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An Advertisement in the Tribune is a Direct Personal Appeal to the Colored People
VOLUME 11. NO. 5
(By the Associated Negro Press.)
Chicago, April 22. The Negio
voters of Chicago, more than 50,000
in number, have been acclaimed by
the democratic leaders as the one con
tributing factor in the re-election of
Mayor William Hale Thompson as
mayor. This fact was also atte t<-d
by all of the daily papers, both in
their news stories and editorially.
Mayor Thompson was elected, ac
cording to present figures, by about
18,000 votes, and more than 11,000
votes plurality, was given him in the
Second ward, said by the C'.ticagi
Tribune to be "the greatest Colored
ward in the world.” To this ward
must be added the pluralities in tin
Third and Fourteenth wards, when
thousands of Negro voters also 1 tv•
and it is easy to be seen that Mayor
Thompson owes his political succes
to the Negro voters of Chicago.
Every daily newspaper in Chicago
opposed the mayor. The lari days of
the campaign were embittered by per
sonalities, and many rampant white
partisan oponents of the mayor pub
licly denounced his “friendship for the
Negro,” which the mayor just as pub
licly acclaimed everywhere he had an
opportunity, because, he declared in
a specially prepared statement for The
Associated Negro Press, following the
"I have given fair representation to
the Colored people of Chicago because
as republicans they have helped nom
lnate and elect me, and, secondly, as
American citizens they are entitled to
their quota of representation in gov
ornmental affairs.
“They contributed their quota to the
armed forces of the nation and per
formed valiant service for their coun
try. From the records at hand, it
cannot be denied that they discharged
their duties of American soldiers with
as great a degree of bravery and hero
ism as any other element in the Amer
ican armies.
"The history'of the Colored race in
America is a record of fealty and de
votion to our country, and in this elec
tion they have again demonstrated
that they may be relied upon to act
intelligently. They have allied theni-
Felves with those forces that stand
for the highest development of out
country and the greatest protection to
its people.
“1 have maintained and still in
sist that the man who so nobly up
held the majesty of our government
cn foreign battlefields ought not to
be deprived of participation in the gov
ernment which he would give his life
to preserve. He has earned his right
to cast a ballot anywhere that an
American citizen may vote under the
Stars and Stripes.
“f stand for the constitution of our
country, the constitution of our state
and the laws enacted under them. 1
believe in the Declaration of Inde
pendence. I am for America and
American citizens first, last and all
the time, without any distinction of
race, creed or color.”
The election proves that the Negro
of Chicago will not sell out, and that
he believes in standing by his friends,
declared Major R. R. Jackson, to the
Associated Negro Press. “Chicago
achievements give heart to the Ne
groes throughout the nation," he con
tinued, “ and we are in a position to
accomplish great things if we pull
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—To commem
orate the living and the dead who
were heroes in the great world wr.r
from Jefferson county, the directors
of the Civic Association went on rec-,
ord in favor of erecting a Liberty
building in Alabama in which the
names of all men in the service shall
be engraved on its walls and in which
the community gatherings will take
PHILADELPHIA, Pa.—For the first
time in the history of Philadelphia, a
colored common councilman, Richard
A. Cooper, is a member of the finance
committee of that body
(By Associated Negro Press)
JACKSON, Miss., April 23.—A Mis
issippi jury, composed entirely of
white men, has found a Negro not
iuilty of the murder of'a white man
Ihe defense was sustained that the
killing was done in self-defense, and
he defendant a man of high moral
character in the community.
Speaking of the event editorially,
he Montgomery (Ala.) Times (white)
ays: “Character is the first requisite
o full and adequate protection under
the law, and whenever a Negro is able
to get the approval and endorsement
of she white people of a community,
he is assured of fair treatment in ev
ery instance.” To this the Colum
bus (Ga.) Enquirer Sun responds:
"The Negro has no trouble getting
such endorsement from the white peo
ple if he lives so vhat no shadow can
be cast upon him.”
