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at 111 North Fourth Street. Richmond. Va. JOHN MITCHELL. JR.. .EDITOR a.i —immnnimtioM intended tor puhijnation tboulH ew.1 to reach u* by WeAteeday. Entered at the .ket Ortke at Richmond. Virtt it'ii. M' •»n,t dw* nutter* Ooe Year ...7.717. .» * °° .. „ .. . L10 , W) Three Month* . Foreig ■ Subscription* . "i0 . Foreign A Ivtt W-* Representative. B. J Zi(T Compa.iv. *<* ’learhem Street. Chicago; i Kl Victoria Building, St. Louia, lao ; 420 Longacre Building. York. SATURDAY.OCTOBER 8, 1927 Colored folks, who have gone to Heaven to come back here again, and colored folks who remain here are not anxious to leave here for the other place. Let them be happy un there, we are willing to be unhappy ^ down here. I - j We do not take any interest in cases involving the Racial Integiitj Statute for the reason that it is a matter that directly affects the white 1 folks and thev are capable or should: be capable of settling the mattei amongst themselves. It is true that they are endeavoring to throw some of their own people over on our side! of the line, but even this is mere* satisfactory than an effort to take from us some of our people and place them on their hide of the line. i The law at one time constituted a person with not more than one eighth Negro blood in his veins a white person. Now, they have re duced this imaginary calculation down to one-sixteenth. Of us colored folks, who cares? We are perfectly willing to receive all of these kind of white people on our side of the line, if they will come over, keep quiet and not mix with us. We have enough mixing already. A "wag” said many years ago, “ ’Tis a wise child that knows its own father.” We might add that it is a wiser child that knows its own race. We #re sorry for these outlawed white folks. 1 ' * • / - i “NEGROES ARE LESS NUMER OUS IN VIRGINIA.” The Richmond, Va., News Leader^ under the caption, “Negroes Are Less Numerous In Virginia,” says: , L)r. Ennion Williams doubtless states the fact when he affirms that if the Negro death-rate in the State remains as high as it is, while the birth-rate continues as low as at present, Virginia, before many years, must face a reorganization of her labor as drastic as that of 1865. The Negro death-rate is approxi mately half as high again as the white rate. Negro births, contrary to the general opinion, are not much more numerous than those of the other race. Conditions have not greatly changed from what they were a decade ago, when a statis tician of the health department of Virginia computed that if no new Negroes came to Virginia and none emigrated from the State, the race would be extinguished in about 150 years. _ :j/f ~m.. ■- -i 11 And again: This is not the only serious factor threatening the future of the Negro race in Virginia. Many Negroes are becoming peripatetic in their work. As soon as the winter is past, they hurry North in thousands, when the steel mills are busy. Another exodus occurs when the coastal summer re sorts are opened. Often these Ne groes Co not return until late in the autumn, and then, in many instances, they try to live through the year on what they have earned during the summer. They are free to do this, of course, but they lose the economic advantage that comes from regular employment and they create an at mosphere of impermanence that is demoralizing to those of unstable temperament. This is absolutely true, but our esteemed contemporary overlooks the fact that the thousands of dollars made in the North are expended in the South. Stiil, this is but a slight compensating advantage as weighed against the theory of a permanent residence in their own home. It con cludes as follows: The contention sometimes is made that Virginia has to face these seri ous industrial alternatives: Either she must improve the health of the Negro populaiion and keep it satis fied by decent living conditions, or she must frankly assume that this source of supply is being exhausted and must look elsewhere to replace it. In a larger sense, these pro posals are not alternatives. Virginia needs to keep her Negroes healthy and content, no matter whethev she succeeds or fails in attracting new agricultural labor. Her advance ment will be served by working to both ends. The above is sound doctrine. How many white people can be brought to see and understand this funda mental fact? We had occasion many years ago to visit the industrial plants in Toledo, Ohio, and Detroit. Michigan, and were astounded to note the inducements offered to col ored migrants, both in salary, hygiene