A Letter From The Publisher, Feb. 5, 1951

Dear Time-Reader

I once wrote you about Colonel John H. ("Mike") Michaelis reading a copy of TIME while he waited for the Air Force to blast Red concentrations then attacking his heroic 27th Regiment (TIME, Oct. 16). Two weeks ago I told you about the many letters we get from TIME-reading G.I.s and officers in combat. But John Warren Smith insists that there is "no need to go to distant lands to find people reading TIME under hardships." A former Columbia University graduate student, 22-year-old Private Smith sent me the following story to prove his point.

One morning at Fort Sill he...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!