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The Sunday chool Congress Meets lit Nashville unc 13 to 189 191 T HVILLE GLOBE.. NASHVILLE A CITY OF OPPORTUNITY THE LEADING NEGRO JOURNAL IN TENNESSEE. MAS VOLUME XII. NASIIVILLE. TENN FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16. 1917. NUMBER 16 THREE THOUSAND AT RYMAN AUDITOR! 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 needs. 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 men. Determined to Win Says S. W, t McGill. 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 movement. 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 Ties. 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 ment. 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. . yyWW..iW,.;lu1,l.H .l.u...,...i... y 1 JMW .J.,,MHHiMi.m.pw,, mm TTT1 f f ptiMa jty 4J btpJL-jy PRESS TT1 e m - - Oft IS ir Mrf- ' v lw li swjra - t IJ lie? ffiWlTfli-ii 1lllrtiltinwir iiiiffnii mini IMirif --ill I'll lilT I iimiiriiliTiiil Ml ' - , i 11,11111 1 . . 1 - til A8S1 CLOSES ANNUA L J SESSION 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. Captains of the Y. M. C. Ladies' Auxiliary to A. Who Made Reports Sunday. 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 her. 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. IS. l!t. .2". 21. 22. 23. it. 2S. 29. 30. 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 work. 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 date. i Organizations, Institutions and . Churches Who Subscribed and Paid. r Chauffeurs' Protective Asso ciation $50 00 (balance on a one hundred dollar subscription.) 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 i Individi-als Who Paid. .$25.00 Subscribers. 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 down. i $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 subscriptions. 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. Association & I State After they had been en at dinner by President and National Negro Press representatives at the A Normal. Icrtaiued Mrs. W. J. Hale, at Nashville Tenn. 1. Mr 2. Mr. 3. Mr. J. C. Jos. Boyd. Hume. Jones. 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. DOUGMS EXERCISES Nashville Citizens Observe Douglas Birthday at Lea Avenue Christian Church 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 NEGRO AS SOLDIER AND SAILOR 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 mori.-d Movement. 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.) CONFERENCE 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 the funds. 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. i. e 1 .. T7" i 1 . ....... . sick for several week's Is convales- 0? 1 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 follows:' "Mr. Speaker, my attention hab been called to a bill Introduced at this session of Congress, which reads as follows 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 colored race, 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 as follows 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 taken. 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 ed. 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 his address. 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 with thenv.