National Affairs: Mission Oompleted

Grey, ramrod-backed Major General Patrick Jay Hurley came back to Washington last week, presumably to resign as the U.S. Ambassador to China. The handsome, 62-year-old Oklahoman refused to confirm reports that President Truman would soon release him from his war job. But it was obvious that Pat Hurley's mission was ended.

China and the U.S. would agree that the mission had been highly successful—or at least coincided with success. China had its treaty with Russia and it was peacefully debating with the once rambunctious Chinese Communists. No one, least of all Pat Hurley, would contend that the U.S. Ambassador had brought all...

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