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H GLOBE, FRIDAY DECEMBER 13, 1918.
COLORED TROOPERS INVADE GER
Calhuit SS Division Hays Big Rul In
Advance on MeU Taking "Pot
'. Luck" in Freight Car "Pullmans'"
; on War Front Without Complaint
Wounds Fail to Blot Out Native
' Sense of Humor Determined to
Keep Tp With Procession.
By Ralph W. Tyler.
Accredited Representative ot the Coin
: mittee on Public Information.
t ARTICLE VIII.
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Somewhere In France, Nov. 10 In
the battle rasing today in the Ameri
can advance toward Metz, the 92nd
Division, one of the Colored combatant
divisions over here, played a big role.
Not only was its black infantry and
machine gun units up at the front
In the thickest of it, but its artillerv,
the 167 Brigade of field artillery was
on the line, behaving like veterans, lay
Ing down a hurrage for the infantry
that was marvelously effective and
they established a reputation which
has been made by but few among
French, British or Americans of lay
ing down a barrage that did not en
trap, and fatally so, their own men.
This has been a glorious dav for
the black soldiers. The fighting is still
on. and I "have just received the inti
mation mat tne casulty toll may be
heavy depressingly so for Metz and
iuo oeiior arouna about it, is strong-
ly fortified by the Germans and resist-
ance determined. Metz is considered
uy experts to De tne strongest fortified. In immaglnation, Pullman palace cars,
city in the world, almost if not so. was the proof to me that the colored
as impregnable as the fortifications of I boys in the ranks are getting a fifty
the Dardanelles. But the Americans ! fifty break.
are nammering away at it, and only
the 8ngning of the armistice terms by
the Germans, by eleven o'clock tomor
row will save Metz from falling. Even
as It is, colored soldiers are now on
The husky invaders include the col
ored soldiers of the 92nd Division, em
bracing the "Buffaloes
or ,Min, tne
SfiSth anrf Sfifith ran,nt. f t....
lery. composed of the S49th. ar.Oth and
"r ."'T ULll."s
themselves with a fortitude and valor
that has won for them high praise
from their commanding officers every
time they have been put to any test.
FREIGHT CARS LOOK LIKE "PULL
MAN PARLOR COACHES" ON
Somewhere in France To many of
our people back in the Sta'es who saw
our boys emlKirk on fine American
railroad coaches and Pullman sleep
ers to cover the first lap of their hoped
for pilgrimage to Berlin, the coaches
they must ride in over litre would
arouse a mild protest. I stoid at the
station at Vierzon, one of France's
many quaint old towns, recently, and
saw a long train of freight cars roll
in, enronfe to some point further dis-
lain, in these cars, with but a limited
'numlier of boxes to sit upon and just
the floor to stand upon, wore crowded
some one thousand of our own colored
soldiers from "The States." But a jol
lier crowd never rode through Ameri-
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i MRS. MADELINE CARTER-HAWKINS, I
OF DALLAS, TEXAS
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can cities in Pullman sleepers and
diners than these one thousand colored
troopers. They accepted passage on
these rude box freight cars cheerfully,
for they knew they were now in war,
and palace care, downy coaches and
the usual American railroad conven
iences were neither available nor de
sirable. The point I wish to convey to the
people back home is that did they but
know how cheerfully even eagerly,
our boys ver here accept war time
conveniences, they would not worry
quite so much about how the boys are
faring. They are being wholesomely
and plenteously fed; they are warmly
clothed; they are cheerful and uncom
plaining, they know this is war and
for that reason know exactly what they
must expect. To a soldier, who must
at times sleep with but the canopy of
neaven as a covering, and the earth
as a mattress, a box freight car that
shields him from the rain and wind is
a real luxury, and he accents it
such. There need not be any worry
back homo as to the maintenance of
our colored soldiers over here. They
receive the same substantial fare the
white soldier receives, and the white
soldiers travels from point to point in
the same box freight cars as affords
moans of passage for colored soldiers.
In short, when it comes to mainten
ance and equipment, and considera
tion for the comfort of the American
soliiier, r use a trite saving ''the
folks are as good as the people." There
is absolutely no discrimination, and
the cheerfulness ot these one thou-
sand boys whose freight cars became
VOl'XDS FAIL TO BLOT OUT NA
TIVE SENSE OF HUMOR.
Two more stories have come to me
to prove that our colored soldiers pre
serve and radiate .their humor even
where shells and shrapnel fly thickest.
a 0uh.i .
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!,tie Argonne nghttng
and let me as-
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the field hospital.
A comrade hasten
ing forward to his place in the line,
and axious for the latest news of the
progressing battle, asked the wounded
brother if he had been in the fight;
did he know all about it, and how
Mere things going at the front. "I sure
do know all about it," the wounded
man replied. "Well, what's happened
i to them? quickly asked the trooper
on his way to the front. "Well. It was
tliis way," replied the wounded felljw.
