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THE 3KUAO AX, CHICAGO, ILI, SATURDAY, JULY 30, 1921.
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JULY 30, 1921
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I1L Unaer Act 01 aiarca o, 10y.
A BUNCH OF TYPE OR TWO
HUNDRED, MORE OR LESS
He Was Seeing Things.
The man looked toward the sun,
The sun was getting low, not high.
Three pretty maids passed in between,
Wearing dresses of crepe de chine
The man looked toward the sun
And longed for another eye.
You can telephone to Cuba but you
can't order anything.
You cant lead a chorus girl to water,
but yon can make her drink from the
Where We Are Drifting.
'Now Eve wore want clothing in the
good old days of Adam;
A belt of fig leaves was no sin, and Eve
was glad she had 'em,
And as -we reach the State Street track
and glance around, alas, alack,
It looks we are getting back to the good
old days of Adam.
He sent her orchids every day
He went each night to see her play
But when he whispered to her that
His dough was gone, as quick as scat
She said, "Why hurry t Here's your
"Prom Pools That! have Shown."
Be Very Careful, Girls.
Hereafter when girls go to the beaeh
they are to be very careful to remem
ber that the law at least requires that
they wear a hair net and a'set of ear
zings. And that lavallieres would help
out a bit.
She Three-foot Hiss. ;
The battle against osculation has
been long and bitter. Scientists with
long flowing whiskers who haven't
been kissed in years, and -who never
had a real chorus girl kiss in their lives
have been trying to take the joy out
of life for many years. Lately the re
formers nave been after the eight-foot-.screen
kiss. They claim that a three
foot kiss is Jong enough, and that when
a. three-foot and one inch kiss is per
petrated it is against the peace end
Morality -of the community. In the
early day of the motion picture the six
teen or irwenty-foot kiss was common,
but thai -was when there was plenty of
celluloid, and producers -were -willing to
vasts it on frivolous things. Nobody
.has ever measured the pafkbeneh Idas,
but some of them run to one thousand.
Tatter Time Watches,
JDid you ever stand around 35th and
.State street? Did yon ever try to learn
.what some of those rich looking, well
dressed fellows were discussing! Prom
their appearance they; might be talking
-stoekt8sd bonds. Prom the happy ex
pressions on iheir f aeea you'd think
they enjoyed easy 'Ef e and never ear
lied a tray of grub in a second rate
cafe. Some of them look like a-banker
tries to look. Some of them look like
a college president -would like to look.
A great many look better today, this
.week, this month, this year, than they
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President of the Liberty Life Insurance Company, Which Has Re
cently Amply Qualified Under
Buemess m Any Part of the
By M. H. Jackson.
The establishment of the Liberty
Life Insurance Co. is an outstanding
work in that it shows what can be
accomplished by industry, energy and
intelligence. Beginning with these
three qualities as his capital, Frank
L. Gillespie set out to organize and
establish a corporation to engage in
the life insurance business. Today he
sees his efforts crowned with suc
cess. The child of his brain has
grown to man's estate as the Liberty
Life Insurance Co., with a paid up
capital stock of $100,000. A com
mendable feature is that this $100,000
is secured by first mortgages on
property owned by Negroes.
A wonderful corporation financed,
controlled and owned by the colored
race. All honor to Frank L. Gilles
pie, the man of the day.
Domiciled in spacious and magnifi
cent quarters at 35th street and
fellow waits, never sleeps and always
A rag, a bone, and a hank of hair;
A vagabond gone, no one to care;
His mind was rotten, his heart a well;
What he took for life was only hell.
It Takes a Lot of Water for Soma
If it be true that the white people
want all of the beaches except the one
at 26th street to wash themselves it
may be that they feel themselves dirty
enough for all of that water.
Heaven Is to Mace People Happy.
Christianity is the world's chief con
cern, not because reward is held out
for sacrifice, and doing good works,
but because it is the soothing balm
The ignorant person thinks he has
religion to die with, when it is to
make him a better individual, so that
he can sacrifice some and .help to car
ry on good works. It is such a pity
that people are so selfish as to think
only how muck they are to jjet, look
ing for something.
The idea of just to go to heaven is
a mistaken notion of people who are
very ignorant. The scripture teaches
us that even the angels envy us be
cause of the latitude, and its opportun
ity unlimited to delight in making life
less & drudge for others. That's about
all we amount to, or could ever accom
plish anyway doing kind things.
