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minute Nearo Newtpaper that glvea ALL the Newt In which colored peo ple are 'InUreeted, aubtcrlbe for The SUN. Dell Phone Eait 999. We have many tall each week for housee and roome of all description!. Why not advertlae what you have to rent or tell In thle paper which reaches all the colored people In great er Kansas City? --------------------i-iiiiiii.-iii-i-,i-b-i, VOLUME X. NUMBEH 50. t'OTar0 KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 191.. Nelnon a Crewa Editor and Owner DTOTfiti' Can Wllla Glenn Peebles a en oral Manager ATxilvXi OC ----- i Near Barre From J Best Pictures in City at Love's Theatre MASONS OF MISSOURI IN SESSION AT SEDALIA. The Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons met in session at the Court House of Sedalia, Mo., last Monday morning with Grand High Priest Mc Campbell presiding. There were many lively, discussions. All the officers were re-elected exdapt that Mr. Chas. Griggsby of Liberty, Missouri, was elected Grand High Priest and Mr. Geo. Droomfleld of St. Louis, Mo., was elected Grand Treasurer. The ac tion of Grand High Priest .McCamp bell in arresting the warrant of Mt. Oread Chapter of Kansas City, Mis souri, was sustained by the Grand Chapter and the Grand High Priest was commended for his action. On Tuesday the sessions of the Grand Commandery were held. The outstanding feature of the day's pro gram was tho splendid address of Kminent Grand Commander Jose Sher wood. tNever before In the history of the Grand Commandery has such an lddross been heard. It simply could not have bosn surpassed. The elec tion of officers resulted as follows: Jose H. Sherwood, St. Paul, .Minn., lit. Eminent Grand Commander. (f. Washington Lewis, St. Louis, Mo. Deputy Eminent Grand Commander. BUILDING FUND FOR NEGROEi (Ily Associated Negro Press.) Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 21. With the ul timate view of supplying funds to the Negroes of the South for building and owning their own homes, the United Investment Corporation was organized in Atlanta with a capital stock of 1?100,000. The most prominent Ne groes in Georgia are financing this project, and it is proposed to open branch offices in every southern city. At present, according to officials of the corporation, the majority of the Negroes In the state are renters, and with tho rates steadily increasing the problem Is fast becoming a serious one. Their plan'Is to loan money at a moderate rate of inteiest to Negroes for building purposes. J. B. Long, of Atlanta, one of the most prominent members of the board Is acting president. MR. DRURY AS A PLAYWRIGHT. Mr. Theodore Drury is writing a new play which will soon be produced at St. James A. M. E. Church. Be cause of his reputation as a producer much interest is centered in tho new play, tho name of which has not been given. It Is nald the story centers around Colored politicians. DR. J. H. WILLIAMS The brilliant Grand Master of U. B. F.'s and S. M. T.'t who Is rounding out his fourth year In this office and to whom much credit is given for the miraculous and firm development of the fraternity In this state. C. C. Brassfield, Kansas City. E. G, 0. B. F. Graves, St. Joseph, Mo., B. G. Geo. C. Cole, Kansas City. E. G. Si W. Wm, Lamb, Kansas City, E. G. J. W. V. A; Ashley, St." Louis, Mo., Pre late.. S. H. Winston, Kansas City Grand Treasurer. , Robert A. James, St. Iuls, Mo E. G, Sentinel.' A. D. Butler, Grand Recorder, St. Joseph, Mo. On Wednesday the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge assembled with tho larg est attendance In its history. Four 'hundred delegates were present at the open'nqr and the Indications are that this will b; tho most momentous ss f.lon ever held, On going to press the election of of ficers had not been beldt A full, tic I'o'uut wll be published in our next Issuo. (By Associated Negro Press.) Reading, Pa., Aug. 20. Nineteen Negroed brought hore from distaut points recently by contractors on the state highway between Hamburg and Tort Clinton quit theft- jobs and left for home because of the great num ber of copper-head snakes uncovered on the Job, ' The road flanks tho wall of the old Blue Mountain Dam, a canal feeder, and part of the wall Is being removed by hand or Bteam shovel. .- Sometimes the shovel unloads a dozen of tho snakes at one time, and the men have 3iad manr oscapos. BLUE TRIANGLE LEAGUE. Vesper services August 21, will be held at the V. M. C. A. subject "Find ing Yourself," All members and friends cordially invited to bo present ...,Mlss Lovett Girls' Work Secretary and Miss Crogman, Recreation Work Secretary, were called to St. Louis sto attend tho Girls' Conference of the South Central Field. 