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t+t A A A A A A A A «i% A Ai A t * ’ ’ ^ * •• v ▼ v wwirv 'V V V V VVVV™ - SPORTDOiVI BUTTLING DICt TO REPRESENT II. S. SHIP. PANAMA JOE G1S OUTCLASSES IRISH FAGJII8 — ■ — *— _.___ (Proton New* Service) NEW YORK,. Dec. 27.—Amom tl»e participants who will take par in the Sailors’ Bouts to be held a Madison Square Garden is Battlinj Dunge, representing the U. S. Shi] Colorado. Dunge meets Bob Grant, Atlantic F'eet light heavyweigh champion in 1917-1918, and who als< won the W. Coast light heavyweigh title in 1920-1921. Battling Dung< boxed Bombardier Wells to a 20 round draw in London during th< w orld War. ; , * ^ 4 (Proton New* Service) NEW YORK, Dec. 27.—Pananu Joe Gans easily outclassed Irish F& gan of New York In the feature boui of twelve rounds at the Common wealth Sporting CT-tib Tuesday night and was awarded the decision. In the eighth round the referee ended the proceedings to save Fagln from further punishment. Gans weighed 153 1-2 and FagLn 151 poundp. INSCRIBE MEMORIAL TO NEGRO FOOTBALL STAR. i ■ Ames. Iowa Dee. 28.—A bronze plate on which is inscribed his la-st letter has been placed in the bynasiun: at Iowa State College by athletic let ter men in honor of Jack Trice, star Negro tackle on last year’s football team, who died of injuries received In the Minnesota game last fall. A! in the Minnne„o'.a game last fall. An honor ‘A’ was sent to his mother at Ravenna, Ohio. MiY JIM CROW IS > FLYING NORTH. .(Continued from Page 2.) \ come to that later. I have indicated the immediate ef fect of this wholesale exodus of South ern Negroes upon the agriculture of the South. What, then, of its effect un on the North? What of its effect upon the moral social and economic prog ress of the Negro in America? Thesa ore questions which America mu^t faca squarely and at cnce if the peace of the nation and the personality of th' Afro-American is to be preserved. The Ivifth is temporarily profiting by the rhift of Negro labor. But the North is finding itself with a race problem on its hands that is as alarming a« th J >ace problem south ot the Potomac. A GAME WITH RULES REVERSED. Tbe Negroes attracted to the North 1n this and recent years are largely from the lowest classes. They are illit erate, happy-go-lucky, highly emotion al, highly gregarious and grossly ignor ant. They have been ttd up on wild tales of equality, and they enter the Hties of tl?« North wild to experience biihcrto unknown freedom and social , rivjleges. The unschooled Negro fre-h fiom the South in his new surround : gs is exploited, by machine poli'i Clans who make hi mextravagar.l c ans, who make him extravagant prom ises which they never intend to fulfil. In the South a white man may hate the Negro as a ciais, but he will put bimself ou to befriend on individual Negro. In the north white men profe^o a great interest in the uplift of the Ne gro as a class, but ignore the individ ual. In the North his children may sit side by side with white children in Pub lie schools, but be and his wife are shored aside as rudely in white hotels theatres and restaurants as in the South. He finds his life in the North more confusing than in the South. Ho has been led. to believe that the atti tude of tbe North ip more broad and tolerant toward the Negro than is the altitude of the South. He finds that I his is far from being true—and m» Nortti hasn’t had enough experience with the Negro to know exactly how t». receive him and place him. Left to him self*, hie will work out a place for him self; fanatical leaders often mis-direcs bis energies and inflame his Imagin'* (ion. The race problem is no* longer a lo cnl problem left to the South to sc .v in its own way; it is a problem for tip metropolitan center* of the North anc! if I mistake not the signs and tempei of the time tbe North will shed blood over the problem if it does not intor est itself immediately. IW Wft ftlONATURKH TO PHTITIOIN FOR RFIPAKF, Op HOUSTON SOLTHKR MARTYR ft The National Association for the kt vancement of Colored People, 69 Fit** Avenue New Ycrk. today announcer that 69.629 signatures were actual!! in Its National Office affixed to t»•« petit’on n«k*ng tbe President to mr don the 64 member* of tbe 24th In ran try still *ervfng long prison terms f >1 their connection with the Housto” riot of 1917. Tbe petitions eontlnue to arrive t large numbers or.d tbe aggregate b rapidly approaching tbe 100 000 ortgii nllv set as a goal. It is expected tba within a short time the N. A. A. C. P will he able to announce its arrange ments for presenting the enormous ; mass of signatures to President Cool t ldge at the White House. In Washing t ton. ; All those who still have petition > forms to send in, are urged to do so at , once as the time before thepresentation t to the President is becoming very > short. t I — I i “THAT NEXT BREATH.