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38. MOORISH LEADER ON TOUR VISITS SUBORDINATE TEMPLES

Prophet Noble Drew Ali, Founder and Leader of the Moorish Science Temple of America, left Saturday to visit the members of 17 different subordinate Moorish Science Temples, which are organized in 15 different states. He is accompanied by Richard Ross Bey, editor of the Moorish Guide, a biweekly publication of the organization. Up-to-date Detroit, Newark, and Philadelphia have been visited. During this tour special emphasis is being put on the importance of strict observance by the members and officers of the constitution and by-laws recommended by the Prophet and unanimously adopted during the first annual convention of the Moors at Chicago in October 1928.

The message of the Prophet, published in the Moorish Guide issue of Nov. 10, has created very favorable comments. it was directed to the nations as well as the Moors of the United States. Two prominent visitors from an eastern country called at the Prophets private study, 3140 Indiana Ave. to personally compliment him on the article. According to information from Ms. Pearl D. Ali, national secretary treasurer of the Moors organization, members are responding encouragingly to the per capita tax system adopted at the convention. It is believed that in conjunction with his other plans, upon his return to Chicago, Prophet Ali, in all probability will interview Governor Len Small of the state of Illinois.

39. MOORISH HEAD MAKES PLANS FOR CONCLAVE

Beginning Oct. 15 and continuing through the entire week the Moorish Science Temple of America, of which MR. Drew Ali is the founder and president, will hold his first general conference eat Unity Hall, 3140 Indiana Ave, Chicago Ill. President Ali began definite plans to this end upon his recent return from Pine Bluff, ARK, where he spent several days lecturing at the local Moorish temple.

This organization is playing a useful and definite part in advancing the sacred obligations of American Citizenship. Indications are that this convention will be one of the most interesting ever held in the city. It will be featured by delegates attending in pilgrimages from 15 different states where local temples have been established. There will be an interesting parade, in which men and women members will wear regalia similar to that worn in eastern countries. A camel will be used. During the sessions specific reports of the general work and civic accomplishments of local accomplishments will be made. Reports also of the business enterprises that have been established in connection with these temples, such as two grocery and market stores in Detroit, a laundry in Pittsburgh, PA, and moving and express business and grocery in Chicago.

These examples of collective effort show that the members of the Moorish Science Temple and their leaders have a sound economic program and are blazing the trail and marking the pathway over which our posterity may travel unhampered and unafraid. "It must be kept in mind that no great movement can take definite shape in two or three years so as to be error proof." said President Ali. "However, through accumulating experience each annual convention ought to witness a more perfect a wider functioning organization, representing the organized experience of men and women members throughout the country and possibly in time the world over."

And continuing, President Ali said; "constructive criticism from sympathetic friends in and outside of our ranks is welcome."

40. HOLD SESSION OF MOORISH SCIENCE BODY

-Many delegates from temples attend-

The annual convention of the Moorish Science Temple of America opened Oct. 14. at Unity Hall, 3140 Indiana Ave. Prophet Noble Drew Ali, founder and head of the body will preside over the sessions, which closed Saturday evening. More than one thousand delegates from the 15 temples in America were reported present during the meetings.

Following the registrations at headquarters Monday reports were read from the two grand governors, T. Crumby Bey, Pittsburgh, Pa. and Lomax Bey of Detroit, Mi. Tuesday evening the welcome address was delivered by Alderman Louis B. Anderson. Other speakers were Oscar Depriest, third ward committeeman, Dr. Roman of Merharfy medical college Nashville, Tenn. Attorney George W. Blackwell and Aaron Payne. Richard Ross was master of ceremonies and Claude D. Green managing editor of the Moorish Guide, is chairman of the arrangement committee, which has worked hard to get everything in splendid order for the reception of the visitors. Wednesday a parade was held.

-Teaching Koran-

The Moorish Science Temple was founded by Prophet Drew Ali in Newark, NJ. in 1913. The tenets of the belief of his followers are that their forefathers were Asiatics brought to America along with all other persons of dark skin. They bar the name Negro, African or any allusion to color. They follow the teachings of the Koran, and movement toward free thinking is a powerful step toward the solution of racial problems. They teach strict cooperation and reciprocity towards each other;

The Chicago temple was organized in 1925 and has a membership of more than three thousand. The many hued turbans of the women and children and the red fez and sashes worn by the men attract much attention. Saturday a public recognition will be given in honor of the Prophet and the visitors.

Moorish delegates and visitors were served wholesome meals in the Unity Hall grillrooms by the members of the Chicago temple.

Sister Pearl Drew Ali, the distinguished wife of the Prophet wore the costume of a native Moroccan princess. Other very beautiful Moroccan costumes were worn by sister Lomax Bey, wife of the grand governor, of Detroit, sister Whitehead El, Chicago; sister Halsop Bey, Chicago; sister Cliff Bey, Indianapolis; sister Watts Bey, Chicago; and others. Prophet Noble Drew Ali wore a native Moroccan prince's costume. Grand Governor Lomax Bey and Grand Governor Crumby Bey wore native Moroccan sheik costumes.

