A Letter From The Publisher, Jul. 10, 1944

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

Should TIME continue to fly its Air Express Edition all over Latin America each week?

On the eve of TIME-by-Air's third birthday, we put this blunt question to all the American ambassadors and consuls south of the Rio Grande, to the presidents and foreign ministers of the 20 Latin American republics —and to quite a large group of the most important American businessmen in the countries with which U.S. commercial ties seem strongest.

A very large percentage of the men...