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“A PAPER WITH A POLICY” ©!)C fflljinnio “Ifc-'i AN INDEPENDENT WEEKLY _Weekly ~VOL77v.—No. 2S~ CHICAGO. SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 1922 PRICE FIVE CENTS EIGHT PAGEs' MASUNS NUI MEMBERS OF KU KLUX KLAN High Ruler Denies / Connection with “Night Riders” NEW YORK, June 20.—In answer to-the thundering cry which by now has been heard all over the world— tha’ the Masons ot America and Kng :Kd arc behind the Ku Klux Klan ISBrnes the answer from the lips of Supreme Justice Arthur S. Tompkins. Gr ind Master of the Grand Lodge of | N*.v York State, embracing 272,000 ■embers to the effect that "the at-1 tempt to link the Masonic order with j the activities of the Klan is infamous ami indefensible." .«t:ti!embership in Klan should be ■Sestioned. "Should a Mason so far forget his obligations to his fraternity, his God, to his country and his fellow man as to become affiliated with this anti An-' rican organization known as the Ku Klux Klan. his right to remain a member in good standing of the Ma •'■mc fraternity wonld he seriously questioned.” Masonry Knows no creed or color.— ■• Judge Thompson continued that Ma sonry was tolerant of every creed, its underling doctrine being the Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of man. We believe in universal brotherhood and tha "of one blood lie made all nations.” Th< Judge added that he hated the spi- t of bigotry and prejudice against men because of their race, color or ere i i. ‘Editors Note. It has been claimed that the Ku Klux Klan is composed of the inner circle of the Scottish Rites Masons and it is highly possible that the fair minded judge may not even be aware of the affiliations which it is alleged exist between the Masons and the Klan. We hope that he is right. Convict Leaders Of West Side Mob f Attorney W. Chester Kitchen, of itllis & Westbrooks, appeared before Judge John Bugce, at the Maxwell Street Station, June 16th, 1922, for the purpose of prosecuting Frank Cal lahan, Mike Brannan, and Mike Philbie, the principals in the West Side mob. jjwho last week beat and bruised Anna and Mary Williams, ages 20 and 16, fySvhile they were shopping in the Jew ish district on the West Side, g i Judge Bugee found each one and all If of them guilty upon the evidence pro !duced by the prosecution and each was fined accordingly. Friends of the convicted men swore vengeance upon Attorney Kitchen, but the firm of Kills and Westbrooks have prepared to take civil action against the three principals of the mob. Who Will Get This Car? Next Saturday Night Will Tell 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 itt, great “Everybody Wins" grand prize campaign. It was bought from the Woodlawn Motor Car Sales and Service Co., 6136 Cottage drove Ave., the local Paige distributors, and it is now on display at their salesrooms. I* LEADERS TIE FOR SPECIAL PRIZE . --- .. -- Profeaaor James A. Mundf Mr*. Jonnir McPherson * One of the sensational episodes of the Big $3,000.00 Cam- i paign developed last Saturday night when Prof. Jama* A. Mundy and Mrs. Johnnie McPherson turned in identically the same number of subscriptions, thereby tieing for the “Special Prize" offer of last week. WINS HIGH HONORS AT COLUMBIA Miss Hendrickson First of Her Race to Win M. A. Degree in Economics Here. NEW YORK, June 20 —Among the graduates of Columbia University this viars is a colored girl, Dorothy Merle Hendrickson, 22, of No. 144 West 133d Street. Miss Hendrickson is the first girl of her race to take the M. A. degree in economics at Columbia, in which department she entered in Sep tember, 1921. The subject of Miss Hendrickson's graduation thesis was “The Effect of Vocational Guidance on the Employ ment Problem of Colored Graduates of Public School No. 119." Miss Hendrickson was graduated from Public School No. 119 and went to Wadleigh High School, where she was the first colored girl to be elected to the Arista Society. Shoots In Self Protection LITTLE ROCK, Ark. June 19.— J. C. Duncan, (white) wrho lives two miles from here on his farm was shot by J. Haney, a share cropper on Duncan's farm. An argument arose over stolen wood from the farm of Duncan. Haney declared he did not steal the wood Duncan made threats and Haney fired with a shotgun. It was said to be a ease of self protec tion. DYER BILL COMES UP IN NEXT SESSION WASHINGTON, D. C., June 20.