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VOLUME X. NUMBER 25.
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 191i.
NAZIMOVA AND THEDA BAR A LOVES THEATRE
"'HELL FIGHTERS" ON PARADE IN
Nearly 3,000 of Famous 369th March
Up Fifth Avenue.
New York, Feb. 17. Nearly 3,000
strong, the "hell fighters" of the fa
mous 309th infantry formerly the
"lighting 15th," of the national guard
corao to New York from Camp Up
ton today and paraded up Fifth ave
nue to the plaudits of thousands of
their admiring countrymen. They car
ried the tattered and medal-decorated
flags they had borne to victory on
many a hard-fought battle field of
France, and wore their trench helmets.
Colonel Hayward, organizer and com
mander of the unit, headed the parade.
This Is the first complete unit of war
veterans to parade in New York State
and city officials reviewed the march
At the conclusion of the parade the
"hell lighters" were escorted to the
71st regiment armory and treated to
a big chicken dinner.
There were 89 officers and 2,902 en
listed men In line.
The reviewing party Included Gov
Alfred E. Smith, MaJ. Gen. Thomas H.
Barry, Hear Admiral Albert Gleaves,
members of the board of aldermen and
the board of estimate and other city
DR. WM. J. THOMPKINS,
whose eloquent and unanswerable ad
dress before the Judiciary Committee
of the Legislature immediately killed
the infamous "Jlmcrow car" Bill,
which had been introduced. Dr.
Thompkins is a valuable asset and a
tireless worker in the interest of his
PROF. COOK WELCOMED.
Prof, H. O. Cook, Vice-Principal of
Lincoln High School, who for the past
ten months, has been in active service
with the Expeditionary Forces in
Franco under the auspices of the Y. M.
C. A., arrived in the city last Friday
morning and was met at the station
by Mrs. Cook and the following per
sonal friends: Mr. F. A. Harris, Dr.
and Mrs. J. E. Perry, Mrs. McPlke,
C. A. Franklin, L. A. Knox, Prof. J. It.
E. Lee, Prof, Westmoreland, N. C.
Crews, P. C. James and W. H. Hub
bel. He was escorted to the "Y"
where a half-hour was spent In hand
shaking and greeting old friends.
Under the leadership of Dr. Ferry
a delightful dinner complimentary to
Mr. Cook was served at the "Y" Wed
nesday evening at 9:00 P. M. A de
licious menu was served which was
partaken of by the following guests:
Prof, and Mrs. H. O. Cook,
Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Perry,
Dr. and Mrs. T. C. Unthank,
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson C. Crews,
Mr. and Mrs. P. C. James,
Dr. and Mrs. T. A. Jones,
Prof, and Mrs. J. R. E. Lee,
Prof, and Mrs. W. H. Harrison,
Prof, and Mrs. N. Clark Smith,
Dr. and Mrs. H. M. Smith,
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Knox,
Mr. and Mrs. It. P. Jackson,
Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Harris,
Dr, C. M. Kane,
Prof. H. L. Cox,
Prof. Marsden, t
Miss Anna H. Jones,
Mrs. F. J. Jackson,
Miss Josephine Yates,
Miss Hattle Chase.
James H. Crews,
C H. Calloway,
J. H. Bueford,
H. D. Massey, . 1
Prof. G. S. Ellison,
James A. Lee,
Prof. A. B. Plttman,
Prof. G. N. Grisham.
Prof Cook was introduced by Dr.
Perry and delivered a thrilling review
of his experience. He will speak on
Sunday to the public at the "Y," 1821
Due to the efforts and influence of
Dr. William J. Thompkins the follow
ing telegram, was sent by Mayor Cow
gill to the Secretary of War:
Mayor's Office, City Hall,
Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 19, 1919.
Newton D. Baker,
Secretary of War,
AVashlngton, D. C.
Will the Ninety-second Division,
Colored troops, Midwest contingent,
he demobilized at Camp Funston If
so, will you grant permission for stop
over here, that we may entertain them
as guests of the city for one day?
JAMES COWGILL, Mayor.
NATIONAL NEGRO CONSTITUTIONAL CONSERVA-
- TION LEAGUE OF AMERICA.
THANKS FOR ASSISTANCE
RED CROSS WORK.
TENDERS liday. Harvey Thompkins. Thomas
Herndon, J. It. Williams, Bessie Evans.
