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NASHVILLE A CITY OF OPPORTUNITY THE LEADING NEGRO JOURNAL IN TENNESSEE.
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NASHVILLE. TENN., FRIDAY, MAY 11. 1917.
Six Teams of Workers Told S. S. Forces about Child
: ; Evangelism.
Ninety-five visits, to Sunday schools
was the total number reported by the
flying squadron In their campaign
last 8unday morning. The plan for
visiting these schools had been work-
ed up under the auspices of the Sun
day School Union, of which Rev. J.
T. Tunstall, Jr., is president and Q.
Phineas Baker is secretary. From
the time it was proposed to the sup
erintendents up until it was really exe
cuted, enthusiasm reigned supreme.
The program provided that the work
ers should meet at the Y. M. C. A.
Building, corner Cedar and Fourth
Avenue, N., to get their final Instruc
tions. By nine-thirty o'clock tlx
automobiles, donated by friends, were
there ready for service. Each car
was elaborately decorated with Ameri
can flag.' Sunday School
r.Metoka and Galeda pennants. Bach
Kumuiuiee or me squadron wore arm
bands with- a Sunday school Con-
gress pennant pinned on their backs.
At nine thirty Rev. J. T. Tunstall, the
president of the Union, invited the en
tire committee of workers into the
parlors of the Y. M. C. A., and after
a few remarks In which he said all
things were ready and before going
upon this important mission, he called
upon Rev. J. L. Harding, the president
of the Tennessee Baptist State Con
vention, to offer prayer. Dr. Hard
lng invoked divine blesBings upon
the workers and then made an elo
, quent appeal that they should put
' forth their best into the work. He
declared the Baptists of the state
; were in sympathy with such niove-
ments and they had already gone
squarely upon record as favoring bet
ter Sunday schools. He assured them
they had his full co-operation and sup
. port and he spoke for the Conven
tion. 'Nashville has never known so
much enthusiasm and interest in the
Sunday School work. You have them
here from seventeen years of aee to
seventy-three.' I think," declared Dr.
Harding," that Dr. R. H. Boyd, who I
is a member of one of your teams and
' belonts to' youf sauadron, fa tha nll.
est active Sunday school worker in
, him lilje .up with boys of seventeen
to shrtw the worth of the modern Sun
day school. With a few other pre
liminary Instructions they were off,
(each going In their various direc-
tion. The workers had been in
i structed in the art of going Into a
II Sunday school. Each team had the
II names and location of each of the
II schoolB Irrespective of denominations,
l thev were in tnko thom in Th
Sunday School Congress secretary
was asked to carry them through a
brief line of instructions as he had
perhaps participated in more camp
aigns than any other person here and
he told them that upon reaching a
Sunday school they were to march
right In, shake hands with the pas
tor first, if he was present, then the
superintendent, after which thev were
A, to address themselves to the school
ft, and tell them in as few and eloquent
V words rh noHHihln the nhWt nf thai
call, appealing, first, for child evan
gelism, second, for front line' Sunday
school building, third, for closer co
operation In the Sunday school and
last, but not least, extend a cordial
Invitation to assist In -the "entertain- j
ment or tne Sunday soiiool forces that
would be here June 13-lSth, . making
up the Sunday School Congress.: It
Y- understood that ' these Instructions
-were carriod out and that, not a Sun
day school known to the members of
the squadron was overlooked. . The
following are ' the teams with their
.y members and the churches and Sun
V day schools visited by thera last Sun-
( DIVISION NO. 1. Mr. W. C. Shef-
If field, Captain, Mr. L. S. Gray, Mr. R.
II, L, King, Mr. B. C. Cooper, Rev. H. A.
H Boyd Automobile.
J : ' Clifton Avenue Baptist Church, J.
