A Letter From The Publisher, Aug. 11, 1958

THE signatures you see on this page are those of a few of the hundreds of distinguished Americans who were among the original subscribers to TIME 35 years ago. We are, and always have been, especially proud of our original subscribers — of the John Smiths as well as the Al Smiths. Theirs was an act of faith. For TIME was an experiment in journalism, its future in 1923 full of uncertainty.

This week there is at hand evidence of another act of faith on the part of TIME readers. Late in 1956 we made a special long-term renewal offer to TIME...

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