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Franklin's Paper The Statesman Twenty-Third Year WELCOME TO BOY SCOUTS Boy Scout Officials Extend Welcome to Colored Patrols—Statesman Jls Glad to Make Correction Souic lime ago, iu an editorial, The Statesman criticised the Denver man agement of the Boy Scouts for show ing discrimination against the enroll ment of colored boys Our charge coming to the notice ot the organisa tion. was taken up and a statement made In the following letter, which is so unequivocal that w. publish it l»o!h to give the farts as they are and byway of apology For once wi are sincerely glad that we have been wrong While we did not wrong in lent tonally, yet we were wiotig. we iegret it and we make the correction cheerfully. Denver, Colo, Ue« 11, lhll Mr (.* A Franklin. Kditor of The Statesman, 1026 Nineteenth St.. Denver, Colo. Dear Sir —I regret exceedingly that absence from the office prevented my seeing you when you called this rating* as i would have • n ich to have discussed with you Lht subject raised by jour editorial in the issue of The Statesman of November last, and coven you of the 28th ultimo A meeting of the local committee ol the Boy Scouts of America in Den ver , held this noon, at which I «-onve? '■•i to the members the sub stance of your editorial and my reply thereto, all of which provoked a gen eral discussion 1 find that the |K>si tton taken on the question in my lot ter of the ZNth ultimo to be the unanl moils opinion of the local committee We gladly welcome the advent ol colored boys in the Boy Scout organ ization, and hope that many will avail themselves of its splendid training. 1 slnoerely hope that you have cor reeled the wrong impression which your editorial has made and the in justice done the members of the local committee. 1 would appreciate it if you would advise the* boys of your race, through the columns of vout paper, that they are not barred from becoming Boy Scouts on account of their color; but, on the- contrary, nr welcome. The formation ot patrols and troops 1b left almost entirely t«» t the boys themselves, and tin control of the local committee is merely ex ercised for the purpose- of seeing that a high standard Is maintained Yours very truly. F S. TITS WORTH, Secretary of the* Boy Scouts of Amer ica in Denver. • Bovs who are interested in this movement, parents who realize what It will mean to their boys, will be directed what steps to take if they will make Inquiry at The Statesman 4 BUSINESS MEN OF LITTLE ROCK Marked Progress Shown In Rise of Two Energetic Toilers. CASES WHERE MERIT COUNTS Arkansan Afro-Amoricnns Who Hav» Achieved Success In the Public. Pro fer.sional and Civic Life of Littl* Rock —Former Letter Carrier Now Superintendent of City Delivory. I.it lin I lock Ark. A record of the achievements of the colored people of Arktin .is, particularly of Little ttock. interest lip; reading. r J'ho struj; c| ( T s Sl ,:nc . f them have bad hi order to gain a footbolil and u competency would l»e more startling than the veri est fiction. Perhaps Kittle Rock is tie only town of * on<te<piem *• In the country where there is « ooh»r<*d superintendent of city delivery, n man o lio has worked tils way steadily from < artier to the bijnrest position in that division l'n der Lain work a large uumt»er of while and colored • irriers and clerks. He 1 s business Hr-i. last and all the time and lu tiie tucnty-one yi»ara be has t*een « «»!»;.«* ted with lhe |K*stotliee he baa uiuue many friends among the while nud • «»!«*i«*d patrons «*f the otii« e In gii'uiiig this landtiou H H. (jar ner lias simply done ns others have done \vb«* li. *«• f*i-«*d ics uguition in spite of « olor prejudh e 111* has stu* k to !iis work working during hours and lifter hours, familiarizing himself with every detail, and in the cud making blni'elf iudi*|»cns;.tde It is a bard thing to „i*t around the « old records of civil aeivee proeetlure, and when con fronted v.iili tin* la* t that here st«>od tlie logit til in ti for the plat e, whose knou ledge of things ami condition? tlt t#*d him. la*sides w ht»se record was be hind him. there was but little else to do bur appoint liitn to the (Kndtiou he now holds. Frank A. Young, grand keeper of records ami seals. Arkansas Jurisdic tion of the Knights of Pythias, is one of the foremost young men in the mate He occupies a i>osition of com manding influence among them, al though lie has only lived in the state a little o\er ten years. He has had more to do with tlie erection and inalnte uanre of the old