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THE BROAD AX. CHICAGO. ILL., SATURDAY. OCTOBER 1. 1921
THE BROAD AX
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.JULIUS F. TAYLOR
Editor. and Publisher
DR. M. A. MAJORS
4700 South State Street '
Phono Drexel 1416
OCTOBER 1. 1921
Entered as Second-Class Matter, Aug.
iy, 1902, at the Post Office at Chicago,
' 11L Under Act of March 8. 1879.
A MONEY TALK.
By Dr. M. A. Majors.
How much benefit does a person re
ceive from the money they have made
by hard work, if such hard work was
merely the subterfuge to procure
gaudy 'habiliments, and a good time?
It is always much better to have
money to buy what you want. It is
far better to have it to buy what you
need. It is another thing to circum
scribe your wants to your real needs.
Rockefeller, Carnegie, and Booker T.
Washington did, and that is why we
read so much about them. Money is
often easily made, but is a very hard
task to keep it until it works for you!
If you learn how to keep money it
will learn how to keep you. Of course
a lot of very good sense is always re
quired to carry forward any right
Most of the misery in the world
today is caused from not having sense
to operate with. Any one can accumu
late money if only they would study
how to save some of the nickels,
dimes and even pennies which seem
to be of so small use. We must re
member that Woolworth built the
tallest building in the world with the
ten cent store.
Are we as a race keeping pace with
the general trend of the rapid devel
opment and progress of the world?
How many of us are going forward?
How many of us are just moving
along so slowly that we fail to note
any progress at all? Who of us are
standing still or going back year in
and year out? Dressing well has
its efficacy, but unless a man has
enough money lain aside drawing in
terest sufficient to keep him looking
gaudy he can not afford to do it. . If
you are working on a salary, and you
are spending what you make to dress
up you are not going forward, nor
are you making any progress. We
spend many millions of our dollars in
trying to make an outward show which
is' not by any means beneficial. Only
the things that endure are of any con
sequence, and style, fashions .and
gaudy show are only transitory,
change, wear and waste. It would be
a great blessing if this idea could take
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HON. JAMES W. BREEN
First Assistant Corporation Counsel of Chicago, One of the Very
Best Friends of the Colored Race in This City, Who Has Run
in His Check to the Fort Dearborn Hospital for One Hundred
deep root in the Negro heart. We
could boast of our millionaires, and
take our rightful place among the na
tions of the earth. We would cease
to be considered objects of charity,
subjected to a thousand indignities that
we have to bear just because we refuse
to be frugal, and sensible in handling
USURPATION AND BRUTALITY.
By Dr. M. A. Majors.
The American people are up against
a very hard proposition. The Ku Klux
Klan is emphasizing the fact that our
present interpretation of the law is
wrong. Now the Ku Klux Klan as
sumes a sort of plenary power granted
it neither by Jehovah, nor public sen
timent, and its great and glorious bur
den is "to protect the weak, and help
less." If it had said the defenseless it
would have been better, but the Negro
is the defenseless; it would direct all
of its venality against the defenseless.
It cherishes tender names for the
"weak and helpless." Of course we
all know that the white women of
America can be assailed, outraged,
mistreated, and cruelly abused by the
Millions are being mistreated by
white men, but they are not lynching
white men for such dastard crimes.
Many of these millions of white men
who are daily and hourly assaulting
white women and girls, c.olored women
and girls, only need to use a little soot
or greased paint on their faces and
hands and their disguise is complete.
It is then quite easy to lay it at the
door of some poor unfortunate Negro.
The Negro cannot change the color
of his skin but the while man can, and
herein lies the white man's alibi.
We used to have notions that to be
white meant to be good. Now that is
spoiled. We have awakened from our
dreams that were once so splendid, and
we find that the criminal records of
the white race stand as an everlasting
condemnation against it in every tivil
ized nation where language is used to
express the nature of the human heart.
The Ku Klux need -be given no consid
eration; they have destroyed them
selves. J. ROULSTON
1 A BUNCH OF TYPE OR TWO j
1 HUNDRED, MORE OR LESS!
I Wl'ilf LHJ
TO THE NEGRO.
Be a sign and you'll be read.
Be a word and -you'll be said.
Be a song and .you'll be sung,
Be a bell and jA'I be rung.
Be a bed and y9u be beaten.
Be a feast and ydVll be eaten.
Be a cloud and you'll be riven.
