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Forney Wiljiam G. An
derson Will Soon Forgo
Ha Way to the Front;
The Fort Dearbra Hos
pital k Sm kx t&e Pafclk
CHICAGO. ILL, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 192L
Meeting. Held at the Wendell Phlllins
1, 39th Street and Prairie Avenue.
Tuesday Evening. October 18th in the Interest of
1" 1 T Y m 1
1-jearDorn nosmtai. was a
Success. More Than Three Thousand Dollars Was
Raised for That Worthy Institution.
Hon. Thomas Carey, President of the Chicago National
Life Insurance Company, and Hon. Alferd Clover, General
Manager of the Public Life Insurance Company, Executed
Their Checks for One Thousand Dollars Each.
MR. T. FRANK O'CONNELL, SEC
RETARY AND TREASURER OF
THE CHICAGO NATIONAL LIFE IN
SURANCE COMPANY, PLEDGED
HIMSELF TO CONTRIBUTE TWENTY-FIVE
DOLLARS EACH YEAR
TO THE FORT DEARBORN HOS
PITAL, AS LONG AS THAT INSTI
TUTION CONTINUES TO RUN.
HON. MILES J. DEVTNE, EX-CITY AT
TORNEY OF CHICAGO; MRS. ELIZ
ABETH LINDSAY DAVIS, HON. ED
WARD R. LITSINGER, PRESIDENT
OF THE BOARD OF REVIEW OF
COOK COUNTY; HON. ALFRED
CLOVER, AND REV. JOHN W. ROB
INSON, THE ELOQUENT AND
PUSHING PASTOR OF ST. MARK
CHURCH, WERE THE LEADING
HON. THOMAS CAREY,HON.GEORGE
B. HOLMES, JUDGE OF THE MUNIC
IPAL COURT OF CHICAGO; HON.
HENRY STUCKART, HON. JAMES
W. BREEN, AND JULIUS F. TAYLOR,
ARE AMONG THE NEWLY ELECT
ED TRUSTEES OF THE FORT
On August 13, a picture of Mr.
Alexander Flower, President-of the
Roosevelt State Bank, JSth and
&md Boulevard,. appeared in the col
"ans of this paper, at the same time
stating that he had consented to be
com' the campaign treasurer in the
"" to raise one hundred thousand
dollars for the Fort Dearborn Hos
pital and Training School or colored
Oa August 20, it- was also an
nounced, in .these columns that Hon.
Thomas Carey, President' of the Chi
a8o National life Insurance Com
pany, had become the General Chair
man of the campaign committee, and
Nat he was ready and willing to pull
off his coat and pitch in and do every
thing in his power to Take in the
ne hundred thousand dollars which
as been, so sadly needed to provide
a permanent home and training
school for. the nurses and to be in
better shape to look after the sick and
the afflicted and make life more bear
able for them in every way.
It will be further recalled that in
accepting the chairmanship of the
campaign committee, that Chairman
Carfcy stated in the plainest language
at his command, that he did not
ni any politics dragged into the
we hundred thousand dollar drive
r - ,.-,..,. Pnrt Dearborn Hospital
and Training School for Colored
Nurses, that he wanted inc ncuij
support of the white and colored fol
lowers of Mayor William Hale
Thompson, as well as the support of
those who march under the banner
of Hon. Charles S. Dcneen and
Oairman Carey naturally ejects
that all the leading Democrats wUI
fall in line and greatly assist to aid
the movement for a greater Fort
Dearborn Hospital and Training
School for Colored Nurses.
"This is the nrst time in this sec
tion of the country that the colored
people have come before the people of
Chicago to ask for assistance, and
we feel that they will not fail us, for
the colored people have given much,
in fact, their alL
"We were called upon for every
thmg during the great world's war
for democracy, and we did not hesi
tate, to give our best
-The .Fort Dearborn Hospital is
locate at 3831-35 Vernon Avenue,
and it is the largest colored institu
tion in this city. It has seventy-five
beds for patients and in the past and
at the present time it is accomplish
ing much good for humanity.
