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Vol. 4, N 0.5
Separate Entertainment List
in Papers for whites
That the Republican Party is grad
ually becoming a party of segregation
is again proven by the Jim-Crow
policy of entertaining the delegates to
the Republican National Convention,
this week in Cleveland.
In the Cleveland Press each day ap
peared a list of the program for the
entertainments fcr the delegates.
This list under the caption of the day,
named the time and place for the va
rious activities. Under the list of
events is another caption “For Negro
Delegates,” under this head is listed
where the Colored brethren may go to
enjoy themselves.
This is the first time a complete
seperate program for the delegates
has ever been made.
Events at Cleveland this week has
just shown how the local Republican
leaders pulled the wool over the eyes
of the local Colored Republicans.
While the delegation from the Dis
trict consisted of only two delegates
and two alternates, Mr. Colliday, Na
tional Committeeman and Mr. Pres
cott, head of the Republican Central
Committee here, after getting to
Cleveland, found a way for Commis
sioner Cuno Rudolph, to be made an
honorary Vice President of the Con
vention; Mr. Prescott was placed on
the committee to notify the President
iwmijutiaM amt Charles J. Bell
placed on the committee to notify the
Vice President of his nomination.
With these official appointments this
gives the white Republicans ostensi
bly four delegates, while the Colored
Republicans got only one.
This method was used evidently so
as not to give the Colored Citizens a
fair share of the delegates. There
fore in order to keep from giving
the Colored Citizens their just share,
which is recognized as one half, this
deceptive method of naming men at
Cleveland to these various assign
ments was apparently adopted.
It was for the reason of eliminat
ing the Negro alone that the local
Republican leaders decided to use this
method of appointments.
The Democrats allowed the district
this year six delegates, while the Re
publicans only chose to give them 2
delegates, but finally decided to grant
three unofficial delegates, at Cleve
This action has caused much re
sentment on the part of the local
leaders. Some of them have admit
ted that they were caught napping.
According to the completion of the
District Delegation at Cleveland, it
was unofficially composed of four
white delegates and one Colored. This
gave the Colored Republicans one
fifth representation, instead of the
agreed one half.
This action evidently bears out
the statement made by Mr. Prescott
before the Senate Investigating Com
mittee that he was the Political Boss
of the District.
The Dunbar High
School Year Book
The Dunbar High School Year
Book for 1924, published by the Senior
Class of the school, was released for
distribution on Monday, June 9th.
The Year Book, the most ar bitious
undertaking of any of the books so
far, consists of 172 pages containing
information regarding the Adminis
tration, Classes, School Activities and
Alumni. The book contains liberal
illustrations and cuts of the seniors,
officers of various groups, etc., and is
bound in imitation mission leather in ■
school colors, and embossed in gold.
The book contains a complete and :
interesting history of Dunbar High
School, dating back as early as 1807.
This article is contributed by Prof.
J. C. Wright, a teacher at Dunbar,
(Continued on page 5)
®he 'Washinjton ^rihune
Published Weekly
Campaign Contributions Play
Big Part in D. C. Delegate
The fight of John T. Rhines and
Aaron Bradshaw before the Creden
tial Committee of the Republican Na
tional Convention was in vain, as the
Committee after hearing arguments
lasting over an hour, on motion of S.
W. Green, Supreme Commander of
the Knights of Pythias, of New Or
leans, a member of the Committee,
the Committee voted to seat Wm. T.
Galliher and Atty. Thos. L. Jones.
Capt. Julius I. Peyser was supposed
to represent Rhines and Bradshaw,
but because of pressing business
here, did not arrive in Cleveland in
time to appear before the Committee.
In his absence, Atty. E. L. DePoure
(Colored) of New Jersey, was en
gaged. Mr. Bradshaw also spoke in
behalf of his delegation.
The principal reason for being
seated advanced by the winning fac
tion was the fact that they had con
trbiuted over $30,000 to the Republi
can Party Campaign fund and that
they were being asked to raise SIOO
this year.
