A Letter From The Publisher, Feb. 7, 1944

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

"Have you a secretary? ¿Tiene usted secretario?"

"Si. Tengo secretaria. Yes, I have a girl secretary."

"Is she beautiful? Beautiful, beautiful, quiere decir bella o hermosa. Fea es ugly, u-g-l-y."

"Is she beautiful? ¿Es bella? No, es fea. No, she is ugly. Con una mujer hermosa en la oficina es dificil hacer trabajo. With a beautiful woman in the office, it is hard to do work."

These lines may look like the result of internationally-crossed wires—but...

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