'Miss Judith Syrtts was sent by this League as a delegate from the IGrls' work commit tee ...Mrs, J. F, Shannon Is visiting relatives in Sedalia,,,, All the Girl Reserves have been registered in Now York Monday afternoon 30 of the younger glrf reserves met at the High School to practice for the exhibition that was' calleil off on account of shortness of time. We thank all who co-operated to help perfect plans for tho iiopcd-for exhibition. THANKS. Tho Colored Division of War Camp Community Service is most grateful for the very willing co-operation re ceived fromthe community In general in li-aking ' the formal opening of our soldlors and sailors Community Club No. 3 a success. We wish to espec ially thank those who so kindly took part on the program; tho girls' and women's Clubs which assisted In mak ing draperies, and in receiving at the opening; those who defied tho IL C. L. and donated cakes, and tho John son Floral Co., 1C05 E. 18th Street and Mitchell & Abernathy Floral Co., 1510 E. 18th street for furnishing beauti ful floral decorations. NINETY-SECOND DIVISION HONORED BY KANSANS. (By Associated Negro Press.) Topeka, Kas., Aug. 20. More than five thousand Topeka Negroes gave tho soldiers of tho Ninety-second Di vision a royal homecoming celebration at Garfield Park, Tuesday afternoon. The celebration started with a parade In tho afternoon from tho auditorium to the state house grounds where Gov ernor Allen extended the official wel come of the state to the Negro fight ing men. From the state house the soldiers paraded to the south end of the Melan bridge, where they boarded street car specials for Garfield Park. At the park tho two hundred Shaw nee County Negro soldiers were deco rated with the Shawnee County medal of honor by the ladies of the Red Cross Auxiliary. The speaker of the. evening was Col. Charles Young, the only Negro grad uate of West Point to attain the high rank of colonel in the army of the United States. Colonel Young spoke on the atti tude of the Negro population of Amer ica In the support of tho war and char acterized the warriors of his race as helng among (he finest fighting men in tho world today. Colonel Young appealed to .the best Instincts of the Negroes of Topeka to refrain front any rioting or race hatred sucli, as is rife in the Eastern cities today. Ho pointed out that tho riots are mostly caused by dissatisfaction and a mob spirit among tho floating population of the big cities and showed how suclt activity is almost impossible here in tbe West wjiere the Negroes are for tho most part home and property own ers. At the conclusion of Colonel Young's talk the soldiers were served with a real picnic dinner. TWENTY-F0URTH INFANTRY PASSES THROUGH. At four o'clock Monday afternoon word was received from the Union Station that a special detachment of the 24th Infantry, one hundred and twenty strong would arrive in Kansas City at 4:30 p. rojjinroute from Camp Upton, N. Y., to Columbus. New Mex ico. Within halt an hour arrange ments were maueiio turn over the sol- tilers' and sallbrs.ConimuniU Club at the Union Station, to our men. They were met by MrA. O'Neill Mitchell representative of the Colored Division of Wnr Cnmn Communltv Service and escorted to tlie Club where a very en joyable hour waS spent under the showers playing! pool, writing, danc ing etc. As themen, much refresh ed from their short stay lined up to return to tho station, smokes wre passed. At the Union' Station the Red Cross ladlesierved candy and ice-cream cones; aud Just before the men entralued-OfrSj Ida Becks, direc tor of Girls' Workf at the Colored divi sion of the W. OsxC. S. and Miss Es telle Lovett aud-;ilrs. Jean McCampt bell, Y. W. C. A.9ecretaries were on the Job with ' fnilt, smiles' readings from Dunbar and :t rousing send-oft for the fellows. Privates James W. Williams and Charles H. Smith left with "hello" to the boys of the S03th Infantry. NATIONAL NEGRO BUSINESS LEAGUE HELD ANNUAL SESSION. Tho 20th Annual Session of tho Na tional Negro Business League was held last Wednesday at the Coliseum In St. Louis, Mo., under tho auspices of the Local League with President A. E. Malone opening the meeting. Delegates from twenty-six states rep resenting tho activity of Negro race enterprises and thrift were in attend ance. Tho principal feature of the meeting was an address by Emmett .7. Scott In which he outlined a big construction program for the future work of the League. J. C. Napier was elected honorary President, R. R. .Mo ton President: Emmett J. Scott. Secy. Charles H Jackson, Treasurer. 3v -tlJy AsSbclated 'Negro Ptess.) New OrleaiiR, La., Aug. 21.