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% vm \ i ■ ,-ce Constructive Criticism of Men and Measures, In the Hope of Correcting Errors and Evils. Unseen, hiding under the sable shades of the Southern night, the Ko Kira begins to perpetrate its diabolical deeds. It stamped its insignia upon tbe brow of a black youth. This is the method of tbe inquisition and the cattle rangers. If the Ku Klux is an invisible empire it it destined to either rule America or cause it to be thrown into a bloody race war. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ So the Federal employees object to the appointment of a black man as Register of the Treasury. The objections offered are that if in times of war it is unwise to permit men of color to command white troops, then for a stronger reason in times of peace black men should not hold positions over white citizens. In times of peace it appears feat the still small voice of Justice would be operative and tbe human values should be considered separate and distinct from tbe color of the skin. In times of war the mind of the public is unbalanced and all of the worst qualities in men froth to the surface. Is the white citizenry of America insane and evil both in times of war and times of peace? We query? n* Some of the members of the black race are spending money in idle folly in such abandon that the memories of “Coal Oil Johnny’ i are brought to mind. If some of this money which is used to chase the phantom pleasures of the night could be converted into a fund for the apprehension of the bombthrowers it would only be a ques tion of time before these Chicago Daniels would be brought to judgment. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ ' The public does not respect a “scab laborer.” The capitalist considers then* the scusn of the workers and recognizes none of their claims because they have no organization. The black men who went to Independence, 111., to take the jobs of the strikers worked only a few days and the difference between capital and labor was adjusted. Then the strike-breaking black men were fired. This served them exactly right. Everybody respects a man with the courage to stand by his convictions. How can one be respected who has neither courage nor convictions? The great Chicago Tribune, which is always raising some fine point to discredit the black man and to point out his failings, either is unfair or ignorant concerning the “Tale of Death Farm.” This disclosure has startled the mind of all “One Hundred Per Cent Americans," and even the callous heart of the South seems to be touched. The Tribune’s editorial columns are strangely silent. They cannot say that B. L. T. wrote everything upon that infamous page. The why is known to all who think. Bias and prejudice. To The You Know sEm Editor I know you must know that leading “society figure” who gave a small party to pay off his social debts of year's’ standing? Well, tell him he left off his invitation list many of those who showed him many cour tesies and favors. 1 know you know all those “birds" who have been “in hiding” while the snow was on the ground. Well, tell them not to clutter up the sidewalks so you cannot pass without feeling like you are in a wrestling match. 1 know you know that fat-faced little man with the curly locks who persists in combing his hair in every uublic place where there is a miaror? Well, tell him that his room is the place for that stuff and not the gum machines on the elevated platforms. Oh, you must know that lady whose hair has turned from brown to red and now is violently blond. Well, tell her that neat the roots anyone can see what that hair used to be and she Ivts one more chance to change the color before nature makes it all white. You can’t fool nature and youth will he served, so try to gain favor by being natural. Everybody knows the gentleman from the east who receives the hos pitality of all Chicago and then insists that the people of Chicago arc insin cere, shallow and selfish. You have been here just long enough to be found out and according to reports the Chicago people have demon strated beyond question that they are to the contrary, very liberal, hos pitable and solid, at least as far as he is concerned. I know you know that prominent society lady? Oh, you must know her, because she was a belle