A Letter From The Publisher, Mar. 29, 1948

Last week TIME reluctantly Sent out the following press release, which speaks for itself :

New Orleans — Pressure of the swiftly moving world crisis has brought about a postponement of the international forum, "The Future of Freedom," which was to be held in New Orleans April 14-17. The announcement was made jointly by Rudolf Hecht, chairman of the New Orleans Committee, and James A. Linen, publisher of TIME, the Weekly Newsmagazine, co-sponsors of the Forum.

"Our discussions with Washington and conversations with government leaders abroad," Mr. Linen said, "have made it clear" that it would not now be fitting for us to...

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