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.' "tHEBROADAX, CHICAGO, ILL," SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1921.
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7 DR. M. A. MAJORS
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Phone Drexel 1416
VoL XXVIL No. 4.
OCTOBER 15, 1921.
jntered as Second-Class Matter, Aug.
i9, 1902, at the Post Office aJ-U?0'
llL Under Act Ot aiarcn o, 107.
I A BUNCH OF TYPE OR TWO f
HUNDRED. MORE OR LESSg
THE VIRTUES BORROW
We could not ever follow Pegasas
j without wings,
Nor with our puny hands attempt the
We chance to call an God with feeble
Since 'tis from chance we act, and not
Today we call! we call a hundred
years to come the same;
Is not the breath of yesterday the
breath of fame?
We long for time to give out noble
. deed ,
Refuse to learn the lesson of fangled
Today and I ire chance. Wetwo can
reach the mark,
-No matter if the day be long, the
night be dark;
From out the soul and heart of what
Like Jupiter himself we may become
"" There will be' much for us to learn
Before the nest is left the birds
- must grow.
If takes the- strength of will, and
strength of mind
To be a man when youth is left be
With a candle light we feebjy pierce
The path is'far too narrow where we
"But many candles, multiply the light
Until the path we make Jbecomes a
We walk the corridors of your ancient
And read ancient script to know your
Studied music literature, sculptor art
That we might of all good become a
We toured the heavens long, and
With telescope, and gave to stars
their rightful place
HON. ROBERT M.
ace Dacember 1, 1910, down to
proves liimtelf to Be the best
faM erar had, ami Mr. SmSSme
- -. C'L
fire . iHMk v --h&4
One of the Trustees of the Sanitary District of Chicago, Chairman
of Its Finance Committee, Who Has Contributed One-Hundred
Dollars to the Fort Dearborn
Before there was a Ceasar to rule a
We built Memphis, and Cairo, and
the Nile was home.
The Pyramids, and Sphynx, and Min-
.. arets you see,
AH tell a weighty story of what we
used to be.
Before there wis a whitcfacc on the
To bluster about a white skin and
its worth. '
But, of tomorrow and the golden
From womb of time we give strong
life Our bodies torn
By infajnies of hell to slake a thirst
we would forget,
Forgive, and strive for marks race
hopes are set
So fast our looked for day of truth
Comes strong, and looms large out of
We scarcely hold ourselves in lcish,
or wait the hour m
For our true place among the races
who have power.
The night is growing short, the day
Beauty, love, truth, and virtues bor
row length '
From all the good and great, and
what a sight
eyes once dimmed, forbidden
God's pure light.
' By Dr. XI. A. MAJORS.
Sam was just a plain black fellow,
the kind you sec about '
The streets a-working, making a liv
ing, but he was stout!
Could lift surprising weights which
seemed light to him,
That others tugged at and couldn't,
being a bit too slim.
Everybody of the town knew 'Sam
by his black skin.
But they forgot the color for he was
the pretest time, he has amfiy
Cowrty Ctek tki Coek Cewty
wi eNSy fee re tiectea to hm
Hospital, and Training School for
And Sam was as forgetful, he knew
that color was sham.
He was the kind of fellow that didn't
care a dam.
He bad a wife, three children, a
home, some comforts, too;
Had saved a bit, and like a man, did
what he ought to do.
He had convictions that were strong,
such as learning brought
That a man of courage ought to have,
to live just as he ought
"Be a Man."
She was wonderful to look at, Oh,
such eyes the creature had,
What blessings in her dimpled checks,
and Oh, if you were sad
Those eyes could lift you up to
heights of earthly bliss,
And when she had a mind to, she
could seal it with a kiss.
She was wonderful to chat with, and
to look into those eyes
Would bring to you a dizzy spell, a
look that satisfies.
Her beauty was entrancing, she'd
keep your head a-whirl
And nothing could prevent you from
loving such a girl.
GET THAT WAY
Sometimes we arc given to fits of
sympathy and we cannot be happy
until the fit' spell passes off. Some
time ago a fellow caught us when the
spell was on us and knowing our
friendly sympathetic peculiarity to
have the sympathy diathesis became
almost bellicose, not to say eloquent,
in matters of rhetorical flambuoy-
ancy to show us how two dollars of
my money would fit better in his
pocket, or. how that, which he' could
purchase with two dollars of my
money would help him more than
they would help me; Well, don't you
know thcfit was cured immediately?
Pclonious had been to sec a fight
It was a fright
A few days later some fellows know
That Pclonious was making a fistic
Asked him if they could hear him tell
the story right;
PeJonious had been drinking moon
shine, he, was too tight
What are wc coming to anyway?