of the Windy City before she got married. Well, if you know her, tell her that they are changing runs every day on the Northwestern and if hubby hap pens to he changed and comes back two days ettrlier than usual instead of being a belle, she will he a target for his massive fist. I know you know that long, tall bootblack on .15th street? Oh, you must know him because he just has to make remarks about every woman that passes. Well, if you know him 1 tell him that his remarks are likely to get him in trouble if he isn’t sure about the man in the rhair. I know you know’ those unscrupu lous landlords who own property in the heart of the business district of the South sjde where 90 per cent of the people are black people? You must know them, because they will not rent their business places to black tenants. Better tell him if you know him that they must refrain from this malicious discrimination or their chickens may come home to roost and they will not have any black people make requests for any kind of place. I know you know or have heard of the Ku Klux Klan? You must know about them if you have ever been South. Well, they are in Chicago now, they say. They are advertising for members. Well, tell them to put on those -flowing white robes and come out on State street one night, but be sure and tell them to ride horses that can run because they'll need them. VWWOWAVWdWMWW. 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M. ■ Weekly Feature Contests—Entertainer Cafe. ■ INDIANA AVENUE AND 35th STREET 1 “NOSEY” SEES ALL ]i KNOWS ALL ■ I XTOSEV WAS trying to get; a \| Douglas number last Wcdncs ■*“ ' day night about 11:00 o’clock tnd was cut in on a conversation jchveen the little lady who persists n wearing red everyday and every where—even as she sits on her -tcps in the sunshine and that timid but ?ood-1ooking young student at Chi cago University. Well, Nosey wanted [o hang up and blushed several limes in the receiver as he listened to the tale of love of "the lady in scarlet” and the tale of Woe from the poor student. One thing Nosey found out was that the timid way that the retir ing student affects is for "first impres sion'' only because he drove one of the hardest bargains over the tele phone without breaking the rules that has ever been made by any man— Jesse James not excepted. 1 he con versation taught Nosey one thing m0rc—"Do not disclose your private affairs in a telephone conversation, as an operator might unconsciously play you a dirty trick, and then there | are those horrid 'other parties' on your line who are always curious.” ONE CANNOT he too careful with their cigarette butts. Nosey I went home with a quiet little man who lives in "The Lover's Knot Row” on Wabash avenue, last week, j and was present When hubby found a cigarette butt burning tip the var nish on his still unpaid-for near mahogany parlor table. He did not j hear, as Nosey did, the rear door i slam, but yelled for the little wife, i She btushingly admitted that she had taken to smoking recently and it , nearly broke the qtlirt little man - heart] so Nosey merely pocketed the checkered cap of that dapper little j "railroad lie-vamp” so that wifte! would not have to confess that she j hail also taken to wearing men's ap- ! pared. Hubby will get over the! cigarette as she has promised to stop, • but Nosey knows that he would not have taken the cap in the same good I grace. The Milwaukee man need not) thank Nosey because Nosey know- j he will be careful on the Milwaukee end with his cigarettes. A bunted child dreads the fire. SATURDAY NIGHT Nosey was following his usual custom of getting a shave in one of State street’s popular tonsoria! parlors, and was reading a newspaper while waiting his turn. While reading an article itt which it appeared that a colored youth in the South w'as branded on the forehead with three K's by some unknown society. While Nosey's blood was still boiling he heard a man who was getting in the barber's chair sing out, "Put three K’s on my head, old man.” Nosey almost fell front his seat, hut soon regained calm because the three K's wanted by this man was “Kongolene Knocks Kinks." Nosey resumed his reading assured that the secret so ciety with its three K’s meant nothing to this young mail even though he had just recently arrived from the wilds of Texas. EVERY WEEK