"I was climbing over some barbed
wire tryin" to get to them d-n boches,
and they shot me; that's what I know
A company wafer cart was follow
ing the advancing troops when a Ger
man shell burst in the ditch almost
beside the cart. The horse on the
shell side was killed, and the driver
was wounded in the head. While the
blood ran freely from his wound
down his face, the driver took one look
at the wreckage, then started stumb
ling hack along the r.iart. A white
lieutenant who had seen it all stopped
the driver of the cart and said:
ENEFIT of HUBBARD HOSPITAL
"The dressing station Is"
Before ho could finish his sentence,
the wounded driver with the blood
Cowing In rivulets down his face, said:
"Dressing station hell; I'm looking
for another horse to hitch to that cart
to take the place of the one that shell
put out of commission."
That wad a bit of nerve, grim humor,
and evidence of fidenity to duty. A
mere wound In the head could not stop
this driver from keeping up with the
troops with a needed supply of wV-er.
Washington. D. C, Dec. 2.
By R. W. Thompson.
MRS. MARY CHURCH TERRELL
TAKES UP WAR CAMP COM
Mrs. Mary Church Terrell, former
president of the National Association
of Colored Women and the only col
ored women in the country to serve
on a Board of Education, has been ap
pointed to the position of Assistant
in the Personnel Department of the
War Camp Community Service, tho
headquarters of which is located at
Madison Avenue, New York City. The
special department under which she
has accepted service Is The Playground
and Recreation Association of Ameri
ca for the War Department and Navy
Department Commission on Training
Camp Activities. Mrs. Terrell has
resigned from the faculty of Howard
University, where she has been an in
structor In French for the past two
years, , and enters at once upon her
duties at her new post.
Mrs. Terrell is the wife of Judge
Robert H. Terrell, of the Municipal
Court of the District of Columbia,
and is one of the ablest and best-known
women of the race. She Is admirably
fitted by experience and familiarity
with the social needs of the colored
people for the labors that await her
in connection with the war Camp Com
Other appointments to this branch
of war work are Mrs. Haydee Campbell
of St. Louis, Mo and Mrs. Sarah C.
Fernalis ot Baltimore. Md.
This community has suffered a great
loss in the death of Mrs. Lavinia Coke
Warner, the wife of Mr. David War
ner, who for forty-five years has been
a clerk and an authority on taxes In
the Citv Government of the Municipall
ty of Washington. Mrs. Warner died
in last Tuesday November 2fi. and
her funeral services were held Friday,
Vovemher 29. at the Berean Baptist
Church, ot which she was one of the
founders and most faithful members.
The funeral 'ontion was impressive
ly delivered by Rev. David F. Rivers,
pastor of Berean Baptist Church, as
sisted bv Rev. William .Tames How-
ii-d of the Zlnn Baptist Church, and
Rev. .1. M. Milton Waldron. of Shilohl guarantee of liberty quality and typo
Baptist Church. Dr. Charter B. Pur-1 graphical excellence.
vs. fornierlv Surgeon-inChief of
F'ewdmen's Hospital, sent a letter j Tuskegee, Ala., Dec. 4 Dr. Robort
paving a glowing tribute to the char- j R. Moton, principal of Tuskegee In-T-'er
and helpful service of Mrs. ' stitute, sailed for France Sunday De
Witrner. which was read bv Judge cember 1st o nthe Steamer Orizaba,
Riiiprt TT. Terrell, ot the .Municipal j which carried over the entire staff of
Court of the restrict of CSiiimbia.
Hawkins is a Nashville Product HEAR HER
BY LOCAL TALENT Admi
Dp. J. E. WELLS, Superintendent of Hospital
DR. ROBERT R. MOTOX GOES TO
Will Do Morale Work Among Colored
Troops "Over There," at Request
of President Wilson, and Sec
Washington. D. C, December 2.
Dr. Robert R. Moton, Principal of
Tuskegee Institute, has gone to France
at the request of President Wilson
and Secretary of War Baker, to do
morale work among the colored troops
now stationed "over there." With
the teneity of combat relaxed, it is
the usual disposition of all armies to
tall into excesses of various kinds.
Dr. Moton will visit all the centers
where members of supply troop3, Bteve
dore regiments, depot brigades, labor
battalions and combat troops are locat
ed, speaking to them and urging in
every way that they observe the good
name they have won on the battle
fields and in the service In France, that
they may not furnish the slightest
cause for unfavorable comment or ad
verse criticism before they return to
Dr. Moton 'carried with him letters
of introduction to the highest officers
of the American Expeditionary Forces
and to the American Ambassador at
Paris. He was accompanied by Mr.
