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CHICAGO, ILli SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 1922
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JULIUS F. TAYLOR
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DR. M. A. MAJORS
June 17, 1922
' entered as Second-Qass Matter, Aug
.y, 1902. at the Post Office at Chicago.
viL Under Act of March 8, 1879. -
Mb' JMH I
THE BETHESDA SINGERS UN
DER THE DIRECTION OF
MADAM MARTHA B. ANDER
SON, RENDERED A HIGHLY
ENJOYABLE MUSICAL PRO
GRAM AT BEREAN BAPTIST
CHURCH, MONDAY EVENING
HON. ALBERT NOWAK
Member of the Board of Commissioners of Cook County Who
Will Be Re-elected as Such This Coming Fall.
' CALCIUM HYPOCHLORITE TAB
LETS FOR TOURISTS
With the increasing spread of
knowledge concerning health matters.
it would be difficult perhaps to find
anyone today who is not familiar with
the danger involved in using polluted
It is well known that water contam
inatecLby sewage apd waste from out
houses, pig pens, chicken houses, etc
is unfit for human use. And perhaps
no class of people is more concerned
with the importance of obtaining at
all times a safe water supply than
tourists and travelers, who are com
pelled to obtain their water supplies
without knowledge as to their purity
FolIo lg its custom of several
years anu or the benefit of Chicago's
army of motor tourists and summer
dwellers,.the Health Department Lab
oratory has m prepared in convenient
form the calcium hypochlorite tablets
for rendering suspected water safe and
thus avoiding the danger of typhoid
infection. These tablets contain 20 to
.30 milligrams of chlorine per tablet;
are put up in glass vials and if kept
tightly stoppered in a cool, dark place
will retain their potency for about
four weeks. The tablets can be had
upon application at Room 707, Win
dow 1, City Hall.
In using the tablets the following
directions should be carefully ob
served: Dissolve one tablet by crush
ing between the fingers in one quart
of water in an ordinary Mason jar,
which should be sealed with an air
tight cap. The jar" is then shaken,
contents allowed to settle, and should
be stored in a cool, dark place. This
is the stock solution and under aver
age conditions will last about one
week, after which it should be re
To prepare water for drinking: Take
one teaspoonful of the clear stock so
lution, avoiding the sediment, to tone
eight-ounce glass of drinking water;
allow it to stand for five minutes, when
it is ready for drinking and will be safe.
If it is suspected that the water is
heavily polluted, two teaspoonsful of
the stock solution should be used to
each eight-ounce glass of water. If it
is desired to make up a daily supply,
ready for use, it can be done by add
ing four teaspoons of the stock solu
tion to each quart of water.
When you go on a vacation, be care
ful as to the water 'supply, flics and
mosquitoes, outhouses and refuse dis
posal Fine scenery, good fishing and
good table fare do not at all make up
for dirty and unsanitary surroundings.
By Dr. M. A. Majors
A tormented housewife writes to the
Department saying: "Can't you come
to my rescue? Our landlord has raised
the rent, but he will not furnish us
with screens. We have babies that
need protection against flies, so I am
appealing to you to make the land
lord comply with the law."
The above is only a sample of the
complaints received daily. The De
partment is serving notices on all de
linquent landlords to provide screens
and eventually suits will be brought
and fines imposed; but it may be well
along towards tKe close of the fly sea
son before, under the usual methods
of procedure, relief can be obtained.
Before the child can know abotit
things which affect its physical health
and well being, the teacher must
Babies are well worth having and
well worth saving. So, every week
should be a baby week. Save the babies.
Rev. S. L. Birt, the wide awake
pastor of Bethel church, 30th and
Dearborn streets, returned home last
evening from Wilbcrforce. O where
he attended the 59th annual anniver
sary comencement exercises.
Once in a great while you meet a
real man in your travels. Defeat and
disappointment mean the downfall of
a great many men; not so with men
of the sterling character of Dr. W. D.
Cook. He seems to be dipped Kold-
washed in the maelstrom of Hercu
lean endeavors, and the harder the
task the greater are his efforts in
bringing big things to pass.
What has made some men bishops
Dr. Cook would hold with disdain.
