A Letter From The Publisher: may 8, 1964

THE news is often given a sharper edge by the things people are saying—lines that tell a lot in daily conversation but may get lost in routine day-to-day reporting. A few examples from this week's TIME:

"Parting the waters"—newsmen's description of President Johnson's favorite oratorical exercise, a spreading breast-stroke-like gesture.

"The Westmoreland Stretch"—the term that military men have applied to the ability of Army Lieut. General William Westmoreland, the new U.S. military-assistance commander in South Viet Nam, to get more than a day's work out of his men every day.

"The Mail-Order Bride"—what some Oregonians are calling Henry Cabot Lodge, following a tart cue...

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