The Black Dispatch (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 16, Ed. 1 Friday, May 17, 1918 Page: 1 of 8
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Oklahoma Republicans have yet to learn that "A house divided against its self cannot stand"
YOUI AD IS READ
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA., MAY 17, 1918.
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS OF N. A., S. A., E., A, A., AND A., JURISDICTION OF OKLAHOMA. <
Odd Fellows Hear Sermon
Emmet Scott To Address Oklahoma Teachers
Odd Fellows £Hear Able Sermon, Col.
Jefferson Makes Annual Visit
Pythians Help With Their Presence And Money
The Odd Fellow sermon Sunday was a monster success in every way.
Rev. J. H. Peters, one of the prominent pastors of the city, preached one of
the nfost forceful and impressive sermons ever heard in the capital. Rev.
M. T. Downey made a line talk on Odd Fellowism and an excellent paper was
read by Mrs. M. A. Jones, District Most Noble Governor. Seated on the plat-
form with the speaker of the afternoon and those on the program were, Noble
L. \V. Ellis, N. G. Pride of Oklahoma No. 3494, Noble Lee Gaston, N. O. Cap-
itol Lodge No. 8950, Noble Harrison, Metropolitan Lodge, Ruth A. M. Smyth,
Noble Parker L. Jackson acted as Master of Ceremonies and Rev. S. J.
Jordan as Grand Chaplain. A total collection of 128.50 was raised. Three
dollars of this mount ws turned over to the Calvary Choir for their excellent
numbers rendered during the program. The Odd Fellows also desire to
thank the Pythians of the city for the big lift in the collection.
The Odd Fellows of Oklahoma City entertained the Grand Master, Col,
Ed. Jefferson in royal style Tuesday evening. He gave the locals some very
useful advice and also the status of the order concerning its growth in Okla
A delicious repast was served by the Household of Ruth after the ad-
dress of the Grand Master. The Grand Master is touring the state making
his annual visits to the various orders and he reports splendid work of the
orders. He left Wednesday morning over the Katy for other points in the
Local Orators Popular Over State And
Nation, Arcadia And Ada Make RED
CROSS Drive, School Closes
RACE MEN TO TALK.
Prof. S. R. Youngblood and Dr. A. Baxter Whitby, will address a monster
Tied Cross Pie Contest at Arcadia, Okla., Saturday night. This pie supper
will be held under the auspices of the Defense Council, organized there re-
cently by Editor Roscoe Dungee and Mr. Geo. W. Perry. Rev. E. W. Perry
will deliver the Commencement address at Wynnewood ,Okla. and Dr. R.
Gatlin Light will deliver the Baccalaureate Sermon, Sunday 26. Dr. Light
will also deliver a Commencement address at Athen, Okla. Editor Roscoe
Dunjee will deliver a patriotic address before the Colored Red Cross Chapter
at Ada, Okla.. Sunday afternoon. May 19. Rev. T. H. Wiseman will deliver
a Commencement address at McAlester Monday night May 13, and at Hen.
nessy, Okla. Saturday night, May 18, and at Chickasha, Okla., Friday night,
Dr. A. B. Whitby has been invited to make a Commencement address
at Konaa, Okla., and at Atlanta, Georgia.
MRS. JUDITH C. HORTON
Who delivered a splendid address of the monthly meetings at Logan Li-
ifAKA tkn m..t, n * «. I.
before the Mother's Club Sunday af.
ternoon May 12th at Avery Chapel.
Mrs. Horton might be aptly termed
the most virile and capable Negro
woman in Oklahoma and is President
of the State Federation of Negro
Womens Clubs. Quite recently she
brary. Mrs. Horton, like the true
leader, is an optomist, she deliverd a
very patriotic and inspirng address
"Join the Red Cross, get busy, do your
part" were where the emphasis was
put. Mrs. M. E. Llttlepage sang very
delivered a forceful address at one sweetly, "Mother's Prayer."
MUSIC FESTIVAL AT
The Music Festival at Douglas
School Campus last Friday was an
overwhelming success. It was given
by Mme. Craig-Patterson, the super-
visor of Music of our schools. Every
child of the primary and grammar
grades of this city participated and
each teacher of the differen grades
marched out with her class.
The Dunbar, Orchard Park and
Douglas schools were altogether, but
the program was carried out with
such system that one would have
thought the pupils were of one school,
which showed that though each teach-
er had worked individually with her
own pupils to make her room a sue-
cess, she had also worked in harmony
with the supervisor in bringing about
one of the grandest music festivals
ever given in Oklahoma City.
Too much credit can not be given
Mme. Patterson for her untiring ef-
forts, nor can too much thanks be
given our loyal patrons in preparing
their children for the event and for
their presence last Friday .
