National Affairs: Small Hello

Price Stabilizer Mike DiSalle knew just whom he wanted to handle the tough job of enforcing the nation's price controls. He asked New York City's Police Commissioner Tom Murphy to take it on—if not permanently, at least long enough to get the ball rolling. But Commissioner Murphy, who had never gotten the federal judgeship he expected as a reward for his successful prosecution of the Hiss case,* was in no mood to rush to the Administration's rescue this time. Said Murphy, after declining: "I was flattered ... but I have a job to do as Police Commissioner in New York City."


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