Be an ox and you'll be driven.
Be a ball and youll be thrown,
Be a shojv and you'll be shown.
Be a stick and you'll be broken,
Be a name and you'll be spoken.
Be a jewel and you'll be worn.
Be an oath and you'll be sworn.
Be a prize and you'll be found,
Be a prince and you'll be crowned.
"Be a wound and you'll be bled.
Be a hide and you'll be shed.
Be a bargain and you'll be sold,
Be a tale and you'll be told.
Be a weed and you'll be swayed,
Be a tunc and you'll be played.
Be a car and you'll be ridden.
Be a dwaft and you'll be hidden.
Be whate'er you choose to be,
Take a high or low degree.
As you be, you will be used,
Though esteemed or else abused.
Friend, whatever be, .you can,
Play your part and be a man!
Malcom C. Conley, Dallas, Tex.
There are fourteen points to nearly
everything, but how in the blazes
did ex-esi dent Wilson find it out?
There were fourteen points to the
peace proposition, but he who kept us
out of war put us in it and it took a
Republican to get us out of it Near
ly all of Mr. Wilson's points were pen
points, which he used to write "may
I hope" or "may I not" notes, notes,
notes. Well, anyhow, we admit we
made a mistake twice and when we
consider he is just as human as we
are, we can forgive him. Wc used to
think he otught to be shot before sun
rise, but we are at ease and he can't
do us any more harm.
He was standing all alone on the side
walk, He didn't seem to mind the slush
His pants were little in need of creeses,
But his little shoes were full of feet
"In the bright .lexicon of noble ef
fort there is no such a thing as failure,
if the preserves are not overlooked."
The orator was soaring to hypnotic
realms when suddenly he came to a
halt Somebody asked him, "Suppose
there were no preserves for noblemen's
efforts." "Then," in the desperate rasp
ing voice of Richard III he answered,
"let him starve."
Professor of Anatomy Mr. Jones,
name the bones of the head.
Mr. Jones (after a moments hesi
tation) Professor, I have got them in
Babies have a peculiar interest in
baldhead men. All baldhead men
should feel comforted because of the
recognition given to them by inno
cence. Flies seem to know just where
to light for a moment's rest
What is a horse laugh? a dog's
pants? a parrot's bill?
The Hose. v
The white sox dont do so well yese
days wifout the black sox. When .the
white sox had the black sox they were
the best sox in the. world. When the
white sox. ostracise the. black sox. their
name becomes Dennis.
Prire'ng 'cm Loose.
Chief Fitzmorris is making a good
police force by getting rid of the old
force. In places it looks like he's using
dynamite, but it is a good thing to
know how to use the necessary ingre
dient on so important occasions.
As You Like It
The Yellow Taxicab has made itself
strong with our people. In the first
place when they started in business,
they let it be known that they knew
no color or race distinctions. Our race
rallied to them. When they had work
to do they did not fail to hire our
women and men nor fail to pay them
good salaries. There are taxis in this
city that care little about accommodat
ing us, and it is quite a relief that we
need not care a rap, for none arc quite
as good as The Yellow.
He Won't Fight a Black Man.
Jack says he will whip the other
Jack if he doesn't turn slacker again.
Black Jack vs. White Jack would be
a drawing card. But you couldn't get
White Jack in the ring to fight Black
jack with any amount of force.
The Great Omissions.
When I think of the speeches unspoken,
Of the millions' of songs unsung.
For the silence they have not broken
I bless each unclamorous tongue.
The pictures that never were painted.
The unwritten plays, their worth,
(The unused ink and the unthought
What woes they have spared the
When the flame of an inspiration
For a book or a play or a plan,
In" your mind burns bright,
Reflect that its light
Might embarrass your fellow man.
T. K. H.
An instructor in a church school,
where much attention was paid to sa
cred history, dwelt particularly on the
phrase, "And Enoch was not, for God
took him." So many times was this
repeated in connection with the death
of Enoch that he thought even the
dullest pupil would answer correctly
when asked in an examination: "State
in the exact language of the Bible
what is said of Enoch's death.
But this is the answer he got:
"Enoch was not what God took him
At the present time it is well that
wc give some consideration to the
power we have in the exercise of the
right of our franchise. There are at
present a few screws loose in the run
ning gear of politics. The Negro has
in a measure followed the Republican
party blindly. A new despensation is
upon us. In the wake of our progress
much philosophy is needed in the
analysis of our status as an elemnct of
force. Every one knows why the
Negro has and is clinging to the G.
