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THE CHICAGO WHIP An Independent Newapeper Published F>er* Week VOL. IV JANUARY 14, 1922 _No. 2 Published by THE MAC NEAL PUBLISHING COMPANY (Incorporated) CHICAGO OFFICE: 3420 STATE STREET_I‘HONK VICTORY 4601 JOS. D. BIBB, L. L. ..4 Kdltsn WILLIAM C. L.INTOW .. < HENRY H. PROCTOR .. • • ;• -Ml> * A. C. MAC WICAL .. Mnnucrt | Tmni of Rnheeription (Payable La sdiaaceH One Year.92.00 Hi* Months. *1.25 Three Months ___ Admitted as second class n»s. ter, Oct. 21, '19, at the Post Office at Chicago 111., under the Act of March 3 10.__ __ ' ADVERTISING RATES ON APPLICATION Ml unsolicited articles, manuscripts, letters and a fares sent to the CHI CAGO 7:HIP art- sent at the owner's risk, and the CHlt AGO WHIP expressly renudiates an- liability or responsibility for thei • sale ua- tody or return Ml MMttuni«u"n3 must he sent in the name of the HK' GO WHIP. No attention whatever paid to unsigned matter. Stamps must accompany all oueiic-s and nsaasarlpi iiiiiimmiiTiTT , ..... —. < | rTH DUB REGARD FOR RIGHT, WITH PURITY OF MOTIVE ; IN OUR EXPRESSION, WITH CONSCIENTOUS COM 1 PASSION FOR STRICKEN HUMANITY, WITH UNSTINTED - ' CREDIT TO THOSE WHO MERIT, WITH TRUTH AS OUR ! ! GUIDE POST AND LOVE AS OUR INSPIRATION, WE HAVE ; I COMMITTED OURSELVES TO THE WORLD OF JOURNALISM. « ' WE HAVE DEDICATED OURSELVES TO PUBLIC SERVICE. i > I 1 mnnntt 11ttt rh»»h»• »M44•*M4»H*tH4W44»ri Beware of Imitations How do we, the black people of America, know that the white man’s civilization is so superb and superior that we are to blindly! and dogmatically accept his standards and imitate his actions? When the black man imitates the white man he does it at his own risk and the imitators should beware. Even if no evil consequences result from the act of imitation itself, originality, initiative and independ ence, at least, are submerged. How do we know that the different creeds of the white man are not false? How do we know that his system of government is not hindpart before and his customs and conventions are not turned wrong side out? Why should we accept his theories and deductions, | his histories, arts and sciences, without question? No blind and ape like actions and mimicry can avail a race of people much. America is composed of men of many moods and passions and might has stamped the opinions of the most powerful into the grain of the republic, but what are now the controlling impulses and passions should not be accepted as final and eternal. “Even this, too, shall pass away,” and the black man can have much to do with the passing of the old order of affairs and. still more to do With the ushering in of the new. * Independence of thought is what the black people are greatly in need of. It lies with the black man himself to break the chains which bind his brain and hinder its function. The black man’s only original contribution to America has been jazz music and plantation melodies, but the recesses of philosophy remain carelessly explored and science is still baffling and mysterious. Should the black people become close students of the “facts of life” and cease their Simian and parrot-like actions, the glory of a greater civil ization and a more perfect government may come to us. Who are the typical Americans? The Irish are filled with sentiments, religions and codes different from other Americans in most part. The Greeks and Italians in this country have both differ-; ent philosophies and ideals from the blond Angles and Saxons. The Jews sure at complete divergence with other groups which make up the American family. America is really a polygot nation and the ( most powerful group seeks to steam roll their ideas and ideals upon all other groups—but why should the black man be the first to adopt these ideas and ideals and the last to give them up? The Japanese cautiously and cunningly came into America and shifted out the fallacies of this country from the facts and carried them to Japan. They came keen and mentally alert, they accepted nothing on its face value and they sought the cause for every result and the reason for every conclusion, and now they are respected by the world. As soon as the black man begins to think for himself and act for himself, just so soon will he begin to climb in American affairs. The vices of the white man have become the vices of the black man and the virtues have been seized with the same groping fingers—but the black man cannot afford to continue because the vices of the white man seem to outweigh his virtues at this time and imitators should beware because American civilization from all in dications soon will be pitched