A Letter From The Publisher, Jul. 8, 1946

If you want to talk to our correspondent in Batavia, Java, his telephone number is (or was, recently) satuh duaw sambulan toojoo. Ask for Robert Sherrod—but don't expect him to be there.

During the last six months Sherrod has traveled 25,000 miles trying to keep up with the news in Southeast Asia and the western Pacific. The Pacific—from Attu to Iwo Jima —was his stamping ground in World War II, and we sent him back there after the war on a roving commission to go anywhere his news judgment dictated. His work to date is...

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