres
idency at the next session of the Bap
tist State convention. Because
1. With the knowledge that Dr. Dur
ham was in feeble health and with the
understanding that, in the choice of a
vice president, the man most suited to
he successor to the presidency must
be chosen, Dr. Earle was, year after
year, for five succeeding years, re
elected vke president that the mantle)
of the convention's Elijah might fall,
upon him, the convention's deliberately J
chosen Elisha. "Facts is facts."
2. In recognition of that Elijah and
Elisha understanding, the Executive
Board of the convention, at its meet
ing in January, did, on motion of Dr.
J. C. White of Columbia, formally de
clare Dr. Earle the convention's presi
dent. In addition, all the members of
that Board and all the Baptist preach
ers, in Columbia gave President Earle
pledges of their loyalty to, and hearty
c?-operation w.th, his administration.
In consequence, every member of that
Board and every Baptist preacher in
Columbia is morally obligated neither
to give, nor be used to give, President
Earle any opposition at the next ses
sion of the* convention. "Facts as?
3. President Earle has not yet had
a fair try out nor adequate time in
which to inaugurate any constructive
plans, much less accomplish their sus
tained fulfillment. In consequence, to
tail to etewt him president and thereby
give him a square deal opportunity
would be un-Christian, unjust, and a
gross, unnecessary, but wicked reflec
tion upon his character or ability.
Even Christian bod.es ought occasion
illy strive to do that whicfc is Chris
tan and just to one of their number.
4. President Earle is a college and
;heoiogical graduate of Benedict and
ts a ripe scholar will take front rank
vi th the best. In constructive work
Lenominationally, he is second to none
tmong u&:: In parliamentary kno wl
dge and , judicial po
If these things be true-^&d they are
mdeniably true-unless righteousness
>e dethroned by ungodly ambition and
?imply be given a back seat by mis
lirected friendship, President Earle
frill be unanimously elected at the coni
ng session of our Baptist State con
tention. "What I have written, I have
written." "Facts is facts."
John R. Wilson.
The Baptist i^uucauonal and Mis
sionary State Convention of South
Carolina will hold its annual session
m Columbia, at the Union Baptist
church, November 16-18.
I am desirous that the brotherhood
of "one Lord, one faith, and one Bap
tism" shall duly know that ' all things
are ready-come!" For your recep
tion, entertainment and comtort, Union
Baptist church has already prepared.
This is true of our Baptists in par
ticular and all Columbians in general.
Know ye that Columbia is preponder
antly a Baptist town and when you
cc me, you will largely come to your
own. Send all the delegates you wish
and let all the visitors vho des.re
.onie! We are not only a mighty Bap
tist host but we are a united host.
As one man all of our Baptist pastors
are working and as one all of our
baptist churches are preparing to care
.or you properly when you come.
The Executive Board of the State
convention met in Columbia October 4,
at which time it was agreed that all
persons attending the convention
would pay for entertainment $1.50 per
day. All who expect to attend will
please notify me at once.
T. M. Boykin,
Pastor Union Baptist Church,
712 Assembly St., Columbia, S. C.
An editorial squib in The People's
Recorder last week has the following
to say, with the authority of Dr. P.
P. Watson:
"In a re.ent issue of The Recorder
an article which had to say about the
missionary work in this State. In con
necticn w.th this same article Dr. P.
P. Watson asks that those who are in
terested in mission work read his re
port of last year from missionary
work done in this State."
It has been the pleasure of ours to
read very satisfactorily the reports
of Dr. Watson for the past four years
and while we have not kept up with
many missionary reports that preceded
i shoes for the w
fo? ne TO ASK
foo DONT
seq. * _
>C \ ViONT
>TVie? ^OU
c*ifc Inter-natT Cartoon Co., N. T.
We wish to announce to
public at large, that our
ton Street will be opened,]
our counters full of barg?
Valuable presents
Ten Persons who spen
opening date. Among
tailored trousers
ir many friends, ard (o the
few Store doors on Washiug
kturday, October 15th, with
rt|l be given away to the First
as much as ten d? liars on the
many presents will be,
|| hats, underwear, ties,
I. S. Ll
ith. and 17th.
ington Street
^VY, Prop.
Bull Street, Between I Taylor and Hampton Streets.
Invites you and your frienlds to worship with them at all of
their services. I
Sunday 10 a. m. Sunday School.
Sunday ll a. m.f Morning Service.
Sunday 6 p. m., B. Y. P. U.
Sunday 7:30 p. m., Evening Service.
H. M. Moore, A. 3., D. D., Pastor.
lis we can and do say with certainty
:hat none have come up to his in re
sent years. Not only has Dr. Watson
raised hk cwn salary on the field and
does a greater amount of missionary
work ?it Dr. Watson's reports show
that he has turned over money to the
convention, aided young men in schcol
who were aspirants to the ministry
and has placed the Ten Corninand
ments into more needed places
throughout South Carolina, reminding
young men and women of their Higher
duties than all the combined forbes in
the State. As.de from this Di Wat
son has also placed the churcfc cove
nants into the hands of thousan. s who
hitherto knew not of them.
