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■ _ PHOENIX® TRIBUNE VOL. 111. No. 38 NEAR EAST RELIEF APPEALS TO ARIZONA ! PEOPLE FOR HELP While Arizona, well clothed and well fed, is enjoying the holiday sea son, the officials of the Near East Relief are reminding the people of the unhappy condition of more than 25,- 000 orphans under American care half way around the world, dependent upon the generosity of those more fortunate for the bare necessities of | life. For $5, which would hardly provide a meal on some tables in this coun try, a homeless, fatherless child in Armenia can l’j fed for a month, while sls -will feed, clothe and edu cate one of the little wards for that length of time, and it is to keep this work going through the coming win ter that collections are now being made. If all of the refugee children cared for by the Near East Relief were! seated at the same table, it would be 24 miles long, and new contributions j are needed continually to fill that long line of plates. Winter is adding to the distress in Armenia and Syria, and the long table will become more : and more crowded as the weather! grows colder. Although the assembly of the league of nations now is working on some plan to relieve the political and eco nomic condition of Armenia, it will be long before any reorganization can help the individual refugees, and i those in charge of the Near East Re- j lief point out that tens of thousands of children now being fed and clothed by American contributions will, if i properly educated, in time become: substantial citizens of the new Ar- j menian republic. o APPRECIATION SHOWN j COLORED HERO BY RESCUED TENANTS (By the Associated Negro Press) Brooklyn, N. Y., Dec. 16. —A letter of appreciation and thanks has been received at the postoffice building in recognition of the prompt action of Letter Carriei Andrew Van Keuren in saving from disaster by fire the occupants in Sterling Place. The let ter, which is signed b'y one of the tenants, reads: "In recognition of the quick think ing and prompt action of Letter Car rier Van Keuren, which probably averted a catastrophe on behalf of j the owners and my fellow-tenants, I wish to report his spendid conduct at a fire that occurred in the apartment house at 495-499 Sterling Place. "While making a delivery of mail at the above address he discovered a blaze in the basement. His first ac tion was to see that a fire alarm was turned in; after which he aroused twenty families occupying the build ing, some of whom were still abed, by knocking upon their doors and ring ing the bells. He then calmly went on his way delivering mail. “As a type of the man who knows j what to do in an emergency and does it as a matter of course, Andrew Van Keuren is worthy of note. I wish to congratulate you on the possession of such an employe, and hope his career in the Postoffice Department may be signally successful.” A copy of the letter, which was signed b'y Roger A. McDonnell, was forwarded to the letter carrier, and with it commendation by Postmaster Walter C. Burton. At the same time he was awarded a plush case contain ing five $5 gold pieces from the resi dents of the apartment house. The case was suitably plated with the name, date and cause of the sending. o “OWN YOUR HOME” IS CHICAGOANS’ SLOGAN (By the Associated Negro Press) Chicago, Dec. 16. —An “own your home” association has been organized and Is planning the upbuilding of a fortya-cre subdivision in what is to be known as the Albert Park addition, which will front in S. Kedzie avenue, south of Marquette Park. William Fetzer, former manufacturer, of Springfield, 111., is head of the asso ciation. MARINE CORPORAL ! KILLEO 3 HAITIAN PRISONERS, CHARGE (By the Associated Negro Press) Port Au Prince, Haiti, Dec. 16. — A direct charge has been lodged wilh the United States authorities at Washington that one Freeman Lang, ! formerly a marine corporal, killed three Haitian prisoners at Hinche in j 1917. This was brought out before j the court investigating the activities iof American marines in Haiti by Adolph Bourgot, a former native act ing corporal, who testified as a wit ness of the alleged killing. Bourgot testified that the killing took place at the end of an attack by insurgents. The men killed by Lang were prison ers and were shot by him in revenge for the attack, which had been re pulsed with considerable loss of life ; on the part of the American marines. Testify Others Killed Lieut. Col. Hooker told the investi gators of the January attack on Port Au Prince, when sixty-six insurgents were killed. He declared the attack : had been to bolster the bandit cause. Col. Louis Little testified that the only complaint he had received as i field officer from President d'Arti guenave he had to be incorrect. The president charged that beside the iss warranted killing that a drunken ma rine had assaulted a judge. Harris Lifschifi, a Russian, testi fied tp seeing two killings by the oc cupational force, but was indefinite as ito dates, places and names. The in vestigation will be continued for sev eral weeks. -U RELATIVES CONTEST I WILL OF AGED WOMAN (By the Associated Negro Press) Brooklyn, N. Y.. Dec. 16.