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Entered as second-class matter July 7, 1922, at the Post Office at Washington,
D. C., under the Act of March 3, 1879.
WILLIAM 0. WALKER Managing Editor
J. A. G. LuVALLE - City Editor
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The Republican Party of the United States has a rich heritage
and a history full of achievements that the voters cannot and gen
erally do not seek to ignore. None more so than the Negro. It
was under its banners that the mighty host marched to the de
fense of the Union and the liberation of the slave.
The Freedman and his descendants have not forgotten this and
have unfalteringly stood by their guns in defense of the old party,
long enough for their gratitude not to be questioned. In the face
of broken promises, hopes deferred, indifference and open hos
tility within the party, they have heretofore turned deaf ears to
all who would have them desert. They would not forget the rock
of their salvation.
The matchless Frederick Douglass exclaimed that for him the
Republican Party was the ship and all else the Sea. But patience |
has long since ceased to be a virtue. The indifference of the party
when in power has begotten indifference in the Negro. He ceases
to listen to promises that he knows are made but to be broken. But '
when the ship begins to sink every passenger boldly trusts him
self to the waves. He prefers to take his chances even against
the raging sea than go down with a sinking ship.
At the close of an administration which has become a byword =
for corruption and graft, the Negro of the District of Columbia j
sees the District so-called representatives boldly claim seats in |
the Republican convention because of the money that the organi- i
zation which sent them raised in the past campaign and will raise |
in the oncoming. And their plea availed. The political philoso- ■
phy seemed to be: “We will give you the money, you can buy the |
votes,” and the committee on credentials listened to the voice of
the contributors and paid no heed to those who claimed to repre
sent the voters. In the face of this performance can we credit
the hypocritical plank of the platform that deplores the corrup-'
tion of public officials? In the same plank is contained the weak
answer to the challenge of the K.K.K.
It must be a poltroon party indeed that hesitates a single sec-1
ond as between government by lawfully constituted authority
and through the forms of law, and government by hooded mid
night prowlers. The Klan pretends to lift its voice in the affairs
of this government, whose proud boast has been that it is a govern
ment of laws and not of men, yet the activities are such that its
members must go masked because they are ashamed to look each
other in the face; and yet the Republican Convention dared not
even denounce them—as cheap as words are. How have the
mighty fallen! The party of Lincoln and Grant and Roosevelt
dares not defy a band of midnight assassins.
Indeed the Republican party has lost its old time appeal to the
Negro. The plank on the Anti-Lynch Law is a joke. For over
six months the Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill has been pigeon-holed
by a committee with a Republican majority and chairman. This
same measure also failed in the 6Tth Congress, where the G. O. P.
had a preponderant majority.
The Racial Commission also mentioned in the platform is with
out standing or support among the thinking Negroes. Any at
tempt to saddle such a commission on the race will be vigorously
fought. The two bills pending in Congress, when it adjourned
last week, calling for the appointment of such a commission, were
vigorously protested when the committees in the House and Sen
ate held hearings on them.
The Negro race will find no consolation in the Republican plat
form, in its councils, or in its Congress. The only recognition
the race will receive, politically, will be that recognition which it
forces by its votes, which should be given to parties because of
their performances, and not because of promises.
Dean Lucy D. Slowe will represent
Howard University at the Institute
for a Christian Basis of World Rela
tions to be held at Vassar College
from June 14 to 20. Among the
speakers at the Institute will be Pro
fessor James T. Shotwell of Columbia
University, Professor Ryan of
Swarthmore, Professor Sheffield of
Wellesley, Dr. Robert Fitch of China,
Mr. James G. McDonald of the For
eign Policy Association, Dr. John
Hope of Moorehead College, Mr.
Stephan Duggan of the Internation-
4 and 5 rooms—Reasonable
To a Family of Adults—7 rooms and bath—hot water heat,
in splendid location. Rent $45.00 per month.
FOR SALE—House on T St.
N.W., near 2nd—B Rooms, bath, furnace heat.
Price $8,750 —Cash SSO0 —balance Easy Terms.
For Sale—L St. near N.Cap., N.W.
6 rooms bath—corner of alley. Front and Rear yards, $5750
S3OO Cash—s3s.oo monthly.
The Whitefield McKinlay
Rooms 20-21 810 Sth Street, N.W.
Phone, Main 1387
THE G. O. P.
al Institute of Education, and Mr.
Samuel Guy Inman of the Committee
on Cooperation in Latin America.
Among the women to be prseent are
Mrs. Appasamy of India, Miss Ting
of China, and Fraulein Zarnack of
Dean Slowe was elected at the re
cent Biennial Convention of the Y'
W. C. A. to membership on the Na
tional Executive Committee of the
Student Department. This com
mittee directs the affairs of the thous
ands of students in the Young Wom
en’s Christian Associations on the
campus of every College and every
University in the United States.
Next season will mark the second
anniversary of the Artists’ Course
Series in Washington, Mrs. Milton A.
