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Pat Hurley


(NOTE-Drew Pearson today awards the brass ring,
good for one free ride on the Washington Merry-Go-
Round,,to Patrick J. Hurley.)
WASHINGTON.-This town, deadly afraid of
peacetime boredom, pricked up its ears and
licked its chops when Pat Hurley issued his sten-
torian resignation as ambassador to China. It
then settled down to enjoy a good show.
Washington has known Pat ever since 1912
when as a dashing young attorney from Okla-
homa, he used to appear before Congressional
committees for the Choctaw nation, and they
know he always puts on a good show. Once in
testifying before the Senate Insular Affairs
Committee as Secretary of War, Pat shouted:
"You cannot call me a liar. You can run your
star-chamber sessions without me. I have taken
all I can stand." Whereupon he flounced out of
the room.
Some years earlier,' Pat appeared before the
House Indian Affairs Committee to oppose
opening the tribal rolls of the Choctaw nation
to certain Indians who claimed they were
euchered out of their tribal lands. And he was
severely criticized by Webster Ballinger, who
pointed out that just two years before, Hurley
had represented the wards, an Indian family
which sought to have the Choctaw tribal rolls'.
opened. Thus Hurley was in the position of
arguing on both sides of the same question in
the brief period of two years.
Patrick J. O'Hurle y
PAT HURLEY has come a long way from those
days when Oklahoma was an Indian terri-
tory. Born O'Hurley, he dropped the "O" and
the Catholic religion of his father to become a
Baptist, and after working his way through an
Indian college, he had the courage to come to
Washington, take a law degree at George Wash-
ington, and marry the daughter of Adm. Henry
B. Wilson, then and now one of the most beauti-
ful ladies in-the capital.
It is a long way from such lowly beginnings
to his more recent interyiews with Joe Stalin,
his airplane flights through the Near East, and
his powerful position as the right bower of Gen-
eralissimo Chiang Kai-Shek. But Pat has staged
a colorful personal row at almost every milestone
along the way.
In Chungking, he first rowed with Gen. Al
Wedemeyer over the question of sending a
mission to the so-called Communist section
of China to evaluate the importance of its
military strength. For a while he and Wede-
meyer weren't speaking to each other though
they occupied adjoining bedrooms in the same
Later at a Chungking cocktail party, Wede-
meyer's chief of staff, Maj. Gen. Robert B. Mc-
le 7I

Clure, chided Hurley for sending General Mar-
shall a telegram of protest against Wedemeyer.
"You pup," boiled the ex-cowpuncher from
Oklahoma, "I've shot men for less than that."
Hurley's Gripe
ON ANOTHER. OCCASION, Hurley wrote a
memo urging that American advisers be sent
to establish a sort of protectorate over Iran, Iraq,
and other oil lands of the Near East. This is
where he had his row with Dean Acheson, whom
he charged with ruining U.S. policy in Iran. The
memo was inscribed: "A proposal to carry the
Four Freedoms and the Atlantic Charter to the
Near and Middle East."
When it reached the State Department, one
young expert, Eugene Rostow, labelled it as
"hysterical, messianic globaloney." Later, when
Hurley sat down in a meeting with Rostow in
Dean Acheson's office, he challenged him to a
"Come out in the hall and repeat what you
said about my program," Hurley stormed. "If
you were a real man, you'd have a uniform on
now. I'll bet you're one of these deferred
Dean Acheson, who was present, interceded.
Acheson is usually a mild-mannered man, but he
told Hurley in no uncertain terms to curb his
temper. He also told him that Rostow had been
hospitalized out of the Army and demanded that
Hurley apologize. Hurley did so, but continued
to talk about the "stuffed-shirt diplomats in the
State Department who were kow-towing to the
(Copyright, 1945, by the Bell Syndicate, Inc.)
Price Control
THERE is a desperate note in Mr. Chester
Bowles' voice as he argues for continued price
control. He has tried everything; he has tried
moral persuasion, he has tried to shock us by
showing what chaos lies ahead if we give up price
control; he has even tried giving control up, in
bits and pieces, to see what would happen, with
the result that juke boxes, when freed, jumped
instantly from a price of $250 per unit, to $500,
while oranges climbed in some midwestern places
to a dime apiece, $1.20 per dozen.
When Mr. Bowles looks about for help, not
nuch is forthcoming. The National Association
of Manufacturers wants all price controls lifted
by February 15. Republican members of the
House and Senate have just issued a broad state-
ment of foreign and domestic policy, in which
there is not a single reference to the danger of
inflation, but, rather, the bare declaration:
"Wartime limitations, restrictions and controls
must be removed." When Mr. Bowles reads arti-
cles of this sort, his head swims, and ten-cent
oranges float before his eyes.
And with but few friends to sustain him, Mr.
Bowles is in the unhappy position of being
lobbied against, on a scale perhaps never be-
fore seen in this republic. The campaign
against Bowles at the moment is certainly
noisier, and almost certainly more elaborate,
than the campaign against tuberculosis; he
may even outrank traffic accidents in the
amount of effort and public attention being
devoted to his defeat.
Mr. Bowles says he does get "many" private
letters of encouragement from business men who
are members of the very organizations which are
out after him; but these men are unable to stand
up against the hoopla, or, when they try to, are
run over in the rush. The Christian Science
Monitor has dug up one large-size San Francisco
real estate man, Mr. Louis R. Lurie, who says
publicly that if rent control vanishes, his income
will be increased by $200,000 a year, without the
need of an additional 50 cents' of investment, and
that he does not like this prospect, because he
shudders to think what will happen to the coun-
try when $45 apartments go to $125. But Mr.
Lurie is a crowd of one; in news terms, the man
who bit the dog.

