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Commerce Dep't Report Shows Race's Interest In Aviation On Eve Of Ethiopian War

WASHINGTON, July 18 -- Because of the interest in the Italian-Ethiopian crisis, the Pittsburgh Courier has been successful in securing the following list of licensed Negro pilots as furnished the Negro Affairs Division of the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, by the Bureau of Air Commerce, Department of Commerce:

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| Name and Address | License | Expiration Date |
| --- | --- | --- |
| Anderson, Charles A., 26 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore, Pa. | T-7638 | August 31, 1935 |
| Ashe, Charles M., 1118 P. St., N.W., Washington, D.C. | Student | November 9, 1936 |
| Avery, Dolores, 3725 Rhodes Ave., Chicago, Ill. | Student | May 11, 1936 |
| Bolden, Charles M., 100 Lefferts Pl., Brooklyn, N. Y. | Student | April 17, 1936 |
| Brown, Willa Beatrice, 128 E. Garfield Blvd., Chicago, Ill. | Student | March 6, 1936 |
| Bruce, Lee, 216 W. 139th St., New York City. | Student | March 20, 1936 |
| Butterfield, Alfred Stiles, 194 W. 134th St., New York City. | Student | November 11, 1936 |
| Claytor, W. W. Schieffelin, W. Va. St. College, Institute, W. Va. | P-31533 | December 15, 1935 |
| Cox, Alexander, 220 E. 55th St., Chicago, Ill. | Student | June 16, 1936 |
| Forsythe, Albert E., 44 N. Ky. Ave., Atlantic City, N. J. | P-27287 | October 31, 1935 | 
| Gray, Donald W., 101 W. 115th St., New York City. | Student | January 13, 1936 |
| Greene, John W., Jr., 30 Bradford St., Boston, Mass. | LC-15897 | July 15, 1935 | 
| Hampton, Clyde Barthaw, 3449 Rhodes Ave., Chicago, Ill. | Student | April 17, 1936 |
| Hanson, Jesse McCoy, 401 P St., N. W., Washington, D. C. | Student | March 31, 1936 |
| Johnson, Charles R., 1048 W. Van Buren St., Chicago, Ill. | Student | March 16, 1936 |
| Jones, Albert S., 444 E. 64th St., Chicago, Ill. | Student | April 28, 1936 | 
| Julian, Hubert, 2293 Seventh Ave., New York City. | P-21512 | July 31, 1936 | 
| Mills, Thomas, 238 W. 146th St., New York City. | A-31780 | February 25, 1936 | 
| Murphy, Doris V. K., Trona, Calif. | Student | April 12, 1937 | 
| Nash, Grover C., 5722 Indiana Ave., Chicago, Ill. | A-30217 | April 30, 1936 |
| Payne, L. Verdell, 212 Cascadilla St., Ithaca, N. Y. | Student | February 1, 1936 | 
| Porter, Ambers, 419 E. 45th St., Chicago, Ill. | Student | March 22, 1936 | 
| Powell, William J., 1436 1/2 | W. 35th Pl., Los Angeles, Cal. | Student |October 22, 1936 |
| Reed, Frank S., Jr., 5933 Lafayette Ave., Chicago, Ill. | Student | June 15, 1936 |
| Renfroe, Anna Rosetta, 61 E. 46th St., Chicago, Ill. | Student | May 2, 1936 |
| Robinson, John C., 5847 S. Michigan St., Chicago, Ill. | P-26042 |July 31, 1935 |
| Ross, Thomas R., 72 Harold St., Roxbury, Mass.. | S-20969 | August 31, 1935 |
| Terry, Robert, Building Lane, Basking Ridge, N.J. | A-29452 | May 15, 1936 |
| Ware, Charles, 115 W. 143rd St., New York City. | Student | October 26, 1936 |
| Wells, Irvin E., 938 E. 48th St., Los Angeles, Calif. | LC-29884 | August 15, 1935 |
| Wheeler, Rostell C., 57 Tenth St., Springfield, Mass. | P-29196 | June 30, 1936 |
| White, Dale L., 4358 Michigan Ave., Chicago, Ill. | Student | October 30, 1936 |
| Yates, Leonard L., 1975 Bichall Ave., New York City. | Student | May 28, 1936 |

| The symbols prefixed to the license numbers stand for the classes of licenses held as follows: S-Solo; A-Amateur; P-Private; LC-Limited Commercial; T-Transport |