— The Dyer Anti Lynching bill will not be brought to a vote in the present session of Congress Senators Over man of N. C. and Shields of Tenn. opposed the passing of the bill on the alleged theory that it is an invasion on state rights Not Coftstitutional— On other hands and from other sour ces it is claimed that the bill is un constitutional and should be defeated on that score. A rewriting of the bill lias been started with the intention of eliminating the sections which a major.ty of the members believe would he held unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court. Senators Sterling of South Dakota and Dillingham of Vermont urged the committee to report the hill in order to get a test vote in the Sen ate. They felt the question consti tutionality should be left to the Su preme Court to deride. This posi tion did not meet with the full com mittee's support. PRESIDENT ELIOT DENOUNCES HARVARD’S I BOSTO dent Elliott spoke at the annual com mencement exercises at Harvard a few i days ago and said there was to be no discrimination a' Harvard University. Among other tilings lie said "Our course will always be onward. ' Our motive- are the highest Our mo-1 tivrs are pure and tree from prejudice, j, and free front jcalousi Our aim is the ucliare of tile (immunity which we ■ serve. Our methods are the best we , can devise. __ < ROLAND HAYS I REMAINS IN PARIS PARIS, France, June 19.—Roland ' Hays, celebrated American tenor has A refused all engagements to return to ’r America to sing this summer. He will A return Xmas to see his relatives but f there will he no opportunity to fill c professional engagements. All of Mr I Hays songs are being rendered in T F ranch and Italian, even his planta- '1 ions are sung in foreign languages. t ¥ Sheriff Is Ousted For Taking The Ku Klux Kian Oath BEAUMONT, Tex., June 20.— Preparations were being made to day for an appeal from the in structed verdict by District Judge Robert G. Street, which yesterday ousted from office Sheriff Tom H. Gamer of Jefferson County for his alleged connection with the Ku Klux Klan. Judge Street directed the verdict before the defendant’s side of the case had been heard, after ruling that it was proved Garner had subscribed to the oath of the Ku Klux Klan. MOORFIELD STOREY PROTESTS AGAINST JEWISH DISRIMINATION Moorfield Storey, national President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, is one of a committee of graduates of Har vard University, who have written con demning the new Jrm Crow policy there and demanding that segregation be discontinued even though it means a loss of southern white students. A. Lawrence Lowell, President of Har vard, is blamed for the Jim-Crow Pol icy. The committee's letter of protest says in part: "We believe that the university owes the Southern man the best possible opportunity for education, but we do not owe him the surrender of our Northern ideas of democracy and our Harvard ideals of justice. We do not believe that the Southerners who come to Cambridge for their education ex pect Harvard to give up her traditions." The founders of the university, the statement continues, “explicitly con templates the inclusion of colored, i. e. Indian, students in its classes and buildings. The charter of 1650, still in force, refers to that intention. The present policy of exclusion moans that the college is taking sides with those who would increase rather than lessen the burdens of the colored race. It is a Jim-Crow policy. The alma mater af Channing, of John Quincy Adams, af Sumner and of Hubert Gould Shaw pf the 54th Massachusetts Infantry nhottld not abandon the trdition of Harvard liberalism, tolerance, and jus :icc.” YELLOW CAB KILLS MANAGER IN ACCIDENT John M. Day, Kansas City, Mo., was j Fatally injured Sunday by a Yellow I'axi cab and was moved to Provident Hospital where be later died from the njury. Mr. Day was alighting from the! 15th Street at the corner of Indiana! Avenue, when one of the Yellow cab’s j •eckless drivers failed to stop his car \ it the crossing and ran over the visitor, j [t is said there was no blowing of the | lorn or any announcement made of j he approaching vehicle. Internes at Provident Hospital did all in their lower to save the injured man but he lied immediately after his arrival there. Mr. Day was the manager of Blind 3oone, noted pianist. Mr. Day on iunday morning had been to one of he local churches where the company '•as to play Monda> night to make Announcements. Mr. Boone who lias •een a bosom friend of Mr Day for , ears was almost overcome with grief, he body was shipped to Kansas City nr burial and engagements here of the ompany temporarily canceled. .AY CORNERSTONE -s AT WILBERFORCE WILBERFORCE, Ohio, June 20.