A Letter From The Publisher: may 3, 1963

Q. What have the following names in common? Douglas MacArthur, Pierre Mendes-France, Gina Lollobrigida. Frances Perkins, Henry Ford, Billy Graham, Casey Stengel, Jean Monnet, Walter Reuther and Marian Anderson.

A. They all, by a combination of circumstances, energy and talent, are noteworthy and newsworthy names, and their faces have been on the cover of TIME. They also are among the nearly 300 TIME cover subjects who have accepted our invitation to dinner Monday, May 6, in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria, to celebrate TIME'S 40th anniversary.

PROBABLY never before in our times has one...

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