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JACKSON OPENS FIGHT ON 50 WARD PLAN
sr ®i)e “Wmmhm»' 5 cents THATS ANYBODY ^ anindepAdentweekly ^ PAY NO MORE Vol. 2.—No. 47 _CHICAGO, ILL., SATffiDAV, NOVEMBER 20th, 1920 EIGHT PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS BY WHITE PARAMOUR SEE PLOT TO SEGREGATE RACE Proposed Redistriction of City Wards to Cut Re presentation in Half, Is Claim In keeping with the wish of the electorate of the city of Chicago, tile regular Council' Committee has be gun their work of re-districting the wards of the city. In this new jerry mander this committee, which i composed of Democrats, plan to give colored people two wards in order that their representation in the city council would not he lessened when ihe fifty-ward plan will be put into operation. Under this new plan, the territory that would be turned over to colored people will extend from 26th St. to 43rd St., and front Went worth to the lake. Bither Objects The Assistant Corporation Counsel Bither, who is also the Committee-1 man froth the Third Ward. 6tr« dr fired serious objections to the (jiuo, oil's original pfan. If is said that. be. gave as his reasons for his opposi tion the fact that Negroes were “crossing their line11 and “invading white territory” when they went be yond 39th St It i, believed that pressure is being brought to bear upon Bither by the Kenwood and Hyde Park Property Owners’ Asso ciation, which associatioi has >o bit terly objected to colored people liv ing south of 39th St. lie otfered another proposition which would only give Negroes one ward and con sequently one alderman I his plan would cut off the white residents north of 31st St . west of Wentworth Ave., south of 39th St., and east of Cottage Grove Ave. Bither After Thompson Support Bither has shown an unusual eagerness to put his proposition of segregation through. He is trying to enlist the support of the Thompson administration. There is a possibil ity of his plan going through Major R. R. Jackson, up to this time is the only one of the big politicians to see the joker in the Hither plan and to register vigorous protest against its adoption. “Big Guns” Make Statement In an interview with Alderman Jackson, a Whip reporter was told that udder the original plan for two wards the race would greatly benefit. Alderman Jackson also stated that colored people would have at least 757c of the votes in each of the pro posed wards and therefore would not only have an opportunity to have two aldermen, hut two ward commjt teefnen as well. Alderman Jackson said tliat he would do all ill his power even if it cost him his coveted place in politics to prevent colored voters from being hoodwinked. Ex-Alder man De Priest, speaking for himself and Asst. Corp. Counsel Edward H. Wright, said that they agreed with the Bither plan for one ward only be cause it would consolidate the col ored vote and in addition it would not prevent Negroes from moving into llyde Park and eventually con trolling it by their majority of votes. DENIED COFFEE, SHOOTS CLERK, ROBS CASH REGISTER BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 17.—Sta rydos Christos, white, saw fit to refuse an unidentified colored man a cup of coffee in his restaurant at 10th Ave. and J4th St., North, here last week. As a result Christos is dead, and the hungry one has escaped with the contents of Christos’ cash register. The assailant is said to have become infuriated at Chris tos’ refusal to serve him, SEARCH SOUTH FOR CABINE1 MEMBER WASHINGTON, D. C„ Nov. 17.—If was disclosed here today that the Re publican landslide on election day ha> opened the eyes of the Republicans tc the possibilities for the Republican party in the South, when Republican leader; prepared to deal the Democratic South another blow by selecting a member foi Harding’s cabinet from below the Ma son-Dixon line. The largest difficulty which presented itself was the selectioi of a Southern Republican of cabinet caliber. Prominent among those men tioned were A. T. Hert. of Kentucky and Jake Haroon, of Oklahoma. IhER UNIN'VITED GUEST WAS HER HUSBAND Springs Surprise When He Walks in on Ru naway Wife and “Other Husband” An unexpected guest called upon Mrs. Eva Booker, alias Eva Brown, 3800 Rhodes Ave., Monday night. It was her deserted husband. Sinclair Booker, 3244 Rhodes Ave. Mrs. Booker and William Brown were conducting