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CHICAGO, ILL, SATURDAY APRIL 22, 1922.
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Head The Broad Ax and fce.
Twenty-Two out of the Twenty-Eight Candidates Com
mended to the Voters of this City and County Through
the Columns of This Newspaper, Won Out at the Pri
maries, Tuesday, April 11. No Other Newspaper in this
City, Daily or Weekly, can Approach that Record in
this Respect. This Just Simply Proves that The Broad Ax
is the King Bee Among all the Newspapers in Chicago.
It -eem ver' hard for the news
paper boy and the big and small fry
Jolincans and all the wise guys to
understand how it happens that we
alu-avs manage to pick so many real
aIvrays manage "J U
lne winners among the Repnb hcans
and Democrats- at the primaries and
at the elections which follow. Many of
them are willing to admit or confess
that it is a rare accompnsnmeni 10
:compnsnmeni w - .. , , t
Some claim thater of the Legislature from the First
1. If to do so
either tote a lucky stone or a
, t... (nnt -u-nnnd in our vest
l" ". .,. i.i- -.
tune, but in an xruiu.u .
, that we do nothing of the kind.
AH that we do is to simply pick the
ma)onty of the Uve winner,.
This fact was well proven or es-
iaMihed at the recent primaries for
majority of the live winners.
twenty-two candidates oui oi iv
candidates who were highly com
mended to the voters residing m this
crty and county through the columns
of this newspaper, won out at the
primaries with flying colors and the
following are the names of the lucky
candidates-who.- made home runs at
Hon. Martin B. Madden, re-nominated
for Congress from the First
Congressional District of Illinois;
more than three thousand extra
copies of The Broad Ax, Saturday,
April 8, were distributed by Hon.
Oscar De Priest, throughout the Sec
ond and Third Wards in the interest
e Congressman Madden and Hon.
S B Turner distributed five, hundred
extra copies of the paper of that same
date in the First Ward and with al
most four thousand extra copies of
this newspaper being freely scattered
in among the colored people in that
district it enabled Hon. Charles
Ringer to run dear over Hon. Wal
lace G. Clark for the nomination ior
County Treasurer and flatten him out
.. .u: - ,;., nan cake.
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The other lucky canuiaaies wu
were loyally snppui- " -
t ..ai rw Ttiic naiici
we- Hon. Patrick J. carr nom.n-.
atedfor County TreasuHon.Al-
t4. H...-U fW TI1C lUUIUi f
nnm'n.(. t rVinntv Commissioner,
Hon. Michael K. Sheridan, nomin-
. j r u f the Board of
DR GFOTJGE CLEVELAND HALL
1)R. GEORGE CLKV-
cu ior mcm" -
SPEAKS GO "
By Dn M. A. Hiajora
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In the present crisis it is ap-
that no opportunity on a.Wntous
occasion should De ios -
we ever be derelict to champion
nse of the race. At the unveinng
of the monument erected as a sun.
ibfc memorial to Dr. Booker i.
Washington at Tuskegee, Dr. George
C Hall'was on the P"-to speak
J.KU1 WAS U14 U"- JOr-- - -
out of the fullness of his heart the
great lore he bore our great charac
n. r? rttond Wall was in-
troduced by Dr. Moton who said that
Jew men had known In. wasmngwu
muHiaior " " .. -'-
who was about to address the gather-
jo intimately as the colored pnysio
WB' k -
Dr. HaSa Tribate
Hall oaid -warm -tribute to
"r. xiau paiu "" -
Bv t wn,n for his intee-
-ty and sincryTHs attachment to
freedom and troth, his earnest endea-
or to -do good, "his parity of public
principles, andhis serene submission
to the wfll of God. Dr. Hall referred
to Dr. Washington as "The king of
PracUcal thinkers and observer-
man who knew that practicaHyall the
trouble m the world comes from not
Wing the truth, which makes men
free. -LeTdowTyour hncket where
you are,-a slogan with which Booker
?. w5hingtonrmed the world in
1893. was quoted by Dr. Hall as the
epitome of Tnskegee educational
ork which hasdEged a crying
-ce to a trying race and hailed
JMhe minds of en the dignity of
-Dr. Washkgton had faith in the
for State Senutor from the 21st Senator
ial District of Illinois: Hon
J. Glackin, re-nominated for the
Senate from the 17th Senatorial
jtrict of Illinois; Hon. Michael Rosen
berg, nominated for Irustee ot tne
Sanitary District of Chicago; Hon.