What has proved to be the visitation
of vengeance by his enemies has
forced Dr. Cook into position and
power. Defeat in one way serves to
be the spur of his valiant spirit to
fill the-place of a man worth while.
At the moment of his darkest hour
came the birth of his great ministe
rial triumph. He had the noble char
acter to raise fifty thousand dollars
while in his last church work in the
A. M. E. church in Chicago. While
in his last charge in that connection
ne was ousiiy engaged in raising
money to build for the denomination
the finest church in the west When
the rift in the conference came, and a
bishop broke a promise to gratify the
hate of a would-be bishop he had in
his possessions upwards of twenty
six thousand dollars which he handed
over on his retirement from African
These are facts that still cling to
the memory of a great many that
would serve as a brand, and point a
condemning finger at one or two big
ones who preceded Dr. Cook at Bethel
The Metropolitan Center has a
community of interests, a large com
munity house, operating at full blast,
reaching into all of the civic life of
the race. For the past two years up
wards of twenty-five hundred people
have been assisted, clothed, fed and
procured positions, while yet having
their spiritual natures revived and
their confidence and trust" in human
This is some of the great work to
which the Rev. Dr. Cook has given
his active heart, brain and spirit Of
course he could not have accom
plished so much in the short time it
has taken, but we must not lose sight
of the fact that it is attributable to
his leadership and his exquisite judg
ment to surround himself with the
kind of able men and women who are
alert to the great racial aggressive
ness to do great things.
The world can not have enough of
such busy, unselfish Christian work
ers as Dr. Cook has shown himself
to 'be. Against the combined efforts
of a great deal of scullduggery, and
malicious mischief onthe part of
some powerful agencies he has
wrought great things because no man
can do the work he has done unless
God be with "him.
Those who were fortunate enough
to gain admittance to the over-crowd
ed Auditorium of Bcreart. Baptist
Church, cor. of 52nd and Dearborn
sts., last Monday evening, June 12, to
jcar the wonderfully interesting pro
gram given by the Bcthcsda Baptist
Church Choir, under the very success
ful directorship of the well-known
singer and director. Madam Martha B.
Anderson, were more than highly
The rendition of Farmer's "Mass in
B Flat" was most splendidly rendered,
af which instantly gave evidence oT
their Directress' careful training. Also
he beautiful "Serenade from Abt"
Aas thoroughly enjoyed.
Madam Anderson deserves great
rredit indeed for her successful efforts
n arranging and producing this grand
To the great delight of the Audi
ence, Madam Anderson had fortunate
ly secured to assist her. two of our
well-known artists, namely: Messrs. T.
T. Taylor and W. E. Gossettc. Mr.
Gossettc opened the program with an
Organ solo, "Prelude Adagio-C-Min-or,"
by Guilmant. Mr. Taylor the not
ed pianist, played a group of selections
by Negro composers: (a) Mammy,
Dctt: (b) They would not lend me a
child, S. C. Taylor; (c) Bamboula, S.
C Taylor. Both celebrated artists
added, with their wonderfully pleasing
talent, much to the interest of the pro
gram which was on a whole, a com
plete success, artistically and financi
Those who heard this splendidly
arranged program had nothing but
praise for their excellent work.
I might add for the benefit of those
who are not perfectly acquainted
with Henry Farmer, composer of the
"Mass in B-FIat" sung by the choir,
died June 5th, 1891, at the age of 72
years, and the performance of his
work at this season of the year is
especially significant, commemorating
both his birth and death. Henry Far
mer was born in Nottingham, Eng
land, May 13th, 1819.
In passing it may not be out of place
to note that Mr. Leon Smith, violinist
and Mahclte Hill, accompanist, were
both exceedingly clever in executing
their several important parts, and all
those participating on the program
were heartily applauded and loudly
praised for their artistic ability, at the
end of each number. "C."
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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.
MISS NORA COMERFORD,
TREASURER OF THE JOHN J.
