Newspaper Page Text
“WE ORIGINATE OTHERS IMITATE"
KOy to VOL. IV. No. 14. WOMAN SAVED FROM ELECTRIC CHAIR BY ACTION OFN.A.A.C.P. (Special to the Tribune.) New York, June 23. —The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 70 Fifth avenue, New York, today announced that largely through the efforts of the New York branch, Mrs. Hattie Dixon, a colored woman had been saved from death in the electric chair and her sentence commuted to life imprisonment. The New York branch, at the re quest of Mrs. Dixon’s attorneys, be came active in May, the woman's death having been set for June 16. A petition was obtained representing 42,- 000 signers among New York State’s citizens, and a delegation was sent to call upon Governor Miller in Albany. The delegation was composed of Clif ton G. A. French, Rev. Cullen, Rev. Daniel, Rev. Lawton and John E. Nail. ■ Mrs. Dixon had been convicted of a i murder in November, 1917, and on ap peals stated their belief that the ver- j diet was the result of a misunder standing. The National Association for the j Advancement of Colored People an nounces that the New York branch received a communication from Mrs. Dixon’s attorneys saying that had the branch not intervened when it did, Ihe woman would probably not have been saved from the electric chair. This is especially fortunate since it lias been a tradition for years in New York State that no women must suffer the death penalty. FIRM OPPOSITION ANGLO-JAPENEBE ALLIANCE BY CHINA Bv The Associated Negro Press Shanghai, June 23. — Organizations ! representing all provinces, trades and professions agreed to send cable mes sages to the British parliament, to the United States congress and to the par liaments at Ottawa. Melbourne, Cal cutta, Rome and Paris opposing a new Anglo-Japanese alliance. The mes sage to be sent to London says: “The alliance heretofore has weak ened Chinese esteem for the British people owing to the aggression of Ja pan, regarded as having risen from the pact. It renewed, the Chinese feeling will be aggravated, reacting on tlfe friendly feeling toward the British and having a direct influence on trade.” The message that goes to Washing ton reads: “We keenly apprehend a renewal of the Anglo-Japanese alliance, since its conception, it has been fateful to the peace of China and if renewed will have a tendency to aggravate Japan ese aggression upon Chinese interests and be a disturbing influence on the peace of the Far East. Pray use your efforts to influence Great Britian to cease strengthening the hands of Ja pan.” o MAN WHO EXPOSED HAITIAN BARBARITY MEETS TRAGIC END By The Associated Negro Press Washington, June 23. —Harris Lips chitz, formerly of New York, and un derstood to be an American citizen, lias been mhrdered in Haiti, accord ing to advices received last Wenes day at the office of Representative Siegel. Lipschitz was engaged in business on the island, it was said. A complete investigation has teen or dered by Major General Lejeune, com mandant of 'he marine corps, in radio grams which also directed that th€ wife and child of the murdered man be taken care of. Lipschitz had writ ten on conditions in Haiti and had been active in the republic in the bringing of alleged conditions to the attenotin of government authorities here. o We can remember the time when the sister of Isadore Raynor, Demo cratic U. S. Senator from the State of Maryland, was refused accom modations in a Baltimore hotel be cause she was a JEW. SIX MINISTERS ANB 300 BUSINESS MEN CAUGHT IN CRAP GAME By The Associated Negro Press Evanston. 