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CHICAGO, ILL, SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 1922
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I ' DR. M. A. MAJORS j
Jane 2, 1922
Entered as Second-Class Matter, Aug
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tl .Under. Act of March 8. 1879.
'!: frMAKING ONE'S SELF
.71 Jij AGREEABLE'
.i3WBrfDr.M. A. Majors
The great curse of the race is the
human misfit, tb.e undesirable
'tnoughtless individual who has no
hope in life, no spirit to be some
body, doubly conceited, wise in the I
low by-ways of ugly living,. crude al
ways and never satisfied with any
thing, washing always for what is for
bidden, and cruel even to himself that
he deserves no more. This is one of
the ways we. are forced to describe
some of the ignorant low brows that
think only of themselves, and are on
-bad terms with all of the world.
The chief aim of life when all is
said and done is making ourselves
agreeable. Striving to Tjc useful, and
fitting into situations that make hu
manity noble and good. Acquiring
knowledge leads to the self same end.
Making one's self beautiful, cultivating-a
sweet disposition, being kind to
other?, making lue pleasant for those i
wno-are aepcnaim on you, teaming,
leadrnghaimonizicg, showing the
way, setting good examples, lead in
theffpure life iiad living after the prin
ciples of right and truth, all make
life sweet even if we are poor as, to
possession of this world's goods.
If -one is living for amusement's
sake, and has no decent regard for
the serious side of life, he is some
kind tif fool that inspires our sym
pathy, and makes us look upon him
from our lofty heights with a con
temptableness that must almost ex
haust human pity.
The praise of men is worth all it
costs to be agreeable. To stand out
ias an example of all of those excel
lent qualities of heart and mind, rich
in the splendor of truth and honor is
attractive, and makes such characters
among us respected and beloved by
the multitude. To noble ends the
purposeful individuals among us give
the. best that can exalt a nation.
Poor indeed is he whose heart can
not respond to pleasant situations of
noble living, and right acting, pure
thinking. He may be as rich as
Croesus, as learned as Caesar, and as
powerful as was Napoleon when in
the lofty authority as the ruler of the
world, yet if there is no fertility of
human spirit that- can harmonize with
the sober graces of the universe, he
is a man without a, country, a home,
or any thing else worth while.
THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTIAN
By Dr. M. A. Majors
The work of the Y. W- C. A.
among, ns recently has been put be
fpre.stis .on a better and larger scale
leading the. race to see better where
it touches religious pulses throughout
the world. Our young women need
our heartiest interest in all of those
heart- touches that help to make for
theworld a. greater humanity.
Xn .the fine of. progress we can not
show indifference nor fail to ttake to
each of bur 'hearts the soulful plead
ings that must eventually enhance our
.professions of growing better. A
seriousness must seize upon every one
of ns -who have the Interests of. the.
accat heart. "Better accommodation.
larger space, better equipment, vastly
larger ssraoers to qualify-because of
aided cqaipraeat. These features
fflus: appeal to the -whole -race, and
thesjgicer 6si.Jiearken., an to , their.
'ifiieat HC6.tr.k 2., '" -Ze i
aHs loudly, temporary
housing wflnnb more serve the rapid
development and aggressive spirit.
Today pewits with niuminating glam
our to. the great things we may even
accomplish with SuV baby strength.
Busy In the, vanguard .of ,ptherj very
pressing vtscissitudes wecannot ai-
ford to leave in the background that
which must -come to us.as .theradiant
lifter of our lives to beauty and holy
NobleJwromanhood spiced "with all
oi'tncTicn, anturcvccni-iviriura miui.
&$ &e the -?haW of humanity,,
No race can rise higner than the
level of its women. The noblest
thought in the heart of man must be
sweetened .by the scented, and .richly
perfumed -aroma of , innocence and
pBrity, and where else pray can" thei
aspiring soul find -sweeter refuge than
at the shrine of our womanhood?
AVhere may the dominant spirit of
the "world .seek, for nobler intimacy
than at thecishrinewhere woman "wor-
fi-zl-i y : -. .
Giving in this case Is merely re
warding. Rewarding in such a case
is paying proper tribute to the most
far-reaching endeavor that has bright
ened the hopes of mankind.
The Young Women's Christian As
sociation is the great lever of our
racial redemption and he who will not
help in such a noble work is cursed
with an ugly un-manlike spirit.
HE WAS A SOLDIER
By Dr. M. A. Majors
They .looked at the wrinkles worn
deep -on his brow
That told of the worries he knew
And about the cruelties of pate some
Of the sadness he'd suffered life
There was limp in his step" as he
And ache in his bones told a tale
He'd been to the war, he wore a
And he "was gifted with song
He could sing for the heroes and
never a wail
Gosh he had traveled so far.
