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‘ ^ —....HTHT TT? \17T7T7T^T X7 EPO A ; ...... -.... 1 JnLJD W I: CiYJL X tLilU 1 New* Weekly. than 10.000 Readers. M —.—..-^. Published W eekly at 2508 5th Street ___^=J voiume x Meridian, Mississippi Friday February 3,1933 number 26 BISHOP CARTER ASK c-jE^ i==rja —~t-—, E i I l==jI=i=J i=^E-r-i EZ-rL^Zl Clergy Protest-Case Appealed Bishop R. A. Car ter of C. M. E. Church ASKS COLLEAGUES TO VOLUNTA-j RILY TAKE 16% OR 20% CUT IN SALARIES." | - i Chicago, Feb. 3 (ANP) Bishop Ram dall A. Carter, A. M., D. D„ 4403 Vin cennes avenue, this city, has sent each of his colleagues of the C. M. E. church a communication asking them to voluntarily take a cut of 16% br j 20% on salaries.” The bishop makes j this request due to what he terms “the appalling slump in the collection in General Funds,” which is the fund out Uf which salaries of Bishops and General officers of the church are paid. The following is the text of a letter sent each of the C. M. E. bishops: j “In view of the appalling slump in the collection in the General Funds last year, I am herewith proposing to you that we, the bishops of the church, voluntarily take a cut of 16% or 20% on our salaries. In this way, our hard-pressed Financial Secretary will be able to keep the church going for the year, or until times get better. I suggest that the bishop direct that the money accruing from th.s cut in * our salaries be equally divided be- j tween the Sunday School Department, the Missionary Department, and the x School and Colleges of the church." “If you will agree to this, notify the Financial Secretary at 'once, and let him arrange his plan accordingly. A move in this direction was made by Bishop Carter at the General Board of the C. M. E. church at Little Rock Ark. last May. Bishop J. A. Hamlett 'cf Kansas City spoke in reply to Bishop Carter, and said he had al ready greatly reduced the expense item ordinarily provided for episcopal ’ supervision in the various conference of his district, the Sixth, and he would withhold giving his assent to a cut in salary until an agreement was reached by the entire bench of b.shop <on that point before he conceded to such a re duction. It is net known whether the bishops discussed the matter in their private session, and nothing more was heard of the proposal for a cut until the letter addressed to all the bis-ops was made public. INSTITUTE MEETS The Ministers, Deacons and Sunday School Institute of the 3rd. District of the First New Hope Association, held a successful meeting with the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Saturday and Sunday 28th, and 29th. 1933. The following annual officers were elected Rev. E. H. Gaston, President, Rev. E. D. Pollard Vice President, Deacon W. M. Rushing Secretary, J. N. Hill, Trees. Representatives from several Churches and Siinday Schools were present. The Chief object of the Institute is to foster the Home Mission and Educational Work of the District. * On Saturday night the Rev. E. D. Pollard preached a Doctrinal Sermon, which was enjoved by tile Institute. The text word “Stand fast in the li berty wherein Christ has made us free”. On Sunday morning Rev. H. Brown preached the Missionary sermon which made us all see ourselves as mission aries for Christ. The next session will be held with ( the Antioch Baptist Church Saturday, j Before and including the fifth Sunday in April. Velma G. Alexander, Reporter. NEGRO IGNORED ON JOB _ !, New Orleans, La., Feb., 3 (ANP) J ] Despite the fact that many thousands | < of Negroes are taxpayers none will be i < employed on the new thirteen-million ] dollar bridge across the Mississippi I 1 river, construction of which has begun. i The money was apporpriated by the ( Reconstruction Finance Corporation ] by an act of congress to give employ- : t ment to needy citizens of New Or- j ; leans, Political factions have decided ; that none but qualified electors will 1 ( be recognized, As the Negro is not ; allowed to vote in New Orleans or 1 i Louisiana to any great extent or pri- i vileged to belong to political organ- t iMtions composed of white Vbters * practically none of the race will be < recognized. _ I i .CIIEYNEY GIVEN $200 SCHOLAR- < SHIP BY COLORED WOMEN ,: I i Chaney, Pa., Feb., 3 (ANP, At a re- 4 cent meet n • of the PENNSYLVANIA ’ STATE FEDERATION OF NEGRO WOMEN S CLUBS it was decided to 1 place a scholarship fund of $200 each 5 year at the CHEYNEY STATE 1 TEACHERS