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The Denver Star The papers formerly known as The Statesman and The Independent, have been merged into The Denver Star THIRTIETH YEAR Hn— »-»- ° 1,000 BLACK OFFICERS NOW IN THE SERVICE Washington. D. C.. War Department officials state that since the Officers' Rtserve Training Camp at Fort Des Moines, out of which came 639 colored commissioned of ficers, and prior to the estab lishment of the training schools at Camps Taylor and Pike, 114 colored men were commissioned as officers of In fanlry. 1 • in Cavalry and 33 in Field Artillery. 107 officers in Infantry came out of the re cent class at Camp Pike and 33 in Field Artillery came out of Camp Taylor last month. The foregoing summary gives, a total of 041 colored officers graduating from the Officers' Training Schools, and these figures are exclusive of those commissioned in the Medical Reserve Corps and in soecial branches of the service, both over here and abroad, and the count does not embrace the • officers of the National Guards and those in the original Reg ular Army. NEGRO INVENTS THREE AERIAL BOMBS Columbus, Ga. —Julius Hart, colored, chauffeur for Dr. W. L. Bullar. has invented three i aerial bombs which promise to net him a fortyne. Two have already been accepted by the government, one of them at the price of $15,000, while the price for the other has not yet been announced. The bombs shoot in differ ent directions, one 5° times before the chief explosion, an other 60 times and a third 1,000 times before the final discharge. Hart, who is 25 years old, is a former resident of Union r Point. Ca. He got some of hts ideas from Lieut. Bentley Chappeli. who told him of var ious ingenious bombs used on # *he batt'e front. —Atlanta Con slitution. COLORED WOMAN MAKES FIGHT SEAT IN SENATE Seattle, Wash.—Listed on * the Republican primary ticket (or the honors of state senator is the name of Mrs. W, L. Presto, 1818 Thirtieth avenue, * who has launched a vigorous fight for seat in the senate. Mrs. Presto is the first woman of our race in this country to seek such honors. She lives in the wealthiest ward in the city and has been endorsed by several public spirited organ /|zations. NEGRO B YS $100,000 BOND LARGEST IN HIS PARISH Shreveport, La. —Th* larg est known subscription to the Liberty loan in Caddo parish to date SIOO,OOO was made by a Negro, David H. Haynes of Vivian, who became wealthy with discovery of oil on his land. HONORING OUR OWN If anv one of us in any offiic ial capacitv do any thing which might reflect discredit upon the organization to which we are connected, the details are immediately heralded to the four corners of the earth, but perchance if we do anything good and commendable, very little mention, if any, is made even b' l thesuperior officers As a general rule people ought not be praised for doing their duty, but for encouragement, certain credit deserved and won. ought to be made public so that the race may know and use it for defense. In this connection we desire to speak of Richard D. Porter, one of our brave, patient and most efficient police officers, who has been on the force for 8 years a.ulg months. Our old friend, Chief Hamilton Arm strong a kindlier and more considerate person, never breathed the air of Colorado, appointed “Dick" Feb. to. 1910. One year later, March 4th, 1911 he was giveu special duty unraveling mysterious burglary case and within 74 hours. Porter arrested two all around crooks on 20th and Curtis Sts., also the express man who had a wagon load of plunder. The burglars were arrested, tried and convicted also sentenced by Gteeley Whitford to to years in Canon City. Colo., for one and Buena Vista for the other man. Reward was offered for the arrest and conviction of this criminal who is now serving time Knowing his keen ability, he was on Sept. 22, 1918, called upon to solve the larcsny of teas, spices, ex tracts and large quantity of coffee from the Jewel Tea Co., 20th.and BlaxeSts.,and with in 24 hours after being detail ed upon the case, he. arrested, a laborer at Lawrence St., and after a while he in formed the Chief of Detective whotheother accomplice was. He was arrested at 1513 15th St. He proved to he the ship ping clerk of the firm They wete tried before Judge Bray, bouno over Sept. a6,»ioiß on a SI,OOO bond to answer in the West Side Court By these skillful catches, the Star seems to think that the heads of the police department ought to recognize his ability in a most encouraging way. 