A Letter From The Publisher, Sep. 13, 1971

THE 1968 campaign began with bumps for Correspondent John Austin. Covering the early phase of Richard Nixon's nomination quest, Austin was struck in the head by a 5-lb. package of confetti at a Chicago rally. Then, as he tried to keep up with a Nixon motorcade in San Francisco, he was hit by a police motorcycle. He took his wife to one political event, at Madison Square Garden. She made it through the police line easily without official credentials; he was detained, though he wore the laminated press card issued to newsmen only after they passed a federal security check.

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