(By Associated Negro Press)
WASHINGTON, D. C., April 23.
For the first time in the history of
the nation's capital there is a Colored
fire department in this city in the
southwest section of the city. The
commissioners made the transfer a
few days ago, placing the white men
in other positions. The Southwest
Civic association plans to hold a re
ception in the honor of the new de
partment, and resolutions of thanks
have been sent the commissioners.
(By Assocated Negro Pre3s)
Wilmington, Del., April 23.—1 n the
approaching mayoralty fight in this
city, the negro voters of the communi
ty have let it be known that they will
not support the candidate of any party
—republican or democrat, who is not
openly in favor of giving a square
deal to all. It is a new style cf race
politics, and is giving the politicians
of both parties much concern, for this
vote is the balance of power.
NEW YORK.—The National Asso
ciation for the Advancement of Col
ored People, through its secretary.
John R. Shillady, of New York, ha !
called the attention of Secretary ol
Labor Wilson and the Pennsylvania
authorities of the wholesale deporta
tion from Coatesville, Pa., of men who
during the war were employed in the
various industries, but who are now
unemployed as a result of the shut
ting down of these industries.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. —Based on ur
gent telegraphic requests from va
rious citizens of Chicago, President
Wilson requested Governor Thomas
7. Kilby to grant a reprieve to Sergt
Edgar Caldwell, who was sentenced
to* be hanged at Anniston for the
murder of Cecil Linton, a conductor
on an Anniston streetcar. The presi
dent requested a “brief reprieve” to
permit “the attorney general, at my
request, to examine the rcords In the
Dear Co-worker of the Northwestern
Federation, C. W. C.
It has been estimated that the first
24 hours cf a drive along a ten mile
front, during the terrific war in which
we so recently participated, represent
ed an investment of $53,999,400 in
guns and ammunition, and we had the
gigantic task of raising the money to
furnish them.
While the government took only the
young blood of our manhood to fight
in the trenches along with the allies
there was no limitation to age, nor
restriction to sex, of those who could
enlist to fight behind the men behind
the guns.
Among the latter class I was priv
ileged to work and preach the gospel
of salvation through food conserva
tion, and organize for the raising of
money otherwise to help the boys
over there and over here, all the time
holding the home lines so that a
proper morale should be existing
against their return homo.
It was during the latter part of the
struggle that 1 was overcome and have
since that time been endeavoring to
recover. This has been the reason
for my long silence since the declara
tion of the armistice.
We have demonstrated the nped of
our organization work and it has
been going on quietly through the co
operation of loyal members of the
We have a cordial invitation to hold j
our biennial meeting at (jrand Forks, j
N. D., as guests of the Laides’ Aid j
society of the C. M. E. church, who I
will entertain free of charge.
We feel this invitation opportune;
first, because of the influence which
is bound to result from our meeting
in that section, and again because the
women of the northwest wield a pow
erful influence, because of their ex
tended franchise. Now, more than at
any time in the past, is it incumbent
upon the womanhood of the country to
speak in no uncertain tones to the
legislators of the United States, let
ting them know our attiture and ell
matters relating to this
period, and terms upon which they
can expect our co-operation, otherwise
our eternal opposition.
Again, it will be a splendid oppor
tunity, now the war is over, to recount
the opportunities grasped by each
group, and the results following upon
intensive adherence to unification of
effort, such as has been the privilege
of women as never before.
We, Therefore, take great pleasure
in sending out thi3 call to our mem 1
bersliip, urging you to send your del-1
egates to this convention the first
three days of July, according to i
constitutional representations.
For placement send your name to j
Mrs. Bessie E. Turpin, 1007 Fourth
ovenuo, Frand Forks, North Dakota.
Minnie E. Scott, chairman Executive
Board, 612 Pinewood avenue, Toledo.