Nosey manages to eat a meal down in the loop so that he can sit around and look wise and feel otherwise. While he was waiting for a friend of his in the lobby of the Congress Hotel, his Cigarette fell from his large mouth as it opened in astonishment on be holding one of the South side’s society queens trip lightly across the floor and wend her way down the south corridor which leads from the Annex. Nosey followed, his long nose in the way in advance of his shuffling feet. She look the elevator, Nosey took the stairs. She knocked and was admitted to a room on E'loor L. Nosey waited an hour and she came out with a Boston bag and started for the elevator. The bag fell and its contents spread all over the carpel. There- Were curling tongs, pieces of hair, curls, combs and other' tools of the trade of an up-to-date; hair-dresser. Nosey helped pick tip' the things and remembered that one I of Chicago’s leading actresses lived in that hotel but could not understand why the beautifully gowned society queen insists that she does not have to work and that her husband is mak ing so much money, when in reality she is burning her lingers almost off every day, helping ‘‘make the mare go.” YOU CAN NEVER tell who is looking at you when you are putting on your good night stuff in the various vestibules. Nosey watched with interest and specula tion the little girl on Grand bottle vard trying to tell her escort good night. In the scuffle the milk bottles which had no business in the from anyway, were broken and the gentle mail of the cabaret got his foot caught in the masonry so tight that he had to take off his shoe to get away. Nosey remained in the next door vestibule until the comedy was over and then rushed off to get home by .3 a. m. The little girl did not know that she left her coat outside until the next morning when the man of the house brought it in to her. She will know better the next time she ac cepts this Romeo's Company home 1 She will wear an iron cage and say goodnight out on the sidewalk. It ; will be less trouble to both parties, r The Clulbs _ By Walter A. Ellis Every club will please arise and use vour judgment. The Second Ward Socialist Club has arrived in your midst. Their meeting place is 161 E. .list street. I'hcy held (heir j first meeting (hall B) last Eri- ^ lay with Fred summers as nrin tipal speaker. Their r t- g tt 1 J( j meeting will be Mch 2nd add 4th Frida y at the i \r y ' iuimi c.is, Everybody is welcome, even Zip' md ‘.Nosey’ too,'' writes Mr. Ralph Henderson, organizer. The president of the Corpus Juris, r. S. Boone, with M r. t iriggs, has jrodticcd a drama, "The Land of Ethiopia.” and wrll star l„ K. Wil iatns, Jr., in its first public appear nice, April 11th, at Olivet. The Contest entrant front Bethel deacon Lights is Mr. Irvin A. Jack on, one of the prize winners at South Park last week. The entrant front he Fisher Memorial Society is Prince A. Clanton, recent winner of irst prize at South l'ark Contest. The ■Mirant from the Young Men's Social Tufty Chib, reputed to be one of the ‘three hoy orators" is glad to get t chance to show up the contestants. Three other entrants were not eligi >le. \ lady will represent the (hi •ago Whip Club. Next week contest entrance will he rinsed and rules-sent to each contest tut also made public. The Bethel Beacon Lights say. ‘No, wc arf not dead. You should tave been to our meeting last Thurs lay night. The'program was a prize winner—the growth is rapid." We ire glad you are suit alive, so around ■onu s '/.ip of the Whip." O I’niversity Gub. look at the "titrants for our rontc-l! \ rare chance to get at the Standard -they are expected to enter. The Lnivcrslty Club held their iast meeting of the month at the i om munity House, 3rd and Wabash avenue, Sunday, March Z7th. Mr. C. J. Jackson, jeweler, and C. K Par n It. president of the Standard Li: i-rary, were among those pn -ent. (What of the Contestr) t ( I _ . I The Cosmopolitan Girl", are :■ nil "huffed" at us. Really, we were not responsible for the non-Insertion of the report of your basketball game at the Armory. Is Phylis Wheatley "mad" too? In our report wc said that your team performed better than might have been expected in such a short time we mentioned the extr.i irdinarv playing of Mi^a Whaley and Miss I Willis and others: also the experts on