W. H. Bell. G. W. Brown. X. C. Smith.
Petition to be Presented to the Congress of the United States of America
AVe, tho undersigned, Citizens of the United States of America, representing approxi
mately one-tenth of the total population thereof, in view of the fact of our loyalty and pa
triotic devotion to our Country, because of ottr awakened sense of justice and freedom as
should become American citizens; believing that we deserve, and that it is our inalienable
right to enjoy the blesoing of life, liberty,, property and the purtuit of happiness as ordained
by the Constitution of the United States, for which we have so freely and ungrudgingly
sacrificed our blood and oifV lives; believing, that discrimination and prejudice, Jim Crow
ism and disfranchisement, mob violence and injustice, which exist in certain sections of the
United States, is the result of Class Legislation and the non-enforcement of the 14th and
15th Amendments to the Constitution, and that it is the blackest blot on the pages of Ameri
can history, that in the end it will ultimately destroy, if not cheeked at the proper time, the
very fabric of Constitutional Government, do hereby, in the name of God and Humanity,
through the good office of the National Negro .Constitutional Conservation League of Amer
ica, most solemnly and sincerely petition you to enforce, by proper legislation, and pass such
laws as will maku inoperative, null and void, all such State Laws as conflict with, and make
ineffective, the 14th and 15th Amendments to the Qlonstitution of the United States.
NATIONAL NEGRO CONSTITUTIONAL CONSERVATION' LEAGUE OF AMERICA.
CLARENCE R. GROVES, President.
S. RICHARD HOPKINS. Secretary.
We, the undersigned, after having carefully read the above and after having Investigated the pur-
poses inspiring the activity of the National Negro Constitutional Conservation League of America, fully
endorscthe object and purpose of the League, unhesitatingly give it our support and urge every race
loving Negro everywhere to unite with this League and assist in this cause. Every Negro in Kansas City
above the ago of 18 years should join the National Negro .Constitutional Conservation League of America
during the membership campaign March 1st to 22(1. . to1-
SIGNED: NELSON C. CHEWS,
Editor The Kansas City Sun.
W. C. HUESTON,
Law Firm of Hueston & Calloway.
WM. J. THOMPKINS,
Supt. of Old City Hospital.
Mr. Eugene G. Lacey
Itev. Win, H. Thomas
Prof. J. R. E. Lee
C. A. Franklin
J. Edward Perry, M. D.
F. A. Harris
Q. J. Gilmore
T. B. Watkins
Prof. Wm, H. Harrison
Prof. Henley L. Cox
C. H. Calloway
J. E. Dibble, M. D.
E. A. Walker, M. D.
Chas. A. Astwood
Fred W. Dahney
II. C. Watts
W. O. I'errynian
Ben H. Payne
L. C. Clemmons
L. V. Richardson
Geo. Rector '
A. V. Monholland
Prof. W. H. Dawley
Mrs. A. E. Jenkins
Mrs. Anna J. Carter
Mrs. C. L. Davis
Mrs. H. L. Cox
Mrs. Mitchell Vaughn
Mrs. Mazell Washington
Mrs. Pearl Stewart
Mrs. L. E. Nickcns
Wo are also requested to publish the
All persons who have relatives in
the 92d Division. A. F. E.. call Mrs.
Edna Colston, Bell phone East 2750, at
1518 East Eighteenth street. Give
name and address, that Dr. William
J. Thompkins may , properly Inform
you by mall or dally newspapers of
the time of tho arrival.
NEGRO POSING AS WAR HERO
ARRESTED; THOUSANDS FAIL
TO GAIN SEATS AT LECTURE.
St Louis, Feb. 17. Posing as Henry
Johnson. Negro hero, who Is said to
have killed thirty-six Germans single-
handed with a bolo-kntfe, Albert Par
ker of Mobile, Ala., tonight was ar
rested when he appeared at tho colise
um to tell 12,000 Negroes his experl
ences while under fire.
The arrest was made after detect
ives read an Associated Press dispatch
frnm N'fiw York saying Johnson had
arrived from overseas today.
Tho welcome was tho greatest cele
bration ever held by Negroes here.
Thousands were turned away, although
nrices of admission ranged front 23
cents to $2. Mayor Henry W. Kiel
made tho address of welcome.
Parker's left leg is severed and he
carries many "battlo scars." Detect
ives say he admitted his leg had been
cufc off by a train and ho received his
'battlo scars" In "various affairs."
According to police, Parker admit
ted having duped audiences in Mont
gomery, Ala.; Charleston and Raleigh,
N. C and other southern cities where
he made war talks. He was to have
received $500 for his address:
Mrs. Rena- Adklns, wife of the well
known undertaker, C. H. Adklns, is
seriously ill at the Wheatley-Provi-dont
Hospital. Her many friends hope
for her speedy recovery.
