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Ur. Rosser, Eider of
Cleave* Temple C M E Church,
will be in the city Sunday. He will be
acr»m panted by Dr. George C. Park,
er, arh.. is the Editor of The Christian
Index. Dr Parker will deliver an
addrtss at Cleaves Temple Church,
25th anc Decatur Streets, Monday
night at t>:30. Dr Parker is one of
the gifted speakers of hte race. He
has made recent addresses before
Governor’s of several southern states,
T-rne -.ee ami Mississippi being the
last ones. Dr Parker is a man of
racial renown. Dr Rosser is urging
all Busiiw:- and Professional men as
well as ether* to hear Dr Parker.
ZION MISSION CIRCLE
Zion Mission Circle will have a
State Rally Sunday afternoon July
-Ifl, at Zion Baptist Church, 2215
Grant Street. A special feature of the
afternoon will be 50 children, ages 5
to 14 years, wdngirg in a Gospel
Chorug. Everyone is cordiajly invited.
Mrs. C. C. Harper, presdent
Mr*. Maggie McGvoen. secretary.
The Christian Spirit seemed to
have existed in the “Endeavour" Sun.
day evening when the discussion of
“Friends" was carried on. Each one
expressed ideas of What a real friend
wa». The pastor read different
quotations oa “Friends." We feel that
an extra candle has been lighted
among the Endeavour workers, that
will help us to always express in
deeds the value of friends. Some folks
make the mistake in the difference
between friends and acquaintances.
When you find friends that are true,
never change the o|d for the new.
Thy choir is striving to keep her
hand together, and to be able to give
strength to the church with its songs
of praise. , . . .
Prayer service and Bible class, ev.
ery Friday night. Visitors are always
welcome. , .
We must keep in touch with each
other as a membership body, so ml.
way* buy The Omaha Guide to know
what your church is doing.
Metropolitan Spiritual Church
24th and Burdette Sts.,
Rev. R. W. Johnson. Pastor.
Service* were well attended. Morn
ing service was preached by Rev.
Matthew of Zion.
Union opened at 6:30 p. m. with a
very Diet program.
The evening worship began at 8
p. ro Rev. Johnson's subject, “The
Handwriting on the Wall” was inter
estingly discoursed. Miss Lillian
Johnson and Miss Ethel Thompson
of Kansas City were guests at the
mrriem during the day. Miss John
son is a cister of Rev. R. W. John
son and Miss Thompson is the guest
of Mrs. E. A (gold, 2508 Patrick St.
They will be in the city two weeks.
St. Benedict Catholic Church.
2423 Grant St.,
Father Dailey. Pastor,
M. C. Arbockle, reporter.
Our a.m is to do our bit for Omaha
and the community as a whole. Each
week the news shall appear in the
Omaha Guide about our church.
Since the retiring of Father Caalep
(who is the founder of St. Benedict
Chnrch. Father Dailey has been our
pnator. Father is from Chicago and
fca» been with us for the past two
years. He is certainly doing things
for the upbuilding of the Negro in
Omaha. He has made marvelous im
provement in the school building, has
painted all the floors in both the
church and school, also painted the
bouse east of the school, and placed
runners in the aisles of the church.
There are about 35 children attending j
Summer Session of school. Sunday
July 16. Father Dailey gave a wonder
ful talk on “Self Confidence.”
Father says The Omaha Guide is a
wonderful paper and should have the
support of ail our people. If you!
fail to give news to the paper and ]
then fail to buy it. you cannot expect
the paper to be like the Chicago De
fender Kansas City Call and Pitts
bugb Courier, unless you do better.
Father L_At y j* for our people and
say* if we do not help ourselves we
cannot expect much help. . We must
give the Editor credit for trying to
supply our people with the local news
as well as the out of.otwn news. Any
members baring news or announce
ments- please give it to M. C. Ar.
buckle- Sunday of each week. *
Zion 4apt:-t Church.
