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JACK JOHNSON FIGHT WILLARD
—f- - Make America and If lt’s Not in the “Democracy” Safe “WHIP” There’s 5 for the Negroes Nothing to It Vol. 1. No. 1 CHICAGO, ILLfl^HS, JUNE 24, 1919 PRICE 5 CENTS FIVE HUNDRED WHITES MOB NEGRO IN JACKSON PARK WHIP’S CRACKER CATCHES BOMB THROWER DECLARf HE CAN LICK WILLARD WITH ONE IfD TIED; NEVER TD RETURN TO STATES (SpedfclgThe Giicago Whip.) Mexicd®ty, June 20th.—In a private iarview with Jack John son, heaOeight champion of the world, Mf representative of The Oiicagowbip gleaned the informa tion thitfie big fighter had issued a chall#' to Jess Willard, holder of theOirious title, to fight him on anwounds he might name out i side oJmerican territory. ‘'frf"1 ng to give that big fraud all d.e him,'’ said Jack. “He “■“*/ .me and is trying to pull the gfy -er the eves of the public. ’’ If ,Jfl t£Zlo light me, hiding behind the i I y ' * ine like a “yellow eur’’ I will! 0 proceeding at on>e to attach the from the WillardDempsev j am, sa I have always been, the j heavyweight champion of the j d and the only lighter who ever any ehnnee of giving me a hard i belonged to mv own race. 1 I would j 1 at*i not nnying T Wit!*, | ».t i* l» claiming that Wi.//is Setter j than any of the white fighters in the States. Refuses to Return to Chicago. “I understand that there is a report current in the States that I am going to return to Chicago and testify in the Sol. I.ewinsohu’s case. The only way I will return to Chicago, will be as a dead man. Chicago did all it could to drag me into the mire, and how do I know but that some of those 'smart feuys’ have something up their sleeves.'1' Plenty of Diamonds. .lack was loaded with diamonds, he hhd a thousand dollar diamond stud in Ids imported silk tie, two or three huge stones on his lingers, and a diamond in his watch, llis wife wore several dia -nond rings and her husband showed me n diamond eirelet he had just given her. Jaek is just as fond of automobiles as ever. Since he has been in Mexico City he has purchased a red touring car and a light gray racer and is con templating an aeroplane. The mayor of Mexico City is very fond of the great pugilist. He has ten dered him a reception at which all the unpopular here a* the name of Jark Johnson in Texas. /WILLIAM BOTTOMS BUYS BANKER’S MANSION ON GRAND BOULEVARD The home of Mr. George Lie brandt, president of the Lincoln State Bank, which is located at 3561 Grand Boulevard, commonly called the Villa beautiful apart ments, has been recently purchased at a very moderate cost of Twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) by the popular proprietor of the Dream land No. 1 and No. 2. Mr. Bottoms at this w-riting is moving into his new home, his many friends that he has won with his perpetual smile, and high-class en tertainment that he has furnished for them without regard to cost, are smothering him with letters of con gratulations. It was only a lew Iliumns mat Mr. B .toms “stole a march” on his friends, abdicating quietly on a hunting trip to Wisconsin. It seems, however, that he was not satisfied with the game he pooled in this snowy clime. Immediately he made a roundabout move like a reconnoi tering aeroplane to Champaign, Illi nois, and here he alighted, made a catch that would make Teddy feel like smiling and saying, “Gee, it’s bully." It was an agreeable sur prise to his friends to learn that it was the beautiful and popular Miss Leota Davis, the daughter of Mr. William Davis. The public cannot expect any thing less than a happy and ex l emplary married life. 1 negro lieutenant is to aid GOVERNMENT. Washington, D. C.