Notwithstanding the fact that no
one who has been putting forth
their best efforts to raise the one hun
dred thousand dollars which is greatly
needed to place the Fort Deaborn
Hospital on the map. in first-class
shape, has attempted in the slightest
degree to play politics, still there are
many small, pin-headed, would-be
leaders of the colored race in the
Second Ward, both men and women,
who always scramble to occupy the
front scats on the platform whenever
Mayor Thompson is in sight and
boast 'to him that they own and con
trol all of the colored voters, both
men and women and tote their votes
around in their hip pockets, and these
so-called leaders of the colored peo
ple residing in the Second Ward are
perfectly willing to transform a fun
eral into a political meeting, provid
ing that they are seeking some politi
cal office for themselves or for their
white political masters.
It is this class of narrow-minded.
shot-stop leaders, both men and
short-stop leaders, both men and
of the public meetings in the inter
est of the Fort Dearborn Hospital
to save their lives who have not so
far aided the movement in any way
'or a larger and better Fort Dearborn
Hospital, who arc in favor of drag
sine it into politic. and use it as a
political kite for the special benefit
for some short-sighted slavtsh and
'-old-hlooded and selfish politician
a ho s not interested in the common
or poor people, hut this clas siniplj
vant to feather their own nests at the
expense of the public and then turn
around and pose as the true and onlj
Simon-pure leaders of the colored
race in the second ward.
As stated before. Chairman Carey
does not want politics dragged into
the continued one hundred thousand
dollar drive for the Fort Dearborn
Hospital. On the contrary, he still
desires the hearty support ot the
Thompson republicans, both white
and colored: the Deneen republicans
and he wants the warm support of
the big leaders among the democrats.
In short, he earnestly desire? the aid
and the financial support of all the
citizens of Chicago, regardless of their
race or politics to assist to transform
the Fort Dearborn Hospital into one
of Jhe best hospitals in Chicago.
The following gentlemen who rank
among the best ad the most pro-
tn-essive citizens and successful bus-
ini men of Chicago have been!
elected trustees of the Fort Dear
born Hospital for the ensuing year:
Hon. Thos. Carey, President Uii-
cago, National Life Insurance Co.,
Chicago; Hon. Geo. B. Holmes, Judge
Municipal Court, Chicago; Hon. Al
ferd Clover, General Manager Pub
lic iife Insurance Co Chicago; Atty.
a T Williams. Chicago; Hon. L. B.
Anderson, -Alderman Second Ward,
Chicago: Hon. Henry Stuckart, tx-r-MnK.
Tr.urer. Chicago; Hon. Jas.
W Breen, First Assistant Corpora
tion Counsel, Chicago; Hon. Emmett
Whealan, County Commissioner, Chi
cago; Mr. Julius F. Taylor Editor
The Broad Ax, Chicago; Mr. Chas. H.
Irish, Cashier Roosevelt btate oanic,
Chicago; Hon. Wm. M- McDonald,
Cashier Fraternal Bank & Trust
Fort Worth, Texas; Rev. J. Vf. Rob
inson. Pastor St Mark M. EL Church,
Chicago; and Hon. EdwrdR-L,-singer.
President of the Board of Re
view of Cook County.
With the above-named gentlemen
SOCIETY POLLS CONGRESS
ON KLU KLUX KLAN
HON. THOMAS CAREY
President of the Chicago National Life Insurance Company, and One
of the Big Brainy Successful Business Men in This City, Who Has
Contributed One Thousand Dollars to the Fort Dearborn Hos
, pita! and Training School for Colored Nurses.
guiding and directing the business af
fairs of the Fort Dearborn Hospital
it is bound to take a mighty lunge
forward and cause it to rouse itself
anew and bloom and blossom like
unto the beautiful rose in June.
The next issue of this paper will
contain the names of its many
friends and readers who have con
tributed money to the Fort Dearborn
GREATER FORT DEARBORN
HOSPITAL AND TRAINING
SCHOOL FOR NURSES
The public will be very glad to
know that the Greater Fort Dear
born Hospital and Training School
for Nurses has passed beyond the
stage of a private hospital controlled
by a few doctors and is now the peo
ple's hospital, a city institution de
voted to the needs of humanity.
The trustees realize that in order
to lift the community life to the
highest moral, physical and social
standards, that not only is a larger
building needed, but the scope of
work must be broadened, therefore
they have formulated plans to estab
lish a social service department in
connection with the hospital activi
ties, comprising a woman's auxiliary
with the following committees: Child
welfare, milk station, nurses' home,
hospital linen and community visits
with headquarters in room 10 in
Roosevelt State Bank building.
