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VOLUME XLV, NO. 23 RICHMOND. VIRGINIA. SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 1928_ PRICE. FIVE CENTS.
COLORED ATTORN’Y KILLED - — V'» ._ -> --- -- .. . • - * l Bloody Scenes in’ Chicago—Republicans Rally—Senator Deneen Wins Fight—Lowden Backed for ^Presidency - » Chicago, April 10.—Chicago went! to the polls today with slugging*, | kidnappings and other forms of Ho-j knee accompanied by the murderous rat-tat-tat of n. chine guns. A day of numerous charges and counter-charges of physical instead J of electoral action by both sides cam?) to a close with the spectacular ma chine gun killing of a negro attorney, who was opposing the Tnompson Crowe candidate for Committeeman in the Twentieth Ward. Late tonight reports were still be ing received of the kidnapping of: election officials and beatings admin-j istered to party workers. Chicago did not seem very much; disturbed, despite the frequent re-1 ports of violence. Some persons even went so far as to call it a peaceful election. Judge Edmund Jarec.-n of j the Election Commissioner’s forces,! however, said it was “the most hec tic in his six years’ experience with the job.’’ I , 8,000 Citizens and the Police. ! Eight thousand special 'citizen watchers appointed by Judge Jarecki to aid some 5,000 police in guarding the polls were unable to prevent the outbreaks. But according to official reports these augumented forces did quell disturbances quickly when they , arose. The negro politician slain was j Octarius Granady, an ex-service I man, who opposed Morris Eiler, | Thompson-Crowe candidate for com mittee representative of the Twen tieth Ward. Granady was Sbot to death while riding in an automobile with two friends. Witnesses told detectives that the killing was the work, of seven- men armed with pistols and a machine gun who rode in an automobile bearing the banners of Morris Eller. • With Granady in-his-car, which carried tanners extolling the candi dacy of r.cretary of State Louis1'L-. K miner son, opponent of Governor Len Small, and other candidates of the faction headed by Senator Charles S. Deneen, were Euclid Tav’or. a law student, and Thomas Clark, both negroes. They were on a tour of inspection of the ward and, according to witness es, as they rounded a corner, the gun men’s car roared alongside. Pistols harked four times. Granady sent his car away in wild flight. Tht gunmen chased it. Taking another corner on two wheels the Granady car veered, climbed the curb and crashed into a tree. As the death car reached it with grinding brakes the machine gun got into action. With that deadly rat-tat-tat sound ing auo'’e the cries of the pursued and pursurer, the tire of buhets was poured into the Granady automobile. Granady was killed instantly. Tay lor was wounded in the scalp while Clark escaped almost unhurt. As the negro politician dropped to the sidewalk the gunmen sped away. 4 -. I Chicago, April 11.—Rising in mighty revolt against the political faction headed by Governor Small and Mayor Thompson, of Chicago, Republicans of Illinois yesterday '-bur-, ied them under an avalanche of has-J tile ballots that swelled to record breaking proportions today as be-: lated returns piled up the totals. Buried under the load of ballots j with their “America First'’ banner was the Small-Thompson-Crowe can-; didate for governor the factional candidate for United States senator, all the candidates for lesser State offices, the factional leader running for state’s attorney in Cook county, and even Mayor Thompson himself, who was defeated for ward committeeman. Emerging victorious from the hot test and most acrimonious primary campaign was almost an entire slate sponsored by United States Senator Charles S. Deneen with heads of the ticket carrying majorities expected to reach or exceed 400,000 votes. Virtual'y the only solace the Small Thomoson-Crowe faction obtained was control of the Republican machine in Cook county and nominations to a few minor offices in the county while Rep- i resentative Martin B. Madden, spon sored by this faction, had won over ' Wiliam Dawson, his Negro opponent. Emmerson Swamps Small. Louis L. Emmerson. secretary of j state and Deneen candidate for gov- i ernor, opposing Governor Small, who j was up for a third