into the same vortex which demoralizes Ewope. The black man must weigh the interests and balance the conveniences of his every act and perchance he will come into his own before he knows it. As things now are, the white man is Sven gali and the black man plays the role of Trilby. Let us cultivate independence of thought and action and beware of imitations. The Kiss of Death ' i Whenever Henry Lincoln Johnson, erstwhile politician and pseudo leader, attempts his come-back role, he fails and whomsoever he seeks to aid comes to an untimely end. His loving kiss is the kiss of death. He lately kissed our friend, Clarence Mathews, former Harvard athlete and now a brilliant lawyer. Mr. Mathews stood in line for appointment to the position of Register of the Treasury. He had the support of all Massachusetts behind him, as well as the moral support of the black people of America, hut when it leaked out that Line Johnson was sponsoring Mr. Mathews’ appoint ment, Senator Lodge immediately and forthwith withdrew his sup port and Mr. Mathews has been turned down. It was the kiss of death. When a man is through he is through, and they “never come back.” Henry Lincoln Johnson is through, but his power for evil doing is still active and those who are ambitious and seek to rise in the affairs of the people and the estimation of the public should avoid him because his kiss of death is fatal. Beware the kiss of death. <■ | HEALTH HINTS i By Hr. Trey Sait* % By Dr. Troy Smith SMALLPOX We are being warned by the Health Department of the city of Chicago that there is a very virulent type of Smallpox in the neighboring cities and has entered Chicago. AH persons known to lie exposed to the disease in Kansas City, who came to Chicago, have died of the disease, tour in numner. rcansas v.ny nas a per cem death rate from Smallpox There is no question about it. hut that this present type of Smallpox is more deadly than the one of previou years. Sydenham states that ".Smallpox has its peculiar kinds, which take one form during one series of years, and another during another.” A striking illustration of this variability has been given in previous epidemics, which have been •'O mild in character that in many in stances it has been mistaken for chicken pox. However, at present we are facing a very dangerous type of the disease, the type that kills. The Commissioner of health issues the following warnings and all citizens who stand for a healthy com J 11II 111 l > Hill IUIIWH ill'll*. im aji|’'ai i.- u ni, •» • |" * '|'i* PR. TROY SMITH of Chicago arc pretty well vaccinated* hut are enough unvaccinated to cause an epidemic of Smallpox when the disease is constantly coming in from outside sources. If all are vaccinated, Smallpox cannot gain a footing in Chicago.** He further states that "the department prefers that the vaccinating 1 * done by the family physician, and that every doctor do what lie can to secure the vacciiyition of families who trtivt him to keep them well.” A warning to the public has been issued, as follows: (1) Virulent smallpox from neighboring cities has entered Chicago. (2) This type; of disease kills. (3) No one properly vaccinated need fear smallpox. (4) One vaccination may not be protective always. (5) Have your phyisician vaccinate you and your family. (6) Revaccination gives perfect protection from the disease. (7) The vaccine used is pure and can hurt no one if the vaccination i not injured and is kept clean. f LEGAL HINTS I; Dear Editor of the Legal Hints An acquaintance was indicted for forg ing the name of a witness to a bond. It proved that the bond was valid. A witness and I would like to know if he could be convicted under (without) these conditions. J. A. H-. K., Chicago, III. Answer: No. If this signature was not material to the document it did not amount to forgery. Dear Editor: My father devised his house and land “To my daughter. Mary, and her heirs forever in fee simple absolute.” Mary is notv dead leaving one Child. Docs the child get the property? J. Davis, E. St. Louis, III. Answer: No the child will not receive the. property through that clause in the will. Where the intention of testator is*hat the second taker, who in this case would he the child, shall take not from him, kut from the first taker, his daughter Mary, then words such as "heirs," “children,” “issue,” are words limiting the construction of the will and not words granting and devising the property directly. Dear Editor: I am in serious trouble, due to the indiscretion of my young nephew, a boy of sixteen years. Two young friends of his induced him to-stand outside of a store and watch while they entered