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by John lienj. Horton, Jr.
Merry Xmas ar.d ,
A Happy New I
^ ar to You All. Johnny Horton
Negro Democratic Victory
Banquet Held at Dreamland
The Negro Democrats held their
Victory Banquet Saturday night, Dec.
17th., at Dreamland Hall, commem
orating the election of Franklin D.
Roosevelt and the entire Democratic
group; especially did they rejoice in
the fact that one of our own race
candidates running upon the Demo
cratic ticket was elected which
made history and established a pre_
cedent that other Democratic Color
ed candidates may feel that after all,
they have the same chances that any
other candidate of any other party
may have in seeking office here in
this State. I take grear pride in to
day honoring my friend, Johnny
Owens, in the aftermath of what
might ju.'t as easily have resulted
in defeat had it not been for his
staunch white friends and loyal col_
ored Republican well-wishers. After
all, the Republican voters played a
great part in the success of every
Democratic Candidate in this country.
This banquet, held at Dreamland
Hall, not only gave us food for the
stomach but it also gave us ‘food for
The guest speaker, honorable Dr.
Wm Thornpkins, my friend for eight
years, spoke on the subject of the
‘New Abolition’ and let me admon
ish you that it was one of the finest
and one of the most thoughtful pub
lic utterances made in many years by
any political leader regardless of col_
Democrats In Control—
No Democrats in public life after
March 4th, can possibly imagine him
self sick or badly treated. His only
possible complaint .will be that there
will not be enough Committee Chair
manships in either the Senate or
House to go round. Naturaly, there
will not be enough seats-1 mean
desks and benches on the Democratic
side of either House to accommodate
the array of Democratic members.
There will be almost three Democratic
to every Republican—in the House,
to be exact, 313 Democrats to 111 Re
publicans, with one farmer-Laborite.
The Senate will have 59 Democrats
36 Republicans and one Farmer.
I don’t believe that that a single
Democrat will object to taking Re.
nublican places on the other side of
the centre aisle—the political “No
Man’s Land” of Congress. It’s no
to occupy the seats of their enemies.
..uiUahip lor ambitious politicians
Auout I'he Democratic Cabinet
it is expected that Gov. Roosevelt
wiii announce the personnel of his
Cabinet within the next few weeks
so that America will know the kind of
men with whom he will be surround
ed. It will be the first time since
1920 that an entire new Presidential
Cabinet will take office with the new
I believe that Gov. Roosevelt will
pick his Cabinet from these outstand
ing Democrats, namely; Newton D.
Baker, Owen D. Young, Melvin A.
Traylor, James M. Cox, James Far
ley and Gov. Ritchie of Maryland.
Traylor or Bernard Baruch are con
sidered the possible choices for Sec’y
of the Treasury, with Traylor some
what favored because of geographical
considerations. A Sec’y of State and
Att’y General may be selected from
these others. Mr. Roosevelt will use
the system of choosing well known
men as against that of Mr. Hoover’s
choosing little known men.
Arthur Mullen, flooT leader at the
Dem. Convention, will probably get
the Attorney Generalship.
Jim Farley, Democratic Campaign
Manager, should be our next Post,
master General and Byrd of Virginia
will probably be the next Sec’y of
Agriculture. The Sec’y of the Interior
should come from the West and may
be Gov. Dem of Utah will receive this
berth because of the strong support
given Roosevelt out there. Daniel J.
Tobin, who has handled the Labor
end of the Roosevelt campaign will
probably be Sec’y of Labor although
Fances Perkins, Industrial Commis
sioner of N. York, whose appointment
would win her the distinction of be.
ing the first woman Cabinet mem
ber, has a fighting chance; I think
that her appointment, if made, would
be a smart political bid for the com
plete voting strength of the women
throughout the country in Roosevelt’s
next campaign four years hence.
There is less possibility that select
ions will be made among Senators
than among Governors, since Roose.
velt will want powerful friends in the
legislative branch of Government.
Democrat Will Attempt to Avoid
Extra Session of Congress—
The Democratic Party is trying
hard to avoid an extra session ofCon
gress following the innauguration of
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| Gov. Roosevelt as President. If
J they can rid themselves of prohib
i ition, taxation and farm relief at the
! “lame Duck” session, they feel that
they will havp done all that is nec_
essary for the present to redeem
[ their campaign pledges.