COLLEGE. Mrs. Maude B. Coleman is president, ^ ' Mrs. Dasy E. Lampaign is chairman of the scholarship committee of the ' Pennsylvania State Federation of Ne- j ' gro Worften's clubs, and Mrs. Fannie! ' Morton is treasurer. i I1 INSISTS TESTIMONY AGAINST SCOTTSBORO VICTIMS IS TRUE Huntsville, Ala.. Feb., 3 (ANP) Ruby j i Bates, 22 year old white woman upon | whoes tsetimony nine Negroes were | tried for rape at Scottsboro, Ala., in 1931. is reported tlo have ain denied that she ever sighed ony letter re pudiating her testimony at the trial which resulted in death sentence for eight of the accused, Miss Bates was one of the hokSoes on the train at the time the alleged attack occurred. She was dressed in men's clothing. A letter puporting to have been signed by Miss Bates, repudiating her testi mony, is reported to have been used < by the council <;f the boys in habeas • corpus proceedings. The whies lady now states that if she signed such a letter she was so drunk she did not know what she was doing. DOGS BARK; USES SHOTGUN; KILLS WHITE FARMER — I Clinton, N. C., Feb., 3 (ANP) When | Richard Allen, well known farmer of j Minglo township heard his dogs bark | in.: in the backyard Saturday night, he (sized his shotgun, opend the back | door and fired without looking out. He heard an V,bioct fall. Investigation | disclosed that he had blow off the head j of Walter Lee, a white farmer. Allen gave himself up to the justive of the peace and explained the circumstances. C. M. E. COUNCIL TO CONVENE Rev. E. W Washington, will open his Ministerial Council Tuesday 11:00 A. M. at Newell Chapel Church. A splendid delegation is expected. Rev. E. B. Brown, pastor of the Ba.ssfield Circuit will preach Tuesday night. The pub lic is invited. LETTER MAY BE AID TO 9 BOYS dUBY RATES SAYS SHE WASN'T ATTACKED; IN WRITING HELD BY COURT BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Jan. 29— \ letter written by Ruby Bates, upon vliose testimony of "rape” the Seotts joro boys were railroaded to lynch rerdicts, and which categorically lenies all the charges she made in the ynch-courti was produced in court icre last Monday at the hearing on a vrit. of habeas corpus for the release if Roy Wright, youngest of the boys. The hearing, in a courtroom crowd 'd with Negroes, while hundreds more tood in the corridors and street was djoumed when the court refused the lemand of Gen. George W. Chamlee nd Irving Schwab, International La icr Defense attorneys, to order Solic- I tor General Thomas E. Knight to come o court to testify. Kni 'ht said he was too busy.” The hearing will be re umed Tuesday, January 31. Mrs. Ada Wright, mother of Roy Vright, and his sister, Beatrice Mad tox, were in court, to testify as to his ge. Ruby Bates herself was also pre- 1 ent as was Chief of police Blackmore if Huntsville, who was forced to give tp Ruby Bates’ letter. The letter, examined by the I. L. D. ittomeys, contains startling disclo ures. The police forced her to lie with hreats of keeping her in jail, and edgin'* charges against her Ruby Jatcs wrote. None of the Scottsboro boys ever ouched her, the letters says categori :ally. In this letter, written' to Earl Itreetman, Ruby Bates tells ot her re norse for her testimony which assist ed in obtaining death verdicts for the joys. She repeats .vain and again that he whole case was a frame-up, and hat this letter is “the Gods truth. The letter was impounded by the ■ourt and filed in the clerk's office ipon motion of the I. L. D., attorneys, vho were denied the right, however, .hat they would fight to copies of it. Attorneys announced, however, that hey would fight to obtain photostatic copies before re-opening of the hear ng, and at the hearing would make i fight to obtain possession of the etter itself. BISHOP TO VISIT MERIDIAN Bishop R. A. Carter of Chicago 111., vill preach at Newell Chapel C. M E. Hhurch Sunday Feb. 12th at 11:00 and r:30. All members and friends are in cited. NEGRO SPIRITUALS SHOWN IN STAINED GLASS WINDOW Work for Chapel at Tuskcgee on Exhidition Here (Re-print, New York Herald Tribune, Tuesday. Dec. 20, 1932) A decorative #ta;ned glass window in rich colors in which the subjects ire Negrkes and Negro spirituals was placed on exhibition yesterday in the studios of J. and R. Lamb, 323 Sixth Avenue, whore it will remain until Wednesday evening. It will then be shipped to the Tuske*'ee Normal and Industrial Institute. Tuskegee, Ala bama , where it will be placed in the chancel of the