A Letter From The Publisher, Jul. 1, 1946

Most of TIME'S editors manage to take a yearly junket or two in the U.S. or overseas to whet their working knowledge of the countries and things they write about—but not the Managing Editor. He's stuck. Among a host of other duties, he has to edit every piece of copy that goes into TIME each week (he has, he says, a basilisk's eye complicated by journalist's cataract). So it was good news to me that T. S. Matthews had gotten away for a week's trip by chartered plane to the Pacific Coast and back.

A self-confessed groundling, Managing Editor Matthews hopefully...

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