—As a result of his keen foresight and ability to con vince “the powers tliut be’’ in the Bureau of War Risk Insurance that there is an immediate need for intelli gent and efficient co-operation of colored -I /Hen with respect to the retention of Uncle Sam’s insurance by the dis charged Negro soldiers and sailors on tering into civil life, Lieut. Jav Clifford, formerly of the Buffalo Regiment, and son of Hon. W. H. and Mrs. I'arris W. has been appointed special assistant in the conservation section of that bureau. Lieut, t'lifford estimated that of the approximate 400,000 Negro soldiers re ecu’ Iy serving the colors, ft.") per cent carried policies averaging $7,000, mak ing about $2,500,000,000 worth of insur anee. This represents the greatest finan cial asset the race ever had, and Lieut. Clifford, realizing the economic power and strength of such a huge sum, is go ing to endeaor to so urge the discharged Negro soldiers and sailors that they will hold on to as much of their insurance as it may be possible for them to carry. The United States government Is of fering this insurance at lower rates than any other insurance eomapny in the world, and it is the safest and strongest insurance obtainable because it is backed up by the Treasury Department of tlie United States government. At any time within five years after the signing of peace, this term insurance can be converted into any one of six kinds of insuranee usually carried by other concerns. Straight life, twenty payment life, thirty-payment life, twen ty-year endowment, thirty-year endow ment, and maturity at the age of sixty two, compose the various kinds of poli cies issued by the government. Deplorable as it may seem, Lieut. Clifford’s investigation showed that pos sibly 06 per cent of ail the colored men discharged thus fur have allowed their premiums to lapse and have failed to take advantage of the splendid oppor tunity to hold on to their insurance. RUILD APARTMENT HOUSE. Washington, D. C., Juno 20.—The work of construction on the Whitelaw Apartment House is progressiug stead ily. The jdastcrers are now at work, and the interior of the massive struc ture is being most beautifully garnished by the most artistic mechanics. Mr. John W. Lewis, the president, is always on the job, planning to house bis race in a most up-to-date dwelling. It is the popular belief that he has other startling and pleasing enterprises under advisement for the near future. The Eagle suggests that wo continue to follow the lead of this- man in his building of a race future. ALEOCK TO MAKE RIGID INVESTIGATION Hunday, June 23, 1019, at 30th and Princeton avenue, shortly after .mid night, over 300 whites attacked Ollie Harris, colored, on his way home, at •047 Grove avenue. Harris was first shot through the stomach, and stabbed several times in the hack. The noise of the inob, in attempting to smother the screams of Harris, attracted the atten tion of Robert Robinson. Robinson Comes to Rescue. Robert Robinson, who resides at 514 West 54th place, ran to the scene to oiakr an investigation, upon arriving he saw Harris lying prostrate upon the ground, face forward, while the mob was alternating in the stabbing. He immediately began pleading with them in the name of DKMOCBACY to relievo their prey, AXD THKY DID, by turn ing upon him, shooting him several rimes; the shots did not have the ini mediate desired effect upon Robinson, because lie seemed to have fought his assailants more desperately after every shot. Changes Ammunition. With his body riddled with bullets, Robinson was making such a headway unon I^taiaarii-a tlMl MU.*f them "igg-'f.'T t:...l_^aFy c u'uiig. their' weapon, immediately a sooro of knives and razors were seen glittering in the bright lights like the reflection of a steel bayonet in the August sun, onlv to be dimmed by the blood of this heroic, defenseless creature. It was then that Robinson fell and bled to death. Aleock to Make Klgld Investigation. ‘‘The situation is more serious; we had better meet it now than later ” said First Deputy of Police Aleock last night. “I have instructed the precinct commanding officer to see that their men do their duty. There will be no dis crimination.” NATIONAL BU8INES8 LEAGUE WILL HEAR D’AfcCY. Tuskagee, Ala.