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A square deal and equality of opportunity for all citizens. „ 'EVIL news rides post, while GOOD news baits.”—Milton. ^»®Y$$||#I& Abyssinia—Land Of Unity You see graphically depicted above, able Cartoonist Brown's conception of the modern miracle of national unity— lhat cohesion of men and muscles with brains, diplomacy and fortitude, which typifies the resolute stand taken by the doughty Ahyssinians in the face of Italy’s ultimatum. You .. see in the drawing the real unmistakable benefits accruing from concord and harmony of thought and action; of uni form ideals and aims and absolute agreement as to the best means by which they may be obtained; you see also, depic tion of the modern parallel of the Biblical observation: “Re hold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell to gether in UNITY.” The stand taken by the Ahyssinians, led by their pic turesque, intelligent ruler, His Majesty, Emperor Haile Sc lassie,, King of Kings and conquering Lion of Judah, has at tracted the admiration of the entire world and in the face o ~the Italian crisis again draws attention to the years 1889 90, when Italy tided to overcome Abyssinia by FORCE OP ARMS and establish a PROTECTORATE there. The I talians FAILED, were put to rout by the BLACK soldiers and Abyssinia’s INDEPENDENCE was again assured Tha country remains today the only absolute MONARCHY in the world, and embracing as it does a territory as large as Ger many and France COMBINED, with 12,000,000 loyal inhabi Pants, it is considered so far as undeveloped natural resource, are concerned, one of the richest countries on the face ol' th v earth. History REPEATS ITSELF in 1935 and once agair Italy, as represented bv 11 Duce, Benito Mussolini, seeks “ARMED PACIFICATION IN ABYSSINIA." Says I! Duce: It is better to live one day as a lion than one hundred as a sheep.” But the Italian premier forgets that Abyssin ia also lives like a lion, and that before an emperor can as cend the Abyssinian throne he MUST KILL A LION SINGLP1 ^HANDPID. Hence his title “Conquering Lion of Judah." But the League of Nations has intervened in the dis pute and asserted its authority, to the end that justice be ac corded the black monarchy. The League, through its spokesmen, Great Britain and France, says in effect Arbitrate 1 this controversy without recourse to arms and both Italy and Abyssinia abstain from, any action likely to aggravate the sit uation.” So, as the matter stands, another victory is recorded for the unity and nationalism of Abyssinia, located in the far eastern part of Africa and cut off from the sea by Brit ish, French and Italian protectorates; where the loyalty and devotion of its subjects, swayed by the genius of diplomacy again forestalls military conquests and where the recent man date of Ihe Emperor finds echo through the Nation: “We do not seek war, but if attacked, WE WILL FIGHT TO THE LAST MAN." Diplomatic Knockouts We are living in an age of kaleidoscopic, momentous ! changes of national and international import, with the world j itself taking on the appearance more of a prize fight ring than that of the stage—time-honored symbolism of Master Poet William Shakespeare. Diplomatic knock-outs seem the j order of the day. 'Way back in the hectic day of the World War, nearly j 20 years ago, Kaiser William, boasting that Germany would rule the world, declared war against France and in order to reach Paris, stalked through Belgium, violating its neutrali ty and declaring its treaty was “only a scrap of paper." England rushed to the support of France, then mighty Russia joined the combination. Germany sent an army against Russia and the Czar was knocked out on the field of bat tle, only to be killed later by Communists at home. Germany fought France and her allies until all nations concerned were groggy and Mars, god of war, was about to throw 1he sponge into the ring. Then Uncle Sam jumped in to “make the world safe for democra cy," knocked out Germany and took first rank in dictating the conditions of Armistice Day. Our “dough-boys” came home to find “inflated joy" in the good times of Hoover prosperity, but it was of short duration, because “ol* man depression" was just around the corner. Before Hoover could knock out depression the people demanded a change. Hoover was consigned to the discard and Franklin Delano Roosevelt elected to find the road to Recvoery and lead the nation back to Prosperity Lane. Roose velt obeyed his marching orders, found the Road and got a flying start under the NRA. / Now comes the U. S. Supreme court and kjf10^ out the NRA, declaring it unconstitutional and preservi/1^°ur tation al concept of a union of 48 sovereign states. TMle 1's" in Washington are “too full for utterance;” thF se“'-’aisfied bond holders of Wall Street are left dazed/’ punch-a.u,ik; nearly 5,000 NRA workers in the Capital </ lty are asking\ “Where do we go from here?" while the f<rrmei'‘s’ laborers and white collar workers of the country ard' " ordering what it’s all about and where will it end. / __L- ' Community Appreciation I - - trtr» >itif V-frEfc.frVt »■" - J ■ Last Friday marked a notable day in process of furthering and cementing interracial OT^FiiSn the mid Southern section of the Greater Chicago area when jat the Savoy ballroom, in the presence of more than 2,000 ban queters the Southside Community Council inaugurated (a trade promotion and business expansion program unequalled in the city's history. I Notables of the city state and nation, as well as tho business and professional men and women of the district raised their voice in praise of the ambitious program, the speakers forcefully emphasizing the importance of coopera tion in community affairs and in development of pride in our civic and business institutions. Aside from the glamour of the occasion it i3 significant as pointed out not only by the speakers but by the officers and members of both the South Central Community and the 47th Street Business Men's association, that the merchants and professional men of the district, white and colored, have dedicated themselves to the task of developing a mutual ap preciation of the relationship of their common interests. This is a splendid community spirit, one that could well be emulated in the other districts in the Greater Chicago area. Because mutual appreciation of our common inter ests is based in both theory and practice of the concept “the greatest for the greatest number,” and this rule in turn finds itself one of the foundation stones of the economic and political structure of the nation. A country’s greatneess is measured by the eminence, power and accomplishmi nts of the individual community. Views Of Other Papers THE KEY TO THE PACIFIC (From The California News, Los Anpeles) This is Foreign Trade Week, and, to many of our readers, perhaps the mere mention of ihe fact will attract attention to the program sponsored by the National Chamber of Commerce. As a racial group we have not developed sufficient business ability and knowledge, but to those of us living in Los Angeles, there is an opportunity which we have not yet taken advantage of, but still lies open for some far-sighted, intellectual, energetic and keen-sighted business person, man or woman to avail themselves of. Los Angeles has a harbor open the year round, and is capable of accommodating seventy-five per cent of the shipping of the world. At present about 150 different ship ping lines enter this port. With the advantage of our climatic conditions almost entirely without storm hazards, this port situated in Southerr. California on an ocean which borders countries in which live three-quarters of the people of the globe is the real key to the rich commercial opportunities which ocean trade has to offer. Increased shipping means increased business for the countries bordering on the Pacific and the United States through its port in Los Angeles will be an important factor in the exchange of the world's goods. The people of our group should awaken to the splen did opportunities which this situation has to offer them, for as citizens we can take advantage of the facilities which have been developed through their splendid organizations.. POTPOURRI HUMAN THOUGHT REACTIONS AND FRAILTIES W e are ajl but fellow travelers \ Along life’s weary way; If any man can PLAY the pipes, I In GOD’S namCiet him play —Anon -. / UREAM PUFFS As Coot railed With Women Made of Sterner Stuff. By Jackie Mack There was much conversation. The eyes of [.Mrs. Quotmuch were glowing .is held forth. “And in Kansas City there is a huge granite! statue d dicated , the pioneer Ziother. We stood in the rain andistared at it one day. The drizzle lieat upon the stern clear-eyed, sjarply-drawn features of the mothlr, riding side saddle, her baby in a tattered old blanket, cuddled in her arm. Her coarse brogans wor" loose, as though they had been hastily pulled on. The bodice bosoi/! minus, a button, was fastened wV. a huge safety pin. Stray locks lay damply on her forehead, a , 1 a scraggly one touch ed her cheej . “The sav -boned nag she sat was bent and beaten. His tail was draggling between his legs with the look of a whipped dog. Cockle burs were matted thickly in his mane. He followed the lead rope held by the cold, weathe- ocaten man who hail his other hand rest ing protectingly on the saddle pommel—obviously the husband father. “An age-old scout with ihe frin ged leather coat and trc ujers of the plainsman walked behind, one hand firmly gripping the worm eaten much notched stock of his old musket, fingered near the trigger, so alert was he. The other hand shaded the eyes circled with crow’s feet, that searched the prairies. Both men were bare foot.” Here Mrs. Nozall got in a word. “Have you seen the ‘Pioneer Wo man' in U|nca City, Oklahoma?’ ■ Htrsn > pied that no had, she went on to describe it. “She wears a hup:e sunbonnet, and coarse shoes also. I thing that one of them is without a lacet. Her dress is of a rough homespun, cov ered with a large apron. Chil dren, three of them, toddle about her, and s'ie hovers over them much as a mother hen over her brood. One hand caresses a liny wind-blown head. “I think (he real beauty and strength of character however lies in the lines of her figure. They are softly rounded, but so firm and sturdy. Vigor, energy, and de termination walk with her in that long forceful stride. I was deep ly moved at this tribute to the spirit that moved the pioneer wo man.” they all are so splendid, broke in Mrs. Giabber. “For me, I’m not made of such stern stuff. Somehow 1; like my comfort. I ap preciate wl at they did for me, but 1 am content to sit right here and enjoy it. BJon’t you think it nice that there fre no more world’s to conquer? Vl'he men won’t go far without the vomen to follow them, anJ modern women are too soft, don’t you think?” Then Mrs. Chuzzlewit: “But we do have pior eer women today— women who dare. What of ihe women who first dared to expose her ankle foi the sake of comfort? What couraj ■ must Irene Castle have had to cob her hair? How about the poor little girls who first wore slants on bicycles and tennis court;*? How the women who wore thAc ocn-piece, backless, waistless, Ad almost skirtless bathing suit! must have suffered. They certain* were pioneers in wo man’s freedom." “But I insist,” countered Mrs. Blatant, “that they are merely ri diculous. Iqey are being brazen in an effort to attract attention to themselves. (They feel the need for something to fill out their own vaeuuous persDualities, and they seek to supply that something by being notoriou; “She’s right, She’s CERTAIN LY right!” 1 his from timid Mrs. Tulittle, who ■cldom entered the conversation ol the “girls.” She must have felt he occasion deeply. ‘Women who fi st did those things Cora mentioned placed themselves in the same cati ‘gnrv with present day nudists, wlio fling away the last vestige of tie cherished ideals of feminity in t; icir struggle to be ‘different.’ Tracy don’t pioneer; they merely mart themselves ap pear asinine.” A And as I heaJ these middle ag ed “girls” prattjjB 1 wondered if we aren’t soft ? Ttloceurred to me that our motherland grandmoth ers bail struggle® in the fields— lending a hand w®en the ploughs were left unmanm®, hewing wood; washing clothes; Wiuilding rude furniture; bendingWor long hours over a loom or aSiuilting horse, eking out a meage* existence and creating beauty with scarcely no materials, and doirtg it without whimper. I recalled stories of strong wonfen who 1 took time out to bear children, miles away from medical care, without the gentle Stop! Look!! and Listen!!! By Verna Mae Wilson RELIEF DISORDER— At the Relief Headquarters at Tulsa, Oklahoma, Negroes were not permitted to enter by way of the front door, but had to remain out side during all kinds of weather awaiting supplies. Especially in the winter months did they suffer and nit seldom, did a woman faint from the strain of standing too long in the bitter cold. Aside from this humiliation, the food orders wer enot sufficient to ward ofi hunger, and a number of them were slowly starving. Mrs. Bettie V. Pearce of that city saw' how deplorable were these conditions and began to devise a plan to remedy them. Through her efforts an organization of wo men bearing her name came to gether in January, 1984 to foster immediate action for relief of the suffering. This group of women, under the guidance of Mrs. Pearce appealed to officials of the city of Tulsa and persons of wealth and position. The response was spontaneous, for shortly afterwards a a social Cen ter was establisched, the Bettie'V. Pearce Social Center, at 1415 N Greenwood Avenue. The Soup Kitchen at the Center supplied meals to hundreds of men per day; twenty-six children from the ages of 8 to 18 without any home con nections were fed. Food, cloth ing and household necessities were distributed to families. Men With out families received board and lodging. OUIOUJE. Leon Presley of Tulsa, Oklaho ma, tired of the trials and tribu lations of life, disillusioned in ev ery undertaking', ended it all by lumping into a river at Indepen d ence, Kansas. Leon was the oldest of a family of three. His father’s income of eight dollars a week was not e nough to support three children and a wife, so at eighteen years of age, Leon went into the city proper seeking employment. He secured odd jobbs through Mrs. Bettie V. Pearce, social worker of that city. Presley also ran errands for the center and other menial tasks by which he made himself very use ful. These things he did after school hours (he was a junior at the high school) Mrs. Pearce left the city of Tul sa. Interest manifested in Leon waned. The odd-jobs he had ob tained on account of Mrs. Pearce ceased. Every one was too busy to care about just another unfor tunate young man. Things for for this boy went from bad to worse. He felt there was no use in going home to parents so decided to hitch-hike his way to Chicago. From this the usual story follows: no money, little food and no way of obtaining either. He made it as far as Independence, Kan., where his clothes were discovered on the bank of a small stram. The body has not as yet been recovered. CONFESSIONS— I attended an honest to good ness prize fight Tuesday night for the first time. More details later. V. M. M. WILLING TO COMPROMISE. - A wary telegraph agent, sta tioned many mites from anywhere in the Sudan, in the hottest part of the summer, wired his superi or officer: “Please relieve me; can’t stay here; am surrounded by lions, elephants ard wolves.’’ The officer wired back: “There are no wolves in Sudan.” Whereupon the weary one replied: “Referring to my wire of yester day, cancel the wolves.”—Bu st under (London). TIME YOU LEARNED.—“I’ll be frank with you,” said the young man when the embrace was over. “You’re the first girl I ever kissed.” “And I'll be frank with y u,” she answered. “You have a lot to learn,"—Wisconsin Guard Review. touch of another woman’s hand, and who were “in the traces” be fore the week was over, their new born babies lying on a rude pallet near their work—and all this with out an utterance of complaint. The other side of the picture; Pale, anemic, listlesswomen,-clad in maribou and satin, pittering about a three room apartment, dis daining to do two hours’ Iguudry each week, in spite of tire deplet ed condition of the family budget. Women complaining of having to keep these three rooms in order, and often neglecting o do so. Wo men complaining after an hours’ shopping in the convenient neigh borhood stores. Women bewailing the Fate with their present status, and not only doing nothing to rec tify it, but, with their foolish little extravagances, keeping themselves in the rut indefinitely. Despite the superficial adven tures of the modern woman in pio neering, despite all the surface changes she has affected in her person and clothing, she doesn’t BUILD EMPIRES . . . she does not even CONTRIBUTE to them. Softies .... Cream puffs, these modern women. They “can’t take it.’’ No; the pioneer woman was made of sterner stuff. Look To Your Health! By DR. JOHN B. HALL, JR. EDITOR’S NOTE: The author nt this column, a graduate of The Medical School of the University of Pennsyl vania at Philadelphia, Pa., is a member of the Medical Staff of Provident Hospital and is now acting au its Clinic Admitting Physician. Ho will give no prescriptions or diagnoses in his column, and will confine his ar ticles te the discussion of health generally Trying to find subjects of inter est to the greatest number of peo ple, I thought thst in this article it would he well to discuss hay fe ver. This is one of the most an noying conditions prevalent, how ever it is not disabling. It is of ten associated with asthma but its effects of the nose and throat and eyes are much more distress ing. This condition is most often caused by the pollen of different flowers, especially goldenrod and ragweed. Hay fever is prevalent throughout the country but much less along the seacoast. It is thought that the dampness of the atmosphere prevents the spread ing of the pollen which is carried about by the winds. Hay fever caused by goldenrod occurs in the late spring, that caused by rag weedweod begins about August fifteenth. A natinet is able very often to find out which period af fects him by observing the flow ers in the neighborhood in which his symptoms are most violent. Scientifically, there are two other methods commonly used to deter mine sensitivity to pollens, one is by the inie.ction of a small amount of purified pollen extract under the skin and observing the reaction the other is by placing this in the eye and observing the reaction in the eye. It is quite necessary to know these reactions for the spe cific treatment which I will men tion later. The symptoms begin at the time the different pollens begin to spread. They are mainly, exces sive tearing of the eyes, acute Wit, Wisdom and Humor Of Benjamin Franklin From Poor Richard’s Almanack Would you persuade, speak of interest, not of reason. Some men grow mad by study ing, much to know, But who grows mad by study ing good to grow. Happy’s the wooing that’s not lorg a-doing. Jack Little sow’d little, and little he’ll reap. There have been as great souls unknown to fame as any of the most famous. Do good to thy friend to keep him, to thy enemy to gain him. A good man is seldom uneasy, an ill one never easy. Teach your child to hold his tongue, he will learn fast enough to speak. Don’t value a man for the qual ity he is of,but for the qualities he possesses. Grief for a dead wife, and a troublesome guest, continues tu the threshold, and there is at iest. But I mean such wives t at are none of the best. As charms are nonsense, non sense is a charm. He that cannot obey, cannot command. An innocent plowman is more worthy than a vicious urine -. He that is rich need not live sparingly and he that can hv sparingly need not be rich. “PULL UP YOUR BUCKET YOUNG BOOKER T” By Allyre Cathrvn Watson Booker T. Washington dreamed —not that he “set down our buck et”—but that we “let down." Keep hold of the rope, rememb r ing— if you please—TO PULL IT UP AGAIN WHEN IT IS FULL. He founded a school that we— the Negro of America—might study and become independent business men, yet few or us so ap ply ourselves as to enter these fields and build businesses of which wp might be proud—bu i ’esses which are stepping stones. Instead, we let others build them, others make the profits, while