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leasrt. John L. Thomas and
Jackson have secured Memorial
11 for afternoon and evening of
Emancipation Day for the entertain
ment of the large number of visitors
who will be in the city, as well as
Daytoniana. Immediately after the
program ends at the fair grounds the
lull will be opened to the general pub­
Atlantic City, Aug. 24.—What is
regarded as the most significant
•vents of the year and an epochal
one in the annals of the race is the
Nineteenth Annual Session of the
National Negro Business League,
which met in this city this week be
ginning August 21 and ended Friday
evening with one of the most notable
BOcial functions of the season among
Afro-Americans. The outstanding
features of the sessions were the ad
dresses of welcome by Governor W.
E. Kldge, Mayor Bacharach, Dr. R.
R. Moton and Hon. Eminett J. Scott,
Special Assistant to the Secretary of
In delivering the welcome address
on behalf of the State of New Jersey
he spoke of the great progress made
by the race in the face of the blind
prejudice which confronts it. He
said that the attaining of education
first was the stepping stone to branch
Otit and become a part of the business
of the country. He gave a clear
definition of democracy and said that
it must be emphasized at hope as well
Continuing he said:
"We are talking democracy and
Writing about*it but getting further
and further away from it. We are
going to understand one another bet
"This is the way it is going to be
developed, as I see it. New Jersey is
great center of war activity, proud
of her history and proud of her ac
civic responsibilities. I hope then
camps men who are Catholic, men
Who are Prptestants, men who are
Jews. We have among the troops
white and colored and men of every
nationality, now all Americans, of
Course. We have nearly every race
tjirown together and properly so.
They are going to be more tolerant
of one another's viewpoint when they
come fiome to talk up again their
Civic responsibilities. I hope then
that this class prejudice will be elim
inated for all times. (Prolonged ap
$aluse and cheers). This will be a
recompense for some of the sacrifices
through which we are going. (Ap
Governor Edge referred farther on.
to the work that has been done for
the Negro in New Jersey. He spoke
of the Colored Welfare League and
other activities which seek to amel
iorate the conditions of the colored
citizens of the state.
"I feel," said the Governor, "that
New Jersey, since she has been first
In so many other forward movements,
If* going to be first, likewise, in giving
fou greater opportunities." (Ap
The executive referred to various
Colored citizens who are striving to
i»elp their race throughout the coun
try, particularly is New Jersey.
,affe jwstf a special teratosis Attopcy-
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lic. Moving pictures will be shown cents, children, 5 cents admission to
from 5:00 to 7:30. The pictures will the dance 25 cents, including war tax.
be educational as well as entertaining. Refreshments consisting of light
From 8 p. m. to 12:00 the. grand
Emancipation dance will take place.
Music will be furnished by the famous
Jackson and Toots Willis eight-piece
orchestra. More than a thousand por
sohs are expected to be in line for
the grand march at 10 o'clock.
All soldiers in uniform will be ad
mitted to the hall free. Admission to
pictures from 5:00 to 7:30, adults 10
Business Leasee in 19tb. Annual
Session at Atlantic
which lasted five minutes. number of colored men
President Napier in accepting the
key said that since the organization
of the league, in its annual sessions
from city to city, Atlantic City leads,
as this is the first key that has ever
been presented to the National Negro
Dr. Moton's Response
With his native witticism and elo-
His masterly presentation of cer
tain phases of the Negro's life and
his constant devotion to his country
despite his proscriptions and his in
spiring optimism combined with his
happy way of reaching his applaud
ing audience demonstrated that he
has the confidence of the leaders.
Hon, J. C. Napier, president of the
body, ably presided and was assisted
by Charles Banks of Mount Bayou,
Miss., and Chas. II. Brooks, of Phila
delphia. His annual message was
brim full of interesting facts and
greatly inspired the vast audience.
The message brought by Captain
Spingarn and eloquently accentuated
by Dr. Roman, of Nashvile, Tenn.,
who also elicited unstinted applause
from the audience that filled Fitzger
ald's Auditorium, in which roost of
the sessions were held, was one
frought with facts of vital import to
the race and nation.
It was clearly demonstrated at this
session that the mantle of th
lunches, soft drinks and ice cream will
be served throughout the evening.
In opening the hall in the late af
ternoon a place will be provided for
the visitors to rest after having a
busy day at the fair grounds. Here
tofore the strangers have had no place
to go to in the evening. The affair
at Memorial Hall this year will be
the most elaborate aver attempted.