by breaking in and burglarized the store. The two boys who entered have been arrested, but my nephew has not, and I am wondering if they can arrest him and it so for whaj crime would he be charged? A. E., St. Louis, Mo. Answer: If your nephew watched outside to warn the two burglars in case of probable detection and to give assistance if required he is guilty of the same crime as the two boys who entered and burglarized the store. He is, however, guilty as principal in the second degree My dear Editor: My father was in possession of our farm for life, being left it by tnv grandfather, and early last Spring after being advised by the doctors that he would not live through the summer, he insisted upon planting the farm. He died in July before the crops were ripe and I want to know if I have the right to them as the only heir, while the farm goes to my uncle by my* grandfather's will? C. I. D., Little Rock, Ark. Answer: The crops are emblements and the right to them exists in all cases where the life estate is terminated (as by death) without the tenant s fault: and the probability that he will die before maturity of the crops has no effect upon the right to them. You have the right to care and harvest the crops which your father planted. UNDER THE LASH , WHIP Lanier College in Georgia was purchased some time ago by the Ku Klux Klan and Wizard Simmons proclaimed its President. Now the faculty and authorities of the Ku Klux incubator proposes to change the name of the school from Lanier College to the Amer ican” University. No one is heard to protest against this flagrant insult to the good American citizens who have been molested and injured by the Klan. It is a desecration to the fair name of America to allow the Ku Klux Klan to describe itself as American. Soon the Southern Federation of Lynchers will apply for a National Charter and style themselves the American Federation of Lynching. * * * ¥ * It was pointed out by a white newspaper last week that fourteen United States Senators and forty members of Congress were elected by the vote of the black citizens of this country. These same black voters are taxed several millions of dollars each year and yet they are not allowed a single representative in the control of the govern ment. The present administration is cutting down the amount of political patronage that they formerly received. Whereas they were formerly allowed the position of Register of the Treasury and Recorder of Deeds, the latter has been disallowed. The irony of tl^e whole situation is that such a paper as the Pittsburgh Courier states that we are being put through the acid test of faith. Maybe Editor Vann would like to see the thorns in our sides and holes through which the nails have pierced. * ¥ V * * One of our great writers claims that the Haitians are not ready for self determination. If our theory of government is, correct and each state is’sovereign in its sphere, then no state below the Mason Dixon line is ready for self determination. No state that bums and lynches and ravages its own citizens is ready for self determination. Haiti is just as much fitted for self determination as Georgia and Texas are. ' .» ¥ * * * A great puzzle to everybody in Chicago is, Where did the black people get all of the money that they threw away during the holidays and why did they throw that money away at a time when their brother* were in the throe* of ilamrion and want? _I Y. M. C. A. News There is no more reason to refuse to accept the Christian religion because it cannot be wholly explained than there is to refuse to ride on street cars because electricity has not been entirely under stood. Men have learned to apply elec tricity and enjoy its use unqucstioningly. Why not lay hold upon Christ's Gospel and enjoy its blessings in the same way r Such was the theme of Rev. J. P. Staf ford at last Sunday's mass meeting at hbenezer Church. Next Sunday alter* noon the meeting will be held at the dividing at the lour o’clock. Rev. R H. Walker, well known as a reformed i ambler who lias been conducting suc . - Mil revivals in the cit>, will be the 'poker. His subject. “Watch Your Step!' Tu-t neck a group of cuders from tla* Hoys’ .Section under guidance of Mr. Crawford visited the West Side Y. M. t A. There these twenty-one young! fellows were the guests of a leaders1 group and were entertained with a basketball game, gymnasium stunts, a N\vini and a feed in the cafeteria. The West Side group expect to repay the flu it* a* future as the guests of Wabash. Another group led by M r Bryant visited thq Division Street build | nig and were the guests of the Boys’ Section there. During