Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA
Newspaper Page Text
4 b *; r ✓ VOLUME XLVI, NO. 8. RICHMOND .VIRGINIA. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29,1928.8 _PRICE, FIVE ffKTS. ..... ... ...—--- 1 The Radio; Preaching! - I President Fountain Asks Questions. Rev. Dr. Hill Speaks Plainly... Rev. J. E. Fountain. Pres dent Baptist Ministers Conference of Rich mond and Vicinity has grown stead ily in popularity. His exercise of common sense has claused Jim to handle peculiar situations in a man ner which is both amusing and praiseworthy. Rev. C. A. Cobbs is secretary... ■ . . In listening to reports from pas tors, Rev. A. D. Daly had concLud ed his report on the programme the Sunday preceding and had resumed his seat, when President Fountain enquired relative to a report that a radio service had been held Sunday n.ght at the Fifth Baptist Church. ; .. REV. DALY AND RADIO. i For a moment Rev. Daly hesitated ’ Then he sa d that a church dub had arranged such a service, but not | with his entire approval.. They \ brought iu a radio set tor tha night j service and had heard the services ' from Grace Covenant Presbyterian ! Church. The purpose "'as to raise > money for his church. Rev. Foun ' tain intimated his disapproval of : such a procedureT .... REV. LR. HILL SPEAKS PLAINLY Other divines supported the post tion of the President. Then F.ev. Joseph T. Hill, pastor of the Second Baptist Church expressed his ap proval of the method of procedure. Hc explained that when he was in Arkansas, he talked over a radio circuit for the benefit of several small churches that were not able to support a pastor. He told of a com puny that had • arranged for this } kind of service for their workmen ' at their camps. .... ( CHEAP PREACHING .. ; ..It enabled churchgoers to hear seme of the ablest and best preach ers. instead of listening to cheap preaching all the time. Then one or ; the preachers wanted to know what > he meant by cheap preaching. Rev. Dr. Hill answered indirectly by saying that if he went into a store to purchase a suit of clothes, for i which he did not pay much, he j called it a cheap suit. If he bought, j a pair of shoes for which he paid j but little, he called them cheap ; • shoes. If a church had a pastor and j •was not able to pay him much the church got cheap preaching. WILL DISCUSS FURTHER. .. ' i This caused some amusement. It ' aroused others and it was suggested to set aside a time to discuss radio preaching with a view to having the Conference express itself upon this subject. Rev. F. W. Williams. D. D. stated that he would go on re cord as beinK unalterably opposed to radio preach tog.} Tlio pastors ;of churches in the rural districts ap peared to 'ine up behind him and Rev. Dr. Fountain on this subject. Ed tor John Mi’chell Jr. bv unan imous vote was asked to fill in the order of the day, made vacate: by the failure of Rev. E. D Lewis to put in appearance as scheduled Editor Mr eh ell spoke brefly nftei which Rev. Dr. Hill mov»1 a vote of approval and thanks by the Con ference. This was unanimously carried. Rev. A. W. Brdwn. Rev. 0. B. Simms and Rev. W. T. John son. D. D. joining in seconding the mot on. Unfinished bus'ness her*1 the Conference in sess'on long after 1l*e two o'clock hour of adjournment ..A. P. PiVce. Jr. is in the lime light. Read the full page Christmas announcement to the thousands of satisfied and prospective patrons. ..Mr. E. A. Pollard is in business to give satisfaction. Call and see him. .. ..Yes. there are plenty of J. B. Willis’ suits walking around here and thev are being admired by the ladies. They th'nk their male frined>' have shown admirable taste and good judgment in selecting the Will’s standard of tailoring.. MISS RUTH G. MORRIS RETl RNS FROM AFRICA. Miss Ruth G. Morris (laughter of Or. and Mrs. Charles S. Morris arrived home from the Suehn Mission I.Iberia, West Africa. Miss Morris spent two years at the Mission and conducted a remarkable revival at the o'd Mother Baptist Church founded by Lott Carey, the famous missionary. .. .. There will be a farewell reception tendered Dr. Morris and a welcome reception for Miss Morris at Fifth Street Bapeist Church Sunday after noon. January 6th, at 3 o’clock. Dr. Morris is closing a most successful pastorate at Fifth Street M Subscribe to The Richmond Planet for $2 the whole of 1929. MR; F'JNSTEN CALLS FOR IMPROVEMENTS I Makes Request of City Officials Richmond, Va. December 26, 1928.. Richmond Planet, .... Richmond. Va. .. Gentlemen: .. .. • Enclosed herewith find copies of letters which I have written to dif ferent departments at the City Hall in regard to improving living and