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VOL X2 f.
Interest» «/ the People
Devoted to the
PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 1924
PRICE Ä CENTS
ASSOCIATE EDITOR AND MRS. MAPPS SPEAK AT NEWBERG. ORE.
EDITOR GIVES RACE SPLENDID ADVICE
THI HOUSTON INFORM«« CARR It* AN EXCELLENT EDITORIAL
UNDIR CAPTION, “KEEPING UP WITH THE JON«•««," WHICH
WE REPRODUCE BECAUSE OP ITS FITNEB8 TO US HERE
Not Only Individualo But Churehea .nd Other Organizations Go Deeply
and Badly In Debt to Keep Up With Others of Greater Moans
—Condition la Deplorable
lloualon. Texas. Re
In the hu.tlr and b.i.tlo of thia faat
and reatleaa age we are wttneaaln«
entirely loo much the sickening and
saddening spectacle ot so many of
our people trying to "beep up with
the Joneses "
bespits the tart that the "Joneses'*
have a healthy Income and are fully
able to make the showing that they
do, numerous others, barely earning
a livelihood, are straining every fibre
and employing every means to ape
after and keep up with the "J on esea."
We not only see this In domestic
circles, but we even aee It In our
handful of members (and only a few
ot (hem supporting (he church finan
cially) trying to run In the same
class snd koep company with the
larger and older churchea. whose
members are altuated better for doing
their duty to and by their church
Many homes have been wrecked
and their sacredneaa defiled by Ila
Inmates trying to keep up with other
people and living far above and be
yond their means
Many women have violated tholr
marital vow and resorted to Infidel
ity In a mad and Insane effort to keep
up with some other women, not once
stopping to consider the tact that in
the ultimate outcome the former had
more to lose than the latter,
Much of the misery, woe. domestic
differences, divorces and estrange
ments of our day and generation are
due to this eternally aping after the
“Joneses"; people with beer purses
uurslng and trying to satisfy a cham
There are any number of people
renting and moving from place to
place today, In Houston and else
where. who would be owning their
own home today, unincumbered and
free from al. debt, had they paid less
attention to Imitating the "Joneses"
and more In trying to get a toehold,
acquiring some physical properties
and laying aside something for and
against their old age.
Il Is indeed pathetic to aee some
person slowly but
down the toboggan of life, and hear
some one mention the fact that he
or ahe once lived high and dressed
well, but today la an object of pity
and tlgirfo of pathos; and Investiga
tion will generally disclose the fact
that hla or her undoing was due to
the fact that he or ahe tried to "keep
up with the "Joneses".
As a race, one of our outstanding
faults la that we always want to
walk before spending our days of
apprenticeship in crawling; we too
often seek to enter the big end of
the horn and then emerge from the
small end. sadder but wiser.
Another thing: Too many of our
peopie want to occupy high positions
and chief places, but are unw'illlng to
make ths sacrifice or pay the price
for the position they covet or seek to
Many of our people contend for pre
ferment. emoluments and financial
compensation not on the basis of
their ability and their capacity to do
the job, but on the basis that others
of their colleagues, contemporaries
and acquaintances are receiving such
Not only have homes been torn
asunder by this aping after the
"Joneses", but church congregations
have been split Into factions, pastors
have either been asked to resign or
voluntarily handed In their resigna
tions, chiefly because they tried to
keep up with and outdo the religious
The Informer knows any number of
colored churchea that can not meet
their obligations, but how they can
spend money (if It becomes neces
sary to make a loan at some bank)
to try to be what they are not, and to
keep up with other churches In more
We have heard of churches that re
quired one whole year trying to pay
back money they borrowed to make a
showing with the "Joneses” at some
assocfktfori <f! convention; and most
of the colored churches stay head-
over-heels In debt In their Insane and
silly endeavor to keep up with or sur
pass the "Joneses” In the realm of re
We need to get back to the earth;
regain our mental equilibrium; em
ploy a little common sense, both In
our homes and churches, where this
disposition to try to “keep up with
the Joneses" Io so apparent and prev
alent. and where sush a policy and
program Is retarding our racial prog
ress and delaying us in our journey
to our rightful destination. Selah! —
Nolo: The same thing here. Bro
DOINGS OF THK «LK8
The following rode the Elks' goat
at Its last meeting; Josef Wllmor.
famous masseur, L. W. Htalworth, E.
Allen, Jess May and W. Singleton, all
Hill Bert Turner, who 1s at "Warren
ton. Oregon. Is working faithfully for
the growth of Rose City Lodge. He
has sent In two applications end
promises four more.
