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You know that I was present in Austin, Texas, m June of this year, and sitting on the plat form bv the side of Grand Chancellor j Willis when you introduced the reso lution inviting the supreme lodge to hold its biennial session in the State of Texas in the year 1929. and which resolution was unanimously adopted by your grand lodge. Opinion Not Sought Neither you, Mr. Editor, nor any officer or member of the grand lodge of the Knights of Pythias of Texas cared for or sought my opinion con cerning that invitation. My attitude as to the meeting of the supreme lodge of the Knights of Pythias in any ox the States of the far South was well known to Grand Chancellor Willis, and he, therefore, did not deem it neces sary to ask mv opinion concerning the meeting of the supreme lodge in Texas. Later on, as a matter of form, the followtig correspondence was had be tween Grand Chancellor Willis and mJSe^' Dallas, Texas, July 16, 1927. Hon. S. W. Green, , Supreme Chancellor, 507 Pythian Temple, New Orleans, La. Dear Sir and Brother: As a result of a resolution unani mously adopted by our last grand lodge inviting the convention of the supreme lodge to Texas in 1929, I am now making some efforts to car ry out the spirit of the resolution and 1 am desirous to know whether or not the invitation will meet your ap proval. I have conferred with the. Chamber of Commerce here, with the M-K-T Railroad and some of the most prominent citizens of Dallas, and I am assured by each and every one that if the supreme lodge accepts our invitation that everything in the power of this community will be done to make their stay both profitable and comfortable. Let me hear from you. With best wishes, I am, Yours fraternally, (Signed) W. S. WILLIS, Grand Chancellor. New Orleans, La., July 22, 1927, Friday, P. M. Sir W. S. Willis, Grand Chancellor, 202 Pythian Temple Building, Dallas, Texas. Dear Sir and Brother. I am in receipt of yours of the 16th instant, and I note that your grand lodge has been directed to invite the session of the supreme lodge of the Knights of Pythias of North Ameri ca, etc., to Texas in 1929, and you are desirous of knowing if the invita tion will meet my approval. Wish to advise, I have been—and am yet of the opinion that it would not be advisable to have our supreme lodge meet in the State of Texas or any other far Southern State under present conditions of discrimination, segregation and jim-crow cars as now practiced in, the South. 1 shall, therefore, not favor the convention of the supreme lodge com ing to the State of Texas in 1929. With best wishes, I am, Your fraternally, (Signed) S. W. GREEN, Supreme Chancellor. I do not belong, Mr. Editor, to that class of “Uncle Tom” colored men who will attempt to excuse and con done the ill treatment of members of my race in their civil rights in the South, and delight to state in the presence of the Southern white man that the treatment given colored peo ple in their civil rights is as good as that given to colored people in the North. The white man of the South knows that the colored man of in telligence who makes such state ments to tickle their fancy, or to feed their vanity is both a liar and a hypocrite. Ths Vote I note the statement in your edi torial that Dallas lost to Indianapolis by 47 to 55 votes or thereabouts. Reading from the record, Mr. Editor, we find Indianapolis received 60 votes and Dallas 47 votes for the next place of meeting of the supreme lodge. I find the following in your editor ial emphasized by the use of capital letters: “It was not the adverse vote that causes The Informer to dis cuss this matter at length, (for Texans are thoroughbreds and can take defeat cheerfully), but it was the attitude assumed by Hon. S. W. Green, of New Orleans, Louisiana, the supreme chancellor of the Pythian order, who took the floor and waged one of the most bitter and subtle fights against Dallas and the en tire South.” An Expl&nat*on I am forced to take issue with that statement, Mr. Editor, for the reason that, in my address to the supreme lodge, I did not wage what you term a “most bitter and subtle fight against Dallas and the entire South.” I did oppose the supreme lodge holding its sessions in Dallas, Texas, or any other city in the far South, on account of segregation, discrimination and “jim-crow” railroad cars and “jim-crow” street cars in such cities. I live in New Orleans, Louisiana, which is one of the most liberal cities in the South in the matter of race re lation between the two