A Letter From The Publisher, Sep. 2, 1946

If only the world would adopt Esperanto or some other universal language, life would be so much simpler for people in the news business. (Shown above & below this letter, for example, are just 15 ways in which people of other nations say "Dear Sir" when writing about the news to our editors.)

The job of translating such letters and a host of foreign periodicals ranging from the Russian Krokodil to the Neue Schweizer Rundschau may fall to almost anybody in TIME'S employ—in or out of the Editorial Departments. TIME'S Personnel Division keeps a...

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