Claude James and enthusiastic BUI,
who now resides in Los Angeles,
sends up a wad of money to pay up
his dues, saying be would not be out
side of Elkdom for his right eye.
Ous Johnson, one of the faithful
Hills, was cut severely In a fight last
Friday by a man at the Swift stock
Johnson is at the St. Vin
cent hospital while bls assailant Ian
gulahes in jail.
Five able contractors have been
elected by Rose City Ixxlge to work
with the trustee
board as a building committee. Their
names are: T. H. Williams (chair
man >, J. A. Merriman. George Elli
son. John Brown and Roas Newby.
These men. with the trustee board,
will put (he property at 316 Williams
avenue in a condition which you will
be proud to point out to anyone and
say "this Is ours" The committee
expects every brother to rally to their
support In helping to maintain the
status ot Elkdom In Portland. There
are, and cannot be. no slackers In
Rose City Lodge.
FAME SPEAKS ON PEACE AND
Mrs. Alice Park has been In great
demand for speeches since arriving
In Portland several weeks ago. Last
Thursday a week ago ahe spoke at
Newberg to the people of that town;
Friday evening she spoke at the pub
lic library. On the latter day she also
spoke over the Oregonian radio on
disciplining children. Other engage
ments included the Gresham Fair.
Mrs. Park is at the Congreas hotel
while In the city. She plans to leave
In a few days for her home In Palo
MME. WALKER AGENTS TO MEET
Local and For-
eign News Briefs
For Rent—Furnished tent; stove,
bed, dishes and ovsrytbing; fishing,
swimming and bathing. Phone Mrs.
R. F. Morrison, 8unset 2*41.—adv.
Stay off date August 25th—Picnic
Dance toy Mt. Hood Club, Roache’s
All kinds of artletle job printing
done on our own press by The Ad
vocate Printing Company, 312 Ma-
cleay Building. Broadway 5807.—adv.
For Salo—1322 Buick Sis; excep
owner. Beacon 5546.
For Ron t—Reasonable,
house, west side, newly papered. 312
loth street. Beacon 5546.
Wanted-Men or women lo take
orders for genuine guaranteed ho
siery for men. women and children
Salary *75 a
week full time, *1.50 an hour spare
time. Beautiful line, all colors. In
ternational Stocking Mills, Norris
Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Booker,
1522 Cross street. Little Rock. Ark.,
a baby boy. May 2nd. christened Rob
ert Union Jones Booker.
Strangers in City
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Dundee and Mrs.
Virgil Pittman of Spokane are visiting
Mr. and Mrs. Phil Reynolds; Mrs.
Francis Gragg of the Lone Star state.
Is visiting her son. Will Gragg; Mrs.
A. M. English is visiting her sister.
Mrs. 8. Golden; and Mrs Lottie Wil
liams, of Kansas City. Kans , grand
mother of the Golden children. Is vis
iting 8. Golden's family.
Edgar Williams bas purchased one
of Uncle Henry's Fords, and accom
panied by bis interesting family, will
leave Saturday for Seattle snd other
Ths Msid snd ths Goldsn Slipper,
s two-act drsms given by Mrs. B. J.
Fuller st Bethel church Fridsy even
ing. wss delightful snd quite s suc
SOUTHERN RACE MAN WINS
*6250 VERDICT IN SUIT
Preston News Service.)
COLUMBUS. Ga. July 31.—In the
*25.(100 damage suit brought against
the Central of Georgia and the Co
lumbus Electric company by James
Wheatt, who claims this sum tor in
juries growing out of an accident, a
jury has Just returned a verdict for
*6250 In favor of Wheatt.
The eighth annual meeting of Mme.
Walker's agents will be held August
13th to 17th at New York City. The
agents will make a pilgrimage to
Mme. Walker's grave and will select
Hs was Particular
a costly mausoleum to be later erect
School teacher (to boys)—Now. all
ed and dedicated to her memory. who desire to go to heaven when they
Another feature ot the session be die. stand up!
sides the general routine of business
Little Jimmie remained seated.
Is the fine reception to be tendered
Teacher—Why. Jimmie! Don't you
to the agents by Mme. A'Lella Walker want to go there, too?
at Villa LeWara.
Jimmie—Yes. ma'am, but not If
that hunch la going.
WHAT WILL REALLY SETTLE IT
UNION PICNIC HELD
Nannie H. Burroughs before the
The Sunday schools held their an
15th conference N. A. A. C. P.:
"The only thing that will settle this nual union picnic Tuesday, the 28th.
question, whether the Negro goes at Crystal Lake Park. A large num
north, or east, or south or west, Is ber were In attendance and report a
for him to just realise one thing—1 fine time. Gemea, all kinds of ath
think you can remember iL it you letic stunts aad swimming were the
will just permit me to put It in diversions.
slang—"That what it takes to win In
this country, you've got it."
