A Letter From The Publisher, Nov. 17, 1958

THE first function of a newsmagazine is to get the news, and in an age of speed, space and science, big news is often made in the most far-flung extremes of the globe. Such news was made last week when the Air Force rescued a 20-man scientific team from a block of ice in the Arctic. Getting the news this time required extraordinary speed. From his post in Anchorage, Correspondent Bill Smith flew to Fairbanks, waited in 10° weather for the arrival of part of the I.G.Y. team. From Boston,...

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