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VOL. VIII.—No. 19.
ELKS’ CASE POSTPONED
Figsht For Ballot Spreads Over Southland
Race (itizens
Demand Right
of Franchise
PENSACOLA, Fla.,, April 3.
Following the example of their fel
low citizens in the neighboring states
of Mississippi and Louisiana, the
colored voters of Florida have come
out in open defiance of disfranchise
ment tendencies that have long over
shadowed states of the South. 4
Monday the Race Voters league of
this ecity astounded white politicians
when they issued a statement to the
effect that Negro voters in this city
intended to vote in the coming prim
aries and general election, come what
will or may. 3
In the statement made public the
league soys it does not want any race
riot, but says it is determined to
take in the city election, voting for
any candidate it chooses, Tt declared
it zould carry the fight for this right
gnhe highest tribunal of the United
tates if necessary.
Phe statement points to the lack
of representation in the administra
tion of eity affairs and financing.
1t states openly that Negroes in the
city have not been taken care of
properly, and that the league intends
to rectify this at the polls.
Pointing to the fact that its mem
bers are taxpayers and otherwise el
igible to vote as they choose the
league says, “we want justice is all
that we ask for.” 3 ?
In spite of the fact that the State
Attorney General issued an opinion
that Negroes who registered to Vote
in the city primary comld be held
for perjury, several hundred color
ed voters have already registered in
‘W'fl’, A N "
No Shrine Verdict
From Supreme Cour!
WASHINGTON, D. C.—The Su
preme Court of the United States ad
journed Monday without having
handed down a decision in the case
of ‘the Ancient Arabic Order of
Nobles of the Mystic Shrine of ‘North
America (white) against the ancient
Egyptian Arabic Order of Nobles
of the Mystic Shrine (Colored)
which came before it on a writ of
Certiorari from the Supreme Court
of Texas,
. This is the second recess of the
Supreme Court since this case was
argued on January 12 and 13. The
Supreme Court adjourned on Jan
unary 28 and resumed its session on
February 20. It will end its present
récess on April 9,
It tfi Supreme Court should af
firm the decision of the Texas Su
preme Court when it gdecides the
Shrine éase, colored persons will be
enjoined from holding themselves out
as Shriners and wearing the em
lems and insignia of the order.
Colored Elevator Boy's Painting
Wins Over Works by Famous Artists
(Enterprise News Bureau)
NEW YORK CITY. “My mot
to ever since I was a kid has been,
‘Anything man can do, I can do.”
With this terse convincing statement,
John T. Hailstalk, elevator operator
and handy man explains the phenom
inal sale of his recent picture, “A
Happy Day,” which when exhibited
at the ert galleries of Thomas Rus
sell, 37 E. 67th street, won over a
drawing by Sargent and oils by other
well known artists. This picture was
the first gold. Critics said it was so
punitive that it out-moderned the
moderns,
For the past two years, Hailstalk
has been running his elevator at the
above address tending two furnaces
and doing general handy work in the
building, which includes among its
tenants several art and antique deal
ers.
Again and again the humble ele
vator man whose mind was alert and
who dreamed dreams, saw the for
tunes being paid for canvasses
bzonght into ‘the building. In dis
cussing this Hailstalk said:
. Could Paint As Well
“When I W that this picture
brought $2,000 and that one a meas
ly SI.OOO. I asked Mr. Russell, “How
come?’ He took my breath away by
showing ‘me a painting worth $25,-
000. 1 said, ‘T am sure I could paint
ot least Qfi good ms most of them.’
Mr. Russell just l’lughod. and told me
:n co“-hud. and if I could, he would
‘4l produced a sketch in about a
helt =our, which so pleased him that
'me to doit in oil. T bought
canving paints, and when |
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A Newspaper the People Read, Love, and Respect -
Members Kick On
Dancing Pastor
ATLANTA,! Ga.—(ANP.) De
claring that Rev. William Jones, pas
tor of the Mount Vernon Bnqtist
church is only fit “to dance the black
bottom, sing bass in the choir and
make a rush for the collection plate”
six officers of the church requested
the Fulton County Superior Court to
enjoin the pastor from further prac
tice of his ministerial duties. S
The pastor and the officers of the
church are reported to have engaged
in several tilts over the modern ideas
and actions of the shepherd of the
flock, and the petition to the courts
climaxed the affair,
Florida Police
Use Prisoners for
Target Practice
MIAMI, Fla., April 2.—-I-Zviclcncoi
that police brutally shot to death H.
