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TIIE KANSAS CITY SUN, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1920.
SPECIAL OHEISTMAS kWEEK
PHOTOPLAY and VAUDEVILLE
uHisbinci Vou fl jcrry Christmas and E Ibappv 1Hcv Vcar
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 25TH
SPECIAL HOLIDAY PROGRAM
Mourice Turneur's Famous Mystery Melodrama
from the famous stage play
ALL STAR OAST.
vj . Piiramount Production.
Mi This is not a comedy but a marvelously acted MysteryjJ
Story abounding in action and suspense. .
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CJ "MY LADY'S GARTER"
COMEDY BEAUTIFUL COSTUMES PRETTY 80NQ8. 60 MINUTES OF SONQ, DANCE AND
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A Knockout Laugh Producer
Tuesday, December 28th
Charles Chaplin "Pawnshop."
Wednesday, December 29th
Thursday, December 30th
ETHEL CLAYTON In
Friday, December 51st
E. K. LINCOLN "THE ALMIGHTY DOLLAR"
Saturday January 1st
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SUNDAY & MONDAY, DEO. 20TH and 27TH
WALLACE REID in
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24TH
BUCK JONES in
Sensational, Thrilling Drama of Western Life.
Also Jack Dempsey in "Daredevil Jack."
EPISODE 12 and CHRISTIE COMEDY.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 25.
Vigorous, Dash, Fearless and Fighter, Ready to-Laugh or Fight,
at the drop of a hat.
That's Harry Caroy. in "SUNDOWN SLIM,"
His Latest and most W.onderful Picture, first run in Colored Houses.
Also "BRIDE 13."
Episode 14 Don't miss it and special Big V. Comedy
shows, 1:30, 3:30, 5:45, 8:50, 9:20.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26.
In the, Greatest Northwest Mounted Police Story Ever Filmed,
"THE RED LANE"
Also last Episode of Eddie Polo, in "Vanashing Dagger','
and Monte Banks in "RARE BUtD."
This comedy Is shown for laughing purposes only.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 27.
ANTONIO MORENO and the Colored Star,
GEO. H. REED,
In the,Vitagraph Superserial, "Veiled Mystery."
Episode G Hoot Gibson in "Cinders" and Mack Sennett Comedy.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28.
The World's Wonder, greatest serial ever made,
'"'SON OF TARZAN," Episode 4.
The only house in Kansas City showing this super serial
for admission of 10 cents.
Also Al Jennings in "THE MORMON TRAIL"
The Century-Lion Comedy.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29.
WILLIAM S. HART Picture
Also Vanishing 'Trails No. 5.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30.
First episode of the most thrilling western serial ever made,
''THUNDER BOLT JACK"
Also George Walsh in
"FROM NOW ON"
Oh hoy, a knockout of a comedyVdrama, also Pollard Sambo comedy.
EVERY NIGHT 3, Shows: 6S15, 7:45, 9:20 SUNDAYS and
HOLIDAYS. Continuous from 1:30 to 11:00 P. M. Admission week
dayc-everybod).10 cents. Sunday and Holidays, 10 and 15 cents.
SPARKS FROM STARKS.
May the hallowed spirit of Christ
mas find place in your plans for the
future, lengthening and beautifying
your days, so that life will be to you
as God has intended it should be to
all a Joy and a blessing.
A Rising Morale.
'Though I walk through the valley
of the shadow of death I will fear no
evil." This snlendtd assurance pomea
to the Negro in reading the various
dispatches reporting the so-called
riots in Indenendence. Kas.. last week'.
The Quotation from tho twentv.thlril
Psalms accurately sums up just now
Negroes feel through the country
about these conflicts. It is the grow
Inc SDirlt of the New Nemo. Thn
whites, representing contending!' a
supremacy and v. superiority, said fn
tne present case: "Let's hang him
(a Negro, of whom no euIU has been
proven) and have it over." But the
spirit of tho New Neero answers
answers, mind you with the accumu-
1 n Haiti nf 'i t li n.. c-v. .1 1 ... 1. !
