A Letter From The Publisher, Apr. 14, 1947

Every week about a thousand of you write us your thoughts on the news we have printed in TIME and on a multitude of subjects suggested by that news. Inevitably, some of these letters, selected by the editors, turn up in the Letters Department. Then, anything may happen.

One of our California readers, for instance, was moved to write us recently about a story (The Vanishing Family) in TIME'S (Feb. 17) Medicine Department reporting that one-seventh of all U.S. couples are childless and that half of this childlessness is voluntary. She said that she...

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