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< VOLUME XLV1, NO. 2 RICHMOND .VIRGINIA, SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17. 1928 PRICE, FIVE CENTS. r er Two Men Dangerously Wounded—A Sunday Morning Near Tragedy anew segrega tion ORDINANCE WANTED Attorney Cohen Meets the Issue Explains the Law More Trouble for Peace Lovers**Alder* man Woody Ruptures Friendly Relationship in Richmond Alderman Henry W. Woody n troduced v resolution at the regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen last Tuesday night for the purpose of enacting a segregation law in this city. The resolut.on reads as follows: “Be it ordained by tiie Council of the City oi K chmond: “1. That in order to preserve the general welfare, peace, racial in tegrity. morals and social g^od order of the City 0£ Richmond, it shall be hereafter unlawful for any per son to use or continue lo use as a residence auy budding on any street between nterseeting sreets. where the majority of residences on such street are occupied by those with whom said person is forb.dden to intermarry by section 5 of an act of the General Assembly of Virginia: ‘An act to preserve racal integrity’ and approved March 20, 1924, or as the same may be hereafter amended. “2. Any person violating the pro visions of this ord.nance shall le liable to a fine of not less than one hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars recoverable before the police justice of the City of Richmond as the case may be. each days violation to constitute a sep arate offense. “U. That all ordinances or parts oi ord nances in confl.ct w.th this erdinanc * be and the same are here b\ repealed. “4. This ordinance shall ' e m force from and after April 1st, 11*29. ” T0 Editor Richmond Planet: The rimes D’spatch and News Leader of November 14. 192''. i part that Alderman Henry \Y. Woidy has iu.v iducfd an ord nance to re entict a segregation of the race by law. giving the Racial Purity Act of 192 4 as bis authority so to do. It wouid be impossible to frame one that would not run counter to tihe XIV Amendment.of the United States Consiiuttcn. The Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia in the case of Irvine v. City of Clif'on Forge deeded November 14. 19IS. said: “On the main constitutional ques tion. :he ordinance here involved is not materially different from tV> Segregation Ordinance of the City of Richmond, which was upheld as a valid enactment by this Court n Hopkins v. City of Richmond. 117 Va. 692 86 S. E. 139. Am. Cas 1917—D. 1114. Since that case was decided, the Supreme Court of the Unti ed States hits decided that an ordinance of the City of Louisville, substantially the same as the one under consideration. S in conflict with the XIV Amendment Of the Constitution of the United States ar.d is therefore null and void. Euehananv. Warley, 245 U. S. 60§ That case w+as very fully argued by able counsel and several cities, in cluding Richmond. Va., were per mitted as am ci curiae, to file briefs in the case. The opinion of Hhe Court fully covers the case a: bar.” In thy last named case it was said: ‘'Property is raore than 'he mere thing which a person owns. It is elementary that .t includes the right 'o ACQUIRE. USE and DISPOSE of it. The U,. S. Constitution protects .these essential attributes of proper ty. Holden v. Hardy 169 U. S. 366 3*91. ” If property as the Court said has ‘these essential attributes, how can any act of the Virginia Legisla ure give power to a city to destroy them, when the U. S. Constitution, Treaties «nd Acts of Congress, are the supreme law of the land? Segregation may be, of course, bioughl about, by eit^t-r race acting a?, individuals by restr ctive coven ants against use and occupancy for a limited period placed in deed and made to run with the land, as has recently been upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States of America m he Corrigan Case. The late Hon. Henry R. Pollard, one of the city's most successful and able City Attorneys, in his memoirs, mentioned his fight to sustain the Segregation Ordinance before the Supreme Court of the United States of America, as one of the hardest legal contests of his life, and w.th all his ingenuity, he was unable to re-frame a segregation ord. nance that would not run counter to the Federal Constitution. I do not be ; v that anybody can do so. The Racial Integrity Act of 192 4 is certainly not a warrant for such an ordmance as Mr. Woody proposes and Negroes or whit© persons need have no f ar of such an ord nance