The Dallas Express (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 26, No. 50, Ed. 1 Saturday, September 27, 1919 Page: 1 of 12
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WEEKLY IN .
Founded by W. E. King.
YOL. 26 No. 60.
CHARGED WITH CONSENTING
TO MARRIAGE OF DAUGH-
TER WITH REGEO.
John Grayson Pleaded Guilty to As-
saulting 11-Year Old White' Girl.
John rayson Negro charged with
a statutory offense entered a plea
of guilty In the district court Sat-
urday and was sentenced to serve
seventy years in the state peniten-
tiary. ' -
In the information filed two months
ago by County Attorney W. W. Cotton
it was charged that Grayson assault-
ed Elizabeth Fackler a 14-year old
white glrL Later developments how-
- ever tended to show that the mother
and father had given their consent
tthe Negro to marry the girl.
'jV" has been said that Grayson ob-
tained the consent of the girl's pa-
rents after he had promised to mar-
ry the girl and to present the mother
and father with a farm in Missouri.
Shortly after Grayson was arrested
the mother and father were also
placed under arrest charged with
being parties to the compounding of
Three brothers of the girl have
also been arrested and ' are now
This sentence of seventy years is
uu o w. j i
me longt ever propounaea pya
Muskogee county court where the
prisoner entered a plea of guilty.
H)hio Building and
The Director of Negro Economics
U. S. Department of Labor has Just
called attention to me constructive
work of his Division in Ohio.
As a result of inadequate housing
ARRESTED BY OK-
condiUons in several of the most among the best and most worthy tice among people of their own race spent ten days at Blue Kiage recent-
lmDortant industrial centers to which eirla on earth. I in Tulsa have said that 76 per cent y studying and discucstng race prob-
Negro workmen have gone in arge
- numbers since -1916 Charles m. Han
Supervisor of Negro Economics for
Ohio began early In May 1919 a
. campaign for building and loan as-
sociations to be organized and fi-
nanced by the progressive Colored
' men and women In each of these
congested communities to assist Ne-
groes to buy or build homes.
A circular letter calling attention
to "Housing Facilities for Negro La-
bor" together with a statement giv-
" ing general Information on the sub-
: Ject or organizing building and loan
associations was carefully prepared
and mailed from the Columbus office
on May 8 and through the courtesy
of thd Department of Building and
Loans copies of the laws of Ohio
relating to Building and Loan As-
yciations were mailed to the Chair-
man of each County Negro Worker's
Advisory Committee. - A model from
of Constitution and By-laws was also
prepared by the Supervisor who gave
copies to - those most interested.
Through correspondence and -local
conferences the movement was start-
ed from Lake Erie to the Ohio River.
. Prior to this there was only .one
. Association The Star Building and
Loan Association of Toledo which
was under the direction and - con-
trol of Colored men. Since the ln-
a auguratioh of the campaign of Super-
visor Hall three other associations
have been organized and chartered
one at Springfield. ' Mlddletown and
Cleveland while others are being
promoted at Akron Cincinnati; Col-
umbus ureenneia ana Youngstown
by . influential men who have a vis-
- ion of racial opportunities through
' co-operative enterprises -
The four companies mentioned
have a combined capitalization of
$'55000 with nto-ik sales already In
excess of $50000. The Negroes of
Ohlo- now lead those of all other
- northern states in this enterprise.
' " TheItepublican Party Is The Ship All
FRENCH THIUKTHE PROBLEtVi
MANLY AND POLITE
NEGRO'S POLITE MANNER AND
COURAGEOUS CONDUCT WON
HEARTS OF FRENCH.
Baltimore Md. 25. There appeared
In a recent issue of the Baltimore
(MD) Sun the following- article
written by Jean Bolleau a French-
man in which he vigorously defends
his countrywomen for their "Deep
Affection for Colored Americans." .
"Sir I should prefer to remain
silent on the question of the com-
parative merits of the American and
the French girls. But since so much
is being said in your Forum tavor-
able and unfavorable of the girls of
France I beg to state what Ivand
thousands of other Frenchmen be-
lieve to be the main cause of all
this hostile criticism of the women
of my native land.
"The main cause of the criticism
Is found In a letter to your Forum
of the 6th instant signed by "Allen
P. Sadtler." Your correspondent un-
wittingly "gives the game away'
when he says that "the good French
girls love Negroes." This fact of
French .women's love for .American
Negroes is the - tarproot of the un-
favorable comments made by white
Americans against French women.
