Publisher's Letter, Sep. 26, 1955

Dear TIME-Reader:

THE history-making men and women whose portraits appear on TIME'S cover often write to tell us how they like the cover stories. In the past fortnight I was happy to receive such letters from two recent cover subjects: Author Herman Wouk and Lieut. Colonel John Paul Stapp, the Air Force's Space Surgeon.

Wrote Author Wouk: "I don't know whether the subjects of your cover stories usually receive the compliment in pleased silence, or what the protocol is.

"Your article was the first serious general discussion of my novels that has appeared, to...

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