A Letter From The Publisher, Apr. 26, 1943

The other day one of TIME'S top editors was telling me in some embarrassment about a dinner at which he had been the speaker in a big Midwestern city.

"You know," he said, "they all expected me to have a lot of inside dope to tell them—stuff we had never published. The week before they had heard some columnist who positively radiated the impression that he knew all sorts of important things his newspaper had never told. But again and again when they asked me what the real truth was about this or about that, I just had to tell them that...

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