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' ' JULIUS F. TAYLOR
, ' Editor and Publisher
DR. H. A..MAJORS
'4700 South State Street
Phone Diexel 1416
MABCH 5, 192L
' Fntered as Second-Class Matter, Aug.
19, 1902, at the Post Office at Chicago,
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EDTrOBtAXS, THE NEGBO PBESS.
-By Dr. M. A. Majors.
The Negro press is the champion-of
our progress, it is being more exten
sively read by both races than ever,
and through its weekly pages men ana
women of the whole country ean more
clearly see the marvelous development
of ,Jhe race. Time and constancy has
worked the charm. GTeat-sacrifices
have been made by our courageous edi
tors who had the vision, ana the confi
dence in their kind that some day
things would "become easier for them.
Indeed it lias become easier, meanwhile
the raee has been growing in. all the
thinns that soul elates, and to have con'
eern, the hnman trait enlarge, to solve
the worth all learning indicates in no
ble purposes. There is so much need
for the Negro press that we could al
most do away with anything, more
easily than our own newspapers.
Beading has become a chief of Negro
life. Our writers have become to be
regarded as our Tacial safeguard, study
ing the welfare and willingness to have
fixed and determined attributes, they
become the veritable pilots of the race,
end leaders competent to lead in the
truest and the strictest sense of the
written snd spoken word. We are .not,
however to lose sight of the industry,
frugality and econdmy of the raee for
indeed the workers and the savers have
made the present possibilities of the
Negro press possible. Success may "be
therefore Tjo charged up to a multiplic
ity of very favorable causes. The Ne
gro press has by reason of isolation
acted in good faith with its readers by
supplying them from time to time an
abundance of interesting news matter
both 'for their edification, and giving to
them, first hand Tcnowledge of the
variety of things paramount to racial
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HON. HARRY OLSON.
The able and highly honorable Chief Justice of the Municipal
Court of Chicago, who occupies a warm spot in the hearts of
his fellow-citizens who may be selected by President Harding
as minister to one oiF the Republics in the old world.
The press has made it possible for the
poet, the story writer and the author
of books. A combination of forces
have operated in our behalf to bring
charm and stimulation to the work of
spreading knowledge to those hunger
ing and thirsting for intellectual light.
Today our editors are operating thai r
newspaper plants with an ease and
facility far beyond their fondest ex
pectations, and a multitude of the raee
have come to look forward to the style
and dress of our newspapers and maga
zines, studying the variety of topics
treated, and with certain finesse
analyzing the subject matter of the
same. Within the compass of sixty
years of freedom we have made such
progress that we ean boast of an asso-
eiated Negro press sending out over
the entire land to more than two hun
dred Negro newspapers a weekly resume
of the things wo are doing, affairs in
the banking, in insurance, 'business co
operative -organizations, lodges,' soeicty,
besides furnishing news of our progress
not to be culled from any other source.
We have come to depend on our press
for enlightenment in many of the
things that appertain to our civic life,
and to be guided by its noble peach
ments as touching every principle .dear
to any people.
Strive as we may we cannot get away
from writing about the Negro in busi
ness. The' thought of our people being
in business is not new, but the spirit
struggling to help ourselves in the busi
ness way is new This is in no way a
disparagement to those whom we here
tofore made the positive force in all our
dealings. Now since we are beginning
to have men and women of our race
enter the commercial life it seems that
we cannot write about it or speak
(forcible enough concerning it. Sooner
'or later we are coins to come to it, and
learn to .consult our own tradesmen,
before we look elsewhere for commodi
ties we want to buy. We must become
the positive foreo as a matter of Taee
preservation. We aro to think much
on having our own rich men and women
whoso success will give needed employ
ment to our young men and women.
We aro to stimulate incentive, and fos
ter the things that will induce those
to come after us to becomo positive
A great many things are happening
these days that are causing us to come
into our own. Tho spirit of brotherly
love is growing greater every day. The
signs of the times speak to us volumes.
Almost every day some Negro is get
ting a spot light. "If only wo would
practice more frugality, save more
money and unite it to carry forward
some great business adventure, like the
Binga State Bank, the Pyramid Build
ing and Loan Association, the Progres
sive Co. we could do so much more than
Blacks Blue Book is out and it is
prettier than ever, bigger and brighter
than ever, and was printed by tho Pull
man Porters Publishing Co. It mani
fests a glorious idea, carries the
message that we are doing about all
tho other races are doing, only on a
much smaller scale. Anyhow it is a
greatly emphasized evidence that we
are traveling at a remarkably rapid
rate. If you have not seen it we advise
you to get a copy as it will prove in
teresting to yon.
