A Letter From The Publisher, May 15, 1950

In this issue of TIME you will find a section devoted to the Pacific Northwest and its immense water power projects on the Columbia River. This is a special kind of news story which the editors have turned to more and more during the last year.

In terms of immediacy of interest most of TIME'S news subjects are precisely the same as those that confront all U.S. editors: Senator McCarthy's hunt for Communists, the Cold War, the flying saucer legends, the pensions strike at Chrysler, the shooting of Charlie Binaggio, the high level of steel production, etc. Most of TIME'S stories, like...

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