They said he was eighty, or ninety
Gee, think of the years gone by
He's had his share of silver and gold;
With his lips told many a lie,
But maybe we should forget what he
Unless we remember the best
That tells of the good he had done
And the rest forgive 'cause he's dead
And gone to take his long, long rest
From misery the battles he won.
N. A. A. C. P. SECRETARY REC
TIFIES TROTTER STATE
MENT ON DYER BILL
James Weldon Johnson, Secretary of
the National .Association for the Ad
vancement of Colored People, 70
Fifth Avenue, New X.or today is
sued the following statement:
"It is to be regretted that organiza
tions having common aims cannot
work together without attempts on
the part of one to belittle the work
"The N. A. A. C P. regrets to have
to call the attention of colored read
ers to the false implication in Wil
liam Monroe Trotter's statement, sent
out broadcast from Washington, to
the effect that delay in favorable ac
tion on the Dyer Anti-Lyndiing bill
was in any way attributable to the
rN. A. A. C P. or its lawvers. It
makes no difference that the imputa
tion is. put into the mouth of Senator
Borah, who himself had requested
these briefs and stressed their im
portance. "It is needless to point out that
briefs by eminent lawyers on the con
stitutionality of the Dyer bill, which
the N. A. A. C P. obtained were and
still are, essential to any favorable
consideration whatever for the meas
ure on the part of the Judiciary Corn-,
mittce and the Senate. The truth of
this is demonstrated by the recent
events in the progress of the bill. "
"JAMES WELDON JOHNSON."
ALDERMAN R. R. JACKSON IN-
TRODUCES ORDINANCE TO?
STOP PUBLIC PARADES !
AND IMITATIONS OF
THE KU KLUX
Be It Ordained by the City Council I
of the City of Chicago:
Section 1. It shall be unlawful for
any person within the city to appear
in public in any mask, cap, cowl,
hood or other things concealing -theJ
identity of the wearer, provided lht
the provisions of this ordinance shall
not apply to persons attending or'
taking part in carnivals, mask balls,
public shows, entertainments or cele
brations of the city or under pefmis
sion of the proper authorities of said
city,' nor to any person holding a
written permit issued by the mayori
Sec. 2. Penalty,' Any person Vio
lating, the provisions of this ordip-ace
shall be fined not rnore than two hf-Ar
dred dollars for each ctfense.
Sec 3. This ordinance-shall be.ftt
fall ' force and" effect "from and after
its passage and due publication.'""'
Introduced. In the City Council at
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iits mccung uay ut, viu.
LEAVES FOR BIENNIAL
M. T. Bailey, president of The
Bailey Realty Co., and manager of
The Milton Mercantile Agency, 3638
S. State St, and for the past eighteen
years president of The Alumni Asso
ciation of the V. N. & I. I.,. Peters
burg, Va., will leave on June 4th to
attend the biennial meeting to be held
at the Institute, June 8th and 9th.
Mr. Bailey will leave by the way of
Washington and will stop at Wash
ington, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and
other eastern cities to shake hands
with former schoolmates and friends
as well as to confer with business
men, politicians, on' matters of im
portance. At Washington he will
join a special party of members of
the Association where they will go
together to their Alma Mater.
Great things are expected to take
place at this meeting among which
will be a fine program followed by a
banquet on the evening of the 8th; a
bronze tablet will be erected and un
veiled to the memory of the late
James Hugo Johnston, president, on
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BHHt 'ffrfiltli BWIMBmOBBM
HON. PATRICK J. CARR
The Present Treasurer of Cook County Who As Such Has Made
a Splendid Record and the Vast Majority of the Men and
Women Voters Throughout This City and County Will,
This Coming Fall, Record Their Votes in Favor of His Elec
tion to His Present Position.
the morning of the 9th. The com
mencement exercises will-be held on
the afternoon of the 9th at which
time the graduating address will be
delivered by Dr. Robert R. Moton,
principal of Tuskegce Institute, Tus
kegee, Ala. Dr. John M. Gandy,
president of the school, will also
MISS ELVIRA REYNOLDS HAS
REMOVED HER OFFICE FROM
129 EAST 31ST TO 204 EAST
The first of last week Miss Elvira
Reynolds, manager of the Co-operative
Collecting and Protective Agency,
removed her office from 31st and In
diana Avenue to 204 East 35th Street,
near Indiana Avenue, upstairs. Miss
Reynolds is located in the same suite
of offices with Attorney J. Gray Lu
cas and he is the attorney for her col
lecting agency. Miss Reynolds is an
expert stenographer and she can
write business letters and other work
of a similar nature on short notice.
