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OPPOSTUSITT TENNESSEE'S LEAL ING NEGRO JOURNAL A. A Afcwii Ji v. AiUiiJiLd ONE AMONG THE 1,000 NEWSPAPERS GIVEN PRESS TICKETS TO THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION. Vol. VII. NASHVILLE, TENN., FRIDAY JULY 12, 1912. No. 28 I: i ' - 1 I . 1 7) i X c f( d 0 n T c tl 4 oH a d. tv. A. :r. CI 'I R. Til CI Jo It! p l' r.n A. an at E. Re Ch (la: HADLEY PARK DEDI CATED JULY FOURTH Park Commissioners and Other Offi cials Present Taking the Leading . Part in the Exercises The Park First of Its Kind in the History of the Country Many Leading Citi zens Present High Praise for Commis sion, the Mayor and Mr. Carr, July 4th, in the northwest section of the city, on one of the most histori cal spots in the South, the Park Com mission, Mayor Howse and a large number of representative Negroes as sembled to dedicate Hadey Park. This park was purchased by the city and set aside for the exclusixe use of colored people. It contains thirty four acres of beautiful grass land, wel., shaded and watered, and with natural beauty unexcelled. The program which had been ar ranged by Mr. B. J. Carr and the Pro gram Committee was carried1 out with slight changes. The weather was in clement. It rained all the forenoon, but brightened up about . 12 o'clock and as soon as the sun put his rays forth the people began to gather at the park from every direction. , It was p anned to begin the exercises at 1 o'clock, but by suggestion of Mr. Carr the Park Commissioners' and Mayor Howse consented to delay the time a few minutes for the benefit of those who they felt would have been there had the weather permitted. Their opinion was well founded, for the people began coming just as t-oon a3 the rain stopped falling, and for sev eral' hours, though light showers fell . MAJOR F. P. MCWHIRTER, Chairman of the Park Commission. at intervals, every time it would let up, the crowd was increased by sev 'orr.l, Mr. Carr, master of ceremonies, in opening the exercises, sail!,, "This is a rat day in the history of Nash ville. We come here tins cvei.iiv to df.jicj.te this park to the us. of the egu. citizens of this c A.- far as 1 laovv, this is the first instance in tr.is rountry where a park of this byv has been purcharto.il for the ex clusive use of the colored citizens of a municipality, and it goe.3 to say that in all of the Southland there is no such city nor state that there is such good will and brotherly interest as exists between the biack and white people of Nashville and Tennessee." He referred to the efforts put forth to bring about the early opening of the park. He said if he had made one trip to the Commissioners in the in terest of that park he had made thou sands. He told how he had gone to the Park Commissioners one by one and had pleaded with them to make the Negro Park a reality in 1912, and how, to his surprise, that every one he approached was willing to give an affirmative answer almost before the subject was broached. The first speaker introduced was Major P. F. McWhirter, Chairman of the Poard of Park ' Commissioners. Maj. McWhirter arose and in jovial mood, said: "Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentle men I am proud indeed to be here to-day to witness these exercises and to take part in the same. I am here to lend my presence as a member of the Board of Park Commissioners, and not. to make an address to you as your program states. The Board has had under consideration for more than a year the matter of providing a park for the colored people of Nash ville, as they have folt'trai they were entitled to one; and afltr considera ble effort to secure a favorable loca tion they settled on a spot of more than thirty acres. Its location, we think, is ideal, being auout midway between Fi'.-k Ur.B e!itv en the east ii.d the State Colored Normal on the west. The two .Institutions are su-1 rerior of their kind .to any' in the vv;?r,:; ' : 7 i . v South and, and we trust their educa iieial advantage? to your race may be facilitated oy your healthful and p.casurable recreation in this park. "The park will be governed by the same ru es as all other parks of our city, and the same authority of our park system will be in control, viz., the Board of Park Commissioners. (Continued on Page 6) c ' - iv HON. HILARY E. HOWSE, Mayor of Nashville. K. of P. GRAND LODGE IN SESSION Special to the Globe. Memphis, Tcnn., July 10. The fourteenth annual session of the Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias or Tennessee convened here yesterday. The session was called to order by Grand Chancellor J. P. Crawford, of Nashville. Devotions