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Vol. V. No. 3 ODDFELLOWS WILL ERECT STATE TEMPLE IN HOUSTON TEXAS i Special to The Tribune Houston. Texas, April 7. —It now appears that Houston will the home of the state temple of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows and Household of Ruth of the Texas | jurisdiction, as the committee met here during the week and “talked shop” and at hour of writing this article earnest money was benig post ed on the Loftus property, which measures 100x100 feet and is located at the southwest corner of Prairie avenue and Louisiana street. This piece of property is situated in the very heart of the colored busi ness district and is less than two blocks from the city auditorium. As a matter of fact, it is in the heart of the business section of the city with out regard to race. Diagonally across from this site is located the Hogg building, consisting of seven stories, which cost around three quarters of a million dollars, while the Lincoln theatre, South’s finest colored playhouse, is just a ] few steps east of the site the Odd j Fellows are purchasing. It is current ly reported that this downtown site will cost the Odd Fellows about $85,000. The committee having the purchase of this property in hand consisted of Hon. H. G. Goree, grand master; B- Y. Aycock and J. H. Riddle, treasur er and endowment secretary, respect ively. Several other local propositions were submitted to the committee, but they were turned down, the officials deciding that it would be poor policy to purchase some old building and after spending a huge sunt of money in improving it, it would not then be what they wanted. For that reason they decided to pur chase vacant property and erect a building according to their own ideas and in keeping with the high stand ing of the order. A committee consisting of Grand Master H. G. Goree, Prof. G. W. Jack son and Prof. David Abner, Jr., dep uty grand master and most noble gov ernor of the Household of Ruth, re spectively, has been appointed to se cure the services of a colored archi tect to draw the plans and specifica tions for the building and it is hoped to use practically all colored labor in the construction of this state temple here- This decision and action of the of ficial family of Odd Fellows will put at rest all current rumors regarding the “probable” site and erection of a handsome and imposing structure in Houston, and, when the edifice is completed, it will mark the crowning event to the career of Grand Master Goree, who has given the temple pro ject much time and consideration. When he assumed charge of the or der several years ago, it was in an al most insolvent condition, while today the order is in a prosperous and healthy condition and has nearly $300,000 on hand in the endowment fund. Attorney W. M- C. Dickson, race bar rister, has been employed to look into and examine the title to the local property and if the title is clear and unclouded, the original paymtnt will be made and property transferred to the grand lodge of the order, through Its regularly appointed and duly au thorized officials. Several local Odd Fellows and Ruth ites labored untiringly and unceasing ly to bring the state temple to Hous ton and their efforts have been amply rewarded. Those who took a leading part in pushing Houston's claims were Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Hart, Dr. B. J. Covington, Editor C .F. Richardson, et al. □- n FT. WHIPPLE □ □ The Veterans of Foreign Wars held a special meeting Monday to elect [ delegates to the state convention to be held at Phoenix, beginning the 24th and lasting until the 29th. Mr. Henry Holly and Albert Lee Sells will represent the post. William O'Connor Post No. 836 is contemplating on giving a Turkey din ner on the 25 at 1.0.0. F. hall. Tickets 75 cents each. A. L. Sells, chair- WASHINGTON CHIEF STOPS PROPOSED PARADE BY KU KLUX Special to The Tribune Washinton, D. C., April 7.—Follow ing the much rumor that the Ku Klux Klan was planning to pull off a pa rade in the District of Columbia, Maj j or Sullivan of the Washington police department issued the following reg ulations: “Processions and parades, except funerals, shall not be allowed except by permit of the Major and Superin tendent of Police, which permit shall designate the time and route of such procession or parade, and no part of such procession or parade shall move except according to the terms of such permit; provided, however, that no 'permit shall be issued for any pro cession or parade of any group, body or organization, the members of which are so costumed, dressed, masked or disguised as to be unrecognizable; provided, that this provision shall not apply to persons costumed as clowns taking part in authorized parades.” REPUBLICAN CUP IS PRESENTED TO DOUGLAS SCHOOL The Arizona Republican perpetual eahllenge cup which was won by the Douglas school in the public school athletic meet held last week. was presented to the winning school yes- i terday afternoon- Ed Harrington, sporting