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L-f&ppinQsy 30,000 Homer Vol. V. No. 15 KV KLUX KLAN INVITES NEGROES TO JOIN KLANISM NOW MAY BE SPREAD AMONG COLORED PEOPLE (Special to The Tribune) The Ku Klux Klan seemed to be playing ‘‘both sides for the middle" according to a recent report from Kansas City. The strange incident in the opera tion of this organization is an effort on the part of the Klan to enlist the real active support of Negroes in its propaganda against the Catholics and the Jews. The public, knowing of the Klan which is to oppose the progress of the Negroes, drive out the Catholics, and persecute the Jews, had to rub its eyes, prick the ears and steady its thoughts when the news was spread ing over Kansas City that the Klan had made a strong bid for Negro sup port. And not until letters were ex hibited which had been sent to the Negro ministers would any one be lieve it. The following letter was received by several Negro ministers on Sunday morning; June 4, 1922. To the Pastor and Congregation: “Your people are vitally interested in the problems of today as are your white brethren. Will you supinely sub mit to foreign religious, political dom ination or will you awke to the men ance and stand shoulder to shoulder with your white brethren-—-offering a united front to the common enemy. “The constitution of these United States gives to every man the right to worship God as he may see fit, but does not delegate to any sect or creed the right to enforce their belief on an other. As members of Protestant churches you are protectors before the world against certain religious prac tices. And this organization (the most powerful secret institution in the world) is zealously standing guard over American institutions and ideals. We have had no quarrel with the colored man he is American and as such has the support of American cit izens and we are ever ready to assist him in his lawful persuits of happi ness. We realize your problems and view with favor the great work you are do ing in uplifting your people and in recognition of your efforts we are en closing with this letter a contribution to be used as you may see fit. Faithfully yours, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, Wyandotte Klan, No. 5. By Secretary, J. W. Ess.” Briefly stated this astounding re versal of policy was made manifest on Sunday when a white man unknown to each pastor, except in one instance presented an enclosed letter and de parted without explanation. The churches visited were Mason Memorial of which Rev. P. A. Morrow is pastor; First Baptist, Rev. W. A. Bowren, pas tor; Mt. Zion Rev. Moses Williams, paßtor; Eighth Street Baptist, Rev. D. B. Jackson, pastor; Pleasant Green, Rev. Geo. McNeal, pastor; St. Peters C. M. E. church. Rev. Bowers, pastor; King Solomon, Rev. Clay, pastor; Walnut Boulevard, Rev. Richardson, pastor, arid Douglass Hospital, which is Methodist. They were given ten dollars each, and the hospital twenty five dollars. In each case the letters were open ed after the visitors were gone. The disposition of the money then became the problem. Rev. Moses Williams was out of the city and in his case the money was held by the officers awaiting his decision. Rev. McNeal’s envelope was handed him on the street by a prominent doc tor whom he recognized. Rev. D. B. Jackson refused an inter view to The Call, saying what was j said in the Kansan, the daily paper of Kansas City, Kansas, was all. How ever, that statement said his church had turned the money over to the Or phan Home. The Orphan Home through Miss Emma Pendleton, secre tary, Mrs. Wilhite and Mrs. Q. B. Buster, treasurer, say they did not re- . ceive the money and would not take it coming from the Klan, under any circumstances. COLORED SHRINERS WIN LEGAL BATTLE IN STATEOF FLORIDA (Special to The Tribune) JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 30. What has sent a thrill of triumph through the hearts of Attorney D. W. Perkins, legal adviser for the Masonic fraternity of the jurisdiction of the Most Worshipful Union Grand Lodge of the state of Florida, and the 20 or more thousand who pay allegiance to that Jurisdiction handed down in the circuit court in the city of Tampa on the sth of this month, wherein the , temple of the Mystic Shriners, white had sued out a writ of injunction, re ; straining all colored men in Florida i from using the name, insignia, para . phernalia. words, costumes, etc., of the Ancient Arabic Mystic Shriners. Arguments were made before Judge Robles of Tampa, who holds the repu tation of being one of the fairest judges that ever set in any court in this state. The case was fought hard, and every assault made by the oppo sition was smashed by Attorney Per kins, and Judge Robles gave his de cision, denying the injunction. This is the first time white Shrin ers have attempted to interfere with colored Shriners in this state, and their falure may not be the last of it. Attorney Perkins is being lion ized over his great victory. The white press quickly published the en trance of this case, but so