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JV1 Sfel Pi -'4, if I •L I & *.«& pv s *,-e 1 S$ s v Vol 6 .'-3 MS Number 8 A. C. Pa ANNOUNCEMENT It has been Brought to the presi attention that the public ex pect the N. A. A. C. P. to take the initiative in legal affairs in behalf of those who have been illegally treated. This is a misapprehension ami the president begs to make this aitt$uncement: The N. A. A C. P. is most happy to give moral assistance to any per son, or persons who may have a just eaiait for legal redress, or moral re dresa. But any person or persons desiring to bring suit for illegal treat ment must first take the initiative by beginning the suit in person and individually paying the coats for sarae. This is to show the good faith of the aggrieved. Where it is seen that- the aggrieved is financially un ftblf to meet the initial cost and the case justifies it, the N. A. A. C. wiil endeavor to assist in the prose cution of the case with all the power and resources at its disposal.—J. N. Satnuels-Belboder, president. July 25, 1918. MOgjjtRFIELI) STOREY DRIVE INCREASES MEMBERSHIP New York, July 17, 1918. Tae National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, through its National Office in New York, makes public the results of its Mourfield Storey drive to increase the membership of the Association as a tribute to its national president for his services to the colored people in winning the famous segregation de cision in the Supreme Court of the United States. At the close of the drive on June 15 the Association's total membership had increased from 9,896 before the drive to approxi mately 36,000, and is still going up. This total number of 36,000 members does not include any branches, which are regarded by the Association as in active, but includes only active branches and paid-up memberships. The 85 active branches of the As sociation which were in existence when the drive began report a total membership of 32,300. Thirty-two new branches have been organized during the drive with a total mem bership of 2,600. These totals, to gether with something over 1,000 members at large not affiliated with any particular branch, make the 36, ©00 given as the total for the drive. The Association now has 117 active bcanches. Mr in jmwuncui£ the lev. F. and Prof. Joint results of the drive, "and their white friends appreciate as they never did before the value and necessity of or ganized effort. The Association's branches are widely distributed, which is a second cause for gratifica tion," said Mr. Shillady. "In only thirteen states is the Association not bers the West North Central states, I Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska and Kansas, have 11 branches with .1,160 members the Southern states, Note for Information—Attached hereto is a copy of the Association's Branch Bulletin for July, from which may be secured additional informa tion concerning the drive, the num ber of members of the N. A. A. C. P. in our local community, and detailed figures for each branch. If you use any of these figures, please use only the total membership at the close of the drive. Some of the branches, the Associa tion reports, did remarkable work in increasing their membership. The Branch at Washington, D. C., for example, has gone from a member ship of less than 700 to nearly 7,000 the Branch at Boston has gone from a membership of about 750 to more than 2,500. Seventeen of the Asso- Xenia, Ohio.—One hundred and ciation's branches have memberships sixty-four men answered to their of more than 500 members each branches have more than 300 mem bers each. "The eosorejf of the nation," NEW TRAINING CAMP aiBtais FR:S:DENT WILSON- SONDEMK Wi Arnold *ho will conduct a financial campaign to raise $4,U0U to clean the ckurch site from indebtedness. The Omega Girls backed by the boards, members and friends o' Eaker Si. Church will take the initiative.,. All the churches in the city are co-operating in the movement. 4 vrr 3 three men to be on the register. The men were assembled at 7 o'clock and went through their first temporary drill work under the directions of Lieutenants I. B. Williams and W. A. Elder, in the list of men there are several who have served in the regu lar army and because of their ex represented. In the New England perienee, James Huston, of the 10th states there are six branches with a cavalry, Raymond Grigsby, of the total of about 4^400 members the loth cavalry, and James A. Johnson North Atlantic states have 16 of the 24th infantry, were appointed branches with more than 4,000 mem- as temporary sergeants. First Lieutenant Wartw B: Kestoi M. H. C., has pitched his tent on the campus near Mitchell Hali and is en gaged giving the men the required exclusive of the District of Columbia, physical examination which will take have 43 branches, with 7,500 mem- the greater part of the day he if bers in the Mountain and Pacific'also looking after the sanitary condi States the Association has twelve tiona of the plant, taking testa of the branches with over 2,000 members.: water and having men appointed to Two states, Ohio and Illinois, have do police work in the way of picking as many as ten branches Virginia, up all scraps of paper