A Letter From The Publisher: Feb. 17, 1961

NEWS gatherers have to pursue the news as well as turn up in the expected places to record it. Sometimes the pursuit involves distant perils; sometimes it involves the tedious work of extracting a few good pictures or a happy quote or two from a mountain of less promising material. Two stories in this week's TIME illustrate these two kinds of news pursuit.

The distant peril was in Angola, that sleeping Portuguese colony that thought itself most immune to Africa's winds of change. Correspondents Robert Morse and James Burke were among the reporters who decided to stay around Angola after the high-seas...

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