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THE BROAD AX. SATU1TOAY MAY 7. 1921.
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JULIUS F. TAYLOR
Editor and Publisher
DR. M. A. MAJORS
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MAY 7, 192L
Entered as Second-Class Matter, Aug.
19. "1902, at the Post Office at Chicago;
III Under Act of March 8, 1879.
a crucified Chns bat it is passing
strange that in an age like this there
are ears deafened to the right of things
that they only find pleasure in the way
of folly and human mockery.
Is the American rctrogradingf Yes,
and it says to Billy Sunday and all tho
preachers of truth and righteousness,
take a few shots at yourselves.
HON. KICKHAM SCANLAN
DEPAETMENT OF LABOB.
Office of the Secretary, WaaHngton,
(Special to The Broad Ax.)
Begarding the Division of Negro
Economies, the Secretary of Labor has
made the following announcement:
"The so-called Division of Negro
Economies has been abolished by the
Secretary of Labor largely because
because there is no sueh thing as segre
gating the 'economies' of Negro wage-
earners from those of any other race.
It is fundamentally un-American to
create classes or to recognize classes.
Our laws do not distinguish between
white men and Negroes or any other
class or classes.
"It is recognized that there is a race
distinction and sometimes it is very
convenient to have the assistance of a
representative of a race in dealing with
the members of that race. So far as
labor matters are concerned the race
distinction becomes more pronounced in
the field of collective bargaining when
troubles between employers and em
ployes threaten. For that reason a
member of the Negro race has been ap
pointed a commissioner of conciliation,
who has been detailed to serve
wherever the secretary may feel the
need of race representation and to ad
vise the secretary.
"This change in policy so far has
been working very satisfactorily. Much
valuable information has been gathered
regarding pertinent data and statistical
information relative to Negro workers
and a brief release is now available
bearing on the approximate trend of
industrial employment and unemploy.
ment among Negro toilers. The publi
cations of the Department 'Negro Mi-
One of the btest arid most honorable Republican judges of
Cook County, who is funning on the non-partisan judicial
ticket for re-election, Tuesday, June 6. For eighteen years he
has honestly and faithfully served the people of this city and
county on the Circuit Court bench, and there is no question
about his re-election at the forthcoming judicial election.
gration in 1916-17,' and 'The Negro
at Work during the World War
and during Beconstruetion' are still
available for free distribution through
the Department of Labor, Washington,
IS THE AMERICAN
Dr. M. A. Majors.
The principles held sacred by Wash
ington, Hamilton and Lincoln seem to
bo in abeyance, and onco in a great
while a man like Boosevelt and Hard
ing will flash to prove that our holy
fires have not wholly gone out. The
multi-millionaires, and tho common
people seemed to have reached the
conclusion ' that divorce courts are tho
panacea to cure all our ills. But is
marriage a failure T and is the Amer
ican retrograding 1 All seems to have
reached a damning discord, with Eu
rope sinking into ugly oblivion. Amer
ica is so drunk with opportunity and
riches its curse ,is plunging us into a
chaos that smacks of perdition. Train
bandits, car thieves, bootleggers, mail
robbers, bandits, bank defaulters, men
killed by women, men killing each
other, strikes, union feuds, bombing,
lockouts, freezeouts, subsidizing, mon
opolizing aggrandizing, hypnotizing, all
showing an acute depravity of head
Ambition for which Caesar was slain
today the newsboy spurns. Policemen
are pitilessly the mark of the hobo,
and we take up collection for widows
with clock-like regularity. Automo
biles running down people killing or
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HON. EDWARD J. GLACKIN
Strong and influential member of the Illinois State Senate; who
iaFrg-'Etosectire tiie enactment .p some important legisla
tioi; hfcjlfte' very beneSdal.to the women and" children,
Tesntnin the confines o uaistate.-
crippling them for life. Littlo boys
who ought to be in school maraud en
tire sections of our largest cities, rob
bing and murdering citizens indiscrim
inately. Lynching, harlotry, greed and
everything grotesque and low seems to
becomo the maddening echo of Amer
ican retrojrression. Our leeislaturcs
pass laws, but laws to apply only to
the unfortunate who can't get a bond
signed. A million fanciful theories
have been spun to establish a truth
where only a lie could fit, and justice
is no more the argument of jurists; the
tho whole blamed legal show has be
como as interesting as a horse race,
where women gather material for gos
sip and men culprits beg for pity but
only to frown the next hour at the
mercy doled out to thugs who ought to
be given life sentence. Bombing and
lynching could be stopped in twenty
four hours. We've got to elect men to
the bench who do not wear a wnst
watch and lace on their drawers leg.
