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803rd Pioneer Infantry (Chicago) Due in U. S. July 17
Make America and “Democracy” Safe for the Negro Vol. 1. No. 3 __CHICAGO, ILLINOIS JULY 9, 1919_____ _ PRICE S CENTS EXTRA 803RD INFANTRY OF CHICAGO DUE IN NEWPORT NEWS JULY 17. WASHINGTON, D. C., July 9.—The transport Philippine with the entire 803rd pioneer infantry of Chicago, will dock at Newport News, Va., July 17. This regiment is made up of the last drafted colored men from Chicago, and will parade in that city en route to Camp Grant, where the men will be discharged. Many of Chicago’s best known young men are in this outfit. HIKE STEPS TO PRE VENT FUTURE MURDERS Vicksburg, Miss., July 7.—As result of last week '■ horrible lynching and the forcing of prominent race citizens to watch tho barbarous performance, tho color#*] ^ have organized to force Ja investigation by the state to ascer . Jain and apprehend every man connected | Bfitfc tho crime. This organization, ac ' |l Bording to the reports of a Whip corre ■ spondent, is very much dissimilar in its ? f makeup to the old time methods of doing } things. This is evidenced by tho choice if of the best educated and most uncompro* | turning young men in that section being i £ placed at the head. They have written • letters to every official in the state to tho effect that tho colored people are pro ducers and property owners and, there fore, are responsible for whatever sue cess tho community has made, and they have suffered the last visit from the modern Klu Klux without taking steps to protect themselves, and if the state refused to act they are prepared to do the inevitable. V I Officials Uneasy. Gov. Bilbo and other government officials seem to be very much excited at tho unrest and dissatisfaction on the part of tho colored people, but declared that they fear no trouble. They have, however, emphatically decided that no chances should be taken. Therefore, they have tripled tho force of deputies and police. All public gathering places have been ordered closed, and no fire arms arc to be sold. HOUND BAYOU OIL MILL TO OPERATE. Mound Bayou, Miss.—The Mound Bayou Oil Mill was built several years ago at a coat of over one hundred thou sand dollars. It began operation in 1913 under what looked to bo favorable auspices. It suspended operation soon after the world war was in full swing, and no amount of effort was able to turn its great wheels. Since the close of the war arrange ments have been made for operation again this fall. Under the present ar rangements successful operation is prac tically assured. There is great demand for cotton seed oil and products. In fact, the demand will be greater than the supply as soon as the blockade to Germany is lifted. There is every reason to believe this is the most profitable as well as most considerable investment the race has undertaken. The stock is owned all over the United States, few holders having as much as 100 shares. . OHIO SCHOOL TEACHER A VISITOR. Miss Maragret Watkins, a graduate of Wilberforce University and a teacher in tho high schools at Xenia, Ohio, is the guest of Mrs. Harvey B. Saunders, 211 E. 45th St. She will spend the entire re mainder of the summer in Chicago. OVERSEAS SOLDIER PURCHASES BARBER SHOP. Johnny Duncan formerly of 365th has purchased a palatial tonsorial parlor at E. 35th. 8t. Dnar Indiana Ave. The breaks this block by a race man means much vv. the colored people of this neighborhood, Eor many years they have tried to get a commercial foothold in this vicinity but all previous efforts failed to do the trick, because there seemed to be a syndicate espe cially designed to keep business of the raco out of the district despite the fact that colored people were in a vast ma jority. Mr. Duncan possessed with the same determination that characterized the successful adventure of regiment against the Hun, would not take “No” for an answer, and this finally landed him one of the best business locations in this Bection. His coterie of artists consists of the.following: John M. Dun can; L. If. Bradley, formally mgr. Co lonial Barber Shop; K. H. Christmas; Charles E. Noble; Edgar Martin, the best known Shine Man in the City; Miss Georgia Coleman, artistic mani curist. Memorial for Soldier* Columbia, 8. C., July 8—The South Carolina legislature has made the first attempt to show tlie world that she has undergone a change of heart in her at titude toward race people. A bill was introduced into the last session of the Geueral Assembly to appropriate $100, 000 for the erection of a memorial build ing in honor and appreciation of the valorious deeds her colored soldiers in the trenches of No Man’s Land. The bill passed without any serious objec tions on the part of any member of either house. Governor Cooper has already ap pointed a commission of seven members, consisting partially of race men, to supervise the construction. Eai*^ to Enter Fight New 1 July 16—The political pot in this ci s reached its boiling point. Every f. u is searching for the best