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NATION HONORS CHARLES YOUNG Borah Pieties Support toDyerßill SENATOR THINKS CONGRESS SHOULD CHECK LYNCHING Idaho Congressman Declares He Will Support Bill if It is Constitutional HEADS SUB-COMMITTEE WHICH HAS BILL NOW Hearings Will be Brief and to the Point—Date to be Set Soon (A<uditc4 Negro Freon) Washington, D. C., Mar. 10. — I am convinced that the National gov ernment should step in and take a stand against the wrong of lynch ing.” Thus spoke Senator William E. Borah, Republican, of Idaho, In an interview for the Associated Negro Press. Senator Borah, by being ap pointed chairman of the sub-commit tee of the Judiciary committee of the Senate, having charge of the Dyer Anti-Lynching bill, assumes the most outstanding position in the onward march of “law and order” since the days of the Missouri Compromise. There is no question in the miuds of those who have discussed the ap pointment of Senator Borah as chair man of this committee that will lead the fight for the antl-lynching bill, that if the Senator believes in it, there will be action. Must Be Constitutional Continuing, Senator Borah said: “There are two things that I would have you tell the people of your race: First, I wish to be satisfied that the law is constitutional. If the law, as drawn, is constitutional, I am for it. I will go even further, if there should develop in my mind a reason able doubt as to the constitutionality, I will then support it and let the courts decide. "Second, In the matter of hear ings, I think for the most part, they should be directed to the constitu tional phase of the subject. The hearings should not be long drawn out; they should he brief and to the point. No Date for Hearing Asked when a date would be set for the hearings, Senator Borah re plied that he could not set a date yet, but would do so at the earliest op portunity. Henry L. Johnson Undisturbed over Criticismin Press Says Political Troubles of Race Can be Worked Out With Republicans (Anaoriatrd Nt(ro Prtu) Washington, D. C. 7 Mar. 9.—Hen ry Lincoln Johnson, Republican Na tional Committeeman from Georgia, says that he is not disturbed by the newspaper controversy going on concerning him and his relationship with national politics. ‘‘As a member of the National Committee, I cannot denounce the Administration and remain a mem ber of the committee. lam remain ing a member of the committee as a matter of principle. It is an open secret that I could be extended flat tering political favors were I willing to resign from the committee. ‘‘l am of the opinion that our po litical troubles can be worked out to a better advantage within the Re publican party than without it. All others are entitled to their personal opinions. “President Harding has closed the h fyr first year of his administration. We have been very frank in letting the President know that certain policies are not to our liking; and he has given us respectful hearing at all times. If we continue our drive , within the party, there is still hope that eventually everything will work out all right. 5' The Northwestern Bulletin 1 ' . y t W* Homeless Men “Re-staked” by Philadelphia Church Howard ’U’ Students Strike when Chapel is Ruled Compulsory < Associated Negro Press) Washington, D. C., Mar. 10 —Students at Howard Univer sity struck laßt week because of a rule passed by the faculty compelling them to attend cha pel daily. They paraded the campus and painted the side walks with green paint. The faculty met and voted to sug gest to the trustees that chapel attendance be made voluntary. Health Safeguards Discussed at Forum Graduate Nurse Talks to Min neapolis Body on Preven tion of Disease Safeguards to health were out lined in a talk on sanitation by Mrs. Marguerite Combs before the Minne apolis Forum last Sunday. Mrs. Combs is a graduate nurse of the Bush Memorial hospital of Little Rock, Ark. Preventive Methods Stressed The speaker dwelt especially on methods to prevent the spread of dis ease. She pointed out the necessity of removing clothing that has been worn in sick roomß containing con tagious disease cases. The common practice of picking up handkeichiefs from the streets was declared to lead to infection because finders often failed to launder them carefully. Morris Speaks Attorney W. R. Morris gave a chronological review of the life of Frederick Douglass. He declared that Douglass’ like would never be produced again because the condi tions that made him great would never again exist. Walter Smith played a piano solo. The forum has sent a letter pre pared by Attorney Morris, to the Minnesota senators, asking that the Dyer bill be passed. YOUNG PEOPLE FORM INTER S. S. INSTITUTE Friday evening, March 3, delegates from all the Twin City Sunday schools met at St. James A. M. E. church, and organized a Young Peo ple’s Institute. Before the election of officers, a banquet was served and toasts were rendered. Mr. M. A. Bolling acted as toastmaster. The outstanding features of the banquet were the speeches by Reginald John son, and G. W. Wills, superintendent of Pilgrim