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A SQUARE DEAL
This government is based
upon the fundamental idea
that each man, no matter
what his occupation, his race,
t:r his religious belief. Is en
titled to be treated on his
worth as a man, and neither
favored nor discriminated
against because of any acci
dent in his position.—Theo
dore Roosevelt.
VOL. V.—NO. 42
FIRST ANNIVERSARY
OF B.T.W. HOSPITAL
FITTINGLYOBSERVED
Friday evening, January 5, thej
First Anniversary of the Booker T. ,
Washington Memorial Hospital was'
celebrated with a splendid entertain-;
ment at the A. M. E. church. Long!
before time to begin the exercises, the
pacious auditorium was filled with J
people of both races, who came to'
pay tribute to the notable achievement 1
of Dr. W. C. Hackett, the first colored
physician to successfully pass the'
board of Medical Examiners and se
cure license to practice in Arizona.
The exercises began promptly at
8:30, and the house was filled to over
ilowing and standing room was at a
premium. Rev. Major Jones presided
as master of ceremonies and first in- j
troduced the Rev. Wm. Lofton, pas
tor of the A. M. E. Zion church, who.
invoked divine blessing upon the audi- 1
ence.
Rev. M. Thompson, pastor of the C. i
M. E. church, was the first speaker j
on the progarm, and in a five minute I
lalk, paid a glowing tribute to Dr. W.
('. Hackett and his estimable wife for
their remarkable achievement in the
establishment of the Booker T. Wash
ington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Thomp
son waxed eloquent and held the audi
ence at rapt attention throughout his
discourse. Next number was a cor
net solo by Mr. Chas. Fish. This
selection was well rendered with the
assistance of Mrs. M. A. White, who
played the piano accompaniment.
Mrs. Kate Conyers convulsed the
audience with a humorous recital
which was well received. A. R. Smith
next addressed the audience, taking
for his subject: "Human Achieve
ment." He prefaced his remarks with
several anecdotes, then proceeded to
extol the virtues of Dr. Hackett by j
classing him with such men as Frank- ]
liu, Edison, Columbus, and other j
“Dreamers” who caught a vision of j
great things and set about earnestly
to make that vision a reality. He said |
that all great achievements, things
which have lifted man to a higher
plane of thinking and living, we owe
to our "Dreamers,” men who had the
ability to look far into the future, 1
seeing things that were to come, and
who had power to make them reali- i
ties. Smith spoke fifteen minutes,'
swaying his audience at will with his
matchless eloquence and logic, and I
the applause was deafening.
Mrs. Major Jones sang a beautiful
solo that was well received. Miss No
kornas Smith recited one of Longfel
low’s poems in a pleasing manner.
Dr Bertram R. Cocks, superintendent
of St. Luke's Home and Vice Presi
dent of the Maricopa County Welfare
League, made a short talk. He told
of the good work being done by Dr.
Hackett in the Booker T. Washington
Hospital, and urged upon his audi
ence the necessity of supporting such
an enterprise whole-heartedly. He al
so spoke of the »tork of the Welfare
League and explained the manner in 1
which the funds raised by this organ
ization are divided amng the various
Charity and Benevolent societies in
Maricopa County.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Hawkins sang
a duet that captivated the audience:
and brought forth thunderous ap j
plause. Mrs. C. B. Caldwell, senior
teacher in the colored division of the
Phoenix Union High School, made a
short talk, selecting for her subject: I
"Building Bridges.” She stressed the 1
importance of a firm foundation.'
showing that after we have passed j
over, our posterity must follow. She
showed how necessary it was for us j
to lay aside doubt, jealousy, suspicion,
envy and hatred, for these materials, |
she said, would weaken the founda- 1
tion of any structure Her remarks
were well received and she was round
ly applauded.
Mrs. M. A. White delighted the audi
ence with a vocal solo, playing her
own accompaniment. Dr. Felch, coun
ty physician, was introduced, and
made a very interesting talk. He told
of his pleasant business relations with
Dr. Hackett, how he has placed many
county patients in the Booker T.
