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pttal k StiH fe lie Public
CHICAGO, ILL, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1921
The Christmas or the Holiday Edition o The Broad
Ax Will Appear Saturday, December 1 7. It Will
Contain Some Highly Interesting Articles by Emi
nent Writers. It Will Also Contain Beautiful Half
Tone Cuts of Some of the Prominent Citizens of
Chicago. v : ':' - ' '
Now Is the Time jto Advertise in, It, to Secure Special Write-Ups" in
It, and -to Subscribe for It : : : , : : : :
ECHOES OFTAG DAY FOR THE FORT
DEARBORN HOSPITAL, LESS
THAN ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY
WOMEN TAGGERS BROUGHT IN
ALMOST TWO THOUSAND DOL
LARS FOR THAT INSTTTUflON.
IF THE SEVEN HUNDRED WOMEN,
WHO HAD PROMISED, WOULD
HAVE RESPONDED, FIFTEEN TO
TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOL
LARS WOULD HAVE BEEN PULLED
IN ON TAG DAY, ON NOVEMBER
The citizens of Chicago seem to
be always willing to contribute their
mite to aid any worthy cause and
that fact was plainly demonstrated
on Monday, November 7, tag day for
the Fort Dearborn Hospital, for in all
parts of the city where the colored
lad taggers were in evidence they
were treated with the greatest respect
and most especially was-that true in
the down town district, for Jn that
district many of the lady taggers
were rather timid and hundreds of-
whitc ladies and gentlemen would
walk right to them and deposit money
in their boxes without being requested
to do so and when darkness settled
down over the city, some of their
boxes contained as high" as $38 with
out much effort on the part of the
taggers. Miss Dorothy L.Love was
stationed at the cornet of State and
Adams streets, and Mr. George J. Ter
rell piloted her up to the offices of the
Chicago National Life Insurance
Company, and its president, Hon.
Thomas Carey, and Mr. T. Frank
O'Connell and the other gentlemen
present each deposited $1 in ier box,
and it was filled right up to the top.
Less than 140 women out of the
700 who had promised Mrs. E. L.
Davis, manager of the tag day, that
they would be on hand bright and
early on that day, hut they utterly
failed to show up and as stated be
fore, if they would have kept' their
word, fifteen to twenty-five thousand
dollars would hive been- raked in on
tag day for -the Fort Dearborn Hos
pital. " '
The following- ladies loyally and
unselfishly stood by Mrs Davis, and
they gathered in almost two thousand
Chaperons and Taggers
Chaperons Mrs. Fannie B. Wil
liams, Mrs. Betty Lambert, Miss H.'
G. White, Mrs. Irene Moore. '
Taggers Miss Dorothy E. Love,
Mrs. Helen Boyd, Mrs. Attre'ss Sams
Miss Ethel Cade, Miss Nellie jSil
more,Miss Alice White, Mrs. Fannie
Avant, Mrs. Gertrude Jackson, Mrs.
Margaret Woodley, Mrs. Cora B.
Coleman, Mrs. Ella Booth, Miss Thel
raer Henderson, Mrs. Ella D. Hatch-
inson. Miss Virginia Clark, Mrs, Rob
inson, Mrs. Dela Furtrell, Miss
Amanda Jones, Miss Volsin, Mrs.
rrv T Tfncnn Mtss Willa Hill.
Miss Kathryn Jefferson, Mrs. Beaulah
Riley, Mrs. Letha Hunt, airs, rean
Crampton, Mrs, Josie Jones, Mrs.
TiimiH) 'Rartrin fr T-vdia Reeds.
Miss Lillian Ford, Mrs. G. A. Easter,
Miss Ethel Mictans, airs, l-ovoma
Hughes, Mrs. Beatrice Willis, Mrs.
Eunola Primus, Mrs. Lula Johnson,
Mrs. Myrtle Lewis, Mrs. Elnora Sim
mons, Mrs. Sylvia Mills, Mrs. Ger
trude Moore, Mrs. Chattie Sane, Miss
Eva Jackson, Mrs. Emma Ingrim,
fie TJIHan Wallace. Mrs. Sallie
Jones, Mrs. Estell Combs, Mrs. Eliz
abeth Duvernor Mrs. Bessie Ovo,
Mrs. Rena Champion, Mrs. Mattie
Moore, Mrs. May Johrison, Mrs.
