A Letter From The Publisher, Jul. 27, 1953

One way to spot a veteran TIME writer is to ask him how many cover stories he has written. When he says, "I can't remember." you can be sure that he is a real veteran. One such man is Walter ("Sandy") Stockly recently the guest of honor at an office party celebrating his 20th anniversary as a TIME writer.

Stockly's first story for TIME, written for the issue of June 26. 1933, was titled "Bellower." It was the account of a slight stroke suffered by 63-year-old Joe Humphries, in those days the stentorian dean of...

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