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THE BROAD AX, CHICAGO. ILL.. SATURUDAY. JUNE 18. 1921
THE BROAD AX
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JULIUS F. TAYLOR
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DR. M. A. MAJORS
4700 South State Street
Phone Drexel 1416
JUNE 18, 1921
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CHARLES E. STUMP, TRAVELING
CORRESPONDENT FOR THE
BROAD AX, STRIKES FRANKFORT,
KENTUCKY, ON HIS WAY TO THE
Entered as Second-Class Matter, Aug.
19. 1902, at the Post Office at Chicago,
111. Under Act of March 8, 1879.
HON. JOHN E. TRAEGER
THE AWAKENING OF A SLEEP
By Dr. M. A. Majors
The northland, the cast, and the
central north are inhabited by the
people of every nation, of the habit
able globe, and this must indeed
furnish incentive for the New Xegro
who is rapidly taking up residence in
the northern and eastern states. The
Hon. Marcus Garvey is teaching the
race much that is paramount to the
successful men and women of the
race, and it will not be a great while
before we will have in operation
many great enterprises.
What will be the result of having
under operation many great enter
prises, regulated, manipulated, and
managed by the Negro? It is al
most beyond our grasp, and our
imagination almost runs wild when
we undertake to revel in such a be
lief of our possibilities. We have
a host of young people educated, but
hitherto we have had no places for
them. Large stores and a few small
factories will take hundreds of them
off of the streets and put them to
Work at pleasant occupations. e
cannot all be singers and musicians,
artists, politicians, hotel waiters,
porters, carpenters, plumbers, me
chanics, school teachers, lawyers,
doctors, preachers, neither arc we
all constituted to do drudgery.
We have got to first learn, how
ever, the easy grace and pleasant
disposition in giving service that
belong in the work of clerking and
paying a respectful attention in mat
ters of kindliness to men and
women of our own race who hold
superior positions to ours. This les
son well learned, half of our race
battles are over. Our most difficult
situations are in our own race, and
when we have overcome ourselves,
by learning these important lessons
we will have given our adversaries
the lie, and then we will be crowned
This exposition, and employment
of our intellectual armament will
without any doubt mean to the
preacher a better church, to the
lawyer and doctor a better class of
patrons, the real estate agents bet
ter tenants, the Negro banker larger
deposits of real money, and so on
until it reaches every individual
among us. For whatever helps any
particular business or profession will
also help the whole race fabric in a
greater or less degree. We have
been alive to this fact, but it has
been very difficult for us to get
started. There are several reasons
why it has been hard. All of our
secret organizations are in a flourish
ing condition. All or most of our
churches are large and very fine.
We have been building our little
homes over our heads, and we have
not learned to do a great many things
at the same time; now wc will be
gin to do our most important things
at this late date, and profit bv our
school of experience in which we
have been getting ready to do these
worth while things which are to af
ford amplitude for the investment of
our money, and out of which we are
to realjie at the same time a mod
erate degree of compensation, both
in giving jobs and making profits.
The Progressive Company follows
our two substantial banks, and along
with the Liberty Life Insurance Co.,
occupies the investment spirit of the
race. Soon ground will be broken
for the largest department store in
all America. This company will out
rank by far our hugest undertaking
in the Northern states. A six story
department store with seventy-five
feet front and one-hundred and
Vice-President of the Stockmen's Trust and Savings Bank; Former
Sheriff of Cook County; Ex-City Comptroller; Who Is Ready to
Enter the Race for Mayor of Chicago in 1923, if the Coalition
Forces Will Unite On Him.
twenty feet deep will house a half
million dollars worth of goods of
every variety, witli a clerking force
reaching into the hundreds, and a
payroll of ten thousand dollars per
month will mean greatly much more
than wc have any idea just at this
moment. Milliners, dressmakers,
tailors, stenographers, stock girls,
clerks, floor walkers and purchasing
agents: these will all come into their
own, because wc arc laying out our
money to supply this long neglected
need in our race life. But gee, won't
we all feel proud when wc get these
good tilings going? If you are not
in the Progressive Company hurry up
and get in.
