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at m North rourth Street. BiAmo®d. Va. JOHN MITCHELL, JR.*-..EDITOR *ii corumunicatiooa iuteodeo tor puwisatioo ^K>uld he to reach ue by We^eaday. —- ■ — ■ ! ■■■ ■ » teiteieo at the .’oat Office at Richmond. Virginia, a* second clwJ matter. OmTlZ .•••**•* •is Month* .i”** 110 Three Months .80 Foreign Subscriptions . 8,80 Foreign Adve.tw-g Representative. W. B. Ziff Company. Oeartwrn Street, Chicago; Kl Victoria Building, St. Iahus, Mo ; tZU Longa ere Building, New York. _ SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1927 Governor Bryd says the price of gas is too high and practically everj motorist agrees with him. A brazen woman is an abomination to a cultured man and a rude man is abhorred by a cultured woman. You cannot win by being disre spectful and uncouth*in your manner. Politeness will win in the long run. We may not get to heaven this year or the next, but we shall get there some time, if we weary not in well doing. „ V ’W*'1 .1 -JW. Ocean beach bathing costumes have been ransferred inland and the females are wearing them on our city streets. Modesty in women is still “a pearl of great price” with some men, but the majority of them do not seem to set any value upon it. When v e abuse all white people, we are showing little sense and no judgment and this is true, when some white people form similar opinions and take similar action in dealing with us. We have had two instances of white men in the State of Virginia being arrested for killing other white men in the defense of their own homes. The fact that both were sub jected to needless expense is to be regretted. The rule of law, which is not the rule of reason, is that every man charged with a criminal offense shall prove his innocence and not that his accusers shall prove his guilt. This is one of the peculiar things in which “the whole world is upside down.” It will adjust itself, however, either during this century or at the begin ning of the next. f t ; " -• f We have received “Norfolk’s Thirty-aix Per Cent Colored,” al booklet compiled and published by that great weekly publication, The Norfolk Journal and Guide. It deals with the homes, churches, schools, business enterprises, occupations and general social and economic status of the sixty-four thousand colored^ citizens of that locality. We are suf-, fused with genuine admiration of this ■ remarkable production. The National Baptist Convention at Detroit was a great success. The selection of that great Baptist divine. Rev. L. K. Williams, D. D., has en sured the success of this organization and emphasized the fact that able men in the chair will ensure the suc cess of any enterprise. We have feared t^heugh that the onerous duties imposed upon- this remarkable char acter may undermine his health and lead him to an untimely grave. It will be necessary that the work be so divided as to lighten the load of re sponsibility now upon his shoulders. We direct attention to the great Radio Show, now sponsored by the Richmond, Va., News Leader. The committee has specified Friday, Sep tember 23. 1927, as the day for col ored people. It will be a highly edu cational exhibit and will richly repay a visk there. Hardy’s Orchestra has been employed to furnish music and we urge all of our people to go there. The location is on Broad and Mea dow Streets. The story comiRET from Norton, Va., where Sadie Mendil, a white woman, confessed that she murdered Bertie Lindsey, ef Knoxville, a crime for which Maurice Mays, a colored man went to' the electric chair pro testing his innocence reads like a novel. Inasmuch as the colored man had paid the penalty for the crime, no charge of murder could be entered against her. She frankly confesses that she dressed herself up in men’s clothes, blackened her face and shbt the woman, whom she had tracked, in company with her husband. She said her name was Mrs. John Roddy. It has since been brought out that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People em ployed atttorneys to defend the col ored man, but without successful re sult. As horrible as this case appears to be, it is but one of many. It is practically certain that thousands of innocent colored people are serving time in Southern prisons for crimes that they never committed. This is due to the practice, which makes it essential that a person charged with crime shall prove their innocence. Some way and somehow, the pray ers of the righteous will prevail and j justice will be accorded to all of the people in this great land of ours. 