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The dominating question uppermost in everyone’s mind, since
the point of order was made in the House against the appropria
tion for Howard University Has been, what is behind the point
of order? ,
Many reasons have been suggested, some with merit and others
with less merit. Representative Byrnes’ use of Dr. Grimke’s
lecture was only a subterfuge. In the Senate, the now. famous
note left by Dean Miller on Senator Smoot’s desk was mentioned.
A still smaller subterfuge. Others have advanced the idea that
the purchasing of a home by Dean Woodard in a section where
certain white people thought colored ought not to live, was a fac
tor, and yet others think that the fact that Howard has connected
with it a Theological School was the basis for the opposition, on
the ground that Congress should not help a religious institution.
All of these are insignificant. The Grimke speech was seized
upon by Mr. Byrnes because it would foster race prejudice. There
is deep seated envy and prejudice toward Howard University
per se.
A few years ago when the colleges and universities of the Dis
trict were examined for Class A ratings, Howard, Georgetown
University, the Catholic University and Trinity College were all
given first class ratings. George Washington University failed
to make the grade.
The Southern white Baptists are trying to get possession of
George Washington University and Representative B. G. Lowrey,
from the second district of Mississippi has been appointed on a
.committee of three, to arrange for the control of George Wash
ington University by that church.
Mr. Lowrey, formerly president of a college in Mississippi, is
unalterably opposed to higher education for the Negro; and for
Howard University, training Negroes in the arts and sciences, to
be rated higher than the George Washington University, a white
school, cuts Mr. Lowrey to the quick. Therefore, thru fear of
Howard’s influence on the Negro and on account of envy for its
rating above this white school, Representative Lowrey, rankling
over his failure last year to choke off Howard’s appropriation
by Congress, begun in good time this year to get in his dirty
work. Last year he used the same tactics as were used by Byrnes
this year, but failed on a technicality. This year he made a
speech which inspired Byrnes to make his point of order.
However in addition to the race prejudice and jealousy of these
Southern gentlemen, they, or Mr. Lowrey at, least, probably have
an eye to business. For if he and his crowd obtain possession
ot George Washington University, he will then have the opportu
nity of becoming President of this university and of diverting
the appropriation to his school.
As for Byrnes, most likely he only used his point of order to
further his political ambitions. Shortly after making his point
of order against Howard, and the papers in South Carolina had
carried the news to “the folks at home,” Mr. Byrnes announced
himself as a candidate for the Senate to contest for the seat now'
held by Senator Dial of that state. Fostering race prejudice
to advance their political ambitions is the favorite scheme of the
Southern un-American politicians.
A certain Rev. Hugh Stevenson, who is pastor of the Baptist
Church at Rhode Island Avenue and Second Street, northwest,
is also said to be busy in opposition to Howard University. He
is quoted as having “predicted” that the refusal of Dean Woodard
to move from his home on W Street would react against Howard’s
appropriation. He is a Baptist and says that Howard is subject
to a point of order against its appropriation because of its Theo
logical School, maybe with an eye single to, George Washington
University also.
education. For the race at this time to forget those sacrifices
and struggles would be base ingratitude.
Kelly Miller has reared a family of boys and girls all of whom
he saw fit to educate in the school which he has so much helped
to build and develop. These sons and daughters not only attended
Howard, but now reflect credit upon their Alma 'Mater. This
demonstration of faith in Howard and race institutions, dispels
any suggestion that Professor Miller does not love the school he
has served so long and so loyally.
No man has done more to make Howard University known
throughout this land as the one great institution for the higher
education of our race than has Kelly Miller through his books,
his pamphlets, his speeches, his lectures and his example. This
writer has been told by a young man from Oakland, Cal., (a
student at Howard)’ that not until he got to Washington did he
know that Kelly Aliller was not the President of the Howard
University, with which his name and fame have been so long
and so closely associated.
National Association
of Wage Earners
(Continued from page 1)
country. The association will have
. eleven directors for the first year who
will be: Nannie H. Burroughs, Sadie
T. Henson, Janie C. Bradford, Mary
McLeod Bethune, Maggie L. Walker,
Lizzie Fouse, Margaret M. Arter,
Minnie L. Bradley, Mary M. Kimball,
Elizabeth C. Carter and Lula Eaglin.
Miss Nannie H. Burroughs, head of
tile National Training School for Girls
and head of the Sunlight Laundry of
this city is president of the associa
tion. Miss Burroughs is one of the
best known women of the race today
and ranks high in the business world.
Associated with Miss Burroughs are
also women of national reputation,
among whom are Miss Mary McLead
Bethune, head of the Daytonia (Fla.)
Industrial Schools for Girls; and Mrs.