chapel. It. is said to be the first time that Negro spirituals have been portrayed in stained glass. There are three lights in the widow which represents the advance of the Negro race and the Negro's aspirations. The conter shows the Negroes wor shipping in the swamps before they were given the right to worship col lectively. In the left window the earth ly struggle for freedom is represented by such spirituals as “Joshua Fit de Battle of Jericho,” “We are Climbin’ Jacob's Ladder,” “Roll, Jordon, Roll,” and “Oh, Sing All the Way.” The elderly Negro at the end of a hard life is represented in the right window. At the bottom is the Negro in slavery, typified in “Go Down, Moses.” Just above are figures in “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.” Next is the represent ation of the spiritual, “Deep River”, and at the top, “My Lord, What a Mornin’.” Other spirituals in the three lights are “Shout All Over God's “Riso Up, Shepherd, and Follow,” and “Steal Away.” The three- light window is a part of the stained glass executed for the entire chapel by the Lamb Studios. Dr. William J. Schieffelin, of New York, is chairman of the board of trustees of Tuskcgee Institute. The Women’s Bus iness Dollar Club St. Paul M. E. Church will entertain with a musical Tea Sunday afternoon February 5th, at 4:30 O'clock at the i parsonage. Tire captains of the Club are to make a full written report of the money collected from each person in her group, since October. The following program will be ren dered: Song. “Work for the night is com ing;” "Scripture Reading, Mrs. M. T. J. Howard; Prayer, Mrs. Sadie Jones;! Song Writness for my Herd, Reading Mrs. Geneva Turner, Duett Mrs. & Mice MotiHou/e Rpailirut Mr<; Tiiinile Kimball, Selection from East End School, The aims of our Club Mrs. M. A. Block, Selection From Wechsler High School, Announcements by the pastor Solo Mrs. G. W. Oliver. Offering Reports from the group Captains, Re freshments. Miss Emma B. Ivy, Pres. SUNDAY SCHOOL STAGES MAM MOTH PROGRAM TEACHERS'S .INSTITUTE. The interested Workers of Sunday School will be glad to know that an j opportunity will be given Teachers and : workers to improve themselve as such by studying new method of both teach ! ing and building up their various I Sunday Schools. The Sunday School of j the Union Baptist Church will lead in I most helpful teachers and workers In stitute, beginning on Monday night, February 6., The Pro 'ram is as follows: Monday night, February 6. Program led by the beginners and primary de partments with methods and demon strations. The address of the evening will be delivered by Mrs. J. R. Whi taker (white) of the First Baptist Church, (white) Tuesday night February 7. Junior Department in charge with method and demonstrations for this group. The ad dress will be delivered by Dr. Gordon Ezzell V>f the Forty-first Avenue Bap jtist Church, (white). Wednesday night February 8, Inter ! mediate Department in charge with | methods and demonstrations of this ^ department. The address will be de 1 livered by Dr. H. C. Bass of the First Baptist Church, (white) Thursday Night, February 9, Young Peoples department in charge, with methods and demonstrations of this group. The address will be delivered by Rev. M. Williams of the First Con gregation Church. Friday night, February 10, Adult de partment in charge, with methods and demonstrations ikir . this department. The address will be delivered by Dr. J. T. Sharmen of the Federated Pres byterian Church, (white). Upon opening each night, special music for that particular department will be had, and everything will com bined to make the meeting well worth the while, The teachers and workers of all the Sunday Schools of the City as well as the general public are invit ed to take a part. J. M. Hogue, Superintendent B. Washington Coates, Pastor. CASKET IS DRAPED WITH CON FEDERATE Hattiesburg, Miss., Feb 3 (ANP) Af ter the funeral services f'or Romeo Anderson, who died here last week at the age of 92, his casket was draped with the Stars and Bars of the Confer deracy which sought to keep the Negro in servitude. Anderston served as an orderly for a Confederate officer dur ing the Civil wfar. He was the only Negro member of the J. P. Carter post of the United Confederate Veterans. Members of the local chapter of the United Confederate Daughters drap ed his casket with the flag which An derson had served. “Shuffle Along” Re New York, Feb., 3 (ANP) Shuffle Along” the 1933 version has