even being enacted by *lie C tv Council. Such a move as has been made by Mr. Woody has no other tendency liar a catering ;o iho pre judices of certain of his constituency and in nowise reflecting any good upon the i mity that now exists be tween the races in r sidential sect ons : Richmond. My obsarvat on has been that Rich mond Negroes do not like to live in uncongenial sur. ouudir.gs and a wh >1 lv white neighborhood would nl i be a place where they would wish to live. Respectfully, ALFRED E. COHEN. I ROANOKE NEWS _ I I Rev. James S. Hatcher D. D. preached in the morning and at night at Mt. Z^on A. M. E. Church. Thomas Thompson was killed in stantly by his truck. It turned over on h m. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Letcher. He was on his way to work. It occurred lost Sunday. The truck was badly dam aged . An automobile struck h s truck tnd the man driving it fled from the scene. Mr. Samuel Dvers has been ill. Mt. Zion A. M. E. Church sent him a donation. Mr. Radford Sanders died here Monday A. M. Madison Stanfield is still looking after The Planet .nales and he will furnish vcu with remedies that w.ll ease pain and prolong life. Mrs. Stanfield has a *arge supply of rcauy made mater.al for the ladieB. __% PHYLLIS WHEATLEY Y. W. C. A. COMMUNITY ASSET. The visitor was a ycung crippled man. ‘Lady is this the ‘Y’ building where you take care of girls?” he asked. .. * Told that it was, he said, ‘Just a minute;” stepped outride and re turned with a girl about fourteen velars old. He had found the girl wandering up and down East Afain Street try ing to find her mother. But the ad dress she had was incorrect. Lodg.ng and supper were furnished her. while a telegram was sent immed iately 10 her alrandmother asking for the right address. The next day the girl was taken to her mother. This girl is only on? of the many who are helped during the vear by the Phy.lis Wheatley Branch of the V. W. C. A. Clubs for girls and young women, educational and gym classes, super vised * recreation, pub ic programs and a summer camp are seme Of the other features of the work of this organization. There are nearly f> glr. hundred grade and high school girls enrolled in the G rl Reserve Clubs, which are supervised by trained ad A’isors. The Industrial Department has a membership of ninety-fire young women who are employed n the various industries in R chmond. The Phyllis Wheatley Branch is considered as a community asset not only for its program of work for women and girls but for its service to the entire community. This is shown through genuine use of the Branch Library Avhich It housas; the number of outside organizations meeting 1n the building and by the attendance at A*espers and other programs. NOTED CRITIC GUEST OF THE SABBATH GLEE CLUB. i - ,The Sabbath Glee Club; jMnd ns ftlieir guest recently. Dr. Sigmund Spaeth, musical critic of The New York Times and nationally known author and teacher. Dr. Sp'aeth was in Richmond for the first of a series of Sx lectures beinff given at the Woman’s Club in co operation with the Richmond Va. News Leader. In accordance with i (Continued on page four.) 15 Yrs. FOR MURDER JIM DEAN PLEADS GUILTY Murdered Frank Irvin _ » — James Dean, who after a quarrel with Frank Irving, went to his room and secured a shotgun and opened I fcre upon and killed Irving. August 22, 1928, pleaded guilty in the ‘ Hust.ngs Couit here. Jud^ W. Ktrk Mathews presid ing and on Wednes day November 14, 192k was sen tenced to the Virginia penitentiary for 15 years. After being shot, 1 Frank Irving raised himself on his 1 arm and fired at Dean across the street, emptying his revolver, one of j the bullets pass.ng through D;ans ^ hip. I THE BAPTIST MINISTERS CONFERENCE. DR. BINFORD SPEAKS OF TROUBLE AT CENTRALIA. The trend of a discussion at the Monday meeting of the Baptist Min isters Conference of Richmond and Vidnity seemed to indicate that some of the brethren who preach Ordina tion Sermons have the wrong con ception as to the duties of church officers. i R^v. A. D. Daly, the highly effi cient pastor of Fifth Baptist Church urged the Ministers to pay mo e attention to the matter of at'ending counci's. as much was le ng taugh ‘ and practiced in th:3e counc Is c n trary to Baptist principles. Realiz ing the importance of Rev. Daly's s atement, the Conference asked Dr. \V. L. Ilansome jo i-ead a paper at its next meeting on this subject. Dr. Ransome agreed to do so. and t is the hope of the Conference that every Deacon in the c. y. as well as our rural sect ons, will