the opposing team and length of organization, in jh rt the report was true and fair, but the space was used for other purpose-, by the business end of the paper. And of course it was stale news the next week. Again, beg pardon. girh4 Now be -rood and sociable, or around comes "Zip” and "Nosey'' too! The Second Ward Branch of the Woman’s City Club, mot at Phvlis Wheatley Home on April 1st. im portant business transacted. The Hi-.Art gave themselves a high time on the second inst. A fuller report ts found elsewhere in this issue. The Young People's Lyceum Insti tutional Church presented Moil Adcl bort H. Roberts, Chicago's premier orator. Full house. The Imperial Art Club welcomed the return of its secretary, Mrs. Samuels, to the city. Regular meet ing Wednesday, April 6th. Mrs. Bell, president. • The Regina Charity Club The regular meeting of the Regina Charity Club was held at the resi dence of Miss Elsie Hodges, 4512 Wabash avenue. Father Augustine Rcissman, pastor of St. Monica's Catholic Church addressed the club, making a few suggestions, and com mending the club for the useful work it is doing in the community. Mr. James Mundy and choir (a' close match for the J. Wesley Jones aggregation) will appear at Trinity Church in concert, April 14th. Let's go and see 'em. "Zip" visited South Park come t last week. Reason: member of the family was entered at’d won a priz'. It was Mrs. James A Liliard, a mem ber of the Whip staff. Listen! Get ready with your old j shoes, tin pans, etc., the Family is to ' have a wedding. "Zip" says. "Sam McAlpinc asked Helen Brooks and she sai,| 'I'm huh!' So it comes off at Institutional Church next Satur day evening." The Englewood Dramatic Club will give a two act drama. "The Eyes of the World" at the “Y," April 12th. 8:15 p. in. Free. The Young People's Society <f In stitutions will present Dr. Chas. E. — , /It- • " s $395 1 $225 9345 A Brilliant Dazzling Gen Yon Will Be Proud to Own DENETfS KADIl'M GEM Is thr Dearest ap proach (p (he prnulnr CAN BE WASHED WITH SOAP AND WATER. A-i«i that Auialilrig tcuch to yoyr appearance. wear * Bcnett ! lad i urn Gem itfng or Hoarr I'Tn t In a 14-K Gold Shell Guaranteed Mounting At thia low price you caimoi afford to be without ontr. We guarantee entisftction. I **"X*I& • • • S-VOS Ctnl’s Sr art . . *2.95 j Ladies' Till any. . 3.45 Cant’s Stud . 2.99 15® Monfy 13 SSkOCm&BftKu ‘'“y *“ ***•' ! Write Now PFNErr.608 S. DcartKirn.Oapt go; Chicago .hicago’s liravcit men. Whatever it vas that drove the 1 hravp one” to the ish can certainly must have been ter- I ble. 1 Bentley, April Kith, 3 p. m. T’rof. Hutchinson; Miss Thelma Dorset' ami others are to appear on this program. (At this date "Sam” McAtpinc will" be a one day old hubby!) The Carter Charity and the Cites Charity Clubs will he happy to note the convalescence of Madam Ezella C arter. She is prominent and active in several club bodies. The (irace Lyceum presented the lorty Club in program, Sunday afternoon. April 3rd, 5 p. m. Dr. < <>lint J. TefTncr, master of ceremon ies, and Hon. Bindley C. Cyrus, representing the absent president.! Bindley did the Demosthenes stum in Outlining Hie organization work. WnltiTtO’Crndy and (has. Fielding 1 delighted the audience in piano and in solo respectively. Mr. Sidney Wil bur simply won us all. Attorney Herman Moore was the principal speaker, and well did he expose the ‘Recent Scientific Experiments in Spiritualism." Mr. Moore is a mem ber of the Whip staff so "Zip" sat i here and grinned with approbation. Rev. Jackson, pastor, asked Zip’s ■ a, “Are yon Nosey’.’’ Zip answered, ’\n. sir. but I know him." “Well, say, that fellow is afraid to tell peo ple who he is," said the Reverend. Zip’s pa admitted that Hr believed Nosey" was afraid of his identity, ; hut could not comprehend how any- . one could mistake a society gentle man for a "that person" like Mosey! "Zip’s” pa shudders to think what might happen if he was Nosey. Arise and meet the Tolton Club, i They are the people v.ho lately (Saturday past) voted fifty dollars to] assist the (Than League drive in aid i )i the unemployed Hon. Julius j Wright, president, and Attorney j Eugene Marshall, 3439 South State ; new organization. We will be glad to hear more. The Bereun Choir entertained 1200 people at the M.C.C. Church. Sunday. Several local artists appeared