A Letter From The Publisher, Jun. 2, 1958

AMONG the letters TIME'S editors receive from readers all over the world, there is a batch every now and then from the half-industrial, half suburban city of San Leandro, Calif, (pop. 64,714), 17 miles from San Francisco. The reason, we learned last week, is an attractive schoolmarm named Adele Fridhandler Levine, 30, who teaches the popular world-affairs course at San Leandro High School. Her students' main textbook: TIME, The Weekly Newsmagazine.

Three years ago, when Canadian-born Mrs. Levine was handed the world-affairs assignment, her first act was to buy 35 TIME subscriptions, one for each student, out of the school budget. The...

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