At the rate people are getting killed
and being divorced we predict that
in twenty-five years there won't be a
man alive that has not been shot at,
or paying alimony. There won't be a
woman alive who has not been cruelly
misunderstood, or who wouldn't ac
cept alimony, or all of the money.
NOW WILL-YOU BE GOOD?
The Co-Operative Co. Has Flound
.. ered With Our Millions.
By Dr. M. A, Majors.
The Co-operative Society of Amer
ica has gone into the hands of the
receiver, whoever he is. Many
months ago the writer begged and
pleaded .with hundreds of our citizens
to "keep their money, or invest it in
a Negro enterprise. We mentioned
The Binga Bank, The Progressive
Co., the Pyramid Building and Loan
Association, The "Kashmer Chemical
Co, The Liberty Life insurance Co,
The Public Life Insurance Co The
Douglass National Bank. They
could not see our point, and would
not be convinced. 'Now the thing
which they had faith in has gone to
the devil and carricdmorc than a
million of out; black dollars with it.
Harrison Parker whom they thought
was some white and "shiny demigod,
has feathered his nest with-the'shiny
gold to the tunc of about seven mil
lions. This writer has all along con
tended that we have more faith in
ourselves and less in the slick trick
AH of the above big Negro corpor
ations are flourishing. The Bmga
Bank has more than a half million
assets, The Pyramid Building and
Loan Association is growing so
rapidly in a few months that they
have money to loan to members to
secure them ' 'against the mortgage
shark. The Liberty Life Insurance
Co., is one of the marvels of Negro
hustle and aggressiveness. The
Kashmcr Chemical Co. has grown so
rapidly that they are getting ready to
supplant the Molcr College by oper
ating America's Largest Beauty col
lege. The Douglass National Bank
has become within a few months one
of the races stalwart financial com
panies. The Progressive Co., has
cottcn to the place where it can re
fuse the loan of two hundred thou
sand dollars. It is only 'one year old
yet it has money supplied by over
two thousand .members, and operat
ing a grocery selling goods over the
city with two delivery trucks,
Wc can afford at this present time
to put our trust in our own people.
Suppose thil money that the white
man Parker hasgot tipjl up, money
that was paid into this Co-operative
Company had been paid into the Pro
gressive Company, just look where
we would be today.
Wc arc not to lose heart, but take
this as a great lesson we have learned
for the future. The business operated
by our race would multiply a hundred
foM if only wc would stop and con
s' that the Negro hirelings who
av .id fabulous salaries to paint
misleading pictures, talk our people
into investing their hard earned
money with crooked companies whose
only object is to get their money and
keep it, OF-invcst it in other subsidi
ary companies controlled by white
people they do not know.
THE MEMBERS OF ROYAL
EAGLE COURT HAD A GRAND
TIME AT THEIR RECENT
By Sister Ida Tyree.
Recently the members of Royal
Eagle Court No. 44 royally celebrated
its first anniversary of one year, al
though Royal Eagle Court No. 44 is
next to the baby court in Chicago,
Royal Eagle has the largest member
ship and the largest treasury, and also
has a host of true friends. This is
largely due to the popularity of the
Ancient Matron, Sister Daisy Car
thcll, who manages so successfully.
And every member loves her and is
ready and willing to help her at any
time. The Royalty of the Heroines
in all of their splendor was present
with velvet robes and golden crowns.
The magnificence of it was dazzling
to all. So beautiful did tley look.
The Grand Ancient Matron of 111.,
Sister RosaFouche had called upon
every jone of her present and past
Matrons and Grand officers to be
present Among those who were
properly admitted were Sisters Anna
Dunmore, Grand Trcas. Sadie Carter,
Grand Sec'y; Sister Bell, Past Grand
Trcas.; Elva Stewart, Grand Organ
ist; Mathilda Smith,Tast Grand Ma
tron; Sister Hope Dun More, An
cient Matron; Hattie Wooldridge,
"Past Matron of Eureka Court;
Blanch Smith, Past Matron of Moody
Court; Sister Mossit, Past Matron
Eureka Court; Sister Walker, An
cient Matron Rebecca D. Boone
Court; Mary Heron, Matron .of
Prince Hall Court; Sister "Lenox, Ma
tron of Agnes Moody Court; Sisters,
Lulu, Oxford and Skinner Brothers.