O. P. The other parties have not made
as serious bid for our political sup
port as the Republican party, nor has
any effective legislation been enacted
by any other party in prospect of mak
ing situations, or conditions more fav
orable for us. Yet in the same degree,
the Negro has been true to the prin
ciples of city, state, and National pol
itics, he has been deceived and bungled
with by the fellows he has helped to
Recently he has been deserted, it
seems, by the president, even by the
mayor of our city whom the race has
at times almost worshipped. When
the mayors and governors of many
states have given voice to the feelings
on the hellish marauders of society
itself your mayor refused to have any
thing to say against the Ku Klux Klan.
It may be that his silence was golden,
rather than to give the klan any dig
nified notice he kept his peace. We
arc not shrewd enough in the wiles of
politics to analyze the significance of
such stolid silence on the part of our
boasted friend entrenched it seems in
great power by our unanimous vote.
But one thing the race must not
forget, and that white men have never
yet shown much political preference to
Negroes. Mayor Thompson has come
nearer doing so than any we have yet
seen. .Anyhow we are reminded that,
a few political jobs do not absolve our
mayor, nor our president from the ob
ligation they owe the great masses of
human beings of the city and nation
in spite of the difference in races and
color. Next Spring the politicians are
coming again to us to tell us a few
of their dadgasted lamentations. They
carry a certain kind of hypnotism
which they have become experts in ex
ercising, and there is the same prob
ability that we will yell ourselves
hoarse as we have for more than fifty
years. Then the spellbinders go home
to sleep and dream of a great host of
black idiots scrambling to get to the
BUSY CLOSING DEALS.
During the past ten days M. T.
Bailey, general manager of The Mil-'
ton Mercantile Agency, 3638 S. State
street, was busy closing deals for
clients in Tennessee, Alabama, Kan
sas and Minnesota and all concerned
were pleased with the adjustments
CHARLES E. STUMP STILL EN-
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lieve me when 1 ten you mai an
Tuskcgec is his monument and as
long as the human race lives Booker
T. Washington mil aiso nvc. xiis
successor, Dr. Robert . Moton was
his friend in life ana mat incnusmp
still exists, and he wants to keep
alive in the hearts of the American
people the name of the founder of
Tuskcgec Institute, the man who saw
an opportunity and used it. He
I will have to bring this letter to a
stop. I am moving along in style
1 am going to attend the Baptist
convention of Texas, bu will be in
Chicago Sunday, and there I am going
to speak at Quinn Chapel in the
morning and another church in the
afternoon. Look out for me next
CHARLES E. STUMP
THE SHICK TEST.
It has been found by use of the
Schick test that at birth about 85 per
cent of infants arc naturally immune
against diphtheria; that at about.six
months of age a decided change oc
curs ip that a great many infants be
gin to lose this natural immunity and
that at the age of one year, most of
the infants have lost it.
From this evidence it seems clear
that little further improvement in the
reduction of the mortality and espe
cially of the morbidity of diphtheria
is to be expected, unless it be possible
to increase the resistance ot young
children against this disease by active
immunization and at a time when the
human organism is just beginning to
lose its natural immunity.
TJhis means in plain, understandable
English that every child between the
ages of six months and six years
should be given the toxin-antitoxin
treatment in order to protect it against
diphtheria, in much the same way as
vaccination against smallpox prevents
that disease. And this is why the
general use of toxin-antitoxin for pre
ventive purposes is being urged by
health departments generally through
out the country- I" many cities where
the appropriations arc not adequate
to permit the health departments to
furnish the toxin-antitoxin free, ar
rangements have been made to fur
nish it at cost The Chicago Depart
ment of Health, however, is able to
furnish this treatment without cost to
the school children and it is also given
at the Infant Welfare Stations. Par
ents desiring to have their children
(not of school age) treated should con
sult their family physician, or if un
able to employ a physician, call the
Department of Health.
The active immunization of a child
against diphtheria by the use of toxin
antitoxin is a simple operation, prac
tically painless, and attended with little
or no danger. The Commissioner of
Health believes that, with the light
we now have,-if the diphtheria cases
and deaths are to be materially re
duced, this desirable result can only
be accomplished through the general
use of toxin-antitoxin as a preventive
measure. And he, therefore, urges the
parents of Chicago to have their chil
dren so protected by the use of this
now tested and practically universally
Diphtheria is a dangerous disease.