Wins Degrees
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Frank S. Reed, JR. 
Who received double degrees in aviation Thursday, July 16, from Curtis and Wright Aeronautical university upon completion of his transport ground course and as a master mechanic in aeronautics. He is the only student to receive a double degree and graduating within a year's time. He is a licensed pilot and a graduate of Englewood high school, June, 1935. Frank Jr., is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Reed. His father is one of the oldest undertakers in Chicago at 5842 State street. ***

4 Records Set by Post in Hop Around World
New York, July 22.- (AP)- Wiley Post set four records on the dash around the world. He made:
 The fastest trip around the world.
 The first solo flight around the world.
 The first sole flight across the Pacific Ocean.
 The fastest flight from New York to Berlin, 3,900 miles in 25 hours 45 minut [[?]].
 In addition he was the first solo transatlanic flier since Col. Charles A. Lindbergh to reach his announced destination in Europe without a stop.


"Buy American"
Chicago-N.Y. Plane Makes Trip in 4 Hours
 Aided by a sixty-mile-on-hour wind at 5,000 feet altitude, a tri-motor plane of the United Air Lines flew from Chicago to New York yesterday in exactly for hours. Pilots H. C. Heising and Bill Williams flew the route at an average speed of 183 miles an hour, carrying ten passengers, 600 pounds of mail and 200 pounds of express. The record for the route held by a mail plane is three hours and fifty minutes.


2 Chicago Area Negroes to Become Army Flyers
 Two young men from the Chicago area are among the first 10 Negroes ordered yesterday by the war department to report for training as army air pilots next week at Tuskegee institute, Tuskegee, Ala. They are Roderick C. Williams, 3556 South Park way, and Theodore Edward Brown, 1819 Ashland avenue, Evanston, who will be members of the 95th pursuit squadron.


Airplane Forced Down in Throng at Douglas Park
 Six baseball games and 2,500 spectators in Douglas Park hurried to the edges of the field yesterday to get out of the way of an airplane making a forced landing.
 The aviator was J. C. Robinson, colored, of 5747 Calumet av., who had taken off from the Sky Harbor airport soon after non in a single seater.
 Engine trouble developed and he was unable to fix it in the air, so he circled down over the big ballfield and waved his arm as a signal. Policemen W. J. O'Neill and James Krejci, seeing what his purpose was, started herding the people back in both directions. Volunteers helped and the field was clear in a minute or two.


TWO DIE IN PLANE CRASH
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Death also offered its aid in piloting this ill-fated plane which carried two youths to their death last Saturday in a plunging crash near Harlem airport. The victims were Frank Mallory, 25, New York City, and brother-in-law of Miss Ethel Waters, and William Roberts, 19, of 5858 Indiana avenue, Chicago. Rushed to a hospital, the unfortunate pair were dead upon arrival.


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[[?]] A. Rogers Interviews 'Brown Condor'
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[[?]] since my arrival in Ethiopia," Col. Robinson stated. "First, because I have been able to meet the only newspaperman of my race to come here to cover the war and, second, because he has assured me that I am not fighting alone and that although I am the only American, black or white fighting for Ethiopia, that all the people of my race in America, are behind us 100 per cent in [[?]] [[?]].
 "I am glad also to know that [[?]] realize that Ethiopia is fight[[?]] for black men in every part of the world and that Americans, are willing to do anything to help us to carry on and to win. I am more than proud that The Pittsburgh Courier, which has been the leader in so may things for the advancement of our race, has again had the foresight to take the lead in coming to Ethiopia also.
 "Finally, I want to express my deep appreciation for the very kind and considerate manner in which I have been treated by His Majesty, as well as by the leading Ethiopians."

Wears Golden Epaulets
 Col. Robinson is a handsome, well-built figure in his uniform on the shoulder straps of which is the crown of Ethiopia in gold. He is just the opposite of our unfortunate friend, Julian . . . unfortunate in that while nature endowed him with many admirable qualities, she omitted two essentials, balance and judgment. I shall not repeat what I have been hearing of him here as that story has already reached America. I can but say that I have every cause to believe it is true. It takes a lot to make a man like Haile Selassie turn against anyone.
 When I was coming her in 1930, Julian was going down in disgrace. This time I was looking forward to saying something good about him. Imagine my sorrow and surprise when I learned from reporters at Dire Dowa that history had repeated itself and that only a few days before, Julian had left the country again.
 Col. Robinson is beloved by everyone form the Emperor down. He is one of whom every Aframerican can be proud.
 It was not easy for Robinson to obtain his appointment. It seems that when the first representations in his behalf were made to His Majesty, the latter, remembering pas experiences, received the application to serve very coldly. But Robinson was able to produce such excellent references form many sources which, upon investigation, [[?]] found to be true, that the [[?]]
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