—Several j relatives of Mrs. Hannah Taylor, 72, who died at her home, 392 Cumber | land street, on June 10, 1919, brought i a contest before Surrogate Wingate | and a jury in the Surrogate’s Court |to break her will. Under the terms j of the will the bulk of the estate, which is estimated at $40,000, is left to a stranger, Francis H. Gilbert. Testimony revealed that when the j will was drawn up Mrs. Taylor was a helpless paralytic, having suffered a stroke of apoplexy three days pre vious. She could not speak, and, ac cording to a witness to the will, sig nified her wishes by blinking her eyes, raising her left forefinger and shaking her left knee. This system of communication, it was said, had been established by Dr. Cecil Mac- Coy. Dr. Mac Coy is alleged to have aided the old woman in making a cross at the foot of the Will. The contesting relatives allege the old woman was not of sound mind, and that she was under the influence of Gilbert and “fearful of opposing or offending him,” when she made the alleged will. PRESCOTT By Mrs. Dora Rose 1 Prescott Tabernacle met last week I in regular communication at the hall on South Montezuma street and held a splendid meeting. Mrs. F. Alexander has been on the sick list the past week. Mrs. Joe Blair was a visitor in the city last week. Mrs. L. F. Delaney ieft Tuesday for El Paso, Tex., where she will spend the winter months. She will return to Prescott this spring. Master Lorenzo Blair is happy over the receipt of S3O which came un expectedly, and hopes to have Santa Claus visit him and also his mother and father. Mr. Thomas Rose has purchased a horse and buggy and means for every body to know it, as he gives demon i strations each day through the prin ! cipal streets of the city. He is a little Ii peeved because an account has not i appeared in the Tribune and wants to know the cause of this neglect. Messrs. Shepperd, Mays, Sells and ■ Maxwell of Whipple Barracks were [ visitors in the city last week. [ o > OLDEST WOMAN IN ALABAMA QUALIFIED TO VOTE HARDING l (By the Associated Negro Press) ( Tuscaloosa, Ala., Dec. 16. —Rosa Ann Tarrant, aged 107, the oldest woman in Alabama to qualify to vote PHOENIX, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1920. LEAGUE OF NATIONS WAS INTRODUCED : • BY INDIANS, AVERS «► (By the Associated Negro Press) St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 16. —The Indi . ans, long before the advent of white men to America, had a “league of na tions” to prevent war and allowed suffrage to women, according to Miss Jane Zane Gordon of Los Angeles, Cal., descendant of the Wyandotte tribe. She is a delegate to the con vention of the Society of American Indians, in sfession here. The "league” • dissolved, she said, on the arrival of i the whites. She said the “league's” i officers were nominated by the women. o WHIPPLE BARRACKS ! SCENE OF SHOOTING AFFRAY SATURDAY! ■ i (Special to the Tribune) , Prescott, Ariz., Dec. 16.—George . Edwards, colored, a patient at the . public health service hospital at , Whipple barracks, here, was shot and , fatglly wounded Saturday as he lay ( . in bed in a ward filled with other sick cx-service men. He died a few min-!, . utes later. The coroner’s jury in the j , . afternoon returned a verdict stating .! Edwards died as a result of wounds . inflicted by Thomas Murphy with . homicidal intent. Murphy, like Ed | wards, was a Negro patient. It was brought out at the inquest that Mur phy had borrowed a razor from Ed wards and Edwards said he would tell the officers it had been stolen. I The following morning Edwards re : ported to the officers and a short time afterward, witnesses said, Murphy en tered the ward and opened fire at I Edwards, shooting five times. Mur phy is being held in the county jail. o CLUB NOTES j By Marion Noble : Mrs. Milton Lewis of 803 Monte- j ’ zuma street entertained the Charity; club Friday afternoon, December 10, j with a three-course luncheon. Many ) ladies were present and all were de- i | lighted with the charming manner in ] j which they were entertained. Mrs. ! Rildie Phoenix of Los Angeles, Cal., and three other visitors were present, j all of whom became members. En -11 couraging remarks were made by the ! visiting ladies and we were indeed! 1 1 pleased to have them with us. 1 We sfre sorry co note that dear little , s Mildred Jones, the club mascot, is; j seriously ill at the home of her par ents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Jones, 1646 I , East Jefferson street. So many have asked and want to l know what the Charity club is doing , this winter. I will say that we do not e wait until winter, we are feeding the hungry, giving clothing to the needy, taking care of the sick and burying the dead whenever an opportunity presents itself and such cases are brought to our notice. Last summer, Mrs. Walker, presi dent of the club, took up a young man t ’ who was in a dying condition and to 11 whom the city and county had re 1. fused to give succor, administered to | his wants, supplied a place for him e ' to stay and had our own Dr. Hackett