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This may be our last battle.
We believe that it is the beginniDg of our final triumph. JOHN MITCH^L. JR MAY 17.1923 VOLUME XL1, NO. 30 RICHMOND. VIRGINIA, SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 1924 PRICE, FIVE CENTS PRESIDENT NOMINATED. — FIRST NEW ENGLANDER TO RECEIVE THE HONOR-COLORED DELEGATES FROM GEORGIA AND MISSISSIPPI SEATED. Credentials Committee Confirms Action.—Great Principles Enunciated. Party Organization Strips for the Fray—Dawes of III., For Vice President. Harry Wills Toys With Bartley Madden in 15-Round Bout. Brown Panther Fails to KnocK Out Tough Irish Heavyweight, But Gets Clean Decision on Points NEW YORK, June 10.—Harry Wills, the “Brown Panther of New Orleans,” won the decision over Bartley Madden, Irish boxer, in their fifteen round bout at the Queeufr boro Stad1ium in Long Island City last night. It was, a gruelling battle with Wills not only failing to knock out or knock down his opponent, but with Madden furnishing moat Of the excitement by making an unex pectedly strong finish. Wills forced the fighting at the start and punished Madden severely at close quarters, but the Irishman hung on desperately and his awk ward. style -®|f fighting seemed to prevent Wills from landing a finish mg blow. As the fight wore on Madden be gan to show better, while Wills ap peared, to be tiring from his own efforts. By the time of the tenth round Madden was standing toe to toe with Wills and, while the Irish man’s blows had little effect on the giant brown panther, the crowd cheered Bartley for his plucky showing. Wills redoubled his ef‘ forts in the last three rounds, and though he battered his opponent, Madden stuck by his guns to the finish. A crowd of close to 20,000 per- ] sons turned, out for the opportunity I of seeing Wills in action. Not all the gathering was in the arena. The fans hung from telegraph poles over looking the arena and crowded near by housetops which offered a view of the ring. The outer rim of the new arena, that section of the plant holding the $2 admission enthusiasts filled first and quickly once the sale of these tickets opened. By the time the main bout started, however - not a vacant seat was to be seen in the arena. Tommy Wint, colored middle weight, knocked out A1 Studdy in the fourth and, last round of the opening preliminary. In the second bout, Sandy Seifert disposed of Tom Lazuka in two rounds Jimmy Slattery, Buffalo light heavyweight, carried off the decision over Jack Lynch, Arizona boxer, in a fast and interesting six-round bout Slattery clearly excelled his rival in every round, but Lynch showed gameness in standing up under pun ishment and earned the plaudits of the crowd as he left the ring. The final bell found Lynch on the floor < at the count of two from a terrific right to the jaw. Tommy O’Brien, Milwaukee light weight scored a knockout over Pete August, of Bridgeport, Conn., when the referee stopped the fight in the ninth round to save August from further punishment. A shower of hooks to the jaw battered August into helplessness, but he did not take a count, the fight being stopped as he hung helpless on the ropes in a neutral corner. ' The round-by-round story of the Harry Wills-Bartley Madden bout at the Queensboro Stadium Monday night follows: ROUND 1. Wills chased. Madden into a comer twrfce, Handing both hands to the head without a return. Madden cov ered cautiously, but took four up percuts to the bead. Madden land ed a right to the jaw. Wills pun ished his opponent about the body at close range. Wins used hig Tohg reach to good advantage and kept Madden backing away from his drives to the bead and body at the close of the round. ROUND 2. Willis pummeled Madden about the body as they wrestled along the ropes. Madden landed a long right to the head and then clinched. Wills battered his opponent about the ribs with powerful rights. They ex changed light blows to the head. Wills was warned for holding as they broke from a clinch. Madden was hanging on persistently to avoid Wills’ sweeping right at the gong. 1 ROUND 3. Wills mauled Madden about and resumed the more determined offen sive. The big fighter winked to an admirer in the crowd as he pum meled the Irishman’s side. Madden landed a short right uppercut but took four rights to the jaw in re turn M£d,den landed a right to the heath They spent most of their time clinching. Madden’s left found Wills’ jaw twice. They were locked in a clinch at the end of the round. ROUND 4. Wills drove Madden to the ropes; with a fierce attack to the head. Wills took a long left to the ear, hut complained to the referee that Madden was prolonging the clinches. Madden took a stiff jolt to the head, and absorbed more punishment at close range. Madden showed some aggressiveness and brought blood to j Wills’ mouth with a right hook just before the gong ended the round. ROUND 5. Madden backed away from a vi cious right, but was mauled about the body as they rushed together. Wills took a left hook to the head, but rushed his man to the ropes with both fists swinging to the head. Wills battered Madden about