Clipped From Pampa Daily News
Admiral Sir Andrew Browne- Cunningham, commander - in- chief of the British Mediterranean Mediterranean squadrons, chalks up another another fine victory after his war- boats blasted Italian navy in one of war's biggest engagements. engagements. .he European war zone. Chairman George (D.-Ga.) of the icnate foreign relations committee said he had heard nothing to indicate indicate that the administration was thinking of inaugurating convoys, and he predicted that the president would not act without consulting congress. In George's opinion, the president would have the legal authority to order naval escorts for merchantmen merchantmen to any port where the ships may go legally. The neutrality law he pointed out, prohibits American shipping from entering the combat zones defined by presidential proclamation. proclamation. Tuskegee Pilots ope To Win Most Of Assignments TUSKEGEE, Ala., April 3 (/P)— Collegians swiftly, sprouting wings at this old institute are convlncec they'll win most of the 33 pilot assignments assignments when the army's first all- negro air unit—the 99th pursuit squadron—is activated here October October 1. The 99th is moving a long step nearer reality this month with the recruiting of the 276-man ground crew from among high school graduates graduates who must pass special aptitudt tests. Selection of these men is expected expected to take only a few weeks. Reason Tuskegeeans are confiden. they hold the edge for the covetec cadet appointments is that Tuske gee is the only negro college with ai advanced school set-up under thi civilian pilot training program of thi civil aeronautics board. Amazing speed has marked th growth of school. Authorizec in 1940, students started hitch-hik ing 40 miles to Montgomery lo take their lessons because there was nc field here. Then a temporary fielc was cleared only seven miles away By the time some students worket to the advanced flying stage am Yacht With Duke, Duchess Aboard Reported Aground NASSAU, Bahamas, April 3 (/P)— The yacht Rene with the duke and duchess of Windsor aboard was re ported aground off Bridge Point Eleuthere Island, today. The royal governor, abdicated king of England, and his American born wife were reported to be safe They had been on an official tou; of the eastern. Bahamas Islands. Arrangements were made to send a seaplane and a motor cruiser to the scene. Tuskegee provided a type training plane, while student at nearby Auburn (Alabama Poly tech) voted unanimously to let th negro fliers use their hangar. 'Now a new field has been lease here,, the institute fleet has grown t 12 planes, shop facilities have bee built, engine 'laboratories set Charles A. Anderson, first negro t win a commercial pilot's licensi runs the program and holds an arm contract to give elementary trainin to the fledglings of the 99th. Oddity On Sept. 29, 1938, an automobil at Carlinville, 111., was hit by meteorite. Weighing four pound; the stone crashed through the gai age roof into the car.