A Letter From The Publisher, Nov. 7, 1949

Three hours after the jury in Manhattan's Communist trial had brought in its verdict of guilty Duncan Norton-Taylor, National Affairs writer and one of TIME's senior editors, had a two-hour interview with Judge Harold Medina in his chambers. Two days later he finished his draft of the Medina cover story (TIME, Oct. 24) and sent it along to the editors. It was about (he has lost actual count) his 50th TIME cover story—a record that no other TIME writer can claim.

Ten years before—almost to the day —Dunc Taylor had taken the one-a-day train...

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