Are you making1 good as you said you
When you left those you loved back
What have you to show as you older
Or what have you done for your
Did you go to school just for fun and
The folks that you left back there
Are you an that you'd have them to
Are you getting out of life your
"Mens Atus Melon."
The Better 2Xa of Movies.
The colored moving pictures can be
made interesting for colored aadieaees,
but it looks -very bad to have to de
pend on erap-shQeting, gun plays and
-a lot of rot and scandal. Avbeautifnl
love Tomaace ought to sspply the writ
ers of scenarios samdent .foundation of
a ray eeeptabto photo play -withest
the Laws of Illinois to Transact
Grand boulevard, 'the last word has
been said in equipment Desks, chairs
and files, solid mahogany, steel lock
ers and vaults, cooling fans for the
sultry days, each desk equipped with
the title of the incumbent (no chance
for confusion), autograph machines,
letter folding, addressograph, sealing
and stamping machines.
- Alert, affable and courteous officers
and attendants greet you on your en
trance. You arc at once impressed
with the air of welcome and at the
same time the dignity that pervades
The present force consists of ten
in the office, exclusive of officers and
100 agents under the directorate of
Mr. E. H. Carry.
Monday, July 25, 1921, will be a
day epochal in the history of Chicago
for on that day Director E. H. Carry
will start his 100 agents on a well
planned campaign to write Liberty
Life Insurance In the home of every
family in Chicago.
See one page advertisement in an
other column of this paper.
so much as to hint even of the crude
nonsense we see in our daily walks.
"The Biel Man."
Toe Race Needs.
Tho trades and professions are call
ing the young colored men. Tho race
is becoming strong for higher things,
and before a great whilo opportunity
wiU bring with it inviting fields to be
exploited by those who have fitted
themselves for life's duties. Increas
ing tho earning capacity of the race
is paramount, and worth tho most sen
ous consideration. Not very far dis
tant a man who has no irade or profes
sion wiU be lost in the shuffle, and
incapability will prove a serious handi
He's la Love.
I wonder if the moon win shine tonight
Along the path we two have loved to
I wonder win the girl of aU this great
In accents softly whisper joyfully to
When a fellow is in love, and he
knowB it is reciprocated, it does not
matter how old or how young he is the
feeling is pretty much the same. Hu
man nature is the game. It doesn't
matter if it is in Tripott, Mexieo, Bor
neo or Indiana.
When Ska Was Kesr.
When you are near joy folds her eager
To rest a while, and an the glad world
A- happy song that eh arms away dnD
And sunlight shines, and birds fly
through the air.
They Are 80 XaflnltestaaL
After one has tried to get acquainted
with a lot of vexj peculiar people we
-would advise him or her to try to get
acquainted with "him or herself. A lot
of people are aU right if they can get
some poor bunch of idiots to mako
over them. That is why w.e have in
this city a lot of supposedly big peo
ple who -wouldn't shine , at a Tooster
fight, if it were not for so many weak
lings among us.
Maybe Seine Pay.
We have yet to hear of a crab that
was organized far the purpose of study
lag' the problems that eeafroct the
Xegro at every step. Saee history Jj
ear and dear to aD-ef the raee ex-
eept oars. 8oma day we wilf gather
up the truths of Br. Booker T. Wash
ington and Dr. W. E. B. DuBois and
others, and treasure them. Some day
the autobiography of our lamented
Hon. Frederick Douglass will appeal to
tho sharpened intelligence of the sober
ones among us.
Host or all of us aro chasing the
almighty dollar. That is a very good
principle to practice, but we must not
forget to feed tho brain with some
knowledge. A man or woman cannot
round into full development without a
cultivated brain. It docs not matter
how much money one has, if he is not
intelligent his money is discounted,
and it may prove -a handicap.
What Hind of a Country Is This?
You tell me that your country is a land
You sing it and you glory in the thing
that you call free;
I would liko to ask tho question that's
a puzzle, and you know
It ain't so all fired sweet to the pcoplo
they caU Negro.
Why don't they want you with themf
Don't you meet the manly test!
Don't you pay your obligations to the
country like the restt
It's true it's where your fathers died,
and where your hearts have bled,
But the life of any peoplo is not do
pendent on the dead.
, M.A. M.
By M. H. Jackson.