The long haired red necktie dudo is not
fit for anything except to parade with
a gang of sissys.
We are suffering from tho artificial
ities, and the world is dying a slow
unpersecutcd death for the real things
in man's life.
The loud mouth word vender has got
us in his oratorical stupor. Egotism,
and newspaper inflation, bigotry and
snobbery triumphs over truth and right
trampling both man made laws and
God's heaven sent decrees under their
unhallowed feet. Honor that once was
wrong from sacrifice and decent be
havior has a market price, and can be
bought and paid for by the brigand,
who would traduce the holy place
called home and bring down the curse
of perfidy upon his children's heads for
a thousand yeais.
Politics is rotten, seething in its own
scum, with a filth and muck that smells
to heaven. Hell itself seems rampant,
and hypocrites are bolder at their devil
try than professed saints are in their
good works. The rule of authority has
been snatched from its high place and
torn to atoms by the howling mob that
votes its displeasure. The last man
foisted upon the world a hundred
thieves, and bullies to every millionaire
it produced, until this very day we fear
to walk a block so thick is perfidy,
torch, bomb and treachery.
There seems to be a" race between
would-be honest man and thieves to
see wh.o can steal the most. Hell itself
is camouflaged behind the cunning and
duplicity of the slick sharper who preys
on the helpless and the ignorant. The
more one steals the greater his reward
and the less he steals the greater is his
punishment. The civil and humble cit
izen who cannot help but get the worse
no matter how he acts is between the
devil and the deep blue sea.
Is it any wonaer than some people
grow tired, give up the 'struggle and
end it all in a suicide's grave. Dis
gruntled, disgusted and ashamed that
they are in human form with hopes
flighted, objects in life obstructed, and
dreams unrealized, blocked and barred
from proclaiming truth become sick
ened with the anguish of it all go to
The eagle -rises to heights where he
can fill his mngs with the ozone of life,
the profiteer, thief and gangster sinks
to ike blackmire' of filthy orgies satiat
ing ita thirst in degeneracy.
Tho ehureh beSs zing, and" people
gather t sing the glories and the Mes
siah, aT the ariaister, silver throated.
creeas r-tke laDaMes of brotherly love to
a gzaekw wH&afo of Worshippers of
It is generally conceded that every
person born in the world is good for
some one particular thing, occasionally
for Wro than one particular thing. Am
bition does not imply inspiration, aud
yet neither is of mushroom growth, and
there is besides something in tho hu
man mechanism that harmonizes with
ones tastes, and temperaments which
acts like a spur urging the effort to
work out the details of whatever it
is that interests tho individual, and it
seems that this mysterious force has
the right of way in our being. This is
what the psychologist would call the
dominant force which finally grows
into a personality becoming from time
to time more emphasized and more firm
ly established with tho subtlo develop
ment of the ego. '
Although we may not understand it,
this is the explanation or answer to
many difficult problems in our lives.
It is more than mere instinct to bo am
bitious, to look forward, to hopo for,
to wish for, to have, to do, and to be.
It is indeed the other part of one's
self, almost divine.
The American Negro while far from
tho crest of the hill which has been
steep and rugged, has done, is doing
and will yet do many very remarkable
things to lessen life's drudgery, while
yet exhibiting considerably more than
his share of patieneo and long suffer
ing, and a heroic as well as a patriotic
But after all what peculiarity is
there to be found in tho colored race
different from other races except those
imposed by a different environment f
Is it true that as human beings the
only difforeneo is in color and hairf
Down at the bed rock principles of
things is there no other difference! As
we understand the situation it is a dif
ference of heart rather than the differ
ence of color and hair that embodies
the feeling of superiority or inferiority.