Francis, chairman; Roy W. Tibbs,
secretary; Dorcy T. Rhodes, treasurer
and Charles E. Lane, Jr, business
manager, the entire series to be given
in the Lincoln Theatre.
As a fitting tribute to the support
given these artist recitals by the music
lovers of this city, Mrs. Francis, the
chairman and her associated members
have selected a list of artists of the
highest importance. There are six
unusually interesting musical attrac
tions, including the famous Weir-
Jeter Trio of New York City; Wilson
Lamb, baritone of New York and New
Jersey whom the “Musical Courier”
styles^ as “Distinguished Singer”;
Abbie Mitchell, soprano, who makes
her second local appearance under
this management and who has been
hailed as the greatest singer of today
by many able critics; R. Augustus
Lawson, pianist, whom Leschetizky
claims has poetry; Marion Anderson,
contralto, who makes another loca
appearance by request of many pa
trons and who captured New York’s
leading critics last season in recital;
and, the Howard University Orches
tra with Wesley Howard, violin solo
ist, a local recognized artist of im
The series of recitals will be held
Standard Investment and Development Co.
in JrL S tt n / ar n Investm ® nt and Development Company presents the follow
ing report for three quarters of their year, July 31, 1923 to March 31, 1924.
In a letter to the stockholders, President Board says:
th f ‘ n c reas e d va ! ue of °“ r holdings that'the Board of Directors
un.animously voted to sell no more of its stock at par ($lO a share) unless
the company decided to recapitalize and give a substantial stock dividend to
t < h ° P ^ SVon o^’ 0 ^’ a St ° ck now hcld by shareholders is estimated
to be woxth around $20.00 a share. " •
Our balance sheet at the close of the last corporate year June 30 1923 '
showed notes payable to banks and private individuals in the sum of $5 350
and nine months later, March 31, the sum has been reduced to $3 700 While'
the assets have slightly increased, the liabilities have been greatly reduced I
so that the company is worth today $3,826.70 more than it was on July 1. ’
t omparing the first three months of the calendar year 1924, with the cor-1
responding period of 1923, it will be seen that there has been a consistent
reduction in expenditures and in the cost of operation. Comparing all the
principal classifications, we have the following headings:
• Expenditures
„ . , 1923 1924 *Taxes|
Salary and wages $186.10 $144 87
Notes payable 1,350.00 750 00
Heat and light 64.65 24 66
Supplies 57.60 2.30
Advertising and printing 2.75
Interest 2,066.50 2,020.00
Ropairo 117.96 17 00
’General 859.63
Assets 41.90 686.40
Total $4,850.44 $3,513.67 $686.40
A decrease for 1924 of $2,023.17 $2,827.27
been- 6 pr ’ ncipß ^ items of ex P endit ure during the past three quarters have
Ta** 3 $1,175.86
Interest 4 108 77
Notes payable 3^600.00
„ . Total $8,884.63
Using as a basis the balance sheet accepted by the company on June 30,
1923, and adjusting the transactions since that date, both receipts and expen
ditures, but taking no note of physical depreciation or appreciation since
1924 date ’ the net wort h of the company stands as follows, as of March, 31,
Assets $237,748.89
Liabilities 70,006.72
Net worth $167,742.17
Gain since July 1 in net worth, $3,826.70.
The committee welcomes any questions and will endeavor to answer any
to the best of its ability, or will furnish needed data for further deductions.
Respectfully submitted,
William L. Board, Pres.
Geo. A. Robinson, Treas.
William H. Carter, Jr., •
William A. Joiner,
M. S. Koonce, Secy.
As of June 30, 1923 As of March 31, 1924
Assets Liabilities Assets Liabilities
Cash in bank
and safe $1,428.94 $845.80
Cash in petty
cash fund 20.00
Stock sub. re
ceivable 9,230.26 8,887.51
Accounts re
UDL 61.25 UDL & MPTC 161.25
Unearned in-
surance 209.30 133.80
Buildings 21,500.00 21,500.00
Land 205,000.00 205,000.00
Trust notes
payable $68,500.00 $66,250.00
Notes pay-
able, bank ... 1,500.00
Notes pay
stockholders ... 2,600.00 1,000.00
Acounts pay
able, stock
holders 520.50 569.90
Accrued taxes .... 648.78 Prepaid
taxes 170.03
Trust notes ..
receivable 520.00
Del. office
mainte- *
nance 50.00 37.50
Accrued int.
not pay-
able 1,475.00 629.32
Furniture &
fixtures 300.00 20.00 ’ 20.00
Total Assets .$237,729.75 $73,814.28 $237,748.89 $70,006.72
Less Liab. ... 73,814.28 , 70.006.72
Net Worth $163,915.47 $167,742.17
Increase in net worth since June 30, 1923 $3 826.70
Submitted May 8, 1924.
1918 la 14th Street, N.W.
