A Letter From The Publisher, Jun. 12, 1950

Dear Time-Reader

Many news stories, like good detective work, are the result of considerable pavement pounding. When the editors decided to do this week's National Affairs story about New York City's large and growing colony of Puerto Ricans, they were confronted with a mass of published material that was thoroughly contradictory. James Bell, our New York City reporter, was assigned to find out what the score really was. Says Bell:

"If you believed all that has been written about these people, you would have thought they were monsters. They turned out to be more or...

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