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This mav be our last battle. We believe that, it is the beginning of our tinal triiiinpJi.
JOHN MITCHELL. JR PRICE. FIVE CENT? VOLUME XIJI. NO. 17 RICHMOND, VIRGINIA. SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 1925. MAY 17. 1925 tarn GREAT CROWDS THRONG WASHINGTON ■ Calvin Coolidge of Massachusetts Inaugurated. President Now in His Own Right—Makes Rigid Econoiriy and 1 ax Reduction IV! a I n Issue—Silent on Human Rights—Lines Up for World Peace._ jgj MaSflNfc PRESIDENT CALVIN COOLIDGE. WASHINGTON, March 4.—Calvin tJcolidge was sworn into offce as President of the Uni ted States today. Ijj keeping with the Cco>lidge preachment of economy in all the affairs of government, the ceremony lacked the ostentadon and display which have marked past inaugurals. Coolidge tooke the Oath at 1 o’cSock •n a stand erected at the east portal •f the CapKol, Chief Justice Taft, officiating. Preceding him by half an hour. Charles Q. Dawes took the oath m Vice-President in the senate chamber i and became that body’s presiding officer. j Near the President whs Mrs, Uool* idge, his father and son, and other relatives, while banked on either side of the platform were members of his Cabinet, members of the Senate and House and other dignitaries. Before him was seated a vast throng which spread out far across the Capitol placa. In the forefront of the crowd were members of the diplomatic corps and many distin guished guests of honor. Except for the grouping of Amer ican flags around the platform the sole touch of brilliance was given to the scene by th« gayly-caparisoned uniforms of the Marine Band. LoolJdge ronowea ms rasing oi the oath with his inaugural address, j which lasted just about forty jive minutes. Its theme was economy, and in 1ta preparation the President wasted not one word nor used one unnecessary syllable. It was a cool, calculated, dispassionate review of the administration's, program for continued economy, and reduction of taxation, with a few glittering prom ises for continued efforts by the ad ministration to bring to the world an era of peace —?':ss Ellen Washington, of New York, was i.n the city last week, vis it ng relatives and friends —Miss Alice B. Russell, the noted dramatic singer from Montclair, N. j., was presented here Thursday In reoitail by the Corey Lyceum of Union University. While here she is the guest of Mrs. S. L. M. Scott —Mr William R. Cogbill. Bos on-, Mass.; Mr. L. L. King, Sharon, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs Atlas Barbee and little \tlas. Durham. N C.; Mr. and Mrs H. Kirkland Cogbill. Washington, D. C.; Mrs. Willie Lewis, Char lottesville, Va-; Mrs Savannah Book er and Mr. Elijah Cogbill, Chester. Va. : Mrs Nannie Thompson. Minne apol's. Mfnn. were called here on account of the death of Mrs. R. T. Cogbill. To the Pastors and Congregations which are committed to the Program of the Virgiaa Baptist State Con vention: My dear Yoke-fellows in the Lord: Have you stopped to consider that on Wednesday morning, May 13th, at nin«o'<*ock the Virginia Baptist State Convention will meet in its 68th An nual Session wftth the First Baptist Church of Newport News. Va, Dr. A. A. Gulv'n. Pastor? Do you real ty* how quickly this hour will be at our doors when God and His great cause in earth will be calling upon us to report on. another years stew ardship? Hdw stands the cause (Continued on page 8.) l»Hl BETA SIGMA’S MID WINTER7 SOIREE GOES OVER BIG. The spacious/ohnson’s Auditorium ; ballroom was again a scene of rare beauty Wednesday night, when the members of the local chapter of the Phi Beta Sigma of Virginia Union University gave one of the most bril Pant social functions of the season Each year society looks forward to the wonderful balds given by the Phi Betas and each year the ball is voted more wonderful than its predecessor, ; but the mid winter soiree will alw’avs be “the Prom to be remembered”, i The decorations were carried out in blue and white effect and the la dies were gowned in some of the j most exquisite costumes. The young : men affected the now famous colle giate style. Ahe ladies and gentle men were creations of loveliness and grace combined. Many local celebrites were in at tendance, including well-known pro fessional an<d business men. »oc»eiy is mueuieu io ui . v>. * Baylor, president and J. Railph Ste \ J venson secretary of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity for this most colorful and delightful prom. ,W T S TO OUR THIRTIETH PRESIDENT I HISTORICAL UBAFLETS FREE BOSTON. MASS., March 2—The National fkiual Rights League offers to interested race folks free its his torical leaflet or- Crispus Attucks, Colored American, first martyr to Amor ran Independence, killed in the Boston Massacre, March 5. 1770. The leaflet also has a section, sketching the part taken by the Race mi every war of the U. S, A. from Colonial days. All this information the race should have, especially the younger folks and preserve. A two cen‘ stamp sent to WiM am Munroe rotter 103 Court St., will secure 2 copies sent to your address. INTER-FRATERNAL CONGRESS AT FIFTH STREET SUNDAY. Mrs Ora B. Stokes, Grand Shep i herd of Improved Order Shepherds and Daughters of Bethlehem Is one of the speakers at Inter-Fraternal Congress of Richmond, at Fifth St. Baptist Church, Sunday, March 8, at 3:30 P. M. AH leaders oi r riueruai uiucia and their followers are Invited to be present at Fifth st. Baptist Church. Sunday, March 8, at 3:30' P. M., at which time a program is to be ren dered. The public Is Invited. Ad mission free. Program as follows: Song. “America”, Audience; prayer Dr. T. J King; solo, Miss Gladys Washington: address, Hon. A. W. Holmes; selection; recitation. Miss Esther Evans; address, Mrs, Ora B. Stohcs: presentation and [introduction of Fraternal Leaders; announcements Mr. Grover C. Grant. Master of Ceremonies, —Mrs. M. C. Adams; of Porta mouth. Va. was the guest of Rev. and Mrs. A. S. Thomas the past week. BISHOP O'NEIL HERE. Bishop Socrates A. B. O'Neil ar- j rived In this city last week from Nor- j folk. He has been traveling all over! the country. He la President of Ethiopia International School at Weldon. N. 0. He is seeking con tributions for his institution and launching a propaganda for the! abolition of (lynching in this country. | He is also a candidate for national j leaders!