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A hen is not supposed to have
Much common sense or tact,
Yet every time she lays an egg
She cackles forth the fact.
A rooster hasn’t got a lot
Os intellect to show,
Rut none the less most roosters have
Enough good sense to crow.
The mule, the most despised of beasts,
Has a persistent way
Os letting folks know he’s around
By his insistent bray.
The busy little bees they buzz,
Bulls bellow and cows moo,
The watch dogs bark, the ganders quack,
The doves and pigeons coo.
The peacock spreads his tail and squacks,
Pigs squeal and robins sing,
And even serpents know enough
To hiss before they sting.
But man, the greatest masterpiece
That nature could devise
Will often stop and hesitate
Before he’ll advertise.
Merchants who are wise
And want our people’s trade,
Use THE TRIBUNE to advertise,
And thus their fortune’s made.
Politically, Colored Americans are awake as never before,
and the campaign this year will be noted for its thrills and sur
prises. In the east and middle west where the vote of Colored
Americans is strongest, our Race leaders are in two camps—
Conservative and Progressive. Here in Arizona, where the pol
itical plums ars seldom tossed to members of our group, we are
engaged in the game of “watchful waiting,” heartily in accord
with the plan suggested by Andrew J. Beaumert, Jr., that an
uninstructed delegation be sent from Arizona to the Republi
can National Convention in Cleveland.
While not indorsing the candidacy of either President Cool
idge or Senator Hiram Johnson, we* are impressed with certain
statements made by Mr. Johnson in his Cleveland speech in re
gard to cutting down Southern representation in National Con
ventions. Among other things, Mr. Johnson said:
“The selection of delegates from certain of the southern
states had become so corrupt and had created so many scandals
that finally the Republican national convention in 1920 passed
a resolutioin commanding within a year the Republican national
committee to adopt a just and equitable basis of representation
in future national conventions. The national committee obeyed
and within the year acted, and while its action did not consti
tute ‘a just and equitable representation,’ nevertheless it re
duced the delegates in southern states where there is no Re
“The reduction was a mere step in the right direction. It
did not do justice to the real Republicans, but it furnished the
basis for further reductions. This work of the national com
mittee. solemnly done after full hearings, a few days ago
in Washington, under the orders of our opponents, was nulli
fied and the scandalous and unfair representation accorded
southern states in past conventions was again given them.
‘ I speak of this outrageously unfair selection of delegates
because there is a fundamental principle at stake. The service
we may render is to have conventioins which honestly express
the will of the Republican party, and beyond that, the principle
for which we strive is that this government belongs to all its
people, the Republican party belongs to all its members, the
]>eople themselves are entitled to govern the country, just as
the membership of the Republican party is entitled to govern
“These southern delegates are selected, as you know, and
as I know, by commands issued in the City of Washington, to
a very few federal office holders in the different states. A nom
ination bp delegates thus selected, in number grossly dispro
portionate is a reproach to the Republican party. Our dem
ocracy is but an irridescent dream if year after year we per
mit a few bosses either to deny the right of expression to all
the electors, or where that expression is given to thwart it by
hand-picked southern delegates. Popular government in those
states where there are no primaries is a sham and a farce.
“A nomination made by delegates from states without
presidential primaries in conjunction with purchase of hand
picked delegates from southern states is not made by the will
of the party, but in spite of it. The recent action of the Re
publican national committee is a reversion to the abhorrent
conditions from which we thought we had emerged. It is this
system I challenge in this campaign. It is, in the last analysis,
a test of popular government.”
The recent statement of Wizard Evans that the Jew, the
Catholilc and Negro cannot become 100 per cent American is
quite in line with the Klan theory -of racial inferiority. It is
not so much the fact that it has the psychological effect of mak
ing races believe they are inferior because a stronger race as
There is no such thing as an inferior race. To be true
there are individuals in every race who do not measure up to
certain standards, but in most cases it will be found that this
i failure is due to lack of opportunity. Mental and physical de
; velopment depend upon environment and the necessity for
On the pictured monument of Egypt whites are represent-'
ed as slaves and most certainly the black Egyptians' had the j
j idea that they were inferior. Tacitus, the Roman historian,
: said some very uncomplimentary things about the Anglo-Saxons
| whom their conquerors brought to the Eternal City. And just
now the Anglo-Saxon in Europe is having the time of his exist--
ence to prove that civilization is safe and that he is superior.