After July first the public school
teachers of Washington will not re
ceive the increased salary they ex
pected as allowed in the new bill just
passed, but will get S2O less a month
in their pay envelopes, when they re
turn to work in September, all be
cause, Senator Pittman of Nevada in
the final hours of Congress on last
Saturday talked to death the second
deficiency bill, carrying with it th<
sum of sz,ozo,ioz.zi to meet tne ur
gent needs of the District Govern
ment. In a stubborn fight ne stood
out, until adjournment, for the addi
tion of an amendment to the original
bill, seeking to provide for an appro
priation of SBOO,OOO to finance an irri
gation project at Spanish Springs.
Nevada. He thus blocked the meas
Early in the evening, Senator Pitt
man made it plain to his colleagues
that he would defeat the entire bill,
unless the conferees would include hit
amendment to which they stoutly ob
While the reduction is merely tern
porary and may not last longer thar
six months, great hardship is seen foi
those affected by this sudden and un
expected event.
There seemed to be an agreemen
before Congress adjourned, however
that the teachers would be granted
the increase as soon as Congress re
convenles in December.
When the bill became a law, order
ing an increase in the teachers pay, it
was thought that the measure, which
c.'.rried the . money for the increase
would go through wdthout failure,
hence the bonus was dropped. Not
for a moment did any one suspect,
that any opposition would be encoun
tered, when the time came to make
the provision intended to cover this
School officials regard the situation
as extremely unfortunate, but express
the belief that the reduction will only
be temporary and that the extra al
lowance denied at the opening of the
new school year, will be properly ad
justed when Congress meets again
next session.
Alumni Association
Elects Officers
On Thursday evening, of last week,
the General Alumni Association of
Howard University held its annual
meeting in the Andrew Rankin Mem
orial Chapel with Attorney W. Justin
Carter, President of the Association,
presiding. The annual address was
delivered by Father F. N. Fitzpatrick
of the Class of 1914 of the College of
Arts and Sciences. Other prominent
alumni made remarks including Dr.
Scott Wood of New York City. At
torney Carter, of Harrisburg, Pa.,
of the Class of 1892 of the School ol
Law was re-elected President of the
Alumni Association.
Both are Elected National
Committeemen by State
The Negroes went into the Republi
can National Convention with one
National Committeeman and fortu
nately came out with two. This is
the first time in the history of the
party so far as available statistics are
concerned that two Negroes have held
such office at the same time.
Henry Lincoln Johnson was elected
National Committeeman from Geor
gia by his state Delegation at the
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Col. Henry Lincoln Johnson
Convention in 1920. He was re-elected
for a second term this week at Cleve
Perry W. Howard, special assistant
to the Atty. General, succeeded in
ousting M. J. Mulvihill (white) for
many years National Committeeman
from Mississippi. The Republican
party split in Mississippi again this
year as usual and this time the Perry
W. Howard faction was recognized by
the Credential Committee and finally
the Convention itself. . The faction,
headed by Mr. Howard then elected
him National Committeeman for
While “Line” Jo"hnson was elected
in 1920, the two Republican Presi
dents refused to officially recognize
him in the dispensing of State pa
It is now a question as to whether
the Coolidge Administration will of
ficially recognize both “Line” John
son and Perry W. Howard or whether
the policy of ignoring them will be
continued as in the case of “Line”
during the last four years.
As an assistant, in accordance with
the ruling of the National Committee,
Henry Lincoln Johnsen appointed
Mrs. George Williams, of Savannah,
Georgia, as National Committeeman
from Georgia. This was the first
time any Colored Woman has held
such a position in the Republican
Party. In all probability, Mrs. Wil
liams will be continued by Mr. John
son in this post.
Attorneys C. W T . Tignor and George
W. Peterson scored a unique victory
in the District Supreme Court on
Wednesday last in securing thb ac
quittai of Roy Riley of Takola, Ga.
Riley had been indicted in two in
stances for robbery upon a single citi
zen in one case and upon two others
in another.
