A Letter From The Publisher, Nov. 5, 1951

The TIME bureaus which rim the Iron Curtain are, of course, a major source of news from that half of the world which is cloistered by Communist sentries. Eric Gibbs, chief of our bureau at Bonn, Germany, is now starting back after a four-week visit in New York, in which he described some of the new skills in reportage required to out such an assignment.

Free Europe has a heavy traffic in enters""strolling who charac have stories to tell, says Gibbs. Some are genuine refugees; others are semiprofessional liars who have learned that "the...

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