But that's neither here nor [there;
look through the minutes of lait year
very car?fully a. jr the treasurer's re
port and at t?e same time reat? over
Dr. Watson's report and compaje facts
with any previous record of tpe con
j The pastor, Dr. H. M. Mo
at his best both morning and
j The Sunday school is still b
! own under Superintendent E
j well.
j The B. Y. P. U. is not only
ing fine programs along wit
ular routine of work, but is
in actual work to help chu
in general. They are now
hard to place new carpet on
and as means of raising fu?
"e? was
diag its
& Con
its reg
f?r this
hole family abd Q
purpose, the Union is divided up into
clubs and each club is bringing abcut
satisfactory results.
Mrs. Albertha Simons, the unas
suming president, is not leaving a
stone unturned to keep this organiza
tion up to the high standard which it
has attained through her untiring ef
The Missionary Society, the Church
Aid Club, and the Pastor's Aid Club,
too, come in for special mention. They
are all working in perfect harmony to
one common end.
About 8:30 last Sundy morning fire?
damaged the beautiful and handsome-j
iy furnished home of Mrs. A. P. Dun
bar, at 1213 Barnwell street. Eye
witnesses to the scene estimate that
at leaet damage to the building alone
it not less than $3,000 to say nothing
of the furniture.
The building and contents were cov
ered by insurance.
Just how the fire originated is not
known but the blaze was discovered in
the roof and serious accidents were
narrowly averted.
The Rev. Richard Carroll is at Latta
this week, where he preached three i
nights. He served Sunday for Dr.
Hubert at Darlington and Dr. U. S.
rtice in Florence Sunday night.
fants Furnishing!
Woods Haberdashery Cor
poration Fills Great Demand.
Shares Now Offered Through
out South Carolina. 25% Profit
Easy. A Purely Racial Enter
prise Offering. Employment to
its Own.
Columbia, S. C., Oct. 12, 1921.
We have made a very good start ia
our Clothing Business when we take
into consideration how business^ has
fallen oif in all sections of the conn
try. The Clothing Business is a busi
ness that but a few Negroes have ven
tured to run. Those of us that have
tried have made the Jews sit up and
take notice. One tn.ng that has kept
so many people out of the Clothing
Business is, they have not been able
to get sufficient money to buy stock.
In advising my race to go in this line
of business, I always tell them to first
si ;k capital, then the business will
come. There was never a t.me in
the*history of our lives when we need
ed Negro enterprises like this more
than today.
We need stores of every kind; just
to think in the city of Columbia and
as many colored people as we have
here we have not a Ladies Ready-to
Wear store in town, and it is up to
us as a race striving to take our places
among other races to establish suita
ble enterprises so that we might be
able to give our boys and girls some
thing ^to do after they have finished
their college career.
Our giris are coming out of college
without any place to apply their edu
caticn, and it is up to us as men to
make places for them. The white man
is striving daily ta.create new places
for his boys and girls as they march
from the college walls and enter the
avenues c\f life. We can dc? the same
by pooling our forces and bending our
efforts in the same direction.
Three merchants in a city like this
will never be able to educate our peo
pie to patronize the Negro enter
prises'. Our company is known i:
every nook and corner of this State
hut on<
thing short about Negro"
and that is: We have been unable tj
get competent bookkeeping. We hav<
na Business College like the other rac?
from which we can secure competerJ
stenographers and it is up to us as
men that are standing for something
in a community to try to see to il
that such courses are established.
The constant den: and made upon
the members of the Woods Haberdash
ery Corporation to increase our bu; i
ness to larger proportions whereby we
will be ab'e ta reach customers
throughout the State by mail order,
etc., and to establish, If possible,
Woods Haberdashery Stores through
out the State, where they are neces
sary, to supply our people with Heber
dashery goods in all of its ramifica
tions and in such quantities as will
conduce to the influence of a Clotti
ng Business, operated by colored peo
By the advice of our customers we
have in incorporated Woods Haber
dashery Business, located at 1124
Washington St., Columbia, S. C., tc
meet this demand.
The Woods Haberdashery Corpora
tion is a regularly incorporated insti
tution, under the laws of South Caro
lina, authorized capital stock, $25,000,
divided into 5,000 shares of par value
$5.00 each, issued fully paid and non
assessable. They are transferable on
the books of the corporation by per
sons or attorney. All stock is com
mon to all holders and each share
a'ike according to the number of
shares he owns. No responsibility at
taches to the holder of stock beyond
the amount he buys. Purchases may!
be made in any quantity desired while j
they last.
The shares are being placed cn the
market throughout South Carolina.
