father Divine Dec 26 1931

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- - in as so of 10,009 Crowd Rockland Palace To Hear Fatter Major Divine And His Disciples From "Heaven" Sunday Meeting Held In Harlem Is One of the Biggest Yet; Police Have Hard Time Keeping Crowd In Check By Clifford Smith By popular demand a meeting was held Sunday, December 20 at Rockland' Palace, 155th street and Eighth avenue, by Father Major J. Devine. whose headquarters at Sayville, L L, popularly known as "Heaven" are threatened hy court action of Sayville residents. So crowded was the hall that it was almost almost impossible to distinguish who was there. More than 10,000 persons clamored to get into the hall. Despite the site of the crowd, 1 . it was without doubt the most order - '... He ! teachin troth ani love - I etc ly and 'well behaved meeting of its Mr. Alexander caused a ripple of size that Harlem has ever known, excitement when he stated: "Christ,1 There were only a few minor.demon - wd Heaven are here. If you want: strations which were ably handled by proof, here It is. Heaven is here' a detail from the West 135th street ,nJ ntV5T - ,ou oonr oie 10 go were.. J he cnurcn n$ misled you all along this line." He told of entering a church one Sunday, being handed a ' v , . paper and being led to a particular The meeting was lready under Ption t0 it ,Jate He ?,0ed by the biggest question today race problem and the churches Island. There was at once a w el - teaching j, ,trong enough, come which caused the meeting to ' 6 stop until quiet could be restored. police station. Ovation to Father Devine with Mother Devine and a number f.ViIL' . i.:. .... j . i c. :ii.. t is ine There were thousands who did not know Father Devine, but who re cognized him at once as the little man who has done and is doing so much good. A Mr. Alexander opened the meet People Ask for Leader The next speaker was D. E. Had - not a student from Sawill spoke of how Father Devine changes, etc - mind, body and TWinop ht talk id... I ing with an explanation of the teach - constant murmur "Where is Fsther?'d ings of Rev. Devine and the bene - When is he coming? etc. fits derived from it. Standing at ' Mr. Strong, the next speaker, re - times before the microphone on the Iatedhow he as a preacher had been platform placed there to carry the praying for an old lady but was not' voices of the speakers to the rear of sure of himself. He said on a recent;'" the hall and gallery, and again visit to this same old lady, she told:the walking Up and down the piattorm, him she could see. He was happy! he kept saying - Don t Confine Me. at last and had found the truth he Dont Confine Mt" I shall give a was seeking. iew unci rrom ramcr ivine naj ne stressed tne point inat omcr ipwKCTj. juevine nia saia - enng me a In his opening address. Mr. Alex - body that has not sinned and I will ander said: "Father Devine is going command and demand that death1 to close all the church doors. He give it up and life shall return and it ffmnor tn make the world like this It ahall ritr" H. rinA Kv ..vii (pointing to the audience). He will ! met God face to face and did not! win: no one can stop him. You have die. Here is mv nroof. Father TV.4 no right paying for God; He is vine." - trer u ."il " hm Chr'St Mr - Jun5or w" spemkcr.l God. One in One. lanrf hi. sook hortl ami tn th. "Father is not teaching as the churches Mo. politics, segregation. mt 0f habiU that were ruiningj me. vTne was orunkedness, the other! Conditions Shown in of Commerce Report Wage Conditions . . - l the E. HALL I. B. P. O E of W.) Although not compiled torl report issued by the Unite4iSlrSh Commerce clearly shows the conditions between states wage scales; between the generally organized and living and the states in which unorganized Negroes ahd Mexicans constitute supply. smoking an unbelievable amount of cigars a. day.". He closed saying:! "My faith was amply rewarded. As! in one case, I asked Father, through! mental contact one day while walk - ) s ti, t .j u my pocket I am satisfied Father Devine is our AH in All." 9 ;.iwu d i ! rr". .k - - vM - .u - 1 I m. - r i ' . . . preached a hort sermon stressing the point that this is the time of de - - Iciding between God and otherwise.1 j He said he was glad he was not as iome ministers are, doubtful and, iinii1mliii k... mmm ,nj w1.. - . i - '. the truth a taught by Father De - , Sin IS the - is also of the this like and Fatair Devine Eaters At this point the meeting came to a noisy standstill upon the entrance of Father and Mother Devine. The ovation given them was a par with any given our Mayor". or any other high official at any time or place. And now the meeting got on in earnest, everyone taking up the hymns at led by Mother and Father Devine. ' The entire - assemblage teemed to suddenlv take on new capita expenditure in the retail stores spirit, interest, etc of i1?! - c.0 - un,I3r for th,e ear m.ou?l. j As is hit way. Father Devine did tovJJ. iwenty - nve states inciua - not at once uke the iimeiight inz the District of Columbia reported ....j wi, ,u. u. .rv.t per capita sales in excess of this er could continue. He introduced sveragt ana ueiaw.re wi me n.j s M Boy(J o( thj church of Truth, Southern State in this group. w t A2nA .treet representative of Rev. Grier, as the next speaker In thirty - three states, including the District of Columbia the DAILY per capita expeiwiture in retail stores(love, the blessings of giving and not ie.tf!!S total sales for the year amounted to $7.19,63214. of less (Continued on Last Page) from $103 in Maryland th only Slhy Southern State ta theimall Dis - ii. nuA h'Wr Tn.fnh ,SrSVoVumbia,0.rte.ewrh,1a $lb S." ilU Vhocedquite a 'Waft SSL reader capita .TpendTLe m 189 S ret." ett A ladv whose name I was un" to' r f2Ste $l3l aid the! ilV&TlIr numl . . . - per ot supposed Christians tor tneir, iraatkaHt ,,f .1T - fa 1 1 MaU tVI aWM Bfflf' Ci.ia,. C.a. ,vr4 niTIA' i . ".: - a i r r iMiimanic in uic . m iiiesn u ..:i .1,,,., A than l.tt.i. it... v.. (Continued on page five) ' per

Clipped from The New York Age26 Dec 1931, SatPage 1

The New York Age (New York, New York)26 Dec 1931, SatPage 1
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