The Black Dispatch (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 26, Ed. 1 Friday, June 3, 1921 Page: 4 of 8
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' EDITORIAL P 6E DF THE BLACK BISPATCH
Box 68, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Phone Maple 818
Bntered at the Post Office at Oklahoma City, as second class mail,
under act of March 3, 1879.
One Year ,2.00
Biz Months _ ~ Jj gfi
Three Months 1111111™"™"!" .75
R08C0E DUN J EE Ed!tor
DRUSILLA DUNGEE HOUSTON ContrlVutlnV *Edltor
FREEDOM FOR ALL FOREVER
-- - *********
MADAM JESSIE CARTER
«« OF® 4
A White Man s Country
Striped cf all the excuses that may be thrown around it, Tulsa's shame
can be summed up in the last words of Thursday's editorial, of the Oklaho-
man. In the last paragraph of that editorial was this statement: "THIS IS
A WHITE MAN'S COUNTRY."' It was the job of a certain element of white
people in Tulsa to thrust this fiat down the throats of Tulsa Black population
that has caused all that has happened.
N°W,.W£at anC th! 0ri9inal facts that led "P t0 the ^ruction of over two
tm"necf n! "V T d°''arS worth of black men's property and the slaughter
hursd^'s Tulsa" World; be'"3S' we "uote from the «"■! edition of the
w hi*16 0Dly asTsauIt nIade by Rowland upon the girl occured when he grab-
bed her arm so James Patton, chief of detectives, says she told him Tuesday
afternoon when he questioned her regarding the affair
'"When he grabbed my arm. I screamed and he fled,"' the girl told Pat-
ton.. Hhis is substantially the story told the police by the Negro himself
a !°nj d statement 'o The World Wednesday night, attributed the
race..^2 0 T.uesday nigh.1 ,0 what he termed yellow journalism
The police were quietly conducting an investigation of the alleged a<?
the Iff 6 taklng]al}y decided action,'" Patton said. '"We intendedin case
the affair warranted it to have the Negro prosecuted upon a state charge
rm.nt f a" paper came out with a colored and untrue ac-
s° far,as w,e,had been able to ascertain, of the entire affair we con-
eluded that it would be best for the safety of the Negro to place him behind
the bars of the county jail. The story incited such a racial Btiiriiln !!!.
fhe^riMr|6lLhkeS andHU?dtr the impression that ,here would be a lynching
Ii/tk 1 V 7" (1 ,he business district. If the facts in the story af
Hot whatever®"' **** PHnted 1 C'° DOt think there would have b<*n a
The police did not attach sufficient importance to the affair tn file
name of the girl which has never been published County Auornev W F
""""" " has - "HiSiii
have'Vca'si'o'f ^und'rTnTT uVhe ori0inal facts' if then develoDs that we
counts hfnt hundreds of white men crowding around the jail in Tulsa
tk>n fonoHn °?h distraction of a human being, openly stating their inten-
t.on, ignoring the sher,ff( £S other reports printed ^ ^ "e.r inter.
an informaUtiiner " bCy agSinSt Wh°m the 9irl herself had sworn
th* tThiLBI,aCkl,DiSpatC!l dces not ?ntend t0 have the issue clouded, now that
Star orearhnn WC 9°'n9 to listen to the talk of th* alleged Tulsa
atar preaching social equality, BECAUSE THAT is a i ic ami^
HAS NOTHING TO 00 W,TH 'the iS.UEHE«"wh« Negroes Ui
T BEING TH
w«. a pa """ """■ "c *«""« ave his day it
9 T9 ° censure an> law-abiding citizen who would go to the
sheriff of his county and offer his 90 10 tne
OKLAHOMA TRAINING SCHOOL
The baccalaureate sermon for the
Normal Class of 1921 was preached
by Rev. A. C. Clark, Moderator of the
bt. Paul District. Rev. Clark's ser-
mon was masterly in his plea for true
preparation, for. service.. Monday
night the Class? Day exercises, under
direction of Mrs. Martha Pierson.
puncipal of the grammar grades, was
a pronounced success. It was a beau-
'h ' Prfr™; especially the play
written by Mrs. Pierson which the
president had given a beautiful musi-
cai set tiner. u^ t-,j r~ ocui
Se,S?n1e"'?y,heVe""'K """"l ths - nolmce<l ^ awalwtoabMrd" X"
ie akn i l7r!ien ertaine(1 with Capers in his scholarlv way He said
some almost perfectly trained drills in - «" «-*- • - salu
The president had earnestly re-
[ quested the people of the state to at-
tend their commencement to see what
God is doing for th Baptiests hre. If
we edvocate the abolishing of the
school, then we _ught to fully under-
stand what we are seeking to destroy.