(By Associated Negro Press)
Atlanta, Ga., April 23. —Mayor Jap
L. Key, of this city, held a conference
in his office Saturday with the Colored
ministers of the city and members of
the executive bond and tax commit
tee, the object being to enlist the sup
port of the Colored people In Atlanta
in the coming special election.
CHICAGO, 111. —George Dewey
Lopacomb, a Negro student of the
Northwestern university, has been
chosen to represent the college in
the Northern Oratorical league con
test to be held May 2 at Northwest
ern. He will have competitors from
the universities of Wisconsin, Illinois.
Michigan, Minesota and lowa, and
Oberlin college.
A Ringing Appeal by Colonel Charles
Young to Youth Upon V/hose Shoul
ders Grave ResponsibiFties for the
Future of Our Coyntry Rests to
Fully Prepare Themselves for Pro
ficient and Patriotic Leadership and
Colored young men of America, you
fine fellows upon whose shoulders fall
and even now is falling the hope of
race and country, I salute you and
give you greetings:
Frederick Bruce, N. Wright Cuney
Booker T. Washington, Dußoia and
hosts of others have proved power o-
Negro political leaden h.p and organi
Let no man innoculate you with the
lie that these things are not true and
that there is an inherent inferiority
in any racial group in America—white
or black or yellow.
Dr. Crummel, Bishops Allen, Payne
Grant, Turner, Arnott and hosts of j
others have proved the same for
church leadership of the Negro.
I call upon each young college and
high school man to wake up! Can
you sit supine and indifferent while
the foundations of your own futu-e
that of your unborn children as well j
as that of the country we love so I
well are being undermined by propa i
ganda against your capacity for lead-1
ership of your own people?
Toussaint Louverture, Crispus Al
tucks, Mnceo, officers and non-com
missioned officers of the civil, Spnn
ish-American and world wars have
proved the capacity of the Negro for
military leadership.
Let no man deceive you to the con
Untruths are being circulated in
the press to the end that you may
be impressed with ideas of your In
nate inferiority and that as a result
of the acceptance of the idea by the
common Negro man, our race shall be
kept bound down as a lower caste in
our own country.
Not all of the white people, not
even a majority are in accord with
this insiduous and persistent plotting
By patience, by acts of love and cour
tesy, by serious purpose and endeav
or to show the salutory effects of
higher education upon the Negro
group, let every Negro American boy
show his manhood, his virile determin
ation to measure up to all that is high
est and best in American life, so that
we may keep the friendship of this
friendly majority.
Let us study the things that are in
accord with the genius of our race
that we may add these as cultural
gifts to our country. Let us study the
history of our own race not only in
the United States, but in the West
Indies, South America, Asia and Af
rica. Ah, Africa! land filled with the
glorious history of that proud race that
gave civilization to the whote race;
land if you knew Us heroes and
achievements you would thank God
for every drop of black blood within
And now to the crux of this mat
ter: I adjure you by everything you
hold sacred; God, honor, duty, coun
try, that you take advantage of the
universal military training and the
reserve officers’ training corps units
now being organized in your high
I Estella Henderson, Member Faculty
Morris Brown College, Seeks Ad
mission to Atlanta Bar
(By Associated Negro Press.)
Atlanta, Ga., April 19. —With offices
| already opened in the Negro Odd Fel
low building, Estelle A. Henderson
proposes to be the first Negro woman
to practice law in Georgia. Already
admitted to the bar in Alabama, At
torney Henderson states that she will
soon be admitted to practice here. She
is already a member of the faculty of
Morris Brown college.
(By Associated Negro Press)
Providence, R. I„ April 22.—Jewish,
Italian and. race support, together with
that ever present group of loyal
whites, was given the Civil rights bill
in the legislature here. Philip V.
