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________— CHICAGO WORLD ★ ^ * THE CHICAGO WORLD the official organ of ^ ll I IVf |4fJ.| 1 /R§’ 1 ^ I |1 -fc The Mouth Piece ot more than Lite Incurance WAI/W VVAl” /V /V /V^H Twenty-five Million Black People ***** «■■»*»*■ €»■»**« *Pthe paper A? WITHuniversal appeal Jf- ot America VOL. 19 NO. 11 ’ SATURDAY, MARCH 2. 1935 ~ PRICE 5 CENTS in city 7 cents elsewhere Congressman Mitchell Speaks On Outlook Congressman Arthur W. Mitchell returns to the First Congressional District of Illinois and makes re port of the first two months work in Congress. He delivered three speeches in the City of Chicago during his brief visit here. Saturday night. February 23rd he spoke at the Carter School, 58th and South Michigan avenue to an audience of more than two thous and people, representing the Dem ocratic voters of the Fifth Ward. Sunday morning he spoke to more than Twenty-five hundred people at Liberty Baptist Church. Sunday evening he addressed a special meet ing held in his honor, composed of the leaders, workers and voters of the second ward. Accorded Every Recognition Mr. Mitchell gave a detailed ac count of the work that he has done in Congress during the months of January and February. He said that his reception by Congressmen on the Democratic side of the House, had been most cordial in every re spect ; that he had been accorded every recognition and every cour tesy any Congressman is entitled to. and that the southern delegation have not been slow to recognize the importance of the presence of a Negro Democrat in their midst, and that he has been not only wel comed, but enthusiastically re ceived. Among his accomplishments, h« spoke particularly of the introduc tion of the “Mitchell Anti-Lynch ing Bill,” which is H. R. Bill No. 4457—introduced January 22nd. He talked at length about H. R. Bill No. 5733—which provides for a Commission on Negro Industrial Affairs. Important Legislation In this connection he read ex tracts from letters and telegrams from twenty or more of the out standing leaders of the Country, in which this bill was referred to as the most important piece of legis lation introduced in behalf of the Negro during the last quarter of a centurv. Dr. R. R. Wright, President of Wifberforce University, l^egard^d this legislation as being the most important effort for the Negro since the passing of the 15th Amend ment. Mr. Mitchell stated that of the the fifty or more outstanding peo ple who had commented on this bill —only two—one in Chicago, and one in New York—had failed to see and acknowledge the supreme im portance of this measure. Wins Confidence He further stated that he had won the confidence, respect and good (Continued on page 5) Woman Dies at Sight Of another’s Untimely Death New Orleans, La., Mar. 1"—Mrs. Katie Travis, 63, white, was struck by a train in suburb Harvey yester day and instantly killed. A colored woman, Victoria Young, 54, was horrified at the sight and collapsed. She was dead when the doctor reached her. The white lady attempted to cross the railroad track in front of the station and Mrs. Young was several feet behind her, but the latter saw the train and stopped. Mrs. Travis, evidently did not see the train and was hit. OFFICER SUTTON INJURED Officer Napoleon Sutton, 39, 5555 Wabash avenue, was injured ih the right hand while arresting William Sinclar, 5730 Indiana Avenue on a charge of larceny. He attempted to steal a woman’s coat. CUT BY UNKNOWN MAN John Smith, 40, 3629 Vernon avenue, was cut over the right eye and on the head by an unknown man at 503 East 34th street. He is reported as not being serious. SENT TO THE BRIDEWELL Jack Rivers, 35 of 3123 Dearborn street, was charged with petty lar I centy of pillow cases and blankets and was sentenced to five days in I the House of Correction. CONG.WCHELL CONFERS IN LOOP Congressman Arthur W. Mitchell Monday, March 25th \^pent tvvo hours in a secret conference with Mike Kenna (Bath House John) and a score of business men in the loop. The congressman represents the largest and richest congressional district in the world, and it is his; duty to confer with the “business magnates” that he may get a slant on the needs of this wealthy sec tion of his district. From what could be learned of the conference it is said that the loop wizards were highly pleased ■ with the interest that the new con j gressman is taking with reference ' to their district. RE-ELECTED Alderman Robert R. Jackson who was reelected Alderman of the Third Ward by a large plurality. “Fighting Bob” has been one of the most constructive aldermen of the council and citizens showed their appreciation of his work by return ing him to the council. 