the month this visit will be repaid and the boys at Wa bash will be the hosts. These inter de art ment visitations are doing much to i foster a spirit of mutual respect and hearty fellowship throughout the Chi cago A ociation. j Plans for summer camps for the hoys arc already in prospect. A benefit spon ! sored by society leaders is being pro jected to supply the projiosed camp with proper equipment. I*. R. Branch, master of the Y. M t C. A. Scout Troop, is the recipient of a note of thanks from the United Char 1 itics for the aid given the Milk Fund of the Society by the scouts in recent entertainment in the Wabash gymnasium. Mr. Johnson, Boys’ Work secretary, is missed at the building this week, be cause of illness. The Swift Glee Club is rehearsing overtime on new mu.*.c preparing for coming concerts. The Arnmur Plumbing Club is out for j new members. Their past record should ; commend them to new' men in the yards. The Wilson Efficiency Club met this ; week and was elated over the success of | their recent social. A vote of thanks j was tendered P. F. Gales for his efn j cient management of the affair. Bible Classes are being held at the building On Sundays at three o'clock, i Tuesday evenings and Thursday eve- I nings. Any man is welcome to attend anv or all these classes. They arc HELPFUL The Checker tournament still has them "moving” in the lobby Taitt, Nimrod and C. S. Collins are all iff the "king row” in this contest. It'« nip and tuck to determine which get the "jump" The register gives the following li-* for the week: Fred C. Boman, Cleve land; Harry Perkins. Cincinnati; I W | Tutt. Davenport. Iowa; Walter C. Wil liams. Oakland, Cal.; T J. Furnace. Al bany, N Y.; M. T. Willison Memphis Torn.; E. T. Tearin. St. Uouis. Mo.; Matthew Linn, Maywood. 111.; Wrn H Racey, Ixis Angelo; Percy Noah Orangeburg, S. C. Y.W.C.A. News News of the Young Women’s Christ ian Association Just a word of appreciation to the hoys and girls who helped make the "Yodvillc Classique" a success 1 can't find words to express my gratefulness for the loyal support I had from the girls and boys who took part in the affair. To the boys, particularly, 1 want to say “thanks,” for you are not especially connected, hut yon gave your services freely and gladly. To Mr. Norman, manager of the Avenue Theatre, the Young Women’s Christian Association wishes to express their deepest appreciation for his wonder ful co operation, as well as that of Ills co-workers. He was most kind and always ready to help us in ever} way possible. To the Chicago Defender, as always, a word of appreciation for their wonderful support and help through the columns of the paper. To the general public who attended our little affair—thanks for your appreci ation of the boys and girls who dis played their skill in a small way. I wish to say that the affair was entirely their own efforts and work, 1 only stood by to help. A full report of the returns of the affair will be made in next week's news. Ruth Arnett. Because of the rush with Christmas boxes at the express office during the holidays, our boxes, which were col lected for the inmates at the Oak For est Infirmary, could not be delivered by Christmas Day, so they were given to needy families secured through the United Charities and to the needy chil dren at the Enterprise Institute, Mrs. Julia A. Jackson, general secre tary of this branch, has been ill since the holidays, but is much improved at this writing. So long as long hair is worn, manipu lating it in new designs will have its fascination. Whrn compared with the patience of a mother all other brands of patience are counterfeit. Gifted orators soon discover that they have to do nothing else than ex hibit their talent. Judge not your neighbor harshly; he may be on the jury when it is your turn to face the judge. CONGRESSMAN MARTIN B. MADDEN mw1" ■W" t: ■ - wag Congressman Martin B. Madden of the First Congressional District will give his views on the Deyer Anti-lynching Bill and the Haitian Situa tion when he will appear before several large audiences during the month of February He has promised his aid to the black, voters whose good graces placed him in office. • r~ " ~ ...... 