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bingo aboard .hip. The, .oom .ollr.ly unworried
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Charge Jews, Negroes Are
Barred From Air Course
Negro Becomes Head
Os Gary City Council
GARY, Ind.—(ANP)—A "spite eleclion" of city
officials the first of 1910 has resulted in the elevation
of Aid. Wilbur J. Hardaway, lone Neuro city council
man, to the presidency of the city council. This is be
lieved to he the first time n Neuro has occupied such a
position since reconstruction.
Hardaway, originally elected in 1929, served sever
al terms and was defeated but last year he was reelect
ed. In January he was elected to vice-president of the
council bv the Republican members in a spite move. Ed-
Kreiuer president, died of a heart attack on the city
streets Tuesday which automatically elevated Harda
way Io lhe presidency. He Is due tn serve until the nevi
election in January, 1911.
Women Condemn
Ga. Lynching
GRANTVILLE. Ga. -(SNS) —The Methodist women of
the luiGrunge district, in annual srssio nhcre Monday, denounc
ed in vigorous terms the lynching neat LaGrangv on September
7, of a Negro youth accused of attempted criminal assault.
' 'Phe resolutions were signed bv
I Mrs. William Bnnks and Mrs Du
I rand Miller, president nnd seer?-
• tary respectively of the district
| r.rganizatlon, and Mrs Stewart
i Colley, superintendent of Christian
i Social Relations of the North Geos
i gin Conference.
The bath room of a Los Angeles
I residence can be warmed bv pass
r, ing electric current through 60
feet of the kind of cable used for
• hentint! ■ oil (hut hun been laid iui
iter the room’s tile floor
The resolutions, which \ver- •
adopted unanimously, condemned
• iinrrservedly’ 1 the failure to pro j
vide adequate Kufeguards for th* ]
accused. « r d called upon the of- |
fleers of the county to do n I in
their power to discover and punish
"the lynchers who committed this
terribl,. murder and brought re
prnach upon Georgians and Amen
can tit Isens."
The resolutions also expressed
gratitude to another Negro who. it
is said rescued the intended vic
Ilin of the naMtUlt mid turned th
attacker over to tlio law,
from a Canadian port for the war “over there,"
the second Canadian d'vision indulge in a game of
as to what awaits them on the other side of the
Report Handed
Governor After
Long Inquiry
Moving with the utmost caution In
the final stages of its almost six
months of extensive Inquiry con
ducted into the huge program of
the National Defense Program, in
order to determine how far the
forces of prejudice have sabotaged
Its patriotic ends by fomenting the
feeds of race, color and religious
rivalry, the Eastside Chamber of
Commerce, through Its Committee
on Labor and Industry, thia weelf
laid nt the desk of Governor Cul
bert Olson evidence of Its findings
calculated to bring about startling
and significant results.
'File Labor and Industry commit
ter headed by Lieut < Retired U. 8.
A > .Journee W White, has labored,
long nnd efficiently in uncovering
evidence cf a collusive nature, that
Negris. Jews. Mexican* and Por
tu ese citizens of this country are
being . i.iltiii.i'i- <ily barred from
the fruits of certain phases of the
national and state educational pro
gram. In order to prevent their be
ing employed In the aircraft and
other gigantic defense work pro
This Is being .done, It was point
ed out. In defiance of existing Fed
eral and State statues forbidding
such discrimination.
Hardly any detective work In real
life or fiction rivals the dramatic
probe into the fabric woven in con
niving secrecy to gradually exclude
certain minority groups Americans
from the full enjoyment of their
The Committee, charged In its
conversations with NYA officials,
that conclusions reached In their
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Fine Traits
Os U. S. Bond
Are Lauded
Several years ago while working
through Miss., Louisiana and Tex
as it was my privilege to meet
Ulysses S Bond. Over a period of
ten days or more we traveled to
| gether over these states contacting
undertakers and promoters. This
prolonged and close association gave
fruit to a friendship I valu*
more than any contacTrnade here
tofore. not because he is a fin*
gentleman and an unusual sport.
e but because I observed some of the
1 finest traits in him that have ever
• been observed in any man.
1 First U. S. Bond is a lover of
1 humanity regardless of race, color
" or < reed. He not only expresses hi
-8 sympathy ip words, but by imme
diate assistance when in distress
■ and need regardless ot race. Not al
ways does he give contributions at
‘ '.e moment but reeks and find'
5 *ome aven: . to give constructive
' and concrete assistance.
