The Dallas Express from Dallas, Texas on May 31, 1919 · Page 1
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V. . ', kfr TV. rsT Founded by w. E. King. . Republican Piiriy .Jfi The Hhip; All MJlae Is The 8ea." Fred Douglas. U0 Per Annum YOL, 26, KO. 83. .'.':' TUB DALLAS EXPRESS, DALLAS TEXAS, " SATURDAY, MAI 81, MM. . PRICE FIYE CE5TS. " i ' T ' ' r . . ' ' 1 i ir HI T I Willi PASSES TO THE "GREAT BEYOHD" MADAM C, J. WALKER, BUSINESS WOMAN AND PHILANTHROPIST DIES AFTER BRIEF ILLNESS. HER ONLY DAUGHTER TO DIRECT THE BUSINESS LEFT. FUNERAL FRIDAY. . ....,,. .r,,.,..."l" Mt IIHII I 111,1 ": " v ""-vO (By the Associated Negro Press). Now York, May 28. Madam C. J. Walker, business woman and phil anthroplst regarded as the richest woman of the race, died early Sunday morning at her beautiful home. Irving ton-on-the-Hudson. . . Madam Walker took sick, during . a recent visit visit to St. Louis. Thar she has attended by noted physicians and aa soon as possible, was removed to her home in New York, where she was attended by her family physician, MaJ. Joseph H. Ward of Indianapolis, recently returned from France, and other noted BpoclailV. " " v Nothing known to medical sclenoe was left undone In order to' give to this noted and unusual woman a longer lease on life. Madam Walker sank into coma on Thursday, and never regained consciousness. Her end was peaceful. The funeral was UdABLE 10 RETURN (By the Associated Negro Press). Chicago, May 29. The Chicago Association of Commerce has stirred up a veritable "hornets nest" In Its gratltuous efforts to "furnish surplus Negro labor to Southern communi ties." It develops that there is a small conspiracy of plans, backed by the northern white men and capital invested In the South, to get the black laborers South. As a matter of cold fact there is a great demand for laborers. In the North, but the race men are exercising careful Judgment in deciding where they go, and only a small percentage care In the least to return to the South. Maay of them are going North and West but few South. - la addition to this, as fast as they can get passports, thousands of foreigners are going back to their native lands abroad. So great has been demand, for one reason and another, that Congress has been besieged with requests to pass a law placing restrictions on emigration. All of this makes the Race man a most Important factor in the economic situation. There is every reason to believe that In the long run, he will fare better because of the pressing demand for Industrial workers In many fields. The majority of the ' communities that received the famous telegram from the Chicago Association of Commerce have sent word back that they do not wish the "Southern Negroes with Northern ideas," and the few who have sent representatives up here to "look them over" have returned to their homes with the opinion that there has been a change in the manner of the people who once were kept from knowing that "a man's a man for a' that" Expect A Large Race Delegation at the Melodist Centenary. (By the Associated Netro Press). Columbus. Ohio, May 29. Having been genuinely aasurud that preparations have been completed, there are growing indications that large cum ASS II NEGROES TO SOUTH JlulHI; ni ii arranged for Friday, and was one of the largest ever held in the city. Numbers of the representatives of Madam Walker's firm from various parts of the country are In the city to do her homage. Telegrams of condolence have been received from distinguished persons all over this country and many other parts of the world.. The entire arrangements for the funeral are in the hands of Madam Walker's attorney, F. B. Ransom of Indianapolis. It is understood that the business left by Madam Walker will be carried on by her only daughter; Mrs. Leila Robinson Walker, a young woman of unusual business accomplish ments. Madam "Walker left a legacy to the race in business and philanthropy that may well be an inspiration and example to- all. Born a little over fifty years ago in Vlcksburg. Miss. Her early life was spent practically In poverty. Not many years ago, she began the manufacture of hair preparations, and in a short time there was a demand from all sections of the country. Madam Walker, was undecided where, to establish headquarters. She was m Pittsburg, Cleveland and other points and fin ally selected Indianapolis, the home of the business. '. The success of the business is due to the fact that Mad- anr Walker saw the great importance of advertising Judiciously, regardless