Letters, Nov. 19, 1956

Winners & Losers


Does TIME only bet on winners, or how come you arranged to get the man who won on your Nov. 12 cover in advance of the election results? To cover a personal bet, did TIME hedge its cover by having Ike and Adlai plates at the ready?

H. ADAMS Chicago

¶ TIME prepared four-color covers of both candidate pairs (Stevenson-Kefauver by Chaliapin, Eisenhower-Nixon by Chapin), printed 1,874,000 copies of each, waited for the voters to make the decision.—ED.

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