A Letter From The Publisher, Nov. 3, 1947

Dear Time-Reader

Some of you may have wondered recently why a TIME music quiz reposes in the windows of a department store in your community. The answer follows:

To the people of many a U.S. city, department stores are important centers of civic activities. During the war, for instance, they were focal points of war bond sales. Their auditoriums (many stores have them) are used by such organizations as the Community Chest and the Red Cross. Lately, in their own interest and that of their customers, many stores have enlarged and improved their music departments...

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