A Letter From The Publisher, Jul. 21, 1947

During the last fortnight the world press has been considerably concerned with the subject of ''flying discs," first observed, as you know (TIME, July 14), in the U.S., and subsequently reported as having been seen in various overseas areas. In particular, the British press has followed the accounts of this display of celestial crockery with minute interest and incredulity. William Gray, head of our Shanghai bureau, anticipating a query from us about the Chinese angle of this phenomenon, sent us the following cable on the eve of his departure for a reporter's tour of Manchuria:

"No Flying Saucers have been reported over...

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