were conduct ed by the Grand Prelate, Rev .of A arga delegation was present at the optti and Memphis Pythians have every thing in fine condition to receive the guests from the many sections of the Etate. Every delegate shows a smile and the session promises to be a success from every point of iew. Ti c Grand Court of Calanthe was opened Tuesday morning by Grand Counsellor R. F. Boyd, of Nashville. The ladies presented a beautitiii pic ture as they stro'led into the hall and marched to their seats. The Grand Counsellor call?d the meeting to order and after devotions announc ed the house ready for business. Tlvs outlook in the !ladies department is most "promising. There is a spirit of good wil pervading the assembly, and the .work is being dispatched with precision. There is not much talk of changes this year and few, if any, it seems, will le made. The absorbing topic is the recent decision of tti .Su preme Court in the Georgia case, and the opinion seems to prevail that Tennessee white Pythians realize that their case is lost. MR. R. M. DUDLEY, Member Board of Park Commis sioners. LETTER FKOM MR. K. M. DUDLEY Mr. TJenj. Carr, Nashville, Tenn.: Dear Sir I was very sorry that on account of illness I was unable to be at the opening of Hartley Park on July 4th. ! wiis much gratified to notice from the papers the enthusiasm of the col ored race in celcgrating the opening of this pa-k. Nothing nioiv su-on.uly illustrates the culture and refinement of the people than their appn . u.tion of pnrks :inrl the beauties of nature. Whtn I read of the apparent grati tude expressed by your people in their Vn.n in i ., ii i i i I . ; J YrfV'" I i ' I I 3 j s f - t t -1 1 : : v Main Building in STATE NORMAL ADOPTS RESO LUTIONS. On Tuesday, July 2nd, at State Nor ma; Summer School for Colored Teachers. "Chattanooga Day" was ob served. Nashville turned out in ggeat numbes to see how the Chattanooga delegation represented their home town. About seventy-five teachers of Chattanooga rendered a program. Wednesday, J'jly 3, was "Nashville Day." Dr. J. T. Zeigler and Supt. J. B. Brown, of Chatanooga, were present and addressed the Normal on Wednesday. Thursday, July 4, was' "State Nor mal" and "Health Day." We, your Committee on Resolu tions, wish to make the following re port: Whereas, This is the first annual fcssion of the summer school he'd under the auspices of the Negro State Normal, and teachers have gathered from all sections of this state and from adjoftiing states. And Whereas. This first summer session of the Agricultural and Industrial State Normal School has been a success In every respect, it Is befit ting occasion on which to take n retrospective v'ew of things, persons and conditions, to sum up the achievements which have made the occasion possible and the session a success. Be it Resolved, First, that we, the teach ers assembled, extend our thanks to the County Court of Davidson County for the appropriation it made, and to the State Board of Education for having established this Agricul tural and Industrial School for the training of colored teachers, for this beautiful site on which it is located and for these magnificent buildings. Reso'ved, Second, that we commend the State Board of Education for their wisdom in the selection of the president and faculty of this institu tion ard we will endeavor to show our appreciation by the loyal pup port which we will give the school. Resolved, Thirl, that we thank President W. J. Hale and his ef ficient faculty, Profs. William H. Singleton, H. R. Merry, B. J. Carr, Howard H. Robinson, J. B. Batte, Mesdamcs Estizer Watson. Martha Brown. Misses M. C. Hawes, Edwina Smith, Laura Carey. B. R. Parmenter, Lillian Dean Allen and Hal tie Hodg kins for the help and inspiration re ceived from their instruction. Resolve'd, Fourth, that we thank Miss Smith and her Domes' ic Science Class for the special refreshments they have served during our session. Resolved, Fifth, that we thank Mrs. Brown and her dining room force for the excellent meals they have served. Resolved, Sixth, that we thank the ministers, doctors, lawyers, school men and editors who have delivered such helpful lectures from time to time. Resolved, Seventh, that we thank the good citizens of Nashville for their cordial reception and roya' hospitality. Resolved, further, that w thank the newspapers, namely: The Nash ille Globe. The Tribune, The Chat tanooga Leader, The NashviMe Ten nessean and American, The Nashville Banner, The Democrat and the Chat tanooga Times, for the encourage ment they have given, and that a copy of these resolutions be sent each of these papers for