A Letter From The Publisher, Jun. 1, 1953

When the American Newspaper Publishers Association held its annual convention in New York City recently, one of the busiest publishers I know stopped in to chat with several members of TIME's staff. He is Robert Atwood, who is not only editor and publisher of the Anchorage, Alaska Daily Times and chairman of the Alaska Statehood Committee, but also TIME's correspondent in Anchorage.

Atwood isn't quite sure how he got to be a TIME correspondent. It began, he remembers, when he started getting wires from TIME about 15 or 16 years ago, asking for information...

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