A Letter From The Publisher, Jul. 3, 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.

You never can tell about Artzybasheff.

TIME'S editors were just as surprised as you must have been when they took a second look at the stern of the sinking Jap warship on this week's cover.

Most of our cover backgrounds are completely thought through in advance in conferences between the artist and TIME'S editors. But Artzybasheffs startling imagination works best when he is bent over his drawing-board all alone—and the rough...

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