the jaw, and the Irishman seemed groggy. Wills missed a vicious right at the close of the round. ROUND 6. f Wills drove his right to tlhe body, but Madden covered quickly. Wills rushed in quickly and sank both fists into his opponent’s ribs. Madden stabbed lightly with his left to the | jaw, but sought the clinches fre quently.. Wills punished Madd,en about the body, but Bartley ducked most of his swings. Wills shook Madden with an attack to the head, but the Irishman stuck to his guns. ROUND 7. Madden missed with his right and backed to a corner as Wills landed a rabbit blow with his right. Mad, den blocked a vicious right, but his ear was split by a sharp left. Mad (ontinued on the Sixth Page.) “COLOR LINE” HELD LEGAL FOR D. C. PROPERTY. District Appellate Court Holds White Owners May Exclude Colored. (Pre*tor New* Sente*) WASHINGTON, D. C., June 13—The “Color Line” may be drawn in restrict lng the sale of property here, accord ing to an opinion handed down last Monday by the District of Columbia Court of Appeal®. White property own ers in any-neighborhood, who fear that an invasion of colored residents might take place unless they are bound in a solemn, contract to exclude oojored peo ple, may get' together and bind them selves not to sell, rent, give away, or in any manner transfer any property to colored persons, and the appellate court held such a document or coven ant is binding and cannot be held for haught by one of the signers who takes a notion to disregard it. The decision arose in the case of John J. Buckley, who sued Irene Hand Corrigan, (white,) to prevent the lat ter from selling a house in S Street, Northwest between New Hampshire Avenue and Eighteenth Street to Hel en Curtis, a colored woman. The lower court issued an injunction preventing the sale on the ground that it was a breach of the covenant signed by 30 owners of nearby property. Mrs. cur* tis appealed but the appellate court row holds that the restriction against her is valid. The appellate court took notice of the fact that it was lawful for colored residents to exclude white people from their localities, their places of business and places of pleasure, and no one pro tes?ed sgainst the exclusion of white people. Therefore, the court stated it was just as lawful for the while people to exclude colored people. ‘Segregation does not imply inferiority.” the Appel late Court stated. Segregation was the result of agitlation by both white and colored persons, the court stated and therefore, one race has the right to ex elude the other. Dr. Emmett J. Scott, treasurer of Howard University, Recorder of Deeds, Arthur G. Froe; Attorney Perry W. Howard, it is saidi have purchased properties close to the enjoined resi dence, and Washington folks are won dering whether the decision will l»e far reaching in its effect. It is believed however, that attorneys for Mrs. Curtis will carry the matter to the U. S. Su preme Court and that, as a well known attorney said , “it is not probable hat U S. Supreme Court precedents wilt affirm the decision of the District of Columbia. ” PLAN MILLION DOLLAR RACK CORPORATION. (Pre§ton News Service) DURHAM, N. C., June 12 —With an authorized capitalization of one mil lion dollars, the National Negro Fin ance Corporation was formed hero at a meeting of prominent race men from various sections of the United States re cently.. it is announced. Maj. R. R. Mo ton, principal of Tuskegee Institute, was elected president. Durham will be headquarters. The purpose of the organization it is said, is to lend financial aid to worthy and responsible Negroes throughout 1 tbe United States to assist them in opening up or improving business. One of the prime objects is to encourage race men and women throughout the oountry to enter the business world. Plans have been worked out, it is said, and in the near future a campaign | will be launched by the corporation among Negroes of the nation to secure j contributions to the ,‘loan fund. Stock. I will be issued to those contributing. PRESIDENT HIM COMMUTES UOIISTl MARTYR SENTENCE NEW YORK—MN. A. A. C P. Ser vice)—President Coolidge has di rected commutation of sentence of Tohn Hudson, former memfoer of the 24 th Infantry.. a llte^eptenca -fbr allfegad pvrtbnpaAtKra the Hofi» ton riot of 1917, It 'was announced by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the commutation making the life termer eligible for release this year. The release follows action by the N. A. A. C. P. ,in behalf of this man , whose. case was not reviewed by the board of officers recently appointed, because he had been transferred to a hospital for the insane. He was still in the hospital at the time the clemency 'board was in session at Leavenworth. Shortly after the of ficers had finished their work, Hud son was declared sane and trans ferred badk to Leavenworth Prison to complete his life sentence. When these facts "were brought to the at tention of John W. Weeks, Secretary of War, by the N. A. A. C. P. he took the matter up with President Coolidge. As a result the following letter to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has been received from the War Department: "Referring to your letter of the 17th instant, relative to the case of John Hudson, a general prisoner con fined at the United States Peniten tiary, Leavenworth, Kansas, I am directed by the Secretary of War to inform you that the sentence of confinement of Hudson has, by direction of the President, been re duced from life to twenty (-20) years. The Warden of the Peniten tiary has been so advised.” As Federal prisoners are eligible for parole after serving one-third of their terms, the commutation to 20 years makes Hudson eligible for pa role this year. This increases the number of commutations to 55. THETA CHAPTER PRESENTS ITS SECOND ANNUAL PLAY. (Prr«ton Newi Service) COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 13.