Baptist Sunday school. In both of the talks the fact w'as empha sized that the meeting was one of the best steps a Sunday school could take to advance the cause of Chris tianity. Mr. said, in part, “the young people here tonight are mak ing history that is worthy of com mendation. Never before in the his tory of the churches in the Twin Cities have the young people met with such strong determination to organize." The following officers were elect ed: Theodore Inge, Pilgrim Baptist school, president; Mr. Whittaker, Wayman Mission, vice-president for Minneapolis; Cornelius Johnson, St. James A. M. E. school, vice-president for St. Paul; Miss Antoinette Mc- Farland, Camphor M. E. school, general secretary; and John Mack, St. Peter A. M. E. school, general treasurer. DESERTION CLAIMED; WOMAN SUES HUSBAND Mrs. Bertha Tate, 666 Rondo street, has filed suit for divorce from Dave Tate, 1447 Langley avenue, Chicago, 111. Desertion is the cause of her action. Practical Christianity of Calvary M. E. Church* Philadelphia* Shown in Feeding and Cloth ing Destitute Men 15,000 MEALS SERVED SINCE JANUARY 9 Both White and Black are Given Aid; Grandson of Owner of Pastor of Church is Among Those Helped to Regain Foot hold (Aaaoelsted Negro Preaa) Philadelphia, Pa., Mar. 10.—East Calvary M. E. church at Broad and Fitzwater streets here, of which Rev. Charles A. Tindley is pastor, has been demonstrating the modern spir it of Christianity. Since January 9, more than 15,000 meals have been given to destitute men, Colored and White; and 1,000 men have been housed. As many as 381 men in a single day have been fed. Through an arrangement with the Western Bath House all of the homeless men were allowed to go there for baths. Dinners Served The doors of the church have been thrown open from 12 to 2 each day and men of all nationalities and con ditions have found shelter and food. A large table seating 60 persons was placed in the Sunday school room and here generous members of the church served them a free dinner. At least one-third of the men helped have been white men. Discovered among the men helped was the grandson of the man who, during Blavery, owned the Rev. Charles A. Tindley, now pastor of this church. Another little lad from Africa was the sole survivor of a shipwrecked crew*. Men with musi cal ability, mechanical talent; some with professions, are being helped to regain their foothold in the world and become useful citizens. Revival Held The most stirring revival in the history of the church has been held during the past two months. There have been 1,200 conversions, an average dally of 25 men. Many of these have joined Eaßt Calvary church. The self-sacrificing spirit of the members of East Calvary and their pastor, the Rev. Tindley, has awak ened a response in the hearts of Philadelphians, and both white and Colored people have contributed to this worthy cause. NEGRO DELEGATES TO G. O. P. CONVENTION Four women and two men, form the eighth and twelfth wards, have been filed as candidates for dele, gates to the Republican convention here March 31. Mrs. Mary Carter, third precinct, and Mrs. Mae Williams, fourth pre cinct, both of the eighth ward, are Judge Oscar O. Hallam supporters, Mrs. Clara B. Hardy, fourth preoinct, eighth ward and Moses A. Johnson, sixth precinct, eighth ward, are sup porters of Senator Frank B. Kellogg. Mrs. E. A. Gough, second precinot, twelfth ward, is a supporter of Judge Hallam. Mr. Owen Howell, fourth precinct, twelfth ward is a supporter of Senator Kellogg. NEW CLUB OPENS DOWNTOWN CLUBROOMS The Alco club has opened club rooms at 344 Cedar street. The opening was held Wednesday night at 8 P. M., at which time the club was thrown open for the inspection of the public. A cafe and a large, comfortable lounging room have been furnished for the use of the mem bers. The officers of the club are: W. P. Brown, president; Thomas Lewis, vice-president; C. H. Williams, sec retary; and S. M. Lewis, manager. The club is a welcome addition to the business and social life of the city. 0. S. INTENDS TO SERVE PEOPLE OF IMTI-RUSSELL New High Commissioner Says Better Methods Will Be Introduced FACTS IN CASE HAVE BEEN EXAGGERATED Program for Development of Commerce, Schools, Hos pitals to be Initiated ( Auorlitril Negro Pre*»> Washington, D. C., Mar. 10.— Brigadier General John H. Russell, who becomes High Commissioner in Haiti, granted an interview yester day in which he declared: “It is our purpose to take no por tion of independence from Haiti, but to sympathetically suggest methods by which our government may be helpful in improving conditions there.” General Russell is a native of Cal ifornia, and a graduate of Annapolis. “It is very unfortunate that the people in the United States do not have full knowledge of what we have accomplished In Haiti and just what we hope to do there during the term of the treaty, which has thirteen jnore years to run,” re marked General Russell. Hoads Improved "Take the matter of roads for in stance. When we first went to Haiti, roads throughout the republic were practically unknown. There were