A Letter From The Publisher: Feb. 8, 1963

O CURSED spite, that I was born this wrong to write." Paraphrasing Hamlet with bitter humor. TIME'S Common Market correspondent Jason McManus cabled that message to New York last week in the heat of reporting his part of the cover story on Charles de Gaulle's veto of Great Britain's application to the Common Market. For Correspondent McManus, 28. the week's events had a special impact.

A native of Kansas City, Kans.. McManus trained to write of politico-economics at Davidson College in Davidson, N.C.. where he graduated cum laude and as a Phi Beta Kappa in 1956, at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of...

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