2215 Grant St,
tev. J. R. Young, Asst. Pastor,
dev. C. C. Harper. Pastor,
Sunday Senocl 9:30 a. m.,
H. L. Anderson, Supt.
Monung Services was preached by
Bev. Lovelace from Chicago, Sec’y of
the National Foreign Minimum
Board. The Senior Choir was. ex
•ceptioeaily full of inspiration with the
Hymnals at both morning and even
ing services. The BYPU. was held
It 6 p. m. Come out and hear the
program r.ext Sunday to be render
ed Vy the Junior and Senior groups
as* I >1 Landrum. Pres. Miss Mil
'♦r d Turner, Secy., Junior Secy.
Miss Robins. The evening message
was brought by the young minister
frrwr. Salem Baptist Church. His
subject was “Making a Great Ef
fort”, St. Luke 5:5.
j St. John’s AME. Church,
j “The Friendly Church”
22nd and Willis Avenue.
Rev. L. P. Bryant, Pastor.
The services at St. John’s last
Sunday were very good. Rev. Bry
ant’s subject in the morning was
“What Makes the Church”. Some of
j the thoughts to be remembered are:
T'he Church is Chirst working thru
the Community; Christianity is the
Foundation of all worth while A
devement, and t» get Equality and
Liberty, we must first get God into
he hearts of men. One new mem
■er was added to the Church. Rev.
W. S. Metcalfe preached in the even
ing service from the text Acts 18:10
vrse. Next Sunday is Quarterly
■ meeting day, and the Senior Choir
! will render its monthly program.
| The members rallied to the cause
! ’ f Trustee day quite well Sunday,
i There were many visitors at St. John
j during the day, viz., Mr. C. C. Gal
j loway. Omaha; Mrs. Ethel Sands,
! Kansas City; Miss Virgie White,
: Lns Angeles; Mr. George E. Kee.
! ford. Atchinson, Kan; Mr. Robert S.
Parson, Oakland, California; Ray
Wilson, Atchinson, Kansas; .Vernon
j Windsor. Burlington,, Iowa! and
Walker, Gibbon, Nebraska. Visitors
are always welcome.
Cleaves Temple CME. Church,
25th and Decatur Sts., .
Rev. J. L. Glover, Acting Pastor,
Sunday school opened at 9:45 a. m.
with Mrs. Sarah Stamps, Supt. pre
I siding. Sunday’s lesson was very in
| teresting. A large number of students
i were in attendance. At eleven oclock
Rev. Glover brought to us a very soul
stirring message. At 3 o’clock Rev.
Z. E. McGee gave us a message that
made our hearts bum within us. The
Pew Rally, sponsored by the Forward
Step Club, in whose interest Rev. Mc
Gee came to us, was a decided suc
cess. In the evening we were again
favored by a lovely song service from
the Choir and a firing sermon from
Rev. Glover. A rally was carried on
throughout the day by the general
church, where the men paid $2.00 and
the women paid $1.00 each. This was
a decided success from a financial
point and we wish to thank our mem
bers and our many friends and visit
ors who were present during the day.
Bethel AME, Church,
2430 Franklin St„
Rev. L. C, Matt his. Pastor
Sunday was a great dsy for Bethel.
Rev. Matthis and his Choir took part
in the Quarterly meeting at. Lincoln.
Rev. Mathis was at his best all day.
He preached for Rev. Burhridge, pas
tor of Quinn Chapel, Lincoln and the
Choir accompanied him. Bethel was
weli represented in Lincoln. Rev.
Mathis gave an inspirational sermon
that will long be remembered in Lin
coln. Rev. Burbridge and Choir will
return the visit to Bethel on our
fourth and last Quarter.
ou are always invited to attend
Bethel. Sunday School >pt 9:45 a.
m. Endeavor League at 6:30 p. m.
Services at both 11 a. m. and 8 p. m.
A discussion on “How Should the
Young Ladies be Organized and held
Together” was interestingly held be
tween Rev. and Mr. Mathis, Mrs.
