Publisher's Letter, Jan. 2, 1956

Dear TIME-Reader:

FROM Paris last week, TIME'S Dec. 12 cover subject, Toymaker Louis Marx, received a note from NATO's commanding General Alfred Gruenther. Wrote the general: "That is a fine tribute to the great Louis Marx. I still feel that Idella's picture should have been on the cover. Not only is she better looking . . . but she has the brains to qualify." (For General Gruenther's second guess, see cut.)

When Contributing Editor Michael Demarest and Researcher Jane Meyerhoff were working on the cover story, they were astonished at the extraordinary number of people interviewed who spoke of the toymaker with the...

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