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THE BROAD AX, SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 1921.
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JULIUS F. TAYLOR
Editor and Publisher
DR. M. A. MAJORS
4700 South State Street
Phono Drexel 1416
APBIL 16, 1921
Entered as Second-Class Matter, Aug.
19, 1902, at tfie Post Office at Chicago,
111. Under Act of March 8, 1879.
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BISHOP ARCHIBALD JAMES CAREY.
By Dr. M. A. Majors.
Dancing is wrong even if it brings
' new delights to the "fancy free." It
is veritably a fools heaven, and a hell
for the youth, and maiden whoso am
bition .calls to higher and nobler things.
The unsettled and immatured minds
seek the momentary pleasures, the gay
throng and catchy music We do not
build races, nor set up empires with the
folly of the giddy and vapory man or
"We do not object to the gracious and
"splendid art in itself. It would be
alright if the people who are charmed
and delight invit were all of them
alright. Of course there is relaxatiop
and pleasure in it.
Frequently we hear people say, "I
-never dance at a public balL" This is
because of ugly contact and unwelcome
partners, but a wrong is a wrong any
where and at any time. The mind of a
man in matters concerning his pleas
ures' is not to be trusted at any time.
The most always interpret actions of
others with a faulty conception and
find their conclusions running parallel
with their desires. Now where the
genus home becomes tho glad actor in
the scene that liberally endows him tho
honor of the embraces dancing sup
plies, he concludes that by his manly
presumption (and it is very natural)
that he is sulking progress and feels
. cemplimented'by the stunt ho has made
in his questfor the weak and frivolous
maiden. Most of the women who 'dance
know this, and could recite their thou-
. sands upon thousands of conflicts. Ac
cepting the flattery and yet disclaiming
the rash attentions of silly men.
If what we see in tho dance halls is
Warm friend and steadfast supporter of Mayor William
Hale Thompson, and he is overcome with much joy; to learn;
that Rev. S. L. Birt, will construct a new Bethel Church at the
corner of Thirty-fifth street and Vernon avenue.
to be regarded as an appraisal of our
cultivation and refinement, and we are
to be given a rating by such the race
is sadly in need of the cleaning process.
Fortunately the young men and wom
en who love tho truo and the beautiful
are entrenched with a moral fabric'
against which the nonsensical and use
less frivolities beat in vain. These are
tho stalwarts who have as basic prin
ciples the rich heritage bequeathed to
them by worthy parentage. A great
many who dance arc not so fortified by
the powerful resistance of the right
principle and sober conduct, and tho
rest can be told among the sad stories
of thousands who trusted not wisely
Many things enter into the equation,
and sometimes the question becomes
pertinent, who cares i and what is the
use of trying to be good! wherein does
any ono receive credit for sober con
duct! The answer may well be ex
pressed in the counsel of a divine old
man.'' "Wisely my son while yet thy days
arc long, and this fair change of season
passes slow, gather and treasure up all
of the fruits they yield, rll that they
teach of virtue, reverence for thy
friends, all that they teach of friend
ship and reverence for thy God so when
thou comest into the .heaven years of
old age, thou mays't not bring a mind
unfurnished' and a withered heart.
The call of tho present day to merit
the aprobation of a few sterling friends
who follow in the paths of truth and
beauty demand that we lay aside the
weight (dancing which has brought
ruin to many promising youth) because
it so easily besets thousands who in
mind unthoughtful insecurity fall by
the wayside, following after the allure
ments, and the slush of gaiety..
The church- offers all of tho great
favors to bo found in our striving to
become, what God intended wo should
be. Tho dance hall does not promote
men and women to elegant stations of
life. The church gives- one the best
card of personal identification, and the
richest endorsement one needs. If it is
purcty of character, moral solidity,
hearty and holiness tho attributes of a
righteous life, hero may be found the
heaven wo die seeking. Tho glory of
right living, pure thinking and , nobly
acting. Hero- is the sum total for all
we long for that is worth while, and
the sweet ambrosia of a puro life, and
the nectar dripping rich with the honey
of God's love.