Maggie Smith, Misses Francis Cov
ington and Etta Mae Woods. They
were delegates at our District Con
j Christ Temple,
! O. J. Burckhardt, Pastor
, J. W. Goodwin, Astt.,
! Mrs. Verda Gordon, Reporter.
' Sunday was one of those unusual days
with us at the Temple, The Sunday
! School lesson was thoroughly discus.
| sed. and Deborah was given her place
as an important factor in Israel at
that time, by Elder Hunley, who
taught the Bible class. The boys who
make up the Bible Class are making
some improvements, but the girls are
I still leading, however Earl Ander
: son and Abner Irving are becoming
awake to the situation.
The Pastor preached Sunday morn
ing on Noah's Dove. This metaphor
aroused the people1 when they learned
that the Dove was typifying the Holy
Spirit, in its beautiful character and
traits. At 3 p. m. Rev. J. H, Jack
son of Bethel Baptist was the chosen
speaker to bring the message in our
union meetin. Rev. Jackson’s mes
sage was scholarly and spiritual in
application; those who were privil
eged to hear him went away rejoicing
in the truths of God.
At 8 p. m. Elder Goodwin the Asst
Pastor, brought us a message that
was also rich in thought and full of
the Holy Ghost and inspirational to
all honest hearers. We arc expecting
to have a great day Sunday. Come
and worship with us. I am sure we
will do you good. Don’t forget our
Bible class Tuesday evening at The
Temple where you will be made wel
come, also Elder Ipvig’s community
Bible class at 2012 North 27th St.
You should attend these classes as
you will receive much rich help in
the things of God.
Salem Baptist Church,
22nd and Seward Sts.,
Rev. W. S. Anthony, Pastor,
S. W Anthony, Jr, Reporter.
Sunday school opened at 9:30 and
was very well attended. Each teach,
er brought a very interesting mes
sage to his or her class. The pastor
brought a very inspiring message at
'the 11 o'clock service from the sub
ject “Watchfulness”. Each soul was
set on fire as 3 new members were
added to the church. The Pastor
-ave a few encouraging words to the
workers in the big drive ending Aug
ust 3. BYPU.. opened at 6 p. m. j
with the second Vice Presiding. Af- ^
ter a very inspiring song service, the j
groups passed to their respective j
places and enjoyed a wonderful les- '
son on “Friendship.”
The New Era Baptist Convention
will have a call meeting Thursday
July 20.. to revise the constitution.
All of the delegates are asked to be;
present. Unit No. 8 is sponsoring
a Car ride to Elmwood Park Friday
night, July 21. Cars will leave the
Church at 8 p. m. Refreshments
will be served at the park.
Bethel Baptist Church,
29th and T Streets,
Rev. J. H. Jackson, PastJSr,
Mrs. J. C. Collins, Reporter
The Sunday School is still moving
along nicely, with a fairly good at
tendance each Sunday.
For the past week we have had in
our Church vicinity an outstanding
visitor .in the person, of Rev. J. R.
McClinton. pastor, of the Greater St..
Ti>hn Baptist , Church, Chicago, ,Uk
We were hpnored. to have him as. our
guest speaker -for our services Sun
He chose for & text John III
Chapter, Third verse. It is. needless
to say how much this message was
enjoyed by-- the congregation. .This
.wonderful message .inspired four
persons to .unite .with the Church.
Being a former acquaintance in boy
t^nd. it was a great pleasure for our
Paste*- Rev. J. H.- J-acksqn, to pres
ent the speaker to his congregation.
An equally large attendance was
"d in the evening service. The guest
speaker used for his text Mtt. XXII.
Chapter, 42nd verse, with a subject
of “Cross Examination”. His sermons
are an inspiration to all. Visitors
and friends are always welcome to
worship at Bethel Baptist Church.
PARABLES OF OUR LORD
Ascendancy pf the Better Nature
By Dr. A. G. Bearer
(For the Literary Service Bureau
Texft: And when be came to him
The story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr.
Hyde is true to life. Every individual
has these two natures. Paul discover,
ed “a strange law in my members.”
