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Explanatory Statement 527 N. Second Street Richmond Va., December 15, 1928 Editor The Planet, Richmond, Virginia. Dear Sir: I respectfully ask that you publish this explanatory statement in the next issue of your paper, as a means ot setting forth a more accurate re port of statements made by some of ■jhe speakers opposing the Segrega tion Ordinance before the Commit tie on Ordinances of the Council of the City of Richmond, on December 5. 1928 than that S‘ven in your editorial of December 15. 1928. This letter or statement is not intended as a criticism of your very tine edi torial in that issue, because I un derstood that you were uot present at the c,omm;ttee meeting, but real izing the matter was one of great importance, you prepared the editor ial from information furn shed by me and others; and, due to the. fact that the information was given ver bally. you got some of the details and persons confused. I therefore present the following corrections: . g£«b • -v DR LEON A. REID'S EFFECTIVE STATEMENT. I am not a statistician or econo mist aud the ve;ry effective presen tation of statistics on the difference in the mortality rate of the white aud colored people due largely to the inequality Of sanitary and eco nomic environments of the two races, was ably presented by Dr. Leon A. Reid. .. .. PROF. LOGAN A FACTOR. k U4oO pO.liv out Uie iUCl mill X'To Ik. .1 . 1-ogau, ui UiiJ lucmij v,„ .at >n0 u.a cu.ou LUi*eiSiiy, ^aut) iu« cios^ng siut-euioUi >u uypo a,t,vu me uiuiiiUuce, uuu as uauui ,*ao wi-ei auu most couviucdig -n 1 vuui mere must oe maue o-oa Xur uu uu.uiiu *u t.caw vi cue co.orea people, or me uiuoi assume me responsibility e». p»c»euung iNegl’O UlomOl'S UOiu i,i‘.ng»ug iU'.o tue wouu any more ' iu. lurtUi. TrtE TRUE KEilitUY. I wish especially to correct that portion ot your eu.tonal wnicu ^.awu nifXt i propose^ us a substitute ior me penuiug orumance, that the c.cy take in udujtioual territory auh p.tparet it tor occupancy by colored people. 1 stated, among otner things, i..at u iue wh.'ie citizens present, a ucc-ued minority, who were advocau aig Cue unfa r ordinance as a 3oiu ua ot wnat they consmereu a grave prooiem, tnat is, the buying or vent tug ot uouses uy coioreu people ,n s-ctious where wuiie peopie baU neretotore lived, due to tue tact sueu houses auu streets were in tar better condition than tuose in wuicu tue coloreu people were living, and • u many -nstauces, were renting or s.lliiig tor less tnan the uilapiuated and uusauitary structures in me i salcttti colored areas, were to use c_e r -uiluence wuh tue council ana c ty authorities to get tue Council to provide money to improve the streets and public facilities iu the colored cnoiis of tue city mere would be no problem to solve. SELFISHNESS IN EVIDENCE I furluer pointed out that here. 1 ae a Ai otner Southern eluev*. tuere were m effect the most rigid and unfa.r kinds of segregat on uue to tliu fact that tue white people had bv private arrangements ana pm.* .. es, .selected and restricted to them stivas every desitable section or i tee ot nina with.n tue.city, and .n a radius oi ten to uuy miles around u t cay. and through me r coiitro: ot ail go iinmental, alia is used p.uc.iLii.iy ail of tli ■ tax money for the betterment of the r streets ana cectiou.s. and by crowding Negroes u.;o very i.iu.tcd anti undesirable ur a . tuey had brought about the very cond.uon tha they complained 'll. 1 neiefore. i offered as a solut.ou of this state of aha rs the practice oi j :' c and fair play by the Coun oil and city oft.c alsi in the if stri button of t.ie tax uiou-.y u c-i for pi bl.c improvements. ,.nd the real, aa o:i of che fact that the natural itic.e.a-iO ot lay color...: popnull.ou would make t necessary for them tc take-over liouses and streets for im rly occupied by white people when ever they moved into newer and . v e desirable sections. * .. LAW OF SUPPLY AND DEMAND. Such a process was tue o;-a r.. \ . »• X ng out oi the economic law of supply and demand. And, further li.oic. colored people, 1 ke all other people desire to obta.u the he:, houses and locations for their mon ey, and they never bought or rented fetch houses because -hev wanted to l white, or wished to live among white people. They simply took r.d vantage of the offers made them by owners ami agents who had proper y to rent or sell, and were therefore exercis ng their constitutional - and property pghts in so doing. THREATENED RACE RIOTS . . FUTILE. Iu closing, 1 state that I took cog n sauce of the threat given by one white speaker, that the continued encroachment of Negroes in the so called white sections would most