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©Ije dljirago mm AN INDEPSiDENT WEEKLY' —— ■ - ir'i - - VOUIK-.Na_2S_~ ^^^^^CHICAOO.JILLmJM^PDAY, JUNE l8*h»^21 EIGHT PAGES_PRICE FIVE CENTS STIRRING UP RACE HATRED Attempt To Muzzle Press Seen In Action Of Army Officer NKW YORK CITY, June 18.— Charges that Col. John II. Russell, commanding the American Marines in Haiti had imprisoned two native editors and had forbidden Haitian newspapers to reprint American news paper comment on the Haitian situa tion were made public last week by ihe National Association 1 **r Colored People Publication Stopped The charges include an alleged or der by Col. Russell forbidding public ation of articles which might incite feeling against the American troops, and threatening the offenders with military trial. The two editors mentioned were identified as Jolibois and Lanoue, pub lishers of two leading Haitian news papers. Civil Authorities Refute to Act In commenting on the situation, Secretary Weeks of the War Depart ment is credited with the statement that Col. Russell had ordered a court martial of the editors for libel when he found it was impossible to initiate , LANDIS ORDERS PROBE OF PYTHIAN LODGE Declaring that In* believed any lodge which maintained quarters above En tertainers' t ate w.'i'* in need of investi gation, Judge K. M Landis last week ordered an investigation of the | Knights of Pythias The order came as a startling finale to a hearing of a petition offered by | Aid. Robert Jackson, asking that the I lodge, now occupying quarters above I the Entertainers’ Cafe, be allowed to i reopen the quarters formerly occupied | by the now defunct Alvedere Club, .15th St ami Calumet Ave. Alderman Jackson said the Pythian* wanted the Alvedere Club location for drill pur- | poses. The Alvedere Club is now closed under the prohibition ban. The I petition was denied. 4 SEAMEN HOLD OFF MOB OF 2000 WHITES HOBOKEN. N. J. June 18.— Southern tactics employed by striking white sailors on the water front Sat urday night resulted in seriously wounding two of them when Edward Craig, a mess hoy on the S. S. Mc Keesport, refused to be intimated into joining the strikers l’eter J. Vanadell, white, engaged Craig in an argument over the merits of tl>e strike, and struck him. Craig replied with a bullet, and fled. Turning hark, however, he shot Louis Rom harli, white, in the abdomen. By this time at least 2.0t)h whites were in pur suit of Craig, when a policeman ap peared on the scene, joining in the chase. He put a bullet through Craig's leg, and the hoy fell to the ground As the mob closed on him with shouts of “lynch him,” four of Craig's companions, also from the S. S. McKeesport, came to his rescue, and held the milling mob ofl with their guns until police reserves ar rived and dispersed the mob. SHOOTS PEEPER DEAD: FIND FACE IS SLACKED TEXARKANA, Ark., June 18.—A curious and interesting sidelight was thrown on many crimes which are committed in the South when the body of a man who had been shot dead by a young white girl was turn ed over to undertakers by the police. Preparations for burial revealed the startling fact that the body was that of a white man with his face blacked with burned cork. He was later iden tified as Claude A. Dunigan, well known in this city. He had been slain when a 14-year-old white girl had dis covered him peeping in her window at night. TULSA UNMASKED! BIG VOTES OVER SAT. NIGHT; W IP’S CONTEST ENDS IN 7 SHORT DAYS Vote Standings Climbing Upward as Contestants Battle For Supremacy and the $1,700 Dixie Flyer - i ===========— SEVEN MORE DAYS—then the question will he answered as to who will win the $ 1.700.00 Dixie Flyer touring car and all the other big and valuable prizes to he given away ab solutely free by The Chicago Whip. Next Saturday night, June 25th, at lh o'clock sharp is the last minute of the now famous $3,500.00 Grand Free i’rize Distribution. The time that all the candidates have been working for is almost here—the fatal moment whereby someone will be made just 31,700.00 richer, not to consider the glory and honor that goes with the winning of such a superb prize. Even to the disinterested outsider it i- apparent that every one of the "live wire" workers is redoubling his or her efforts in the final dash for supremacy and rich rewards. The vote standinf - are steadily mounting higher and higher. The fight is at white heat— the rivalry is intense and the battle is bringing out surprising ability among the best hustlers who ever competed for an award. The best man is going to win, but so far the race is so close and hotly contested that it will never he known until the last minute who has been the most successful. Last Big Vote Days After this Saturday night at 9 o'clock, the lowest vote offer of the entire campaign goes into effect. Now you can get votes on the Double Quick—up to Saturday night, June 18th, at 9 o'clock, you get the greatest number of votes for every subscrip tion you secure. It is vitally impor tant to rush in every subscription pos sible by then in order to avoid losing votes on your subscriptions. Votes are what you are after, and it takes votes to win. Don't fool yourself into believing that you have plenty of time to get busy. The fact of the matter is that the voting will be even heavier this last Big Vote week than it has ever been before. Between now and this Saturday night a vast number of | votes will he cast at Campaign Head quarters at The Whip office. Big Subscriptions Most Valuable For the last few days of this week, up to and including this Saturday night, a one-year subscription count;, 12,000 votes, hut a yearly subscription