Among the Nobles who will comprise
the caravan from Arabic Temple No. 44,
Nobles of the Mystic 8hrine, Valley
of Chicago, Desert of Illinois, to the
Supreme Council at St. Louis in Au
gust in addition to the Illustrious Po
tentate and his council, are Past Poten
tates W. W. Johnson, Geo. Chambers
and E. I. Hodge, Deputy Imperial Po
tentate M. P. Coley, Nobles Fred John
son, J. Benj. Hart (Grand Joshua H. of
J.) and six others.
Watchman! What of the Hour?
Bcport3 from all sections of this and
other jurisdictions ten of the unprece
dented growth of tho Masonic order.
Never before in history have o many
pen sought to connect themselves with
this glorious institution. Lodges have
worked day and night to take care of
the numerous applications. The most
natural thought that presents itself is
whyf Why do they comef Is there a
special reason f What do they hope to
gain! You will meet more men wear
ing the Masonic emblem than any oth
er, and can see more of them in a
day's journey than you formerly could
in the course of a month. Some are
shaking their heads and decrying the
decline of Free Masonry, arguing that
the great increase is bringing into the
order a host of undesirables, and that
steps should be taken to bar the doors.
Let us reason a while. The host that
is applying to the lodges of the North
ern jurisdictions are in the main .those
who arc bulldozed and brow-beaten in
the South by the Ku Klux and adverse
state laws to keep them from joining
any society and having left there and
found that nothing hindered here they
gladly seized the opportunity. The last
people on earth who should seek to
deny them this boon, are we who have
so lately escaped the terrors from which
they fled. If the principles and pre
cepts of Masonry are an incentive for
good and right living, instead of re
stricting the number, we should wel
come most heaxtQ l
Some bad material may slip in, but it
happens in all things, and it is not
at all certain that the records will show
that our past is clear of such. Botten
material was taken in in the past and
win be in the future, but it should be
thrown out as soon as detected. It
would be awful to contemplate the re
sults if there was a general house clean
ing. Give a pause to the talk about tho
large increase of membership weaken
ing the order. The ravages of time,
the devastation of wars and the ruth
less hand of ignorance have destroyed
many noble structures, but Freema
sonry survives and wiU survive. We
are taught that Masonry is progressive,
but dosing tho doors and making pro
hibitive tecs are retrogressive. High
lets do not keep out the bad man. We
admit it keeps out the indifferent fel
low and in many eases a good man who
is unable to meet them. Your investi
gating committee should attend to all
Masonry is not declining.
Nathaniel Z. Jones, a member of
North Star Lodge No. 1 and the Crafts
men's Club, iras lulled near Prescott,
Can., Thursday! July 22, andifras buried
from Pulton Street M. E. Church, Mon
day, July 25, North Star No. 1 interred
him according to Masonic custom.
Masonic books of all kinds for sale
at 9 West 37th street
Doric Lodge No. IT "will hold its reg
ular meeting the -first Monday in Au
gust. Mr. George W. HolV 4403 Prairie
Av, will spend the next two weeks
at-Ht; Citmens, Mick, for the benefit
of his health.
VISITS MASONC HOME AT
New Improvements Furnishings and
Grand Master T. H. Samuels and
Sister Mary E. Davenport, Past
Grand Matron of the O. E. S., made
an official visit and inspection of the
Prince Hall Masonic and O. E. S.
Home at Rock Island, 111., Tuesday.
They found things in a most won
derful condition. It is not possible
to describe the grandeur and beauty
of the place. It is a veritable resort
with the beautiful landscape, cooling
streams, roadways, etc The interior
of the home has been newly decor
ated and linoleum laid in the dining
room and kitchen. New rugs have
also been purchased by the Ladies'
Home Board Auxiliary for the parlor.
Chickens fowl, vegetable and truck
garden stuff await to please the ap
petite of the inmates and visitors.
If the old and infirm brethren and
sisters of the fraternity could get one
glimpse of the surroundings and con
ditions of the Home they would not
foolishly hesitate to enter into their
own home which they have helped
The Grand Master hopes that each
lodge in the jurisdiction will send a
delegation to visit the Home. It
will serve as an impetus to the vari
ous members who should be there
to take advantage of its comforts.
And then, too, the lodge would have
an eye witness report rather than
take merely for granted what is told
in the annual report of the Home
GRAND MASTER'S ITINERARY.
Wfll Attend Imperial Council, A. E.
A. O. N. M. S., at St Louis, Mo.
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Samuels, M.
W. G. M.t will attend the sessions
of the Imperial Council and the
Daughters of Isis at St. Louis, Mo.,
beginning Tuesday, August 2.
After the session, Mr. Samuels will
begin his itinerary of the southwest
ern section of the state, which will
include the following cities.