likely briug about a repetition in Richmond, of the Chicago aua Wash iugton riots. I pointed out to the assembly that these riots had not prevented Negroes in the respective cities from renting or buying houses that were for sale; but the riots had engendered In them a spirit to se cure these houses and many thous ands of others; and in Chicago, It had put a Negro in the United States Congress: and the Negroes of Richmond could net be intimidated by a threat of a riot or kept from trying to improve their very unsan itary and unsatisfactory housing conditions. .... .. Respectfully submitted. W. A. JORDAN. Moore St. Bapt. Church, West Leigh 5t., between Kinney and Bowe Sts Dr. Gordon B. Hancock, PASTOR. Sunday, Dec. 23, 1928 11:30 A, M, "When The Heaven Bells Ring.” --A Christmas Message 8:15 P, M., Communion. YOU ARE WELCOME. Dr, D. Webster Davis (Continued from page 1) THE LAST RULE. The lust one was December 1st, at which tone a rule was issued for Dr. Davis, he not being present. In the meantime Johnson had disap peared He was up on a m.sdemeanor whiskey charge and as he had before been convicted on a similar charge a second conviction would be a felony. For this reason, Johnson •'took the wings of the morning.” so to speak and landed somewhere in New York. Judge Mathews issued a rule for Davis and gave him until ten o’clock the next morninK to pay into the cofTers of the Court $1000 with $117 costs or go to jail. FINDING JOHNSON. Neither Dr. Davis nor his friends had any idea of his going to jail, s* they set abaut doing two things; raising the money if they must, or finding Johnson if they could. A further stay was finally secured and the next day found Dr. Davis on hifc way to New York where he quickly lodated his quarry and suo ceeded in having him arrested and held there. He came to Richmond and he had to pay $175 more to defray the expense of drawing the necessary papers and sending Ser geant Fox there to bring Johnson to Richmond. - • ••• MONEY PAID. ..The money was paid over Tuesday n’ght. Dr. Davis stated that John son expressed his willingness to return to Richmond without being '■•xtradicted. As the bond has al ready been declared forfo ted, it :s up to the Court to accept Johnson i> l eu of the payment of the thous and dol’ars. The costs amounting to $Ii7 however must be paid. It is r;‘ nm! >,l *’m* Dio '-x-^rde1 };*.■; reedy exceeded $300. Whether Dr. r'av's iv*11 hev to undergo t’ !s loss is not known. SHOULD STAY AWAY. d i • ;ifr to r?v that persons "V ? l'f'f’n •’« ’ 1 he'** r I**'on r>-. f— -I tho reeor,d floor of Third • *ui ft r Struts. The doo" is marked “Closed" to ‘k.oso eoe'k’.ng *' • *-! 1 'i** • fommodat on. As for *••0" v* K rk Mn’bpwr he srtr’los *\- imt ears nothing. 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Sunday School convened at the usual houj*. At eight o’clock P. M. prayer service waa observed! with Deacon Ezekiel Harr’s in charge. On Monday flight Rev. H. Ran dolph . preached for the Sunday School. ..Our sick are improving. Sister Tyler is improving very slowly. ..Sister Tuck is seriously HI* .. J. M. Anderson. Reporter. ' » ROANOKE LETTER # . Prcsid’iig Elder M. E- Davis of tho Roanoke D.strict A. M. E Church held his third and fourth quarterly conference Monday night, December 17th. The reports were very commendable indeed. . . Miss Maggie Deliaven has been sick about two weeks. She is some what unproved ..Mr. Sanuiel D vers of Rutherford Avenue who has been sick, is ei ght !y better. ..Rev. G. W. Owens, who has been critically ill for some t ms ti ed las Friday. The funeral took p’aoe this afternoon at two o'clock from the church of h's pastorate, Jerusalem Baptist Church. The services were very gcod at hit. Z on Baptist Church last Sun day. Rev. W. W Hicks, seemed at h’s best. ........ Mrs. F us e Reynolds of Wythe vide spen* a few days in Roanoke v'sit'ng and Christmas shopp nr She left for home on train 2k. ..Rev. James S. Hatcher of Mi. Zion A. M. E. Church made an excellent report for the quarterlv conference. .... .. . . .’. There will be a number c* Stu rt n'<: in ti e city for tho Chr*simas holidays. .... ACRES AND ACRES OF MAGUEY PLANTS rr IS FROM THE SUFFERERS WHO HAVE COME FROM ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD TO MEXICO TO DRINK THE SAP OF THE MAGUEY PLANT; THAT THE BENEFICIAL EFFECTS OF DRINKING AGMEL HAVE BEEN CLEARLY NOTED; NOW THAT THE CONCEN TRATED'FORM HAS BEEN EXPORTED AND L$ AVAILABLE TO EV ERYONE, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE OUTSIDE OF MEXICO ARE USING IT LARGELY IN. CONNECTION WITH THE TREATMENT OF THE SO CALLED “DEGENERATIVE” DISEASES. 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