A Letter From The Publisher, Apr. 27, 1953

Robert Neville, new chief of TIME'S Rome Bureau, was in the U.S. recently on a stopover from his previous assignment in Hong Kong. At lunch one day, the conversation got around to a favorite topic of all foreign correspondents: the housing and moving problems overseas.

Said Neville: "Almost everywhere you go, there's an unpredictable kind of water shortage, and you have to adjust your living to it. In Hong Kong the water came on for five hours a day, some in the morning, some at noon, a little more at night. In New Delhi, the...

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