A Letter From The Publisher, Jun. 14, 1954

When Correspondent Robert Schulman was transferred from TIME'S Chicago bureau last November to become chief of the bureau in Seattle, he recalled an incident that happened during a school vacation 20 years ago at the Chicago World's Fair. Says Schulman : "At the time, I was a native New Yorker who had never been west of Jersey before. I remember standing wistfully in the Chicago railroad yards watching the trains pull out for the West. I thought how wonderful it would be to go into those mighty spaces that I knew only from maps."...

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