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THE BROAD AX, SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 1921.
THE BROAD AX
Published Ercry Saturday
In this city since July 15th, 1899,
without missing one single issue. Re
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testants, Single Taxers,. Priests, inn
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JUUUS F. TAYLOR
Editor and Publisher
nr.rmmr QUITS GTJABD MAYOR'S
WOEK, HE SATS.
MISS WILHELMINA PATTERSON
Musical Instructor of Rare Ability
The Broad Ax is running this beau
tiful pkture because it takes great
pleasure in accepting so beautiful a
one as an entrant lor inc omuijt
Miss Wilhelmina Patterson was
formerly condustress of a chorus of
300 pupils at Prairie View college,
Texas. On one occasion Miss Pat
terson and her chorus was given a
great ovation when they sang before
the joint bodies of the Texas legisla
ture, when $250,000 was voted as an
appropriation to the university that
produced such singers.
DR.M. A. MAJORS
4700 South State Street
Phono Drexel 1416
APRIL 30, 1921
COME ON IN THE PICTURES
Join the Beauty Contest
Entered as Second-Class Matter, Aug
19, 1902, at the Post Office at Chicago,
III Under Act of March 8, 1879.
IS CHICAGO ASLEEP?
N. A. A.
C P. Membership Drive
It cannot be possible that Chicago
has not awakened to the attempt to
renew interest in the important and
necessary work of the N.A.A.CP.
Last Sunday's meeting, at the large
Pilgrim Baptist church, where the
management had assembled a fine
array of platform talent, such as
Eugene J. Marshall, Capr, R. A. J.
Shaw, Dr. S. E. J. Watson, Hon.
Adelbert H. Roberts, Dr. Carl G.
Roberts and Charles Satchell Morris,
Jr., the attendance was not in keep
ing with the importance of the occa
sion, though ample advertising pre
ceded the meeting. It seems that the
charge of dynamite at the residence
of former Aid. Oscar De Priest and
the advent of the Ku KIux men above
the Mason and Dixon line, has not
sounded loud enough to arouse the
It is hoped by the officers of the
Chicago branch that what .was lack
ing in attendance last Sunday will
be made up in manifold measure as
the "drive" progresses and that at its
close the 10,000 memberships asked
for will have been enrolled. Such
fine workers as Dr. L H. Hollaway
on the west side, Mrs. Georgia De
Baptiste Ashburn on the north side,
William H. Sheridan in Englewood
and Miss Estelle Arnold on the south
side, in charge as majors in the vari
ous sections, must certainly bring
about the results looked for from
them. The general headquarters of
the lUucago branch, N. A. A. C. P.,
are at 3201 South Wabash avenue,
community house, in charge of Mrs.
Olivia Bush-Banks. The "drive"
When they gave you to your mother
for your first feed of breast milk, they
said you were pretty. AH who came
to see you said you were pretty.
Nature had expressed her blessing on
your head, and you were commis
sioned to eo forth with a beautiful
force, a meteoric illumination of
angel smiles concentrated. When you
were growing up they said you were
the prettiest girl (or somewhere
near it) in the 'city, and everyone
commented on your qnglets of curls,
and dimpled cheeks, and happy smile.
Gee, you were happy then. Every
body was making a fuss over, your
beauty. THE BROAD AX wants
vou to ioin the Beauty Contest. If
you do not live in Chicago you are
just as welcome and just as beautiful
as your friends have claimed you
were. The conditions: A splendid
picture of yourself and $5.00, which
will guarantee a uniformity in our
pictures. All cuts will cost the same,
and help harmonize arrangements.
With your application write or have
written 100 words of yourself.
grasp the opportunity to
do not be slow to
'Broad Ax show to the world that
we have the most beautiful women on
The big white morning papers are
running their Beauty Prize Contests
and you are shut out
Forget all about what people think,
how your friends feel, even make a
sacrifice of your own feelings in the
matter, in order that The Broad Ax
may succeed in showing to the world
what race has the most beautiful
Of course we already know, and
it is doubly enjoined upon us to give
publication to what we know that's
why we publish our paper.
How would you like to receive the
check for $250, a trip to Europe ot
a two-years' scholarship? You may
be the type of beauty that will win
the beauty prize.
