A Letter From The Publisher, Mar. 13, 1944

TIME is 21 years old this month—for it was in March 1923 that our first issue was delivered to some 12,000 hopeful subscribers. And one of the things we are proudest of today is how many of that original 12,000 are TIME subscribers still, and can remember back with us—as perhaps you can yourself—to the news in that very first issue.

(1923 was the year of Teapot Dome and Mah Jong and Emile Coué and the dance marathons— of the play Rain and the book Black Oxen—of the new airline to Chicago and the...

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