AIR: Twelve Men With Wings

When Franklin Roosevelt last week appointed a new Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Air, a few settled matrons, now going on 45, were able to turn back to their memory books and heave a historical sigh. They were women who in July 1916, were young belles at Long Island's fashionable Locust Valley.

There, in that summer month 25 years ago, word went around the beaches, the yachts, the tennis courts, the polo fields that twelve handsome, eligible young men —ten of them from Yale—were coming to Peacock Point, to spend their summer...

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