A Letter From The Publisher, Feb. 18, 1952

Dear Time-Reader

Some of the things that happen after a story has appeared in TIME are as unpredictable as they are varied. I thought you would enjoy hearing of a few examples which came to my attention recently.

The Perkin-Elmer Corp. of Norwalk, Conn, is a manufacturer of optical instruments. A year ago, it was looking for a mechanical engineer with a good grounding in physics and other sciences who was also experienced in administrative work. Dr. Lee Davenport, Perkin-Elmer's executive vice-president, knew of a 32-year-old engineer who possessed this rare combination of talents....

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