on the program. I'mhriau Glee Club. M.C. C. Choir and Progressive Choir were also among the talented on program. On evening before the Sunday Kvening Club. Attorney K. J. Mar shall was speaker of the day. 11 is text” was from Shakespeare's Julius (Vasnr, "Blame Not the Stats, Dear Brutus, the f ault Lies in Yourself.” Much applause. Music appropriate. Clubs, arise to meet the Volley Ball team organized by Mr. William H. Terrell. Member# of the Cosmopoh tail Club are active in this new organization. An Kaster play, “Memories of Cal vary.” was given by the Business Girls' Club. Wednesday, March 30th. before a large and appreciative audience in honor of Mrs. Martha MtAdoo. The Misses Marie Veeta Cheatham and Sadie Wbitted took the leading roles and were well supported by some twelve or fifteen others. Much credit is due Miss Ruth Me Coo who directed the sketch. A flashlight picture was made of the pantomine by Woodard, the photo grapher. \ social hour then followed and refreshments served. Zip says: 1 got to watch the home folks more. What with Bibbs at Trin ity, Linton at Olivet, Mrs. Lillian! winning prize at South Park Church. Attorney Moore at Grace. “Chief” MacNeal at the Y.W.C.A.. Mrs. Yiofette Andersou-Johnson at Provi dent—all lecturing or something—th • question naturally arises, what is tht difference between the Whip staff and a first class lecture bureau? Other members of the ‘•taff have become in demand—ONLY two plus one are barred and must “butt in," namely, Zip and Nosey. The Dinner Club met at 3201 Wabash avenue and discussed group consciousness. Poet W. II. Moore opened the discussion. ^ Msuni uivviii.K, Be careful and recognize the Tat tlers Club. Mr. Zip Head, president. Mr. Long Nosey, secretary; and I’ncle Epli (“till), treasurer at large Hon. C Nonies, sergeant-at-arms. 'I he South Park program, Sunday, was great. Besides we caught the wind of another wedding to be a sur prise to the Family! Please send in a full report next time. We know “The j Open Door” folks. The Art and Intellect Hour at St. Paul’s C.M.K. was the most lively and interesting of the season. The pro gram was great. The Fern Leaf Pleasure Club met * with a beautiful program on April : 6th. «it the residence of Mrs. IlilkJ 5439 Federal street. The Standard Literary Society will | NO I ^present the memorial program to the "Mental Pearl" author on the 10th A petty matter of precedence caused the withdrawal of the program ajiri date. In a literary society there should have been no question of pre cedence where a charitable event was opposed to a purely literary memorial program. Some one bungled — some one is in error. At the hour for the Literary Society , meeting will he given a program 1 given in toto in this issue. (Charita- i hie work.) The Star Literary of Lbernczar is mi deck again with a real live program and everything. They put Zip out Sunday and will not permit him to ■ enter again until he consents to ad dress them. A member of Zip’s Club will visit them next Sunday. Von know? The Tolton Club In Action. The Tolton Club met Saturday j evenmpr and voted Fifty I)ola rs j for the benefit of the unemployed through the Urban League. To ] this amount Hon. Julius Wright, ! personally contributed Fifty Pol- j lars, making a total of One Hun- ] dred Dollars in Charity for this purpose. On the 18th of April, at tile 8th Regiment Armory the club is giving, with the assist ance of prominent business men, j a mammoth dance and cake walk j under the management of Mr. William A, Buckner. The Tolton j Club i:> donating the refreshments j and the Regina Charity Club is serving, The last meeting was at the i temporary headquarters at the of fice of Attorney Eugene Marshall, ! 3439 South State Street. j 11 Phone &L Kenwood 455 i| — OCR NEW HOME £ ERNEST WILLIAMSON • UNDERTAKER SDay Light Chapel. C apacity 200, Outside Ventilation \ Organ and Organist 1 ret* Halt) SB ttMr as your telephone ij! , ■ ei. . e at a reasonable price 1 save you worry, timr an 1 money 5 5123 South State Street. CHICAGO VWWWW.W/AV/.V.V.’.V.V.WWAV.V.V.VM WHY PAY RENT? can put you in your own borne for $500.00. Come in and let US show you our 3 and six flat building*. All Bargains. Depriest & Depriest Real Estate, 3439 So. State St. Phone 7877. Wm. H. Riley, mgr. 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