September 21, 1918
I RAY, ARIZONA *
H " Archie Lewis, Representative *
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■Miss Lillibelle Jones of Los Angeles
in Ray last week. She has
Hcepted a position with Superinten-
Bnt and Mrs. Smith of the Ray Con.
■Miss Inez Stewart went to Phoenix
Hit Sunday to spend a few days visit- 1
Bf her mother.
■The representative tor the Tribune)
■jfeived a letter front John Burton.
Hip is now in training at Camp Lewis
Hfcahington. He writes that he will
Have Camp Lewis soon and will in-
Hrm us when he reaches his destina-
Hj. J. McDonald and son Bert went
H-a hunting trip last Monday. They |
■me back loaded down with game. .
Hunting is very good around here this I
flme of the year.
I Mrs. A. Smith has been on the sick i
Ht the past week.
I&,ittle Martha Louise Lewis, infant '■
nughter of Mr. and Mrs. Archie j
lewis, celebrated her first anniversary j
Hat Monday, Sept. 16.
I Rlrs. A. Buford has purchased a fine j
■Can and her daughters are now tak- j
I )Ir Wm. P. Crump, the popular!
|Bhimission merchant of Phoenix was
I Ray visitor the first part of the
leek. Mr. Crump came to look after
He Ray branch of his business.
I Six hundred and sixty-seven men
Registered in Ray for the new draft j
lad there were eight colored lads in j
■he bunch, in Sonora town, about
Llf a mile from Ray. where only |
Mexicans live, there were fifteen hun-)
■red and thirty to register.
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[• BISBEE, ARIZONA *
■ Miss Myrtle Threat, Representative) j
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I Mrs. R. L. Bibens of Ft. Hauchuca
■pent a day here on business.
I Mr.' Wesley Smith and Dr. Latti-
Inore of Hospital Department in Ft.
■ luachuca, spent several days in Bis- j
pee. They attended the circus and 1
Inotored to Naco in the evening in com
pany with Misses Threat, Grice and
Walker. They returned to the Fort
in Sunday. They were favorably im
pressed wit our city.
Lieutenant Ford, formerly Sergeant
Ford of M. G. Troop 10th Cavalry,
spent several days in Bisbee soon af
ter he had received his commission.
Mrs. Pearl Brown was a passenger
tp Tucson on last Sunday. She ex
pects to remain indefinitely.
Mrs. C. Brown and daughter Thelma,
left this week for AJo, where they will
make their future home. They were
ild residents of Bisbee and they will
bo sadly missed.
Mr. Geo. Wilson spent a few days
tn Fort Huachuca and we believe he
was very favorably impressed with
the city, for he left Sunday morning
to make it his home. He has accepted
TO OUR PATRONS AND
Several months ago we, the Electrical Contractors in this city, signed an agreement with
Local No. 640, Electrical Workers.
This agreement provided that at a time when three of five other crafts received an
advance in the daily wage scale that we would grant a like advance.
We were given 30 days’notice to grant this concession, which expired Saturday, Sep
Commencing Monday, Sept. 16th, the charges for electrical work per hour will be at the
rate of $1.50 per hour and time and one-half for overtime until 9 p. m. and double
• time for Sundays and holidays.
BERTRAM ELECTRIC CO. J S. REIF,
F. C. Hoeppner, Secretary, Treasurer 305 N. Central Ave. (Formerly White
[ Electric Co.)
NEW STATE ELECTRIC SUPPLY &
FIXTURE CO., THOMA ELECTRIC CO.,
F. H. Ensign, President. E. Thoma, Prop.
a position as messenger in the quar
j Corporal Woods, of Fort Huachuca.
t was a business visitor in Bisbee last
Corporal Streeter of troop “M” sta
tioned in Naco. was in the city mak
ing arrangements for the burial of
| f rg. McClellan, who died very sudden
ly in Naco Friday night. Death came
as a blow to her many friends in Ari
■ zona. She was only ill about an hour.
Her husband is in service "over there”.
The body was sent to Fort Huachuca
for burial on last Monday morning.
About fourteen non-commissioned
officers have been commissioned the
last week. They are being sent into
the National army. Among them are —
! Sergeant John Ford, Sergeant Major
| Ben Preston and Sergeant Bennett.
: They have the rank of second lieuten
-1 ant. The other names will be pub
| lished later.
j Miss Jonie B. Davis, who has been
spending a few weeks in Bisbee, the
■ guest of her aunt, Mrs. R. J. Walker,
! returned to her home in Dallas, Tex.,
i Saturday morning to accept'a position
I as secretary of Hon. C. E. W. Day.