editor cf The Republican presented the cup to the school during the afternoon re cess. I The Douglas school students were complimented on the showing made in the athletic meet with es pecial reference to the points scored by the school considering the num ber of students enrolled. Ray Kane, circulation manager of The Republican, also congratulated the teachers and students on their ability and laid stress on the fair methods devised by Coach Weilt in determining the winners. Mr. Weilt addressed a few remarks to the students and faculty and ex plained the,plan adopted in determ ining the school standings. Principal Landry of the Douglas school on behalf of the students ant) faculty thanked The Republican for its interest in school athletics and Coach Weilt for his work in prepar ing the students for the meet and the manner in which all events were car . ’' ried out. The cup will remain in the posses sion of the Douglas school until next ' spring when it will again be contest- ' ed for by the various schools. The ! cup becomes the premanent property ! of the school winning it three times, j 1 □ —n ! YUMA-SOMERTON i □ □ (By Miss Bertha Johnson) Mrs. Minnie Johnson who has been confined because of injuries received when she was run into by a vehicle, is able to out again. Miss Elnora Mills was a visitor in Yuma last Sunday. „ 1 Mr- O. Brown of Somerton spent Sunday in Yuma. , Miss Luretta Featherston was the gust of Mrs. Tullis on last Sunday. The Sunday school of Pleasant Hill Baptist church is progressing nicely-. ( The Ladies Home Missionary So- j ciety is still adding new members and progressing steadily. Miss Naomi Tabron, teacher in the Colored school at Somerton, is doing splendid work and all adore her. At the meeting of the Parent-Teach- 1 ers’ Association last week, an inter esting debate was held. The sixth and : eighth grades will hold debates every , Friday evening. All invited to attend j these meetings. ; man in charge of committee- Lee Norwood, patient, is expect ing Mrs. Norwood to join him in Prescott soon. Archibald Camper is also expecting Mrs. Camper, from Baltimore, Md. Sylvester Crow of Higginston, Ark., patient for 13 months asked for a one day leave and spent the day on the SEVERAL BISHOPS TO BE ELECTED AT C. M. E. CONFERENCE Special to The Tribune St. Louis, Mo., April 7. —The Gen eral Conference of the Colored M. E. Church to be held in St. Louis in May will project a program that will re cognize the new opportunities and sacred obligations the stress of the times places before all agencies work ing for human uplift. This church is aggressive and has done some rpally big things during the quanrennium now closing. The losing of two of its chief pas tors by death since the last general conference and the rapid expansion and substantial growth of the church seem to confirm the opinion among the leaders that New Bishops will be elected in May. It will be remembered that this church has not made any new bish ops since general conference met here eight years ago, and it would seem that St. Louis is “holy ground” for making bishops. Just who the lucky ones will be this time is not easy to tell, due tir the large numbe.- of worthy men who are willing to be offered up. Among i nose who have beei before the church for teveral yeire are: Drs- N. U. Haygi od and J. A. Walker of Alabama; R. S. Stout of Arkansas; J. W. McKinney of Texas; G. W. Mills of Louisana, J. C, Martin and F. H. Rodgers of Tennessee; M. E. Brin son of Georgia. These men. it is said are capable and experienced and each possesses some excellent quali ties. Among the younger men who, first for one reason and another stand out prominently and who are being push ed by their friends are: Drs. G. T. Long of Washington, J. H. Moore, T. C. Little and H, B .Leach of Missis sippi; G- L. Word and C. W. Hol sey of Georgia; J. A. Bray of Ala bama; J. M. Reed of Arkansas; J. A. Winters of Illinois; G. M. Noble of Kentucky; N. L. Smith of Missouri; J. H. Douglas of Texas; W. J. Tur ner and Arthur W- Womack. □ * □ BLYTHE, CALIF. n [j By Rev. J. M. Robinson Services at the A. M. E. Zion church were well attended on last Sunday and the Rev. A. R. Simpson preached two able sermons that were greatly enjoyed by the congregation. Sunday was a great day at St. Paul Baptist church. There was not room enough for the Sunday school children and at 11 o’clock, the pastor, Rev. J. M. Robinson, preached to an overflowing crowd. We never dream ed there were so many people in the | Pala Verde valley. Both churches are i busy getting ready for Easter and I there will be special exercises ap propriate to the occasion. Farmers in this section are busy planting cotton and cultivating their lettuce and grapes. Diversified farm ing is the order of the day and far-i mers in this section never pin their faith in one crop. Things are beginning to move along nicely in the valley. The flu has abated and every one is persuing regular course of study- Mr. Clasar Smiart is ofn the sick list this week. We hope for his