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152 THE CRISIS made a larger average subscription for War Savings than the average for the state. [[paragraph symbol]] Howard Drew, the Negro sprinter, is training for the field meeting of the A. E. F. in France. [[paragraph symbol]] Mack Watson, a Negro of Baltimore, Md., and of the 372d Infantry, has been decorated with the Croix de Guerre by Major General Buck and in the presence of a Chinese General. [[paragraph symbol]] The following colored schools have been designated as seats of officer training camps, with colored officers in charge: Howard University, Washington, D. C.–Major Milton T. Dean and Lieut. Campbell C. Johnson. Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, Tuskegee Institute, Ala.–Captain Russell Smith, Lieuts. James C. Pinkston and Harry J. Mack. Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, Ohio – Lieut. Percival R. Piper. Negro A. and T. College, Greensboro, N. C.–Lieut. Horace G. Wilder. South Carolina A. and M. College, Orangeburg, S. C.–Lieut. Samuel Hull. Hampton A. and I. Institute, Hampton, Va.–Lieut. Leonard L. McLeod. Virginia N. and I. Institute, Petersburg, Va.–Lieut. Ernest C. Johnson. Prairie View N. and I. College, Prairie View, Texas–Lieut. Walter A. Giles. Tennessee Agricultural and Industrial School, Nashville, Tenn.–Lieut. Grant Stuart. West Virginia Collegiate Institute, Institute, W. Va.–Lieut. John H. Purnell. Branch Normal School, Pine Bluff, Ark.–Lieut. Elijah H. Goodwin. Straight College, New Orleans, La.–Captain Charles C. Cooper. [[paragraph symbol]] The Salvation Army has acquired a four-story building at Seventh and P Streets, Northwest, Washington, D. C., where it will care for the welfare of colored soldiers. Adjutant James N. Roberts, a colored Salvation Army Officer, will be superintendent of the home. [[paragraph symbol]] Arthur Johnson, a Negro youth of Uniontown, Pa, was awarded the Croix de Guerre ith one palm, which was presented to him personally by Marshal Foch for gallant conduct exceeding the line of duty; and also the Distinguished Service Cross, personally presented to him by General Pershing for valiant service at Soissons. [[paragraph symbol]] Talladega College had an A-Class Unit of the S. A. T. C., consisting of fifty-two college men, under the direction of two officers of the army, assisted by eight from the college. This college was represented in the U. S. Army by two First Lieutenants, two Second Lieutenants, one Surgeon, two Chaplains, each with the rank of First Lieutenant, ten Y. M. C. A. Secretaries, and about one hundred non-commissioned officers and privates. [[paragraph symbol]] The Captain N. B. Marshall Post of the Army and Navy Veterans of the U. S. A. has been formed by members of the 369th Infantry, formerly New York's "Old Fifteenth." The principal aims of the organization will be the closer union of all men who have at any time served in the Army, Navy or Marines, and the rendering of assistance to unfortunate members and their families. Sergeant Gunage was elected Post Commander. INDUSTRY HOMER L. FERGUSON, President of the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, reported at the Sixth National Trade Convention that Negro workmen in his plant were drawing as high as $175 per weekly wage. [[paragraph symbol]] Japanese and Hindus on the Delta Lands of the San Joaquin River, of which Stockton, Cal., is the gateway, are producing immense crops of potatoes, onions, etc. for which there is a ready market less than 100 miles distant. Cotton is also becoming a crop here. [[paragraph symbol]] James Everett, a Negro farmer on Dixie Highway, Fitzgerald, Ga., has shipped to eastern markets this season $300 worth of asparagus tips from his two acres under cultivation. He has, also, planted on his farm five acres of wheat, five acres of tobacco, fifteen acres of cotton and thirty acres of corn. [[paragraph symbol]] John. H. Dickson, a Negro of Uniontown, Pa., for three years has been experimenting with feed for his poultry in an effort to produce multiple-yolk eggs. Last summer his hens began to lay double-yolked eggs regularly, and recently he got a triple-yolked egg, weighing seven and one-half ounces and pure white in color. [[paragraph symbol]] Negroes at Fr. Lauderdale, Fla., have organized a Co-operative Company. The Rev. L. H. Forbes is president. HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES [[images - the following 16 graduates]] ROMAYNE A. TAYLOR, Minneapolis EMELLA M. SMITH, New York EMMA MILLER, Pittsburgh M. OSCEOLA JONES, Brooklyn EDITHE C. LOGAN, New York MYRTLE E. McLEOD, Hampton RUTH MITCHELL, Cleveland GLADYS A. WILKINSON, Dunbar ETHEL C. HILL, Pittsburgh JOSEPHINE M. CAMPBELL, Jamaica MILDRED PEYTON, Brooklyn ANDREW T. BIRD, Boston E. A. STONE, Minneapolis PLENNIE E. KING, Brooklyn GRACE GILES, New York MADISON W. TIGNOR, Armstrong 153
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