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THE BROAD AX, CHICAGO. IL I, Saturday, February 18, 1922.
Tie Independent or the People's Candidate for Sheriff of Cook
County, Whose Thousands of Friends are Positive That He Will
be the Winner m the Primary
MRS. HARDING ILL
Mrs. Georgia E. Harding, state
grand secretary of S. M. T. of the
state of Illinois, is confined to her bed
on account of severe illness and is
only slightly improved at this writing.
TO HOLD SPECIAL MEETING
The General Committee of A. U. K.
& D. of A. of which Rev. T. L. Scott
is chairman, will hold a special meet
ing Feb 25th at Grant's Memorial
A. IT. E. Chapel, 4600 Evans Ave., to
transact important matters pertaining
to the coming annual session.
Mrs. Eva Marshall, 4031 Prairie
avcnne, is spending some time with
relatives and friends at Cincinnati,
Ohio, and will be away several weeks
taking a much needed rest Mrs. Mar
shall is vice presiding sister of The
' Ssters of Bethany.
Misses Alpha and Laura Baxter, 420
E. 48th place, who have been quite
21, are somewhat improved. Laura
is able to be up and out, but Alpha is
still .confined to her bed improving
Cause of Real Harm.
Josh Billings once said: "It ain't so
nrach Ignorance that does harm as
their knowing so darned much that
"nie Poptfer and Koaest C3erk rf tie Cowsty Camt,?Who ' BommA
to beHe-Efected to Hk Prewat Pomtxm for &e TMrd Ttme
Contest Tuesday, April 11.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Hudlun
of 4503 S. Wabash avenue have both
been confined to their home for the
past two weeks with illness, but at
this time they are both improving and
will soon be able to be out again.
Miss Essie Arnold, 3630 Calumet
avenue, pleasantly celebrated her
birthday last Saturday and some of
her many friends remembered her
with some lovely presents on that
A Literary Digest.
"Last night I got several magazines
and a dish of nuts and ate them," said
an Emporia college girl; and the Ga
zette dubs this sort of thing a literary
digest. Capper's Weekly.
I had been scolding one evening.
The next afternoon my neighbor
dropped in to inquire about my sister
Jennie, who had been sick. I said
I guessed the only thing that ailed her
was that she was run down. Little
Bob, four years old, who had been
listening, piped up: "Well, mother,
why don't Aunt Jennie get wound up
like dad said you were last night?"
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Come io Think of It.
A man was describing to a woman
the compensations of nature how In
the blind the feeling of touch was
acute; how those who were deaf In
one ear often heard clearly with the
other, and how a person blinded In one
eye often sees extra well with the
sound eye. "Yes," said she, "It's re
markable. And, come to think of It.
I have always noticed that if a person
has one short leg the other Is always
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regular traveling corre
SPONDENT FOR THE BROAD AX,
HAS BEEN ENJOYING HIMSELF
WITH HIS FRIENDS AT MONTGOM
ERY, ALABAMA, AND OTHER
POINTS IN THE SOUTH.
Montgomery, Ala. "If you want toj
see the devil run, just get you a gospel'
gun. i used to hear the old saints
say that when 1 was a boy, and these
words have followed me up to this
date, but I am about to understand
the meaning of them, and I have been
made to sing and shout, and I am so
happy I hardly know what to do. -
I have been hearing about the vari
ous churches, and the number has
been increasing right along, until now
it is hard to tell just what you are
meeting. The Lord has been vc.ry
busy making denominations of late
years, and now some of them are about
to get together and become one great
Christian body, fight sin and the devil,
and I am told that they may route him
out of hades. I hope they will keep
him confined there just a little longer.
I have been here attending a great
meeting, and it seems that it is one
of them gct together meetings. The
African Methodist Episcopal Church,
the African Methodist Episcopal Zion
Church, and the Colored Methodist
Episcopal Church have been courting
and it looks to me like there is going
to be a triangle marriage, or in other
words, they are about to get together.
I am in touch with God and I am
praying to Him to let this thing hap
pen just once, and you will agree with
me that it would be a wonderful agen
cy for good, and the other people
would just sit up and take notice. I
am told this is going to happen, and
that real soon.