Grand Worthy Joshua, J. B. Hart,
J.cc Talor, Ford and Stewart. Now
YOU who were absent can imagine
what a wonderful time we had. A
nice program. First the History of
Royal Eagle Court by Sister Annie
Powers: solo. Sister Campbell; read
ing, "What Bill Said." 5istcr Davis
of Tyre Court of West Side; solo,
Sister Maude Smith. Two sh,ort
readings by Rcverened Charles Stew"
art Specking of surprises Royal
Eagle made presentations to the fol
lowing: to the Grand Ancient Ma
tron, Sister Rosa Fouche, beautiful
silver bread tray, presented to "her by
the Senior Matron of Royal Eagle
Court Sister Lena Taylor, who
spoke so sweetly that the Grand
Ancient Matron smiled and cried, so
happy and surprised was she. The
Matron, 'Sister Daisy Carthell, called
for Bro. Lee Taylor and asked him
to have his coat and vest removed.
The Sisters assisted him and Bro.
Taylor began to look around but
there was no avenue of escape, so he
took the joke as it was and accepted
a smoking jacket from: the coirt
The Grand Matron then presented to
our Matron, Sister Daisy Carthell,ja
beautiful bunch of roses from Present
and Past Grand Officers. All visitors
said 4he same thing; a wonderful
time and I am coming bade And
then Sister Fannie Gray stepptd in
and had every one served withTeal
home, made cake and ice cream in
abundance. Royal-Eagle Court meets
the fourth Wednesday. You are al
ways welcome- Come to see.
THOMPSON STOOD UP.
When the local U. N. I. A. sent
Noah D. Thompson to attend the In
ternational gathering at New York to
represent xthcm they sent a man who
stood out in bold relief by way of
representation of the people who sent
him. We gather from the press re
ports and from private sources that
at no time during the session would
he be denied. In the face of opposi
tion from those who would cover up
Mr. Thompson bored right into such
an extent that he became one of the
real figures of the Convention. The
timorous delegates who would hesi
tate to speak found in Col. Thomp
son an advocate worthy of his steel.
Some of. the blind enthusiasts might
think daggers at Col. Thompson but
no one can deny that he has faith
fully performed the duty which he
was sent to care for. His, insistence
for business methods for this great
organization should be most helpful
indeed, and in fact, he should have
been elected to see to it that the fi
nances were correctly applied. The
way -to make the great movement
sound and secure is to place all the
safe guards possible around its finan
ces. Mr. Thompson, it seems, forced
the publication of the financial report
and on the strength of that fight
lacked only a few votes of being
elected to the office of yicc-Prcsi-dent.
He reaffirms his faith in the
movement, but advocates a radical
change in its business methods and
for the local division to stand intact
for the great principles of the U. N.
I. A. The Eagle, Los Angeles, Cal.
VIRGINIANS TO ENTERTAIN.
The Virginia Society will give a
fine literary and musical entertain
ment on Wednesday evening, Oct
19, at Bailey's Hall, 363 S. State St.,
at which time all Virginians, as well
as the general public, are invited to be
A LARGE NUMBER IN
A large number of people from the
city visited Morgan Park last Sun
day looking over the lots, bungalows
and cottages for sale, many making
purchases. This suburb has made
rapid progress in increasing its popu
lation and the buildings are a credit
to the Race as a whole.
BOY ORATOR ON LONG TOUR.
Charles Satchell Morris, Jr., the
boy orator, en route to Omaha, Lin
coln, Denver, Kansas City and many
other cities, visited the city and sur
rounding suburbs during the week,
speaking at the various churches. He
left Friday and after a week's stay,
will visit the state of Virginia where
he will lecture in interest of the Re
publican ticket which carries John
Mitchell, Jr., as governor and J.
Thomas Ncwsome as attorney-general.
Mr. Morris will return to the
city about Dec 20, and enter the
Chicagq University in order to obtain
his Master Degree.
Mrs. Eliza Jackson, 3739 Elmwood
avc, spent the past week in Bay City,
Mich., in interest of A. U. K. & D.
of A., of which she is state grand
queen of Illinois. While in Michigan,
Mrs. Jackson visited Flint and De
troit, where she met many former
Chicagoans. Mrs. Jackson is working
hard to exceed former records she has
made for the organization.
Mr. T. Bailey, president of The
Bailey Realty Co., 3638 S. State st
has been kept busy during the past
ten days in and out of the city look
ing after matters for clients as well
as giving information and advice to
those interested in suburban property
which his firm is handling.
A. A. Williams, 11261 S. May st,
who has been quite ill for the past
ten days or more .at -his home, is
muck better to the delight of-his
APPODJTED STATE DEPUTY.
