A Letter From The Publisher, Mar. 9, 1953

TIME wives are a tolerant lot. They put up with their husbands' unorthodox working hours and, in the case of editorial people, with a work week that starts on Thursday and ends on Monday, with a "weekend" on Tuesday and Wednesday. But the wives who are the greatest martyrs to their husbands' careers must surely be those of part-TIME Incers—the correspondents in more than 100 cities around the world who have full-time jobs on newspapers, then come home to spend more hours working on stories for TIME.

Many wives—perhaps in self-defense—join their husbands in...

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