A U.P. correspondent now with O.W.I. writes of his experiences in Algiers for a few months prior to and just after Pearl Harbor, following which he was expelled. Nothing new here, basically, but he gives certain descriptive fillers on the city, its native quarter, the Kasbh. Its Hotel Alettl, the Nazi clearing house, its peoples, Arabs and Europeans and Jews and secret agents. Internationally, he has little original to contribute, -- an interview with Weygand; an evaluation of the Vichy situation,-pertain, level and Darian; a vindication of the U.S. politico-diplomatic negotiations, that famous straddle which enabled the Americans to take over as liberators. Adequate but no more.