a little love nest in the "Baby Doll" apartments at 3800 Rhodes Ave., where they masqueraded as man and wile. Brown loved his way into the heart of Mrs. Booker away back in the Creole city of New Orleans, where Booker and his wife lived undis turbed until Brown made his appearance. It was then that Mrs. Booker deserted her husband and 5-year-old boy to come to Chicago with Brown. Booker retained the services of Ally. Rfchard K. Westbrooks, of the law firm ,,i Kiris &■ Westbrooks, to unravel his marital tangle. Atty. Westbrooks lo cated the errant lovers and visited their nest Monday night in company with (looker. Officer William ITolmes. ftf the Cottage Drove Station, and the ever present Whip reporter, where he ob tained a full confession from Mrs. Booker concerning her infidelity. Booker says he dipesnt want his wife hack, he only want, freedowP from her. Divorce proceedings will be instituted at once. ; To Try Dr. Robin son on Confidence Charge Dr. Albert R. Robinson, known as the | “black Edison,” will appear before Judge i George Barrett, of the Criminal Court, Nov. 27. on a charge of operating a con fidence game, alleged against him by some dissatisfied person, who is said to have assisted Dr. Robinnson in the pros ecution of his patent. Dr. Robinson is well known as an inventor, and for the past twenty years has had a stormy ca reer in his efforts to retain his patent rights for various inventions. These fights have on several occasions gone as far as the Supreme Court, and have at tracted flic attention of some of the best lawyers in the country. Dr. Robinson's inventions are said to involve many of the improved appliances now used on ] electric and surface car lines. The inventor is a familiar and spec- : itacular figure on State St., with his high - ! I powered, brass-trimmed automobile of; j European make and model. — CLAIM AFRICANS ARE THE ONLY REAL JEWS _ NEW YORK CITY. Nov. 17—B. Le- j vitin, writing in the “Jewish Forward" 1 here, tells of his d|scovery of a strange cult of “black Jc*s” which he found with headquarters at 2.167 7th Ave., here. Mr. Levitin evidently believes there is some merit in the creed of the cult, who claim that Esau, the ancestor of the Af rican races, was swindled out of his el dership by Jacob, the reputed ancestor of the Jewish race through the “mess of pottage” incident related in the Bible. On this basis, the “black Jews” claim to be rightfully the “chosen people of God." GIVES BIRTH TO QUARTETTE JOAQUIN, Texas, Nov. 17.—Dr. E. A. Rushing of this town reported to the authorities last week the birth of four boys to Mrs. William'Harris, colored, near here. The report states that the boys are well formed, healthy, and weigh an aggregate of 26 pounds. N. A. A. C. P. Asks Investigation of Florida Riot NEW YORK CITY, Nov. 18.— The National Association for the Ad vancement of Colored People makes sensational charges that nearly 60 people had been killed in the Florida election riots The Association has directed a letter to Atty. Gen. Palmer asking for federal investigation and claims to have procured evidence of the illegality and murder already in hand to disqualify the entire vote of the state. As to what disposition the Atty. General will make has not yet been determined. HOW CLEO SLJ^W BOB ANDERSON Would Suppress Whip And Jail It’s Editors It was reported by several people of prominence, more or less, that the Bos ton Dentists, and Drs. Dewell and Henry, successors to Wood Brothers, both located at 35th and State, and who maintain branch offices at 47th and State and 31st and State, were seeking to have warrants sworn out for the editors of the Chicago Whip, and Federal aid had been sought to have the publication sup pressed. This is the reaction from the news stories that The Whip has carried containing complaints registered against these establishments. Newell and Henry Sued for $25,000 Mrs. George Mitchell, through her at torney, Richard E. Westbrooks, has fded suit against the above named firm for a large sum, and other suits against both of these establishments are pending. In an interview with the editors they stated that The Whip was exposing methods used and practices adopted, in the inter est of humanity, and that threats of tail, or jail itself, would not swerve them in their course, because they felt that they were right. Churches and Citizens Will Aid The many churches of the city have expressed their hearty co-operation with The Whip in the great and fearless cam paign for the good of the people, and have rallied around them in this battle. Letters are piling into offices of the insti tution daily, and public sentiment runs high against the unethical white dental parlors who seek wealth at the expense of black people. RETURNS AFTER 23 YEARS IN LIBERIA NORFOLK, Va„ Nov. 18.