Kier, local bellboy when they took‘
him out to “work on him” for tak
ing an insulting message from a
white man to a white woman g'uest‘
in a hotel, was given credence here
Saturday when Chief of Police M.
Leslie Quigg. was indicted by the!
Grand Jury for murder.
Two other oficers, said to have as.
sisted in the killine, were also indict
ed along with Quigg.
More than two and one-helf years
ago, according to testimony brought
before the Grand Jury, the manager
of the hotel where Kier was employed
ealled in police when a woman ge
cused the bellboy of having attempted
to make a date with her for a white
man in the place.
When Chief Quige and his officers
arrived, Kier denied the’ accusation,
and was immediately struck to the
floor for disputing the word of a
white woman, At the request of the
manager, that they refrsin from
“killing’ him in the hotel” Kier was
taken out on a lonely road to. be
“worked on”. It developed later that
he was shot to death and his body
hidden. . i B
Additional .evidence of manv cases
of police slayings and brutality has
come before the Grand Jury and the
Ku Klux Klan is blamed by leading
citizens.
A number of race men, it was tes
tified, were used for “target prac
tice.” A prisoner reported to have
hung himself in his cell was really
“murdered :I “officers, it was ‘also
testified and indignities to and tor
ture of women prisoners is said to
have been daily occurrences.
Quigg, who has been chief of po
lice for more than seven years, is
behind bars with six other officers
arrested for participation in several
alleged killings.
reached home every night I just lit
my pipe and sat in front of the can
vass and got to thinking about my
birthplace down in Warrenton, Va.,
and pretty soon I worked out a pic
ture in my old neighborhood.”
Born In Virginia
Listen now to a few more words
from the new “find,”” who lives at
117 W, 60th street, as to the varied
and many experiences of his career.
“l was born on a farm in Warren
ton, thirty-two years ago. From the
time T was able to toddle, 1 worked
the farm. When I was eight, I start.
el schooling, but that lasted only
three years, when 1 hired out as a
shoemaker's nprnntiee.
~ “Hearing tales about New York,
old Warrenton got too small for me
so I headed here. "
Was Shoemaker
“However two years of hard work
in restaurants, hotels, and in the new
subways made me long for the shoe
making tradé and home; so I returned
and took myself a wife. Inez is her
name. g
“The honeymoon over, Uncle Sam
decided he needed me, so off 1 went
to Camp Meade and served tm
out the war in the officers’ q
‘While T was in the service my wife
purchased a small moving picture
house, and [ became showman when
T left the service. Besides, I work:
ed at my shaemaking trade and rar
a jitney." W) . |
Hailstalk cannot understand why
gnh is such o furove over his work
| i Bl Gt Sos Mtar i e
prize "« )’
never even held & brush im&‘-
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 1928.
Memphis Grand
Jury Indicts
Bank Officers
MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 4.—ln
dicted jointly on 15 counts, Alfred F.
Ward and Leroy Williams, president
and assistant cashier of the defunct
Solvent and Fraternal Savings Bank,
will face charges of embezzlement,
fraudulent breach of trust, larceny,
and receiving stolen goods, at the
;‘loxt term of the Criminal Court,
ore,
E. J. Rapsberry, teller, was also in
dicted jointly with Wiilliams on eight
counts, charging embezzlement of
$146,672.25. The combined counts
cover shortage of $107,400.29 of the
total of $511,081.64 the audit shows
missing. As State Bank examiners
are still investigating books of the
bank, other indictments against the
officials are expected.
Loses Heavy
The audit of the books indicates
that about one sixth of the funds of
the bank may be intact. Depositors
may get between 16 cnd 20 cents on
the dollar, it is believed.