will count only 10,000 votes after Sat urday. The long term subscriptions arc most valuable—they are biggest in (Continued on Png* 3.) To Place Sealed Ballot Box in The Lincoln Bank In accordance with the rules of The Whip's $3,500.00 (irand Prize Distri bution. all subscriptions and votes se cured by the contestants during the last week of the campaign, from June 20th to June 25th, the last night of the contest, must be deposited by the con testants and their friends in the locked and sealed ballot box which will be placed in the Lincoln State Bank, cor ner 31st and State Streets, Monday morning of next week No subscrip tions will be accepted during the last week at The Whip office, I he Lincoln State Bank is open each afternoon until 3 o'clock but re mains open until X o'clock Saturday night, June 25th. After this hour the ballot box will be brought to The Whip office where contestants may de posit their final collections up to lb o'clock p. ni. Subscriptions and vot ing coupons which are sent to The Whip office during the last week should be marked "For Sealed Uallo. Box" to insure the mail not being opened. Alter III o clock, June Joth, the judges will make the tinal count, an nounce the winners and award the prizes, and the results will he an nounced as soon thereafter as pos sible. LAST OF CREW OFFAMOUS "R. E. LEE," IS DEAD - i MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 18. — “Uncle" Hob Gibson, 80, reputed to be the last surviving member of the crew of the famous boat Robert E. Lee, died at his home in Baird, Miss., last week. When the famous Mississippi river steamer won her race against the Natchez in 1870, Gibson was a mess attendant upon her, and did his bit toward winning the race by keeping the crew supplied with hot lunches at all times. Police Asked To Oust Squatters On Lake Front So great has been the crush of the curious crowds to visit “Hobos Hea ven" as the new settlement at 31st St., and the lake frpnt has been named that the official* of the Illinois Central Railroad last week wrote a letter to Alderman Louis B. Anderson, asking that they be removed In their letter thf railroad people assert that tire curitjus crowds cross tug the railroad tracks to visit the unique encampment it the foot of 31st St., impose a continuous strain upon train crews passing Jhat point, in or der to prevent acideits. Up to Monday fn?y fifty homeless and jobless men had taken up habita tion on the narrow strip of saint that fringes the lake at 31st St., and had set up a sort of quasi' home-rule there. Small stone huts have been construct ed from the boulders lying strewn about, and have been roofed over with sticks, tin, rugs, mattings, and many pther sorts of material to provide shelter from the rain The men are banded together in a sort of military organization with an acknowledged leader. Each man has his alloted duty to perform, and must subscribe to the general authority of the camp. Odd* and ends arc picked up here ami there for use in furnish ing the camp. In front of the lead er's hut and just out of reach of the lapping wavelets a large galvanized ron milk can is sunk Into the sands and serves the purpose of camp re frigerator. Whatever food or vege tables the men are: ^ble to bring in during the day js turned in to the general mess supply, jgjolhes jvhich are donated are dhttrihuiM to thbsc.in most need. All Hfi*Pp4tMS|rC in camp by 10 p. in. Urban League officials state that in case the squatters are ousted a camp may be established for them in one of the vacant tract* somewhere on Wentworth Ave. “ELAINE RIOTERS" GET DELAY. MAY HANG THIS WEEK LITTLE ROCK, Ark. June 18.— The Supreme Court of Arkansas lute last week refused to grant an imme diate writ of prohibition against or- ! ders of the local chancery court hold- j ing up execution of the six “Elaine j Rioters” wdio were to have been exe- ! cutcd June 10. Instead, the court I granted the appeal of the prisoners' | attorneys for a postponement until j Monday to give them an opportunity to prepare a defense. Many Pleas for Clemency. The governor's office continues to be flooded with telegrams from all parts of the country asking for clem ency for the doomed men. However, up to the present lime, he has posi tively refused to grant the men a stay of execution until the other six men awaiting trial at Helena can be tried again. They were also convicted and given the death penalty, but their cases were reversed by the Supreme Court. The evidence is practically the same in all the cases, and it is con tended that a reversal in one could should mean a reversal in all. Lawyers lor the doomed men are now fighting for writs of habeas cor pus, anil in the cvcitf the chancery court grants the writs, t* :s said that the men will have ta .,ied again under conditions whic>. will correct alleged errors in their trial in the Phillips County courts. Sing As Death Hour Passes. Although they had no assurance that their new lease on life would last more than a few days, the six con demned men ate hearty breakfasts and sang many religious songs as the expected hour of their death passed. WASHINGTON. June 18.—Specifi cations and suggestions for a model community housing plan to be used in rebuilding the burned section of Tulsa were offered last Wednesday by the United States Department of Labor through Senator Harreld. The plans, it was stated, represent the best thought of architects and ex perts in housing gathered and used in building the community at Truxton, Va. A Typical Southern Crucifixion Gruesome, yes, but the truth must be told. An exclusive and hitherto unreproduced photograph of the recent lynching of a man in Jonesboro, Ark. This man was lynched because he was a the head of an organization of young men who refused to work for white planters at starvation wages. PREACHES ON LYNCH AS WILD MOB ROAMS WOODS LOR VICTIM MOORESTOWN, N. J., June 18.