A Letter From The Publisher, Apr. 23, 1951

Dear Time-Reader

Dana Tasker, who became TIME'S Executive Editor a fortnight ago, was born 47 years ago in the writing-minded small town (pop. 6,044) of Gardiner, Me. Just around the corner, Poet Edwin Arlington Robinson had made his start toward three Pulitzer prizes. Nearby lived Novelist Laura E. Richards (Captain January). In this neighborhood, young Tasker developed a critical eye and a sensitive ear at about the same rate that he speeded up his tennis game. He also played center on the high-school football team, got stuck with a durable nickname, "Tack."


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