Mr. A. R. Ross, an old veteran of
: the civil war and well respected citi
-1 zen of Bisbee, was quietly married to
! Mrs. Jackson of Texas on last Wed
nesday. Those present were, Mes
dames Lizzie Brown, Emma Hearne,
Robt. J. Walker, Deware, Pius, Pedit,
Battece, Rayford, Pearl Brown, Thorn
ton, Elam, S. C. Rhoads and Mrs.
1 Washington. Messrs Deware, f. W.
| Johnson, Walter Anderson, Washing
i ton and Maxwell; Misses Reynolds,
! Mamie Jackson, Wharton, Brown,
Grice, Burdette, Walker and Threat.
Miss Lillian Grice leaves Wednes
day morning for Bishop College, Ma»-
■ shall, Texas, to resume her studies.
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* GLOBE MIAMI, ARIZ. *
❖ Mrs. W. F. Watkins, Rep. ❖
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A new Baptist church has been or
; ganized in Miami.
Miss Doris Boswell of Dallas, Texas,
has arrived in Miami for the purpose
of teaching in the public school here.
Miss Lewis Lindell has entered up
on her duties as teacher in the public
schools at Globe.
The Baptist Sunday school enjoyed
a large attendance on last Sunday
morning. C. F. Watkins, the superin
tendent, extends an invitation to all
to attend the Sunday school.
This dislrict felt the absence of its
ministers on last Sunday. The Baptist
minister had gone to the N. B. Con
vention at St. Louis, and the Metho
dist minister had gone to the annual
conference in Denver, Colo. •
It was erroneously stated in our last
issue that Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Kidd
had gone East to live. They are lo
cated in Winslow where Mr. Kidd has
accepted a government position.
Mr. and Mrs. Primmer, Mr. Jas. Rob
THE PHOENIX TRIBUNE—ALWAYS IMPROVING
- erts and Mrs. S. M. Watkins of Globe
were the guests on last Sunday of
. Mrs. W. F. W’atkins of Miami.
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I* YUMA, ARIZONA *
Mrs. E. E. Rainwater, Representative.
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BY YUMA NEGROES
i The dance given on the 11th inst.,
by Company “B” 25th Infantry, was
I a brilliant success. The affair was
■ given at the City Auditorium, which
i: of course, afforded a wonderful atten
dance. Regular dancing music was
' rendered by Mrs. Rainwater at the
. piano, accompanied by violin and drum
- played by soldiers. The Indian band
- also rendered a few choice selections.
I It was a pleasing opportunity for the
t , city to turn out in full and really
, ! show what everybody thinks of Uncle
| Sam’s boys. The evening passed al
together too rapidly. Ladies were
! dressed in their most beautiful gowns
and this of itself, afforded a splendid
f ’ spectacle. The occasional strains of
melodious music gave all a fill of joy
, and happiness.
The outstanding feature of this as
.; fair was the wonderful attendance by
! all nationalilies. The Colored soldiers
| deported themselves in such a man
. ; nor as would reflect credit upon their
noble calling. Sergeant Jenkins re
| ported $50.00 given to the Red Cross
. | as the results of the dance.
The Colored women of Yuma and
iSomerton are doing great Red Cross
(work. A big after dinner dance was
. the popular feature of the night of
Sept. 12, at Eagle Hall. These ladies
certainly deserve credit for. their noble
work along patriotic lines.
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* Phoenix School News *
■j Ben James, Jr., Reporter
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■ ! High school opened Monday morn
ing, September 16. The department of
, : Phoenix Union High school which has
; been alloted the colored students op
. ened with fourteen pupils in atten
- dance. Four mothers were present as i
; visitors. After the mothers had met;
and been introduced to the new i
i teacher, Mr. Stuart, we were invited
’ to the Assembly where a patriotic pro
- gram was being rendered. All the
I students like Mr. Stuart very much,
and we are getting down to real, hard
Tuesday morning, with the permis
■ sion of Mr. Stuart, a literary end dra
matic club was organized by the stu
dents. The name of the organization
will be the Excelsior Literary club.
