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THE PHOENIX TRIBUNE Arizona’s Greatest Weekly Phoenix, Arizona Published Every Saturday by the Tribune Publishing Company Address all Communications to the PHOENIX TRIBUNE P. O. Box 1052, Phoenix, Arizona Entered as Second-Class Matter June 22, 1918, at the Postoffice at Phoenix, Arizona, under Act of March 3, 1879 —— j— ————— Business Office, 923 East Jefferson Street Managing Editor— ~- A - R - Smith Contributing Editor. Helen Harper Vance Subscription Rates —In Advance One Year - - - - - Six Months Three Months - 65 Member National Negro Press Association Advertising Rates on Application All Matter for Publication MUST be in our Office by Wednesday evening, as we go to press on Thursday SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1918 _ ll»l>lllll,lll n f | g t t t | | | ill | T ‘ No one can hide his true character. Wherever we go, we are on i ' exhibition. i i COMMON SENSE A RARE QUALITY One of Nature’s priceless gifts to mankind, is the quality popularly designated as “Common Sense.” It comprehends, according to the modern point of view, the sound judgment of mankind when reflecting upon problems of truth and conduct without bias from any selfish interests. How often we hear the expression “Why I never thought of that!” WHY? Because we failed to exercise Common Sense. It is a quality that must be developed if it is to be utilized to the full of its practical value. It is as a plant of delicate growth, in need of careful training and continued watching so that it may bear fruit at all seasons. Common Sense is that genius of mankind, which when properly directed is the one attribute that will carry man and his kind successfully through the perplexities of life. Indispensable to the development of Common Sense, are such qualifica tions—(l) Ability to grasp situations; (2) Ability to concentrate the mind; (3) Keeness of perception; (4) Exercise of the reasoning powers; (s)Power of approximation; (6) Calmness; (7) Self-control, etc. These qualifications will enable one to reap the reward of a fine and exalted sense, and of a practical common sense which sees things as they are and does things as they should be done. The desire for knowledge, like the thirst for wealth, increases by acquisi tion, but as Bishop Lee has told us: "Knowledge without common sense is folly; without method it is waste; without kindness it is fanaticism; without religion it is death.” But, Dean Farrar added: “With common sense, it is wisdom; with method it is power; with charity beneficence; with religion it is virtue, life and peace. j __ , “DEMOCRACY” AN ABUSED TERM What does Democracy mean, if it doesn’t mean fair play, equal rights and an equal chance in the race of life, for all men, without regard to race, color or previous condition of servitude? While members of our race by the thousands are “somewhere” in France, fighting, bleeding and dying that Democracy may reign the world over, everywhere, for every race alike, and while millions of other members of this same race, are over here, sacrificing and doing their every bit, to speed on the victory—we are still despised and persecuted by the majority of the “good white folks” —Jim crowed, seg regated, discriminated and a thousand other ways, deprived of the rights and privileges due us as American citizens.—Pray tell us! Is this the mean ing of Democracy? Barred, because of color from equal accommodation and Jim crowed on our government-owned railroads, segregated in our govern ment owned plants, ship yards, etc —but, undaunted, still hopeful, we will continue to fight with all of our might and strength, watch and pray, with that same unequal patience and fortitude that characterized our fore-fatheri and pay with our money, blood and life the cost, that our government will triumph and “Old Glory” will still wave, believing some day, a true Democracy ■will be perpetuated and the Old Flag—the glorious insignia Os American Freedom and Liberty will mean to us, the sable sons of Africa, what it now means to the white man—this will be Democracy.