St. Louis Tension

Since war started the chief city of the border state of Missouri has had small incidents and tall talk of racial tension but no real race trouble—until last week.

St. Louis Negroes who work downtown carry their lunches because they know no restaurant will serve them. Negroes are segregated in the city schools—but mingle with whites in public conveyances. Trouble came on one of St. Louis' big rattling streetcars.

A Negro objected to a white man's smoking in the next seat. The smoke drifted back on the Negro's wife. The smoker put up an argument. So with a few well...

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