Apply at once. Send photo and
$5.00 and have a place in the world's
best Beauty Book. Address
The Broad Ax
4700 South State street, Chicago.
H. L. Corley, Manager.
""Col. John V. Clinnin, known on two
continents as "Fighting Jack," has
resigned from the National Guard alter
having been relieved of his command
of the 6th Infantry, Illinois National
Guard, and being placed on the unas-
signcd list. He sent his resignation
to Adjt. Gen. F. S. Dickson last Tues
day, but last night had heard nothing
"I quit because I believe my re
moval from active duty is a political
move on the part of the Lundin-Thomp-son
machine because of my support of
Gov. Frank O. Lowden, John Oglesby,
and Senators McCormick and McKin
ley," Col. Clinnin said. "I belie vo it
is also in retaliation for the rebuke ad
ministered to Mayor Thompson in my
letter resigning from the corporation
counsel's office at th outbreak of war
In this letter Col. Clinnin related
that he was going to join his regiment
to fight "against all enemies of my
country, whether they are beyond the
confines of the United States or within
its territory," and continued:
"After reading your alleged criticism
of the federal authorities for urging
tho. conscript law, which all authorities
agree is for tho best interests of our
country, and your studied discourtesy
to tho representative of the French
nation, I deem it my duty as a soldier
and a citizen to tender my resignation,
to take effect at once."
"The 6th Infantry," Col. Clinnin
said last night, "has been changed into
six companies of coast artillery corps,
anti-aircraft. Maj. Francis W. Parker,
a former officer in the reserve militia,
without war experience, has been placed
in command." From the Chicago Tri
bune, April 29, 1921.
CONVICT PREACHER'S SLAYER
Jurors' Verdict in Burbage Murder
.. Carries Life Sentence.
Roscie Thompson, 24 years old, col
ored, has been found guilty of the
murder of the Rev. L. B. Burbage, 57
years old, 1529 South State street, by
a jury in Judge Hugo 'Frierid's court.
The verdict carries with it a sentence
of life imprisonment. The jury de
liberated five and a half hours.
Testimony was introduced to show
that Thompson killed Rev. Bur
bage in his home on Jan. 26, by strik
ing him on the head with a steel
poker after inducing him to make a
will naming Thompson as the benefi
ciary. Rcvv Burbage owned sev
eral thousand dollars worth of bonds
DR. MERWYN R. BIBB WILL. ON
MAY 1, REMOVE HIS OFFICE
FROM 29TH AND STATE STS.
TO 3650 S. MICHIGAN AVE.
For over twenty years Dr. Merwyn
R. Bibb has maintained his residence
and office at 2900 South State street.
where he has always enjoyed a large
practice, and on the first of this com
ing May he will remove his office and
home to his new residence, which he
reccnty purchased, at 3650 South
Michigan avenue, which is one of the
finest homes on the south side, where
he will be greatly pleased to greet
his many old and new patients.
HON. JAMES W. BREEN
PROMINENT MASONS WILL
VISIT CLEVELAND, OHIO
MABBYING THIEF RAIDS 3 HOMES
TO OUTFIT BBIDE.
All Is Corn-
continues until May 8th. Among the
cash subscriptions reported last Sun
day were the following:
Dr. Charles E Bentley, chair
man executive committee,
Chicago branch $100.00
Congressman Martin B. Mad
Western Star lodge, Odd
Fellows -. 15.00
Prince Hall lodge, F. and
A. M. 10.00
John C Buckner lodge, Odd
BREAD, MEAT, MILK DBIVEBS
FIGHT PAY CUT.
ST. CATHERINE'S A. M. E. ZION
From Sunday, April 24th, up to and
including Sunday, May 1st, St. Cath
erine's A. M. E Zion church, 37th
street and Langley avenue, has been
celebrating the anniversary of the
Its pastor, Rev. R. B. Hendricks,
extends hearty greetings to all who
have assisted in building up the
church to the present time, and in
vites the strangers and others to es
pecially attend 'the services this com
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Continuation of the due and orderly
delivery of milk, bread, and meat, tho
triumvirate of the table was up for
discussion at three separate meetings
of union drivers:
The Milk Wagon Drivers' Union,
Local No. 753, in an open gathering
of Car Men's Hall voted down thrco
propositions to readjust wages and
working conditions which hd been of
fered by the Illinois Milk Dealers' As-
The Bakery Drivers' Union, Local
No. 734, at a meeting at 175 W. Wash-
ington street, decided to stand pat on
$45 a week and refused to consent to a
$5 decrease in wages.
