Publisher's Letter, Nov. 21, 1955

DearTIME-Reader:

THIS was the year, it seems, 1 when nearly everybody who had never gone abroad made it. Neighbors from Tulsa, Wheeling and Santa Barbara ran into neighbors in Regent Street, Place Pigalle and Via Veneto. A neighbor of TIME Advertising Salesman Crowell Hadden learned the hard way how small the world has become. At home in Glen Cove, L.I., he had bet $100 that he could stop smoking longer than Hadden. One night in Paris, not long after, Hadden spotted his friend in a dim Left Bank cave. "There he was," Hadden chuckled,...

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