A Letter From The Publisher, Aug. 21, 1950

An elderly couple from Nebraska stopped by our Mexico City news bureau on the Paseo de la Reforma last week to discuss the Korean war effort. Said the husband: "We came down here on a summer vacation trip—the longest distance we've ever been away from home. We still make sure that we read TIME every week, and the Korean war news has us worried. Do you think we should go home and try to help?"

The Nebraskans' call at TIME'S office was typical of the stepped-up interest abroad in all the news from the U.S....

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