The Black Dispatch (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 39, Ed. 1 Friday, October 24, 1919 Page: 1 of 8
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'Land j, almast all t|).t is left of ,he National Anthcm'for tbeAmeric.nNegro
ted Ncpp jour-
nal in Oklahoma
in tin paper wiB ft
fate emy state
OKLAHOMA CITY, FRIDAY, OCT. 24, 1919
the right of
the voice of meo
to be heard in
their own gov-1
For Democracy that I
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OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE KNIGHTS OP PYTHIAS OF N A S A ff 7T~A^T —. _
'■ _ • S. A., E., A.t A., AND A., JURISDICTION OF OKLAHOMA.
13 Omaha Whites Assaulters
• " ^———
"Negro must Stand, not Run^DrT f
Progress of Race is Worlds Grcateit
Miracle, Says Dr Morris
Mrs. Carry Flays Negro Miaisters For Opposition
T« Negro Club Women
venttoUn1ta5tLd1iTtoef8^fi,H«eSfh?ger8 I™ 2"ending the Bapt,8t state Con-
the Knights of b2?% "S W" The sessions are being held in
WednesCalSS^nali'Jl%,V; E.^Morr" oFSSS 55"3
Mordsenwh°of i^on^nMh1 5a?t,St Convention. addressed the convention." Dr.
the LeaeiiB nf lSfinithe veteran leaders of the race, came out squarely lor
lie league ot Nations. He said that as the world was constituted now the
adjustment wuT ^ TribuBi <£ which ^ could ca^X cause S
adjustment. With the League, said Dr. Morris, we have at once a forum
scienreWen?aM K° and I«y °U1 ju8t claima before the bar of the world's con-
try °s saf? and a'Jn« Tr T* ^ "Tbe Negro leadersn,P in this eoun-
Jf safe and sane- for it is an intelligent leadership. The miracle of how
we have swept trom nothingness to where we're in might and strength is
Sea'we hivp'V''Tr °'JeWS Whe" God led them across the JeS
now have The thi'nfinl T ^ ™eaLth' intelliKence and morals that we
now nave. The thing now lor the Black man to do is to "STAND " not run
and maintain the ground he has gained in the last 50 years.
low "L ge; A' A' ??les' responded t0 Dr. Morris. He denounced lynch
thl ^ said ,hat ,he chrisians of the world would be
reritvTh m W0U f / ueace t0 humanity- H1s talk was one of sin-
K'ot*JSEZSTh«rt °"8"01 ",e ""nlUn8 m'n " « "«
. The formal welcome program, on behalf of the various church and civic
bodies of the city, was held Wednesday evening in the Taborian Hall. Prof
h V, °hnson Preslded- Addresses by Prof. J. C. Horton, Dr H W Con
i ad Rev, S. A Clark. Attorney Geo. W. Carry and Mrs. Geo W Carry" were
the features ot the evening. Mrs. Carry, in her remarks, took occasion to
Hnn ♦ thCgr? ^'niSt,!T '°,r. their lack of 'Merest in, and sometimes opposi
• WOrk °f the Negro women- She went into a detailed dis-
cussion ot the aims and purposes ot the Negro club women and frankly in-
terrogated the ministry if they did not indorse such objectives and purposes
Her address was by tar the feature of the evening. Thursday morntoe cftv
A.danvr frvtlng 01 th,e Black Di8patch- aPI)eared before th*Convention
Many ot the delegates subscribed after the Editor had talked.
tendants. who stated In the police
court, according to Mrs. Riley, that
her name was Mrs. Paul R. Jones
proceeded to wait upon them. Mrs.
Riley says that she failed to find just
of takfn® Wl? ned 80(1 WaS 111 the act
i,'k?s hold of another garment
when the woman snatched the gar-
f°m Ji?r' 8houting that she was
tired of waiting upon her. Mr. Riley
seeing that the two women were hav-
ing words, pushed his wife and told
her to go on out of the store, which
she pioceeded to do, whereupon the
a Mrfnn a «°at rack and rushed
at Mrs. Riley. Mr. Riley c*uVht k«.
bv th. «.« ana held lier until his
wile had gotten out of reach of the
blow that was being aimed at her.
the woman immediately rushed out
"f. 8ide do°'' to the police station,
which Is in the rear, and returned
with a policeman, who placed Mrs.
Riley under arrest.