An extra session is a fine thing for
i Senators and Representatives, but it
| is veritable political poison to a new
President particularly if it has to do
with the Tariff.
The tariff was greatly discussed
during the Presidential Campaign and
much was said of plans to apply the
tariff more advantageously to agri
cultural needs. Democratic Senators
and Representatives remember what
happened to the Smoot-Hawley tariff
bill. Pres. Hoover called an extra
session in 1929 to deal with farm tar
iff. Before Congress finished with
the tariff bll, other items were in_
eluded and it became a general tariff
The Democrats know that if they
open up a tariff fight soon after
Roosevelt is innaugurated they will
be courting trouble. Hence, their ef
forts to clear the ‘docket’ of at least
business necessary to redeem their
campaign pledges without an extra
session is the wise thing to do.
But the Extra Session Is In
Mr. Garner’s resolution for repeal
of the 18th Amendment was favored
greatly, though it fell six votes short
of the necessary two.thirds majority
and the House of Representatives
acted in a highly salutary manner.
The strength of the Wet sentiment
was effectively demonstrated; the
close vote in a Congress- which form
erly had a lan^e Dry majority proves
that a repeal resolution will ultim
ately be passed by the new House.
By failing to pass this resolution, the
House gave time for more mature
consideration of the course which re
peal ought to take. Another gain
from this defeat is the fact that it
makes necessary a Special session of
the New Congress next spring. There
will be many urgent duties, aside
from prohibition repeal, awaiting the
solons. However, having disposed of
the question for the present session,
Congress will have more time to de_
vote to economic matters which are
of infinitely greater importance. Pass
ing of the Garner resolution would
have led to long debate in the Senate
and Congress would have become so
bogged down in the repeal controver
sy that in the short session it would
scarcely have been able to do any
** Writer’s note:—Watch this col.
umn every week and you will read
the truth exposed politically where
ever warranted regardless of political
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| DR. W. O. CARRINGTON, AME.
ZION PASTOR WINS SIGNAL
Washington (CNS) A notable ser_
mon, “A Door Opened in Heaven” by
the Rev. W. 0. Carrington, pastor of
the John Wesley AME. Zion Church,
has been selected as one of the twenty
five select religious discourses to be
included in the 1932 anthology ‘prize
sermons" to be published this month
in book form by the Macmillan Com.
pany of New York. Six Hundred and
ninety-two leading ministers from all
parts of the English-speaking world
participated in the sermon contest, in
cluding scholarly divines in every
State in the Union, except Louisiana
and North Dakota. Canada, England,
Corea, Bolivia also had theological
writers among the twenty-eight relig
; ious denominations that were repres.
ented in the contest.
The Macmillan publication has
been compiled and edited by four of
the leading theologians and comment,
ators of the country, including Dr.‘
E. A. McAlpin, who says: “Dr. Car
rington's sermon is a fine illustra
tion of a keen imagination coupled
with sound scholarship.”
Mr. Carrington was pastor of the
John Wesley Church from 1920 to
1924, during which time he also was
on the faculty of the school of relig
ion at Howard University. In the
In the summer of 1932 he returned
to the Washington charge. He is a
native of British Guiana and was edu
cated in private schools and in Lon
don (England) theologcial institu.
tions, for the Wesleyan Methodist
The sermon entitled “A Door Open,
ed in Heaven” takes for its text a sen
tence from the story of John the Dis
ciple on Patmos. John, imprisoned,
saw a door opened in heaven, and Mr.
Carrington developed this theme as
an example of the support to be gain
ed from religion in times of stress.
The discourse was written while Mr.
Carrington was the pastor at the
Main Street Church in Hartford and
was delivered at that Church.
For a number of years prior to the
Washington pastorate in 1920 Dr.
Carrington was dean of Hood Theo
logical Seminary, Livingstone College
Salisbury, N. C. which is the chief
institution of learning of the AME.
