A Letter From The Publisher, Aug. 2, 1954

Keeping up with the travels of TIME'S staff is a round-the-clock job for the transportation experts in TIME'S Travel Bureau. Each month the department buys the transportation and handles all the details for some 1,500 "legs" of trips. A "leg" may be anything from a New York-Washington flight to arranging (at the peak of the tourist season) passage for Correspondent Thomas Dozier and family on a ship from New York to Spain, where he is to take over this month as Madrid bureau chief.

Getting tickets and reservations to match tight working schedules is only part of the job. Old passports have...

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