We grant that a peoplo long regard
ed by reason of a light akin are better
than people of a dark skin only by
reason of a superior environment which
has urged a people so favored to enter
tain nobler attributes and which lessen
the tendency to hopelessness and mis
cry, while on the other hand a people
not so favored, no matter what their
color or race may be would be regarded
inferior. It is not the dark skin nor
the kinky hairy but tho hopelessness and
the misery of those misused by con
ditions of poverty and poor opportun
ities that has multiplied the anomaly of
As wo have already stated, there is
a mysterious, dominant force in all of
us, but centuries of caste and the dis
honesty in the world have left their
marks on tho oppressed everywhere,
It is not alone our race who has strug
gled under this wanton human hypoc
risy, there are nations in Southern Eu
rope that are not as far advanced in
tho scales of civilization as wo are.
Tho differences in races are apparent
everywhere. The grades and -scales of
human factors that go to make up the
social status regardless of color or hair
bespeak not the poverty of human
blood, or color, but the poverty of a
dominating inhuman heart which in
many centuries has dominated the
world, and which today is ruling with
a rod of merciless inhumanity.
Evolution has been tho process by
which organic changes have come to
be so manifest. At first a junglo man
on the shores of Virginia, not stretch
ing through threo centuries wo have
the easy graeo of cultivation and in
telligence is displayed by our own
scholars, merchants, bankers, lawyers
and physicians that might make any
raco proud. We have our colleges and
our educated ministry that cope with
the best learning of tho times.
Then we have our druggists, editors,
publishers, insurance companies, hotels,
health resorts, business cooperations, a
multitude of massive forces that have
in a great measure helped us to obliter
ate much of the prejudice so potent
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION POB THE
ADVANCEMENT OF COLOBED
Membership Drive 'Gets Started. Col
one! Morris Lewis Says Will
Go Over the Top.
Major, First Battalion, South 8ide,
Miss Estelle Arnold. Captains: Mrs.
Florence M. Jones, Mrs. Beatrice
Blackwell, Mrs. Lillian M. Martin,
Miss Nellio Caloway, Mrs. Garnctta
Carlisle, Mrs. Alice Hampton, Alex
ander Tillery, Mrs. Mabel M. Green,
8andy W. Trice, Mrs. Irene Lewis,
Major, 8econd Battalion, West Side,
Dr. L H. Hplloway. Captains: Mrs. J.
M. Brown, Mrs. A. Wilson, Miss Ethel
Jewell, Dr. John W. Lewis, H. B. Wes
ton, Albert Jones, Tom Smith, Frank
Stewart, James G. Gordon, Dr. E. A.
Major, Third Battalion, Southwest
8ide, W. H. Sheridan. Captains: Mat
tic Carr, Theresa Schmidt, Thomas P.
Winburn, Nathalia Bonds, Carrie But
ler, Alexander Motley, W. H. Warren,
Ireno Sheridan, Bay Barbeo.
Major, Fourth Battalion, North Side,
Mrs. Georgia DcBaptisto Ashburn.
Captains: Timothy Beeves, W. P. Har
rison, Mrs. W. S. Daniels, John Clark,
W. C. Bell
Speakers Bureau, Julius N. Aven
dorph, Chairman; Prospects Committee,
Robert Fisher, Chairman; Motor Squad
ron, Fenton W. Harsh, Jr., Chairman;
Supply Committee, Mrs. Olivia Bush
Banks, Chairman; Special Committee,
Miss E. McDowell, Chairman; New
Branch Committee, George B. Arthur,
General headquarters, 3201 South
The N. A. A. C. P. richly deserves
all tho support and co-operation asked
for. 250,000 members are wanted in
the Nation and 10,000 in Chicago.