I render medical assistance to him. e , After his death she went about to secure a decent burial for him. Thus r you may see we are working when d 1 other clubs have disbanded for the a summer. Last Christmas Mrs. Thomas E. r Campbell, wife of our popular gov i- ernor, asked the Charity club to send a! five Christmas stockings to that num r bar of boys of our race who were then at the Industrial School at Fort a Grant. We prepared the five stock r- ings and sent them along with those i-! prepared by Mrs. Campbell and other i- 1 ladies for the boys of their race. In e asking the Charity club to send these ! it stockings, Mrs. Campbell said she s wanted the Colored boys to feel that they were remembered by the people d of their own race as well as by the e philanthropic people of the other race. |We intend to send stockings again j this year, but have not learned the number of Colored boys at the school G this season. Space will not permit me to tell all this club has done, but from time to a time I shall recount some of the good tt deeds which the Charity club has done e. and is doing. More anon. ARIZONA’S LEADING NEWSPAPER REMARKABLE RISE MAOE BY LOCAL MAN IN PASTFOUR YEARS H. H. RICE Mr. Rice is the former proprietor of the De Luxe Hotel at 35 South 2nd street which a few days ago was ren dered unfit for occupancy by a dis astrous fire that originated in a garage nearby and which played havoc with several adjoining build ings. “Just an ordinary man,” is what H. H. Rice terms himself, but the people of Arizona, particularly of Phoenix, in looking over his accomplishments under the most adverse conditions, consider him one among the "extra ordinary" men of his race. Four years ago, after business re verses in the east, Mr.-Rice landed in Arizona at the little town of Toltec with only 56 cents in pocket. All the money he had in this world. He was fortunate enough to own in addition j to this 56 cents, two pair of overalls, ! one suit, a pair of good shoes, hat and ; other necessary wearing apparel to j afford a change. He secured a job on i a ranch by signing a contract with i the owner to work eighteen months j for the sum of $250 and with a further stipulation that he make no visits to l i Phoenix during the period of the con j tract. Mr. Rice staid with his job on the ranch the full eighteen months and then came to Maricopa, Ariz., where he secured a trucking baggage at the princely salary of $95 per month. He managed to secure extra work at a i hotel for which labor he was given j his board and lodging free of cost, I thus enabling him to save practically \ all of the $95 paid him by the railway j company. He remained with the job at Mari copa only a few months, leaving that place to seek a better opportunity in Phoenix. He was here only a short time before the opportunity presented itself in the form of a chance to buy the furnishings and lease of the De Luxe hotel at 35 South 2nd street. This he did with alacrity and con ducted the place until a few days ago when he was driven out by a disas trous fire. Two years ago Mr. Rice was mar ried to Mrs. Anna Brown of Flagstaff, Ariz., and today a happier married couple cannot be found anywhere. Immediately after his marriage he set out to secure a more desirable place for his wife to live than in a hotel and through the agency of Mr. M. H. Shelton, our popular real estate dealer, he secured a home, corner Monroe and 11th streets, by making only a small payment down. The original purchase price was $2,000, on terms of $l5O cash and $25 per month. He now has a clear title to this prop erty and is planning to erect a row of brick apartments facing Monroe street. He also has made consider able improvements on the place, thus enhancing the value of the property. Mr. Rice attributes his "partial sue I cess,” as he calls it, to nothing more than downright honesty and attention to business. While he conducted the hotel you could always find him “on the job,” day and night, and with a smile and a pleasant word for every one. He also believes in helping others as is attested by the way he has come to the financial assistance of many ambitious and deserving i young men right here in Phoenix, i Aside from his property holdings i Mr. Rice has built up an enviable i reputation with the merchants aiie banks of this city by his straightfor MARCUS GARVEY SAID TO BE LOOTING THE j TREASURE OF LEAGUE (By the Associated Negro Press) New York, N. Y., Dec. 16. —An in vestigation which was started several weeks ago by the opponents of Mar cus Garvey in his organization affect to have discovered that Garvey and his lieutenants are looting the treas ury of $83,000 a year. It is expected that the matter will be threshed out in the courts. • o NOTORIOUS CROOK - SHOT AND KILLED BY WHITE DENIZEN (By the Associated Negro Press) Chicago, 111., Dec. 16. —Bob Ander son, a notorious Negro cabaret char acter, was shot and killed by Cleo Weir, a white denizen of Chicago’s i underworld. . Jealousy was the cause I for the shooting. It appears that An j derson was seeking to transfer his affections to another white woman named Ruby Clark. The Weir wom an strenuously objected to this pro cedure and the shooting followed dur ing a visit of Anderson to her apart ments. Anderson was one of the dandy members of the city’s underworld life ahd was a prime favorite with the white women who frequented the “black and tan” resorts on the south side. He leaves a Negro wife. Hazel Anderson, and came to Chicago from St. Louis, Mo., where his parents'and relatives are said to live. o PASADENA, CAL. —9 By Mrs. H. L. Collins 1 Mrs. Walter Bell passed away in ■ this city on November 12 at the home 1 of Mrs. W. H. Randolph, 353 North 1 Vernon avenue.' She was a member 1 of the S. M. T.’s and that order had 1 charge of the funeral arrangements. 