--Assert- fng he and u companion were bpaten by two white men In Calliope Street, between Clara and Magnolia streets, Tuesday night, and that five shots were fired at him, two of which took effect. Rise Coleman, white, 36, iden tified William Dowling, 20 as the man who fired the shots. God give us men; a time like this demands Strong minds, great hearts, true faith and ronrtyi bands; Men whom the lust of office cannot nil. Men whom the spoils of office cannot buy. Men horn possess opinions and illw. Men who have honor, men who will not lie. Men who can stand before a demagogus. And damn his treacherous flatteries without winking. Tall men, sun crowned, who live above the fog In public duly and in private thinking." PROMINENT WHITE DIVINE CRITICISES TREATMENT OF NEGROES. (By the Associated Negro Press.) Providence. R. I., Aug. 21. Amer ica's treatment of the Negro was severely criticised last evening by Rev. C. Edwin Silcox, white, pastor of the United Congregational Church of Newport, who gave the first of a series of s-ernions on "Race Blots in the United States, and Their In ternational Aspects." Ho declared that unless this coun try puts a stop to racial discrimina tion and assertion of white superior ity it may be forced to defend Its al leged superiority against' the entire Colored population of the world. "If more 'than a century of Iojalt on tho part of the Colored race Is not enough to convince America that the Negro is entitled to the full rights oi iti7Piiship. surely the record of on black soldiers in the world war should serve to win for him those rights. "The race riots which have occur red in Chicago and Washington are serious affairs for this nation, and they are due to deeper causes than those which have been given. Thej are a result of racial discrimination, and unless it Is eliminated. America is building for itself a national menaco, Re. Silcox further declared that if taclal discrimination and injustice are allowed to continue here, God will deny America world leadership. The War Camp Community Service Club No. 3 at 18th and Vine streets for the Benefit of the returned soldiers and sailors had a successful opening on Thursday evening August 14. A O'Neill Mitchell, Director of Colored Division spared no pains to secure the co-operation of the entire community. The hall was beautifully decorated with pictures, national colors and ferns furnished by Mitchell & Aber nathy Floral Co., and Johnson Floral Co. Rev. Wm. H. Thomas. Chairman of the Advisory Committee called the house to order and all joined in a community song directed by Mr. James Anderson, former secretary of Y. M. C. A. at Camp Dodge. Ia. Re marks were made by Mr. Henry F. Burt, Executive Secy., Prof. J. R. E. Lo, Mr. F. A. Harris, Chaplain Dins- more; vocal solos by Mr. Alexander Gatewood, Miss Margaret Spencer, Miss Lessle King. Persons from head quarters present were: Mr and Mrs. Henry F. Burt: Mr E. F Brown. Miss Emma Bassette. .Mrs Burton H Twitchell. Refreshments were served SALINA, KANSAS. Mrs. Minnie Smith of New York City died Sunday morning. Mrs. Smith was ' tho daughter of Mrs. Minerva Tallfarro and sister of Mrs. Anua Bry ant of this city. Sho had been 111 for seveial years. The body was brought here for burial by her son, Mr. Leon Smith. Funeral services were in charge of P.ev. O. H. Burbridge. Many friends in botli New York and Sallna courn the loss of Mrs. ' Smith frgm their midst and extend their deepest sympathy to tho bereaved relatives, . ..Miss Dora Hogan spent a few hours in tho city Friday, with her cousin, Mrs. Roberts, while enrouto to4 her home In Concordia, Kas., after a few weeks' visit in the West Itev. 6. H.Burbrldgo spent Sunday In Hutch; inson, assisting Reverend Henderson In a Rally which was a splendid suc cess Miss Laullne Colo, who has been visiting friends and relatives for the last five and one-half weeks re turned homo Sundny, She was accom panied home by Miss Leona irvin ot Kansas City, who expects to spond a couple ot weeks in Sallna. ., Misses Leona Irvin, Latillno Cole and Eliza beth Perrln were guests of Miss Eliza beth Jackson at a 7 o'clock dinner Saturday evening Friday, August 15, all Sallna: joined In a parade with music furnished by the colored band and marched to Oakdaie Park wherp the colored soldiers that had returned from Franco wore given a big celebra tion in tho form ot a picnic. Welcome addresses wero delivered by Dr. II. H. Wilson, chairman of the committee for the celebration; Mr. Fitzpatrtck, Mrs. Essie, Bryant and the city clerk, who presented each soldier with a service bad go. A ball giino was held between Sallna and Manhattan after which the boys and all the guests were served a delicious picnic supper by tho ladles belonging to the Red Cross Society. In the evening music wns furnlshod by Ted Hayes' orchestra- for tho young people to dance. Many from