Memberships are $1.00, $2.50 with the
Crisis, $5.00 and $10.00 certificate mem
The rough spots in the local organi
zation have been smoothed out and the
time of the campaign extended to May
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HON. JAMES W. BREEN
First Assistant Corporation Counsel of Chicagi
rvieu one or ui
Tuesday, June 6.
AlA4twi SYnn rkf fVia maur f irwiiif Cn.-,-. I.. J c r . W I
w. - -uuges or Look CW
speaking at Golden Fleece Lodge, No.
1615, the sum of $50.00 was appropri
ated for the cause.
CHICAGO BBANCH N. A. A. C. P.
CONDEMNS ADVENT OF KU
KLTJX KLAN AND CALLS ATTEN
TION OF PUBLIC OFFICIALS TO
EXPECTED IN OTTT.
Mrs. Ora Brown-Stokes, a graduate
of The Virginia Normal and Collegi
ate Institute, Petersburg, Va a leader
in the social settlement work of Rich
mond, Va., her home, is expected to
visit the city in a few days enroute
from Pennsylvania where she has been
taking a much seeded rest.
At a recent meeting of the Chicago
Branch, held at Hope Presbyterian
Church, in Englewood, the following
resolution was presented and unanim
Whereas we look with suspicion and
terror upon the revival in our country,
and the institution in the State of Illi
nois, of tho Ku KIux Klan, and view
with amazement the bold advertise
ment in the public press of this organ
ization, bringing to memory its nefar
ious and cruel outrages heaped upon
loyal American citizens, defenseless and
innocent, during the Beconstruetion
period, Be it
Resolved that the Chicago Branch,
National Association for tho Advance
ment of Colored People, in public meet
ing assembled in Hope Presbyterian
Church, Chicago, Sunday, April 17th,
1921, do respectfully but firmly assert
that the advent of the Ku Klux Klan
within the confines of this State, tends
to inflame the breasts of its law-abiding
eitizens with hatred and prejudice so
disturbing as to be in effect an assault
upon the peace, tranquility and dignity
of the People of the State of Hlinois,
and we, therefore, call the attention of
the Governor, tho Attorney General
and the General Assembly of the State;
tho State's Attorney and tho Sheriff of
Cook County; the Mayor, City Council
and Chief of Police of the City of Chi
cago; and also the people of the State,
to this actual and threatened condition,
to the end that steps bo taken, investi
gations instituted and prosecutions com
menced that will rid the State of this
organization and avert this threatened
intrusion upon the calm and peaceful
progress of our Great Commonwealth,
and bo it
Resolved that a copy of this resolu
tion bo forwarded to the officials and
governmental bodies named.
N. A. A. P. O. Fraternity Day.
All fraternal and other organizations
are to be invited by the N. A. A. C. P.
to a joint meeting in behalf of this im
portant work. National Grand Master
Edward H. Morris of the Odd Fellows,
James E. Bish of tho Masons, James B.
Street of the U. B. F., Terrevous L.
Douglas of the Antillia Club, Dr. B. A.
Williams of the Boyal Circle of
Friends, Joseph Dunn of the Elks, and
others will perfect plans for this joint
N. A. A. O. P. Sunday.
For next Sunday an Army of N. A.
A. C. P. Speakers will receive assign
ments to speak at the various churches
in behalf of the association. Follow
ing this tho systematic house to house
campaign on tho part of the workers
will begin. Julius N. Avendorph,
Chairman of the Speakers Committee,
requests that all speakers desiring to
fill engagements as above outlined.
communicate with him at once, or re
port by telephone Douglas 1160 to
headquarters, 3201 Wabash Avenue.
ffrfind Atnnil u .
Park last Sunday. Rube EegJT'
to the crowd just what k S
and the young ladies got bMJ. i
ono who plaeed a one dollar aesbB
ship was tagged. The maaut
the Drive mado no misttie h ..
especial attention to Bibe's aoi
They are all rate nea over there aad
let loose of a dollar for a wo ..
as readily as anybody else.
Among the ladies presenting tne As
sociation were Anna Bell Thomas. Cm
Lewis, Elvina Fuppee, Minnie Jones,
Ethel Jackson, Ruth Patello, Helta
Douglas, Wieta Shorter, Wanda Ji
son, Mary Webster, Gladys Smti,
Helena Crusor, Sherline Maddii, TM
ma White and Gertrude SutherEre.
