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The Chicago Whip
An Independent i^euapapa — Publishec L eery li tek
VOL. IV. DECEMBER 30th, 1922. No. 52.
Published by
Chicago Office: 3420 STATE STREET Phone VICTORY 4606
JOS. D BIBB L. L. B.Editor
A. C. MAC NEAL.Business Manager
ETT1NGER F. SMITH,.....Advertising Manager
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All races and governments have certain standards and govern
ments by which they are unconsciously controlled. Above and
above all of these carnal-minded standards is the Christian Idea!
and the Immaculate and untrammeled, religious conception which
most civilized people admit that they hold sacred and inviolate.
Christianity, however, is not the only standard or ideal which men
aspire to emulate.
White and yellow races have standards of beauty and self
conduct which are creations of their own or iheir ancestors’ brains.
The white man egotistically finds the zenith and acme of all his
ambitions and hopes painted in white colors. White is right and it
must therefore be made mighty. The yellow races are fixing their
worldly stands in themselves, but the black race slowly emancipating
its brain finds very little within its own confines that it would emulate
and that it would fairly call a standard. Standards fcr black people,
created by black people and centered in black designs, are indis
pensable to the black people if they would be great again.
Looking like ourselves and that is looking like black people is
one of the standards that black people should aspire to. This they
are reluctant to do at the present time. Black people take pride in
stating that they look more like other races than they do like
typicals of their own race. We have often heard John Jones, black
man, pampering his friend in words like these: “Sam Davis don’t
look like no Negro, why he could pass anywhere for a Jew.” Even
the Jew, the wanderer, the hated and despised race the world over,
is more desirable to the black man than himself.
Again we have heard others exciaim: “Sarah Williams looks
just like a little Spaniard or some kind of an Oriental and nobody
would ever take her to be a ‘colored girl.’ The unexpressed im
plication is that Sarah is beautiful and desirable because she is not
Negroid. Some black people take pride in t’ne'r Indian appearance
and boast that they never are identified as “colored.” These ex
pressions which we must reluctantly admit that we have heard gives
a beautiful cross section of the average black person’s mind. He
places his standards outside of the pale of his own race. Racial
solidarity, race love and racial pride will never be created while
these false ideals remain.
The fact that native Africans and black Frenchmen entertain
no such thoughts prove how purely superficial such conceptions are.
These people have their own standards and they are never ashamed
of themselves. If black is ugly and undesirable who has made it
so? If the while man and his kin have stamped black as ugly why
can’t the black man refuse to accept his judgments?
It is folly for the black man to place his own kind beneath the
white man, beneath the Jew, the Indian and the Oriental. We never
expect these people to erect their mental standards in black but we
do expect the black people to recognize hew man standards are
me.de and hew it is hardly anything more than “self hypnotism.”
What is beautiful today is ugly tomorrow and who knows that
beauty incomparable cannot be seen in the black race. We need
some standards of our own and the first standard that will indicate
that the black race is advancing is the creation of his own standards
of beauty.
With the coming of the New Year we are going to make new
resolutions; some we are going to respect and follow zealously.
Among these that we will so revere and hold inviolate let us include
That we as members of the black race of America, being un
manacled ar.d unfettered from the chains of actual slavery, will think
not as serfs and vassals, not as inferiors and scullions, but as free men,
“to the manor born.” That we will hold our heads up in the air.
That we will feel ourselves men and act as men.
Let U3 resolve that our public conduct will be so shaped that
we will command the respect of our fellow countrymen. That we will
make no compromise with our own who are afraid to represent us
as men and who tremble when they face other people. Let us hold
our heads up to every man and stand four square to every wind
that blows. Let us seek to evolve to highest type of citizenship and
get away from the foolish doctrines of Ante Bellum leaders and gra3p
the newer doctrines of the new school. In politics let us seek to use
our ballot with honor and intelligence, seeking to get the fullest bene
fit from our vote. Let us resolve to respect our women and all other
women and place them upon a “superior loca” where we can get
inspiration from them during the grime and toil of life.
Let us stand on the principles of right and seek to live in keep
ing with the Golden Rule.
Drink A» You Vote; Or Vote A$ You Drink?
Chicago Tribune.
Representative Upshaw of Georgia, a
former evangelist, tells the house that
officials of federal and state govern
ments, if they want to get anywhere
with law enforcement and reform,
should begin with themselves. "The
plain people,” he says, "believe that
many high officials claim the privilege
of buying and drinking illicit liquors
themselves wdtilc denying that privilege
to the poor devils among the masses.”
Therefore he wants them all to
“walk out in the open and take a new
oath of allegiance to the constitution."
More briefly, he wants them to drink
as they vote—dry. That is a logical
suggestion. But if the issue is to be
made one of hypocrisy, it would be
equally logical to suggest that these
officials vote as they drink—wet.