Mrs. Riley states that she was nev-
er in a court of any kind before in
her lite. She admits that she was
be suited in her wants, but
said that she felt she was within her
rights in asking the clerk to show her
the various garments. She has spent
most ol her life as a school teacher,
and in her home Wednesday evening
showed to a representative of the
Black Dispatch many recommenda-
tions from the leading white educa-
tors of Louisiana attesting to her high
character and worth.
tinct honor to him as he was picked
out of a vast number of workers, but
£ Sunday school policy is
ti have put him prominently be-
l in , J6 o,U?day sch0°l workers of the
t cu a? U,G Bapt,8ta in Par-
THANKS, GOVERNOR R0BERT80N.
w„ „ Via?. Okla., Oct. 18, 1919.
Mr. Roscoe Dunjee,
Editor The Black Dispatch,
„ Oklahoma Citx
Dear Mr. bvw.
f-mniK (mil wniterm Oklahoma should
certainly thank Gov. J. B. A. Robert-
son for the steps he took a few days
ago to increase good feeling and to
-^vent racial disturbances in this
state. I am glad to know of such
steps being taken and doubly glad to
hear of them coming from the chief
executive of this great state. And the
appointment of you, Mr. Dunjee, and
ires. J. M. Marquoss, Langston uni-
versity, was altogether "fitting and
proper. I was certainly glad to see
your name in th elist because I per-
sonally know of some of your activi-
ties and strenuous efforts to help our
people. Hoping you will have much
success in formulating plans to ward
off that infernal evil that is now eat-
ing the heart out of the stronger race
in this country of ours, I am, •-
Yours very truly,
H. W. McNANCE.
Omaha Rioters Fail to Get Thirteen
White Men Accused of Rape
White Woaian ard Court Accord- irt utiatea
Goes To Japan
DEFEND TILLRY IN PRELIMINARY
Attorneys Chesley E. Corbett of We-
woka, W. H. Twine, Muskogee, Geo.
W. Carry, of Guthrie, E. T. Barbour,
of El Reno, arrived in the city on
Thursday. They represented C. L.
Tillry in his preliminary trial for the
killing of the white street car con-
ductor some few weeks ago. Tillry
was brought to the city Wednesday
evening over the Rock Island in com-
pany of two deputy sheriffs and
lodged in the county jail. The evi-
dence against Tillry is largely circum-
(By Associated Negro Press.)
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Oct. 22—The fa-
mous Poro building, of which Mr. and
Mrs. Aaron Malone are founders, has
been newly decorated inside by the
firm of Marx & Jones. There are
now three immense panels in the
lobby, called the "Murial Tripartite,"
a tribute to our Race. They are the
Genesis, Exodus and Apotheosis, and
each panel has an interesting history.
Three heroic figures of the beautiful
womanhood of the Race personify Lib-
erty and her hand maidens. One can-
not but think as they look at this
picture that it expresses fond hope.
It really represents the woman whose
genius made the Poro college pos-
sible, and on Sunday, the veil was
lifted. It was a notable occasion in
the Mound City, Bishop C. S. Smith,
Detroit, Mich.; Rev. Reverdy Ransom,
New York; Bishop B. F. Parks, Chi-
cago; and Dr. A. J. Carey, Chicago,
were among the speakers present. An
elaborate musical program was ren-
dered. ~ ~ ~ "
ton, Kan., where he visited Mr. and
Mrs. Richard Michem, formerly of Ok-
lahoma City, and his relatives. He
brought to the Dispatch office some of
the finest Milo maize and corn that
the editor has seen this season raised
on the sod land owned by Mr. Michem
in the Sunflower state. Mr. and Mrs
James Walker are also located in this
section and Mr. Jacobson states that
Mr. Walker owns 600 acres of this
fertile Kansas soil and is rapidly get-
ting rich. Mr. Walker several years
ago married Miss Ethelinda Michem,
one of the most accomplished girls
of the younger set here. Mr. Jacob-
son is loud in his praise of the oppor-
tunities to be found for the hustling
black man In the state to our north.
Negroes Attend American Legion.
Over 700 delegates attended the
American Legion, Oklahoma State
Convention, in their first annual ses
sion at Convention Hall, Tuesday
morning. Governor J. B. A. Robert-
son addressed the morning session
and was roundly cheered as he
shouted that some of the bolshevists
and I. W. W.'s were in the banks and
in the state house. They don't all
wear overalls, said the governor.