speedy recovery. Mr. E. Louder has quite recovered from his recent indisposition. corner of Gurley and Montezuma in ! front of the Owl drug store- Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell have moved with Mr. and Mrs. Claud Woods to North Granite street. The American Legion and V. F. W. will give a smoker tonight. The Ern est E. Love Post( white) will visit. Messrs. Turner, Oliver, Green, War ters and Hines boys moved to the sick ward are all improving. . We regret tne absence of our form er physician, Dr. J- Dix, who was transferred to Palo Alto, Cal. Dr. Paul C. Chrystian succeeded him and is liked fine by all the boys. Can you go up against scepticism, ridicHle and opposition without flinch ing? You want success, but are you will ing to pay the price for it? PHOENIX, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 1922 CHIEF OF POLICE IN EL PASO TEX. DEFIES ORDER OF KU KLUX Special to The Tribune El Paso. Tex. April 7. —The day af ter 1500 members of the Ku Klux Klan held an open-air meeting and initiated 280 candidates, Chief of Police Peyton Edwards announced publicly that he and his men would resist with their lives any effort the klan might make to hold an exhibi tion or stage a parade within the city limits. The open-air meeting was held outside the city limits. Chief Edwards also said that “While some of the best citizens in town are in the klan’s membership, I understand. I will discharge any member of the police force as soon as I learn that he is a member of the klan.” □ □ I CAMP FURLONG, N. M. ! □ □ (By Miss Mable Smith) The 24th Infantry Tennis Associa tion held its regular monthly meeting at New Service Club on Monday, Ap ril 3. Election of officers to serve during next six months was held with following results: Staff Sgt- Fred Ware, president; Mrs. B- F. Ford, vice president; Miss Mable Smith, secretary; Sgt. Robt Tyler, steward; Tech. Sgt. R. John son, referee; R. H. Hamilton, assist ant referee. After all business was completed Messrs. Lee Johnson, Ist Bat. Hdqrs. and Edward Johnson, Vet. Corps, be came hosts of the evening. Progres sive whist was first in order. Mrs. Fred Ware won ladies' first prize, a beautiful sterling silver pie knife. By high cut for a tie, Sgt- Wm. H. Stew art received men’s first prize, a com pass. Mrs. M. A. McCrimmon carried home the booby, a tennis ball. After the snappy rounds of cards delight- j ful refreshments of chilled fruit and wafers, ice cream and cake were serv ed. This is the second social event of Tennis Club at the expense cf two “volunteers” of same name, but these two young hosts on the success and brilliancy of their affair, ttfe hope to be able to appreciate their kind and liberal hospitality again in the near future. Companies H, D and Howitzer are again on range for opening target season. By order of Colonel Shoeffel, the 24tlf Infantry passed in review for Sgt. Thomas Johnson recently retired from the regiment. Sgt. Johnson was a verteran first sergeant of Company : I until recently of the Third Battal ion when he was transferred to Com pany C. Sgt. Johnson has been a worthy soldier and comrade and we hope his life as a civilian will be as successful as was his as a soldier. The Phyllis Wheatley Literary and Art Club met at the home of Mrs. W. D. Smith. Election of officers for ensuing year resulted as follows: Mrs- S. Chadman, president; Mrs. W. D. I Smith, vice president; Mrs. E. Allen, seretary; Mrs. I. Falkner, treasurer. The club held its next busines meet- 1 ing ta the home of Mrs. G. Watters. At last meeting of the 24th Infan try 'Tennis Association, Mrs. James Gallimore and Mrs. Joe Johnson were enrolled as new members. The finals of the Individual Championship match es will be played between Staff Sgt. R. Nuttall and Tech. Sgt. W. D. Smith at an early a late as possible. Mrs. E. W. Page is on the sick list this week. Sgt. and Mrs. E. Allen entertained with a sumptuous dinner. Covers were laid for Chaplain A. W. Thom as, Ist Sgt. and Mrs. Johnson and mother, Mrs. Echols who is visiting from Georgia. The “Border Jazz Babies” enter tained a -crowded house at New Ser vice Club in two hours of music, 'song"and variety. The audience was kept in an uproar from start to finish. Those deserving credit and congratu lations for success of the minstrels are: Walter (Silk Shirt Gus) Jones, Oscar Rodgers, Charlie Stevens, Bert Williams (Segunda), Elbert Harris, Misses Myra Hackley and Thelma Aiken. Music was furnished by a Jazz orchestra with Williams at pi ano; Epps, cornet; Miller, trombone; Tyre, violin; and Smith, drums. The show was given under the auspices COLORED SHRINERS FORBIDDEN TO USE NAME OR WEAR BADGE < _ ■i i Special to The Tribune Houston, Texas, April 7.