A Letter From The Publisher, Jan. 12, 1953

While most of the news in this issue of TIME was gathered, selected, written and edited in the span of a single week, production of the magazine required planning, preparation and procurement of materials for many months beforehand. Each of TIME's seven printing plants around the world must be assured an adequate supply of the paper, ink, metals, chemicals and various other materials which are used and reused in the process of printing TIME 52 times a year. Each plant must keep enough supplies on hand to carry it through a number of issues, and much of the paper...

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