A Letter From The Publisher, Jul. 5, 1948

From their vantage point in the press balcony of Philadelphia's Convention Hall last week (see cut*), TIME's editors had a clear view of the Republican Convention as a spectacle. Most of the real convention news, however, was made a mile and a half away in the hotels, where the Warren forces poured orange juice, the Taft people had iced tea and choral singing, the Stassenites produced a jazz band and cheese, and Deweyites held a fashion show.

TIME had assigned a reporter to every candidate and important delegation to keep the "smoke-filled room" vigil,...

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