trails, to be sure, but wagons or auto mobiles could not'use thorn. Just before I returned to the United States, I accompanied the President of Haiti on a long trip back into the interior. It took days to go from one portion of the island around to the other, by boats; by the roads, we have been able to greatly shorten the time of travel. Farts Exaggerated “There may have been some things to criticise, but there has undoubted ly been much exaggeration of the facts. “It is our desire to really be of service to the people of Haiti; in the development of schools, hospi tals, agriculture and commerce. We are interested in all the people of Haiti, but we are especially inter ested in being helpful to the masses. General Russell expects to leave for Haiti to assume the .eeponsibility of his new office in a few days. MEMBERS ARE ELECTED TO STERLING CLUB At the meeting of the Sterling club, March 3, at Union Hall, Messrs. Courtney Hilyard, Moses Johnson. William Yancy and Clarence McCul lough were elected to the club’s mem bership. All members are requested to be present at the- special meeting Thursday, March 16, when plans for the new club house will be discussed. WELL-KNOWN ST. PAUL CITIZEN SUCCUMBS Hiram M. Adams, 68, known to all his friends as “Senator" died at the City Hospital last Monday afternoon at 4 p. m. He was a victim of pneu monia. His death was sudden, and surprising to his friends, as he was sick only one week. “Senator" was a resident of St. Paul for 12 years. His funeral was held from Simpson and Wills Un dertaking Parlors, Thursday after noon at 2:30 p. m. WILLIAM REAMS TO MANAGE ACME CAFE William H. Reams, formerly with the Burlington railway company, is the new manager of the Acme club cafe. He took up his duties last Sunday morning. Reams was em ployed by the Burlington for over six years. He hails from Indianap olis, Ind. J. D. Simpson, retiring manager, haa opened a new place at 610% Sixth avenue North. Sheriff Who ‘Lost’ Negro Is Indicted Texas Deputy Held for Murder Following Lynching of P. Norman, Colored Released on $3,000 Bond (Aaaorlatrd Nfgro Prraat Texarkana, Tex., Mar. 9.—Deputy Sheriff W. T. Jordan was arrested today following indictment for mur der by the Bowie County grand jury in connection with the killing of P. Norman, a Colored man, found Bhot to death two and one-half miles from here recently. Jordan voluntarily surrendered when he heard a war rant for his arrest had been issued. He was later released under $3,000 bond. On February 11, Jordan went to Ashdown, Ark., to bring Norman to Texarkana. That night Jordan reported to SherifT G. A. Richardson and District Attorney Wheeler, that masked men had taken the Negro from him. Next morning Norman’s body, containing four bullet wounds, was found on a country road. Local Program for Col. Young Sunday N. A. A. C. P. Sponsors Exer cises in Honor of Late Army Officer Memorial services for Colonel Charles Young will be held by the St. Paul branch of the National As sociation for the Advancement of Colored People at Little Pilgrlm-on the-Hill Sunday afternoon at 4 P. M. Dr. V. D. Turner will preside. Doctor Hill Speaker The tribute to the late Colonel will be paid by Dr. L. Raymond Hill. Dr. Hill is a graduate of Meharry Medi cal college, and a past Grand officer of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity, of which Colonel Young was a member. He will tell of the Colonel as a mili tary man and an all-round citizen. Theodore Inge, a student at the University of Minnesota, will tell of Colonel Young as a fraternity man. Mrs.- Harriet Hall will sing two songs. Taps will be sounded by Thomas R. Morgan. Woman Placed as Stenographer in Mayor*B Office Colored Candidate Wins Posi tion in Office of Pitts burgh Executive < Aaaarlatrd X>«r® Prraa) Pittsburgh. Pa., Mar. 9—ln a com petitive examination with five of the best stenographers of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Beatrice H. Bayless made the highest grade and was appointed stenographer to the Mayor of Pitts burgh. It is said that Mayor William A. Magee is the first mayor of the country to honor women of the race by appointing them to clerical posi tions. Mrs. Bayless is a graduate of the commercial department of the fam ous Fifth Avenue high school of Pittsburgh and also of Carnegie In stitute of Technology. She was ste nographer to the late Dr. Booker T. Washington for two years and was stenographer to Atty. Robt. L. Vann, editor of the Pittsburgh fei< four years. J MRS. E. E. . i : DIES AT HOSPITAL Mrs. Ella E. Thompson, 33, wife of Clarence Thompson v and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Gardner, 369 Jay street, died Wednesday, March 1, at 6:30 P. M. at the St. Paul hos pital. HOMAGE TO BE SERVICES Whale Country as One in Commemorating the Life of the Greatest Negro Soldier in America Washington, Mar. 10—Xetfi will unite Sunday. Marcli 12, ii Charles Young, who died recen tically every organization, from and national guard regiments, 1 honor to the memory of the fin TRIBUTES FROM THE WHITE HOUSE Wlilte House, Washington: "It Is a pleasure, which