— While funeral services were being held over the body of a seven-year old white girl, Matilda Russo, hun dreds of Jersey farmers were patroll ing the highways and scouring the woods in search of Louis Lively, al leged to be the girl’s slayer. If he is captured, there is no doubt that he will be strung up and lynched by the mad mobs now seeking him, although his guilt is speculative. Priest Asks Calmness. While the manhunt was in progress the funeral of the child was being held in the Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, by Father James F. Henrick, the pastor. Father Hendrick advistd his 700 hearers to let the law take its course and not put another stain on the community. Lively is alleged to have slain the girl because she slapped his infant stepson several times. All efforts to locate him have so far been unsuccess ful. Pocketbook Game Appears in Atlanta. ATLANTA, Ga., June 18.—The old pocketbook game appeared here last week when confidence men fleeced Mrs. Mary Jackson, 379 Richardson St., out of $327, when they “found” a pocketbook on the street and offered to divide it with her. N.A.A.C.P. OFFICIAL WHS OEPIIIY SHERIFF IN TULSA RIOT NEW YORK CITY, June 18.— Walter F. White, assistant secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, is now preparing an exhaustive report of scenes during the Tulsa riot which he witnessed. Arriving upon the ground while the riot was in progress, Mr. White, who is so fair as to be in distinguishable as a member of our Race, succeeded in having himself ap pointed a deputy sheriff and put on patrol duty. In an intimate interview he said that fully 200 people, both white and black, were killed during the riot, as was at first estimated. CRAZED BY DENATURED ALCOHOL, IS SH ' DEAD BY PO IE NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 18.— Frantic telephone calls summoned the police to the 1000 block on Eleventh Ave., here Thursday, where police found Noble Atkins, who had drunk a pint of denatured alcohol, and in his insane frenzy was terrorizing the neighborhood. When they attempted to arrest him, it is said that he snatched a picket from a fence and struck one police man over the eye, stunning him. He then seized the officer’s gun and bar ricaded himself behind a stone wall until shot dead. I UP.SLASHES SOUTH'S VOTE IN CONVENTION New Rules Will Practically Disfranchise Some Parts of Dixie WASHINGTON, D. C., June 18 In spite of strenuous and eloquent protests of Southern members, the Re publican National Committee last Wednesday by a vote of 36 to 12, re duced materially the South’s repre sentation at Republican National Con ventions. Southern Democrr.,ic states which sent 144 delegates to the Chi cago convention in 1920 can only send 121 in 1924. Must Be Organized. The hardest blow struck at the Southern representation, however, was contained in a portion of the reso lution which decreed that no delegate at all will be permitted from a con gressional district which does not maintain a bona fide organization, run a candidate for congress, and cast a minimum of 2,500 votes at the election, This will seriously affect many local ities in the South where the party is so weak that candidates are never put up, “Line” Johnson Bitter. Henry Lincoln Johnson, of Georgia, spoke at length against the resolution, :£fe&hJ?Ski?b*r?c.tcrized chising laws, over which they have no control. This action by the committee is taken by some as a direct blow at men of the type of Johnson who have gotten into power in the Republican party through scandalous means. Many leading politicians regret the injury such action will do, but are determined that no man again shall ride into the National Committee by marshalling the South so-called “rotten boroughs.’’ DR. BENTLEYREGEIVES HIGH DEGRE^T HOWARD WASHINGTON, D. C., June 18.— At her Fifty-Second Annual Com mencement exercises, held Friday, June hi, tne tac ulty of Howard University exhib ited their high es teem for the char acter and abilities of Dr. Charles E. Bentley of Chi cago, by confer ring upon him the degree of Doctor of Science. Dr. Bentley was presented to the president of the University by Dr. Emmett J. scott, secretary- Ur. t has. t. aenliey Treasurer, to re ceive the degree. President Durkee’s felicitous expres sions in conferring the degree upon Dr. Bentley were as follows: “Charles Edwin Bentley: Author, lecturer, friend of man, and brother in every society for social betterment; a scientist whose name and fame add much to the glory of our common hu manity.” Dr. Bentley is well-known not only in Chicago, but throughout the coun try, as one of America's leading au thorities in special branches of den tistry, being the author of several tech nical treatises. Recently he conducted a course of lectures at Howard Uni versity, which were attended not only by members of the Howard Dental School, but by most of the practising dentists of Washington as well. THICK SKINW MAN’S LIFE # - SHREVEPORT, La., June 18 — W'ith his scalp and back perforated with buckshot, Ernest Johnson, 23, was placed in the parish jail after an unsuccessful attempt to kill him by two farmers. The farmers claimed that they discovered Johnson in the act of stealing corn, and fired at him with shotguns. Under ordinary cir cumstances the leaden pellets would have kilted any man, physicians say. but on account of the thickness of Johnson’s skin, they did not penetrate I further.