A Letter From The Publisher: may 5, 1961

Spring is the season of awards, and we herewith list three nosegays that have lately come our way. They are:

∙ A citation for excellence, from a jury of our peers in the Overseas Press Club in Manhattan, for last December's cover story on Nigeria's Prime Minister Sir Abubakar Balewa. It was based on a 30,000-word file from James Bell and written by Edward Hughes, who like Bell has crisscrossed Africa from Cairo to the Cape, and from Abidjan to Zanzibar as a TIME correspondent.

∙ The 1961 Award of Merit to TIME and a special citation to Religion Writer Douglas Auchincloss "for...

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