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If after tak ing 4 sixty-cent boxes of McCoy’s Tablets or 2 One Dollar boxes any thin, underweight man or woman doesn’t gain at least 5 pounds and feel completely satisfied with the marked improvement in health—your druggist is authorized to return the purchase price. The name McCoy’s Cod Liver Oil Tablets has been shortened—just ask fo£ McCoy’s Tablets at any drug store in America. _ I Radio Night (Continued from Pa^e ]) ing big sports and news events. Outstrip Former Shows. • t The 1927 show promises to far out strip its two predecessors in size, character of exhibits and entertain ment features. There will be attrac tions for men and women, young and old, and children. In addition, the show has been extended one day in order that the colored people of Rich mond may have an opportunity to visit it. The fifth and closing day has been set aside for them. Finishing touches on preliminary details were added yesterday at a meeting of all the chairmen of the dealers’ committees and representa tives of The News Leader. Booths arfe being constructed and decorations placed in the big build ing formerly occupied by the Used Car Exchange, Meadow Street, near Broad. This work is being pressed in order that every detail will be com plete when the doors are thrown open to the public. daily Prize Awards. Apart from expensive and com-, plete entertainment features, public interest is expected to be heightened by the daily award of prizes, valued in an aggregate at more than $1,000. Nearly all of the exhibitors have agreed to contribute the prizes, which will be given away. Each will per tain to radio, and most of them doubtless will be eagerly sought by ail spectators. They will include re ceiving sets, loud-speakers and other equipment. B. H. Hoffman, chairman of the publicity committee, said today that the following firms already have agreed to donate prizes, principally receivers: Dabney & Bugg, Hoffman & Good man, Howell Brothers, the Halladay Company, The Kaufman Siore, Price Brothers, Tower-Binford. Uthers are expected to swell the list. Mr. Hoffman stated that local deal ers are reporting the arrival of new model receivers and the latest thing in equipment. Scores of different kinds of sets will be on display. This year's show is expected to eclipse that of 192G because the Used Car Ex change quarters offers far more space. ! BE LUCKY Get your share of the Good Lock. Suo cea*. Wealth. Health and Happineaa that is all aroand you. Win in games, baeir.ee*. low, money end everything. Have money, friends, sweethearts. Writs today for our two Lucky Blessed Candle*. 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Jackson, of Newport, R. I., called on us. Read the Planet and advertise in the same. We shall be pleased to handle notices relating to entertain ments, church items, etc. We help you and you should help up. The Planet will be delivered at your door each and every week for 5 cents per copy. We specialize on items of interest to colored folks. Rev. William Revies, of Kimball, j W. Va., called on us recently, also Rev. J. S. Daniel, of E. Spencer, N. C. Rev. P. L. Barksdale, of Halifax, Va., was in the city recently. Mr. W. A. Jackson, of Newport, R. I., called on us. Miss Bessie Scott returned to the city last Tuesday afternoon after spending the summer in Bayhead, N. J. * Mr. Ernest Baker, of New York City, is spending his vacation here, the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Barrett. ■Mr. William B. Smith, the popular tonsorial artist, is indisposed at his residence, 70ff W. Marshall Street. He is improving. The Improved Order of Shepherds was in session at Newport News, Va., this week. Offices suitable for a physician and a dentist are rentable in the Me chanics Bank Building. Messrs. Pol lard and Bagby and the Turken Co. may be consulted. All who have secured a copy of Webster’s Dictionary express them selves as satisfied. You had better order your copy today. The Planet is on sale in Wilming ton, Delaware, at Mr. Robert Goodin’s place of business, 1214 Walnut