Indies’ home than any other individual, that institution being built largely through his efforts. Mr Young owns some valuable real estate, lives in oue of the tnos»‘ beauti ful homes in the city nud was ve-clect od for the fourth time to his present position. He served on the finance committee and committee on homes for the Business league and was chair- » i.ank a row a mnn of tho committee on toast*. Tic stands high in hoc rot orders, among them the Odil Fellows, Masons. I’yth Inns and Mosaic Templars Before en tering the real estate business he served for ten years as a railway mail clerk, and only by economy and close application to business has he worked himself up to his present position of Influence in the state. Young Women’s Christian Association. The work of the Young Women's Christian association In St. l.ouls Is progressing rapidly under the leader ship of Mrs. Klizaheth Boss Haynes and her etiiolent band of coworkers. The young women of the city seem to be thoroughly aroused and art* joining hands with Mrs Haynes in an effort to build up u I urge membership DENVER, COLORADO, SATURDAY, JAN. 6. 1912, BROOKLYN MOTHERS UNITE. Young Organization of Paronta Makaa Its Initial Bow. Among the more re< ent organizations under the leadership of the women of Brooklyn and one which promises large results In personal help to the mothers of the various communities Is the Mothers' club The organization had its Inception In the thrift and Industry of Mrs. Smith Ferebee and Mrs. Adah M. Talbott who communicated U»el«* ideas and plans to several other Inter ested mothers. Including Mrs II S Newton, and the result was the forma tlon of the club. One of the objects of the Mothers' club is to create greater Interest in UXK SMITH FLRKBLE the family life «»f the community bj getting the mothers together often hi conference for the discussion of the many problem** incumbent upon them iu the rearing «*f their children. In su« h a discussion consideration will t** given to the needs of children at different ages and how to meet them, the literary, moral and reli gious atmosphere which should pervade the homo, the proper attitude of par ents toward their children and kin dred subjects A circulating library of the best books for mothers will also be a feature The first pul i function of the Moth era’ club was re* ently held at the Carl ton avenue branch of the M C. A and was a gratifying success socially and financially An appreciative audl en« e was present to enjoy the spicy literary program which was rendered by able talent Mrs N It Ihtdson. president of the club, preside*! over t lie program, which was ns follows ('migregatlonnl slue Ing. Invortition. plan** selection. Mrs George r. \vil*ec«n. .Ir Introductory address. Mrs Dodson: piano solo. Mas ter Ackerman Phillips: dramatic read Ing. Mrs. Mary M Taylor, and an ad dress by Intcrifational Secretary » . a- Hunton of the Young Men's Christian association The officers of the club are Mrs N 11. Dodson. president; Mrs Smith Fere- Inn*. vice president; Mrs. Adah M. Tal bot Ux sec ret ary. and Mrs. Frances Har rison. treasurer GLENWOOD SPRINGS, COLO. Mrs. Delia Lawrence and Mrs Mary Brookins arc convalescent. Mrs. Laura Walker left last week on a visit to her relatives in Fulton and Mo. The First Baptist church elected the following officers and teachers to conduct the Sabbath school for the ensuing yolir: Superintendent, Alice Clark: assistant superintendent, Lewis Walker; secretary. Helen Dun can; treasurer. Cordelia DeNeal, Myrtle Duncan, librarian: Eunice Rus sell, organist: Janies Johnson and Laura Adams, teachers. Mr. Ned Robinson is away on a vacation. Rev. Fnnt is expected this week to spend a few days in our city. While hero he will hold meetings at the A. M. E. church. Services at the Baptist church last Sunday morning: Matt. 5:14. “Light In a Dark Place.” Evening: Rom. It: 11!. •'Settle Your Own Uoount Brother T. M. Russell, officiating. Both subjects were well delivered to an appreciative congregation. May God over bless Brother Russell in his good work. MRS. ALICE A. CLARK. ALAMOSA, COLO. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Woods enter tained i few friends at dinner Sun day evening at their home on Third street The guests were: Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Riley, Miss Octavia Riley, Messrs James Garrett and Alex. Rose. The colored band recently organ ized gave a ball on Monday (New Year’s) night, at the Band hall. A large crowd attended and a delight ful tim*. was had. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Stribbling are erectile a beautiful cement block home. Miss Hazel Stribbling has been in dispos'd with the measles but is able to be out again. Mr. George Carter continues to be ill with heart trouble. Mr. Ed Hayden, formerly of Den ver, is in the city again and has re sumed his old position on the parlor cars. Mr L \. Riley is anticipating trav eling with the Lacy Minstrels this season which hopes to open their season, ravel on or about the mid dle of March. We wish the company great iccess. The weather has been quite cold, the thermometer reaching 15 degrees below zero. OGDEN, UTAH. i N. jt Lav r< ent< riained lb - McCully and wife Sunday for dinner. Mrs N K. Shaw left for Kansas it} where she will join her hus an . They will make Kansas City heir home Mrs. Green of Wyoming is visiting ;.er sister and son. .Mrs. Martines. Mrs. Will Watkins left for Port lane: Ore , to make her home Mr. and Mrs. 1-awrence Fair en tertained Re%. McCully and wife for '.inner Christmas eve. s. A. J. Martin is coufiued to her bed M s. Kindey is confined to her hour with rheumatism. Mis. Martines entertained Christ mas day Rev. McCully and wife. v. s. Blue was in from her ranch Th sday. Ms. Colter is confined to her bed. M s. Flemmings has returned from s Lake. GRAND JUNCTION, COLO. Christmas tree was a great si. ss. Many good presents were ha: tied out from it. while the chil dri'i rejoiced. Mr. Henry Clay knows w to do with a Sunday school. choir of lute hus been reuder ir- sjme tine music under the leader si: of Mrs. Ij. A. Morris. A few weeks ago the pastor per !» d the matrimonial tie between Mi Bruce Johnson and Mrs Ada V\ n of Pueblo, and ol course rii mas dinner was in order and trul he was not forgotten. The tur Kt : as there but he didn’t gobble th« tlier fellow did that. ;n glad to say that among the el*. papers 1 read regular, The Stn. -unnn is the most welcome vis it. 1 go out to meet the postman evet Monday morning to get The Si man, and read everything in it. It’- newsie. '1 death of little Lottie Jane Lee Lai n, whose parents are prominent < it is of original duration, was qui a shock to all in the city who kite her. Only twelve years old. yet m extra little Christian, with suit sing Christian influence, whose dt has caused several to turn to the ord, attempting to use her little llf« is a model, she died Sunday m.' ng and funeral was held from tin v. M. E. church, where she was a nber. Interment in Mesa ceme tery *n Christmas day. Peace be to hi remains and spiritual life to the oil. \ nickel will never buy more of. pleasure than it can at the Lorraine Moiing Picture Show at 725 Twenty sixth avenue, just across from the Fivi Points postoflice. DENVER PERSONAL MENTION Social News and Personal Mention Continued on Pages Two,, Four, and Five NOTES OF THE ZION BAPTIST CHURCH. The men of Zion outdid themselves in the banquet which was served to . the ladies of the church last Monday evening, when three hundred sat down to a most delightful repast. The church auditorium was trans formed into a huge dining room with 250 feet of tables, beautiful in white linen, china, glassware and silver. These were taxed to their capacity | and a more delightful evening was never spent by the church. Among the guests of the men were a number of friends from other I churches in the city whose presence added to the pleasure and delight of . the evening. Each person was served ,} to his heart s content w ith as elab orate a menu as the city and season could afford. There was roast tur key, brown gravy, French creamed peas, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, tender celery, potato salad, | bread and butter, black coffee, ice' cream and cake and each diner was served till enough was said. And. ah. the cooking. It is doubt ful whether mother herself could ex cel it. (This is the verdict of the women.) The service was par excellence. Bro Bert Ellis acted as head waiter, owing to the fact that Bro. Chas. Muse could not leave his work in time to take charge. Bro. Muse came a little late and rendered most effi cient Ip m making things go. waiting force was made up of men of experience and never was better ser\ ice rendered. The most difficult question the men had to face was to convince the women that the food was actually man-cooked But its a fact. The pastor is willing to stake his reputa tion on it: he actually saw them at it. There was -J. R. Green. J. J. Bates. S. R. Flam and Peter Fosseft. These are the guilty parties and a better team never entered a kitchen. However