A Letter From The Publisher, May 7, 1945

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

"The little Cub plane with Lieut. Colonel Thomas W. Casey as observer strayed a bit and came down on a strange beach.

"Immediately several hundred Filipinos streamed out of a nearby village, jabbering excitedly and touching the Cub with awe; they hadn't seen more than three white men in a dozen years — they'd never seen a plane on the

"Presently a guerrilla chief appeared. He understood English and the first thing he noticed was a copy of TIME'S Pony...