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SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 1925
Death of Standard Life Insurance Co. Blow to Racial Group The greatest blow that has ever struck the business side of our Ra cial Group during the past decade was the knowledge that the “Stand ard Life Insurance Company’’ had been bought opt by the “Southern Life Insurance Company” of Nash jfille, Tennessee. Assets of over $2,000,000 which should have re mained under the control and man agement of our Racial Group, now | goes to a group of Southern white j men whose traditional attitude has been during the past three centuries that the place of thd Negro was that of a serf and menial. The Standard Life was strictly a Negro institution, built with the money of Negroes for the benefit of Negroes, in the hope that their sons and their daughters might some day have the opportunity of working in 'flu institution manned by men of their own race, for only in such an institution can any Negro hope to live and really work as a free Am- ! erican citizen. 1 hold the above to j be true and self evident, for though we have thousands and millions of dollars in white banks and white in stitutions, we hold no positions with them other than of porter and scrub woman. The Standard was built on race The “Sun Sets the Prices” and the Sun Drug label on your prescription is a guarantee of PURITY and ACCURACY. Ask Your DOCTOR iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii FAITHFULLY i# B ,M. J.B ~~ ~ THRUOUT -ALWAYS 14-18 West Washington Have You Stopt To Think where die best place is to spend your money most profitably? Every time yon boy at 4 J. C Penney FWnj-mny Store yon join thousands of thrifty shoppers from coast to QOast who daily take advantage of our remarkable prices made possible by the tre mendous purchasing ability of our hundreds of Stores. Hats for Every Hour! Now Is The Time T c Buy ©The Call of Spring! It is first felt in the appeal of new Spring Hats! The hour for Winter to depart is flower bedecked Spring Last Minute Styles That hour has come I Spring Hats are here. From New York came these modish Hats. They are the last word in Style. Becoming shapes frame the face! The colors are lovely beyond de straw combinations. QQQ Another triumph for the J. C Penney Co. par- M 9C. J chasing power 1 The astounding price is only pos- ■ sible because of quantity buying. Take advantage mmmmmmmm of this! These hats, priced at pride and race cooperation. A small group of Negro men (traitors) be trayed the race when they sold the majority of this stock to a white In stitution. On the other hand the man or group of men who loan mon ey with the primary object to grasp that which is not theirs, that is, not for a fair and legal rate of interest but with the sole idea of taking that for which they have not labored, I say that such a man or group of men is too low for the association of honest men. It is this class of white business pirates that now con trol the Standard Life. No high class Christian gentleman of the white race would lower his dignity by taking control of a Negro institu tion built upon pride of race, and no self-respecting Negro will work for such an institution. We thank God that the sale of the Standard Life Stock does not mean the sale of the manhood of the men and women of our race that created this wealth and brought this great institution into being, for even though the material organization has been sold, we believe that the men of our Racial Group who created this institution are still great Racial Gi ants, too loyal to their race and the ideals on which the standard was built to give any of their efforts to the further building of assets for white pirates. We thank God further that the sale of the Standard stock does not ' mean the sale of 30,000 policy-hold ers for these policy-holders are all Negroes, loyal to their race and to ; their God. They will not be dis ! couraged by this sale, but they will rededicate and reconcentrate them selves to the task of building up Ra cial enterprises and will demand the cash or loan value of their policies and place their membership with some other Negro institution, and thus, out of the ashes of the Stand ard will rise a greater North Caro ; lina Mutual, a greater Atlanta Life, a greater National Benefit ,a great er Supreme Life and Casualty, great er safe Negro institutions every where. The loss of control of this institution will not shake the confi dence of our race in Negro enter prise, but spur on Negro Manhood to , deeds of greater achievement. | Look to God, Oh! Black men, and swear by Him that liveth forever that pride in Negro Manhood, pride in Negro Womanhood, and pride in Race achievement are assets that cannot be bought and sold, and though the material assets of the Standard Life go out, the raoe, the Negro manhood and womanhood, the agency force, and the policy-holders will exercise their manhood rights and demonstrate to the world that they themselves cannot be sold; that they are above the price of gold; that they are free and independent human beings and will continue to support their Race by demanding the cash surrender value of their policies and lining up with some strictly racial institution. Arise, Oh! Black men in the North, the South, the West, the East, and linking hands and hearts, create and build newer and mightier institu tions wherein the manhood and wom -1 anhood of the Race will have a fair opportunity of unhampered expres sion and advancement. Atlanta Negro Civic League, I Chas. H. Thomas, President. J. Howard Phillips, Secretary. Henry H. Edwards, Treasurer. If eggs are dirty, don't wash them, is the advice offered egg producers Iby the United States Department of Agriculture. Washed eggs de ! teriorate more rapidly than un- \ \ washed, and detection of a few | 1 washed eggs may cause buyers to, ; penalize the entire lot. Next to having wisdom yourself it : is well to profit by the wisdom of others. THE PHOENIX TRIBUNE—ALWAYS IMPROVING Way Man Wears Hat Reveals Character of the Individual NEW YORK, N. Y.