—Mrs. Annie Wheeler and family have re turned to the states after 23 years’ sojourn in Africa. They arrived on the British steamer Skegness from Dakar. Mrs. Wheeler, in speaking of her experiences, said that she had left America more for the purpose of finding a place where she and her family could enjoy real freedom from the prevailing prejudicial customs of America. "However," she said, “I have determined to return to tlm place of my birth and aid in whatever way possible my own people in free ing themselves from the present con ditions in this country." • Sentence Affirmed BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 18.— The Supreme Court of this state af firmed the death sentence passed on Charles Wimberly Dec. 31st in the Criminal Division of the Circuit Court. Wimberly was convicted of murder in the first degree of the kill ing of John Jackson. Forced Attentions Result in Assault SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Nov. 18 —W. H. McClintock, (white), of Fort Worth,. Texas, attending the 'Oil Men’s meeting here, may lose his left hand as a result of a fight which occurred when he attempted to force his attentions upon two girls who were en route home. DOUBL£*WE© DING AROUSES BIG ROAR _I But Color of Contracting Parties Means Nothing to Judge Heap in . Morals Court Murmurs of resentment and cries of protest on the part of white representa tives of certain women’s clubs and wel fare associations filled the air in Judge Arnold Heap’s branch of the Municipal Court last Thursday morning when a double marriage ceremony was per formed. The racial identity of the con tracting parties caused the uproar. Charles White, of 740 E. 45th St., was married to Amelia Phillips, white, of Terre Haute, Ind., and John Arthur Triplett was married to Hazel Rose, white, of Indianapolis. Ind. It appears that the four had established and were maintaining a love nest out south, u^itil interfered with and haled into court by inquisitive neighbors. The social workers (white) who throng the Morals Court insisted that that part of the law which decrees mar- j riage in such cases had no application .where white women and colored men were involved. Asst. State's Attorney Prank C. Schraeda recommended that as all parties were entitled to the penalties and benefits of the law alike, there was no basis for altering the law on account of the color of the skin. Atty. Richard E. Westbrooks, of the law firm of Ellis (t Westbrooks, took charge of the case for the defendants, and the ceremony was performed in due order, the protests of the white welfare workers to the con trary notwithstanding. EXPEW NEW RACE RIOTS IN NORTH CAROLINA CHARLOTTE, N Nov. 17.—Fol lowing the alleged assault upon two I white girls here, and the murdering of their escort, last week, by two men, un identified. who later escaped, residents of this section are preparing themselves for indiscriminate reprisals and race riots. Feeling is very high. THIS MOLE WAS TOO FAITHFUL MACON, Ga., Nov. 17. — Richard Marcus, alleged maker of illicit whisky, is languishing behind the bars here be cause his faithful old mule knew too well the way from Marcus' home to his still. When Marcus saw prohibition agents coming to raid his still last week, he made his getaway, leaving his mule and wagon behind. The officers mounted the wagon and clucked to the mule, who forthwith and without guidance, made her way to the still. Marcus is held in default of $2,000 bond. . _ - ■ —~ rmri Another Victim [ of the “Painless Dentists** | On Wednesday, November 10th, Edward E. Robinson, 3006 Calumet Avenue, heeded the glaring and al luring signs ot the Boston Dcn t a 1 Parlors at 35th and State Street and be cause his tooth was aching de cided to have it drawn by the “painless'’ meth od so blatantly advertised by their electric signs. He went m and an old man dentist examined his mouth and turned over the “pa tient” to another more younger and fitted to the task of “painless” ex