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APBIL 2, 192L
Entered as Second-Class Matter, Aug.
19;i?02,at the Post Office at Chicago,
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PBOI ItOBEaT E. HOTON" EX
P10DE3 ON THE SOdAL
f , - "EQUAUTT BTJQ -
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IMs nauseating to readTthe rot given
out by B B. Moton, principal of Tus--kegee,
as he travels through the South
in jimcrow cars, stopping now and men
to make speeches lauding his oppres
sors. If he were the only one to suffer
it would, matter little, but his words
are promptly telegraphed all over the
country, and every time he opens his
mouth the eolored people of the entire
Mrmt-nr ink lower in the minds of
those who read. 3Iany of .his state
ments are wholly without foundation
in fact. .
Tor instance, in a recent lecture be
fore the students of the University of
North Carolina, the wires say he said:
'The Negro raee has advanced further
than any similar -number of colored
people anywhere on the globe because
it has had the privilege of coming n
contact with the white people of the
'South." Cbnld anything with a smaller
amount of truth and a greater amount
of .-servility be compressed into one
The census of Brazil shows that there
are about 22,000,000 people with more
or less Negro blood in- that country, or
.nearly twice as many as there are in
the United" States, according to census
figures. And ,the eolored people of
. Brazil, although they were, once slaves
and were not emancipated until 1S8S,
. .a-'quarter of a century after Lincoln's
proclamation, havo advanced further
. than the colored people in this country
HON. GEORGE M. MAYPOLE.
Re-elected to the City Council from the Fourteenth Ward
after his so-called opponent contested his election in the Cir
cirif Court: Alderman Maypole is the popular chairman of
the Track Eleyation Committee of that body, and thousands of
his warm friends are urging him to enter the race for Treas
urer oCook County in 1922.
because they havo reached the point
where color docs not count. They are
absolutely free from any civil or social
discrimination. The color lino does not
exist in Brazil, and the blackest Bra
rfHian is in overy way the peer of the
whitest of his countrymen.
, Principal Moton deems it a wonder
ful thing that his race "has had -the
privilege of coming into contact with
thevhite people of the South." Here
are some of the benefits of the contact:
Two hundred and' fifty ..years of
slavery; enactment of the infamous
Black Codes to retain slavery, in fact,
after its abolition; segregation; denial
of living wages; denial of equal school
facilities; ' disfranchisement; jimcrow
cars, etcetera. . Why even Tuskegee In
stitute which furnishes Principal Mo
ton his bread and butter is the .gift of
the North. Northern people have given
95 per cent of-the endowment fund,
and the greater portion of the running
expenses is beggod in the North. The
State of Alabama gives the measly sum
of sbout $3,000.
Here is Another gem from Principal
Moton: "To the Southern white peo
ple wo owe our. language and our re
ligion and. all that we have learned and
all that we havo advanced in civiliza
tion." Think of a man who would
say such things being the head of- an '
institution which trains the youth. Is
it strange that many of the students
come out imbued with distorted ideas
of their proper jlace in the worldf
Then Principal Moton came out in
his peroration in which ho said that
no Southern colored man wanted
social equality." In that statement ho
tfOTON FB&D AJ5WNG COtfeTTb JET JMIJAR
' rjER RDxCTTMANY AFFIDAVITS ARE FILED.
HON. CLAYTON F. SMITH.
. A CStv TrAftsorer through his constructive policies earned
:?xorJfee 4&y otct $2,446,000 intere, which was $541000
-iBoreifaa vs red under amy previous sdmlnUiraSon. In
r ll91 tfee Chfcco American, Beradd-Examaier, Tr2Kme, Eye
t cg Fbit Jd Ae Journal aifi eodorsed hkn for ASdennan, and
DM&!iewsi&- "IntheoSccpf tICiiy Treasurer lie
Lftpmitj o rettckr pefciic sernce; rxae.capaiaie and imtili
showed his ignorance of the English
language! Ho probably meant to say
that the colored peoplo were not seeking
matrimonial alliances with white peo
ple. Principal Moton may not wish
social equality, but there arc millions
of colorell people who do desire it.
