Publisher's Letter, Aug. 8, 1955

Dear TIME-Reader:

NEAR the home of TIME Correspondent Monica Dehn in Jerusalem are two vacant lots that became the sites for major rallies during the election campaign in Israel. For a correspondent covering the campaign, this was a great convenience; but for the mother of two small children (Monica is the wife of London Timesman David Roy Elston), it was a towering nuisance. Before rallies, campaign managers spent half the nights tuning up loudspeakers, one to outblast the other. One midnight some 50 babies of the neighborhood could be heard bawling as loudspeakers blared over and over: "One, two, three . ....

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