We used to fight like sixty through
the press. We are getting older and
rwe have reached the conclusion that up
heavals are required to bring about a
multiplicity of changes that we use
to scold, and fume over. Yes these
changes for the better are on the way,
of course it required agitation in the
press. We have found out that we are
not different from other races in any
particular, and it has become that we
are not much different in color. The
big things we hope and pray for will
come in their good time, when we will
have mastered some of the necessary
intraeies, and mastered difficulties that
lio in the path of huge undertakings.
The heart'of the race is beating Tythm
macal. Bo not forget to send to us at 4700
Stafe street your memorial tribute to
your dead friends and loved ones for
The Broad Ax Memorial number which
is to appear March 26j 1921. Bemcm
ber your matter must be sent to tho
above address by March 18. Come on
friends now is the time for you to tell
the world the cherished things you have
kept in your hearts about those you
love. Write only on one sido of the
paper, and mail it to Br. M. A. Majors,
4700 State street.
JOA. DAVID XUDOLPH LAWSSNCB
The Pjize Auto Danco which la be
ing eleaborately arranged for the Stk
Begiaaent 'Armory on March 27. Not
only docs tho affair prcsuso surprises
aad. sens&tieas; but the cause is so
Hseriteriou that friends of the Chicago
TJra Xesgue, the "beneficiary of the
entertainment, are patting forth every
effert to have record breaking crowd.
SeeietyV clife win be out oa this
eeeastM, and Hgax'a Seleat Jazz
Owfcwem will eatertain tho.
The atair ' win be "aader te maaage
seff a Ifrs. p. Stdolpa Lawrecee.
BROAD AX, MARCH 6r ml.
SAXXOS&Tj 2T20XO iXAIiTKWEBK.
To Zs Observed.
Tuskcgeo Institute, Alabama. In ac
cordance with the resolutions adopted
at the recent annual Tuskcgeo Negro
Conference and in co-operation with the
National. Negro. Business League and
other influential organizations, an in
vitation is extended to tho following
organizations and agencies to" unite,
from April 3 to 9, in the observance of
the Seventh Annual National Negro
Health Week: Daily and Weekly News-J
papers, Health, journals, wo unueu
States Public Health Service, the Na
tional Medical Association, State Medi
cal Associations National, Southern
and State, the American Bed Cross, the
National Association of Graduate
Nurses, tho American Social Hygiene
Association, tho National Child Welfare
Association, the National Association
of Colored "Women's Clubs, the National
League on Urban Conditions Among
Negroes, the. Young Men's Christian
Association, the Young Women's Chris
tian Association tho Circle for Negro
Belief, tho National Association of
Teachers in Colored Schools, the Asso
ciated Negro Press, tho National Negro
Press Association, Bishops and other
officers of Religio'oDenominations, An
nual Church Conferences and Associa
tions, Secret Societies, Insurance Com-
anies, Farmers' Conferences, Farmers'
Improvement Societies, Churches,
Schools and other Local Organizations.
In recent years, especially since tho
establishment of National Negro
Health Week, the death rate among Ne
groes has been decreasing. In tho past
eight years through health education
and public health nursing, the dcath
rate of tho 1,500,000 Negro policy
holders of the Metropolitan life In
suranee Company was Tcduecd 9 per
cent This shows the importance of
having wide-spread information about
At a recent meeting of representa
tives of a number of national hcatlh
organizations, held at Tuskcgeo Insti
tute, the following program for health
week was approved:
Sunday, April 3. Sermon and Lec
ture Day. Health Sermon's and Lec
tures by ministers, physicians and other
persons. Better sanitation and tne re
duction of infant mortality should bo
Monday, April 4. Hygiene Day,
Personal and Social. Talks by preach
ers, physicians and other qualified per
sons. There should be discussions. Dy
qualified persons on"" the .control of
venereal diseases and the promotion
of social hygiene.
Tuesday, April 5. Children's Health
Day. Health programs, stories of mod-
health crusades, parades, etc
Some part of tho exercises of this day
should be devoted to the commemora
tion of the birthday of the-latc Booker
T. Washington, the founder of the Na
tional Health Week. It is suggested
that on or before this day, school build
ings and premises be put in sanitary
condition and ifvprograms aro rendered
in school buildings, patrons bo invited
to be present.