Tho Packing House Drivers' Union
in a closed meeting at Sullivan's Hall,
47th street and Princeton avenue, drew
up a counter proposition to the pack
ers' announcement of a 15 per cent de
crease in pay from $31.50 a week.
Offers to MUk Drivers.
The milk drivers' wage committee
reported on three offers from the deal
ers. They were:
To renew te present contract on tho
existing basis of $41 a week minimum,
with commission of 0.6 cent for each
pint over 190 delivered uid 1 cent a
pound for butter and 1 cent a dozen for
A six day plan on $35 a week basis
without vacation and short day on
To submit all matters to arbitration.
After tho drivers decided to reject all
thd propositions William A. Mcer, sec
retary and treasurer of the union, de
clared an effort would be mado to reach
an agreement with the bosses.
Bakers Talk Strike.
The wage cut for tho bakery drivers
is supposed to go into effect Monday.
Martin De Vries, business agent, said
the vote of the men last night would
bo presented to the master bakers and
an effort mado to reach an agreement.
If the master bakers insist on a wago
cut a strike is in prospect, he said.
. Tho bakers reduced tho price of
bread several days ago on the theory
that the wages would be cut.
Burglars, according to the common
belief, merely burgle for the sake of
profit or because they have tho burgling
mania. However, Norwood was visited
early Thursday by a burglar who ap
parently had another purpose tho
achieving of matrimony.
With his future wife in mind, he
proceeded after the following manner:
Engagement ring Entering the home
of Louis S. Child, pioneer Chicago
stationer, who lives at 5822 E. Circle
avenue, the burglar helped himself to
a solitaire which undoubtedly was the
right size and design. He also took
some child's clothing, men be pro
ceeded to acquire burglarizing a
TrousBeao This outfit belonged to
Miss Laura A Rich of 5820 B. Circle
avenue. She is engaged to Carl B.
Boden, librarian at the Chicago Public
Library, and they are to be married
within a few days. Having annexed
the trousseau, the burglar said to him
self, Hoi for a
Wedding present This essential to a
happy marriage he obtained at the
home of J. J. Manning, 5834 Nickcrson
avenue, it was a set or silverware
and probably will delight the burglar's
The police are watching the churches.
The Supreme Council of Ancient
Accepted Scotish Rite Masons of the
Northern Jurisdiction of the United
States (colored) meefs at Cleveland,
Ohio, May 8th, 9th and 10th. Joseph
H. Shreve, J. W. Moore, R. E. Moore,
R. J. B. Ellington and J. E Bish, the
active members of Illinois, and Dr.
Walter N. Thomas will attend this
session, leaving Chicago Saturday
night and returning Thursday. Dr.
Thomas will make a trip east and
south to his old home before return
ing to Chicago.
First Assistant Corporation Counsel of Chicago will L
elected one of the new Circuit Court Judges of Cook Counfr
Tuesday, June 6.
BOY BANDIT, 18, CONFESSES TWO 'cops were hot on our trad TL-, f
I within shooting ihstj
. las though theM K,. us, Tie r
For five hours Thursday night Willie crossed the trai-k. .if n,e Cb.(-.n ol
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uoauy, jo, emenainca v;niei 01 wetec-1 uinc. As we apfiroacled tie erosmr
tives Hughes and others at the bureau going seventy miles an hour. a. bis
by confessing details of several hun- i passenger train was njjhinj on I was
drcd crimes, including the $12,000 roh- ( driving. I took a chaate Our nr
bSry of the Summit State Bank, April ( cleared the tracks jut a setoni before
12, ,the shooting of Policeman Thomas the train flashed bv. Bat the , hid
Mrs. Mary Johnson, 732 E.
street, who in company with
brother and sister a few days
rushed to Nashville, Tcnn., to see her
sick father, John Lock and stepmother,
has returned and brought with her both
father and stepmother.