— "he annual commencement exercise of V'ilberforce University were begun ere, June IS, with the Hon. Robert \-ilberforce( great grandson of the sunder of Wilbcrforce speaker of the cession. Mr. Wilbcrforce of Oxford, mgland, is the director of the British .ihrarv of information in the U. S. he Maxons laid the corner stone of re new James A. Shorter Hall. BLACK PEOPLE SEEK COLONY IN MEXICO Mob Rule in States Make Lite Unhappy Seek Peace EL PASO, Tex., June 20.—-Dissatis fied with conditions in the United States, an organization of American Negroes has applied to the Mexican government for permission to colon ize extensive tracts of cotton land in Mexico, according to advices here from Mexico City. John Steamer, of Chicago, is now in the Mexico capital negotiating with the Obregon government for the land desired, the advices state. Steamer is said to represent an American Negro syndicate with $7. 000,000 capital. In interviews with the Mexican Department of Agricul ture, Steamer has set forth the de sirability from the Mexican point of view, of colonizing rich cotton lands of Mexico with a race who by train ing and natural character are suited for the production of cotton. The Mexican govermrfent has in dicated its unwillingness to have the colonists locate in one section, it be ing contrary to the Mexico policy to permit the erection of large for eign colonies extending over any con siderable section. It is believed likely, however, that permission will be granted to the Negroes to settle in coastwise locations in the States of Sonora, Sinaloa, Guerrero and Oxaca, utilizing such lands as have been com pletely abandoned and allowed to re turn to the primitive condition. SPEEDING TRAIN DEALS DEATH TO FUNERAL PARTY Herman Woods, 5215 South State Street, chauffeur for Williams Under taking establishment. incfantlv killed Monday at noon at 115th St. a while driving a A funeral car at Lin- I coin Cemetery. A If special freight train M running at the rate A of forty-five miles M an hour g o i 11 g ^ north hit the fu- j neral car going A west. The Grand ^ Trunk train ran 600 ^ feet before it could s come to a stop. The funeral pro cession, which was going at a rate of fifteen miles per Merman Woods I hour, slowed down at the crossing. 1< No whistle or bell was heard and the I ' chauffeur proceeded to cross. Geo. j . Trueheart, 4101 S. State Street was ; seriously injured and taken to Au- ’ burn Hospital. Lena Henderson’ Funeral The funeral of Lena Henderson had 1 taken place just an hour prior to the ? fatal accident. Mourners alighted 1 from their automobiles and witnessed * a most horrible sight. Woods body ‘ was horribly mangled, lie was seven teen years old and was the sole sup port of his sister, Emma Woods, who is prostrated with grief over the un timely death of her brother She is in a serious condition. He was a graduate embalmer and served in the S. Navy as ensign. He leaves three isters and a mother who are heart broken. Miss Lucie Slowe Appointed To High Position WASHINGTON, D. C„ June 20.— ! Miss Lucy D. Slowe, Principal of the Robert Gould Shaw Junior High school has accepted the position as; Dean of the Women and Associate 3rofessor of English in the School of \rts and Sciences at the Howard Uni ersitv Miss Slowe recently received icr degree A. M. at the Columbia University of New York City. O I Oldest Woman In America Dies; Age 131 Years LOUISVILLE, Ky„ June 20.— The oldest woman in the United States has just died here. She was Mrs. Mildred Mulligan, and she is declared on the best authority to have been 131 years old. Records in the possession of the William Mulligan family, in which she was once a slave, are said to have fixed the age of the woman beyond a doubt. She is survived by four of her 15 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. CARTER 60. WOODSON SECURES $50,000 FOR HISTORICAL WORK WASHINGTON, D. C., June 21.— Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the Director of the Association for the Study Black Life and History has recently secured $25,000 from Carnegie Corporation and an additional $25,000 from the Laura bpelman Rockefeller Memorial. Dur ing the seven years struggle of work of Dr. Woodson he has succeeded in spite of handicaps in directing world ivide attention of neglected artfcles and locuments giving facts which are generally unknown about black people. Conductor Stabbed To Death In Fray RICHMOND, Va„ June 19.