races, and vet I have not and will not invite the supreme lodge to hold one of its ses sions in the city of New Orleans as long as our brethren and sisters who are far more fortunately situated than, we, will be required to ride on “jim-crow” railroad trains and to suffer the humiliations and insults from “jim-crow” street cars. The Louisiana Commission We have in Louisiana a railroad commission which has been generous enough, and considerate enough of its colored citizens, to require each rail road train passing through the State of Louisiana to furnish separte toilets for the sexes, and to furnish com partments on each train where our men may smoke without doing so in the presence of their ladies. Every railroad company failing to comply with this requirement in the State of Louisiana will be penalized under a resolution passed by our railroad com mission several years since. No such requirement has been made by the railroad commission of the State of Texas for its colored citizens up to the time I was in Texas in June, 1927. (To be continued) ROANOKE ITEMS. Mr. S. C. McCallister, of Roanoke, died here at Burrell’s Memorial Hos pital, Monday, October 17th, after a lingering illness. C. R. Mitchell, residing at 23 Nor folk Avenue, a well-known pajper hanger, was found dead in bed Sun day, October 16th. Mr. Mitchell was seen on the streets Saturday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Muse recovered their two sons last Friday from Ring ling Brothers and Barnum and Baneys combined shows that had had the boys since they were three and five years old. They are twenty and twenty-two. Their beard and hair has grown long. They are very pecu liar looking. Their hair has not been shaven it seems since they were, taken away fifteen years ago. Mr. Thomas fniltz, oi jL.yncnuuig Avenue, N. W., died Thursday. He leaves a wife and three children; one which he never saw, his wife was in the hospital at the time of his death. Rev. W. W. Hicks, of Mt. Zion Bap tist Church, spent the week-end at Rocky Mount, assisting in a revival. Rev. Johnson preached at Mt. Zion Baptist Cnureh last Sunday for Rev. Hicks, and his people. Mr. Stephen Motley, of Midway, had a serious injury. He was strucK by a piece of iron in the foundery de partment and had to be taken to the hospital. ^ , Mrs. Gertrude Hatcher returned home from Cincinnati, Ohio, and De troit, Michigan, the home of her childhood and early life. Mrs. Lillie Bullock, of Durham, was the guest of her daughter Sunday, October 9th. She left for Charlotte, N. C., the following Monday. Dr. Hatcher drove from Roanoke to Clifton Ferge, meeting Mrs. Hatch er, and drove through the country h01Tle- * TTT „ Mrs. Frances Sawyers, of Walker Avenue, N. E., was reported very ill this past week. * The revival services at the First Baptist Church are reported pro gressing nicely. The services at Mt. Zion A. M. E. Church last Sunday were very grand and soul stirring, one accession and an offering of $150. Rev. James S. Hatcher, D. D., de livered sermon to the Gideons at 8 o’clock, which was very masterly de livered. FULTON NOTES At the services last Sunday at Calvary the pastor preached on “Dry Bones/' as he never preached before. We are glad to have visiting friends.^ Tomorrow is Women’s and Men’s Day. The women will have charge in the morning. The speaker of the day, Mrs. Ora B. Stokes. The men will have charge at night. A great pro gram has been arranged for the oc casion. THE HAMPTON NORMAL AND AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE Hampton, Va., October 14, 1927. To the Parents or Guardians of the Students of Hampton Institute: An unfortunate series of events be ginning last. Saturday night, October 8th, has beeta marked by such insub ordination and disorder among the students as to make it necessary to close the Institute until further notice. The outbreak was precipitated by dis satisfaction with the lighting of Cgden*Hall at a moving picture en tertainment on Saturday evening. On Sunday morning the college students m James Hall refused to admit the inspecting officers, and the whole body of the students, aside from tne cnon, took no part in the singing at the morning and evening services. Situation Explained On Monday morning the serious consequences of this attitude ana spirit were explained to the students by the principal, who also emphasized the importance of attendance at casses and other scheduled work as an evidence of loyalty and co operation. Nevertheless, a large n aimer cf young men, possible four hundred, absented themselves from