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THE BROAD AX, CHICAGO, ILL, SATURDAY, January 28, 1922.
PabMtfaij Eregy Saturday
la Ibis city siace July 15th, 1899,
without missing one single issue. Re
publicans, Democrats, Catholics, Pro
testants, Single Taxers, Priests, infi
Isor anyone else can have then- say
as long as their language is proper
and responsibility is -fixed.
The Broad Ax is a newspaper whose
platform is "broad enough for all,, ever
claiming the editorial right to speak
its own. mind.
- Local 'communications will receive
attention. Write only on one side of
Subscriptions must be paid in ad
One Year ....;.. $2.00
Six Months $1.00
Advertising rates made known on
Address all communication to
THE BROAD AX
6206 So. Elizabeth St, Chicago, III
Phone Wentworth 2597
14. T. BAILEY WILL HEAD VIR-
JULIUS P. TAYLOR
, Editor and Publisher
DR. M. -A. MAJORS
4700 South State Street
Phone Drexel 1416
In the 'regular monthly meeting of
The Virginia Society held Wednesday
evening, Jan. 18, M. T. Bailey, presi
dent of the Bailey Realty Ox. and
manager of The Milton Mercantile
Agency, 3638 S. State St, was elected
president of .The Virginia Society to
succeed R. L. Ferguson, formerly of
Bowling Green, -Va who has served
honorably for three years. Mr. Bailey
is a Virginian by birth (F.F.V.) and
was graduated from the V. N. C I.
Petersburg, Va., with the class of 1900
and has served for eighteen years as
president of the Alumni Association
of his Alma Mater during which time
an unparalleled record has been made
both for the school and for the As
sociation. Other officers elected were
J. B. Street, an alumnus of The
Hampton Normal & Industrial In-
January 28, 1922.
' Entered as Second-Class Matter, Aug.
t 1902, at the Post Office at Chicago,
pi. under Act of March 8, 1879.
CLUB AN AGENT
- -For some months the writer has
thought seriously of Club life as an
agency of community "force of any
race. To write about it has been in
the writer's mind for quite a while,
It would be very difficult to meas
ure in cash value the Appommattox
Club has been worth to the Negro on
.,. the South Side. There are a few mem
bers of that club who can really ap
preciate its potency in the Negro life
of Chicago. Indeed a retrolxion and
in retrospect one who has been to the
Windy Gty for twenty-five years may
with his vivid imagination reassociate
himself with the days of Perry Hull,
Gen. Grant Wililam Lorimer. Gov.
Yates, Gov. Tanner, Carter H. Harri
son, Jr., Gov. Dunne, Gov. Deneen,
Robert T. Lincoln and a great Jiost of
lesser men of the staje and nation.
in all of the years of this great club
on the South Side, the interests of the
social life of the race has never been
underestimated, improperly inter-
. preted nor overlooked. Its parlors
have given comfort to such men as
Ex-Governor P. B. S. Pinchback,
Isaiah T. Montgomery, Hon. Chas.
Anderson of New York, Booker T.
Washington, Geo. L. Knox, W. E. B.
Dubois, Dr. Chas. S. Morris of Nor
folk, John Mitchell, Jn, Major John
R. Ly'nch, J. Madison Vance, Major
Theopolis T. Allain, Robert M.
Mitchell, Charles G. Cotterell, Will
iam M. McDonald of Texas.
The various clubs of which we may
proudly boast were organized when
our population in Chicago was around
thirty thousand. Now we have very
close to a colored population of two
hundred thousand, and it may not
sound shocking or tend to horrify any
body should be say that Chicago's
real .club is in the making and why
should we not have a .real big club.
The white race has five hundred.
. We iiave become convinced that
there are some good reasons existing
why so many worthy big men whose
names are on the books and who pay
wezr ones, seldom if ever give their
presence to any of the club functions.
Dozens of such prominent men see
the great need of a club in Chicago,
while standing up for racial ideals and
retaining their membership with The
Appomattox Club contend that a new
club may be organized" and developed
out -of a higher spirit of race loyalty
"A mo"? IauaaD"e purpose, main
taining a zealous regard in the selec
tion it; members and without fear
or favors sustaining a high principle
when i determining the minutest detail.