—Exchange. Baylessßargains It Pays to Pay Cash Saturday and Monday SOAP Buy soap while you can buy at these prices as we t Avill be compelled to advance the price of all soaps in the next few days. Crystal White Soap, 5 bars for... 25c Pearl White Soap, 5 liars for 25c Jabon Luna, same grade as Bob White, 5 bars for 25c Borax Castile, 4 bars for 25c Lenox Soap, 4 for 25c Rex Lye, 3 for 25c Sugar Corn—Standard, per can. ,10c Sugar Corn—Extra Standard, per can 15c Helmet Steel Cut Coffee, special 3 lbs. for 85c Ocean Light Matches, 5 boxes for 25c The spud market is higher but we can sell you this week Extra Fancy Spuds per 100 $3.50 txti’a Fancy Spuds, 13 lbs. for 50c Extra Fancy Spuds, 6 pounds for 25c Fancy Sweet Spuds, 4 lbs I 25c Hill Country Sorghum, large cans SI.OO Send us your cotton camp supply orders. We special ize on mail orders and ship anywhere. Bayless Grocery Co. Phone 3545 225 E. Washington St. G 44401 THE PHOENIX T1 ! | SOCIETY AND LOCAL NEWS School Pageant— On last Friday afternoon and even ing a splendid program and dance oc cupied the attention of nearly all the school children in Phoenix and quite a few parents. East Lake park was - the scene of this brilliant affair. Pa triotic music, patriotic songs and pa triotic speeches were the features of - the evening. A four-minute speech by a little five year-old girl brought forth thunderous applause. Miss Helen Pet- B erson, who represented Columbia, - played her part well. Robert Fara brough, Ben James and the other chil dren whose names are unknown to the reporter, deserve special mention All in all, the affair was a grand suc cess and too much praise cannot be given the children who took part in the play. Dedication and Jubilee— !, Sunday, September 29nd, will be gala day at the C. M. E. church. They ■ will formally dedicate their church and have a Hallejuiah time generally. Everybody is not only invited, but requested to be present. Charity Club- On next Monday evening, Sept. 23, there will be a meeting of the Charity club at the residence of Mrs. L. Wig gins, 1038 E. Moreland street. All members are requested to be present as business of importance will be y transacted. 11 Conference Convenes Wednesday— s California C. M. E. Conference will open at the C. M. E. church, corner ? seventh and Jefferson streets, on next e Wednesday morning, Sept. 25, Bishop s C. H. Phillips, D. D., presiding, d Tolleson Visitor— t Mr. F. C. Cleveland, prosperous ran t cher living near Tolleson, was in the city this week on business. He stated i- that he would have an important an ; nouncement to make to the public r soon. Watch the Tribune for this s unique announcement, a Rents Out Her House — s Mrs. E. L. Clayton, who owns a magnificent home at 1122 East Wash i- ington street, has rented the entire s premises to a wealthy family and tan t en apartments at 607 East Jefferson s street. t Reception to Preachers— On next Tuesday evening, Sept. 24, a reception will be tendered the visit ing preachers at the C. M. E. church. A splendid literary and musical pro s gram will be rendered and you are '• cordially invited to come. Admission y free. A silver offering will be taken 1 after the reception. 3 Who Will Help?— 5 Beginning Saturday, Sept. 21, the 3 delegates and representatives will be coming to Phoenix to attend the An -5 nual Conference. We want the citi ‘ zens of Phoenix to open their homes 1 to these delegates and help us care l ' for them. Any one having a spare 3 room, where he can accomodate one 1 or more delegates will please phone 1 Rev. Caldwell. Phone No. 4930. Rosi -1 dence at 112 S. Seventh street. 1 Buy Liberty Bonds — 1 Get ready to buy Liberty Bonds. Buy 1 till it hurts and then buy ode more for good measure. September 28 is the ' day we start the ball to rolling. Don't I be a slacker. Show Uncle Sam that | you are a real sport. Bet the limit. ! To Tucson — I Mrs. C. C. Simmons, of 1129 East Washington street, left this week for Tucson, where she will join her hus band. To Los Angeles— Mr. Ennis Bell, custodian of the City Hall building, left this week for j a short vacation on the coast. Mrs. I Bell has been sojourning in Los An j geles the past month. Mr. Bell will | join her in the coast city. They will return to Phoenix about October 1. | Sad Accident— [ Last Friday evening, while motor ing out North Central avenue, Mrs. Z. Hobbs fell from the machine to the (Pavement and sustained a fracture of the skull. She died on the operating ; table at the