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NASHVILLE GLOBE, FRIDAY OCTOBER 11, 1918.
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NATIONAL NEGRO PRESS
Nashville, Tenn.. Oct. 11, '18
ENEMY LEAVING ADVANCED
POSITIONS FACING AMERICANS
NORTHWEST OF VERDUN.
By Newton C. Parke
(International News Service Staff
With the American Army North
west of Verdun, Oct. 1 (Night)
It appears tonight that the Germans
are withdrawing from their advanced
positions facing the left flank of our
(The American left wing rests in
the sector of the Argonne crest. )
American Negro troops, operating
under the direction of the French,
have captured Binarville, in the sec
tor of the Argonne forest.
One of the finest feats performed
by the Americans was the capture of
a German strong point called "Abris
St. Louis," which fell before the rush
of New York troops. It had been
holding up our advance on the edge
of the Argonne forest.
During the afternoon the German
batteries became active and Gesnes
was vigorously 'shelled.
An amusing incident accompanied
the taking of Ulnarville. The colored
troops explained that "it was the
first strange town they had been in."
The capture of Binarville was re
ported by the French war office on
NEGRO SOLDIERS IN FRANCE
(Correspondence of Associated
With the American Troops in
France, Sept. 12. American Negro
soldiers in France are a source of
never-ending interest and amuse
ment to the French, who do not tire
of watching and listening as they
wield picks and shovels and chant,
as they work. In a weird minor key.
.They have shown a fearlessness
amounting almost to utter indiffer
ence if their white officers are with
them a carelessness where personal
danger is involved that it is at once
amazing and sometimes annoying to
the officers, and a desire to fight that
amounts to a mania.
The American Negro soldier, in the
words ot a colonel who comthands a
regiment of them and has for years
known a good deal about their char
acteristics, is very close to a fatalist
when it comes to fear. Repeatedly
his own troops bandy remarks them
selves, the gist of which is about as
"Don't worry about that shell,
Rastus, It ain't got your number on
And the shell screams by the the
Negroes who believe it had not
their number stand idly around and
expose themselves as they should not.
The colonel frankly admits being
afraid when big shells are flying
about, and seeks cover.
The first regiment which went Into
action, long ago now, went in pri
marily because it threatened to deci
mate itself into inactivity. . Razors
and knives came more and more free
ly into play, and the men demanded
so frequently and so insistently of
their olltcots why they might not got
suine action that it whs finally ar
ranged tor them. They proved quite
as strenuous fighters in the line as
gro soldier is as boastful as any In
tliey hud behind It.
It goes without saying that tho Ne
a similar profession. "The Marines
had just, covered themselves with
glory in the Chateau Thierry fight
when a delegation from a Negro reg
iment in line in a quiet sector waited
on the commanding officer and asked
if they too might not get in on the
"Let us go in, colonel," they said.
"We are the only real fighters. The
Marines are all right ot course, but
. just let us have a chance at the
Boche. Then the Marines won't be
In It. And as for the rest, Lord, they
don't count at all."
brought our friends to their tiptoes.
We supplied our quota and more.
The only complaint that nu arisen
from these loyal and faithful Ne
groes is that more ot them have not
ben able to face the enemy in the
very thickest ot the fight So anv
ous were our boys for the tray that
they spurned the positions that were
practically free from danger. They
much preferred the spot where bul
lets thickest fly-
In the draft that is now under way
we will respond in like manner as
we did in the first draft, and we are
glad ot the chance. But in all this
we are frank to say that.we ere just
men enough to be like other men and
desire for ourselves, as well as tor
our posterity every advantage that
comes to men who offer themselves
willingly on the altar of our national
In the first draft we received some
thing like 1,000. officers, when our
quota, figuring on a rough basis,
would have been something like
6,000. These officers in the line
were from the rank of Secoud Lieut
enant to that ot CUptaln. Even in
this we have not made very large
progress, from the recognition given
colored troops in the Civil War, for
even at that time there were Negroes
commissioned to the rank of Captain.
The Negroes in this country, and we
speak now not ot a small segment
but for the race of twelve million,
feel that the minimum request is
that they should have every line of
ficer up to the rank ot Captain. The
1,000 officers who were given us in
the first draft have made good. The
Negro regiment that was decorated
in its entirety on the Western front
for its bravery was led by colored of
ficers. And whenever colored offi
cers have been placed in direct
charge of troops they have had a
racial pride, as well as a national
pride, to defend, and they did.
