People: The Cheerful Outlook

Harry Hopkins, on a diplomat's day off during his mission to Moscow for President Truman (see U.S. AT WAR), visited the Bolshoi Theater Ballet school and ventured an esthetic judgment: "American women are pretty but Russian women are really beautiful."

Congressman James Michael Curley, now 70, but reluctant as ever to leave the public payroll, announced that he would run for Mayor of Boston, a job he has held three times. Said he: "With due moderation, barring accidents, [I] should live for at least 25 years longer to please my friends and confound rumor...

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