Notwithstanding Riley had made a
detailed confession to the police as to
both cases; and supposedly identified
to their satisfaction by the victims,
the attorneys showed the confession
to have been unlawfully obtained and
produced so strong an alibi in Riley’:
behalf that the Jury promptly ac- I
quitted him.
Miss Nannie Burroughs Voted
First Vacation in Four
teen Years
The National Training School for
Women and Girls, Inc., located here,
of which Miss Nannie H. Burroughs
is president, has recently closed the
most successful year in its history.
This school is one of the few institu
tions of its kind managed entirely by
a woman.
The commencement exercises
crowned the banner year of the school
history. The graduating class of ’24
was the largest since the founding
of the school. The amount of money
raised and the number of students
registered all surpassed the record of
other years. Even more trustees met
this year than at any previous meet
ing. All in all this was easily the
banner year of this school which was
founded over fourteen years ago by
Miss Nannie H. Burroughs.
The graduating class, including
those receiving diplomas and certifi
cates, consisted of twenty-four stu
dents representing seven states, the
District of Columbia, Africa and the
West Indies. The Departments fur
nishing these graduates were: Nor
mal,. 5; Commercial, 1; Domestic
Science, 1; Dressmaking and Plain
Sewing, 8; Department of Religious
Education, 8.
The commencement address was de
livered by Rev. Robert L. Brady»of
Detroit, Mich., Thursday, June sth
and it was a masterpiece both for
logic and oratory.
So inspired were the trustees pres
ent, representing twenty-one states,
with the work done, that they have
organized for the immediate raising
of $250,000 for a new building and a
them into execution for the raising
of a larger endowment fund.
After fourteen years of intensive
work in building up the National
Training School from one building
and a campus that is one of the most
beautiful in the ’ capital city, the
Trustees voted to give Miss Bur
roughs, the one responsible for this
remarkable growth, her first vacation
in fourteen years and money to enjoy
One of the most singular events of
the present school year was the inter
est the students and alumni mani
fested in the school. During the year
they gave over SIOOO in cash or lega
cies. Included in the legacies was a
fine radio set which proved a real
source of enjoyment to the students
during the winter.
Miss Burroughs, in cooperation
with the trustees is now working ou
plans for the enlargement and expan
sion of the school’s property and ac
tivities. This year’s faculty consisted
of twelve teachers coming from the
leading colleges in America.
This being the only school north
of the Potomac and Ohio rivers for
the exclusive training of colored
girls, it is rapidly extending its in
fluence throughout the .northern
states. Many of the new expansions
contemplated are for the purpose of
taking care of the increased number
of students yearly matriculating from
these states.
Being located in the nation’s capi
tal, the school has a natural attrac
tion that makes it a favorite in both
sections of the country. Many stu
dents come up from the south be
cause of the unusual advantages of
fered here.
The National Training School was
founded as a Baptist school and has
remained under the care of this de
nomination since, although some of
its trustees and supporters are of
other denominations. The school is
national both in the completion of its
student body and its influence. Each
year the student body is drawn more
and more from the various states ol
the union and foreign countries.
The former graduates of the school
met recently and formed an Alumni
Asso-'-ation with Miss Grace Piper,
president and Miss Felitha Carring
ton, secretary. From reports made
by members present, a number of the
graduates are out of town doing wd
in their particular line of endeavor or
President Coolidge at Howard Commencement
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Left to right, first row—Sec’y Slemp; Mrs. Coolidge; The President; Sec’y
Work; Dr. Scott and Asst. Sec’y Roosevelt. Photo by Scurlock
Rev. F. I. A. Bennett Appointed
Member Board of Education
When the announcement was made
by the judges of the Supreme Court
of the District of Columbia that Rev.
R. I. A. Bennett, pastor of Calvary
Episcopal Church, 11th and G Sts.,
N.E. had been elected as a member of
the Board of Education, there was no
person in Washington more surprised
than Rev. Bennett himself. His ap
pointment came as a complete sur
prise, as Rev. Bennett was not a can
didate and did not know that the
judges were even considering his
When the announcement w^s made
Rev. Bennett thought someone was
playing a hoax on him. He first
stated that he did not know whether
he could accept or not as he had en
dorsed Atty. William L. Houston for
a caffdW&Yff
eral years ago, but since then his
| name has not been mentioned.
