A Letter From The Publisher, Oct. 6, 1958

FEW subjects come to the cover of TIME with the cover genealogy of Nelson Rockefeller. His grandfather, his father and his mother have been there, and so has Nelson in another era of his wide-ranging career. Now, in a new phase, the scion of a unique family, who may be the most remarkable Rockefeller of them all, comes forward as a hard-campaigning politician. See NATIONAL AFFAIRS, The Rocky Roll.

OF the 34 states that elect Governors this fall, seven—in addition to New York—are in the midst of critical contests that will have important effects in national politics. For a down-to-the-line view...

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