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DURHAM, N. a, June 5-—Dr. James E. Shepard, Principal of the Durham Stale Normal School in this ci J. member of the State Inter-Racial Com mitteei President of the North Caro lina Colored Teachers Association ana one of the outstanding representatives of the Negro race in America, has giv en to the newspapers a very compre hensive interview in regard to the in ter-racial relationship of the Soutn and the educational advancement of the colored people, especially in North Carolina. One portion of the inter view which is of particular interest to the colored people generally is Dr. Shepard’s statement in regard to Ho'v ard University. Dr. Shepard was ask ed to state frankly his views whether or not he thought a Negro President should be placed at the head of How ard University and other schools where white men are now at the head He stated his position as follows: “I rejoice at the growing progress of my race in educational matters in the country at large. The remarkable achievements of President Hope 01 Morehouse College and of Dr. Moton at Tuskegee and distinguished Negro presidents of other institutions are convincing proof that the Negro is cap able of successfully operating large edu catiional institutions. The time is fast coming when institutions devoted ex clusively to the education of the Ne gro youth of the country must be head ed by Negroes. i “In the particular instance oi nv» ard University, to be perfectly frank 1 do not believe that that time has yet come and it will not come until Negro es are willing and able to put in suffi cient money to operate such an insti tutions upon the present or even a larger scale. This will require an enorm ous endowment and this endovvineat is not in sight. UntiL that time comes Howard University must be the ward of the nation and depend upon appro priations from Congress* "A white President would naturally be moie able to secure and hold ibu ear of the senators and representatives ooming as they do from widely scatter ed sections and with various view points, better than the colored presi dent could hope to do. This is not dis counting in any sense tihe ability of Negroes to secure results along any line when they desire. We must face conditions rather than theories.” Bpeaking of Dr. Durkee, the pres ent president of Howard University Dr. Shepard was strong in his endorse ment of him. He said be had known Dr. Durkee for several years and that he was an unselfish worker seeking to advance the cause of the Negro and si> cure for the Negro a hearing in the forum of the world. “I have heard Dr. Durkee speak in the North and' in the South,” said Dr. ShepartJ, “before white and colored audiences, and he has presented the cause of the Negro to those particular audiences in a diff orent and far more convincing way than a Negro could have done. I recall with pleasure,” said Dr. Shepard, the address of Dr. Durkee before the State Colored Teadhers Association at Slat er School, Winston, N-. C„ on Thanks giving, 1923. in me auuieui^ wcio wuivc uv«iuvi*i ers and over a thousand colored teach ers of the State. President Durkee made an address then, which held the audience spell-hound and he made a plea for the Negro which could not have been surpassed by any man white or black before any audience. He en deared himself to the colored teachers of North Carolina as few men have done in a generation. His aim for How* ard University, as I understand it, is to put every department in Class A and to raise sufficient money for these various departments so that they will be properly endowed and then it is his desfire to relinquish bis job to anyone who can carry it on because then How ard University will be an independent institution. I deplore the various attacks of the colored people or white people for that matter upon any man who is rwillv working for the advancement of the race and I know from personal knowl edge that Dr. Durkee is unselfishly working for the Negro race. I hold no brief for him,, because I feel he needs no defense at my hand. I simply, as a Negro who believes in his race and is working in every way to advance it. desire to speak the truth and to give a word of praise to those white men who are fearlessly championing the cause of the Negro. As I view the growth of Howard University I think all of its friends will agree that it has really made more progress in the last five years than in any twenty years previous. I do not think I need to be quoted further along this matter, but I desire to go on record as a friend of Howard University and a friend cl' President Durkee.” ROANOKE NEWS ROANOKE, VA., June 4.