A Letter From The Publisher, Feb. 22, 1954

The reprinted paragraph below was the way TIME Writer Osborn Elliott began the Business essay in the Jan. 25 issue of TIME. After it appeared, TIME'S Washington correspondent George B. Bookman decided to check with Commerce Secretary Sinclair Weeks to see if any auto salesman had taken the hint. This is what Bookman reported:

"Bright and early on the Thursday morning that TIME'S Jan. 25 issue reached subscribers, the telephone rang in the office of Secretary Weeks. On the wire was an automobile salesman who had read the TIME report. The salesman, who was telephoning from

South Bend, Ind., made a strong pitch...

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