A Letter From The Publisher, Oct. 15, 1951

Each week thousands of railroadmen, truck drivers and pilots are at their jobs around the clock to speed TIME to a newsstand conveniently near you. Recently, we asked one of our Midwest correspondents to interview one of them—a St. Louis truck driver—to give us a closer look at one of the many people who handle newsstand copies of TIME in transit. He was 48-year-old John Deibel, a senior highway pilot for the Consolidated Forwarding Co. If your copy of TIME this week came from a newsstand in the St. Louis area, it was hauled from Chicago by Deibel.

On Wednesday afternoon, Deibel...

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