term, had piled up , a majority of more than 360,000 on returns from 5,111.of the state’s 6,634 precincts, a lead which, if maintained, | wiil give him a final advantage of j I more than 450,000 votes. Colonel Frank L. Smith who asked the people for vindication at the polls after twice being refused a seat in the j United States senate because of his! ! acceptance of primary campaign con-i j tributions from public utilities two I years ago, was more than 190,0001 t votes behind Otis F. Glenn, his De 1 neen adversary, on returns from 4,815 j precincts. If Glenn maintained his ' lead, he will have a majority of more than 250,OuO votes. i The figures for governor for 5,111 i precincts were: Emmerson, 821,329; Small, 460,389. and for senator from 4,814 precin c't s: Glenn, 689,284; Smith, 445,836. j v . ' Crowe Is Trailing. j In Cook county the S'mall-Thorapson standUrd-bearer, Robert E. Crcjwe, running for re-election a3 state’s at torney, trailed the Deneen entry, Judge John A. Swanson, more more than 100,000 votes and Swanson ap parently will have a final majority of ! more than 125,000. The figures from | 2,480 of the county’s 3,056, precincts | was: Swanson, 377,664; Crowe, >208, ! 247. I From the political, wreckage wrought by the election .the Small Thompson faction scrambled today in Chicago to face three separate in vestigations of its aci»vfti<!vHj at least one of them direct^ by, i^b outspoken enemy. . . -V--' A federal grand jury which lost week started an investigation *of bombings, prohibition law' violations and slay ings attributed to politics7resumed its inquiries today, and at the same time Oscar E. Carl«itrom, attojgjoy *.vha was renortiinau‘d . o|v^n»e Deneen - ticket, was appealed to to investigate disorder in connection With yester day’s primary, particularly the slay ing of a Negro Deneen committeeman.' County Judge Edmund K. Jarecki, on complaint of Deneen workers that the Small-Thompson faction had held up returns and delayed the ’count started a separate inquiry into pos sible election irregularities. Write In Smith. In the popular presidential referen dum. I rank O. Dowden, war governor of Illinois, the only candidate whose name was entered, had piled up 635 - 33 votes from 3,800 precincts, while 2,500 Republican voters wrote in the name of President Coolidge, and on the Democratic ticket, in which no names were entered, 4,917 persons, in 459 precincts, wrote in. the name of Governor Smith, of New York, and 2.617 wrote in Senator James A. Reed, oi Missouri. Heads of the ticket on the Democratic ballot for the most part were without oppuait'^r.. The “crime campaign," which re volved about the stale s attorney’s • contest between Crowe ar.u Judge Swanson, attracted s.tarpor interest. in C hicago than the governorship. Judge Swanson, whose h„me, with that of Senator Deneen, was bombed sixteen days ago, was increasing his lead as late returns came from the slow-counting Chicago f oiling places. Returns trom 1,240 ct the county’s 3,056 precincts gave Swanson 162,7IS to Crowe’s 104,2. .. SPECIAL NOTICE TO OUR FKilD.^C There will be special preaching in the chapel at the City Home, beginning on April 1st. Palm Sun day, and continuing through May 20th, third Sunday, making ready for Pentecost Day on May 27th. If you want to hear some of our good visiting preachers you come. I have the names of seven or eight to serve on these days from April 1st to May 20th. Every Sun day from 2 to 4 P. 31. Rev. F. W. Quarles, leader and manager for the Charitable Union, 1010 N. Second Street, Richmond, Va. THE BAPTIST MINISTERS’ CON i FERENCE OF RICHMOND AND VICINITY | There seems to be a belief among ! a few of our church members that the ' baptist Ministers Conference meets 1 with the primary object of discussing I ways and means of using the sacred office of the ministry to the personal | advantage of the men in charge of 1 our pulpits. That this belief is un ' founded and erroneous need not be stated to those of our Baptist con i stituency who are better informed, j The Conference is a necessary part of the minister’s life and our churches I whose pastors are regular in atten i dance are the richer because of the opportunities of their pastors to come in contact and exchange ideas with men whose work and ideals are the same as their own. Again, there are men among the Conference membership, whose train ing has been exceptional, who are ever willing to offer opinions and advice, which based upon tHeir sopqli.