Speaking particularly of the Negro, our race stands upon
a par with any other race. No matter how ignorant and moral
ly incompetent many of the race may be, their compliment is to
be found among the whites in greater proportion north as well
So get the idea out of your head about racial inferiority.
All races must be judged by the men and women it produces and
as long as the Negro, under the most adverse conditions, pro
duces superior men and women, the race itself must be the
equal of any.
THE BOK PEACE PLAN
The winning plan in the American Peace Award, created
1 by Edward Bok has been selected and is being submitted to the
public for approval or disapproval. Civic organizations through
out the country are discussing the plan and ballots are issued
to members on which they may indicate their desire. The Tri
bune is opposed to the plan for several reasons. First, because
it is impracticable. The plan submitted, proposes entrance of
the United States in the World Court and co-operation with the
League of Nations without full membership, a thing utterly
World Court is a misnomer. It is a mere shibboleth em
ployed by certain partisans to win popular confidence in their
pretended effort to end war. By certain genuine friends of
peace it is accepted as a slogan of battle for a basic principle
of universal human aspirations.
A court is a body in a Government to which the public
administratioin of justice is delegated. It is clear that a Gov
ernment is essential to the existence of a court. It is conceded
that there is no such established Government in existence.
Surely the League of Nations supplies no such Government even
if it had been universally, duly adopted. Could any such Gov
ernment, under our conception of Government, ever be institut
ed without first submitting its Constitution and Code of Laws
and Practice to a popular vote of the several sovereign peoples
who are called upon to delegate whatever jurisdiction and au
thority such World Court might possess and exercise?
Our Government is founded upon the eternal principles of
religion, equality, brotherhood and justice—democracy. Our
statesmen are confined to these precepts and can follow only
the course where they lead. The Hague Tribunal, League of
Natioins and World Court do not supply the essential founda
tion for world democracy and thus do not supply a basis for a
World Court and finally, the necessary guarantees of interna
In order that the United States may co-operate with other
nations to achieve and preserve the peace of the world, we be
lieve that by popular vote in the several respective countries,
a federation of the world should be established upon the un
derlying principles of the Declaration of Independence and the
Constitution of the United States, limited exclusively to inter
national affairs embracing no invasion of domestic matters,
and providing therein for a Federation Court.
Such a program would commend itself to an overwhelming
majority of the American people and the people of foreign coun
tries would see the futility of any other course and insist upon
their respective Governments proceeding accordingly in due
. course. It would result in a world federation with adequate
Just two thlings have mad® it possible for us to giv®
M ■li W \ 1. A reduction In the cost of Kentucky Burley
M % tobacco and In package materials, as well,
f 1 2. The consolidation of thro® of our big plants
M 1 into one. (Mr. Ford may not be In th®
fl 1 tobacco business but he ia right about
■ I You know that it is the desire and policy of The
M m American Tobacco Co. to extend to its customers the
M Reducing die price favorite like Tuxedo is
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THE PHOENIX TRIBUNE—ALWAYS IMPROVING
jurisdiction and authority in its own sphere, without impairing
| the domestic rights and sovereignty of any nation. It would
| enable the organization of a Federation Court and the selection
■ of judges therefor solely on their merits, without special regard
to the country of their origin.
The world has seen hundreds of republics rise and fall,
chiefly on account of the lack of written Constitution and Codes
of Laws based upon universal suffrage. Hague Conferences,
Leagues of Nations, World Courts, all will take a similar course
unless the peoples of the earth, through their Governments, or
ganize a World Federation administered under a written basic !
law interpreted by judges, limited by said law, and not by their i
prejudices and caprices as would be the case under any present '
A fair and impartial trial and full protection of the law is
all the colored citizens of Arizona ask in the case #f one Ward,
charged with a henious crime. If guilty, he should be given
the full extent*of the law, and if innocent, he should be re
leased. We ask nothing more and will Be satisfied with nothing
less. „ .
