A Letter From The Publisher: Mar. 25, 1966

a laser beam penetrate steel?

What was the cause of Lou Gehrig's death? Who made the submarine Alvin, which found the hydrogen bomb off the coast of Spain? Which of the states spends the least funds per capita on higher education? Which the most?-

These are but a few of the 4,000 or more queries fielded last week by a highly professional team at Time Inc. known variously about the shop as the morgue, edit ref and, correctly but rarely, the Bureau of Editorial Reference. Over the years, as the demands of the editors and the...