Throughout our whole life either the
higher or the lower nature dominates
and directs our behavior. And life is
objectively and subjectively utilitar
ian or detrimental accordingly as the
one nature or the other dominates.
It was so with the prodigal. His
lower nature domiated when he fool
ishly left home. In the swine.pen,
wearing his tattered garments and
parched with hunger, he retrospected.
Then his better nature regained con
trol and he cried, “I will arise and go
to my father.”
So the hope for the modern pro
digal, the present day profligate lies
in allowing his better nature to gain
the ascendancy. This will mean the
beginning of a better and a happier
life. Let it be remembered that none
are wholly bad—that every one has a
better, higher nature.
NEGRO WORKERS EXCLUDED
TEMPORARILY FROM COTTON
Claims to Be Considered by January 1
WASHINGTON — Action must be
taken by January 1. 1934 on the stat
us of cleaners and outside workers in
the cotton textile industry in relation
to a minimum wage and maximum
hours, according to the cotton textile
code signed here tonight by President
Franklin D. Roosevelt. The National
Association for the Advancement of
Colored People wired President
Roosevelt urging that workers in
these two branches of the industry in
which some 14,000 Negroes are em
ployed be included in the provisions
for regulaffon of wages and hours of
work. John P. Davis of Washington,
representing the Negro Industrial
League, appeared at the hearings
here and vigorously protested against
the exclusion of the non.skilled mill
help in which classification most Ne_
gro workers In the south are. Protests
were also made by other individuals
The code as signed by President
Roosevelt states: “While the excep
tion of cleaners and outside workers
is approved for the provided by Sect,
ion 6 prepare and submit to the Ad
ministration by Jar|u#ry 1, 1934, a
schedule of minimum wage and of
maximum hours for these classes.”
In a letter da'fcd July 7 from
Colonel Louis McH. Howe, Secretary
to the President, the N. A. A. C. P„
is advised that its telegram relating
to cleaners and outside crews was re.
ferred at President Roosevelt’s di
rection to the Special Industrial Re.
covery Board of which the Secretary
of Commerce is Chairman
IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE
Mrs. P. Adams, 2635 Parker Sts.
says, “I will be in Thursday to pay
for my ‘ad.’ 1 have rented my apart,
ment now, and have been just swamp,
ed with callers since. I could have
rented several more if 1 had had
I have tried both the Bee.News and
the Herald, but have always gotten
results from The Guide. I told a lady
friend of mine this morning to bring
her ‘ad’ to The Omaha Guide, so that
l she might get results.”
Good News comes to our office un_
solicited. For Proof CalU Webster
RESPONSE TO AN ‘AD’
I bought the Guide Saturday be.
cause I was running an ‘ad’ to rent
an apartment. I rented the apartment
right off the reel, and I have been
swamped with calls for the apart,
ment ever since. They saw the ‘ad’ in
The Omaha Guide. In looking over
the paper I came across “Miss Eyes,” |
and I really got a kick out of reading
her column. We are oni lower Grant
Street, and will surely keep our eyes
open for “Miss Eyes. We want the
paper each week. *
ICKES NAMED PUBLIC WORKS
Assures N. A. A. C. P. Wriljl Give Ne
gro Worker Square Deal
WASHINGTON, D. C. — An ap.
pointment which is of great import,
ance to colored Americans, was made
here today when Harold L. Ickes
Secretary of the Interior, and for sev.
eral years president of the Chicago
Branch of the N. A. A. C. P„ was
named by President Roosevelt as Pub_
lie Works Administrator. In his new
capacity, Mr. Ickes wjlj have charged
of the public works program for
which Congress appropriated $3,300,
Q00. It is estimated that approximate,
ly $2,000,000,000 of this sum will be
expended for wages. As Negroes con.
stitute one-tenth of the population (ft
America, his proportionate share of
wages should therefore be in the.
neighborhood of $200,000,00.0.
The N. A. A. C. P., is. concentrat
ing on a militant campaign of agita
tion to see fSfit Negroes receive.they*
proportionate share of jobs.and relief
under the “new deal”. In a recent
radp> address, Mr. Ickes emphasized
that workers will be selected largely
from those registered at employment
agencies designated by the United
States Employment Service. The N.