Rev Perry „ throwing all his force
and the state s finance to the Musko-
gee Baptist College. At present the
Sapulpa Training School is financing
itself. All of this agitation about the
state not being able to support two
schools is idle and vain, the state is
h /o U.?POrting one school—The Bap-
tist College at Muskogee.
All day Friday the trains brought)
in those eager to witness the magni-
ficent Commencement exercise of this
school. Many prominent mir
professors and state seaaers were
present. The grand march to music
of the colored band was very impres-
sive*™,.^ auditorium or the Mt
Olive Church was taxed to its utmost
capacity. The solo, "It was for me'
si"" deDya£'e^arSha11 °f the Vocal mu"
flCB 3artment' was wen received by
!r rp!>it rC6' !?"owed by the dramat-
ic recitation, The Sinking Titanic"
™nd?red very effectively by Miss
e Moore. There was a musical
ThP°S ™unt 3 8weet chorus
The solo, He Giveth His Beloved
Shepp a difficult selection, was sung
sweetly by Miss Ezel McKinney *
Miss Bertha Robinson delivered an
hePr!!£ 1 0^!on upon the motto of
the school, Gloriae Deo," (for the
glory of God). Mesdames Humes and
Houston captivated the autrience with
the duet, Beautiful Night." The com-
mencement Address delivered by Dr
' P ^,°",°l^us„koge.e' secretary
Alter Ufiing lwo year* is n«w
'22 inches long
WONDERFUL HAIR HOWM
N« Mere—FALLINQ HAIR.
No Mere—ITCH I N« SCALP.
r <Mlth te the Sealy; Pre-
■MlM ttrewth ef Leng Fluffy
VW Madam Jeasle Carter's
TEMPLE OIL Me
Bmleaa <e Stamp for Reply te
27«1 Glenarm St., Denver, Col.
Tulsa were trying to do, WE KNOW THIS WITHOUT BEING THERE was
We anr9e n0otaaoinRr,and'S S° that he COyld have his day in Soirt
nh^riff h- r9 censure any law-abiding citizen who would go to the
Th/rfifi „„t C°ur:ty 3nd 0ffer his services j" the protection of a prisoner
here is not a white man in America who believes that the Negroes who con-
"*■' 'erf 1
.VheT'thln TU,!°ay ""h*' Wt"' « «l r
HOOBDLLJM<5HfT WERE T^E W|HITE HOODLUMS THERE FOR? We say
protect Rowland: we know that he is an honest
him 'fo'r doing'what "s'the"olain ItV"* °f theSe h°neSt courts co"vi^
'•AW1—'that court has our crfSm now c,t,""-^HOLDING THE
prop?rUb; the white'hoodlums at^the ja^for BL^ I ^OREIGNERS
arm them. 7n a WHITE mSts Co,St "° attSmpt 0n his Part ,0 dis-
be lynched by the same aano thtt 1 T i county has permitted men to
under direction of Miss Thresse Love
who this year assisted in the high
school grades. Miss Ve Ella Aycox
of Oklahoma City and Miss Ollie Pier-
son of Sapulpa must be credited with
the training. Music was furnished by
the Sapulpa colored band.
Thursday evening, the Art Exhibit
was under direction of Mrs. Humes,
teacher of Tailoring and Art. People
were amazed. No products of any
art and fashion shop could have been
tiner than the tailored suits, one coat
covered with embroidery, the work of
Mrs. Humes' own hands, fine chiffon
and crocheted hats, embroidered pil-
low tops and whole suits of beautiful
embroidered lingerie, There were
several georgette dresses beaded and
mbroidered as finely as seventy dol-
lar dresses. Baskets woven by the
children and flowers from their hands
finished the collection.
The work from the literary depart-
ment was pronounced by the scholar-
ly visitors as simply high grade Col-
lege w-ork. The geometrical demon-
stration of the meaning of cube root
had been drawn by all tne upper
class. The demonstrators in hysics
were fine. Much of the work look-
ing like fine engravings. Some of
the drawings from pupils in Mrs.
Pierson's room were remarkable for
in conclusion, "This school 'seems like
a great wheel which shall crush the
weaklings that shall get in its way
The audience was delighted with the
Delsarte Gestures to Msuic," some
of the training of the Eloqutlon class,
H " hich the president sougnt to show
that children can be trained to grace-
fulness without descending to such de-
grading exercises as the "Tango" and
"Turkey Trot." Miss Mildred Dillard
charmed the audience with "Just
Rev. E. W. Perry opened the rally
for education. The sum of seventy-
five dollars being raised. The presi-
dent of the Sapulpa school said that
in one thing she felt she had done
wrong, that she should have asked for
more for the children. People are
prone to talk of what the children
should have but what are any of us
doing personally, she asked that they
might have all that they deserve. She
spoke also of the question sometimes
asked if faculty and girls were pro-
tected. She called forth four stal-
wart young men of Sapulpa in army
array, who standing at guard sang,
"Joan of Arc They are Calling You."
