A Letter From The Publisher, Mar. 10, 1952

Many of you have written me to ask how TIME happened to find and report some of the stories which never made the headlines. Recently I put the question to a few of TIME'S U.S. correspondents. Said Ed Woods, in St. Louis:

"Stories for the most part are like mules. Sometimes you can tell them a long way off, by their ears. Sometimes they back up and kick you. In either case, recognition is immediate."

Al Wright, in San Francisco, suggested a further breakdown: 1) the big, obvious news story, 2) the comprehensive situation story, with preparations made long in advance, 3) the...

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