A. A.C. P., again urges colored work
ers to find out from their local Unit
ed States Employment Service the
agencies which are authorized to
register workers, and to register.
In a letter dated July 11 Mr. Ickes
writes Walter Wlhite of the N. A. A.
“I have received your letter of July
6, in which you quote telegrams to
the President and Colonel Sawyer re
garding discrimniation against Negro
workers in the Public Works admin.
istration. May I assure you, Mr.
White, that, as far as it is within my
power, I shall see that the colored
man is given a square deal in work
that comes under my jurisdiction.”
•Sincerely yours, -t
(Signed) HAROLD L. ICKES.
Secretary of the Interior.
BRIGGS USES COURT TO EXPOSE
JIM CROW SYSTEM IN NEW
YORK CITY, N. Y.
NEW YORK CITY—(CNA)—Cyril
Briggs, militant editor of the Harlem
Liberator was attacked and arrested
by a Tammany policeman last Sunday
night as he was accompanying a wom
an member of his staff to her home
on West 121st Street, following their
attendance at a party downtown.
As they reached the ^toop where
| the woman lives, Briggs was accost,
ed by a white policeman who demand
ed to know if he lived in the house.
Told ft was non of his business, the
officer brushed past Briggs and grab
bed hold of the woman. A fight en
sued between Briggs and the officer,
and the editor was placed under ar
rest. During the fight, the woman
member of the Liberator staff was
able to reach her apartment safely.
In the Magistrates Court at 170
East 121st Street on Monday mom-1
ing, the officer openly admitted that
he had mistaken Briggs, who has a
light skin, for a white man, that Har
lem officers have had instructions to
stop white men seen in company of
Negroes He charged Briggs with
breaking an umbrella on him, and at
tempting to take away his club.
On the witness stand. Briggs testi
fied that he had acted in self defense,
that he resented the attitude of the
officer toward himself and his com
panion, that he thought things had
come to a pretty pass in Harlem when
a Negro man could nojt walk with a
Negro woman without, being molested
by the police. He declared further
that while he was a Negro and proud
of it he was absolutely opposed to the
white ruling class of attempting to
prevent the association of Negro and
white workers. He characterised this
policy, as. aimed at splitting, tjie, the
isolation of the Negro masses, thus
insuring to the white ruling class a
• * .4 •/ * * . * •
greater exploitation of the oppressed
Negro toilers. At this point he was
interrupted by the magistrate whose
eyes almost popped out of his head as
the militant editor used the trial to
put the whole' jim crow system and
the lynch courts on trial, while white
and Negro workers in the court room
leaned forward in eager approval of
his exposure of the courts and the
police as instruments of the ruling
The magistrate then undertook to
direct the questioning of the defend
ant in an attempt to puzzle the work
ing class editor but Briggs utilized
every question to further bring out
the jim crow role of the courts and
police, pointing out that the action of
the policeman was part and parcel of
the ruling class idealogy of Negro in
feriority. of segregation and high
rents, of discrimination in public
places and on the job. He told the
court that the Liberator was in Har
lem to fight just such practices.
Thoroughly alarmed, the judge has
tily halted the hearing and an
nounced he would “deliberate” on the
obidence and give his decision on
Wednesday. Briggs was paroled in
the custody of his lawyer. He was
defended by the International Labor
Defense, through its attorney, Cohen.
On Wednesday morning when the
case was called again, the court was
packed with Harlem workers, while a
protest meeting was started under the
auspices of the Liberator before the
court house. The magistrate then de
clared the charges against Briggs dis
missed but upheld the policeman in
his action, declaring the charges that
the police have a right to challenge
“suspicious” persons, thus in effect
stating that white, men, or persons
mistaken by the police for white,
seen with darkskinned people are
“I AM INNOCENT. DECLARES
Would Have to Suffer But For
N. A. A. C. P.
NEW YORK—“If it wasn’t for you
I guess I would have to suffer for
what some one else did” writes Geo.
