A Letter From The Publisher: Jan. 6, 1961

WHO writes to TIME? As the editors face up to mail by the armful, it often seems that the whole cross-section of their readership has an opinion to deliver. M.D.s scratch notes on prescription pads; travelers scrawl on postcards; housewives pause in their day's rounds to comment on such subjects as religion, politics, nuclear weapons and sex.

It is a lively and far-flung correspondence, ranging from kudos to clouts, which last year elicited comment from theologians, politicians, playwrights and kings. This week prominent Episcopal Layman Charles P. Taft (brother of the late Senator) joins TIME and its Dec. 12 cover subject, Jesuit...

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