A Letter From The Publisher, Dec. 31, 1951

This week TIME starts a new department, called Personality. Appearing occasionally, the section will consist of one-page character sketches of individuals—not necessarily those who figure in the week's major news developments, but those who are noteworthy personalities of" our times.

In a deliberate departure from TIME'S established practice, many of the sketches will be the work of writers not on our staff. Editor T. S. Matthews has been working on the project for almost a year—collecting and scanning lists of names, having sample articles written in the approximately 1,300 words the space permits.

Since it was founded in 1923, TIME has made many...

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