She is a splendid type of the neat and
up-to-date young colored business
HON. GEORGE B. HOLMES
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Oa& of the Very Best and Most Popular JudfM of the Manic
, ' . iipsl Court of Chicago Who Has Thousands of WarmFriends .
-Willing to Fall in line for Mayor, of Chicago - ,
DEATH OF MRS. MINNIE WOOD
OF CLEVELAND, OHIO
.Mrs. Minnie Wood, formerly of St.
Louis, Mo., but for some years past
has 'been a resident of Cleveland, O.,
passed away in that city recently after
a very short illness. Her remains
were laid to rest in Lakewood ceme
tery in that city. She leaves a dearly
beloved husband, Mr. William Wood,
one daughter, Miss Edna Wood, and
two sisters residing in Chicago, Mrs.
Lottie Carter and Mrs. Jennie John
son, and many warm friends to
mourn her sudden death.
DR. STORK ARRIVES ON TIME
It will be recalled that it was stated
in these columns a short time ago
that Dr. Stork would soon pay a visit
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harris
B. Gaines, 3262 Vernon Avenue,
and on Thursday, May 25th, he ar
rived there right on time and pre
sented them with Mr. Harris B.
Gaines. Jr., and all are happy and do
BOOK CHAT -BY MARY WHITE
OVTNGTON; CHAIRMAN OF THE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR
THE ADVANCEMENT OF COL
'DIET AND ..RACEr
By P: P. ' Armltage-
Published by Messrs. Longmans,
Green & Co., New York. Price $2.25.
Postage 10c" extra.-
Mr. Armitage is tneauthqr of three
books on chemistry and it is from
this angle that he studies Diet Race.
The major part of the book is given
oyer to, the subject, Diet and Color.
The writer classifies-the .people of the
earth by their color; White, Yellow,
Red or Brown and Black, and then
analyses their diet. He finds that
flesh eating people, and especially
those who eat-raw flesh are generally
light in color and he asks, if there is
not something present in raw flesh
that is not present in boiled meat,
that is present in less degrees in vege
tables, and is markedly wanting in
farinaceous food. He finds the some
Salt, that is what makes blondes
and its absence makes brunettes.
Through a hundred convincing pages
the author piles up statistics upon his
theme. Salt is present in greater
quantities in flesh than in vegetables,
hence the flesh eating people are
fairer than the vegetarians. But an
other element enters there. When
salt (sodium chloride) and potash are
present together in a food, as in the
case with many vegetables, the pot
ash takes up the chloride and the salt
is then expelled from the body
through the kidneys. So not only .do
vegetables have less salt than meat,
but the body does not retain the little
salt that they have. Boiled meats
lose their salt through the cooking,
so the Tahitians, who eat raw fish,
arc lighter than the Adananese who
exact heavy penalties from those who
roast, instead of boil their pigs. To
live on farinaceous food, on roots and
fruits, is to have dark eyes and a dark
But the chief argument lies in the
relation between, the distribution of
skin pigmentation and the distribu
tion of salt deposits. "The peoples
of the world, in respect of their salt
supply, are separable in two groups:
Those inhabiting Europe, the West of
Siberia, Afghanistan, Persia, Syria,
and the North of Africa, and the rest;
a separation which is almost identical,
geographically, with that suggested
ATTORNEY J. GRAY LUCAS RE
MOVED HIS LAW OFFICE
FROM 31ST AND INDIANA
AVENUE TO 204 E. 35TH
STREET, NEAR INDIANA
Shortly after the middle of May
Attorney J. Gray Lucas, who is one
of the oldest and most prominent
lawyers in this city and who has tried
many important cases in all the courts
in this city, county and state and all
the branches of the Federal courts,
removed his law offices from 31st and
Indiana Avenue to 204 E. 35th Street,
near Indiana Avenue, upstairs. Mr.
Lucas has a cozy suite of law offices
and he is amply prepared to transact
every line of law business right up
to the handle. He will be highly de
lighted to greet his many clients and
friends at his new office.
BEG YOUR PARDON
It was stated in these columns last
week that Dr. James M. Hall was the
chief usher at St. Mark church, 50th
Street and Wabash Avenue.
That was an error, as Mr. Robert
Madison is the chief usher and Presi
dent and Dr. Hall is the Secretary.