ARCHITECTURALLY, the price control prob-
lem centers around two calendar dates. One
is January 1st, when lower excess profits taxes
go into effect; and both Mr. Bowles and Recon-
version Director Snyder have charged flatly that
quantities of goods, especially clothing, are being
held off the market, for sale after that blessed
date. The second critical calendar day is June
30, when all price control dies, unless Congress
reenacts the needed laws before; and Mr. Lurie,
the rugged individualist quoted above, declares
that speculators are planning their new building
construction for after that date, when they hope,
no holds will be barred.
It is often said that price control is holding
business back, but on the basis of the above
information, one wonders if a case could not
be made out to the effect that the prospect of
removing price control is holding business
back, and whether reconversion does not re-
quire that we settle the issue now, leaving
speculators and calendar-watchers no magical
dates on which to keep their eyes fixed, while
their hand pauses and halts in its work.
(Copyright, 1945, N. Y. Post Syndicate)

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ence, and the Arts: Midsemester re-
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Monday, Dec. 10, A through E
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Angell Hall. than 24 hours of credit) may drop
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* . .cat the Michigan


1I I
THE STIFFEST PROBLEM confronting any
critic of the Boston Symphony is that of
describing and applauding a flawless perform-
ance in unhackneyed superlatives. Being unsure
of my own exclamation point style and aware
of the superior observations of the melancholy
Dane, which read, pertinently, "How infinite in
faculty! in form and moving how express and
admirable! in action how like an angel, in ap-
prehension how like a god!" I make bold to
apply them to the performers at last night's
The audience was immediately captivated by
the opening performance of Prokofieff's Class-
ical Symphony, which displayed the merits of
the strings to full advantage, and to which Kous-
sevitsky gave an original and unconventional
interpretation, noticable particularly in the
The program continued, with Prokofieff's
Fifth Symphony, marking the third perform-
ance of this recently comosed work. As a piece
of music it is highly melodic, intensely absorb-
ing, intricate in thematic treatment, and given
the Boston's superb performance it actually
obliterated the discomfort of the Hill Audi-
torium seats and made the audience dread
instead of pray for the intermission.
Sibelius' Second Symphony was presented in
an unsurpassable rendition which fittingly cli-
maxed a concert of unchallangeable quality. The
entire performance was distinguished by an ab-
sence of all the small technical imperfections
which usually mar orchestral programs: un-
wieldy brasses, imperfect balance among the
sections, disunified strings, lack of coordination.
As always the string section played powerfully,
accurately, and with incredible unanimity. The
brasses were sure, unfaltering, and remarkably
precise. Woodwinds were smooth and produced
excellent tone quality.
On the whole it was a rare treat and a joy
to hear an orchestra rehearsed beyond the pos-
sibility of -a flaw play with such surety and
absolute precision. Under Serge Koussevitsky's
graceful, seemingly effortless conducting the
Boston Symphony lived up to all expectations,
and probably surpassed many.
-Paula Brower

