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Stimson's Colored Aide Angry, Quits (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, Feb. 1--In protest against what he termed the "reactionary policies and discrimin- inatory practices" of the Army Air Forces, William H. Hastie has resigned as civilian aide to Secretary of War Stimson. Hastie, Negro dean of law at Howard university here, said in announcing his resignation last night: "The simple fact Is that the air command does not want Negro pilots | flying In and out of various fields, i eating, sleeping and mingling with other personnel, as a service pilot must do in carrying out his various missions." Ever since he protested in 1940 i against setting up a segregated I training center for Negro pilots at Tuskegee university in Alabama, Hastie said, the air command has ignored htm. This despite his assertion that when he took office Secretary Stimson directed that all questions relating to Negroes be referred to him for comment or ap- n-oval. But the reactionary policies and discriminatory practices of the Air ? orces are much more serious than he matter of ignoring my office. It should be understood that from the jeginning the air command did not vant Negro personnel. Resistance bred of that attitude has been met ever since."