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VOLUME XLVI NO RICHMOND .VIRGINIA, SEPTEMBER 14, 1929 ( •• "■..''fer gfa$ . . • r Great Meeting in West Indies.—1b,UUU Delegates. THE WILSON TICKET ELECTED. -MRS. TIBBIE JOHNSON GRTIND DAUGHTER RULER. _._ — ■"—1 — ■ ■ Arlantir CitV. N. J-—(INS) Kingston. Jamaica.—In a session attended by 15.000 delegates, and marked by an undercurrent of opposition. Marcus Garvey, presi dent general and founder of the Uni versal Negro Improvement Associa tion, was re-elected head of that body at its sixth international congress here Wednesday. Garvey was also selected to con tinue as head of the African C om munities League, which has head quarters in St. Andrews. t Meets Opposition That there was a well defined op position, however, was kept well evi dent throughout the session. This opposition, however, was kept well under control by the tactful hand ling of a well oiled majority steam roller. Several times the two factions al most clashed, and at the 1 uesday business session, Garvey adherents, after charging that there were dele gates present for the sole purpose of making trouble, urged the President General to point them out by name. This, however, Garvey, did not do on the ground that it would not be dis creet to name the troublemakers and undesirables. No Relation In accepting the presidency of the organization Garvey declared that it had no official relations with the in corporated association in New ^ ork. On the eve of the meeting of the congress. Garvey and officials of the association were haled into court by G. Marks, who sought to collect ob ligations incut red by the body which Garvey headed in New York. Fined $125 At the court proceedings Garvey refused an order of the court to bring books of the association and was cited for contempt. The court gave him 30 minutes in which to produce books and levied a fine of $125. Liberty Hall, meeting place of the association, the equipment of “The Blackman,” Garvey’s daily: and Edel weis Park, the meeting of the con gress and a church were ordered placed under control of the court. Supreme Master A. W. Holmes and his associates in the National Ideal Benefit Society, are jubilant over the outcome of the session of the seven teenth annual session of the Supreme Lodge. The final session Thursday night, 5th instant, turned out to be a jubilee meeting. All efforts to ad journ early were fruitless. The dele gates insisted upon expressing them selves. Editor John Mitchell, Jr., who had charge of the publicity fea ture, came in for much praise, and resolutions to that effect were en * thusiastically adopted. MAN DROWNS IX OaXAL A colored man was seen going across the bridge at .The foot of Ninth Street and on Friday his clothes were found. On Sunday his body was found floating in the dock at Twelfth Street. It was turned over to Funeral Director A. D. Price, Jr. No one coming to claim it, the remains were interred in Potter’s field in Oakwood Cemetery. On last Tuesday, a tall swarthy individual, , who answered to the name of John Mitchell appeared at Police Head quarters and stated that he was from Oklahoma, but resided in this city on Compromise Street and he thought the man was a relative of his. Editor John Mitchell happened to be pres ent and he eyed keenly his double in name at least. The man was identi fied as John Griffith, of Richmond, Va. Randolph Bros., the progressive Church Hill funeral directors, had the body of Mrs. Bessie Lee Thomas “lying in state’’ Saturday, Septem ber 7, 1929, in their parlors at 730 ! N. Twenty-eighth Street. Friends thronged the place. The glass doors when opened revealed a display of surpassing loveliness brought about by the artistic touch of somebody. To the right as a visitor entered was a new lavender figured casket thrown open. On the left was an other of the same type only it was a figured gold finished one and said to be the latest patterns fi*om the casket builders’ factory. The