A Letter From The Publisher, Oct. 27, 1952

For TIME'S 20-odd correspondents who have been scouting their own and neighboring states for political news and trends, the campaign has been an exciting—if exhausting—tour of duty. Nowhere has this been so true as on that uniquely American phenomenon, the campaign train. Jolting in & out of whistle stops, gauging the temper of back-platform crowds, watching the suspense build up from hot August through cool October, and, in general, "trying to do a sitting-still job while moving," calls on all a reporter's resourcefulness, as well as his energies.

TIME Correspondents Bill Glasgow and...

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