Washington Hospital and of his sat
isfaction with the manner in which
They have been and are being cared
for by the nurses at this institution.
He pledged his support to Dr. Hack
ett and his enterprise, and urged up
on all the necessity of lending their
support to such a worthy effort.
Mrs. P. F. McCutcheon rendered a
beautiful solo that pleased the audi
ence and she received much applause.
CT W3y IQ tJappinQQ- lr * T&.OOO Homer TO
MAKING SURVEY OF
| HAITI BY ORDER OF
U. S. GOVERNMENT
(Preston News Service.)
TUSKEGEE, Ala., Jan., s—Pruf.
jwm. T. B. Williams, field secretary
'of the Jeanes-Slater Foundation, with
! headquarters here, is making an edu
’optional survey of Hayti at the request
'of the United States government as
well as the Haytian government.
| It is said that the purpose of this
survey is based on the idea of estab
lishing in the island an educational
'system based upon the plan of Tuske
'gee Institute. It is said that officials
in Washington think that by jncul
cating. into the youth of Hayti the
principles and ideals taught at Tuske
gee the future of the island will be
jmade more secure,
j It is believed that Professor
Williams is the best qualified man in
this country to perform his intricate
1 mission for the government inasmuch
las he is a graduate of Hampton In
stitute and then rounded out his
| educational preparations at Harvard
1 University. He has been a successful
teacher for a numebr of years and is
■: regarded as an authority on educat
ional problems.
This step by the U. S. Government
is based upon the report of the com
mission headed by Senator McCormick, i
whose report recommended that this
■ 1 government still occupy the island.
, j
i
, MAN, VICTIM OF HOLDUP,
DIES IN HOSPITAL
, i
(Preston News Service)
; PITTSBURGH, Fa„ Jan. 12—Henry
I Walker, aged 25 years, died last Mon
;day in the West Penn Hospital here
after he had been taken from a board
ing house operated by Mrs. Anna
! Chandler in Spring Way.
j After the death of Walker and w r hen
| his body was taken to the morgue, it
, was reported that he had been at
tacked by holdup men and beaten in
i Penn avenue near the police station
on Christmas night.
IJev. A. C. Moore, pastor of the A. M.
E. church, the principal speaker of
the evening, was next introduced. In
a few well chosen words, he told of
I the early struggles of Dr. Hackett
I when he first came to Phoenix, six
| years ago; how he had climbed, slow
ly but surely rendering careful and
efficient servie e until now, when he
is emerging into the glorious sunlight
of public favor. Rev. Moore spoke 45
minutes and said many good things
about Dr. W. C. Hackett, his faithful
wife and their splendid achievement,
the Booker T. Washington Hospital.
Prof. C. W. Hawkins sang a solo
that brought down the house and he
received vociferous applause. Dr. A.
A. McDonald, a new physician who
came here recently from Calvert, Tex
as, was next introduced, and made a
few brief remarks. He congratulated
I Dr. Hackett on the notable achieve
ment which he has made in such a
short time and told the people that if
they would give him one-tenth the
support they had given Dr. Hackett,
he would be happy.
Dr. W. C. Hackett made the closing
| remarks, during the course of which
ihe thanked all f.or the many nice
they had said about him and
I his wife, and said that their words of
encouragement had strengthened him,
| and he was resolved to put forth
I greater efforts than ever. He told
I of the contract which he has with the
i Santa Fe Railway, secured through
the assistance of Rev. Betram R.
i Cocks, of St. Luke’s Home. This con
tract gives the Booker T. Washington
| Hospital all the Spanish and Colored
patients of the Santa Fe Railway, in
California, Arizona and New Mexico. .
Before closing his remarks, the Doctor j
told the audience if they would re
main seated, the committe would
serve them with refreshments.
Th e Booker T. Washington Hospital
Relief Club had entire charge of the
serving of refreshments. Mrs. J. J.
Brown was chairman of the commit
tee, and was ably assisted by a num
ber of women and girls. Sandwiches,
cake, coffee and ice cream w r ere
served the more than 400 people, and
after enjoying a social hour, all de
parted with nothing but the best
wishes for the continued success of
the Booker T. Washington Memorial
Hospital, the Medical Director, Dr. W.