be present, on nex Monday, along with \3iose Ministerial brethren who seem to need eniigh enment upon this most important subject. Some of the brethren when called upon to preach to newly ordained Deacons, in order to make favorab e impressions, say things for which they have no authority; then wonder why there s a confusion as to the duties of Pastor and Deacons on the'r own fields. , Dr. J. H. Binfoid one of the o’dest Ministers in the city, in po nt of sendee, addressed the Conference as touching his many years of work at Centralia Baptist Chur-h, o Chesterfield County. Dr. Binford spoke of the splendid progress the Church has made, of its beaut ful building and equipment, adding that at present the Church debt lacked but little of be;ng cleared. In spite of the splendid s'rv'ce. Dr. Binford with an unm stakab'e note of sadness in h’s voice, led the Conference to believe tha: there were those whttr'n IP's flock who would ungratefully cast him aside. It is contrary to the poPcy of t'e Conference to' have any part in cliurah differences, but the. brethren [could not help but sympathize with this veteran soldier of Christ, -who after laboring thru the years w th I his people, and now stricken with , blindness seems to fear that thoce who have benefited by his fatherly advice and counsel are about to throw him out upon the charity of the world. "How sharper than a serpent’s tcoth it is, to have a thank less child. ” Monday, November 19th, the Con ference will meet at St. John Bap tist Church. (jitater park as guest of Rev. J. W. Kemp and his good people. , 0. B. SIMMS. Reporter. I — The Community Drive ) The Colored Division of the Com munity Fund Campaign is well or ganized under the chairmanship of Colonel A. W. Holmes, who has very ably served in this same pos. •tion in the previous campaign. Miss Laura H. McFall is secretary of the Division. Colonel Holmes is being assisted by Lt. tColone)! Jtohn J. Taylor in charge of Special Gifts an'd Lt. Colonel W. A. Jordan in charge of Genera' Solicitation Teams. The Chairmen of the Special G fts Committee are: B. T. Kenney. Bu iness Firms; B. L., Jordan, Church es; John H. MlaJbrey, Fraternal Or- 1 ganizations; W. H. Walton, Indi viduals; Mrs. Alice H. Harris. Sec retary. The following persons are serving as Majors and Secretaries of the ; cams that will solic'r n the (1 « trlcts. Distric 1, S. M. Washington. Major with Mrs. Lucre*‘a Gee Jor- j dan as Secretary; Disrt’ct II. Loren zo C. White . Major.. Mrs. Mary Cousins Secretary: Distr ct III, DA vid D. Gilpin Mljjnr, Mrs. Druscilla Gilpin. Secretary: District IV, J. S. Collins. Major w th George T. Walk er assisting. Miss Maud Mundin ami Mrs. Amanda Smith. Secretaries, 1 D'strict V, Mrs. J. R. Mayne. Ma jor, Miss Lucinda Smith. Secretary; District VI, Benjamin P. Vanderv‘a’1 Major; Church H 11 District. A. W. Dandridge. Major. Mrs. Elizabeth Knox. Secretary: Fulton. Mrs. Mary V. Pittman. Major, Miss Indiana Dandridge, Secretaiy; South Rich mond. Mrs. Mary V Binga, Major, j Mrs. Ophelia Cogbill, Secretary; j Sydnoy. W. S. Banks, Major. Mrs. ; Mlanr'e W. Allen, Secretary. Mr. C. L. Wnfree will have charge of the distribution of publicity. The opening meeting will be held i Fridav. November 16th at 8 P. M. i at the Community Fund Headquar-1 ters. SO" 12 East Main Street. A epecia' program will be rendered. | The public is especially Invited ‘o . attend. i FULTON NOTES The anniversary services of the Mt. Ca’vary Baptist Church and its j Pastor w 11 begin tomorrow last ng one week. Several noted Divines will appear on the program. Rev. C. B Jefferson wil! nreach at «.he Union Baptist Church omorrow. The installation of ‘he Sunday School officers tof the Union Baptis; Church w.ll take place on [the fourth Sunday, three-thirty P. M Rev. Ti. C. Garland, pastor. Mr I Ellerson Spurlock, Super.iuendent of jSunday School. On the day of election there was born to Mr. and Mrs. Wil ie Wash ington of 905 State Street, a boy child. and he was given the namo ox Herbert Hoover Washington. DEATHS REPORTED. The following is a list of dea hs of colored persons reported to ike Richmond Bureau of Health from November 6 to November 13, 1938, with age and date of death: Jane James, age 54 years; 422 Sha fer St.; November 6 . William Albert Munford, 1 day; 2303 Evei-ett St.; November 7. Lee Toliver, 74 years; 1310! N. 32nd [ St.; November 7. Robert Link, 54 years; 407 S. Lin den St.; November 7. Baby Miller, 9 days; 60’0 N. 30th St.; November 8. Inez F. Go,ns, 15 days; 1331 N. 17th St.; November 7. Fannie Parker, 40 years; IOO5 W. Marshall Sit.; November 7. Samuel Lynn, 52 years; 712 W. Le gh St.; November 10. William Preston Faison, 46 years; 739 N. 5th St. Mandy Robinson. 