—With the approach of the time for the annual meeting of the National Negro Business League which is to be held iu Ht. Louis, Mo., August 13, 14, and 15, plans are- chapping up very rapidly for the program, which as Mr. Emett J. Hcott, the secretary, says will follow the general idea of recon struction. It is also significant that Mr. William D’Arcy, president of the Associated Ad vertising Clubs of the World, has agreed to deliver an address during the league’s meeting. Mr. D’Arcy is one of the foremost figures in the advertising world and his message will serve as an inspira tion and an encouragement to the league's delegates. Mr. Allen W. Clerke, secretary of the National Dean-Up and Paint-Up Bureau, who has co-operated with the league during the last three years in encouraging the Health Week Campaign, will also deliver one of the addresses. Mr. Clarke gave the three silver cups which were awarded in 1917 for the best Health Week Campaign, and he will present the cups this year himself. ^ President A. E. Malone and Heeretary H. A. £mith of the Ht. Louis Local Ne gro Business League report that they have never seen such a spirit of enthu siasm and co-operation as is manifested ou the j»art of the Ht. Louis citizens over the approaching league’s meeting. NEW DENTIST ON STATE STREET. Dr. J. C. Tymony, a graduate dentist from the State University of Iowa Den tal College, has established a thoroughly equipped office at 11611 South State street. After having practiced for four years in Missouri he has proven himself ca pable, reliable, and a promising young man of his profession. THE WHIP predicts a prosperous fu ture for him. THUGS ATTACK OH CITIZE RECEIVED \VtlH BULLETS ON LAST VISIT. Benjamin Shepftyd purchased a few weeks ago fnpiithc firm of De priest & Depricstl beautiful bun galow’ at 6718 (4»|imet Ave. A few days after moving in the mod ern Klu Klux Kkn gave him and his family a rectjjjliipn at which rc.ks and other mobiles of a more compact nature vf served, and several windows fi. jshed. Upon the second v*»it Mr. Smith decided to return tic kindness by serving diem Mmj hot lead. Through the far-sjgli|edness of the Hon. Wm. Riley 4 binib insurance w.is placed upon t|c bouse. *-—' ' WINS 8_ I MEDAL. Mrs. Antlmietttf Biythe Games, Ea«t Forty-uvroud %e, the beautiful and highly talente n of Dr. Harr.v C. Games, ©*ie of pgo ' m«**t «tiur cut >f»il £<gptf*t% itfyif. t* y; 1 eongraTuTatlona _ y.H on tceeuBt I of her wonderful -achievement at the post graduate* exercises held recently bv the Chicago Conservatory • of Music. Mrs. Games was awarded the hnnd lomo diamond medal offered by Alex ander H. Revel, as first prize for the best vocal rendition, it being the first | time in the history of the Chicago Cou* I servatory of Music that such a high ! distinction was ever won by a race stu ! dent. Mrs. Games was formerly of De troit, Mich., where she studied at thr Detroit Conservatory of Music and later at the Indianapolis Conservatory of Music. She received her Bachelor De gree at the Chicago Musical College. Aside from possessing a wonderfully sweet lyric soprano voice, Mrs. Games is highly efficient with the violin and at the piano. The Whip joins with her many friends in extending heurty con gratulations. TEXAS MAX SELLS THE EARTH L. W. Warren, the man who sells the earth, will place on sale Oil Lands at his office, R. W. Hunt er & Company, 3003 South State Street. He is also opening quarters for the Crescent Real Estate Company of which he is manager and Mr. Loyd Rhodes is assistant manager. Watch for bargains in all kinds of Real Estate, Farm Lands in Illi nois, Missouri and Indiana, 10% cash, balance in ten years. WATCH US GROW. WE ARE GOING TO DO BIG THINGS IN A BIG WAY. NEGROES TO CONTROL STATE OF MISS SSIPPI (►Special to The Chicago Whip) A delegation of Negroes headed by Dr. E. P. Landers met in Jackson, Miss., for the purpose of raising fifty thousand dollars ($.r>0,000) to arouse the interest of all qualified Negro voters in the com ing elections, both local and state elec tions. A Graduate of Oxford. I>r. Laud< rs is a West Indian, and a graduate of Oxford University. He has resided in the t*ite of Mississippi /or the last four years and has taken an aggressive, .uncompromising stand to recover the stolen political rights of the Negroes in that stat<. In the state of Mississippi the colored people out number the whites bv n big majority, they produce f>8 per cent of the wealth, and are therefore entitled to have n voice in the direction of the policies of the state. There are, from time to time, big bond issues and tax assessments. Negro taxpayers have to pay these taxes and have absolutely no voice in the appro priation of these funds. Inferior School*. 