—Rev. W R. Howerton, D. D. of 115 Sev enth Avenue N. W. left the city Tuesday at 1:30 A. M, to he Present at the commencement exercises of Kittrell College, Kittrell, N. C. He is one of the trustees of that insti tution, l The Ants Dramatic Club of Mt.' Zion A. M. E, Church had their monthly meeting Tuesday evening at the home of Mrs. Bettie Wright, of Seventh Avenue, concluding the so cial function of this meeting at the parsonage, the residence of Rev and Mrs. W. R. Howerton, where all en joyed the festivities of the occasion. Mr. Thomas Ward, of Northwest Eighth Avenue has been quite indis posed for the past two or three weeks. Friends will kindly remem ber this good man in his hours of sickness. The services at Mt. Zion A. M E. Church were very fine and well at tended morning and night. Rev. W. r R. Howerton, D. D. spared no pains in delivering a gospel message to the members and friends of the parish The Reverend delivered two wonderful and very helpful sermons duriDg the day. It was Communion Day and 191 persons communed. The offering was ?110.62, Mr. Lester Minnis, of 525 Tenth Avenue, N. E. died Saturday, May 31, after an illness of nearly five months. Hje died at 2:30 P. M. Funeral services were conducted from the residence by Rev. A. L. ♦Tames, pastor of the First Baptist Church. He leaves to mourn their loss a loving mother and father, two brothers, and a host of relatives and friends. He was 24 years of age. interment in Midway Cemetery. Tie polite funeral director and embalmer of Gainsboro Avenue had charge. Rev. S. M. Beane, of Los Angeles, California, ex-pastor of St. Paul’s Memorial M. E. Church has been in the city since Saturday. He preached to a large audience Sunday at St. Paul’s and greeted many old friends of days gone by. He reports that he is getting along fine; he looks it, too. Mrs. Maggie Morton of Lynchburg Avenue is indisposed this week, Mr. C. R. Burks of Wytheville, left for home Saturday afternoon, after having spent ten days here with his sister, Mrs. Mary J. Colvin, of 418 Tenth Avenue, N. E. Miss Louise Cooke of York, Va. is the guest of Rev. and Mrs. J. H. Robinson. Mrs. Lelia Brigmon departed this life Mav 25th after a brief illness of « few hours. Fuueral services were conducted on Wednesday afternoon at the home, the Rev. J. R. Lauder back officiating. The Pittman sisters rendered music and Mr. W. E. Davis spoke of her as a good neighbor. She leaves to mourn their loss a husband, two brothers, one sister, a sister-in-law and a host of relatives and friends. The A. M. E. Ants Dramatic Club met at the home of Miss Eva Taylor 707 Eighth Avenue, N, W., where the hostess served a very elaborate supper. All present enjoyed them selves in the highest. There were about 40 members present. Planets and pills. Salvasena, plas ters, and the finest of colognes made may be secured here at 153 Wells Alley, N. W., where the Agent lives. Mrs. J. F. Hudson, of Stamford, Conn, is spending some time with her mother-in-law and husband, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Hudson, of Prince Edward County. Born to Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Big ger, a fine baby girl. Mother and baby are getting along fine. The second oldest son, Lester Bigger will graduate at Hampton June 4th. Mr. Bigger attended the closing. Mrs. C. *1. Dickerson plans to visit the Buckeye State in a few days. i In a few days the Grand Lodge, K. of P- will assemble at Lynchburg where men and women will meet again after an absence of 12 months and many who met last year have crossed the Great Divide never to meet again in the lodge room. It should be a solemn note of warning to you and me and all of the broth erhood. - * IN MEMORY. In sad but loving remembrance of our devoted daughter, Jennie E. Miles, who departed this life June 5, 192 2, at Farmville, Va. “My dearest daughter, we miss thy voice, no more we see thy face. For she has found a home above, before the throne of God. We 11 meet in Heaven some sweet day forever to remain, where we join in joy and love and never part again. She was one with soul divine, whose heart was constant and true; one who was the same at all times, Dear Jennie, that was you. 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We are making this special red,uced-price of fer only to those who can appreciate real beauty in pearls and will show and recommend them to their friends Send us only $15.25 to SANDERS WATCH CO., 93 E. South St., Union town, Pa. COLORFUL NEWS “MOVIES” By 'THE CAMERAMAN.” I—ETHIOPIAN FANCIES. 3—BARRON D. WILKINS—EXIT. (f yfSton News Service) 2—“I SAY. MR. CHAIRMAN.” 