DUNN COAL COMPANY, IS
SPENDING A TWO MONTHS'
VACATION TRIP TO EUROPE
BACK FROM VIRGINIA
DOCTOR ADENA C E. MINOTT
RETURNS HOME FROM
NEW YORK CITY
Monday evening, after an absence
of well onto two months. Dr. Adena
C E. Minott returned to her home in
this city at 615 East 36th street. Dr.
Minott was called to New York City
to be at the bedside of her sick broth
er who pissed .away in that city May
14, and was laid to rest May 17.
Her late brother Mr. J. Anthony
Minott. who was successfully engaged
in the real estate business in that city
for 15 years, and he was held in the
highest esteem by a large circle of
The many steadfast friends of Dr.
Minott, in this city, greatly sympathize
with her over the great loss she has
systained in the passing away of her
dearly beloved brother.
Miss Nora Comerford, who started
in some years ago to work for the
old reliable John J. Dunn Coal Com
pany, 51st and Federal streets and
continued to work her way on up un
til last year, she was elected Treasurer
of the company, and to partly reward
her for her faithful services in the
past, she is now greatly enjoying a
two months' pleasure trip through
Miss Comerford is numbered among
the many lady friends of the writer,
in this city, and we hope that she will
enjoy herself to the full, every mo
ment, while she is engaged in touring
Europe and that she will land back in
old Chicago safe and sound.
ON TO WASHINGTON THE PIL
GRIMAGE OF ARABIC TEMPLE
NO. 44 OF CHICAGO TO THE
ANNUAL IMPERIAL COUNCIL
A. L. HOLSEY BECOMES SECRE-
TARY OF THE NATIONAL
NEGRO BUSINESS LEAGUE
GOES TO VIRGINIA
HON. MLES J. DEVINE
Ex-City Attorney s Chicago, Oae of the Most Eminent Law
yer m. Thk Great City, Wfeo Has & Whole Army of Loyal
PHeMU Wfe Wdd B Highly Delighted h Fall in Line for
1 - Kick for Mayor of Chicago hv 1923.
Miss Jeannetta G. Wright, 5710
Maryland Ave., who was -graduated
from The University of, Chicago, on
last Tuesday with the degree of Ph.B.,
left the city Wednesday for her home
in Virginia to spend a few days witbjl
her parents and from there she will
take up her duties as teaches, at the
State Normal, during the summer.
The Biggest Colored Masons and
Shrincrs in the world will, on August
4, start on to Washington. It will
be the greatest pilgrimage of Arabic
Temple No. 44 of Chicago, to the
Annual Imperial Council Sessions,
A. E. A. O. N. of the M. S. and the
International Conclave of Knights
The Divan of Arabic Temple No. 44:
Stewart C Jefferson, nil. Potentate;
August L. Williams, Chief Rabban;
John B. Hart, Assistant Rabban; Miles
Dotson, III. H. P. & P.; Fred John
son, 111. Treasurer; Lewis H. Hill. Sr
Oriental Guide; Attress Sams, 111. Recorder.
Tuskegee Institute, Ala. Dr. Robert
R. Moton, President of the National
Negro Business League, has an
nounced that A. L. Holsey, Assistant
Secretaray of the Business League,
had been appointed, with the approval
of the Exccuti,e Committee, to serve
as Acting Secretary of the League to
fill the unexpired term of Dr. Emmett
J. Scott, who recently resigned. Mr.
Holsey, who is Secretary to Dr. Mo
ton, has been an active assistant to Dr
Scott in the Business League work
for the past six years and brings to
his task a large and helpful experience.
Col. M. T. Bailey. 3638 S. State St..
is back from an extended trip to Vir
ginia by the way of Washington, D.C.
Mr. Hailey went to Virginia in attend
ance of the bi-ennial meeting of the
Alumni Association of the V. X. &
I. I. at Petersburg, Va.. of which As
sociation he has served as president
for eighteen years and was re-elected
president at this meeting.
ine association lias made an un
parallcl record during this administra
tion. Several Thousand dollars worth
of property has been purchased by the
Association and presented to the
school. At this meeting it was decid
ed to erect an Alumni building on the
While at Washington, Mr. Bailey
was the guest of Hon. Arthur G. Froe,
recorder of deeds: Dr. and Mrs J. E.
