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NASHVILLE A CITY OF OPPORTUNITY THE LEADING NEGRO JOURNAL IN TENNESSEE.
NASIIVILLE. TENN FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16. 1917.
THREE THOUSAND AT
Desp;le Cold Weather Mass Meeting in Interest
of Y. M. G. A., Bi Success
.Able Addresses Delivered by Prominent White Citizens in
1 ' Interest of Negro Y.-Daiis Juvenile Band Furnished
Music Mayor Ewing Speaks
A mass meeting was' held at Ry-j
man Auditorium Sunday afternoon
the significance of which, it is be
lieved, has not been equaled by any
even that has taken place In the en
tire five years' history of the local
Negro Y. M. C. A. Fully 2.000 peo
ple were present, a large number of
whom were white friends, although
the weather was biting cold. Some
of the most prominent citizens 01
Nashville delivered addresses, in
cluded in this list were Major Robt.
Ewing, J. H. Allison. W. D. Weather
ford, E. B. Slahlmnn, J. A. Cayce,
Arch Trawick and S. W. McGill.
. Cluiirmiin H. A. Boyd of the com
mittee of management of the colored
association presided over the meet
ing, and there were musical selec
tions by the Davis Juvenile Band
from Lebanon. The chorus singing
was conducted by A G. Price. At
the conclusion of speaking persons
in the audience laid on the .table a
collection of more than three hun
dred dollars and many others gave
pledges. The money is to be added
to the fund being raised among the
colored people for the purpose ol
equipping the Duncan Hotel, the
newly acquired property of the col
ored Y. M. C. A., for association
After the meeting was over it was
declared by numerous prominent
'men that the presence or the white
.citizens, who spoke, and their words
of encouragement toward the move
ment, together with the presence ol
eo large a number of white people to
witness the program, was a great
stimulus to the Negroes of Nash
ville and would be most fruitful in
" adding renewed impetus to the move
ment Mayor Ewing stated that he ap
peared at the meeting in his official
. capacity as mayor of the city of
( Nashville to wieh the movement God
speed. "We need your co-operation
and you need ours, and if the Y. M.I
C. A is good for white boys it is
good for Negro boys. We are your
friends, but you must continue to
show that the tremendous advance
which you have made as a race was
uot by accident. We are going to
lielp you and- we want every honest
mother and father among you to do
your part. You should get behind
the movement and give It the right
kind of support, moral support as
well as financial. We cannot do for
you what you can do for yourselves.
This movement means the elevation
of the colored race, and I congratu
late you on the start whicli you have
made. I stand ready to tielp you."
i'5 think you have done enough for
yourselves to entitle you to the sym
pathy, good will and assistance pi'
Nashville. I cannot do much, but
you shall have my help and co-operation
in putting this proposition
over," declared Mai. E. B. Stahlman.
In his talk Maj. Stahlman said fur
ther that great credit was due the
committee of colored men who have
had charge of the work from its con
ception. "Credit is also due the
colored people of Nashville in gen
eral, for they have been workinr,
zealously to secure a building for
their boys and young men. While
some may say that this is not the
proper time to raise the money for
a Negro Y. M. C. A. building, it is
a good time to start it. I hope the
work will go on and that It may be
successful." He also paid a tribute
to the association movement as a
safeguard to the morals of young
Determined to Win Says S. W,
General Secretary S. W. McGill, ih
his address, declared that two ol
jeetions had been raised in connec
tion with the Negro campaign. "One
has been that It can't be done and
the other Is that this is not the time,"
Hie stated. To the first objection Mr.
McGill answered, "We've already got
the Negro building." He declared in
answer to the second objection, "Now
that we have it, we're going to put
it over. It's going to be a hard
fight, but we're going to fight to
gether, and we are going to win."
Mr. McGiH told something of the
. . Allans for completion of the project.
Mr. Arch Trawick, chairman of the
Joint committee having In charge the
Negro work, stated that he had re
ceived many letters from in and out
of Nashville, praising the movement
to provide for the Negroes a Y. M.
C. A. building. "Nashville is proud
of her 35,000 colored citizens and il
is the duty of us all to stand to
gether in making this a better city.
