THE ARIZONA GLEAM
Published at Phoenix, Arizona, on Friday of each week.
Entered in the Postoffice at Phoenix, Arizona, as second class mat
ter, under Act of Congress of February 13, 1930.
MEMBER ASSOCIATED NEGRO PRESS
Editor and Manager - G. S. Rodgers
Advertising Manager Jas. L, Davis
Associate Editor Floyd L. Easter
We array ourselves as the parties of NO individual, group
or party. In defending the great cause of human rights, we
wish to derive the assistance of races, religions and parties. As
senting to the "self-evident truth" maintained, in the American
Declaration of Independence, "that all men are created qual,
and endowed by their creator with certain inalienable right—
among which are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,"
we shall strenuously contend for equality of justic, and the
right of life, liberty and happiness unhampered by petty prej
udices, and for the political freedom of the Negro.
1. The employment of Negroes in all public works sup
ported by public utilities or from any tax fund from which Ne
groes are not exempt.
2. Race employees in all businesses which are patronized
largely by our group.
3. Aid and encourage Negro enterprises.
4. Broadcast facts of the health restorative facilities of our
5. Encourage and advocate the buying of homes and the
creating of bank accounts among Negroes.
6. To fight prejudice and discrimination.
7. The advancement of the race educationally, morally
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SPIRIT OF DEMOCRACY
A successful year of the stale baseball league has
come to a close with the Phoenix Broncos, the first and
only colored team to be a member of the stale league,
as slate champions.
• The Broncs will represent the West in the National
Meet, in Wichita, Kansas, August 17.
The good fellowship shown by all teams this season
is one of the many instances where races have com
peted in sports and demonstrated the democratic spirit
that should exist not only in the sporting world but also
in every phase of American life.
We commend Burleigh Rideau and his team for the
splendid manner in which they have conducted them
selves through the sason, and the management of the
league for their democratic spirit in admitting the Bron
cos to th league.
Last week, in Owensboro, Kentucky, Rainey Belher
was hanged publicly and 10,000 whites made a Roman
holiday out of the occasion, which to our way of think
ing serves to lessen the value of human life and respect
for law and order.
Taking a human life legally behind closed doors is
bad enough, but when the act is turned into a public
circus of barbaric festivity, the moral effect for which
hanging was placed upon the statutes of many of the
states will be reversed. We consider the Owensboro
THE ARIZONA GLEAM
case legal debauchery.
Around and About
By FLOYD L. EASTER
Well, mud-slinging time is about
due now, and election speeches are
swell places to find out all about
the bad habits, shortcomings and
dirt of everyone except the speak
er. Os course, he will be the man
for the job, or at least hell have
you believing it. You will be pat
ted on the back and greeted with
a handshake and a ready smile.
Theyll call you their friend, and
admit .that all men were created
equal, with the possible exception
that one race procured a darker
skin than some others. (All of
that is in the speech, remember).
You’ll vote for the damn hypocrite,
and I don’t give a double darn if
he is a Republican, Democrat,
Communist, Whig, Tory or what
have you, when he is elected, you
better not expect a ready smile,
or a handshake, or anything else
for that matter. From years on
down until the present day, that
has been a fact, and how the hell
can you expect anybody to change
in conditions like the present.
What d’ya think?
* * *
When nobody needs the Negro,
he is called everything from a dog
to a buzzard, and considered as
low as a snake’s belly. As soon
as a war breaks out, or some
body needs the support of a dark
face, he is called everything from
an angel, to God’s own child. The
time to show friendship or loyalty
is <x tainly not when one is need
ed for what good can be squeezed
from him, but in everyday life.
* * *
Minute Meanderings: Whiskey
and gasoline continue to fail to
mix properly. Result: Increasing
automobile deaths, wrecks and
murders . . . Some people, seem
ingly, never are satisfied with
anything. That’s the world’s
greatest pest . . . Anyone who
reads about The Phantom in the
dime pulp-paper magazine event
ually begins to believe that any
thing can happen or be done . . .
Bill Robinson shows the world that
he is something besides a tap
dancer; catching a fellow and
stopping him from running into a
burning building, and then driv
ing said fellow to a hospital in his
own car. How many celebrities
would have done that* unless they
were after a little of tne much
reeded publicity . . . I’m still wait
ing for that cigar from John C.
Creaiile . . . Harlem, around Len
nox avenue, continues to be a
boiling point of unrest. Lots of
dirl can be staited down in “them ;
* * *
When the politician who is man
enough and has nerve enough to
get up on his soap-box and de
nounce lynching and the maltreat
ment in the South, and prei tdice
and racial strife all over the world,
and swears by the almighty that
he will do everything in his power
to put an end to said strife and
unrest, and will form his cab’net
of men who have the same feeling,
I, and I think everyone else who
has the politician’s view of what
should be done, will give him un
divided support. The only opposi
tion will be the ignorant, nreju
diced imbecile who enjoys taking
a human life for the thrill of it,
and doesn’t give a damn what kind
of black eye the United States gets
* * *
Purely Personal Perabble: A
pleasant journey to Dr. Crump and
party who departed our fair city
for points west. "Depart” is a
mighty fine thing to do during
these scorching days . . . Personal
good wishes for a speedy recovery
to Mrs. Sarah Adams, Mrs. J. Cal
lahan, and Mr. Allen Smith . . .
And whats the need of stealing a
taxi if youre gonna try to down
all the telephone poles you en
counter. At least thats what Wil
lard Taylor and Edward Me Con -
nel did whe’n they went taxicab
hunting . . . Better always be sure
about that medicine you pick up
in the dark or otherwise. Prob
ably as many deaths have be
caused by picking up the wrong
medicine as have been killed by
"not-loaded” guns. It pays to be
careful .~. And I think the b «t.
thing to do when you hear an
emergency siren screaming down
the road is to duck over to the
right as far as you can get and
STAY there until you are positive
that the road is clear and you are
not hampering and endangering
the lives of men wno are hired to
act in an emergency. Besides
slowing up any call that is being
made, you at the same' time en
danger the lives of all the people
around you because when cars col
lide doing'6o or 65 miles per hour,
they go everywhere and nothing
can be done ktpoteehme oa,
can be done to keep them from
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