A Letter From The Publisher, Apr. 16, 1945

No longer will Subscriber Charles Brown Jr. have to wait three to four months to find out how the war is going and what is happening here at home.

Mr. Brown is TIME'S only subscriber on Raiatea, a high green island just 120 miles 'northwest of Tahiti, and ever since Pearl Harbor he has been getting anywhere from 12 to 16 issues of our Overseas Edition the same day—by steamer from San Francisco to Tahiti, by little inter-island schooner from Tahiti to Raiatea. And when the mail comes in ...

"I promptly notify my brown-and white-and yellow-skinned acquaintances along Uturoa beach that until...

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