A Letter From The Publisher: Sep. 20, 1968

THE day was long with politics at Sea Girt, N.J., and the night was long with parties. In the morning, Presidential Candidate Hubert Humphrey was up early, relaxing by wading in the surf. When he spotted a clutch of reporters straggling in his wake, he called out: "Come on, fellows, let's do a little jogging." Only TIME'S Hays Gorey took off his shoes and accepted the challenge. "Let's make it a race," Humphrey said. So Gorey took off in a 20-yd. sprint. He edged out Humphrey.

In a repeat performance for the photographers, Gorey finished in front once more. Loyally, Dr. Edgar...