* ,p of the Negro, aspiring to; “fill the shoes" of the late Dr. Booker ( T Washington. He left for Wash-, ington to secure an interview with; President Coolldge to pflace before him the situation as it exists today j in the South. He has visaed south ern governors and he has secured an endorsatiOD of his plans. STILL HELPING. The fallowing have responded to our appeals and are among those who are sti.n help’ng: Mr R. W. H. Watk’r-s. Mr. Thomas Pollard, Bow ler's Wharf. Va ; Rev. W. B. Ball, R A. Smith. M. D.. Warrenton Va-; Mr. A. D. Ragland, South Boston, Va. ; Rev. f* W. Quarles, Mr. Thomas Page. Mr Carl R. Vest. Con nersville, Ind.; Mr. W. Van Jackson Mr. Robert C. Scott. Improved Order of Kin-g Dav'd, per Mrs. Adelaide (Gl. Thompson. Mjt. Olivet Baptist Church, per Rev. J. Andrew Bowler, Negro State Teachers Association, B. Y. P. TT. Bbenezer Baptist Church, Messrs Thumm and Patterson. Pitts burgh. Pa ; American Woodmen, Mr. Walter Parker. Ebenezer Baptist S. S., Rev. Dr James S. Hatcher, Rev. W. E. Pettus, Inter-State Col ored Teachers’ Agency per Prof. J. H. Blackwell, Mrs. Rhoda Mahanes, DOINGS OF THE Y. M. C. A. Another high time at the Y, M. C. A., 3rd and Leigh streets with women and men. Dr. W. H. Stokes was the master df the hour for the Lord last Saturday. <Mad to see Dr. a. W. Brown, pastor of Sixth Mount Zion, present Mothers, send your boys to the Y. M. C. A. 4 P. M. A help for you* All women and men to the Ebene* zer Baptist Church Sunday 3:30 P. M. A great service. Dr. O. W. Gaf-ties pastor of the Hood Temple A. ME. Zion Church will give a drect message. Subject: “Personal Life. Ro Long and So Far as It Re verts to Self; All is Evil”. Music by the choir, led by Director W. D. Jones. on time for a good time. THK OPEN DOOR. BUCHANAN. VA., March 2—Dear Editor—Please give us space in your paper. The Richmond Planet to pub lish this coramun'cation as follows: This is to certify that the First Baptist Church, of Buchanan. Va_. hold its business meeting February 27, 192.i to investigate the cause of closing the church door against the pastor and congregation. In the investigation we found no cause f aga’mt the Pastor to Justify the ac tion of the trustee board and the deacon board to close the church. ; Therefore, the trustee board and the deacons acknowledged their error; ar.'.i asked nardon and the church forgave them. And so 55 on’s door is open for service according to her former . schedule. ifjoc UAWMAH fiAVT.RS Clerk : A A. SPENCER, Pastor. VICE-PRES. CHARLES G, DAWES. (N. A. A. C. P. Press Service) White property owners of Washing ton. D. C., whos-e private segrega tion agreements are to be brought before the Supreme Court th/b April by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, are attempting to- organize the entire National Capital, so that colored peo ]f'n will be unable to buy or occupy 1 property in» any but the districts assigned to them. The segregation acvocaies puu llshing their trwn dally newspaper, called “The North Cap'tol Citizen’, which gives daily reports of the ex tension of the segregation movement. One of >ts recent issues which has come to the offices of the N. A. A. 0. P reports that for the first time iu the his'ory of the District of Co lumbia, all the 38 white property owners in a square, had placed on record in the off ce of the Recorder of Deeds an. indenture prohibiting the sale of any of the property to any Negro or colored person for the next 21 years. The same issue of the North Cap itol Citizen reports that organizat*on of the segregation forces by blocks on a citywide basis is proceeding and the news is headed by such lines as the fo'low'hg: “Randolph Place Do ing Croat Work*’, “s Street Contin ues »o net Results", “Adams Street Not to Be Outdone", “Other Streets Also Busy" Cases involving ui« »aic w.. ^ to colored people are bem* vigorous ly pushed by the white propertv own ers, and it is reported that Justice Hoehling has fixed March 10 as the date for commencing the trial of a case involving the sale of land at. 6. Seaton Place. N. W.. where fraud lies been charged. James A Cobb, attorney for the N A. A. C. P. 'In the segregation case coni ng before the United States Su preme Court, reports that the wh'te segregatfonists of Washington are closelv watching all the movemen s ^ of the N. A. A. C. P. and are pub lishing in the North Capitol Citizen* accounts of what the Advancement! Association is doing in opposition td^ their movement. Commenting on this report James | We’don Johnson, secretary of the Association, said: ‘ This movement in Washington, lies all the earmarks of a orasa4B... Here we have a fanatical segregation organization which has for tita pur pose ‘he pledging of white people of the whole city of Washington, block hy block and street by street to enter, into agreement not to self property to Negroes. 4a n vhirh apparently the colored peojfle of the country have not yet fully realized nor are they fully .aroused to U» dangers. If this movement succeed* In Washington It will he put in mo* tfon 'n citttes all over the country. The N A. A. C. P. Is fighting the matter through the. United States Supreme Court. 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