A Letter From The Publisher, Jan. 26, 1953

Of TIME'S total overseas circulation, more than 125,000 newsstand copies of the Latin American, Pacific and Atlantic editions are now sold by approximately 100 local distributors, three times as many as there were at the end of World War II. Recently, I heard from two of TIME'S postwar distributors, describing their experiences in getting started in business after several years of enemy occupation. Wrote K. C. Chain, TIME-LIFE distributor on the island of Formosa:

"When Formosa was liberated from the Japanese occupation in 1945, I felt that the English language should be promoted . . . in order that our people could...

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