French women were urged not to
mingle with Colored American sol
diers. They were -tola many awe-
inRiHnr taleT about Newo soldiers
i. h nt thPir VZ-M esner--
. nhnla But th r uncial exDer
- " - n7 aa'
"'i".. Y "7" I
lutely failed to verify the many
stories which had be- n pouring into
their ears. A brief socia' .contact
with the American Negro soon caused
all fear to vanish like avstala of
vanor upon a mirror. But had the
woi.ien of my country fallen victims
to this subtle and extensive propa-
ganda launched In France by white
Americans against Colored Ameri-
cans; had they allowed their souls
to be filled with what Is known In
they drawn the "color line" and re-
fused to open their doors their arms
and their hearts to the Americans
of ebonyhue they would probably!
Aave been exalted to the sky as being
But no! French women - do not
measure men according to the color '
of their skin. A white skin Is not I
an essential attribute of French so-
ciety or French citizenship. French
women are criticised because of their
love for Colored soldiers. But why
should they hate Ntyroes as such? day that tne venerai is going to De.radicals are to be found or botn col-
or why should they even ignore ' accepted kindly by the medical prc-Jors "should not interfere with a
them for no other than their Color T fesslon there and Joyously be a large statemanllke constructive Christian
The Negroes' very polite sincere portion of the population. program." They - belli ve "that the
manner their exemplary conduct) Titus Alexander the camp commun- returning Negro soldiers have in the
among the rFench civilians and their Ity service secretary has informed main-acted with becoming moJera-
reckless brave and courageous con- the superintendent of health that he tion" and "should be welcomed back
duct on the firing line won the hearts is in a position to procure the old ag having done a great service to
not only of the French women but Booker T Washington hospital build- the nation and the world."
also of the French people as a whole.
These brown skin sons of America
were conceded to be the most lovable
of all foreign soldiers on French
soil. If French girls are to be re-
garded as unworthy because their
affections for these jnen of color
then the French people as a whole
must for the same reason be deemed
The French .people do not discrim-
inate against their own colonials on
account of their color. They honor
and respect them. It was the mighty
Senegalese who saved . the day for
their beloved France in the first bat-
tle of the Marne. And France Is
not ashamed to acknowledge her
Indebtedness to these conquering
sons of Africa The French girls
would regard as unreasonable any
criticism against them because of
their social welcome they extend to
their colonials. Likewise they can-
not see the reason or sense of any
their Widely known hearty attachment
j to American Negroes. '
As compared with this "rault" of me term rrog jane" in reierence to
having deep affection for Colored the French girls.
Americans all other faults of French i If the failure on the part of French
women sink into slgnilance. If the women to hate and discriminate
American people as a whole . knew against American Negroes merely be-
the frltless efforts of these very ones cause of race or color be regarded
who are finding fault with French ; as a fault then French women are
girls to prejudice their minds agalniit I proud of such a fault"
THE DALLAS EXTEESS DALLASSATCRDAY SEPTEMBER 27 1919.
A call to the citizens of the United
States to act in conformity with the
high ideals of ' democracy and of
Christianity Ma the present condition
of strained relations between . the
races has Juut been issued by the
Federal Council of the Churches of
Christ in America acting in - con -
Junction with a large representative
eummlttee of white and tkrforecl citi-
xens from all sections of the country.
This committee met recently In -Now
York City on the call of the secre-
tary of the Home Missions Council
anod the chairman of the Committee
of the Federal Council on Negro
Churches. Much time waa given to
a full and free discussion of the ty. This calls for preaching the duty
racial situation. As a result this ad-! of economic and community Justice
dress was issued which represents for the Negro thus securing peace
the thought of these leaders and the and goodwill between the races. Be-
iteiihnrative hidement of the Admin- yond all else the present situation
Vrative Committee of the Federal
Council of the Churches -of Christ in
A Statement and Recommendation
On The " Present Racial Crisis.
The rectnt race. conflicts in some!
LISHED 13 TULSA
T..1-Q nvin Kent 9KAhmit 15
egro oocw.b uuiug Sum
or tneir pr"rice is venerai. mis
fact came to light when Dr. C. I
Reeder as county superintendent of
health took some preparatory steps
toward establishing a venerai clinic
. in the NortVi Greenwood Avenue
neighborhood. Dr. Reeder said Thurs-
. ing to be used by the county as
headquarters for the clinic. He as-
sures D. Reedor that the best doctors
In the new section will be glad to
give their services to the clinic at
certain hours and in every way co -
operate with the health department
in fighting the social disease.