H.- Green, pastor. Christian Church,
Gay Street and 7th Ave. N. St. An
drew . Presbyterian Church, Gay
Street and 8th Ave., N. Spruce Street
Baptist Church, 8th Ave., N. First
Baptist Church, 8th Ave., N. St. John
A. M. E. Church, 8th. Ave., and Cedar
c,...... - ii. m i .. r ii.i -ti i-
i Cedar Street. Capers Chapel, Church
W Street Viaduct. Howard Congregatlon-
al Church, 12th Ave., near Church St.
' . ii ..XT TT111 T1 1 hi Ti a, a 1 ,
juur. nui nuitiiive rmpusi unurcu,
12th Avenue North Saint John
Baptist Church, Pearl St., 15th Ave.,
-Baptist Church, 15th Ave., N., and
Cedar Street. Mt. Nebo. Baptist
Church. St. Phillips A. M. E. Church
Mt. Nebo, Texas. First Baptist
Church, Texas, Rev. Murry pastor
First Baptist Church, West Nashville,
Clifton Ave. St. Luke M. E. Ch'urch,
Newtown, Bellmead Baptist Church.
DIVISION NO. 2. Rev. J. T. Tunstall,
Jr., Captain, Mr.s W. 8. Ellington, Mr.
W. S. Elllngton.Jr., Mr. A. D. Thomas,
Mr. D.- D. Griffin, Rev. W. S. Elling
ton. Automobile. Mt. Bethel Baptist
Church. Sylvan Street Baptist
Church, 6th Street and Shelby Ave.
thirst Street Baptist Church, Odd Fel
lows Hall, Spring treet. Lane Taber
nacle, Spring Street. Braden Chapel,
M. E. Church, 705 Georgia Street
I r , rum oaiiiBi vuuruu, casi in as n VII 16,
' .- Mark and "Stewart Streets. N. fith Sr
v y ; Ift-ptist Churchy Roger Williams Cam-
Keel, pastor. PleaiTant Valley ' Primi
tive Baptist Church, Edgehill Street.
Iv'. E.llth Ave., near Summit Street.
Phillips Chapel, M. E. Church, Wharf
ii .- sirneia Baptist Dnurcn.. seay a
SCHOOLS IN NASHVILLE
IN BIG CAMPAIGN.
Chapel, M. E. Church, Green Street,
Corner Fairfield St. St. Luke Primi
tive Baptist Church, Lewis treet. Mt.
Cillead, South Hill Street. Hubbard
Chapel, S. W. Corner E. Hill St.
DIVISION NO. 3. Mr. Joe Chute,
Captain, Mr. Goodwin Duncan, Mr.
Jo Buchanan, Rev. R. H. Boyd, Mr.
Ira T. Bryant. Automobile. Lilly of
the Valley, 5th Ave., Baptist Church,
5th Ave., S. Pilgrim Emanuel, Pea
body Street. St. Paul A M. E. Church,
4th Ave., and Franklin Street. Clark
Memorial, Franklin Street. The
Church of God, 4th Ave., and Highland
Street. Shiloh Baptist Church, Rolling
Mill. Hill. Lea Ave., Christian Church,
709, tea Ave. Bass Street Baptist
Church. St. Ell Prim. Baptist Church.
Bethel A. M. E. Church Second Bap
tist Church. Tabernacle Baptist Church
New Hope Baptist Church, St. John
A. M. E. Church. Foster Chapel Bap
tist Church Seay Chapel M. E.
Church, Fairfield Baptist Church. Hub
bard Chapel M. E. Church, Phillips
Chapel C. M. E. Church. Trinity
Chapel A. M. E. Church.
DIVISION NO. 4. Mr. G. P. Baker,
Captain, Mr. Geo. Davis, Mr. C. Per
kins, Mr. L. Landers Automobile,
econd Baptist Church, Stevens and
Deluge Streets. Bethel A. M. E.
Church, next street to Deluge, near
Stevens. Bass Street Baptist Church,
600 Bass Street. Primitive Baptist
Church, 8thN Ave., near Cor. Bass
Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1100
South Street. New Hope Baptist
Church, 1200 Hawkins Street Kayne
Ave., Baptist Church, 1500 Kayne
Ave. Brook Chapel M. E. Church,
Bonibar, Tenn. Brentwood Baptist
Church, Brentwood, Tenn.