their class-rooms and shops, some un doubtedly under intimidation by oihers. They had appointed a com mittee to present a statement of grievances to the Administration Board; but this the Board felt obliged to refuse to consider as long as the petitioners were “on strike.” Returned to Classes On Tuesday afternoon the strikers returned to their classes, and on the same evening the Board considered the committee’s complaints. Some were not of great importance; others were distinctly noteworthy; several were impracticable; several were such as could not be adequately answered without investigation. The Board willingly agreed to consider them carefully, and to confer again with the committee. Inquiry having been made concerning the disciplinary measures which would be taken against the strikers, the Board made it plain to the committee that it could promise only to try to be absolutely just and to do whatever might seem best calculated to prevent a recurrence of disorder. The Board Acts On Wednesday afternoon the fol lowing vote was passed by the Ad ministrative Board: I. Young women and new students are assumed not to have been respon sible for acts of deliberate insubordi nation, and therefore as not being sub jects for discipline in connection with the recent difficulties. II. Students who absented them selves from classes and scheduled work are put on probation, such pro bation to be removed by the Com mandant as rapidly as evidence is given of satisfactory conduct and right spirit. On Probation III. Those guilty of insubordination or of inciting others to insubordina tion are on probation immediately. Their future discipline is still under consideration by the Administrative Board, and their cases will be dealt with individually, and as rapidly as possible. This was a disappointment to many students, who had been led through rumor to expect a general guarantee of no punishment for any offenders; and on Thursday morning the strike was resumed. The Administrative Board thereupon felt obliged to pass the following vote: Institute Closes 1. Hampton Institute is closed until fuiiher notice. Students who desire to remain may be permitted to stay on the grounds until classwork can be resumed, provided that they satisfy .the school authorities of their loyalty, their purpose to obey the rules of the school and to co-operate to preserve its order and peace. Applications for such permission should be made to the Commandant and the Dean of Women and will be submitted to the Admin istrative Board. All other students are expected to leave for their homes promptiy and so far as possible today. Money Refunded 2. Students leaving may obtain the unused portion of their board and other cash allowances or deposits by calling at the Treasurer’s Office. Any who have insufficient funds to reach home should consult the Treasurer, the Commandant, or the Dean of Women. Some young women and a large number of young men have returned to their homes, not a few with the ex pressed intention of returning as soon as the disturbance is over. Four young men, quite evidently ring leaders, have been formally dismissed. Suspension of a number of others will probably be necessary. It is the in tention of the authorities to reopen the Institute soon—if possible within a few days. Gratifying Elements Among the gratifying elements in the situation have been the loyalty of the new students, especially those re sponsible for the maintenance of the school household; the comparative steadiness of most of the girls; and the practically universal condemna tion of the strike by the members of the staff and by the alumni. We have declared from the begin ning that Hampton Institute cannot be carried on with students who are disorderly and lawless. We have wel comed and shall welcome back all stu dents who give evidence of their sin cere purpose to co-operate with the officers and teachers in maintaining peace, order, and the mutual friendli ness and confidence without which no school can be truly successful. For the Administrative Board, By JAMES E. GREGG, Principal. Postscript The following is added for the in formation of parents or guardians, although it is of special interest only to those whose sons or daughters have left school but may wish to return. The Administrative Board realizes that many students who have gone home were in no way responsible for inciting disorder, but were carried along by the crowd and in the excite ment of the moment went home with others who were leaving. These we shall be glad to receive back provided they