1 *"* i BOOK REVIEW By Mary White O vington Chairman cm the Board of Directors o the National Association for the Advancement 6f Colored People Concerning the Buying of Books 1 received a letter the other da; train a woman living in a city of tin Southwest which ran in part as fol lows: ' I read what you wrote about wha t he publishers *aid about coloret people not being a reading public, am 1 think they are wrong I do no think the great majority ot coloiV** people know about these books am publication-, and the few who do knov like myself are so poor that they havi not been able to subscribe ami hut like they want to. They arc just to< poor as I am . Of course, om can do housework at $2 50. $3.00 anc sometimes $5.00 or a little more week, hut everything is mighty Mgl and when the necessaries of life an got there isn’t anything left for hook and papers.” My correspondent agrees with m« that only a tew of the colored people know of the manifold books and pub lications on the Negro question, am this confirms me in mv belief of tht need of Book Chat. What -lit say* of the inability of the Negro to bu> books is another matter Of course, a city that pays jis low as .'<2.50 a week for housework, and only reaches a« high as $5.4M) or a little more, pay starvation wage- < >ne i* horriiu d that such exploitation ot women should continue. Ami doubtless there are other of my readers besides my correspondent who are struggling for the hare things of existence Hut in the colored world as w'ell a- in the white there are large numbers of people who spend money for more things than actual shelter and food and raiment The\ go to moving picture theatres, tiiyy buy a new rec ord for the victrolft/ they indulge in sodas and sundaes.* and if they want them badly enough, they buy hooks. They have the money for the thing they most want. If .you believe in wide reading, you can easily train a child to indulge in it. Give him a hook shelf in his room, and see if it does not soon till up. The child knows what it likes and makes its wants known and money will he saved for the new romance or history or book of adventure. When Christ mas and birthday celebrations come the harrassed relative, wanting to know what will please John or Susie, sees the book shelf and gladly gives a contribution The child 1 knew the best of all invariably asked for books as a gift and consequently had a very respectable library before she wa- out of her teens. It was decided* that it she- really wanted the Waveriey novels i more than a string of gold bead* she should have the Waverley novels. Few parents object to pampering a child's love tor books And it is the name as we grow older Unless we are in th« tragi* $2 50-a-week group. • we have a margin for other than bare necessities and decide ourselves whether our surplus ^halt go toward a piano or a victrola, toward a plethora 1 *•: moving pictures, toward personal 1 adornment or toward a well storked library We choose. How (actuating hook shelves are. j i I o the lover of book*, next to his own shelves, nothing is so fascinating as ■ to browse around another man's book * a.ic Unless the hook agent has 1 forced his wares upon an ununder* standing buyer, books reflect their owner and are indicative of his taste and 'Merest* How one thrills at the sight <*f a volume of well-loved poetry in another’s home One may be al most a stranger to the person one ha* gone to visit, but the hook at once real i common bond It would be illbred *o scrutinize too carefully a man - furniture, but it i-- always per* nussib!* to move one's hand loving I over a line.of book*, picking out a fa vorite for perusal while waiting. For *my part I cling to the open bookshelf, even though the tops of my volume* accumulate dirt. I love so to see my book* standing out wholly invitingly, not behind a film of glass, but where ( 1 may run my hand over them, tak ; ing one out without the formality of , opening a door or moving up a par tition. I got a high school girl to dust mv ! books for me this fall (She was not i paid by the hour!; She seemed to me to take an unconscionable amount of I time for the task One week, two weeks, and it was not finished. And finally, when she had done she told me confidentially that she could not put a book back upon the shelf with out fondling if in her hands and look ing for a brief space into it. There is your true book lover to whom the printed page i* a living thing to lie fondled and loved. \\ ith the new year shall we not re solve to begin a new. book shelf and once a month add a new volume to it. 'hat would mean twrelvc volumes a year, twelve new friends come to visit you not for the brief moment that the library allows but to take off I ]hcir wraps and settle down for life. He cautious how you allow them to go visiting. They are so apt to lose their way, <jui|e inadvertantly, of n0,!r V ’ anf* /aiI ,H ver to return home tint do you know them yourself, turn ing to them not iqr one reading only mt again nud again. What do you : h'"k ot 111 If, a, a New Year resolve. ! Gentle Reader? Read the “WHIP”Read the “WHIP”