A Letter From The Publisher, Aug. 31, 1959

To do its job well, a newsmagazine must carefully study the pat tern of the news not only from week to week, but also from month to month and year to year. More often than not, a story can be put in proper perspective only if it is seen in the larger focus of significant developments that may well be obscured by fast-breaking day-to-day news. Among the stories in this week's TIME that especially called for this wider, larger, deeper view:

Labor. One of the most significant NATIONAL AFFAIRS stories of recent years has been the revelation of corruption in the Teamsters...