crystalized into determination to say
to the proud "waves of race hate:
Hitherto shalt thou come, and no
further." And so the Independence
Negroes said to the whites: "We
won't start trouble and won't object
if they hang Green If it is proved ho
is guilty, but we want it to be posi
tive that he is guilty and until it is
known positively, we are ready to
protect him." Good! That's the wav
for men to talk and act. This is our
conception of real Americanism by
real Americans. At least this kind of
talk and action made the white mob
.fairly respectful of the dangers involv
ed in mob participation. We have al
ways contended that If Negroes see
to It that where they are concerned
It becomes dangerous for anyone to
participate In a mob, that the practice
will cease. There is no senRe in
these mobs at ail. What has become
of the oft vaunted "Majesty of Law,"
anynow? Has it flown so far as the
Negro Is to receive justice? Every
unrepelled mob helns to malm thn
majesty of law a- glittering mockery,
anu pushes the country back down
the Bcale of civilization. However,
we should say that the authorities in
the present case acted with reason
able firmness and dispatch. Of course
wo nave to accept the other fellow's
version for this.
As usual, tho Kansas City Star be
comes the artful mob leader. When
ever you notice nn artlr.la In tha aiar
about some interracial dissension,
men look for inflamniatorlly danger
ous reading matter under the anony
mous signature of "Bv a" stnff Pnrr'o.
spondent." The policy of the paper.
no aoubt, is to select the most con
summate "Negro Hater" scribbler of
the Btaff to "cover" the affair, nt
course tho writer Is cautioned to uso
the subtle -expressions ami tn hn de.
cent but nevertheless he is expected
to deliver the goods. Take this from
Friday's Star relative to the Independ
able publication so far as we are con
cerned. i'By their fruits ye shall know
Self respect Is one of the first es
sentials of manhood.
Wo notice that a well known print
er has moved to tho Kansas side. It
Is said of him that he has establish
ed a reputation for printing foreign
languages. We suspected something
of his ability when reading some of
his printed English.
FROM THE LIVE WIRE,
Not6-T,he following was written
especially for the .Eighteenth Streeter
who drifts In the old place:
What" did you do withyqursum-
People of the other race marvel at
our apparent ability to make It under
such extremely difficult conditions as
now exist. They reason that it so
many of them go down with their
splendid opportunities that the Negro
Is bound to go with, his meager pop
tion. But Is this true? We think not.
The Negro does not go down as much
as they might imagine. The fact is,
the laws of Economy work just the
same for the Negro as they do for the
white man. And many Negroes .are
learning to follow the dictates of
these laVs. They are learning to keep
bank accounts as well as" jobs; to buy
property, conduct businesses and,
above" all, to buy coal In the winter
time instead of gasoline! That is
some, not all. This fact leads us to
repeat the above question: What
About Your Summer's Change.
good will toward men, is my religion."
But we know the testimony is a Ho!
Still the Christmas anthem will swell
to the sky. The trained choir will
sing It, the preached will preach t,
tho air Is rife with appro elation of
the man child who was this dajborn,
and whose name is Jesus.
But I ask you, World, thy dreamy
eyed old world, in all houosty and
frankness: "How 13 it with thee?"
Are you not sick? Are you right? Are
you not suffering with woe? With
plagues, Sores, maladies? and are ycu
not surfeited with the rank philoso
phies' of the 'wise three' who would
console the world with Jhe 'If,' Ands'
and 'Buts of the day? I think so,
and I think that you will acknowledge
A WORLDLY WISE RACE.
Yes, the world is sick today, sick
with the philosiphles of the wise af
ter the order of Join's three friends.
It Is the great philosophies of the
white world. I say white because tne
world is owned by the whites. I sup
pose that so Iron-clad are their claims
to the possession of the lands that the
Lord himself, may not claim an
equity! Still they do" say some times
that It is "God's Country," but the
very next day when some black, per
son sticks his head too far around
tho'corner the white possessor of the
land yells at him: "This Is a White
.Man's Country!" All the Good is
white, and all white is -good is the
philosophy of the world today. Thv
supremacy and superiority of white Is
the shrill cry of tho age. The phil
osophy even in its appreciation of the
Christ use language and speeches cal
culated to give special glory unto the
whlto race. The darker races must
say amen to this or forever be an
tagonized. They are the victims of
the most poisonous philosophy of the
modern world Prejudice! And the
worldly wise philosophers of the day
offer this man of woe and suffering
a philosophy that the sufferer Is bound
to reject, and God certainly won't
havo It! Here are some of the formu
lationfe of worldly philosophy that have
found their way even into the reputed
church of Christ, we mean the con
gregation, the 'peoplo who sing of
peace on earth and good will toward
2847 SOUTHWEST BLVD.
-.. Friday December 24, 7th Episode "Vanishing Trail"
Saturday Christmas night a special feature will ho on
Don't Miss It.