It was a wonderful sight to see all
these big men together and it cer
tainly made me feel like I wanted to
ask my Baptist religion to step aside
and let me get some Methodist re
ligion and get to be one more Bishop.
I saw in the rank of the A. M. F.
church Bishops, Benjamin Franklin
Lee, Charles Spencer Smith, Levi J.
Coppin, J. S. Flipper, William D.
Cahppelle, John Hurst, William H.
Heard, J. Albert Johnson, W. W.
Beckett, I. N. Ross, Joshua A. Jones.
William Decker Johnson, A. J. Carey,
W. A. Fountain, W. Sampson Brooks,
and W. T. Vernon. I just got in the
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HON. ALBERT NOWAK
The most popular Polish-American in Cook County, who will
be renominated to make the race for County Commissioner.
habit of naminc the bishops and put
down two who were way over in At
rica, brooks and Vernon, but they were
thought of just the same and I 'sent
up a prayer for them myself.. Now of
the A. M. E. Zion Church there were
present: Bishops J. S. Caldwell, G. L.
Blackwell, L. W. Kyles, W. U 1-ee,
George C Clement, J. W. Wood, P.
A. Wallace. Then of the C M. E.
were Bishops R. S. Williams, E. Cot
trrlL C H. Phahos. R. A. Carter and
w r riMves. "That is a strong force.
and if you note, I have said nothing
about other great representatives who
were present and who had their say.
and who were in the ring.
Now if yon will coupe with all the
bishops the hundreds of men who are
anxious to be bishops and declare the
Lord has called them to be, but they
seem to be just a little ahead of the
Lord but they are ready to serve, and
will serve if they can just get the Lord
to tell the voters that He has called
hrm to be bishops, general officers
and the like. But I am not going to
meddle with God's bnsmess, and you
will excuse me please.
Thmi -crere Brains enough down
here this week to float the city o
Hew York, and l am nere io reu you
that them men made some rrai
speeches. I heard them all, and I just
shouted when some of them wer
speaking. I heard some one in speak
ing of me sayr "I think the fool is
crazy and should be locked up."
Go back sixty years ago; look at
our condition then, and see where we
are today, and I think you would just
shout your fool brains out as I was
about to do. But, honey, let me tell
you we have some smart men in thU
country, some of them as smart as
There were many men here from
Texas. The Rev. Dr. E J. Howard,
of Texas, shook my lily black hand,
and then came along Rev. G. B.
Young, and Rev. S. D. Butler, and
Rev. H. A. Carr, all have been stung
by that buzzing bishop bee, and they
have bad cases, and I will tell you the
results if I am here. I have only men
tioned a few of the men, for there are
others who were not present, but they
arc buzzing just the same. Rev. S. J
Johnson, who is now mentioned for
successor to Dr. B. F. Watson, whose
health is not so good, but who will re
tire after the next general conference
so as to live all the longer. Just so
much work can a man do, and if he
tries to go over that, nature will de
mand its toll, and you must settle up
whether you want to or not.
I found some of them bishops as an
gry as a wet hen, and they had made
up their minds that it was time to do
something. Ira T. Bryant had been
writing and had said soiriething that
would have been unsaid for all con
cerned in this saying they felt that
Secretary' Bryant had reflected onfall
the bishops of the race, and I was su
riscd when I heard Bishop SnuUi
read a document which was an apol
ogy for what the secretary-treasurer
had said. He made this to the other
Now then you want to know what
happened. Well them bishops just
called Secretary-Treasurer Bryant be
fore them and I am told that after
putting to him a direct question con
cerning the article, demanded him to
resign, and Mr. Bryant, without say-
ing a word, walked out of the- room.
I have been informed that he now
has on his fighting gloves, and is go
ing to contend to the last for what he
conceives to be his rights.
It was a great big meeting and big
things were accomplished if you will
just take the time to find out I will
go on to other important events.