Judsoa Lyons, J. C Napier, Dt. C.
V. iRoman, W. J. Smallwood, Rev.
Reverdy C Ransom, Dr. H. T. Keal
ing,vEmraett J. Scott Dr. A. M. Cur
tis, Judge Robt H. Terrell, Paul
Laurence Dunbar, Cyrus Field
Adams, Rev. Dr. ohn-T. Jenifer,
Professor Isaac Fisher, Dr. R. XL
-Moton, Hon. Ralph Tyler, Prof. J. R.
E. lee. Atty." Cotton, Jack Johnson,
Bert Williams and hundreds of others
worthy but less poignant on the life
of the race, therefore less prominent
,The foregoing, is. quite sufficient to
, estabfish the importance of the cjub
in tfee life of a people. It has taken its
stitute, Hampton, Va., president of
The Building Association of U.B.F. &
S.M.T.; Mrs. SalHe Stewart, formerly
of Danville, Va., treasurer; Chas.
Satchell Morris, Jr., the well known
boy orator of Norfolk, Va., who is
now attending the University of Chi
cago will deliver the principal address'.
Other Virginians who are expected to
be present and take a part are Hon.
Louis B. Anderson, Alderman of the
Second Ward and Council floor -leader
for William H. Thompson; Mr. Julius
F. Taylor, editor of The Chicago
Broad Ax; Col John R. Marshall,
vice-president of The Binga State
Bank. A public installation and pro
gram is being prepared to be held
during March at which time these
speakers will appear. Virginians
throughout the city and state will be
invited to be present upon this oc
Trachoma is a highly infectious dis
ease of the eyes. It usually begins
with slight redness and a watery dis
charge. Even in this stage it is very
easily carried from one person to an
other by means of roller towels, wash
cloths, handkerchiefs, bed clothing
and things which are commonly
touched in public, such as railings,
door knobs, street car straps, etc.
Once started it "becomes a great dan
ger to the eyesight because the eye
lids turn in on the eyeball, the eye
ulcerates, and a sort of "scum" clouds
the vision. Although it starts slowly,
when not properly treated it lasts for
At first there may be but little pain,
only a feeling as though something
were under the lid, scratching the eye.
The eye waters and gets a little red.
If promptly and properly treated at
this stage, a complete cure is possible.
But if neglected, it soon will so blind
the patient that he cannot do any
work and he becomes a danger to
other, people. Ulceration follows and
causes total blindness and even then
severe pain sometimes makes it neces
sary to remove the eye.
On the other hand, the eyes im
prove so much after a few treatments
that the patient, feeling relieved,
thinks it is safe to stop his visits to
the doctor; this is very unwise be
cause the trouble may recur without
notice to him and then it may be very
hard to save his eyes. Treatment
should never be stopped until the doc
tor says there is no further danger.
Do not neglect any case of sore
eyes. If any of the symptoms appear,
such as redness or watering, consult
your doctor without delay; and most
important of all, do not stop the
treatment until he tells you it is safe
for you to do so.
BOOK CHAT BY MARY WHITE
OVINGTON CHAIRMAN OF THE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS . OF THE
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR
THE ADVANCEMENT OF COL
ORED PEOPLE. AUTHOR OF
"HALF A MAN," "HAZEL," "THE
THE CALL OF DOUGLASS
REV. STEWART HAsijW
Galveston, Texas. Bapti
"THE WINGS OF OPPRESSION." of description, as this of a Brazilian
By Leslie Pinckney Hill. Published fforest:
Build against the rat by rat-proof
construction of all buildings usually
infested with these dangerous and de
Wage an unrelenting war of ex
termination by trapping and poisoning
against our present rat population?
Starve out the rat population by
keeping all foodstuffs out of their
reach, including garbage and food
refuse of every kind?
pkjR in the civic life, and fills a need
mow befitting than many other in
stitutions we might same.
