A Letter From The Publisher, Aug. 11, 1947

Edgar Baker of TIME-LIFE International, publishers and distributors of our overseas editions, returned last week from a six months' business trip to the South Pacific, Malaya and India, where he experienced the usual quota of unexpected surprises and contradictions.

In India, for instance, he found that sending telegrams was a fruitless occupation because the operators were likely to mail the message to its city of delivery, where another operator retyped it on a telegraph form—both operators then pocketing the difference. On the other hand many of India's top Hindu and Moslem leaders went out of their way to tell Baker that, in...

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