A Letter From The Publisher, Nov. 26, 1973

From TIME'S inception 50 years ago, we have organized the weekly news and presented it in clearly defined sections. To retain our flexibility within that newsmagazine format, we have responded to changing events by merging or dropping departments or—as we are doing this week—by creating a new one. The newcomer: ENERGY, which begins on page 24.

Our most recent new section, THE SEXES, was started in January to accommodate the growing amount of news about the heightened consciousness and militancy of women (and male reaction to that movement). ENERGY is being launched in response to a very different crisis: the shortages dramatically...

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