of expense. Her charities and phil anthroples date from her early successes in business. She started the country a few year ago by giving $1,000 toward the erection of the IndlanaDolis T. M. A.. !ne then .Madam Walker has Jtaa' a generous donor and much of her good work is unknown to the world. For years she has kept a number of young people in Tuskegee Institute and other schools. Her last big public gift was just a few weeks ago, when she sent her check for $5,000 towards a fund to fight lynching In the United States. numbers of our . people will attend the Methodist Centenary at Columbus, June 20 to July 13. This event which Is calculated to bring the Methodist Church North and the Methodist Church South together in a degree of co-operation without precedent since 1847, has a peculiar signifi cance for the Race because the first Home Missionary of the Methodist Episcopal church was a Negro, John Stewart who began his work of evan gel iza Ion among, the Wyndot Indians, near what Is now Upper Sandusky, In Ohio. The general church gives fun credit to this fact Ir their enormous plans, the Meth odist of two churches have created a special department to show the work of the Race in evangelization. and to provide for entertainment at Columbus Rev. Dr. B. L. Gilliam, of Eleventh Street M. E. Church, is chairman of this committee. There are Eight Methodist Episcopal churches among our people In this city. All the leading Methodtat workers of both Races and both churches from all over the country will be present at this gathering. It will be an event long to be remembered, as plana concerning vital Interests of the church militant and the church tri umphant in promoting the progress of Citizenship will be considered and handled without fear or favor. Omaha Colored Women Well Represented In Industry. C?y the Associated Negro Prass). ' Omaha, Neb., May, 29. According to the report of the Omaha Welfare Board on "Women In Industry" and published In ' their Bulletin No. 1; there are over 200 Colored Women out 'of a total of one thousand, two hundred and eighty-three employed In the four big packing plants of the city. The Colored women are employed on the pork killing and cutting floors of the Cudahy and Morris packing plants. - Another State Attracts the Attention ot the N. A. A. C. P. New York City, N. T. May 29. 1919. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People through its Secretary, John R. SUI1-lady, make public a telegram sent to Governor Charles B rough of Ar- kansas concerning the lynching by burning to death of Frank Livingston, a Nfigro, recently discharged fma the United States Army, near Eldo rado, Arkansas. Press dlpatches state that on Mtj 21 Livingston was tied 0 to a tree and burned to death;' that Sr. edit Craig of Union County arrived a few minutes too late to prevent the lynching but no arrests were made. The Association calls the Governor's attention to the tact that this Is the second lynching which has occurred in Arkansas within thirty days, both of which were murder, a crime for which the laws of Arkansas provide ample punishment The telegram follows: i May, 23, 1919 T Honi Charles Brough. Oovernor, Little Rock, Ark. ' , - . National Association for Advancement of Colored People,' speaking in behalf of its two hundred ten branches and forty-four thousand members of both races in thirty-nine states, respectfully requests information concerning steps being taken or proposed by Arkansas authorities to deal with lynchers of Frank Livingston, Negro, recently -discharged from United States Army who, according to press dispatches, was tied to a tree and burned to death by mob near Eldorado, Arkansas, on May twenty-first, acused of murdering his employer and the tatter's wife following a quarrell. Press dispatches state that Sheriff Craig of Union County arrived a few minutes too late to pevent the lynching but that no arrests were made. This is the second lynching to occur In your state within thirty days. In both of Which cases the crime charged was murder for which the laws of Arkansas provides ample punishment May we suggest that you as a professional leader of Southern liberal opinion, as former President of the Southern Sociological Congress which ten days ago passed strong resolutions against lynching, and as former Chairman of the South ern . University Race - Commission Which also has condoned lynching, have a special duty as 'a man no less than as Governor to proceed ener getically in defense of the laws or your state and In condemnation ' of the barbarity which is increasingly a is gracing America. . " . J v .JOHN - R. ' SHILLADTT- ' 1 Secretary, National Association for ths Advancement of Colored People. Splendid Opportunities In Navy AJcks.:,;.