A Letter From The Publisher: Dec. 29, 1961

OUT to our 39 correspondents abroad and our 45 correspondents in this country, in the clipped and sometimes cryptic language of cablese, go hundreds of questions and requests each week from the writers and editors in New York. Sometimes all that is asked is one quick question, such as one requested for this week's comprehensive year-end business review: Are there any computers yet in Cameroun? (Back came the answer, in puzzled French—wow.) Whether the query asks clarification of a small obscure point or seeks a correspondent's full appraisal of a long-observed crisis, diversity...

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