w, hesitate to soil our hands and in tead walk the streets as patient less doctors, clientless lawyers pupil-less teachers, shopless woik ms—some “degreed” and some il iterate—all indistinguishable a mong the masses of the jo’ le's. Wie know what we want, but we don’t want it bad enough—We’ve lowered our buckets—, they were empty the—, and lighter. Now .bey are heavy and we aren’t will ing to sweat to bring the load t the top. There's no water on deck. Our race is dying of thirst. We’ve got to pull—you and I—and our white brother together interchanging kindnesses. The days of getting something for nothing are over— f they ever existed. We must not lose cur dreams amidst excuses and hesitations. Let’s pull up our buckets young Booker TV. catarrh with an excessive amount of secretion and nttarks of invol untary sneezing sometimes lasting many minutes. The tearing of the eyes is associated with a swelling of the eyelids, excessive itching and a fear of bright lights. There is also an itching of the nose, sometimes even the whole face. The sneezing is accompan ied by a thin irritating nasal dis charge. These symptoms vary from day to day, often following a rainstorm the patient will have | a great deal of relief. The symp | toms continue until the flowers whose pollens bring on the condi I tion are through pollenating. Many I people are sensitive to both gol | denrod and ragweed and the symp ' toms continue through the summer until the first frost appears. The treatment consists of two types—-one directed toward easing the symptoms, the other towards preventing future attacks. It is needless to say that the best treat ment is to move to that section of the country where that specific grass or flower does not grow. However, most of us arc in no po sition to do this. The drug ephe drine in some combination seems to give the most relife, its effect is the same whether applied directly to the nose or taken internally. However it gives only temporary relief. The more permanent treatment consists of making the patient resistant to the pollen by giving him periodic injections of pollen extract, making them strong est during the time when the symp toms usually commence and con tinuing throughout the season. Smaller doses are often given dur ing the intervening months This treatment is successful if the ex citing agent is definitely discover ed by the tests mentioned abovc^ making life much more livable for the affected person The editor of this column will be glad to answer questions pertain ing to health Address all com munications to Health Editor, Metropolitan News, 3506, S Mich igan avenue and enclose a stamp ed envelope for reply. Hindu Account Of The Creation Of Woman ; Twashtri, the god of creation \ in Hindu mythology, used up all the solid matreial in creat i ing man. So when he came to j create woman, after profound meditation, he did thus: He took the roundness of the moon, the undulation of the ser pent, the entwining of the climb ing plant, the slenderness of the rose stem, the glance of the ■vind, the inconsistency of the weather, the timidity of the rare, the vanity of the peacock, the softness of the down upon the throat of the swallow, the sweet flavor of honey, the cruel ty of the tiger, the warmth of the fire, the chill of the snow, the chatter of the jay and the cooing of the turtle dove . All these he united and formed wo man and then he made a pres ent of her to man. The man took her away for five days, when he returned to the god and said: “My lord, this creature you gave me poisons my existence, she charters with out rest, she takes all my time, she laments for nothing at all, and is always ill. I beg you to relieve me of her.” The god took her back. Five more days passed, when the man returned. “My lord, he said, “my life is very solitary since I returned this creature. 1 remember that she glanced at me from the corner of her eye, played with me, clung to me. And I beg you to return her.” The god did so. This time only three days passed when the man- returned with these words: “My lord, 1 im sure that I do not understand exactly how, but this creature causes me more annoyance than pleasure, and 1 beg you to re lieve me of her.” “Go your way,” said the god, “and do your best. ” “Gut I cannot live with her,” said the man. “Neither can you li%re without her,” replied the god. And the man went his way. ! sorrowful, saying: “Woe, woe, > woe is me for neither can I live wiht nor without her!” DOMESTIC CORPORATION.— “So you wife takes in washing?” the Montgomery County judge asked a man who was up for va grancy. “What do you do?” “Well, Judge,” explained the accused, “I takes in the washin’ the old woman does the washi I takes the washin’ back, the old woman collects the money and I talks her out of most of it.— W ichita Eagle. WE’RE HERE ON BUSINESS. —A young barrister paused in t! e midst of a boring harangue and said to Lord Ellenborough: “Is it the pleasure of the ccurt that I • hould proc-ed with m j state ment?” Lord Ell-nborough rep'ied: “Pleasure, Mr.-, has been out of the question for a long time; but you may proceed.”—Observer (London).