available oaterial to enter the race. George W. Harris, editor of perhaps the largest colored weekly in the east, at the request of several influential citi zens has decided to enter the fight. Thcro will be a hot fight, because Mr. Harris is considered a conservative, and New York is tho hotbed of radicals who have a very strong following. N. A. A. C. P. Showing Its Claws Four cases of discrimination have been taken to the court by the local branch of the Association and the White Business people in Chicago may be prepared to have this kind of action any time they see fit to avoid serving Negroes. This is the kind of work that needs to bo done. The local branch also re ports for two months, seventy-nine ap plications for assistance handled. Mme. C. J. Walker Co. to Have Big Convention Even the sudden death of Mme. C. J. Walker hag not stopped the business strides of the C. J. Walker Manufac turing Co., of which she was the founder. If the plans of the present manage ment of the company are carried out we haven’t the slightest doubt but that they will. Muskogee, Okla., is to have the largest business convention in its history. Bar. Walker to Speas. August 7, 8 and 9 has been chosen for the convention. Agents and dis tinguished leaders from all pry.ts of the country are to be present. .ev. C. T. Walker, of Augusta, Ga., has been se lected as the principal speaker at the convention. One of the interesting features of the convention will bo the closing of the contests between the rivals for the Mme. Walker <1,000 prize offer. Fears White Race Will Be Driven Out aa4 Declares “the Fight la On.” (Special to The Whip) Washington, July 6.—Senator James D. Phelan of California is agitated over the increase in the birth rate of Japan ese in California. He says that if the .Japanese women continue to add to the population of his State at the present rate the white race will soon be over whelmed. “I am surprised and alarmed to read the official statement,” said Mr. Phe lan, “that one-tliird of our births outside of incorporated cities and towns in i.os Angeles County were Jap anese. That nieaus that one-third of the rural population are substantially Japanese and, as the rural population is the backbone of every country, the gravity of the situation must appeal to all thinking men and women. “The State Board of Health reports al.„a at... I..... 41_ 1«..* ten years have increased 3,000 per cent, and the white births have decreased about 0 per cent. I do not think we re quire any further confirmation of the silent invasion of California, directed from Japan, be'~’'se Japan controls her nationals where _-r they go. California is now just as Hawaii has been for Borne time past, a tributary colony to Japan. “The rats are in the granary, they have got in under the door and they are breeding with alarming rapidity. We must get rid of them or lose the granary. “What I mean by saying the rats have got under the door is this: The door is presumably closed against them. The ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ stipulated that no laborers would be given pass ports from Japan, but women are given passports on the theory that they are the wives of the men who are already here. They, of course, cannot bo bonaf.de wives of the men whom they have never seen, as we understand marriage. “These women work in the fields as laborers and so circumvent the agree ment, and then they give birth to chil dren and thuB defeat the purpose of the agreement by increasing the horde of lion-assimilable aliens who arc crowd ing the white men and women off the land. If this is not checked now, it means the end of the white race in California, the subversion of Ameri can institutions and the end of our Western civilization. The fight is on. On which side do you standi” CREW RESIGNS BECAUSE OF LACK or PROTECTION. Philadelphia, Pa., July 2.—The Na tional Association for the Advancement of Colored People is in receipt of a com munication stating that the dining-car crew doing service on the dining car No. 3840 of the New Orleans Meridian Cine, resigned their positions because it was impossible for them to obtain pro tection, the dining-car conductor having failed to protect a colored waiter from assault by a white flagman which re sulted in the waiter ’b death. Both the train conductor and the flag man are under the jurisdiction of the United States Railroad Administration. The resignation of the employes of the United States Rnilroad Administration on the ground that they cannot obtain protection because of their color would seem to merits investigation of those officials of the bnited States Railroad Administration who decline to afford them protection fin the performance of their duty. The i^irder occurred June 6. The Sleeping Car Porter’s Protective llnion of United States and Canada will hold big convention in New York City, July 17, 18 and 19th. Mr. B. W. Merri weather, the General Secretary,' an nounces that the general headquarters of this company are to be in Chicago. W. I). Williams, Vice-President, A. S. Barnett, Chairman of Board of Direc tors. Officers, Judge Harrison, General Counsel, H. R. Taylor, Assistant Secre tary. noston Women rtonor juage Terrel and Capt. Marshall Boston, July !