A Letter From The Publisher: Dec. 4, 1964

IN the prospectus written more than 40 years ago, the founders of TIME promised to deal with "all subjects of importance and general interest." That's quite a charter, and the breadth of its range both challenges and delights the editors who follow it four decades later. In this week's issue, two major stories provide sharp illustration of its all-encompassing nature.

One is the cover story, which probes the savagery of the massacre in the Congo. The story is the work of a group of staffers and stringers spread all the way from Stanleyville to Seattle. Front-line men were our Leopoldville stringer, Oxford...

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