NEGRO WORKERS IN EARLY
CATHOLIC CHURCH OF
THE FOLLOWING ENTERTAIN
MENT IS FOR A MOST
Mrs. Littie G. Buckner Is Working
Very Hard for Its Success
Since the whole country is discus
sing the pitiable condition of the
wounded and disabled veterans of the
World War. it is to be expected that
the many soldiers of our group are
no less sufferers. And while many
arc deeply concerned and would like
to help alleviate their sufferings, we
arc in a busy world and there arc
many calls for assistance.
Mrs. Littie G. Buckner, a volunteer
worker of the Red Cross, appointed
by Dr. R. H. Hctcrick, Commanding
Officer at the Drcxel Hospital, to
look after the interests and needs of
the colored soldiers distributed
among the different hospitals of the
cnicago district, has made a per
sonal investigation and found 150 of
our soldiers in dire need. These are
inmates and out patients of the fol
lowing hospitals, comprising Chicago
Division: Oak Forest, Drcxel Hos
pital Municipal Tuberculosis Sani
tarium. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Wau
kesha, Wisconsin. Great Lakes Train
ing Camp. Marine Hospital, Dwight
and Danville, Illinois.
To relieve this situation and give
the community at large an opportu
nity to assist in this much needed
work, Mrs. Bucker has arranged for
a monster benefit for Friday evening,
July 1st, at the Pilgrim Baptist
Church, 33rd Boulevard and Indiana
Avenue. The use of this church with
a seating capacity of 2,500 has been
donated free of charge for the occa
sion by the pastor, Rev. S. E. Wat
son, and trustees.
Chicago's best musical and dra
matic talent have generously re
sponded to the appeal for assistance
and Miss Estella C Bonds, who is
arranging the program, has been
?ssurcd a program worthy of much
more than the admission price of 50
cents. Others assisting on the com
mittee arc Mr. George T. Kersey
and David M. Manson.
PLEADS TO SAVE REDDING
AND M'GAVICK FROM
SPRINGFIELD, 111. "Men who
kill on a moment's impulse in the
heat of passion should not be hanged
but imprisoned: death penalty should
be reserved for criminals or men who
kill after premeditation." This argu
ment was advanced to the board of
pardons and paroles by F. L. Bar
nett, attorney for Rev. Oscar McGav
ick and Grover C Redding under
sentence to hang for their part in
the Chicago riots in June, 1920. At
torney Barnett asks for a commuta
tion to life imprisonment He claims
that the men lost their heads in a
moment of passion.
DO YOU KNOW That Mclchor.
black king of Lybia, in Africa, was
one of the three wise men. who
visited the infant Jesus at his birth?
That Simon, a Xegro, helped Jesus
to bear the cross? That Simon, a
holy black teacher and priest in the
Church at Antioch, ordained the
Apostle St. Paul and sent him on
hi missionary journey? That three
of the very first Popes of Rome were
Africans? That an African Council
gathered the writings of the Apostles
and Evangelists at Carthage and
compiled them into the present New
Testament, which was approved by
the Pope and became afterward our
Christian Bible, from which all
copies arc derived? That a black
man, St. Augustine, is the greatest
of all theologians, he was bishop of
Hippo, in Africa in the Fifth century.
That St. Cyprian, Tertulian, Origcn
were Africans. That the half-breed.
St. Athanasius, who formulated the
great Xiccnc creed, to which all'
Christian Churches subscribe was of
the black race? That among the
ancestors of Jesus were several per
sons of African blood, including the
mother of Solomon, Bethshcba?
That Solomon married a black queen?
