A Letter From The Publisher, Sep. 6, 1954

When Chicago Bureau Chief Sam Welles got word that the TIME cover story this week would be on the Archbishop of Canterbury and the meeting of the World Council of Churches at Evanston, Ill., his first job was to locate His Grace and make arrangements for the extensive interviews that would be necessary.

Correspondent Welles* found the archbishop in a sunken garden near Deering Library, waiting with other council officials to receive President Eisenhower. Leaning over the garden wall, Welles hailed Bishop Oxnam, whom he had met several years before, and said that he wanted to explain to the archbishop that TIME...

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