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The Chicago Whip
Ai Independent Newspaper Published Every Week VoU October 1st, *921 No. 40 Published by THE MAC NEAL PUBLISHING COMPANY ^Incorporated) CHICAGO OFFICE: 3420 STATE STREET, PHONE: VICTORY 4606 JOS. D. BIBB, L. L. B.I Editor* WILLIAM C. LINTON .\ HENRY H. PROCTOR. .City Editor A. C. MAC NEAL....Business Manager Terms of Subscription (Payable in advance) i las Year...$2.00 Six Months.....$1.25 Three Mentbs.75c Admitted as second class matter. Oct. 21, '19, at the Post Oiiice at Chicago, 11L, ander the Act of March 8, 1870. _ADVERTISING RATES ON APPL1CATION_ All unsolicited rticles, manuscripts, letters and pictures sent to the CHICAGO WHIP are sent at the owner's risk, and the CHICAGO WHIP exprcstly repudiates any liability or responsibility for their safe custody or return. All communications must be sent In the name of the CHICAGO WHIP. No attention whatever paid to unsigned matter. Stamps must accompany all queries and manuscript. jBBHHHiHHBHunniiBioiiiiiivuiiinDiiiii:QiiiUQ^iauiOUiniui!niD:'i!’JiiioiU3':'r<ii[a!ir.;n:!,.rii< :y iwin.'L^iiwnwiimmwiimimmi.ii— WITH DUE REGARD FOR RIGHT, WITH PURITY OF MO TIVE IN OUR EXPRESSION, WITH CONSCIENTIOUS COMPASSION FOR STRICKEN HUMANITY, WITH UN STINTED CREDIT TO THOSE WHO MERIT, WITH TRUTH AS OUR GUIDE POST AND LOVE AS OUR INSPIRATION, WE HAVE COMMITTED OURSELVES TO THE WORLD OF JOUR NALISM. WE HAVE DEDICATED OURSELVES TO PUBLIC SERVICE. Hammer Freedom Into His Head Did the Ku Klux Klan, reorganizing since 1916, using the South as the base of its activities, really intend to revive slavery and throw the yoke and the overseer’s lash upon the bare backs of the black people again ?. If the Kian had this diabolical scheme in mind, did the black people stand in position to prevent it? Slavery is a terrible thing. It paralizes ambitions, stultifies the soul, dulls the brain and shrivels up the finer sensibilities of human beings. It robs men cf manhood propensities and leaves them groveling with little to separate them from the kingdom of brutes. The black man was in slavery fifty-five years ago and time has wrought many a drastic change upon him, but “it does not yet ap pear” that the black man is entirely removed from the tendencies of slaves. The Ku Klux Klan being rooted and grounded in southern soil could not help but recognize the palpable ignorance and the cringing, crouching attitude of the benighted black people. They saw how easily slavery could be hidden on peonage farms, they saw how legal machinery was loath to operate against this crime, they saw riots breaking lose in the north and race hatred scattering all over the Union. The Ku Klux knew that sympathy for the free dom of black people was fast failing and that no strong spirit would rise up to champion the rights of the unfortunates. Then the Klan got busy and if strong external forces had not checked their activi ties the black people would have been pushed back into conditions bordering on slavery itself. Their property would have been seized and converted, they would have been driven like cattle to the de serted farms of the Bourbon Southerners. The overseer’s lash would have cracked again, while terror and wild-eyed fear would have made the polls and voting places forbidden ground. Thus slavery would have flourished in southern climes again and the black man stood powerless to prevent it. Notwithstanding the fact that the black people had many law yers, physicians, professors and ministers they were still powerless to prevent it. The college trained black men of America do not number ten thousand, and those who have been liberally educated by reading, experience and contact scarcely approach the three hun dred thousand mark, and a glimpse into the minds of the Other millions will reveal the fact that several million black people are timid, humble and subservient. Several million black people live in silent fear of their overbearing white brother. Several million black people gaze in childish wonderment at the work of the world. Several millions consider themselves unfit and inferior, and it was this weakness and failing that Ku Klux discovered and prepared to take advantage of. The great task of those among cur race who have evolved from slavery into actual freedom—freedom of thought and freedom of vision—is to hammer the idea of freedom and equality into the minds of their backward brothers. Freedom gives bravery, daring and courage to those who possess it. The black man must be made free in his own mind. He must be made to think as the Jews think— that they are God’s chosen people. When the black man becomes freed in mind and the tentacles of slavery are snatched out of his pondering brain then no force in creation can stem his progress. The Ku Klux would think twice before they contemplated reducing him to a beast of burden. When the mind of America’s black citizens is unfettered the most noble citizens that America has yet produced will be born again. Let us hammer in our own heads the idea that WE ARE FREE. McCormick Will Save The Day If the people of Chicago are tired of corrupt politics and vice immunity privileges they had better seriously unite themselves with opposing forces who plan to reek havoc with the political machine which has tolerated the Ku Klux Klan and the bombing of our homes. Senator Medill McCormick has already presented his plan for a lynching commission before Congress, and if he is successful in getting this great evil before the public in the light of truth a Federal Law will be passed. It is hoped that Brundage and Deneen forces will get together under the mantle of Senator McCormick and present a solid front against the Thomnson Machine, which makes good government and high citizenship a joke. The better thinking people of all races are in favor of a change and Senator McCormick, with a strong per sonality and clean political record, seems to be logical leader of the clean thinkers. Let Attorney General Brundage and Ex-Governor Dineen prepare for the “twilight of Thompson” and the dawn of better political days. Let’s get behind McCormick. By Dr. Troy Smith Tin* human heart is a small muscular organ about the size of the owner’s list This organ beats on the average of 72 beats per minute in a normal individual. It