Application for the purchase may be
made through the official representa
tive of the Woods Haberdashery Cor
poration on special forms or direct
from L. B. Woods, President.
What the Woods Haberdashery Cor
poration ls Ding.
The Woods Haberdashery Corpora
tion is engaged in the sale of all lines
of Gents' and Ladies' furnishings, Un
derwear, Hats, Collars, Ties, Hand
kerchiefs, Gloves, Hose, Shoes and
such other mercantile articles as a
business will demand, and in such
5 from I. S. Leevy
ou?t nv-mroi zua
bCKittcKo i HIS WEEK.
Miss Minn.e by ru, ?lair, $1.00; Miss
L.z2?e uoug.ass, ?i-ur, &Uc; Mis>s Enen
wa.iace, uii^ppcAiS, yoe; AUSS charity,
$i.uu; * remuent L. ii. Antisuaxe, Jt*ene
uia co.iegc; ??.O\J; rro?. J. T. Wil
liamson, ?iui? Luiicge, uxangemirg/ S.
U., $U.?>u; Airs. At. n. brigm, K. N.,
supt. ?t. Lu?e Hosp.tai, Greenville, S.
$l.ou; iurs. i\. JdL. colins, COiUin
o?a, ?vu. R-. u. Hj.gjv.?, ?o*um
u?a, $L.oo; Attorney Ja^oo iuoortr,
uiaiigcimig, s>. C., $2.0o; Air. Jesse F.
Wiu-a?us, Darlington, ?.?1.00; Mr. D.
A. Gomen, Darlington, $l.yu; Dr. B. S.
oiiaip, ?eacui, $?.uo; Air. R. C. Davis,
<iiteaViiAe, $1.0$; Dr. C. L. EoCitston,
.ubhariy Dental C-liege, i\ashv.i.e,
Tenn., $1.5U; Airs. A. E. Mell, Washing
ton, D. C., $1.50.
There are hundreds of ethers. who
shoui?'have* been numbered among the
acove this week. Shah we not so ac
! knowieuge rece.pt oi your payments
next wee??. We are looking to hear
from you. Please don't disappoint us.
Frof.- Wilson's 4 Somewhat to Say"
this week, bearing upon the presi
dential campaign now waged by some
in a very quiet but determined way
ought to bring at naught such fallacy.
This article should be reud by every
?apt_st throughout Sottth t Carolina;
i.or it really gives the facts in the mat
ter. l\fo Baptist in trie State should
onger be misguided as to the presi
dency of the convention nor what has
transpired to cause Dr. Earle to be
che accepted vice president for the
past four years and the ^rnost logical
and acceptable president at the coming
Customer Pays For Shoes After
Lcng Delay. \
The State.
Greenwood, S. C., Oct. ll.-"I don't
want to be a goat," read a note inclos
ing a check for a pair of shoes taken
on approval from a local shoe store
here over a year ago, which was re
ceived today by the shoe dealer after
tie had made fruitless efforts to col
lect or have. Sie shoes returned. The
f Hunjcn r\i,^frVieVittah jluu aaga9r*MptkJ??
shoes declared he had read about the
separation of the sheep from the goats
in the observance of "pay up week"
here this week, and wished to be num
bered w.th the sheep."
Editor's Note-This week is "pay
up week" with several cf our subscrib
ers in Greenwood. We should like for
hem to conclude as did the person
above referred to in their city-"don't
Se ? goat."
Incidentally we say to hundreds in
other cities and town-:, even here in
Columbia, don't ba a goat, "be num
bered with the sheep.-"
Mr. Aaron Neal, formerly of this city
hut now of Florida, and Miss Mae
Gardner, sprung quite a surprise on
;:heir many friends when they met in
Philadelphia on the 25th of September
and were happily united as husband
and wife.
Mr. Neal is a successful truck farmer
in one of the bost adapted sections of
Florida for truck raising while his
bride is one of Columbia's best and'
mo-t highly esteemed young ladies.
She was a teacher In the Eooker Wash
ington High School where she was
highly admired by teachers, and taught.
State College, Orangeburg, S. C.
Oct. 8, 1921.
Dear Editor Roach:
Herewith we enclose check for sub
scription for "Th?' Southern Indica
tor." We assure you we appreciate its
weekly visit. We wish for you con
tinued success in the worthy service
you are rendering our people.
Sin:erely yours,
J. T. and M. B. Williamson.
luantities as are calculated to supply
.ur patrons.
The Woods Haberdashery Corpora
tion is composed of men who made a
success in this line of business, having
conducted a Haberdashery Business
for years and we feel with our knowl
edge of the business as evidenced by
he satisfaction we have given our
patrors fer years Eni with our knowl
edge of the leading business and pro
fessional rr en all over the State, that
our profits will easily yield an income
)f 25%. '
on Taylor Street

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