Social equality means, "equality in the
collective body composina community,
especially when considered as subjects
of civil government." Here are some
of the definitions of "equal:" of the
same degrees with .another r each
other; uniform in condition or action;
of just proportion or relation; equita
ble, just, impartial, exact; of the same
importance and concern; not distin
guished by any ground or preference.
Social equality means the right to
vote, the right to equal and identical
accommodations on 'common carriers,
tho right to service in public places of
refreshment and amusement, the "right
to resideceo anywhere one is ablo to
buy or rent a home, the right to attend
the nearest public school, tho right to a
legal trial when charged with crime,
and every other right which citizenship
i; a republic carries with it.
Principal Moton 's dear friends of the
South have denied all of ythesc "rights
to the colored people, every effort for
advancement has been fought, in one
way or another, even. if conducted on
jimcrow lines. The purpose of the
South always has been and is now, to
segregate the colored people from other
citizens and make them a pariah class,
despised by all others, and subject to
tho whims and caprices of a master
class. In North Carolina, where Prin
cipal Moton mado his speech, colored
people are treated as a group apart
from tho white citizenship and subject
to different treatment. They have suf
fered from all of tho inequalities of
citizenship. They havo made progress
not because of segregation, but in spite
of it 'If tho Southern white people
had not placed hindrances, including
murder in their path, they would have
ere this reached the piano which has
been attained by the colored people of
Some of 'Principal Moton 's activities
in the past should not be forgotten.
Shortly after he' succeeded B. Wash
ington as tho head of Tuskegee, his
wife was ejected from a Pullman
sleeper because she was eolored. Ac
cording to the ASsociatedPress Moton
mado no attempt to defend her, but
stated that he had advised her not to
attempt to ride in. a Pullman. Just
after tho armistice in the world war
Principal Moton was sent to France as
ihe special representative of President
Wilson, tho arch enemy of tho colored
race. The Crisis and other periodicals
and many colored soldiers asserted that
instead of investigating and endeavor
ing to correct the outrageous treatment
io-whieh the colored troops wore sub-
jcteed, he rushed around, made a few
speeches telling- the eolored soldiers to
be'-good and then took ihe first b.mt
for the TJ. 8. "in order io attend a
conference at Tuskegee."
For a colored man to land the brutal
South, which has heaped 'unspeakable
wrongs upon his people for hundreds
'of years, is a disgusting exhibition of
servility. Imagino if yon.ean, an Irishman-approving
the awful murders by
the British soldiery; conceive if yea
can, aTew condoning the .pogroms in
jBnssta, Poland and tho Balkan states;
ihink of an Bast Jndi&B.' laading the
Ecglish wholblcw maay of his eoaatry-awn-from
the months of cannon. If
yea can visaalize these "things then yea
can get a. trac picture of what it Beans
for coloretpBan ij land the SoHih-.
TheiAppealst. PaaT, MIsil, March 58,
Greensboro, N. C. Attorneys for
Mrs. Florence C Varnert wifo of Henry.
B.Varner of Lexington, who was found
eulltr by a United States district, court
justice here FebroaryC 26 of improper
relations with B. Baxter lcKaryt nico
a- motion, in tho clerk's ofiieo of-tho
Federal court here asking that the ver-dierbe-sct
aside and a new trial grant
ed. A largo batch of affidavits were
atttached to the motion.
A copy of tho papers filed were for
warded to attorneys representing "Mr.
Varncr. After tho defense has filod
its reply the morion will be argued be
fore Judgo James E. Boyd.
Among the affidavits filed which havo
not been mado public "heretofore, was
one signed by Robprt D. Shore, assist
ant treasurer of the B. J. Reynolds To
bacco Company, Winston-Salem, in
which he declares that on tho afternoon
the verdict was rendered G. C. Thomas,
an automobile man, and brother of F.