By Wellington A. Adams
on Wednesday afternoon of November
12, December 10, 1924, and January
21, 1925, February 4 and 18, ending
March 18! A limited number of sea- ’
son tickets will be placed on ■ sale :
Miss Amy E. Dorsey of Scranton,
Pa., died at Liberty, New York, Sun
day afternoon, June Bth, 1924. Miss
Dorsey is the sister of Prof. R. Carl
ton Dorsey, violin teacher at the
Washington Conservatory of music.
Miss Dorsey was a graduate of
Scranton Conservatory of music,
Scranton, Pa., and Alfred Pennington,
noted teacher was her instructor.
Miss Dorsey studied piano, voice and
organ, singing in German, French,
Italian, Yiddish and English. She
also studied voice and supervisor’s
course at Cornell University, Ithaca,
N. Y.
Many friends in Washington will
remember Miss Dorsey as teacher in
piano, voice and organ at the Wash
ington Conservatory of music, also as
organist and directress of the choir
at Calvary Episcopal church, north-I
Miss Dorsey made many friends
during her stay’ in this city as she |
was of a cheerful disposition, refined ■
character and cultured. Peace be to
her dust! We extend sincere sympa
thy to Mr. Dorsey and the bereaved ■
Two “Intellectual” Murderers
Marcus Garvey’s Idealism
A very unusual murder case has
been revealed. Two millionaire Chi
cago boys—products of a good en
__ vironment, having
exceptional ad
vantages, the best
f .w| kind of training,
f < 181 ind decent homes—
have been charged
/ murder of
V me o f their play-
matcs< it brings to
, ' light a type of men '
which we know lit-
(I. L. Parker) tie and medical
science not much more. For their
I ghastly crime is the result of im
| pulses which lie below that surface
indented by education.
In the case of two Negro boys or
poor murderers, the theory of black
mail would readily be accepted, even
thought the crime be due to some type
of mental perversion; but in the case
of Loeb and Leopold, sons of million
aires, who have enjoyed every luxury
that money can buy, such a theory
is dismissed and one of mental per
version introduced as the real cause.
Perhaps rightly so. For the crime
is obviously senseless and the be
havior of the criminals undoubtedly
abnormal. It is as if the human
mind were filled with education until
it burst, like a balloon, and the explo
sion causing irresponsible acts, such
as mutilation, kidnapping, and mur
der, —thereby indicating a limit to the
intellectual capacity of the “average"
Perhaps a more unique murder has
never occurred in the annals of mur
der. Their alleged confessions indi
cate murder pure and simple, with all
the premeditation, deliberation, mali
cious intent, lying in ambush, and
perfect execution, together with the
careful attempt to conceal. It is
unique because it shows that more
ghastly criminals may come out of
comfortable and respectable environ
ment. *
Society is largely responsible for
the crimes committed by children of
the poor not because they are poor,
but because the viciousness of their
environment is brought to the atten
i tion of courts, social workers, minis
ters and teachers. These agencies of
righteousness are fully warned of the
probable danger of children of the
poor drifting into a career of crime,
and responsibility is placed at their
doors not because of the poverty of
the children but because of the fail
ure to act on the warning.
But in the case of Loeb and Leo
pold, though it has not been shown
whether symptoms appeared in time
to warn the parents and teachers who
were responsible for them, we can not
assess society with the responsibility.
For public institutions had no early
warning of symptoms of depravity.
When the final diagnosis is made
there is one thing certain. However,
monstrously twisted their constitu
tions may be, society should not be
forced to witness another performance
of Harry K. Thaw. Death is their
lot—or repeal the law—and should
Time Is Money
When placing your order for PRINTING has it ever
occurred to you that a slow and disappointing printer
not only causes you unnecessary worry and inconven
ence, but causes you the actual loss of money?
fore, is the cheapest in the end.
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not be delayed by the influence of
wealth. The turmoil in which courts,
families, doctors, lawyers, and care
takers would be kept over two hope
less creatures to' the end of their
natural lives can not be justified un
der the present interpretation of the
* * * * *
However absurd or amusing, the
Provisional Republic of Africa, the
Sublime Order of the Nile, and the
Distinguished Order of Ethiopia may
be in their endeavors, we must at
least give credit to Marcus Garvey,
President General, for his efforts in
trying to make a downtrodden race
have belief in .itself, its history, its
prophets, its .character, and its des
At “the Fourth International Con-
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vention of the Negro Peoples of the
World,” a program to deify “Jesus as
the Black Man of Sorrow,” canonize
“the Virgin Mary as a Negress,” and
idealize God as “a creature of ima
ginary semblance of the black race,
being of like image and likeness” was
taken up. There is at least courage
in it for those who have faith in it.
German professors and military au
thorities induced courage in the ranks
during the war by discovering God to
be a German God. The Allies did the
same by an opposite discovery. The
sort of courage every warring nation,
every warring faction deludes itself
into when it believes it is right. GorJ. ,
is with the right, it is right, there
fore, God must be with it is the gen
eral belief.

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