60 years; 1723 W. Leigh S*.; November 10. GRAVEL HILL NOTES. Gravel Hill Baptist Church' Rev. \v. L. Tuck. Pastor. At 11:30 Rev. C. B. Jefferson of T'nion Level Bp tist Church preached from Psalms 50:15. Subject: ‘A Christian Rem edv in the Time of Troube.” The Super ntendent of Public Schools spoke. Miss Virginia Randolph, the County Supervisor also spoke. They tried to make pla n that we n *ed rn education to make an intell’gent Christ an. At S P. M. Rev. Edwin Charity prrached for Building Club No. 5. He brought a good message from Luke 23:14, using for a subject, J j Us on Trial.” On Sunday n;ght a sacred concert will be g ven by No. 5 Club. J. M. Anderson, Reporter. Las' Sunday morning Robert Hunter, age 18 years and Jerry Brown, age 22 years were shot by Everett Johnson, al as Everett Tuck er, age 20 years, as a result of a crap game on West Moore Street, Johnson was shcoung at Luc He Ch'atinau, who lives on West Leigh Street. She dodged the bullets in tended for her and as a result, one of the youngsters was shot in the eye and the other in the stomach. It looked like a case of murder. The affair took place at Lucille Christlan’3 house in the 180'0 block West Le'gh Street. Enqu ry at the Si. Phil.ps Hospital to which in stitution the two men were hurried, disclosed the fact that it had not been determined whether either of them were fatally wounded. Both were resting comfortably. Johnson had not been apprehended at this writing. RICHMOND VOTERS LEAGUE TO HOLD MASS MEETING. The Richmond Voters League is doing a constructive bit of civic work among the men and women of our city. The object of this League is to interest our group in the duties of American citizenship. The League holds public meetings in various sections of the city to en 1 gluten the public on matters of civic importance. Tuesday night, November 27<th, a big mass meeting will be staged at the Fourth Baptist Church, 28th and P Streets, at which time Rev. R. M. Williams will be the pr ncipal speaker. President Darius Harris states that the immediate objective of the League is to get one thousand persons to qualify for the ballot, Mr. Isaac Dyson, of Montgomery W. Va. has been visiting his s'ster \it Winterpock Va. Rev. Junius L. Taylor. D. D., Rector of St. Philips P. E. Church baptized 16 persons in Hanover County. Va. 'ast Sunday. | J 1 The Rev. Mr. Taliaferro, of Char lottesville. Va. will preach at Fifth Street Baptist Ch’irch Sunday man ing. The public is invted to hear this splendid gospel messenger. The National Ideal Stage a Big Rally The Executive Gommitte e Meets Here Supreme Master Holmes Makes Important Recommendations IDEAL SOCIETY NEWS. The Executive Committee of the Board of Directois of the Nation:?! Ideal Benefit Soc ety held its monthl ly meeting a few days ago, with unusual interest. The reports of the officers were especially encouraging. The Supreme Mistress. Mrs. M. E. Overton of City Point, Va. was present ind greatly impressed with the general condition of the Order. Mr. A. W. Holmes. Founder and Supreme Master, nrade several very important recommendations for the further progress of the Brotherhood wh'ch were heartily approved. The Supreme Master recently re turned from a visit to Philadelph a 'and New York, where he spent a part of his vacation. He spent some rtime with his wife. Mrs. A. W. Holmes, who is vVting relatives and friends in New York) and other northern points. Richmond District is now conduct ing a special MEMBERSHIP CAM PAIGN. In a well attended meeting a few nights ago in which every lodge in Richmond took part in launching the campaign, interest was at its height. The local membership is divided into two D visions: Division No. 1 and Division No. 2. Mr. T. L. Beverly is Chairman of Division No. 1. with Mrs. 0. W. Smith, Secre tary. Mr. B. W. Perkins is Chair I ni'an of Division No. 2, with Mrs. Rosa B. Hicks, Secretary. Great1 results are expected by December 15. | The Union Ideal Carnival ran throe nights in the New Ideal Hall. It was a great success. All were well pleased. Col. A. W. Ho mes, Chairman of the Colored Division of the Rich mond Community Fund, is using every effort to make good its quota by the 26th of November, the closing day of the campaign. He regards the Community Fund as a great blessing to our people tliroughcuC the city. Ho is calling on everybody to help.