Street. Rev. T. J. King, D. D., pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Pittsburgh, Pa., is progressing in his work there and has been given an assistant pas tor. I It has recently been circulated that Deacon Samuel Brown, formerly of the Fifth Street Baptist Church, and who removed to Boston, is dead. Rev. D. L. Cosby, formerly of this city, but who went to New Jersey, is dead also. Mrs. Robert Blackmoie, of Hart ford, Conn., sends us an encouraging letter. The Grand United Order of Moses met at Charlotte Courthouse, Va., re cently. Ten thousand visitors are said to havip been present. The very able Rev. J. Murray Jeffress is the founder. This was the 24th annual gathering. Ma Rainey is giving an entertain ment the True Reformers Hall next week with her fine orchestra and Jazz Hounds, as they are called. She is said to be the mother of the Blues. She and her orchestra will give a midnight performance ort the Savoy Roof Garden, Mechanics Bank Build ing, Monday night on the stroke of twelve. _;_« Mrs. Janie Hayes, wife of Mr.' C. P. Hayes, was painfully injured Sun day afternoon, September 10th, when she accidentally wrenched off the spicket to a hydrant at her residence, the jagged edge cutting an 1 lacerat ing her right arm at the wrist. She lost .much blood before the wound could be properly attended. Urs. Gil oin and White rendefekF service. She has since been confined to her room, i but the wound is healing nicely. NOTED PREACHERS HERE. A great many noted preachers at tended the Lott Carey Convention that convened at the Sixth Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Rev. J. R. Vanland mgham, pastor of Fountain Baptist Phurch. entertained the following:. Rev. W. C. Williamson, of Durham,! N C.. preached at the Fomraift Bap tist Church; also Rev. Eh*. J. A. Lewis, of Wilmington, N. C., preached Thursday night. Rev. T>r. J. H. j Moore, recording secretary of the Lott Carey Convention, preached at the Fountain Baptist Church Sunday, morning ?t 11 A. M. Rev. Dr. W. M. Revies Kimball. West Virginia, preached at 3:00 P. M. Rev. Dr. W. D. Lee, of Connecticut,, preached at 7:30 P. M. Rev. Dr. Revies remained over in the city and preached at the 31st Street Church, and also Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Rev. Revies and Rev. Vanlandingham motored to Durham, N. C., spent three days. They had a pleasant trip. AGENT ! Planets can be purchased from Mr. Robert Goodin, 1214 Walnut Street, Wilmington, Delaware. NOTICE The Imperial Order of King David will hold its 18th anniversary at the Hood Temple, A. M. E. Zion Chtfrch, | Clav and Adams Streets. Sunday, i September 25, 1927, at 3:30 P. M. i An interesting program will he pre I sented and the public is cordially in I vit°d. I Rev. Junius L. Taylor will preach ' the rormon. i All members are requested to meet 'at Johnson’s Hall promptly at 2:30 P M • Mrs. A. G. Taylor, G. W. R. M’ss Mary M. Scott, G. W. S. 1 RECORD No. 8497 ^v» One hard bitten singer 1 \squirms and tacks.... w Lonnie Johnson is singing misery into this creeping, biting blues. A good laugh at his woe for 75c. “Mean Old Bed Bug Blues99 “Roaming Rambler Blues99 Both sung by Lonnie Johnson ! Okeh Phonograph Corporation, 25 W. 45th St., New York City T3he Above Records on Sale at BAILEY FURNITURE CO.,1 1406 E,. Main Street. i I l I >! FROM. THE FRYING PAN TO THE FIRE. (Chicago World) Texans made a determined, fight during the recent convention of Pythians in this city to have the next biennial gathering of the order in Dallas, Texas.. Richardson, militant editor of the Houston Informer, and ; Rice, the scholarly standout man of the Dallas Express, came loaded with invitations from, everybody,. white and hlack,, who. amounts, to, much in their sections of the State* for the Tythians to come down. Promises were made that white Texans would treat the delegates all right, that, in fact, white Texans would be glad to have the great, host of men and wom en in. its: midst. But Texas did. not get the conven tion.. Na, not even after Grand Chan I cellar Willis,, of the State of Texas, ‘made one 'of the most impassioned and brilliant speeches, of the convex tion, promising his brother Pythians i as square a deal in Texas as they 1 migfct get anywhere, if they would 1 only come. Supreme Chancellor i Green arose t© speak after Willis, and ! defeated the Texans. Green is from ■ Louisiana. As