traction a la Boston, which seems from all accounts the hospital route for the patient in the end. Breaks Off Tooth The young man made an attempt and then three more, and at each attempt only broke the tooth off nearer the gum. Each vain attempt disproved in no uncertain manner the glaring signs which said "painless" dentistry, as Robinson experienced the most excruciating pain at each attempt of the “young” dentist. The yong man then, according to Robin son, turned the patient over to the old man dentist and he had his fling at the now lacerated jaw of Robin son, but to no avail, and Robinson had to cry quits on the operation, as he was blinded and faint from the pain. Jim trowea at uowpiown urate The South Side “painless” dentists then sent Robinsoii to their down town office and, according to Robin son, as others, he was shunted off into a side waiting room evidently ar ranged for “colored people only” and compelled to wait upon the conveni ence of the dentists who were evi dently engaged with white patients. The “expert" painless dentists then looked at the tooth and told Robin son that his tooth was too broken and gums too sore for him to try it and that he had better go home and come back next Monday, that is, five days hence. This advice was given despite the fact that his gums were sore and lacerated. Paid for His Experience He had paid $1.00 for the half ex traction and then was compelled to go to a colored dentist to get the proper treatment of the tooth and to be free from “Jim Crow” reception rooms. Bishop Tyree Dies NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 18 Bishop Evans Tyree of the A. M. E Church, died at his home here or Monday. Bishop has for many year; been a prominent figure in the activi tics of the A. M. E. Church and wa! one of the strongest characters 01 the bishop’s bench. j UNDERWORLD CAREER ENDED DY JEALOUS LOVER'S BMI Last Chapter of Wierd Tale of Blood Money and Wild Women Ends in Death of Spectacular Character Murder culminated the final act in a tragedy played in the flat of Cleo Weir, white, 31 E. 28th St., Apt. O, when she shot and, fatally wounded Robert Anderson, a well known character in Chicago’s black and tan underworld. The shooting occurred early Saturday evening in the presence of two other women (white), and another male companion, who composed the death party in the Weir woman’s fateful apartment. Information obtained through underworld channels paint a weird picture of blood money and sordid social conditions. It appears that Anderson had been receiving money from a white woman whose only name obtainable was Ada. Previous to his friendship with Ada, Ander son had been known as an intimate friend of the Weir woman, who had an apartment in the American building, 28th St. and W abash Ave., phich she later closed to come to live with Anderson at the 28th St. address. Associates of the slain man say that he received large sums of money from Ada on the strength of his protestations that he had.broken off from Cleo Weir. Child Belong? Julius Underwood, 3206 Forest Ave., appeared before Judge Kickham Scanlan last Thursday morning, asking for the custody of his wife's child, and charging his wife, Mrs. Odessa Underwood, 3022 Cottage Grove Ave., with desertion and adultery. Mrs. Susie Johnson, mother of Mrs. Underwood, came from Bir mingham, Ala., to testify in behalf of her daughter. According to testimony offered by Mrs. Johnson, the child was born one month before the marriage of Under wood and his wife. In spite of this fact, Underwood presumed that the child was his, until it developed in court that at the time of the birth of the child, a man was in jail for assault upon Mrs. Un derwood. The court decreed that the child should remain in custody of its mother. Underwood was represented by Atty. Sol. Clanton, and Mrs. Underwood was represented by Atty. Lawrence A. Newby. “HANDS THAT DO THE WORK” Upon the door of the New York Den tal 1’arlors, they of “painless methods," appears a gold-painted hand with this inscription beneath it: “Hands That Do the Work.” The door upon which this sign is painted opens into the museum, now in process of completion, which the New York Dentists will introduce into the South Side. This museum, it is said, will contain specimens of human j interest. It will not contain something, however, that the public should know about. Anyway, the