But Mr. Upshaw is not interested in
logic. I f he were, he would call upon
the state of Georgia and its officials
to take a new oath of allegiance to the
constitution including the fourteenth
and fifteenth as well as the eighteenth
amendment. lie would demand the en
franchisement of Georgia Negroes ac
cording to the federal constitution, lie
isn't, and doesn’t.
BOOK CHAT—By Mary White Ovington, Chairman, Board of Directors,
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
“The Story of Mankind”—By Hendrik Van Loon. Published by Messrs.
Boni & Livenght, New York City. Price, 55.00. Postage, 10c extra.
“Book Chat” has been devoted to books or essays that relate to the
Negro or to race problems, but "The Story of Mankind” is an exception
to this rule. There is nothing in it that relates to the black man save an
excellent paragraph on Ton a nt L'Ouverture and Haiti. It is, however,
such a delightful book a t 1 it • so necessary to know' the history of Man
kind, if we are to know the h torv of any portion at it, that wc all ought
to read what Mr. \ , :i !. n has to say. And also what he has to draw
for the book has l'S : lu-:ratu»ns, some of them full page, nine of them
oI« * d. it v *i . - m; people but it will be read, I am confident,
cl,;< fiy k ik i erta-fily when it goes into a home the parents will
be f m i I ' ; •• »... i-us to read it aloud or to pour over it after the
cl r : pr y’itly style makes it irresistible. Take the end
ing r t Holy Roman Empire. After describing Giarlc
im. i: .w •..• by l'ope Leo III as Emperor, Van Loon shows the
• “i • ii.it i ' rr and of how Napoleon, eight hundred years later,
■ *v n on his own head in the presence of another Pope, and pro-•
1 1 m if heir to the traditions of Charlemagne. "For histdry,” the |
1 r * « '• "is the same as life. The more things change the more they I
remain the same.”
1 iie chapter on the Age of the Great Religious Controversies begins
like tiis. fhe sixteenth and seventeenth centuries were the age of
: . nib controversy. It you will notice you will find that almost everybody
around you is forever talking economics’ and discussing wag': ami hours;
cf labor and strikes in their relation to the life of the i••mniunity, for that
i> the mam topic of interest of our own time. 'The poor little children of the j
year 1600 or 1050 fared worse. They never heard anything but 'religion.' <
Their heads were filled with ’predestination.' ‘transubstantitation,’ free will,'
and a hundred other queer words expressing obscure points of ‘the true,
faith,’ whether Catholic or Protestant. For tolerance is ( i urv recent
origin, and even the people of our so-called ‘modern world’ are apt to be
tolerant only upon such matters as do not interest them very much.”
The chapter that attracted me the most is the one upon the medieval
town. Never before have I seen the growth of the town and of money)
power so graphically and naturally described* The feudal lord, to go the
crusade, needs money. Many people lived and died in the Middle Ages!
without ever seeing money and he must borrow ibis money as he has only j
goods. But once be borrow s of the petty trader out stele bis gates he get* j
into his clutches. On his return he must pay up, which he rarely docs, or*
Rive some power to the men from whom he ha* borrowed. They in return I
demand a council of their own, the right to manage tin ir civil affairs without J
interference from the castle. And the lord of the castle usually has to give
in or go without the money he so jnuch want* \nd so the town about the
castle grows, and in it grows new thought, life, industry—for Van Loon ha*
little belief that a peasantry would ever exhibit pr .'t«- .. His chapter enas:!
’’Meanwhile his lordship, in the dreary 1 dr. .ty halls of his castle 1
saw all this upstart splendor and regretted ?!:•- d r when first he had signed f
away a single one of his sovereign right* an i prerogative*. But he was
helpless, 'j he townspeople with their well-filb d t ng boxes snapped their
fingers at him. They were free men. fully prepared ? » hold what they had
gained by the sweat of their brow and after a struggle which had lasted for j
more than ten generations.”
There are two things that in the last chapter wc arc especially told to
remember: The first is that "The original mistake, which was responsible
for all this misery (the great war) was committed when our ntists began,
to create a new world of Steel and iron an ! chemistry an 1 ek i tricity and
forgot that the human mind is slower than the proverbial 111 r 11 * *. ;* lower
than the well-known sloth, and marches from one hundred to three hundred
years behind the small group of courageous leaders. • • • A human j
being with the mind of a sixteenth century tradesman driving a 1921 Rolls- i
Roycc is still a human being with the mind of a sixteenth century trades
And the second is this Every generation must fight the good fight .
anew or perish as those sluggish animals of the prehistoric world have
Before closing this “Book Chat” I have two things 1 want to say to
my readers. One is that "Book Chat” is sent out now to the colored press,
not every week but every two we-kv The other is, that the proposed
volume of "Book Chat” for the year 1922 will not he printed, as the demand
has not been sufficient to warrant it.