The Colored Chamber of Comsg
merce is making an effort to raise
523,000 to replace the belance of the
school funds carried on deposit by
children when the bank failed. There
wes $27,000 in this fund which was
a part of a thrift plan conducted in
the public schools. . 4,000 will he
salvaged from the bank, it was stat-
It was also rumored that sn up
town white bank is making plans to
start a branch -institution on Beale
avenue. Nothing has materialized
on the plan to re-establish the de-
Pt UG ~AP e T
Episcopal Church In
Drive tor $655,000
.. NEW - YORK, N. Y..—(ANP.)—
The American Church Institute for
Negroes, - which directs the nine
schools end colleges of the Episcopal
Church for the education of the Ne
gro in the south, opened its campaign
here. Mondav evening., with a mass
meeting at Carnegie Hall, in an ef
fort to raise $655,000 for the pur
pose of better equipping, and for the
meintenance of the schools under the
auspices of the Institute. It was one
of the largest meetings held here
in the interest of Negro education,
and was attended by upwards of 2,-
700 peogle. representative of the
membership of the Episcopal Church
in the New York diocese.
New Anti-Intermarriage
Bill Is Now In Congress
WASHINGTON, D. C.—A bill to
prohibit the intermarriage of col
ored and white persons in the Dis
triet of Columbia was introduced in
the House lost Saturday by Repre
sentative Allard H. Gasque, Demo
crat, of South Carolina.
This bill would make it unlawful in
the Digtrict of Ceolumbia for any
white man to inter-marry with any
“woman of the Negro race, or mu
latto; or for any white woman to
inter-marry with any man of the
Negro race, or mulato,” or vice versa,
The inter-marriage of a white and
colored I)ermn is made a felony by
the provisions of the bill and punish
ment. is fixed at not less than two
nor more than five years’' imprison
ment.
An{ clergyman, minister of the
gospel, magistrate, or any other per
son authorized by the law to perform
marriage ceremonies, who knowingly
and willingly married a white and
‘colored person, would be guilty of
'a misdemeanor and would be sub
ject to punishment.
The Gasque intermarviage bill is
‘almost identical with a bill intro
duced in the Senate by Senator Cole
man L. Blease, Democrat, also of
South Carolina.
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Tersely Told
McClain Gets Medal
SAN ANTONIO, Tex.—Billy Me-
Clain, waiter, has been awarded a
gold medal for efficiency by officials
of the Misgsouri Pacific railroad.
$12,000 Estate To City
CENTRAL FALLS, R. L.—Dying
without heirs or a will Richard But
ler's estate of $12,000 will be turned
over to the city unless relatives ap
pear to clauim the small fortune.
New Paper In K. C., Mo.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.—(PNS)—
The Gary Colored American, of Gary,
Ind., has been transferred to Kansas
City, Mo., and will be known as the
Kensas City American. The first
issue will come out Saturday. David
Eugene Taylor is editor and publish
er.
W.Va. Gets $70,000 Theatre
WHEELING, -W. Va.—Contract
has been awarded here for a $70,000
theatre with lodge rooms and offices.
The Wheeling Pythian Association is
builder.
Ga. State Gets $50,000
SAVANNAH, Ga.—Contributions
of $50,000, some $40,000 {rom the
General Kducation Board and $lO,-
000 from Julius Rosenwald, have just
been received by Georgia State Col
lege for permanent buildings. A din
ing hall and an aecademic: building
will be constructed. :
Whites To Sing Hiawatha -
TULSA., Okla.—~Samuel Colerh::-
Taylor's “Hiawatha's Wedding Feast”
will be sung here by 300 white high
;chool rupils during the April ‘Music
‘estival. 3
The Anglo-African musician’s com
position will have an accompaniment
by the Minneapolis Symphony Or
chestra, The festival will last three
days, April* 26,27, 28, .