come of their own free will and return at once; for classes will be re sumed very soon. Muct Apply in Writing We shall require all who wish to re turn to apply in writing to the VICE PRINCIPAL for re-admission. This application must be accompanied by a pledge of loyalty and obedience, a copy of which is enclosed. Students re turning will be required to pay for living expenses to November 1st, the amount refunded at the time they left. No deduction for the absence of these few days can be allowed. No entrance or other fees will be re quired. If the application for re-admission is accepted, in order to save time, a notice will be sent by the Institute at once by telegraph, at the applicant’s expense, if so requested. * t J. E. G. LOVELY ZION BAPTIST CHURCH Rev. Wm. Reevis Delivers a Great Sermon. Rev. Wm. Reevis delivered a great sermon. Subject, “Paul’s Thorn In the Flesh,’’ II Cor. 12:7-9. Rev. Reevis was at his wits end and delivered one of the best sermons that could have been preached. He said in his sermon that we Chris tians needed to pluck th? thorn out of cur flesh, or in other words, we needed to get rid of our sins. The sermon was one which can be applied to every-day life. We also had a large congregation. Had two persons to join the church, and a collection of $40.75. The Lovely Zion Baptist choir ren dered music. MOORE STREET BAPTIST CHURCH TO CELEBRATE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR PASTOR Fourth Sunday, 8:15 P. M. Music—Senior Choir of Moore Street Baptist Church. Devotionals—Deacon W. A. Kyles. Music — Quartette from Junior Choir. Sermon—Rev. 0. G. Allen, D. D., pastor of First Calvary Baptist Church, Norfolk, Va. Offering. Benediction. Fourth Sunday, 8:15 P. M. Communion. Devotionals—Deacon Myers Daily. Congregational expression meet ing. Offering. Serving, “Lord’s Supper”—Pas tor, Rev. Gordon B. Hancock, D. D. Benediction. Women, Weak, Tired, Rundown and Nervous, or who suffer ovarian pains, pains in tho lower part of the stomach* bearing down pains, female weak nesses, headaches, backache, melan cholia, despondency, nervous, de rangements, flushes of heat, fleeting and indefinite pains, whites, painful or irregular periods, should write to Mrs. Ellen Lovedl, 5267 Mass., Kansas City. Mo. She will entirely FREE and; with out charge to the inquirer advise of a convenient home method whereby she and other women say they have successfully relieved similar trou bles. The most common expression of these thankful women is "I feel like a new woman." And others* "I don’t have any pains whatever any more." "I can hardly believe my self that your Wonderful Method has done so much good for me In sich a short time." Write today. This advice is entirely free to you. She has npthlng to sell. CHICAGO, ILL. Dr. W. F. Tyler and his wife have returned to their home in Beaumont, Texas, after spending the summer months in the city, and are greatly pleased with their stay. They were delightfully entertained by friends. Mrs. Georgia E. Harding, State Grand Princess of S. M. T., of Illinois, has returned to the city, after spend ing the week-end in Nashville, Tenn., with relatives and friends. Mrs. Hattie B. Fountain, of Mil waukee, Wis., was the house guest of Mrs. Pearl Payne, 1316 South May Street, and family, last Sunday. Rev. I. S. Stone, Past State Grand Master of Illinois, of U. B. F., was in the city the past week in attendance of rhe State Masonic Grand Lodge. Mrs. William Mays, 3704 S. State Street, is home from Nashville, Tenn., where she attended the State Fair a id '‘sited with relatives and friends as the house guest of Mesdames Lucille Garrett and Hattie C. Mc Gowan, 1611 Heiman Street. R. W. Wells, president ef Wells Fraternal Book Concern, 3710 Indiana Avenue, has been delayed in making a visit to Portsmouth, Va., with his daughter and other relatives on ac count of a number of rush orders be ing received. M. T, Bailey, 3638 South State Street, and 1300 West 111th Street, and other representatives of the com pany, are doing a great good for the people of Morgan Park and surround ing suburbs by doing everything pos sible in getting the thousands of dol lars in assessments reduced to a rea sonable figure. A luncheon was tendered the News paper Fraternity of Chicago last Saturday afternoon at the Alvin Dan sant. Fifty-first and Michigan, by Mesdames Young and Tyler, of the Alvin Dansant Club, Percival Prat tis, of the Light, acted as toastmaster, and among the speakers were R. S. Abbott, Dr. R. A. Williams, Dave Hawley, Carey B. Lewis, X. K. Mc Gill and others.