publication. Respectfully submitted. Committee E. M. Billingsley, Chairman; Jacob Gay, W. R. Davis, A. C. Johnson, G. W. Calvert, Miss M. M. McNeace, Mrs. W. P. Landon, John W. House, Mrs. Hudley. Rev. Wm. Ford, of Port Llmon, Costa Rica, who was expected in Nashville in June, but did not ar rive, is said to be making preparation to visit the city after the National Baptist. Convention. enthusiasm, I felt glad that I was Instrumental, as a member of the Park Board, in securing for your lace a pnrkj which I feel sure they deserve, and I hope and believe that thoy will show their appreciation by exemplary conduct and strict observa tion of park rules. Yours truly, R. M. DUDLEY. n '1 V Ytu Hadley Park, Where the Dedication Exercises Were Held. STATE GRAND LODGE 1. 0. MEETING HELD IN PU LASKI A SUCCESS. Officers Elected Next Meeting in Lebanon Nashville Man Honored. Specia' to the Globe. Pu'aski, Tenn , July 5. The reports of the various Grand officers showed a de"id4ed improvement over previous years. It made the older members think of the grand sessions of past years. The receipts have increased wonderfu ly and the membership has been added to from the ranks of young people. That this was the best session held during the last six years was the general opinion. The outlook for the order is most promising, and the officials left this session full of viper and determined to put the I. O. I. where it was twenty years ago. The e.ection of State Grand Offi cers resulted as follows: J. A. Slay ton, Columbia, Grand Master; Dr. I. C. Ramsey, Gallatin, Deputy Grand Mas ter; Samuel Moody, Memphis, Perma nent Scribe; Mrs. Roberta Slayton, Chattanooa, Recording Scribe; Mrs. M. B. Lewis, Nashville, Treasurer. Endowment Board. W. M. Franklin, Hartsvije, Chair man; James Bumpass, Nashville, Treasurer; Mrs. Susie A. Carter, Nashville, Secretary. The next session of the Grand Lodge will be held at Lebanon. The Grand Lodge I. O. I. convened here Tuesday morning at 10: HO o'clock and rendered the following program in the court house: ,.Wevotional exercises and singing foy the choir, with Prof. Willie Mere dith as director; prayer .by Rev. F. Z. Givens. Preliminary remarks by Prof. T. P. Turner, master of ceremonies. Welcome on behalf of the city Mayor J. H. Ragsdale. Response Dr. R. F. Boyd, Supreme Master, Nashvihe. Welcome on behalf of Social Or ders, by Prof. W. T. Douglass. Response by Stale Grand Master J. H. Slaton, Columbia. Music. Paper on behalf of Q. E. Court No. 170. by .Mrs. B. M. Sykes, Pulaski. Response by Mrs. S. J. Carter, Nashville. Paper on behalf of Q. E. Court No. I, by Mrs. Lu a Mason, Pulaski. Response by Mrs. L. S. Ilightower. Memphis. Remarks by Prof. W. S. Thomp son, Dr. Stephens, Dr. C. O. Hunter, Hon. James Bumpass, Dr. Ramsey, Mr. Berry, Nashville; Mr. Samuel Moody, Memphis; Mrs. Roberta Slay ton, Columbia; Mrs. M. B. Lewis. The Grand Lodge Is holding its sessions in the beautiful Court House which has been recently erected at a cost of over a hundred thousand dollars. The delegates and many distinguished visitors are in town at tending the sessions of the meeting. MISS ELIZABETH BROWN, OF ALABAMA. On' Wednesday morning of this week, Miss Elizabeth Brown, of Montgomery, Ala.,' passed through, the city en route to Chicago, 111., where she Is to spend the surzwer doing some special post courso work in the University of Chicago. Miss Brown is the daughter of one of Alabama's well-known produce mer chants. Her father for a number of ! years was one of the leading produce ! men of the city of Montgomery. Miss ' Brown is one of thr teachers In the : State Normal School, from which she ! gradraled a few years ago, and Is re- gavded as one of Alabama's most ac I oomrlishrd young women. It is ! stated that she jg to stop over in j Nashville on her'retiirn from Chicago j the lat of August. REPUBLICANS OF IOWA REFUSE TAFT AN ENDORSEMENT. Des Moines, la., July 10 Efforts of Governor Carrol a Taft adherent, to have the republican state conven tion today pass a resolution endors ing the platform adopted at (he na tional convention failed, being tabled by 773 to 300 and his effort to elimi nate from the report of the majority of the resolutions committee the sec tion condemning as fradulent the Chi cago convention also faied. The progressives control led the conven tion throughout. Neither Taft nor Roosevelt was mentioned in the resolutions adopt ed, which commend "republican achievement and endorse progressive policies." Gov. Carroll precipitated a demon stration for Roosevelt, which lasted for more than twenty minutes when he said the nationa. republican plat form was not tainted and was adopt