111., June 23. Scanda lous! A half dozen ministers of Ev anston and about 300 business men were caught in a crap game at the North Shore Hotel last Friday night. They were cught by bona fide officers of the law and incidentally, the gamb lers are members of the Evanston Chamber of Commerce. The Cham ber had just concluded its annual din ner and the initiation of over a 100 new members. The game was in full swing in the lobby when five coppers “pinched the house.” Had it not teen that the “gamblers” were using stage money there might have been something more to this yarn. No Ne groes were in the party. o « TEXAS WOMAN GIVEN SEVERE JOLT BY JUDGE IN LOS ANGELES COURT i TEXAS WOMAN— (Special to The Tribune.) i Los Angeles, Cal.. June 23. —A sig | nal victory was won Wednesday morn ing when Judge Fredernson on the testimony of a number of witnesses dismissed the case of the Brown sis ters; Adlane Brown was exonerated an Mabel claimed self defense. It proved a very interesting case and Atty. Ceruti was at his best in cross examining the witnesses; all of the defense witnesses were bright and gave their testimony in a straight for ward and intelligent manner and could not be shaken by the different attorneys. Miss Brown and her sister were ac cused of Assault and Battery on a Mrs. Foster, a white woman, who had just been here three days from Tex as; she could not understand why the conductor wouldn't make that colored girl sit somewhere else and then took it upon herself to make her move. She struck the first blow, but Miss Brown's defense blow brought blood. The officer who testifed to the wo man’s condition tried to make it ap pear that she was pretty badly beaten up t.nt the evidence brought out prov ed there were only two blows struck. It would have done your heart good when Judge Frederickson called that cracker to the stand and road her the law of this state. “There are states.” quoted the judgL “where they have seperate cars and sections for dif ferent races, but in California all peo ple are treated alike.” He informed her she was gui'ty of assault by even putting her hand on that girl. At this point Mrs. Foster’s lawyer intervened saying she was trying to defend her rights. The case was dismissed. o YELLOW JOURNALS CAUSE OF UNREST AMONG BLACKK IN BELGINM CONGO, AVERS By The Associated Negro Press Paris, June 23.—Travelers arriving at Antwerp report that unrest among American Negroes employed by an American firm in the Belgium Congo is causing disquietude there, accord ing to an Antwerp dispatch to the Havas agency. It is added, however,! that the recent armed rebellion is con sidered virtually at an end. The j American Negroes, the travelers say,! have been receiving a newspaper] which incited them to rebellion, and I at the village of Kenshasa they organ ized a sort of army equipped with rifles and ammunition. o JAIL IN KENTUCKY EMPTY FOR FIRST TIME IN YEARS By The Associated Negro Press Maysville, Ky., Jupe 23.—With only one prisoner in jalVand his trem with in a day of completion, Jailer James Gill appealed to Mayor Russell to re mit the remainder of his sentence, so, for the first time in its history, the local bastile could be without a pris oner. The pardon was written and jail doors were thrown open. Later a white man was arrested on a charge of drunkenness, but another pardon was forthcoming and the public was invited to visit an empty jail. No Negroes have been in the jail for sev eral months. ! RELIGIOUS CRANK REFUSES MILLIONS LEFT BY RELATIVE (By The Associated Negro Press.) Buzzards Bay, June 23>- J Charles Garland, who a few months ago refused to accept his $1,250,000 share of his father's estate, has just refused another million, this time from the estate of an uncle. Bare footed. tanned and happy, Garland is leading the life of a farmer he?e. “Men become great by following their ideals, not by following the lure of wealth. Money kills idealism. Christ preached this. I am a professing Christian.” “A society based on money is the wrong thing,” he continued. “All the evils of the world spring from private possession—from the desire of one man to have more than another. The real things—ideals and ideas —cannot be bought and paid for.” “If I have something others need I will give it to them. And if they have something I need I’ll take it, but not on a money basis. If I want to eat. I’ll plant my foodstuffs and build an engine to reap them. Then I am producing what I need and not rob bing any one. o BLACKS IN KNOXVILLE ARE OPPOSED TO ORGANIZATION OF KLAN By The Associated Negro Press Knoxville, Tenn., June 23. Re-1 quests for protection of tho Negroes ! of Knoxville from activities of the | proposed Ku Klux Klan to be organ ized in Knoxville as a subsidiary or ganization of the national organiza tion of white citizens, was made last Tuesday before the city commission. ' J. L. Carey, a colored teacher in : Knoxville College, made a speech and j asked that “in view of the splendid j relation in Knoxville of the whites and Negroes” that the commission refuse a charter to the proposed organiza tion. Mayor Neal answered the man by stating that he did not know wheth er the organization would apply for a city charter, but that the commission could not take steps to prevent the is suing of a charter. o VVVVVVV V V V V V V v .