Joslin was the Jewish citizen who
spoke in behalf of the bill. Represen
tative Luigi De Pasquale, a member .of
the democratic party, said in part:
“To despise a man regardless of his
intellectual attainments and his char
acter, simply because his fa« is
black, is a crime against civilization
It is very unfair to say that certair,
people should live in certain localities
not because they have violated any
law, human or divine, but simply be
cause they are different in complexion
from others. Race prejudice and race
hostifity present a serious problem
and its solution cannot be had by de
priving citizens of their privileges and
of their rights guaranteed under the
schools, colleges and universities;
' Ist. That you may qualify sores
ficient leadership of your own racial
group in event of our country being
called for future war.
2d. That you may not sink to an |
inferior caste in the country of your
birth, having the stigma of being in- j
capable of leading because of lack of j
preparation, ard because you indiffir- 1
ently and selfishly threw away the i
golden opportunity for training for |
scientific leadership which is now j
being offered by the general govern-:
3d. Because it is right, patriotic,
and American that each social group
in America should emulate all that
is good and progressive in any other
group, po this andi we fulfill our
country’s destiny and measure up to ;
our ideals of what the flag stands I
4th. You can afford the six weeks’
active summer training even though
you believe it a sacrifice.
\ Let no man deceive you into telling
you it is not worth while or that you
cannot afford it. %
Lastly, I implore you to have faith
in yourselves and the dignity of your
manhood as such. Love the country,
its, flag, its people, both black and
white, north and south, striving with
out hatred and without animosities
for a better and better Americanism,
to believe that the constitution and
the flag for which our race has spent
its blood and treasure are sufficient
guarantee for our every right and
Let us daily strive by acting up to
the highest and hist wtihin us to
make democracy a reality and a suc
cess in our national life.
This can only be done by daily en
deavor in which the golden rule meas
ures our conduct. Not acting so, we
but cool the love of our friends and
heat the hate of our enemies and stop
the wheels of progress of our race
and country.
May the good God nerve you and
servg you, fire you and inspire you.
Trusting to your patience and for
bearance and that you will do the
right as “God gives you to see the
right,’’ let us with joined hands and
singleness of purpose face the morn
ing and go forward!
Making Love Accord
ing to Reed & Kellog’s
Lessons in English
New Britain, Conn., April 18. —> A
local boy with the Medical Corps of
Iho American Army of Occupation in
Germany writes thus to his mother:
“You see a beautiful girl walking
down the street. If she has silk
stockings on, she is feminine. If she
is singular, you become nominative
You walk across to her, changing to
verbal and then become dative. If
she’s not objective, you become
plural. ■ You walk home together
Her mother is accusative. You be
come imperative. You go in and nit
dow». The little brother is an in
definite article. You talk of the fu
ture. She changes to the object.
You kiss her and she becomes mas
culine, her father is present, things
are tense and you are a past partici
(By Associated Negro Press)
CHICAGO, April 23. —Chicago has
been visited this spring by an unusual
wave of crime. In several instances,
where robberies have been compiil
ted, it has been reported through the
daily press that the victims declared
that the ‘robbers were Negroes.”
Tnree “colored” men stepped into
Adam Streit’s grocery when he was
alone at noon. One of them put a re
volver in front of Streit’s face. Streit
came across the counter and seized
the revolver by the muzzle. There
was a scuffle and the “colored” men
took out, running at high speed
through the street, with the grocer
after them. Two of them were final
ly caught and jtaken to the police sta
tion, where it was immediately dis
covered that the “colored” men were
in reality white men covered with
lamp-black. The men were much
chagrined over the discovery of their
Captain Thomas Coughlin of the
Stock Yards station said that he be
lieves they are the “colored” robbers
Who have been carrying on much of
the robbery on the South Side, and
w'hich has been laid at the door of the
other residents of that section.