C. Hackett, his faithful companion,
Mrs. Ayra E. Hackett, and all the
nurses and other employees of this in
stitution.
ILLINOIS VILLAGE MARSHAL
IS WOUNDED IN GUN
BATTLE WITH BANDIT
(Preston News Service)
COLP, HI., Jan. 12—Charles Baker,
Negro village marshal here, was fatal
ly wounded in a pistol battle here last
Suuady night, when he attempted to
place a bandit under arrest. The ban
dit, Melvin Bush, was finally appre
hended by the Marion police and was
lodged in jail.
□ □
YUMA
□ □,
By Mrs. S. H. Hill
On December 24, Miss Charlie 0.,
Johns and Mr. N. T. Snowden were
united in the holy bonds of wedlock.
The bride is a teacher iu the Somer
ton colored school, and the groom an
employee of the Harry Morris barber
shop.
Mrs. Lucille Carraitchell, of Los An- j
geles, Calif., spent a few days in the
city visiting her mother, Mrs. Ken
ard.
Mrs. Caton of Oklahoma is visiting 1
her son, Mr. E. R. Caton.
Monday, December 25, Mr. and Mrs. ’
E. R. Caton, of 104 Lovers Lane, en- 1
tertained with a Christmas dinner
complimentary to a few friends. Those
present were: Mr. and Mrs. S.
H. Hill, Mr. S. H. Hill, Jr„ Mr. l
Tony Romero, Mr. Calvin Me- 1
j Cloud, Mr. W. L. Rainwater, Mother
Caton, the host and hostess. In the
evening, a few more friends were in
vited to join the party, and among
them were: Mrs. J. A. Gordon, Mr.
and Mrs. Miller. Misses Angellne, Em
ma and Nellie Miller, Mr. Sutfin and
Master Steven Miller. The evening
was spent in dancing and playing
whist. I
On Tuesday. December 26, Mrs. 1
Wm. Staton entertained with a de-|
lightful five course dinner in honoT
of Mrs. N. T. Snowden. The guests
were: Mrs. E. T. Johnson, Mrs. E. E.
Rainwater, Mrs. S. H. Hill, Mrs. J. A.'
Gordon, 'Mrs. Martha Chism, Mrs, G.
L. Jackson and daughter, Mrs. E. R.
Caton, Mrs. Joe Griffen and Mrs. N.
T. Snowden. A few beautiful selec
tions were sung by Mrs. N. T. Snow
den, accompanied by Mrs. E. E. Rain
water.
Friday, December 29, Mrs. Kenard
invited a few ladies to motor over to
Bard, Calif., to enjoy a sumptuous
turkey a inner prepared in honor of
her daughter, Mrs. Lucille Carmitch
ell. The guest* were: Mrs. Miller.
Mrs Gordon, Mrs. E. T. Johnson, Mrs.
E. E. Rainwater, Mrs. S. H. Hill, Mrs. I
Wm. Staton, Mrs. N. T. Snowden, •
Misses Angeline and Emma Miller and t
Miss Versie Moore. All had a delight
ful time and complimented Mrs. Ken
ard for being such an excellent host
ess.
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Rainwater, of
1 166 Eighth avenue, entertained with
a brilliant New Year's party. Re
freshments consisted of chicken salad
1 and wafers, assorted cake and cof
fee. Guests present were: Mr. and
Mrs. E. T. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. N.
T. Snowden, Mr. and Mrs. John Gor
don. Mrs. C. Hogans, Mrs. Martha
Chism, Mr. Ed Lockett, Mrs. Wm.
Staton, Mrs. A. W. Gardiner, Mr. Ru
fus Kelley, Mr. Tony Romero, Mr.
Sutfin, Mr. Charlie Holsten, Miss An
gelin P Miller, Miss Versie Moore, Mr.
