A Letter From The Publisher, Jun. 12, 1972

COVERING the world's most successful innkeeper is frenetic business. That was the first fact learned by Correspondents Alan Anderson and John Tompkins as they followed Kemmons Wilson, board chairman of Holiday Inns, across two continents to gather material for this week's cover story. Anderson, based in our Rio de Janeiro bureau, accompanied Wilson on a swing through Brazil in search of new motel sites. Beginning as early as 4 a.m., Wilson, with Anderson in tow, visited with local officials, toured local marketplaces and even traveled the Amazon. "I had been warned about his pace," says Anderson, who is 29. "But I...

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