Bead your Psalms, study Eelesiates
and-sometimes give yourself that long
promised treat by attending an old-time
prayer meeting where God-fearing peo
ple kneel humbly at tho throno of
grace and remembor tho mother's
prayer, "God protect my son or daugh
ter." Cut the indiscriminate -dance.
Thera are no children any more.
There are only infants and adults. The
race for sophistication is so swift that
young people go through no developing
period of adolescence. They jump from
the cradle onto tho dance floor.
Thcro is an enormous social drift on
toward prematura adulthood. Girls
don't want to be called girls they want
to be cnBcd women from tho time they
cut their second teeth. They want to
dress their hair and bodies like grown
up ladies before they arc fairly in their
There is only one way to curb this
ridiculous and dangerous tendency in
crease public education for self-con
trol, tho only real restraint, comes best
The schools must curb this unnatural
and often disastrous ambition of chil
drcn. Courts can mend breaks, but it
is better for tho community if tho
breaks never occur, and the schools aro
tho hope of thoso who" want to, sec this
fever of forced growth cooled.
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PLANTER GETS LIFE TEEM
Covington, "Ga. Following the ar
rival of John S. Williams, planter, at
tho penitentiary at Atlanta, to which
ho was sentenced for life, tho prosecu
tor hero declared ho would seek indict
ments against six or seven others and
charge them with participation in the
lynching of Eugeno Hamilton, a Ne
Williams was convicted of tho mur
der of one of tho cloven Negroes whose
bodies were fotu.d on or near his "Jas
per County farm.
In returning, the verdict, tho jury
urgetl mercy. That gave Williams the
life sentence from which ho will ap
peal. The prosecutor said he woul dscek
further indictments against Williams
and his three sons. Williams was calm
when he heard the verdict, bat his wife
and daughters wept. It is believed
that there were fourteen Negroes killed
on or near his plaeo and tho other
bodies are being sought.
Wo have tho lynchers on the run and
intend to dean up the county," thejsfandered and brutally tssailod thoNe-
HOH: MA&HN B. MADDEN.
of Cmrtttj from the Fzrat Coocragtioaal Dwirict
of fok; wfeo has tea liAy honored, by bmgsehcledM
tnUr of lilt 'rwifliL on voaraanaisam. nf the Hohu
of Ruprcj hfctivt. J
prosecutor said referring to his further
Williams should-have been huntr on
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dead for (he part ho played in causing
lino aeatns ox ell the colored sen who
were abject slaves oa hia plantation,
but the vast majority of tha whites
residing ia the South aro sot yet suf
ficiently civilized -to- hang any white
geatkman f or. eaatelttis thVaeai
heiBoss crfe"gai3ist'eoled people.
OHIOAGO'S DOCTOBS SLANDEBED
WITH CEIMINAL LIBEL.
By Dr. M. A. ilajors.
. The Broad Ax is not a medler and
endeavors always to persuo its own un
ruffled course but when tho pubhc and
professional life of the race is attacked
and assailed, it is but pardonable prido
that lends us to,cxprcss ourselves in the
behalf of the aggrieved and slandered.
In tho Whip of April 2, the profes
sional life of our raco was most mer
cilessly slandered and libeled which to
say tho least was a criminal onslaught
upon the doctors who belong to tho local
Physicians Club, and appearing to add
insult to injury an editorial of April
9 appeared in tho Whip endeavoring to
justify the wrong committed by at
tempting to enlighten tho public upon
medical ethics. '
The medical profession in Chicago
represents tho advance progress of the
Negro raco in the field of science. All
of tho doetors-of tho racestand for the
noblest principles of a dignified pro
fession and foster th-liighcst moral
conception to which tho raco has attained.
Doctors arc human and unselfish, com
mitting themselves to the vast interests
of thopcoplo they servo professionally,
administering to a patronago that is
apprcciativ6 and sensitive. No ono but
a traitor to his raco would assail our
doctors as a whole, upon tho mcro pre
sumption that a few doctors aro guilty
of wrong doing.
