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Phoenix, Arizona
Published Semi-Monthly by the Tribune Publishing Company
Address ail Communications to the
P. O. Box 1062, Phoenix, Arizona
Bntered as Second-Class Matter June 22, 1918, at the Postoffice at Phoenix,
Ariaona, under Act of March 3, 1879
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TRIBUNE will be gladly corrected upon its being brought to the attention o>
the publishers.
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit, -
Rest, if you must, but don’t you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don’t give up, though the pace seems slow—
You may succeed with another blow.
Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor’s cup.
And he learned too late, when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out—
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt.
And you can never tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit—
It’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit.
Once more the schools of the city of Phoenix are opened,
and the teachers are at their posts in their efforts to teach the
youth the essentials of good citizenship. Every possible effort
should be put forth by the parents to assist the teachers in do
ing the work they have in hand, with as little anxiety and
trouble as possible.
There is a general complaint that the average parent ex
pects too much of the teachers, because they fail to do all that
is required of reasonable and thoughtful parents. If the child
is properly taught at home, it will make a model scholar at
school and the teacher will find great delight in helping to
shape its mind in the right direction.
Fifty-one per cent of farm fires are caused by lightning.
The first Negro was brought to this country in 1619.
Alaska has tremendous undeveloped agricultural possi
Canada had a railroad mileage of 51,388 miles in 1922.
American churches now have over 47,000,000 members.
Barnacles attach themselves to whales as well as ships.
Humane societies have been in existence over 100 years.
Sanitary paper cuspidors are here.
A walking tractor is the latest device.
Explosives cannot be made without nitric acid.
Shoe polishers now use electric polishing machines.
Perfumes were used originally only in religious services.
An English safety razor is operated by a tiny electric motor.
Large deposits of graphite have been discovered in British
East Africa.
Gasoline tractors are replacing swithing engines on some
Wooden houses have been found to be safest in earth
Australia furnishes the bulk of the world’s supply of pearls.
Our national tobacco bill is almost a billion dollars a year.
Australia is nearly as large as the entire United States.
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Week Day Sermonette ."
j By H. T. S. Johnson,
Intcrrracial Secretary for Oklahoma
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Guided by Judas, the most ungrateful and depraved man
known to history, the enemies of Jesus have found and arrested
Him in Gethsemane. Peter thought the best and only way to
show his love and loyalty was to offer physical resistance. Ac
cordingly, he drew his sword and cut off the High Priest’s serv
ant’s ear. Instead of praising him for his valor and urging the
| other disciples to get in the fight also, Jesus said, “Peter, put
| up thy sword.”
To the surface thinker, Peter, in this case, looks like a hero
and Jesus like a coward and weakling. But he who reasons sees
that action based solely on impulse is never wise and that Jesus
gave Peter the best possible advice. Peter’s course would have
spoiled the whole plan of salvation, because it was no improve
ment on the prevalent practice of his day—“An eye for an eye
and a tooth for a tooth.”
Despite the counsel Jesus gave Peter on that occasion, the
world has gone on making Peter’s mistake. We could not have
done so more consistently if Jesus had said “Unsheath your
sword,” instead of oemmanding Peter to put it up.
We make Peter’s mistake:
I. As individuals.
The average man carries a chip on his shoulder, with his
fist ready to strike anyone who knocks it off. Like Peter, he
thinks of manhood in terms of the physical. Many wives have
become widows and children orphans because men refused to
heed the command of Jesus to Peter, “Put up thy sword.” This
awful result comes from a mistaken idea of manhood. If we,
as individuals, would keep in mind the fact that manhood
shows more positively in moral practices and spiritual discern
ment, we would cease to stress physical manhood to the neglect
of the moral and the sipritual.
