A Letter From The Publisher, Dec. 10, 1945

On my desk are two books I have just finished going through. They might be titled "How to Keep Errors Out of TIME" ... and "The Errors We Have Made Anyway."

One is a big red book which TIME researchers call their "bible." It catalogues sources of information on almost every possible news subject, and every one of TIME'S 55 researchers has a copy. Of course the researchers supplement this book with many other procedures to "block that boner" (for example, they are required to pencil a dot over every word in every article to show they have checked it)—and in addition,...