A Letter From The Publisher, May 15, 1944

To answer some of the questions subscribers all over the world have been asking about how TIME gathers, verifies, writes and distributes its news.

Have you a boy in the Navy in the South Pacific? Or a friend with the Army in the Solomons? Or with the Marines on Kwajalein?

This week that boy is two full weeks closer to the news from home—for we have just extended the radius of our Pacific Edition 4,000 miles beyond Honolulu by printing part of it in miniature size. This "Pacific Pony" weighs less than an ounce, travels by first-class mail—and the Army and the Navy...

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