far, not one of them has had a word to say about the denial of the court to grant the injunction. Rev. Bowers said the money had been turned over to charity and again The Call representative found an ab solute dienial that any money had been received. The Douglass hospi tal treasurer, Rev. Isaacs, said that after attempting to return the $23 through the daily papers they had en trusted it to the mail hoping the send er could be found that way. Speaking for the Civic League, Dr. S. H. Thompson said that no action would be taken because the ministers had already done what they wished on their individual responsibility. At King Solomon church the letter was handed in just as Sunday school was adjourning and the messenger said “it is a notice which I would like for you to read to your church.” At Walnut Boulevard Rev. Richard son noticed the visitor and welcomed him to a seat, but he left his envelope and departed immediately. The con gregation, when it was read, voted unanimously for its return. Rev. Morrow’s church through its officers voted to return the money. Rev. A. W. Davis of the Christian church was also approached, but his position was such that the matter went no further. A similar condition is reported concerning Rev.'j. F. Grif fin of the First Methodist church. Summing up the matter, the con census of Kansas side opinion is that the Klan visit reflects the sentiment of the local membership which seeks to attach itself to the good will of colored people despite its constitution and tenents that it is a white man’s organization, anti-Negro, anti-Catholic and anti-Jew. They believe the present activities of the Klan in Kansas City, Kansas were only a political scheme and that Klan members realized they had driven the colored man from them and that they are attempting to redeem themselves by this means; that they desired pub licity, and sought it through this means. They even add, membership of the colored men is wanted, stating the only difference was that they would have to hold separate meetings. The letter itself, which is reproduced herewith, carries the insignia which used to terrify—the horseman in his white robe, and the firey cross, the “invisible empire” and yet addressed to Negroes, with the word "brethren” it seems entirely alien to the Klan that was strictly against the Negroes in other days. .Down With Smallpox Mrs. Stell Jordan of 1024 East Wash ington street is confined to her home on account of smallpox. i COURT ACTION IS BROUGHT AGAINST i TRUSTEES (Special to The Tribune) New York, June 30. —Bishop William l H. Heard of the New' York Annual . Conference of the African Methodist : Episcopal Church and Cain P. Cole, s presiding elder of the Long Island dis i trlct, have applied to Justice Leander f R- Faber in the supreme court to com > pel the trustees (of St. Mark's A. M. E. i church at Elmhurst to open the doors i of the church to the Rev. Henry Irons, > who has been assigned to the church i by the bishop. The assignment of the - pastor to the church was made no i - May 29 the doors were locked against f him. Justice Faber has reserved de . cision. ! This controversy, while primarily among the congregation of the Afri f can Methodist church, is vitally im -1 portant to the entire business com - munity of Elmhurst. St. Mark's church is on corona avenue, in the heart of the business section. It stands on a plot of about one acre. This acre was purchased by white - residents of the Newtown district more ! than a century ago and presented to , the congregation. It was valued then l at only $87.32, according to deeds on - file. Recently an offer of more than s $75,000 was made to the congregation -for the plot. While it has a frontage on the main business street, it also has frontage on the Long Island rail • road and is very valuable for busi ness or industry. The value of this plot is what is up permost in the minds of those who are in this controversy. They want to I know who is going to get that money. The present trustees want it and the New York annual conference would also like to have it. The business men of the district want the controversy settled so that some one with author ity who will be recognized by the courts will be able to consider the • offer made for the property. These 1 business men would like to see the 1 plot taken over and improved as a 1 business or industrial property for the general benefit of the community. TUCSON PRINCIPAL LEAVES TB ATTEND SCHOOLON COAST (Special to The Tribune) TUCSON, Ariz., June 30.