A Letter From The Publisher, Sep. 22, 1952

This summer several members of the staff in charge of TIME'S overseas editions made swings through most of the countries of Latin America. Recently I talked to Jack Stephens and Jim Alberse, two members of TIME-LIFE International's circulation department who were just back from such a tour. The primary purpose of their trip was to help prepare for a new edition of LIFE in Spanish, but along the way they picked up some interesting facts about TIME in Latin America. .

TIME, they discovered, is often mealtime fare. In Guayaquil, Ecuador, Stephens walked into a hotel dining room for lunch and found...

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