American' Negroes they could' then
see as I do the reason for all this
talk against French .girls. French
girls have no hatred or prejudice In
their hearts based on the color of the
skin of other people. Is this a Just
cause tor condemnation? French
people do not -think so. and cannot
be made to think so.
Many French girls will testify that
they receive more courtesy and bet
ter treatment from the American Ne-
groes than from the whites. No No-
gro ever referred to French women
as a "Jane" or with any other slur-
ring epunei. uy tne way i nouceu
ithat even your correspeodent uses
Else Is The Sea." fired Dvugla; '.
I of our cities challenge the attention
J of the Churches of Jesus Christ to
. their responsibility respecting an
amicable and fair adjustment of race
! relations . in America;-'- y ' '
In the( fellowship of the Federal
Council cf the Churches of Christ
1 In America are included 3989852
: members of the- Negro churches. In
speak is&tf therefore at this time for
humanity and Justice we voice the
mind and conscience of both races.
The present situation is a challenge
to the Churches charged - with the
promotion of the brotherhood of men
which look upon all. men as 'entitled
' to a footing of equality of opportuni-
calls for confession on the part of
Christian men and women of failure
I to live up to the standard or uni-
versal brotherhood as taught by Je-
sus Christ. .
In the adjustment of race relations
. - (Continued on pare 4j.
1 110 OFFERS
nine Ridge. N.'C StDt 25. SlxtV-
ienis in tne South. Tney nno acute
' need for more ' thoughtful and Just
consideration of these matters by the
South at large. "Conditions" they
gay "call for the utmost tact sanity
and Christian forbearance in both
races." The fact that extremists and
The organization of secret socie-
ties for the intimidation or perse-
clltion of Negroes is roundly cofr
demned. State and county author!
ties are urged to "aggressively re-
' giBf' such organizations as well as
to take aggressive action tor tne
prevention of mobs and the punish-
ment of violence. Local organizations
of whites to uphold law and- secure
Justice for Negro suspects are noted
A chief necessity they conclude
is 'Tor Southern white men more
thoroughly to inform themselves of
real conditions economic social and
moral among Negroes." To this end
they recommend "classes in col-
leges churches and business organi-
zations to find out the actual facts
in particular localities" which should
result in "improvement of living con-
ditions and educational facilities. It
would call attention to frequent in-
justice in our courts and to unsatis-
factory .transportation facilities. It
would lead to appreciation .of the
progress Southern Negroes are mak-
ing In business education and moral
Ideals. Co-operation between the lead-
ers of. both races made possible by
definite organizations would allay
prejudice' dissipate rumors and
make possible a spirit of genuine
Km. trnm. M
IF NEIGKEORS CONTINUE STRIFE
? SHE WILL REGAIN LOST "
TERRITORY. V .
Kation Stronger Than Ever Before
in Opinion of U. 8. Envoy.
Paris" Sept.- 25. "Germany came
through this war a perfect dynamo
of strength. Her human military
power ia practically as great as ever
and her 5000000 people have been
schooled and hardened by trials. They
have learned economy and self de
"The nation has been compressed
into a concentrated mass which is
surcarged with energy and moving
with centripetal force while Ger-
many's neighbors are spreading then
selves out thin and quarreling and
moving centntugal force. '
Thus spoke Henry Morganthau who
headed the United States- Investiga-
tion commission-which has been at
work in Poland in 'discussing today
his observations in central Europe.
"And what will be the result?" Mr.
Morganthau asked. Reolying to his
own question he continued:
"If disintegration keens up among
Germany's neighbors there can be
but one result I doubt whether Ger-1
many fully appreciates her own
strength. As she sits calmly watch-
ing the dickering goin on between'
the new states which an losing
sight of great principles and fight-J
ing over little strips of territory I
she must take grim satisfaction in the
battle her enemies are waging in her
behalf and a Germany; encouraged
by such diacord among weak and
struggling states undoubtedly will
resort to arms within a few. years and
again her lost territory."
BACHELORS! TAKE TO COVER
New Yoik N.'.Y... Sept 25 Five
thousand well-to-do British women
determined to obtain American hus-
bands i" on will arrive in the United
States according to a warning Is-
sued to bachelors today by Mrs. S. C.