ed regard! ess of whether the dele rates were aligned with Taft or Roosevelt. The ,nenti-n of Roosevelt was the signal for cheer after cheer, delegates 'a nnsr bandana handkerchiefs, flags and hats. Resolutions adopted included a re- '11CC Hint tlicv lr frit!n f t,,,!,,,, V, i, h''wnc 3UUUUL i.inr ! "'( -t'on of votes for women to the ' pVcp v. and endorse direct nomina- tion of president, vice-president and ' Un'trd Staes senators. I The resolutions committee detained to include in its report the suggestion of Senator Albert B. Cummins for a commission to investigate the man ner in which President Taft was re nominated at Chicago. Tonight the progressive delegates attended a meeting presided over by Judge John L. Stevens, leader of the Roosevelt forces in Iowa, at which plans for the new party movement were made. MR. BENJAMIN LINDANE!!, Member Beard of Park Commis sioners. BAND CONCERT AT HADLEY PARK The Board of Park Commissioners have just announced that there will be given a band concert at Hadley Park Wednesday evening, July ;;ist. This wili; be the initial concert at this park and will be rendered by one of the finest bands In the country. It will be a great treat to Nashville's lovers of music and it is safe to pre dict that a large crowd will be pres ent to i sten to tin music as it tloats out. upon JuHy's evening. More seats and swings will have been provided by that, time that all may ho comfortably seated. LEAVE FOR COLUMBIA. Miss Ilattie L. Sargent ,who was for some time an employee of the Naslnille Globe force, left the city Monday night for Columbia, when: she will bo married to Dr. Lucius II. Gilmore on Wednesday evening. Ac (ompanying the bride-to-be were Miss Nellie E. King, who Is to bo maid of honor. CLOSING DAYS -OF JNSTITUTE WITNESSES HRILLIANT EXERCISES. Chattanooga and Clarksville Days. 1 NcihviMe Takes the Prize Excellent Program Rendered Large Crowd in Attendance Two Hundred Thirty-four Teachers Regis teredNames and Ad dresses Strong Resolu tions Read Many Promise to Return Next Year Final Examinations. The first summer session of the Negro Agricultural and Industrial State Normal School cosed Friday, July 5th, after having had a most beneficial course in the study of educational methods. ' All went away filled with new in spiration, ideas, plans and methods,, expressing their eagerness to return next year, bringing with them a much larger force and promising to encour- JUDGE M. T. BRYAN, Member Board of Park Commis sioners. age students to attejpnMhe winter ses sion which willyeii""Tn September. Many male teachers have made ap p'ication to return as students this winter at the close of their scho3. The various lectures delivere by leading educators and other .ofes sianal men of the state proved most beneficial and interesting to those attending the school and the many visitors from the city. Much credit is due Hon. J. W. Brister. State Superintendent, and State Board of Education and the faculty for having made the work both a pleasure and success, al though laboring under numerous dif ticu lies, arising from the incomplete ness of the buildings at the begin ning of the summer session. Presi dent Hale, however, gives assurance that everything will be in readiness for the reception of the large num ber of students expected at the fall opening in September. List of Teachers. Allison. Mr. T. II., i:!07 Ninth avenue, South, Nashville, Tenn. Anderson. Mrs. It. A., :U North Ilil! street, Nashville, Tenn. Anthony, Miss Lottie, 80 University street, Nashvil o, Tenn. Harnett, Bonnie E., 51S East Eighth street, Chattanooga, Tenn. Harnett, Miss l.orona 1!., ills East Eighth street, Chattanooga, Tcmi. Barker, Miss L. W :)2r Postan street. Clarksville, Tenn. Hnrrom, Mr. Jesse J 8 West Twen tieth street, Chattanooga. Tenn. Battle, Miss Beatrice, I!. F. !., Box 11,"), Nashville, Tenn. Beam, Mrs. Percy L., Cunningham, Tenn, Benton, Miss Lulu ' J., 1212 Eleventh avenue, North, Nashville, Tenn. Berry, Mrs. C. C, 42:! Pine street, Chattanooga, Tenn. Billingsloy. Mr. E. M., 423 Pine street, Chattanooga. Term. HiMingsley. Mrs. E. M. 42.", Pin3 street, Chattanooga, Tenn. Blake. Miss L. V 02S South street, Nashville, Tenn. Uramlette, Miss Josephine, HO.") North Third street, Pnlahki. Tenn. Hrannam, Miss llatth: E 2;',."2 Mo- 1om1! si n(. Clntltitiooga. Tenn. Brown. Miss Clara Bell, Eastern avenue, Jackson, Tenn. Hrown. Miss Ethel K., llll Eastern avenue, Jackson, Tenn. Brown. Mr. (5. P., Veto, Ala. (Continued on Page 7) f (. ..... ....... i ...... . I . , . V " ' i, "., -. , ' j -aw :i I'-:.' :' ' !:': t I - j . ' . J 1 . 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