. The purpose of the club is lo form a
l library and foster good literature. Ev
- ery Friday afternoon after classes, a 1
i short program will be rendered by
members of the club. The parents
- and friends are urged to attend these'
programs and thus encourage the
children in their work. The following
students are enrolled ns members:
Lois Peterson, Gladys Coleman, Helen
Peterson, Mayme Lindell, Odelia Mul
len. L. Ada Walker, William Clay, Jr.;
Jesse Williams, Ben James, Jr., Earl
Brown, Robert Fambrough and Lewis
Rosser. From the above list of stu
dents, the following were chosen as
officers of the Excelsior Literary club:
Jesse Williams, president; Helen Pet
erson, vice-president; L. Ada Walker,
secretary; William Clay, treasurer;
Earl Johnson, class poet; Ben James,
class paper reporter; Lois Peterson,
Robert Fambrough. Lewis Rosser and
Gladys Coleman, committee on by
laws and constitution. The enrollment
this year is larger by far than any
previous year and with the capable
assistance of our congenial teacher,
we intend to make this a banner year
for the colored students at Phoenix
Union High school.
The Parent Teachers Association
was successful in securing a Kinder
garten school for the little children of
the race. Mrs. Phoebe Gardiner, who
taught these little children last year,
was again selected to preside over
their destinies. A more capable in
structor could not have been chosen
for this specific purpose. Thirty, hale
and hearty youngsters are now en
rolled, with prospects of as many more
by Christmas. Mrs. Gardiner says she
can already feel the need of an assis
tant. A separate school room has been
provided for the little children and
they will have a playground all to
themselves. This is a decided advan
tage over last year’s arrangements
when the little fellows were obliged to
mingle with their elders on the school
Douglas School Opens—
Monday morning, September 16th,
Douglas school opened with an enroll
ment of 111 students. The attendance
this year bids fair to exceed all previ
ous records. A competent corps of in
structors has been chosen to per
form the pleasant task of shaping the
destinies of our young hopefuls. The
staff df teachers and grades assigned
to each is as follows; Principal, P.
Landry, seventh and eighth grades;
j Mrs. E. L. Clayton, fifth and sixth
grades; Miss Mabel M. Robinson,
third and fourth grades; Mrs. Annie
Marooney, first and second grades.
We predict a successful school year
for these teachers, because they all
ere competent and well qualified.
* Voice of the People
Want Better School Conditions
Editor of the Phoenix Tribune;
Dear Sir: —I hope you will allow me
'space in your valuable paper to re
mind the colored citizens of Arizona
of their neglect of certain duties which
they owe to themselves and to their
■ posterity. This message is directed
; to the tax-payers, voters and parents
residing in the State of Arizona,
i Let us as American citizens, awake
■ to our sense of duty. Look around you
at present conditions, and ask yourself
I these questions: Am X making any
1 progress, or taking any steps to better
the conditions for the children of my
i race who reside in my community? Am
I going to sit contented and with arms
• folded, face the same conditions this
, school year that have stared me in
the face for the past five years?
As president of the Parent Teacher’s
. Association of Douglas scool which po-
I sition I have filled for the past two
years I feel it my duty to call atten
tion to the many branches we are neg
lecting. Since we have segregated
■ schools, let us help create jobs for
, our boys and girls. The law says:
' "They shall segregate pupils of the
. African race from pupils of the white
race and to that end are empowered
to provide ALL ACCOMODATIONS
i made necessary by such segregation. ’
■ Does that law read that where there
' are two or three African children,
i they shall have a white teacher to in
, struct them? No. But the idea seems
• to prevail that such money is TOO
EASY for our people and unless we
i come together and DEMAND a strict
■ enforcement of this segregation law,
• we will be denied the privilege of
■ having members of our race teach our
We who live in the capital city,
i where laws are made and changed ev
[ ery day, should help our brother, who
i resides in a different part 'of the state,
. to get what is properly due him, while
i we help ourselves. In some parts of
i this state, our children are being
i taught in unfit rooms; poorly ventil
ated and absolutely unsanitary. We
must DEMAND a school building with
, ample accomodations and a large play
. ground. If the School Board will not
. give us the required building, we won’t
. give up, but shall take an appeal to
. higher authority.
The time to force our demands, is
. now. With the state election less
. than two months off, let every voter
I who wants to better conditions for
our school children, interview the can
didate he intends to support and ask
i him what will he do for our children
, and their school conditions, if he be
.. elected to office. I say, MAKE HIM
LIE, or make him help in the battle.
Why can’t we citizens of Phoenix
I get together in a mass meeting and
elect a committee on education and
see what we can do this year?
Visit Douglas school and see the
promising group of boys and girls with
four teachers this term who are pre
paring them for the Union High school.
Visit the Union High school and you
will find fourteen bright, healthy stu
dents enrolled with more to come lat
er. if general appearance and ambi
tion would carry them to the top
rung of the ladder, they would need
no help; hut it will not. They need
training—thorough . and instructive.
Consequently, it is up to us to get
; .them what is rightfully theirs.
