A Letter From The Publisher: Aug. 28, 1964

TIME's chief Lady Bird watcher is one of the ten women correspondents on our staff, Jean Franklin. A 1947 graduate of Bucknell and former editorial researcher, Reporter Franklin specializes in the Washington bureau's contribution to our back-of-the-book sections—such as EDUCATION, MEDICINE, SCIENCE, ART, Music—and in covering the wife of the President.

For Jean, watching the Bird last week involved traveling more than 6,000 miles by plane, bus, aerial tramway and river raft from Washington to Wyoming's Rockies to the Canadian coastline. It brought her first encounters with fresh-caught mountain trout, buffalo a la...

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