A Letter From The Publisher, may 9, 1960

Getting the real story of what's going on in the world is somewhat like drilling for oil — the principal occupation of this week's cover subject. In either field, whatever is worth finding is almost always beneath the surface and is often discovered in the most unlikely places. Some examples of where news was found for this week's TIME:

— In the femurs of a high-G mouse. See SCIENCE, High-G Life.

— In the B.C. diet of Yemenite Jews. See MEDICINE, Jews & Disease.

— In the boudoirs of Victorian ladies. See BUSINESS, The Diplomats of Oil.

— In a promised presidential legacy. See NATIONAL...

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