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This may be our last battle. We believe that it is the beginning of our-imaHFiuiftph. may i*7 iqo*■* U O "—. 1 MAY 17,1923 JOHN MIlChE-LL, JR * ► " 11 IIU- W MLi ' *• '•UllLt,‘ mmtmr ■il-~ '!' » ■ I 1-J - — ’-1-U1 .■ 1 - ''WJt. -IJ HI ■ m. I -! J »~ VOL. XL. NO. 39 RICHMOND. VIRGINIA. SATURDAY, AUGUST 18. 1923 PRICE, FIVE CENT^ w**"*mmmg—p———————————^ _ _ CHALLENGE DIRECTOR HINES TO KEEP THE HARDING PROMISE OF COLORED PERSONNEL FOR TUSKEGEE VETERAN HOSPITAL STAFF REPORT SAYS VETERAN’S BUREAU COMPROMISED WITH WHITE COMMITTEE FROM ALABAMA ON BLACK AND TAN STAFF. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Sends Sharp Letter of Protest. " _ Upon receipt of the report that Dire. tor General H.nes of the Veterans’ Bu reau had “compromised” with u white committee from Alabama, offer.ug to appoint a white ddctor as bead of Tus kegee Hospital for Colored Veterans, and two white assistants, the remaind er of ti'.te staff to be colored, the Nat ional Association for the Advancement of Colored People at once wrote i sharp letter of protest. The letter, which ib signed by James Weldo.a Johnson Seen.1 ary of the N A. A. C. P. inquires whether it is the intention of the Veterans’ Bureau to fulfill Prc-3 ident Harding’s promise that the hos pital would be mxinued entirely by a colored staff. The letter reads as fol lows: August 7, 1923. Hon. Frank T. Hines,, Veterans’ Bureau, Washington! D. C. My dear General Hines:—In today's New York Tribune appears a dispatch from Montgomery, Ala., dated August 6th purporting to be an account of a meeting held by the citizens of Tusk* gee. At this meeting, after hearing the report of State Senator R. H. Powell., Dr. L. W. Johnson and W. W. Kimball members of the committee which con ferred with you In Washington last Friday and Saturday, it is stated that the citizens of Tuskegee accepted a compromise pian for t-He personnel of the government NegTO hospital suggest ed to this committee by the head ox the Veterans’ Bureuu. The report goes on to state that by the compromise, the chief physician and two others of the Hospital staff will be white and the remainder of the medical staff is to bo composed of Negroes, , “On behalf of the National Associat ion for the Advancement of Colored Peopla I am writing to ascertain if thjs report is correct. We are especial ly anxious to secure this Information, In view of the fact that the late Prcsi dent Harding stated through his secre tary in a letter to this Association dal ed April 28th ’It is the plan of the Director of the Veterans’ Bureau, with the approval of the President), to man this institu tion completely with a colored person nel.# “We would like to know what, is to he the action of the Veterans’ Bureau In view of the definite promise mado by Mr. Harding that wfc may Inform those interested in thjs question whetb er or not the promise of the late Pres ldcnt Harding is to be carried out ” DROWNED At BAY’SHORE. A most distressing accident occurred at Bay Shore. Wednesday night, Aug ust 8th, when George Johnson, a mail carrier of this city lost his life. It sterns that the unfortunate youth went down on the 19 Merrymakers Twilight excursion to Bay Shore and he and a companion rented one of John Hill's lockers together. When Mr. Hill went his rounds, hje found clothes in the locker and Hastened to the train to see If any one could identify them Johnson's companions identified the clothes and the parents of the youth were notified. The body wag recovered , the next day. having l»een badly mull lated by crabs. The remains were brought to Rich mond. No one heard him make any out cry and He evidently got beyond his depth or was attacked with cramps. The body was brought to this city. THE PlkST CHR,TSTTAN CHCROH CATJaS PASTOR. Rev. MattWew Hamilton of Norfolk Va . has been notified by T. P. Hurd, Chairman of the Board of Deacons of th*’ PiTst Christian Church of this city located at 73f> N. Third street that he has been called to the nstorat.e. J. H > Mason Is elder. Rev. Hamilton haT - ■ ■ the call under consideration.'If accept ed he will take charge on the Nrsi Sunday in September. —Getting into a well is one thing and getting out of it is another, if you are in time for the Theban’s picnic to Bay Shore Thursday, August 23rdi REWARD OFFERED FOR CAPTURE OF FLOGGERS Georgia Government Incensed at Series of WVppinga in State. Atlanta, Qa., Aug. 11.