Tie -dab suggests mutual Interests
andtomaftoa welfare and seems to pro
mofeithisgB pos -which are stamped
coJtoctwe approbation, lhus it becomes
' a ferce rejresentiag the forward and
jjapmrd traad of the jeeple.
5 flitted with its prerequisite it Is
' at once well gh indispensable, while
k gradually makes itself invincible.
Tans The Appomattox Club of Chi
cago has jaade. itself an enviable rep-
atatiea and a fixture. 'And while 'it
has done services that are invaluable
may it longer life, longer grow to ful
fill yet greater and more gladsome
things in Negro life.
A huge club in the life of the Negro
would determine for us much that is
wanting. A well organized and a well
governed club would give the Negro
race a setting in the South Side that
it has long needed. We are a peculiar
race. We do not very well fit into the
fittest things, nor do we understand,
nor take the trouble to acquaint our
selves with the fitness of things.
In some of our Lodges we have
the janitor worshipful master over
the man he works for. In the club
where there are, bankers, lawyers, doc
tors, eminent divines, insurance of
ficials, and wealthy real estate holders
and large tax payers it would be only
fit that men of affairs and worthy so
cial ambition should play the leading
There were a great many screws
loose in the running gear of our so
cial mechanism and we need to facil
itate the process speedily and restore
Chicago especially as the social life
applies to the Negro, to its rightful
For intelligence, wealth and general
wellbemg, no city in the United
States can furnish an equal condition,
on any where near the situation en
joyed by our Negro elements in Chi
How can one club serve the vast
needs socially for two hundred thou
sand people? The question is too
grotesque for sensible consideration.
The idea is to organize the new
club on a vast scale, greater and more
colossal than we use to see, or ever
hoped to accomplish. Fifty of Chi
cago's wealthiest Negroes are already
pledged to foster its interests, and use
their influence to make it the greatest
Negro club in the world. The first
year the membership will be limited
to two hundred.
The person who submits to vaccina
tion is free to go and come as he
likes. The person who refuses to avail
himself of this protection and
"catches" smallpox Js subject to forci
ble detention and quarantine for a
month or more in order to protect the
public Vaccination is, therefore, less
of an interference with one's personal
liberty than is quarantine. In addition
the vaccinated person doesn't have
Dr. Kenelm Winslow in his treatise,
"The Prevention of Disease," says:
"It might at first sight appear dis
heartening to find many persons and
sects still actively opposing vaccina
tion for smallpox after considerably
more 'than 'a century's absolute proof
of its efficacy."
Tuberculosis is a house disease, us
ing the word house to include our
homes and work places. Bad housing
conditions breed this disease. Out
door workers. who arp nrnnerlv
, , ,
housed and fed, rarely have consump
tion; fresh air and sunlight are its
by The Stratford Company, Boston,
Mass. Price $2.00 postage 15 cents
Back in the days of controversy
concerning Industrial versus College
Education the Independent published
a sonnet entitled "Tuskegce." It was
perfect in form, descriptive of the
labor of the dusky toilers at engine
and anvil, asking what the end of their
toil would bring. It concluded with
"Dear God, we dare not answer, we
Not many steps ahead, but this we
If all our toilsome building is in vain.
Availing not to set our manhood free,
If envious hate roots out the seed we
The South will wear eternally a stain.'
Recognition of the beauty of the
sonnet was at once expressed from
many sources and Leslie Pinckney
Hill took his place as an American
Since then it has been a disappoint
ment to his admirers that economic
determinism, as we love to call the
need of earning a living, has made
his output very small. At last how
ever we have a volume of his poems, 68
in all, that is a source of satisfaction
to those who have been impatiently
waiting to hear more from this Negro
As would be expected from the
author of "Tuskegce," some of the
poems in the volume are taken up with
the wrongs of the Negro in America,
among them Lynching, A Jim Crow
Resaturant, The Jim Crow Car. The
Jim Crow Car ends with these delight
In lofty mood I mount the reeking
And travel through the land. So Ter
Moved Esop in old Greece, the dwarf
Then I reflect how their immortal wit
Makes the world laugh with mockery
But the poet's sympathies are
wider than his own race. "Who arc
my brotehrs?" he asks, "only those
who wear my own complexion swart ?"
