A Letter From The Publisher, Feb. 27, 1950

'TIME Correspondent Thomas Dozier and Yakov Malik, Soviet delegate to the United Nations, occupied adjoining chairs recently in London's Savoy Hotel barber shop. Part way through their joint shearing Dozier heard Comrade Malik summon a page boy, to whom he gave half a crown and instructions to get him a copy of TIME. When the boy -returned with a copy, Malik took it, looked at the cover and gruffed: "This is not it; this is last week's issue; I've read that one. Don't they have a new TIME up there?"

The top Soviet U.N. delegate's devotion to TIME was interesting news...

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