N. A. A. C. P. Charges the State Street
Gay White Way.
Subscription books of the N. A. A.
C. P. Membership Drive made their ap
pearance on State Street last week.
Bob Harper of tho Dreamland has put
out a number of books with instruc
tions to "bring home the bacon."
This action gives opportunity for every
body to participate in the membership
drive, the successful result of which
throughout the nation will mean so
much for the group.
N. A. A. O. P. Youmr Lady Solicitors
Invade Bube Foster's American
Under the guidance of Robert Fisher,
Joe Haddock, Alexander Tillery,. A. B.
Banks, Enoch Oddrick and Mrs. Bush
Banks, a bevy of charming girls de
termined to do something for the Drive,
swooped down upon the bleachers and
Morgan Park Holds Fine Heettz; Us
Tho N. A. A. C. P. Meeting in fc
gan Park last Sunday proved a $j
successful affair. For the second cm
the Morgan Park High School hu Iwi
used for one of our meetings, the beis-
tiful and comfortable assecbJr M
being fully occupied. The nfaariru
aranged by a committee nsdet Bit
Barbee and resulted in the eoHeetioa
of cash memberships and many pieces.
The following program was rendered:
America, by the Audience.
Musical Selection, Violin and Rim,
by the Misses Grazia and Gladys Bel
Address by Rev. H. E. Walden, Pu
tor of Morgan Park A II. E. Chard
Solo by Miss Charlotte Tervalon.
Remarks by Rev. A. C Bayburn, Pu-.
tor Morgan Park Baptist Church.
Solo by Mrs. ArUne Pace.
Remarks by Wm H. Sheridan, Msjur
Southwest side battalion.
Solo by Mrs. May Prince.
Addres's, "The N. A. A. C. P."!
Col. Morris Lewis.
N. A. A. a P. Chicago Branch, Mito
Partial Advance Report.
At a recent mectinz attended by ti
Majors, Captains and Lieutenants of
tho N. A. A. C. P. Drive, the follows
N. A. A.
HEBE ON 2USHTZM.
Monroe Evans of Buffalo, N. Y., and
a large property owner of this city,
is spending two weeks here on busi
ness. During his stay, Mr. Evans is
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Kin
ney, 3142 Calumet Are.
BEV. SCOTS TJT ZAST.
Bcr. T. L. Scott, pastor of Grant
A. M. E. Chapel, 4900 Evxm Atc,
who has been toaring" tfctf Ec leetar
iagjtfid preachiag-, is still away ad
is meeting witk.'aaek
O. P. Field Work In and
Speakers of the Chicago Branch have
been filling engagements in Harvey,
Illinois, Morgan Park, Evanston, Glen
coe and elsewhere, spreading knowl
edge of this organization and enlisting
memberships. Recently Captain B. A.
J. Shaw addressed a meetintr of For
esters and so well did he present the
work of tho Association that the sum
of $100.00 was voted for -the associa
tion and a special Committee composed
of Cary B. Lewis, Attorney 8. C.Adams
and Dr. R. H. Hardin, was appointed
to solicit the members of Court General
Robert. Elliot, Ancient Order of For
esters. At this meeting twenty-three
new members were enrolled. This ac
tion on the part of the Foresters should
be duplicated by all other race organizations.
Attorney Eugene J. Marshall is also
giving his time and talent on the plat
form to the work of the Association.
CoL Lewislis not too busy with details
to be able to fill speaking engagements.
Following his talks sums of fnoney
have beed vdted the Association and
memberships nrolleof from' John C
Baekner Lodge, Odd Fellows, Prince
HaB iodge,- Masons,' Western Star
HON. CHARLES C ROE
The able assistant state's attorney of Cook counfy, wfio is bog
iirwd Fv life manv warm fritmrls to enter the race for COngrc
Ledge; Odd FelKwsff recently after the Second' Congressional District of Illinois in 1922.