On the other hand, when our
qualified men are set aside and men
rf nthnr races are DUt over our
troops, our troops may fight, but tney
do not fight with tpe entnusiasm
that they would if their own men
were given a chance. So that In the
Interest of morale, as well as the ef
ficiency ot our Army, we are asuing
that in this second draft we shall
have our pro rata ot line officers, at
least to the rank of captain, u not.
it would seem that the equity in
the case would Insist upon this. We
know thoroughly well that it is the
rioairp of our Negro population.
Touch any element ot our racial me
nnrt nrnnnund the question OI Are
r.tiir.nrs desired?" and there is
hut one answer. It tne 'rencn gov
ornment can commission Negro men
all the way up to the rank of Gen
am I whv should America lag behind
when we have millions of the beBt
woirn nnmiintion of the world?
We have no reason to doubt but
that the government will give us an
chor Riirh training camp as we had
at Fort Dcs Moines, II not a training
camp then any provision to its lik
ing tlfat will furnisn to uie
troops of the second urau uui Huui .
of line officers, both for the inspira
tion of our troops and the race In its
entirety, as well as for the efficiency
of our troops, and furthermore as a
recognition of our enthusiastic loyal
ty to the nation in this time of its
We are calling attention to this
fact because there are forces already
at work to give us as few line officers
as possible. If such a propaganda
succeeds it will be at the expense of
the efficiency of our Army ami m
interest of personal aim muji
vancement. Tho equity in the case
justifies the expectation that our
hopes will be realized and that our
capable men of training and of ead
ershlp shall be called to those places
of honor and of trust, and they will
make good. '
There has gone to the scrap heap,
never to be resurrected, that infam
ous lie that Negroes cannot be led
by Negroes, that tne ran anu uie uu
not respond to the leadership of their
own. Every concrete example In the
iifa nf n.ir race is to-the contrary. In
commercial, In industrial, in u
n,.-ai in ail the warks of our racial
life, where Negroes of ability, ot
character, of force and of leadership
havo hpon nut In command of a seg-
.t i m.r ne.nnle there has always
u larger response and tulier
moults. The entire race sits up In
expectancy for the announcement
nv rlav that provision has been
made by which we shall be gJven our
.thifi nuntn of line officers. Are
we to be disappointed?
Did in' that big Windy City their
With tricks all set and fixed; and
Done doomed to ditch which in
A hitch that brought about the split
You wonr why we split when they
Challenge our Big chieftain he
Just kicked jr
And the de people buught about the
Then stop your saying it was Boyd
Trying to get rich.
You wonder why we don't come to
gether Then you wonder why we split I
will tell you
Brethren what helped to bring about
It was not Bro. Boyd nor his son
Who was striving hardest to get rich.
But It was dem men whi had them
Denis de feller who was striving
hardest to get rich.
You wonder why we don't come to
gether You stop your wondering
And help to cure dem fellers who had
Them spasm fits, and I Just bet
Two bits we will be together before
Next meeting sets.
PATSIOTIO HZZTETS Z . I
(Continued from Pago 1.)
Rer. 3. T. Tunstull and Rev. L R. Wr
The son ot Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ca
ruthers Tommy Carathers, Jr, died
at their home. El 12th street, Monday-
morning at 6 o'clock. The fun
eral took place Wednesday at 3 p. m-,
conducted by Rer. J. T. Tunstull
Mrs. Dero Stewart ot Nashville Is
here visiting her sick daughter and
son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Mit
chell, on Glade street
The College Hill Public School
closed hre Monday on account of
a ir.eeting at Mt Ararat Baptist
Church, Rev. Kilcrease, pastor.
Miss Gladys Williams is 111 . at her
home on Glade street
Mt Zion Baptist Church had a
great baptizing Sunday. Rev. J. B.
The MissioLsry Baptists have
awaken in Maury County as never
before Many souls have come to
Christ and have been saved this
season under the young "Son of Thun
der." itev. J. T. fTunstull. Jr. in
Maury County HU aim is only to
take the world tor Christ.
First Baptist Church Announcements.
' Sunday ncunol Sunday morning at
9 -SO o'clock. Davie Jackson, super
intendent Preaching Sunday morn-
Rev. J. B. Ridley and Rev. X T. ling at 11 o'clock- Auxiliary meeting,
Tunstull are having great success at Sunday at 4 ft m.. Sister Alarlnda
Springer, president B. T. P. TJ. at
p. m. Misi LuvviiU Wl'.iiimg, pres
ident; Sister Ibbie Gloatan, secretary.
