A Letter From The Publisher: Sep. 18, 1964

MOST of TIME'S reporting is done by its 90 staff correspondents in 30 bureaus around the world—such as Chicago Bureau Chief Murray Gart, who did the major digging for this week's cover story, and Tokyo Bureau Chief Jerrold Schecter, who covered the International Monetary Fund meeting in Tokyo for WORLD BUSINESS. But an important part of our coverage is supplied by more than 300 part-time correspondents —known in the office vocabulary as "stringers"—who report to us from near (Philadelphia) and far (Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia).

Some of the stringers are unexpected types—for example, Dolly Connelly of Bellingham, Wash., a housewife who bakes very...

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