4—COLORETTES. SINCE DR, H. V. HARLAN, an expert in the Depart * ment of Agriculture, returned from Abyssinia with the an nouncement that Abyssinians “are not Negroes and have nothing in common with Negroes except color,” the sociological “pros” and “cons” have been scratching their heads bald trying to advance new truths concerning the trend of descent of dark Ethiopia’s stock. And now that Prince Ras Taffari Regent of Abyssinia and descendant of King Solomon, with his escort of Ethiopian aristocrats, is doing a friendly marathon over France, Americans, both white and black, who are in indulging in health tours in that gallant country, have been in a quandary as to whether or not the Prince and his human accompaniments should be welcomed or scorned, as the case might be. _ . The problem was so perplexing that some German scientists were consulted and they unanimously described the Abyssinians as a mixed Hamito-Semitic people, who contained no Negro blood whatever, and none of the Negro qualities, either physi cal or mental. Furthermore, it was said, “over there that, upon the ground that they are Ethiopians, pure-blooded Abyssinians hotly resent being considered Negroes. To cap the climax, it is said that when an Abyssinian Emperor was asked to head a so-called Pan-African movement for the ben efit of the Negro race, he quickly said: “I am not a Negro; I am a Caucasian.” Thus, the elimination process has reached Abyssinia, and who can say what may eventually happen to all Ethiopians when they are permanently separated from their Fatherland? Either they’ll all become Negroes or mulattoes or else they’ll form a new species of human-kind, void of a genealogical past so far as the root is concerned. It s no wonder that Samuel W. McCall, former Governor of Massachusetts and ex-mem - ber of Congress, once said: “If a Jew goes wrong, it is be cause he is a Jew; but if a Christian does the same thing, it is because he is dishonest.” Transposing this conclusion, we have the unhappy theory that if a Negro goes wrong, it is because he is a Negro; but if an Ethiopian does the same thing, it is because he is dishonest. Going a step further, we have the illuminating knowledge that a Negro is an Ethiopian, and an Abyssinian is an Ethiopian; but, not even for the love of Mike, is an Abyssinian a Negro. Stand up, before the bench breaks! We iA DOCUMENTARY TEAM was made of Congress man Foster’s Bill, H. R. 3228, “to create a Negro Industrial Commission,” and Congressman Celler s Bill, H. R. 5364, to create a Commission on the Racial Question,” and after Chair man Graham, of the House Committee on the Judiciary, had called the august Committee together, and the two Congress men, a Republican and a Democrat, respectively, had paid each other appropriate legislative courtesies, an array of wit nesses, both for and against a Negro “commission” awaited the Chairman’s call, eager to be “placed upon the record. President J. Stanley Durkee, of Howard University, put his OK on the "commission,” saying that “it should tell the Nation the results of its work, and influence the thought of the Nation.” ' f IS. Mr. Perry W. Howard, Special Assistant to the Attorney General, said: “I want to give my unqualified indorsement to House Bill 3228.” Mr. Isaac H. Nutter, Attorney, of Atlantic City, N. J., approved the “commission” saying: “I think the vital thing for that commission is the appointment of men of both races, wjho are not only learned, but who have some equilibrium, some poise that will give and take and get at the root of this thing. Prof. Jesse Lawson, President of Frelinghuysen University and creator of the Spencer Commission Bill’ of which the Celler Bill is an exact counterpart, after admitting that he had been studying the racial problem for 22 years, presented a very elaborate argument as to why the Celler Bill should be passed. Prof. Lawson seemed to be an enthusiastic supporter of the Celler Bill, but only luke-warm upon Mr. Foster’s meas ure. After decrying any tinge of politics which might have silent ly soaked into the “commission” project, and, further, after resenting an insinuation that he was a Democrat, Col. Giles B. Jackson, Attorney, of Richmond, Va., had put into the I record his testimony of 1923 when he appeared before the same Committee upon a similar “drive.” Mr. William A. Byrd, of Jersey City, N. J.; ex-congress man Thomas E. Miller, Rev. John L. Holloman, Dr. R. E. Jones, of Philadelphia; Mr. Don Goodloe, Mr. Samuel H. Thompson, of Bristol, Tenn.; Mr. William E. Johnson, of New York City; and Col. M. Trigg, of Tennessee, warmly indorsed the “commission” bill and argued brilliantly as to