John A. Yateman, 5163 S. Wabash
avenue, for a number of years a clerk
in tho Chicago Post Office, is on his
D. Fallon the same day and the fiasco
holdup of the Cicero State Bank April
Doody, who admitted being leader of
a gang, confessed that he and his
4 men" all about his own age had
robbed scores of Standard and Sinclair
Oil Company filling stations. He told
of dozens of highway robberies and de
scribed a number of holdups in .Jca
stores operated by the Atlantic & Pa
to wait, -Hint train saved tu
Doody sanI he participated .3 u
planning of. but not in the aetsil u
tempt, at robbery of the Cicero Bui.
Joseph Zromki, one of the bia:j a
this effort, was killed. Another. Join
Karsha, was shot eight tinea. Ttj
others were captured. The fifth
Four In Fallon Shooting Faced.
Doody named his companions ai
members of his gang who are 3ti2u
He brqgged of the method by which large. He named four who participate!
his "gang" had beaten their helpless in the shooting of Policeman YsSm.
victims. He mentioned innumerable who had followed a suspicious appear
COLORED MAN ELECTED ALDER
MAN IN FLORIDA.
Voters Give Trtm
Over White Man.
DEATH AND FUNERAL OF MRS.
Sunday evening at 9:40 Mrs. Mamie
Odom, 3733 Forest avenue, who was
born and raised in this city, receiving
her education in it, and in which she
had a wide circle of friends of long
standing, peacefully closed her eyes
in' death after a long spell of illness.
Mrs. Odom, always possessed a
sunny and cheerful disposition and
looked on the bright side of life.
Funeral services were held over her
remains at 1:30 o'clock p. m. Wcdnes
day at Grace PresbyteVian church,
Rev. Moses H. Jackson officiating;
Charles S. Jackson, funeral director,
in charge. Interment, Graceland
cemetery. The floral offerings from
kind and loving friends were numer
ous and very beautiful.
Mrs. Odom is survived by her de
voted husband, Mr. Edward Odom;
her daughter, Miss Laura A. Smith;
her mother, Mrs. Laura Meredith;
her father, Mr. Frank Meredith; and
two sisters, Miss Carrie Meredith and
Mrs. Lottie Meredith-Cooper, of East
Orange, N. J., and hosts "of warm
friends to mourn her death.
Palatka, Fla. E. E. Nottage, a col
ored man, has been elected alderman
from the Sixth Ward in tho municipal
elections here, defeating C. E. Porter,
a white man. The election of Nottage
places two Negroes in the Council.
Mrs. W. A. Williams, 4344 Evans ave
nue, is still confined to hbr bed more
than two months she has been ill.
IN MORGAN PARE.
HON. EDWARD OSGOOD BROWN
President of the Chicago branch of the NtBoosl Assodatiosi
lor tl Advancement of Colored People, who is greatly s
- aitfkg o increase its membership in thi city.
Iuring last Sunday many lot pur
chasers and home seekers were seen in
Morgan Park. Among them were
Gentlemen Jesse Hatch, David and An
drew Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. G. W.
Ford, Mrs. Sarah Benton, Mcsdamcs
Nora Williamson and Nicy Lucas, and
scores of others.
RETURNS FROM IOWA.
Mrs. Hazel Washington, proprietor of
tho Washington Confectionery Store at
15 W. 36th street, who went to Buxton,
Iowa, to attend the funeral of her
aunt, Mrs. Phoebe Cook, has returned
and now at her pos,'of duty.
MRS. SMITH IN OTTT
VUKil&ilANS AT SATLET'S TTAT.T.
The Virginia Society which meets at
3638 a State street the third -Wed
nesday evening in each month and
which is composed of native born Vir
ginians and their relatives, met in a
great body at which time a grand pro
gram was rendered.
Mrs. Blanch Emerson Smith, nativo
of Metropolis, HL, and formerly of
Glencoe, HL, whose rcsideneo is now
at Detroit, Mich., left for her homo
during the week after spending sozno
time in the etiy and suburbs looking
after important matters.
NEW fTRRTES OPEN.
The Pyrmid Building & Loan Asso
ciation with offices at' 3539 8. State
street, starts new series Monday, May
2. This association is doing good
Mrs. Sandy W. Trice, 6438 Eber
hart avenue, returned home Friday
evening from a delightful visit to Hot
Springs, Ark., where she was royally
entertained by some of her friends.