DIVISION NO. 5. Mr. W. O. Moore,
Captain, Mr. B. Lockridge, Mr. Red
mond, Mr. Turner, Mr. McGavock. Mr.
McGavock Automobile. 3rd Ave. Bap
tist Church, 937, 3rd Ave., N. Salem,
A. M. E. Church, 4th Ave., N. and
Buchanan Street. Mt. Zion Baptist
Church, 1100 Jefferson Street. Pleas
ant Green Baptist Church, Jefferson
Street. Scovel St. A. M. E. Church,
Scovel St., near 17th Ave. " Clifton
Ave Baptist Church, West Nashville,
J. H. Graham, pastor, Primitive Bap
tlBt Church, near Rev. Graham. Fisk
University Campus. Gordon Chapel A.
M. E. Church, Herman and Prospect
Streets. 10th Ave., Baptist Church,
900 block, 10th Ave., N. Primitive Bap
tist Church, 1100 Porterfield Street.
Holiness, Harding Street. C. M. E.
26th and Heffernan Street Clifton Ave
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Y. M. C. A.
The Y. M. C. A. Tract Team's ac
tivities are now in full bloom and
we. will be heardi from before long.
We have been 'bounteously blessed la
have had In our midst an honorable
and uprising young jnan who ren
dered one of the most encouraging
and beneficial addresses ever heard
by the club in general. This young
man who In our captain and adviser
is Mr. A. R. Stot'kard, who has had
experience in this line of work fop
number of years.
We are very glad, to have with u
again our president who has Just
returned from a eight-seeing tour
through the south, in the name of
Mr. R. K. Stockard. Our sporting
editor, Mr. Wilburn A. Bnchnnan,
has just received- news that our
vice president, James Whitworth,
has fallen a victim of Dan Cupid
when he jumped the rope this week.
The club in general sends them their
most hearty congratulations and,
wishes the loving pair no end
success and happiness through life.
- Al) members and candidates for
membership are requested to be pre
sent ut the next meeting Tuesday
evening at 8 o'clock in the general
Dr. Boyd Speaks in
In response to an invitation, Rev.
R. H. Boyd, the secretary of the Nn-
tlonal Baptist Publishing Board,
leaves uns Biiernoin lor iih-hkh, iu
participate in the Laymen's Move
ment to be celebrated on Mother's
Day.. He will be one of the speakers
at the meeting to be held at the
Original Provident Baptist Church at
which the Rev. E. P. Jones, D. D.,
president of the National Baptist Con
vention, unincorporated, will be an
other speaker. At eleven o'clock
Sunday he will peak for Rev. L.
Drane and bis people on tht west
side. At . two-thirty o'clock he is to
he present when Dr. Jones delivers
1:1s famous address fit the Original
Providence Baptist Church, of which
Rev. Boston J. Prince, D. D., is
pastor. At eight ,p. m., he will I e ai
the Ebenezer Baptist Church on the
South Side, of which Rev. John F.
Thomas is pastor. On Sunday morn
ing he and Dr. Jones" are scheduled to
speak to the Baptist Ministers Alli
ance of Cooke County.
Baptist Church, Clifton Ave. t. Luke
A. M. E. Church, 1st Street N. West
Nashville. West Nashville Primitive
Baptist Church. Hopewell, 14th and
Phillip." " ' " '
DIVISION NO. 6. Mr. S. H. Johnson,
Captain, Mr. Win. Sanders, Rev. Eli
Cleggett, Mr. Edgar Hogans, Prof W.
J. Hale Automobile. Mt. Ararat Bap
tist Church, Foster Chapel, Green
wood car line. Mt. Lebanon, 1500 S.,
4th Ave., S. Vine Glen, Nolensville
Pike, 2nd Ave. Flat Rock A. M. E.