>—The League of Women for Community Service tendered an elaborate reception to Judge Terrel, of Washington, I). C., who is the only race man in the country that holds the dis tinction of a municipal judgeship in a large municipality. Capt. Bonaparte Marshall, a graduate of Harvard and a former captain of the 15th Reg., N. Y. N. G. (379th Hell Fighters), also shared the honors with the judge in the festivi ties of the evening. These men were in Boston to participate in the festivities of their Alma Mater, Harvard Uni versity. K. OF P.*8 LAY CORNERSTONE AT CLINTON, IND. Clinton, Ind., Juno 30.—Grand Chan cellor Ernest G. Tidrington of the K. of P.’s of Indiana attracte ’ a large crowd last Sunday here, the occasion being the cornerstone laying of the Free Will Methodist Church. Mr. Tidrington was assisted in the conduct of the services by the K. of P. lodges of the district. MINORS UNDER 16 YEARS N°T TO BE EMPLOYED Instructions as to o»—a.” »»»<•» _ with Federal Law Ai(_o<i by ' -r. yi£S:TnrM*aX Baker Vice-President Frank J. Baker has sent out a circular letter to all the Su perintendents and Departmental Heads setting out the procedure to be followed in complying with the recent Federal Law regarding the employment of minors. All applicants for employment who are under sixteen years of age must be refused employment. Present em ployes between the ages of fourteen and sixteen may be retained, however, pro vided the Company is in possession of the necessary school certificate to make their employment legal. The circular describes minutely the nature of the evidence of age that must be supplied by applicants between the ages of six teen and eighteen years. President Wilson Refused to See Monroe Trotter (Special to The Whip.) Boston, Mass., July 8—Win. Monroe Trotter, secretary of the race petition ers to the Peace Conference, was flatly refused audience with President Wilson. The President's reason, it is alleged, for turning a deaf ear to the fearless leader is due to the fact that lie has not for gotten tho aggressive tactics used by Trotter a few years ago in his denuncia tion of the wholesale segregation at Washington. Determined to Be Heard. Unlike most leaders, Trotter is known for his' intelligence and stoicism, and TRAINED WITH JOHNSON, WANTS FIGHT WITH CHAMP. Laredo, Tex., July 4.—Captain Bob Soper of Chicago, who has been in Mexico City for the past six weeks in training under direction of Tack John son, arrived here today. Through his manager in Toledo, Roper today chal lenged the winner of the Willard-Demp sey fight. Roper goes from Laredo to New Orleans, where he will fight on July 7. 50,000 Race Men and Women wanted to join the National Association for the Advancement of Col ored People. Don’t Wait—Join Now! See T. A. McNeal, 3333 State Street thi President’s refusal made him run true to form once more. He immediately dictated a letter aud sent copies to every member of the peaee commission, detailing several cases where race men had been “victims” of the most un democratic class distinction. The peti tion read that the war, fought to make the world safe for democracy, has been won, and the colored men have done their part in helping to achieve victory; that he should receivo such equal rights as are to be given the ethnical minorities in Austria, Ireland, or the Jews in Poland. Keeks Japan’s Aid. In a masterly and scholarly way Trot ter, after concluding these communica tions, immediately was successful in gaining an interview with Japanese delegates. He proved to them that they should for their own interests, as well as those of humanity at large, take an active part in assisting him in getting the Negro question before the confer ence because ethnically their interests were common. They promised him their united support. NORTHWESTERN FEDERATION OF COLORED WOMEN’S CLUBS IN SESSION. Grand Forks, N. D., July 5—The Northwestern Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs held their annual meet ing here from July 1 to 3, inclusive. Mrs. L. Bessie Turpin, of this city, was in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Johanna Snowden Porter, of Chicago, and other prominent colored women were here to attend the session. Pistol Shots Exchanged Following insult Bisbec, Arizona, July 7.