A Letter From The Publisher, Feb. 2, 1948

When James Caesar Petrillo finally agreed to a series of interviews for TIME'S cover story on him in the Jan. 26 issue, he shook a warning finger at our Chicago bureau reporters and boomed: "You do I a cover on Colonel McCormick and he's gotta newspaper and can answer back. You do one on Roosevelt or Truman and they can get on the radio and talk to millions of people. I can't get my story across. If I could have all the People in America in one hall for one hour, I'd have 'em all on my side."

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