floral designs in the funeral parlor added to the scene and in the rear of the room, rested the remains of Mrs. Bessie Lee Thomas in a sil vered metalic casket, with heavy ex tension bar handles. An electric fix ture, about 12 inches wide, with colored glass and figured work was extended over the head of the casket and the electric bulb threw its re fulgent beams upon the features of the person, who had gone on before, but whose body was still with us. Two female attendants stood beside the casket to see that nothing was disturbed and that the body and its] draperies be kept up to the standard. | The funeral took place Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock. Rev. W. T. Johnson, D. D., officiating at the First Baptist Church. Funeral Di rector T. H. Allen had active charge of the display at the parlor. Funeral Director Robert C. Scott garries on his business, whether he is in Virginia or Massachusetts. If you doubt it, send in your order and see what kind of service you will receive and the price you will be ' required to pay. Responsible people can always get terms. Cash buyers are the great savers. Pay cash and (be done with the whole business. THREE BAPTIST CONVENTIONS The National Baptist Convention, Inc., under the presidency and lead ership of that great Chicago divine. Rev. L. K. Williams, D. D.. held ses sions last "week in Kansas City. He was unanimously re-elected. The great pulpit orator, Rev. Joseph T. Hill, D. D., has been in attendance there. The National Baptist Convention, unincorporated, has been in session at Norfolk, Va. Rev. John Edmund Wood, D. D., of Danville, Ky., is president and was re-elected. The Lott Carey Convention has been in session at Columbia, S. C., with Rev. C. S. Brown, D. D., presi dent. Information comes that Rev. A. A. Graham, D. D., was retired as secretary of that body. This is the result of a long, protracted struggle. The Sharon Baptist Church, Rev. R. H. Johnson, pastor, will be ready for occupancy on the fifth Sunday in this month. Rev. A. S. Thomas, D. D., will hold forth there that night. Contractor A. T. Biplmes made a quick and satisfactory job of it. FULTON NOTES f 1 At Mt. Calvary Baptist Church last Sunday the sermons morning and evening were delivered by the Rev. Wm. Braxton. Tomorrow the pastor, Kev. C. A. j Cobbs, will be present and preach1 special sermons in the morning and j evening. . A , Last week our pastor conducted a j successful revival at Scottsville, \ a. He also baptized last Sunday at the, Centralia Baptist Church, Chester-, field County, Va. i Rev. W. L. Tuck conducted a great revival at his church a few weeks ago, Gravel Hill ^ Baptist Church, Henrico County, Va., with an addi tion of about fourteen converts. The fourth and fifth Sundays, Rev. C. B. Jefferson will be at the Union [ Baptist Church, South Richmond. On ( the fourth Sunday the choir will ac-, company the pastor, Dr. L. C. Gar land, to Haymarket, Va. j You cannot go wrong when you 1 die if you go right when you live. Funeral Director A. D. Price will see to it that your remains are interred according to ytfur wishes. See him today or let your relatives see him some other time. Phone Madison 577. FEDERAL FARM BOARD Washington, D. C., Sept.^ 9.— Progress in co-operate marketing Prog: ess in co-operative marketing was reported to the Federal Farm Board by Mr. A. A. Turner, who is in charge of Negro Extension Work in the Florida Agricultural College at Gainesville, Fla. A number of years ago Mr. Turner helped these farmers to organize the Florida Farmers Co-operative Association which now has fifteen local organ izations operating under the direc tion of the State Marketing Bureau. At the present, Mr. Turner said the chief need of these organizations is money with which to purchase seed and fertilizer. Under the Agricul tural Marketing Act the Farm Board is not given authority to make loans to co-operatives for purchasing sup plies and Mr. Turner was advised by