sign reads, “Hands That Do the Work," and it appears in gold letters. We have heard some peo ple state that those hands caused them untold sufTerirg and some financial mis ery. We ’.how that those gold hands will do one thing and do it well, and that (f extract many good dollars from black people. We also know that the hands of the main establishment wave Negroes into a small segregated room at their main establishment at 135 S. State St. Yes, they segregate you. Great White Way in the Black Belt— At the corner of 35th and State Sts., that miniature white way, lights flash and dance, and huge electric signs scream their wares to the hosts of good peopie who chance to pass, mostly col ored. At 3457 S. State St. the New York Dentists ply their trade, and have stretched a large sign diagonally across the busy corner in order that the world may know how to reach them. The_ signs spell “Dentists.” and__thc little window screamers spell promises of painless methods, etc. None of these signs state that they segregate negroes in their downtown establishment, and that they have several suits pending against them for malpractice. To Build Hospital PITTSBURG, Pa, Nov. 18.—A committee of prominent citizens headed by Dr. Dudley G. King and •Mrs. Daisy E. Lampkins, is making a strenuous campaign to faise i $75,000 for the purpose of opening the i first hospital operated by our group in western Pennsylvania. Go to the weir *iat | Those who claim to know say that mlj/giftMraniiiiU'''--i [terns with Cleo Weir, and had not i only returned to his old love, but | had given her $15 of the money she [(Ada) had given him. This Ander son denied. To prove his break with Cleo Weir, Anderson called a taxicab and took Ada with him to force a denial front Cleo. Arriving at the residence of Cleo Weir, he went to her apart ment and broached the subject. Cleo is said to have denied that she said that she had said that the $15 given her by Anderson was Ada's money, but admitted that Anderson had given her $15. Her admission of this fact aroused Anderson’s anger. He struck her, knocking her down, and attempted to strike her again, when * she escaped and ran to her dresser drawer and secured a pistol. Point ing the pistol at Anderson, _ she pulled the trigger, but the gun missed fire, and her first efl/>rt at murder failed. “Fire Again; You’re Not Game Evidently not believing her inten tion to shoot him, Anderson shouted, "Fire again; you’re not game." .The Weir woman fired the second time, this time with deadly effect, the bul let striking him in the abdomen. At this juncture two members of the death party, whose names' are withheld, made good their escape. Ada rallied to the situation, called a taxicab, and conducted the wounded man to the Provident hos hospital. _ He died Sunday afternoon. Cleo Weir made no effort to escape, but waited calmly until the police ar rived. She was held by the coroner’s jury on a charge of murder. Anderson is said to have been mar ried several years ago to a Miss Hazel Hutchinson, of St. Louis, who now resides in the vicinity of 41st St. and Indiana Ave. PHILADELPHIA MINISTER LOSES SLANDER SUIT PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Nov. 17.— Rev. Charles Blackwell, pastor of the Central Baptist Church. 23rd and Lom bard streets, this city, last week brought suit for slander against one of his for mer ? "istants, the Rev. Pinckney P. Samue . The pastor said that Mr. Sam uels reflected on his integrity in the ad ministration of the church funds in the presence of a congregation of 200 or more people. The defendant based his charges on reports brought him by sev eral members of his congregation. The verdict was rendered for the defendant. Second Murder Blamed On Feud MONROE, La. Nov. 18.—The body of Bynum Gray, a respectable citizen of this community, was found riddled with bullets almost in the j identical place where Richard Nelson mysteriously met his death several weeks ago. Gray’s body was found | at Calhoun, Ouachita Parish. It had I been penetrated by three loads of ; buckshot Leeman Crawford has been arrested technically charged with the murder. , ' Suitor Shoots Sweetheart LOUISVILE, Ky. Nov. 17.—Un requited love caused B. Morris, aged SO, to shoot ahd seriously wound Miss Florence Paxton, aged 30, 436 S. Tenth St., of this city. Miss Paxton was removed to the City hospital in a precarious condition.