Isaac Nutter, of this city, closing his, is appreciated by the masses of the
reference with the words} races and leaders of the race from
"Isaac Nutter is recognized from every section of the country,
one end of the state to the other as a lion. Emmett J. Scott in beginning
the symposium on 'Winning the War"
made one of the best patriotic ad
dresses that has been del'vered in
this city, Throughout his memorable
address he reached his vast audience
and aroused a kind of enthusiasm
that is needed for the winning of the
man you can trust."
Mayor Bacharach
Mayor Bacharach followed the
Governor. After paying a high tri
bute to the Negro as a citizen he
dwelt upon the men of color who
readily responded to the present draft
and also when a call for 20 or more
men was made 90 or more always re
sponded. His rendering of the poem
entitled, "A Little Service Flag,"
moved many of the visitors to tears.
His gift of the key of the city to the
league was greeted with applause
ealIed by the
spoke he was given the kind of
Mr. Scott in his report called at
tention to the fact that in the first
registration 737,(526 negroes were
registered out of a total of U,586,&08
that is to say 7.0U per cent of the
totaI re
gjstration of June 6, 1917,
s composed 0 negr
o registrants,
provo3t Marshal Gen-
eral's office up to and including July
15, 1918, was 227,541, while the total
number called to August 8# JLD18, was
He spoke in detail on what the col
ored people of the country are doing
to help win the war, mentioning,
among other things that some forty
quent manner of reaching his audi- colored chaplains are now serving in
ence, Dr. R. R. Moton, the ~ecognized
leader of his race, ably responded to
the welcome address of Gov. Edge
and Mayor Bacharach". He singled
out inspiring facts revealing the in
tense loyalty of his race and cited the
thrilling events of the battle of Car
rizal. He gave a plain interpreta
tion of what democracy meant and as
serted that the Negro was unswerv
ingly loyal to his country and
expected his contribution for the ulti
mate triumph of democracy to bring
him the things that have been long
the National Army along with one
thousand colored officers who have
been commissioned as captains, first
and second lieutenants in the United
States Army and in the Medical Re
servo Corps.
War for liberty
In his address he* said the Negro in
the present war for liberty and world
wide democracy was proving to be a
noble and inspiring figure. The re-
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cent exhibition of independent valor the interest of raising a fund
Two divisions of negro troops are
now in France with eight combat reg
iments to be trained in various can
tonments In the country. He called
attention to the authorization by the
War Department of the colored Red
Cross Nurses and spoke of the op
portunities that are being provided
for the technical training of colored
men in many institutions of learning.
His address was followed by Capt.
Arthur Spingarn of the Surgeon
General's Office Dr. C. V. Romans,
who has been employed to improve
the health conditions among tha Ne
gro civilian population around can
tonments and camps also by Dr.
(5eorge E. Haynes, Director of Negro
Economics, Department of Labor Dr,
C. H. Tobias, one of the secretaries
of Y. M. C. A. work among colored
men Dr. G. W. Cabaniss, Y„ M, C. A.
i yecretarv
Irous Dr. Washington has fallen upon] rp.„ .. ,, v
nr. E. E. Moton, principal of Tmke- I J1*
gee Institute. Every time that he
what negroes are
i which showed that bis terestiag features of Tkomiay mom
ing's session.
Among the many distinguished
speakers and -visitors were Judge
Robt. Terrell, Dr. George E. Haynes,
Director of Negro Economics of the
department of Labor Mrs. Booker T.
Washington, A. U. Craig, of the Food
Administration T. M. Campbell, Dis
Urict Agent of the Extension Work in
Alabama Dr. J. W. E. Bowens, Prof.
W. T. B. Williams, C. C. Spaulding,
»nd a number of bishop£ and Major
J. T. Tandy, the noted architect.
Special Notice!
The Midget theater, located at 1021
W. Third street, is one of the coziest
little theaters in Ohio it is modern
in every respect, having rest rooms
and toilets for men and women,
drinking fountains, and one of the
best ventilating systems that can be
found. This theater has been closed
for remodelling, and will be open on
Sunday for the general public. R.
C. Krapp, the manager, has been in
the show business for several years
and assures you that the best photo
plays of the American screen will lu
shown. He also states that the
theater will be run in an up-to-date
maimer, courtesy of employes, and
patrons' comfort will be the slogan
at all times.
Don't forget the opening date, Sun
day, Sept. 1,, at 1:30 p. m., and con
tinuous until 10:45 p. m. The open
ing bill will be Harry Morey in the
Golden Goal, a powerful drama of
lower New York, in five reels also
showing the first episode of "Ven
geance and the Woman," a typical
Western serial. Come one and all
Jfhis is a reel treat.