hit the Lafayette for a final run of a week, after which it is “curtains.” It is said that the terrifis overhead of running the show downtown caused its prema ture closing. GEORGIA PROP GEORGIA JUDGE UPHOLDS WILL GIVING PROPERTY TO WHITE WOMEN Savannah. Ga., Feb., 3 (ANP) Ef forts on the part *f the relatives of the late Mrs. Fannie Stiles, to have the will, bequeathing ail of her property to three white women, set aside, prov ed futile here Tuesday mtaming and according to the ruling of Judge Gor don Sassey the white women will be given the property. , Mrs. Stiles died here several weeks ago and when the will was filed it was revealed that she had left all fof her property to Marguerite Murphy, Myr tle McQuire and Mami Chinall, three white women who, according to the statement in the document, had be friended her during her old age. When this become known, a sister cf the deceased and several other re latives immediately sought to break the will declaring that Mrs. Stiles, at the time the will was made, was not of sound mind and that she had made the will under the coercion of the white women. All of the white beneficeries denied those charges at the hearing before Judge Sassey and in the face of the contentions 'of the relatives the will was upheld. DR. J. H. MOORE TO VISIT NEWELL CHAPEL Dr. Moore of Holly Springs. Miss., will preach Sunday at 11:00 A. M and 7:30 P. M. at Newell Chapel C. M. E Church. All members are urged to be present. Friends are invited. Dr. MWire is one of the outstanding preach*;*, ol the C. M. E. Church. Ministers Protest Herndon Sentence Atlanta, Ga., Feb., 3 (ANP) Recall ing the light sentences given the white men who brutally murdered Dennis Hubert three years ago, a group of Atlanta ministers last Wednesday en dorsed a resolution deploring and pro testing against the sentence of 18 to 20 years in the penitentiary given to An gelo Herndon, alleged Communist. Herndon's conviction is to be appealed The men who signed the resolution are: Revs. A. F. Bailey, pastor, Butler Street C. M. E. church, J. A. Martin, editor Sunday School periodicals, C. M. E. Church; C. L. Johnson, district superintendent, M. E. church; N. J. Crolley, pastor South Atlanta, M. E. church; J. N. Peacock, formerly pastor Rush Congregational church; J. H, Wiggins, presiding elder, Atlanta dis trict. C. M. E. church; W. J. Tharpe, M, E. church, W. B. Wo-cd, pastor, Fort Street M. E. church; J. N. Newton, Gri ffin district, M. E. church; N. T. Bridges, Rome district, M. E. church; I. C. Ni cholson. West Mitchell C. M. E. church: J. A. Baxter, Central M. E. church. Herndon was arrested because he had in his possession alleged Commun ist literature and was one of the or ganizers of the unemployed. He was made to stand trial under an 'eld Geor gia statute which provided the death penalty for the charge under which he was tried—“inciting to insurrection.” Invitation i The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance is requested to meet in a joint (session with the Negro Civic League, j Monday evening, February 6th at 6:00 j P M., in the H. B. A. auditorium. A speical invitation by the president of the Negro Civic League. AN APPEAL TO THE EPWORTH LEAGUES AND PRESIDENTS OF MERIDIAN DISTRICT We want all Leagues fc do their best ! to make a round report in the Council Tuesday and Wednesday Feb. 7-8. As it is very needed. We want to show our Presiding Elder that we are with him in puting over the work 'of the District. , T. C. Miller, District President. ST. JOHNN BAPTIST SUNDAY SCHOOL The St. John Baptist Sunday School I was opened promptly at 9:30 o’clock, January 28th, by the Assistant Supt., B\'c the Luther Noble. After singing | “There is a fountain,” unison prayer was offered. The classes devoted fif teen minutes to the stury ’of the lesson, after which they reassembled and lis tened to a real interesting review on the lesson by Brother C. W. Roberson. Mr. Bokker T. Bingham gave a splen did blackboard demonstration. Miss Laura C. Eavns read a paper on the topic “The Lord’s Day." Rev D. J. Jones gave a short talk which was unusual for him. but that was the doctor's advice, yet we always enjoy hearing him. j The Sunday School was almost tur ned into a covenant meeting, several membens expressing their slothfulcss and pledged to do better and also gave . sbme encouraging remarks to the new Asst. Supt., Brother Luther Noble for his punctuality and loyalty since his election. support the ec advertisers / . . .