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A. Fearles Exponent of. Right
and justice.
An Uncompromising Defender
of the Colored . Race.
We fear only to do wrong.
VOLUME X
WEALTHY
NEW YORKERS LAUNCH
BIG FINANCIAL PROJECT
(Hy Tlic Associated Negro Press)
New York, Dec. 30. A project is on
foot to opci a stock exchange in Har
lem for the trailing in securities of
corporations owned and managed by
Colored people. The proposed name
is the Harlem Stock Exchange. The
sponsors of the proposed institution
arc said to be negotiating for a build
ing at Seventh Avenue and 1.18th St.
The plan calls for the issuance of
$100,000 stock in the corporation man
aging the exchange $25,000 -commoi)
and $75,000 preferred. The par value
will he $5 a share. There are said to
be more than 100 corporations in New
ork owned by and selling securities
to Colored people. Hanks, real estate
companies and other business arc in
cluded OKLAHOMA FARMERS SELL
COTTON FOR LESS
THAN OTHER STATES
Growers Association Has Remedy
Oklahoma farmers were receiving 4
cents per pound less for their cotton
the firsUoi this month than the aver
age price paid throughout the United
States .according to figures of the
federal bureau of crop estimates.
The average for the entire country
on that date was 14 cents per pound,
whilcvOklahoniaitfarmcrs received -but
10.5 cents average.
Surrounding states were receiving
more than Oklahoma. The Arkansas
average was 13.3 cents; Tennessee,
13 cents, and Texas, 13.2 cents. Okla
homa's production was estimated at
1.300,000 bales.
"The above figures indicate that the
selling end of the Oklahoma cotton
farmer's business is mighty sick,"
says C. I. Stcaley, secretary of the
Oklahoma Cotton Growers' Associa.
tion, with headquarters at 414 Em
pire Building, Oklahoma City.
"And right here is where this As
o. ation takes a jiaud. By pooling
th' r cotton by grade, class and sta
ple, storing it in their own ware
houses and hiring the best available
maiketing expert to find a market for
their crop, members of the Oklahoma
Cotton Growers' Association are go
ing to very considerably raise the
average price received for Oklahoma's
cotton crop as it will be announced
in the 1921 and succeeding reports.
"Organization is progressing rapidly
in all counties in which we have been
able to carry our message. It is only
a question of letting the folks know
about the plan."
JAP STARTS RACE RIOT
(By The Associated Negro Press)
Sydney, Australia, Dec. 30. An
armed Japanese, claiming racial equal
ity, ran amuck in Broome, Western
Australia, the center of the pearling
industry, where large numbers of Jap
anese are employed.
In a general riot which followed
two Japanese were killed and a num
ber of others were wounded. Two
white policemen were injured.
Later the riot act was read and all
whites were sworn in as special con
stables. They were quickly organized
and armed and, under army officers,
began patrolling the town and dis
arming all Japanese.
Would Return to Life as Mosquito to
Torment U. S. Marines.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 30. Presi
dent Dartigucnavc of Haiti has de-
Largest Monument in Texas
7 For Deceased Colored Boy
(By The Associated Negro Press)
Fort Worth, Texas. Dec. 30. What
is said to be one of the largest and
most cxensive cemetery monuments in
Fort Worth is the one which is being
set up in Trinity Cemetery by Wil
liam M. (Gooseneck Bill) McDonald,
in memory of his son, who died about
three years ago. The shaft is thirty
one feet high, of polished granite and
cost $12,000.
It was made by a Chicago concern,
whose manager, Josef Rittemeyer, is
Wish Our Many Readers, Patrons and
THIJBlJjgfp
INDIAN GIRL PREFERS HOME WITH COLORED FOLKS
cliued to order a trial in the ctwl
courts offCadus Hellgrade, whose con
viction by an American military court
on charges of murder and cannibalism
recently was set aside by the navy on
the ground of Jack of jurisdiction.
Hellgrade was found fjuilty Isrgch
on the evidence of Haitians of the
killing of a young girl as a human sac
rificc at a "voodoo" performance
President Dartigucnavc had approved
the trial by American authorities The
navy was advised today that he now is
unwilling to proceed against Hell
garde in the Haitian courts because of
the belief that he could not be con
victed. At the time of his arrest Bellgarde
informed his- followers that if exe
cuted he would return to Haiti as a
mosquito to make it merry for the
marines.
