A Letter From The Publisher, Nov. 18, 1946

Every Wednesday night—some 48 hours after TIME has gone to press—two documents of considerable importance to our next week's issue arrive at the TIME & LIFE building in Manhattan via teletype from our Washington bureau. They are the Washington Story Suggestions and the Washington Memorandum.

These documents are, in effect, an updating of the national scene for the benefit of TIME'S editors, whose work week begins on Thursday. The Story List, which reaches their desks along with the story suggestions from our other 27 bureaus at home & abroad, is the Washington bureau's idea of what stories from the nation's capital TIME'S...

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