S. B. Turner, re-nominated for mem-
Senatorial District of Illinois;
Henry Horner, re-nominated
j --iw- co-n of
County: Hon. tmmett Wheaia
County: Hon. Emmett Whealan, re
nominated for commissioner of Cook
Hon. Samuel A. fcttelson,
re-nominatcd for the State Senate
Th;rd Senatorial D;strict of
IIHnois: Hon Adoiph Marks, nomin-
SMg Sen;ite from the
First Senatorial District of Illinois
Hon. James H. Lawley, re-nominated
for Trustee of the Sanitary' District
of Chicago; Hon. Matt. A. Mueller,
re-nominated for Trustee of the Sani
tary District of Chicago; Hon. Rob
ert M. Sweitzcr, re-nominated for
Clerk of 'the County Court; Hon.
Frank S. Righeimer, re-nominated for
Judge of the County Court; Hon.
Daniel Ryan, re-nominated for com
missioner of Cook County; Hon.
Peter "M. Hoffman, nominated for
Sheriff of Cook County; Hon. Adel-
bert H. Roberts, re-nominated ior
member of the Legislature from the
Third Senatorial District of Illinois;
Hon. John F. Devine, renominated
for Clerk of the Probate Court
of Cook County; Mr. Edward
Eller, nominated for Judge of the
Municipal Court of Chicago; Hon.
Elliott W. Sproul, re-nominated for
Congress from the Third Congres
sional District of Illinois.
Saturday, April 8, five hundred ex-
tra cop,es of J. tie isroaa ax
frceIy distributed among the colored
.rJ r.ininc in his district and
,;.rn thM-e and then it was all over
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a newspapcr In this city,
No oUier ' P many
t A',Ar,tr at the onnur
live winuius WW.U. .
r - Thi. Urcad Ax. which all
lea J Mw
powerful and nnconqnerapic
good sense of the American Peojjk."
He rf door
" . knowlcd to his peo-
" "" cJ,rtro t the Negro
ro..-lfl nroHuee a man whom Anglo-
Saxons delighted to honor. He did
dominated Ws career. He recognized
nr, n( iabor and char-
-v .-. . of
-- " - " . .-les
jusucc - -
that he advoca A
Among the epigrammatic tributes
paid by Dr. Hall to the departed-educator,
his close friend, in the course
of his speech may be mentioned the
"xx. a man never in a waver
. except to deliver a message or
? . - honor
.n. t. vte finpnee a race of
-. . dormant, with
peop.c ur-& --
- - m- -o?a chanced into a
a race problem, was cnangea
DCOP1C uwv -o ...
"He changed a crying
"Dr. Washington mrt the apo-
Iconic tt: be ; ns.
Dr .Hall, m shonU
thatDr. f'ZL and
an "JZ attention
women of his race called tn e
of the students to e " "
tages than were jf.6 "
fonnder of the msbtnte when he was
About seven years ag ; WJ0"
we held jaT1
JJ e at his
death, Dr. Hall presided orer that
Assessors of Cook County; Hon.
ward J. Hughes, re-nominated
XSX PpHpHpBpHflBPflPpBpplt jQl.
HON. P. J. CARR, TREASURER
OF COOK COUNTY. IS NOT
RESPONSIBLE 'FOR. THE
FAILURE OF THE PEOPLE
TO RECEIVE THEIR BILLS
For some years in the past, the
vast majority of the tax payers in this
city and county, have always re
ceived their bills for 'taxes on or
about the first of March, which would
give them ample time to get their
money together and pay their bills on
or before the first day of May. in or
der to avoid the one per cent pen
alty, which is added on each dollar
and the interest on it after May 1.
Owing to the fact that there has
been such a long delay in getting thei
great meeting, and Rev. Dr. Jenkin
Lloyd Jones. Mrs. Ella Flagg Young.
Mrs. Celta Parker Wooley, and Hon.
S Laing Williams, all now dead, were
on the program. It was a great heart
and soul demonstration and on that
day several leaves were added to the
chapter on Negro history.
The great speech made by Dr.
Hall on the occasion of the unveiling
of the great Booker T. Washington
monument will ring down the ages.
Perhaps the greatest thing he said,
or any one might say of Dr. Wash
ington, was that "he did not and
never had subscribed to the doctrine
of inferiority of his race."
The doctor recognized the oppor
tune moment had come and he did
not let it go by default, so he turned
dramatically around so that he could
look into the very face of the South
ern heart, Josephus Daniels, a great
man who had held perhaps the most
conspicuous position in the Wilson
cabinet, and spoke slowly with em
phasis the words"that- jwt all races
and colors on the. .same JV
he said of his irf
;. nor sfecrifecSb any doc-
bine that made &e race
HON. PATRICK J. CARR
Nominated for Treasurer of Cook County Who
Stiff Fight to Be Elected This Coming Fall.