Ax Falls On
Colored Officer
Because he expressed objection to
white officers working in the Colored
section of the city over the Cplorcd
officers employed and confined to that
nart of the city bv the present citv
administration, Stalie Webb, patrol
man, incurred the disfavor of his su
periors and was summarily dismissed
from the police force, early this week,
It seems that white officer have
been spending much of their time in
the Colored section scenting petty
criminals while the Hi-Jackers helped
themselves' to downtown loot.'' Many
of the bold hold-ups in downtown dis
tricts and other white settlements
might have been averted had these
white officers been alert on the job
instead of disturbing the peace of the
Colored settlement.
Pilgrim to Speak Here Monday
Or, A. J. Eshlcman, noted Inter
national Uible Student Pilgrim of
New York City, will speak at the
Bible Student Hall, 825 East Eastern,
Mondav afternoon at 3 o'clock and
at 7 o'clock Monday "evening. The
speaker has a wide reputation as a
Bible lecturer and his appearance
here and his talk will be very much
enjoyed by those interested in the
truth concerning the Great Plan of
Salvation. The general public is cor
dially invited.
Washington Dedicates New Y. W. C.
A. Building
(Hy The Associated Negro Press.) '
Washington, I). C, Dec. 30 Exer
cises were held last Sunday and will
last for several days, in connection
with the dedication of Washington's
new Y. W. C. A. for Colored girls
and women located at 901 Rhode
Island avenue and kuowil as the
Phyllis Wheatlcy Y. W. C. A
Miss Eva D. Bowles, chief execu
tive of the Colored work committee
of the National Board of the associa
tion, ws prlsonl, oilier officers, in
cluding Mrs. Hohert E. Spiyr, of
New York, president.
The national association gave the
local body btoh the laud and the
commodious new building which now
occupies it. Miss Elizabeth C. Carter
ot NewBedford, Mass., having bciii
sent here two 'years ago to su erin
tend its construction
Memphis Woman Entertained
Mrs. J. II. Goodwin and her daugh
ter. Mrs. Travis, entertained at the
residence of the latter Thursday af
lernoon in honor of Miss Untie Bak
er of Memphis who lias been spend
ing the liolidns in this city.
here to superintend its erectionsIt
required three weeks to set the der
rick and lift the monument upon its
base
Rittemeyer is editor of the Monu
ment Reporter, one of the oldest trade
journals in the country, and a former
Texan who "is renewing old acquaint
ances while in Fort Worth. McDon
ald is one of the best known Colored
politicians and business men in the
state
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Weecv Mail Bdition
TlLSA, OKLAHOMA, JANUARY 1, 1921
OKLAHOMA CITY SCHOOL
MAN KILLED IN GUTHRIE
F. W. Bruner of Oklahoma
City, Shot to Death in
the Streets- of Guthrie
Guthrie, Okla., Dec 28. I- V.
Bruner, for sceral years in charge o,f
the Manual. Training Department of
the Douglgass School in Oklahoma
City was shot and nlmoit initially
killed in Ibis city earl.v this inorn'ng
by Hoy llurki. well known here.
The direct cause of the killing could
not be ascertained today, but it is be
lieved to be traceable to improper re
lationship Burks believed to have ex
isted between the deceased and Mrs.
Burks
Bruner had been warned by Hurk
it is said to :ta nwu frouihi.sshni
but failed to heed the warning and
went to Bu.'k's home this morn
ing and, it is reported, took Mrs.
Burk out for a ride in his car. When
Ihev relurntd Bruner went into the
house and as he was coining out,
met Burk who drew his revolver
anil fired four shots into limner's
body. The first shot, which was
evidently the fatal one, entered his
breast near Ihc heait 'and as he
turned lo run', three oilier bullets
penetrated lb.' lower port of the
bod v. lie died immediately. Burks
was immediately arrested but hns
been released on bond.
It is said that Bruner's wife and
th.'ir onlv child is in C.hcago and
that they bad been separated or
some time.
Brunei- was of n well-to-do family.
His mother and father live near
.Shawnee.
HE'S "JUDGE" NOW
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JL'DGH A. L. PHILLIPS
Well known citizen of Tulsa who
will take up hii oll'icial duties as
Justice of the Peace in Dawson No.
: Monday morning. Mr. Phillips
promises the people a clean, blnest
and elficieut administration those
those who know him believe he wilt
make good his promise.
Friends A Happy,
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Star Office to He Moved Next Week
I After this week the home of the
iinsa aiar win dc at I2i .. iirc.ii
wood, a half block north of our prcs
en I location on the-opposite .side of
the street. It is a big job to move
a newspaper plant the size of ours
mid because or this there will prob
ably be no paper until the following
work.