—Con ductor Harry Burleson (white) of the Hull Street car line was stabbed by an unknown passenger last week. There was some noise in the “Jim Crow' section and the conductor endeavor to stop it by mauling a few witg rod. The conductor's efforts wee1 with a stab in the loins. The a? made his escape. Conductor ,.e ivowed they will use a more peaceful method of stopping gleeful passengers tmong black people. DIAMOND JOE GIVES DINNER TO SOUTHSIDERS Joseph Esposito, political leader ol he old 19th Ward, and candidate for bounty Commissioner invited a num tcr of south side political leaders and vorkers to dinner at his palatial caft >n Halsted Street, last Saturday after toon. Among those present were \iderman R. R. Jackson, Carroll Nel on, Attorney C. Horn, A. G. F. hums, Sr., John Winston, Samuel 'lliott, Dr. Chas. E. Giles, Samuel B. ’orter, E. Smith and A. C. Mac Neal, t full course dinner was served. "Di mond Joe" showed those present that le thought well of them and thanked lis guests for what they had done for iim in the primaries, it goes without lying that ’ Diamond Joe’s" popular ly will again give a big vote on the uuth side in the coming election in rovember. MANY TO BE SURPRISED SAT. NIGHT Present Leaders Hold Very Scant Margins— Hustle Up is Slogar The Lincoln State Bank, corner o 31st and State Streets, where thi locked ballot box is placed, closes at c o’clock during the week days, but re mains open until 8 o’clock Saturdaj night, June 24th. After The Lincoli State Bank closes at 8 o'clock Satur day night, the ballot box will be re moved to The Whip office, 3420 SoutT State Street (upstairs), where it wil remain until the closing hour, It o’clock. Contestants who cannot get to Th< Lincoln State Bank before it close! Saturday night may deposit their sub scriptions and remittances for same it the ballot box at The Whip office ut until the final hour. After 10 o'cloci the box will be turned over to thi judges, who will unlock the box anc canvass the results contained therein vy ixcv*'j juoutui TIONS MUST BE IN THE BAL LOT BOX BY 10 O'CLOCK SAT URDAY NIGHT, JUNE 24th. Nc subscriptions whatever will be acceptec after that time. The Whip’s gigantic voting cam paign will come to a close this Satur day night at 10 o’clock sharp. Nc subscriptions will be accepted after that time. The locked ballot box will remain in the Lincoln State Bank, corner 31st and State Streets, up until 8 o’clock Saturday night, at which time the bank closes. Immediately thereafter the ballot box will be brought to The Whip office, where contestants will deposit their final collections and votes. Nc one will be allowed to enter The Whip d'fice after 10 o’clock. Immediately r the contest has been declared ;d, the judges will begin the final it, and the winners will be an unced as quickly thereafter as pos ible. The judges who have been appointed to supervise the final count are— These Are the Big Days Between now and the closing hout Saturday will be the biggest days of the contest. It is not unusual in events of this kind, considering the enormous value of the prizes at stake that the subscriptions turned in the last week will equal or exceed the amount turned in the entire time of the race previous to the last week. Conse quently the management has arranged every detail in such a manner that a fair, square and impartial deal will be assured to every candidate in the list There promises to be a fierce battle for the honor of winding the $1,570.00 Paige touring car, and the biggest prizes ever offep ; for conscientious and hard effort. Prizes Woi 'a Every Effort In this spectacular campaign, the prizes are surely worthy of the effort— in fact the first prize represents more than the average man’s salary' for an entire year — more than the average family save in a lifetime. In other words, the big, brand new Paige auto mobile represents a small fortune to the winner. 10 o’Clock Sharp Last Minute The locked ballot box will be turned (Continued on page 2.) THE CANDIDATES | HOW TO GET THE MOST VOTES £ Wide awake contestants will see the advantage of K jetting the BIG subscriptions this week, the close of The Whip’s contest. Every 10-year subscription has a vote value of 1,200,- | 000 votes—a 5-year subscription is worth 500,000 votes, f On top of this, you still get 100,000 EXTRA votes, in ad dition to the regular votes, for every $25 in subscriptions I turned in. Estimate yoru competitor’s strength—but be careful c not to UNDERESTIMATE. It’s better to win by a million A votes too many than to lack just a few thousand votes of I having enough to land this big $1,570.00 Paige touring | car. If you expect to win, you’ll have to get busy and ~ KEEP BUSY up until 10 o’clock this Saturday night, the I last minute of the contest.