, WHIP rS.
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A column of constructive criticism of men and measures in the
hope of correcting errors and evils.
Like whirling dervishes and writhing Salomes the black people
of Chicago threw themselves into the “Christmas Spirit.” They
danced until three o’clock in the morning and then kept on dancing.
Those who only earned eighteen a week rented full dress regalia
and then tripped the light fantastic toe. The dancing was all right
and some recreation was needed to break the tragic monotony of
life, but the black people of Chicago made the thing ridiculous. If
such concerted action and such energy and unanimity of purpose and
such co-ordination of mind and muscle could only be transformed
into real work and actual service what a wonderful race we would
have. As it is we are not a balanced people; we lean to the
frivolous and eschew the constructive.
Now comes the report that certain of the larger Universities
of Chicago are refusing to admit any more students of the black
race. When they refuse us the right to drink at the founts of learning
even the democracy of mind is shattered, but that is exactly what
the white people will eventually do and sooner or later every door
will shut in our faces. That is not discouraging; we have only to
strengthen our own institutions. In the meantime we should slip into
all of the white universities and “get in” while the getting is good.
—r j.— rsrsxc
Snappy Thoughts
By E. F. S.
One receiving set that has difficulty
in catching everything broadcasted is
an ash tray.
“Live Cracks By Wise Women"
“I’m not going to make a single
present. Not one?”
In Our Dear Home—No one want<
to get out of the warm bed in the
“We Sympathize With Her’*
She never does have time to play,
There is so much to do.
She has to make the beds each day, 1
And mind the children too.
******1:- - % (
V’erily, we arc living in an age of con
Attractive young teacher in Okla- !
homa soaks a farmer for $5,000 be- \
rausc he said she had Negro blood in 1
her veins. Bather an expensive med- |
:11c, ch? < 1
■ t
Ever notice how quickly some worn- J
nn lose their taste for the cakc-catcr !
husbands? r
********** (
“Dining room—The room, usually,
where the family dines whenever com- 1
pany is present," to quote a local wag. 1
Several of our latest books were not I
late enough.
They All Bite
Easiest thing on earth, next to ntak- I
ing a girl think she is pretty is rolling j '
off a log.
1 (
This Week in History
——-1 j
__Sunday, December 24
Ped'o M ncndez settled a cotnpany
ot Negro slaves in St. Augustine. Fla’,
in 1565.
Monday, December 25
Slave insurrection at Stone River,
S. C., was led by a slave named Cato.
IIous»-' were burned, men and women
murdered, 1740.
Tuesday, De ember 26
Oliver Cromwell, a negro, fought 1
with bravery at the Rattle of Prince- 1
town, 1776. He also helped row '
George Washington acrov* the Dela- !
Wednesday, December 27
The estimated population of Liberia .
is 2,000.000. 1 he American I. berians
about 4.1.000. The area oi Liberia is d
35,000 miles.
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Thursday, December 28
The United States took over the
railroads of the country with the nil- j i
ing that it would not abridge nor in
validate any state law respecting the ,
separation of the race-, m public con
veyances, 1017,
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Friday, December 29
Congress authorizes President to
enlist soldiers of African descent.
Democrats vainly resist, 180.3.
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Saturday, December 30
Andrew \V. Abbott was one of tin
first colored nun to be admitted to the
army medical service. Died, 1913. 1
Why is the Drfender silent on vice.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., Dec. ■
19.—Several families hive sold all be i 1
ongings and arc now in Lower Cali- <
irnia, Mexico. There are thousand 1
if others waiting the word that their . ,
icrtificatcs of colonization are ready ; j
icfore leaving for Mexico.
Editor’s Mail (
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December 22, 1922. i
2040 West Walnut Street, t
Chicago, Illinois. ,
Editor, |
i he Chicago Whip. ,
Dear Sir: {
Your newspaper is truly a “Public
servant.” It is a public servant ir, |
ivery sense of the world. Vice. Ai
nsignificant little word that cmbrai
ill those things that can degrade ma.
ciml. I he W hip denounces vice m i
low tones. Especially does The \\.
appose prostitution, the very vilest
rice, in short, it is nothing more t..
ace suicide. This action on part
I he Whip merits ami should recc,
he support ot all law-abiding, rat.
oving citizens. In further praise u
hicago's fighting "Newspaper," alloi,
ne to say that in seeking the best fot
lie interest of the ra.e. "The Whip is •
10 respecter of persons.” Either of I
lenders must play squarely or forfeit |
:he right to play at all. " Thanks to I
i'hc Whip. Lastly, permit me to reg
stcr my approval of those splendid
ditorials. They are obviously the re
mit of close observation, hard think
rig and wise deliberation. I have
icfore me as this is written, an edi
orial captioned, “There Is No Santa
Claus.” It is logic itself. Continue
he good work. j
With very best wishes,
I am, a constant reader, ! I
Have you heard it for original humor and quaint sayings?
