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Running Neck and Neck In Automobile Contest
AN INDEPENDENT WEEKLY * weekly )_^_ _i_ I— I in ' .I. .in ■— VOL IV. No. 21 CHICAGO, SATURDAY, MAY 27, 1922 PltlCE FIVE CENTS EIGHT PAGES SUSPICION .CAST BY LETTERS Vendell Phillips High School Girl Fails To Return After Errand H. W. Kirby, president of the Chi Ko branch of the U. N. I. A., was ►ken in custody early thTs week for i |ucstioning concerning the mysterious liaappearance of Vera Walker, a 18 fear-old Wendell Phillips High School l«. Kirby, who lives at 3827 Prairie |v*Wie, was sent to Chicago by Mer its Garvey to reorganize his Chicago (ranch. He was released shortly after bs arrest. The missing girl, who lives at 3646 Indiana avenue ig the daughter ,u£ Urs. Cora Krinklin. who operates V Ulicateasen store at 36th street, and Indiana avenue. Both mother and laughter are active members of the V. N. I. A Vera Walker left her home Satur tay afternoon to go to the Loop dis rict to purchase a book. On her way he stopped to visit a chum, Willie Hay Thomas, 26 W. 18th street. She lemained a few minutes and then went iway. She has not been seen ^since. Kirby became involved in the girl’s Itsappearance when it was learned hat th<« missing girl had visited his loom on several occasions, that she tad written him letters, and that he lad loaned her books to read, U. N I A. members declared, how Iver. that Vera visited Kirby's room Jjlelv for the purpose of transacting V. N. I. A. business, and that he ■used her to discontinue her visits, )nd asked his landlady not to admit ter again. At a late hour Wednesday the girl tad not returned. Woman Dies Of Fall On Head From Wagon Mrs. Lula Thomas, 54. 2804 La Salic (t., while riding in a wagon at 37th Uid Federal Sts., Friday morning, fell (rom the wagon, striking the ground >n her head She died a few hours gter at the County Hospital. Emmett Scott Quits Business League WASHINGTON, D. C„ May 27 — Dr Emmet J. Scott, secretary of the National Negro Business League, since Its inception by Booker T. Washing ton, has resigned He served twenty Mie years. Dr Scott gave as his rca ion for resignation the increasing press »f duties at Howard University. New Yorkers Mad At Harding About Wibecan BROOKLYN, N Y., May 27.—New Vorkers are hitter over President Harding’s nomination of Jesse D. Moore, while, as ( S. Marshal in Brooklyn. It had liecn confidently ex pected that George 1 Wibecan, Grand Exalted Ruler of Elks, would be ap pointed to this post. I Wins Special $25.°° Prize Mr. HENRY HUMPHREY Who is making an exceptionally good race Jazz Music A Pain To Gypsy Bands BUDAPEST, Hungary, May 27.— Open warfare has broken out between the native gypsy musicians of Hun gary and imported jazz orchestras from America. The gvpsies, who have fur nished Hungary its music, ballads, and laughter for a thousand vears assert that the jazz instrumentalists are in vading their precincts, and have or ganized to drive them out. The gypsies fVave issued a mani festo condemning the “erotic and crazy music” of the jazz band performers and the municipal councils of seven Hungarian towns have decreed that the jnzz and the “shimmy” must go. The Hungarian wricty of jazz band artists, who is a "bronze Apollo” from Mississippi, has accepted Xhe chal lenge, and says he will fight to the last ditch. NOTICE TO CANDIDATES Tha Nomination Blank, the 100 FREE vote coupon and the First kr' Subscription Coupon will be found on page 2 of this issue. Turn to page 2 now and send in the Nomination Blank nominating yourself or some friend to participate in the Whip’s $3,000.00 Grand Prize Distribution in which “Everybody Win.” Save the 100-vote coupons—soon they will be reduced to a lesser number of votes, j In fact. NOW more votes are given than at any other time. The Whip office is open every evening until 8 o’clock for the convenience of those who cannot call during the day. XgMp> v Photo* By Woodard MRS. J. C. CARROL Who Won the Special Prize C, 0. P. FEELS WEIGHT GF • BLACK VOTE WASHINGTON, D. C., May 27.— Republican leaders are beginning to re alize that dissatisfaction among non white voters in G. O. P. ranks is hav ing a telling effect. This was especially true in the re cent balloting in Indiana and Penn sylvania. The successes of Pinchot and Beveridge are being accredited in large measure to the dissatisfied Vot ing clement, according to the follow ing special dispatch from Washington to the New York World, which ap peared May 20th: WASHINGTON, May 19— It be came known here today that the Negro voters in Pennsylvania and Indiana played a very important part in the recent primaries, and that their influ ence and votes were used largely for Pinchot and Beveridge and against Alter and New. The World was informed J>y the local leader of the National Associa tion for the Advancement of Colored People, that other leading Administra tion Congressmen arc slated for slaughter by Negro voters because of i their opposition to or indifference I toward the anti-lynching and other up- I lift legislation pending in Congress. (Continued on pagn 3.) Jim Crow Beach For Washington WASHINGTON, D. C„ May 27.— Washington citizens are aroused over the proposal of Col. C. O. Sherrill, city commissioner, to establish a bathing beach on the south end of Columbia Island, on the Virginia side of the channel in the Potomac River. Ac cording to the colonel, who is a South erner, the beach will be “for colored only.'’ BIG VOTES COME TO END ON JUNE 3RD Race Is Becoming Extremely Close, Intense Rivalry r Among The Contestants Next Saturday night, June 3rd, at 10 o’clock sharp, is the last chance for the "BIG VOTES.” Promptly at 10 o’clock the door* pf The Whip office wifi be closed. No one will be permitted to enter after that time for the purpose of tufning in subscrip tion on this present Big vote offer. Those inside at this time, however, will be waited on before the present BIG VOTES end. Only a Week More of the Big Votes In that short period, candidates in The Whip's mammoth prize-giving event have their last opportunely of landing vot?s on the "double quick" <nd littralk “ciaching’"*ihenrann new $1,570.00 Paige, five-passenger touring car. Never before has a race of any kind been so extremely close or so hotly contested. This fact has undoubtedly served to arouse the wonderful in terest that is being shown in the final dash for the “BIG VOTES.” It is doubtful if there exists a single home in this community that is not vitally interested in the success of one of the favorites in the battle and watching every gain and every move with anx iety and eagerness, hoping and trusting that their choice will come under tlie wire first and be acclaimed the cham pion of rhampions—the proud winner of this beautiful $1,57000 Paige auto. Be careful in filling out your sub 'criptions, always writing or printing the name of the subscriber plainly s< that fherc will be no mistake in enter ing the subscription. Candidate should not neglect to sign their name: so that proper vote credit will b( given. Special attention of out-of-town can didates and those who may work oul of town is called !o the arrangement that has been made which afford every worker the advantage of securing sub scriptions right up until the last min ute of this BIG VOTE period, no mat ter^where they may reside. All sub scriptions placed in any postoffice any where before 10 o'clock Saturday night, June 3rd. will be counted in the present BIG VOTE offer even though they do not reach The Whip office until later. _ s.-ai. Most Important Thing This is the most important time of The Whip’s race. You can get tin winning votes between now and nc*xt Saturday night, and remember that it is better to win by several thousand votes too many than to miss winning by just a few hundred. Whoever is ahead at the end of this period will practically be sure of capturing the big Paige Car. a $1.570 00 prize. It is impossible to overestimate the importance of these BIG VOTE days. (Continued on page 4.) Klux Fiery Cross Under Eaves Of Yale University Yale University NEW HAVEN'. Conn.. May 27 — Members of the Ku Klux Klan from many New England cities participated last night in an open air assemblage and initiation held by the Connecticut State Klan. The ceremonies were held on an open hilltop near here. Attacks, Tears Clothes From 8 Y ear Girl Police arrested Zack Cumming Fri day on charges of attempted criminal assault upon Jessie Fair, an 8-year-old girl living at 2818 State St. The at tack occurred Tuesday night in a dark alley in the rear of 2820 Wahash Ave. The girl's clothing was torn and her body bruised,, 5 IS WEEK'S RECORD OF LYNCHING South Breaks Record For Human Sacrifice As Dyer Bill Is Pigeonholed HOUSTON, T«„ May 27.-A lynching fever swept over the South land last week and before it subsided five men went to death at the hands of angp' mobs. Three of the men were lynched in Texas, one in Ar kansas, and the other, a 15-year-old boy, was burned to by a white girl as death in Georgia. U 500 Watch Boy Toe years old, was burned at the stake at Conroe, Texas, Saturday. He was doubtfully identified having attacked her. Winters was captured after a 24-hour search and literally raced to the courthouse square. He stoutly maintained his innocence to the last. Five hundred men, women and children watched the man's body reduced to ashes. juu ndng ou- i c«ir-v^iu m«ni Mose Bosier, 60, was hanged at mid night Friday at Alloton, Texas, on a charge of attacking a 12-year-old white girl. Three hundred men wrested him from the hands of county authorities and lynched him on the scene of thi , alleged crime. A mob captured Jim Early a Plantersville, Texas, Wednesday, am hanged him. Early was also charge! with attacking a white girl. Shoot Up Town Friday, midnight, Harry Owen wa: burned to death at Texarkana, Ark. just across the Texas line, while a mol of 4,000 men, women and children, whe took him from jail, looked on. Aftei j the burning hundreds of men stormec j Texarkana, "shooting up the town” in true Western style. Owen was chargee with shooting to death R. C. Choate white, a police officer. Georgians Torture, Burn Charles Atkins, IS, one of four taken in connection with the killing of Mrs. Elizabeth Kitchens, white, at Davis boro, Oa., was burned at the stake Thursday night. The boy was tor tured over a slow fire for fifteen min utes and, shrieking with pain, was questioned concerning his alleged ac complices After forcing an implica tion from him, the mob then fastened the hoy to a pine tree with trace chains and relighted the fire. Members of the mob, comprising more than 2,001) people, fired over 200 shots into the charred body. LYNCHING FAILS; PRISONER ESCAPES AFTER AUTO CRASH Macon, Gi, May 23.