Paul Henreid and Maureen
O'Hara in "The Spanish Main";7
an RKO picture, produced and di-
rected by Frank Borzage.
"The Spanish Main" is a rousing
costume drama that is an excellent
example of its type. Of course, you;
have to accept it for what it is, and
it's as light and transparent as any-
thing Hollywood ihas ever turned out.-
But it doesn't pretend to be anything
more, and the wispy plot moves with
speed and dash and the action scenes
are genuinely exciting.
This is the familiar story of a
swashbuckling pirate and his en-
raged captive bride. On the whole,
it takes itself rather seriously. For
instance, when Miss O'Hara's ser-
vant asks her, aghast, "You mean
you went on deck without your
duenna?" I'm afraid she means it.
But there are encouraging signs
that costume romance is coming to
regard itself as a sly joke. To dem-
onstrate, there is a riotous bed-
room scene that might have well
been lifted from something by Noel
Frail, slight Henreid perhaps
buckles more than he swashes in a
thing of this sort, but in the quieter
moments he is a dependable perform-
er. The film has been photographedj
in technicolor, I regret to say. Under!
the circumstances, Miss O'Hara looks
as normal as anyone could, but she
hasn't quite escaped that look of hav-
ing applied her cosmetics with a wall-a
paper brush.
... at the State
Ed Gardner in "Duffy's Tav-
ern", with Bing Crosby, Betty Hut-
ton, et. al.; a Paramount produc-
"Duffy's Tavern", based on a radio,
show of the same name, is one of
those all-star variety shows that!
Paramount has specialized in since
the "Big Broadcasts" of the 1930's.
The first half of the show, devoted
to the tavern, is slow death. Radio's
Ed Gardner is painfully ill at ease
before the camera and veteran Victor
Moore simply isn't given anything to
But when the star acts begin
things become bearable. If the acts
are neither brilliant nor Broadway,t
they are fast-moving and inhabited
by gorgeous people. Volcanic Betty
Hutton, shouting "The Hard Way",
kids Miss Ginger Rogers and the
psychoanalysis of "Lady In the'
Dark"; Paulette Goddard looks like
a million and a quarter dollars in
one of the season's better shower
stalls; Cass Daley sings with a?
knowing leer "You Can't Blame a
Girl for Trying"; Bing Crosby and}
the entire company do a burlesque
of the basement scene from "Going
My Way."

i. L . lL~
Veterans World War II: A tutorial
section has been organized in English
Composition. This section is for be-
ginners, and meets Tues'day, Thurs-
day and Friday at 7:30 p.m., Room
3209 Angell Hall. Mr. John O'Neill
will be the instructor.
Veterans World War II: An addi-
tional tutorial section has been organ-
ized in Spanish. This section is for
beginners, and meets Monday,
Wednesday and Friday, Room 107,
Romance Language Building. Dr.
Hootkins will be the instructor.
1946 Withholding Tax Exemption
Certificate. Government regulations
require that, if any change in the
number of exemptions to which you
are entitled under the withholding
tax laws has occurred since you last
filed an exemption certificate, a new
certificate be filed immediately. If it
is necessary for you to file a new
form, it may be obtained at the Pay-
roll Department of the University,
Room 9, University Hall. This should
be done immediately.
Detroit Civil Service announcement
for Supervisor of Hospital Nurse Edu-
cation has been received in our office.
For further information call at the
Bureau of Appointments, 201 Mason
Cadet-Midshipman (Engine) and
Cadet-Midshipman (DeckZ) in the U.
S. Merchant Marine Cadet Corps:
Announcement 'concerning appoint-
ment has been received in this office.
For further information call at the
Bureau of Appointments, 201 Mason
State of Connecticut Civil Service
Announcement for Senior Case Work-
er (Child Welfare), $1920 to $2340,
has been received in our office. For
further information regarding the ex-
amination, call at the Bureau of Ap-
pointments, 201 Mason .Hall.
Veterans' Date Bureau for the. Vet-
erans' Dance to be held Friday, Dec.
14 in Waterman Gym will be open
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
afternoons in the League and the
Union; from 3:00-5:00. Girls sign up
in the League, and boys in the Union.
Frances Perkins, former Secretary
of Labor, will speak tonight in Hill
Auditorium on "The Destiny of Amer-
ican Labor." Miss Perkins will be
presented by the Oratorical Associa-
tion as the fourth number on the cur-
rent Lecture Course. Holders of Sea-
son Tickets are requested to use the
Frances Perkins ticket dated Jan. 16
for admission tonight. Individual
tickets for the lecture may be pur-
chased today from 10-1, 2-8:30 at the
auditorium box office.
Lecture: Dr. and Mrs. Harry A.
Overstreet, noted authors, lecturers,
philosophers, and psychologists, will
lecture in Pattengill Auditorium on
Wednesday evening, Dec. 12, at 8:00,
on the subject "The Individual Moves
Into the Community." The lecture,
sponsored by the University of Michi-
gan Extension Service and the Ann
Arbor Adult Education Council, is
open to the public.
Academic Notices
Seminar in Applied Mathematics