" lam reminded of an incident
only a few days ago. to be exac ;
1 Sunday. September 8 when leaving
p church services at the Madison
* Light Baptist Church, was Informed
. of an old woman who several years
ago wa s strickened with a disease
, that eventually would have' car
ried her to an early grave, and Mr
’ Bond knowing this woman could
’ not protect herself from this ail
| ment, ‘because of poverty, made
’ | such arrangement and paid for « i
J1 series of treatments that she might I
I live. Yesterday she was reported ill
, ’ and Immediately Mr. Bond drove 1
,! to giving her money to
. ! defray her immediate needs and i
* arranged for her food to be pro- 1
I vided a s long a s she was unable I
! to take care of herself
Mr Bond is truly a son of the I
I splendid gentleman. Boot* Bond
because everywhere I have gone in
I this community people. wlUte and
i; black, have nothing but praise for
Scott Bond and his two sons. Theo
and U. S. Bond, who have jujc i
ceeded in retaining the love and
respect of all people, rich.or poor ,
[ As I understand the fauier of the
two men left n Rtrtune. Begin- 1
| ning with a bed quilt, as his only
earthly possession and finally suc
ceeded In establishing himself as
one of the most important men In
the country. As a community build-
■ er. n lover of humanity and a hard (
worker, a shrewed business mind I
! Mr. Bond accumulated a fortune
I Thy late Scott Bond dH not incre
,lv leave his sons a fortune, but
j untold wealth of fine maifhood.
1 lovers of mankind, fine originator-1
I nnd produce!. of MnM Th' •
I lives as I observe are busy dlrec-
I ting the large plantation, the Fu
' neral Directors Exchange and the
[ Hondo! Laboratories, seeking here
and there In their community and
vicinity to serve their people, with
never a selfislj motive.
N.Y.A. Worker
Dies In Crash
Henry Bodv 11001-2 Victory St. |
Little Rock, was killed almost in
stantly Monday morning when a
truck on which he was riding left
the highway about one mile North
of Levy np the Camp Robinson
road and crashed Into a ditch
Floyd E. Cook of Levy, about 18.
who was riding In the truck Is In
a serious’ condition at the Univer
slty Hospital. James Green, col- 1
ored. 1210 East Bth Street, suffered
minor Injuries. The driver of the
truck. Willard Sammons. Route No
1. Little Rock, was uninjured State
Patrolmen Lindsey and Maxey said
Sammons told them he lost control
of the truck. He said something
went wrong with the steering ap-
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To Show
Machine Gun
Is Mounted On
Revolving Base
HAMMOND. La. -'ANP) - Tile
demonstration here of a ten-barrel
machine gun by its inventor, A. W.
Cryer. Negro strawberry tenant
farmer, convinced observers that it
is one of the greatest and most ef
fective defense or offense weapons
in the history of modern warfare.
The gun contains five magazines
each of which be ,r hot steel
from two projecting . rel». Bul
t*tn art dlochaured live ol thu
barrels In a shot vo., A* alternating
automatically} l through the other
five barrels in lightnirtff-like speed
The model is operand by a crank
and 86 shells from each of the five
magazines can be discharged in a
few seconds, making a total of 330
volley shots in tills brief period of
It can be constructed on a scale
varying from 22 calibre upward,
and can be mounted on tank, auto
or airplane Mr. Cryer explained, i
The gun is mounted on a revolv- 1
Ing base and can be easily oper- I
Hted by one man with a second to
refill magazines. I
Mr. Cryer said the weapon can
be operated by motor advancing to
a possible speed of 339 bullets per (
second. Magazines are easily re
placed. Length of barrels will de- ’
termine range, he said. The model
barrels are 5 1-2 inches apart set
in a lyagazliip compartment 32 x-2 ‘
inches over all. which is mounted ’
on a revolving stand.
Mr. Cryer has had a few years ■
of experience as a blacksmith. Oth- '
er than that, he has no mechani- |
cal training. He Is asking the war |
department for an opportunity to ,
demonstrate the "Blitzkrieg" gun ,
in Washington. He holds the patent |
right, exclusively.
Mammoth Newsboy i
Meet Set For
September 27th
The second mammoth newsboys ■
meeting will be held at the office
nf the Ark World. 905 1-2 Gaines
Avenue, Thursday, Sept 27, from
6:00 P. M. to 7:00 M. All agent
are a-sked to be present and bring
along with them their route list.