—The “full pow er of tire executive department wll Ic used” to stop the “series of flogging* In Macon!. Bibb County, and other mob outrages in the State,” Governor Wa'k er dt dared tonight in announcing wards for tire arrest with evidence to convict, of persons connected with the recent whippings in Macon and an in -nsion of the State Reformatory, at Miledgievllle. The Governor offered a reward of | $500 for the lender of the Macon flog gi» g party and $100 for each member He offered similar rewards for fie leader and members of the mob that invaded the State Reformatory. "I am going to the li.hiit of my au tbonty to put a stop to these wtrip pings in Bibb County,” the Governd stated. “The mob outrages in othei pa.-ts of the State also must com« to *n end. The law of the State will bo upheld;.” The Governor's action came aftAr he had investigated both the Bibb County floggings and the occurrenca at Miledgevllle. In Ills proc,.motion offering the rew-ardst. the Governoi charged the Baldwin County mob wt'o lOmmifting the offense of rioting and later assaulting Jim Douglas, Negro janitor at the State Reformatory. The Bibb County floggings began several months ago when wh()»ngs were administered to Dr. Schriebcr for met ly of Boston; Dr. R. N. Mills T-vnwood L. Bright and others. M •*. Fr» derirk A. Pace of Ntew York was taken captive by the party .vlrtn Bright was whipped, hut w-as not Hog ged . Thursday night four men were flogged and left in the woods near Mr* eon. according to reports given policy R. E. Bobo proprietor of a small groc erv store; OHo At. Perry under indict ment for alleged illicit liquor traffic; Ous RoWorth a reported friend of Pe - ty and ,T. B. Goodyear w-ere the men said to have been whipped Vo arrests have been made in any of the ea&os. I An appeal to the citizens, colored | and white to see to tHe cutting down the weeds on the outside of their lots would help to open the peoples eyes. On Fourth street where they are bulling the rt^w bank and on every street In the city, one can see tress and weeds growing on the side walhs and no one ever takes notice. They a*v building some pretty buildings but do not look around and see the w?ed*. An appeal to the public would opei* their eyes since they el,cnn away tht snow when they rend the appeal for such. —Citizen POSITION WANTED PRINTER:—Fifteen years experi ence wishes position in good Job office or news plant. Work any branch of printing. Three years foreman large lob-news plant In Florida. Beeln at $32 50. Work my reference. Write Planet. 1 WARNING TO AMERICANS IN FUMICE ON COLOR i PREJUDICE EXPOSES THE NATIONAL NEW YORK TIMES SAYS FRANCE, AVERSE TO COLOR BAR ANYWAY, IS MORE SO NOW BECAUSE OF HER DEPENDENCE UPON THE BLACK COLONIALS FOR MAN-POWER. —■— —■ . . .... .—. The warning by the Foreign Offlc* 1 that the color line must not be drawn j against French citizens by Ioanns* cf whom Americans have been the worU ] offenders' may be considered as in part an expression of national policy Every one knows that the French peo ple are not prejudiced against the muu of color and do not object tt> social contact with him in public places. Some of their most honored literary mtn have been of Negro blood. No one thought of discriminating against them. They were received in the sa loons. They were niever made to feel a social inferiority. Marriages of white women with colored men in France have not been uncommon. But when before has the Foreign Office interven ed to require consideration from alieua for men of color? The notification in this case that they are French citi zens. and must be treated as such is something more than a gesture to plac ate France’s colored Deputies, who l'.ave demanded that insults to ooloreo people by foreigners must cease. IAght on the new departure car. I e had from a report to the Chamber on the military reorganization bill made by Deputy Fabry. He pointed out that ■ he French Army of 660^000 men con tained only 188.963 Africans. Th,e time bad come, he