—A far reaching and sweeping injunction was issued by Judge Ewing Boyd of the 55th judicial district court of Texas last Saturday, which, in answer to petition of local white Shriners, en joins colored Shriners of Houston and "the entire United States” from us ing the names of the organization or “using, wearing or displaying the em blems, insignia, badges and head cov ering” of the organization. The writ of injunction has already been served upon several local shrin ers of the colored contingent here, and since the imperial council inter vened at the filing of the original pe tition, the court granted the tempor ary injunction against both the local temple and entire jurisdiction. In their petition the plaintiffs re cite a brief history of the founding of the organization in America and pur port to establish the exclusive right to operate as Shriners in this juris diction. The restraining injunction, tempor ary in its nature, prohibits the colored Shriners from employing the names of plaintiffs’ organization or “further using the name of ‘Ancient Arabi Or der of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine,’ or the name ‘Ancient Egyp tian Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine,’ or the name ‘Doric Temple of the Ancient Egyptian Arab ic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine,' or the name* Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine of North and South America and its jurisdic tion,” or using any of the “‘emblems, insignia, badges and head covering or any colorable imitation of any fra ternity or secret order.” The case will appear on the local judicial docket on Monday, May 1, ! 1922. Lawyers Watkins and White, Chicago, are reprsenting the inter veners; Lawyer M. H. Broyles and W. M. C. Dickson the defendants (Doric Temple of which Homer E. McCoy is illustrious potentate) and Attorney John H. Crooker, the plain tiffs. □— □ PRESCOTT | □_ □ (By Mrs. L. V. Hines) Wednesday of iaSt wee}:, Miss Florence Hall, underwent a serious operation at the Mercy hospital in this city, for appendicitis, and is re ported doing nicely. It is the earnest hope of her many friends that she will soon recover. Mrs. Mayme Lindell Smith and lit tle daughter Dimples, are back from Phoenix, for an indefinte stay. Mrs. B. J. Folkerson is very sick suffering with rheumatism, but is able to be up; it is hoped that she will soon recover. Rev. Draper, pastor, of the A. M- E. Z. church, has been very sick but was able to attend services Sunday. Rev. Clark, presiding elder, held his quarterly conference, having preach ed two able sermons Sunday. The full assessment was raised for the quarter. Because of the severe illness of Rev. Draper, the reporter has been unable to get the reports of the convo cation. We regret that Rev. Draper reports that he was very sick through out his visit at the convocation. Miss Anita Coleman of this city, attempted a suicidal act by pulling the trigger of a pistol which sent a bullet into her body above the lung, lodging in the skin over the shoulder. The bullet had to be extracted by a physician who was called soon after the almost fatal wound was inflicted. It is reported that the act was the outcome of despondency. Mr. George Rodgers, prominent bus iness man of Phoenix, president of the Western Mutual Benefit Association, made a quick business trip to Pres cott. He was the guest of Thos. E. Hines and wife- His visit was in the interest of the giant insurance com pany of which he is the head. He has an agency in Prescott, handled by Mrs. H. C. Flowers. He reports the list of policy holders growing in leaps of the Camp Recreation Service. Ma jor W. E. Selbie, R. O. Sgt. Herman O’Neal, steward, David W. Adams, stage director and manager. GOV. OF LOUISANA IS STRONG AGAINST KU KLUX KLAN ORDER Special to The Tribune Baton Rouge, La., April 7—Gov. Parker today issued an appeal to the law officers of Louisiana to suppress with an iron hand the Ku Klux Klan i where they are seeking to supplant ■ the machinery of justice. In his appeal the Governor says: • “In view of the repeated complaints ■ which have come to me from various sections of the state, I now call upon • all officers of the state to suppress with an iron hand the evil of Ku • Kluxism wherever it raises its head and, at the approaching session of the , legislature, will appeal to that body in the name of order and good gov . ernment to enact a law, making it a felony for any man to hide behind a mask to drag the good name of this state in the mire, to bring contempt for law and civilization. Where great • evils exist, honest men and brave . men will stand in the open fearless ly to see they are corrected with no . need of disguise.” HEAD OF MTS IN ARKANSAS KILLED BY NEGRO DRUGGIST Special to The Tribune Pine Bluff, Ark., April 7—C. P„ McClerkin, grand master of the Unit ed Brotherhoqjl of Friendship of Ar kansas, former teacher at the Braiich Normal College and one of the bast known Negroes in Pine Bluff was shot and killed shortly before 2 o’clock this afternoon by W. E. O’Bryant, Ne gro proprietor of O’Bryant’s Phar macy at 218 State strdet in the drug store. The killing was the result of an ar gument over the name of one of the pitchers in the ball game here yester day between the Boston Red Sox and the Pittsburgh Pirates- McClerkin was shot in the left shoulder