Preaching at 8:30 o'clock p. m.
Prayer services every Wednesday
night Teachers' meeting Tuesday
at 7 p. m. Choir practice, Tuesday
at 8 p. m. Club meeting every Fri
Rer. J. T. Tunstull. Pastor.
Sister Fannie May Hood, Sec.
Mrs. Dave Jackson, Mrs. Bradley)
Dobbins, Mr, Sam Ghoston, Mrs.
Willis Pointer and Mrs. Paul Jones
were the guests ot Mrs. J. T. Tunstull
Mr. Will Ewing died at his home,
corner Comstark avenue and East
11th street Monday morning at 8
o'clock. His funeral was conducted
fcy Rev. J. T. Tun3tull and Rev. J.
B. Ridley! ' "
Mias Beatrice" !s lit at her boms
os Tenth street
Mr. Jlmmie Lee Zilner died Tues
day at his home, Godwin, Tenn. He
was -the son of Mr. and . Mrs. Clay
Zilner, Funeral will be held at the
Friendship Baptist Church Thursday
at 1 p. sl, conducted by Rev. J. B.
Ridley and Rev. J. T. Tunstull.
(Miss Mary Ella Nail was In this
city Sunday visiting' her mother,
Mrs. Lela Nail, 904 Glade street
Mr. E. W. Byrdsong is here visit
ing his sick mother, Mrs. Cella Byrd
song, of 1021 Glade street
Rev. Thos. W. Anderson, formerly
ot this city, but now ot Michigan, Is
reported to have been slated to a posi
tion of chaplain In the United States
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The leading event of the week was
the county school lair, uwtng iu
misunderstanding there was not as
large a delegation as last year, ine
spacious auditorium tpB. ui I'nwio
school building was taxed, mowever,
to its full capacity. The schoom met
the train and all marched to the
school building. Prof. S. C. Rainey
was muster of ceremonies amd as us
ual made an interesting address. Prof.
B. O. Laws made an Interesting ad
dress n ' The importance oi seizing
iiretsnt oDDortunitiee. The Aiana
nmft vrViStiita u-pTB extra cood. A
lama number of food exhibits show
ed that the conservation idea has
been, taken hold of. Mr. Alexander
Hillsnmn is making good at the camp
and has received several promotions.
Mr. Dysart of Nashville, brother of
our towusman, Kobt. Jjysart, is nere
Muenddne a few days! recuipte rating.
Miss Ellen Mitchell of the. public
isrhool is known as the money queen.
She has distanced all her predeces
sors and contemporaries la raising
money. Such energy and faithful;
ness will doubtless be rewarded. Mrs.
Carrie Little is again very sick. Mrs.
Nathaniel Campbell and Miss Sarah
J. eNal were visiting In West Shelby
ville. (Monday Mr. Henry Davidson
ran over from Nashvflle and spent
Sunday. eH is looking well. Messrs.
Son Burkeen, Ray Price and Root.
Williams have been quite 111 with in
fluenza ,Mrs Wan. Dysart ot Nash
ville was here last week visiting Mr,
and Mrs. Robt. Dysart. Mrs. Mary
BuTkeen is Fn Murfreesboro visiting
her daughter Mrs. Willie Scales. Mtes
Hattie Mai Burkeen has retunned from
Murfreesboro. .Miss Annie B. Mur
free haa returned from aNshville and
Is very 111. Mrs, Ellie Bias has been
absent fro mschoel two days on ac
count of illness. Dr. Bias is still
confined to his room, but is I'mprov
ing. President B. F. Allera of Turner
is confined with rheumlatism. Rev.
R. A. Dowell of iMartin came over
from the annual conference to see his
family. He returns to Mlartin. Kev.
Howell Is a cultured gentleman ana
lways brSn'gs good cheer.
k LETTER FROM LIEUT. A. M.
WATSON, OF THE 350TH M. G. Bn,
WHO GRADUATED AT FT. DODGE,
SEPT. 15TH, 1917.
A CASE IN EQUITY
AN EDITORIAL FROM THE SOUTH
. WESTERN CHRISTIAN ADVO
CATE NEW ORLEANS. LA., ROB
ERT E. JONES, EDITOR.
. The Negro has but one purpose in
the present national crisis and that
is to win the war and win it fully,
without any sort of compromised
peace or bargain at the peace table.
