FOREIGN RELATIONS: Pat for Walter

As the U.S. and New Zealand traded Ministers for the first time, Franklin Roosevelt looked around for a New Dealer of Cabinet rank to exchange for Deputy Prime Minister Walter ("Wai") Nash of New Zealand. To his surprise, he couldn't find one. So he dipped down into the Republican grab bag and came up with Herbert Hoover's old Secretary of War, angular but still handsome Patrick Jay Hurley.

New Zealand (pop: 3,122,000—less than Chicago) has suddenly become important to the U.S. And Pat Hurley, angular but still handsome, is an important figure of a man. He joined the A.E.F. as a...