Ophelia Morgan, Mrs. Anna Wilkins,
Mrs. Vivian Dudley, Miss Julia Kemp,
Mrs. Mary Washington, Mrs. Betty
Williams, Mrs. James Brooks, Mrs.
Emma Baker, Mrs. Leona Barner,
Mrs. Springer, Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. E.
Parker, Mrs. Elnora Green, Mrs.
Louise Edwards, Mrs. Mary Richard
son, Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Geneva Strat-ton,-
Mrs. Florence Burton, Mrs.
Pinkie Bell, Mrs. Ada Horde, Mrs.
Lillian Barlow, Miss Nellie Wood
ward, Mrs. Annie McCorkle, Mrs. Sa
lena Morris, Mrs. Sylvia Guess, Miss
H. A. Crisp, Miss Lovenia Thomas,
Mrs. M. McClure, Mrs. Delia Young,
Miss Alyce Mangham, Miss Mattie
Stephens, Mrs. James A. Scott, Mrs.
Cole,Mrs. Rhambo, Mrs. Hardeman,
Mrs. Ellen Washington, Miss Valjean
Morrison, Mrs. Louis Battles, Mrs.
Mattie Mayor-Mrs. Minnie Thomas,
ir ai:. fvore Mr C O. Seames,
Miss Hurst, Miss Gravely, MisrLyles,
Miss Wates, Airs, minora v-iaymu,
Mrs. AKce Johnson?- Mrsi Hattie Lee,
r tr.nmn Tntinsrin. Mrs. Ella Har-
vey, Mrs. Lena Stewart, Mrs. Mattie
Lowe, Mrs. Mamie uiacic, -".
Tir u zn,,thf Miss Toella Starnes,
-n -c.f.r Rnnih. Miss S. L. Ander-
sonTMiss Glinnie Taylor, Miss Mat-j
tie Henry, Miss jaumw m,
Mrs. Bertha L. -KoDertsr airs. ri
xr. Ann TTenenn. Mrs. An-
tjerry, ju. --.
nie Clark, Mrs...Minnie MercerfMrs.
Dorothy Miller. Miss Leona Jennings,
Mrs. Aline Mangnam, ju "
Mitchell, Miss Snsie Buines, Miss
Ethel Mayne, Mrs. Mary urcai
ii, t nt T PTaftJe GeicCT. Mrs.
tta, CradockTMrs. Sarah Robinson.
"GEORGIA .FEACH" NAMED BY
WATSON IN GRAND JURY
Atlanta, Ga.-An assistant to "the
solicitor of foU county went hefore
the grand jury "here to ask an -indictment
of Henry Lincoln 'Johnson, na
tional republican committeeman from
Georgia, and who recently was nomi
nated as recorder of deeds of the Dis
trict of Columbia hy President Hard
ing .Charges were made by Benja
min M. Blackburn in response to a
request made By telegraph hy Sena
tor Thomas Watson, who 'alleged lar
ceny after "trash"
BOOK CHAT BY MARY WHITE
OVINGTON-CHAIRMAN OF THE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE
THE ADVANCEMENT OF COL
ORED PEOPLE. AUTHOR OF
"HALF A MAN," "HAZEL," "THE
THE VOICE OF THE NEGRO"
By Robert T. Kerlin
HON. EDWARD J. GLACKIN
State Senato.rfrom the Seventeenth Senatorial District of Illinois, who
has contributed $25.00 to die Fort Dearborn Hospital through
Julius F. Taylor.
(Published by E P. Dutton & Co., 681
Fifth Ave., New York City. Price
2.50, postage 12 cents.)
Mr. Robert TvKerlin, professor at
Virginia Military Institute, last June
wrote a letter to the Governor of
Arkansas, in which he declared it
would be a crime against the Creator,
if the six colored men, condemned to
death, were executed. "Were they
to suffer death, he saidJUhey would
be crucified." Shortly after this state
ment, he was asked to resign by the
Board of Virginian Military Institute.
Refusing to do this, he was dismissed.
This courageous letter to the Gov
ernor of Arkansas was the culmina
tion of a number of acts sympathetic
to the Negro, that had evidently
grated against the sensibilities of the
Board of Virginia Military Institute.