Mrs. W. T. Osborne
Mrs. Maggie Robinson
Mrs. Alice Mason
Mrs. Ida Brown
Mrs. R. E. L. Bailey
Mrs. Nellie Young
Mrs. Jessie Thompkins
Mrs. G. A. Page
Mrs. Estclle Woods
Mrs. V. Rice
Mrs. M. E. Oden
Mrs. E. C. Bunch
Miss Emma Blnnton
Miss Alberta S. Collins
Mrs. I. M. Dabney
Mrs. S. R. Hopkins
As Chairman of Red
Cross Auxil-I Michigan Hill Club:
lary No. 28, I take this opportunity to
thank the dear good women for their
noble and unselfish assistance and har
monious co-operation in doing our bit
for the greatest o all wars. Some
were able to give more time than
others, but if you helped one hour, you
helped to win the war. I wish to in
clude all the Federated Clubs who
helped by working or giving money
Young, chairman; Mesdames Joe Tur
ner, A. E. Johnson, Charles Pittman.
Others who helped by knitting or
sewing: Mesdames iMaria Carr, F. J.
Dawley. Josie Williams, M. E. Bailey.
Rosa Steele, Mary Green, Gertrude
Jenkins. Richardson, R. E. U Bailey.
Nettle Watkins, Eubank, Lyle Fluel
len, Katie McCampbell, Martin, Yan
cy, Ross, Wright. W. R. Patterson,
the Kansas City Medical Association, i Emma Johnson.
the Kansas City Sun, the Masonic Hall ' I wish to thank the following la
Association, Prof. J. E. Lee, Prof. B. I dies who had charge of the work as
W. Morrison, the School Board, the
people who loaned furniture and ev
ery Individual who gave or helped in
The executive committee deserves
great credit for their work of secur
ing and fitting up a place for head
quarters. Tho officers were: Mrs
Ward Captains in School Registration:
-Mesdames Nannie Bunch, Cora Callo
way. T. C. Brown, Gilmore, Lola Ford,
Mossey Briggs. Green, V. J. Williams,
M. H. White, It. B. Lillard. W. J.
Dixon. The weather was so very
warm yet you worked faithfully. May
Gal bless everyone of the noble wo-
Clara Adams, chairman; Mrs. Pearl men for the sacrifice you have made
Dabney, secretary; Mrs. Alice Masou, In showing to this government that
treasurer. The finance commute has ! the Negro women of Kansas City were
done splendid work in raising money , not slackers, is my earnest prayer,
to carry on our work. Through their! L. A M'CAMPBELL.
earnest efforts we have been able to i
hear all our overhead expenses with
out calling on downtown headquarters.
They were ever ready and willing to
do whatever necessity demanded. Not i
only did they raise money, but some'
assisted by sowing and knitting. Tho
following ladles are members of thej
finance committee: Mrs. Louise Winn,
chairman; Mrs. Lillian iMoore, secre-!)
tary; Mrs. H. Abernathy. treasurer;
Mesdames Coursey, Essie Lewis. Clara
Adams, A. F. Radford. Katie Miller,
Addle Allen, Lulu Carlock. Mary B.
Jones, Alice Mason. Ruth Sanford,
Myrtle Coo!:. Maria Carr, Katie Pow
ell, J. R. E. Lee. Lulu Starks. Estella
Woods. J. li. Locke, Nellie Fulcher.
Clara Fulcher, Pearl Dabney. Bertha
'Estoll. Nannie Bunch, and Miss -Mat
Ladies of the Service Circle: Mrs
Anna Smith, chairman; .Mesdames.
Maggie Clay, Sallie Love, Theron Hal-
MRS. L. A. McCAMPBELL
who is always foremost in everything
for the race's betterment in this com-cumty.
CAMPAIGN MARCH 1 st TO 22 nd. HEADQUARTERS 1315 E, 18 St.
.AUXILIARY NO. 1 MAKES A
SPLENDID ANNUAL REPORT.
The annual report of the Wheatley
Provident Hospital Auxiliary No. 1
from January 1st, 1918, to January 1st,
I'JIO. is as follows:
Pillow cases, 56 pairs.
' Dresser scarfs, IS.
Tray cloths, 40.
Blankets, G pairs.
Surgical towels, 9 dozen.
Curtains, ".2 pairs.
Table cloths, 2.
Cooking utensils, 7.
Foot tubs, 2.
Operative gowns and caps, S.