These she said represented the spirit
of Sapulpa in guarding the school.
Many educators leave the commence-
ment exercises of this school pro-
nouncing them the best they have
young children. Outlines in general I ever seen.
history were illustrated to look like I Suminer session of the scnool begins
a page from a text-book, yet all free I June 7. Terms $10.00 per month. Mu-
hand work. , sic $2.50 extra.
Address: TooV'snJ3"*" S?stem~"1/,rs- J- 8- Young, Phone Maple 5271-J
: OKLAHOMA CI'
For the Best
SERVICE IN THE CITY AND STATE
Twenty-four Cool, Clean, Newly Decorated Rooms
A HOTEL OF QUALITY AND SERVICE
For the Weary Colored Travelor
MRS. A. L. SMITH, Prop.
Great Western Temple, No 20 of!
Nnh|6nt fEgyPtian Arabic order' ofi
the W°Frfd-. My?:C Shri"°
AM memhlf ",ghteach
h^ssT toat^ansact.Very imp0r,an, bH
T. S. Smith, 32nd, Illustrious Poten-1
A. L. McKay, 32nd, Illustrious Re-1
the affairs. Heretofore the three asha vs. Oklahoma City Come and
Muskogee Lodges have been split and ,see Chickasha heat them.
5"R0°es ^ JSHIS t<K
s srrrs" r • r ^
READY ESTABLISHED 3 ambles of Tulsa- THEIR GUILT IS AL-
And now th white men were attempting to destroy it
that any N^gro feels that the nT W' W?"der 'f ^
in upholding the law Tuesday ninht' w W3$ ^r°n° attemPtinB to assist
man thinks that there w« a whit® m a"y riBhtthinkinB white
county jail with an h«!?.♦ 1 batterinfl at the door of the Tuls.
man thinire tu.i onest, righteous intention We wonder if anv white
If the white people can get any comfort out of the condition brought about
Tulsa of their own making, GOD Hp LP THEIR CONSCIENCES. They
are murderers and vandals and if this has been their country, they have
proven their unfitness to inhabit it. y
]§! Too Big For One Group
eoJ! w".ev«r1any "«ed of a real Inter-Racial Commission, that need
T"ls,aut0,day there is t0 be an investigation of the facts
leading up to this awful holocaust of arson, murder and suffering, that time
™ ma the char9e that WHITE MEN ARE NOT IN A POSI-
TION TO GET ALL OF THE FACTS. IF THE NEGRO MEN dim tuc
COMMISSION HAVE THE CONFIDENCE OF THE WHITE MEN ON the
COMMISSION, THAT COMMISSION OUGHT TO GO TO TULSA or send it
ast?SrnedrePreSentatiVeS " B°™ GR°UPS' 80 that the ^al ^ctVma^be
doustask. We have confidence in the sincere motives oT the membS'rf Cltv^reti.rnTf in 0klahonia
the Commission, but it is not expected that the r«i ^ *uT. ^°.!louJ'J;^Ur_ned ,to..the caP tal this week
catastrophe and what actually ha|
gotten by white members. Negroe.
could not settle on a candidate ;thia
year the three lodges are unanimous
in their support of a common candi-
date and are coming there stronglv
endorsing Lawyer C. E. Corbett, of
the law firm of "Stewart and Cor-
bett, Muskogee, Okla., for the position
of Grand Chancellor and shall do all
that is fair and honprable to urge his
election among the other delegates. I
know him personally and, as his
friends all over the state know, he is
honest, trust-worthy, competent, ag-
gressive and a man not above the
common masses. We have had many
occasions to see him in Grand Lodge
and he is almost an
I Demonstration in cooking. Every
boy scout in Oklahoma is invited to
attend this program. Chickasha bids
To Scout Masters: You should at-
tend our Boy Scout Conference. Send
all boy scouts over. All names should
be sent to Scout aMster. Pettagrue,
626 So. 1st street. Whtch next weeks
paper for Saturday's big program
Every troop in Oklahoma should at-
tend this outing.
indefatieahiP Dor,,t miss a treat of y°ur life- Be
worker and is loyal to the core with n"1"* i Prfsent at the Recital,
his friends and possesses a most ?.U--y'„e C.hapel'. Wednesday
I was surprised to learn last year
that while we had more money in the
Endowment Department, resulting
from the high taxation, yet we lost
about 500 members as a result and I
wondered if we should sacrifice the
membership in order to build up the
treasury but should build both
MISS HARRIS RETURNS
limb, NOT A
headed and rash, that is perfectly natural. but the BROAdYurTv hp
that white men w.ll lay DOWN ON t h ei ROW NL A W su sls
THE constitution at will, misconstrue the motives OF men
IF their faces are black, AND sooth their consciences ON
THE ground that this is a white man's country.
