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THE ILLINOIS TIMES
EDGAR G HARRIS Act ing pt JB1 1 SH F R AND EDITOR Scmi-Moothly Office - of Publication 202 Ells .Ve Uh-rr.pa.gn. III. «r». Blanche J Harris. Mar.a;;er o! Circulation and' City Editor EnUred as Second < 'ass Ma-img Matter at the P 0 Champaign, 111 Under the <tct of March 5, 187? Subecnption Rates in the United Stales ONE YEAK »2 50 SIX MU'-THS Si 50 1 MONTH 36* _a***1* Coplee by Mail or_ Carriar lOf. , THE ILLINOIS TIMLS TLATFOKM FOR ILLINOIS 1 Sidewalks and pavements foi all sections of our cities. 2. Better sanitation conditions in . ur .tie*. 3 End at .relation and discrimina u:i in public places. 4 Make illinoia the finest Spite in *ij( h to live Add »es U communications and make all checus payaole to: THE ILLINOIS TIMES, P. O Bo* 4 1?. Champaign lllmoia EMTOBUL BREAK BARRIERS BETWEEN RACE and MAN In the group of meditations for this week, the Baha’is have taken the theme of breaking down barriers be tween men, between men and God, between religious, between classes, | and between nations. The barriers between races is one which is evident on the front pages of our newspapers and in our magazines. In May of 1921. 42 years ago, the B dia ls called together in the nation’s eapitol the fiist convention of amity between white and colored races in \m rica. perhaps in the world. It i lasted tor three days and was a time i of friendliness and happiness. The program quoting from the sacred ’ scriptures of the world, stated its pur pose m these words: • Half a century ago in America , s'av t\ was abolished. Now there lias arisen a need for another great effort in order that prejudice may be overcome Correction of the present wrong requires no army, for the field of action is the hearts of our citizens. | he instrument to be used is kindness, the ammunition, understanding. I he actors in this engagement for the right are the inhabitants of these United States. I he great work we have to do and tor wh eh this convention is called is the establishment of amitv be tween the white anil colored people of our land When we have put our own house in order, then we mav be trusted to cans the message of tmversal peace to all mankind.’ Manv people instrumental in calling this convention hid received their 'nspiiafion fioni \hdul Baha who traveled across the United States in !9t 2 and who sa il in one of his lectures that the peace of the world could never be truly established until the l niti'd Statis solved its race prob lem. When I tost heard of this state ment it seemed quite extreme, but I the more of h'storx I see unfold anti the more I knoxx of the world we lixe in, the more 1 see that the people in the I’nstcd States cannot expect the nat ons (if the xxorld to believe what xxe sax about democracy or about human dicnitx until xxe comnletelx rid our nation of racial discrimination As lone as events like the recent ones in B rnrneham are lived and reported w c xxastc our efforts to demonstrate democracy to the xxorld which is pre dominantlv dark skinned and which sxmpathizes \x ith our Negro citizens. danx people still question the pr.ic v ilxtx of true racial unity and others la k about xxhether or not it is possible, ffe Bahai writings sax. “A few un t\i are ot the power latent in human •t'Jeaxor, consider this matter as h 'h!x impractical, nay exen beyond the scope of man’s utmost efforts. Such is not the case . . Many a cause which past ages haxe regarded as purely xisionary. yet in this day has become most easy and practicable." We read further. ''Endeavor, ceaseless endeaxor. is required. Nothing short i of an indomitable determination can possibly aehiexe it.” Bahais beliexe that God has given the prescription to cure this illness in our land. The Holy Scriptures saxs: "The utterance of God is a lamp, whose light are these words: Ye are the fruits of one tree, and the leaves Bo of one branch. ... So powerful is the at light of unity that it can illuminate the Co whole earth." pec Twenty people from Champaign and cla Urbana recently felt the brightness of Go this light of unity in a World Congress D f held in London a month ago. Baha’is were there from Laos, Vietname, Malaya, from many countries in Africa and South America, from the Solomon Islands, Central America, Korea, from the most remote places of the earth. There was an aborigine Australian who spoke of his family meaning the Baha’is of the World. tPRESrPlPTIONS COST ITS* £.? : I BAKER'S BAKER S DRUGS f h»"ing p Lc a <fl n jj Pb»rm*rx Mar-v J H»'*rr, Jr, R R in r Diversity 8037 ‘.Brn^aijpi J TV JORDAN* iWMITSPAINTCO • M*m mL GUARANTY -D N Y . L I V E-IN MA ID .JOBS . r" ,$35 - $55 vv k Fare advanced. Mallory Agency, 576 Merrick Rd., Lynbrook, N Y. HAVE YOU NOTICED THE DIFFERENCE? THIS IS NO ORDINARY DROP OF WATER ... but a very special drop ci quality .softened water, stored and always available for immediate delivery to you, our customers, when and where vcu rmed it. PLENTY" OF QUALITY WATER makes THE DIFFERENCE ivian Indians expressed their jc% being a part of the Baha'i World nmunity. There were about "000 pie of all races and colors and ►ses bound together by the love of d. They were like a flower garden, ference and variety lend a charm to the garden. The world of humanity is like a garden and the various races are the flowers which constitute its adornment and decorattion. May we pray: The Prayer of All Mankind. Fdith CK borne Negro Undertaker Gett Ft. Benning Contract COLUMBUS. Ga. r*S-Fort Benning has aw&rdeS its con tract undertaking services to a Co Lm bus Negro undertaking firm, but the Army says fami lies of deceased personnel may use segregated funeral homes if they desire. They will be reimbursed the allowed amount when using an other undertaker.