'Of little swarming insect parasites.
Of Tiery creatures bent upon their
Of birds with alf the colors God has
That nature could herself dream
And this from an Alpine scene:
"Upon your car shall sound the clear
Of dripping water, or the happier
Of slender streams that leap from
Singing of freedom from the tyrant
The first four lines of "Boys Swim
ming," "Little lads swimming in a
mining stream," recalls Sorello's won
derful picture at the Metropolitan
Museum in New York. But the last
four lines leaves the realm of the art
ist and show the preacher who must
point a moral to the picture that he
This touch of the preacher in so
much that Mr. Hill writes will endear
him to some and to others make his
poetry appear over didactic. His
fault, if fault it is, is an old fashioned
one and until recently has been found
in nearly all our American poetry.
Poe, whom America failed to appre
ciate, was free from it, but the most
of the poets of the last century
Bryant, Emerson, Lowell, Longfel
low, Whittier. were preachers, turning
the moral, sometimes tritely, some
times with magnificent beauty and
conviction. But moralize they must
So in "The Wings of Oppression, as
the name indicates, we hear in pleas
ant cadences that through the chasten
ing of sorrow, through oppression, we
shall mount upon wings to better and
Strongly religious in its tone, it ends
with a poem of confidence and yet
of true humility which I cannot re
frain from quoting entire.
Lord, who am I to teach the -way
To little children day by day,
So prone myself to go astray?
Nation-wide Observance Urged to
Signalize Anniversaries of Douglass
and Attacks in Spirit of Douglass
"Efforts for His Race and Rights.
(Special to The Broad Ax)
Boston, Mass. The National Equal
Rights League from its national head
quarters, at 34 Cornhill opposite the
spot from which Chrispus Attucks set
out for the Red Coats March 5, 1770,
has issued the following appeal on the
coming anniversaries of Douglass and
An Appeal to Colored America for
Fraternal Greetings to our Colored
American Group at the unfolding of
the new year from the National Equal
Rights League of the U. S. A., which
makes heart appeal to all brothers and
sisters, prescribed for color to start
anew sturdy, internal concert of ac
tion for full American rights.
January is the month when our
status became persons and not prop
erty. February when a great freedom
champion was born to us, March when
our race produced a martyr for crea
tion of this very Republic.
Manumitted now three score years
less one, even then as soldiers saving
the Government, let us resolve that
we whose blood was first to flow to
found here a nation shall not be the
only group denied public rights at
least through a lack of our own.
Douglass Day, February 14, and At
tucks Day, March 5, afford the pres
Colored Americans cannot win, or
deserve to win, against thjs contempt
on our race if we are blind to history
and ourselves fail to meet the require
ments for success. Frederick Doug
lass set the example. Starting his
agitation under the noble white Ab
olitionists, he later struck out to wage
a Colored man's crusade for the free
dom of the colored race, from Roches
ter, N. Y. to London. He saw the
law of success, "Those who would be
free themselves must strike a blow."
White friends objected, but it proved
to be the strength for our cause, a
Garrison Movement for the enslaved,
a Douglass Movement by and for the
enslaved, giving added prestige to the
The Equal Rights League, therefore, SIX IN COLORED ORCHESTRA
suggests to tne race and urges public FLOGGED BY FLORIDA
observance everywhere of the 115th MOB
Anniversary of Douglass' birthday on
ters are at last w; . . ""J-
essity of improving the soda! L"?
tions under which their members
as well as preparing them for ZvJ
to come. Dr. Charles Stewart of rv
cago, general missionary 0f the v
tional Baptist convention, spot. a, ,
this line at the Macedonia Ban
church here. Dr. Stewart Jd
that too many Negroes die early T
is, before they are 50 years old Th
is no good reason why thev .!,
not live until their allotted 70 y !
have passed. 3Zin
"T ; timm - -..:. , .