3STEAL COAL GET $50.00 FINES Grant Henry, 26, 543 East 40th street was charged with stealing coal from the Illinois Central Rail road at 39th and Dearborn street, and fined $50 and cost. Wm. Con villion, 24, 3715 Langley avenue was charged with the same as the above and fined $50 and cost and Albert Langston, 24, 3715 Langley avenue, also guilty of the same of fense. was fined $50 and cost in the Wabash avenue court. GIVEN $100 AND COSTS Cecil Stewart, 41 of 4812 Calumet avenue, was charged with operating a disorderly house at the above ad dress and was fined $100 and cosl in the Wabash avenue court. Willie Ogans, 25. of 3612 State street, co partner of Stewart was fined $50 and cost. GIVEN $50 AND 6 MONTHS Len Thompson, 35 of 3452 Cot tage Grove avenue, was charged with assault with a gun on John Smith, 570 East 35th street and fined $50 and cost and given six months in the House of Correction GIVEN $100 AND 6 MONTHS Leander Barry, 21 of 3452 Cot ta tre Grove Avenue, was charged with assaulting his wife Rose with a knife on Feb. 13, was fined $100 and cost and given six months in the House of Correction. MAJORS ENTER WRONG FLAT; RAZOR QUICKER THAN GUN V __________________ Colored Man Runs For Legislature In State Of Texas! (SPECIAL TO THE WORLD) Dallas, Tex., March 1—A. S. Wells, the best known man in this city has entered the crowded race for the state legislature and it is generally conceded that he will win and establish the precedent in Tex as on March 16 as being the first colored man to occupy a seat in the legislature. He is a distinguished lawyer, head and shoulders above the other white men who are in the race. Forty-seven white men and wo men already had announced them selves as aspirants. Qualifed col ored voters in Dallas county are expected to support Wells to a man “Goose Neck” Bill McDonald, one of the wealthiest men in the State and the greatest colored politician the South has produced, is behind Atty. Wells. McDonald says “hell will freeze” before the white peo ple deny Wells the right to serve Continued On Page Throe Officer James Majors, assigned i of the Stanton Avenue Police Sta | tion and one of the best known ! officers on the force, was severely stabbed early Monday morning at the home of Daniel Watkins, 318 East 56th street. Majors is at Provi dent Hospital where he is in a dan gerous condition being attended by two nurses. Captain Mikes of the Stanton Avenue Station is making a personal investigation of the matter. The trouble occurred in the flat belonging to Daniel Watkins, 5830 South Parkway, when Majors sought to force his way in, pre sumably believing that he was ma king entry into the home of his es tranged wife, who it is said lives in the same building. Watkins’ Statement In a statement to the police, Wat kins said Majors came to his home and rapped at the door. When he was unable to explain his mission satisfactorily, he was, denied ad mission. Majors gave a lot of of “;Big Talk’* and iv; said to have forced his way into Watkins’ flat. He pulled his service gun and Wat kins his razor. Watkins was the quicker and now the police officer' is at Provident hospital with stab wounds in his side. It is reported he is improving and will be out in a few weeks. Majors was to ill to 1 make a statement. Italian Army Lands In Africa; Ethiopians Ready To Fight Scorned and ignored by the de mons of Italy, and therefore barred fiom any reasonable chance of ad justing her dispute with bulldozing Mussolini; shunned by the League of Nations, and thereby deprived from placing her just cause before an impartial tribunal; ostracised and stigmatized by the white na tions of the world because she bold ly “talks back” to Italy and has the courage to defend herself against the blood-thirsty Italian army, Ethiopia truly stands in a precari ous position. But she stands—with the avowed intention to “fight like hell” ‘till the last man falls. She stands, and refuses to be shooed off into the forests by the approach of Musso lini’s Black Shirts, nor stampeded into surrender by coughing air planes or belching cannons. She stands in the hope that the dark races the world over will see her just cause, understand her conten tion, sympathize with her in her trouble, and