August 5, East St Louis, with
Belleville. 111., in joint session at
lodge hall at St Paul Lodge, East
St. Louis, 111., August 6 at Alton,
Illinois, August 7, Sparta and
Coulterville at lodge hall of Hcrmon
Lodge No. 21, Sparta, 111., in joint
session. August 8 DuQuoin and
Elksville at lodge hall of Eastern
Star Lodge No. 27, DuQuoin, 111.
August 9, Murphysboro, Carbondale
and Grand Tower in lodge hall of
Temple Lodge No. 58, Murphysboro,
111. August 10, Dewmaine and Ma
rion at lodge hall of Royal King
Lodge No. 83, Dewmaine, IIL, and
thence to Chicago.
The Grand Master hopes to see ev
ery lodge in the jurisdicton before
October. There are always things of
interest that don't come to the atten
tion of the executive on paper or
through the mails, and as Mr. Sam
uels is anxious to build up the craft
in every way, he is making his official
tour of the state.
GRAND MASTER VISITS HENRY
BROWN LODGE No. 22 F. & A.M.
Grand Master T. H. Samuels made
his official visit and inspection of
Henry Brown Lodge, No. 22 F. &
A. M., Peoria, Illinois, last week.
The lodge is in wonderful condition.
They occupy a beautiful hall, which
is positively sanitary and well ven
tilated. They have two large recep
tion rooms and a ladies' room.
The Lodge has purchased a piece
of property and will erect a worthy
Masonic Temple as soon as material
and labor conditions are suitable.
They have several thousand dollars
in a building fund.
The Grand Master was greeted by
Herman Henry, District Deputy
Grand Master of the fourth district,
who is also secretary for Henry
Brown Lodge. The Worshipful Mas
ter, Martin Journey and his splendid
corps of officers, and brethren made
a favorable impression upon the
Grand Master, for the fact that their
business is transacted on strictly
FUNERAL OP MRS. ISABELL
Mrs. Isabell Rosier, sister of Mrs.
Ella Lawson and sister-in-law to the
late Isaac Rivers, was buried in Lin
coln Cemetery from E. H. William
son's undertaking chapel on Tuesday,
the 26th. She was a member of the
Relief Corps of he Grand Army of
the Republic and of the Good Sa
maritans' Court, who attended the
service. Rev. Moses Jackson offi
ciated. She was 78 years old and had
been a resident of Chicago for 42
Dr. and Mrs. Alonzo J. Bowling had
as their dinner guests Thursday, Major
2. Clark Smith, and Prof Chas. .Watts,
directors of music in the high and ele
mentary schools of Xansas City, Mo.
Prof, and Mrs. Ceo. E. Garner, Jr.,
Mrs. P. M. Bell of Wiehita, Kansas,
Misses Helen Forbes and Edna. Wars
of Topeka, Kansas, were breakfast
guests at the homo of Mrs. Mayme
ETCott Bowling Sasday. Prof, and Mrs.
Geo. B. arner, Jr., are leaving on their
Barbecue and Program
Beginning August 1-2-3
Along with this big August event will be the visitir-P- a.,
Fellows and Households, together with our churchS 5
people in an elaborate summer day outing at
This place is the most beautiful park place situated t
advantage in Joliet. Four hundred charminir lot : -
hpjmtifiil shnihhprv And nirm? o, .- l"S lots th
to us for a small payment
days go by.
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Now is your chance to have a home site. Put up vour nw
home, or let us help you. mvji
Free taxi service to the grounds. Program will be renders
and refreshments served by Brown Chapel. A M p S?
Olive Baptist and Second Baptist Churches. 3lt
For information write or phone
U. D. DAVIDSON
602 N. Ottawa Street
Boulcrard l&SO I Rhon t Bonlvrard 15&9
CIGARS CIGARETTES TOBACCOS
The Ogden Pharmacy
3700 South State Street
Prescriptions Filled With Care
and Delivered Up-to-Data
JAMES LURIE, Maan-
B.S. JONES, RJh. J.M.STARKS,RJh.
THE FIRST STOCKHOLDERS
MEETING OF THE DOUG
LASS NATIONAL BANK
A call was issued to the more than
three hundred stockholders of the
Douglass National Bank, which is
the greatest number of stockholders
of any NATIONAL bank in Chi
cago, to attend a meeting Tuesday
evening, July 26, at Pilgrims Bap
tist Church. A large number re
sponded.! Mr. P. W. Chavers, presi
dent of the bank, was chairman, and
after making an interesting talk of
information and encouragement, in
troduced the members of the board
of directors in the following order:
Dr. Edw. S. Miller, Rev. John W.
