A Letter From The Publisher, Oct. 17, 1960

FOR a chance to observe how the other half is living, the Washington Bureau's two top campaign reporters switched assignments last week. Burt Meyers, who has been covering Vice President Richard Nixon's campaign since January, transferred his luggage to the camp of Senator John Kennedy, and Hugh Sidey, a dogged camp follower of Kennedy's for nine months, joined the Nixon forces.

In both campaign parties, the correspondents encountered similar (and classic) occupational hazards—scrambling for planes, trains and buses, filing stories from odd places at odder hours, seeking out the nearest shower and jiffy laundry. Both men move fast, Sidey and Meyers...

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