Tho Physicians Club is an organiza
tion of our very best men in the modi
cal profession. They are a chartered
institution and meet regularly oneo a
month for tho specific purpose of gen
eral improvement, discussing advanced
subjects on tho curative, and preven
tive methods of diseaso and to promote
a fellowship that is ethical and digni
fied. To raise tho standard of medicino as
an art and leience, hoping thereby to
perpctuato its lofty principles.
To say thnjt ninety per cent of our
doctors aro crooks, abortionists and
bootleggers, and that they aro riding
around to see their patients in automo
biles purchased by tho money they have
made in writing whisky prescriptions is
criminal libel, an unjust attack upon
the character of a class of men who
aro to reflect credit on all of us.
When Judge Crowe gets in action wo
are going to see a sorry lot of weak
lings jerked up before tho bar to offer
a lot of sick, sentimcntalism and plead
ing ignorance of the law and its rami
fications. Somebody is headed for
Joliet and a big damago suit.
Medical ethics forbids doctors running
their pictures with weokly write-ups on
direaso, hygiene sanitation, or giving
an exposition of their ability to treat
disease. Becently two physicians wero
expelled because they were found guilty
by tho association of violating the dig
nity of tho profession. They had been
waited upon by a committee who gavo
them duo warning, and counseled them
to desist. They told our committee, it
is said, to go where no body wants to
go when they are through with their
professional career on earth.
It is a pity that some newspapers will
forfeit the great interests of our race
by seizing upon news calculated to act
as excitants, as if thereby they hoped
to basquo in tho sober graces of our
An owl may be fool enough to light
on tho barrel of a Krupp gun, but an
eaglo has better sense.
Prosecution to tho bitterest end is
sure to merit tho attention of tho as
sailants of the Physicians Club and
while wo aro not saying, "Lay on ITc
Dnff," we aro not so well acquainted
with anybody that bears a harmcd life
to escape the consequences of such rash
Tho Broad Ax has always held up the
honor of tho raco. Wo may havo in
other years published tho truth about
some scullion or hypocrit, galavanting
about as a wolf in shecps clothing.
For twenty-six years it has appeared
every Saturday without missing a
singlo issue, and wo havo nover felt
that -wo could slander a whole profes
sion, ridicule the big and consequential
things our foremost men aro doing
merely to gratify some notions of a
disgruntled fow. No Tho Broad Ax has
never stooped that low.
On tho contrary wo have ever held
up for the honor of our groups, applaud
ing them, and taking their causo to the
people- because tho physician stands
guard for our raco honor and tho very
corpuscles in our life blood. He is mod
est, dignified, quiet, unassuming, repre
senting as best ho may the good
Samaritan who dispenses benevolence
and eharity without publishing his
great wisdom in the newspapers.
We are not ablo to comprehend such
a -spirit in tho breast of a black man,
that could causo hyn to repudiate tho
very .highest capabilities of our most
advanced elements. Wo do know, how
ever, how easy it is for a fool to spat
ter a wholo erowd of people with mud.
If one of Chicago's daily papers had
Tho big whito daily did not attack
the Negro physicians, it remained for
"Tho Whip'' published by ((wo do not
know his real namo and wish wo did)
somo Lupin, which taking tho latin
translation means "wolf," well they
don't put wolves in tho penitentiary
for barking, but they put men in thoro
for criminally slandering their fellow-men.
PHYLLIS WHEATLEY HOME.
Tho Board of Directors held a very
interesting meeting Tuesday, April 5.
Tho treasurer reported $S00 paid on
tho mortgage during tho month, thus
reducing it to $1,900.
In complianco with tho fire ordinance
of tho City Hall, extinguishers and
axes havo been installed, front and
back doors havo been altered to swing
Madame Henslcy, Chairman of the
Tng Day Committee, is putting forth
strenuous efforts to get ono hundred
taggers on tho street for May 23.
Mrs. J. W. Washington, former pro
prietor of the Hotel Washington, has
been placed in charge of tho dinning
room; outsido girls and women can se
cure good wholesome meals at reason
able rates upon giving notice. Those
who havo onco tasted Mrs. Washing
ton's cooking need no further recom
The Girl's Club (tho Philosonians),
meets oil Tuesday nights.