Because of certain incidents in some of the branch temples previous to the convention, far reaching changes for betterment of the administrative affairs of the organization will be announced at the convention by the Prophet Noble Drew Ali and enforced by the supreme grand council in future to the laws.

-to make changes-

It is reported that the prophet, the supreme executive authority will appoint a supreme grand council of which he will be the Supreme Grand Chairman. The Supreme Grand Council will have power and duty to control and supervise all the affairs and properties of the Moorish Science Temple of America, and they will be the sole judge of what constitutes conduct injurious to the order, peace, interest or welfare of the organization, or at variance with its constitution and by-laws, also the rules and regulations made by the Prophet, and shall be the sole judge of the sufficiency of the evidence by which such conduct is shown.

Prophet Noble Drew Ali is being congratulated by Chicagoans on the success of the Moors first annual convention and for his splendid work to promoting the cause to humanity.

41. TO ALL GOVERNORS, GRAND SHEIKS, AND HEAD OFFICIALS OF TEMPLES [1]

By order of Prophet Noble Drew Ali, has said the following thing during this our very first convention. Prophet Noble Drew Ali said that the Moorish Science Temple of America, was organized to play a useful and defined part in the advancement of the sacred obligation of American Citizenship, as the Moorish Divine National Movement was founded for the uniting of the Asiatic States of North America on May 1st, 1916, as this will have been our very first convention and most interesting one ever held in this city. It was featured by delegates from 15 different states, from local Branch Temples and Subordinate Temples, which have been established for the Uplifting of Fallen Humanity.

During this our first convention, in session’s specific of general work and civil accomplishments were reported by the Grand Sheiks of each Branch Temple and Subordinate temple, as each Grand Sheik was required to give a reporting of his temple, and the Governor and in the continued growth and development of this Divine Movement, as each Grand Sheik gave their report about the growth of business and enterprises of the example of collective efforts, show that the members of the Moorish Science Temple of America and their leaders have enacted a sound economic program and are blazing the trail and marking the pathway over which our posterity can travel unhampered and unafraid.

Prophet Noble Drew Ali stated that it must also be kept in mind that no great movement can take definite shape in two or three years so as to be error proof. Prophet Noble Drew Ali further stated, "However, through accumulating experience each annual convention ought to bear witness a more perfect and wider functioning organization, representing the organized experience of men and women members throughout the country and possibly in time the world over and continuing Prophet Noble Drew Ali said, "constructive criticism from sympathetic friends in and outside of our ranks is welcome."

42. TO ALL GOVERNORS, GRAND SHEIKS, and HEAD OFFICIALS OF TEMPLE. [2]

During this convention period the Prophet Noble Drew Ali said, on the 17th o October, that he was going to appoint seven men tried and true and accepted by you and on the very next day Noble Drew Ali step forward from the chamber room and declared that he now had his number, and said that the Grand Body had accepted his choice in the setting of the Supreme Grand Council of the Moorish Science Temple of America and Prophet Noble Drew Ali also declared what their duties in conjunction with that of the Grand Body which consist of all Executive Rulers [Chief Rulers, Governor].

Prophet Noble Drew Ali said that both are to work hand in hand with each other, and those who act as in a Supreme Council duties were to continue on with each other, and those who act as in a Supreme Council duties were to continue on with the day to day functions of this Divine Movement. While, the Grand Body was to intercede that the Prophet Noble Drew Ali was the law, and at the head of this Divine Movement.

Now the Prophet Noble Drew Ali announces that the following adept chamber members would be seated on the Supreme Grand Council.

1. Prophet Noble Drew Ali, Supreme Head and Supreme Chairman

2. Bro. Edward Mealy El, Supreme Grand Sheik and Grand Governor, Temple #1

3. Bro. James Lomax Bey, Supreme Grand Governor and Grand Governor, Temple #4

4. Bro. Richard Ross Bey, Temple #1

5. Bro. C. Green Bey, Supreme Business Manager, Temple #1

6. Bro. Blackwell Bey, Temple #1

7. Sis. Pearl Ali, Supreme Grand Secretary, Temple #1

Then Prophet Noble Drew Ali said "follow me and you will be happy". The Prophet also announced that a per capita tax had been voted in by the Grand Body and concurred with by the Supreme Grand Council, during the second sitting of the Supreme Grand Council."

43. TO THE HEADS OF ALL TEMPLES

Islam,

These are critical moments, and all Moslems are required to follow instructions. During the life of our Prophet, he told us many things, but there was many things that he said he couldn’t tell, but we would know after a while.



Since he passed he left his son who will guide you, now of course the Prophet's laws are alright but there are plenty he couldn't write or put in book form, so someone had to tell you, now some are going to believe it and some are not, but now let me say to you as a brother we loves Israel, please don’t be the hardhead.

In the Adept last night we were told not to eat meat, but to eat anything in the fish line with scales on it, that leaves out cat and eel, eat fish and vegetables, etc. but no meat of any kind or any strong drinks until further notice.

