A Letter From The Publisher, Oct. 27, 1958

WE are not seeking a portrait of a great statesman, a national or international prime mover. What we are seeking is a close, fast-moving picture of a man essentially doing what he is supposed to do, under the Constitution, as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives: representing the people of his district and, as a byproduct of that, trying to get himself re-elected." So wrote TIME Associate Editor Champ Clark early this month to TIME Detroit Bureau Chief Marshall Berges, as he outlined the reporting requirements for this week's cover story on Michigan Congressman Charles Chamberlain. Writer Clark had...

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