A Letter From The Publisher, Nov. 17, 1947

Halfway through his recently completed eight-month tour of Europe, Associate Editor and Foreign News Writer Sam Welles received the following cable from his boss, TIME's Foreign News Editor Max Ways:

"Keep on being a tourist, Sam. The intelligent American tourist is a greatly underrated creature."

Welles, a trained journalist, could be expected to see more and to correlate it better than the average American abroad, but those of you who have read his dispatches in TIME* may have noticed their accent, not on the big newsmakers of Europe, but on the people themselves. This...

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