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Richard Receives Cable Prom His
Representatives That Argen
tinian Will Meet Wills.
Date Is Still Unsettle^ Promoter
Wanting August 1st While South
American Asks for Aug. 20.
NEW YORK, June. —Tex Rickard,
Madison Square Garden promoter,
Monday confirmed tike report from
Buenos Aires that Luis Firpo, Argen
tine heavyweight, had finally recanted
his announced retirement and had
definitely signified, his willingness to
meet Harry Wills in a bout here this
year. Rickard stated that he had re
ceived a cable from Buenos Aires stat
iag tibat Firpo and Juan Homs, Rick
ard’s South American representative,
had come to an agreement, and that the
Argentinian would affix his signature
to a contract today.
What the terms of this contract are.
however, Rickard would not disclose,
although he admitted that in closing
the agreement Homs, following Rich
ard’s instructional, had acceded to Fir
po’s demands. These demands, it has
been intimated at various times, reach
ed $250,000, but Rickard would not say
whether sucto a high amount actually
is involved in the present agreement
Rickard said that he did not care to
.make any statement until Firpo had
Rickard, however, said that, the only
point not settled in Buenos Aires be
tween Homs and Firpo was the date.
The promoter added that he was anx
i'ous to hold the bout no iatier than
Aug. 1. but that Firpo was insisting
that he would not be ready to meet
Wills until August 20th. Rickard de
sires the earlier date because it would
l>e better to have more time between
this bout and the probable meeting be,
tween the winner and Jack Dempsey ^
for the world’s title.
Rickaru already has signed w ills xo
mieet Dempsey the latter part of Aug
ust or early in September, and has re
peatedly stated that he has an under
standing with Jack Kearn^ manager
of Dempsey, whereby Dempsey will
meet any one whom Rickardi of
Wills’s eoatract with Rickard of
course is subject to elimination should
the Negro meet defeat in the interim,
so that if Firpo should defeat Wills
it would mean another battle between
the Argentinian and tihe champion
this Fall.
Rickard Monday reiterated his pre
vious announcement that he would
hold these important heavyweight
championship contests at Boyle's Thir
ty Acres in Jersey City.
(Preston News Service)
4.—Two new national champions were
crowned here Friday when R. Earl
Johnson, of Pittsburgh, won the A. A.
U. Ten-Mile run championship! form
erly held by Willie Rittola and H. C.
Freeman of the Central Walking Club,
dawned the seven-mile-walk crown.
Johnson took the ten-mile run after
a hard fight with Albert Michealsoni
of t!he Cygnet A. C., Port Chester,
Conn., and James Hennigan, of the
Dorchester Club, Medford, Mass. Mien
ealson and Hennigan finished second
and third respectively, after having
stuck with Johnson for a major part of
the way. The times were: Johnson, 54:
29 2-5; Michealson, 64 : 30; Hennigan.
54:32 4-5.
It is thought that Johnson was aot
compelled to extend himself at any
time through the whole pace, as he ap
peared to simply l>e regulating his pace
sufficient to win over his competitors.
He at no time appeared to be endeav
oring to establish a record. However,
the men made a fairly strong effort to
finish with a spurt, but as they put on
additional speed Jiohnson seemed to
Slyly increase his pace keeping all the
while a sufficient lead to assure vic
rPrettoo Newt Serrlot)
HAMPTON, Va., June 5.—Some of
Hampton’s outstanding athletes will
be lost to the institution through
graduation, but there are many bright
prospects from which to build up a
formidable aggregation in the various
branches of athletes for next season.
Robert Coles, Jr., of Phoebus Va .
was* elected captain of the Track team
Gold basket-balls were presented lo:
Ernest L. Simmons. Brunswick. Ga.;
Ihavid L. Gunn, Stockbridge. Mass.:
■William H. Lambright, Jr., Kansas
City, Kans.; Edward Hargrove, New
York City; Junius T. Langston; Clies
ter Li. Jones, New Rochelle N. Y.; and
Alfred N. McNichols, of New Yorfc
City. The above named aggr gatioa
were instrumental in winning the in
tercollegiate basket ball championship
! They fought -hard for the honors and
plans are on foot to bring home the
bacon again next season.