*' > «• (Lob An gel eat Cal., Eagle.) To“he frank, the last and concluding sentence on the Race Question, to our • way of thinking, cast a pall over the • entire subject, for he called for a sup- , pretSBion of Lynching by the Federal Government and in the next breath declares tWat it is a question for the State? to decide for themselves—and in this situation he might Just as well have passed up the question in its «n fcirety, for this statement made by the President is a powerful weapon In tl»J hands of the Southerners who have ;Stood in the way of thie passage of any such measure In the past. - j EDITOR SMITH DISAPPOINTED. i I I (Cleveland Ohio Gazette.) That President Coolidge Is very con servative all now know. His reference to the "Negro" and lynching or mot violence etc, were conservative to tM last degree and sndly disappointed the great mass1 of the intelligent members male and female, of the race. Our only hope is that he will improve. As mat ters stand it is going to be mighty dif ficult for Afro-Americans of intelli gence, as well as many others who un deretand the situation to enthuse ovo. his candidacy for renomination nnd re election. A condition that mmt be hanged In case he is renominated, if >e is to lead the party to victory 1.1 Jcvember of next year. AGREES WITH PRESIDENT (Atlanta. Ga., Independent.) In discussing the Negro problem, he mentioned the suggestion of Senator Medill McCormack, of Illinois^ who sag gesCed that in lieu of the Dyer bill ; a commission be appointed to investi gate racial conditions and report to congress remedies or suggestions for , the settlement of the many vexations ’• racial and inter-racial problems. The j president well stated our views when • , he expressed the doubt of the wisdom of such a commission when he sa'd | “But it is well to recognize .that these j difficulties are to a large extent loom' • problems, which must be worked out j by the mutual forbearance and human t kindness of each community.. Such a 1 method gives much more promise of a real remedy than outside Interference ’ . ! The president’s view on this quet>tioD is our view, and we do not believe that \ the remedy for racial ills In this coun 1 try lie In political or legislative enact ment. but In solution peculiar to the locality in which the problems exls’.. Yet we do not mean that legislnt'o.i '.ught not to be enacted which will 1 : largely regulate and, distribute the j rights of the citizens upon a basis of | equality before the law. BuT we do l mean that no commission can fix a general rule for the permanent settle ment of racial ills throughout the coun i try. ft ft ft * a a a | On the whole the ailfdress was a Bane, business discussion of trte na tion's affairs and suggestive of reme dies looking to the elimination ot evils hindering the prosperity of all the people. The document was simply a state paper written by a statesman and delivered to an anxious and patri otic country by a man in whom the na tion betievegt. HAM GOODWIN AND BIG GAR FALL into a deep ditch. I (Precton New* Service) I Little Rock*, Ark.. Dec. 20.—Samuel ‘ Goodwin narrowly e?icaped possible death nt 11 o'clock Tuesday night wh®n Inis Hudson super-six touring car thrn ! ed turtle into Swaggerty Branch a*. I 20tb and High streets. The branch (s i about 15 feet below the street level. Goodwin was hurried to the hospital j where be is reported not to be in a serious condition. However, it is claim ed that complications might arise. Details of the accident are lacking , because Goodwin could not talk much as he was injured internally. As far as could be learned, there were no wit nesses to the accident. Goodwin wa*. pinned under the wreck, and person*, who beard the cra*h pulled him out His head was Injured and he suffered injuries about the chest. i m | t * K. BROOK8 SAVES WHITE ROY WHO Jt’MPED IN RIVER. l (Pr«tor» New* Service) i Washington. D. C, Dfo. 20.—Lesv ’ ing a note at his home that he had had 1 trouble In school and h*s body wou''l i he found In the river, 13-year old Sam • uel Carroll, white jumped off the *ea wall into the Anacostia river Thun, day. He was rescued by Edgar J Brooks who jumped in after him and pulled him ashore. The boy was rushe 1 to the Emergency Hospital In a pass ng automobile, The boy told the police lie bed been watching an airplane, when he (Hipped and fell off the sea wall. Surgeons at the hospital say the boy will recover. DR. JARVIS BOWEN AND JEFF. S. COAGE URGED FOR BROWN POST. R. L. VANN, PITTSBURGH MENTIONED. Washington. D. C-, Dec.