Deaconess hospital. The | machine in which she was riding was i driven by W. E. Ross. The body will be shipped to Houston, Texas for bur ial. Mr. T. T. Turner, brother of the deceased, will accompany the body to the Texas city. Mrs. Hobbs was well and favorably known in this city and she has a host of friends who will mourn her loss. She was a member of several secret organizations. Among them were the Court of Calanthans and Sisters of the Mysterious Ten. Three sisters, a brother, one daughter, and a grand daughter survive her. j Our sympathy goes out to the be ! reaved relatives in this, their sad j hour. Returned from Coast — Mr. Alfred Groves, the popular driv. er of that big Cadillac Eight, returned this week from a pleasant vacation on the coast. Prescott Visitor— Mrs. Dora Rose and children of Prescott are visiting Mrs. Allen Smith at 21 East Madison street. Mrs. Rose is the Prescott representative for the Tribune and during her two weeks’ sojourn in Phoenix the Prescott col umn will be looked after by Mrs. Paris Tabron. Serve Big Dinner — Mesdames R. Kendricks, Rachael Farrish, and Frank Turner served one hundred and fifty guests at a swell dinner party given by the Woman’s club on last Tuesday. The dinner was served at the club building, corner of First avenue and Bennett lane. Something New— The students of the High school have chosen a reporter who will gath er interesting items from the Kinder garten, Douglas and the High schools each week. These items will appear in a special column in the Tribune every week. Watch for the school news. See what your child is doing. Ben James, Jr., is the reporter. A Sumptuous Repast— Sunday, Sept. 15th, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Mack, who reside on their ranch a few miles from this city, entertained several of the teacffers of Douglas school at an elaborate chicken dinner. Chicken was the piece de resistance, but there were all kinds of trimmings which go to complete a regular dinner of this kind. After enjoying the hos pitality of Mr. and Mrs. Mack, which included besides the regular dinner, a trip around this beautiful ranch and another feast in the afternoon, the guests came back to town declaring their host and hostess magnificent en tertainers. The teachers who en joyed this treat were —P. Landry, prin cipal of Douglas school, Mesdames E. L. Clayton and Annie Marooney, grade teachers in Douglas school. Convalescent — Mrs. L. Gray, 113 S. Sixth street, who has been indisposed the past month, is slightly improving. Rev. Herring Improving— It Is gratifying to report the con dition of Rev. Herring, pastor of Tan ner chapel A. M. E. church, as greatly improved. He also wishes to thank the many loyal friends who are con tinually showing kindness toward him. Home from Galveston— Mrs. Annie Butler, who has been visiting her relatives In Galveston, Texas, the past three months returned to Phoenix last week. Return from Coast— Mrs. Sylvia Ladner returned this week from a pleasant vacation spent on the coast. From Prescott — Mrs. B. Smith returned last week after a pleasant vacatiou spent in Prescott. She is staying at 21 East Madison street. Back from Texas— Mrs. Sofrania Jordon lias returned to Phoenix after an extended visit in Dallas and other Texas cities. She is at her home on 625 North Ist ave. Race Papers Fast Sellers— Mr. J. W. Snell, proprietor of the Fish House at 27 South Second st„ and incidentally the agent for all race ipapers of any consequence, says that /he never saw anything sell as rapidly <as the race papers he has on his stand. Fifty copies of the Chicago Defender hardly lastt a day. Ten cop ies of the Dallas Express were sold before he could untie the bundle. The New York Age, the Crisis and other periodicals sell almost as rapidly. We like to see our people buy race liter ature. It’s a good sign. Some people say they do not believe in “signs,” but I believe in that kind. Keep it up. Mr. Van Doing Fine — Friends of Mr. Willie Van will be pleased to learn that he is getting along as well as could be expected under the circumstances. He is feel ling fine. o 4* ❖ ❖ ❖ 4* •5’ ❖ * <* * ♦ CHURCH NOTES * ❖ 4- 4* 4- 4* 4- 4* 4* 4* 4 1 SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH—Sun day school, 9:45 a. m. Preaching, 11 a. m. and Bp. m. All are welcome to these services. Rev. C. A. Gilmore, pastor. C. M. E. CHURCH—Sunday school, 10 a. in. Preaching, 11 a. m, and 8 p. m. Epworth League, 7 p. m. A cordial welcome is extended to all.. Rev. A. C. Caldwell, pastor. GRACE BAPTIST CHURCHSunday school, 10 a. m. Preaching, 11 a. m. Everybody come. Rev. J. H. Jones, pastor. A. M. E. CHURCH —Sunday school, 10 a. m. Preaching. 