Letters, Jan. 19, 1942

Valedictory Canceled

Sirs:

I had presumed too much. I was about to indite my valedictory; then came your manifesto—Dec. 29 issue—affirming your determination to hold fast to all those virtues for the presumed jettisoning of which I was about to leave you.

I and so many others in Canada have for over two years relied upon TIME. . . .

That simple, natural, excusable national bias, combined with national censorship, would of necessity cramp your style, I had no doubt. And I felt sorrowfully reluctant to read a TIME relegated to propaganda, however compulsorily. So, immense credit is due you for...

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