A Letter From The Publisher: may 27, 1966

SOME of our cover stories grow out of the fast pace of the news and must be researched, reported, written and edited in a few intensive days—or even hours. This week's story on Thailand, a land of constantly increasing importance in the pattern of world events, fits another category. Work toward it began months ago.

Not long after Correspondent Louis Kraar opened our new bureau in Bangkok last fall, he intensified the preparations for a cover story on the King and Queen.* Among the sources he wanted to reach were, of course, top government officials, including Prime Minister Thanom Kittikachorn (whose garden...

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