People: People, Feb. 25, 1946

The Women

John O'Hara, satirical best-seller whose expert fictions (Appointment in Samarra, Pipe Night) occasionally burn women with a hard, acetylene-like flame, explained why women fascinate him as a writer: "You never can tell what they will do." On the other hand, said he: "The whole tradition of masculinity, at least in America, is to stay in the groove—and that means stay in the rut—don't stick your neck out."

Ellen Wilkinson, Britain's Minister of Education, appeared in the House of Commons sporting a hat to remember: high-masted, forward-pitched, bobbing with green feathers at the...

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