\ * FLAGSTAFF * , •> v *!• *!* v v *l* •> »!♦ By Mrs. Estella Wallace The First Baptist church of Flag staff, of which the Rev. J. B. Bell is pastor, is soon to be remodeled and money is now being raised for that purpose. Among the donators are, Mr. J. C. Nolan of the F. L. Lumber Co., who contributed SSO; The Bab bitt Trading Co., Inc., and the F. L. Lumber Co., also made liberal dona tions. These favors were gratefully received and we thank these broad hearted men for their contributions. Mrs. Perscilla Roy of Phoenix who has been in the city only a few weeks was indisposed -but is now able to resume her duties. She is delighted with our city and its people. Mrs. Chas. Lewis of Phoenix ar rived in the city Saturday evening and will attend the Summer Normal. Her husband accompained her and returned Sunday morning to the Capital City. Mr. Sylvester Doss of Ashfork spent Saturday in the city. Miss Naomi Tabron of Prescott, who attended the Flagstaff Normal last year, spent the week-end with her parents in Prescott and returned in time for the graduating exercises Her sister, Miss Helen Vance, princi pal of the colored school in Mesa, and mother, Mrs. Paris Tabron accompan ed her and were present at the gra duating exercises. Miss Tabron is the second colored girl to graduate from the Flagstaff Normal. Her sister. Miss Vance, was the other and first to win this honor. Mrs. Fred Polk and Mrs. J. A. DaviE spent Sunday in Riadon as guests of Mrs. P. J. Taylor. Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Garrison, Mr. and MVs. S. White and son, Mrs. Mary Davis, Miss Craig, Mrs. Estella Wallace and August Fuller spent Sunday at Cox’s Ranch. All had a jolly time. Rev. J. B. Bell left Friday morning for Prescott where he was to hold services Sunday. -PHOENIX, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 1921. IBLG CELEBRATION AT EAST LAKE PARK BY COLORED PEOPLE Emancipation Day was fittingly ob served by Colored people of Phoenix and the Salt River Valley on Monday Promptly at 11 o’clock the excitement began and from that time on there was something doing every minute. The big free barbecue, of course, was the center of attraction and until all had received their fill, this part of | the celebration was by far the most important. After the feast came the ball game i between the Western Giants and tho 110th Calvary team from Fort Huachu ca. The boys played a brilliant game and the spectators were kept on their toes from the first to last inning. Two home runs were credited, one to the Giants and the other to the Soldier team. The giants’ first pitch er was knocked out of the box by the soldiers in the first two innings and they gained such a lead on the home boys that it was a struggle to even the score, to say nothing about trying to win. The score was 6 to 2 in favor of the Soldiers up to the four'll inning when the Giants ex perienced a streak of luck and even ed the score. Then the Soldiers took another spurt, ran ahead of the locals and some how managed al ways to keep our boys just a score or two behind them until the very last inning. The final score was 11 to JO in favor of the Soldiers. All agree that it was a good game, in spite of the large score, which in itself tells nothing. Private groups of picnickers were scattered all over the park and the play grounds were thronged with I children. The National Association, under whose auspices the celebration was given, had all kinds of refresh ments to sell and were kept busy waiting on the thirsty crowd that had just come cut of the ball park. All day there was something