Continuing Miss Burroughs urged
the colored people to atop looking
around for some unseen or outside
source to help us. The salvation of
the race rests with the race Itself.
REV. HOWARD WRITES
In a nice long letter to The Advo
cate, Rev. W. W. Howard, formerly
of Portland. Seattle and Walla Walla,
tells of the work in hla new field at
Salisbury. Md. He likes It there and
has a splendid church and choir.
THE FOXES RETURN
Rev. and Mrs. A. R. Fox and their
two sons arrived in the city Thursday
after spending several months vaca
tion back East. Rev. Fox will fill his
pulpit Bunday at Bethel church.
TENTS, TENTS, TENTS!
For Rent— Completely furnished
tents at Curry's Colony, Seaside, Ore
gon. Write or phone J. W. Curry,
107 N. 14th BL Broadway 1541—adv.
Please pay your euboorlptlen to
The Advocate and avoid missing an
Issue of the paper.
PEACE MEETING HELD AT V. M.
Approximately 30 people gathered
at the T. M. C. A. at noon luncheon
Monday, and discussed ways and
means to wage a program for peace.
Rev. J. J. Handsaker presided and
Mrs. Millie R. Trumbull was the sec
retary. Every church In the city will
be invited to participate In the peace
program and the state and city of
ficials will be asked to use ,their in
fluence against Mobilisation Day.
Mrs. E. D. Cannady represented the
colored people at the meeting.
For Balo—House and four lote;
forma. Call Broadway 5807 for de
t leal I y friendless, after being at one
time the possessor of a large fortune
Gilbert Kirk. a star bell and thousands of friends.
hop at The Portland, is
hanging on tie rack, rest
GOLD WATCH TO BE GIVEN
ing for two weeks as a
result of breaking bellhop
Mrs. Esther Harris, chairman of
Guy Jamison and Chuck Williams the International Relations Commit
are on the extra Hat of bell-hops at tee of the Federation of Women's
Clubs, announces thaï a splendid call
James M. Chauncey, who has been meeting was held last Saturday at
in the employ of the Union Pacific the residence of Mrs. D. W. Watson.
railroad for 23 years, first as a din A protest was voiced against Mobili
ingcar waiter, nett as a porter, and sation Day observance September
last as a janitor at Ogden, Utah, for 12th. Letters of protest were sent to
the commissary department, has been Mayor Baker and Governor Pierce
retired on account of age limit and and a group of women appointed to
ganted a pension for life by the board wait on both officials with a view ot
of directors of the company.
getting them to declare themselves
Kitchen, a waiter tn the Portland unequivocally for peace.
grille, appears to have been smashed
The committee decided to hold a
in the face by someone, as be has public demonstration Labor Day, em
some bark peeled off his nasal organ. phasising peace, at the close of which
Williams McHinton, formerly a a gold watch will be given to the boy
Portland waiter, is now head waiter who writes the best essay on Peace.
on the steamer Alexander running Those who wish to enter, communi
from Seattle to California ports.
cate with Mrs. Harris, 780 Irving
PREACHER TAKES DEACON'S
BEFORE DAILY VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, WHICH CLOSED LAST
FRIDAY, SEVERAL TALKS ON INTER RACIAL RELATIONS
WERE GIVEN BY MRS. CANNADY OF THE ADVOCATE
Mrs. John E. Mapps, Well Known C lub Woman of Spokane, Delivered a
Splendid Addreee In the Eve ning^—Women Charmed With
Newberg.—Mr». Handaa ker Cloeea Successful Schoo'.
given the pupila tn the form of color-
30th.—In ful paper, ftgurea ot stars, harps,
hearts, etc., for the memory work
response to an invitation extend
done during the term. Many were
ed by Mrs. J. J. Handsaker, principal
heard to aay that the children had
of the Newberg Daily Vacation Bible
learned more about the Bible in the
School, Mrs. E. D. Cannady, associate
two weeks school term than they had
editor The Advocate, spoke to three
learned at Sunday School over a per
groups of pupils at the school Friday,
iod ot several years.
July 25th, and sang on the evening
Mesdames Cannady and Mappa left
program. Mrs. John E. Mapps, honor
Portland for Newberg Friday morn
ary president of the State Federation
ing at 9 o’clock in the former’s auto
of Women's Clubs of Spokane. Wash.,
mobile and returned Friday night at
who is visiting in Portland, was |frs.