the Board that he make application to the Intermediate Credit Bank in South Carolina for such loans. On behalf of the Board, Chairman Legge advised Mr. Turner that the board is glad to know that the peo ple for whom he spoke are making good progress in co-operative market ing and that later should they need help in procuring marketing facili ties the board would give considera tion to such an application. All talk about Grand Exalted Ruler J. Finley Wilson and his meth ods has ceased hereabouts. Regard less of the rightfulness or the wrong fulness of the methods, it is conceded that the leader had the votes and that no one could get them away from him. Just what it cost him to make the fight is not known. With Hon. Robert R. Church, Hon. Perry W. Howard, Hon. John R. Hawkins managing his campaign, it looks very much as though politics was at the bottom of the whole business. Wil son had a combination that could not be defeated and a “split” is out of the question. Rev. and Mrs. J. Andrew Bowler, accompanied by their popular daughter, Miss Antoinette B. Bowler, have re turned to the city after a pleasant vaca tion spent in New York City with their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Harris. Rev. Bowler will occupy his pulpit Sunday at Mount Olivet. His subject will be, “Know Thyself.” . ****>’*» ~m*m Mr. Charles Satchell Morris, Jr, will lecture at Hood Temple, Rev. G. W. Gaines, pastor, Friday night, the 13th. Subject, “The Qualities of Leadership.” deaths reported. The following is a list of deaths of colored people reported to Rich mond Bureau of Health from August 29, to September 10. 1929, with age and date of death: Mary Swept Johnson, 1007 Shor. BakerSt., 40 years, August 24. Rosa Brown, 123 W. Clay St., GO years, August 25. Susan Scott, 74') X. Ninth St., 60 years, August 23. Virginia Rowe. 9 N. Twenty-third St., 61 years, August 22. Infant Starkes, 416 Gordon St., 1 day, August 28. L. Howard Hackett, Penola, Va., 36 years, August 28. Emily Davis, 9071-6 W. Leigh St., 59 years, August 26. Alice Dickerson, 710 W. Clay St., 35 years, August 29. Lurenia Scott, 14 N. Twenty-first St., 27 years, August 30. Robert McNeal, 605 N. Tenth St., 25 years, August 31. Lillian Powell, 1210 N. Seventeenth St., September 2. Nora Brown, 320 W. Duval St., 55 years. September 1. Jttosa ^em, nonana ei., years, September 2. Rosa Blakey, 1714 Baldwin St., 62 | years, September 1. Ella Nelson Harris Harrell, 948 Lewis St., 48 years*, September 3. Rosa Coleman, 1009 Chamberlayne Ave., 43 years, September 1. Eva Odessia Palmer, 1203 Lake view Ave., 22 years, September 4. James Ernest Tompkins, 1524 E. Broad St., 3 months, September 4. Martha Lee, 101 E. Canal St., 1 year, September 5. Sonia Lee Battle, 511 N. Henry St., 3 months, September 3. Cornelia Wiggins, Schools, Va., 62 years, September 2. Charlie Morton, 2004 Brook Road, 38 years, September 4. Carrie Quarles, 214 N. Seven teenth St., 37 years, September 5. James Fritz, 508 W. Baker St., 62 years, September 2. Andrey Velma Smith, 1722 Short Taylor St., 6 years, September 5. Evelyn Stokes, 603 N. Graham St., 24 years, September 3. George W. Middleton, 200 S. Beech St., 62 years, September 6. James Wm. Cheatom, 3109 Q St., 60 years, September 4. Nannie L. Shavers, 1435 Moore St., September 5. 1 Lucille Day, 1315 N. Seventeenth St., 27 years, September 7. Ethel E. Allen, 1525 Claiborne St., 2 years, September 8. Unknown,<, 38 years, September 6. Mattie Walker, 112 W. Fifth St., years, September 7. I Carrie Irby, 115 E. Clay St., 43 19 years, September 7. Virginia Parker, 1719 N. Twenty eighth St., 10 months, September 7. Dr. Albert A. Tennant has return ed to the city to resume his large and steadily increasing practice. Dur ing his absence his palatial mansion was renovated. It is one of the most attractive structures in this city. Dr. E. R. Jefferson, who recently fractured his leg at the knee when an automobile struck him on the Marshall Street viaduct, is