—A hat may cover up a multitude of things, but it is also sure to expose one your personality. The angle at which you wear it will publish your inner self to the wide and waiting world much more eloquently than your conversation, your loud vest or your boisterous socks, according to P. D. Belden, who addressed the Central Lions’ Club at the Hamilton Club, on that very vital subject. I Mr. Belden avers that he knows all about you before you get your hat off, so in meeting him there’s no need for prolific introduction or engraved cards. “When a man wears his skypiece on the back of his head,” declared Mr. Belden, “you may be sure he is the vital type of individual. If the lid is pulled down over the star board optic, like the inevitable house detective, it denotes a scrutinizing sort of person. If the tile is turned down on the side, resulting in a to tal eclipse of the ear, it indicates a playful spirit, regardless of age or bulk. And if the roofing is affixed strictly on the level and severely parallel with the floor, it bespeaks decisive ideals and intolerance of others.” MATRIMONIAL WHOOP Dr. Carver —How old are you, un cle, sixty years? Uncle Amos —I is oveh ninety years old. Why, Lawsy me, doc, I wus sixty when I got de wife I ain’t got now; an’ I wus married fo’ times befo’ daL Dr. Carver —Well, uncle, what be came of all your wives? Uncle Amos —Well, de fust one, she died. An’ den de secon’ one 'vorced me. An’ de nex’ one warn’t no ’count nohow, so I ’vorced her. An’ de foth wife, well, I nevah did know wot come of dat woman. i|iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<iiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<>ii>iiiiHiiiiiiiiiiNiiii<iiii| US » jgggg I Motor Steam I I Cleaning | We have installed the most modern equip ment for steam cleaning of motors, trans missions and running gears of cars and || trucks. No other such plant in the whole state of H H ' Arizona. With this we have acquired the services of an expert in this line of many years of specialized training. Compared to the increased life and efficiency of your motor the cost of such service is , M trifling. It will pay you to let us explain. ( Valley Auto Paint Shop | ’ 1118 So. Central Ave. Phone 6081 | Expert Automobile Repairing j iiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiM Big Modern School Building Will Be Built On South Ninth Ave. Plans were completed during the past week by Fitzhugh and Byron, local architects, for the first unit of the Paul L. Dunbar school, which will be erected at a total cost of $120,000, between Sherman and Grant streets facing Ninth avenue. The first unit of the proposed structure will comprise four class rooms, the principal’s office and li brary, besides a basement which will house the heating plant for the ulti mate 16-room structure. The initial portion of the building will be con structed in time for the opening of school in the fall and will cost ap proximately $30,000. According to John D. Loper, superintendent of pulic schools, the building will be used to care for the colored primary students of the west side of the dis trict. The building will be a one-story affair. It will be constructed of pressed brick and will have a Span ish tile roof. Plans for the ultimate erection of additional rooms to bring the com plete building to a 16-room structure were outlined by the architects. The additional rooms will be the com bination auditorium and kindergar ten, the cafeteria, manual training room, domestic science department and additional class rooms. According to the architects, the unit to be constructed during the coming few months wil house ap proximately 200 children. The com plete building is expected to care-for 600 students. The new building is to be named after one of the most prominent col ored educators, the famous poet Paul L. Dunbar, according to #Mr. Loper. Let our lives be pure as snow fields, where our footsteps leave a mark, but not a stain.;—Mme. Swet chine. MOTION DECLARES WOMAN GIVEN HEART BALM IS UNDIVORCED Allegations that Mrs. Irene Con nors was legally married at the time she secured a judgment for $2,500 from Bob Stevens in a breach of promise suit, and that she is still the undivorced wife of Julius Con nors, are contained In a motion for a new trial filed with the clerk of the Superior Court Tuesday : by Thomas J. Croaff and Thomas E. Flanigan, attorneys for Stevens. The judgment was awarded to Mrs. Connors recently by a jury in divi sion No. 3 of the Maricopa county Superior court, presided over by Judge Dudley W. Windes. Mrs. Connors, the plaintiff, peti tioned the court in her complaint for an award of SIO,OOO, alleging that Saving Like Spending Is A Habit Acquire the saving habit by depositing a fixed sum regularly in this bank. Then watch it grow. SI.OO OPENS AN ACCOUNT We Pay 4% Interest Tk® Pksxsm SnwSm|s JBsumßs aid Trasft 4 SAVINGS INSURANCE TRUSTS PAGE SEVEN she came from her home in Atlanta, Georgia, several months ago for the purpose of marrying the* defendant Stevens. Both principals are col ored and met, it was set forth, through the medium of a colored matrimonial agency. The motion for a new trial sets forth that investigations inaugurated after the judgment was awarded have disclosed the fact that, al though the witness declared on the stand that she had been divorced from her former husband in Atlanta in March, 1922, no decree of divorce was granted. The only decree grant ed, the motion asserts, was one pro viding for the payment of alimony. Arguments on the motion have been set for Monday afternoon and will be conducted before Judge Windes.