5 j She also was a member Sf the A. M. E. church, a loyal Christian woman 1 loved and respected by all. The funeral was held from the A. M. E. church and interment was in the local * cemetery. She leaves a husband, one I brother and a host of friends to mourn ■ her passing. t Mrs. Lester, mother of Mrs. % Ethel • Moss, passed away on Wednesday, i November 17, in Needles, Cal., and t the funeral was held in that city. , o f LIBERIA EXTENDS WELCOME f TO. AMERICAN NEGROES (By the Associated Negro Press) 1 Liberia, Africa, Dec; 16. —American i Negroes would be welcomed as immi t grants in Liberia, the black republic 3 of Africa, says the Rt. Rev. W. H. f Over,. African Episcopal bishop of Li e beria. The Liberian government of fers. liberal land and commercial - grants to all blacks, he says, but the o Liberians are fusing concessions or i- citizenship to any whites because they would rather see their country '• develop more slowly than to lose any t, of the liberties which have made Li i beria the pride of the black race. s. o t $20,000 DENOMINATIONAL e SCHOOL FOR BAPTISTS il t- (By the Associated Negro Press) « New Orleans, La., Dec. 16. —Dele- r gates to the meeting of the first dis -5 trict Baptist Association received fa -6 vorably a proposal for the construc n tion of a $20,000 denominational >• school here. )- x ward, fair and honest dealings. He e can secure unlimited credit with sev r- eral of the leading business houses is of this city and can write his check for SIO,OOO or more any day in the b- year. e Mr. Rice is now head of a group of n representative men of this city who e plan to give Phoenix an up-to-date, n modern business building, owned and a controlled entirely by colored people. y- Plans are well undA- way and articles g of incorporation are being prepared. ie The advice Mr. Rice gives to all :e young men of the race who would ig make a success in life, is laid down in a few simple words: s, "Keep smiling. Ie "Spend less than you earn, id '‘Be honest. r- "Work, work, work, work.” $1,000,000 CASH PAID | BY COLORED PEOPLE FOR WAREHOUSE SITE (By the Associated Negro Press) Chicago, Dec. 16. —Dr. W. W. Lucas, | who has been associated with the Co- j operative Society of America for some ' time, has just been promoted to the ! position of assistant general superin- . tendent. This places Dr. Lucas in j charge of the work for our group in ! Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Wis-1 consin, and eventually the whole United States. The business of the organization is growing by leaps and bounds in a re markable manner, according to Dn Lucas. In an inferview Dr. Lucas said: “This organization is doing two great things, it is furnishing the solu tion to the high cost of living, and it is demonstrating the brotherhood of man by giving our people an even chance with other races.” Continuing, he said: ’No other or ganization in the country, made up of the people of all races, is giving us a finer opportunity. We have increased our capital stock to $100,000,000. We have recently purchased a great ware house in Chicago-at the cost of sl,- 000,000 cash. We own a great prod ucts company that manufactuics for ty-one different products. o— ————- NORTH PREPARING TO FIGHT KLU KLUX (By the Associated Negro Press) New York, N. Y., Dec. 16.—With the reincarnation of the Ku-Klux Klan in the South growing at alarming pro ’ portions, according to reports sefit out from Southern cities, steps are 'being taken in the North to combat it. Fenton Johnson, leader of the Re conciliation Movement, has issued the following statement: “The Ku-Klux Klan has no place in American life, either in its old state, where it was camouflaged under what was erroneously purported to be high ideals, or in the renovated Klan vith its activities noticeable in Jackson ville and other Southern cities just I before the recent election, j “The Ku-Klux Klan is the beginning of American bolshevism and I am sure that the better element of the . I white race frowns down upon it. As j a counter-irritant, the Reconciliation ! Movement was established, not only ; for the racial ills but for all social I evils of the day. The spirit of co-op [ i eration between both races and cap j ital and labor, all working togetljer j to make Ameri<% the greatest nation of all ages, would wipe out of exist j ence every bolshevistic movement, Ku-Klux Klan, I. W. W. or any other menace to civilization.” L 0 