A Letter From The Publisher, Feb. 12, 1951

A wartime friend, now with the Office of the U.S. High Commissioner for Germany, wrote me to ask TIME'S aid in exposing one of Russia's elaborate propaganda weapons. He enclosed photostats of TIME pictures and stories stolen and perverted by a Russian-sponsored magazine called USA in Wort und Bild (USA in Word and Picture).

Following up his lead, our Berlin bureau and New York research staff looked into the work of this Communist news-warping machine. Here are some samples:

1) When Harry Truman opened the

Washington Senators' first baseball game last spring, TIME published a picture of him tossing in the first ball (see...

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