" Your white friends are going to re
, mainjwith you until this job is com-
pleira," he declared.
"God helps those who help them
selves," declared Mr. J. H. Allison
. in speaking to the colored people. He
referred to the advantages in ad
vertlslng and in other ways which
Fisk University has given to Nash
ville through the famous jubilee
singers. "The north and east speak
ofNashville as the home of, Andrew
Jackson and of Fisk University," he
said. "It would be well for the Ne
, gro Y. M. C. A. to have such a repu
' . tatlon. The social center, that this
work may build up for the colored
people could be made of untold ben
efit to your race and a great advan
tage to Nashville." said Mr. Allison.
He said that the Tennessean and
American stands ready to help in the
Mr. J. A. Cayce followed Mr. A1H
son, and said he was glad to have
the opportunity to express his inter
est in tho colored Y. M. C. A. He
stated that the Duncan Hotel prop
erty makes an ideal location for the'
headquarters lor the colored men.
He pledged his support.
Two Races Bound by Inseparable
Dr. W. D. Weatiierford was intro
duced, and declared that whatever
affects the white people affects the
colored people. They are inseparably
tied together and must work to
gether in forming the morals of the
citizenship, lie urged that the col
ored people should do their share,
and said that the white people will
do theirs. He said the Christian
white people are behind the move
Seated ou the rostrum were many
iTffominent citizens among whom
were Presidents F, A. McKenzie of
Fisk and W. J. Hale of the A. & I.
State Normal. .
Dr. George W. Hubbard, president
of Meharry Medical College, was the
first to make a contribution aficr
the speechmaking. He gave for Me
harry $100 to the cause.
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Newspaper Hepresentatives Finish Their Work in
Nashville After Four Days Deliberation
C. J. Perry of Philadelphia Re-elected President Meharry
Medical College, Fisk, Roger Williams Universities,
A. & I, State Normal Entertains Them
NEWSPAPER REPRESENTATIVES AT F1SIC UNIVERSITY.
the Y. M. C.
Ladies' Auxiliary to
A. Who Made Reports
Newspapper representatives in
Twelfth. Annual Session at Nashville,
Tenn. Photo made on the steps of!
Bennett Hall Fisk University after!
they had been entertained by Presi
dent McKenzie, faculty and students-.
They are named according to mini
1. Dr. M. K. Ford.
2. Mr. W. L. Porter.
3. Dr. A. M. Townsend.
4. Mr. F. M Roberts.
.-1. Dr. R. II. Boyd.
. Prof. Herbert Fisher.
7. Dr. J. E. Wallace.
S. Mr. A. N. Johnson,
il. Miss Ola Walker.
10. Mrs. C. J. White.
11. Mr. C. T. Hume.
12. Dr. W. S. Ellington.
1:5. Dr. J. A. Lester.
14. Dr. C. V. Roman,
n. Miss A. M. Smith.
IG. Dr. J. A. Sharp.
17. Mr. W. H. Steward.
Mr. Jos. L. Jones.
Mr. II. A. Boyd.
Mr. Stephen Guniede.
Dr. G. W. Allen.
Dr. E. A. Williams.
Dr. J. A. Hamlett.
24. Dr. J. T. Phillips.
2.r. Miss Beatrice Perry
21). Mr. C. J. Perry.
Mr S. W. Greeu.
Dr. F. A. McKenzie.
Miss Mattie P.oUlen.
Mr. D. P. Craig.