Mrs. Trice is much improved in
Dr. and Mrs. Edward S. Miller are
now comfortably located in their new
home, at 4020 Vincennes avenue, and
little Edward S. Miller, Jr., who is
just beginning to learn how to walk
and talk interestingly, and his sister,
Miss Mary, are greatly in love with it.
Dr. Mary F. Waring, 6425 Eber
hart avenue, and her mother. Dr.
Fitzbutlcr, left Friday evening for
their old home town, Louisville, Ky.f
where they will spend ten days visit
ing with relatives and friends. While
absent, Dr. Waring will deliver lec
tures in Louisville, Frankfort, George
town and other points in the Blue
Grass state. She will talk on her
trip abroad last summer.
Miss Benna Carter, 33S9 Forest
avenue, has -for the past few weeks
been confined to her home from the
effects of a very severe cold of the
grippe. She Isjow able to assist Dr.
J. S. Dorsey in ,his drug store at
31st street and Vernon avenue.
Dr. J. Norman Croker now occupies
a fine and large suite of offices in the
National Theater building, 6221 South
Halsted street, and he skillfully ad
ministers to the wants of the many
patients around and about him,
Mrs. M. J. Brown, 10 East 35th
street, is expected home soon from
an extended visit to Yazoo, Miss.;
where she has been assisting to wait
on her sister, Mrs.1 Alice Lace, who,
has been SI for some time.
automobiles which he and his associates
Police Believe His Story.
And the strange part of his confes
sion is, according to Chief of Detec
tives Hughes, that every word of it is
true. Detail by detail his stories were
cheeked against complaint records.
There was absolute coincidence.
Joseph Brennan, one of Doody 's pals,
was arrested Thursday. Within two
hours Peter Donovich got out of a
taxicab at the Detective Bureau and
asked to see Brcnnan.Donovich, wanted
for the theft of his father's automobile
and $1,500, was arrested. Detective
Sergeant Alcock, who recognized in
Donovich an associate of an unknown
criminal wanted for many crimes, hur
ried to the street and found Doody
pecking from behind the taxicab. This
was at 5 o'clock Thursday evening.
Boy Puts Up Fight.
The boy bandit, recognizing the de
tective, put up a fearful struggle.
Hundreds of men and women, passing
the bureau on their way home, encir
cled 'the battlers. Scrgt. Alcock tried
to use his gun, but did not dare be
cause of the throng. He subdued the
prisoner only after taking a severe
I stolo tho automobile- we used in
tho Summit Bank job from the West
Park Commissioners," Doody bragged.
"Besides myself there were three oth
ers in the gang. Remember, there were
three employes and four customers in
the bank. We split the proceeds, about
$10,000, four ways."
Beats Train; Escapes.
"Coming back to Chicago a bunch of
in car into an alley. He named tie
man who escaped following the deem
Bank holdup and his three conpanicu
in the robbery of the Summit Bwi-
Only One Test of Worth.
Not what we have, or know. oreTta
what we do, but what we are tint
determines our worth. Great universi
ties know this. See their mottoes
One motto Is "Qtmecumque sunt ten."
(Whatsoever tlnnss are true.) At
other one is "The truth shall mils
you free." Another, "Culture mist
flourish unifpp the law of God." An
other. "Culture without character Is
a vain thing." Exchange.
.Orang-utan, sajs a correspontet
from southeastern Borneo, means, la
the Malay language, "man of the for
est." while orang-outang, the bid
which we carclesMy apply to the great
anthropoid, means "man In debt"
Murderer Held Accountable.
The commandment "Thou -alt not
kill" lias an application not j.-e;:era!Ij
recogni7i'(l. It is tlsK that teora; re
sponsibility forbiiN -ne to k:IJ 'iae.
Like Peanut Odor.
The lpil and tindalo of the Philip
pines have a peculiar oily odor reseo
bling that of raw peanuts. say3 thi
American Forestry Jigazire
"In the days uf the cave man." 're
marked the man on the car "the P&
wore their hair loo-e down theacr.
so they would be easy to catch." To
Australia Great Butter Country
Australia produces about 200.0W.-
000 pounds of butter annual
which 75.000.000 pounds are exported.
DR. WALTER N. THOMAS
Proflrinent Mason, and one of the most popdar J.
this dty, who can count his friends and patients by tW
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