and rubbish the Old Dominion state, the state of on the ground. l)r. R. H. Gruhe, aristocracy of the south, has eight health officer from this city, took branches. "Another striking feature of the drive," said Mr. Shillady, "is the spontaneous growth of new branches. The 32 new branches organized were organized without direct assistance of the Association's officers or Field Secretary. In some cases nearby branches assisted in the organization, but as a whole these branches were the outgrowth of the spontaneous de sire of the people themselves to af filiate with a national organization which they regard as one that stands for their rights and for their ad vancement. One of these new branches, San Antonio, Texas, haji more than 500 members and another at Greene County, Ohio, begins with 450 members. "Mr. James W. Johnson, Field Secretary of the National Associa tion, who has been on three extended tours, one of them through the South, reports that colored people every where are alive to the responsibilities of the times, that they are support ling the government loyally in Liberty S Loan and War Savings drives, that they are watching with interest the valorous deeds of colored soldiers abroad, and that they are looking for ward to greater participation in cfvil and political rights at home." samples of the water Monday for th purpose of testing its condition. At 9:30 this morning the men were assembled in the auditorium of Galloway Hall* to receive instructions pertaining to their vocational train ing which will start Wednesday. Short addresses were made by Dr. W. A. Galloway, Captain Ostermair and Superintendent Wm. Joiner. "WINNING THE WAR" Tuskegee Institute, Ala., July 20.— Mr. Emmett J. Scott, Secretary of the National Negro Business League and Special Assistant to the Secre tary of War, was at his desk at the Tuskegee Institute for a few days this week. While here, he addressed the Summer School, which closed its ninth annual session yesterday, After a conference with Principal Robert R. Moton, chairman of the Executive Committee of the Business League, Mr. Scott announced that an important feature of the next session of the National Negro Business League which is to be held at at At lantic City, N. J., will be symposium discussion "Winning the War." Im portant representatives of various agencies engaged in war work, to gether with a number of Government workers, will be present and partici pate in this effort to devise plans and methods to help our country in the great crisis through which we are now passing. Communities which have been successful in local war re lief campaigns will also be sented in this discussion. repre- Persons who have been invited to speak at Atlantic City are respond ing promptly and the program mat ter will be given to the printers next week. Every effort is being made to con structive session. r„ OPEN AT W1LBERFORCB ... ... m0St "'t"eEt"": a,,d HELP WANTED—MALE names Tuesday morning at the new BOYS, MAKE MONEY selling!court training camp at Wilberforce Univer- specialties and novelties during spara Over a year has passed since Con sity, and before the close of the day time. Write National Specialty Com- the officers in charge expect the full pany, 40 Suu building, Jackson, quota of one hundred and eighty-' Mich. of pay envelop#*. •J 9 x** .* .JiV MAKES PLEASING TALK (By Stella Mae Carter) Richmond, Ind.— (Special) -Mrs. Louise Braxton, principal of the Nor mal and Industrial Institute at Macon, Ga., gave an interesting ad dress on last Friday evening in the high school auditorium before an ap preciative audience. At this meeting she brought out the purposes and needs of the institution for which she has labored so hard. Mrs. Braxton told of opening her school three years ago with only six girls and one bojL, find now the in stitution numbers 150 students, In Mrs. Braxton's school the girls are taught cooking and sewing and they are also taught how to economize, she gave an ilIu#tiation showing how much could he saved by economics methods. Macon, tin., has a populu tion of 30,000 Mrs. Braxton state, biit the pupils in the colored public schools are only taken to the fifth and sixth grades. Mrs. Braxton is also organizer of the State Federation of Women'. Clubs in Georgia, and is engaged it making a tour of the northern static for the purpose of raising funds ti build a girl's dormitory and stated she had been so well received in this city that after the tirst of September she would make Richmond her north ern headquarters. The musical program rendered in which the Higgins Sisters of Dayton appeared in vocal and whistling se lections pleased the audience and were heartily appluuded. A loca» quartet composed of Mrs. Margaret Holsinger, Mrs. C. Thurman, Messrs Cecil and Otho Robinson sang and Miss Ramey gave a vocal number. Mrs. Vivian Ross, reader, was at her best and made a decided hit in hei drumtic reading of "The 10th Cav airy." Dr. W. A. Anderson presided a', the meeting. On last Sunday morn ing Mrs. Braxton with the thm Misses Higgins appeared at St. Paul'. Lutheran, the First English Luth eran, Trinity Lutheran and the First Presbyterian churches and in the aft ernoon at the Bethel A. M. E. church in a sacred concert. SLAYER PAYS PENALTY Aaron Washington, Dayton coloret man convicted of the murder of Clar i ence Conover, paymaster of the Aetna Paper company, will die in the elect ric chair at the Columbus peniten tiary Friday morning. The supreme court Friday refused to save him As is usual the execution will takt place a few minutes after Thursday midnight. Attorneys for Washington pdt up a hard fight to save him from the chair. His execution originally was set for May 25. An extension was granted when they took the case to the court of appeals. Their request for a new trial was refused by this and e*lot DAYTON. OHIO, FRIDAY JULY 26, 1918 Price S Cents «. 