- (By the Associated Negro Pres6). Augusta, Ga., May 29. In these times of "world wide democracy" It. is well to note that "splendid" Inducements are held out to our people to Join the navy. It is announced "officially" that there is opportunity for promotion. And so'. ing to get pur young men to enlist One story says: "The Navy Is very desirous of obtaining young Colored men as mesa attendants. The opportunity for advancement now is greater than ever before. The war has proved the quality of service a Colored man is capable of rendering, and he needs no apprehension that he will not make good In the service, nor that he will not be rap-Idly advanced. If they enlist now, tiiey have a very good chance to become Steward to the Commander in Chief of the Navy. It is well known that the "Commander in Chief of the Navy, as well as the Army, is the President of the United States. So, then, our valiant intelligent heroic young men have the wondei'ul encouragement of knowing that Oey have a rare chance to work up in the Navy anrl to become Steward U the President Of course, a few lieutenants and captains, admirals, rear and forward, and the like, would not be any inducement In comparison with the foregoing. Baliiinore Election Indicative ot Kegroes' Strength. (By the Associated Negro Pess). HaiHmnrft Mif . Mar so. wiJt t-o Colored city council men taking- their seats this week, and a Repu- Ucan Mayor, boosted into office by uiana ana nunum. au me ameers Colored voters, this city has awaken- white except one the Dental ed to Its own power as never before. Surgeon. In spite of beta a labor Colored people in the city yield batalllon,' they are very popular in-over sixteen thousand votes, while deed. They are talked of throughout the mayor elect won by less than j the A. E. F. and they have made a 9,000 majority, wm. u ntzeeraia. and Warner T. McGulnn are the new council men. The latter will represent the 14th Ward, which has a few more white than Colored residents. ' Mayor-elect William Broenlng, In a statement to Colored voters through the Afro-American thanked them for their support and promised to make his actions speak louder than words. Besides a Colored member on the board of Education, the Colored people are prepared to request and put thru demands for a new high school, swimming pool, better streets, and playgrounds In Colored sections. HOGS MM RECORD PRICE. (By the Associated Negro Press). Waycross, Georgia May 29. Isaac Lane, a farmer of our Rice who lives Just outside the limits cf Way-cross, has sold two hogs recently that brought a combined price of $270.30. One weighed 798 pounds and the other 1,002 pounds, and were a croso between Poland China and Berkshire. j?-?.-,s:o) 1MB SIIIIED Of PRESIDENT AT PEACE PARLEYS FORCED TO PLAY "OFFICE V BOY" TO COL. HOUSE ANO FLUNKEY TO PRESIDENT Washington,' May 29. The latest Cabinet gossip' going the rounds in Washington 'concerns Secretary of State LansingW , Secretary Lansing.' according to gentlemen who are In position to know the facts,' is pleased over the situation In which he finds himself at the Peace Conference. Stories coming front Paris that the Secretary may resign are not mere imaginings. They are a reflection of talk which can be heard in the inner circles of the American personnel at the peace conference. It will be recalled that William J. Bryan as chief of the State Department- resigned from his office after he had found out that in fact he was a figurehead. When Secretary Lansing went to Paris, according to his friends, he 'Went with the expecta tion that he would play a large part in the proceedings and that It would redound to bis credit . As ' was en- tirelr naturxl.. Mr.-LanBlng thought not impmnpnsa. taav-ss me oore-. t&ry of State of the United States he would fill a conspicuous place In the public eye and. would come back to America . with the - well earned plaudits of hH countrymen. In the dallj chronic!