41 If we arc to compete and are to be judged by the white man's stand ard*. we juu*t nv4 tbf smi*Te‘~£rfv?«%«* tional opportunities for our children, nr forever wear the stamp of 44inferior ity. " When questioned by a WHIP correspondent, Dr. Landers expressed the idea that he realizes that they've begun a monstrous undertaking, but he was confident of getting support of every Negro in the state of Mississippi. WANT BETTER BABIES. Child Welfare Work Seeks Co-operation. Though the fiscal year prescribed as Hot tar Baby Year by the Council of I>o fense ha* ended, there are local, national and international movement* to con tin tie the work unto the ultimate achievement of better conditions, gen erally. Government* are making large appropriation* to carry on the work Conferences and conventions are being held. And the Visiting Committee is doubling its effort* to make the Child Welfare Department one of the strong e»t and most effective features of the City Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs. At the meeting of the Federa tion at Quinn Chapel, Monday, it was recommended that the federated clubs each elect or appoint at least one mem her to serve on this committee. A greater co-operation between all de partments of the Federation will be had. : Through the Education Committee in | stmetive literature and lectures will he | provided for workers that they may pro | reed intelligently. Through the Pro gram Committee instructive entertain ments will he arranged on cooperation with the Mother and Educati- A I)e partments. Through the Civic Depart ment Community Councils will be formed. Then, too, the aid of the entire city will he enlisted. Each church, lodge, club, philanthropic and humani tnrian institution and organization will elect or appoint workers to serve on the committee and co-operate with it. Names and addresses of all workers to he left to the chairman of the Visiting Com mitt ce. Ah it is estimated that more than one hundred thousand of America’s best world war veterans will bring their families to live in Chicago, it is impera tive that we amalgamate our efforts to cope with the rising conditions. A sur vey of the city will be taken from Twelfth street south and from the Lake west. A statistical record will be kept and reports rendered to the assisting organizations. • The Red Cross offers an extensive | course in practical nursing given in varied branches. A class in home care of the sick and elementary higiene will \ have its first lesion at Provident Hos MAN CAUGHT WITH BOA FEW SECf Ninety Six Thousand D After all others fail The Whip has finally succeeded in ascertain ing who is directly responsible for the recent bomb escapades that have blackened the reputation of Chicago to a degree that cannot he estimated by the fairest and most clastic mind, j The organization that appears most likely, from the information we have to he responsible for the prevalence and frequency of the bombs is headed by L. M. Hmith, a real estate broker, whose office is located at Oak wood »boulevard and Cottage Grove avenue. Opposed to Negro Residents. I, ewun'^tiy* bM ottoa* at -Forty-1 I ervnnth .uWf nil’ll Lake Park avenne'. It in alleged that the real object of thin organization in to keep Negroes out of the distrirt, under the guise of keeping out undesirables. Its real nucleus is twenty (20) real estate dealers. It is further alleged that these men have outlined their work carefully, first to list ail property bought by Negroes from Thirty ninth street to Fifty-first street and from Cottage Grove avenue ■ital lecture room. Every woman who is a family or relatives, or tho care of lie homo, or is in any way interested n public welfare, can take this course. Every woman who has taken the first air course requires tho instructions in elementary hygiene and home onre of he sick to complete her knowledge of practical nursing. Registration are be ing made now at the Teaching Center. The fourth class in first aid will lie started at Provident Aid Hospital Mon lay, May 19. Candidates for the next class call or write to Miss Genevieve M. Reuben, 3801 South State street, phone Hlvd. G497, or to their secretary. Any person who has paid a tuition in a Red Cross class and has not finished that course may enter another class of the samo instructions without extra fee. (COLORED SCHOOL GETS MILLION. New York, Juno 19.