and re’igion. They even build churches for them and are depopulating our Southern congrega tions as well as our localities and they have carried hundreds of our ehlost ridrit o”ators with them, where they are receiv'ng large salaries and growing corpulent in this atmosphere of good living. Down here, some of the ablest and most influential colored men have been hounded their insMtut’or jured and their power for good im paired. Some of our courts have taken pleasure in summoning pre judiced jurors, who have meted pun ishment, all out of proportion with the offense committed. This has caused many colored people to leave and many more are considering op portunities to do the same thing. Some of our very best colored people are now so-journing in Northern and Western climes. We hope that we give forth no secret, when we say that at one time, we felt disposed to do the same thing, although we have used every single bit of our energy to keep colored folks here and urge those, who have gone away to come back. Suffice it to say that the time is nearing when we feel that we can safely “fall into the arms of Jesus” and it may be that we can land there with less of a jolt in Virginia than we could in one of the far New England or West ern States. Selah. They call him “Bob” Scott. They mean that funeral director, noted for his skill and prompt service. No matter where you are give him a ring and he will find you. Read the Planet. It is the popular paper now. It contains matter and news that you cannot find in any other journal. 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The name McCoy’s Cod Liver Oil Ta .1«tp has been shortened—just - k for McCoy's Tablets- at any drug . .ore in America. Re-. G orge L. Rollins, D. D., pas tor of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Cheste.’fi°!d County Va. is spending his vacation in Pittsburgh. New York and New Jersey. His splendid conp’’elation presented hint a purse of $122 with thirty days’ vacation for which he extended bis sincere thanks to his members and friends. Mr Isaac Dyson, of Montgomery, W. Va.. has been spending his vaca tion with his relatives and friends at Winterpock, Va. He returned to| Montgomery this week. FULTON NOTES Lest Sabbath our paster, Rev. C. A. Cobbs, preached. He spent, his vacation North. He delivered a powerful sermon from John 14. “In My Father’s House Are Many Mansions.” Rev. W. A. James, the assistant pastor of the First Baptist Church, Washington, D. C., explained the Sunaav School lesson. Rev. James is an old acquaintance of our com munity. You need photographs for your friends and they are 3rt:cious to re ceive them. One of “The Browns” make will give them the most satis faction. HENRICO COUNTY, VA. Gravel Hill Baptist Church. Rev. W. L. Tuck. Pastor. Oft Tuesday night, September 27, 1927. a play, “The Tree of Life,” up at the Varina High School for the white friends of the “Four Mile Creek Baptist Church.” The audi torium was filled. A large number was present to witness this beautiful play, which was enjoyed by a'l who . saw it. We received great applauses J from out many white friends. We thank sell who helped to make ; it a success. It was arranged by i our pastor's wife, Mrs.. W. L. Tuck, i She is now: confined to her bed by ; a brief illme^. We beg all to come out and make our Sunday School what it shou»d be. . I At 8 o’clock, Rev. Edwin Charity ! preached far the “Sleeper’s Club.” i He brought them a powerful messa'p j using for his theme, “^Ahat Shall We j Do With Jesus.” J. M. ANDERSON, i Reporter. 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The meeting was presided over by J. B. Street, State Grand Master of Illinois and jurisdiction. William M. Gales, traveling repre serraave of The Overton Hygienic Manufacturing Company, visited Lake Forest and other towns on the north shore during the past week. The officials of the First Regiment of Illinois, of A. U. K. & D. of A., convened in their regular monthly meeting at Bailey’s Hall last Sunday afternoon and discussed new plans for development. Among the official representatives were Gen. Eliza Jackson, Col. Wm. Williams, Major Cain and Regimental Quartermaster M. T. Bailey. CAN YOU PAY $100 CASH? If you can, we can place you In touch wi h the owner of houses on Venable Street, in the 2300 block. They are ftted with all modern Im provements and have six rooms with basement. Rental. a£ $25.00 per month will pay for them Call Randolph 2213 or stop at The Planet Office, 311 N. 4 th St, Richmond, Va* . Moore St. Bapt. 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