[ Crawford in a letter received today by
the N. A. A. C. P. In a remarkably
moving letter in which he tells of his
early life Crawford expresses his ap
preciation for the fight the N. A. A.
C. P., is making to prevent his return
to Virginia and declares that some
day his innocence will be clearly es
Crawford’s letter follows: ;
“Mr. Walter White dear sir:
“I received your kind and welcome
letter on the 27 day of June and was
some glad to hear from you and also
to receive the cigarettes. Was more
than glad to get them as I don’t have
any one to come to see me. I am very
well at. present and truly hope this
letter will find you well, and hope you
enjoyed your trip to Chicago and all
so hope to see you real soon. I would
.like to have a talk with you as soon
as you can come over, to Boston. Mass.
I hope truly that-1 will have the op
portunity to see you about. I also ap
preciate you and Mr. Charles Hous
ton and Mr. Edward P. Lovett and
also the N. A. A.. C. P. If it wasnt’
for you I guess I would have to suf
fer for what some one else done. But
I hope time will prove that I am an
innocent man.. God knows all things
and some day it will leak out even if
I am dead and gone. Then the people
can see their mistake. I was Bom in
the south. My poor mother and fath
er died while I was small. I had one
sister and God taken her from me. So
you can see I have had a hard time
in this world. I left the'south because
the white people done all they could
to keep me in prison, i left the South
and come north. Now it look like they
want to put me to deatfy But I thank
God some day God will call them some
day and they won’t be able to answer
at his call. I am writing you as I am
al! alone. I have been in here a very
good while and what make me feel
OK in my prison cell, I know some
day it will all leak out and God knows
I am not the man so why should I
worry because these people want to
put me to death. God knows all things
and he knows I am innocent if the
people don’t believe me. Hope to se«
you soon as I would like to talk with
you, from George Crawford, cell 32,
Charles Street pail. Boston, Mass
“Please send me the colored paper ”
NEBRASKA LEADS U. S.
IN MARRIAGE GAINED
Cupid is doing a rousing business
in Nebraska in the face of the de.
pression, but in Iowa, right across
the-Missouri river, the chubby fellow
is encountering perhaps his hardest
going since pioneer days.
The census bureau’s staid summary
ot marriage and divorce figures for
each state during the past year show
ed that Iowa marriages decreased al
most to half of the number perform
1 ed in 1931—the greatest drop of any
state in the union—while her sister
commonwealth, Nebraska, was one of
the few states showing an increase
and actually led the country in per
centage of gain in marriages.
While marriages for the United
States as a whole were dropping off
by 7 5 per cent betwen 1931 and 1932.
in Iowa marriages dropped 43.5 per ,
cent' and in Nebraska they increased
by 6.6. per ceut.
Beats U. S. Average
Reducing its statistics for the first
time to show the number of marriag
es to- each divorce, the bureau report
ed that for Nebraska there were 8.1
marriages to each divorce, whereas •
in . Iowa there were but 24. In th®
United States, the average was 6.1 •
marriages to each divorce obtained.
Nebraska divorces dropped off 5
per ceit during the year, yet in Iowa
there was an 18.6 per cent decline iii
divorces, too, wihch doesn’t tie up at
all with the state’s figures on- mar- :
raige. > ,,
In .figures Nebraska divorces de- •
dined from 1,531 -in 1931 to 1,454 ia,
1932, whereas Iowa’s slumped from
4.117 to 3,353 in that time.
Marriage Total Up
The total manages performed in •
the states during the year were 11,1
757 in Nebraska and 8,014 ift Iowa,
while the year before lows marriag- .
es, totaling 14,190 had far outnumber
ed Nebraska's 11,030.
New York had but one divorce for
each 21.4 marriages, while Nevada
had 1.8 marriages to each divorce.
PERFECT BLACK ROSE
PRODUCED IN GERMANY
Sangerhausen, Germany, July
The Saangehausen rosarium claims to
have produced a perfect black rose
after years of experimenting.