Cim ml
.Master's Council Meets in
.McAlester Today
McALKSTFIl, Okla., Dec .11 ('.rami
Master V. S. Wcbgcr of the Masons
has issued a rail for his cabinet to
meet here Saturday in a meeting of
Grand Masters' Council. Secretary
N J. Caesar lias sent out the call to
all members of the council and they
are all expected to attend this meet
ing. Tulsa Y Eleven Wins
From Okmulgee "Y"
I'he llunton Branch Y. MeC. H. of
Tulsa won from the Okmulgee Y. M.
C. A., 13 to 0, in a hard fought game
Christmas day. The game was well
played by both teams, but the fast
eleven of Tulsa was hist too much
for the opposing eleven.
About400 fans witnesseil the best
game of the season, and every one
tnrned away happy, for most of the
fans were anxious to sec the fast
eleven. There is no doubt the Y.
M. C. A. of T'sa has the best team
in the Southwest. Bv using Walker
and Flemings at ends, arc the best
two ends in the state. Kankens and
Nearo playing the tackles, which
every one knows they arc the best.
Adair and Cherry, the stone-wall
guards; Dewey Davison in the cen
ter. This is his first year of playing
football and he is about the best
center Tulsa has had. Maun, the
huge fullback, who for some years
lias held his own in the position.
Collins in the quarter back, who the
Y. M. C. A. thinks is the best quar
ter back in the world. Then comes
the two half backs, Lewis and Whit
low, the best two back field men in
the tsatc. tins team will play any
team any time, at any place, for they
believe they arc the best going.
The line-up:
Walker Left End
Rankens Tackle
Adair Guard
Davison . - Center
Cherry .-. Right Guard
Nearo Right Tackle
Flemings Right End
Collins Quarter Back
Lewis Left Half Back
Whitlow Right Half Back
Mann .-. ., Full Hack
THIS SHERIFF HELD HIS
DUTY ABOVE SENTIMENT
(By The Associated Negro Press)
Grand Rapids, Mich., Dec. 30. That
the country is thoroughly aroused
against the evil of lynching, is evident
by the ringing editorials that appear
in the daily press, of which the Grand
Rapids Herald is an example:
"Down at Wise, Va., they have a
sheriff who might well be held up as
a model for other public safety offi
cials of the country.
"In the jail at Wise is a Negro
named Williams, charged with assault
and robbery of an aged man. On
Sunday a mob stormed the jail and
attempted to take Williams from the
authorities. The mob was ugly and
of no mean proportions. Other sher
iffs might have opened the doors to
the jail or unceremoniously set Wil
liams out on the front porch to the
would-be lynchers. But not Sheriff
Corder.
"In the first attack upon the jail
one man, said to have been the leader
of the mob, was killed by the defend
ers; and the enraged storming party
was repelled. Later the sheriff mount
ed a machine gun on the steps of the
jail and ordered his men to 'shoot to
Prosperous New Year
kill' if further attacks were made
"Of course, tile li'-cs of the mem
bers of the mob Aire undoubtedly
more valuable to society than the life
of the miscablc criminal whom 'the
sheriff protected. But the sheriff is
placed in offie,. lo uphold the law
The law snv that Ibis NVurn slmli
Jiavc'a air trial. The law denier, lo
ine people uie right to sunimar.v
punishment of an accused man.
"Sheriff Corder may have lost the,
vote of every man in the mob that
stormed the jail, but in doing so he
strengthened the fiber of American
government by dctrniiiiedly battling
the bane of democracy in the south
ern states lynch law.
HAVE WE TOO, REACHED THIS
STAGE OF DEPRAVITY?
(By Ihc Associated Negro Press.)
Purvis, Miss., Dec. ail. Colored
men are believed to lie rusponsi
hie for the latest lynching in Ihis
stale. Knrl last Wtdnesday morn
ing the body of Coleman Brown, nn
aged Colored preacher was found
dangling from a tree and his bod
riddltd with bullets. He had been
released on bonds the tiny before
In connection with the murder of
a lirtcciiy-cnr-old girl. He had
been released on bond the day
before in connection with the inur
der of a llfteen-ynr-o'i girl. Hi
had been charged with the betrayal
of the girl and later, when her mu
tilated body was found in a nearh
swamp, he was arrested oh suspi
cion of being the slayer. He wis,
nevertheless, released on bond by
the local authorities, and the Ihiil-
Iult of bis bullet-riddled body dang
ling from the limb of a tree fol
lowed.
i ews Flashes to Be
Seen On the Screen
MONTHLY SERIAL PICTURES
TO TELL PROGRESS OF
DARKER RACES OF
THE WORLD .
(Special to the Tulsa Star)
Washington, D. C, Dec. 30.
J. Williams Clifford, President of the
Monumental Pictures Cprporation.rc
ceutly signed a contract with the Sea
board Film Corporation of New York
Citv for world distribution of the
Monumental Monthly, a news reel to
be released each mouth, picturing the
achievements of the American Negro
in this country and the progress of the
darker races of the world.