tax bills into the hands of the people,
it has created much confusion and ex
citement around the County Treas
urer's office and Hon. Patrick J. Carr,
one of the best public officials in
jCook Count-, has requested us to in
form the many readers of this paper,
that he is not responsible in the
slightest degree, for the long delay
in .mailing out the bills for taxes to
their rightful owners; that the Tax
Commission, which fixes the rate of
taxation, was more than one month
behind in its work and after the rate
had been fixed, the books were held
up by the members of the Board of
Assessors for a much longer period
than in the past and it was almost the
middle of April, before the books be
THE AMATEUR MINSTREL
-SHOW AND DANCE, HELD AT
THE EIGHTH REGIMENT AR
MORY MONDAY EVENING,
FAR SURPASSED ALL OF ITS
Monday evening the far famed
Amateur Minstrel Boys held forth at
the Eighth Regiment Armory which
was crowded from end to end and
more than three thousand people
were present, representing the best
class of colored men and women re
siding in this city. Its 26th annual
show and dance was given for the
benefit of the Old Folks' Home, and
a handsome sum of money will be
turned over to it
All in all, it was the best show so
far given by the Amateur Minstrels.
All the songs were very fine, in our
"I Ain't Ghrm' Nothin' Away." by
Mr. Floyd Cardwell, and "Better
Days Will Come Again,' by Mr.
Charles W. Settles, were the best of
all the songs, so finely rendered. The
jokes were catchy and op-tc-date and
they caught n the vast, crowd, who
greatly enjoyed their hits.
The following are officers and
members of the Amateur Minstrel
WUl Put Up a
gan to be transferred to the County
Treasurer and with no books, no bills
could be sent out Hence the long
delay on the part of the people in re
ceiving their bills for taxes.
Mr. Carr further states that all who
fail to receive their bills for taxes,
before the first day of May, that the
penalty of one per cent will be
It can be said to the credit of
County Treasurer Carr, and .Hon.
Jacob Lindheimer, his able assistant
treasurer, and his great army of polite
and efficient clerks, are doing every
thing in their power to make it pos
sible for the people to promptly pay
their taxes without the loss of much
Officers: Lewis V. Berry, presi
dent; Harry H. Horsley, vice-ptesi-dent;
Rush Yerby, secretary; Geo.
A. Turnbull. assistant secretary; Wm.
H. Washington, music director; Maj.
R. R. Jackson, stage director; O. C
Daniels, assistant stage director.
Members: Samuel Alston Lewis
V. Berry. Eugene Burdette, Wm. G.
Carroll, Floyd Cardwell, Andrew
Childress. Meredith Conley, Howard
Cornwell. F. L. Cuffee, O. C Daniels,
Jack Doyle, Isaac W. Dunlap, H.
Geo. Davenport, R. Offorde Edwards,
Chas. C Fielding, B. J. Femandis,
Lawrence Harrison, R. H. Hardin Jr.,
Reginald Hardin, Geo. S. Harris,
David H. Hawley, M. W. Hawley,
H. H. Horsley, Macon Huggins. Maj.
R. R. Tackson. Wm. H. Jackson. W.
J. Keller, D. R. Lawrence. Clarence
Lee, Bernard B. Lewis, Clarence
Mayo, D. A. McGowan, Forest A.
McCoo Jr., Ernest Oldham, Geo.
Proctor, Oscar RandalL Leonard
Roane, Chas. Settles, Geo. A. Turn
bulL Howard B. Thompson, Frank
Waring. Wm. H. Washington, Elliot
Washington, Edmond G. White. Gto.
1L Woodson, Julius Wrightson, Isaac
T. Yarbrough, Rush N. Yerhy.
By Mary White Ovington
CIVILIZATION IN THE UNITED
STATES: AN INQUIRY BY
Edited by Harold E. Stearns. Pub
lished by Harcourt, - Brace & Co.,
New York City. Price $5.00. Post
age 20 cents extra.
This ponderous volume is made up
of thirty essays on various phases of
life in America. It is the essay on
Racial Minorities that we want to
The essay is written by Geroid
Tanquary Robinson, a Virginian by
birth, at present a member of the edi
torial staff of the Freeman. He opens
his article as follows:
"In America the race problem is
not only without answer, it is even
without formulation. In the face of
ordinary economic, political .and re-.
ligious difficulties people habitually
formulate creeds which give a kind
of rhyme, or reason to their actions;
but where inter-racial relations are
concerned, the leaders go pussyfoot
ing all around the fundamental ques
tion, while the emotions of the
masses translate themselves into ac
tion, and action back again into emo
tion, with less consideration of means
and ends than one expects of the
maddest bomb thrower."
I This is an enlivening beginning and
Mr. Robinson keeps up our appreci
ative interest to the end of his thirty
pages. His racial minorities include
the Negro, the Indian, the Jcv and
tfi Aettti T-T liic rtf crtltlvtrrt It
the Negro question, but'he-qbes&gfve
a few important conclusions:
That the inherent inferiority of any
human race has never been estab
lished by historical, biological or psy
That economic competition is an
important factor in race prejudice.
