A Letter From The Publisher: Aug. 16, 1963

IT was bound to happen sooner or later. Though Robert Elson is TIME'S bureau chief in London, and his son John is TIME'S religion editor, they have had little chance to work together professionally—except as competitors. Last year, when Robert Elson was detached to write an article about Pope John for LIFE, Son John was writing a TIME cover story on the Pope, and, sighs the father, "his story beat me by two weeks." They were competitors again more recently on stories about the new Pope. But usually father concerns himself more, in his London TIME job, with Harold Macmillan, Geneva...

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