ics: Wednesday, Dec. 12, 7-8 p.m.
Room 3001 Angell Hall. Kenneth Leis-
enring will discuss "The History of
Non-Euclidean Geometry."'
Events Today
Faculty Women's Club-The Play
Reading Section will meet this after-
noon at the Michigan League. Dutch
treat dessert at 1:15 in the Russian
Tea Room. Reading at 2:15 in the
Mary B. Henderson Room,
Graduate Education Club: The first
meeting of the Graduate Education
Club will be held in the U.E.S. Library-
at 4:15 p.m. today. All graduate stu-
dents in education are urged to at-
tend for election of officers and
preparation of the organization's pro-
gram for 1945-1946.
house President's Meeting will be
held today at 5:00 p.m. at the League.
All Women Engineers: There will
be a meeting today at 5:00 p.m. in
Room 3201 East Engineering (Sem-
inar Room). Election of officers will
be held, and arrangements made for
a group Ensian picture. All women
engineers urged to attend.
The B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation's
Athletic Committee will meet tonight
at 7:15 at the Hillel Foundation to
discuss further committee plans. All
students interested are invited to at-
Sigma Rho Tau, Stump Speakers'
Society, will meet at the Union, to-
night at 7:15 p.m. sharp. A group
picture of the members will be taken
for the Ensian, and circle debates will
Seminar on Comparative Religions:
A discussion of modern Hinduism will-
be held tonight at Lane Hall at 7:15.
Rev. Redman will preside.
Photography Club will meet at Lane
Hall at 7:30 tonight. Those.interested
are invited to attend.
Polonia Club will hold a meeting
tonight at 7:30 at the International
Center. All members are urged to
attend, and 'any other student of
Polish parentage is cordially invited.
Coming Events
"What A Life", the Clifford Gold-
smith comedy of Henry Aldrich in
High School, will be presented to-
morrow night through Saturday night
by Play Production of the Depart-
ment of Speech. Tickets are on sale
daily at the Lydia Mendelssohn Thea-
tre box office, telephone 6300.
Speech Assembly: The first assem-
bly of the semester sponsored by the
Department of Speech for its students
will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday in
the Rackham Amphitheatre. Dr. Har-
ry A. Overstreet will speak on "In-
fluencing Human Behavior." The
meeting is open to the public.
Unity: Mrs. Eve Edeen, of Detroit,
will conduct the Wednesday evening
meeting of the Unity Society at 7 p.m.
in the Michigan League Chapel. Mrs.
Edeen, a frequent Sunday guest
speaker, has been affiliated with
Silent Unity and was assistantdirect-
or of the Unity Correspondence
School in Kansas City, Missouri. Her
subject this week is "Personality and
Individuality", a continuation of the
study of "Lessons in Truth."
A. L E. E.: There will be a meeting
of the Michigan Student Branch of
the American Institute of Electrical
Engineers on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at
7:30 p.m. in the Michigan Union. Mr.
J. F. Cline of the Electrical Engineer-
ing Department will speak on "Tele-
vision." A group picture of all local
members will be taken for the 1946
Ensian. All students of electrical en-
gineering and any others interested
are invited.

Sigma Xi will hold its first public
meeting of the season Wednesday,
Dec. 12, at 8:00 p.m. in the West
Physics Bldg., Lecture Room. Dr. Rob-
ley C. Williams will discuss the Elec-
tron Microscope and will exhibit
startling and unique photographs of
ultramicroscopic objects, organic and
inorganic, taken by the ingenious new
method devised on this campus and
hailed as such a valuable scientific
contribution last spring. The micro-
scope itself will be displayed after
the lecture, in Randall Bldg. Guests
will be welcome. Refreshments.
The University -of Michigan Section
of the American Chemical Society
will hold a meeting on Dec. 13, at 4:15
p.m. in Room 15.1 of the Chemistry
Building. Professor Robley C. Wil-
liams of the Physics Department will
speak on "Three-Dimensional Elec-
tron Microscopy." The public is cor-
dially invited.
Michigan Chapter, A.A.U.P.: Initial
meeting of the year Thursday, Dec.
13, at the Michigan Union. Join Cafe-.

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