11:30, tired, but enthusiaatic over
Cannady's guest on the trip. She was
their trip. Both like Newberg and
Introduced by Mrs. Handsaker to
were charmed with the beautiful hos
each group of pupils and in a most
pitality of the Newberg people, at
fitting and fascinating way empha
tributing It partly to the fact that
sized each of Mrs. Cannady's talks.
Newberg has ten or twelve churchea
Mrs. Cannady took for her theme
and a Christian College, of which Dr.
that passage of scripture which reads.
Pennington is the president. They
"Out of one blood God created all the
had the good pleasure of meeting
nations of the earth.” She told of the
both the Doctor and his charming
wonderful advancement of her race
wife; Chester A. Diamond, editor of
and argued that a race which was
The Newberg Graphic, and many
capable of producing sdeh men as
other interesting people, too numer
Washington. Carver and others, was ous to mention.
deserving of respect, honor and love.
She urged co-operation with all races COMMUNITY SERVICE AT COURT
and pleaded for more friendly con
course between each other. She said
at the union service
that God created a garden of beauti
ful flowers of all colors She argued in court house park Sunday night
that if flowers, representing many was delivered by Rev. I. Albert Moore,
colors and perfumes, could get along pastor of the A. M. E. Zion church of
so beautifully and harmonioualy to this city. His subject was "Jesus,
gether. how much more essential was the Divine,” and with deep reasoning
it that God's children, who were of a based on Bible passages and refer
higher creation, should live »ide by ences he attacked the cults and isms
side in peace and harmony. She said that deny the virgin birth of Christ
that it was not pleasing to God, and and his divinity. "If we are going to
that He must be very sorry when we deny the divinity of Jesus," said Rev.
hate each other because of difference Moore, “we may as well throw away
In color, creed and circumstances of our Bible and close the churches."
During his remarks the speaker
birth. Sbe told her hearers that
while they had no colored neighbors took occasion to draw some rules of
now. that in the redistribution of the conduct for professed Christians, de
race Newberg would be likely to get claring that each one should “be a
her share, and it was with this in stone in the building in the King
mind that she urged the children to dom.” “A man has no more relig
extend a helping hand instead of ion,” declared Rev. Moore, "than he
hatred, suspicion and fear to their can work out in bls life and it makes
colored brothers and sisters. She was no difference how great a leader you
heartily received and many expres are in the church or how long a tes
sions of pleasure were heard on all timony you give at class meeting,
sides following her talks. Mrs. Can your Christianity is only measured
nady. her two sons, George and Ivan. by the service you give to God.”
The music for the occasion consist
Mrs. Mapps and Mrs
were the guests at luncheon of Mes ed ot splendidly rendered selections
dames David E. Hannon and S. MIn by the choir of the A. M. E. Zion
chin and Miss Edith Minebin at the church.
The scripture lesson was read by
home of the former. 911 Third street.
Mrs. Hannon is the president of Dr. Arthur Hicks of the First Preby-
Yamhill County. W. C. T. U. and was terian church and prayer was ottered
the power behind the Daily Vacation by Rev. Joseph B. Travis of the First
Bible School. Miss Edith Minchin is Baptist church and Rev. L. V. Lucas
the pastor of The Friends Church at of the First Methodist church.—Han
which place the cloaing exercises óf ford Daily Sentinel.
BUTLER, so, July 2*.—The pa
HOLY LAND CONTEST CLOSES—
tience of the members of the First A.
PREE TRIP8 WON
M E church of this city was ex
hausted last week and their pastor
The contest which has been con-
Rev. J. B. Johnson, accused of being i ducted for the past : ear by the Mme.
a "pulpit sheik” was ordered out of Walker Mfg. Co., of Indianapolis,
the city to parts elsewhere. The Ind., closed on the 26th Inst., with
preacher was said to be of too amor the following winners:
ous a disposition to be a gospel min
First Prize—Free trip to Palestine
and *250 in cash, won by Rev. M. J.
It was alleged that the parson came Key, pastor Turner A. M. E. church,
to Butler without funds and that he 1715 N. Jersey Ave., N. W„ Washing
was immediately provided with a new ton, D. C.
suit and a comfortable home. In
Second Prise—Free trip No Pales
fact, he was mad«- too comfortable, tine and *100 In caah, won by Elder
according to Brother George Smith, K. H. Burrus, Church of God Evang
one of the deacons of the church. elist. 286 N. Ashby St., Atlanta, Ga.