Any woman who is interested in ef
fective community work is cordially
invited to cooperate in every pos
sible way by interesting others and
to come in at any time between the
hours of 9 a. m. and 5 p.m. for fur
ELIZABETH LINDSAY DAVIS,
Director of Social Service Dept
Ethel Cade, Secretary.
Mrs. A. H- Crutchfield, 2348 S.
Dearborn Street, is visiting datives
and friends in Atlanta, G She will
return home the first of the week.
SOCIAL DOINGS AT THE
Sunday, October 30th, at 3 JO p. m.,
the Music Committee will present a
S. Coleridge-Taylor, Musicale. Pro
gram arranged from the works of the
late Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Mem
bers, families and friends invited. J.
Gray Lucas, Chairman.
Monday, October 31st, 8 JO to 1:00
a. m., Hallowen Party and Masque.
Members and lady guests. Mont Fer
guson and Chas. A. Wilson, Commit
tee. Hostesses: Mesdames S. A. T.
Watkins, David B. Hawle'y, Carl G.
Roberts, S. C Dickerson, Mont Fer
guson, Chas A. Wilson. Matinee
Dance Saturday afternoons, 5:00 to
7:00 p. m. Special Club' Dinner
served during and after the dance.
Ladies' Whist, 1st and 3rd Tuesday
2:30 p. m. Ladies of the families in
vited. Library, Billiard and Card
Rooms open to members as usual.
Dining room and buffet service, 12:00
m. to 1:00 a.-m--
The National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People, 70
Fifth Avenue, New York, announces
early replies to a letter sent to every
member of Congress, House of Rep
resentatives and Senate, asking for a
statement on the Ku Klux Klan. In
the first week, replies came denounc
ing the Klan, from the following Sen
ators: Howard Sutherland, of West
Virginia; Arthur Capper, of Kansas;
David I Walsh, of Massachusetts;
William M. Calder, of New York;
Harry S. New, of Indiana; Miles
Poindexter, of Washington; and
Frank B. Willis, of Ohio.
Among the Representatives who de
clared themselves opposed to the Ku
Klux Klan and its programme are
the following: John F. Carew,
Thomas J. Ryan. Anthony J. Griffin,
Peter G. Ten Eyck, and Michael J.
Hogan. all of New York; T. W. Har
rison of the seventh district in Vir
ginia; Miner G. Norton, of Ohio;
Joseph W. Fordney, of Michigan;
John Philip Hill, of Maryland; Mer
rill Moores, of Indiana; Roscoe C
Patterson and T. W. Hukriede, of
Missouri; F. F. Patterson, Jr., of New
Jersey; W. J. Graham, of Illinois; J.
X. Tincher, of Kansas.
Among the statements received
from the senators and representatives
are the following:
Senator Arthur Capper: "I do not
feel that I can condemn too strongly
the Ku Klux Klan and its. methods.
There is no place in this country for
an organization which seizes expedi
ency as an excuse to defy society and
.take the law into its own hands. . . .
fKo scheme which would have a tend
ency to encourage class or race
hatred and I believe the methods of
the Ku Klux Klan do this should be
tolerated for a moment"
Senator Howard Sutherland: "I
am glad to assure you that I have no
sympathy whatever with this organi
zation and think it a menace to the
liberties of our people."
Senator David I. Walsh: "If I am
correctly informed as to the purpose
of the Ku Klux Klan, namely that it
is an organization which discrimi
nates against American citizens who
differ racially and religiously and pro
motes racial and religious misunder
standing, I consider it un-American
and a menace to liberty and our free
Senator William M. Calder: "If
the Ku Klux Klan is an organization
conducted for the purposes indicated
in the recent newspaper articles, then
I condemn it in the strongest possible'
manner. I am deeply opposed to any
society or association which seeks to
raise religious or race strife in Amer
lea," Senator Miles Poindexter: "No
secret organization, such as that re
ferred to, avowedly for the purpose
of taking an active part in the settle- -tnent
of social and political questions,
can fail to run into excesses and com
mit various abuses. It is certainly
inconsistent with the principle of gov
ernment, through public agencies,
controlled by the votes of Jkt peo
ple. I have no doubt the particular
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