-. . ....... w 4UU aymg Md
put on the brakes, call a hah f
every human being should live th
rnHrLand'tCn VTu the time
God has given and then bv n n,..
ing the laws of health add on a fc"
more years. We are go.ng t0
preaching so much about heaven J
gold paved streets and slippers "J
wings, and talk a little about eani
the mud-paved streets and how to m
through the sand. We want to kn "
a little more how to live a,i , ......
t.. !,,. ... J.V T . . . . " ""'
..., . u,c living is the
tiai and right living at that "
AGAINST JIM CROW CARS
Little Rock, Ark. Mrs
Sutton, Colored of
given judgment for $50 by a jury n
Third Division Circuit Court a ft
days ago in a suit for compensator,
damages brought against the .Missonn
According to the testimony the
woman bought a ticket to Little Rock
and boarded the train at Jacksonville
Fla. She alleged that the condBrt0r
required her to ride in the NegT0
smoking car as the Negro pier
coach was filled and that wli t,.
refused to do so, the train xm tot.
ped and she was put off. The ongmil
suit was for $3,000.
There was some comment amonj
the residents here as this is the first
case where a colored person has woa
a suit in this section against jimcro
PHYLLIS WHEATLEY HOME
3256 Rhodes Avenue
"Ah no, but all through whom there
The blood-stream of a manly heart."
And so we have a tribute to Lord
Mayor MacSwiney who died for Ire
land, to Clemanceu, to Katerina
Breshkovskaya and others. Perhaps
most lovely in its human touch is the
sonnet Mr. Hill inclines to the sonnet
form, on The Borglum Statue of Lin
coln. There are poems, however, in the
volume written without reference to
race or national conflict, love songs,
poems of the spirit. There are bits
I teach them knowledge, but I know
How faint they flicker and how low
The candles of my knowledge glow.
I teach them power to will and do.
But only now to learn anew
My own great weakness through and
I teach them love for all mankind
And all God's creatures, but to find
My love comes lagging far behind.
Lord, if their guide I still must be,
Oh let the little children see
The teacher leaning hard on Thee.
MAKING A MOUNTAIN OUT OF
By Dr. M, A. Majors
The subject is fairly pertinent and
fairly meets the casual remark of the
irresponsible, individual. Guarding
well thy tongue is an injunction from
heaven and yet we find the devil him
self running a monopoly and his emis
saries getting fat and fashionable.
Condemning others without trial,
stimulating under gossip, and frothing
at the mouth in gladsome hilarity
over someone's misfortune, or grow
ing anxious in gladsome fury portrays
the Jowest kind of human nature. A
nature for which hell itself was
spewed np to aggravate.
Believing a lie, or having one's
mind sharpened to receive the poison
of a -lie, is almost swallowing the
The Board of Directors and the
Board of Managers held a joint meet
ing last Tuesday. Monthly reports
were read and plans were devised for
the big pre-lenten Charity affair to
be given next month. Miss Jennie E.
Laurence is the very efficient General
Chairman. The monthly whist given
by the house committee, Mrs. Garrina
Dickerson, Chairman, was well pat
ronized, Tuesday, Jan. 17 at the Inter
national R. R. Men's Club, 3441 S.
The bi-monthly meeting of the
Phyllis Wheatley Woman's Club
Wednesday, Jan. 18 was one of the
largest of the club season. Mrs. Rox-
ana Brown told of the splendid work
done by the Charity Club for the
Girls' Protection Home of DesMoines,
Iowa, founded by her sister, Mrs.
Gertrude Dunden Rush, a successful
lawyer of that city.
Mrs. Lyda Stewart spoke of the
lowered standard of the Wendell Phil
lips High School, and urged all par
ents who had children enrolled there
to insist that they get all the benefits
provided for in the curriculum of any
other high school in the city. Mrs.