Walter Rainwater, Mr. Calvin Mc-
Cloud, Mr. S. H. Hill, Jr„ Mr. and
Mrs. S. H. Hill. Music was furnisned
j by Mrs. E. E. Rainwater, Miss Versie
Moore and Mr. Tony Romero. Danc
ing and card playing were the favor
ite pastimes. At a late hour the
guests departed, each expressing a
wish that New Year might be cele
brated more often.
Messrs. Walter Rainwater and Cal
vin McCloud left Wednesday for
Phoenix.
HACKS WIFE TO DEATH.
(Preston News Service.)
’ WASHINGTON, D. C„ Jan., sth
Earnest A. Shands, 28 years old, was
sentenced last Friday in Criminal
i court to die on the scaffold at District
of Columbia jail on Friday February
23, 1923. Shands was convicted re
cently after a trial occupying less
■ than two hours of hacking his wife. |
■ Mrs. Catherine Shands, with an ax!
, on August 9, last, at their home In D
: street. Mrs. Shands died about a
l month later.
When arrested Shands admitted the
: attack on his wife, and when informed :
I by the police that his wife was still t
I alive, requested permission to go to
. the hospital and finish the job. He
, said that he warned his wife several
! times that if she did not change her
- conduct he would kill her, but she only
laughed at him.
PHOENIX, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 13,
AUTOMOBILE KING
SAYS RACE HATRED
IS UNWARRANTED
DETROIT, Mich., Jan. 12— (Associ
ated Negro Press) —The name of Hen
ry Ford is undoubtedly household in
America. Besides being one of the
greatest employers of labor, he is one
of the most influential men in the
country.
Mr. Ford has been mentioned for
president much in the last year, aud
no one can tell what the future may
; bring. It is known generally that for
a long tim e he had had before con
gress an offer for the purchase of the
great Muscle Shoals porperties. Op
position has sprung up on many sides,
but it is hardly to be thought that
; Henry Ford Is a quitter.
| The attitude of such a powerful
factor in the economic life of th e na
tion with reference to Colored Amer
icans is at once a most interesting
subject. Recently Mr. Ford set forth
: his views In the Dearborn Independ
ent, his personal publication, as fol
lows:
“There is no need of race hatred in
America." says Mr. Ford, “even
i though there is a race question. A
( race question is primarily a quesiion
for the race that is being complained
'against. The complainant ha? no
way of settling it else he would not
have stopped to complain. The ques
tion between the white and colored
races in our country is primarily a
question for the Negro, too, in so far
as he ought to identify the enemy of
both colored man and the white man.
the common enemy that is trying to
stir hatred between them. De-tiny
has placed these two races together.
1 Our modern industrialism, changed,
i will provide means to remove ,to
motives or public service every injus
tice that gives soil for prejudice.
»
. “There Is something to say to the
white man. too. The race that calls
itself superior can only prove its su
periority by superior ability to help
others, and can only retain its racial
destiny as helper of the others. The
Negro is a human being, capable of
integrity, loyalty and domestic peace
and prosperity and as a human being,
he Is entitled to opportunities to de
velop and exhibit those qualities and
to enjoy his natural human rights.
Where the Negro has been given op
portunity, he has proved a community
i asset, his labor and his contribution
to the development of the country are
capable of being increased. Race cor
rection by education is always the
superior way, and not coercion. The
Negro should be given a chance, and
should be regarded with' full human
ity and treated with entire justice.
1 “To both may be repeated what was
said above, that both are here by an
apparently purposeful destiny, and
the thing to do is to identify and nul
lify the common enemies of both and
tackle the question upon the principle
basis offered this generation, namely,
the industrial basis.
"When there are enough jobs to go
around in this country; when every
man shall opportunity to go
forth in the morning to perform the
work he is best fitted to do, and to
receive a wage which means to
family life, there will be no race ques
tion. The Negro question Is largely
one of unemployment and of inexperi
ences in handling the rewards of la
bor. The Negro needs a job; he needs
a sense of industrially ’belonging.' and
thus it ought to be the desire of our
industrial engineers to supply.”
|
PLEA FOR COOPERATION
i By A. Elizabeth Perdue, R. N.
| The Booker T. Washington Memor
ial Hospital was one year old the
fifth day of January, 1923. Since the
opening of the institution it has had
patients of different classes, namely:
Private, Ward, County, Charity and
Santa Fe. This institution had a to
tal of ninety-one patients during the
past year; twenty-six operations and
.twelve births.