Maggie L. Walker .secretary-treasur
er of the Independent Order of St.
Luke and head of the St. Luke Bank,
Richmond, Va. ■ j
(Continued from page 1)
Celebrate IStN Anniversary
The Deanwood Citizen’s Association
celebrated its nineteenth anniversary,
February 29th, with an interesting
program and a banquet.
The theme of the program was.
“United effort for the common good
of all.”
A chronological history of the as
sociation was given by the several
, ex-presidents. J. W.' Smith, cne of
I the organizers, an ex-secretary, and
an ex-president .said, in substance,
, “The object of this association has al
ways vn for the betterment of the
। eommunnt It has never ceased
I fighting for the things which it
1 thought were for the common good of
all the citizens of Deanwood. As a
result, we have a well planned suburb
—dedicated and improved streets,
good housing conditions, light and
sewage, fair street car facilities, im
proved educational facilities—but we
are not satisfied. We need a high
school. We will not cease fighting
for it until we get it.”
G. Roulhac, representing the pres
ent administration, said there are five
prime requisits for the success of the
association—realiaat’ g n ; zation.|
Dorcy T. Rhodes, in his own inimi
table style, and the Howard Univer
sity Military Band, was heard in con
cert at the Dunbar High School, Fri
day evening, February 22nd, under
the auspices of the Community Cen
ter Department of Public Schools, th
a program of well chosen and beau
tifully interpreted works. Director
Rhodes and his band played delight-
HRBS* r ’fSOlj
fully upon the emotions of their
hearers. There was not a heavy mo
ment. That glorious little group,
shamefully true, of music lovers that
I ventured to attend the band concert
I undoubtedly left witl^a feeling that
they had been in the presence of a
great musician, an artist whose pal
atte was opulent with romantic hues.
And who is this genius ? None other
than Dorcy T. Rhodes, the conductor,
hailing from Topeka, Kansas, whose
achievements at the Institute of Musi
cal Art, New York City, where he
won a competitive musical scholar
ship in 1916 with high honors; or
ganized and trained the 351st Field
Artillery Band which saw service at
the front during the world war in
France; and for one year prior to
going to Howard University, was
musical conductor of the Crescendo
Club in this, have won the heartiest
praise from critics who are usually
circumspect in their commendation.
Mr. Rhodes is a musical giant. Yes,
but he is a rather remarkable giant.
We knew he was big when the band
concluded the first movement of Wil
liam Tell’s overture, but our eyes
popped when this remarkable conduct
or appeared to grow in stature
throughout the balance of the pro
gram. Possessed with keen dramatic
imagination, of infinite detail in
quietude, of heroic mold in full in
strumentation, and over all with a
real humanity in his reading of scores,
Dorcy Rhodes attained such immen
sity he dominated everything, show
ing a master hand in color and shad-
recognition, representation, co-opera
tion. The President, W. T. Patterson,
has inculcated these requisites in his
Assistant Supt. of Schools, G. C.
Wilkinson, after congratulating the
Association upon its work during its
nineteen years of existence, and as
suring it that the School Administra
tion owes its success to the untiring
efforts of the well organized civic as
sociations, brought a message from
the 5,0<00 superintendents of the de
partihent of superintendence of the
National Educational Association who
net in Chicago last week.
The message laid stress upon the
value of the school teacher in ‘ the
community, the co-operation of teach
ers, parents, and civic organizations,
making for progress, law and order,
and a one hundred per cent citizen
ship. Without such co-operation, they
form themselves mto free lance or
ganizations, which usually become
dominated by highly emotional, in
competent leaders and gradually de
generate into J morbid attitude of un
friendly criticism aqd general lack of
function. This in turn generates “a
restless, gossipy and highly unstable
condition,” with a lowing of efficiency
and morale.
Very impressive but suceinetive re
marks of unity and co-operation of
teachers and parents were made by
Mrs. G. Pelham, Miss F. S. Bruce,
H. B. Quean, and Dr. Richardson.
After the benediction by Rev. E. T
Broadus, President Patterson gave
the audience a chance to have-its-say
at the banquet tables.
Wie 'Washinnton Srihune
And Get
By Wellington A. Adams
ing. He plays upon his band with all
the moods in the various instruments.
He is undoubtedly one among the
really few great colored conductors of
our time with the most graceful
wielding baton.
Safranek was chosen as the heart
of the evening’s presentation, with the
“Suite in Four Parts—Atlantis,” from
the composer’s virile pen, breathing a
joyous yet soulful message, .deep
hued throughout. It was dignified,
full of strength and rich in tone color.
