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268  THE CRISIS

the assault of brutal German lines
will be laid down by the first field guns ever manned by colored American soldiers. Every Negro in the United States is deeply interested in seeing that the artillery of the 92nd Division becomes as efficient an organization as the Tenth Calvary, for instance, of which every colored American is justly proud. 


The 167th Field Artillery Brigade is tremendously handicapped today because the draft has failed to bring in a sufficient number of educated and technically trained men to fill the special details and assume the responsibilities of Non-Commissioned Officers. The Commanding General of the Artillery Brigade desires at once to secure the following specialists:

Forty-four Telephone men who have had experience at installing and operating telephones, with a knowledge of elementary electricity. 

Sixty-one Instrument men with at least a high school education. They will be trained to use the Battery Commander's telescope, aiming circle, range finder, and other instruments similar to surveyors' and engineers' instruments. Civil engineers are particularly desired for this work. 

Forty-four Scouts, high school graduates, if possible, who have had some instruction in drafting and mapping and can learn to do reconnaissance work. 

Forty-six Typists and 12 Stenographers to do clerical work in Brigade and Regimental headquarters, and Battery offices. 

Thirty-one Mechanics who can keep the guns and motors in repair, men with experience as machinists or millwrights. 

Eighteen Saddlers to repair harness and saddles. 

Forty-seven Horse-shoers. 

Ten Radio or Telegraph Operators.

Three hundred and twenty-three men of good education and mature years who can work into the responsible positions of First Sergeants, Mess Sergeants, Supply Sergeants, Sergeants, and Corporals.

To all of the above who prove competent, positions are open carrying the rank or the pay of Non-Commissioned Officers: $36-$38 a month and support.

In addition there are needed:

Forty Hospital attendants, men having a knowledge of first aid or previous hospital experience.

Thirteen Truck drivers who understand automobile repairs.

Men from 18 to 40 years of age are eligible. Anyone desiring to enlist should write to the

Commanding General,
167th Field Artillery Brigade,
92nd Division,
Camp Dix, New Jersey,

stating age, education, and experience in the class applied for. Those who are already registered in the draft will, if accepted, be enlisted at once in the National Army; those not registered will be enlisted in the Regular Army and assigned to the 167th Field Artillery Brigade.


THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

IF any Negro has a lingering hope that the Republican Party has learned anything recently let him straightway give it up. The Republican National Committee at St. Louis deliberately defeated Perry Howard, a Mississippi Negro, for a place among its members and elected a Negro-hating "Lily White" sent there by a convention which the committee itself acknowledged was illegal.

The Republican Party not only deliberately refused to nominate a Negro in the largest Negro congressional district in the North, but went into court and tried to prevent Reverdy C. Ransom from even running as an independent in New York City.

The Republican Party under Chairman Hays thus starts out as both anti-Negro and reactionary. 


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HOUSTON AND EAST ST. LOUIS

HOUSTON
17 WHITE persons killed.
13 COLORED soldiers hanged.
41 COLORED soldiers imprisoned for life.
4 COLORED soldiers imprisoned.
5 COLORED soldiers under sentence of death; temporarily reprieved by the President.
40 COLORED soldiers on trial for life.
White policeman who cause the riot not even indicted,
No white army officers tried.
(Military law.)

EAST ST. LOUIS
125 NEGROES killed.
10 COLORED men imprisoned for fourteen years.
4 WHITE men imprisoned 14-15 years.
5 WHITE men imprisoned five years.
11 WHITE men imprisoned under one year.
18 WHITE men fined.
One COLORED man still on trial for life.
17 WHITE men acquitted. 
(Civil law.)

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ENTRANCE TO THE CITY PARK, HOUSTON, TEX. 

The park is maintained by taxes on 70,000 whites and 40,000 Negroes. A few blocks from this park Policeman Sparks shot Corporal Baltimore and started the riot. Baltimore was hanged. 

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image - sign reading WARNING! HAULING, DRAYING, TRUCKING and DELIVERY WAGONS are NOT ALLOWED IN THIS PARK and are PROHIBITED BY CITY ORDINANCE. BEN CAMPBELL, Mayor NEGROES KEEP OUT.

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