A Letter From The Publisher, Sep. 8, 1947

Many of you undoubtedly read the story of Fiumicino's "Clock Fight" in TIME'S Foreign News section in last week's (Sept. 1) issue. I think it was a first-rate example of the kind of detailed, human, revealing reporting that TIME tries for. There in miniature at Fiumicino, in a controversy over who should get credit for repairing the town's war-stopped clock, was, as TIME said, "the bitter struggle that rends all Italy"—a contest between Marxists and non-Marxists for sole credit for every act that benefits the people.

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