—The Theta Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Al pha Sorority, Ohio State University, presented its second annual play at the Chamber of Commerce auditorium. The play. “A Full House,” was a farce of three acts, given for the benefit of the piano fund of the Y. W. C. A. The Sorority girls’ effort last year no suited in one room of the Y. W. C. A. being completely furnished. The char' aoters in the play were all students at Ohio State University except Alonzo Mangrum, leading man, and Miss Mable Jones, asthetic dancer. Mr. Mangrum is an ex-student of Temple University and Miss Jones is a graduate of the Veetoff-Sereva School of Dancing, of New York. Miss Jones’ specialty being Indian folk-lore dances. Between the acts Miss Jones rendered numoers which were enthusiastically re ceived. Prof. J. Cleveland LeMouns was at the piano. The principals in the play were coached by Miss Laura Camp belil, assisted by Mesdamea Jessi* Glov er and R. A. Johnston. The patronesses were: Mesdames N. R Allen, C. W. Bryant, R. C. Carter. L. i H. Godman; R. A. Johnston, J. E. Wil j liams and J. H. Wilson. WHITES TERRORIZE COLORED HOME BUYERS IN KANSAS CITY (Preiton fJtwi Service) KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 13—The bomber has returned to Kansas City. Be ginning with demands three weeks ago and cnflminaiting in a bomb thrown Sat urday night, terrorism against -Negro home buyers has burst forth again. POLICE OFFICER VICTIM, The buyer who suffers this time is Patrolman Smothers, who has pnrchas ed a cottage on the southwest corner of Montgaljl Avenue and Twenty-fifth Street. For a number of years Twenty* fifth Street has been the “line" on Montgalt although on the other ave nues the "line" has been as far south as Twenty-Eighth street. Demands formulated at a meeting in the Twenty five hundred block were addressed to the police commissioners and the chief of police recently. NOT DISCHARGED. The police offices neither discharg ed Patrolman Smothers nor advised him to sell, as requested in the demand it is said. The bomb was thrown be tween the Smothers house and another home and two windows were broken la the officer’s hoihe when the bomb ex ploded. Fifteen years ago Negro homes were bombed for appearing anywhere cn Montgall avenue. In other sections where Negroes have evpanded to the south and west there have been bomb ings, but the progress of .he population has not stopped. It is believed that this latest demonstration of terrorism is but the preliminary to the moving south on Montigall Avenue, which is now one of the “show” residential streets. —Peter Haill the “Boohhlack King,” at 511 1-2 North Second Street is doing first class work. Mrs. Alberta Stevenson and her| little son, Joseph, spent the week in Danville, Va. last week, visiting i their many friends. —Mrs. C. P. Hayes returned from Kittrell, N. C., last week after attend ing the commencement exercises at KTttrell College in company with Rev. Dr. James S: Hatcher, wife and Mrs. Cora Valentine. They took the trip by automobile route. —Rev. T. J. King, D. D., pastor of the Fifth St..Baptist Church left for, Brooklyn. N. Y„ last Thursday to at-1 tend; the New England Baptist. Conven tion, where he is to deliver a special sermon to that great organization Come and go with us MONDAY, 3 P. M. on our SUNSET aud MOONLIG-H'i OUTING down the James. We will land on pleasant grounds, returning to the city at 10 P. Ml. Adults $1.00. Chil dren 75 Centd. Refreshments and Musi cal program. Under the auspices of the WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION. JMLK. JJUJJNJNIC'S KOADSTEK The Buick SH|oadster of Attorney W. F. Denny was stolen from the garage at 412 E. Jackson Stretet some time Monday night by some one, who broke into the place for the purpose. It was a 1922 model and the State license was 10304; City, 7121. A reward was offer ed for its return. It wais later found down-town where it had been abandon ed after it had been used by theparties who took it away. OLD PAPERS FOR SALE AT 23C. PER HUNDRED.—Planet Office. ENJOIN KNIGHTS OP PYTHIAS FROM HANDLING MONEY. (Preiton New* Service) FORT WORTH, Texas, June 12.