'j®*. \h execution set for July 26 over was murdered. Washington in order to take a number *y~i* '-v-f/ r/^s SUPPLY WAGONS FOR THE AMERICAN TROOPS AT THE FRONT v W V Train of supply wagona moving through a French village and over a low bridge on the way to the troops at the front. ..a MME. C. J. WALKERS AGENTS TO CONVENE IN CHICAGO Sessions will be held at Olivet Baptist church, August 1, 2 and 3, inclusive. The. second annual convention of the Mme. C. J. Walker Agents will meet in Chicago, August 1, 2, and 3, inclusive. The public and business sessions will be held at Olivet Baptist smam uuuJi, and iJcuiborn treets. During the convention tin winners in Mine. C. J. Walker's great prize contest will be announced and prizes awarded. Several speakers of note will appear on the program. Agents expecting to attend the con vention are urged to write Mrs. Jesse Mapp, 4753 Langley avenue, or Mrs Kstella Trueman, 5410% Dearborn street. ESTABLISHES ROOMING HOUSE Mrs. Mamie Elliott of Detroit. Mich., arrived in Dayton three week. igo with the intention of renting or leasing a rooming house for the ac commodation of colored people. She found it impossible to rent a place n account of her color. Mrs. Elliott iived in Dayton several years ago and .vas much surprised to lind how pre judice had grown here since that time. Race haired is almost as bad as it was before the war, notwith standing our fighting for democracy tbroad. Finding that the only way she could secure a place would be by buying, Mrs. Elliott purchased a handsome place at 48 Sycamore street, at the corner of Council. The white people made a protest against a col ored person moving into the neigh borhood, but Mrs. Elliott was shrewd enough to secure the property just the same. After furnishing the house up, Mrs, Elliott communicated with a local plant stating that ::he Phone Us Main 7696. Lh4v are coming to Dayton to do war work. In the near future Mrs. Elliott will be able to take several mora men. COLORED NURSES TO WB USED IN ARMY CAMfB Washington, C., July 22, 1918. The War Department authorize the following statement from Fmm J. Scott, special assistant to the retary of WafT Orders were issued today by the War Department to the office of tHe Surgeon General, which will enabli colored nurses who have been regit lered by the American Red Cross So ciety, to rentier service for their owa rafle in the Army. Colored nursee will be assigned to the base hospitals now established at Camp Funston, I'ort Riley, Kansas ("amp Grant, Rock ford, Illinois ('amp Dodge, Das Moines, Iowa Camp Taylor, Louis i ille, Ky. Camp Sherman, Chilticothe, i hio and Camp Dix, Wrightstown, N.J. At these camps a total of about IS.tKHI colored troops are stationed* General Pershing has been asked bff cable whether the services of colored nurses can he utilized to advantage among the American Expeditionary Forces. t: O U N Y A I I S MISSIONARY UNION The County Missionary Union will hold its monthly meeting at Bethel Baptist church Sunday at 3 p. m. All a re welcome. Program will be as follows: Song—Love Divine. Responsive Reading—84th Psalm led by Miss Nora Dunn. Lord's Prayer—Union, Song—Blessed Be the Name. Song service, 10 minutes—Led by Mrs. Probst. Roll Called—Quotation Love. Reports of District Workers. Quiz on African Trail—Mrs, Sarah Johnson, Offering. Adjournment. Mrs. M. Mealey, Sec'y. PICNIC AT HILLS AND DALES was in position to accommodate some 1 mended for securing Hills and Dales of its colored employees, the company responded by sending eight, men. The agent who accompanied the men was surprised to find such a nice sani tary place. The house has eleven large, airy rooms, with bath and gas. Mrs. Elliott is doing her bit to win •he war by caring for the men who are making the bullets to crush the park Huns. It wou!d be a fine thing for permission to use the buildings when other colored people to follow Mrs. ever a date is open. Thus wo should Elliott's example by purchasing!contend for ©or rights and art he 4houses to accommodate mt nea who] continually juiskad aaMfc mm* :a 1 n ADVERTISERS realize quick jg results when using theie col-* unms to reach the people. Mar- Dr. L. H. Cox and the St. garet's Men's club are to be com- for their outing Friday, August 9th, Although this park was given by John H. Patterson to all the peo ple of Dayton, a committee of colored men was recently refused the use of the same. Dr. Cox went to the "Powers that Be," where it was ad mitted that the park is for all the people, and colored people can secure Vii 'mWi JwMMMriMMNiilinh smnsAwget**'