A Letter From The Publisher, Jan. 7, 1952

In the course of their work last year, various members of TIME'S newsgathering staff were 1) threatened by a public official's pals and a politician's mother, 2) soaked in perfume for two weeks, 3) spied on over television, 4) hypnotized in the leg and 5) strapped into a death chair.

Because newsmen seem to have a talent for getting involved in misadventures which rarely reach the record books, I asked our correspondents to tell me about their most harrowing, amusing and exciting experiences while working on TIME stories during 1951. Although, of course,...

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