'While he is always on the job, yet little promotion would not only help him but help our race. Denver,is proud of our Patrolman. DPNVPP <7Ol OP ADO qatiiroa v October IQ 1018 CLOSE THE GAP AGAINST DOUBT Elect Honest, Capable Men Who Mean Good Government Negroes be Wise, Choose Care fully, Review Records What the Negro soldier can donn the battlefield the Ne gro citizen can do at the ballot box, in any crisis when the crystalized opinions of men and women are necessary to save this, onr fair and tree Colorado fiom Bolshevkisrn, I, W -YV. and aggravated Socialism, When the Democratic party at tlie primaries turned down and repudiated the adminstration ot such a man as Hon. Julius C.Gunter, Colorado's greatest war governor, then the Star knew that theonly hope for the progressive citizens and most responsible business interests were with the Republican nominee, who will be Colorado’s next Governor, the Hon. Oliver H. Shoup. Mr, Shoup, from his early days in Colo orado when fortune had not been as kind to him as in later years, was the same kind of a sympathetic, considerate and square dealing business man that he is today. We are ask ing you to vote for him because he is the safest, most success ful and best candidate yet offered to the people for Governor. The Star does not consider his opponent really qualified tor the big position of Governor of all the people of Colorado. Mr, Tynan we feel like other reformers, would be too little for his job and the Negro would suffer the most. Everybody remembers Arnold the Denver reformer. Deliver us from Tynan and his I. W. W., Bolshcviki and socialistic friends! IfTynans' elected, who will be Governor? You need not guess. Bootleggers are for Tynan, who promised to do away with the Constabulary State Guards who are hated by the bootleggers. Wont Colorado be in excellent company with this aggregate c o n g 1 o in e r a t i o n of isms and chaos. Vote forShoup and him and make Colorado still safe for the American Negro. Elect a big man fora big job. He has won in business and he can win in the Governor's chair WOUNDED SOLDIERS BACK FROM FRANCE, ATTENTION A large New York firm do ing a national business has positions open for ioo wound ed colored soldiers, regardless of the nature of their wounds. Easy work.excellent pay. For full particulars call at office or address: C. Anthoy Hill, 451 Avc.. New York City. CROIX de GUERRE FOR BRAVERY Sergeant Robert Terry, ol the first separate company of Baltimore, and Sergeant Charles Hughes, of the first separate battalion, of Washing ton, D.C.. have been present ed the Croix de Guerre tor bravery, according to word re ceived from France. I hese companies, now the 32? d regiment, are brigaded with the French and are considered to be among the very best trained regiments in France. 41 COLORED CHAPLAINS NOW IN U. S. SERVICE New York. —There are now forty one colored chaplains in the United States Army. It is expected that colored chap lains will be provided for ser vice at Camp Lee at an early date. RACE WOMEN TO COTTON FIELDS? WHY NOT ALL? And now comes the howl from Arkansas that the col ored women of that »tate be sent to the fields to pick the cotton. Why the colored women alone? If, through a shortage of man-poyrer there is need to call women to care for the cotton crop, why not impress all women alike? There are plenty of white women here in the North who are doing work much harder than the picking of cotton and for which, too, they are receiv ing much smaller pay, and are still neverthless respected. Are the white women of Ark ansas any better than the women of any other state? Well, hardly! SHRINERS LOSE NAME Atlanta, Ga.—The State Supreme Court today handed down a decisicn restraining for all time,theorderof Negro Shrines from using the name Shriners or in any way identi tying itself with Shrine insignia or regalia. The decision was against an organization form ed immediately after the Shriners' convention here in 1914. NO RACE PREJUDICE SHOWN IN FRANCE France—ln what might be desciibed as the second Atneri ran city in France there is the Lafayette club. This is an officers mess with all club con veniences. There is a capac ious lounge, a bigreading room; two real American hath tubs, barber shop and all the thing to make the club com fortabie and desirable. The dining room is a big thing and the meals are good and reason able in price. French, Americanand