“Bilo” Gives Bride SI,OOO
L.LOS ANGELES, Cal. —(ANP)—
To the surpise of everyone . inuLos
Angeles, Sam (Bilo) Russell, famous
comedian. of * Doc Straine’d 'Dixie
Seandalg, stepped out and married at
4 a.m., Sunday. Sam went to the al
tar with pretty little Johnmnie Cal
houn at the cozy home of Mrs. Har
gie McCampbell. The wedding gift
to his briae was one thousand dollars.
Mrs. Russell is the only. daughter of
Rev. and Mrs. J. C. Calhoun, out
standing citizens in the religious and
civic life of Galveston,.Texas. The
newlyweds made an airplane honey
moon ‘trip to Catalina Island.
“Kongo” Goes On Road
I.LOS ANGELES, Cal.—(ANP)—
Curtis Mero who has been receiving
the applause of the nearly all white
audiences and the plaudits of the
white press for some months for his
excellent playing in the gripping mys
tery drama “Kongo” is to remain
with the cast for a road tour which
will cover the west, middlewest and
Canada. Preceding this it will be
filmed by Fox Studios.
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Grave Digger Dies In Grave
ATLANTA, Ga.—After putting the
finishing touches to a grave he had
just finshed, Jurdon Johnson, care
taker at the Oak Grove cemetery
here, crumbled up and féll back into
the newly dug grave dead, Monday.
Win Hospital in St. Louis
ST LOUILS, Mo.—(ANP.)-—Assur
ance that the new $1,200,000 hos
pital for our people, to be construt
ted in the western section of the city
instead adjacent to the City Hospita:
for whites wes given last Friday
when a repeal bill was killed by the
Board of Aldermen after a heated de
bate. }
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Fire R:zu Race Town
MEMPHIS, Tenn.—(ANP.)—Vir
tuallv every business structure in
the Edmondson, a colored township
of 200 people about fiftéen miles
from here, was destroyed by a fire
which had its origin in the post of
fice Monday. Damages are esti
mated at SIOO,OOO.
HOUSTON. Texas. ,‘i ng the
ammany Hall D crats for go
In,zfl\a‘,n not being favorable tc
.‘M‘h\(‘ . elegat o Hou
ton, the [INE s that, the
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Color Line to Be
Drawn Sharp for
G O P Convention
KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 4.—A
query as to whether delegates and
visitors to the Republican national
convention would be denied the priv
ilege of visiting white delegates ‘n
their hotel rooms was presented Con
rad Mann, white, chairman of the lo
cal convention commitee, Monday.
Mann explained that the problem
was for the hotels to handle, Loeal
usage which opens hotels to whites
onlv would govern, he guessed.
The non-white delegates will be
gquartered by a loeal committee as
signed to the duty.
“It is my personal view,” Mr. Mann
says, ‘‘the race situation offers noth
ing different in convention times
than in the usual case. 1 suppose
Negroes desiring to visit white dele
gates in their rooms on convention
business will be accorded the hotel's
fucilities as usual, When the conven
tion was solicited, we made it plain
that Negro delegates would find am
ple housing and restaurant facilities.”
Charles Michaelson writing in the
N. Y. World Wednesdav - said:
While their white colleagues are
to be taken care of in the: big hotels
of Kansas City, the plan is to install
the Negroes at the Negro Y. M. C,
A. and similar quarters, and they
have sent a delegation to Chairman
Butler to tell him that they will'stand
for no such segregation process at a
Republican convention, where their
votes count as much as those of any
other delegates. :
They made the matter plain at
the conference 6f the National Com
‘mittee in *~Washington.” National
Committeemen Ben. Davis of Geor
gie. and Perry Howard of Mississippi
brought up the question when it wag
being debated whether the convention
was to go to Kansas City, as Chair
man Butler proposed, or to some
Northern city. They stood out against
the Missouri choice until they were
given assurances that there would be
no color line.
- No Color Line In Cleveland
In Cleveland four years ago they
had the. same accommodations hs
the white members of the convention,
They were in the first class hotels
in Chicago four years before that,
end even in St. Louis they were treat«
ed ‘with the consideration usually ac
corded statesmen on these occasions.
