A Letter From The Publisher, Mar. 27, 1950

Dear Time Reader

In a sense, every editor and. writer on TIME'S editorial staff is a picture editor. All have a say in the selection of the 65 or so pictures (culled from about 10,000) that appear each week in TIME. But the man who (with the Managing Editor) has the final say is Robert Boyd, Senior Editor in charge of pictures and production.

In addition to a picture staff of 12 assistant editors, researchers and layout men, Boyd's crew includes some 27 production assistants, teletypeset-ters and proofreaders. Finding the right pictures to illustrate our...