(By Associated Negro Press)
Lexington, Ky., April 23. —The Lex
ington Annual Conference of the Meth
odist Episcopal church, closed a suc
cessfuU«ession here, after going on
record in their annual “Message to
the Country” as favoring “equal and
exact justice for all, and a definite,
untiring working out of the great
problems of reconstruction.” This
conference comprises more than 50,-
000 members and speaks for its work
in the state of Kentucky, Indiana
Ohio, and the Methodist work in Chi
cago and southern Michigan
gram, charged with the murder of
Green Brumley, wealthy white farmer
whose death occurred after a ‘gun
duel on December 10, 1918, was ac
quitted recently in the circuit court
after one of the most vigorous legal*
battles ever waged in Marshall county.
5 Cents a Copy; $2 a Year
Monday night, April 21, the colored
citizens of Phoenix turned out en
masse to honor cur returned heroes.
Tanner chapel, A. M. E. church, wa3
the scene of this brilliant affair and
| the house was packed and jammed,
j Standing room was at a premium and
i many were unable to gain admission.
I The meeting was opened by singing
. "The Star-Spangled Banner,” after
which Rev. R. E. Herring, pastor of
I Tanner chapel, invoked Divine bless
ing upon the audience. A few musi
; cal selections were rendered by Mrs.
j L. A. Walker and a company of school
| girls delighted the audience with a
flag drill.
The master of ceremonies intro
duced Rev R. H. Herring, who read
a letter from Governor Thos. E.
Campbell in which he stated his re- '
grets for not being able to attend the
j meeting, and assuring the colored peo
' Pie of Phoonix that he was with them,
heart and sopl, in all their efforts to
uplift the race. Rev. Herring deliv
ered a short address in which he
heartily welcomed the returned sol
diers and told how firmly we had stood
behind them while they were fighting
.to make the world safe for democracy
'and of our desire to give them due
honor and credit, which they so richly
The principal speaker of the even
ing, ill the person of Private Floyd
i Shomo, No. 137 Motor Truck Corps,
[ 92nd Division, was then Introduced.
The speaker told of his experiences
in the various training camps In this
country, of his voyage across the At
lantic, and of his training and fight
ing on foreign soil. Private Shomo
bears the distinction of being a mem
ber of the 92nd Division, and as this
division did the hardest fighting of
any Americans in the last hours of
the war, its members are well quali
fied to tell of actual conditions over
; there. The 92nd Division was the
j only complete Negro unit that fought
! under the Stars and Stripes and was
| composed of men from nearly every
state In the Union and trained in vari
ous cantonments in this country be
fore their journey over-seas. It saw
service in the Vosges mountains, Ar
gonne forest and in the Marbache sec
tor, operating against the wonderfully
j fortified city of Metz. Private Shomo
said that their division took over the
area surrounding Metz on October 7
and held it until the signing of the
armistice. He also stated that the
er#ire division was very active on this
front, taking many towns and captur
; ing many prisoners. The speaker
said that it rains 336 days in the year
in France and that he and others
slept many nights in the rain. Their
rations for a time consisted of corned
beef and “hard tack,” nothing more.
He told how the boys there are now
suffering and longing to return home.
He made a fervent plea .that the col
ored people purchase Victory Bonds
to the limit as the government was
sorely in need of money. His talk on
his experiences overseas and in be
half of the Victory Loan struck a re
sponsive chord and he was enthusi
astically applauded, showing that the
audience was in perfect accord with
First Sergeant Ford M. White, Co." I
B, 349th M. G. Bn., was next intro
duced. He read an order from Com
manding Officer Blue in which he
appealed to the people to support the
Victory Loan. Sergeant White then
explained the uses of the gas mask
and of the manner in which they af
fected the victim. He stated that the |
mustard gas was the most poisonous I
of all the gases used by the Huns.
Prof. P. Landry, principal of Doug- I
las school, was next introduced. He I
told the boys that we were glad to I
welcome them back home. That we I
had backed them with Liberty Bonds I
while they were fighting, and now I
that the fight Is over we are going to,I
continue to back them by purchasing |
Victory Bonds. Prof. Landry’s talk |
was opportune and to the point. j
The returned soldiers on the plat-j
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