—C. C. Sim mons, principal of the P. L. Dunbar school, said to be the first Negro grad uate of the University of Arizona, left Wednesday for Berkeley, Cal., where he will take a summer post-graduate course at the University of California. Mr. Simmons received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Arizona this year. He has been iden tified for many years with efforts to raise the educational standards of his race. Passes to Reward Mrs. Fannie E. Day, wife of William Day, departed this life Sunday, June 26, at the family home, 1040 East Madison street. She had been ser iously ill for fourteen days and was 53 years old at the time of her death. Mrs. Day had been a resident of Phoenix for more than thirteen years and was loved and respected by all. She was a member of the A. M. E. church and as a stewardess, did her share in helping the church. She leaves to mourn her loss, the husband, Mr. William Day, two daughters, Mrs. Roseine Brown of Los Angeles, Cal., Jeanette Day of Phoenix; two broth ers, L. K. Wallace of Phoenix, and Wm. Wallace of St. Joseph; Mo., Mrs. Mary Wallace, sister-in-law, and An drew Wallace, a nephew. Her many friends also will lose a dear departed soul. She is gone but not forgotten— asleep to wake in the great beyond. ❖ 4* « On to California Mrs. Laura Wells of 1129 Esat Washington street left Wednesday eve ning for the coast to spend her sum mer vaiation. PHOENIX, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, JULY 1, 1922 COLORED MAN WILL j ENTER THE RACE FOR I GOVERNOR IN OHIO (Special to The Tribune) ! CLEVELAND, June 30.—Har [ ry C. Smith, the well-known editor of the Cleveland Gazette, which has not , missed an issue in 48 yeai;s, has en . tered the race for nomination on the • republican ticket for governor of Ohio. Two years uco Mr. Smith filed . for the nomination for secretary of i state and rolled up the handsome vote , of 62,000 which was only a few thou i sand behind the successful candidate. - Encouraged by this fact and urged by , loyal supporters and admirers through i out the state, Mr. Smith has announc ; ed his candidacy for governin', paid ■ the required filing fee and has entered actively upon his campaign for the nomination at the August primaries. When it is known that the race vote . in Ohio numbers 125,000 it can be read - ily seen that with anything like unan i imity Mr. Smith stands an excellent . chance of winning. He served accept . ably as a member of the state legisla . ture in the early nineties and is the - author of Ohio’s famous anti-lynching > law and also of the effective civil i rights bill of this state. He introduc ; ed the mob-violence and anti-lynching law in the session of 1894. He per : sistently fought for it until it was i placed on the statute books. It has : stood the test of the supreme court, i and has proven effective. TEXAN DESCRIBES RECENT BURNING AT STAKEOF BLACKS INDICATES WHITE MEN, NOT NE GROES BURNED, WERE GUILTY OF ASSAULT Speaking at Thursday’s meeting of the Thirteenth Annual Conference of the National Association for tne Ad vancement of Colored People, in Beth any Baptist church, 269 Bank street, Newark, Daniel Kelly, white Texan from Waco told a dramatic story of the burning to death, by a mob, of in nocent Negroes in Kirwin, Texas, on May 7, 1922. Mr. Kelly said in part: “Three Negroes were burned at the stake in Kirvin, Texas, May 7, 1922, for the alleged offense of brutally as saulting and killing a seventeen year old white girl, Eula Ausley. A week laier I personally investigated this affair and found the facts to be as fol lows : “Between the family of John King, grandfather of Eula Ausley, and a neighboring family of Prowells there had been a bitter feud in which one of the King boys had been maimed and two Prowells driven from the country. “From the thicket where the girl s body was found foot tracks led to the Prowell’s and the two Prowell boy* disappeared while the posse was hunting for the perpetrators of the murder. After the burning of the Negroes the Prowells were arrested and later released when they explain ed that they had been making bran mash in the thicket. The truth of their story was not investigated and it was. not ascertained whether the bran mash was there or not. John King said he was certain that white men were implicated in the crime. “Os the three Negroes burned the sheriff said that one was innocent in his opinion and the evidence shows that not more than three could have done the act although five were mob bed to death for it. “The sentiment of the people gener ally was that an ‘example’ had been made, it was of small consequence whether the Negroes were guilty or - innocent.” Mr. Kelly was sent to Texas by and made his investigation for the Nation al Association for the Advancement of, Colored People. To Los Angeles Cal. Mr. and Mrs. Phil Green of 224 N. II th street left this week for the . coast to remain for an indefinite time. SOUTH BEST PLACE FOR NEGROES SAYS . NOTED JOURNALIST (Special to The Tribune) PITTSBURGH, Pa., June 30.