it would be a difficult thing to make a list of all who worked. It is easier to simply say "the men of Zion," assisted by a few of our staunch good friends, that's enough. The women declare that they are going to even up with the men and 1 there is no question of the ability of j the women of Zion to do it, though some of the men are doubters. The pastor is delighted. Again the : ' congregation has shown its possibili ties The good to the church work ' can hardl> be estimated and the con- ! tention of the pastor that men fully | organized are a power in the church' work is more than justified. On the whole the banquet was very like one seen recently in El Jebei Temple Zion has against set the j pace. The holidays are now past and the , church is considering a series of j meetings under the preaching of Dr. , Tillman of Wichita, who will prob- j ably begin January 14th. Dr. Till j mail is one of the strongest men in the country When a people want the pure, unadulterated gospel, he has it. Next Sunday is our covenant and communion service, which will be held at 2:30 p. m. We hope that ! every member possible will be pres ent. Music at West Bros.. Sunday even ing. Jan. 7th. from 9 to 12 o’clock. HAVE AN EXPERT FiCK YOUR PIANO. Prof. W. R. Edwards is salesman for the Columbine Music Co. Consult i him for bargains in all grades of pi- j anos. Also tuning. Residence. 2944 . California. Phine Main 82S2. Don't guess. Know that your investment Is fgood. Five Centi a Copt ANNOUNCEMENT. I The forty-ninth anniversary of the emancipation of the American Negro will be celebrated Sunday afternoon ) at 4 o'clock at 2630 Welton, when . the following program will be ren dered : Music Scott M. E. Choir Reading of the Emancipation Proc lamation Mrs. Isabelle Stewart Piano Selection... Mrs. Minnie Hayes Address—"Wendall Phillips the Abolitionist”. Mrs. Helen M. Wixson • State Supt. of Pub. Inst.) Violin Solo Prof. Lee j (Graduate in music from Nebraska State University.) Address—"A Look Into the Future" ....Rev. David E. Over (Pastor of Zion Baptist Church. > Announcements. Closing Music Scott M E. Choir Mrs. E. W. Small is entertaining her sister. REV. THOS-HAZEtL TENDERS RESIGNATION. The congregation of the People’s ■ Presbyterian church is up in arms ; against a sea of troubles. Rev. Thos j Hazell has notified it of his having tendered his resignation to the Pres ( bytery. While no cause is given, it is understood that he is led to take this step because of the lack of thor ough whole-hearted support from all his congregation. Too many of them have allowed their part of the respon sibility to be carried by others. His ambition to make the church a pow erful factor in community life, his zeal to hold high the banner of the cross has thus been hampered and he prefers not to preach than to do so without the support and encour ; agement of all his members. In no sense is his action a protest against ; the financial conditions in the church To cause him to reconsider, and to influence all to jJo what duties mem bership entails, some of the members are planning a meeting at which the congregation will pledgeitself anew . to the work of the church. COLORED BOY LEADS SCHOOL IN SCHOLARSHIP AND DEPORT MENT AND INDUSTRY. Luther Long of Pueblo set the pace for his fellow students at the State Industrial school for the past year and was rewarded by a $10 gold piece. ! the gift of Senator Schermerhorn BACHELOR GIRLS. Possibly the jolliest bunch of girls in the city are the Bachelor Girls They have kept the holiday season l gay with their entertainments aud it a few of the real bachelors could have peeped iu Miss Morelia Josephs home on last Friday they would have 1 been just a bit jealous. The meeting was interesting from ! start to finish. Mrs. Bert Patrick car ried off the first honors, while Miss Eva Cooper carried home a small I deck of cards to console her. Miss Joseph invited Miss Ethel Burns. Mesdames H. G. Johnson. Bert Patrick and W. E. Parks to meet the girls. The Eureka Literary Society will | have its annual election of officers Jan. 9, 1912. All members and friends are requested to he present V splendid program will be rendered Piano solo, Mr. L. Good; vocal solo. Mr. Fred Clements: select reading. Mr. C. F. Starks, piano solo. Miss Edna Freeman; vocal solo. Mr. J. A. Garfield; journal, Mr. F. V Ward. Zion Sunday school is going to ! have a special feature in its work in ttit' way of a projecting lantern which will be used to illustrate the work bv | show ing views of the Holy Land and [the like.