A Letter From The Publisher: Sep. 5, 1969

As anyone who has ever written a letter to the editors already knows, TIME'S weekly contract with its readers does not end once the magazine goes to press. Every one of the 1,000 or more letters that arrive in the mail each week receives a reply from TIME'S Letters Department, which is headed by Maria Luisa Cisneros and staffed by 13 assistants. The letters department also performs a less well-known task: answering the 150 or so letters a week from people requesting information—some additional bit of elaboration or an answer to a question. That is the demanding job for Marian Powers,...

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