A Letter From The Publisher: Jan. 31, 1969

I simply had to acknowledge the politeness and good manners of your letter. In an era when it is almost impossible to find either of these virtues, it was pleasant to receive a reply from a corporation as gigantic as yours.

SO wrote Author Paul Gallico (Mrs. Arris Goes to Paris) from Monaco recently. Gallico was one of many readers who have been moved to correspond with TIME, for we make it a practice to answer every letter—whether it is written to praise or criticize, to point out an error or to offer information. The great volume of letters to the editor—55,000...

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