So they were promised that, of course
there would be no discrimination in
Kansas City. S o
They discovered the promise was
not being carried out when form:let
ters were sent to the natiénal com
mitteemen by Secretary Lafayette N.
Gleason, notifying them that hotel
gpace had been allotted to them for
the delegations from their respective
States. Each committeeman was told
s 0 many rooms had been reserved at
each denominated hotel for his dele
gation. The stinger was in an added
parzoraph to the effect that the ques
tion of colored delegates had been
turned over to the “Local Committee”
on Arrangements which, no doubt,
would provide for them at the Negro
Y. M. C. A. and private homes.
Colored Delegates Numerous
Fifty-six colored delegates already
have been selected in the South. Elev
en of the Georgia delegation of six
teen are colored. Mississippi, South
Carolina and Florida all have Ne
groes among their represcntatives
at the National Convention.
Race Actors in New Movie
LOS ANGELES, CaI.—(ANP.)-
“Diamond Handcuffs”, a new picture
being filmed by the Mefiro-(}old;vyn-
Mayer Studio, affords a few of the
best colored actors here one of the
best opportunities recently tglven in
the picture world for them to display
their talents. Floyd and Lioyd
‘Shackleford, Everett Brown, George
Turner, and Sam Baker, giant ’Lriu-
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Virginians Seek Right
To Vote in Primary
RICHMOND, Va., April 3.—A
bomb-shell was thrown into the ranks
of the G. O. P. “Lily Whites"” as well
as the Democrats here Monday when
colored political leaders announced
that they would apply in the Federal
Court for a writ to compel the city
Democratic committee to allow them
to vote in the city Democratic prim
ary April 9 for the election of a may
or.
Legal Battle Promised
The action was taken at a meeting
of Nonpartisan Voters’ League at
tended by about 2000 citizens and
addressed by both colored and white
lawyers. TKe legal ficht it was an
nounced would be headed by Atty. J.
R. Pollard prominent Race leader
here and director of the league.
Wilbur Cohen,
Prize Fighter,
~ Shet by Gunman
NEW YORK, April 3.—(Special)
—A little hell was raised in Harlem
Monday night when Wilbur Cohen,
colored ‘bantamweight fifht"' was
shot in the back by an unknown man,
and Charles Burke, 30, 611 West
111th street, a friend of Cohen, was
shot in the left hand by the same
man.
Cohen, who is 25 and lived in 116
West 117th state, is in a very sé
rious condition in Harlem Hospital
and may die. .
- Cohen ond Burke, in company with
Al Brown, feathefweight contender,
were walking on Lenox avenue near
192 d street about 8:45 p.m. As they
rn’ss_cd the Franklin Theatre at that
ntersection they heard a shot and
Cohen dropped to the pivement with
a bullet in his back dangerously near
the spine. Before the men could
turn another shot rang out and a
cartridge ploughed through Burke's
hand as he broke into a run from his
unknown assailant.
Eight-year-old Frankie Jefferson,
67 \Gest 133 d street, said he was a.
witness to-the shooting and describ
ed how the street erowds broke :for
shelter - when ‘the shooting began,
Patrolman Jaeger of the West 135th
street station arrived on the scene
as friends were lifting Cohen into
an automobile to take him to the hos
pital. The gunman, who is said to
have had a grudge a{'nimit the flght
er, escaped. Detectives of the Six
teenth precinct are searching for him.
Darby Township Proves Whites and
Blacks Can Live Amicably Together
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PHILADELPHIA, Pa., April 4.
Can whites and blacks live amicably
together?
Darby Township, located in a small
ravine on the outskirts of Philadel
phia, has a population of some 5500
persons. Of this number slightly over
1000 are colored residents. If there
(s any racial distinction in Darby
Township it is carefully and credit
ably concealed. White children and
colored children. play ‘Hide-And-
Seek” together. They mull over their
school books together, solving their
childigsh problems in a spirit of help
ful fellowship. Out of this contact
a high relfict and mutual regard
for each other is born.
