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Vol 6
Number 8
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
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.
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
Mr in jmwuncui£ the
lev. F.
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,"
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.
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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
"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.
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.
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
structive session.
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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#*.
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(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
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.
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
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
DAYTON. OHIO, FRIDAY JULY 26, 1918 Price S Cents
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execution set for July 26
over was
murdered. Washington
in order to take a number
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Train of supply wagona moving through a French village and over a low bridge on the way to the troops at
the front.
Sessions will be held at Olivet
Baptist church, August 1, 2 and 3,
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
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
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.
are coming to Dayton to do war
work. In the near future Mrs. Elliott
will be able to take several mora
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
t: O U N Y A I I S
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
Mrs. M. Mealey, Sec'y.
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
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
n ADVERTISERS realize quick jg
results when using theie col-*
unms to reach the people.
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
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