A Letter From The Publisher, Feb. 7, 1955

Dear Time-Reader: A veteran correspondent is one of the world's most experienced travelers. He is a connoisseur of the best and most comfortable ways of traveling. He is also a calloused graduate of some of the most rugged and unusual means of transport. Take just a few recent experiences of TIME correspondents:

In the Portuguese territory of Goa. Correspondent Alexander Campbell had his first ride in a solid brass bus. It was a 25-year-old veteran of the days when they used brass instead of steel. Wrote Campbell: "The bus glittered a bright butter-yellow, was...

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