out of town wero present and report a very enjoyable afternoon and evening. Columbus, 0 Aug, 20. Protection of Colored race ot Dayton was asked of city commission by representatives of local Colored Welfaro League. There has been two race' disturbances at parks hero recently. MR. A. T. MOORE Thousands of Kansas Cltyans will be pleased to learn that Mr. A. T. Moore, the popular embalmer and for many years Kansas City's premier under taker Is now connected with the Sanders Undertaking Company, located at 17th and Holmes Streets, which is prepared to serve the people in the best manner at nil times. It is needless to say that under the management of Mr. Moore who has been for twenty-five years an expert embalmer, will take care of the patrens of this establishment as he has In the past. Bell Phone Grand 113. Lincoln High School Extension Opening Musical Concert SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH Entire program by the famous Second Regimental Band WILLIAM COOPER, Director WAR CAMP COMMUNITY SERVICE CLUB OPENS. NEGROES BARRED FROM NAVY (By Associated Negro Press.) Birmingham, Ala., Aug. 20. No more Negroes will be accepted for service in the navy, acording to in structions received at the local navy recruiting station yesterday. iper ienced Negro cooks will continue to be enlisted to handle the cooking, but even Negro mess attendants will not be accepted after'thls date. Tho campaign for recruits being; waged by the recruiting officers in Alabama is meeting with much suc cess, according to Lieut. Commander J. E. Meredith and a large number of applications are being received daily. The Twin City Baptist Young Min ister's Alliance met in their regular meeting Monday night July 18th, at the Frierdship Baptist Church, 17th and Tracy. The meeting was callsd to order by the President, Rev. H. W. Webb, business transacted, after which all present enjoyed a religious service. Scripture Reading by Rev. B. I'. Cosby. Prayer by Bev. P L. Jones, sermon by Rev A. A. Royston, from 2nd Corinthian 520, Subject DR. GIDEON W. BROWN Grand Medical Registrar of the U. B. F.'s and S. M. T.'s and one of Kansas City's most aggressive physicians who is a candidate for the office of Grand Master of this great fraternity. Dr. Brown has' a wide acquaint ance among the members in this State and his 'many friends predict for him a "lanasuae. IN MEMORIAM. In gad and loving remembranco ot our dear husband and father, Ernest O. Boone, who departed this life Aug! 20, 191S. 'e cannot say and we will not say, That he is dead, he Is just away. With a cheery smile and a wave of hand. He has wandered into an unknown land, And left us dreaming how very fair, It needs must be since he lingers there. And we who are left, 1iow wo still yearn, For tho old time step and tho glad re turn, But ho Is still our own, most dear, And wo lovo him there, as we loved him here, And think ot him still in the same dear way, Ho Is not doad, ho is Just away. Mrs. Annlo Boone, wife, B. R. Boone, Ernest O. Boone, Jr., Anna Powers, Cordelia Boone, chll U1CU, Helen Boone, Mildred Boone, Alfred Powers, Chlldren-in-law, Ernest O. Boone, ni, Edna Powers. Grandchildren. (By the Assocl&ed Negro Press.) Jersey City, N.YvAug. 20. Colored veterans of the World War number ing about twenty gathered at Pythian Hall and formed what will probably be the nucleus of tho first American Leg ion Post ot Colored men la tho city, "Ambassadors for Christ," which was well worded and very instructive. Rev. H. W. Webb, who has been the helpful and faithful president of tho Alliance for tho past fto yWs, has been called to Butte, Mont., as pastor of Bethel Baptist Church there. The Alllaucu wishes for him and his fainily a great success in his good work. 5.0u was given the Young .Ministers by tho New Era District Association to help them in their Educational study. It waa highly appreciated by thorn. Seven ladles Joined tlie Alliance to take part in the Art and Educational Club th ladles met- Friday night the 22nd at 21st and ''Flora, the Alliance will meet Monday night the 24th at 17th and Tracy. (By tlie As'sociated Negro Press.) Lansing, Mich.. Aue. 21. T was the mecca for Michigan Nirrn celebrating the Fifty-sixth Annlvcr- sary or tho emancipation of their raco tho tor-centenary of tho arrival of Negroes In America; and tho return of peace. Tho celebration was under tho m. roctlon of tho Lansing lodge of Color ed Masons. During tho celehratlon plans were unfolded to mako Lansing me permanent state headquarters for Negro Masonry and establishment or a direction agency through which the, problems ot the Negroes will be htm- aiea. The money returns from th. tnhiinn will be placed In a building fund for tho erection of a tomplo and hbad omces.