A Letter From The Publisher, Aug. 28, 1950

The red checks on this week's masthead (See Col. 1) are 31 reasons why we feel especially well equipped to tell you what is going on in the Far East these days, and what to expect in the weeks to come. For each of these checks indicates a TIME staff member who has either been a working journalist in the Far East or who has lived there long enough to know it well.

Much of this on-the-spot knowledge has been gained as a result of TIME'S long-standing policy of sending editors and writers out to...

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