Interracial Forum
On Saturddy nights a very humble
“Interracial Forum” is held at one of
eight small corner grocery stores that
dot the retiring boron{ch. Here it is
that the men-folk of the township
gather and over their pipes discuss
roblems that they have in common.
gl'ot once does racial ‘“‘color” enter
the discussions. Mrs, John Dee
ghlu) has borrowed a_cup of flour
m Mrs. Joe Doe (colored) so of
ten that she hu&( .3'“ of the |
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Suit to Stop
Use of Name
Is Delayed
MEMPHIS, Tenn,, April 2,—(Spe
cial.)—Contempt of court proceeds
ings against members and officers
of the Conqueror Lodge No. 450,
started last Tuesday by the Benevoe
lent and Protective Order of %
Lodge No. 27, white, were contin
Saturday by Chancellor D. W. De.
Harven until this Saturday, the de
fendants stated that Charles M.
Bryan, their attorney was out of
the city.
The White Elks seek to have the
Race fraternal organization cited for
using the name of “Elks” their rit
ual and insignas in the face of &
chancery decision of 1909, affirmed
by the supreme court, that held the
Negro fraternity would be in cone
tempt to further persist in such use
age. e
Newt Estes, attorney for the R.
P. O. Elks charges in his citation
that the lodge, which is affiliated
with the Improved Benevolent and
Protective Order of Elks, has b&l
violating this court order recently,
and referring to its memhenhl?ln‘
tivities as “Elks.” R. R..4¢80b"
?mmh, R. Q. Venson, S. W. Qualls
and James -Wright, officers and meme
bers of. the Negro organization are
mamed defendants. o 5
Court Puts Padlock
On Plantation Cafe
CHlCAGO.+<Fedéral Judge . Wal«
ter C. Lindley Wednesday ordlr’&l
gadlock placed for one‘year on the
lantation, ecolored,: cafe," 336 , Bast
35th street, 1 ’
He also rebuked prohibition agents
who testified during - the trial @to
bvingim:i intoxicating l}qu?‘\: into the
café and consi it imsoplasses
f%‘rmsh‘ed by thmmgemefl.
“But the sale of set-ups night §f
ter night at the outrageous price of
$1.25 per pint of gingerale, commrt
ly sold for fifteen and twofi&ce
was in itself an admission. head
waiter has admitted. constant viola«
tions of the. law.
Attorney Harry 1. Weibrod, repre«
senting the owners of the Cd..pz
clared there is not a cafe or restau
rant, or hotel in the ecity which could
not bhe closed if that is the law.”
The Plantation Cafe, according to
the government is owned by Jmfh
Glaser, under ten ‘yegu' sentence for
rape,’ William Skidmore, professional
bondsman; Earnest ' Potts, politician,
and Al Tearney. 4
Rockefeller Fisk Speaker
NASHVILLE. - Tenn.——John . D,
Rockefeller, Jr., has acceptéd. an’ in
vitation® to- be “the = commencement
speaker at Fisk University here June
6. B ¢
ews Durean
Is there executive ability within
the Negro group?
There are five members who eone
stitute the Board of Commissioners
of Darby Township. They are David
Rosselle, = Walter Ellis, William
Brown, Ludwig Sasah and W. L. Bay+
less. Of the five, four are colored.
Each member was selected because
of his executive ability. The dis
pensation of justice is entrusted ‘'to
a colored man, Magistrate Charles
E. Kingl. fC. Milflbc})‘urn': S::ith is
principal of one of the three mary
schools in the township. A mixed
faculty instructs the children. Mr,
Smith is colored.
Twenty-five years ago the Philas
delphia Electrl}(}omnflllh‘d a col
ored laborer. Four years after being
placed upon the payroll of the ore
ganization William Salter was promo
ted to foreman of the uns
department——a position he still holds.
Upon him rests the ‘of
the correct laying and 3 |
s socied sugpule.
was twenty- W Wi
he entered the of com
pany. g. has to til.“
a ng g
m of the . \
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For recently he was a 'ho
Of/‘tlbl t given in honor of the
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