Publisher's Letter, Dec. 19, 1955


THIS week, I want to tell you about — TIME-Reader Liza Bales Moore, pretty 15-year-old neighbor of TIME Advertising Salesman Wallace Lawder in Winnetka, a pleasant suburb of Chicago. Liza has two sisters, Molly, 12, and Nora, 8, and two nine-year-old Siamese cats named King and Caliph.

When she was twelve, Liza did so poorly in her Current Events class that her father, M. De Witt Moore, an industrial engineer, and her mother, both thorough readers of TIME all the 23 years of their marriage, were somewhat embarrassed. "In Current Events," said Mrs. Moore, "Liza was practically illiterate." So Mrs. Moore started...

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