The Auxiliary also solicited from
the John Taylor Dry Goods Company
12 sheets and 12 pillow cases. Mrs.
L. A. McCampbell solicited for the
hospital through the Auxiliary, CO nap
CHICAGO NEGRO TROOPS PARADE
Every Man in One Company of 370th
Infantry Was Decorated.
Chicago, Feb. 17. The 370th United
State Infantry, Negroes, and better
known to Chlcagoans us the Sth Infan
try of the lllnois National Guard, was
welcomed home today.
The Negro warriors made a distin
guished record in France. As a part
of General Mangin's "fighting 10th"
army on September 10, 1918, to the end
of the war they attacked the flower
of the Germany army. Tho Thirl
Battalion, composed of boys from
Danville, Springfield, Peoria and Me
tropolis, on September 30 achieved
a notable victory at Ferine de la
There are many members of the
regiment wearing decorations. Every
body in Company C got one for storm
ing the town of Beaume.
After a parade tho regiment en
trained for Camp Grant, to be dls-
Five thousand nine hundred fifty
Kansas school children have joined
the modern health crusade, which is
being put on In Kansas schools by the
American Red Cross, through tho
Kansas State Tuberculosis assocla
tion. Just this number of member
ship blanks have been signed by
grade school pupils of Kansas. Or
ders are still coming in. The cam
paign was rtosed February 16.
kins, 12 hot water bottle covers, 30 ' charged,
pillows, and two pairs slumber socks.
' MRS, N. C. CREWS, President. Kansas City possesses six of the
, -MRS. J. E. PERRY, Vice-Pros. finest drug stores owned by Negroes
MRS. ROSA JONES, Secretary n America and all well patronized.
Calvin-Bushby is the first Atchison
county man reported affected with
the epidemic of hiccoughs prevalent
in the East. Ho has had them con
tinuously for four days, and at times
has a very high temperature. Ho
gets occasional short sleeps, but when
he awakens the hiccoughing starts
50c Arena Floor
PLUS WAR TAX.
NINTH and HOLMES
MARCH 14, 1919
8:30 p. m.
"There goes $175," said Morris Al
derfer, a farmer, as he tossed two
grain sacks filled with seven bushels
of clover seed, into the tonneau of
his motor car. Grandma Miller says
she overlooked a good bet when she
sold twenty-five bushels last year at
$S a bushel.
MRS. L. J. BAOOTE'S ,
BIG COMMUNITY CHORUS OF 150 VOICES
SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH
10th and Charlotte Sts.
Friday Evening, February 28, 8:30 o'clock
GENERAL ADMISSION, 25 CENTS
Children under ten years of age, 15 cents
Come and' brinff your friends.
EWS F"ROIV! FRANCE
MR. H. O. COOK,
who has just returned from France, where he
has been engaged in Y. M. C. A. work, will speak
Paseo Y. M. C. A.,
Sunday Afternoon, February 23, 3:30 P. M.
Meeting under auspices of both Y.M. & Y.W.C.A, and is open to ail
DUBOIS DRAMATIC CLUB
"THE TRAITOR" or "HER FRIEND THE ENEMY"
A four-act war ilraina with sentiment and pathos of .the
sterling honest kind which appeals to every man, woman and
child with a human heart. Thrilling situations abound
throughout the play, and the comedy is equally strong.
This benefit drama is strongly supported by tho Athen
aeum Club, the Federation of Colored Women's Clubs and
the Republican and Democratic Rally divisions of Kbenezer
A. M. K. Church, which means a packed house. Get your
ticket now if ,vou want a good seat. All seats are numbered
no humbug, you will get the scat you buy. Call Bell phone
Grand 2141, East 2229 or East !I7S V for tickets. They are
on sale now.
I Federated Clubs Mrs. A. K. Jenkins, President Athen-
aeum Club; Mrs. Essie Lewis, President Ebenezer A. M. 13.
Church ; Republican Party, C. C. Rather, Mrs. Bessie Masou, 1
Mine. Lutie Sewall; Democratic Party, Mrs. Ella Tliurman, 1
Mrs. Ida Vaughan, Tyler Jackson. j
ILLUSTRATED LECTURE AT ALLEN CHAPEL
Sunday .Evening February 23, 7:45 p. m.
By MRS. HELEN B. PAULSON
on "How to Get Acquainted With Your Children."
Forty dolls in costume will be used. Mr. Burton II: Twichull
organizer of community singing, will conduct , '
Don't Miss This Service Under the Auspices of Allen
I Chapel Y. W. C. A. Club.