J. Thomas, a member of tho Varncr
jury, told him that Mr. Varncr had
stated that if the jury returned a ver
dict in his favor ho (Mr. Varncr)
would purchase an automobile from
him. G. C. Thomas is the man C. W.
Edwards, a Greensboro automobile man,
asserted in an affidavit, he found n a
hotel room with five members of tho
jury before a verdict- waa returncu.
M. C Beeves, of Forsythe County, a
member of the jury, in an affidavit
states that shortly after tho jury was
empaneled and before the evidence was
all in, F. J. Thomas, a juror, frequently
expressed the opinion to him in" tho
presence of other jurors that Mrs. Var
ncr was guilty. C. T. Roane, deputy
marshnl, according to tho Rcovcs affi
davit, frequently talked in his presence
against Mrs. Varner, declaring that sho.
nus kusi l
Eleven affidavits signed by J.
Stenhcnson. Smithfield; Albert
bright, Cranvillo County; C. H.
Walker, Alamance County; M. B.
Smith, Alamanea County; C. M. Moore,
Alamance County; I M. Squires, Ala
mance County; W..P. Fowler, Alamance
County; Dr. W. D. Moser, Alamance
County; Dr. H.. M. Montgomery, Ala
mance County; C. C. Broadwcll, Ala-
maneo County; W. II. Layton, Ala-
maneo County, state that O. P. Dicker-
son, one of Mr. Varncr 's-principal'wit-
ncsscs, while living in Burlington, had
a bad character as far as truth and
honesty were concerned.
Tho motion, signed byB. B. Vinson,
if. B- Olive, Tilletto and Guthrie, King,
Sapp, and King, reads, as follows: ,
The Motion in FulL
' Plaintiff cornea into court and
moves that the verdict heretofore-rendered
in this case bo set aside, and a
now trial granted on tho following
grouudsr " .
"1. For errors assigned in the rec
ord and for that tho verdict is .contrary
to tho greater weight of tho evidence.
"2. That tho -plaintiff did not have
a fair and impartial trial, for that the
jury was not impartial and for that
outsido influences wero exerted and
brought to bear upon the jury, which
affected their verdict against the plain
tiff, and for- that tho verdict as ren
dered did not express the real senti
ment of all tho jurors.
"3. For that since tho trial of said
case newly discovered evidence has
come to tho knowledgo of the plaintiff
which is material in 'her behalf, and
which was not available to hereupon
her former trial.
"That in support of tho first ground
above mentioned, the plaintiff refers to
tho exceptions taken and appearing in
tho record, and also refers to tho cvi
dence given upon tho trial, and insists
that upon a fair and impartial consid
eration thereof, it is not sufficient tc
support the vctdict; and, further, that
the verdict as rendered was against the
greater weight of tho testimony, and
therefore the same should be set aside
and a new trial granted.
'Tlifif Jn roforPTiri to the second
ground above 'stated tho plaintiff al
leges that the juror, F. J. Thomas,
Bworo on his voir dire, that he was
impartial and had not formed or ex
pressed any opinion that the plaintiff
should not recover in this action, when
in truth and in fact, he was not im
partial, and before his selection as a
juror, he had formed and expressed the
opinion that tho plaintiff was guilty of
the charge of adultery alleged in the
defendant's answer, and immediately
after his selection as a juror,
fore all tho evidence was in, either for
the plaintiff or defendant, tho said F.
J. Thomas frequently expressed the
opinion to other members of tho jury
that plaintiff was guilty of tho adul
tery charged in the defendant's answer.
That attached hereto are the affidavits
of B. L. Steed, C W. Edwards and M.
C. Reeves, to which reference is hereby
made, and which sustain, as plaintiff
avers, tho allegations in this respect.
TTTP. PTm.TjTS WHKHTI.KY WUB1
AN'S CLTJB WHO. MEET AT THE
BOMS OF, THE PBESrpENT.
Indiana Avenue, Wednesday,
April 6, at 2 P. M.