Sunday December 26 "SPIRIT OF GOOD"
Monday December 27 4th episode of "LION MAN"
"MOB ONLY AWAITS A LEADER"
The abovo was used as a header and
is just as subtly inflamatory as If it
read; "Mob should get a leader and
lynch tho Negro."" But the "courage
ous" Star will not trust wholly to A
broad hint, It becomes more specifio
in, tho narration, hence; "A mob of
throe hundred determined (lawless)
men, their Indignation (deviltry) kind
led to 'a' white heat, due to the killing
of It. It. Wharton, (duo to their dis
tress of law) surrounds the city Jail
hero this morning Awaiting only "a
leader or a spark to unleash Us
fury," (awaiting only courage" and a
chance for a thoucand to "get" one
Negro -without getting hurt them
selves.) The words In parenthesis are
ours and need no explanation, The
Star's report of tho Identification of
"Green" Is a masterpiece of Journalis
tic, melodrama, It Is advanced as con
clusive "evidence" that 'that's the
Tho Journal was decent about the
matter, while tho 'Post was signally
fair, "Whatever may be the motive of
this paper we appreciate tho change
of this dally from a once pronounced
rabidly anti-Negro paper into areason-
The text: "Neither will I answer
him "with your speeches'." Job, 22nd.
Chapter, 14th Verse.
AH bible, readers are more or less
familiar with the striking story of Job.
However, we will relate this much
vyhich will have a particular bearing
upon the argument that we will offer.
Job was suffering from a certain mal
ady. Three friends came by to con
sole him. Each pointed out the philos
ophy of life as he understood It. What
tliey said was brilliant, no doubt, but
was evidently unsatisfactory to Job,
to the genius, or logic, to a young man
named Elihu, who stood by, and, last
ly, it was unsatisfactory to God, him
self. This we are told In the con
cluding chapter of the book. God de
nounced Ellphaz and his "two friends."
Now while the three friends of Job
failed to -answer him wo are led to
conclude that the young man Ellhu
was more successful, A close obser
vant discovers just why his presenta
tion was acceptable because he stat
ed the true character of his Maker.
In doing tills he disdained to use the
language of the three. 'T will not an
swer him with your speeches," he
exclaims.-jj.But he rather proceeds to
state the real character of God as Is
expressed in nature, as in the beauti
ful and gloriOus solar system which
embraces the world of worlds, as we
know them and as we c,an not con
ceive them In their Immensities now
but may irf time to come, The young
man reaching the climax of his
speech, exclaims: "Oh Job, stand
still, and consider the wondrous works
We stand today centuries and cen
turies after the incident just related
of an ancient long ago. Humanity has
traveled from the epoch of Job to the
epoch of Christ, and wo are still drift
ing upon the sea of time. It from he
first theroNwas anything lacking in the
character of God from our couceptlve
view, surely the Christ idea was to
bring the complement qf it alii Bade
yonder tho philosophies of the -day
savored of the stern law of compensa
tion, "Veugance is mine, Bait)i the
Lord, I will repay." With fhe new dis
pensation is disclosed that "God so
loved the world that he gave his only
begotten son," and so so on. Of this
we the people of the ending ot tho
nineteen hundredth year ot the birth
ot this jdoa make much fuss, In our
way, ot its significance. This old
world, growing more and more hypo
critical, la saying to Itself on this
Christmas Day: "I have progressed
I am progressing. Peace on earth,
"We believe that Colored people
would rather be to themselves."
"This section for Colored."
"All are Welcome." (Of course there
are exceptions, that's understood).
"Colored people segregated them
selves by sitting down with each other
and we thought that was what then
wanted. (This last comes from the
church crowd whom I personally,
thought were the most advanced relig
iously in the world, which leads me to
exclaim bitterly with Mark Anthony
"So are they all Honorable men!"
I tell you I want to know God, I
want to be free, I- want to knovi the
Truth, But how shall I address my
self unto my Maker? How shall I
learn? Who will teach me what to
say? What language will I use, what
speeches will I .make? I cannot ac
cept the white man's religion, and
Neither Will I Use His Speech!
CHAS. A. STARKS.
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