Do not understand me to minimize the importance of having
strong, healthy bodies. Ah! no, but we should let our strong,
healthy bodies be the medium through which we practice the
higher moral and sipiritual virtues. We misuse our bodies and
abuse our God-given privileges when they show nothing but
physical excellence. If brute strength and the spirit to fight had
been most important, God never would have made men. The
elephant is strong; the bulldog fights; they can show these
qualities to a much greater degree than man. Because God
loves universally and wanted sonje being to reveal that love, He
made man. When, in our lives, we show more fight than we do
lcve, we are not meeting the end of our existence.
We make Peter’s mistake:
11. As races
Much can be said on this topic as regards all races, but we
shall discuss only the race problem in the United States of
The white man has surely made, in an emphasized way,
Peter’s mistake in his dealings with the Negro. Peter had a
real grievance against the man whose ear he cut off, because
he was a member of the mob that took Jesus. But the Negro
is not an offender. He was helpless and could be exploited with
ease. Therefore, he has been brutalized and killed in every way
conceivable. If Christ said to Peter, “Put up thy sword,” sure
ly He says the same to the American white man. He is saying
also: “Put up the ROPE with which you hang and the TORCH
with which you burn Negroes. Put down the oppressive meas
ures you have used to curb the Negro’s aspirations and to pre
vent his rising.”
My heart rejoices because the white people of the South
are hearing the command of Jesus, with reference to the Negro,
as they never have before. If you want evidence of the above,
note the increased appropriations in every southern state for
Negro education; increased library and recreational advantages;
the growing tendency to economic and civic justice; the strong
editorials in leading southern dailies and the resolutions of
southern white women in nine states, against mob violence. If
you need additional evidence, sit in one of the many conferences
that are being held by white and black leaders for the purpose
of interracial cooperation in everything that tends toward bet
ter race relations.
We make Peter’s mistake:
111. As nations.
Since Jesus uttered the words of the text, Carthage, Rome,
Spain and Germany have fallen by the sword. History shows
that with nations as with individuals, “The path of power leads
but to the grave.”
This has been true of the past and will be true of the fu
ture unless nations, in accord with the command of Jesus to
Peter, “Put up thy swords.” Put them up not to substitute
something more‘modern or deadly; but put them up to study and
practice “War no More.”
Since fighting has never brought permanent peace, pros
perity nor power, all individuals, races and nations, in self
defense and in the interest of world peace and the building of
Christ’s Kingdom on earth, heed the command of Jesus: “Put
up thy sowrd.”
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eurn From Vacation—
tr. and Mrs. D. W. Young of 1232 !
t Madison street returned recent-1
ly from the east, where they spent l
their vacation. Mrs, Young visited :
relatives in Oklahoma, while Mr.
Young Journeyed to Chicago and
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ored people of the Windy City alive j
and progressive. All seem to be pros-'
perous, he said, and there are over 1
200,000 of our people in that city.
Mr. Young is quite enthusiastic in his
praise of Chicago and its people.
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Home From Coast—
Mrs. Perry Payne returned a few
days ago from a three months' vaca
tion spent on the coast. Much of her
time was spent in Los Angeles with
her daughter, Mrs. Raymond Richard,
and her husband. She also was roy
ally entertained by Mrs. McLemore
and other friends while on the coast
and her stay was made very pleas
ant Indeed.
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Home From Eadt—
Mrs. James Mullen, of 816 East Jef
ferson street, returned a few days
ago from a pleasant vacation spent
with relatives in Indiana and Arkan
sas. He says that the East is all
right, but Arizona for him every time.
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Baptist Convention—
The Paradise Baptist Convention oi
Arizona will convene with the Second
Baptist church of Phoenix, Ariz.,
Wednesday before the first Lord’s
Day in November, at 10 a. m. All
Baptist churches in the state are in
vited to attend and become identified
with this Convention. By order of
the president, Rev. W. E. Youngblood,
Prescott, Arizona.
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Here From California—
Mr. A. G. Shepperson, former resi
dent of this city but now a resident
of Los Angeles, spent several days
in the city this week on business.
Mr. Shepperson formerly |was cus
todian pf the National Bank of Ari
zona building here, and is employed
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Trust and Savings Bank of Los An
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