AN ANNIVERSARY LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

Ten years — 522 issues — ago our Latin American Edition was founded. Then called TIME Air Express, it was the world's first plane-delivered magazine.

After our south-of-the-border readers approved the experiment, it became the forefather of the various international editions which made The Weekly Newsmagazine as much of a weekly habit in Rangoon as it is in Chicago.

The idea of a magazine light enough to be carried economically by airplane was a natural for TIME. We had always worked on the principle that the quality of reporting and editing — not the...

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