Rev. Bennett stated to a Tribune
reporter that he would make no state
ment as to his policies but would pre
fer to wait until he had had an op
■ portunity to study the situation. He
I further stated he had no friends to
| reward nor enemies to punish.
Rev. Bennett is the second Episco-
I pal minister to be appointed to the
j Board within the last ten years:,Rev.
Tunnell being the other member.
Rev. F. I. A. Bennett came to Wash
l ington in 1892 as a student at Howard
University. He graduated in 1897
from the College Department. In
1900 and 1901 he assisted Rev. Tun
nell in the instruction at Kings Hall,
which at that time was an indepen
dent Theological School. In 1902 he
organized Calvary Episcopal Church
and has been its rector since.
He is very popular in local minis
terial circles and is well liked by all
citizens. He is a past master of
Prince Hall Masonic Lodge, and is a
member of the Public Interest Asso
ciation of East Washington, which he
organized sometime ago.
Graves’ Case, located at 18 G Street, I
Northwest, was closed by Mr. Joseph
S. Graves, the proprietor on Wednes
day of this week. The place was not
closed by the Government, although a
padlock injunction is pending.
Mr. Graves who has operated his
place for over twelve years, said to a
Tribune reporter that he was tired
and needed a rest. He further said
the place was closed only temporarily.
He was undecided as to what he
would do. His first desire he said
was for a vacation so he can catch up
with his rest as he has worked night
and day for a number of years. He
is now resting at his home, 14 G
Street, Northwest.
For twelve years Graves’ Case was
' a synonym for good food. It was
one of the largest and finest cases
in this section. Its closing will great
ly inconvenience The number of pa
trons who dined there every day.
Office: 920 U St., N.W.
Among the indictments returned by
the June Grand Jury this week was
one for Joe C. Brown, (white) a real
estate dealer. He was indicted on
four counts, for alleged false pre
tense in connection with the handling
of clients’ deposits for the purchase of
The firm of Joe C. Brown operated
almost exclusively among colored
home buyers. Many of the alleged
victims of this firm were people who
had little or no education or knowl
vdlved'rt'purfnmsnfg^a rwHnei"'**, Nu
merous did these irregularities be
come until it has finally landed Joe C.
Brown in the hands of the law.
Protest Removal of
The Parent-Teachers’ Association
of the John F. Cook school presented
a petition to the Board of Education
at its meeting Wednesday asking that
the school not be moved from its
present location to a place on North
Capitol Street. Of the 584 pupils
enrolled only 15 of them live East of
Third Street. Speaking of “the in
justice” the petition states:
“It will at once be seen what an
injustice is involved to have the 584
pupils attending John F. Cook, many
of them living as far west 'as 10th
Street, cross a net work of car-tracks,
autos and trucks, that use New Jer
sey Avenue morning on the way to
the Union Station, the Printing Of
fice, The House and Senate and all
the places east of Fourth Street.
That the change of site will prove
unsatisfactory, will appear more cer
tain, when it is reclled that the Slater-
Langston group located there, is not
“We have sought to place before Dr.
Ballou are objections, to the proposed
P Street site. He refused an inter
view, and sent us to Mr. Wilkinson
from whom we have never had any
satisfactory report. We addressed a
letter to the then President of the
Board, Mr. T. J. Callahan, but doubt
if the matter went further than the
Superintendent and Assistant Super
intendent’s office.
“We respectfully request that this
matter be referred to the proper com
mittee of the Board, for immediate
attention before a single resident shall
be asked to move or a spadeful of
earth turned.
Mrs. VICTORIA BELL, President
409 O Street, N.W.
Miss SADIE J. PRIMUS, Secretary
Dr. John R. Francis, dentist, form
erly of the Howard Dental Parlor, is
now located in his new office, 1101
9th Street, Northwest. Dr. Francis
has installed complete new equipment
and has one of the best dental offices
in the city.