This is not only an encouragement
, to the Medical Director, Dr. W. C.
Hackett, but to his co-workers as well,
and makes them more determined at
, the beginning of the new year.
We go to friends for sympathy, and
|to our books for comfort and counsel,
but the time is coming when no
friend, no book can decide your prob
lem for you; when nothing can help
• you, nothing can save you but your
■ self. The time has come when our
race should stand alone.
HARD ON KU KLUX
(Preston News Service.)
I HARRISON, N. J„ Jan. s—lnstruc- I
tions to arrest anyone appearing in
the city -wearing the regalia of the
Ku Klux Klan. and orders to have the
sanity of all such persons determined
by physicians, were posted last Wed
nesday by Chief of Police Walsh. The
orders, adopted by the Common Coun
cil, also include the unmasking of
hooded individuals and ten days’ im
prisonment.
MASKED BANDITS ROB BISHOP
B. F. LEE IN HIS HOME
(Preston News Service)
WILBERFORCE, O , Jan. 12—Two
heavily masked bandits entered the
home of Bishop B. F. Lee, senior bish
op of the African Methodist Episcopal
church, last Sunday evening at 7:30
o'clock, and after covering Bishop
Lee, his wife and daughter with guns,
robbed them of a considerable amount
of money and escaped.
It is said the burglars boldly entered
the front door of the house while the
bi:<hop and his family were resting af
ter dinner, and while one of (he men
guarded Bishop Lee, another went
through his clothes. They also picked
up a purse containing $50.00 belong
ing to Miss Lee, and another contain
ing a small amount of money belong
ing to Mrs. Lee. They pocketed the
money and left th e house.
On account of poor tel* phone co i
nections Bishop Lee was unable to re
port the matter to the Xenia police,
and no report was made of the mat
ter until lat e Tuesday afternoon. Wil
berforce is about three and one-half
miles from Xenia. The police say
the Lee's were unable to give any de
scription of the burglars, who were
heavily masked, and could not tell
whether they were white or colored
men.
KU KLUX KLAN NOT WANTED
IN PARIS, PAPERS SAY
(Preston News Service)
PARIS, France, Jan. 12 —The ne
farious American Ku Klux Klan is not
wanted in France and will have a dif
ficult time gaining a foothold in this
country, according to Paris newspa
pers.
It is said these vigorous denunci
ations of the klan in the papei-9 came
as a result of a report that the "Im
perial Giant” Edward Young Clarke
plans to place the organization all
over the world, and that he will soon
open headquarters in London.
“The American Ku Klux Klan will
not find any w-elconie in continental
Europe,” said the Echoe de Paris. “It
is an organization of such character
an is not wanted on this side of the
Atlantic,” said another paper. “It is
a detestable vect of crazy puritans,”
said L’lntransigeant. “They are re
sponsible for assassinations, burnings
and destruction of churches filled
with religious treasures. It is a mys
terious society, working in the dark,
committing crimes for which the per
petrators are never punished.”
"Newspapers from the United
States of late have been filled with
dispatches detailing the horrifying
activities of the Ku Klux Klan, which
cannot help but make real Americans
bow their heads in shame to know
that such a wanton set of men have
f banded themselves together In their
country for the purpose of secretly
breaking law,” said another writer.
Visitor from California
Mrs. S. P. Rochon. who the past
year has been a resident of California,
spent the holidays in Phoenix visit
ing her husband, who resides at 1110
So. 4th avenue with Mrs. Rochon’s
sister and her husband, Mr. and Mrs.
C. E, Eubanks. She will leave Satur
day evening for the coast.
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Visitor from Ajo
Mr. Geo. Brown of Ajo, Arizona,
spent Christmas in Phoenix, and while
here purchased through the M. H.
Shelton Realty Co., a lot in the $lO,-
000 restricted district in Pacific City.