Nathan Hunt, travelling secretary, and
Mr. Lester a Walton managing editor
of the New York Age. The party
sailed on the United States transport
Orizaba, Sunday, December 1st at 2
o'clock. On the sametransport Dr. W.
E. B. DuBois, editor of the Crisis
Magazine ,also took passage. He will
represent The Crisis.
Dr. Moton and party will be away
for f our to six weeks and will have full
opportunity to render splendid serv
ice to the colored troops, and the Gov
ernment by the good work ho wll do
among these soldiers of the Republic:.
Mr. Emmett J. Scott, Special Assis
tant to the Secretary of War, accom
panied the party to New York City
and supervised all of the arrangements
Incidental to their passage.
EMMETT J. SCOTT'S HISTORY TO
BE THE ONLY AUTHORITA
TIVE ACCOUNT OF "THE
NEGRO IN THE WAR."
Washington, D. C, Dec. p. In order
that the pubtic may not be misled,
announcement is made that the only
authoritative history of the Negro's
participation in the great war will be
prepared by Emmett J. Scott, now
serving as Special Assistant in the
War Department, and a group of nationally-known
authorities on all phas
es of Negro life and activity. This
work is to not to be a hastily put to
gether hodge-podge of newspaper clip
pings, but an authoritative record of
Negro courage and valor. The pub
lishers will be one of the standard
firms of the land, whose Imprint Is a
newspaper and Press Association cor
respondents who aru to represent thej
American Press during the Peace de-
Dr. Moton went on a special mis
sion at the urgent request ot Presi
dent Wilson and Secretary Baker. He
will visit all the centers where num
bers of supply troops depot brigades,
labor battalions and combat troops are
located, speaking totbem and urging
hiovery wa. ".bat they observe the good
name they have wen lr battlefleMs and
In the service in France, that they
might not furnish the sllghte-t cause
tor unfa voi a.l'o comment or adverse
criticism before the return to Ameri
ca. He was accompanied by Mr. Nathan
Hunt, his traveling Secretary and Mr.
Lester A. Walton, Managing Editor of
the New York Age.
WM. HARRISON GOES TO FRANCE.
Washington, D .C-Wm, H. Harri
son, one of the leading attorneys in
the United States, was recently elected
at the Race Congress by the Executive
Committee to represent -Races of the
World, to be held in France. His
election is regarded here by all-classes
as a fitting recognition of his ability
to represent the people of this country.
For a number of months he has travel
ed throughout the country, delivering
able and scholarly addresses; helping
to make the world safe for democracy.
Among the other delegates selected
were Mr. John R. Hawkins, Dr. W. H.
Jernagin, Rev. A. J. Stokes and Dr.
Waldron. It is understood that Judge
Harrision will be the leader of the
SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF
Resolutions of Juveniles.
Death ot W.
Dec. 1st, 1918.
We the Juvenile Department No.
21? bow our heads In sorrow. We are
in deep sympathy with the family in
their bereavement of brother and
nephew and son.
Resolved, We shall miss him but
press our grief over one of our he-
loved members of Sand D. of C. He
was always with us In our meetings
when it was convenient for him.
Resolved, We shall mis him but
God saw fit to take him from our hands
"Johnnie B. Jobe" President.
"Pauline Batey," Secretary.
We are here today to pay the last
sad respects to our brother, W. C. Hay
nes. He was -r.deed a sn of Cyreue
Having fcee.i a member of the Sons
and Daughters of Cyrene for over three
years which made him a cha.-ter mem
bpr. In childhood he was obedient and
lovable and retained thi sdisposition
throughout his life. At the time of
his death he was 20 years 2 months of
age and had always been loved by his
teachers, schoolmates and friends. He
was always dutiful to the duties of his
Society and was punctual in attend
ance to all its meetings when near.
In the death ot Brother Haynes the
family Tiias lost a loving child. The
society has lost a faithful an ddevoted
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DEATH OF MR. ROBERTS
News of the death of Mr. Roberts,
the father ot Mrs. Maud Roberts
George of Chicago, 111., reached the
city last week. Mr. Roberts had
lingered for several months, almost
constantly since the death of his wife
a year ago and finally passed to the
Great Beyond on November 27th, the
day before . Thanksgiving. Mrs.
George, who was formerly Miss Maud
Roberts and who attended school in
this city, has been sent letters ot
condolence by a number,- of her
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. ST. ELI RALLY
Members and friends of the St.
Ell United Primitive Baptist Church
pulled of the big rally at the church
last Sunday afternoon. More than
$110.00 was realized in the effort.
Rev. Green Thompson, the pastor of
the church, announced that he had
other plans to offer on some excellent
work beneficial to the entire race.
Active in the campaign that just
closed so successfully was Mrs. Mary
Rhodes, assisted by Mrs. Laura
Rhodes, who has been appointed, so
it is learned, to do some special work,
the plans of which will be announced