—The Carnegie Foundation and the General Education (Board of tho Methodist Episcopal phurch have offered separate gifts of •1150,000, $300,000 in all, to Meharry Medical College, of Nashville, Tcnn., on condition that the Freedman’s Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal church and the trustees and friends of |the college raise an additional $300,000 for an endowment. Meharry College, which last year had an enrollment of 490 students, is tho largest medical, dental and pharma ceiitical eolloge for Negroes in the world. Two hundred fifty of its graduates served in tho medical service of the United States Army during the war. BETTER HOUSING CONDITIONS FOR BLACKS. Airtericus, Ga.—Sumter county leads all the counties of Georgia in the hous ing of tenant farmers. Sumter is one of the leading counties of the state in farming. The houses are nicely con structed and neatly arranged. All the houses were comfortably furnished, and »the yards bedecked with flowers. , IB IN HAND IS AFTER EXPLOSION 'V jllars to; Fight Negroes to the Lake anil to ascertain the mort gage holders, and when they are dua, to persuade them to squ -eze tho Ne groes out of their property. 2nd. To get a membership of eight thousand whites to pay twelve dollars ($12) a year which would make a total of $0(5, poo a year to fight undesirables (Ne groes). ,trd. To carry on an unceasing process of intimidation to fair minded, independent white property owners who lease, rent or sell to Negroes, Discover Bomb Thrower. 1 riday, June —■, a few minutes be fore two explosions occurred, one at 5143-45 Prairie Avenue, and 5008 Calu met Avenue, two brave ofllcors from fourth precinct station, arrested a man about’fwo bloclArfroM 'wb<?,(? Jna'bomto"*' exploded, a few seconds before the ar rest occurred the man was seen to throw away a package which, up,n examina tion, was found to be a bomb, containing two sticks of dynamite, caps and fuses. Further examination brought the fact that the accused assassin operated a plumbing shop in the real estate oflire of I)can & Meagher at 320 East 51st Street. Dean and Meagher are both member* of the Kenwood and Hyde Park property owners’ association. Dean gave bonds for the man. OLIVET'S PASTORS SAYS SEGRB GATION WILL NOT SOLVE HOUSING PROBLEM ON SOUTH SIDE. Ask Churches to Halt Riots. The Rev. L. K. Williams, pastor of Olivet Baptist church, said to have the hrgest colored congregation in America, pleaded today for sane and Christian handling of the situation which has given rise in the last several months, to a series of race riots on the south side. One colored man was killed yesterday in fights amt another is in the county hos pital suffering from wounds which will probably cause his death. Mr. Williams presented the issue from the viewpoint of his race to the Baptist ministers of Chicago today. He charged whisky, unscrupulous real estate men and politicians with responsibility for most of the race troubles. “The colored man,” ho said, “was the first to come to Chioago and will be the last to leave. He is hero to stay and his problems most be solved by Christian people inside Christian churches, ami not left to unscrupulous politicians. People with unbiased minds must work out the situation. Segregation will not answer. “There are 123,000 negroes in Chi r.ago and more will come. Many have money and professions. They want de cent places to live. Their intentions are good. But when shoved into unsanitary, uncongenial surroundings by unscrupu lous real estate men, what can you ex occtt” Kobert Robertson, 514 West 54th place, was killed yesterday by a mob of whites at Princeton avenue and Garfield boulevard. “Bandy” Parris, 5647 3roveland avenue, is suffering from a bullet wound in the stomach, a stab in :ho head, and bruises inflicted by the lame mob. Stockyards and Englewood mlice bore down upon the scone while he fight was in progresa and arrested i score of men.