' the liter-Racial Commission can get it.
law anrf ProbsJnta the real causes of the breaking down of
law and order is to be made, sharp investiaation of the ooeratinne nf ir..
men* of themob'andTth Sh0uld.^e had- the destruction of the Super-govern-
ment of the mob and the invisible oovernment of thu i/i9N tL. .. , .
twee^ the* roces'.nflUenCe " 31 th' -esiVndN^'Slon ^
the sRtatr2!>rTues8dit55h0t,r|'to"!"? HELL FEAST^a^ed6in T^sV'we^sday
have happened without someone in author^Vavlno know adn.Z W *
on earth, much less in office. y aPe not to be
whlte°ma'n who be'leves'ln'riflh"' amd Uw^has'no^cl'eared'^ii PC°Ple' bUt the
hia conscience should be stained with a certain !l"8 0Wn 8kirt and
he permits to remain in his communrty^ suc^ KuTturp °f,flUilt #° lon" at
"•« W«* b.l« o, Z
June 8. A number of Oklahoma City7s
best talent will participate. Program
begins 8:30 sharp.
ODD FELLOWS' DIRECTORY
Langston She will spend a short
while in Denver at the close of the
HEADS THE LIST
eyes to many things. It has caused
dwindlesi me to review the situation carefully
down one-fourth in mem- and Investigate the facts T am a
sh!p. delegates all unite! member of Muskogee Lodge No 14
on corbett for grand CHAN-|that has a membership of about ifii'
cellor. king SAYS black members. Once upon a time we bSi 7 Chick^ha Band-
_ _ vynue upon a timp wo <
dispatch has opened his a membership of over 200 members I
EYES MUST M&v/r ruauoc I huf ho .. . men oer8,1
Pride of Oklahoma, No. 3494, meets
foVu ,fnd Third TueS(,ay Nights.
(Bethel's Hall, 330 E. Second St.)
Metropolitan, No. 8297, meets First
Hall, 3131/-} E. Second St.)
and Third Tuesday nights, (Tuker-s
Capitol, No. 9850, meets first and
th.rd Thursday nights, Kidd's Con-
fectionary, 630 N. Jordan.
O. C., No. 10310, meets first and third
Wednesday nights, Bethel's Hall, 330
E. Second St.
Western Beauty, No. 15337, meets
second and Fourth Tuesday afternoon
at Tucker's Hall, 313</2 E. Second St.
LiMy, No. 4020, meets first
and third Monday afternoon at Tuck-
er's Hall, 313/2 E. Second St
Pleasant Seal, No. 5360, meets first
and third Thursday afternoon, Kidd's
Confectionary, 630 N. Jordan.
AKRON CROSSES TOP IN N A A
C. P. DRIVE FOR 250,000
Rockford, Illinois, Is Close Second
The National Association for the-
I Advancement of Colored People, 70
Tuesday evening June 14. drill con- h New York, today an-
test in patrols, prize to winner; ad- uncJfd that the city of Akron, Ohio
dress by members of Local Council • | ,w.as the first in the country to exceed
response by Rev. W. C. Watts; music1 L quota allotted in the membership
| drive for a quarter of a million mem-
.. Acciording to a letter received by
the Rev. E. W. Perry, from the Secre-
tary of the Home Mission Board of
the National Baptist Convention, the
Tabernacle Baptist Church of this city
heads the list of donors to the Alis-
sionaries Salaries fund. "Your church
should be proud of you and you should
be proud of such a church," reads the
all aboard for big boy scout
June 14-18, Chickasha, Oklahoma
Muskogee. Okla., May 29, J9J1
Editor of the Black Dispatch,
Oklahoma City, Okla.
I have been reading your articles
alarming and high endowment taxa-
tion put on us in the Endowment De-
partment caused our membership to
dwindle down to the present number.
1 am a delegate this year. There are
five or six others from my lodge, and
on the Pythian Grand Lodge "mud- 1 am coming to the Grand Lodge for
die and it has certainly opened my the purpose of seeking a change in
building, races of different
kinds. Any Boy Scout in Oklahoma
will be given a "metal to beat Chick-
asha boys in Bicycle, track races etc!
bers. Allotted a quota of 500 mem-
bers. Akron, at latest reports, had ob-
The second city to cross the line in
the drive was Rockford. Illinois
which was alloted 300 members and
First aid demonstrations. We have at ,he 'atest reports had obtained 471.
a bay scout who will swin against third city to exceed its quota
any boy scout in Oklahoma. Now is *'as Newport, Rhode Island. Allotted
your chance to win a gold metal. a *luota of 300 members, Newport ob-
Friday, big base ball game, Chick-tained 376.
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