(Preitoo N#w« Sardca)
JACKSONVILLE. Texas June 5 —
Mrs. Louisa Harris, said to have been
the oddest woman in this State, died
Sunday at the home of her son, George
Harris of Cove Springs'.
I "
(Preston New* Service)
SAVANNAH, Ga.. June 4.—When
a tram engine being operated at the
Savannah 'River bridge ran off the em
bankme^t it exploded and instantly
killed the Negro firteman and fatally
injured J. B. Opie, the engineer.
(Preaton Nrwi ferric*)
WASHINGTON^ D. C., June 6.—Ne
groes of the country notice more and
the more the apparent concerted act
ion on the part of daily newspaper re
porters and writers of “nordie”1 des
cent to minimize the creditable activi
ties of race men and women, and on
the other hand, magnify racial short
comings of colored people. A few days
ago the Washington Evening Star in
an article in connection with a prize
being won in a typewriting contest
played up a white dad as the first per
son in the District of Columbia to win
such reiognition. Norman E. Brooks
saw the article and took exceptions, or
rather endeavored to refresh the “con
venient-forgettery” of the American
whites. Mr. Brooks’ communication
in me picture »w;uvu vj. «
Star for May 18, 1924, I notice the pic
tune of a young man who had received
a gold medal for typewriting and it
was said that he was the first in the
District to receive such a medal.
“I beg to inform you that a young
colored boy of the name of Cortez Wil
son Peters was the first one in tihe Dis
trict to receive this gold medal for type
writing. He received the medal on
June 18, 1923, when he was graduated
from Dunbar High School. And since
that time he has won a Reington
Standard typewriter!, which is the high
est medal that can be awarded outside
of the international contest, which is
held in October-.
“I Just thought that I would call
your attention to this fact because
there is much good that the colored
man is doing in Washington and else
where, that is not given general recog
nition. To verify my statement you
may write to the Underwood and the
Remington Typewriter companies af
this city or to the main office of the
Remington Company in New York
(Proton S«r»lc«)
COLUMBUS! Ohio, June 9—Howard
R0S4 aged 35 and Hezekiah Austin,
aged 32, were injured last Thursday
when a car on an elevated track at the
plant of the Welch Chemical Company
where tbejr were employed fell with
them to the ground'. The men were re
moved tio the Grant hospital in ambu
lances. Ross has several fractured
ribs and a broken wrist; Austin was
badly bruised.
(Pr**ton N«ira 8*rr|c«)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti June 4.—|
An earthquake shock last Thursday
wrecked! a building at Port de Paix,
killing three persons and injuring sev
eral others. A church steeple was de
molished and the gendarmeris barracks
were badly damaged. Complete details
of the disaster have not been ascer
tained. The High Commissioner of the
island has sent airplanes to the affeet
ed city.
(Preston News Service.)
LANCASTER, Pa., June 6.—Miss
Helen Eret, agedi 23 years), a nurse
maid in the home of William Stathop
olis|, a restaurant keeper, and three of
the Stathopolis children, were found
dead in a gas-filled room of their home
last Tuesday morning.
The tragedy took plaoe during the
absence of 'Mr. and Mrs. Stathopolis.
It is said that a policeman patrolling
the beat detected the gas fumes and
broke into the house where they found
the bodies. Gas escaping from an auto
matic water heater is believed to have
1 been the cause of the tragedy.
(P. N. S)—Pearl Jackson and Priton
Johnson have been sentenced to hang
following convictions in connection
with the numerous mystifying and
terrifying murders in Birmingham
during the past three years.
The Jackson woman and Johnson
were found guilty for participation,
in the slaying of John Robert Turner
a white man, with an axe. Similar
testimony has been brought out
against Odel Jackson, who, also is
being tried in connection with this
According to testimony, the de
fendants started out to rob somebody
after drinking a quantity of “skull
and cross-bones”—said to be dan
gerous and treacherous composition
of wood alcohol and other ingred
ients, freely dispensed by both white
and colored “loggers” to almost any
body who has the price.
It is said that Mrs. Pearl Jaclcson
will be the first woman to be exe-1
cuted in Alabama for many years.
Of the $158, 196,417 carried in the
second deficiency bill reported to the
House of Representatives Thursday
by Representative Martin B. Madden
of Illinois, $50,t)00 is recommended
for the construction of a bathing
beach for colored people.
