Letters, Feb. 17, 1947

Higher Education

Sirs:

Since third grade geography I've thought the world's largest island was Australia. TIME [Jan. 27] says it's Greenland. Who is wrong, my third grade teacher or TIME?

MAC F. CAHAL Chicago

¶ From the fourth grade up, Australia is generally regarded as the world's smallest continent, Greenland the largest island.—ED.

In the Jefferson Line

Sirs:

I think you will find that General Marshall is the 51st Secretary of State and not the <(48th ... in the line started by Thomas Jefferson" [TIME, Jan. 27]. You could arrive very close to your figure—49—by...

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