$27,000 LOT GIVEN j
GREENVILLE BLACKS ;
B¥ SOUTHERN WHITES:
GREENVILLE. S. C.—The largest
single gift ever made by white peo
ple of this state to Negroes has just
occurred with the turning over of a
327,000 lot to the Phyllis Wheatley
Association, an organization devoted
to a community service program. All
the officers of the association except
the secretary are white. The secre
tary is ET. B. Holloway. It is planned
to erect buildings on the new premises
that will house all civic activities or
the Negroes of the community.
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WASHINGTON, Jan. 25—A recent
1 government estimate of the colored
population in certain cities gave New
1 York, 183,248; Philadelphia, 153,612;
Chicago, 136,396; St. Louis, 79,562;
i Cleveland, 44,369; Pittsburgh, 42,650;
Cincinnati, 33,332; and Columbus,
CHICAGO, Jan. 25—The Colored
Women’s Exchange News is a very
interesting publication issued monthly
as the official organ of The North
western Federation of Colored Wom
en’s Clubs, Inc. The editor, Mrs.
Joanna Snowden Porter, is widely
known, and her efforts should re
ceive the hearty support of all club
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 1924
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LETIS R. TEMPLIN
’.46 E. Adams St. Phone 6068
WATCH PORTLAND TRACTS GROW
Lots 52x147% ft. 20 ft. alley, Gas
Light and Water. $266 and up—sls
cash—ss per month. In the Industrial
location of Arizona. Tract near $1,000,-
000 Packing Co., $1,000.0000 Cement
Plant to he constructed.
M. H. SHELTON
522% East Washington Ph,'jenix
MONEY TO LOAN
We Loan The Most
We loan money on Diamonds
Watches, Guns, Bags and Clothing.
B. A. FUNK JEWELRY CO.
CHICAGO PAINT BTSRE
L J. Lawior, Prop.
Wall Paper, Paints, Varnishes, Etc.
Phone 7532. 336 E. Washington St.
FOR SALE—REAL EBTATE
Before you buy, se e H. H. Rice,
438 East Jefferson Street. Houses
and lots for sale or rent in any sec
lion of the city. Tell me your trou
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON ME
WITH SANITARIUM ANNEX
Corner 14th Street and Jefferson
Dr. W. C. Hackett, Director
LEWIS TRANSFER LINE
Let us haul your rubbish, trash or
junk. We are prepared to do all kinds
of hauling, and our prices are right.
Whenever you need wood, coal, kind
ling, or hauling of any kind, call us.
J. Lewis, transfer line. Stand 31 So.
2nd street. Phone 6719.
THE GEO. F. MERRYMAN CO.
Undertakers and Embalmers
124 North Second Avenue
Razor blades, cutlery and all sharp
edge tools ground. Razors honed
CAPITAL CITY CYCLE CO.
108 E. Adams St.
To protect your feet is the most
necessary thing in life. I remove
corns, bunions, ingrowing toe nails
and callouses without pain or blood.
I also treat sore feet, blistered and
DR. MARTIN, CHIROPODIST
Located at former offices of Phoenix
238 East Washington St.
(Opposite Boston Store)
YES, WE DO HAULING of all kinds,
quick auto delivery service may be
had any hour of the day. Office
Phone 6719. Residence Phone 9623.
Robt. Kinch, Prop.
WANTED—Good men and women to
sell Sick and Accident Insurance to
Colored People. Big money to be
made for good workers. Apply 1006
E. Wllletta St., from 9 to 10 A. M„
and from 4 to 6 P. M.
[GOOD PLUM BINGES
THEY SAY KEEPS!
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Y I Doctor)
THE doctor pays more visits
to the home where the drain
age is bad and the plumbing
out of order than he does to
a sanitary house. When you’re
figuring your expenses for
the year you should consider
thoug'U fully the necessity of
installing in your home a pro
per plumbing system. Then
; on should talk with us.
S. C. LOVETT
623 N. 6th St
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