Arrangements will be made for the
"Thrift Sale'' and the raffling of the
Silk Quilt.; Members are urged, to be
.ELIZABETH LIND3AY DAVIS,
' ' , - President.
VILLA WEBB, Secretary.
Tho Second Ward Branch of 'the
Woman's Cty Club met at the Phyllis
Wheatley Home, Friday, ApriT l, at
Reports of the various committees
were given Mr. Harry Do Jpannis of
tho Chicago Boosters addressed the
meeting. All women interested in civic
betterment should attend these meet
ings the first Friday in each, month.
ELIZABETH LINDSAY DAVIS,
, . Chairman.
FANNIE BARRIER WILLIAMS,
Mr. and Mrs. Cary B. Lewis, 437
East 46th St, have received the deed
to their elegant two-flat building, 437
East 46th St. They began the pur
chase of it a year and ten months ago
Now they aro negotiating with R. M,
O'Brien es Co. in the purchase or a
three-flat building. Mr. Lewis was
formerly in tho newspaper business, but
Lis "now; tho proprietor of tho Idlowild
they .erect a summer cottagOMtn their
lots at Idlewild resort, Idlowild, Mich
Hotel, 50 East 33rd St. This summer
QTJINN CHAPEL NOTES.
Dr.H. E. Stewart is preaching every
Sunday morning on practical themes.
Don't .fail to hear "his next sermon.
Subject, "God's Man for This Day
and Generation," or "The Sign of the
Times." Quinn Chapet is doing great
work. Last Sunday over 200 unem
ployed were given a free dinnor, malt
ing over 2500 fed in tho last two
weeks; The church raised for foreign
missions over $200. This is the larg
est amount in the history of tho church.
The Victory rally is continued. The
pastor and officers hope to wipe out
the entire debt this anniversary, v The
choir rendered the sacred cantata,
"Tho Resurrection and the Lifo," last
Sunday evening. They will sing two
special selections next Sunday morning.
Tho quarterly meeting will bo held
Sunday at Quinn Love feast was held
PREPARE TO' TEX' GEOSGIA FARM
EB FOB li MUSDEXS.
Covington, Ga. federal agents have
raided the farm, of John S.' Williams,
charged, with having caused the mur'
der of .eleven Negroes, and arrested
several Negro farm hands whom they
desired as material witnesses in the -investigation,
cf Alleged peonage on tho
WHBami wiE boplaeed on trial here
next Tuesday on oae of. the murder in
dictmants which followed the finding of
the bodlex-of three Negroes is a, river.
Veniremen, .have been .ensamosd- Gov.
Dorsy has Bagretted to .tfeiak that
fWiSkJas.be tried oa each, of the war
THOUGHT HE KISSED HTTR.
But He Bit Hexl
Natalio Ruben had Walter Kassula
arrested for biting her lips at a "kiss
ing bee" in Pittsburg. Ho is under
$1,000 bond. Webster's dictionary
definition of a kiss is "to salute or
caress with tho lips." Therefore, all
colored people know how to kiss, for
God seems to havo made their lips
thick for that very purpose. It is no
wonder that white peoplo sometimes
mako a mistake and bite each other.
Their lips aro so thin and hard, that
ther net them mixed up with their
LEWIS' HAVE DEED FOB HOME.
BEG YOUR PARDON.
Last week in setting forth, the ac
count of the meeting of the Heroines
of Jericho' on Palm Sunday at the
Metropolitan Community Center Church,
Bov. W. D. Cook pastor, somehow or
.other we failed to state that Mrs. Daisy
CarthcIL M. A. M. of Boyal Eagle
Court No. 44, Heroines of Jericho,
made tho presentation of a small bag
of money to tho choir of that church,
and we desire to beg her pardon for
running over her at that time.
SHORT SKIRTS AND LOW NECKS
BARRED FROM CHURCH.
North Adams, Mass. Admission to
Notro Dame Roman Catholic Church
here is "strictly forbidden to women
and young girls wearing short skirts,
low. necked, or transparent gaxauatf,
as well as immodest apparel, by order
of tho pastor, the Ber. Fathor. C. H.
