Publisher's Letter, Feb. 4, 1957

Dear TIME:Reader: As President Ramon Magsaysay paid a whirlwind visit to the Philippine province of Tarlac last week (see "Smiles in the Barrios" in FOREIGN NEWS), Correspondent James Bell, TIME'S new Hong Kong bureau chief, followed him in and out of a dust-coated Chrysler at each town and village. Alternately mauled, hugged, or decked in flowers by cheering crowds, Bell looked about him with more than a reporter's normal curiosity. Kansas-born, he had spent his formative years and attended high school (Brent School, class of '36) in the islands, where his father had...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!