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Big, jovial Major General Patrick Jay Hurley, who has been coal miner, cowboy, mule skinner, lawyer to the Choctaws, buck private and presidential envoy extraordinary, began his newest job: U.S. Ambassador to China. His letters of credence had not arrived from Washington, but Chungking waved aside such formalities. In the American Embassy Pat Hurley held his first press conference, told reporters how he had taken part in parleys between Chiang Kai-shek's Government and the Chinese Communists. It was a strangely unself-conscious tale.

Mission to Yenan. Last October General Hurley sat in on...

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