When I wrote to you that other let
ter I was in Memphis, but I got away
from there and made it down to Birm
ingham, where I found a representa
tive of Tuggle Institute awaiting my
arrival, and a car toted me down to
see Prof. Glover, and then we werej
off to the school Mrs. Tuggle met
me with that broad smile, and de
clared that she was glad to see me. I
felt good, for Mrs. Tuggle is one of
the greatest women in this country,
and a leader among women. She has
dedicated her life to the unfortunate
boys and girls those that no one
wants to bother with them. She takes
them and moulds them over again.
She is a wonderful character, and I
was delighted to be in her home and
see the good things ste is doing here
After sending into my eternity some
fine chicTfrn, well cooked, I went over
and met the student bodya fine set
of young people. I wish you could
CENTER OF THE PEOPLE'S
3118-20-22 Giles Avenue
REV. W. D. COOK, D. D., Minister
Telephone Drexel 0596
The members and friends of the
Metropolitan Community Center and
The People's Church have had great
cause for rejoicing, for early in De
cember they moved into their Com
munity House at 3118-20-22 Giles
The Community House contains
thirty-two rooms, well adapted for
all the activities planned by the Cen
ter. The large triple entrance is im
posing; the north and south entrances
lead to flats of eight rooms each. The
offices of the Center and the living
quarters of the caretaker are located
in the north flat. The central en
trance leads to the Community
.House proper. The assembly room,
with a capacity of eight hundred and
fifty, and a large, fully equipped
kitchen are on the second floor. The
third floor has a lodge hall contain
ing a pipe organ, the ladies' parlor, the
music studio, the board of directors'
room, the directors' private office, and
several small committee rooms. On
the fourth floor is another small as
sembly hall and eight more commit
tee and club rooms.
The Sunday morning religious serv
ices, at 10:30, and the Sunday eve
ning program, at 7:30, will continue
to be held at the Wendell Phillips
High School. The Wednesday eve
ning class service and class meeting
and all community activities will be
held at the Community Center.
The building was purchased at a
cost of $55,000. The first payment
of 20,000 has been made. TJie Com
munity House is now at the service of
the people of Chicago.
The choir of two hundred voices,
under the direction of Prof. J. Wes
ley Jones, is one of the finest in the
city. The last Sunday in each month
this choir, augmented by soloists of
national reputation, gives a musical
program. The Sunday Evening Club
presents every Sunday evening pro
grams of the highest type, speakers of
all races, present subjects of local,
racial and national interest The or
chestra is a pleasing feature of the
The charitable work done by the
Center during the first year of its ex
istence is worthy of mention:
Baskets of food to families 727
Buckets of soup to families 425
Packages of fruit to sick 607
Flowers given to sick 206
Clothes for children -. 648
Children's shoes ... 300
Women's clothing 480
Men's clothing 160
Numerous small amounts to needy
The Community House is for the
service of the people of Chicago.
just drop down and look at them, and
see what this unselfish woman is do
ing for her people, and you will agree
at once with me that she is one of the
greatest women of the age. Modest,
intelligent and just a leader of
women, and she is also a leader in
I think I will have to bring this
letter to a stop. My next one will be
from Florida. Look out for it, for it
is coming. I am going to spend just
a little time with Bishop John Hurst
and others. John H. Murphy is down
CHARLES E. STUMP.
For Increase of Board of Directors of
Binga State Bank
In conformity with Section 12 of
the Banking Laws of the State of
Illinois, a special meeting of the
stockholders of the Binga State Bank
will be held Saturday, March 4, 1922,
at 10 o'clock a. hl, at the bank to
vote on the proposition to increase
the number of the board of directors.
Respectfully Jesse Binga, R. S.
Abbott, U. G. Dafley, W. A. Robin
son, John R. Marshall, Oscar De
Priest H. R. Smith, C H. dark,
BOOK CHAT BY MARY WHITE
OVINGTON-CHAJRMAN OF THE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR
THE ADVANCEMENT OF COL
ORED PEOPLE. AUTHOR OF
"HALF A MAN," "HAZEL," "THE
"FINDING A WAY OUT"
An autobiography by Robert Russa
Moton, published by Doubleday, Page
and Company. Price, $2.50; postage
ten cents extra.
