A Letter From The Publisher, Dec. 21, 1959

DURING more than 30 years as Latin teacher and football coach at Long Island's Woodmere Academy, Poet-Classicist Rolfe Humphries taught his football players something more than buck-lateral strategy. Interested in everything from foreign news to theater, he showed them that a writer is well served by wide interests. One skinny end on the 1935 team learned the lesson particularly well.

Humphries' football end, now TIME'S Associate Editor Richard Seamon, wrote this week's cover story on Actress Anne Bancroft, has written at least 14 other covers on subjects as dissimilar as Air Force Space Physician John Paul Stapp (MEDICINE, Sept. 12, 1955), Yankee...

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