—Since the sudden death of Honorable Phil H. Brown Commissioner of Conciliation and Directorr of Bureau of Negro Economics in the Department of La bor. here last Thursday, politicians from all parts of the country are com ing forward with their favorites among Negro leaders and politicians for the position made vacant by Mr Brown's death. The one that seems to have the in side track and gaining the most head way Just now is Dr. Jarvis Bowen, of Norfolk, Va., who is being strongly en doused by Hon. Joseph L. Crupper. Re publican State Chairman of Virginia It was learned late Saturday after noon. Mr. Crupper is urging the np pointment of Dr. Bowen to the posi tion. According to reports coming rrom various sources it Is thought that O. Bascom Slemp ,Secretary to President Coolidge, will do all in his power to have Bowen appointed to ’-he position in an efTort to gain the gener »I good graces of Negroes throughout the country. T—-—*—s—s—^—-- -^ —x : I ! Senator Ball, of Delaware, also call ed at the White House and on Hon. , James J. Davie, Secretary of Labor, endorsing Jefferson S. Coaget of Wi\ j mlngton, Del. Mr. Coage is a success ful business-man. a graduate of WH [ berforce University and for some year* , employed in the U. S. Bureau of Sta j tistlcs. It is believed that Senator Ball aid not get much encouragement f thfe appointment of Mr. Coage. It h also understood that the sena tors from Pennsylvania have asked Attorney Robert L Vann, editor of the Pittsburgh Courier if he would accept the position. Just what reply Mr. Vann made to the Pennsylvania Ser.a tors is not known, although it ha? not been learned \4hether or not they li£-ve interceded in his behalf. According to close friends of Mr. Vann it is said that he would not consider accepting a position paying so small a salat-' as $5,000 a year, as It wa . not su.^ cient Inducement for him to glv* UP his lucrative law practice iQ Pitts burgh and move to Washington. I COMMUNITY CENTER ROW AIRED BEFORE OFFICIALS. Washington, D. C*. Dec! 21.—Miss Etta Johnson Secretary of the Anacos tia community, has been sustained in that position by Superintendent Ba. iou and Assistant Superintendent W'l kfnson, after a controversy between two rival citizens’ associations. It ap pears that the Bairy Farms Citizens’ Association asked for the removal of Miss Johnson on the ground that she was a non-resident of Anacostt*; while the Hillsdale Association testi fied that 8he was a proficient secre -- ▼ ▼ W -V W T ▼ W W' I . tary and should be sustained. A dele gatlon of representatives of the former association called upon the Superin tendent! Prank W. Ballou and after presenting the name of Mrs. Claudine , Taylor Travers, insisted that she should succeed Miss Johnson. Superintendent Ballou and Assistant Superintendent Wilkinson defended Miss Johnson’s administration ano stood for her retention. LEAGUE OP NATIONS OFFICIALS VISIT TALLADEGA COLLEGE. (Proton News Berrire) Talladega.. Ala.. Doc.—A special Com mission, composed of Dr. Carnworth of England; Dr. Ensli of Belgium; Dr. Logovia, of. San Salvndor; Dr. Va?eoi neesoles of Brazil; Dr. Burepeivi of France; Dr. Prigoe, of Greece; D»*. VolskoffL of Russia. Their mission is ! to inspect Rural Sanitation in this and | other countries. I They occupied the platform at tho regular chapel exercises and after be I lng introduced severally. Dr. Cam* > worth of England acted as spokesman for the group and delivered a very in tertesing address upon the subject: "The Practical Alms of College Edu cation." After chapel they spent sometime in spec ting the college and manifested keen interest in the college’s methods of employing a special expert Chef to prepare the food and especially in the dish-room arrangements and the elec trical dlahkwasher. Judging from their rapid-fire ques tlons one would conclude that they were as interested in our American system of education as in Ssnitaticn and especially in getting on to the ♦ v VVVVVVVVVtj ! inside of bow that system of education ■ ^ functions as it relates to the Negro. * WTO HALL. REWARDS OFFICER | WHO USED NO IRONS IN i ! MAKING ARRESTS. (Preston News Service) Washington. D. C.. Dec.—Otto Hall it is claimed, expreteed himself as be ing cured of infractions of the law. Hall is said to have been arrested and convicted of having picked another In dividuals pocket;. When he was a* rested by Officer C. E. Warfield who did not place Hall under irons, but ! was kindi to him and permitted him to .visit parents before being taken to [jail. After Hall served his term, be gave Warfield a beautifully inlaid Jewel case made by the prisoner while ; serving bis term. ROLAND HAYES’ SONGS THRILL DETROIT AUDIENCE. (Preston Nsws Berries) Detroit, Mich., Dec.