Church, Nolensville, Pike. Thompson
(Continued on page 8.)
DR. JONES READY TO
"Spit on Our Hands" And Get
By Ira T. Bryant.
I. read in the Christian Recorder
the other day that Rev. J. A. Jones,
D. D., means to resign the presidency
of Turner Normal School at the ap
proaching Commenccmeut in May. 1
hope to be present, and if 1 am, 1 i:i-
tend to matte tne motion that we
suspend operation at Shelhyville, for
at least two years. Only an urgent
request from Bishop Lee, himself, not
to make such a motion, shall inter
rupt my plan. I shall make such a
motion because 1 feel it my duty to
do so, and when I "get" that feeling
I care very little alxmt what anybody j
thinks. Of course the men have the
right to vote me down. I believe this I
educational assessment in Tennessee '
is curse to the Church, doing in !
finitely more harm fhan good. I oe
lieve that if Jones "didn't," no otlie
available man In Tennessee can, and
jthat to continue the experiment un-
der present conditions is the worst
iTand of stupidity. 1 believe that ii
the ministers of Tennessee do not
rise up and talk frankly to Bishop
I.ee. say publicly what they say pri
vately, that the laymen themselves
will take mutters In hand and put an
end to the nonsense. Indeed, I know
of sevral larpe churches that have
already served notice on their pastori
that no more debts will be made
ugainst their churches for education.
I do not wish t air our weaknesses
through the vaneiv uid uwii not in
less 1 Bin-forced to rig so. I want to
Biitle1pate:.th6jfellc,W,fwlio will s:iv
that I xjm, a.a'fnstt'iii.U' ijHvool. p.
brother, l'ara.ga'.nstj.ltj' jflwayi hav ?
been ind always .be ' because Iff,
a shameful waste .of: .lie reople's
(C'ontinuedm ige 8.)
THE YOUNQ PEOPLE'S
The Young People's Progressive
Club of the First Baptist Church, East
Nashville, met a ""the--residence of
Mrs. Minnie Harwell, Webster St.,
Tuesday night May 8 1917.
The meeting ias opened with song
and prayer, roll was called, each mem
ber responded with dues and quota
tions. After all unfinished business
had been transacted, an ice course
The Club adjourned to meet May 22,
with Miss Sadie Lyson, 8th Street..
The Ever Ready Girls of the
Bethlehem House and the Forward,
Quest Girls will observe Mother's
Day Sunday, May 13, in the assem
bly room of the Negro Public Libra
ry at 8 o'clock p. m. The public Is
cordially invited to be present. No
admission fee, no collection. The
following program will be rendered:
My iMother's Prayer
Forward Quest Glee Club
Invocation Rev. T. M. Brumfleld,
Congregational Church. ,
"Tell Mother. I'll Be There"
Misa tMary Trammell, Ever Ready
"The Meaning of Motherhood" Ml".
Hume Stelle, Educational Secreta
ry Woman's Missionary Council
M. E. Church. S.
Solo, "To the Memory of My Moth
er." Miss Rucker, Nashville
"Universal Motherhood," Mra Qrch
Trawick, Gen. Sec. Y. W. C. A.
Trio, Mesdames C. O. Hadley, A. !.
Price and II. A. Cameron.
"Our Duty t0 Our Mother," Mrs. M.
C. Chavis (History and College
English ) Walden University
"When 1 Knelt at Mother's Ivnet,"
Forward Quest Glee Club.
"To Our Mothers'" Congregation.
Benediction, Rev. Mr. Elmer Wright,
Rector of Episcopal Church.
Mother Samyer. House Mother Bethlt
hem House, presiding.
Mrs. Hattie Ferguson Par
rish in the City.
The many friends of Or. and Mrs.
E. Wi Parrish Willi 'be .pleasedi to
know that Mtrs. Parrish is in the city
visiting her mother and aunt at the
family residence on Scovel Street.
Mrs. Parrish has with her the little
daughter of the family.