Robinson, Maj. R. R. Jackson, At
torney S. A. T. Watkins, each of
whom spoke in glowing terms of the
achievements already made and of
the wonderful future possibilities.
All of the talks were enthusiastically
received, Rev. 'Robinson and Maj.
Jackson being continuously inter
rupted by applause. The president
concluded with a talk, such as he
alone can make, announced the offer
ing of one hundred dollars in prizes
to be given to the stockholders in
teresting the most persons in the
next thirty days at the end of which
time the opening date will be defi
QUINN CHAPEL NOTES.
Quinn Chapel will hold its 74th anni
versary service Sunday, July 31. The
pastor, Dr. Stewart, will deliver the
anniversary sermon at 10:45 o'clock on
the subject, "What Has God Wrought."
Special music by the choir with the
song, "The Church Is Moving On." A
big platform meeting in the afternoon
at 3 o'clock, at which time there will
be short talks By the pastors of the
various churches and also an address by
the Hon. Adelbert Roberta. I At 8 'p. m.
Eev. O. P. Stewart, N. A. B. D., will
deHver the message, subject, "The
Powerless Church." Special music by
the revival and regular choirs. Sunday,
July 31, will be conference claims day.
All members are asked to pay their dol
Mrs. Marion Adams, 5127 South
Dearborn street, noted in musical dx
cles, is spending her summer vaca
tion with relatives and friends at
Miss Pauline Owens of Mound
City, IIL, spent the past week in
Chicago, visiting with her sister, Mrs.
W. J. Meacham, 314 Calumet ave-
"Saving Habit' a Duty You
Otoe to Yourself '
If yon haven't started a Sav
ings Accoont, do it now. $1 a
enough.' You'll be surprised to
see how quickly your money
w21 grow when added to every
ILLINOIS TRUST & SAVINGS BANK
L 'Sail smd jMtuoa. Street Chicago
down and the balanc
e as thQ
Under State Supervwn
Offen Equal Service to All
3 INTEREST ON SAVINGS
.rr. wtrusir VAULTS
State Street and 36th Race i
nue. At the same time Miss fW-.
attended the sessions of the Gtiad
Lodge of Knights of Pythias at Et
Mrs. Edward H. Morris, wife ef
miorney toward H. Morris, has the
distinction of being the second Col
ored woman to graduate from a hi
college in Illinois, having recent
graauatea ana successfulK massed &
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Conroyul
their, bright little daughter, Hiss Citi
erine Conroy, 311 West Garfield boile
vard, are spending these hot reaaer
days at the Beverly Country Chi. Tie
Conroys are all friends and reiitn of
The Broad Ax.
Mr. and Mrs. George Chapman, 6141
uuum jjuzaavia street, -on inesoay eve
ning gave a most delightful party a
honor of Miis Buth Van Drasla d
Morgan Park. It was attended ty
many young ladies and gentlemen iT
the neighborhood. Dancing was put
of the evening entertainment' and de
licious cooling refreshments vm
Misses Edna Ware and Helen Forbes,
teachers in the public schools of To
peka, Kansas, are spending their na
tion at the home of Dr. and Hn
Alonzo J. Bowling, 4714 Calamet Ait
They will return to Kansas by way of
Detroit and St. Louis, Mo.
Reaiment Proud of LongSrvle.
The Third Infantry, the oMest retf
ment of our army, hich dates from
1784, has developed its arms to show
Its early service In Meilca One in
teresting device used by this rejJment
Is a baton crossed with an dM
bayonet back of the shield. The ba
ton which figures prominently In the
regiment's history was made from the
flagstaff of the caplto! of the City ot
Mexico and was taken when the city
was captured. It Is still one of the
most highly prized possessions of til
Fortunes Left to Pets.
Sometimes cats fare Tery weH u
hcnRflplgrlM tinrtr wills. It WIS
Parisian woman, a few years ago.
left 10,000 francs to her cat On Itt
death the money was to oe speui
elementary schools. The feline cm
aince died and the money dUtrihrnw
according to directions. In nam eroa
instances fortunes have been len '
found homes for cats and dogs. w
times these wills have been dttw
by love of animals, while to otherj
alas, they have been written oerw
for the purpose of "getting eren w-
attest stsjM ew taa wu i