said, when the colonies should contribute more soldiers to the national defense. He estimated the population of the overseas possessions at 60 000,000. If added to the popula tion of France, there would be nearly 100,000.000 people for conscription, oi about 40 000,000 more than were avail able in Germany, which no longer ban cclon^bs. In a debate upon the Fabry report a reorganization of the army was urged that would add 850.000 t.o.ion'als to the army of whom 400,000 could bo fully trained to take the field. During the war the colonials provided 845.000 soldiers. M. Fabry, wdio is a member of the Army Commission and a vigorous advocate of preparedness t i the limit of French resonrees. deeljit ed: These race?, in case of nccess:ty are capable of a superior effort. France must train them in modern warfare and familiarize them with all the kc! on'ifie material that wVl play n part, in future warn. It is calculated that North Africa anti Indo-China could easily provide more than six-tienths o' the armed forces. Of course, there' k" mid l.e a danger in this display in ! favor of the colored races. M. Fabry ad j mils that while the Senegalese and ! th< Madagascar troops get on well! with whitest be'ng of a hhppy-go jlucky disposition, the North Africans and the Indo-Chinese do not inipc so 1 veil. An army organization in wlrich ti.e whites were ;n a minority would [eive the colored troops an exaggerated sense of their own importance which would certainly lead to friction. France could not use masses of color ed troops in campaigns against white men without exciting protests. But fear of German aggression in the fu ture is reminding France that in a war in which she had no powerful allies she would have to rely upon the colonials to make a stand against in vas’oir. Since the war there hns been a better appreciation of the value of the colonies and their development Is urg ed by military men as well as by econ omists. France now talks rathbr gran diosely about her colonial empire. She must have a larger fleet to maintain It. Its resources are expatiated upon by army men; its attractive mnn-pow or Is emphasized. Certainly the home Government must keep on good hrms with the colonials and give them all their rights under the law If it will have to depend upon thhm In the emor genoy of war, (Thte New York Titnos.) —Even a frog’s croak sounds like nn+lco to evervbody to get ready to go e-tth the Theban Beneficial Club Thury day, August 23rd to Bay Shore. PERSONALS AND BRIEFS. — Air. and Mrs. William Dandriih’* of New York City are spending their vacation with their niece, Mrs. Mary Smith 1013 St. John street. —Mr. David J. Johnstod, formerly of this state but now of Philodelph a. Pa. arrived ijn the city last week astride of his easy running Indian Motorcycle with! side carriage. He bod been visiting relatives ija the country anil was the picture o« health. Ha made the trip from Philadelphia her - without Incident. —Mr. Edgar E. Cogbil! left .the c.ij* las*- Wednesday for PM»»rj( ’.d-l. ami Atlantic City io spend a‘te-* days'.' ' —Mr. and Mrs. Lfe Friend motorc-1 here last week from Philadelphia, P., They arrived here Saturday night aid while here they wjere the guesi< of Mr anil Mrs. Charles Cooley 1803 Everett street. —Mrs. Maria Howard Jackson of Fi 'Mlericksburg. Va„ spent several days in the city thp guest of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Robinson of 215 E 17th st:cet. —Mrs. Della Deane and hler .ittle sonOrbin. Jn.. are spending this week in the tidewater section, the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Romeo Hall of Phoebus Vfc. —Mrs. Effle Humphrey of Rock/ M^unt is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Bona perte Howell of 111 E. 18th street Seutliside. —Rev. and Mrs. Wm. I. Cousins of Anson.ia,. Conn., with their two little girls, Annette and Lillian, are visiting Mrs. Cousins parents; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Brackett of Ellerson, Va„ — Mrs. C. P. Hayes and Mrs. Em'Iy G. Chambers, who have been visiting friends Ip Chicago are expected home mxt week. Mrs. Evlyn Bowler Harris return ed to New York last Tuesday after a delightful visit of seven weeks with her parents Rev. and Mrs. J. Andrew Bowler. - Mks Thelma C. Mosby( daughter of Mr and, Mrs. John T.’ Moshy is spending her vacation in Philadelphia. Pa., the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J re Trent. Dr. A. M. Bowles, proprietor of Bowks and Shackelford pharmacies cf this city is spending his vacation this week at Bay Shore resting from his strenuous duties. ^ Mrs Lilli* D. Byrd, of Newport News Va.. is spending some time with her son and daughter-in-law Mr. ami Mrs. Tx>slie F Byrd. 700 N. Fifth St. She is accompt nied by her two l'ttle nephews. —Miss Viola A. Epps, left last Sat urday for Washington. D. C., where she will he the guest of her grand mother. She will also visit Philadel phia, Pa., an'* Atlantic City, N. J. —Tom Byrd,, the well-known and popular newspaper carrier has be^n the subject of many congratulations Hr visited the Sixth Mount Zion Bapt ist Church last Sunday and thle Sun day before. The minister from New York shook his hand. Thanks are re turned for the consideration shown him. AtOfENTS— 25 to 50 percent, commls slon takhg LIBERTY OTTARAN TEED HOSIERY ordere. Our loader—3 pairs ladles silk $2.94. Sctfls like lightning. TVfrlte quick. LIBERTY MFOR. CO., Dept. J. 81, Dayton, Ohio. THIRTIETH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. IMsnAnonniinifiMSfiBT Latest photo <jf President’ Calvin Coolidgo. of Massachusetts, new Ex ecutive Head of the U. S. A. -*■**■* MOURNED BY A NATION, j rr ■■■ ■. i ■ ■ ■■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ WARREN GAMALIEL HARDING. Picture taken of the belived Pres ident Just before he landed at San Francisco. —The clown's eye twinkled when the boys told bm about tlie good time they expected to have Thursday. Aug ust 23rd on the excursion of the 'I lie ban Beneficial Club to Bay Shore. ) American Woodmen Hold Fifth District Convention The delegates and neighbors, that attended the Fifth District Convention held in Baltimore. Md. August 5-10tli. from Richmond Camp No. 1, w'Tc Supci visor Grover C. Grant. Mr. Wil lir.m R. Thomas Mr. WiBliam Oafnev, Miss Susie E. Johnson. Miss Pearl C. James and Miss Noisy Womble. The Convention was indeed a grea* success in eW>ry detail; t*eing honored by nearly nil of the Supreme Officer.'.. The good citizens of Baltimore madt It pleasant for all and did not leave a ston*' unturned to make that convert ion what it ought to have been. It was well attended each day. On Thursday one of the swellest parades ever known of its kind parad ed the streets of Baltimore. We are glad to relate that the Sixth District Convention will be held In Richmond. Va.. in 1924. LOST—My personal Bank Book, also nook of Bands of Calanthe. and Xmas Cards. Pl«iso m*um to or notify Mrs. Anna Taylor 120 Wrs*. Hill 8treet. HURRY WILLS, INSURGENT BECAUSE OF TIE OEIfSEY-FIRPO ITCH OFFERS TO BATTLE JO DEMPSEY WINNER-TAKE-ALL SAYS HE HAS BEEN AVOIDED BY ALL GOOD HEAVIES AND REFUSES TO FIGHT PICKED SET-UPS, BUT WILL FIGHT CHAMP OR FIRPO NOW. The Brown Panther Lambasts His Critics and Defies the Powers in Charge of the Pugilistic Arena - ----ft£ * —— » Sabred to the memory of my daught er, Dorothy D. Neal, who departed her life two years ago, August 2' 1921. The month of August once more is here, To me the saddest of all the year. Because two years ugo today. My dear little Dorothy passed away. Dorothy dear, how I miss you. Oh, liow happy you must he, With your kjvrd-ono Oo:7. before you; Some day darling look for me. Dear i*s the gruve where Dorothy is laid, Sweet is the memory that will nevei fade; Part of my life is buried deep, Under the sod where my darling sleeps. Ota how' we miss the welcome foot step Of the one we loved so dear; Often we listen for the coming Peeling sure that Dorothy Is near. The pain was hard, the shock seviene To part from one I loved so dear; But in my heart she will remain, Until In heaven we meet again. Ott from my heart comes a bitter cry, Oh wiry. Oh whty, did my Dorothy die: Then comes the answer solemn and sweet My child Is not dead, hut only asleep There is one who still lingers At the spot where she Is laid; Who still comes and scatters flowers At the grave where Christ hhs made. We did not know the pain you bore We did not see you die; We only know you went away, And did not say good-bye. Her devoted mother, —JANIE NEAL. Washington. D. C. I In Memoriam. MOORE—-In sad but loving memory oi our dear daughter Alice V. Edwards ' Moore, who departed this life three years ago August 14. 