Brother Smith stated he had given
Third Prise—Free trip to Palestine,
Rev. Johnson a room and even in won by Rev. S. S. Jones, pastor An
sisted that his wife serve the pastor tioch Baptist church. 1720 Emporia
coffee before he arose and i t was streeL Muskogee. Okla.
then that he began to stroke his
Fourth Prize—Free trip to Paris,
wife's hand and continued his em France, won by Rev. J. O. Haithcox,
braces until his wife could not re pastor Allen Temple A. M. E. church,
sist him. The minister, not satisfied 3036 Mathers street, Cincinnati.
with the conquest of Mrs. Smith, then
Twelve other contestants won Dis
set out to win her daughter and ac trict prizes and one hundred and two
cording to her father he again was were compensated for votes cast in
successful. Other deacons and mem their favor.
bers reported that Elder Johnson was
It is barely conceivable that a ten
entirely too familiar ylth their wives thousand mile tour by rail and steam
and daughters. After Johnson had er, motor car and caravan would be
been force«! eo leave Butler it devel afforded free of cost to anyone, but
oped that Mrs. Smith had left town the Grand Capital Prise winners of
also and Deacon Smith had followed this contest will start from their
on a later train in order to win back homes as guests of the Mme. C. J.
his erring spouse.
Walker Mfg. Co. and will go to New
York, thence to London.
ORIGINATOR OF "COLOR LINE” IN Switzerland. Italy. Egypt, the Holy
PUGILISM DIES “BROKE"
Land, see many of the world-famous
sights en route and all without cost
(Preston News Service.)
NEW YORK. July 24,-Qim Wake- to themselves. Full two weeks will
ly, white, who is said to have the un- be spent In the Holy Land, where
American distinction of being the the church of the Holy Sepulchre,
first to draw the "color line” in pugil Mount of Olives. Garden of Geth
the school were held. Following the
ism. is dead.
semane, Dead Sea. River Jordan, Jer
PASTOR TOO ILL TO WORK
lovely luncheon. Mrs. Hannon accom
He died recently in a local hospi
Owing to ill health. Rev. W. L
panied the party on a sightseeing trip
tal of heart disease, broke and prac- ' important places will be visited.
Rowan, formerly pastor of Zion
to Dundee, where the guests discov
church of this city, asked the recent
ered to their great delight that Dun
Conference held In his state to leave
dee claimed the largest walnut or
him without work as he was going
chard in the world and also has a sil
away in quest of health. A large sum
ver fox farm. Upon their return in
of money was raised to assist Rev.
response to phone message by their
F. RICHARDSON. Prop.
Rowan in his medical treatment. His
hostess, an Informal reception was
friends in Portland will be saddened
responded to by a group of club
to hear of his illness.
women who spent an hour with the
Comer Broadway and Everett Streets
guests and according to both ladles
were Indeed charming. At 6 o’clock
All Kinds of Confections, Candles, Cigars, Cigarettes, Etc. Newspapers
The nation-wide campaign to cre
Rev. Phillips, pastor of the Christian
and Magazines—Courteous Treatment
ate sentiment against war and for
church and leader of the Berrian
A NICE COOL PLACE TO ENJOY. YOURSELF
peace among the nations of the earth
Quartet, called with his car and took
was waged July 36-27. From pulpit
Mrs. Cannady, her children and Mrs.
and from the public platform pro
Mapps to his home, where Mrs. Phil
grams were rendered for the purpose
lips and her sister. Miss Thompson,
' shove stated.
had a delicious dinner awaiting them.
Mr, Phillips is a very interesting MKMHWOMOttOOaMOOafMKH* OOfa
man with a charming family, con
sisting of a wife and four boys. Here
the party spent a delightful time.
After dinner they were escorted to
MONDAY, AUGUST 18,
the church, where Mrs. Mapps deliv
ered a most interesting talk on the
MUSIC BY TOM'S DIXIE TAVERN ORCHESTRA
Women's Clubs, She told how the
Will Leave East Morrison Street Dock at 8:30 P. M.
women first came to organise, ot the
work in her own state, of the sad
need of greater facilities for the edu
cation of the colored youth of the
south and closed with an appeal for
cooperation in solving the various
problems that confront both races In
this country. She was vigorously ap
Mrs. J. J. Handsaker, principal of
the school, presided over the pro
gram, which for the main part con
sisted in Bible stories told by the
children, taubleaux, memorised pas
sages of scripture recited by the
children snd memorized songs. Mrs.
Handsaker was ably assisted by a
staff of six teachers throughout the
T. E. Allen
W. M. Taylor
I two weeks' school session and the
closing night’s work. Credits were
on the Swan
TRIPLE TRIANGLE CLUB’S
Third Annual Picnic and Dance
Music by Tom’s Dixie Tavern Orchestra
A. A. Jones
L. E. Alien
J, W. Simms
W. M. Taylor
J. R. Kirkpartick