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...

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