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Si r - This may be our last battle. We believe that it is the beginning of our finaltnurnpL ^ MAY 17.1923 RICHMOND, VIRGINIA. SATURDAY, JUNE 7. 1924 PRICE. FIVE CENTS ■ii VOLUME XL!. NO. 29 ± HENRY LINCOLN JQ! BY THEG.O.P. REGULAR GEORGIA DELEGATES LETTER A PO •' si SEATED CREDENTIALS BODY EATED.-PRESIDENT HARDING’S ENT FACTOR. Declares Mistake Made in Treatment of Georgia Colored Folks.—Effect Instantaneous and Ben DaVis and Others are Happy. f CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 4.—A let ter from tie grave suddenly upset tit plans of Republican party managers for “cleaning up” tie long standing fao tional fight in Georgiy and resulted to day in tbe seating again of delegates beaded by Henry Lincoln Johnson,, the Negro National Committeeman from that State* long a stormy petrel be fore the national convention. Just as moat of the old line party managers on the committee had deoid ed that Johnson and Ms delegates must ge to make place for those represent ing the faction formerly headed by Lt Phillips, which had been recognized by officials of the national icommittee as representing the regular organiza tion in a State, a latter was produced written fcy President Harding to C. Bascorn Slemp, new secretary to Presi dent Coolidge, saying that in recogniz Ing the Phillips faction a blunder had been made and suggesting that action be taken to niter the situation. LETTBHJ IS TRUMP CARD. Charles D. Hilles, committeeman from New York, practically forced the production of the letter. It was a trump card for Johnson and the com mittee voted, 22 to 14. to seat his dele gates. A submotion offered by Joseph B Kealing. committeeman from Indiana to seat the contesting delegation was rejected by the same vote. Then the committee made the vote to seat John son’s delegates unanimous. The Georgia contest*, which occupied practically all of today’s session was .the only enlivening feature of the pre eonvention period. The session was al ternately noisy;, bitter, pathetic and funny*. Johnson, as is his custom, had charge of the presentation of his own case and for nearly an hour he paced back and forth in front of the eommit tee members, combining argument with appeals for consideration for the people of his race, and frequent ly was subjected to a running cross* fire of questions from committeemen. VERBAL EXCHANGES ARE SHARP Often the Negro fcmmittcemaa cMi ing his associates by name, asked them to confirm his statements. At other times he engaged in sharp exihnrges with members of the contesting deiega tion, in which personalities figured on several rocasions. There were fre quent bursts of applause from specta - tors and, gales of laughter in which members of the committee joined. A. S, Anderson, of Millen, Ga„ who told his auditors he held office at the hads of Democrrt'c electors iu his dis trict!, presented the case in chief for the contestants, basing his argument (largely on the reorganization of the State party machinery at Atlanta in July, 1921, at the request of President Harding and officials of the national committee. Until that time, he contended, chaos had ruled in party councils in th>> State. "ts/very time we would nave a ite publican meeting,” he declared, ..there i always was a row, and we had to call j on Democratic policemen to separate us.” Denying allegations by the John son faction that after the reorganiza tion of the party,. Phillips, as State chairman, had undertaken to read the Negroes of Georgia out of the party. Anderson said an effort hal been made “to draw a decenfey line” in the party. He added that Negroes had partioipat ed in the Atlanta convention and that Negroes bad been elected delegates at the convention last April. OUT OF RUNNING. Anderson, in concluding, said that, ■witile the 1921 convention, had recom mended Phillips for national commit teeman in place of Johnson, he was authorized to say that Phillips had withdrawn, and that if the contestants should be seated some one else would be chosen. This announc#ment appeared to furn ish Johnson the teue for his introduc tory remarks*. .‘The contestants here,” he said, “are playing the tragedy of Caesar with Caesar left out. Where is the national committeeman you elected at Atlanta? Can you answer in decency? I will teii you where he is. He is on trial in the District of Columbia for stealing $2, 000,000 of money from the government in this war profiteering.” I CLEVELAND, OHIO, June 5.—Re publican Nationall Committeeman Mulvihill, veteran winner of many a hard-fought contest before the Re publican National Committee, lost his fight today when the committee refused to seat his delegates and ac cepted instead the delegates headed by Perry W. Howard, noted colored lawyer of Uackson, Miss. The committee’s action forecast the replacement of Mulvihill as na tional committeeman by Howard. The motion to seat the Howard dele gates was by Committeeman Hilles, of New York. The vote was unan imous 38 votes were cast. NEGRO YOUTH URGED TO CEASE SELLING LABOR. American Federation of Negro Stu dents Specifies Other Vocations. (Preston News Service.) PITTSBURGH, Pa., June 5.