Tho gymnasium class meets Wednes
Tho 2nd Wartl Branch of the Wom
an's City Club enjoyed tho address on
tho Beauties of Chicago and the in
formation concerning tho great pageant
to bo given July 30 to August 14, last
Tho Board of Managers held an im
portant meeting Tuesday, April 12. The
various committees had good reports,
The management is very grateful to
tho Giles Charity Club of which
Madame E. M. Carter is President for
tho beautiful rug recently donated by
them to the Home.
Miss Beatrice Mitchell, tho very cap-
ablo Chairman of tho Social-Educational
Department, has prepared an ex
cellent program for the meeting, Sun
day, April 24, at 4 p. m. Mcmbors and
friends arc urged to come.
Tho Phyllis Whcatley Club will meet
with tho President, 3710 Indiana ave
nue, 3rd Apt., Wednesday, April 20,
at 2 p. m. Tho silk crazy quilt will
bo finished at that meeting, which will
be an English Quiting Bee. -
Tho Thrift Sale will be held at Salem
Hall, 30th and La Salle streets, Friday
and Saturday, April 22 and 23.
Tho committee of which Mrs. Ophio
Brown Wolls and Hrs. Ella Johnson are
joint Chairman, havo gathered a num
ber of useful articles of clothing and
household goods which will be sold at
Tho public is invited to both tho tea
and tho thrift sale.
ELIZABETH LINDSAY DAVIS,
MYRREN BALL, Secretary.
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Bethel Church, 30th and Dearborn streets, where all are wL H
come "A Home For All." Rev. S. L. Birt, D. D.f ?
C. Coleman, Kiln, ,nc:it(1 anJ BH
7:45 p. m. E. Anderson. BBJ
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A. Mundy, Dr. rktfau, R. jf. ye. B
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Preaching, 10:45 a. m. and
Prayer Meeting, 6:00 p. m.
Class Meeting, 12:30.
Sunday School, 2:00 p. m.
Literary Society, 4:00 p. m.
Allen C. E. League, 6:00 p. m.
Week Day Services.
Official Board Meeting, Monday, 8:00
Board Meeting, Wednesday, 8:00 p.m.
Prayer Meeting, Wednesday, 8:00
Trustee Meeting, the first Tuesday of
each month, 8:00 p. m.
Other meetings announced from time
Rev. W. H. Oglcton, 1407 Foster St.,
R. H. McGavock. P. Lv-Burtus. W.
H. Williams, Lewis Marshall, J. S. Lo
max and Ephram Grant.
Minnie E. Price, Marie Wilk, Hattie
Jesse T. Wrafclc.r, Paul An.lftsoa,
Lloyd Peebles, W. E. DoogUj. Lu
Scott, John Wootlanl. J. B. J&nes. J. i
Lomax, X. F. Murray, E. VT. Tanken
ley, II. S. Bramlotte, Jas. A. Footf,
J. Q. Adams, G. W. Danieb, W. C
Kirkling, G W. Smith. P. G. Ukb,
Lewis Marshall. Mrs. Martha Inmu,
Frank Roberts, .!of.h W. Ricks, R J.
Baskervillc, T. B. Wmf rev. J. J. Her,
M. D. Foote, J. D. Hihtower. WsiK
E. Campbell, P. I.v Burtns. A. T.
Johnson and W. E. Willis.
Mr. Riehanl E. Mori who one el
the old wheel nurses of Bethel Chnni,
who was a memlKT of its Building Co
4 mittce when it was ronstrueted in 1SW.
Superintendent of the Sunday Sthocl
THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOB
THE ADVANCEMENT OF COL
BLACK BL K. K." OBGANIZED IN
To Retaliate for Whipping and Brand
ing of Negro.
Dallas, Tex. Anonymous letters
were received by lo.cal newspapers and
the sheriff of Dallas County, stating
that an organization of Negroes had
becen formed here under tho namo of
the "Black K. K. K." to retaliato for
tho whipping of Alex Johnson, Negro
bell boy, last Friday night, by members
of tho White K. K. K The letter
threatens any whito men who attempt
to molest Negroes, Johnson was taken
into tho country Friday night, severely
whipped, and tho letters K. K. K.
branded on his forehead with silver
nitrate, followed tho filing of charges
against him in a local court for alleged
rcations with a white woman.