volunteer tp help her in her fight to be free and indepen dent as other nations are. That is her God-given right. Italy hates Africa. She hates all dark races. When mighty Carthage raised its civilization to tremen dous heights, perfecting the arts and sciences to a remarkable de gree, it was Italy, which without the slightest provocation, who said: “Carthago delenda est”—Carthage must be destroyed. She went to war with the Africans in 1896 and met a smashing defeat. Since then—39 years ago—Italy has been seeking to get even. Today she is crowding the shores of East Africa with thousands of Italian soldires for the purpose of slaughtering Africans. A Stupid League of Nations All this is happening in the open while the stupid League of Nations sit idly around the “peace table” and ‘wait to see if Africa will ask for help.’ Both the Africans and the] Continued On Page Five | PvE-ELECTED ALDERMAN Alderman William L. Dawson who was re-eelcted Alderman of the Second Ward hy a large plurality. He will serve four years and prom ises to do some constructive work for the citizens of the ward. Aider man Dawson had the support of the Chicago World. Dawson - Jackson Re-Elected By Big Plurality Tuesday BY F. L. WHALEY A sweeping victory for good gov ernment among the colored citizens of the Second Ward. The number of votes cast; William L. Dawson 13,474; Aaron Payne 7,998; Fred Morris, 1271 Dawson receiving a majority over all candidates of 4,205. ♦ ♦ • World Predicts Election The election of Alderman Dawson was predicted by the Chicago World sometime before the election, which | its editor in company with Augus tus L. Williams, then candidate, met with the alderman and there thrash ed out the differences existing be tween them. At which time, Mr. Williams agreed and did withdraw from the race. It was the opinion of the Chicago World that if Mr. Williams Withdrew. Mn iDaiwsbn would have clear sailing so inform ed him, after Mr. Williams injury which caused his physician to in sist that he withdraw from the race A. L. Williams Speaks Up until this time, the citizens, bo,th fepublicans and ddtnoorats were much aroused over the contest and it (was questionable Kvhether victory could have been at the Feb ruary election, or a contest run off in April. After he decided to with draw, the Editor of this paper, along with Mr. Williams, spoke at more than 25 meetings thruout the ward, urging upon the people the import ance of standing behind Mr. Daw son and supporting him 100 per cent. During this time, it was clear ly seen that with those two stalwart candidates combined, the opposition was at bay. Fbur Year Term Mr. Dawson, having a four year term before him, should be able to leorganize the much split-up Re publican party and bring back to the citizens, a united partv_in the second ward for the best interests of the people. Mr. Dawson will, in the near future as well as in the past, fullfil every promise that he has made to the people before his elction, which has brought about bis success. Alderman Robert R. Jackson, SHOT SIX TIKES BY UNKNOWN MAN DIES ' Henderson Weild, 27, of 2300 Mavpole avenue, was shot six times in the stomach bv an unknown man on the West Side, Mondav night. He was brought to the southside in a car, and dropped at 26th and Wentworth avenue, where the po lice of the Perkins station found him. He died at the Bridewell hos nital. An inquest was held at the County morgue. Weild was a small time southside I outlaw and has done time in the penitentiary, he was a well known police character. Tt is reported he was shot bv gangsters from the west side. In a later report, it was stated bv the police that Weild was shot bv a man from the West Side, who i will surrender to the police. The ; reason for the shooting was. that j Weild was too friendly with the wife of the unknown man. I - WOMAN ASSAULTED i Cordelia Thomas, age 33, 5137 Calumet avenue, was struck in the nose by an unknown man. She was coming out of an alley at 51st and Calumet avenue. I known in the Third Ward as “Fight ing Boh” was re-elected by a large majority. His friends who are legion gave him loyal support. He was backed by the Chicago "World, fra ternal organizations and ministers. He is one of the outstanding citi zens of the country. Senator Adelbert H. Roberts, one of the influential leaders of the 2nd ward did some fine work for the re-election of Aid. Dawson. His political wisdom and oratory did much toward increasing ilawson’s plurality.