A Letter From The Publisher, Mar. 5, 1951

I wrote you recently about the Russian-sponsored magazine, USA in Wort und Bild, which distorts TIME stories and pictures into propaganda aimed at West Germans. A number of you wrote back to urge that we make a similar counterattack each time the Communist press warps our material into a libel against the U.S.

Other readers have found a way to beat the Communists to the punch. By giving TIME subscriptions to business and personal friends in other countries, they supply them with the news of the world before it can be pretzeled into propaganda....

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