—In a letter to editors of the country the Youth Movement, known as the Ameri can Federation cf Negro Students, of whiich I. J. K. Wells is president broadcasts a call to the thousands of Negro youths and points out a path whereby thousands of our youths can work for the economic freedom of the race. This movement w'nlcb is constantly, spreading among the colleges, and last week by colored students of the Uni versity of Michigan, adopted a pro gram to encourage youths to prepare for Negro business. Plans are on foot whereby economic scholarships will be raised to encour age and stimulate, as well as foster business development. Below ie the letter from the Federation: “You will remember that at our re cent national youth conference called at Nashville, Tenn., the American Fed eration of Negro Students for its ma jor program for 1924 decided to focus all efforts upon the economic develop ment of the race. ,.we are tnererore, lm/ereeiea m iue kind of work our youths are doing, and the nature of education they are receiving out of school and cotUege as in them. Within a fortnight there will be over 100,000 of our youths upon the field to earn money to return to school. What will this great army of workers dp? It is quite certain that over 95,000 of them will sell nothing but labor. “Our movement agrees that many of us must sell labor, but it cannot re main silent when there are other high er paying fields into which the energy of our youth need to be directed. “We feel that our youth will use their services in other fields as soon as they really learn how much better they will be paid therein. Our people are heavy buyers of all kinds of goods from necessities to luxuries. There are suits, dresses^ shirts, hosiery, foods, musical instruments, automobile^, in surance, cosmetics and hundreds of additional things our youths could sell and earn three or four times more than can be earned by the Bale of cheap labor. “From common observation of the I patience, energy), tactfulness^ time I and pleasant personality expended by our youth as waiters, pullman porters bell hops, "red caips, waitresses and house servants there is little question but that great success could be achiev ed selling goods instead of labor. Conii dence, personality and the independ ence so sorely needed, by our group I will receive great stimulus, if we will loudly call our youth from the whole saling of labor. Our trained youth must be discouraged from crowding the field as individual labor merchants “Our movement is laying pdans to raise economic scholarships to foster and stimulate A Btgger and Better Ne gro Business. We heralded this call to the youth of America, and we feel se cure in appealing to publication in this case and all others wherever the larg er interests of your readers are to be served. —I. J. K. WELLS; President. Mr. and Mrs. Eee Olphin, of New ark, N. J. and Miss Hattie Vanran sliear, of New York City are visiting the city this week. They will leave Monday for their homes. F1XXWERS FOR DR. R. H BOYD. NASHVILLE. Tenn., May 30.— (Special.) Two huge boxes of cut flowers consisting of lilies of the val ley, red, white and pink peonies with ferns were placed upon the grave of Uhe late Dr. R. H. Boyd here today. This was the act of former co-workers of the deceased founder and builder of the National Baptist Publishing Board’s Plant of this city. The move ment was fostered by Miss N. E. King and Mrs. A. E. Tittle, representing the Union-Review Department and, the Stenographic Department respectively. Out at Greenwood Cemetery where the services took place, the representa tives sang “Longing For Heaven” from Celestial Showers Song Book No. 1. led by Mr. A. G. Price. Prayer was off eied by Rev. J. L. Harding, a member of the Publishing Board; after which a few remarks were made by Miss N. E. King; then “We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder” was sung by the representa tives led by Mrs. J. Caruthers. During the rendition of this song ten repre sentatives, one from the ten Depart ments of the Plant eadb holding an arm-full of flowers, slowly marched circled the grave and stood, and as the last stanza of the song was rendered they gently placed these flowers upon the last resting place of the deceased as fitting memorial to their fallen Chieftain and Leader. Mr. Lee S. Gray the General Foremarl who had worked with Dr. Boyd for twenty-five years, was master of ceremonies'. Robbins’ 100 in 1 •will do all that is claimed for it. A wonderful rem edy at a small price. If you live in Richmond or outside of the city send and get a bottle. It will pay you to keep it in your home. Not Blnce its organization soreral years ago has there been a more Important meeting than the one held by the inter-racial committee last Monday night at the Y. M. Ol A., New port News, Va. ' The clergy in large numbers, public school teachers, doctors, lawyers, busl : ness people *ynd men and women in ah ! walks of life made up the gathering. Quite a number of white people of both . sexes were also at the meeting, i Mr. George T. Hardy presided and Judge Hudgins of the Juvenile Court was an interested participant and made a very splendid talk. The meeting was progressing very smoothly in routine matters when Lawyer J. Thomas New some was called on by the chairman to address the gathering. Reports had just come in from the various committees on clean-up week, and