Publisher's Letter, Aug. 22, 1955

Dear TIME-Reader:

AT Gettysburg last week, where President Ike Eisenhower was signing bills into law and relaxing on his farm (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS), a familiar face was missing from the presidential press corps. After eight years of covering the White House, TIME'S Edwin Darby was moving from the nation's capital to the Midwest to become deputy chief of our Chicago bureau.

Said Darby, who has visited just about every state in the Union on presidential tours: "I consider myself one of the country's foremost authorities on airports, railroad stations, hotel lobbies and auditoriums....

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