Ararninta Thomas rendered the musi
cal selections. Mrs. Lola Y. Downs,
President of the Julia Gaston Club,
Evanston, and Mr. R. L. Jacksdn.
were among the visitors. Three new
members were enrolled. Mr. Jackson
will speak on "Business Efiidency" at
the meeting Wednesday, Feb. 1, at
2:30 p. m. Visitors are always wel
come. Miss Beatrice Mitchell, our very
capable Chairman of 'the Social Edu
cational Department, presented the
following excellent program at the
monthly meetins Sunday, Jan. 22 at 4
Vocal Solos, Miss Nellie Dobson,
his great principle of ourselves strik
ing a blow. This can be done by cele
brations under Colored committees
which on that occasion or thereafter
become permanent Colored organiza
tions for self-defense of rights in the
spirit of Douglass, branches of the
National Equal Rights League. This
natioanl race organiaztion, oldest in
the field, was formed to enable the
race to have what every other race al
ready has in full force except our own,
a nation-wide race agency.
These local bodies in communication
with the League's national headquar
ters will enable us to "Ourselves
Strike a Blow."
Thus will Douglass be truly hon
ored Feb. 14, and permanent bodies
formed which will not hinder or inter
fere with any other organizations, do
ing what others1 do not do, carving
out measures, suggested by National
headquarters, and especially observing
the anniversaries of Crispus Attucks,
March 5, Peter Salem, April 19, Fort
Wagner, July 18, and so on.
Act now. Colored Americary,
M. A. N. SHAW, President
W. Monroe Trotter, Secretary.
Miami, Fla. Six members of How
ard's "Whispering Orchestra of Gold"
of Columbus, O., colored men, which
has been playing at a local hotel were
taken to the outskirts of the city early
Wednesday morning, severely beaten
by a band of men and told to leave
within twenty-four hours. The leader
of the orchestra early on Wednesday
evening received a telephone call ask
ing him to play at the new country
home of "Mr. Sams." At midnight a
car called for them at the hoteL Five
miles outside the city it was sur
rounded by a band of about seventy
five men and the flogging followed
All the white gentlemen in the
South may be the best friends of the
colored people, but we doubt it-Editor.
ECHO FROM EVANS VILLE.IND.
Paper, "The Colored Nurse in the
South," Miss Luanda M. Allen.
Complimentary remarks were made
by several of the large audience pres
ent The home is growing in interest and
popularity under the diplomatic ad
ministration of Mrs. Lorena Mitchell,
our genial superintendent who so
thoroughly understands the phychol-
ogy of girls. She is making a delight
fully real and happy home for the
The home is filled to capacity with
a waiting list.
Miss Lucinla Dobson and Miss
Jennie Johnson, who have been on
the sick list are improving. Miss
Luanda M. Allen, formerly a Public
health nurse of Birmingham, Alabama
entered the ranks of Civil Service ap
The first quarterly meeting of the
home for this year was held Thurs
day, Jan. 26, all regular associate
members and friends were urged to
Ibe present at 3 p. m. The 2nd Ward
Branch of the Woman s City Club
listened with enthusiastic interest to
Mrs. W. F. Dodd, whose subject was
"Should Our Representation in the
General Assembly be Limited?" Re
ports from the various Chairmen were
read. Refreshments were served.
Clara Johnson, President .
Fannie B. Wililaras, Cor. Sec
Phyllis Wheatley Home.
CHILD LABOR DAY
dregs from hell and is no more Chris
tian than a pBrveyor of pole cat femes Miss Juanita Dabney.
is a satyncal-monkey..'If you had a Reading, Miss Louise Jackson.
decent masa you could sometimes AfMn "vr.,.fM. v.. ir....:
- - t r-, ' -
. mentr Dr. W- W. Lucas.
GRATEFUL TO FRD2NDS
think of truth.