why it should become a real, live part of the Government. But the “cons” had not been heard from. And \yhen j Mrs. M. Mossell Griffin, of Philadelphia, Pa., took the stand and said: “Mr. Chairman, I appear here as National Leg islative Chairman of the Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs representing 161,000 women, organized in 40 States, and we are opposed to the Bill,” everyone sat up and took notice. Mrs. Griffin stood up admirably under a severe cross-exam ination, and closed with quite a burst of oratory, in which she said: “1 would like to say to the gentlemen, again, that Mr. Foster has just brought out the very point that we wanted to present to you—that there are men who stand out prominently as leaders of our race, who lead groups, but the groups that ' they lead are not altogether satisfied with die positions that they take. We recognize the man because of the fact that he has ability to educate and to train and to do certain things, but his policy is not always satisfactory; and I would like to say to you that many of our men get wound up and when they get wound up they do not know the way out,^ and they take the line of least resistance and say, Yes, sir to everything. We believe in saying, when a thing is wrong, that it is wrong. I have taken this matter up w\th some of our prominent educa tors. For instance, I talked to a man who was here the other day, and when I told him my viewpoint he was nonplused. He said: ‘I had never thought of that.’ And yet he is a man who has been advocating the bill* and I dare say you have his name. He was at a loss to see just what the. possible dangers were. It was Prof. Kelly Miller. I do not mind calling the name. I say to you that although these prominent educators who stand out are willing to submit to this kind of thing, we are opposed to it, and we are simply here present ing to you our disapproval.” Ar.d when Mrs. Griffin's corroborator, Attorney James L. '.Neill, of Washington, had added his testimony to the deluge of lode, it seemv d to be about a fifty-fifty bet, as to the prospects of the “commission” despite the numerical strength of the “pros.” •Is K 9* AN EXCITED REQUEST Ft)R AID. a curt rebuff, a series of shots, and Harlem’s “finest man,” six feet tall,* broad of shoulder, fell to the sidewalk, unconscious but smiling the same smile of the old golden days and dreamy nights—the smile which had transmitted its gladness to a thousand hu man hearts, and Which had augmented the courtesy, yea the charity of a thousand acts of kindness. Barron D. Wilkins had been hurriedly sent over the long trail, leaving Harlem sad over the departure of its idol. Barron D. Wilkins had original initiative. Years ago when the “Haymarket” made hay while the moon shined, at 30th Street and Sixth Avenue, New York, Barron conceived recre ational innovations which he established jn 35 th Street, near Eighth Avenue. “Here,” he said, “I will provide unique pleasure.” Moving to Harlem in 1903, Wilkins established a cabaret at 134th Street and Seventh Avenue, which has never been permanency closed. Here, the man “with the big bank roll” lived and let live. He financed the Negro base ball teams. He assisted his friend, Jack Johnson, when the latter was trying to “break in.” He aided the needy. He smiled unceasingly. Even as Death was on its distant way to meet him, he had ordered a suit of clothes for Sam Lang ford, the ex-prize fighter, to whom he had sent a check for $25. He was always strong for the guy who was “down” and many a weary wife and chiid have been the benefi ciaries of Barron’s bountiful spirit. Harlem’s thousands mourn the loss of this human gladiator, whose gracious hospitality will no longer dispense bills and blessings. He has gone to test the equation of a mystery, whose veil, some day, each one of us must thrust aside, that we may gaze upon the features of the inevitable conqueror of this life. May his soul rest in peace. Harlem, N. Y., without Barron D. Wilkins, will be like a motorless motoi. Paul Robeson’s picture looked good on the front page of the “Drama” section of the New York Times, May 25—“All God’s Chillun Got Wings,” you know). j“Hello Bill,”—-By an injunction, the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia has restrained Grand Exalted Ruler J. Finley Wilson from suspending Columbia Lodge, No. 85, I. B. P. O. E. W. 'Hew to make \6ur Ski® 7 soft, clear and lighter Pi If your skin is dull, lifeless and far too dark, use ' these wonderfully fine preparations. A few delightful applications will make it clearer, lighter and much more lovely. 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