NashviUe, Tenn. After electing
Chris J. Perry of Philadelphia, Pa.,
as president for the ensuing year, and
after the transaction of much very
important business, the National Ne
gro Press Association adjourned the
twelfth annual session sine die at
two thirty o'clock Saturday. More
interest was centered in the session
I just closed than in any meeting since
j the organization was revived at
Louisville, twelve years ago. A
I larger representation of newspaper
I men was noticed when the regular
session was called to order on Thurs
day morning in the Board rooms of
the National Baptist Publishing House
at Second Avenue. North and Locust
I Street. Preceding the regular ses
i sion came an executive committee
1 meeting and although Chairman
Jones was absent, he was ably repre
sented by President Perry. Nashville
the Association was able to do showed
that they came prepared for hard
The report of the advertising com
mittee and the work they plan, with
the benefits to be derived from the
standardized advertising, mean thou
sands of dollars in the course of the
next two ears to those papers wTIo
belong to the association. An able
address on advertising was delivered
by a representative of the Frost and
Frost Agency. The demonstation of
the stereotype plate service, how to
procure and send out mats from
which stereos can lie made, which
was exhibited by Dr. Boyd of the Na
tional Baptist Publishing House was
ono of the most interesting things
of the session. A line on the code
service and an older from the early
publication of a real code to be used
by the members of the Press Associ-
ition was issued bv President Perry
Mrs. Wm. N. Sanders 20 25
Mrs. Preston Taylor 20 00
Mrs. M. H. Flowers 10 00
Miss Amanda V. Johnson ... 10 0
Miss M. B. Starnes 7 50
Mrs. A. B. Morris 4 50
Mrs. D. Wellington , Berry .... 4 2
Mrs. Clemmie White. 2 00
Mrs. J. D. Chavis 1 00
Mrs. Sarah Grady tor Mrs.
Geo. E. Haynes 1 00
opened wide her gates and from the , and sustained by the Association,
time the newspaper men and women I The reports of the Vigilance Com'
began to arrive until they said theii inittee, the Committee on the Ad-
final good-bye at the station, they j
were in the hands of the local coin-1
mittee, whenever the sessions and
the business of the representatives of
the press would permit.
The first social feature of the meet
ing was the visit to Fisk University.
This invitation was extended by
President Dr. Fayette Avery .McKen
zie, who had made special plans to
show the newspaper n.en the Fisk
dress to the Country, the Com
mittee on Grievances were all
wiill received, while a new stand
ing committee known as the Com
mittee on Foreign Relations was;
named. More than five hundred con.
n.unications that had been sent into
tho corresponding secretary's office
were given consideration. Several
cases of misdirected or miscarried
justice, where members of the race.
Idea and the Fisk spirit. One hour were involved were re'inrted. One
NEWSPAPER REPRESENTATIVES AT A. & I. STATE NORMAL.
Total amount reported $S0 50
Names and amount of members of
teams will probably appear at a later
Organizations, Institutions and .
Churches Who Subscribed
Chauffeurs' Protective Asso
ciation $50 00
(balance on a one hundred
Tulane Hotel Waiters 12 01)
Lilly of Valley Fifth Avenue
(Baptist Churih 10 00
Hermitage Hotel waiters .... C 51
Ladies' Auxiliary of the Rail
way Protective Association 5 00
Individi-als Who Paid.
T. Clay Moore paid in full; Hum
phrey Bowling, $12.50; Prof. F. N
Green $5 balance; S. H. Killebrew,
$0 balance; John B. Cook, $1, total
of $6; Rev. H. M. Bums, $5.00. Tho
first two mentioned had previously
paid their $25 pledges, this being a
payment on a renewal for another
twenty-tive dollars. Rev. Mr. Burns
subscribed $25 Sunday, paying $5.00
$15 Subscriber: Lawyer J. P.
Rhines, $2.50, total of $14.50.
$10.50 Subscriber: E. L. Price,
$5.50 balance due.
$10.00 Subscriber- Mrs. J. C. Na
pier, paid lii full. Jack Barnes paid
$5. G. W. Frazier, $1.
$5.00 Subscribers: W. W. Williams
l.ald in full; A. W. Brown $1; Ed
ward McGavock, 50c.
$3.00 Subscribers: Mrs. Hattie
Rhodes paid in full.
$1.00 Subscriber: Robert C. Eason,
Jr., paid .in full. '.
Commenting on the casu collection
for the day Chairman Boyd said that
while It did not come up to his ex
pectations, he felt considerably en
couraged over the outlook for the
future now that the women have
taken a hand in the work. He also
charged the heads of the various
clubs to continue their efforts in the
direction of collecting the promised
The Y. M. C. A. meeting Sunday
at 4:00 p. m., in the new home ol
the association will be for both men
and women. Further plans for secur
ing the co-operation of the ladies
will be considered ulong with some
other important phases of the work.
