ARMY: Blunder & Precedent

Last week the War Department, in trying to rectify a political blunder, broke a precedent as old as the Army. The blunder was the Administration's announcement, last month, that Negro soldiers would continue to be segregated from white troops in the expanded U. S. Army. The announcement put every big black community in the country on its ear, set newspapers and mass meetings crying "Jim Crow." Last week the Army did what it could to make amends: upped its only Negro colonel of Regulars to the rank of brigadier general.

Able, tea-colored Benjamin Oliver Davis, whose son, Captain B. O....

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