H. Taylor and Dr. L P. Johnson: at
Richmond, he was the guest of Rev.
and Mrs. W. H. Stokes and was high
ly entertained at Caroline County, Va.,
by Mrs. Edmonia Hill and family.
The hospitalities extended him to and
from Virginia can never be forgotten.
NOTES: QUINN CHAPEL
A. M. E. CHURCH
ON ANNUAL VISIT
Mrs. Eliza Jackson. State Grand
Queen of Illinois of A. U. K. & D. of
A., is very busy making her annual
visit to the various Councils during
IN THE SOUTH
Mmc. Ezella M. Carter, 4509 Prairie
Ave., is in the south making a tour in
interest of The Hairdressers Conven
tion and business meeting to be held
in Georgia during August.
Sunday morning, June 18th. the Old
Settlers, will be the special guests ot
the church. A special feature ot the
services Sunday morning was an an
them "Go on and serve the I ord"
which was rendered with fcror and
The anniversary enrollment i
gin Sunday, June 18th. Qua
meeting will he held Sunday. Ji
The Pastor will preach Sunday ir
ing. Subject: "The response oi
Soul to the Call of God" Su
evening: "The Prayer in Hell" S
very important questions will be
1. Is Hell literal or figurative'
2. Will punishment be eternal3
3. Can the Dead communicate with
STATE COMMITTEE NAMED
FOR UNIFORM DIVORCE LAW
A committee to start a campaign
for the Illinois branch of the Amer
ican Association to Urge Uniform
Divorce Laws began work Wednes
day. The committee, consisting of
Mrs. Mary Greer Conklin. nat:onal
organizer, of Boston: the Rev. Paul G
Macy. pastor of the Hyde Park Con
gregational Church, and Mrs. Helenc
Danck was appointed at a nieetin? ot
the state organization Tuesday at the
MRS. ALICE WILSON DEPARTS
FOR HER HOME IN LOS
ON TO WASHINGTON COM
AT U. OF.C.
Miss T. B. Whitinir. a teacher and
Jajdy prindpaUat The V. Ifc & I. L,
j-etersmirg, va., is m the city and'wjll
take tip "a special course of study at
George B. Forte, Chairman: Her
bert Russell, Secretary; Attress Sams,
Asst Secretary; Robt. Ford. Treasurer:
iandy w. Trice, Chairman Trans.
Com.; R. A. lackson. Tohn R'Hart
William Bottoms, Howard J. Holmes,
Andras Barbero, S. A. Lane, Pink
Jackson, Henry Calloway A. A. H.
Edmonds, E. H. Huston.
Last Saturday evening after spend
ing five weeks in this city visiting
with her many friends, Mrs. Alice
Wilson sister of the late Frank L.
Hamilton, departed for her home in
Los Angeles, Cal., by the way of New
Orleans, La., her former home, where
she will spend several weeks in visit
ing with relatives and friends.
While visiting in this city Mrs. Wil
son was the house guest of her girl
hood friend, Mrs. E. C Hicks, 4207 St.
ARREST 5 IN ARKANSAS ON
CHARGE OF LYNCH MURDER
Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Jenkins, 3725
Elmwood Aveu, and Mr. and Mrs. F.
W, Johnson, 3812 Eden Ave., are
building their future homes in Morgan
the University of Chicago' during the Park on lots purchased through The
summer. 1 Bailey Realty Co.
Texarkana, Ark. Five men have
been placed in jail here charged with
murder in the first degree in connec
tion with the lynching of Huley
Owens, colored, on May 19. The men
are Nick Hightower, Joe Carter, John
Elmore, Dick Farr, and Joe Ransom.
The victim was believed to have been
the slayer of Policeman Dick Choatc.
Mrs. Anna Flowers, 226 W. Schiller
St has been removed from the Coun
ty Hospital to her home where she is
much improved after a serious illness
of several days.
ATTORNEY WILLIAM a ANDERSON
One of the Most Resourceful Lawyers in This City Who Has
Many Friends Among All Classes of His Fellow Citizens
Who Are Very Much Pleased to See Him Coming to the
Front Again in the Law Business.