Mr. Shelton, owner of the Pacific City
Townsite, plans to begin extensive
improvements in this place real soon.
It will pay anyone who is Interested
in Arizona to write Mr. Shelton and
learn about this wonderful townsite.
His address is 215 West Washington
St., Phoenix.
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Dance Monday
Phoenix Division of the U. N. I. A.
No. 401, will entertain with a dance
Monday night, January 15, at the new
A H. A. Hall. Fourth and Jefferson
streets. The “Battling Hot 4” Famous
Jazzers will furnish the music. Pub
lic invited. Bob Adams, manager.
ASSOCIATED NEGRO PRESS
SURVEYS RACE CONDITIONS
(Continued from last Issue)
There is a generally accepted opin
ion that the voice of Colored America
today, as of white America, Is most
audible through their press. Never
before have the newspapers held such
commanding position, nor have they
ever before had such a high standard
of news and opinion as well as cir
culation and commercial business.
There are two publications recently
from the press, both written by white
authors, that deal with the growth
and power of the press for Colored
America. One, '.the "Voice of the
Negro”, by Prof. Robert T. Kerlin;
the other "The Negro Press in the
United States.” by Fl-edrick G. Det
weiler. Added to these important
productions, as a vital treatise on race
adjustment in America must be “The
Negro in Chicago," a publication of
900 pages dealing with the problems in
the frankest form, and impartially;
the study covering a period of two
years.
Magazines of national circulation
have this year given unusual consid
ation to stories ad articles dealing
with Colored America. A number of
the fiction stories have been reduced
to book form, and are having a wide
circulation. Daily newspapers in all
sections of the country have been
more liberal In their placing the bet
ter side of Colored America, before
the reading public. A number of the
metropolitan dailies have Colored
writers on their staff, probably the j
most important instance being Lester j
Walton, an experienced journalist, i
who is a staff writer on the New
York World.
RELIGIOUS.
Denominational divisions continue,
but are growing more and more cor
dial each year. All of the great den
ominations accept the belief that, alter
all, “In unity there is strength.” The
common enemy of prejudice and the
altogether too obvious slant of white
. American Christianity that falls down
at the Color Line, places a task upon
. religious leaders as well as affords a
, militant opportunity for co-operation
. along helpful lines. Thel Federated
i Churches of Christ in America, while
always working in t)he (interest of
general advancement, have seen the
importance of more officially recogniz
ing the problem, and Dr. George E.
Haynes, of New York, has been made
; an executive in that big field.
It is most ecouraging to note the
. renewed interest in education for
i Colored America being taken by all
■ the great religious divisions, includ
. ing the Catholics. The Methodist
i Episcopal church heads the list in the
[ amount appropriated and expended,
. the same being between $2,000,000 and
, $3,000,000. The African Methodist
. Episcopal church has been enthusias
tic in the erection of a new Shorter
1 Hall, at Wilberforce, Ohio, to take
the place of the original building de
; troyed by fire . The building when
i completed with all equipment will cost
i more than $300,000, and demonstrates
■ that Colored America has more than
- arrived at the awakening to the value
• of education. The Episcopate, Bap
tists, Presbyterians, Congregationa
lists and Caholics are all devoting
thousands of dollars and developing
remarkably efficient leadership of a
high order of intelligence and spirit
, uality for the betterment and progress
• of Colored America.
The young Men’s Christian Associ
ation and the Young Women’s Christ
ian Association have shown splendid
■ growth for 1922, and the national
leadership of these organizations,
centered in New York, is deserving of
unstinted praise and co-operation
The death of Dr. E. C. Morris, of
i Little Rock, Ark., for more than
twenty-five years President of the
• National Baptist Convention, pro
duced a vacancy that.stirred Baptists
from one end of the country to the
i other. The Los Angeles session of the
convention being cancelleld because
I of the railroad strike In the summer;
1 a session was called during November
. in St. Louis, Mo., where a number of
i the most able men of the denominat
ion were presented for consideration.
