A Letter From The Publisher, Mar. 29, 1943

To answer some of the questions our subscribers have been asking about how TIME gathers, verifies, writes and distributes its news.

Whenever we print an article like last week's outspoken cover story about General Spaatz and the progress of the North African campaign, we get a heavy mail citing various points we have made and asking "Who says so?"

Although our answer ("TIME says so!") may sound arbitrary, it is not intended to be—for when an outside expert or public figure is willing to let us quote him as authority, we are only too glad...

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