- of the doings at PavJ tbcvjfcstary quite natusally aai.ipatV V-c U -name of Robert Laasinf would Tacur frequently and that It would rank alongside the names of the premiers of Great Britian and France and Italy. To say that this baa not come to pass Is merely setting forth in the mildest way possible the truth. President Wilson has practically mon opollzed the spotlight as the Amerl- 'i rpnreentative. Next to him the only one the President has per- ,m,tt6d C0Ime in gubJ,c notice has been Col. House. Seldom has Sec retary Lansing been mentioned. Even In the matter of giving out the news, Col. House has taken a higher place than has Secretary Lansing. Then, too, the views Secretary Lan sing has had as to certain phases of making peace terms have been thrust aside. The Secretary of State is thus put in a most difficult position Whether he shall choose to remain in It by resignation remains to be seen. That he is far from nappy may bg Inferred, but it does not rest on inference aione. 1 311 1 . HIE PI LI (By the Associated Negro Press). Camp Williams, France, May 29. I All non-commissioned officers and enlisted men of the S17U Labor Ba- talllon are Colored soldiers, mostly from the three states, Kentucky, In- ""u- ""u"" v"m: pllmented very' highly by General Perishing when he inspected them on April 3rd, 1919. They- have a fine reputation and a knack" for aoing things, and the winning of the prize in this show contest by Company B, was no exception. They have a twenty-eight piece band, using tha best Reed Instruments, which has attracted particularly wide attention, and the battalion as a whole has paraded In review under the direction of the Post Commander, Colonel Ham. They also have a winning baseball team. The talent of the 317th Labor Batalllon for entertaining haa long been recognized by the T. M. C A. Secretaries and Welfare Workers and soldier boys tha batalllon has broke the monotonous and weary life of thousands of home-sick doughboys, soldiers and officers for many months, showlnr in many camps for miles around. A show to represent the batalllon as a whole has beea organized, the best playere In each company and detachment having been Mmbined and is booted to show in Chamount (GHQ AEF) next Sunflay, 21! which is the beginning of an ex pected tour of the American Expe-ditonary Forces. Addressed By Batalllon Commander. A few remarks were made by Capt Church, the Batalllon Commander, who highly commended his men for long and most ardent co-operation and service in France, Lieut Botch-ford, and Lieut Inman, also made a few remarks. Lieut Inman, who Is the Post Entertainment officer, said: "I never made a speech in my life until I was appointed Camp Entertainment Officer. I was told by the Post ' Commander that things around camp were too gloomy and to get the boys to thinking about something else - except ' "I want to go home." This you have helped me to do and I thank you. About 160,000 men have seen the shows provided by this contest When you are on your - way home, be sure to exhibit this show on board ship and when you get home." Attempt to Indues 'Kepis to " Return Scutli. (By the Associated Negro Press). Lyons, Ga, May 29. If there is any doubt as to where those of the Race may. be understood ' by the whites and they understand the whites, all doubt is removed by the announcement In . the Lyons, Ga, Progress, which says: "Twenty-five thousand white men employed In a ship building plant In Ohio struck the other day because the company had Increased the Negroes employed. In Chicago the other day whites and blacks had a serious riot In Maryland, near Baltimore, last week, the yankees lynched a Negro. Maybe after a while the Negroes will learn that after all the best place for them Is in the South, where the white people understand -them and where they understand tha Whites; !v Texas Ideas May Help Adjust Race Relations In Chicago. (By Associated Negro Press). Cbicaso,SUy M.-r-Taa effort to arrive at closer working' relation between the races In Chicago, in order that there may be a definite pro gram carried. Is meeting with tremendous success. The work is advancing so far, that tha South is beginning to take notice- and has reached point of offering suggestions, which, one of the Southern papers states, "the North has never been slow in offering to the South." Among the suggestions offered by the Beaumont (Texas) Enterprise, is the following, which, . of . course is not popular in Chicago, but has an element of truth, in It towards the close that' is sufficient to make the skeptical sit up and take notice. "It may be suggested," says the Enterprise, "to begin with that better results will be achieved in the education of the r-.gro by the establish ment for him of separate schools, presided over by Negroes. This would be an innovation in Illinois, but one that we think that the bet ter advised men of the Negro Race would approve, since it would