Washington’s Best
Advertising Medium.,
Many other Notables also
Speak at Brilliant
With President Coolidge as the
principal speaker, and with a group
of other, national personages pres
ent, including Honorable Hubert
Work, Secretary of the Interior, and
Honorable Theodore Roosevelt, Assis
tant Secretary of the Navy, Howard
University, the one national univer
sity specializing in the training of
Colored Youth, held on the Universi
ty campus, Friday afternoon, June 6,
its most brilliant Commencement ex
ercises. The President’s speech was
well received by the vast throng that
crowded the campus to hear him.
Secretar yof the Interior Hubert
Work, under whose department comes
the administration of the University,
also spoke.
Col. Theodore Rosevelt, Jr., Assis
tant Secretary of the Navy, awarded
commissions in the Officers’ Reserve
Corps of the army to several mem
bers of the graduating class. He
spoke briefly on service. Capt. Perry
Lee Baldwin, administered the oath
to newly commissioned officers.
President J. Stanley Durkee, con
ferred degrees upon the candidates.
The Rev. Henry W. O. Millington,
pronounced the invocation and the
Rev. Sterling N. Brown gave the ben
This year marks the holding of the
Fifty-fifth Annual Commencement of
the institution. Degrees in the Liber
al Arts, Sciences, Religion, Law, Med-
Enginereing, and Art, were conferred
upon 280 graduates of the Class of
1924. Commissions in the Reserve
Officers’ Corps of the Army of the
Unite^ States" were awarded to 15
members of the Howard Unit of the
Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.
In addition to the degrees in regu
conferred upon Judge Kenton W.
Booth of the United States Court of
Claims and Dean of the Howard
School of Law; R. Nathaniel Dett,
music composer, of Hampton, Virgin
ia; C. C. Alleyne, Bishop of the Afri
can Methodist Episcopal Zion Church;
The Reverend Edward E. Tyler, pas
tor of Brooklyn, N. Y.; Melv Be
Charlton, organist of New York City;
and A. Clayton Powell, pastor of
Abyssinian Baptist Church of New
York City.
The Commencement exercises be
gan with the academic procession
headed by President J. Stanley
Durkee, . Honorable Hubert Work,
Secretary of the Interior and Patron
Ex-offiicio of the University, Dr. Em
mett J. Scott, Secretary-Treasurer of
Howard, Col. Theodore Roosevelt, As
sistant Secretary of the Navy, mem
bers of the Board of Trustees, candi
dates for honorary degrees, members
of the academic and profession facul
ties, Alumni and members of tire
graduating classes. The procession
started from the steps of the Uni
versity Carnegie Library and led
along the long walk to the west end
of the campus where an audience of
some five thousand persons were’ as
Following the procession, President
Coolidge and party were received.
After the addresses of President
Coolidge and Secretary Work, Dr. J.
Stanley Durkee, President of the Uni
versity, conferred the degrees.
The Board of Trustees voted to
elect Dr. Sara W. Brown as Alumni
Trustee for a term to fill the vacancy
created by the death of the late Dr.
James 11. N. Waring. This is the
first time that a woman graduate of
the University has been so honored.
The vacancy on the Board of Trus
tees caused by tfie death of Hon.
William V. Cox, was filled by the
election of Mr. Charles I. Corby,
Washington, D. C., as a member. Mr.
Corby is connected with the Corby
Baking Company here.
The following Trustees were re
elected for a full term of three years:
Justice George W. Atkinson, Char
leston, W. Va.; Mr. Rolfe Cobleigh,
Boston, Mass.; Dr. J. Stanley Dur
kee, Washington, D. C.; Justice Stan
ton J. Peelle, Washington, D. C.; Dr.
Ulysses G. B. Pierce, Washington, D.
C.; Colonel Theodore Roosevelt,
Washington, D. C.; and General John
H. Sherburne, Boston, Mass.
Price 6 Centa

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