"The educational and inspirational
news that this news reel will give to
the masses of Colorcd people in tliis
country is beyond estimation. Each
month you will have an opportunity
to sec on the screen, members of our
own race that have achieved success
along all lines of endeavor, and there
will be an opportunity for propaganda
in the interest of my people," Lieuten
ant Clifford said when interviewed by
a newspaper correspondent. He
further states that it will be the in
tention of the executives of the Mon
umental Pictures Corporation not only
to place the pictures in every house in
this country catering to ColoreJ pat
ronage, but also to work up the best
foreign distribution possible for the
film.
An effort will also be made to have
this film show in white houses in the
northwestern and northeastern parts
of the country. News events, import
ant gatherings, and special affairs will
be filmed along with the most prom
inent men of the hour, and will be pre
sented by highly trained men in (he
motion nicture industry.
Mr. Clinton further stated that just
as the Pathc News has brouglA to
millions of Americans glimpses of dif
ferent parts of the world, and men and
women who stand out pre-eminent as
leaders in world affairs, the Monu
mental Monthly will be .an American
institution that will draw the masses
of the Negroes in this country closer
together and fill them with pride and
honor at the success and accomplish
ments of their brothers in educational,
social, political, business and finan
cial fields.
Many congratulatory letters have
been pouring into Mr .Clifford's office
complimenting the executives of the
Monumental Pictures Corporation up
on this notable achievement. The re
lease of the first monthly has been an
nounced for February I, 1921.
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Larger Circulation than all thVi
combined Colorca Weeklies in
Oklahoma.
Read THE STAR and keep in-
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NTMBEII FORTY-EIGHT
Mistress of Millions Spends Most Of
Her Time and Considerable
Money With Her Friends
Of Our Group
Although hy an act of the state
legislature, Indians and other races
except people of African descent
have been metamorphisized into the
while race and by said act she is to
nil intents and purposes a whit? girl
Miss Eva Bean, Osage Indian girl or
Hominy, Okla., is openly defying es
tahlishcd customs nnd all rules of
white social decorum by choosing
her choice associates members of
thj "despiccel race.f She upends
most of her time In the homes of her
Colored friends and much of her
money is lavished upon churchea
nnd educational institutions for Col.
ored people.
Miss Bean has a good education
haying spent seven years in the Paw
luiL.ka Indian School after receiv
ing her primary education.
She owns in her own right 160
acres of oil land witJi producing
wells from which she draws a
monthly income of more than,
$2,000.00. '
Miss Beau was born at Hominy,
Oklahoma, where her parents, Air.
and Mrs. Charlie Mcshltlsej now
live. She is of a very wealthy
family. The tribe to which she be
'ongs, Is the wealthiest of all the
Iiu'nu itrihcs.
At present Miss Bean is residing
wilh a close friend of our race in
Clarcinorc.
NAVY TO LAY OFF MEN
One ThouKand Workers to Get Rebt
. Fi.r Lack of Funds; Factory
Wage Cut
Detroit, Mich., Dec 29. The Ford
Motor company has closed its De
troit plant indefinitely, it was
:carn?l on excellent autnoniy to
day. The plant which was closed
on December 21, Tor its annual in
ventory, will not reopen until late
in the new year, it was stated.
The closedown Is due to the pres
ent business depression, it was
stnled. Fifty thousand men will be
thrown out of work.
NEW DOHK, Dec. 29 Approxi
mately 1,000 of the 10.500 workers
in the industrial departments at the
New York navv yard will he laid
off next month, it was announced
today. Beasons given were lack of
appropriations ami that fact that no
shi'-.s now were laid up for repairs.
WILLI.MANTIC, Conn., Dec. 29
Notices were posted in the local
mills of the American Thread Com
pany today announcing a reduction
in wages of 22Mt per cent, effective
next Monday. The cut will affect
8,000 persons employed in the com
pany's various mills. The mills
have been operated but one day a
week for the last month.
iitmmr in r,... on Dtnn.
cmtir.iivnc nt Dm o nnn ncrtons cm-
ployed by the Pullman company In
us car snops at ruiimuu, in., uuvc
notified officials .of the company
Hint llinv nrc willlntf to submit waKO
reductions ranging as high.-as 20
per cent if the company
nrnuml business rnndltl
inuni TvotTPB npcp.irv. l
tonight uy company oiii
ine proposition win not i
on until after the first of
Prominent People Visit Tulsa
Dr. J V. Price, prominent citizen
Miss M.' K. Davis, one of the teachers
ant callers at the Star offce.
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