Although an appropriation of
$25,000' for this purpose has been
available for two years, officials and
the Negroes of Washington have
been unable to agree upon the loca
tion of the proposed beach.
The colored people of the District
have insisted that their bathing
beach be located in the Tidal Basin
on the opposite side from the one
used by white people. Just what
the colored people of the District
will do in the case cannot be sur
mised as the whites, under the lead
of Col. Sherrill, who has charge of
public buildings and grounds, are
determined that Negroes shall bathe
elsewhere than in the Tidal Basin.
It is said that there are certain
groups of Negroes of the District
inclined to accept either the south
end of Columbia Island or the Vir
ginia end of the Francis Scott Key
bridge. They argue that a half loaf
is better than none.
—Under the leadership of Mrs, Julia
B. Jones, of the Pittsburgh Courier,
a monster testimonial was given last
Thursday night at Loendi Club in
honor of William Randolph, the
i high school student who successful
ly defeated all opponents in a series
of oratorical contests in Allegheny
county recently. He was defeated
—many say, by partial judges in the
state contest, A handsome gold
watch was given young Randolph as
a token of respect and esteem.
(Preston Newg Service.)
NEW YORK CITY, June 5.—Among
colored speakers on the program at
I the National Conference of Social
I Workers to be held in Toronto Can
1 ada, June 25th to July 2, to discuss
1 problems of the Negro on Health, Mi
• gration, etc., will be Mrs. Mary Me
Leod Betbunef Dr. George E. Haynes
Dr. Algernon B. Jackson, Dr. C. V. Ro
: man, Eugene Kinckle Jones, John T.
Clark, Miss Helen Sayre, RJobert L.
Maysf Forrester B. Washington and
Dean William Pickens.
more ui an o,uvv ueiesaico aucuucu
these ^conventions and it is believed
that this will form a highly valuable
opportunity to convey to social work
ers from a(ll parts of the country a bet
ter understanding as to how the ap
proach to dealing with problems affect
ing citizens of various communities.
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Atlanta, Georgia
Patiently Waiting.
Yes, the owners of the Mechanics Sayings Bank, representing approximately three hundred
individuals, the depositors, representing about three thousand, not including the holders of
Christinas Savings Gab Cards, the white and colored people of this city, who are vitally inter'
ested in retaining the confidence of the colored people of this community and the good opinion of
the white and colored people of the United States, are waiting.
They all want to know toe approximate amount of toe assets to re-open the Mechanics
Savings Bank. The amount is stated in the foBowmg extract from the decree signed by the able
Judge of the Richmond Chancery Court- ,
^r'And it being represented t« the Court that the closing of
said bank by the plaintiff was 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 secured to
* the satisfaction of the plaintiff and it being further repre
sented to the 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, ft is fur
ther ordered that said receivers be authorized and instructed
to report to the Court, at the earliest possible iate, togeth
er with a statement of the assets and liabilities of said
bank, such offers and plans 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
he return of the assets of said
hmond, Va. to its proper
cbarge of said receivers, and t
authorities.9 *
But hew much more is needed? The Receivers assert that they cannot determine this
amount until all the pass-books of the depositors have been turned in and balanced. To meet
this condition the depositors, in meeting assembled, by unanimous vote, decided ;to share in any
liability in excess of the amount already ascertained. This relieves the situation and enables the
Receivers to strike a balance and submit the same to the Court with such a recommendation as
may, in their judgment be fair to the people whom they represent.
This then will necessarily end the delay as the Receivers have been unofficially reported to
be m favor of re-opening the Bank and wtHmg to do all in their power to help the colored people
of this community. The issue is plain. Personal feeling and animosities should not figure io this
matter. Let us re-open the Mechanics Savings Bank in order that those depositors who are ur
gently in need of some of their money may he able to get it and those who wish to deposit their
savings may be permitted so to do. The depositors stand pledged not to make any ran on the Bank
Other issues and conditions can be met as rhey are preseuted Ihe primary purpose at tus
time is to do business attain. Let us ascertain the approximate amount of liability, put up the
assets necessary and with the aid mid support of the good white people and the self-sacrificing
colored ones, backed by an abiding faith in the Almighty God, let us re-open the Bank.

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