A Letter From The Publisher, Apr. 10, 1950

At 2:45 on Monday afternoon, a few hours before TIME'S April 3 issue went to bed, Researcher Marjorie Burns put in a fast phone call for Ed Heinke, our Indianapolis string correspondent. She told him that a story in Education referred to a poem by James Whitcomb Riley entitled Perfesser John Clark Ridpath, A.M., LL.D., TYTY. What, asked Researcher Burns, did the T-Y-T-Y stand for? Could Heinke find out? Possibly somebody at DePauw University, where Lecturer Ridpath lived and worked before his death in 1900, would know.

Heinke said he'd try — and later...

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