Order of Elks

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Order of Elks - ELKS DROP FIGHT OH NEGRO ORDER Injunction...
ELKS DROP FIGHT OH NEGRO ORDER Injunction Ag-aintt Ag-aintt Ag-aintt New York Convention It Suspended. White Plains, N. Y., July 2S. (A. P.) An injunction granted July 20, 1908. was temporarily suspended to day by Supreme Court Justice Taylor Taylor to enable the Improved Benevolent Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the World, a Negro organisation, to hold a national convention in New York cltv next month. The injunction was obtained by the grand lodge of the Benevolen and Protective Order of Elks to restrain restrain the Negro organization from using the name 'Elks and regalia similar to that of the white Elks. Hnrry W. Howard, of Washington, special assistant to the attorney general and Republican national committeeman from Mississippi, told Justice Taylor that the Elks had felt that the Negro organisation might Intrude on them. He said the white Elks now entertained no such feelings. feelings. 1 Letters from high officials of the B. P. O. E. were read stating that the policy towards the Negro organisation organisation has been moderated. Justice Taylor reserved decision on the motlcfts to vacate the injunction but meanwhile temporarily suspended suspended the order. '

Clipped from Detroit Free Press24 Jul 1927, SunPage 3

Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan)24 Jul 1927, SunPage 3
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