CoL J. W. Hall, 3743 Federal St,
who has just returned from Kansas
Gty, Ma, where he was called a few
weeks ago on account of the death of
his mother, Mrs. Christina Baell, is
very grateful to his many friends for
the condolences and sympathy ex
pressed during his hours of bereave.
merit ' , v i,
The return of Child Labor Day, ob
served annually on the last Sunday of
January, calls attention to the condi
tions surrounding the child worker on
the farm, as' shown in studies recently
made by the United States Depart
ment of Labor through the Children's
In sections of the Texas cotton belt
included in these studies, young chil
dren work at hoeing and chopping the
cotton, and even at heavier kinds of
field work, such as plowing, harrow
ing and cultivating. Practically every
child ten years of age or over in the
section studied was employed in the
fields at some time during the year;
ten hours or more was the average
working day, during the season, re
ported for more than half the chil
dren, and many reported an average
working day of twelve hours or even
longer. Although most of the chil
dren worked only a few months, much
of the work falls at a time when
school is in session. Teachers re
ported that a half or third of the chil
dren who should have been in school
by September did not register until
November or later. Illiteracy on the
part of father or mother or both was
reported for 7 to 9 per $ent of the
white families and about a third of
the colored families visited. Many of
the coming generation will be likewise
handicapped if field work continues
to keep them out of school
KU KLUX BARS CHARLES GDL
PIN FROM THE SOUTH
New York.The tour of Charles Gil
pin, the colored actor, has been aban
doned, so far as the south is con
cerned, temporarily at least.
Adolph Kiauber, under whose man
agement Gilpin was playing in "The
Emperor Jones," sent him into Vir
ginia and had planned to send him
further south. In Richmond the show
did well and it began to appear the
south would overlook the fact that
Gilpin is a colored man. But now
Broadway hears a quick change in
plans came about
A letter with a Ku Klux Klan sig
nature was received by Gilpin while in
Virginia. It advised him not to at
tempt to continue in the south with
his company, which contains a number
of white payers. It was then that
the route was changed and the troupe
is now in Ohio.
The above simply shows that t
least many of the whites in the south
will have pothing to do with any
colored man if be attempts to aspire
to anything above a common boot
The first of this year a petition wu
circulated asking Mayor Bosse to dis
charge the Negro parolmen on the
police force. More than 3,000 citizens
are reported to have signed the peti
tion. There are only three Negro
patrolmen on the force and one of
these is accused of having a police
record in Henderson, Kentucky.
Mayor Bosse premised the petitioners
a thorough investigation but said the
Negro police were appointed in recog
nition of the service rendered by
Negroes in the world war.
Officers, many of the members and
visiting Knights of Pilgrim Council
161, A. U.K. & D. of A., were much
pleased on Jan. 21 in the meeting of
the council held at Bailey's Hall, 3638
S. State St, when useful presents
were given them by delayed Santa
Claus. Pilgrim Council is forging to
the front in the fraternal world, es
pecially A. U. K. & D. of A.
Mme. EM. Carter. 4509 Prairie
Avenue, who has been -confined1' to her
bed several days on account of ill
ness, is better and will no doubt be
able to be about her many duties.
Miss Adeje G. Collins, youngest
daughter of Mr- and Mrs. R. I. Col
lins, 6323 CJumplafn Ave., graduated
with honors from the Hyde Park High
School Thursday, Jan. 26. Miss Col
lins is one of the youngest members
in the class and although she was
obliged to be absent some few weeks
last fall owing to an automobile acci
dent, she erjjoys the unusual distinc
tion of not only passing her hieh
school examinations, but managed
those of the'Normal as well. She will
enter Normal College next month.
The Morgan Park Building & Loa
Association held an important meet
ing in Morgan Park during the week
and many vital subjects along the de
velopments of the Race were dis
cussed. Chas. S. Duke, treasurer, Jas.
A. Parker, secretary, M. T. Bailey di
rector of The Pyramid Building &
Loan Association, were present at this
meeting and took an active part
The Carter Charitable and Benevo
lent Club met at the residence of Dr.
and Mrs. W. H. Carter, 4509 Prairie
Ac, Jan. 18, at which time an excel
lent program was rendered. "Pro
gressive Emancipation" was, eloquent
ly delivered by W- M. Barrett Others
who spoke were Mme. Carter and M-
T. Bailey both paying tribute to the
activities, of the members in the prog
ress of uplift work in their commun