works'in sympathy with the body: when \ < u rest the heart rests, when vou work the heart works. It you overwork yourselt. either mentally or physically, the heart also is overworked. This is a point often overlooked by sufferers of heart disease. The best medi cine there is for an overworked heart i> rest. I was prompted to write this article on the heart when 1 looked through the Bureau of Vital Statistics and found that of all the death returns, heart disease ranks first as the cause of death. If wc arc to profit by the past, it is timely that something should he done or said in regard to the prevention and early signs of heart weakness because it is a known fact that Jt heart di» ease is diagnosed early enough a permanent cure, may he possible, or if not possible, a person may prolong his life so that heart disease may not he the cause of death. DR. TROY SMITH EARLY SIGNS OF HEART WEAKNESS It is a sign of heart weakness if the heart does not slow down during sleep. In a normal heart it often drops as low as OU beats per minute. There is also heart weakness if there is a tendency to yawn or to take long breaths after slight exertions or during moderate exercise, or if there is a feeling of suffocation and the person suddenly wants the windows open, or cannot work, even for a few minutes in a closed room. If the heart tends to increase in rapidity on lying down, or the person cannot breathe well or feels suffocated with one ordinary pillow, the heart shows more or less weakness. i Shortness of breath after climbing stairs is also a sign of heart weakness, and this practice is not recommended for a person with heart weakness. DISEASES THAT WEAKEN THE HEART There are various diseases that weaken the heart muscle, among them may be mentioned asthma, emphysema, whooping cough and prolonged bron chitis, with hard coughing will dilate the heart. Even one attach oi hard coughing will temporarily enlarge the heart. From these slight occuraiices however, the heart quickly returns to its normal size, but if the coughing is frequently repeated, the enlargement is more prolonged. The acute infectious diseases, including either acute or chronic tonsilitis, mouth and nose infections and diphtheria, may injure the heart muscle Mbst every person that has had diphtheria will show some c^akncss in the heart muscles. Of the chronic diseases, tubercolosis and neglected syhilis have a marked degenerative effect upon the human heart. * ' Remember, the heart is the most important organ of the system, and it works in sympathy with your body and when you protect your body juu also protect your heart. __________ I UNDER THE LASH OF THE , WHIP • r Ditoa. Constructive Criticism of Men and Measures, In the Hope of Correcting Errors and Evils. The Pittsburgh Courier, one of the black man’s newspapers, has been using every journalistic device and scheme yet unearthed to justify the actions and attitude of President Harding and the Re publican party to our race. Editor Vann has written that the race was being put through the “acid test of faith” and that such appoint ments as have been sought have been given to us. It is the old story of trying to keep on the good side of our enemies and should not be tolerated by a red-blooded people. Roscoe Simmons, posing as the President of the Lincoln League, which rotteth in the grave, is barnstorming New York State and was tendered a banquet in Buffalo by the “leading black citizens." Roscoe’s voice now comes as a sound from the tomb. He is as dead as a door nail for all practical purposes. The present age is truly “The Twilight of the Uncle Toms.” * * * # * William Munroe Trotter has struggled long and faithfully in I the interest of his people. His life has been vicarious to a fault, and now as this stalwart veteran totters under the weight of advanc ing years his enemies seek to disrupt his organization, the Equal Rights League. Trotter is truly an exponent of Equal Rights and would not even counsel a Jim Crow Y. M. C. A. in Boston. We trust that even though his enemies be legiaa that he will overthrow them in the end. tf. y. tf. ^ The City Council of Atlanta comes to the rescue of the Ku Klux Klan and denounced the critics and opponents. It contended that the Knights of Columbus are the read offenders because they allow black people to worship in the same church with them. Georgia is certainly the camping ground of the Devil and very much similar to Hell’s half acre. ¥ ¥ V ¥ ¥ What would Roosevelt have done to the K. K. K. ? No imagi nation is necessary. With his big stick he would have cracked the thick skulls of the Wizards, Kleagles and Goblins, but Teddy is dead 1 and Warren G. Harding is with us. What will he do,? UNDER THE LASH OF THE WHIP Editor, Kind Sir: In your paper of September 24th, i noticed you spoke of James Hamilton Lewis speaking in the interest of one of the Black Man's Charities. I wish to say to you apd all the black men like you. that if the black men and women of today would give a little of their time and money to the Black Man's Charities as J. Hamilton Lewis has. then he would not have to go to the white man and ask him for help at all. I happen to know of this particu lar Black Man's Charity that you speak 1 of. and happen to be Captain of one i of the teams, and not a black man that | 1 have gone to have given me over $5.00. but every white man and woman j that 1 go to give me from $25 up. and , if they get the amount they are out — ■ --■■■ ■ . — ■ I ■ .1 after, ft will be the white man that will give it—1 am sorry to say. The Black Man's Charity that you speak of wanted 60 black women to work as captains of teams. Did they get them—No, they got only 42 and six doctors, and had a hard time trying to get ten workers to work under these captains. If the black man with the money would come to his Brother's rescue, then the black man would not have to ask the white man for any thing. In reading over your paper. [ do not even see an Editorial about the meet ing—How is that? Had you been at the speaking Monday night you would probably have heard him trying to ex plain to the colored people that lie had been misrepresented I hope you will be so kind a- to print this under your "Lash of the Whip" in your next issue , A Constant Reader. 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