That an improvement in the eco
nomic and social condition of a mi
nority race does not prepare the way
to race fusion but has just the oppo
That the race problem has prob
ably never been solved by a direct at
tack upon it.
That as a separate problem it seems
insoluble in the United States.
This does not get us very far, per
haps, but the article is an interesting
argument, and calls, as Seligmann's
"Negro Faces America" called, for a
thorough study of racial conditions.
There is an interesting comparison
between the United States' treatment
of the Indian and the Negro. We
have often been told that the Negro
was naturally more submissive than
the Indian, who refused to be a slave,
but Robinson points out that the set
tler in the United States wanted land
from the Indian rather than labor.
"If the early white settlers had so
desired, they, of course, could have
enslaved a considerable portion of the
Indian population, just as the Span
iards did in regions farther to the
southward. However, the American
Honorary Members: Aid. L. B.
Anderson, Hon. Oscar De Priest,
Jesse Binga, Horace Bronson, Geo.
E. Maxfield, Howell J. Holmes.
Prof, and Mrs. Aaron E. Malone,
of -St Louis, Mo., after an extensive
trip through the west, arrived in this
city Monday evening in timt to at
tend the famous Amateur Minstrel
Show at the Eighth Regiment Ar
mory. While in the city they were
royally entertained by some of their
warm friends. They departed Tues
day evening for New York, Philadel
phia, and Washington, D. C They
were accompanied by Mrs. Brcedlove,
ialso of St Louis, Mo.
chose to drive the Indians inland, and
to replace them in certain regions
with African tribesmen who in their
native state had been perhaps as war
like as the Indians themselves. Thus
in the natural course of events the
African warrior was lost in the slave,
while the Indian chief continued to be
the military opponent rather than the
economic servant of exploitation, and
eventually gained romantic interest by
virtue of this fact."' Government in
terference and standardized schools.
however, are fast destroying that
which was picturesque in Indian civil-,
Of California's treatment of the
Japanese, we hear that:
"At bottom the spirit of the Cali
fornia Land Laws is more than a
little like that of a Gei-rsn lyneWm."
Of the Jewish racMl minority, the-
ttincr mimes race prejetin-e camo
IargeJy-from -jealonsiy of tinr Jew x
a competitor, and he joints, ta th
increase from 1,500.000 in 1906 m
3,300,000 in 1918 in the enh fKpu-
The whole book with ,'t thirty a-
thors is a severe arraignment of civili
zation in the United States. Not
mucliis left of our conceit when we
are through. We learn from Spin
gam (our Major Spingarn), from
Britten, from S'tearns, and from
Robert H. Lowie of the inadequacy,
often the stupidity, of our education.
The colleges have destroyed pretty
much all scholarship. Our great his
torians, for instance. Motley, -Pres-cott.
Bancroft. Parkman, did not write
within university walls. And if we
ffaJJCin education we are close to non
entities in art, in music and in the
drama. Van Wyck Brooks has a
good word to say for our poetry. He
loves the young, exhuberant free
versifiers of today. H. L. Mencken
handles the subject of politics and
leaves not a reputation behind. The
book gives us an impression of a very
crude, loud-voiced, unlovely land.
This is partly because the more
democratic we get the more conven-
rawe bcome. Behold one gi the
paradoxes oi met io De a good fel
low, a good sport the goal of Amer
ican endeavor you must never do
anything original. You must follow
the custom of the country, if you I
won't do this; and if, like a certain
college freshman, you refuse to wear
a prescribed freshman's cap, you must
not expect your college president to
protect you against torture, you must
accept his dictum that you wear the
cap or leave the college. This is the
most damaging note in the book.
Think, if all diversity leaves the
world, if everyone dresses like every
one else, (they do that pretty much
already), if we all play the same
games, read the same hooks, laugh
at the same jokes, eat the same food
and weep at the same sorrows. All
America cut on just the same pat
It is something to hare our stupid
ity revealed to us as it is in this vol
ume on Civilization in the United
HE IS STILL READY TO FIGHT
FOR HIS POLITICAL VIEWS
Attorney Augustus L. 'Williams
made a brilliant fight in his ward and ''
district Although be lost for repre
sentative he won the 2nd Ward for
the Crowe-Brundace candidates, and
made good his threat to the Desecn
organization that he would keep Hon.
Warren B. Douglas home from the -Legislature.
He offered to bet Hon.
Roy O. West $500 to that end. Six.
Williams is being highly spoken of "
by the leaders of both the Crowe and
Brundage faction as the logical leaden
of his ward.