A Letter From The Publisher, Mar. 22, 1954

When Canada's Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent left last month on his round-the-world tour (TIME, Feb. 15), Associate Editor Edwin Copps of TIME'S Canada section was assigned to cover part of the trip. Rather than take the entire six-week tour. Copps flew west to pick up the Prime Minister and party at the halfway point, follow him through India and Ceylon and to the Canadian troops in Korea. The result was some good firsthand reporting and a thorough workout for Copps.

From Colombo, Copps cabled: "An assignment to cover the activities of a 72-year-old...

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