per- mU the Negro boy or girl to develop his or her mental resources slowly and In keeping with tiie instincts of U'O race, and free from the 1 evltable distinction of the class rooa, whrre the student to grow up In a proper and not a false environment free from hopes of social equality of which he is now disillusioned only after he leaves the northern grade! BCEOOl. "This, with the provisltlon of employment for the Negro, and the abandonment of the present policy of using him as a political football, will go far toward afding the north In finding a solution of whatever problem may arise out of the racial question. Giving the Negro education and economto opportunity will enable him largely to solve bis own problems, with less of interposition of maudlin sentimental theories from his white neighbors." A Community Laundry tor Nashville, Tenn. (B.r Associated Negro Press). Nashville, Tenn., May 29. A "Community Laundry" is to be established in this city for the Colored housewives. The women may carry their clothes there and laundry them after the most approved fashion. The plan Is part of a missionary effort of the Methodist. Episcopal church. South, and the building is to cost 110,000. Taking Detroit Nep Census. (By Associated Negro Press). Detroit Mich., May 29. A census of Detroit's Negro population Is being taken In connection with the annual school census, at the request of the community union, and la in-tendMl to aid civic organizations In their work. Officials of the Union believe that Detroit has nearly six times the number of Negroes as in 1910 as a result of the hlfh wages In the North and poor economic conditions in the South- F7?i SENATOR DECLARES COLORED RACES SCORES VOTE EQUALITY. SOUTHERNERS TO OPPOSE THE DARKER RACES, Washington, May 26. An - attack on tha League of Nations aa offering grave dangers to tha future of the white people of the world was made In the Senate today by Senator Reed (Dem.) of Missouri, who declared that under the covenant in its present form nations governed by others races would have the predominating voice. Tha Senator presented statistics to show that of the total population of the countries composing the league 111,425,500 would be of black, yellow, brown and red races, with only 289,-488,800 of the white race. In the assembly, which 1b to be the governing body, he said, white nations would have fifteen representatives and other nations seventeen representatives. . The subject of tha peace league came before the Senate on the resolution of Senator Johnson (Rep.) of California, asking the State Department for the full text of the peace treaty, aa on Friday; however, when the resolution first was considered the discussion today branched out to include many issues of the treaty - Senator Reed tola the buate that the revised covenant of the league had overcome none of tha grav dangers of the original draft but had astonished many students of international affairs by its allotment of membership.. He quoted . fi mires to show that In many of the countries admitted to full membership the 11-lrU j vote Is very hlh. . "An. examination, however, of the membership of this present league will first astonish and then1 arouse the indignation of every thoughtful man," he continued. "It will come as a distinct shock first that this is a Colored League of Nations. That Is to say. the majority of the nations composing the league do not belong to the white race of man. On the contrary, they are a conglomeration of the Mack, yellow, brown and red races, frequently so Intermixed OttAHA TRADE EXCU8I0 STARTS 05 SEC-DAT TOUR. (By the Associated Negro Press). Omaha, Nebraska, May 29. The Chamber of Commerce "booster trade excursion composed of representatives of 150 local business firms departed Sunday "night May 18 over the Burlington on a 6 day tour to include 69 cities and towns in Western Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana, 8a Dakota and Colorado. Nebraska's famous musical organization the 1st. lfg. Band, U. R. of K. of P. more popularly known as "Desdunes Band" frc..u its popvtar 1aW Thin Dcad.mea has been cno(wn to accompany the excursion ag a feature attraction. The ta'n consisted of six sleepers, two diners, a car for the band and one for the baggage. TEACHERS' COSTEXTIOiT CLOSES. I By the Associated Neiro Presn). Meredlan, Miss, May 29. The State Convention of the Mississippi Colored Teachers Association Just closed here, was one of the best ever held. It was shown that educational woik In the" state has been rapidly