—“1 disdain the trained Negro who leaves the South. There is so much to be done in the southland to educate, ele vate and better the conditions of our race. Strong educated men and wo men should stay in the South,” declar ed Oscar W Adams, editor and pul- Usher of the Birmingham Reporter, in an address before a large audience at John Wesley A. M. E. Zion church here last Monday night. Continuing he said, “The question of the future of the Negro in this coun try is largely in the hands of the Ne gro himself. Eighty per cent of the Negro population lives in the South; ninety per cent of Negro wealth is in the South. The greatest and most daring strides made by any Negro, were made by southern born Negroes. More and more this race needs to be welded together, not so much in race vanity and race pride as in race char acter, old fashion worth and down right merit. But it will never be done by pining, whining, croaking and cursing. “When both races become complete ly educated all disadvantages, injus tices and limitations will be removed.” declared because of ignorance. It is foolish to think for a moment that we can have a peaceful, happy, normal civilization with a half ignorant and I a half intelligent group in either race. i The ignorant of both rachs must be | educated. “The day has long since passed,” thundered Mr. Adams, “when race men and women should be satisfied to take an imaginary trip to heaven each Sunday under the leadership of their gradiloquent pastor. When the Ku Klux fight us with fire I declare that it is absolutely foolish for us to talk about fighting them with prayer. Brave men must be willing to fight them back with the same weapons; they must meet these masked and white robed marauders with shot and shell if we would protect our families and command respect.” WHITE SUPREMACY IS A FALLACY SAYS ANTHROPOLOGIST! 1 The white race is not superior to others, declared Dr. A. A. Golden weiser, anthropologist, last night, in an address delivered before the 13th annual conference of the National As sociation for the Advancement of Col ored People, in the Robert Treat School, Norfolk and 13th Avepue, Newark. Dr. Goldenweiser is a lec turer on arthropology at the new school for social research in New York City. “The evidence of anatomy and neurology so far available does not in dicate any appreciable superiority of the white race over the other races,” he declared. "The psychological tests during the war to the contrary not withstanding, the psychologist also falls to provide any definite data to support the contention of psycholog ical inferiority of so-called primitive races including the Negro to the white. “In the domain of civilization it must of course, be admitted that oth er races, with the possible exception of the Mongolian, have not produced civilizations in all respects compara ble to our own, and even the Mongol ian does not qualify when science and industry are taken into consideration. But an insight into the characteristics of the historic process makes it more -than doubtful whether any bqt purely historical cases need be invoked to account for the differences in the civ-1 ilizations between different peoples. It : i must moreover, be remembered that J in just those particulars in which i white man is incomparably superior to' primitive races he is also superior to the civilizations of the ancient -world, •such as those of Egypt Greece or Rome. JURY DF BLACK MEN TRY CASE IN OHIO; FIRSTON RECORD (Special to The Tribune) HAMILTON, Ohio, June is believed to be the first case in the country, possibly the entire country ever tried before a jury composed en tirely of colored people, began in Judge Clarence Murphy’s court Fri day morning. It was a paternity case brought by Clara Patterson, colored, of Middle town, against Charles Gates, colored, also of Middletown. The plaintiff is represented by Attorney John A. Crist of Middletown and P. P. 801 l of Hamilton represents Gates. The situation is regarded unusual in court history. The regular petit jury was needed in a criminal case in Judge Harlan’s court and in issuing a special venire to try this case, or ders were given to summon colored people. Eighteen were called, six of whom were excused from service. The jury is composed entirely of men. On the jury are Charles Conway, Frank Ho gan, Alfred Nixsn. Charles Howard, Frank Berry, George Kinley, Sam Lee, Horace Preston, George Reese, Alfred Mates B. M. Fox, Peff Hodges. All of , the jurors are from Hamilton. It is the first time within the mem | ory of present court officials that a jury in any case has been composed entirely of colored people. Lodge Notice “Hinder me not ye much loved saints for I must work for Tabor and i the Household of Ruth while in this , lan <l. You hate me when I talk right, God knows your hearts are not right, . but I am building up the Household of Ruth anyhow,. “We dedicated the Golden Star Household of Ruth No. 5999, June 24, . with Jesus being our leader. Oh that i ah men were Odd Fellows and Sir Knights and all women Daughters and i Sisters of Ruth. This city in which we live would be better and our race would prosper by it. Yours in Christ for the work. Mrs. Hattie B. Smith, i Deputy for both orders in Arizona.” + 4- + Better Sabbath Keeping i The subject for discussion at the | Epworth League Sunday evening, July '.2nd, will be: "Better Sabbath Keep ling.” Jer. 17:19-27. All invited to I attend this meeting, especially young people. Meeting begins at 6:30 and closes at 7:30. The meeting of the league last Sunday evening was very well attended and the lesson beauti fully discussed. C. M. E. church, cor ner Seventh street and Jefferson. “On