After due deliberation. Dr. Lacey
Kirk Williams, of Chicago, pastor ot
. the Olivet Baptist Church, with a
i membership of 10,000 was chosen
■ President. This automatically re
i moves the head of the church to
i Chicago, where Dr. Williams will re
■ main as pastor of his present church.
The convention voted unanimously to
A BTRONG CHARACTER
Race prejudice Is bound to
give way before the Influ
ence of character, education
and wealth. These are ne
cessary to the growth of our
race. Without wealth there
can be no leisure, without
leisure there can be no
thought, and without thought
there can be no progress.—
Booker T. Washington.
5 Cents a Copy; $2.50 a Year
reunite the nyo factions, which have
been divided for several years, and it
is expected that 1923 will see import
ant results in this respect.
Colored America is religious at
heart, but not as much iu faot as in
the days of the forefathers. There
are two reasons, principally, advanced
for this, first, the ministry has not
kept up In Intelligent progress with
the needs of the people; second, there
ar e so many evidences of American re
ligious hypocricy that many people
remain away from denominational in
fluences and worship within their
homes. Nevertheless,' there never
was a time when the history of the
race showed the churches were more
prosperous, or achieved better results
Colored America is adding work to
faith, and it is producing astounding
results.
EDUCATION.
The Better White South, where the
masses of Colored America live. Is
taking a lively interest at present in
education. School buildings are be
ing enlarged and rebullded; terms are
being lengthened and teachers are
being paid better v/ages. It is pro
gress; but ft is not enough. It is
still the theory In most places of the
South that Colored America should
only have a circumscribed education;
that high schools and colleges, re
gardless of taxation requirements, are
only for white youths. Gradually the
| convincing justice of an educated
! citizenry regardless of color, is dawn-
I ing upon the South, and there are out
spoken advocates for larger opport
unities who are listened to with re
spect, and the blanant mouthlngs of
destructloulsts are falling on deaf
ears.
The colleges and universities con
-1 ducted by and for Colored Amer
' lea are all crowded beyond capa
-1 city. There is a thirst for knowledge
J that both gratifies and amazes. The
. situation is remarkable in the face of
the everyday fight for recognition In
. the world’s work, but on goes the
battle with books, aud each year sees
1 an increased number of graduates
! from all the schools. Northern college*
' and universities, whore students
1 daily are admitted solely on merit,
continue to have large quotas of
. students' from the group. Harvard
' college, where for many years the
outstanding principle has been educ
-1 ational equality, has had recent flur
' ries of seemingly changed conidtions,
but, it Is proclaimed by those with
authority to know, that at heart. Har
j vard maintains its illustrious tradi
> j tions.
.! Howard University, in the District
1 of Columbia, and Lincoln University
: in Pennsylvania, have recently been
admitted Into the select circle of
' American schools of higher learning,
i where graduates from these institu
■ tions have the same standing for post
' graduate work as those coming from
• any other American colleges. This is
1 notable educational advancement.
ij COMMERCIAL PROGRESS AND
' BUSINESS
■J Colored America has taken to the
{ field of business with a relish that
: ; brings inspiration and cheer. Bank
: ing, Insurance, Manufacturing, Real
Estate, General Merchandizing, and
indeed, contact with Wall Street it
self. are among the present achieve
mnts of Colored America —facing and
overcoming the • depressing obstacles
of 1922, —that bids fair to turn up
side-down the theories that In the
promotion of commercial enterprises
the race has woeful limitations. Pres
ent achievements in these important
fields prove to the world that the lim
itations have been the resulf of stud
ied handicaps. Colored America has
been held back from the opportunity
|of getting commercial knowledge and
' contacts. But the opportunities and
j needs have become so great within
the race ILelf, that through the force
|of circumstances alone, these lines
I have been developd to a most surpris
' ing extent in the last year. With all
' the results to date, the fields are yet
■ virgin soil; they have been barely
. tapped, so to speak. Confidence,
' more general cooperation, vision and
: hard work will produce results In the
future that will be most gratifying.
Aside from the standard professions,
■ the commercial field is making the
i big openings for the college-bred man
and woman. With 16,000,000 people
. to supply with all of the necessities
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