The barbershop gossip heats ’em all.
Barber: “Say, 1 see in de paper, de Black Dispatch,dat it was
11 a lie bout dem citllud soldiers cutting up in Germany. ’
Boss: "Yeah, that's right, it ain't no cullud soldiers on de
thine nohow.”
Porter: “Derc was some over dere but dey left cause dev
ouldn’t find nobody what could cut dey hair. De Germans used
omc of dcrc hair what dey cut fur shoe buttons.”
* * * * *
“Slippery” Jones enters shop.
Barber to Slippery: “Hello, der. Slippery, how yuh got ’em?”
“Slippery” to Barber: “Howdy, Oldtimer, I ain’t got ’em ’cause
caint hold "’em. Dey slips right away from me every time I get
ay hands on ’em.”
liarber to Slippery: “Too bad. Dat's because you aint livin
ight. You got a good wife and yuh keeps running around. W by
lon’t you be good like her?”
Slippery to Barber: “My wife’s good cause she cant help K »,JP
elf. She has been sick ever since I married her and she has not
lad time enuw to be anything else. Yue see, I’m a healthy man and
just naturally got to run, dat's all.”
* * * * *
Enter “College Bred” Sims.
College Bred: “Good morning, Gentlemen, the weather is rather
Porter: “Education sho does make a fool out some folks; take
>M ‘College Bred,’ he is gon't ter break the roof of is mouth some
lay trying use outlandish words what nobody knows."
College Bred: “That wasn’t a big word I just used; you are
tist naturally dense and dumb. Why you think that Sing Sing is a
nusical show.”
- .... ■■ ■ . ==:—11
By Dr. Troy Smith
I - t'ir benefit of the holiday smokers, who at this time of the year have so
nany forms of the "delicious weed" thrust upon them, ami for the benefit of
!v>>e wisi at various tunes of the year have inquired of this department cun
•: it’.- tile effects of i !>a< o smokin ', it might be timely to say a word about
b" effects of tobacco upon the human system.
The r.onsntokers place the responsibility for everything from stunted growth
tal ill et tobacco user*, while the user* often praise tobacco for it>
"tiling effe.ts and assign it a place in medicine a- a harmless sedative. In this
"i ivi tion it might be interc ting to note that the experiment carried on by
>. J. i arver of the Johns Hopkins University to determine the psychologic effects
■ t ‘ci ’in king. I ;.flit e-uib’i bed ; -yrliologic tests were used to determine
Hi'"! or i t the smoking of , igars or cigarettes would influence the judgment
ml rep mn of a number of persons to various stimuli. The result seemed to
mlieitc trnngly that the immediate effects of smoking, both on smokers and on
oiimi: Ivors, is a lowering of the accuracy of finely co-ordinated reaction. Ye*
u conducting these experiments various factors were brought into piay that
iHuenred the test; for example, 'here will he a decreased aceuracv of the habitual
nio'crr when he has for some hours been deprived of his customary tobacco
ombustfon products.
'I he above psychologic tests to determine the immediate effects of tobacco
ci th- mind did not prove entirely satisfactory and they are yet working • i ■*<.
ime, fhe prohlem can be partially solved by the physician who comes utt^
y with individ tals v.ho mi ke to in i e m ■
ml the re n looker. ffl
It i, a known fact that a cigar smoked after a heavy meal often acts a a
axative. This can he classed as a beneficial effect, as by its action nature's norm .1
fleet is desire I w ithout the use of purges.
On the other hand excessive smoking will produce a condition known as toba. >
.eart. This is brought about by the nicotine, the deadly poison, found in sir;
uantitics in the pipe, cigar and cigarette. The more you smoke the more of tv
iroduct i absoibed and consequently cases of nicotine poisoning are on ree
lue ti the over use of tobacco. Kxcessive smoking will produce an effect up i
he manhood. Many so-called casts of loss of manhood have been greatly n i
roi -d when the jratient cut down on smoking.
Apa n. smoking i; a habit when once acquired is liard to stop. An individual
night ua sin king very easily; but as soon as he has made up his mind to si- >
secs a catchy ad on the billboard, street car, or newspaper, where an individ
eetns to get so much satisfaction from a puff of a cigar or cigarette he so,
',s his oath tn swear off and before be knows it lie lias lighted a cigar -
• It may be summed up by saying that moderate smoking in normal indivi In ’.
1 .. l '1','s K harmless, yet there arc some that smoking docs not agree wi ;
n those cases the best thing to do is to stop entirely.
Ask For It —Help Fut Et Over
F.ead it on Your Way From Work
Chicago's Fighting Paiwr

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