- ad vantages are of great value. The constitution of the Conference states in no uncertain terms that Its object shall .be “the promotion and advancement of its membership by the consideration, and discussion, of such questions, subjects, papers, measures and sermons, as may be helpful to its membership.” The object is constantly j before the body ar.v constitutes ito J one and only excuse for existence, therefore, what the clinic is to the | physician or the court-room to the. lawyer, the Conference is to the min-' ister. i • Contrary to the idea of sfcmc, the Conference doeg not interest itself in the individual problems of our churches, believing that each church can best serttle its problems in its own way, its object is to .be of help to the ministers, broadening the horizon of his thought and strengthening his grasp pn things of the spirit. " On this point too the constitution is clear, “‘Nor shall it entertain or consider any question of .church pol ity as related to church -troubles wnich mignt be Drought belore it for advice.” • Needless to say the -Conference believes in a Divine Call' to the min istry and accepts this as beihg first and all else secondary to the success of the man who would' venture into the mighty task of soul winning. It believes also in an educated min istry, knowing that if this generation is to be saved there must be educated men in the pulpit. In this age of books there are but few congregations in our city not composed of people of some education. The conference* therefore, urges young men to prepare them selves for the age in which they must live and preach, thus adding to their usefulness and incidently save their future congregations from the embar rassment of one which heard its pas tor announce that he w:ould preach on “The Seven Pints of Jestification.” Furthermore, the Conference does not encourage among its membership those whose ideas of dignity and de portment fail to conform to accepted standards. Contrary to the belief of some that such men are harbored and protected, the constitution again speaks in emphatic terms, “In case there is a damaging rumor concern ing conduct of any member of this Conference, upon hearing of same the Conference shall resolve itself into executive session. In case this rumor is proven the said member shall for- j ference.” feit his membership in this Con The Conference sessions are open to the public, the members of our churches are invited to attend and thus become acquainted with its work ! and object; and having seen, urge, insist and make it possible for your pastor to attend, his contact with the brethren will be reflected in the life and influence of our church. The of fleers of the Conference are as fol-' lows: Rev. J. E. Fountain, B. Th., Pastor First Union Baptist Church, Presi dent. Rev. W. L. Ransome, D. D., Pastor, First Baptist Church, South Rich mond, Prof. Va. Union University, President Gen. Association of Va.,! Vice-President. Rev. E. C. Smith, A. B., B. D., Pastor, Second Baptist Church, South Richmond, Secretary. Rec. C. A. Cobbs, Pastor Mt. Cal vary Baptist Church, Asst. Secretary. Rev. W. T. Johnson, D. D., Pastor First Baptist Church, Prof. Union The i ate Mr. A. D. Price University.. Pree.- Shiioh -;3S(Kiation> ,; v, , PRICE Corresponding Secretary.;.- . •••;-. -— Rev. S. P. Robinson, B. Th., Treas- in sad but Joying remembrance of urer. our dear husband and father, A. D. Rev. G. Btinms, B. 1 a.,; "Pastor Price, MiO passed to the Realms above Rising Mt. Zion Baptist Caurch, Re- 7 seven years ago, April 9. Dorter. ... “Tho lost to,, sight to memory, still ---— dear” "Or.? 0” °orth one more in Hea MRS. LOUISE BALLOU GOW RE- ven.” *yJ TURKS FROM SOUTH AFRICA His devoted wife and son, - Georgie A. and A. D. Price, Jr. . This splendid young wou.an accom panying: h£r accomplished husband, has returned to relatives and friends in Richmond giving a mos interest ing story of her experienc a in the dark continent in a modest and charm ing manner. Richmond l- s justly proud through her to have rad a part in Africa’s redemption. Mr . Gow is the same unassuming, gem. soul ‘she was when as a child she g jw up in our midst, and her mission should be an impressive example to .thers of her group in the city. Th will tell their story in E b e n e z Baptist Church on Monday night, ^pril 16th, and will intersperse the lec.ure with selections on tne pipe organ by Dr. Gow, violin solos by Mrs Gow, and they will be assisted by local musi cians of known ability. Don’t miss it! A silver offering will be taken. ( I — | ACTION IS EXPLAINED _ i Washington, April 10.