—An injunction restraining officers of the Knights of Pythias, who were in state convention here, from directing the fin ancial affairs of the organization and from holding the annual efiection of officers in any manner other than pre* scribed in the constitution of the orde£ was granted by J'udge Lattimore last Tuesday. Dallas is the home of the three offi cSjts named in the mandatory injunc tion. They are: W. St Willia, grand chancellor; J. E. S of reoords and all, assistant keeper of records and seal. Bonds were set at $1,000 each. The injunction was granted upon the petition of J. W. Sanford, C. H. Thom as, R. & Watson, B. Hames and Calvin Carlton. , , . MRS. KATIE SMITH AWARDED $250 IN CIVIL DAMAGE SUIT. (Preston New* Berrioe) LITTLE ROCK, Ark.i June 13.— Judgment of $250 was given by a jury in the Third Division Circuit Court here Monday to Mrs. Katie Smith who filed suit against T. E. Williams, a bus operator, for injuries received when she was knocked down on Broadway, July 23, 1923, by one of the buses oper, ated by Mr. Williams. (Mrs. Smith charged that she had been permanently injured internally be j sides suffering a sprained knee and serious bruises. She asked $2,500 dam ages. LITTLE ROCK MASONS TO BUILD. (Preeton New* Sendee) LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June 13.—A permit was issued Tuesday to the build ing committee of Protho Lodge No. 281, F. and A. M., for building a new Mason ic Hall at Twenly-Sixth Avenue and East Third Street at a cost of $4 000. Constyrctlon of the new building lias been started and the order expects to have the structure completed by early Fall. BISHOP CANDLER CRITICISED. (Pre«ton New* Service) NASHVILLE. Tenn., June 12— ; Bishop W. A. Candler is ‘.out of harm ony with his own church,” in his oppo sition to the plan of unification of the northern and southern branches of the M. E. Church, says Bishop E. D. Mouzin in repQy to Bishop Candler’s at tack on tie uniffcation plan. Bishop 'Mouzin is a strong proponent for unification with the nj rthern branch and declares that the plan re cently proposed by the northern branch is the same as the plan propounded b> the southern branch. He charges that Bishop Candler has failed to study the plan. 3 MEN FOUND IN STOLEN CAR, (Pre*ton New* Service) DANVILLE, III, June 12.—George Turner, Charles Bradley and Eddie IMorrow, all of St. Louis, were brought here from Westoka, Thursday night when they were arrested Wednesday afternoon, charged with crowding auto ists off the Dixie Highway. The ma chine was found to be a stolen Willys Knight of St. Louis. The men wiill be re turned to St. Louis to answer violations of the Dyer act, which makes it a pen ! itentiary offense to transport a stolen I car from one state to another. CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 11.—The Republican National Convention con* vened yesterday with Chairman John T. Adama, presiding. He then named. Theodor* E. Burton as tempos ary chairman and Chat distinguished republican leader arose amidst a> plause. He delivered an address and when Secretary of the Treasury, An* drew W. Mellon arose, there was am ovation, which lasted five minutes. He acknowledged the greeting. The deliv* ery of an addrtess by the temporary chairman brought forth a speedy re* cess. With the completion of the roll by the Committee on Credentials and the seating of the deltegateS, the body got down to business with Hon. Prank W. Mondell of Wyoming as permanent chairman. PARTY LOYALTY FIRST. ■ The attitude of the convention Is to put a premium upon party loyally to the end that party measures may be eu acted into law'. The platform ha* been skillfully drawn and the anti-Ku-Klux Klan plank in a modified form insert ed. The difficulty in selecting a vice presidential candidate constituted one of the greatest stumbling blocks to the work of the convention. It is erf dent that President Coolidge and his manager will endeavor to make this next election one in which only sturdy republicans will be recognized. READ OUT OF PARTY. That is to say that men, who do not stand squarely behind the platform de liverances of the party will be virtual ly read out of the party. Hon. William M. Butler, the present representative of President Calvin Coolidge is the dominating figure in this convention and his mandates are considered law. HoiW C. Basoom Slemp gives no evi dence what evler of his .‘lily-white*' proclivities and he fraternizes with the Negro group upon a basis of equality that reminds one of former days of Re publican supremacy. CONFIDENT OF SUCCESS. The feeling here is that the Republi (Continued on Page 4 MACDOUGALL—CONLEY. r»«' .. • * "* ? Mrs. Julia Tonley announces the mar riage of her daughter, Louarthur, to Mr. Byron Stanley Mac Dougall, Wednesday morning June the 18th at ten o’clock; 13 1-2 West Leigh Street, Richmond, Va. Friends inrited. MASONS ELECT OFFICERS. i SO. RICHMOND. Va. June 7.—At ir regular communication of Hobson Lodge No. 23, A. F. and A. M., Masons held at their lodge rooml June 2, 1924’ the following officers were elected: J. U. Hobson, W. M*; Dr. J. H. Blackwell, Jr., S. Warden; E. N. Simmons Jr., Warden; A. Qf Powell Secretary; W. E. L. Smifh, Treasurer; Allie Black S. Deacon; Webster Dean, Jrj. Deacon; John Mason, Chaplain; C. P. Randolph and Jacob Carter. Stewards; Dr. Q. W. Moone. Marshall; Welford Finney Tyler.