Principal Debnam should feel great,
ly encouraged with the cooperation
of teachers and patrons.
DOUGLAS and those from the West will mobilize
at Dennison, Texas. 1 am writing Dr.
Wilson to inquire whether we can get
transportation. If favorable, we are
expecting all of our delegation to meet
June 18 in Dennison. Every repre-
sentative Baptist is earnestly request-
ed to represent. Respectfully,
Rev. T. T. Love.
The above named colored men pass-
ed thru Oklahoma City Monday and
are on their way to Ca'mp Dlx, New
Jersey. They will be assigned to the
LANGSTON TO HAVE FARMERS-
Thru the efforts of Prof. J. M. Mar-
quess, and Prof. W. A. Hall, federal
farm demonstration agent, Langston
University will have its first Farmers'
conference, Thursday, Friday and Sat-
urday, May 23.4.5; all phases of agri-
culture, conservation will be discussed
many of the able federal agents will
be present and the work started on a
broad and useful basis. Every farm-
er in the state should attend.
TO WHOM THIS MAY CONCERN
Call and see our work at Dogan
Library, what maters to us in this life,
though one be a stranger. If in your
midst that stranger is doing good, Tor
the uplift of our race, why find so
much fault. Let us work for the
cause. Let us search ouAelves. Look
around and see what can be done.
Can't we launch out on our own merits
as a race? And say the (black wom-
en) the smartest women of earth can
do any good thing she desires and
succeed? We are struggling for our
young race. Let us stop a minute and
lend a helping hand and give your
influence to the worthy cause. Think
this over to yourselves, "He who crit-
icizes, be he ever so honest." must sug
gest a' practical remedy or lie soon
descends from the height of a critic,
to the level of a common growler"
Pray for us and ojin us.
friends for their beautiful floral offer-
ing. (Signed): Mr. and Mrs. R. J.
liurks, Mines. Ida Williams, Dallas,
Texas; Mamie McClendon, St. Louis,
Mo.; Dora Griflln, Tulsa, Okla.; Lula
Berkley, Lena Clark, Audry Lamberth,
of Omaha, Neb., daughters A. L. Wat-
son, Sherman, Texas.
THE FASHION SHOW
BAPTIST CONGRESS AT GALVES-
We are asking all pastors and pres-
idents of the B. Y. P. I*. Convention
to represent in that meeting June 19.
It is expected that those from the East
The Honor Boys
The Negro Lieutenants who suc-
cessfully passed tne rigid examina-
tion in the School of Fire for Field
Artillery, located at Camp Doniphan
1st Lieutenant, E. N. Johnson, 34 th '
F. A.; 1st Lieutenant, C. A. Hilon.
349th F. A.; 1st Lieutenant, H. C.
Patton. 350th F. A.; 2nd Lieutenant,
E. W. Ford, 3f9th F. A.; 2nd Lieuten-
ant. W. R. Bowie. 349th F. A.; 2nd
Lieutenant. Walter E. Parker, 349th
Langston To Close
Noted War Secretary to be there,1'many
other famous men to form Round Table
Reasonable Boarding Rates Attractive to State
Teachers, during Summer Normal
. ™eMc,0?,nf e*erclses at Langston startod yesterday, May 16th, with tho
Annual Musical. Sunday afternoon the Ilaccalaureato Sermon will be preach-
ed and Monday the wonderful "Historic Pageant" will pass in review This
inspirational spectacle was instituted by President Marquess last year The
Alumni program will also be rendered Monday evening. Tuesday evening will
® nl9lw 0r ™ass Day exercises, Base Ball and the Industrial Demon-
fill Wednesday the Commencement exercises and the Fanners Con-
ference will be held. Every citizen of this state who can. should attend
school e* 868 866 the m°St oxcel,ent work belnK done at our State
The short term will start June 23rd.
Many round tables will be held during tlje session that those In atten-
dance may get the largest preparation for thbir work. Among the leaders
(iVL ese Round Tables are Prof. Kelley Miller of Howard University Dean
Wm. J. l ickens of Morgan College, Prof. George W. Carver of Tus'keeee
and Hon. Emmett J. Scott, Special Assistant to tho U. S. War Department '
Board and rooms in the City of Langston and community may be had at
•oasonaWe rates Three dollars per week, payable invariably In advance
will bo charged for accommodations at the University. Those who avail
themselves of this low rate will bo expected to furnish their own bed Hn«„
' «!". <! to insist tbe mI',™ ,„Tc f
Mrs. Drusilla Dunjee-Houston
Who will hold the closing exer-
cises next week of the first year
The Fashion Show at the A. M. E.
