A Letter From The Publisher, Jun. 17, 1946

Despite the impression these letters may have given, all is far from serene here at TIME when a major story is being put together. Anybody who tries to get behind the news anticipates trouble, of course, but not anything like the trouble we ran into last week on the Luckman-Lever Bros, story. At a time when we should have had the story well under control 1) the writer assigned to it was down with ptomaine poisoning; 2) a major portion of the research was missing; 3) we weren't even sure of the release date.

TIME'S editors decided to do the Lever Bros....

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