TUCSON The Mt. Calvary Baptist church j held a rally last Sunday and each 5 member came forward and placed five r dollars on the table. The morning 3 and evening services Wfere full of f gospel fire. Subject for the morning f service was, “The Pearl of Great Price.” Subject of the evening dis cussion was, “Haman and Mordecai.” Discussion and services conducted by Rev. Cicero C. Simmons. The rally - was indeed a success and the money will be added to the building fund. An old fashioned Love Feast was held last Friday night at Prince Chapel A. M. E. church, the Rev. J. H. Allen, presiding elder, officiating. Rev. J. H. Humphrey, formerly pas j tor of Mt. Calvary Baptist church, is reported seriously ill at this writing. Mr. E. J. Richardson hgs a fine list e ing of city property for our people. He will sell*you a home for a small a payment down and the balance in It small monthly payments. It be e hooves all enteprising men and women of our race to buy a home now f while they may. Mr. Richardson also o is an employment agent and has a >, number of jobs open for men and d women. He also writes all kinds ol 5. insurance. Give him your business s and show race pride. o II ' If the profiteers and not the hens d that lay the dollar eggs were to get n it in the neck there would be more public -satisfaction. o ; Now that the price -of bread it down, father can make the dough gc farther. 5 Cents a Copy; $2.50 a Year BJ.ACKS RETURNING SOUTH AT ALARM' ;i RATE SAY REPuRT! (By the Associated Negro Press) Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 16.—Thoi | sands of Negroes who flocked Nort ' by trainloads during the summer ar I returning South. Disappointed by failure to find th j higher wages and better condition ; about which employment agents glil ly talked, their old employers sa they are eagerly seeking to return t the work they left. Country Negroes declare their higl er pay was more than counter-ba anced by increased living costs "In it dustrial cities. City Negroes ofte found their wages in northern citie not equal to their pay in the soutl Reports received by local employmen j bureaus show that 250,000 Negroe j went North during June, July an j August this year. There was consit erable Negro migration almost froi the start of the war. Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississipp Georgia, Alabama and Kentuc~ - wer chiefly hit by the Negro migratioi Missippi showing an actual decreas in population. The supply of Negro labor in Mil sissippi is estimated to have been cu 50 per cent during the summer. According to R. C. Wells of th Memphis Employment Bureau,, an railroad men, the migration of Ne , groes has now almost completel stopped, while the return movemen ' is growing so heavy that, if it cor I tinues at its present rate, about 8 per cent of those who left will hav : returned before the end of the win i ter. « o HAITIAN GOVERNMENT WANTS INVESTIGATION BY U. S. OFFICIAL! ~ . M ■ ■i j t (By the Associated Negro Press) Port Au Prince, Haiti, Dec. 16.- . President Sudre Dartiguenave ha made a direct and emphatic appea to the people of the United to , congressional investigation of “ma , administration, high-handedness, am , misrepresentation” by the America , minister and those civil functionarie , who are intrusted with the executio , of solemn treaty agreements betweei I the United States and Haiti. He said: “My regret at this juncture is no . that the treaty is being viola bu ! that it is not being carried o Th . reason it is not being carried out i because the Haitian government i r under the oppression of the America minister aqd the American financia adviser. "If the American government an people wish the Haitian ipeople i ! consider the treaty as the startin point of their true independence, i i is necessary that a congressional con i mission come to investigate the Amei 5 ican treaty functionaries, and ther r must also be a wise and enlightene f American minister here. 7 "That is emphatically the first ste t toward clearing up the present situs tion. - “From 1915 to this day the Haitia y government has had cause for bitte y complaint against the America y treaty officials. Often when I protes against a decision relative to our reli s tions with the United States, th e American minister and financial a< ’. viser sent to the state department a >. Washington declarations they declar i- to have come from me personally, bu s of which I have not uttered a word. ;. "This is done for no other reaso t- than to prejudice the' state depar >. ment and to confirm Washington i II their error that my government doe n not wish to keep its engagement. >. ’’On similar occasions these twi d officials have caused much distres v to my government.” o "And you believe a congressions a investigation would clear the air? d was asked. if President Dartiguenave answere a emphatically: “I believe so. There has Deen lack of co-operation. You are a grea s people. I beg you to be kind to all st tie people.” e o About the only objection to auti mobile price reducing is that it ma is increase the number of car buyer :o who cannot afford the upkeep on car.