Musician 'Alfred E. Smith made his
debut as Soloist paying “Air Varie”
as clarinet solo. He exhibited re
markable command for a student with
only three years training. It might
be said that he possesses qualities of
marked musical aspects as a clarinet
ist, should he continue his success. In
this connection we noted that the pro
gram contained the name of the
Clarinet incorrectly spelt “Clarionet”
derived possibly from “Clarion,” an
obsolete sort of trumpet instrument
of differdM nature. Mr. Clinton A.
Walker was the other soloist of the
evening performing in a masterly
manner the difficult BB flat Bass
Solo “Barberosso,” entitling him to a
place in the front ranks of the fore
most Bass playey^ of the race. Spe
cial mention should be made of the
March ‘Governor’s Own” compos^ by
Alton A. Adams, U. S. Navy Band
master stationed at St. Thomas, Vir
gin Islands and the only colored man
of such rank under the Stars and
Stripes. This March has been played
and commended by the U. S. Marine
Band in Washington and by other no
ted musicians. It is a wonderful
martial air by this talented composer
of thh Islands. The March “Suffra
gette” and waltz “O Sol Mio” were
other selections rendered. A fresh
free spirit romped through the entire
program with a twinkle of gorgeous
beauty here and there.
The one and only lamentable fea
ture of the concert was the lack of
patronage on the part of local musi
cians and music lovers, even Howard
was meagerly represented. Certain
ly there must be something radically
wrong in a great city of a hundred
thousand citizens of color that only
a mere handful turns out to hear and
encourage a promising band of am
bitious young musicians who have
sacrificed both time and means to pre
pare themselves and then in concert
must play to almost empty seats.
That such a thing could happen in a
community of highly developed intel
ligence and culture, of such as we
openly boast, is an absolute reflection
iir the least. It seems that we
are partial towards wind and brass
choirs favoring instead the solo voice
in nearly all classes which is an evi
dence of the slow development of
public musical taste and the luck of
musical appreciation generally.
The Howard Band repeated the
program in part before the student
body of Howard at the noon assem
bly hour in the chapel last Wednes
day and 'they gave the band a grand
At the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church,
3rd and I Streets, Northwest, begin
ning March 9th, to 23rd, 1924.
Dr. P. James Bryant, pastor of the
great Wheat Street Baptist Church,
Atlanta, Ga., will preach each even
ing. Dr. Bryant is one of the great
est gospel preachers in this country.
Rev. L. E. Keiser, pastor of Walker
Memorial Baptist Church, of this city
and one of our great Gospel Singers
will lead the Revival chorus of
voices eacji evening.
All pastors and churches are invited
to join in with us. All gospel sing
ers in the city are invited to meet Rev.
Keiser, Monday night at 8:00 p.m., for
an Evangelistic song service and Con
secration meeting.
State Nights
All persons from the following
states are requested to be present on
their special evening:
Tuesday, March 11—Georgia and
। District of Columbia. X
Wednesday, March 12—Alabama
i and South Carolina.
pun sateax —SI ‘XBpsjnqx
| Friday, March 14—North Carolina
I and Maryland.
Monday, March 17—Virginia and
Tuesday, March 18—Mississippi and
Wednesday, March 19—West Vir-
I ginia and Florida.
: Thursday, March 20—Tennessee
, and Illinois.
Friday, March 21—Arkansas and
| New York.
W. H. Jernagin, Pastor
Commissions will be presented to the
officers of the 24th Regiment of High
School Cadets at 2 p.m. Friday, March
14, on the campus of Howard Univer
sity, by General Lloyd M. Brett, A.U.,
“The Evils of Political Slogans”
All Oily Roads Lead to the White
House. . . Wake up Churches. . . The
Eok Peace Plan.
The publishing of the telegrams ex
changed between Washington and
Palm Beach last December shed a
light on conditions, not yet brought
under investigation, which call for
immediate explanation.
Edward B. McLean, publisher of
The Washington Post, will have to
give ‘a tail-piece of explanation’ of his
reasons for wanting
“easy and quick ac
cess to the White i
F S House” thru leased.
7 wires. We would
like to know the!
person with whom j
he sought personal
-Mb. communic ati on;
«■what so attracted :
E. W. Smithers,
chief telegrapher at
1. L. Parker the White House,
that he could not help but “like the
job,” why he should be recommended
above all others; why Starling, a
White House Secret Service member,
should be the bearer of McLean’s
mysterious messages ?
All oily roads are leading to the .
White House. President Coolidge must
want to clear them of their oil. If
his trusted men—Secret Service, tele
graph operators, and others—have se
cret relations with persons involved |
in the oil scandal, it is incumbent upon ;
him to demand an explanation of their
ccnduct and a clearance of the pur
pose of their secret relations with
McLean and others of oil-scandal
* « « * *
Churches have always had sharp
competition—hunting, cock-fighting,
bicyding, motoring, movies. The radio
has been introduced bringing with it
a new type of competition. This new
competition strikes the pastors’ pock
ets more than it affects the member
ship of churches.