As Mllss Hattie Ferguson, Mrs. Par
rish was a charmini? member of the
! voting set and it was with repret that
er many friends and aciuaintar,oes
I saw her depart in n 'ilte her home in h
distant city. Dr. Parrish at the time ot
their marriage was a prominent ynuns
dnnt'fst with offices on Cedar St. Since
that time he has practiced Ills pro
fession in Mississippi.
For 'he past year Mrs. Parrish has
held the "position as tQachcrof Do
mestic Science in one of the lljrlvinn
High Schools' of Arkansas. This posi
tion was filled so very acceptably that
she has been offered the position ifpv
another year. While in the city Mrav
Parrish will be greeted and entertain-
ed by the niaufriends wiho . havp.
i ... .in ii i ' - ,
Known ner siiho yjuiunoou. y-
Mi.s Adelaide McVoy of New York
s,pent a lew days In the city as the
t-.niniencenienl guest of Dr. E. F.
Aiiirons, Jr. Miss McVoy expresses
herseir as being highly impressed
with the "Athsns of the South,'
especially with Meharry. She left
Tuesday for New York.
REV. HAYNES AGAINST
SAYS REVEREND JOHN LUSTER HARDING.
New Transactions- Revealed Roger
Involved New Ally
In my article of April 20th, in which
I exposed the fallacious transfer rnd
Jug!ery of the Trustee Board of
Roger Williams University, I held
then, and now hold that the Niro
Itaptists of Tennessee were hui.i'nuj
Hd, when ibeir interest did not und
does not appear in the original "deed,'-v-hen
wo had raised $5,000.00 to be
paid on the property for one-half In
terest therein. I hold that we were
humbugged, by the conveyance of our
property rights and equity, to the
Trustee Board of Roger Williams by
the American Baptist Home Mission
Society. Roger Williams as a corpora
tion, had never owned property, and
did not and does not need to own and
control ours, in order to exist, but
that transfer was made to make the
Negroes believe that the University
belongs to them. I hold that by the
restraining provisions. The American
Baptist Home Mission Society is "The
power behind the Throne.", and by
the provisions of repossession, they
convey practically, nothing to Roger
Then we are humbugged again by
the trustees of Roger Williams, who
convey to the Missionary and Educa
tional Convention, "Incorporated,"
their nunenitify, and for fear they
might he conveying something, they
put two paragraphs in the document
to protect the non-ponderous convey
ance of the Home Mission Society, and
went one better by "confiscation," say
ing to the Baptists "incorporated that
they may claim the property as long
as they allow Roger Williams, an
other corporation, to use the buildings
and the grounds free of charge. Will
some linguist, or knight of legal Juris
prudence tell me what kind of owner
ship can the Baptists claim by such a
Conveyance? To all of the above cita
;ttQn Rev. Haynes, nor the trustees
.hiftjy' asC yet replied, but my good
ifrotlier Haynes, comes out with a
lier'and powerful ally in the person
of; ';5lp.' J. O. Kirkpatrick, who joins
rotny Haynes, in defending his
Jiorioragainst this "awful attack." I
said, ("'Dear Rev. Haynes would have
the people think that he was placed
on the sacrilicial after, when he was
appointed financial agent to collect
$5,000.00, out of which he was en
titled to, from 10 to 20 per cent com
mission, besides a nice commission for
making the sale for Mr. J. O. Kirk
patrick und Son. Did he get anything?
He can speak for himself." You will
BAPTISTS OF TENNESSEE
please notice dear reader, that I only
said that Brother Haynes was en
titled to a commission. Rev Haynes
sends me a warning by my friends
"To remember that the late Harry
Stokes lost his life by digging up too
much on these Big White Folks, and
that one of them is mad now, and
that I ought to stop this." I have no
desire to punish any one, nor to oust
the trustees, nor to send any one to
prison. Then why should I stop? I
have lived here for thirty-five years,
and have never intentionally nor
knowingly harmed any one. Then
why should I fear to speak the
truth about matters which effect the
present and future welfare of my,
race and church, regardless as to who
may be offended? I shall write and
contend in this matter until I am
called to go hence from this world,
or until the American Baptist Home
Mission Society of New York, make
a conveyance that will protect the in
terest of the Negro Baptists of Ten
nessee. Now I am surprised at Mr. J. O.