That Moses married an Ethiopian
woman and that his sister Miriam
was the first person recorded to have
drawn the color line? That God
punished her for it by seven days
leprosy? That a Negro piloted Co
lumbus to America? That a Negro
ruled Venice? That th whites did
not invent letters nor figures? Nor
Astronomy, nor Algebra, nor Chem
istry? That Negroes in Africa first
invented the art of making steel? and
fire? and glass? Do you know that
at one time African Christians were
in majority in the early Church? Ex
Frankfort. Ky. 'United wc stand,
divided wc fall." 1 am informed that
this is the motto of Kentucky, and
through the united effort of my peo
ple in Kentucky, the devil's home was
knocked out of segregation for the
whole United States, and if it had
not been for that wc would have
been having a hcluva time right now.
Thej were directed by the hands of
tiod to the Supreme Court of the
' I nited State, from whose cleci-
Mon there is no appeal except to
.irniv ami that body spoke out and
all "i this country heard it.
. I nccr realized just what it
tin ant to put u- off ill one section
I of tin- cit until that Tulsa affair.
I and I shudder to even think about
j it ou there was a strict segre
gation, ami hi-lieve me tney imrncci
our honu-s. destroyed lives, put
eer Mack man out of business with
tin tonli. and all the home- of the
white people were saved. You see
wt were off yonder where our
home could burn and none to say
stop, and all the others saved. If 1
wen not Mich a good Christian I
would drop in a few cuss words right
now. But I will leave it all in the
hands of our Father who art in
When 1 wrote you last 1 was in
Muskogee. Oklahoma, but you will
find me far from there now. I was
there to witness the graduation of
some of our leading young people.
Forty-nine graduated from the indus
trial high school of that city under
Prof. T. W. Grissom. These young
people were met with the killinc of
human beings, with the burning of
homes and destroying of property.
This was taking place just a few
yards from them, so to speak, and
there were refugee right in the audi
ence, and the leading ministers were
together appealing for help. They
done this with the knife, and now
he is going to do some other brain
work that will put the world to
I was the guest of Mrs. Elvic L
Stewart, during my visit in Chicago,
and had the pleasure of going to the
meeting of the chapters, and which
an address was delivered by tht
Wo'rthy Grand Matron. Mrs. F. P.
Monroe, of Quincy. III. She is the
woman that is doing things about the
state, among the women. She made
a plain practical address. I listened
to all these, and left for Indianapolis.
bright and early Tuesday morning.
then to Louisville and Frankfort,
Ky.. and at this place I have at
tended two school closings, called
'Commencements." I do not know
why they are called by that name for
that seemed to be the ending of
school life for the young people.
Perhaps it mcan good bye school and
good morning world. I do not know
and will not attempt to explain at
Just a word about the Clinton
Street High School of Frankfort.
This is where Charles Stewart at
tended school. I am not prepared
to say whether or not he graduated
from it, for from what 1 could learn
he was one of the first in the school,
and is what I would call a charter
member of it, and they were not
dishing out graduation then. At any
rate Prof. William II. Mayo, came
along then, about -10 years ago, and
he was the teacher of this fellow.
Several hundred graduates have
been turned out, and all these years
Prof. Mayo has been the principal.
He has lived in the hearts of the
people, and he has year after year
raised the standard of the school.
Reaching the city, 1 was escorted
to the home of Miss Martha E. Wil
liams, one of the teachers of the
HON. S. B. TURNER
Member of the Legislature of Illinois, from the First Senatorial Df
trict, Who Has Secured the Passage of a Resolution CnA
ing the Invasion of the Ku Klux Klan Into This State.
