Publisher's Letter, Apr. 9, 1956

Dear TIME-Reader:

TWO good friends on TIME are NATIONAL AFFAIRS Editor Max Ways and London Bureau Chief André Laguerre. A strong bond between them is their fond devotion to the ancient, if somewhat occult, science of handicapping. Ways regards Laguerre as the sage of Paris' Longchamp and London's Ascot, while Laguerre considers Ways nonpareil when it comes to picking them at New York's Belmont and Miami's Hialeah. Last week the old friends were getting ready to trade these special fields of endeavor: Laguerre is coming to the U.S. as assistant managing editor of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, and Ways will replace him as London...