THE PHOENIX TRIBUNE!
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Phoenix, Arizona j
Published Every Saturday by the Tribune Publishing Company
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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
Business Office: 1302 East Je fTerson Street. Phone 1250 ,
Managing Editor— A. R. Smith
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PHOENIX, ARIZONA SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1919
THE NEGRO WORKER’S OPPORTUNITY I i
(Baltimore Daily Herald)
The strike wave is sweeping rapidly over the United States. \
Fully a half-million workers have either walked out from their daily
jobs or have been ordered to do so- and have declared their purpose
The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners have joined
the strikers’ procession and 50,000 building trades workers have been '
< Jored to lay down their tools and take their places in line with
gentlemen of elegant and luxurious leisure.
According to the president of the organization,"the strike is or
dered in sympathy with carpenters who are demanding a dollar a '
day increase in salary. The demand of the strikers generally is for .
increased pay or its equivalent, less hours per week for the same
weekly wage as now. ,
The white man’s refusal to work is the Negro’s opportunity.
Mr. Gompers and other heads of white labor organizations saw
with unerring vision the conditions which the restoration of peace
would create. The cheapening of the dollar during the war and the
corresponding rise in the price of labor and commodities during that
period could be expected to cause disturbance and unrest after peace
should be restored, fallowed naturally by a~period of readjustment ;
in which values would become unsettled.
Human nature seems to be so one-sidedly constructed that men .
although always willing and ready to accept or demand increase of
pay are never willing to accept a reduction. And now with the ris- ••
ing dollar in view and the consequent lowering of price of labor and
all commodities, the workingman refuses fb accept conditions and
demands that as his dollar increases in value his labor remain the
same or increase in terms of dollars. And white organized labor has
determined to enforce its demands or bring about an industrial cata
clysm throughout the country.
The leaders of organized labor planned to inaugurate this indus
trial disorder while the war was being fought and while the Negro
was revelling in higher wages than his most roseate dreams would
have inspired him ever to hope for. planned to draw him into their
organizations, tie his hands so that when the strike order should be
issued he would cast aside the means of earning a living and stand
in idleness with his white “brother” toiler until the strike should be
settled, then the white worker would return to work and the Negro
worker would starve alone.
This newspaper during the war, when the efforts tr enmesh the
Negro laborer in the net of the white labor unions were made warned
the Negroes to stand aloof from them, maintain their independence
and be ready to take a job when it should be needed.
For fifty-five years in a majority of the states of the South they
worked for wages that were insufficient to buy for them the actual
Winslow .Mrs. M. N. Young
Prescott Mrs. Dora Rose i
Flagstaff Mr. Reginald Jackson
Sedan, Kan .Mrs. W. E. Youngblood
Prairie View, Tex Mrs. Helen H. Vance
El Paso, Tex t Rev. W. M. Green 1
Douglas Rev. G. R. Kirby
Yuma—Somerton Mrs. E. E. Rainwater
Bisbee ". Miss Myrtle Threat
Globe-Miami Mrs. Win. Young
Mesa Mr. S. L. Daniels
Ajo Rev. Major Jones
Chandler Mrs. Jack Gray
Florence Mr. Wm. Mabry
Imperial, Cal Mrs. Edna M. Adams !
Ray Mr. Archie Lewis
Lampasas, Tex Mrs. Parlea Spriggs
Tucson Rev. S. E. Newell
We Need More Agents To Handle The Tribune And
Can Guarantee $5 a Day to All Workers
WRITE FOR TERMS
Box 1052 Phoenix, Ariz.
THE PHOENIX TRIBUNE—ALWAYS IMPROVING
necessities of life. They have learned, perhaps too well, the lessofx
of patience; they know the value of obedience to law and of respect
for the rights of the employer to manage and operate his factory,
farm or other enterprise and the rights of men who desire to work.
There are fully two million workers in the South; let them pre
pare themselves and keep in readiness to take whatever jobs eoihe
their way. Negroes have never been strikers and cannot afford to
and will not become strikers now.
While others strike let us work, and in peace add luster as work
ers to the glory which our brave black boys achieved in war.
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Laboring men and women, insure c
your time against sickness and acci- -
dent with the National Casualty Com- -
pany of Detroit, Mich.
You are all right when you can
work. What about it when you can
not work because of sickness or acci
dent? You should take no chances
by neglecting the interest of your
self and family. The great destroyer
of our time is, sickness or accident.
Some Serious Facts
1. There are 50 doctors to every
2. One person is accidentally killed
every five minutes.
3. One hundred thirteen persons E
are accidentally injured to every fire
that occurs. i
4. Over 30,000,000 people are dis
abled by sickness or accident every
year in the United States.
5. One out of every ten deaths is
due to accident.
6. There is enough sickness each
year to average 9 days to each person
in the United States.
7. Three million ill people are
continuously in the United States.
8. Some person is accidentally
killed or injured evry 3 seconds.
9. One man in every six is acci
dentally injured every year.
10. Ninety-nine persons are dis
abled by accident or illness to every
one that dies.
11. In view of these facts, how can
you afford to neglect the interest of
yourself and family another day?
12. Working man, how can you feel
safe without some protection for your
self and family?
13. Accept these statements as
true —for they are true; does not com
mon sense suggest the wisdom of in
suring your' time?
14. Insure your time at once, the
very first opportunity you have.
15. Our contracts cover every day
lost by sickness or accident.
Why You Need Health and Accident
1. Because the chances are one to
six that you will be accidentally in
jured this year.
2. Because you will need additional
money when you are sick or injured.
3. Because of the High Cost of Liv- ,
ing, it becomes your duty to insure
I would suggest that you see me at
once and have a contract written up
that will protect you from the loss of
your time when sickness or accidents
occur. Now, after you have read this
advertisement, and you feel the need
of such protection, see R. C. Barnfett,
the General Agent for the National
Casualty Co., Detroit, Mich. Office,
Hotel Adams. ‘
insure today. Tomorrow may be too
R. C. Barnett, Adams Hotel, Phoenix.
STICK TO YOUR JOB
Colored men who are making them- j
selves students of present conditions
in the ranks of labor are advising
members of their race not to he too
hasty in renouncing the jobs they now
possess. Remember that war conditions
follow peace conditions as light fol
lows darkness, or water seeks its level.
They are being advised that no sen
sible man would ever expect the fab
ulous hours and wages to continue un
der conditions of peace, at the high
water mark characterizing the period
of the war. There certainly must be
a readjustment, and when this read
justment leaves to the laborer a scale
in excess of what was maintained be
fore the war, leading colored men and
thinkers are advising their brethren
to look well before they renounce the
jobs in which they had gained their
advantages and industrial recognition
and promotions in the past two or
three years. Both men and women
are being advised to adjust their eco
nomic living and habits in keepinw
with the labor readjustments and set
tle down and refuse to be carried
about by the whims of floaters, the
discontented and the fault-,nders, and
thus secure the confluence of employ
ers, make themselves industrial fac
tors and good citizens. Encourage
ment, progress and good wages will
surely follow in the wake of their in
dustry, sobriety, self respect and regu
larity.—Rev. J. M. Palmer in Philadel
A man aroused his w'ife from a
sound sleep the other night, saying
that he had seen a ghost in the shape
of a donkey.
“Oh, let me sleep,” the irate dame
replied, ‘and don’t be frightened at
your own shadow.”
‘“Gee whiz!” said the boy who had
to take castor oil, “I do wish mama
was a Christian Scientist!”
Mr. Greathead, the landlord, says he
prefers as tenants experienced chess
players, because it so seldom they
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