—It was said today at the Department of Com merce that a small census bureau di visional organization made up of negroes had been broken up in the Census Bureau because racial segre gation was forbidden. A department statement said: "In the course of its regular duties, the Bureau of the Census developed a Division of Statistics, dealing ex clusively with matters relating to the colored population. The whole. di vision was small enough to be housed in a single room, and as an adminis trative measure its staff was tem porarily composed entirely from the colored employes of the bureau. "On the return of the Director from Europe recently it was held that the circumstances of such r /.visional organization would amoun’ to racial segregation, which is forbidden under the policy of the depa*' it. The members of the staff which had been assembled for the experinr were at once redistributed throu the or ganization.” Read thd advertisenr of the Union Life Insurance Com my. The promises made are gil and the benefits everlasting, so speak. BLEASE OBJECTS TO HOOVER ORDER Says Putting Negro Census Clerks With Whites Insures "Solid South.” Washington, April 10.—Reading in to the record today a newspaper story which appeared several days ago that Secretary Hoover had ordered Negro cierks in the census bureau to be located on the floo? with wh’.Le per sons, Senator Blease, of South Caro lina, declared such action would fore close any hope of the Republicans breaking the “Solid South” at the next election. The article appeared in the Wash ington Post, an<^ it was said today at the department that at the time a statement was issued explaining that a small census bureau divisional or ganization made up of Negroes had been broken up in the bureau because racial segregation was forbidden. Senator Blease had read a letter from a “white woman” whose name was not revealed complaining of the action and terming the Negroes in the bureau in which she worked “Hoover chocolates.” “This is exactly what brought the Republican party into disrepute in the South,” Blease said, “and made its name a stench in the nostrils of all white people. “In the South we believe the white race superior to the Negro race, and we never expect to permit a social] equality between the two. If this Hoover policy is continued, there need not be any dreams among the Re publicans of breaking the Solid i South.” Blease also complained because the postoffice department had refused to remove a postmaster at Anderson, S., C., whom he claimed was a resident! of Savannah, Ga. When you need a good shave and a classy, stylish hair-cut, call and see Prof. Billy Smith, at 18 E. Clay St. - ' ffl The teachers are - °tting an in crease in pay, but they are not saying anything about it. ! The Shepherds Still Rallying. Interesting Reports from the Main Office’'Grand Rally Great Success. ___m . ' ._ MR. ELAM L. BANKS HERE Mr. Elam L. Banks, of Harrisburg, Pa., arrived in the city last week. He I came to see his father, Joshua Banks, who has been seriour/y ill since last January. He left this week for his duties as Assistant Custodian of the Senate chamber, which position he has satisfactorially held since 1921. ! - Commonwealth of Virginia BUREAU OF INSURANCE AND BANKING Richmond, Va. , April 5, 1928. , Mr. J. N. Walker, President, [Mutual Insurance Company of Rich mond, Richmond, Va. Dear Sir: In answer to your communication of March 27th, which reached my of fice during ihy absence from the city, will’ say that so far as this Depart ment has any. knowledge you have not dfs'crftninated irt any way between ydur policyholders ajjd that your poli cies, premiums and rates seem to be thoroughly in kwnir^ with oth®** com panies doing similar business in the State. Your company has complied* with all the Laws,pf Virginia and the requiremnts of the Insurance Depart ment. , 