. . - . 1.-1 .!.- I
were tawing money io imp .,. choof aniI a WOman who has de
who were flocking into the city
homeless and clothless. They were
THE BISHOP'S COUNCIL WILL
CONVENE AT QTJINN CHAPEL
TWENTY-FOURTH ST. AND
WABASH AVE., WEDNESDAY,
Xone of the A. M. E. preachers in
this city are working any harder than
Rev. James M. Henderson, the able
and eloquent pastor of Institutional
church, to make the sessions of the
Bishop's Council a grand success in
The sessions open up Wedncsda
morning, June 22, at Quinn Chapel,
the mother church, and Rev. Hen
derson and his associate pastors will
be on hand bright and early that
morning to extend the right hand of
fellowship to the bishops and the
other high dignitaries of the A. M.
E. church. Sec the complete pro
gram for the week in another column
of this paper.
PASTORS CANT TELL WOMEN
HOW TO DRESS,
meeting with success.
I am glad that I was there and
heard the addres delivered by one.
Charles Stewart, and believe me
honey, he spoke right out in church.
1 am delighted to see how the faces
of the young people were bright,
and how they seemingly took in
every word the speaker had to say,
anil rejoiced with him in the salva
tions of their own souls. I heard
it all. and I enjoyed it all. Now I
am away from there, and must have a
few things to say to you this week.
After the address. I loaded myself
early Saturday morning headed for
Kansas City, Kansas, in company
with the Rev. Dr. Johnson, pastor
of the First Baptist Church, of Mus
kogee. To me it was a source of
pleasure to have been with this great
educator, and this great preacher.
All dav long 1 rode to the city.
reaching there about 6 o'clock in the
evening, and found that the Rev.
Dr. J. F. Griffin, pastor of the First
African Methodist Episcopal Church,
of Kansas City, Kansas, had sent his
automobile car carriage over to meet
me and escort me to his home. I
was invited to be the guest of the
pastor and his wife and church dur
ing my stay in Kansas City. It was
just like going to the home of a real
brother, and believe me honey when
I tell yon he is some man. He is
doing a great work in Kansas City,
Mo., and he is a great big preacher.
Dr. Griffin docs not make much
fuss about it. but he is just going
into the hearts of the people of his
church, and in a short time they arc
going to rise up and place him any
where he wants to go. I think this
is the best way to win promotion
after all. It is better than going
around from meeting to meeting.
from conference to conference ask
ing men to vote for you. You do
the work and the place will find
you. It will knock at your door and
you will only have to say "come in."
I had the pleasure of meeting the
congregation Sunday morning, and I
am sure you will agree with me if
you had been there that it was a
great congregation. Saturday night,
in addition to going to the parson
age, I had the pleasure of going to
the home of Rev. and Mrs. P. W.
DeLylc, Kansas City. Mo. He was
some pumpkins down in Arkansas,
and he is some pumpkins now up in
Missouri, and is doing a great work
as presiding elder. He was holding
a meeting in the city, raising money
for some of our people down in
Tulsa, and his wife was at home,
looking after the affairs there. She
is a busy little woman.
Sunday evening, I went to Kansas
City, Mo., got me a bed car on the
it to Chi-
LOS ANGELES. "There is not
one woman in a million who would
consent to wear any dress modeled Rock Island, and beat
by a bunch of preachers," said the cago. I find pleasure in going to
Rev. Dr. J. Whitcomb Broughner of Chicago, and you will perhaps be
the fashionable Temple Baptist interested to know that I am un
church here. "Consequently, it will proving, and hope to soon be myself,
be best preachers look after their Dr. G. C Hall furnished me with
sermons and let the women model some medicine, that put the pains to
their own shirtwaists and skirts. I rest for a while, and it threatens to
believe, however, women are more
immodest than men. Their skirts aie
cut so high it would take mud knee
deep before the bottom of the dress
would be reached."
destroy all pains and bugs. He is
some doctor and I have a few things
that I am going to tell you about
him soon. He is fixing to tell a
story to the whole world. He has
voted her life to the racial uplift work
and is today one of the greatest
women in this race. Her greatness
is in service. She has a lovely home,
two stories, and then she has plenty
of other property in the city, and
.some in Georgetown. I am told. But
never mind that. Miss Williams is
superintendent of a Sunday school.