It killed 600 children in Chicago last
year. -It can be prevented by having
your child treated with toxin-antitoxin.
Don't let your children have diph
theria. Howard Prepares for First
Washington, D. C The Howard
football squad has had its first week
of workouts. The rigorous training
which the men underwent the first
week has driven off all undesirables
and has left a squad which gives
Coach Morrison an indication of just
pvhat he may expect for the year. At
present the Coach is non-committal
as to what he thinks of the prospects.
The big problem seems to be the
replacing of the men lost by gradua
tion. While most of the remaining H men
of last year have returned, still the
absence of Carter, last year's star pilot,
who is yet expected to return, Bran
non, Hurt, and Lawrence is keenly
felt Kean, who followed close -to
Carter as quarterback last year, has
just showed up for practice.
Practice will take an .earnest angle
the coming week in preparation for
the first game of the season to be
played October 8, at Lynchburg, Va
against Virginia Theological Seminary
The first of this week the writer
received an article and a comment on
it, pertaining to former United States
Senator James Hamilton Lewis andl
his brilliant oration delivered at the
Wendell Phillips high school in con
nection with the drive for the Fort
It was signed a constant reader.
The article in question contains con
siderable merit;. bat we cannot pub
lished it, for it is against our set rule
to publish any article onless the
wrfter of the article sends his or her
roan and theaddress along with the
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HON. PATRICK J. CARR
Extremely Popular and Straightforward Treasurer of Cook
County, Who Has Donated Fifty Dollars to the Fort Dearborn
Hospital and Training School for Colored Nurses.
HON. PATRICK J. CARR, TREAS
URER OF COOK COUNTY,
CONTRIBUTED FIFTY DOL
LARS TO THE FORT DEAR
The following letter speaks for it
Chicago, Sept. 27, 1921.
Mr. Julius F. Taylor,
Editor The Broad Ax,
6206 S. Elizabeth St.,
Dear Mr. Taylor:
HEAR REV. CHARLES STEWART
AT QUINN CHAPEL SUNDAY
Charles Stewart, A. M., D. D., gen
eral missionary of the National Bap
tist convention, will preach Sunday
morning at Quinn Chapel A. M. E.
church, 24th street and Wabash ave
Dr. Stewart perhaps spends more
time on the road than any other one
man of the race. Much of his time is
spent in the south, and he comes to
the city from Kansas where he was
last week with Bishop H. Blanton
Parks. While at the National Bap
tist convention, the Rev. Dr. Stewart,
secured him to return to the city and
speak Sunday morning. He has been
requested by some of his friends to
preach from the theme "God's 'Match
less Gift to Man."
Mrs. A. J. Saddler of Kansas has
gone to Philadelphia, Pa., where she
will take up permanent residence.
Mrs. Saddler spent some time in the
city attending the National Baptist
convention and visiting friends.
High or Prominent Free Mason Bid One of the Best-Known Colored
Men in Cfekago, Who Has Contributed and W21 Rake More
Tkaa One Handred Dollars for tie Fort Dearborn Hospital.
I: is with pleasure I enclose here
with my check to the $10,000.00 cam
paign fund for the Fort Dearborn
hospital and training school for col
ored nurses. In doing so, I fully ap
preciate the work of these young la
dies, and your committee has mv
hearty support in your endeavor to
raise this money for this exception
ally good cause.
PATRICK J. CARR.
MEETING OF THE PHYLLIS
Wednesday, October 5, at 8 r
the Phyllis Wheatly Club, will c;
the following newly elected orfict
at the home, 3256 Rhodes ao
Mrs. E. L. Davis, president; Dr
F. Waring, first vice presiden
ond vice president, Mrs. Mirn
lins; recording secretary, Mrs. Junita
Collaway; corresponding secretary,
Mrs, Jessie Marx; treasarer, Mrs.
Ella Johnson; chairman of the ex-
executive board, Mrs. Alice Couch-
The public is invited to attend the
SUNDAY IN SUBURBS.
Many of people from the city spent
last Sunday in Morgan Park viewing
the beautiful sites. A few of those
particularly noticed were Mesdamcs
Spinston and Heard, Mr. and Mr
Crosby, Attorney and Mrs. L. A.
Newby, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Johnson.
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