Kirkpatirck answering for Brother
Haynes, when I would have believed
Brother Haynes about the commission,
if he had said over his signature that
he received none of the sale.
I said he was entitled to a nice com
mission for making a $10,000.00 sale,
and 1 say so now, which neither
Brother Haynes, nor Mr. Kirkpatrick
deny in their defense. Mr. Kirk
patrick is one of the most success
ful business men in the south. Rev.
Haynes has represented others and
himself in deals amounting to thou
sands of dollars with him. I can
not conceive of such relation, never
prompting Brother Haynes to ask for
any commission on any of these
deals, nor Mr. Kirkpatrick offering
not one cent. The only logical conclu
sion is. if he ever did receive a com
mission for making a sale for him,
the $10,000.00 cash sale to the Ameri
can Home Mission Society being the
biggest and best, he was entitled to
some kind of nice commission in dol
lars and cents, or credits or something.
Men think very little of a co-partnership
where one of the parties gets all
of the profits. 1 compliment Brother
Haynes upon the unlimited emolu
ments he enjoys from Mr. Kirkpat
rick, who says "Endorsement on any
transaction is worth 100 cents to the
dollar with me," that could be com
mission Brother Haynes. Another
Whey.'ihe property was sold to the
Society Mr. J). O. Kirkpatrick and Son
held ajbuilding and mechanic's lien
interest- against it to uniount of
$5,000.00 or more. I feel a little shaky
when a read what he says, "Further
there is ding ,'. to us a balance of
uhout $100B(Vfor building material
which we have been carrying on our
hooks for the past two years, mainly
through your influence." If the
property was sold at first to satisfy
Mr. Kirkpatrick's claim, the above
says, were it not for Brother Haynes'
influence with us we would have a
collection of this money. I am glad
Brother Haynes has that influence,
and I wish the University had as
much. Oh well, that could he some
commission too. Well Brother Haynes
I said nothing about lumber in my
whole article, but to appease your
poor conscience which seems to be
worrying you about something I
knew nothing of, I will add, if you
negotiated the deal for the lumber
for your friend and our friend, Mr.
J. O. Kirkpatrick, you were entitled
to some more commission, (Emolu
ments), There is no dishonesty in
getting a just commission, but
All right gentlemen 1 am waiting to
hear from the American Baptist Home
Mission Society of New York about
the commission they were entitled to
pay Brother Haynes and a few others.
I will speak to Prof. Samuel A. Owen,
President of Florida Memorial Col
lege on this issue next week.
J. L. HARDING.
A New Firm of Under
takers. A new firm of Funeral Directors
will soon open business here at 416
Fifth Avenue, N. This piece of prop
erty has already been purchased by
the firm, knowns as Lee and Co.
with Mr. W. II. Odea of this city as
General Manager. Mr.-Oden is an
old resident of this city and stands
high in tho estimation of his many
friends who have known him for so
long. Let us all wish him much suc
cess at the head of this new firm.
The other three members of the
firm are Messrs. G. W. Lee, W, L.
Easley and C. H. McGuire. All of
these men are from Indiana with
business tact and ability. We con
gratulate this new firm as to their
selection of a location. The thor
oughfare is one of the best in the
city. The lot is 40x170 feet. The
building is a brick structure of two
stories with front and back porches.
Location only 1 1-2 blocks from the
new Y. M. C. A. 1-2 block from the
Pythian Temple, 2 blocks from the
transfer station and 2 blocks from
the State Capitol. The oflce, chapel
and show rooms are on the first floor,
the morgue and motor equipment in
the basement. x
We welcome this new firm to our
city and have every reason to be
lieve that they will be successful.