Come early. Meeting will be only
t-ne hour in duration.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH.
"The Approacliableness pi Jesus"
will be the subject of Rev. W. S,
Ellington's discourse SumTay morn
ing. This wdll be the beginning of
a series of revival meetings. Preach
ing every night. Rev. II. M. Burns
pastor of the Tabernacle Baptist
Church, will assist.
& I State
After they had been en
at dinner by President and
National Negro Press
representatives at the A
Mrs. W. J. Hale, at Nashville
4. Prof. W. J. Hale.
4. Rev. Hampton.
(i. Dr. C. II. Parrish.
7. Mr. II. A. Boyd.
8. Lev. R. H. Boyd,
it. Mr. F. M. Roberts.
10. Dr. J. E. Wallace.
11 Dr. E. A. Williams.
12. Mr. A. N. Johnson.
13. Dr. J. A. Sharp.
14. Mr. D. P. Craig.
15. Mr. Stephen Gumade.
1C. Dr. J.- A. Lester.
17. Mr. W. H. Steward,
is. Miss Ola Walker.
19. Mr. C. J. Perry.
20. Miss Beatrice Perry.
21. Miss Mattie Bolden.
22. Mr. S. W. Green.
23. Mr. H. A. Boyd.
24. Miss A. M. Smith.
25. Mrs. C. J. White.
Nashville Citizens Observe
Douglas Birthday at Lea
Mr. Dock Simmons ct Tremont
Avenue, who has been Indisposed for
several days ls convalescent.
Notwithstanding the steady down
pour of rain, the citizens of Nash
ville gathered ut Lea Avenue Church
Wednesday night to observe the na
tal day of Fred Douglass. There
was a splendid program rendered.
The celebration was held under the
auspices of the Colored Men's Clubs
of this city and the City Federation
of Women's Clubs. Arrangements
lor the holding of this celebration
had been perfected some weeks ago
by a opecial committee appointed by
the Colored Men's Club, who wore
able to Induce the representatives oi cent,
the Lincoln Memorial Association
and the City Federation to join in
and hold one big celebration. Rev.
Preston Taylor, the president of the
Colored Men's Club, acted as master
of ceremonies. The Lea Avenue
choir under the direction of Mrs.
Taylor rendered splendid se ection?.
After devotional exercises, the
master of ceremonies introduced
Hon. J. C. Napier, ex-regwter of the
United States Treasury and presi
dent of the National Ne;ro Businesa
Leaguo, who was the orator of the
occasion, who delivered the principal
address. Mr. Napier was a personal
friend of the late Fred Douglass and
for one h'""' he delivered one of the
most interesting rind entertaining
addresses on the life of the late
Fred Douglass -that had ever bean
delivered. He reviewed the fact that
Fred Douglass was well and favora
bly known In Nashville. He also re
viewed two instances when Mr.
-Douglass was in Nashville. On one
occasion he spoke at a special cele
bration and on another occasion ho
was here on a. political mission. At
each time he was given a hearty re
ception by the citizens of the city.
The, address was typewritten and
covered perhaps twenty pages of
matter. One of the most interesting
features of tho address was excerpts
taken from addresses delivered by
Fred Douglass in '49 and '50, prior
to the emancipation of the slaves,
when lie was on the platform oppos
ing Aniesricau blavety; and liien ex
cerpts taken from his speech in the
7(i's when he toured the North in
the interest of the Civil Rgihts Bill.
