A Letter From The Publisher, Sep. 6, 1943

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

I thought you might be interested in this cable from the head of our Honolulu News Bureau, telling what happened when the first issue of our new Pacific Edition actually came out in Hawai on the publication date of our regular domestic issue:

"Special couriers from the Commander-in-Chief and the Army's Hawaiian Department stood waiting all afternoon for the first copies to come from the presses.

"Next day I got a note of thanks and congratulations from Admiral Nimitz. 'It gives me...

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