Please, don’t do any of these things until you hear from the Grand Body.

PEACE,


Your Brother in Islam

E. MEALY EL. S.G.S.

44. TEMPLE NO. 11, 817 SOUTH BROAD STREET

Bro. A. H. Payne-El, S.B.M.

3757 South State Street,

Chicago, Illinois

Dear Brother Payne-El,

In reading your letter to Brother Thompson-El a few minutes ago, and in view to the wishes of our PROPHET, as laid down in his laws to me, by himself, I wish to call tour attention to the fact that it was his will that we hold the coming convention of 1929, beginning September the 15th to the 20th of the same month.

My objection is only that the date which was made by the PROPHET be considered as law with me and remembering also that he said; "as long as you do what I tell you, you will be alright. But when you fail to obey my orders, you will have trouble." having talked the matter over with all the Governors, I find them all in favor of supporting the date of the Convention as laid down by our PROPHET.

Now, as Business Manager, I am asking you to give away to the time of the PROPHETS choice and arrange your dates accordingly, which begins September 15th to September 20th inclusive. This will also give them more time for preparation for the same.

We must do all we can for Peace, that a progressive advance may manifest itself in all of our actions. This done, all also is well. trusting this meets your approval, I am

Your Brothr in Islam,

E. MEALY EL S.G.S.

45. MARCH 11, 1929

Brother Crumby-Bey the Governor and Chief Head of the Temple in Pittsburgh Pa. Brother Childs-Bey Governor and Chief Head of the Temple in Cleveland Ohio.

These two Brothers are in power by the PROPHET to investigate business etc. of Temple number four in Detroit Michigan, because Lomax-Bey has violated all DIVINE LAWS of th PROPHET even before the Prophets face Feb. 15 1929. He claims that the Prophet has no more power and the finance from Detroit would be in his charge. He wouldn’t send any to the Prophet. He yelled with a loud voice, "Look at me. I will guide you through." This is lawful and living evidence spoken before fifteen hundred (1500) people and the Prophet was also present.

I, THE PROPHET, declare his office vacant and the name of Grand Governor discharged. He can only be a member according to LAW because the Moorish Science Temple of America is a DIVINE ORGANIZATION. Each Temple is under Supreme Guidance of the Prophet.

When man fails after being placed Head of the Temple by the Prophet of obeying our Divine laws and constitutions, he is a traitor and enemy of the Divine Creed and unloyal to the National Government U.S.A. to which the movement is to make men and women better citizens.

FROM THE PROPHET,

NOBLE DREW ALI.

46. FORESTERS HALL, 44th AND STATE STREET

ISLAM,


Bro. C. Kirkman Bey, this is to notify you, that the above named Organization, MOORISH SCIENCE TEMPLE OF AMERICA, in Convention, SEPT. 15th to 20th, resended by voting out the mistake made by the second annual Convention, of 1929.

And in so doing, you hold your Membership Roll, as when our Prophet was here, and we hope you will still cooperate with the organization under the five principles. We hope further, that you will comply with this notice, and govern yourself accordingly.

As there is but ONE Supreme Grand Adviser, in the MOORISH SCIENCE TEMPLE OF AMERICA, that being NOBLE DREW ALI, and anyone else attempting to be, from now on, is assuming authority of himself, and is liable to the penalties of the LAW.

PEACE.


MOORISH SCIENCE TEMPLE OF AMERICA

NOBLE DREW ALI, FOUNDER.

E. MEALY EL, Chairman.

47. THE GREAT MOORISH DRAMA

DONT MISS THE GREAT MOORISH DRAMA

LOOK! LOOK!

COME YE EVERYONE AND SEE

THE SEVENTH WONDER OF THE WORLD

The Great Moorish Drama, which constitutes

"EVENTS IN THE LAST DAYS AMONG THE INHABITANTS OF NORTH AMERICA"

In this Moorish Drama the need of a nationality will be made known to you through the acts, of men, women and children. There will be great lectures and this nationalistic topic by the Prophet Noble Drew Ali, and many of the Sheiks of the Grand Body of the Moorish Holy Temple of Science. You will also hear one of the greatest Moorish female songstress of the day -- MME LOMAX-BEY.

THE PROPHET NOBLE DREW ALI, WILL BE BOUND WITH SEVERAL YARDS OF ROPE, AS JESUS WAS BOUND IN THE TEMPLE AT JERUSALEM

And escaped before the authorities could take charge of Him; so will Prophet Drew Ali, perform the same act, after being bound by anyone in the audience and will escape in a few seconds.

He also will heal many in the audience without touching them, free of charge, as they stand in front of their seats manifesting his divine power.

COME ONE, COME ALL TO

THE MOORISH HOLY TEMPLE OF SCIENCE

AT COMMUNITY CENTRE

3140 INDIANA AVE.

8 to 11 p.m. Refreshments served.

ADMISSION: ADULTS 50c CHILDREN 25c



ON MONDAY EVENING, MAY 16TH, 1927
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