At the conclusion of the program
Mrs. Napier, the treasurer of the
special committee of the National
Federation, who Is to hold the money
tor the memorial, explained the ob
jects of the association, stating that
the women were trying to raise fif
teen thousand dollars to pay off the
mortgage on the Douglass home and
to beautify the fifteen acres which lie
in close proximity to Washington, in
Anacostia, D. C. Mrs. G. L. Jack
son, the president of the City Fed
eration of Women'3 Clubs, explained
the work in connection witli the city
work. A, public collection was tak
en. The amount of the collection
showed the interest of the citizens
in the movement. The mdies an
nounced they would have another
special case was that of a man in Chi
cago recently brought up received the
hearty endorsement of the Associa
tion, with a pledge of support. The
Association commended in session
the effort on the part of the National
Federation of Women's Clubs to pur
chas the Douglass Home. It went on
record as favoring not only the Linr
coin Memorial but the Douglass Me
T!ie Executive Committee's report
embracju a multiplicity of activities
on the part if the individual repre
sentatives beloiii;-.ng to the Associa
tion and it was agreed and understood
that the motto of tho Association
should be paramount in their minds
at all times. While notli,.'g definite
was done with regard to 'j Eexecn
tive Committee session to bu held
some time in August, it is understood
(Continued on page 4.)
Congressman Hulbert of New
York Delivers Address On
the Negro Asa Factor
in the Army
"There are hundreds of white men
in the United States who are willing
and who are really standing up for
equal justice and fair play to be ad
ministered to the Negro of this coun
try. They are doing it without fear
or favor. They have long since real
ized that the Negro when given an
i nnnnrtllnlt v mau-oa a nrMlur nltlonn
meeting nt an early date to increase j, thoURht to nand to tne Nashvine
I Globe a copy of a short talk made on
I the Negro as a soldier and a sailor, bv
Mrs. Eugene Johns, who has been Hon. Murray Hulbert, of New York.
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sick for several week's Is convales-
REV. R. E. JONES, D. D.,
iEditor South Western Advocate of
New Orleans, La., who was In the
city this week.
It was delivered in the House of Rep
resentatives at Washington, D. C, on
Wednesday, September 6, 1916," de
clared Henry A. Boyd, of this city last
week.' The speech of Mr. Hulbert
"Mr. Speaker, my attention hab
been called to a bill Introduced at
this session of Congress, which reads
A bill (H. R. 17183) to prevent the
enlistment of Negroes in the military
service of the United States,
Be it enacted, etc., That hereafter
there Bhall not be enlisted or re-en
llstedlisted In the military service of
the United States, either In the Army
or Navy, any person of the Negro or
Sec. 2. All laws and parts of laws
In conflict herewith are hereby repealed.
It was a source of genuine satisfac
tion that Secretary of War Bak'M- ex
pressed himself with respect thereto
M,y attention had hot been before
called to this bill, and, so far as I
know, it has not been referred to this
department for opinion. The purpose
of the bill is to prevent the enlistment
or re-enlistment of people of the col
ored race In the mIMtary service of
(Continued on page 8.) .
and a half was spent at Fisk Univer
sity. The student holy under the
direction of Prof. John Work, render
ed many jubilee selections. An ad
dress was made by President McKen
zie, which was followed by an address
by President Perry' and W. H.
Steward, representing t'je press. Sec
retary Henry A. Boyd introduced each
representative of the press and told
what they were doing with their pub
lications. "A Visit to Roger Williams" was
the next social feature. Under thb
personal escort of Dr. A. M, Town
send, the president of the university,
the eight seven-passenger ' automo
biles made a drive out the classic
Cumberland to the university, where
the student body awaited them. As
the press representatives marched in
they sang the Roger Williams Song.
President Townsend delivered an ad
dress of welcome. Following this thej
corresponding secretary introduced i . . Mt, pni i nip rUDUUDO
Dr. E. A. Williams, of Cincinnati, the LANh lULLtiUCi MKfflMlS
auditor, Mr. Stephen N. Ciuniedo ot
Africa, and President, Perry. One
and a half Iwnrs were spent with the
Roger WilliamsHpople. At each of
the universities pTrwtpgraphs were
On the following day, Friday, after
the morning session, the press rep
resentatives responded to an invita
tion to dine with President and Mrs.
W. J. Hale. The big seven passenge
automibiles were once more in serv
ice and the run from the National
Baptist Publishing" House to the A
and I. State Normal, which is located
on Centennial Boulevard, was made
In record breaking time. President
Hale prepared this entertainment es
pecially for the benefit of the press
representatives. Prof, and Mrs. Hale
as hosts at the Tennessee A. and I
State Normal School was the big fea
ture of the session. A sumptuous re
past -was served in the president's
dining room at his home on the cam
pus. The following was the menu.