Tho colored men of Dallas, Tex and
in all other parts of the South should
not permit themselves to come in close
contact with, whito womon and then
they should band themselves togethor
as if ono man and they should start
out fully determined to brand every
whito man, with red hot irons, who
pcrist in living with Or making love.
to colored women. Editor.
Pre-rally meeting of tho N. A. A. C.
P. membership drive was held Friday.
April 15, at 8 p. m., at Wendell Phillips
High School. The following program
was rendered: Tenor Solo, "Slave
Dream," by Del Riego and Mr. Hugh
Buchanan; Folk Songs, by Mrs.
Antoinette Cone. Judg Edward Os
good Brown, President of the Chicago
Branch, N. A. A. C. P., presided. The
speaker was the celebrated Rev. John
Hayncs Holmes of New York City, who
last year electrified a Chicago audience
with his powerful and unassailable ad
vocacy of equal justice to all people.
Dr. Homes left Chicago for Cleveland
where ho dcivcred an address on Sun
The N. A. A. C. P. Membership
Selling Machine is organized as (oV
Chairman ami Colonel of Dnre,
Morris Lewis; Major South Side Bit
talion, Miss Estellf Arnold; Mijk
North Side Battalion, .Mrs. G. DeBip
tistc F. Ashbura; Major We.-t Side Bat
talion, Dr. I. II. Holloway: J&j
Southwest Side Battalion, wuiu3
Sheridan; President Chirago Brawl,
Judce Edward Osewxl Brown: Chur-
man Executive Committee. Dr. Charla
ENGLEWOOD N.A.A.C. P.
On Sunday, April IT. the EngfcwwJ
Battalion held a meeting at the Coper
nicus School, COta and Throop streets,
at 3 o'clock. The sjwak.T was Dr. C
E. Bcntley. Major William Shendu
presided, assisted by Rcm s. Bryoa. Wit
liams and Harris. A short musical pro
gram was presented.
QDTNN CHAPEL A. M. E.
gro physicians of Chicago, would you
suppose there could bo found ono Negro
with a character mo insolent and male
volent dlsreeardfuL -recreant eon-
teaptsous and degraded as to agree
with such dally papers asd condemn tho
Negro doctors, rather than champion
Cosmos sense and a jut seas of
right teSs us that a Nfro with aa
oanca ,of esamea seas wwrid to coa-
te&tieas .and jreiMt is tohalf of- thai
fceaer of hk race.
Dr. IL B. Stewart, tho pastor, will
preach Sunday morning at 10:45
o'clock. Subject: "God's Man for tho
Hour." TJio services will begin
promptly at 10:45 o'clock; bo on time.
Sunday night at 8 o'clock there will
bo delivered a sermon on tho canvass.
Tho Passion Play. Tho life of Christ
in motion nTtnmir Tntntnn
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beautiful scenes and helpful talks.
Sunday, April 24, will bo known as
Young Peoples Day. Dr. John A.
Gregg, President tf Wilborforce, O.,
will preach at 10:45 a. m. and also at
8 p. m, Tho evening services will bo
under the auspices of the young people
and will bo known as Young People's
night. Mr. J. W. Fisher, SBperia
tendent of tho Sunday School, will
have charge of the program. Special
services are held every -day at noon
at Qaiaa ChapeL Dr. Stewart, the
Paster, is eoadaeting a Bible class
every Monday kight'at 7 p. as. 'Cbae
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HON; HENRY W.KIEL
Rejected Mayor of St Look, for the third time. Thetl
ty-tfcousand votes cast so&By for hnn by the Colored nien
limnun vna nxLlmff m tlua Zrr mA flit fUctfon OOO&J
sure, as Hs plurality was only nine thousand and five "
and seventy-two. Long since May or Kiel hs proven booses
a loyai friend to the Colored race.