Wednesday, -April 6. "Swat the
Fly" Day. Destroy breeding places of
flies and mosquitoes;. talks o'n danger
of spreading diseases by rats and insect
Thursday, April 7. Tuberculosis
Day. Talks by physicians and other
qualified persons on the prevention ofjtions were delivered pertaining to every
Friday, April 8. Church Sanitation
Day. Clean church thoroughly inside
and out Clean the yard of all rubbish,
etc.; put toilets in sanitary condition.
Saturday, April 9. General Clean
It is suggested that a committee be
organized in each community to super
vise the carrying out of the above pro
gram. Tuskegeo Institute will appreciate
suggestions for making the campaign a
success, and will be glad to furnish or
co-operate in helping any individual,
or group, to receive the necessary
health literature. Address:
- B. B. MOTON, PrindpaL
" Tuskegee Institute, Alabama,-.
THE JOHNSON EXPEES8, STORAGE
AND VAN COMPANY HAVE
MOVED INTO LAGKES QTJAB
TEES. The first of this week the Johnson
Express, Storage and Van Company, W.
T. Gaines, Manager, moved from 5147
WeptworUi avenue, to 5134 Wentworth
avenue, where it occupies a-mueh better
and larger building in everyway the
new building Is almost oneundred and
fifty feet long-, two stories high and
Both floors are loaded down with furni
ture of every- description- and people
looking for real bargains in rugs and
all kinds of household goods are'invited
to caB in and look everything over and
Manager Gaines win seo to it that
each and every patron wfll receive a
Seo adv in another column of this
Tho refusal- of Mrs. Mattio Bryson,
aoyears old, coloredsoW Calaaet ave
aae, to kiss her aasbaad, IFUHaaa Bry
sen, say cost ier her life He became
infuriated and, stabbed her ia the neck.
BELIEFrOK THE STASVTNQ WOM-
EN AND CHILDBEN IN IEELAND.
Cork today is like a devastated city
In the war area. Citizens aro nceing
from the place or timidly awaiting to
reckon their losses before setting their
faces away from a eitjc where life is
perpetually imperilled and property at
the mercy of incendiaries. The damage
U estimated roughly at $20,000,000.
Twelve hundred workers have lost thoir
employment and as many' families made
homeless. The week-end has been a
calvary" for people already nerve
shaken and cowed. From the New
Tho American Committee for Belief
in Ireland was organized in New York,
December 29, 1920, under the com
pelling syupathy aroused by tho stories
of terrible privation and .suffering of
innocent women and ehildrn in Ire
land, to provido relief for the women
and children in Ireland, without regard
to political or religious distinctions,
through trained relief workers of the
Fricndlv Society, an organization of
Quakers. In the expansion of this or
ganization divisions were formed in
each state and the Illinois Division of
the American Committeo for Belief in
Ireland .was formed with Mr. D. F.
Kelly of Mandel Bros., Chairman;
George M: Reynolds, President Conti
nental and Commercial National Bank,
Treasurer, and Joseph F. Conncry,
Honorary Committee Hon. Win.
Hale Thompson, Most-Bov. Georgo W.
Mundelcin, Boy D. Keehn, Levy Mayer,
Senator Mcdill McCormick, Stuyvesccnt
Peabody, Maj. Albert A. Sprague, B.
. Sunny, William A. Tilden, Frederick
H. Bawson and Fred W. TJpham.
A General Committee was appointed
of prominent citizens of Chicago of
various groups and among this number
was CapL B. A. J. Shaw representing
thecolored citizens of this city.
Our "representation on this committee
is notable in that it marks a mile-stone
in tho civic activityof our group in a
movement having no political signifi
cance or inspiration. It indicates an
appreciation of tho civic interest and
sympathetic potentiality of our coterie.
No truo man will measure his charity
by consideration of race, .color or
nationality, ne hearkens only to the
agonizing cry of suffering humanity.
Our interest in this matter should lead
to a better understanding and a larger
measure of sympathy between our raco
and those American citizens of Irish
derivation, by tho unselfish and chari
table attitudo which is here bespoken
for the colored citizens of Chicago.
May our citizens rise to tho full
stature of tho hope and confidence
thus expressed in them by demonstrat
ing a keen and responsive interest in
this humanitarian work and thereby
show to the world and especially to our
foUow-citizcns of Chicago that there
is nothing of interest to anyone which
is not of interest to them.