Probably "The Voice of the Ne
gro," the book which Mr. Kerlin's
publishers put out in 1920, was one
of his heinous offenses. This book
presents to the reader a careful synop-
CHECK FROM SENATOR
Hon. Edward J. Glackin, State Sena
tor From the Seventeenth Sena
torial District of Illinois, Forwarded
His Check for $25 for the Fort
Dearborn Hospital to Julius F. Tay-lor.
The following letter speaks for it
self: Chicago, Nov. 14, 1921.
Mr. Julius F. Taylor, Chicago.
My dear Mr. Taylor: It gives me
great pleasure in enclosing herewith
my check for $25 for the Fort Dear
born Hospital. Wishing you success
for the hospital, and assuring you of
my interest and desire to be of service
to you in the project, I am,
Yours very truly,
. Edward J. Glackin.
A CONFERENCE WITH A
Our public generally will look for
ward with keen interest to the work
and results of the twentieth national
conference" -called by the Colored
Men's Department of the Young
Men's Christian Association of North
America to be held at Cincinnati, De
cember 1 to 4. There is real need for
this conference, not merely that it has
been twelve years since the last na
tional gathering under the auspices
of the Colored Men's Department, but
because it is clearly theduty of our
people to ally themselves in every
possible' way with all practical efforts
for world recovery and progress.
Increased emphasis isbeing placed
today pn the necessity for solving ra
cial problems, and this is a task to
which all groups must apply their
best intelligence and determination, in
the truest spirit of co-operation. The
responsibility of our people in this
connection is great, both because we
are directly concerned in the question
and because we are in a more ad
vantageous position than evenfefore
to co-operate in its solution. We have
in our own leaders men who are ca
pable and forward-looking, fully
abreast of the times, contributinfir to
thw betterment of our people ana
country in ways that are gratefully
recognized. The institutions which
developing sacn icaaers ana
bringing new inspiration and advance-
' ... l. r r,r nn!ir anil
ment to iHonsanua jw-
young men are recognized as true
servants of civilization and phophets
of a brighter tomorrow. "
Among these institutions of service
the Young Men's Christian Associa
tion has an important place. It is
one of the .outstanding mediums
through which the needs of colored
men and boys may be dealt with. As
a national and co-operative institu
tion it has unusual powers and op
portunities for service, both of which
have vastly increased during the past
few years. When the department
held its national conference at Louis
ville, Ky., twelve years ago, the mem
bership which it represented was
small and there did not exist a single
standard Y. M. C A. bujlding de
voted to this particular work. Today
the department represents a member
ship of 23,000 men and boys and 10,000
students, and there are more than a
dozen standard buildings carry on its
service in important centers.
But there is as yet a great unoccu
pied field. How can inspiration and
opportunity for spiritual, intellectual
and physical betterment be set for
ward is speedly and largely as possi
ble into that field? The Cincinnati
conference gives an opportunity to
answer the question. There is promise
of constructive achievement in the
fact that it will be truly a national
gathering, and that in its discussions
it will have the 1enefit o the views
of leaders of "both races. The fact
that it is a Christian gathering, with
Christian purpose,nnderlying all fea
tures -of 'the program,'-is assuring.
We arejjlad to urge the co-opera
tion of our people in this forthcoming
conference. AH who can find oppor
tunity to attend as delegates should
do so. An unusual opportunity is pre
sented for our people to make
through this occasion a timely con
tribution to the solution of problems
in which they are vitally concerted,
and which are conspicuous through
out the world today.
DR. U. GRANT DAILEY WILL
-WRITE A HIGHLY INTEREST.
ING ARTICLE ON "GOITER"
FOR THE CHRISTMAS EDI
TION OF THE BROAD AX.
Dr. U. Grant Dailey; who is one
of the most eminent physicians and
surgeons in the -United States, who
ha3 taken a special course in medical
training ai ine greas wjnoon uni7
versity, London, England, who has
honorably served as president of the
National Medical Association, who is
at the present time associate editor
of the Natibnal Medical Journal, his
contributions to it attracting world
Dr. Dailey, being one of our warm
friends and a constant supporter of
this paper, has graciously consented
to contribute an article to it, which
will appear in its coltrrans Saturday,
December 17, entitled, Sonrf- Facts
Concerning Goiter That thcTublic
Should Know." '""'..
sis of Negro "opinion, as voiced
through its press for four months
succeeding the Washington riot To
quote from the preface, "virtually the
entire Afro-American press consisting
of two dailies, a dozen magazines,
and nearly three' hundred weeklies,
has been drawn upon." "When I
told the publisher," Mr. Kerlin goes
on to say, "that I was making this
compilation, he remarked that my
book would make disagreeable-reading.
