A Letter From The Publisher, Jan. 19, 1953

When TIME'S Education Editor Bruce Barton Jr. was writing a cover story on Robert M. Hutchins (TIME, Nov. 21, 1949), then chancellor of the University of Chicago, one of the many men he interviewed was Playwright Thornton Wilder. Barton found Wilder to be one of the best authorities on Hutchins. Wilder and Hutchins first met at college (Oberlin and Yale), and Hutchins later invited Wilder to serve on his faculty at Chicago.

For last week's cover story on Wilder, the tables were turned. Interviewed in Pasadena, Hutchins announced to a TIME correspondent: "I...

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