improv ing. He hopes to be able to leave, his room soon. Mr. A. D. Pf\»e, Jr., has returned with his bride from an extended honeymoon trip. Most of the time was spent at Harpers Ferry, W. Va» \ A pastor is needed for the Fifth Street Baptist Church and one for' the Mosby Memorial Baptist Church. There are numerous candidates, but not one of them seem as yet to have! struck the right chord, so to speak. The public schools opened here last Thursday. The enrollment was heavy. Dr. William Pickens, in comment ing1 upon race prejudice in foreign countries, declares that “A Negro is a thousand times freer in Germany." J. Finley Wilson’s vote was 750 to 262 for his New York opponent, Casper Holstein. GRAVEL HILL BAPTIST CHURCH j Rev. W. L. Tuck, Pastor Sunday School convened at the usual hour with Assistant Superin tendent Amanda Young at her post of duty. At 11:30 o’clock Rev. Edwin Charity brought a good message. Sister Cordibell Bagby is real sick at this writing. Brother George White is slowly improving. Baptizing will take place on the fourth Sunday morning at 10 o'clock. You are welcome. J. M. ANDERSON, Reporter. MUSIC STUDIO Bessie Lomax Randolph’s Studio of, Music is now open for fall registra tion. Subjects: Theory, Harmony, Piano and Voice. Studio, 929 W. Leigh Street. Phone, Randolph 3725-W. - 1 Peace anil harmony marked the ad journment of the annual sessions of ;he Grand Temple of the Improved Benevolent and Protective Ordei of Elks of the World Saturday after loon, with Mrs. Abbie Johnson, of Philadelphia, newly elected grand laughter ruler, presiding. In addition to the Grand Daughter Ruler, the following officers were elected: Hattie I. Williams, of Jack sonville, Fla., was unanimously elect ed vice-daughter ruler to succeed herself; Elizabeth Kimbough, of Brooklyn, N. Y., was re-elected as sistant daughter ruler; Edna Haynes, of New York City, was elected daughter chaplain; Rachel Chaney, of Atlantic City, N. J... grand daughter escort; Bertha Trip lett, Los Angeles, Cal., assistant grand daughter escort; Emma V. Kelley, of Norfolk, Va., the founder of the order and mother of the grand temple, was unanimously re-elected grand secretary for her twenty eighth year; Nellie McCullough, Min neapolis, Minn., was unanimously re-elected grand recorder; Frances Young, of Hampton, Va., unani mously re-elected grand treasurer; Nettie M. Glass, Parsons, "Kan., or ganist; Effie Stewart, Washington, D. C., doorkeeper; Edna Brown, Bridgeport, Conn., gatekeeper. The trustees elected were Florence Jackson, of B/stort, Mass.; M. Wat son Rudd, of Havana, Cuba; Bessa Martin, of Chicago, 111., three year ._ t .-n:_T Wooliimrfnn TV C. ; Mrs. Mamie Rose Jackson, Cleve land, Ohio. The executive board, of which Grand Exalted Ruler Wilson is grand patriarch, was retained in its entire ty. The members are: Octavia Washington, of Baltimore; Minnie Johnson, of Baltimore; Laura E. Williams, of New York City; Motlie De Braun, of Cleveland, 0.; Grace Bryant, of Detroit, Mich.; Ida Ken nedy, of Atlantic City; Mamie E. Hodges, of Hampton, Va. The Wilson ticket won in its en tirety, although Judge Williac C. Hueston, of Gary, Ind., commission er of education, had a tough strug gle in defeating Armond Scott, of Washington. Other principal Grand Lodge officers are as follows: Sydn'ey B. Thomas, Cleveland, grand esquire; R. L. Derrick, Spo kane, Wash., grand inner guard: John B. Levy, Indianapolis, grand tiler; Carlos Valle, Newark, N. J., grand organizer; Perry W„ Howard, grand legal adviser; Dr. Shelley H. George, Paducah, Ky., leading knight; Joe S. James. Jacksonville, Fla., loyal knight; Andrew T. Mitch ell, New York City, lecturing knight; J. M. Cooper, Chicago, 111., grand auditor; James Miller, Washington, D. C., grand bandmaster. The grand treasurer’s report show ed receipts for the year as $105,276, and a balance of $37,991. The con vention voted to increase the per capita tax to meet the expenses of an expansion program.