11 a. m. and 8 p. m. Everybody welcome to these services. It. H. Herring, pastor. —o NINTH CAVALRY NOW IN RUSSIA Pittsburgh, Pa. Sept. 18. —It is re ported that the Ninth Cavalry Col ored Troopers, who were stationed on the Philippine Islands, have been sent to Vladivostok, Russia. This shows the value of these men for strategic purposes, as they have shown it in the Boxer uprising on the island and in other guerilla warfare. o *•* *l* •*» *l* *'? v **• 'J* * DOUGLAS, ARIZONA * 4* Rev. Edw. Jones, Representative ❖ 4> 4- 4- 4- 4- 4- 4* 4- 4- 4- 4- Our people are continually coming West. They are leaving: the southern states. We are very glad to welcome Mrs. Mattie Willhite, mother of Mrs. Janu- ALWAYS IMPROVING ary. Mrs. January and husband came I here some time ago.and purchased a ; home on seventeenth street. After learning of the wonderful opportunities here, Mrs. Willhite decided to make this her home also. She comes from , Kyle, Texas. Mrs. Williams, mother of Mrs. Wm. Garrett, arrived this week from Gad eson, Ala. She brought her two grand children with her and we hope they have come to stay. Mrs. Huff, her daughter and grand son are here from El Paso, Texas. They are looking for a location. Mr. Kelo from Globe, is in our city. He was joined here by his family who have been visiting in California. Public schools in Douglas opened last Monday. The colored school will be under the supervision of Miss Ida Coleman and Prof. W. J. Bryant. Prof. Bryant in principal. We hope he and his teachers will push things to the front. Prof. Bryant is a man in whom the Race may well take pride. He holds, besides his teacher's certificate, a medical diploma entitling him to practice that profession. He prac ticed medicine for some time in his home town, Hot Springs, Ark. He was also a member and trustee of Roanoke Baptist church, one of the largest Negro churches in the South. He has made a wonderful record as a teacher here in Douglas, and we are proud of him. On last Sunday evening, a record crowd was at the Baptist church. Rev. T. C. Cook, pastor of the C. M. E. church, preached the evening sermon at the Baptist church. The congrega tion was anxiously waiting to hear him. He chose as his text the 32nd chapter of Deut., 11th verse; “As the eagle stirs her nest, so shall God stir his people.” Everyone who heard him was greatly benefitted and all went home rejoicing. The collection was 815.00. Mrs. Katie Gross, whose heart is broken over the loss of her little niece has the sympathy of every reader of the Tribune. , Rev. T. C. Cook of the C. M. E. church, will preach his last sermon be fore annual conference on next Sun day night. Everybody go out md hear Rev. Cook. Conference convenes in Phoenix, Wednesday morning, Sept. 25th. BAPTIST CHURCH—Sunday school 10 a. m. Divine services and preaching at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m. Home Mission Society 5 p. m. Everybody welcome to these services. Edward Jones, pas tor. o— ❖ -5* * SEEN AND HEARD * * IN PRESCOTT * DORA ROSE, Representative 4* 4* 4* 4- 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* One of the most delightful social affairs of the season was the luncheon given by Mrs. Lucy Delaney, 256 N. Cortez, in honor of her out of town guests. A sumptous repast was served. Those present were Mrs. Kittie Rob inson of Phoenix, Mrs. Sprigg and Mrs. John Suddoth. On last Tuesday, Mrs. Allen Smith, C. P„ assisted by Mrs. Mary E. Scott, Past C. P., set up the Pride of Arizona Tabernacle No. 10. Ten ladies were initiated into the order. On last Thursday evening, Mrs. Maty Carter entertained a number of her friends at a delightful dinner party. Patriotic speeches were the chief fea tures of the evening. Mrs. Thomas E. Hines, 322 S. Alar con St., entertained a few friends at a delightful luncheon last week. The invited guests were—Mrs. S. H, Hill, Mrs. W. D. Alexander, Mrs. L. Men dies, Samuel Hill, Jr., and little Ver sie James Moore. Music was furnished by little Versie on the piano, accom panied by Mrs. Alexander with the mandolin. This entertainment was the event of the season. o 4- 4* 4* 4* •> 4- •> 4* 4« 4> 4. A JO, ARIZONA ltcv. Major Jones, Representative. 