A Letter From The Publisher, Jan. 3, 1944

To answer some of the questions our subscribers have been asking about how TIME gathers, verifies, writes and distributes its news.

Dear Subscriber

Practically any other week I envy the exciting life of TIME'S correspondents on history-making fronts all around the world—but Christmas is a time when everybody wishes he was home. And this was a strange far-away Christmas for many of our TIME people.

Harry Zinder spent Christmas Day in Bethlehem in Judea, watching the thousands of pilgrims (so many of them American boys and girls in uniform this year) who flock to worship...

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