advancing during the vast year, and many suggestions were put forward for still greater progress during the next year. The South has at last realized that it la far better to give educational oppoitunities than to hold people In ignorance. HARRY WILLS TO BE DEMTSrS SPARRDfG PAaTSEE. (By the Associated Negro Press).' Toledo. Ohio, May 29. Harry Wills one of the greatest heavy weights In the country, has been signed by aa one of the eight crack sparring partners engaged to tune up Dempsy for his- coming fight with Jess TO lard, July 4, for heavyweight title. TflEOWS CHTT O Iff WELL TO COff-CEAL BIRTH (By the Associated Negro Pross). Ralei-srh, N. C. May 29. Polly Bast was sentenced to two yeai-s in prison on the charge of throwing her child Into a well to conceal its birth. The state exhibited the bones of the infant rrr n3 n n EP WILL CONTROL THE ' WORLD. APPEALS TO RACE-HATG DEMOCRACY: WHICH INCLUDES and comingled as to constitute aa unclaaslflcable mongred breed. Says Whites Are Outnumbered, "How will Sonators from the South, -who represent States . which have contended that the white race alone it fit to control tha destiny of the States of America, contend that Liberia, Haiti and other Negro, or semi-Negro nations, should be permitted to sit at the council table of the world and each cast votes tha equal of that of the United States? "Hew can the Representatives of the Paclfio States, who have contended, and who still coutend, that neither Japanese nor Chinese shall land upon their shores, and that both are totally unfit for citizenship. Justify their conduct it they shall now vote that in the council of the world Japan and China shall each cast a vote equal to the vote to the United States T -, "In any contest which may hereafter arise Involving the equality of race la it not perfectly plain that tha dark races will all unite and declare for race equality - in everr n part of the worldT It must be re-" momberi that thla la a living and feurotfig-nBuefltlonr that Japan has T: expressly reserved it for future er . t siderattoa and that if It comes bik fore tha league of peace, as now organized, the dark races will have a majority. rwho can Justify tha doctrine that the 110.000,000 intelligent free people of the' United States shall be represented by one man and thai; the representative c.f Hadjz, with a prrott- latlonof. 80WWO, shall catt" a vote"""" equal to. the United States X "Who can Justify giving to 4h.t . 450,000 Ignorant half-castes of Pana-maa vote equal to the United States T "What sort of isolenca is It that proposes that tha 50,000 civilized or semt-ctvillzed Negroes of Liberia shall' in the council of the world have a equal to the 110,000,0 H people of tha (Continued on page 4). I CUE OF HI' II Mi I IP (By the Associated No?ro Preat). Chicago, May 23. It la recorded. hithar and thither, tn.t Colored people have been callod different names, but it remains for the "Chi cago Evening Post" lc?Jlng daily, to denominate the Race In Chicago aa "a potential stick of dynamite." This was done in a lentthy favorable editorial recently, calling attention to the necessity of larger ecrcnomlo co-cer&tlon between the two Races. Said tne Chicago Evening Pest: "Every, unit ot this Colore popu-lation it a potential stick of dynamite. What happened In Springf aid and East St Louis not to go outside the bounds of our own state-can and may happen in Chicago. These Colored citizens ar dynamite, -potentially, because they are' in Chicago, but not ot Chlcogo. Racial antipathy is fuso which will fire this dreadful chance, if it is ever fired. And racial antipathy, translated into every day terms, means prejudice injustice, misunderstanding, neglect and indifference. The Negro has his part to perform In this adjustment; but we have emphasized the white man's role. Tha leadership falls to him. It la unto him to decide whether the potential human dynamite will ever explode. Chicago Physicians Prcposs A Largo Hospital fcr fh. (By the Associated Negro Presp). Tampa, Fla, May 23, Looking over the local situation as to the -business prospects of a rood era hospital. Drs. F. L. Younj; and C. H. Winn of Chicago are in the e'.ty. Tha Chicago pbysIciMib propone ti erect a modern building with abc-ut fifty rooms with a complete equipment for a hospital There is only oco modern hosu'.tal for the Rar i Florida, and that Is at JckuwioviUb APOIEIIU 1 I! ,0.1 ' l i L j , i 'If ' ii- r VK-r -p..-vm ."- ST '. I. J"' .- rf -v r- -'V-ViV?-" t

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