There are worse things than
Even the most diligent reader of
the Negro press would be surprised
at the comprehensive and able edi
torial matter that Mr. Kerlin presents.
Extracts from northern and southern
papers (one is especially impressed
with the courage of southern Negro
editors), make up his book. He has
covered all forms of racial discrimi
nation and has also a chapter on
Race Progress. Among a few of his
deductions we quote the following:
"Self-defense is applauded and ad
vocated, I believe, by the entire col
ored press with one exception."
The New Negro and the Old
"The Negro is refusing to accept
kindness in lien of justice- It has
Jong been the custom, according to
the colored papers for the southern
white man to make a creditable asset
of his affections for some dear old
black 'mammy and this or that
'aunty or 'uncle.' To the new Negro,
this profession makes no appeal what
soever, it doesn t touch the question
of his demands."
The Administration of Justice
"The discriminations against col
ored people in regard to arrest, im
prisonment, trial and punishment,
weigh most heavily upon them. They
complain that they are at the mercy
of a brutal policea prejudiced judge,
and a jury on which they are not rep
resented. The standard of justice is
one thing for the white man, another
thing for the black man."
Accounts of lynchings and many
editorials of striking force are taken
from northern and southern papers.
We read of horrors with which the
colored reader is only too familiar.
Especially interesting is the bringing
out of instances of the use of "burnt
cork." Witness a North Carolina
story. "The Negro man who horse
whipped Mrs. William Crisp (white)
was neither a 'Negro nor a man,' but
a white woman who disguised herself."
The book ends with some of the
great poems by Negro writers: Lu
cian B. Watkins, Georgia D. Johnson,
William Rufus Lackaye, and Claude
McKay's sonnet that startled both
races by its tremendous message of
fighting power, "If We Must Die."
Now, how to obtain this book. I
believe one reason why the American
people do not buy more books, and
we are poor book buyers, is that it
is so difficult to purchase thm. If
one wants a necktie, or kitchen uten
sil, or even a piece of furniture, one
can usually find it at the nearby store, .
even though one livesn a small place.
But this country is lamentably lacking
in book shops. And even those cities
that have such stores often do not
carry the book that one particularly"
wants. It is, therefore, necessary,
usually to send for a book by mail
order. Those, who, after reading this
review, want to secure Professor Ker
lin's book can get it by sending the
necessary amount, $2.62, direct'to the
publisher, E. P. Dutton & Co. If a
book like this is ordered at a store,
unless one is a regular customer, one
must expect to deposit the price.
Professor Kerlin was at the Detroit
conference of the National Associa
tion for the Advancement of Colored
People. All who saw and heard him
were pleased with his scholarship and
his deep sincerity. He belongs ,to a
long line of white men of .Virginia,
too few of recerityears, who have
placed their 4ove of democracy above
petty race prejudice.
SOCIAL SERVICE DEPARTMENT
OF jGREATER FORT DEAR
BORN HOSPITAL AND TRAIN
ING SCHOOL FORT NURSES,
One of the most effective things
accomplished during the first month
of existence of this busy department
was the city-wide tagday November
7, granted by a unanimous vote of the
Gty Council, through' the untiring ef
forts of- Editor Julius F. Taylor and
Alderman Thomas ' F. Byrne of the
29th Ward, assisted by Alderman
Louis B. Anderson. '-
Our hearty thanks are extended to
the generous public, to the loyal
women who gave then- services, so
freely and to Olivet, St. Mark,, Quinn
Chanel and other churches which gave
publicity to the tag day. The total
amount contributed-was '$173.63. The
nurses attracted much attention in the
Elizabeth L. Davis, Director ofySo
ml -Service: Department; EtlYeC'L..'
Cade, Secretary; Room, ltftRoo'seyeJt
State Bank building, 3507 Grand blvd-
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