Peace & Politics

To a practical politician like Harry Tru man, Californian Edwin Wendell Pauley had a claim to a good job. Big, hulking Ed Pauley, operating oilman (Petrol Corp.) and fast-moving dealer in California oil properties, was a faithful, hard-working political war horse — treasurer of the Dem ocratic National Committee, a crack money-raiser, a tried & trusted Truman friend to boot. But there were few cheers in Washington last week when Harry Tru man announced that Ed Pauley was to be the U.S. member of the Allied Reparations Commission, with the rank of...