A Letter From The Publisher, Sep. 6, 1948

I now have a report* on the average TIME-reading woman (some of whom are displayed on this page via the snapshots they sent us) to pose against the average TIME-reading man I discussed here a few issues ago (TIME, Aug. 9).

It seems that the average TIME-reading woman is 5 ft. 5 in. in height, weighs 134 Ibs. (and wishes she weighed less — which 40% do), has an average $14.37 cash her pocketbook. At the time she received our mail questionnaire she was, by & large, either reading, resting, telephoning, primping, cooking, washing...

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