The writing of autobiographies by
principals of colored schools has be
come a habit It was started oy
Booker T. Washington in "Up From
Slavery," and so brilliant a biography
as that wth its world wiae ippeal
made it difficult tor Edwards, Holz-l
claw and others to follow after him.
Dr. Moton's biography suffers in the
same way, especially as he trod in
Washington's footsteps. Moreover,
his life lacks incident. The most dra
matic part ot his autobiography is be
fore the hero is born. The tale of his
forebear, his great-great-grcat-grand-
father, a chief caught and carried
away in a slave ship, the wonderful
physical power of other of his grand
parents, his paternal grandmdther liv
ing to be 108, the dramatic stry of
his father's fight with an overseer,
these make a vivid beginning to the
autobiography. Those of us who re
member Major Moton in his uniform
at Hampton wonder why he lacked
so in personal vanity as not to have
his photograph as a frontispiece, so
much does he look like the descendant
of a chieftain. But the book is with
out illustration and Robert Russa en
ters upon the stage with little incident.
A boyhood at the "great housej"
school teaching, a short dabble in poli
tics, then Hampton and Tuskegec.
A pleasant story, well told with that
most blessed gift reserved for man
There is one delightful anecdote
that I cannot refrain from repeating.
Before graduating from Hampton,
Moton turned his hand to school
teaching and was appointed principal
of a Virginia school with 150 pupils.
Associated with him was an older man
named Hembricks, who believed in
corporal punishment for all offenses.
He and Moton had many heated ar
guments, Moton demanding that mat
ters of discipline be left to him, and
Hembricks declaring that he would
take the matter to the school board.
Fearing this move, Moton talked the
whole thing over with his landlady's
husband, a man who could neither
read nor write but who had much na
tive common sense. Instead of mak
ing an issue of the matter he had a
grand party, got all the people pleas
antly happy on persimmon wine (or
was there something more in it?), had
Moton make a fine political speech,
saw that Hembricks made a less favor
able one, talked of the colored people
settling their own disputes, and ended
by having Hembricks apologize to
Moton the next day and cease his cor
poral punishment One feels that the
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two school teachers, wise in the pre
cision that two and two make and
always will make four, had lost some
thing of that native wisdom of dealing
with men that belonged to the un
lettered husband of Moton's land
landy. It is as a leader of a roup of col
ored people and as an honored ad
visor of many of the philanthropists
of the white race that Dr. Moton oc
cupies an important place. And the
last chapter of his book, "Forward
Movement in" the South , shows us
"The Way Out" that he believes is
most possible and sane. Here he de-
scribes the work of the The Confer
ence for Education in the South, The
General Education Board, The South
ern Sociological Congress, The Uni
versity Race - Commission and the
most recent Interracial Committees.
By bringing together the best people
of both races Dr. Moton feels the race
problem will become less acute. He
has no royal panacea to peace and
prosperity but the encouragement of
co-operation among the elect is his
present advice to Negroes in the
There is a phenomenon known to
sociologists as the "Illusion of the
Near," that is, that when a thing is
very close to us it looms much larger
than it is. I think the facts of history,
and of the history that we are making,
show that the philanthropies that
come from this getting together of
kindly minded people affect the whole
mass of the Negroes very little, that
private education, no matter how ad
missible, will never take the place of
compulsory public education, and that .
the dwelling too much on gifts makes
the receiving of rights all the more
precarious. But Hampton's training
on the race question, and Mr. Moton
is Hampton's son, lacks in accuracy
what it makes up in optimism, and
the pleasant optimism of "Finding a
Way Out" will win the approval of
nearly all its white readers and many
of its colored.
There are some American Negroes
who have counted for more black than
they ever would have, had they been
white. This is emphatically true of
Booker Washington, whose ideals
were essentially the ideals of the ag
gressive, Rooseveltian type of white
man, and who had therefore great
chance for fame in representing these
qualities in the Negro race. One ques
tions whether this is true with Dr.
Moton. One feels, in reading his life,
as though the high spirit of adventure,
the robutsness of spirit inherited from
his chieftain forebear had been re
pressed. As though the white race,
with its cruel and crass conceit, had
taken something from him that would
have been his had he been born in
America with a white skin, or had
been left to develop his ability in his
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