its practical side, the problem of races and in particular the Negro race has two aspects; the present and future of the Negro in Africa, and the present and future of Negro popula tions eelsewhere. primarily in the United States. “There can be no question that the Negro civilizations of Africa will henceforth develop under the ever-in creasing influence of white civilization. It will, however, be unfortunate if all specific tendencies, all local color characteristic of such civilizations, while furnishing these with the tools and advantages of the modern white world. “By far the most difficult aspect of the Negro problem refers to the Ne gro populations outside of Africa, pri marily in the United States. There can be no question that complete legal emancipation is desirable, necessary, and will within the near future be at tained. The social aspect, on the other hand, appears much more gloomy. Deep-rooted prejudice, sup ported by certain physical reactions ■ and backed by historical tradition, ! cannot readily be dislodged. Here the : work will be tedious, painful and pro | longed. It will not be achieved with i out whole-hearted and self-sacrificing '! co-operation on the part of the white and she Negro alike. But if both groups assume their share of respon sibility. their ultimate success in this domain also cannot be doubted." 5 Cents a Copy; $2.50 a Year PRIZE WINNERS IN TRIBUNE’S PICTURE PUZZJI CONTEST The Phoenix Tribune’s Bee-Hive Pic ture Puzzle Contest which closed June 20, was the most successful in the his tory of this publication. Letters from every section of Arizona and from Cal fornia, New York, Ohio, Alabama, Col orado, Texas and other states poured into our office and the three judges who decided the contest Mrs. Emma L. Porter Clayton, Mrs. Laura Wells and Attorney William E. Watkins, had a real “man’s size” job on their hands. After several days careful work, they have submitted us the list of winners. We are sorry that we cannot offer more than the six prizes as others proved by the excellent lists sent in that they had given much time to the puzzle. There were 211 words in the picture beginning with the letter “b,” accord ing to the master list sent the judges. The largest number of correct words, 148, was sent in by C. W. Goodman, president of Nelson Shoe Company, 42 West Washington street. He is there fore, the winner of the first prize. The second largest list of correct words was sent in by Mrs. F. H. Lewis, 1004% East Washington street and she wins the second prize. The third largest number was sent in by Mr. Julius H. Miller of Superior, Arizona, and he wins third prize. The fourth largest list was sent in by Mrs. J. Tannehill, 1729 East Jefferson street and she wins fourth prize. The fifth largest list was sent in by Mrs. Amelia Thompson, 112 South 7the street and she wins fifth prize. The sixth place was tied for by Mrs. C. C. Dotson, 1005 East Jefferson street and Mrs. Gertrude Jones, 1739 East Washing ton street, therefore this prize is di vided equally between them. Those deserving honorable mention are, Mrs. Gertrude Hawkins, who had 97 correct words; Miss Erma Jones who had. 93 correct words and Mrs. Cecelia B. Lawson of Pasadena, Cal., who had 92 correct words. Checks have been mailed to all suc cessful contestants and we wish to congratulate the winners. Larger prizes would have been won by some had they read and observed the rules more carefully. One contestant sent in a list of 239 words and when list of correct words was made up and the 4 penalty deducted she fell to fifth place in the prize list when she might have had a higher one just as well. Watch the Tribune for our next puz zle contest and you are urged to read and observe the rules carefully. The management of the Tribune wishes to thank all who entered the contest and made it so very, very interesting, also the judges who gave their valuable time to decide this great contest. Wishing you better luck next time, we bid you adieu. Relief Club Notes The B. T. Washington Hospital and Relief Club met at the hospital with Mrs. Ruby Jones the president in the chair. Many were present and some very important business was transact ed. The meeting nights of this club are the second and fourth Tuesdays in each month. All members are ex pected to be present at he next meet ing which will be held July 11 at the hospital, as business of great import ance is to be transacted. + <• + Series of Sermons Beginning Sunday morning July 2, the Rev. M. Thompson, pastor of the C: M. E. church, will preach a series of sermons from the Beatitudes. Sun day night he will speak from the sub ject: “Can These Dry Bones Live?” All invited to come to this church and hear a real gospel message, where the old time fire is burning. + * * m Visitor from New Mexico Mrs. F. M. Graham of Columbus, N. M., is visiting her mother, Mrs. N. W. Bradley in 1207 East Jefferson street. She will remain a month or more. Be fore leaving her home in Columbus, Mrs. Graham was delightfully enter tained by Mrs. P. Parker of that city at a six course dinner.