—Roland Hayea. the noted tenon was the soloist at the I Popular Concert in Orchestra Hall | last Sunday afternoon. Mr. Hayes made a greater impression lifere than I be did in his first concert in New : York City when he appeared with tb» Boston Symphony Orchestra. He Is i re*Jly the greatest singer of the race, in fact the greatest of the age. In the i Negro spirituals he was well liked, but the audience ninety per cent, of whom were white were more than «n Ibuslastic over his rendition of the* more classical numbers. Especially his rendition of Caesiu Franck’s ‘La Pro cession,” and an air from Mozan’s Com Is Opera. “‘Cosi Pan Tutto.” SSSSZxxzzxxx m WREATH FROM OOOLIDGE PITA' ON PHIL BROWN'S GRAFS. (Prwton Ntwi Berriot) Hopkinsville. Ky„ Dec. Among tht? distinguished citizens of the country showing respect for tbe lamented and sudden death of Hon. Phil H. Biown. Director of Negro Economic:* In the Department of Labor, were ITeeldent Calvin Coolidge, Senator McCormick Secretary of Labor James J. Davis who sent large floral wreaths to bo placed on the remarkable race man. HARRY COLLINS REFUSED PAROLS BY PARDON BOARD (*!■*•■ News Imto) Harrisburg. Pa., Doc. 28.—Harry Col Ilns. sentenled to Western Peniten tiary from Allegheny county, on a charge of selling drug*, was refused a pardon by the Board of Pardons her-* Friday. Prior to his conviction Collins con ducted one of the most up-to date and widely known cafes in Wetern Penn sylvania. The Collins Inn waa known in every state in the union for its ex cellent qulsine and service. Read The Planet for inform** cowernine the world’* “dome*” w * watch o*tr advertisement* M hap von will see the verv thins yoar *,»v* IfVtlritW fn» ^ v v ^ v v v v v V V V V V V V PATIENTLY WAITING. . 4* ^CS’i 0wJners p* ^e Mechanics Savings Bank, representing approximately three hundred individuals, the depositors, representing about three thousand, not including the holders of “JJ-?. s Club Cards, the white and colored people of this city, who are vitally inter ested in retaining the confidence of the colored peoole of this community and the good opinion of the white and colored people of the United States, are waiting. They all want to know the approximate amount of the assets to re-open the Mechanics Savings Bank. The amount is stated in the foOowing extract from the decree signed by the able Judge of the Richmond Chancery Cburt And it being represented to the Court that the closing of saia bank by the plaintiff vas because of the presence in its assets of obligations of the Bonded Realty Company, Inc. amounting to the sum of $83,500.00, which are not seaured’ to °f the Plaintiff and it being further repre !8“*8^ 5;he Court that there is a reasonable prospect of the defendant being able, within a short time, of satisfying the plaintiff as to said obligations of the Bonded Realty Company Inc., and as to the entire solvency of said bank, it is fur ther ordered that said receivers be authorized and instructed to report to the Court, at the earliest possible date, togeth er with a statement of the assets and liabilities of said bank, such offers and plana as may be submitted to them by the defendants, or others on its behalf, with a view of satisfying the requirements of the plaintiff and effecting a prompt dis charge of ^ said receivers, and the return of the assets of said Mechanics Savings Bank, Richmond, Va. to its proper authorities.99 - . * But how much more is needed? The Receivers assert that they cannot determine this a®01"* pass-books of the depositors have been turned in and balanced. To meet tmscMditwn fee depositors, in meetfeg assembled, by unanimous vote, decided to share in any habmty m excess of the amount already ascertained. This relieves the situation and enables the Receivers to strike a balance and submit fee same to the Court with such a recommendation as may, m their judgment be fair to the people whom they represent. ► , . ^ tk? W1® nccessardy && the delay as the Receiver* have been unofficially reported to* ► mfevor of re-opening the Bank and willing to do all in their power to help fee colored people ► ® J™ commumty. The issue is plain. Person?! feeling and animosities should not figure in this matter. Let us re-open the Mechanics Savings Bank in order feat those depositors who are ur ; gently m need of some of their money may be able to get it and those who wish to deposit their ; savings may be permitted so to do. The depositors stand pledged wt to make any run on the Bank ; Other issues and conditions can be met as they are preseuted The primary purpose atlEs ; time is to do business again. Let us ascertain toe approximate amount of liability, put up fee ; assets necessary and with the aid and support of the good white f ::ple and the self-sacrificing ► colored ones, backed by an abiding faith in the Almighty God, let us re-open the Bank. [ JOHN MITCHELL, JR ♦♦♦ 4* A A ->' AA ▲▲ a ▲ a a a a a a.. _ . . .