a resulit of his speech, I the delegates lined up against the prejudice of the South and sent the next convention to a northern city, where the visitors will be treated fairly; more fairly than they would be in Dallas, Texas. It is to laugh! As bad as Texas may be, there is no large city in that large State that treats Negroes any worse than Indianapolis does. When the prejudiced cities of the so-called North are mentioned; such cities as [Cincinnati, 9t. Louis, Washington, 1 Baltimore and Indianapolis, Indiana polis is always spoken of first because Indianapolis is the worst. There is only one thing that a Negro can do in Indianapolis, so far as public ac commodations are concerned, that he cannot do in far Southern cities— 1 ride where he pleases on street cars.. But be can’t go in the theaters, to the | best lectures, into cafes, and other i public places. He is segregated in every way that the law will permit. I i Indianapolis is the capital of the j ’spirit of the Ku Klux Klan in the, North. We have been in Dallas and t we have been in Indianapolis. If it were *ur convention, we would pre fer Dallas. It’s hard to understand, men who would take a convention to Indianapolis, if race prejudice were the chief issue involved. It almost looks as though there were some other issue involved. It almost looks as though there were some other issle. The supreme* chancellor made the speech against Texas and the su preme chancellor knows Willis is very strong and very rich, even though he is in. Texas. The next time Texas seeks the convention we advise the leaders to. convey to, the supreme chancellor their endorsaaent of him: for another term. FULTON. NOTES. Rev. A. D. Clarke, one of our own bays, delivered a very- helpful sernron in the morning and at the evening service.. Live si'ngihg was had by tfre choir, under the leadership of M”. Beverly Valentine,, ttfce assistant Seed er. Tomorrow the Rev. J. #. Wright will preach for us. Come out early and get a good seat. Tomorrow the Rev. C. B. Jeffer son wilT preach at the Union Baptist Church, South Richmond. Tine pas tor, Rev. L. C. Garland, has requested the Rev. Jefferstan to be with his good people on the third and fmoxth Sun days. A great spiritual feast has thus ended at Shrlah, the Rev. Daniel Har grove spared no pains in delivering the Gospel to those present. His ad dress is 1608 Idlewood Avenue, City. Rev. C. A. Cobbs, the Grand Chaplain of the I. <X S. & D. of R. at this writing is attending the Grand Session of the Order in Newport News, Va. Our pastor is now on his vacation. Deacon A. D. Daniel is at tending the same session. I I AGENTS—We start you in business and help you succeed. No capital or experience needed. Spare or full time. You can earn $50-5100 weekly. Write Madison Mills Manufacturers, 562 Broadway,] New York. ' ...—T f j FLORENCE. S- C. The following young people from Marion passed through Florence re cently en route for Orangeburg, S. C., to attend the State College: I Mr. Terry Nichols, Miss Lucy B. Godbolt, Mr. Deleau Gibson, Alford Elleroe. Rev. A. A. Chaffer, of Trinity Bap tist Church, this city, has a call in Philadelphia, Pa., and wiH leave us ►Moore St. Bapt. Church, ^West Leigh St., between Kinney and Bowe Sts <► •Dr. Gordon B. Hancock, <► 7 pastor •Sunday, Sept. 18, 1927 >11:30 A. M., The Pastor will Preach from the Subject: ► “Going on or Going Back” >8:30 P. H., “The Ule With Three Dimensions. I f^YOU ARE WELCOME.•=®gr ♦ Write for this FREE Book Miss , ,17 Valerie Qomez’ hair dress is de- ^ cnked and itius trated. Read this W book. Hare you read this "Beauty Book?” IT tells how to have beautiful hair—how to arrange your hair in the newest styles and still make the effect becoming to your type of beauty! 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C., soon after which lie was ordained to the gospel ministry, died here suddenly Sunday morning early. | It was quite a shock to his friends1 and brought sadness to all. Mr. Sam White, a porter on the ' Augusta run of the A. C. L. Railroad, died here Saturday, September 10th. I Mrs. Maggie M. Murphy and son, Mr. Hermon R. Murphy, a printer, ef Wilmington, N. C., passed through the city recently en route to Hunts ville, Ala. Mr. Hermon to enter Oak wood College. Mrs. Murphy's hus* band died recently. Mr. James Jones has returned from his summer vacation.