A Letter From The Publisher, Apr. 11, 1949

Not long ago we heard from Ropata Karapine, our only reader in the Chatham Islands, 400 miles east of New Zealand at West Longitude. Wrote he, in part:

"Although it is our vanity that we here are the first in the world to see the sun rise, we get a mail only about once every three months. That brings a stack of TIMES. I look forward to TIME. I have never met a member of the great American people and I know your country mostly from TIME, but now I find I am even getting fond of characters like Leo the...

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