Mrs. Dora Cannon, 19 E. 3Jst st,
jWell known m fraternal circles of Illi
nois and jurisdiction, has been ap
pointed state deputy of the state of
Illinois and jurisdiction for the Mo
saic Templars and has entered upon
her duties with the determination of
pushing he order ahead.
Rev. H. E. Johnson, pastor of the
A. M. E. Church of Waukegan, HI.,
was in the city during the 'week on
business. Monday evening he spoke
before the Boa d of Directors of The
Pyramid Building & Loan Associa
tion on matters along the north shore.
HON. THOMAS CAREY ft
President of the Chicago National Life Insurance Company, who
1 will preside at the meeting at the Wendell Phillips -High School
Tuesday evening, October 18.
THIS APPLIES TO MANY
"On many of Chicago's streets and
on all of them that extend the length
or width of the city, the prefix North
or South, East or West, forms an im
portant part of the street address.
Failure to use the prefix South or
West when, the mail should go South
or West, not only results in delay
caused by trying the mail North or
East first, but adds unnecessarily to
"the work of the office. Thousands of
pieces of mail arc delayed and re
handlcd every day because of the fail
ure to use these prefixes when they
should be used.
When seen during the week, Chas.
H. Turner, president of the Progres
sive Company, was all in smiles over
the progress being made toward the
completion of the store on- State st,
in the 3600 block Mr. Turner has
worked hard for the past five years
as head of this company.
PLANS LONG VISIT.
Mrs. Lou Ella Young, 3556 Giles
are., is preparing to make a long visit
with friends through southern Illinois
as well as East St. Louis, and St.
Louis, Mo. Mrs. Young will leave in
a few days. v
Among the Chicago delegates on
Tuesday were Mr. J. W. Moore, Hor
ace Cooper, R. J. B. Ellington, W. D.
Samuels, Mr. Maxwell, Mr. Berry
man, Mr. Bell and Mr. E. E. Moon.
Mrs. Emma S. Kennedy, worthy
grand matron of the State of Illi
nois and jurisdiction, gave an excel
lent outline of her work representing
over 600 members of the Eastern
Star to the members of the Grand
Lodge at Evanston, 111., last Tues
day a. m. She is the grand loyal lady
ruier ot tne urana Assembly, an
auxiliary of the Thirty-second and
Thirty-third Scottish Rite Masons of
the United States and Canada, hav
ing over 700 members in its organiza
tion. She is a most enthusiastic
worker Wc were pleased to enroll
her name as a subscriber to The
HON. SHERIDAN E. FRY ,
Former Jodge of the MtHiic&al
Be Selected as One of the Judges or tne Superior ioun w
Cosily k 1922.
Miss Aluerta Duke, of CLu igo. a
company with Mr. Marcus M Urr,
one of the representative young mal
carriers of Quincy, III., were a
Evanston attending the State Grand
Salt and Dampness.
Salt Is what Is caled "hyuroso
pic." that Is. It eagt-rly absorbs mob
ture. In fact, both air and salt an
absorbents of moisture and It Is a
contest between them as to whlci
pets It Results depend on atmos
pheric conditions. Ordinary ataw
pbere always contains a projiortioo
of moisture, and warm air Is apt to
be more humid than cold, as it ab
sorbs and holds water vapor aiore
readily than cold air. Salt has such
aflinlty for moisture that umler such
conditions It draws It from ihe air.
When the air becomes dr?. the mois
ture Is given up by the salt, which la
turn becomes dry as It returns tta
moisture to the air.
Fundamental Business Principle
From a purely coldblooded huu
point of view, honesty Is the het i
Icy. To treat the ather man a"
would have him treat you Is an eqi
ly fundamental business pnnn
This does not mean that you -ho
surrender your rights or m-glect j
avail yourself of your opportunit
It simply means that in the game
business, the same rules of port-inaih
ship should prevail as in a boxing boat,
In a match of golf, or in a football
tame. John D. Rockefeller. Jr.
Avoid Being Irritant
Some folks are Just plain Irritants.
Tou don't know why it is you don't Wu
them. But you surely don t like tnen
By word and deed they get under your
kin and you feel mean at being u
touchy. But It can't be helped tbJ
Irritate. Do your best to get beyond
the Irritation stage. You can put e?
with a lot when you train yourself
to It In the end you may find Out
part of the Irritation belongs to your
self. Come on. Be a sport Boci
Lines to Be Remembered.
The flowering of civilization is the
finished man. the man of sense, ot
grace, of accomplishment, of social
power the gentleman. Ralph Wald
Court of Chicago, Who h m V&W