British officers are always to jbe found there. The waitress ,e< are wives, widows or daugh iters of French soldiers, the I barber is a pioneer whose ! wounds have incapacitated for : work in the field, the manager jis a soldier with one leg per j manently stiffened, and the flower beds and lawns are tended by German prisoners. In the midst of lunch there was a moment of great tension in the dining room, when, for the first time in history two Negro officers entered the dining room and seated them selves at a tabic. Observers of the little drama saw the polite waitresses ask the new guests for their orders and saw them served promptly, saw that they drank water, and heard the conversation at the other tables go ahead as if no strangers were within the gates. These are the first lack officers seen in the club. Ihe British have native officers in the Indian army, but their rankings, while parallel, are of different designations, and the youngest white subaltern ranks the oldest black officers. None of them and none of the French Moroccans have ap peared at the club. CHICAGO MAN IS A PRISONER IN GERMANY Anute rda m. Kastatt Baden, has been designated by the G e r m a n war minister as thecentral camp for American prisoners of war. The camp is at a point where the Rhine valley reaches the edge of the black forest, near Baden- Baden. About 1.000 Americans are interned in this camp, several hundred of whom wc in the fighting since July 15. Sergt. Edgar M. Halberton, of Stony Point, N. C., has been elected their captain. He isa regular army man, with eight years service to his credit. With twenty other Americans he was first at Tuchel, West Prussia. His assistants are Camp Sergeants Wright, Geowhegan, Miller, Upton, Barrett, Payne. Stoino, Moore, Ranch, Harrison and Bradley. Charles Morris, Chicago, is the only colored prisoner in the camp. The question of employing the men as farm and factory hands is engaging the camp authorities. Kiri C«ht« a Copt. CAMP GORDON HOSTESS HOUSE NOW READY The hostess house for the co'ored troops at Camp Gor don. which has been in pro cess of erection for several weeks, is now ready for oc cupancy. The Atlanta Con stitution says: “The house is a building complete in its ex pression of beauty and com fort. the same attention being given to the details of harmon ious and artistic equipment that characterizes all the hos tess houses that have been and are still being erected at near ly every cantonment in the country, and is designed along the same lines of the hostess houses for white soldiers •' 1 he structure was provid ed through the efforts of the National War Work Council of the Y. W. C. A., the head quarters of which is in New York City. This fills a long felt want, as there was great need for the colored soldiers at Camp Gordon to have a suitable place where they might meet their relatives and friends who had come from a distance to visit them. CENTRAL OFFICERS TRAINING SCHOOL In accordance with the re vised regulation issued by the Adjct :nt General of the army, applications of civilians to the Central Officers Training School may now be received, ed. The age limit of appli cants is from over 18 to less than 46 years at the date ot re gistration. Special induction fur training at these schools will be regulated so that a fair proporaticn of candidates shall come from (1) The army at large in accordance with existing instruction; (2) Civi lians in Class 1 A and (3) Civi lians with deferred classi fications. The hnal selection of civilian applicants will be made by the Commanding Officers of the various Central Officers training schools. No applications will be considered in the War Department. At present, colored mtn are admitted to training schools as follows: Artillery, Camp Taylor. Louisville, Ky., In fantry. Camp Pike, Little Rock, Ark , and machine gun training, Camp Hancock, Augusta, Ga. CALL TROOPS TO QUELL RIOT IN DUPONT MUNITION PLANT Petersburg;, Va. —In answer to a riot call soldiers from Camp Lee were rushed to Hooewell last Friday to quell a riot between colored labor-' ers and foreigners employed at the DuPont munition fac tory there. Reports stated that two persons had been kill ed in the melee. Several hours after the troops arrived it is said that firing among the rioters con tinued. Morethmn i.oooshnts were fired during the rioting The riot started when a white steward in a restaurant slap, ped a woman's face, employed there as a cook.