1 It is a fact that'all progressive com panies from time to time make im provements in their policies, thereby giving additional benefits, but this in nowise affects a contract already in existence. It has a right to give un limited sick benefits or increase the benefits whenever it so desires. This a matter which is entirely within the discretion of the company and with which the department has noth ing to do. Very truly yours, Jos. Button, Commissioner of Insurance & Banking WILLIAM C. MATHEWS One of First Negroes to Become Noted as Lawyer Dies c.t 50. Boston, April 10—Word was receiv ed here today of the sudden death in Washington, D. C., of W llliam 0. Mathews of this city, a special assis tant to the Attorney General of the United States. Mathews, who was 50 years old and a negro, was one of the first of his race to become noted as a lawyer. He was born in Montgomery, Ala., in 1877, and after attending the Tuskegee School studied at Phillips Andover Academy and at Harvard, where he was graduated in 1905. He was a famous athlete in his school and college days. NATIONAL IDEAL’S NEW BUILD ING ; _ . ffl I The new structure of the National Ideal Society, under the leadership of Supreme Worthy Master A. W. Holmes, at 210 E. Clay St., is nearing completion. Contractor A. T. Holmes is making a fine job of the structure. The work of the architect. C. T. Rus sell, is of high order. The entrance has been changed to the west side and ample space has been arranged for the local lodges of the organization. The light stone trimming with the r®d brick effect is very attractive. The next meeting of the Order in September will be held iii the new structure. The central committee conduetteg the Headquarters Membership Drive Cot the Improved Order Shepherds and Daughters of Bethlehem met at the Ebenezer Baptist Cfturch last Wednesday night and registered about 100 new members for the Order. Deputy Susie J.- Williams presided and the meeting was en thusiastic. The first prize for the highest number of new members fhr the week was awarded to Mrs. Lillie Baskervile and the secoud went to Mrs. Eliza A. Berkley who was recently elevated t» the Advis ory Board. The order of prizes for the previous week was: Mrs. BHa (Continued on page 8) MISSIONARY GOW SPEAKS ON CONDITIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA. i The Third Street Bethel A. M. E. Church held Baste* wrvttss Hurt Sunday morning, Rev. W, M. Bprfttr ley,, the pastor, in charge. The ex orcises were highly interesting. Something 01 a sensation was caused when Attorney William F. Deny arose and announced that the wne4 of Rev. F. Herman Gow, who was a farmer resident of this cRy, was in the congregation and he asHai that she stand,up and say a word. Rev. Gow. who is now laboring ta the Transvaal, South Africa, spoke and paid a glowing tribute to khi Madame, saying that die was jnst as good a preacher as he was. Mrs. Gow, nee Ballou, bashfully came forward, bowed her acknowledg ment and returned to her seat. Rev. Gow said that conditions in the Transvaal, South Africa, were worse than these existing in Missis sippi. Continuing, he said he was born in the Transvaal and was edu cated in this country. “Some day Africa will come back. She will take her place among the nations of the world. I only fear that when the day comes, Africans will give back to their oppressors the same kind of treatment that has been accorded to them. How many have ever been made to feel that they can rise? Race consciousness has been dwarfed I cannot tell you now. When the change comes I shall be pleased to tell you what Africa ha<* done.” Dr. F. H. Gow. returned missionary from South Africa will preach at 3rd Street A. M. E. Church. Sunday morn ing on the subject. “The Christ of the African.” Mrs. Gow will speak on Sunday night, subject, "South Africa from a Woman’s Point of View.” SACRED CONCERT - fl The public is cordially invited to a grand sacred concert at Sixth St “ t Baptist Church. 6th am* 0,*»v r' *, Sunday evening. April 15, 1^28, at 3:30 o’clock. A rare musical and literary program will b" rendered. Rev. Joseph Arrin^tcn, rastor. Brin? us your iob work It r-fl he promptly executed. ,- **1 Read the Planet. See our list of agents. It wil1 he delivered to vo” a* 5c per week. Phone your ord rs a’:J pay the carrier.