There was, according to the esti
mate for 1923, by the Federal Coun
cil of Churches, a total membership
of all denominations of 47,461,558. i
This is approximately half the total |
population of the United States and
a little more than two-thirds of the I
adult population. This shows that
churches have competed quite suc
cessfully with all their earlier com
But this new type competition! Will
the church adjust itself to it? There
are, according to the Department of
Commerce, ninety-five broadcasting
stations operated by colleges; forty
six by newspapers; three national
guard regiments, two State govern
ments, nine municipalities, and nu
merous chambers of commerce and
police forces, while only ' twenty
churches have obtained licenses from
the Department.
This does not affect the church as
keenly .as it does the average pastor.
Sermons by the most eminent and elo-
quent pastors of the country are in
popular demand. The broadcasters
make up their Sunday programs to i
meet this demand. Radio fans, instead
if rushing off to hear some “jack-leg:
preacher,” listen-in to the best ser
mons delivered. As a consequence, the
ministry has to fight the radio devil
for mcnetarj’ reasons. The churches,
however, may be able to counteract 1
this and encourage a renewed habit of
* $ $ $ $
Returns from all sections of the
United States show that there were,.
approximately, six. affirmatives to
every negative vote cast in the Bok
Peace Plan p 01 1—490, 549 for and 71,-,
473 against.
Is this a true indication of the" at
titude of the people toward world
peace? Did all the voters carefully
read the plan, and were they con
vinced that it was the one indisputa
ble road to peace? Were not most
of them simply in favor of peace at
whatever cost? If so would they
not have accepted any proposed
workable plan ? Is it true that only
those interested in the co-operatioi:
of America and Europe for peace
took the trouble to vote ? Is such a
vote more favorable than a national
referendum ?
It is true that the common people
are against the Battalion of Death.
They realize that they are the ones
who must bear the brunt. But there
is no solace for them in the Bok plan.
European entanglements are no less
safe mow than in the days of George
Washington. Armed forces of the
Nations give authority to the World
Court. Without it the World Court
wculd amount to about as much as
most of our “big-named” investga
tions —a scheme to give useless em
ployment to friends of high public
officials at the expense of the com
mon people.
D.C.N.G. If weather Is inclement, the
ceremonies will, be held in the Assem
bly Hall of the Dunbar High School.
Backward Pupils
Experienced teacher will give les
sons. School days from 4 P.M. to
9 P.M. Saturday from 10 A.M. to
8 P.M. Phone N. 2833.
J. I-. Cole, Distributor and Retailer for
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branch, 14th and U Streets N.W., un
der the Republic Theater in Mr. Cor
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The Watkins Company’s remedies for
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a full line of high grade toilet goods;
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the best flavoring extracts and spices,
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Remember you can get these at
1343 U Street under Republic Thea
ter or from office and stock room, 142 G
S Street N.W. Phone North 3023.
Woman’s Day Celebration
on M Street, Between 15th and 16th Sts., N.W.
SUNDAY, MAROI 23, 1924 '
• Wonderful Program M<ning and Night
Speakers: Mrs. McAdoo, Mrs. Mary Church Terrell, Miss Nannie
Burroughs and her girls.
Miss Estelle Pinkney Miss Virginia Williams
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Celery and Sweet Pickles •
Plank Shad—fine herbs 50
Baked Trout -- -q
Pammes O’Brien' 45
Roast Prime Ribs of Beef — . 50
Rcast Loin, Jersey Pork and Apple Sauce 60
Roast Leg of Lamb and Currant Jelly 60
Baked Virginia Ham and Cider Sauce ... .50
Baked Phila., Capon and Celery Dressing 75
Stuffed leg of Veal—Brown Gravy ...__ 60
Graves Special Chicken Dinner __ 50
Fricasseed Chicken with rice __ 50
Roast Turkey—gauble sauce . .., .75
Macaroni Augratin 45
Boiled White'T’otatoes and Cream .15
Steamed Rice .. 75
Garden Peas 45
Combination Salad (Lettuce-Tomato-Mayonnaise)
Desserts ,
Baked Indian Pudding Sauce _ 45
Vanilla Ice Cream 45
Vegetables: Cream Turnips, Mashed Potatoes, Green Peas,
Corn Pudding and Sliver Tomatoes, Strawberry Short Cake.
Let Mme. Coles cut and fit your Easter Dress.
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We sell the best violin string in town and your music orders
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best song book out. We appreciate your trade.
Cooper’s Delicatessen
Everything New and Sanitary.
Home made Pastry—Candies of all
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