—Jim Denson, escaped today from a mob prepared to lynch him for an alleged attack on a white woman thre years ago. Denson was taken from the jail in Irwin county, which was stormed by the mob, and placed in an automobile with three armed men. The machine with the prisoner crashed into another auto. The three men were thrown out of the ear and stunned. The colored man also was thrown out, but was not injured and made his escape. Members of the mob made no report on the escape for several hours. When they did, a search for Denson began. Love-Mad Suitor Kills School Teacher LOS ANGELES, Cal, May 27.— A love-mad suitor, said to be a man by the name of Evans, shot and killed Miss Selethia Robinson, a Los Angeles girl, engaged as a school teacher in the Kansas City schools, as she was about to visit the bedside of her sick mother here. The slayer is raid to have become enraged when the giri refused to marry him before leaving Kansas City. Wife Put F’ Out; Son And Daughter Unkind, He Commits Suicide BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 27. —Claiming in a note left beside his dead body that his wife had “put him out," and that his son and daughter were disagreeable, A. A. Footes, committed suicide here last Sunday by shooting himself through the head. The note left by Footes reads as follows: '^Notice! , “The reason for this, I have be come disabled to work and cannot work, and my wife put me out. I went to son’s; his wife disagreeable and mistreated me. I went to darters’ and that was not agreeable so, this is the only way to bring me relief. So I have endowment After my burial, the balance goes to Lenner Wynn. Bury me here; don't send nm avyav.”, The note was unsigned. Among the other effects of the dead man found in his pockets by the coroner was a recipe for the manufacture of red whisky at a cost of 22J4 cents a gallon. The recipe guaranteed the best results and impressed upon the owner the ■ fact that no good w'hisky can be made cheaper. Haiti Spurns 6 Yank-Made9 President WASHINGTON, D. C., May 27. Civil disobedience has been decreed in Haiti as a protest against the illegal election of the constitutionally ineli gible candidate, Louis Borno, as presi dent of the republic. Word of this decree has just been received by the Haiti-Santo Domingo Independence Society here. The or der has been issued, it was said, by the appointed council of state, not only against his illegal election, but because of his official recognition by High Commissioner Russell in the name of President Harding. “We shall decree civil disobedience, effective in eight day (May 25)," our cable reads, “as an indication of our protest against the pseudo-government of Borno, fundamentally illegal and sustained only by American Bayonets. American government has been noti fied.^ THREATEN TO LYNCH MURDERER Police Hustle Man Out v Of Back Door As Mob Threatens Vengeance A moi'af angry men gathered at the inquest over the body of Miss Annie Williams Monday morning at Green’s morgue, 3832 State street and threatened to lynch Virgil Murphy, 3131 Federal street who had brutally murdered the woman. Police Flee With Man Realizing the menace of the mob, police from the Wabash station hur ried Murphy away through the back door to the Wabash avenue station. The inquest was continued to May 31. The murder was especially brutal, as Murphy, who was a rejected suitor, shot the woman twice in the back, re sulting in her death. Miss Williams, who lived at 3803 Federal street, met Murphy Saturday morning at the corner of 39th and State street. He was violently in love with her, but “had been rejected as a suitor several times. Monday morning he began to press his suit again. Shoots Her in Back As she tried to walk away from him, Murphy drew a .38 calibre re volver and fired. The bullet struck her in the left arm. As she fled away, he fired twice again, both bullets striking her in the back. She was removed to the Provident hospital, where she died shortly after. Murphy escaped immediately after the shooting, but was later captured 1 by the motor squad under Sergt. Brown, of the 3rd Precinct. Both Legs Broken As Auto Hits Man Both George Murphy's legs were broken Sunday morning at 29th and State Sts., when an automobile struck him as he was about to board a State St. car. The automobile was driven by Allen Wollenberger, 3011 Indiana Ave. Murphy lives in Hammond, Ind. Monument ForFrench Black Troops PARIS, France, May 27.—In com memoration of the services rendered bv black French colonial troops dur ing the World War. the French Re public is arranging to erect a huge monument at Bamako, in the center of French Africa. Who Will Get This Car? The predominant features of this beautiful $1,570.00 Paige touring car are its exceptional power and unusual economy of operation. The motor is powerful, has a body design that is expressive of the beauty and utility for which Paige cars are renowned. The car is roomy, seats five persons comfortably. Some energetic, wide-awake man, woman or child will soon be the proud owner of this magnificent car. The Chicago Whip is going to give this $1,570.00 prize to some one simply for collecting votes in its great “Everybody Wins” grand prize cam paign. It was bought from the Wood lawn Motjpr Car Sales and Service Co., 6136 Cottage Grove Ave., the local Paige distributors, and it is now on display at tlueir salesrooms. Tear out the Nomination Coupon appearing on page ? of this issue. Send or bring it tP the Chicago Whip office, 3420 So. State St., so that you can begin piling up votes toward win ning this handsome and costly prize or one of the other many awards. Don’t delay—you still have time to enter and win, and remember that “Everybo Wins” in this big, liberal ■ prize-givi. g campaign.