4 1 4* 4* •? <• 4> 4* 4* 4* The soldiers of the 25th Infantry rendered a musical program* at the Green Lee Baptist church Wednesday evening, after which the ladies served cake and cream and all seemed to en joy themselves. Ajo is blessed to have such manly men as compose the 25tb Infantry star ; tioned here. God is sending more good people here to help make Ajo a city. Every one who comes here finds work and that is what our peer pie need. Uncle Sam has said that ‘ we must work or fight and that means for all who cannot go to war, to help suport those who go. In order ■ to support our boys at the front, we must have money to buy War Sav ings Stamps and Liberty Bonds and 1 Ajo, Arizona, is the place to get the : money. It’s here. Mrs. Beulah Green and three chil dren are new arrivals in Ajo. They are from Austin, Texas. Mrs. Green sent her three children to Sunday school the first thing Sunday morning. Mrs. Green is a faithful church work er and is certainly welcome to Ajo. She says this is the place that she has long wanted to come; where she can feel free. We hope more such citi zens- as Mrs. Green will come here. - - SOLDIERS TEAR DOWN SIGN Portland, Ore.—A large sign read- The Most Complete Vulcaaizmg Plant hi • Arizona t AND THIS MEANS JUST WHAT IT SAYS! NOW If you have not been getting Vulcanizing satisfaction OR If you are willing to be convinced that your tire repair service i can be improved on, THEN Hadn’t you better have a talk with our tire expert. WE WILL BOTH PROFIT BY IT 1 Tri-State Truck & Tire Co. I 306 N. Central Avenue Phone 4268 PHONE 1551 j STANDARD FURNITURE COMPANY NEW AND umicc riiPMicuiNrc • BOUGHT j SECOND TENTS CAMP EQUIPMENT SOLD OR HAND TENTS, CAMP EQUIPMENT EXCHANGED 237-239 W. Washington St. Phoenix. Arizona. ,v■— i _ ; CARL, ANDERSON Everything in Insurance and Bonds The largest General Insurance Agency in Arizona—There is a reason— We know our business and satisfy our clients LET US FIGURE YOUR INSURANCE 115 North First Avenue * Emergency Garage i General Auto Repairing WE EMPLOY THE VERY BEST MECHANICS Telephone 1-3-3-9 340 East Washington Street, Phoenix ■■■ ll 1 Whether You Want One Board or a Carload, You Can Do Better at Halstead’s J. D. HALSTEAD LUMBER CO. Phoenix Five Points I Ml. —————■* -“ ■ ' " ” » ■ - ■■■'■' ■■ ■ ''^=. If You Want to Build or Repair , anything. Phone us. We will send you a reliable man either for carpenter work cement work or plastering. You will save money by buying from us. BENNETT LUMBER CO. Phones 1211-1247 Repairs, Storage Gasoline and Lubricating Oils SIMPSON’S GARAGED James G. Simpson, Proprietor IGNITION AND CARBURETOR SPECIALISTS Batteries Charged, Free Care and Inspection. General Auto Repairs, Tires and Accessories . 229 East Adams St. Phone 1987 IT PAYS TO TRADE WHERE YOUR PATRON ANGE IS APPRECIATED Come to our store and tell us your name. We want to know you, so when you call we , can say “Hello, friend”, and then you will feel that this is your store. Don’t forget * WE SEND YOU AWAY WITH A SMILE MASON’S PHARMACY, Cor. 2nd St. and E Washington, E. Carter Mason, Prop. Arizona Independent Market a The Best of Meats at the Lowest Prices FREE DELIVERY TO ALL PARTS OF THE CITY Phone 4276 310 East Washington St. s . ■ **" T The National Bank of Arizona Established 1881 r f WE PAY 4% ON SAVINGS DEPOSITS k YOUR ACCOUNT SOLICITED > 1 PHOENIX ARI2ONA t ■ — : When you want House Furnishings at the Right Price and sold on the level 1 i GO TO THE BARROWS FURNITURE CO. r Corner First Street and Jefferson * Phone 1666 i ing “We employ only white help and 1 cater to white trade.” displayed in the window of the "Newport” restaurant, N. 6th St., caused a near riot, Mast week Thursday, when a crowd of our . soldiers on stopover leave, while pass Saturday, September 21, 1911 ing through the city on their way to some Atlantic port, learned of its presence. Joined by whites, they threatened to break the large plate glass window, but finally contented themselves with tearing the sign- to shreds.