A Letter From The Publisher, Dec. 3, 1973

Like millions of others round the world, TIME staff members are already experiencing the first impacts of the energy crisis and preparing for the cold months ahead. At the Time-Life Building in Manhattan, office temperatures have been lowered, corridor lights dimmed or extinguished, and night elevator service sharply reduced. There has also been a sudden proliferation of heavy sweaters. Outside, despite chilly fall temperatures, bicycle racks have become increasingly jammed as more and more staffers pedal to work instead of taking taxis and buses.

Conservation efforts are equally vigorous away from the office....

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