Time's 40th Anniversary Party: A WORLD TRANSFORMED

Ankara, Teheran, Karachi, New Delhi, Belgrade—these were the way-stops of Secretary of State Dean Rusk in the ten days prior to TIME'S anniversary dinner. He was the only man in a white dinner jacket—because that's what he had along for appearances in India; he stepped to the dais without a word on paper and spoke eloquently of the explosion of states, ideas and problems in the 40 years since the birth of TIME. Excerpts:

MY admission ticket was a cover story written just before I became Secretary of State, and in those good old days, TIME said some very nice...