A Letter From The Publisher, Apr. 26, 1954

There have been many changes in TIME since the first issue in March 1923. Some of the original sections have been dropped. Some new ones have been added to fit the changing scene. Others have been introduced for a temporary period and later dropped when the need for them had passed (such as WORLD BATTLEFRONTS in World War II). One department, however, which began with the magazine and remains unchanged today, is the "calendar of the triumphs, defeats and contortions of the human spirit" recorded each week in the MISCELLANY section.

In many ways, MISCELLANY is the most difficult column in the...

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