The Kindergarten has a good enroll
ment of children from five to six years
of age, who are being trained for the
graded school by a teacher who has
specialized in thdt line of work. The
girls wil be taught sewing and cooking
at Douglas school this year. We have
succeeded in getting a few more things
this year for the children than we did
last year and yet there are' many
things needed still.
If we will only take time and find
out exactly what we want, and gu after
it in the PROPER WAY, we’ll get it.
I am not A QUITTER. Wfll you enlist
in this battle for better school condi
tions for the COLORED CHILD in the
State of Arizona?
V MRS. JESSIE JAMES,
Pres. Douglas P. T. A.
719 E. Jefferson St.
Attendance Nearly 2,000 Higher Than
Any Previous Meeting—Ad
journed to Meet Next Year
At Newark, N. J. „
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Sept. 17.—The Na
tional Baptist Convention closed ai
the Coliseum Monday night and all
but a f4w of the delegates and visitors
have left the city. The local commit
tee has given out the statement that
nearly 2,000 more persons were in
attendance this year than at any pre
vious meeting. Harmony prevailed
throughout the sessions. There was
j very little social entertaining. Nothing
i but strictly business seemed to bo the
'rule—a condition probably influenced
by the seriousness of war times.
The largest crowd that attended the
convention was on Friday night when
Roscoe Conkling Simmons spoke. On
Sunday, in addition to the Coliseum
services, several prominent ministers
preached in the various churches
throughout the city and Rev. C. J.
I Walker spoke in a large tent.
| The Publishing Department of the
church reported the amount of busi
|ness done for the year at $116,000;
I Foreign Mission Board, $20,000; Home
Mission Board, $20,000; different auxi
liaries from $5,000 to SIO,OOO. The col
lections taken up during the conven
tion amounted to $15,000. The 1919
> convention will be held at Newark,
• N. J.
1 THANK KIND
PRESCOTT FOLKS ‘
With prayer and thanksgiving and *
! with the assistance of Mrs. Mary E.
r j Scott, past C. P., and Mrs. O. G. j
• Howard, acting as conductor, we set ‘
' up the Pride of Arizona tabernacle In
1 Prescott. I wish to thank Rev. Pol
’ lette again, for the open doors of his (
t church and home to me while in the
icity. I wish also to thank the Thumb (
! Butte lodge for their kindness in rent- .
• ing us their hall. All who toA a part
) in Tabor are delighted with the order, j
-1 Yours for Crist and Tabor,
MRS. HATTIE B. SMITH, ! I
I [ 21 East Madison, 1 1
Phoenix, Ariz. ) i
LETTER FROM “OVER THERE” I
; (Received by Phoenix Woman)
. ' The following letter was received by :
, Mrs. Hattie Terry, 355 W. Sherman ■ J
street, from her brother who is in | k
France. 1 1
s "Dear Sister and B:—Having a lit-j '
i tie spare time, I thought I would write,
, you a few lines. I am well and hope
this will find you the same. This is
a nice country and the people are very .
; friendly, but I would rather be back
. in the States where I can understand ,
what is said to me. I have passed up |
, tome very pretty girls just because .
. I could not talk their language. They (
, tell me if I stay hei% three months I j
I will learn to speak the language. ' j
. Times are no better yet. I could tel!!
■ you a lot of things were I permitted.
, There are certainly some nice gar
dens here. Do not forget to write me
. because 1 am across the pond.
, Do you have plenty to do? If not,
you should join the army at once. Ex
cuse this short letter and write soon.
i Pvt. Sylvester Brown,
Co. D, 317 Supply Train
i A. P. O. 766 Moble,
; A. E. F. i
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IFIVE NEGROES HANGED f
FOR THE HOUSTON RIOT P
; SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Sept. IP—
’ Five negroes, whose sentences to
death were pronounced by court mar
tial which tried them for participation
in the Houston riot and whose sen-
I fences were approved by President i
Wilson, were hanged at Fort Sam
Houston at daybreak this morning.
No civilians were allowed to witness
the executions, which were carried
through with great secrecy.
Those who paid the death penalty
were all members of Company 1 of |
the 24th infantry. They are:
Privates Babe Collier, Thomas Mc-
Donald, Joseph Smith, James Robin |
( son and Albert D. Wright,
i The men were convicted at a court j
martial conducted in October, 1917, of!
which Brig. Gen. George K. Hunter
Ten other members of the 24th who \
were sentenced to be hanged by the
court martial were granted a commu
tation of sentence to life imprison
’ ment by President Wilson. They were
taken to Fort Leavenworth prison this
morning to begin serving their sen
tences. They are members of Com-.
j panies I, K, and M of the 24th in- !
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