it was said that much good had been done by inter racial co-operation in that direction. ATTORNEY NEWSOME’S SUGGESTION Lawyer Newsome threw a bomb and created a sensation from the very beginning of his address. He said that the meetings were worse than use less unless the two groups met in frank and sympathetic discusion of ex isting moral and spiritual evils in the light of the facts as they are known to exist. He did not believe! he said, that ,•,cleaning up back yards/’ was half so important as purifying black hearts ( and creating a public sentiment look ing to a higher regard for the makers of our homes—our • women and girls. He wanted to know how the inter-rac ial committee stands as regards the protection of Negro women. The law yer declared that it is well known that the Negro woman has been the foot mat for the beasts of both races for generations. “It is so well known,” he continued, “that scant consideration will be given her when her honor has been assailed and she seeks legal redress, that it has become almost a foregone conclusion, if it is only a Negro girl, that the mat ter will be practically laughed out of court.” PUBLIC OPINION LACKING. “This condition is not due to a lack of law to meet the cases as they arise almost daily, but to a complete absence of public opinion demanding that the Negro girl shall be protected certain ly until she reaches the age where the law looks upon her as in some sense able to defend herself. *’ The lawyer then asked the commit/ tee point blank how it stands with re spect to the enforcement of the law when crime sare committel against Negro girls and 'NegTo women. He said that “the wall known at titude of the white public on this grave question reacts on the Negro public to such an exent.that there is too often a condonement of the blackest crime against Negro woman-hood by those who ought to mould a public opinion which will drive out of decent society the beast who tears out the very vitals of the race—its women and girls. A LIVE DISCUSSION. A lively discussion followed the ad dress participated in by the enairman Judge Hudgins. Lawyer Walker TV S. A. Howell, Miss Emily Thomas, Mrs. Clark, Mrs. Jordan, Dr. Ward, anu Profeasors Irving, Clark and Palmer. Hudgins drew applause when he declared that he agreed with Lawyer Newsome and intended, to send to jail, every rascal brought before him. prov en guilty of a crime against a woman, whether that woman was white or black. A committee was appointed to appear before the Council to ask for a Colored police woman to give her en tire time, with pay), to delinquent Ne gro girls. —R. T. WHITE. In Memory of Rev Albert T. Overby. In memory of Rev. Albert T. Overby, who dearted this life on April 30th, 1924 at Burkeville. Va. He was a strong Christian worker, having organized and built the Bethle hem Baptist Church Roblous, Chester field Co* Va. He also pastored the Swansboro Baptist Church of South Richmond for a number of yeafs. After moving to Burkeville he was appointed Chaplain of the Piedmont Sanatorium and called to the pastorage of Morning Star Baptlist Church, Notto I way Co., Va. The latter two with the pastoral charge at Roblous he held u.i til the time of Ms death. He was a member of the Baptist Ministers’ Conference of Richmond, Virginia; also a member of the Pass over and the Tuckahoe Baptist Associ ations . His cheerful disposition and sym pathetic nature always made him a welcome and agreeable person wliere ever he might be. The best years of his life were spent In the service of the Master and he was held in high esteem by all of bis min isterial Brethren. Miss Nathalia Binford, of Hi East 17th Street, who has been sick for the past two weeks is improving slowly. The curative powers of 100 in 1 astounds everybody who tries it. You get almost instantaneous relief with no bad after effects. Robin’s, Se cond and Marshall Streets. PLAYGROUNDS FOR RICHMOND CHILDREN. The Playground and Recreation As sociation of Richmond. Va. is resuming its work for the year 1924-25 this week. Last year the Association with the leadership of Mrs. Mary Binga and a very efficient committee raised $1,150 50 and opened six playground* employ ed six playground workers. As was hoped by those who began this w rk the City of Richmond will take over four of these playgrounls and the As sociation will operate four this year and in addition will offer a year around play leadership. The cost will be $3000.00. The Association which Is a part of the Community Service Or ganisation of Richmond which Is a part of the National Community Serv ice Association will put the budget of this work in with their own budget of the Community Cheat which is to bave one campaign for all Richmond beginning October 23rdi. 1924. It is therefore urgently necessary that tbds $3000.00 be raised at once in order that the Community Cheat may j>6 assured that the Playground and Recreation Association will be an as* set to the Community Chest and not a liability. , The Miller Benevolent Society makes first Cash Donation of $100.00. With the assistance of Mrs. Artena Mifller, president of the Miller Benevolent So* ciety, J. M. Pollard, made a special ap peal to this body for t ph donation and the response wag“$10tT.W fn caJBh. Mrs. Maggie L. Walker secures for the movement $125.00 in cash. Mrs. Maggie L. Walker for the Jdve nile Department of the Independent Order of St. Luke’s and the Council 01 Colored Women gave $100.00 and $25. 