indeed I count a duty as well, to testify my very high opinion and regard for Colonel Young. A graduate of the West Point Academy, he spent his life in the army, serv ing with real distinction. My recollection is that although he had been retired some time be fore the United States entered the world war, he promptly ten dered his services and was great ly distressed because they were declined because of his age and physical condition. Col. Young was a credit to the service and a distinguished honor to the race from which he came; a race that in the world war carried its full part and acquitted itself with ut most credit. It is highly fit ting that you and your associ ates should pay him a tribute of respect, and affection. Very Sincerely, (Signed) W ARREN HARDING” FROM GENERAL J. J. PERSHING General of the Annies Washington In connection with the mem orial services which are being held to honor tire memory of the late Colonel Charles Young, I w ish to commend his exemplary life as a splendid example to the other members of his race. Col onel Young was a man of proven Integrity who rose to high rank in the service of his country. By close application to duty he a cliieved success and won the re spect of his fellow army officers. His carrer in the army of the United States should ever be an inspiration to his people. (Signed) JOHN J. PERSHING NEGRO BANDIT IS SHOT BY DETECTIVE In attempting to hold up Detective Rudolph Bisanz of the Minneapolis police force, at 3rd St. and 12th Ave. S., Frank Barrock, alias Smith, Ne gro, was shot and killed by the de tective last Tuesday night. Horace Giles, 616-6th Ave. N., Barrock's companion, witnessed the shooting. Gile was arrested without a protest. _ Detective* believe the two are the iirtnil it if d .itp Thorvald Ratvik of Xugt'urg’ seminary and two com paiUqns At; Sift, Si: «Kd 21k Ave. S., if arch -4.'- .'dues* drtiies he participa ted in any previous holdups. The right temperature for the gas oline motor to run is about 140 de grees. At this temperature the oil will lubricate most freely and more power is developed by the engine. PAID IN ON MAR. 12 Nearo Pr«») -ocs in every part of the country 1 memorial services for Colonel tly in service in Liberia. Prac thc smallest lyceum to the army has signified its intention to do st soldier of the race. < \ -Kficlatrd At the close of all the services, audiences will stand with their faces to the east, while a bugler sounds the solemn notes of taps. Colonel Charles Young was ready for the roll call at the final bugle. This iB the testimony brought to the people of the United States, direct from the last hours of Colonel Young by Henry O. Atwood, lifelong friend and military associate. Captain Atwood said that Col. Young never got over the blow that prevented him from going to France during the World War. His attitude was not one of complaint, but the spirit of a soldier who wanted to be in the thick of the game of war. March 12 Birthday Also Mrs. Charles Young is deeply ap preciative of the testimonial of re spect to her late husband. She said that the date selected is very fitting, as it is the birthday anniversary of Col. Young, who would have been fifty-seven years old on that date. General John J. Pershing, in an interview, expressed great interest in the occasion, saying: “Colonel Young and I were cadets at West Point together, and I never knew a finer man; he was held in tbe highest esteem by all. “We did not see much of each other,” continued General Pershing, “after leaving West Point, lentil the campaign in Mexico. “I think it very fitting that Col onel Young’s memory should be re vered.” Johnson Pays Tribute. James Weldon Johnson, secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, an nounced that Robert W. B&gnall, Di rector of Branches, had been asked to notify all branches of the memo rial occasion. For the event Mr. Johnson issued the following state ment: “It is fitting that there should be national memorial services on Sun- (Continued on page 4) Hale Retained As A & I Normal Head State Board Refuses to Oust President—Negroes En dorse Retention (Aaaoclatrd Xrirro Preaa) Nashville, Tenn., Mar. 10.—The case of Pres. W. J. Hale of the A. & I. State Normal school is In status quo. The State board of education after refusing to discharge Prof. Hale, met again this week because of the demand by Director Forbes of the Veterans Bureau in Washington, that he be dismissed. They heard representatives from the U. S. Col ored Veterans’ Bureau, the Chamber of Commerce and a representative Colored delegation headed by J. C. Napier, prominent banker and for mer register of the Treasury. Mr. Napier said: “The A. £I. Normal has got into the hearts of the people of our race and the Negroes wanted to see It continued. We believe it is best for all the people of the state. We have watched your stand in be half of the man at the head. We are here to say to you that in regard to your stand for him, you have our unanimous support” Mr. Napier said he didn’t think there was an other man who could develop the institution as President Hale had done.