Seymour of Camden N. J. who has
Just returned from Europe. Mrs. Sey-
was employed by the military authori-
ties to supervise the transportation
of the war brld' s of American sol-
diers in different parts of European
countries. She announced the matri-
monial army of invasion unci already
applied for passports and would ar-
rive as soon as the present restrict-
ions are lifted which is expected to
be on October 1.
During hr eight months abroad
Mrs. Seymour arranged for the trans-
portation of 3500 war brides and
257 children representing 22 nation-
alities. She said 150 of the brides
were Czechoslovaks and that many
more of the same nationality were
among 490 additional brUeS who are
due to arrive here Monday on the
steamship President Grant.
Wilmington N. C. Sept 25. The
seven Negroes of the crew of the
schooner. William H. Sumer which
ran aground off Topsail Inlet while
enroute from Puerto Rico to New
York were served with federal war-
rants charging murder of the vessel's
' captain Robert E. Cochrane. .
Following the story of the Negro
mate Charles Lacey that the young
skipper committed . suicide because
because of despondency over the dis-
aster to the vessel on his Initial trip
as commander federal and country
authorities started and lnvostigatloa.
Peculiar circumstances surrounding
the affair aroused suspicion and the
authorities say they believe they have
sufficient circumstantial evedence .to
hold the" Negro crew on charges of
11.60 Per Annum:
PB1CK FIYE CENTS
WHITE BEFCELICA3S CHCE
NEGRO- IaFLUEKCED BY
DEFEATS TO SPLIT VOTE
Washington D. C. Sept 25. A
Colored man In primaries in Prince - -George's
county-Md. polled a-Bur- '
prlsingly large vote as a Republican .
candidate ' for county commissioner ;
but was defeated by a small plural-
ity by two white candidates.
-This would . ordinarily be of no
interest but is now 'claimed to be
significant as regarding "the purpose
of the Colored voters In that county
and in other southern Maryland
counties where the Negro vote con- -trols
things for the Republican party;
to obtain hereafter recognition from
th white Republicans who hold all
the offices to be bad and have never
divided with' the Colored voter who
furnished the largest part of the
party strength in all these counties.
This ambitious . Colored candidate
was John D. Browdus. He' made a
sharp campaign for the nomination
as- -county - commissioner getting out
an. imitation of a primary ballot on
which was printed bis name and that
of four other Colored candidates as
delegates to the Republican State
convention. Their convention dele-
gates were nominated without ob-
Here was one of the appeals of
Brodus: "Our votes control the Re
publican party. Without us they are
lost See If our. white friends we .
fought alongside of will help our
ticket Next time we will have more
pull with our Congressman."
Brodus told " the Colored - voters
perywiiere that the Negro soldier
had fought for the country; that for
years. Colored men have consistently
voted the Republican tickets in all
tne counties of thn Fifth Maryland
Congressional district with out
scratching and that they have nver
gotten anything tor their loyalty.
The Republicans were embarrased
1iy Brodus' candidacy and charted
that he was Influenced to enter the
race and make -the campaign by
Democrats of Prince George's who
believed that it would make trouble
for the Republicans. Brodus denied
this. He declares he made his fight
on principles and will continue to
preach the doctrine In hat caunty
and elsewhere in the Fifth district
that the Negro voter must rave rec-
ognition within his purty or he
will demand an accountir.;; as to
why be is expected to furnish th
vot and get nothing for his fidelity
Philadelphia Pa. Sept. 25. Strong
appeals to the racial honor of the
Colored people of Philadelphia char-
acterized ti e meeting for the benefit
of the Frederick Douglass Memorial
Hospital' In the Olympla Theatre
Broad and Bainbridge Streets.
More than 4000 heard Dean Wil-
liam Pickens a graduate of Yale and
now dean of Morgan College Baltl-
more state that the denial of state
aid to the hospital "was done as a
direct challenge to the manhood and
self respect of the Negro." They
concurred in the sentiment with loud
In the absence of Colonel Franklin
A. Denlson advertised to be the chief
speaker of the program the crowd
came forward enthusiastically with
contrubuttons toward the $50000
which is being raised. It Was esti-
mated that between $5000 and $6000
was given at the meeting to add to
the $10000 already' given.
The name of Edwin H. Vare led
the list of contributions announced
with a contribution of 500. It was
greeted with much applause.
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