A Letter From The Publisher, Jul. 28, 1952

Last Sunday night, driving back from Scranton, Pa., it was my bad luck to be caught in a crawling, honking, bumper-to-bumper traffic snarl, and I was reminded again of one of the most famous stories ever published in TIME.

At a time when more Americans than ever before are taking to the nation's highways, I am sure you will enjoy re-reading Writer Paul O'Neil's wonderful account of "The Last Traffic Jam" (TIME, Dec. 15, 1947):

In his long and losing war with machines, modern man has devoted almost as much energy to damning newfangled...

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