Busy, beaming, self-confident Franklin Roosevelt had a crowded week. His calendar was almost as crowded as his desk. During the week he:
> Announced the appointment of W. Averell Harriman as Ambassador to Russia (TIME, Sept. 27).
> Saw his No. 1 secret missionary, Brigadier General Patrick Jay Hurley, who is reported scheduled for another foreign assignmentthis time, India.
> Asked Congress to grant home rule for Puerto Rico, including election of the Governor (now appointed by the President).
> Took care to anticipate the likely damage to Rome by Allied forces, and opportunely exploited the fact that Pope Pius XII is...