and the ball ranged downward and entered the heart. He died almost instantly. After the shooting O’Bryant went to the police station where he sur rendered saying: “I have just shot my best friend but I had to dot it be cause he started at me with a chair.” O’Bryant was locked in a cell and re fused to make any further statement. and bounds; several having been ad ed to the list during his brief visit. Mrs. Jacob Tull, returned last week from Ira, Penn., having attended the funeral of her sister. The season opened in Prescott with an interesting game be tween the colored giants and a local white team including some of the members of the high school team. The game stood, it is reported, 7 to 0 in favor of the colored giants. The Eastern Star Chapters had a joint entertainment Wednesday night, and the following program rendered: MUSICAL PROGRAM (Given by the Yavapai Chapter) Opening Bell’s Orchestra March of the Little Sages Song—“ Sing, Robin, Sing” By All Recitation Nettie May Hines Solo Mr. Meadows Recitation Jennie Rose King Music Eugene Sherman and Mrs- Corner Recitation Frankie Corner Song By All Recitation Arizona Rose Recitation James Lowe Recitation .... Peter William Martin Recitation Love Jordan Instrumental Solo Amanda King Recitation Mrs. R. M. Garrett Declamation Paul James Gross Recitation Emma Martin Solo Mrs. Paris Tabron Played; by Mrs. Corner Recitation Madelene Taylor Recitation Eliza Lowe Solo Little Love Jordan Recitation Amanda King Recitation Barnett Taylor Instrumental Solo Mrs. Thos. Hines Recitation Marie Anderson Solo Mrs. Gross Played by Mrs. Corner Recitation Nathan Rose Paper Madame E- E. Hilbert Recitation— “Somebody’s Mother” 5 Cents a Copy; $2.50 a Year HAS JACK DEMPSEY STREAK OF YELLOW ASKS NOTED WRITER (Associated Negro Press) Chicago, 111. April 7.—“ Has Jack Dempsey a streak of yellow?” This question has-been asked by thousands of fight fans with reference to the champion’s persistent series of alibis about opening away to permit Harry Wills to prove that Dempsey is worthy of his title- The Chicago Tribune in a leading editorial proceeds to “pooh pooh, at Jack in the following cynical tone; “Dempsey says that there is no use talking about a fight with Harry Wills, the brunette mauler. The pub lic, whatever that is, has no interest in it and would not pay to see it, he say. We think Mr. Dempsey underesti mates public, curiosity. A great many people would like to' know whether he is heavyweight champion of the world or white heavyweight cham ( pion. We shall assume that he is white heavyweight champion until he f gets into a ring with Wills and proves otherwise. “P. S. The reason Dempsey does not fight Wills is because he is afraid to do so —not physically afraid to ex change wallops but afraid to take a ! chance with his title and the money he can make with it. “P. P. S. Why the dickens do we keep on writing prize, fight editorials and causing grief to sober minded , citizens? It isn’t to lead the second ward away from Mayor Thompson. The second ward would like to have Dempsey fight Wills but we are not engaged in political maneuvers. “We write prize fight editorials be cause prize fighting interests people. Prize fighting is the most interesting subject to male citizens of voting age in the United States —bar one. That is the Volstead act. Eliminate Demp sey and Volstead from the conversa tion of the average gathering and without learning the deaf and dumb alphabet the men could say all they had to say with their fingers, especially about the Pacific treaties, the Genoa conference and the coal strike and the condition of justice in Chicago- People really are very funny peo ple.” “THE WAY OF THE TRANSGRESOR IS HARD” (Associated Negro Press) Plainfield, N. J., March ’* t. —Last Wednesday afternoon Jack Johnson, ex-champion prize fighter, filed a bond in the city court guaranteeing payment of claims aggregating $633.92 made by New York theatrical concerns. The local officers refused Johnson a permit to box here because he had received no permit from the Boxing Commission. WARNING! Oily to bed And aily to rise. Is thefate of a man When a motor he buys. - Bennie Bess Recitation Thelma Blair Musjc Bell’s Orchestra Recitation ~... Harold Blair Instrumental Solo Marian Jordan Recitation Margaret Blair Instrumental Mrs. .A A. Taylor Recitation Lorenza Blair Recitation Eugene Sherman Song By All Recitation Vernon Rose Instrumental Solo .... Marie Anderson Recitation Marian Jordan Readings from Dunbar by Mrs. R. M- Garret Music , Bell Orchestra Much credit is due Mrs. Joe An derson for the splendid manner in which she went about training the children for the occasion. The pro gramme was well rendered. Mr. Meadows received a message from Chicago, that his wife’s father has completely recovered from a very severe illness. Mrs. Albert Winston and three chil dren have just arrived from New Mex ico. Mr- and Mrs. Winston and fam ily will reside at 340 South Pleas ant street. Miss-Anita Colman’s sister of Flag staff, is here at her bedside.