George Walker, Post No. 18, of Mus-
kogee, was represented by Lieut. L.
H. McShane and D. B. Solomon. This
is a Negro Post and the only one or-
ganized in the state.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 20.—(Re-
ciprocal News Service.)-At a meeting
of the board members here today, Rev
Henry Alien Boyd was elected as a
delegate to the World's Sunday School
Convention which meets In Tokyo
Japan October, 1920. Rev. Mr. Boyd
fas. chosen to represent twenty thou-
X?' J T 8Ch00la affiliating with
with ^ a Baptist convention and
with the Sunday School congress of
the same convention. He is the sec-
retary of the Sunday School congress
5E- f0.r fourteen years has
spent his time in building up the mis-
ston work among the Sunday schools.
Notice of his selection has been for-
warded to the New York office of the
«s«.y School Convention.
His election is regarded here as a dis-
McCOLLOUGH DIES AT MUSKOGEE
Rev. J. E. Toombs, pastor of the
Avery chapel, left for Muskogee Sat-
urday. He will preach Sunday the
uneral service of Mr. P. B. McCol-
lough, one of the promlnenf citizens
of Muskogee, who helped to make
Muskogee the garden city of the
southwest for Negroes.
FATHER FITZPATRICK RETURNS.
Father Frank N. Fitzpatrick, rector
of the Chapel of the Redeemer Epis-
copal church', has returned from an
extended month's trip to the east.
While away the reverend visited Bos-
ton. New York, Baltimore. Washing-
ton, Philadelphia, Chicago and Kansas
r neJfllled hls pulpit ,n Chapel
ot the Redeemer Sunday and reports
a wonderful trip among his many
Iriends and his alma mater.
CASES AGAINST COLORED MEN EXAGGERATED
8h°- nisassa1 —-
papersTegarding^h^recent Zt T'!ZV° th,at,the repor'« " the dally
rising was due to the report that 1 i rno .ml'Kod that, the cause of the up-
t hat city, had been chared in ih! v °t assault upon white women, of
The Omaha Monftor, edited bv Rev rTwrnT'16 a, tlcI.° below fs ,ako" f oni
copal Church, an.lah^Hhaf mnli pft8,or ot at- ph P Epls-
men. U'Jt most of the crlmes were committed by whito
ievi^l1ngath^epr^entns\^^^71^e^y^a^ge^"f°0'>Utfa Statement Sa,urdar
mOouglas county, against the perpefraS^f ^cXfiSAfcrTES
court on such'charges. th'rt6en Wh'te m°n a,e ^Wing rrial in district
These6 are; ^Joseph S'HaJa" Thorns Sum™ V"",™0' att«>m"tod —It.
S°nTharee8h^ntUe' °',a Di'own, all white, ^ Robert Klng^o^0 J°,m'
for aTt?emp rastu^^They aTe Amos Go?m* T trial
fito, all white X ,nos Go,n,an' Harry Boyd, and Joe Nan-
y-s. sris.-'ns T-
tenced Irom two to fifteen years in the peniteliUary Y * WBa 8en-
complXTs^Airpeldilg 'EFSTtfSt J*1* ^ ^h0tWe" has flIed
opening term of district court ti,Ts fall bee" P,e88ed for trlal ^ the
OKLAHOMA'S INTER-RACIAL COMMISSION.
Justice in the City Court, Pilate not
Wednesday afternoon, in the city
Rev. Dr. CookT pastor~of "the sT iSefot 6^7 toTfJV ^
which Mr. and Mrs Mainn* 1. 3rd st-. and
church which Mr. and Mrs. Malone
attend, was master of ceremonies.
Waterloo, Okla., Oct. 22.
"'Black Dispatch is good and fine,
with joyful news and poetic rhyme;
alert to all the things that's best, re-
ligious things and politics, society
notes and all the rest
Mr R. S. Jacobson, of 224 East Sec-
ond street, has returned from Hugo-
one of Oklahoma City's most respect-
able and refined colored women, $10
and costs because, to quote the Judge
"IT WILL BE A WARNING TO
COLORED PEOPLE WHEN THEY
GO IN WHITE FOLK'S STORES,
TO KNOW THAT THE STORE AND
THE GOODS BELONG TO THE
WHITE FOLKS AND THEY MCffT
CO °I T QCIETLY if THEY ARE
relationsf^mpOT^^^colOTed and co^m,ssion for the improvement of race
Okla.. a few da^^7g0fcSSSrJ ^representatives in Oklahoma City.