church Tuesday evening was a de-
cided sucess. The church was crowd. ue*i ween oi me nrec vear
ed and the platform was beautifully j of the Training School for jrirls
fhT1?*.' I !he occaslon ,0 dispiavlat Sapulpa. Mrs. Houston has
the latest designs in fashions of the had a most successful voar on A
season. The various clubs acquitted thp Rnntist nf tha Qtof u* u
themselves creditably in their various v nl«£li U ? ?
presentations of the latest fashions D'e*sed with h< r waA
CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to thank each of the kind
hearted neighbors and friends who
came to our aid during the illness and
death of our dear mother, who de-
parted this life April 16. 1918. God
will be done. Again we thank our
THE REPORT OF DOGAN LIBRARY
The Library Club met Friday even-
ing. 329 East Second street, at 4
o'clock, p m. After reading tbe prev.
ious minutes, reports of different com
mittees called for by the president
Mrs. Sallie Kirkland. Discussions for
the improvement of the library was'
discussed by different ones. Rev
Ross made a few remarks which were
inspiring. We are glad to have such
able men in our midst. By common
consent of the Board that the librar-
ian's first report be published iu the
Ulack Dispatch and spread on the
face of the minutes. We are awak-
ened to our duties as young negro
women of our race. The librarian's
first report is as follows:
Okla. City, Okla., May 3rd, 1918.
Members of the Dogan Public Libr.
ary board and visiting friends, we,
your humble servants, and librarians,
beg to submit this as our following
We were employed by the founder
of Dogan Public Library April 29, 1918
same date taking our position at 9
o'clock a. m. with a spirit; as work,
era. During the same day our library
was visited by the Carnegie librarian.
Miss Mary Hayes and her assistant
who gave two lessons, fifth, ninth,
twenty-ninth and thirtieth; who gave
these lessons free of charge and same
which we appreciate from our city's
white librarians. Instructions were
given us on care of books, pocketing
books, binding, circulation and cour-
tesy extended to our patrons. Since
the above date April 29, 1918, a num.
ber of books pocketed, 289, applica.
Hons, twenty. Books donated as fol-
| Prof. J. H. Whiteford, Supt. of pub-
lic schools of our city (white) a splen-
did set of books—si*.
Mrs. Cora E. Rushing—16.
Prof. S. R. Youngblood—10.
Mrs. Wats—10 and 6 special for
Mr. Joseph Hucklns (white)—$10.00.
Mrs. D. F. Patln (white)—$3.00.
Mrs. McNance .—f 1.00
We thank these, our worthy friends,
we solicit your prayers for our suc-
cess to become your efficient librar-
ians. Clara Cage enters her post of
duty from 4 until 9 p. m \w mean
to climb to success. Humbly sub.
mitted to your service.
Willie Mae Davis. Mb.
Clara Cage. Asst and Rep.
ment Exercises of Booker T. Wash-
ington school was a Folk Dance by
the pupils of the school under direc-
tion of Miss Mae Parks.
Directly after marching from the
school building to the east side of
County Court House the line forma-
tion was separated into three respec-
tive rlngB where tho same movements
were performed simultaneously.
The dancers executed the various
movements with much exactnoss and
ho major portion of the citizenship
of El Reno lined either side of the
pavement in surprising numbers.
Excellent music was furnished by
Miss Frank Parks and Prof. Johnson.
It Is hoped that such exercises will
become an annual event In El Reno.
Mrs. West very ably assisted Miss
The Misses Parks entertained In.
formally Friday evening, May 10th.
honoring Prof. Alonzo Lewis, of Taft
State school and Mr. Nathaniel Hud-
son of Oklahoma City.
The Domestic Science club "m°t
April 24th fcith Mrs. W. L. Haywood,
hostess. Roll call was answered with
a word of praise for the negro soldier.
Master Baxter and Leo Whitby fav-
ored the club with a violin and piano
duet, which was well rendered.
The paper, "Our Boys in Camp", by
Mrs. ('laudia Jenkins Wiseman was a
literary treat, and a source of insplr.
at ion to us to make greater sacrifices
to help cheer and comfort our boys
who are doing so much for the sake
of home and country. The hostess
served dainty refreshments.
May 8th the Domestic Science club
met with Mrs. Geo. Morris, as hostess.
Mrs. C. R. Foster gave a lesson on
Ribbon Flowers. The Sunflower and
the Rose were demonstrated. The
lesson will be continued at next meet-
ing. The hostess served delightful
Next meeting May 22, Mrs. A. Little-
page, East 8th street, hostess.
EL RENO OOTS
The initial event in the Commence.
Mrs. Margie Cardcner. 622 W Wash-
ington. mother of Mrs. Stella John-
son. has been very sick with the
typhoid fever, but Is much better now.
Dr. est has been attending the case.
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