doing; either in the form of carnival amuse ments or other sports. At night a boxing contest was held and all were given a run for their money. A plat form was built and dancing engaged the attention of many throughout the evening. Owing to the fact that the principal speaker qf the day, Mr. George B. Cruikshank of Tucson, editor of the Tucson Spokesman, was absent, the speaking was dispensed with and other things instituted. The local men who were to appear on the platform with the Hon. Mr. Cruickshank were pre sent and ready to deliver, but the management thought best to call off this part of the program, more as a mark of respect to Mr. Cruickshank than for any other reason. Many were disappointed in not being permitted to hear Emancipation addresses, but such is life in Arizona —Phoenix in particular. Altogether, the Emancipation cele bration at the park Monday was a grand affair and much credit is due the management Jor the orderly man ner in which everything was carried out. Walter A. McKenney, president of the local branch, N. A. A. C. P., was manager of the day and to him and his assistants we say, Nil desperan dum. Ex post facto. o CASE IS DISMISSED FOR LACK OF EVIDENCE By The Associated Negro Press Chicago, 111. June 23. —Mrs. Mar- Margaret E. Davies Small, 4448 Indi ana avenue, had Charles A. Small ar rested for marrying another woman. “We lived together such a short time I’m not sure he’s the man,” she told Judge Haas. “Funny,” hfe comment ed. “Case dismissed.” Both colored. ■ o Don’t let conceit blind you to the fact that you are but one and pro bably a SMALL' one. o The time is coming when the vir tue of a black woman will be as sacred in the mind of an American as the chastity of a white woman. o The Salesman—A pretty house slip per? Certainly. Here’s something that will please you. We have them on sale today. Eight and a half. The Shopper—Sir! I wear nothing larger than a three. Good day. FARM LANDS HELD BY COLORED FOLKS WORTH OVER $2,239,062,790 By The Associated Negro Press Washington, June 23. —Farms oper ated by colored men in fourteen southern states, including Delaware andl Maryland in 1920, numbered 920,- 976, an increase of 40.158 over 1910 or 28.7 per cent of all the farms in the United States, the census bureau an nounced recently. The total acreage of these farms was 41,346,943 valued at $2,239,062,790. Farms operated by Negro tenants totalled 702,215, an in crease of 33,659 compared with ten years ago, or 44.1 per cent of all ten ant farms in the country. Farms operated by Negroes by states included: Virginia, 47,690; North Carolina, 74,849; South Carolina, 109,005; Geor gia, 130.176; Florida, 12,954; Ken tucky, 18,624; Tennessee, 38,181; Ala bama, 95,200; Mississippi, 161,001; Arkansas, 72,272; Louisiana, 62,036; Oklahoma, 18,737; Texas, 78,664. o AMERICAN COMMANDER OF MARINES IN HAITI STOPS PUB. OF NATIVE JOURNALS By The Associated Negro Press New York, June 23.—Charges that Col. John H. Russell, commanding the American marines in Haiti, had im prisoned two native editors and for bidden Haitian newspapers to publish American comment on the recent Hai tian memorial congress, were publish ed last week. \ The charges quote an order by Col. Russel forbidding publication of ar ticles tending to incite feeling against the American troops and threatening offenders with military trial. The two editors are named Jolibois and La noue. A third editor, says the state ment is sought by American troops. -c ❖ -I- -j. .j. .;. ❖ ‘ * * DOUGLAS * »> .j. .j. .j. .j. .;. By Norma King. The Douglas branch of the N. A. A. C. P. met this week with Mr. D. C. Fatillo, the president, in the chair. A splendid, meeting was held and all were pleased. Rev. S. E. Newell spoke last Sun day night at Mt. Olive Baptist church to a large and appreciative audience. After the speaking refreshments were served and all had a delightful time. Miss M. Murphy’s birthday came on the 19th of June and she was highly entertained by Mrs. Deliah L. Pierce of 754 Seventh street with a five course birthday dinner. A telephone call brought her to Mrs. Pierce’s resi dence and to her surprise there was the table decoratetr in colors and lad en with a sumptuous feast. The big birthday cake was a delight and the center of attraction. Miss Estell Hud son and Mrs. General Jackson were among the invited guests. After din ner Miss Murphy said: “Surprise me again.’ Norman King and friends of Doug las hereby offer an apology to all who were disappointed at the picnic grounds at Hereford. Soldiers from Naco and Hauchuca were there but none from Douglas. We are indeed sorry to have disappointed you. Jack Hayes an family motored out to a nice quiet spot Sunday and held a little picnic. They reported a nice time. Norman King entertained last week in honor of his sister, Mrs. Mabel Bavens of Hutchinson, Kans., who is here for a short visit. The house was beautifully decorated for the occasion with pink carnations and other flow ers. Covers were laid for Mrs. Bav ens, Mr. and Mrs. D. Roberts, Mr. Richard Garrison, Mr. Sam Weatherly, Mr. Andrew King, Mr. William King and the host. Ths was the first op portunity the King brothers and sis ters had A) meet in eleven years. It was a real family reunion and all hhd a delightful time. AGED WOMAN IS HELD ON CHARGE OF AIDING IN JAIL DELIVERY By Tho Associated Negro Press Jacksonville, Fla., June 23.—Irene Hunter, a 55-year-old colored woman of Myrtle avenue and State street, is held in the county jail accused of having provided hack saws that en abled thirteen prisoners to escape from the jail last Thursday morning. The woman was placed under arrest by John A. Miller, jailer of the Duval county jail. The woman is the moth er of Nelson Thomas, one of the men who escaped. It is alleged that the woman carried a plate of corn bread to her son. and that several hack 'aws were ! n the bread. The woman denies the allegation. Four of tho thirteen Negroes have been captured and Sheriff Dowling is offering re wards of $25 for information that will lead to the arrest of any of those who are still at large. ' o EYE WITNESS TELLS ABOUT HORRORS OF OF FLOOD IN PUEBLO Following is an excerpt from a let ter received from Rev. R. H. Herring of Pueblo, Colo., giving an account of the recent flood: “We are both safe and sound. Would have wired you but there is such a rush over the wires till such a message does not beat the mails very much. “Yes, we had one of the old time floods you read about but seldom witness. The water in some places in the lowlands reached a debth of 12 to 15 feet. It wrecked every store more or less, for seven or eight blocks. In many cases there is noth ing left except the place where the store once stood. “We are about one-half mile from the levee and the water rose to about five feet in our house and about 3 or 4 feet in the church. A rescue squad brought a boat to the church and my wife and I got aboard. It was about 10 o’clock at night when we were taken in the boat to safety. During the early part of the night our house and the church were a station and many came there for re fuge. Directly across the street from us, two ladies were drowned. The boat in which they were riding cap sized in water 6 or seven feet deep. Two people right around the corner from us were drowned and we learn that four members of our church were drowned. It is impossible to leajn just how many colored people lost their lives in the flood and we may never know. “I don’t think they will ever find all the people that were drowned. The lowest estimate of the,, number drowned is placed at 500. I think that is a very conservative figure. “There was absolutely no need of so many of our people being lost for they had ample warning. The storm commenced about 2 o’clock in the afternoon and raged until 2 o’clock in the morning. There were three cloud bursts during the storm, le vees broke, resevoirs overflowed and the city of Pueblo was inundated.” o ARSON IN GEORGIA CONTINUES UNABATED By Tho Associated Negro Press Autreyville, Ga„ June 23. —A Negro church was burned here last Thursday by alleged members of the mot l which the night before had burned the hom es of several colored people, and lodge and church buildings. Several color ed people were whipped by the mob and one was shot when he fired a shotgun. The mob rule results from the murder early this week of Lorena Wilkes, a 12-year-old white girl. John Henry Williams, colored, was arrested and narrowly escaped a crowd of sey eral hundred men. o TWO MEN HELD FOR AL LEGED ATTACK ON GIRL Richmond, Va., June 23.