F'irst Baptist Church. Frankfort, and
is president of a large Sunday school
convention and has been for years.
She has gone into the hearts of the
Sunday school workers, until they
they have notified her that she must
serve as president until God says to
her "Come up higher." She is kind
and good to all people, and knows
how to treat the hayseed as well as
those refined cultured college people.
You don't have to put on around her.
Her home is a palace.
It was a pleasure to he around
Frankfort, and meet some of the
people. Thursday night. I was at
this commencement business. They
had only six graduates, Robert Ken
neth Jones, Mary Emma Traccy,
Callie Louise Harvey, Viola Sulli
van Anderson, Othello Rosson
Gaines. Mae Ella Perry, and Willye
Myra Graham, from domestic science.
These young people spoke, and then
the address was delivered by Charles
Stewart, who was indeed pathetic in
bidding good bye to Prof. Mayo,
whose physical condition forces him
out of the school.
Prof. Mayo accepted the position
of principal of the high school when
a youth fresh from the Cincinnati
high school. He took hold with a
determination to do things. He
entered the work in January, 1882,
and has been at it ever since without
a break. He has served well. But
he has reached the place where he
must stack arms. He must rest. His
best days have been given to Frank
fort, and now the question arises
what will Frankfort do for him? He
has lived a clean life. He has been
an example for his boys and girls.
He. has been active in everything
that meant for the betterment of
Frankfort or his people. He has been
the servant of all.
Prof. Mayo has a son in Chicago,
druggist, and his daughter, a brilliant
young woman, has charge of the de
partment of domestic science in the
same school. He came to Frankfort
unmarried, but has married, given to
the world two persons, son and
daughter, and the Lord has taken his
wife unto Him, and he is now ready
any time to join her.
I wish you could have heard the
white people praising this wonderful
character. He was given a fine letter
by his board, also resolutions, a life
time certificate by the State Board of
Education, and the people of Frank
fort are now planning a testimonial
for him, when expressions will come
from the citizens.
HOUSE SCORES IN KU KLUX
Organization of the Ku Klux Klan
in Illinois is discouraged in a reso
lution adopted in the house of rep
resentatives last week. The resolu
tion was offered by State Represen
tative S. B. Turner, colored, of Chi
cago. The resolution, which call upon
the people of the state to discourage
the operation of the organization in
"Whereas, it is reported that there
are representatives of the Ku Klux
Klan attempting to organize chap
ters or posts of that organization in
various cities of the state of Illinois:
"Wherea. it , , ;
Ku Klux Klan i ,.
which opcratr n .l.f,,,,,
and order ami a..int t.r ,.
ests and welfare ,,t - , . ,
large: now, then ton. i,r ,t
"Resolved l t1 , ,,llV.
sentative of the , ,)r ;;,
we condemn and ., j,0rr ti,f d r
to organize post. , ,,r kg M
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iiuu in uif sum or jiiinos .,
all good citizens of tftr .tjt. .
interest of law ani onirr -welfare
of our tatt :,
thing in their power to !-. -most
leaders to refrain imir r
ing to stir up racial tntt
confines of Illinois
QUINN CHAPEL NOTES.
Sunday, June 19th, preaching at
the regular hour b the Rev. C. F.
Stewart. Special services at night.
Preaching by the pastor. Sunday,
the 26th of June. Bishop J. S. Flip
per will preach at 10:45 A. M. At
8 o'clock services will be under the
auspices of the young men of Quinn
Chapel and Bishop Decker Johnson
will preach. The reception or the
Bishop's Council will be held on the
22nd of June at Quinn Chapel. The
program and public reception will be
in the main auditorium. The recep
tion is under the auspices of the
General Committee. A banquet
which will be given down stairs is
under the auspices of the Quinn
Chapel Committee, Mr. J. W. Fisher,
The first Sunday in July will be
the last Quarterly Meeting for this
conference here. In addition to the
Communion Services a membership
reunion will be held and members and
friends arc asked to bring their bas
kets full of lunch.