Several prizes that will go out to
the carriers that wins out In th>
present newsboy contest. AU
agents will share tn prizes to be
given wwwy This is a new start
a chance to win So everv arent ■
is asked to knock on a few more
doors, and let his motto be A
World in Every Home", We are
happy to say that he Arkansas
World Circulation Contest proved
conclusively that colored Uttle
Rockianb not only reads the Ark
World, but they are ready to sup
port a newspaper with a voice It
Is gratifying to note the response ol
the many readers who are read
ing the Arkansas World And wr
wish to thank each and everyone
who participated in this great
Circulation Contest. TTicrr are
over 14,000 colored homes in Little
Rock The Arkansas World should
be placed in every one of these
homes weekly That was the pur
pose of this great Circulation con
test. The Arkansas World is youv
Newspaper Through it you can
speak. Support it by subscrib
ing for it today. Tills Contest
will close on Saturday, October 5
Vacationing In Chicago
' i
—charming wife of Theo Rond, "Arkansas Wealthiest Negro planter'
ant business man of Madison, Arkansas, is now ya ationing In ChlcafF.
] Mrs. Bond uill be away for several weeks.
Parents Os Bond Brothers
Mrs. Scott Bond, still Uvea In
the home residence of Madison, en
joying fine health. She radiates her
pride in the manner in which her
two fine sons are carrying on.
Pictured above is (he likeness of
the late Scott Bond, to whom (hi*
editinn Is dedicated. A man whose
life stands out as a living inspira
tion for those who have the am
bition w achieve.
From Slavery To Wealth-
The Life Os Scott Bond
| operating the finest and cne of the
largest mercantile eHtablishmenU
' was not thought nor dreamed of,
lor even considered ii possibility.
[ nor that at the advanced age of
sixty-one he would erect and op
erate successfully the largest ex
cavating plant of Its kind in Ark
ansas, and one of the only two it)
♦he entire southland, was beyond
conception Yet. these things and
many other equally remarkable
ones have been accomplished by
the little Mississippi-born slave
boy whose history we pay tribute
on these pages.
The Illustrations in thia newspa
per show some of the many suc
cessful enterprises owned and man
aged by Scott Bond, others found
ed and improved by his two splen-
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The Reward of Honesty, Industry i
And Perseverance. May This
Short History, Which I Think Is 1
Ideal Toward the Fine Wav o|
Life. Be An Inspiration to Every [
Negro Trying To Find His or
Her Way.
Elghty-sevan yems ago. there was
born near Canton in Madison
County. Mississippi, a slave child
that was destined to show every
Amerlcnn-born child of all races,
th* possibilities of achieving suc
As n boy he was subject to the
unhallowed conditions at that time
For his mother Io think that het
son was to he numbered among
the leaders of his generation, that
he would become one of the largest
planters and land-owners of his
race, that as a merchant and all I
around business man, owning and
City, State and National N«wa
To Develop
For Flying
New Regiment* To
Be Organized And
Old One* Expanded
-Thirty-six thousand of the
first 400,000 men drafted for
military service under the
•ecently enacted law will be
Negroes, according to an an
louncement from ? e White
House Monday. 1
Early, i yiss secre- .
ry, sflid in a ' at-'*-*— *•*
I from the
that the tics
i Authority, win
with the Army making
“a start in the development
of colored personnel for the
aviation service.’
It was stated that the new Ne
gro regiments would be organiz
ed for the army and that exist
ing organizations would be ex
panded to full strußfth.
The statement released by
Early has the approval of Sec
retary of War Stimson and Gen
, oral George C. Marahall, chief of
' staff.
"The expansion wßt affect
both combat and service organi
zations of the regular army ami
I the National Guard, such as In
fantry, Cavalry, Artillery, Engi
neers and Quartermasters Corps.’’
according to the statement.
One of the Negro regular army
units which is scheduled to bo
increased to full var strength is
the 24th It. ’ntry located at Fort
■ Benning, Ga. *’ ' ,24th has been
in the Georgia for the
past 18 years and sg commanded
by white officers heaibul V Col
onel James M. Lockett. regi
ment has a distinguished record
Present strength of the regi
ment is 33 officers and 969 en
listed men. When brought to full
war strength, the regiment will
have 2,970 officers and men
1 Present war strength of thia type
of regiment is 2.660 mtn.
Other units of colored soldiers
stationed at Fort Benning include
three truck companies of the 48th
Quurtermastsr Regiment, which
will also be expanded from the
present strength of 10b men in
each company.
Ladies Auxiliary
Os Univerail Life
Holds Baby Contest
Th. imUn AulMir, ot the Uni
verwi Lite Inninnc, company U
sponKrtne a baby oonteat Septem-
I her 3?, at ML Zion Baptist church
I Sth and Oroaa Sts. The public U
invited. The Ladle. Aualllary U
organised tor th, benefit of the
Negro public of uttla Rock Arkan
sas. Their work u trylnit to en
lighten th, race of «hat our group
Is trying to do (a Uw bualne.,
world. They win through the Uhl
versal Ufa Inguran* company’s
Agtnoy force eontget as many
home, as iKaallile. Bd* the moth,
era to make tt» aonaat the beat
ever held. ,

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