Oyster soup, roast beef, cream peas,
glazed sweet potatoes, hot rolls and
butter, olives and pickles, waldorf
salad, ice cream, cake and coffee.
After the members of the press had
dined to their heart's content, tby
went to the chapel and the stiiu-nt
body of the big state school marched
in sections, carrying banners, ensigba
and inscriptions. Prof. N. W. Ryder
and Miss Hazel Thompson conducted
the singing. Then followed more-speech-
making after introductory re
marks were indulged in. The press
was represented by Rev. Charles H.
Parrish of Louisville, Ky., W. U
Porter of Knoxvllle, Terni., and Dr.
J. A. Hamlet of Jackson, Tenn
Meharry Medical College was the
next stop. It was a motor drive
across Nashville, from the extreme
north to the extreme south, a distance
of about six miles. Upon reaching
Meharry, President Geo. W. Hubbard
greeted the delegation. Dr. Marshall
of the Dental Department conducted
the singing. Welcome was given by
President Hubbard, and then Jos. L.
Jones, of Cincinnati, and Stephen N.
Gumede, of South Africa, delivered
the addresses. The response was
made by Dr. C. V. Roman, represent
ing Meharry. They . were shown
through the buildings and the hos
pital. They also viewed the Ander
son Anatomical Building being erect
On Friday night there was a spread
given by the local committee of which
Mr. A. N. Johnson was chairman
and C. T. Hume, Secretary, at the
Chantant, on 4th Avenue, North, and
seeing Nashville was pulled off on
Saturday after the adjournment of
the Association. While the social
functions took up much of the time of
the press representatives, the busi
ness feature and the legislation that
Special to the Nashville Globe.
Jackson, Tenn., February 13.
Among the big attractions of the
Farmers Conference to be held in
this city next week will be the com
ing of Rev. R. H. Boyd, D. D., Secre
tary of the National Baptist Publish
ing Board, located at Nashville, Tenn.
It was learned today from Mr. W. Wt, ,
Maddox and Prof. J. F. Lane that Dr.
Boyd's coming had been assured. He
is to deliver a special address to the
Conference on Thursday night, Beb
ruary 22nd. In securing Dr. Boyd,
President Lane declared that he was
elated, because of Dr. Boyd's long
experience and because of his ac
complishment in bui.uing up such a
gigantic plant for the Negro Baptists
of the United States, which is located
at Nashville. "While thei'e is a Ne
gro printing house located here op
erated under the C. M. E. Church,
and while It Is a Negro enterprise, it
Is not claimed to be in size the equal
of that plant that Dr. Boyd has estab
lished, because the C. M. E. connec
tion membership is not so large," de
clared Prof. Lane. An arousing dem
onstration has been arranged for Dr.
Boyd, who will arrive on the after
noon train, Thursday. Then entire
populace of this city irrespective of
denominational affiliation or race
conditions, is said to be preparing to
turn out and greet him and listen to
iBesides Dr. Boyd, there will be on
hand, other men of large calibre to
address the mass meetings that will
be held at night during the Confer
ence session. Among those men are:
Bishop N. C. Cleaves, D. D., of the C.
M. E. Church; Dr. S. A. O'neal of Ky.
and Mon. W, T. Vermm, ea.-Register
of the United States Treasury. Prof
T. M. Campbell a colored farm dem-
monstrator of the United States De
partment ot Agriculture, Director S. .
A. Roberts of the State Experiment
Station, Hon. B. K. Bryson of the De
partment ot Agriculture and Mr.
Scott Bond, the Negro millionaire
farmer are all expected to be present
and speak to the masses upon some
phase of health, agriculture, and re
ligious life of the peoplei
Dr. J. F. Lane, who is the moving
spirit ot these conferences, is ever,
alert to make the work as helpful as
possible. "Get some plan, some work
ing principle, some improved notion
to carry back home and put into ex
ecution on your own farm" he repeat
edly admonishes the farmers, and he
makes sure that the best things are
brought to them so that they can
take something helpful back home