1920. It has been sad since you left mo( One I cherished and loved so dear. Can I help from feeling lonely, When I do not see you Here. Her devoted Husband. Mother, ! Father, Brother and other Rela tives. In Memoriam. In sad. but loving remembrance of n>y dear son. MocClallan Dabney, who departed this life three years ago Aug ust 15. 1920, in Walter Read Hospital Washington. I) C. In my heart ;ou are always remcm bered. Sweet thoughts still cling (o your name. The mother 11 at always loved yo\/( In lifo in death just the same. Dear son you have left us-. And our loss we deeply feel But *tls Ood who has bereft us; Ho can nil om sorrows heal. TTis devoted mother. —VIRGINIA E. DABNEY. . Ellerson, Va. MR. PKMBKRTOV LAID TO REST. f In memory of Peter T.. Pemberton, wr.o was born In Powhatan County. Vn. In th'e year 1836 and who departed (Preston News Service) NEW YORK CITY, August IB— Harry Wills, heavyweight and patient challenger of Jack Dempsey is be coming insurgent. After holding his peace for a long time and sitting back letting matters take their course he is beginning to rebel again$t con ditions obtaining ni the heavyweight division. , He finally has raised his own voice In protest against Luis Angel Flrpo, a foreigner, being given flrst crack at the world’s title, while he is left to cooil his heels on the out side. He thinks it m<wft unfa r. Thousands, probably 30 percent, of local fight fans, agree with him. HERE'S HIS PLAY. Listen to Wills’ point: “I am being discriminatedj against In violation of every principle upon which this democracy was founded. I am an American citizen and a clean, decent man. I am a taxpayer. I have made an honest living all my (Oc-ntinued on Second Page.) this life Saturday evening. August 11. 1923 at 8:30 o’clock at his home in Clayville, Va. in the 87th year of his life. He spent his entire life in Ches terfield and Powhatan Counties and was counscious of his approaching end. He told his daughter, Elia about 5 o’ clock Saturday evening. ‘ This is niv last day good-bye. good-bye, good-bye " R°v. Rt. B. Stanton conducted tL« funeral services from First Bapti-t Church, Midlothian. Va. Tuesday August 14. 1923. He used as his tert. Mfeah 2: 10 v,erse: For this is not our rest. He leaves three sons Peter L. Pem berton. Jr.. Richard Pemberton and Alexander fK mberton; four daughters. Martha Ann Harris, Sarah Lomax Frances Harris and Ella Lee; two son* in-law. three daughters-in-law; thirty five grand-children, tftree great grand children and very many friends and at* qnaintances to mourn their loss. He never made any open profession of r - li°:ion and it is hoped that all is well with his soul. THE MECHANICS BANK DEPOSITORS RALLYING A fine meeting was held at Hood’s Temple, A. M. E. Zion Church. Friday right. August 10th. Tl»e names of the depo 'tors who had signed were pa» tially read and explanations wore made as to the best way to vacate the receivership of the Mechanics Savings Bank. Rev. Dr. Thomas H. White of Jersey City*, delivered a stirring ad dress nnn unclng that he wn« a de positor in the Bank and hud signed the petition as requested. It was late before the meeting adjourned. Those present were enthusiastic. Another stirring meeting was held la.'t Wednesday night at the Pythian Castle. Mr. John Bland, Vhr ChVr man presided with Airs. Anna Brown ias secretary. Addresses were delivered by many present Rev. Dr. T. H Win.a also delivered a stirring address. Plans were put under way *e secure the other depositors wtic had, not y?t signed the petition. The meeting v as harmonious through out. Another meeting will bo held Tues clay night at 8:T,0 P. M. at the Pythian Castle. AH are invited. Many signed at this meetii g. FTXK PHOTOGRAPHS. "The Browns” are turning out somf excellent, specimens of tHeir handicraft. A recent photograph of the popular Mrs. Maggie l. Walker In several diff erent styles has attracted universal comment. They are magnificent <»pe< 1 mens of the photographers’ art.