00 respectively and agreed to present the matter to the Senior Order of St Lukes with reasonable assurance that a gift would be made. KAYO THEATRE STILL LEADING, BEST SHOWS ON SECOND STREET iMr. Holmes and hiB Rayo Theatre were an experiment in January, but after giving the public the very best of shows and treatment for a period , of six months, everybody now agrees that the Rayo iB really the best place of amusement in this Neck of the Woods! Next week June 9th to 14th is no exception and/ Manager Holmes has held over for a big farewell weeks engagement. Quintard Miller and his Muslcajl Comedy Company of Twenty Talented Artists. This Company is without a doubt the cleverest group of singing and dancing entertainers that ever hit Sec ond Street, and Quintard's Creole Beau ty Chorus is the prettiest bunch of girls that one could ask for. Two brand new shows; new costumes and new scenery will be offered and Friday night, June the 13th will be the last Big Midnight Ramble until next Fall. This will be a REAL JAMBOREE not Friday n!r'«. 'ots of Specbil Stunts so don’t miss it. Will we he there? Well We Guess Yes! MRS. JOHNSON BURIED. The funeral of Mrs. Henrietta Johnson took place Thursday, May 29 th from the First Baptist Church of South Richmond, of which she had been a member for a long num ber of years. Rev. Dr. W. L. Ran some delivered the funeral eulogy in a manner befitting the occasion. The deceased was an active mem ber of the Sunday School and Church and the congregation will miss one they have known so long. The floral tributes were many and costly. Mrs. Johnson was struck by an automobile at 14th and Hull Streets Sunday night, May 25th and died before reaching the hospital.. GAMMA CHAPTER BREAKFAST, Sunday morning, May 25, at 10 A M. Gamma Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity (Va. Union Univ.) gave Its annual breakfast. More than 100 were present, consisting of the resident members of the chapter and their friends, and several special guest. Among the guest were Pro fessors W. A. Stevens, W. H. A. Booker of Omega Pal Phi Fraternity A. W. Fleischmann, R. A. Wakefield of the faculty and their wives; Prof. B. N. Thurston and Dr. Patterson of Nu Lambda chapter Alpha Phi Al pha, Petersburg; and Miss Waller, the vice-president of the Philadel phia chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. LOGAN—WESLEY. The marriage of Mrs. R. Eleanora' Wesley to Mr. Wm. P. Logan took place Sunday afternoon, June 1st at 6:30. Rev. Wm. H. Stokes officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. P. Logan will be at Jiome to their friends at their reel* dence 17 w. Jackson Street, Sunday J>une 8th from 6 to 9 P. M. Friends in* vited. No cards. ' MACDOUGALL—CONLEY. Mrs. Julia Conley announces the mar riage of her daughter, Louarthur, to Mr. Byron Stanley Mac Dougall, Wednesday morning June the 18th at ten o’dock^ 13 1-2 West Leigh Street, Richmond, Va. Friends invited. OKOLONA INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL The 22nd commencement exercises at the Okolona Industrial School have Just closed with the graduating exer cises, the awarding of many prizes and the commencement address by Dr. S. B. Greene, President of Shorter Col lege, Little Rockt Arkansas. Bishop Theodore D. Bratton deliver ed the annual sermon upon the “Rflseu Lord/' Professor Frederick D. White of Morris Brown University delivered the address tfo the Alumni Associ ation. On the night of the drama huo dreds were turned away for lack cf standing room in the auditorium. At the annual meeting of the board of trustees unusual interest was mani fested,. due to the effort to complete a fund of $20,000.00 for the indebtedness of the school and certain much needel equipment. Two pledges of one thous and dollars each wvwe upon crn'litioa that the fund be completed by neon Wednesday May 21st. Many telegrams went and came during the morning hours. Tn of tiafAHA nAAn IXsvn A T CftAWflll president of the board announced four hundred dollars were still lacking. Whereupon the trustees present gave the amount. But Bishop Bratton, head of the diocese, made the occasion a sort of jubilee when he gave an addi tional $400.00 out of his "Revolving Fund,” making a total of $20,400.0o. Mr. R. W. Chandler, treasurer of the School and president of the Okolona Banking Company, stated that he had already received a check from Mrs. Fa>i nie W. JobnsonJ born and reared in Mississippi and now of Vicksburg, for $10,000.00 toward the fund. Northern trustees sent in the balance l pon tne completion or tne runa. Bolton Stnlth of Memphis, one of the trustees, suggested that Bishop Wm. Meroer Green, who is also one of the trustees, offer praise and thanksgiving for the work accomplished. The trus tees all stood in prayer with Bishop Green and afterwards telegraphed a vote of thanks to Mrs. Johnson for her magnanimous gift. Wallace A. Battle, President of the School, announced amid great enthusl asm that the state department of edtr cation had authorized & State Normal at the School to begin July 14th. Subscribe to THE RICHMOND PLANETk $2.00 Per Tear in Advance.