The City Federation will hold Its
monthly meeting Sunday, Sept. 1, at
the W. C. S.t 800 West Fifth street
All clubs aro urged Ui
Meeting set for 3:45 p. m.— J. G.
Higgins, president Mary Anderson,
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Rosa Lee H. Dagger.
Trustees of Euclid Ave. Church Ar
range Coal Purchasing Program
Dr. Thomas H. Jackson of Wilber
force University will speak next Sun
day afternoon at 3:00 p. m. at Euclid
Ave. A. M. E. church. Three attrac
tive services have been planned In
on the part of negroes in France cient to meet coal purchasing and
served to bring anew to the people' other necessary trustee items for the
of this country and the world at large
the worth of tho negro as a factor in
the productive and protective forces
of the republic.
Chillicothe, Ohio,
Aug. 2G, 1918,
Dear Folks: 1 arrived O. K. about
10:30 yesterday. I couldn't got Will
iam over the 'phone, but 1 met Mrs,
Scott, a race war worker, and slu1
offered to see me out to the camp.
We went in a machine, and to the
Y. M. C. A. hut. Mr. Frye is secre
tary there. Harry rushed upon me
there and took me to the colored Y.
M. C. A. hostess house. William had
started to town and so I missed him.
I waited on the porch until he re
turned, about 12:30. I am with Mrs.
Wm. Marshall, (nee, Lucretia Ifart
sell). I will tell you more of this
camp when I see you. Good bye, with
love, from
winter. Such men as Dr. Jackson are
seldom available, and hence a large
attendance is anticipated.
Rev. Upthegrove has returned from
his vacation, and will fiH the pulpit
morning and evening. Last Sunday
Father Coleman preached at the
morning services, while Rev. John W.
Arnold delivered an excellent sermon
in the evening. All will be made wel
come at Euclid. Come and bring a
The Aristos Society will give a ban
quet at the G. D. A. hall Friday even
ing, September 6th in honor of Judge
Robert Terrell, of Washington,. D. C.
Orion John Taylor, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Winston Taylor, died Tuesday
proved to be one of the in-
at the
two sisters, i
Rev. Kimbro Delivering
Soul Stirring Sermons
A great camp meting now going
rm at the camp meting grounds at
the comer of Western Avenue and
Cherry Street, conducted by Elder
Meade. The Rev. James M. Kimbro
is assisting him in the meetings. Rev.
Kimbro has preached some of the
most spiritual and heart-thrilling ser
mons that the people have been made
0 marvel.
You and your friends arc cordially
invited to hear this young man, he's
a wonder to the world. 1 have heard
all the preachers in the city, but he
s the best. He preaches such spirited
sermons it will be worth while to
tome and hear him. Rev. Kimbro is a
very young man and has traveled over
1 large part of Ohio.
The camp tpetings are glorious.
"Whosoever will, may come and drink
vf the water of life freely."
Rev. Kimhro will preach Sunday
morning at 11:00 a. m., at the New
Hope Baptist church, corner Hartford
ind Costello streets Take the Cin
einnati-I/eo car south to Hartford
and walk one square west to the
church. Sunday night at 8 p. m. he
will preach at the A. M. FJ, Zion
church, corner Western avenue and
Cherry street.
There will be an all-day get-to
gether picnic on the Pease street play
jmung^jito) Zion Baptist
Sunday School, Monday, September 2.
The amusements will consist Of base
ball, sand for the children, tennis, and
new giant stride has been placed on
the grounds. Refreshments, hot, sand
wiches, hot coffee and ice crcarn will
be ierved.
Come, spend the day. Enjoy the
grounds, the community1 house, and
meet your friends, as well as help the
children of the beginners' class of
Zion Sunday school for which the pro
ceeds will he used.
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Odd Fellows Meetl:
Members of the N. A. A. C. I*.
Request for Information Concerning
Members of the N. A. A. C. P., and
Members of thdr Families in
National Service
Service to their members, or persons
in the immediate family of members.
1. Names of all members of the
N. A. A. C. P. now in the Army or
Navy, together with branch of the
service, name of regiment or division
in which they are serving.
2. Names of persons in the im
mediate family of members of the
N. A. A, C. P., together with their
relationship to members (whether
father, son or brother), name of
regiment or division to which they
are serving.
The National Office regards the se
curing of this information as ex
tremely important and urgent busi
ness. From it we hope to make an
N. A. A. C. P. Service Flag.
Please mail Information concerning
this matter at once to Atty. William
Stokes, Secretary, Dayton Branch,
34G W. Fifth street.
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Price S Caati
At Cintk Aug. "24th
The Executive Board of tha G. U.