Zion Church. The training and pro
ficiency of many young ministers in
the Zion Church and other denomin.
ations it is claimed can be attributed
to the work of Dr. Carrington while
he served at Livingstone and Howard
University. For more than twenty
years he has been regarded as the
foremost Biblical scholar and exeget.
ical orator, and this achievement in
sermonic work is regarded as a dis
tinct honor to the AME. Zion Church
and ministry of the race.
Some years ago, Dr. Carrington
won first prize in a contest sponsored
by the Homiletic Review for the best
series of ten outlines on any subject.
At that time his subject was “Some
Aspect of Divine Providence.”
Referring to a sermon by Dr. Car
rington published in Homiletic Re
view, January 1932, the Review edi
tor has the following to say:
“We wonder if the Yale and Hart
ford Diviinity students know the pow.
erful preacher near at hand in the
| Main Street AME. Zion Church Hart,
ford. This sermon by the pastor of
that church will bear intensive study
—on a much used text in a practical
The editor of the Star of Zion, the
official organ of the African Metho
dist Episcopal Church, in commenting
on the elec Von of Dr. Carrington’s
“As a proud and loyal son of Zion,
filled with denominational pride and
race-consciousness, I am exceeding
ly proud of Dr. Carrington: (1) He
has brought fame to our Methodist
family; (2) he has brought prestige
to the Negro pulpit; (3) he has
brought honor to our Zion; therefore,
let us all rejoice and be glad, and
thank God for such a valuable rep
resentative among us, as Dr. W. 0.
Carrington! May his tribe increas."
SINGING IN AID OP THEIR
San Antonio, Tex. (CNS) Jubilee
singers, students from the Prentiss
Normal and Industrial Institute, a
non-secretarian school at Prentiss.
Mississippi, enroute to California in
the interest of their school are receiv
ing much praise as they appear in
concerts at principal cities as they
made their way westward.
In short talks, Anselm J. Finch, ad_
vance agent for the singers, teil of
the school and stresses its work rac
ially and the co-operation being giv
en the institution by members of both
races in the town of Prentiss.
PREACHER, PAINTER TAKING
RANK AMONG ARTISTS
Charlotte, NC. (CNS) The Rev. W.
A. Cooper of the First Methodist
Church of this city is fast attracting
attention as a portrait painter of
merit. In 1930, a painting of his
“The Vanishing Washerwoman,” was
sent to the national exhibition of the
Harmon Foundation in New York,
and though the Rev. Cooper has nev
er taken a lesson the picture was dc_
corded honorable mention and chosen
as one of the pictures for the travel,
ing collection of the foundation.
Recently the Rev. Cooper, taking
such tim*/as he could from his min
isterial duties, attended the annual
exhibition of the North Carolina Art
Society and was given much favor
able attention. He still gives his
first allegiance to his ministerial du
ties goes whenever he can to art ex.
hibitions throughout the State and
within a possible radius of his church.
This aspiring genius was bom in
Hillsboro in 1895, the son of Young
and Annie Cooper, poor but respected
! Negroes of the little old town. He
still goes back to Hillsboro to see his
family and to secure the only training
he has ever received in the studio of
Clement Strudwick there. Strudwick
has given him encouragement as weli
as instruction and regards Mr. Coop
er’s work as showing the highest
The “Portrait of My Father,” paint,
ed by Mr. Cooper, is regarded as one
of his best works.
The Preacher.-painter tells his own
story as follows:
“My father was a farmer having
had practically no school advantages
but the common sense to respect and
get along with people. My mother
finished her grammar school training
in the schools of Orange county
where she taught until her marriage.
It was my fortune to attend the little
school in Hillsboro conducted by the
American Missionary Society, finish
ing that school in the spring of 1910.
Hungers tor Knowledge
“The poverty of my parents made
it impractical for them to finance me
in an effort for higher education but
the hungering for knowledge created
by the work already done led me to
enter the High Point Normal and In
dustrial Institute (now discontinued)
at High Point as a work student.
Having joined the church and felt
the call to the ministry, I entered the
National Religious Training School
of Durham, now the North Carolina
: College for Negroes, as a theological
1 student and received the B. Th. de
gree in 1914.