TWO NICELY FURNISHED
ROOMS FOR RENT
Two modern furnished room to
rent. Single gentlemen or two mar
ried couples with use of kitchen, 4328
Prairie Avenue, third apartment
Phone Oakland 6658. Adv.
William Hall, 30 W..47th St, and
Miss Emma Robinson, formerly of
Barkstown, Ky., were married a few
days ago at the City Hall to the sur
prise of their many friends. Miss
Robinson is the cousin of Mrs. Lucy
Sheppard. 4436 S. Wabash Ave.,
Worthy Princess of Eastern Star
Temple, S. M T.
Mrs. Esther Norwood and Miss
Laura Baxter, 420 E. 48th Place,' had
as their guest on last Sunday, Earl, D.
Alexander and-Jam.4 Tamer, of .the
Northwestern .Uhiyerity--of,v Evans-,
ton,- Mr. and- $frT"Jamea, Erye, Mrs.
A. -Perry, and little J,on.Ralph.
by light,:and dark skin color." We
give ..a few of Mr. Armitage's exam
ples: .The people of India range from
the black of the Adananese to the pol
ished ivory skin of the Kashmir and
Kashmir is the richest salt-producing
district of India. In Africa, in the
extreme North, the people are of an
exceptional fairness, and in the North,
the country is exceptionally rich in
salt. In the West, Centre and East.
the people are among the darkest of
mankind and there are no salt de
posits. The desire for salt is acute.
At Accra, two slaves have been given
for the price of a handful of salt. In
the days of the greatness of West
Africa, salt from the dessert was one
of the chief commodities brought on
the caravan routes. Salt and gold,
these Mr. Armitage says, were the
two most valued articles of com
merce. The most of us have always
thought that climate was the deter
mining factor in pigmentation. The
author does not deny this, but he
maintains that the amount of pigmen
tation appearing on a skin exposed to
the tropical sun varies according to
the amount of salt taken into the
body. He ends with this interesting
suggestion: That as pigmentation
appears to be due to a change of
coloring matter caused by the pro
longed action of heat and light; so
salt, by speeding up the blood cor
puscles, lessen the action of the light.
The faster the blood corpuscles move,
and salt makes them move fast, the
less chance there is for the sun to do
its darkening work.
The author asks himself the ques
tion as to whether the dark-skinned
man will grow lighter in time by the
eating of much salt, for salt is now a
commodity obtainable all over the
world, and is unable to answer it. So,
I presume, are we. But it is an enter
taining question, and leads one to
wonder whether the lightening of the
skin of the American Negro is wholly
the result of a mixture with the white
race or whether some of it has come
from bacon and spare-rib! And
should not our vegetarian friends be
sure to put much salt upon their pota
toes, it they wish to keep the color
they now are. Well, we n
thought much of color anyway, ...
now we learn that it is a mere p:n
of salt! -
BACK FROM TWO WEEKS
Mrs. Eliza Jackson, state grand
queen of Illinois of A. U. K. & D. of
A., who spent two weeks visiting the
councils of A. U. K. & D. of A.
throughout her jurisdiction, is back
in the city and speaks very highly
of the progress being accomplished
.n the work for the good of the or
ganization, and of the great prepara
tions being made for the coming of
the annual session to take place in
August at Columbus, Ohio.
Mrs. Lou Ella Young, 4114 Calu
met Ave., D. G. M. N. G, of Eden
Household of Ruth of Illinois ' and
jurisdiction, accompanied by Mrs.
Ella G. Berry, 3339 State St., D. G.
M. W. R. of the same Household,
were in Aurora, III, Saturday even
ing and Sunday morning on official
MAKE GOOD SHOWING
The various lodges and temples of
U. B. F. & S. M. T., made a good
showing on last Sunday afternoon in
their annual sermon held at Pilgrim
Baptist Temple, 33rd St., and Indiana
Ave., at which time the sermon was
delivered by Dr. Watson, pastor of
WILL SPEND MONTH HERE
Mrs. J. C Curry, of Rochester.
Minn., the city that has become well
known through the Mayo Brothers,
is in the city to spend a month on a
visit with Mrs. Esther Norwood, 420
E. 48th Place.
SPECIAL REMOVAL NOTICE
Dr. M. A. Majors, for many years
the leading physician in the vicinity
of 4700 State Street, and where he
had a large practice, has moved his
office to 4450 Prairie Avenue. His
new office is modern and affords ar
rangement and convenience not avail
able heretofore. Old and experienced
with thirty-seven years engaged m
the practice of medicine, warrants to
his patrons some skill, some wisdom,
some common, sense,-, three positive
elements "needed to bring favorable
results. Office phone 'is 7342 DrexeL
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