"ALL OF US KNOW THAT n Sooner State said:
TO US TO WORK OUT Snul MISTREATED- AND IT ,s ' P
MEASURE OF JUSTICE" WILL MEAN A ^RGER
Jackals and spineless6JaTkLses^hile"theVhh rCa' not handpicked
races in that state m°re amicable relations between the two
atep^iSTO^^^ <xTUve f°r th'8 ^
,)alNo'Fh0onesTtI'seenaib.8h°U,d ^ "KS-'Sfe'ScV" H°USt°n'
truthfully admit that the blac^^exaneis'e^tisfledVwiihnhiiTr|tt1 '"f ^ CaD
anrdnoCuetHne ea"" ofhe'r beuTr,
and antipathy to a mtaimum that Wi" eventua"X reduce racial hate
nor ifnderstaiul Uw'rb^VL BLACk'MA v ""p ^ BOt kn-'
but not the bLvCK raEE MAN MdTh.^haPS,he k"°W8 the b,ack 8la^s,
former will not work harmoniously tlXS. CUSt0mS ^ vogue for the
*<""> • ' "> ■"
criminal side, which never fails to w ^ ®"ch about our race save the
black man is thus put at a Hi aH„ '^h6adl,n? in the dai,v **** The
Benedict Arnold of dark comnleTim e, a,n then alonR °°mes some
tions that "ail is well with the Km," 2d Whlte "ubHca-
Plaint." Such utterances only tend t£ fSer trouhlo^h ' no,cause (or com
iUte a wider breach between the rW aterS 30(1 prec1^
efforts put forth to adjust all differences sane snd sensible
S&S^SiVZSi •'? 5-^r .hid.
. . .. ^ morning, Mr. Riley.
who is himself 50 years old. took his ■we ^ mean to be fair and practice the _w. u .
wife down into the city to purchase profituted. profaned, polluted and outraged so m"h to Se wm hnM t
a winter coat. They went into the' p^/^ces; the others will not. On which side £ Tei^ ' n-i t Th
Federal Clothing Store on West thaL Governor Hobby will emulate Ooternor Robertwn^ 58 hop,IJ«
government are in favor of a closed town^^mi^f."0* con,troIIInK the city
conditions. She states that the Negro has been mnrfWn.if d. m?!"e ,ax uioral
Dear Mr. Vaughn- 6 St" 0maha' Neb" 0ct- 6. 1909.
s s^sjs ss si ir:z .&•
ss s- r -
m r aar ffcdHLrS? a
members has been very active to provingiaUblTfor^Z*n®*"u,I,berll>K WOO
ed on rape charges, realizing that these "assan U" men arrest-
and simple; for instance, but last month a Netro n ..^i wm?Paganda pure
lively identified by four different women M the™ ?sSnf
our grievance committee we were able to produce pay checks^^nH L. *
who proved to the satisfaction of the County Attorn^ that
was at work in Cedar Rapids. Iowa, on all the dav« when ,tbeJ"an accused
to have committed these crimes-and so he was fre^d nn i? 8upP°fd
body believes Agnes I^bach's sto^^of^^ ^arfe- N«>-
stated—it is rumorad that she has made a written confession of "ho tft.')re,r
with the man lynched, covering a period oT several montlTs °f relati°D8
CECELIA W. JEWEL
HOW'S THIS FROM OHIO?
"The white race has very much of
which to be ashamed in its treatment
of the Negro, and, as it w*« he white
race that for years heid the Negro
servile and ignoiant, it should encour-
age rather than discourage Negro edu-
cation and welfare. The entire Ne-
gro race must not be condemned be-
cause of those brutes who tofiame
sentiment by committing atrocious
crimes. These individual Negroes
should be given the extreme penalty! (Steubenville Ohio n.-_ fo,
en" [ tbe frM #nd home it
The American Woodmen are called
to meet in special session, Wednesday
night, Oct. 29th, at 7:30 p. m., at
Bethel Hall. Every Woodman ia
fail • attend thi* meet,nB without
J. M. ANDERSON,
YEP, BO TURK, IT'8 THE SAME.
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