Jeannotte," reads a notice posted in
the vestibule of the church.
Mrs, Elizabeth Lindsay Davis, who
has been confined to the house since
January is, the result of a serious
automobile accident, is slowly con
valescing at her home, 3710 Indyiaa
avenue. Mrs. JJavis desires to extend
sincere thanks to her many friends who
visited her at the hospital and at her
homo for their MbJ attention and
tokens of Jove and sympathy in the
form of books; magazines, fruits, candy,
flowers and dainty-food daring the time
HON. CHARLES M. FOELL.
On nf the most honorable Judges of the Surierinr Pmtr t
Cook County, who has a splendid court record behind hk and
. 1 1l 1 K T..ii C 1. C. a
m time ne win Decome ssociaie juauuc oi me supreme louti
15 WHITES INDICTED FOR AT
TEMPT TO LYNCH NEGRO.
Houston, Va. Fifteen white men
were indicted by a grand jury in the
Halifax Circuit Court the first of this
week in connection with the attempted
lynching March 20 of Joseph Coleman,
a Negro, held in the county jail as a
WEDS WHITE GD2L.
Paul Robinson, a young man 21
years of age, was married Friday of
last week in Vancouver, Wash., to iliss
June M. Akcr, a white girl of legal
age. Tho ceremony was performed by
a white preacher. The eouplc was re
ported as being handsomely attired in
tho latest fashion. Portland will bo
CLUB TENDERS RECEPTION.
M. T. Bailey, j.rinient The Bailey
Realty Co.. SKls State St, spent ill
day Sunday in Morgan Park for tit
first time sim-t hot Oi-fobcr. disna
ing plans for th i-pring sale of IU
and cottages whit-h !. .ll offer oa tie
most reasonable term.
After five weeks at Fort Dearkn
Hospital, where he umlenvent aa oper
ation, George V. Faulkner of tie ral
estate firm of Faulkner & Cook, la
been removed to lii home. 320E.J5&.
St., where he is slowly improving.
RETURNS FROM ALABAMA.
Giks Charity Club on Tuesday eve
ning tendered a farewell reception to
Mrs. Martha McAdoo, for several years
executive secretary of the Indiana Ave
nue Branch of the Y. W. C. A., at the
residence of Mrs. Ida V. Walker, 4S07
St. Lawrence Ave., in honor of the
timely services rendered by Mrs. Mc
Adoo while connected with the Association.
VISITING HOME TOWN.
Rev. Dr. Alonzo J. Bowling and wife,
117 Vinecnnes Ave., are spending the
Easter and their second, anniversary at
Emporia, BTans., their homo tows. They
have leased their six apartment build
ing at 4712-14 Calumet Ave, and are
making their home in their recently
purchased three apartment building at
rthe above address.
Mrs. Maggie W.iwn. '53d) Furest
Ave., who accompanied the remains of
her brother, Jack Hill, to Birmingiia,
Ala., for burial a few .lays ago, his re
turned to the city. Mr. Hill was (!
known in the fraternal circles of tie
Knights of Pythias.
WILL REMAIN HEBE.
Rev. George Amlern. who has scea
tho past eleven year at Roswma,
Mich., is in the -.ty an.l will reaia
hore, mnking his future home with la
brother-in-law and other relatives.
HAVE MANY GUESTS.
Mr. and Mrs. A. A Williams, 11MJ
S. May St.. entortaiwl a number ftf
visitors from Chicago Monday ia tMr
. Kii Arwn. thnse were Mr. w
Mrs. Benjamin Snlingrr. Mr. and U
Thomas Carey. Mr. TVrr.val
and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Boras.
HON. HENRY STUCKART.
The honest and extremely popuIarXity Treasuri
- ,4. i- J. .il.t. Ut- lu Vinnorablv can
ascot to elect Hon. Clayton F, Smith, th people's eso0U
by meaates of Hie GtyfCoaoci
der charga $efrate3y,
of her ulaees.
Gty Treasurer of this city.