safety conditions of colored peopla and I think it would be well “for you to advocate a committee of you1* most influential people to take these mat ters up with the City and see if you cannot through the 1929 budget get some appropriation that might be helpful to you. jYou know we are interested in doing what we can. but an appeal should also bo made by a committee ct your people.. Assuring you that I will do what I can for you in the matter, I beg ■to remain Yours very truly .. O. H. FUNSTEN. (Continued on page 6) ISAAC GREEV DIES FROM BURN'. Isaac Green, the well known teamster, who lias been confined to his home, 1109 Tyler street by illness, fell on a red hot stove Christmas Day and his clothing caught fire, burning the upper part of his body. He died at St. Philips Hospital, to which place ho had been removed for treatment. Tonsorial Artist Charles (Bouncer) Chappell is now' at Prof. Wm. B. Smith's tonso":al parlor, 18 E. Clay street where he will be pletsed to welcome and serve his many friends. ” / Patronize our advertisers and get service at least cost. National Ideals. New Building “A Thing of Beauty.” The National Ideal Benefit Society surprised Richmond, when under the leadership of its Founder and Su freme Master, it erected the hand some brick budding at 210 E. Clay Street. It is indeed a case of “Here I ra'ase ray Ebenezer.” On the g- >und I floor is to be found office space. ! On the second floor may be f. und ; the general offices, the conference 'room and the lodge rooms. On the floor above is the spacious auditor ium, which can be converted into lodge rooms at will. Above this is the attic. .. .. ' The finishings are all that could be desired and the lighting arrange ments are superb. There is au abundance of daylight and at night j the refulgent beams of the most 1 modern electro lights make the : place one of entrancing beauty. The sanitary arrangements are "eatures. Tne President’? office is in the front on the second floor. The quietude and business abiltiy tend to please visitors. Supreme Master Holmes^ has displayed rare ability in tlie handling of finance and this monu | n ent to him is the crowning act of a life’s work. . I » 4 ' GEORGE WOOD LAID TO REST. The funeral of Mr. George Wood I \,ho resided it 620 X. Fi'th St took place at the Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church (white) on jChi.stntas Day at 3 P. M. The pastor, Dr. J Y. King paid a great I tribute to the sterling Christian • character of the deceased and testi I l.ed specifically as to his ffaithfuliie-s ■ kindjly spirit^, courtesy and unself I ithness and his love for the Church. | Dr. Charles S. Morris ass.sted and made choice eulogistic remarks and commented on the spirit evidenced by this wealthy white congregation. Mrs., J. Y. King; A'endetr-ed with 1 charming sweetness and feeling. “No Night Tnere.” Miss Stewart Webb, her accompanist also played for the entire service. » Mr. Wood had been sexton of the Church for many years He died early Sunday morning after a long illness. He leaves to mourn their loss, four children: Mary: Virginia and Leslie Wood and Mrs. Lizzie Erent; other relatives and friends. The pallbdarers were /memberc K>f the Deacon Board of Fifth Street Baptist Church, Blue Eagle. Lodge cf Ideals and Golden Rule Beneficial Club. . ATTORNEY BYRD S WIFE GONE. tip' •• (' Helen V. Byrd, wife of Attorney J. E. Byrd died December 21st 1928 at one o’clock P. M. after a long and painful illness. Her fun eral took place Sunday, December 23rd at the Union Baptist Church, Rev. L. C. Garland, pastor. She leaves a husband, son, mother and relatives and friends to mouin their ! loss. .... .... i DR. DA Vis GETS HIS MAN. Sergeant Fox returned to the city last week from New York bringing with him Robert Johnson, alias Rchard Johnson, who had ‘jumped his bail bond” and who left Dr. D. Webster Davis in a most embarrass mg' position with the Judge °f Hustings Court. It is understood that when Johnson found out condi t ons here, he waived extradition and came to Richmond again. The amount of liability was one thousand dollars and Dr. Davis and his friends are in a normal condition again. PROMINENT CITIZEN BURIED. j John Bland, one of the best known colored citizens departed suddenly last Sunday He had been active, getting breakfast, making cakes and cooking the Christmas turkey. He complained of not feeling wotl. down and n a short while hfs spirit had gone to God who gave it. His gTief stricken wife called assistance. His funeral rook place Wednesday afternoon fro*m the Ff^st Rtopt’st Church, Rev. Dr. W. T. Johnson offlciatng. Funeral Director C. S. Cunningham hnd charge of the re mains.