Services all day Sunday were well
attended. Dr. Stewart preached Sun
day morning. Sunday night three
united with the church and one con
verted. At that service the assistant
pastor. Rev. H. H. Hooks, preached
a very instructive sermon. All
seemed to enjoy the services of that
M. T. Bailey of th- Kail. k-
Company, appraiser nr :lie l'-
Building Loan Astv latum i
many suburb during th w.rk. n
away he closed deals ior iIh-cn -made
inspections for thr Br:I -
Loan Association. He uj ..c
panied by Anderson H KicN .
Walter B. Anderson the nirr.
& Terrell, appraiser.
SHE NEVER BOTHERED WITH
HUSBAND. SAYS WOMAN
PARIS. Mile. Anna Dobrk (;
just celebrated her 12Jd hirt':dat .
Chocholow. in Poland
She is sound in bod and mini .:
attributes her great ace v thr iv
that she was nier both, red wi'''
Rev. T. L. Scott, '.rant har'l
Rev. S. L. Bert. B.th.I. Ku H E
Stewart. Quinn Chapel, and R
R. F Wilson. Ebem.r M E
Church. Evanston. at:."Vd "I
berforcc commenceiiun' dunna the
THE BEREAN BAPTIST CHURCH
DAMAGED BY FIRE AND
Everything is now ready for To
peka supreme lodge, and other big
meetings. The National Baptist
Sunday School and B. Y. P. U. Con
gress will be in session next week
in Kansas City, Mo., and by the help
of God I want to be there. I am
informed that Editor W. W. Porter
will be there.
CHARLES E. STUMP.
Last Friday evening, not long after
the choir had finished practicing,
flames were discovered shooting
forth from the cast end of the new
Bercan Baptist church, Fifty-second
and Dearborn streets, and the new
organ which was recently installed
at great expense, the new memorial
window, the new carpets and all of
the other new interior furnishings
were greatly damaged by fire and
As luck would be, most everything
destroyed was covered with insur
ance. Many of the women members,
who had worked so hard to help to
furnish the church, were present and
shed many tears when they beheld
that their work had been in vain.
It is hard to tell just how the fire
started, and its pastor. Rev. W. S.
Bradshaw, with a heart full of cour
age and hope, will have all the dam
age immediately repaired and go ngnt
ahead with his work for his Baptist
Lord and Master.
VISITING IN SOUTHERN
Miss Lou Ella "
Ave., is traveling thr.
crn Illinois in intcre
hold of Ruth of which
, , the htsi
Miss Amelia M. k
rapher and bookkeeper
Mercantile Agency .i
Realty Company, 363
much improved at her
The City Federati..
Women's- Clubs met
111., on Monday. Tt
meeting and much busir
acted of which Mis
president, was proud
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IN ST. LOUo
RECENT VISITORS IN CITY.
Miss Johnella Marie Frazer and
Miss Felicia D. Anderson were visit
ing in the city for several days.
While in the city Miss Frazer visited
her parents, and Miss Anderson was
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, 522
Bryant Ave. They were shown the
city by M. T. Bailey, President of
the Alumni Association of the V. N.
& I. I., Petersburg, Va., where they
are teachers. Miss Anderson went
to Clifton Forge, Va., and Miss
Frazer returns to Petersburg, Va.
Mrs. Ellen Kinney. :
Ave., is visiting relativ
Mo., Greenville and O'
AT MORGAN PARK
Mr. W. B. Lyleof 1 y
and Geo. W. Faulkner .
other persons were in M- rean
VISITING IN SOUTH
Rev. V. S. Cooper, who as J
ing in the city on busines. i
turned to Arkansas.
IN NEW RESIDENCE
John A. Yeatman is JS
6205 Loomts Boulevard. Engle