-—Two white men are under arrest here for an alleg ed attack on a colored girl last Monday night, which at one time threatened to result in a race riot. Crowds of angry Negroes were dispersed when more than a third of the city police force was called, re-enforced by sever al plain-clothes men and civilians. 5 Cents a Copy; $2.50 a Year BLACKS OF CHICAGO . ENGAGED IN ALL - KINDS OF BUSINESS BLACKS OF CHICAGO— (By The Associated Negro Press.) Chicago, 111., June 23.—Black’s Blue Book shows Chicago Negroe*s engaged in the various lines of business as fol lows : Aprons and Uniforms, 7; Art Stores 12; Automobiles, Garage and Livery, 10; Bakeries, retail, 10; wholesale, 2; Banks, 2; Barber shops and Billiard Parlors, 247; Baths, 2; Blacksmiths 7; Books and Book Stores, 6; Chiropod- "* ists,26; Cleaning, Pressing and Re pairing,sß; Clothing and Furnishings, 5; Decorators, 12; Dentists, 55; Dress makers, 30; Drug Stores, 31; Dry Goods, 1; Electricians and Locksmiths 7; Employment Agencies, 10; Express and Storage, 65; Florists, 4; Flavors and Extracts, 1; Fish Markets, 7; * Furnace adn Stove Repairing, 6; Fur niture, 14; Fur stores, 2; Groceries and Delicatessens, 118; Hairdressing parlors, 149; Hatters, 6; Hospitals, 2; Hotels, 11; Ice Cream Parlors, 13; Insurance, 7; Jewelers, 5; Laundries, 2; Lawyers, 70; Medicine Specialists 6; Millinery, 15; Music and Musical Instruments, 11; Music and Music Teachers,s7; Newspapers and Maga zines, 13; Notions, 25; Physicians, 120; Plumbers, 4; Printers, 14; Real Estate, 52; Restaurants,'9o; Shoe Re pairing, 22; Shine Parlors, 23; Soft Drinks, 11; Signs, 4; Public Steno graphers, 6; Undertakers, 21; Vend ing Machines, 2; Veterinary Institu tions, 1. MARCUSGARVEYMAY LOAN $5,000,000 TO BLACK REPUBLIC By The Associated Negro Press New York City, June* 23. —Marcus Garvey is the head of the Negro In dependent association, which owns - the Black Star Line, and the hope of which is to make Africa solidly black one of these days. He preached that ’ -hope to his followers. The N. I. A. das branches in the West India Is lands and in Panama and Cuba and the likes and> is said to have a mem bership of 4,000,000 Negroes, each of whom is said to pay a cent a day. That is $40,000 daily, not to speak of the bond-selling privileges, and it may be that Marcus Garvey really could loan the Republic of Liberia the $5,- 000,000 —or at a pinch, $3,000,000 —of which it stands in need. The United States, however, wilt probably loan the Republic of Liberia $5,000,000. Because if Uncle Sam does not accommodate Liberia to this extent John Bull will. Or if John Bull remains obdurate, which is not all likely, Marcus Garvey will be in duced. The story is one of interna tional relationships. African west coast affairs, the oil business and the race problem. One might, perhaps, best take it jauntily. President King of Liberia is in the country, accompanied by R. K. Mor ris—familiarly known in Liberia as “Up the River Morris”—who is the state treasurer, and Mayor Johnson of Monrovia, which is the capital Liberia. Mr. Johnson is worthy of a moment’s attention because he is the grand potentate of the African em- • pire, and in that capacity wears a red wrapper and a starry crown when he goes on parade, which he has and does. Otherwise he only appears as one of those interested. o JEALOUS HUSBAND SHOOTS MAN ABOUT HIS WIFE By The Associated Negro Press Chicago, 111, June 23. —Jealous of his white wife’s aparent preference for a white man, Ray Barton, colored, early last Thursday shot Michael Webb, 308 West 42nd. street, in the arm, after warning him to stay away. Webb is a brother to Robert (Teddy) Webb, now serving time in Joliet for killing Policeman Hart Stickcn several months ago. Detectives who were near by, arrested both men, as well as the man’s wifd, who is being held as a witness. Barton’s conditions is not serious.