A Letter From The Publisher, Sep. 19, 1949

This month a new line of "heraldic neckwear" will go on sale throughout the U.S. Behind this move is a story that directly concerns TIME.

Heraldry is a subject that has fascinated Myles Standish Weston of TIME'S Promotion Department since he was eleven years old. At that time, to settle an argument about the German Kaiser's responsibility for starting World War I, he wrote to Kaiser Wilhelm at his postwar refuge in Holland. In reply Weston received a packet of propaganda which said that the Kaiser not only had not started the war, he hadn't...

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