—Five per sons were wounded in a fight here be tween the 10th U. S. Cavalry and civil ians at midnight, last night. The colored boys came here from Fort Hanchuca under the command of Col. George B. White, to participate in tho fourth of July parade. Everything was running as smooth as Lake Placid until George Sullivan, a military policeman from the 19th cav alry cursed one of tho troopers as he passed. Citizens Join Fight. The abused soldier landed heavily London, England, July 8, 1919 (Spe cial to the Whip): The change of continents docs not seem to have the slightest effect upon the pale sons from the south, who were nabbed against most of their wills into the clutches of the recent draft and sent to France to fight to make the world safe for democracy. Like a victim of the yellow fever they have spread their contaminating disease of race prejudice into the portals of London and Liverpool. Mobs Formed Through the influence of the south erners several hundreds of tho lower clement of whites were induced to at tack the brave black boys from the tor rid climes of Africa. The mob was led to believe that no woman was safe as long as tho Africans remained in the vicinity. The activities on the part of the bloodthirsty south was due to the admiration the English and French women had for the colored boys because they had made such unparalleled record in the trenches. Resent Treatment. The propagandists were very much surprised when the Africans refused the protection of the police and formed themselves into platoons heavily laden with ammunition and began to fire with an accuracy that is only characteristic of men who have had the best training glong the line of self-preservation. The mayor of London has issued orders that there was no room in the domains of his city for race prejudice and, further, that anyone caught en gineering this kind of trouble would immediately be brought to trial and punished. FOLICEM. .N DROWNS. Indianaeolig, Ind., July 8—Saturday morning Jouu Newby, a member of the police department of this city for the past nine years, fell into Pall Creek while fishing and was drowned. Ho was going down the embankment and at the same time was trying to adjust a fisbin line when the accident happened. Pis body was found a short time later in about eight feet of water. TWENTY-FOURTH INFANTRY RE TURNS TO COLUMBUS. Columbus, N. M., June 24.—The Twenty-fourth Infantry is on its way back here from the border after pene trating into Mexico and routing the Villa forces. The Villista band is said to be scattered and are in a bad way for food and clothing. Many have been wounded and a number have been abandoned on the trail. over Sullivan’s right eye and again over the left. This concluded the first act. During the intermission he proceeded to take the Military Policeman’s arms away from him. At this instant the white civilians and police who had been watching the performance decided to become actors in behalf of Sullivan. Ordered to Disarm. The policemen were not in the play very long before experience taught them if they wanted the fight to end as they usually do in that section it was neces sary to disarm them. The soldiers re fused to disarm at the officer’s request. A general alarm was then sent out to disarm all negroes. In the process of disarmament over a hundred shots were fired. Fourteen of the troopers were arrested and turned over to the military authori ties after the trouble had subsided. than two hours, the citizens had flown and only a few officers were left, and they were wounded and couldn’t get away. The wounded were Deputy Sheriff Josefus Hardwick, a Mexican woman and three troopers. First Cavalry Hushed. At the request of the mayor troops of the first cavalry were rushed to the scene to assist the military and city police in preventing a new out-break. At this writing the authorities are in doubt as to whether it is advisable to let the 10th remain in this vicinity. WHITE BOARD OF TRADE WILL CO OPERATE WITH COLORED BOARD Knoxville, Tenn.—White man in the South has begun to realize after grop ing for two hundred fifty years in the darkness of prejudice and conceit are about to wake up and walk into the light in clarified reason. For the first time in history they have recognized the Negro as being an economical factor in the community. At a meeting held in Knoxville, Tenn., by the colored hoard of trade, a civic and commercial organization whose object is to control a larger amount of patronage from col ered people and at the same time better the general civic conditions, was visited by a committee of white men from the board of commerce and asked to work in conjunction with them, because they realize that the interest and welfare of one was co-linked with the interest and the welfare of the other. Professor Harry Clark (white) is chairman of the committee and declares that he will assist in every way possible. Sp to better co-operation between the eol and white organization. Professor Clark says this plan of co-operation has been in the minds of the white people for some time, only to be ripened by the persistency and competency of the colored men in their otganization. There’ll be better times in Dixie. MALONES TO ENTERTAIN DURING BUSINESS LEAGUE’S MEETING. 8t. Louis, Mo., July 7—Elaborate preparations are being made by Aaron E. Malone and wife, heads of the Poro College, for their entertainment of the newspaper men and delegates to the Na tional Negro Business Men’s League, which convenes here next month. This couple will spare no pains to see that all visitors to this city are given a royal welcome.