The rosarium, said t# be the larg
est i the world, has an exhibition of
400 thousand roses of nine hundred
CHALICE OF ANTIOCH, SACRED RELIC WHICH MAY HAVEI
BEEN USED AT LAST SUPPER, IS SHOWN AT WORLD’S FAIR!
I Chicago, July 00.—
AN OBJECT of reverence
to millions of Christians
and one of the earliest
relics of the faith is enshrined
in the Hall of Religion at A
Century of Progress, Chicago’s
It Is the Great Chalice of Anti
och, earliest existing vessel thought
to have been connected with the
Holy Eucharist According to an
outstanding authority on archaeol
ogy and early Christian art, Dr. Ar
thur B. Cook of Queen’s College,
Cambridge, England, it raises the
presumption that the cup it con
tains might be the very vessel used
at the Last Supper.
The Chalice, according to Dr.
G us tarns A. Elsen, to whom was
entrusted the renovation and pre
liminary study of the vessel, dates
from the First century A. D., and
probably was constructed between
SO and 70 A. D. This opinion Is con
curred In by Dr. Cook, by Dr. A. T.
Olmstead, president of the Ameri
can Oriental Society, and by many
other authorities. Some, however,
hold that the Chalice is of a later
date,probably of the Fourth century.
The Chalice is the most Impor
tant item of the Kouchakji silver
treasure, which includes book cov
ers, a plain silver cup and a cere
monial cross, all of silver. They
were discovered in 1910 by Arabs
digging a well or a cellar in the
city of Antioch.
The Chalice is displayed in an
appropriate setting at A Century of
Progress Exposition, and is guarded
night ar.d day. It is an open-work
container of silver, beautifully
wrought, 7.56 inches high, standing
on a pedestal and holding a cup
which would contain about two
quarts of liquid. This cup, like
wise of silver, is a Jewish Pass
over bowl of great antiquity, iden
tical with those used when Christ
walked tl'° earth.
Brought to New York.
The Chalice was carried to Paris
by its owner,, together with the
other objects of the discovery, in
1913. There Leon Andre, archaeo
logical expert for the Louvre and
other great museums, examined
and cleaned them. Shortly before
the battle of the Marne, when
Paris was threatened by German
armies, the Chalice and the other
objects were removed to the City
of New York, where they have rfr
mained for safety’s sake in the
vaults of a Fifth avenue bank.
The renovation and preliminary
studies of the Chalice were begun
by Dr. Eisen, noted scientist and
archaeologist, shortly after its ar
rival in New York. Day by day, as
he worked on it, the relic gave up
its secrets. The silver of the cup
and Its openwork container was
heavily oxidized and would not per
mit ordinary methods of cleaning.
Little by little, with infinite pa
tience and care, it was restored
and the beauties of its decoration
The church at Antioch dates
[ from 41 A. D. It was there that
the followers of Jesus first became
known as (Christians, and thence
for many years missionaries were
sent to preach the gospel. As to
the probable connection between
tlje early Church and the Chalice,
Dr. Cook writes:
May Bo Holy Qrafl.
“With the fall of Jerusalem, An
tioch became the main center of
Christianity in the East And so
the Inner bowl of the Chalice may
hare been not improbably brought
thither from Jerusalem, where It
may hare been the rery teasel ased
la apostolic times by the >»▼«■!
Church. Indeed, a presumption
that It was none other than thq
cup of the Last Sapper Is raised. 1
Dr. Cook’s words open ap a fleld|
of speculation regarding the Chafcj
Ice which embraces the whold
legend of early knighthood. If tatd
▼easel chances to be the rap of thd
Last Supper, then that search!
which for years claimed the dm
▼otlon of Kurope’s noblest bloody
was never ended. Indeed, not to aj
Knight of the Grail, but to a hum
ble Arab workman, would thus bdl
given the honor of Its recovery, j
The Great Chalice of Antioch, on dis
J play in the Hall of Religion at A Century
of Process—the Chicago Worlds Fair«
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