O. O, F. met in their fourth quarterly
session in Cincinnati August 24-25 at
the Y. M. C. A. Those present were
Chas. W. Price, grand master, Day
ton, Ohio Chas. E., Armstrong,
deputy grand master, Lockland, Ohio
W. Forest Speaks, grand secretary,
Springfield, Ohio Walter E. Dale,
grand treasurer, Urhana, Ohio Earl
E. Lewis, grand director, Oxford,
Ohio Grand Medical Register Dr.
Purcell Haynes, Toledo, Ohio Grand
Advocate T. J. Monroe, Cincinnati,
Ohio Grand Warden John Krugy
Dayton, Ohio. Many other leading
Odd Fellows from different parts of
the state were also present.
The regular session of the State
Grand Lodge was postponed this year
on the account of war conditions,
under which circumstances the Board
will take care of all necessary mat
ters. All officers made their usual
reports and the books of the grand
secretary and treasurer were audited
by Past Grand Masters Z, R. Jack
sort of Springfield, and S. S. Cheeka
of Oxford, and found in perfect con
The reports showed the order to be
in a flourishing condition with larg»
increases along all lines.
Over GOO new members have been
added to the order and six new lodges
chartered this year. More thau
$2,000.00 was added to the Insurance
fund, bringing our total balance to
nearly $520,000.00. Forty-one death
claims have been paid, amounting to
nearly $12,000.00. Crystal Palace
lodge of Dayton led in the number
of new members with a total of 88
applications since the first of Janu
ary. Mission City Lodge, also Day
ton, had a substantial increase with
38 applications this year. Tha gain#
along all lines in Ohio this year aro
the largest for any year in the past
25 years, and very complimentary t.»
the present Grand Master's untiring
The meeting was addressed by
Hon. Geo. W. Hays and T. J. Mon
roe, both of Cincinnati on the sub
ject, "Good of the Order,"
Will Leave Sat.
at 528 Germantown street. He wa^jtives there. She spent a brief visit raander of the American Woodmen, is
at?od 31 years, and is survived by his at Covimrton, Ky., and Marion. Ohio, spending several weeks in the city
parcnta, four brothers and
umns to reach the peoplt.
Phone Us Main 7696.
a a a a s a s a a a a a a a a a a
Colored men of Dayton who
been called for training at Camp Cus
ter, Battle Creek, by draft board No.
2, must report Saturday morning at
9 o'clock at the office on the second
floor of the Federal building. Tho
men must be at Camp Custer not later
than Sunday.
They are Eugene Nelson, Frank
Williams, Jack Brown, Brenner Tay
lor, Andrew Martin, Eugene Phipps,
James Younger, Charles Gilbert, El
ford Wallace Baker, Wilbur Daiiea
Dunn, Nathaniel Will Talhott, Will
Washington, John Williams, Edward
Moore, William Downing, Thomas
All branches are requested immedi
ately to undertake to secure for the
National Office the following infor
mation concerning Army and Navy Roberts, Pleasant Hohman Stockton,
Elmore Adams, John Gray, Junnio
Richardson, Donald Edward Ford and
James Smith.
On Saturday evening there wai a
picnic given in honor of Miss Ada
Dyer from Tennessee who is visiting
her cousin, Mrs. Catherine liarriv.
They all dined at Shouts' Park in tho
dining room and a most delicious
lunch was served. Every one had a
delightful time. We then had an en
joyable machine ride through Middle
town after spending a few hours
there we then homeward turned.
Those who were present were Miss
Ada Dyer, guest of honor Mr. Earl
Roland, Mr. and Mrs. Harris, Mr.
and Mrs. Leroy Caesar, Mr. and Mm,
James Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Chao.
Fletcher, Miss Viola Banks, Misa
Edna McDonald, Mrs. Bessie Knicks,
Mrs. Mary Matlock, Mr. John Her
man, Mr. Wm. O. Stokes, to whom
John Payntz of Bayard street has
as his guest last week his daughter,
Mrs. I. H. McDowell of Cleveland,
Ohio. Mrs. McDowell has had an ex
tensive visit through the state of the engaged machine belonged,
Ohio, touring from Cleveland to Cin-j
nnati with her uncle, visiting rela- Dr. H. L. Billups, vice supreme corn?
with friends. In Hamilton she was ganizing a local of that fraternity^
Funeral services will he held Friday «wst of her .sisfcrr-iu-law, Mrs. He is stopping with Mr. J. Bros*
afternoon at Zion Bajstfrt j&uj-cfa. jBcattio qf 82 Norwood

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