“In 1920 I was held indoors with a
, severe cold. My desire to use this
! time helpfully preparing for my pul
pit work led me to paint some pictur_
J es for an illustrated sermon. The
results were so pleasing and the work
; so highly praised that I continued to
venture farther and farther in the
field of art until a question as to the
possibility of making a worthwhile
contribution to the race group led me
to feel that I could best serve • by
reading law. I devoted all my hours
out of the pulpit to social service ef
forts. Iwas admitted to the North
Carolina bar in August 1922.' For a
long time I did not touch the paint
“In the spring of 1930 while pastor_
ing at Dunn, I was demonstrating the
use of colors to some of the teachers
of the Harnett County Training
School just as I had done while head
ig the Bible Department at Greenville
College, Greenville, Tennessee, and
other places where I had labored This
effort attracted attention and through
the encouragement of Dr. Paul Hood,
Dr. C. B. Codrington and Miss Sue
Smith I was led to feel that I had
been bora anew.
“A new passion had been born—
a passion that made me want to
paint, to paint, not for money nor
praise, but for the love of painting.
The work produced founds its way
that year to the Harmon Exhibition
in New York and one of my paintings
The Vanishing Washerwoman—re
ceived honorable mention. This recog
nition encouraged me and aroused the
TO MY COLORED FRIENDS
-COMMISSIONER OF POLICE
interest of my friends. Chief among
those who have helped me is Mr. Cle
ment Strudwcik. I had no lessons
from anyone before the time of the
Harmon Exhibition but I am now in.
debted to Mr. Strudwick for the im
provement in my work since that
HAMPTON DRAMATIC SOCIETY
PRESENTS “TJHE ADMIRABLE
1 s, _________
Hampton Institute, Va., Dec— On
last Saturday evening, the Hampton
Players, the student Dramatic Assoc,
iation of Hampton Institute, present
ed Barrie’s four.act play, “The Ad
mirable Crichton,” with Charles Flax
in the title role
This is the third presentation of the
Hampton Players for this year, their
other appearances being programs of
one.act plays. The play was enthus
iastically ^aejped by a large aud
CONDUCT OF POLICE SCORED IN
SENATE BY BLAINE OF
Washington (CNS) The conduct of
the District of Columbia police in
handling the recent demonstrators in
Washington was termed “outrageous
and disgraceful” by Senator Blaine
(Republican), Wisconsin, in the Sen.
ate on Friday, December 9.
“I’ve been informed by responsible
members of Congress,” he said, “that
language was used by the police that
was insulting. Language spoken to
women on the public streets was in
terms that no honorable gentleman
would permit to be said in any other
place in his presence to any woman.”
The Wisconsin senator said the po_
lice had acted with “arrogance, vio
lence and abusive language.”
It is related that certain policemen
were extremely harsh and abusive to
ward Negro marchers. On one oc
casion when a truck carrying white
and colored delegates was sighted not
less than 25 policemen, including a
lieutenant, surrounded the car.
“Come out of there you lousy white
trash, traveling around with blacks,”
shouted a policeman.
SENATOR BORAH ASSAILS
THE FILIPINO BILL
Washington, (CNS) A delay of 17
to 19 years in granting complete in
dependence to the Philippine Islands,
as provided in the Hawes-Cutting bill
was opposed by Senator Borah (R)
Idaho, Friday. He asked Senator
Hawes (D) of Wisconsin:
“Isn’t it feasible to shorten the
time ? I think it is entirely too long.”
Hawes answered that “to break off
relations quickly would injure the is
lands and the American capital in
vested there.” Borah said:
“If you don’t break off in a reas
onable time, American agriculture
will be injured.”
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Notice of Probate of Will
In the County Court of Douglas
County, Nebraska. In the Matter of
the Estate of Caroline Bridewell, De
All persons interested in said es
tate are hereby notified that a peti
tion has been filed in said Court, pray
ing for the probate of a certain in
strument now on file in said Court,
purporting to be the last will and tes_
tament of said deceased, and that a
hearing will be had on said petition
before said Court on the 12th day of
November 1932, and that if they fail
to appear at said Court on the said
12th day of November, 1932, at 9
o’clock A. M. to contest the probate
of said will, the Court may allow and
probate said will and grant adminis.
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