HIGHLY INTERESTING- EDUCA
TIONAL PEOGBAM BENDEBED
AT TUSKEGEE INSTITUTE.
Tuskcgce Institute, Alabama. That
the Negro boy and girl have every
right to be proud of their raee was
fully and very clearly shown, by tho
splendid program renedred by mem
bers of the Senior Class in the Insti
tute Chapel, last Monday evening. The
term "Negro Night" was applied to
the evening as the program consisted of
selections eoneermnir tTin Mitrrn rVm.
phase of Negro development, achieve
ment and contribution to civilization.
In addition to these numbers, musical
selections, written by Negro composers
woro rendered, among which were com
positions of Harry T. Burleigh, J. Rosa
mond Johnson and two students of
Tuskegee Institute, William I. Daw
son and Alonzo P. Smalls.
The program was inspiring and. in
teresting as weU as instructive. The
Senior Class and Prof. J. A. Wilson,
Head of the English Department, de-
servo much credit for the unique pro
gram which was in keeping with the
general movement to inspire pride of
raee by teaching the ehHdren. of tho
raee more about the -real achievements
and contributions of the Negro, by
using Negro Literature in Negro
CHARGED WITH STEALING GAS.
Mrs. Jannie Bhodes, colored, 3638
Grand boulevard, sister of Jack John
son, former heavyweight boxing cham
pion, appeared before Judge Thomson
in Criminal Court Thursday charged
with stealing more than 500,000 feet of
gas from the Peoples Gas Light and
Coke Company whilo .she lived at 3344
S. Wabash avenue. The ease was con
tinued until March 18.
Rev. Henry ABen Boyd, D. D. of
Nashville, Tean, who delivered an in
teresting address on his trip to tho
world 'a Sunday School Convention in
tho foreign country, was tendered a
banquet,, following tho speaking Mon
day evening is tho dining rooms of
Ebcnc&er Baptist Church. Hundreds
of prominent men. and women" were
present and. spoke also.'
After being .confined to his hesse" for
several weeks oa aceeast of JUsess.
Attorney Walter M. Farmer is able to-
be oh duty in his office again, 184 W.
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HON. WILLIAM N. GEMMILL.
One of the honest Judges of the Municipal Court of Chicago,
who gave all citizens, black and white, a square deal during
the. "Race Riots" in the city in 1919, and he would make a fine
candidate for Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County this
COMING TO OTTY.
Hon. William H. Fields, St. Louis,
Mo., National Grand Master of A. U.
K. and D, of A., is coming to the city
in a few days to confer with the Com
mittee on Arrangements for the coming
meeting of tho Grand Council to be
held in August at Salem Baptist
Church, 30th and La Salle.
BUSY ON NOBTH SHOBEL-
M. T. Bailey, President, the Bailey
Bealty Co., 3638 State street, spent a
busy week along the north shore ad
justing matters for their many clients
in that vicinity.
Bev. George Anderson of Roscom
mon, Mich., is in the city where he will
remain some time with his brother-in-
law, Biehard Harris, 450 S. Dearborn
Georgo H. Jackson was re-elected
President of the Pyramid Building and
Loan Association in a special meeting
Friday evening, William H. Terrel and
Anthony Overton were elected Vice-
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HON. ROBERT E. CROWE.
The, fearless and courageous: State's Attorney or j
County who continue to land many crooks and bold i j
Presidents; James A. Parker Secre
tary; Chas. S. Duke. Treajcrer. M. T.
Bailey of the Bailey Realty o.. Wilttr
B. Anderson of Anderson & Terrell, ui
Anderson H. Ritehcy, were made BouJ
RETURNS WELL PLEASED.
Bev. T. L. Scott, Pastor of Grist
Memorial A. M. E. Chapel, 46th id
Evans avenue, who attended tit
Bishops Council held at Dallas, Tex,
last week, has returned to the eitj veD
pleased with the trip.
GOES TO GREENVILLE
Thomas J. Kinney, 3142 Calanet Me
sne, was called to the bedside of kis
mother at Greenville, I1L, a few dip
ago who at that time was erittfillj
ilL Mr. Kinney found her, homer,
11-ROOM HOUSE FOR BENT, FOB
NISHED OR UNFURNISHED.
For rent a Inrge. roomy 11-rooa
house for rent, either furnished or un
furnished, in splendid condition; for
further information call at 50 West
worth avenue. Phone Yards 1070. Adv.