He is agreed and fully subscribes to
the program ot the nation and gives
his last .ounce ot devotion without
quiver or question to the end that -.he
Huns may be driven to their knes
and that the world shall be made safe
for all times. . We answered the call
of the first draft with an alacrity
that dumbfounded our enemies and
Twentieth Sunday after Trinity,
Eph. 5:15-21. St Matt. 22:1-14
At 7 a. m. Praise and Petitions.
At 11 a. m. Service and Sermon.
At 7 p. m. Vesper service and ser
Mornine: "Awful Predictions.'
Evening, "Pain Preferable to Sin,
SERGEANT C. R. MOORE
Dr. George W. Moore has received
word that the ship on which his son
Sergt. Clinton R. Moore sailed has
arrived safely over seas. After leav
ing Camp Grant ho was met at Camp
Upton by his plster Miss E. B. Moore
for a farewell greeting before he
sailed Sept. 15. His oversea address
Sergt. Clinton R. Moore,
803 Infantry, Supply Co.,
American Expeditionary Forces,
Via New York.
MISS ELIZABETH MOORE AT
CAMP SHERMAN '
Miss E. B. Moore has been trans
ferred from the Y. W. C. A. Hostess
House at Camp Dix, N. J., to the Y.
W. C. A. Hostess House, Section N.,
Camp Sherman, Ohio. She is . In
charge ot the Cafeteria at that
A COMPOUND BAPTIST WONDER
By Francis M. Story, Lecturer and
Poet, - Pastor Second Baptist
Church, Marion, Ind.
You wonder why the Baptist don't
come together ;
Yes, and I sometimes wonder w'th
Sometimes wonder why we split, and
Great big Baptist hitch: was it be
cause A few big solflsh men just had lllu-
(Continued from page 1.)
here. This kind of love evidences
respect and . makesi us feel like we
too, are sons of France. Our officers
are looked upon as great leaders; a
tribute I hope we justly deserve. We
have asked for nothing except to be
treated as men, and this we will de
mand. I do mot know whether or
not I have impressed you with my de
scription of this glorious "country, but
I want to tell you and thoso who have
stayed behind In this great crisils,
notwithstanding the . hardships we
have already gone through or what
we may have yet to go through, this
has been the greatest opportunity in
the life of we Americame to show tc
the world that we are real advocates
of the brotherhood of man and the
Fatherhood of God. In our own
country there is much in evidence
wihich is contrary to this Motto, yet
our experience over here will help
us all the more v
us all to more fully realize oud duty
We the black sons of America are
proud to help these people and in
helping them we kmow we are help
ing to keep our shores safe from the
hands and clutches of the Huns. We
know that we are fighting tor our
own homes and firesides though hum
ble they may be. We know that our
efforts will save our loved ones and
friends over there from the harrow
ing experience through which these
dear people have gome and through
which they are still going. Yes, we
are f'gliting to make the world safe
for democracy and we are learning
the greatest lesson the world can
teach: that of being a man minus ai
frills. Being a man when the day's
tak is over to lie down to pleasamt
I cannot hope to write you again
soon as I am no wvery busy and will
be even more so in the days to fol
low. I want you to write me often
and pray that our return wkfll be
speedy. Give my best regards to all
A thousand kisses to each of you.
Your only Bon
MT. OLIVE HONORS PASTOR
TOR C. H. CLARK.
(Continued from Page 1) '..
the state and a real front-line school;
From out of the church have sprung
many national movements'. The
Secretary of the Publishing Board is
a member of the church, the Secre-:
tary ot the Sundav School1 Congress
holds his membership there, the Na-,
tlonal Chorister belongs to the con
gregation, as does the superlnten-1
j a. m m i nt..l-i- '
tittm in leaxuur i raining,, aou uiauy i
ntitat nrnmlnont nannla ana f t avaA
' throughout the country. In fact, it
is stated tlyit Mt. Olive Batist Church
i has more than three hundred of its
Spasm fits; and swore to God that I former members who hold member
Dr. Boyd was duty bound to get rich, ship In one church alone" in Chicago,
;.'. .2 j and the pastor of the congregation is
You wonder why we split, when spe- called upon to serve on. every occas
lng as you i . ! lon of Importance in the city.
Swollen Muscles, Knots and Ach
ing Joints, Dizziness, Eating
Sores, Itching Skin, Risings and
Costs but Litfe
Message for Race
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