A Letter From The Publisher, Dec. 20, 1943

I think you may be pleased (and perhaps as surprised as I was) to learn that TIME will enter the New Year with a total circulation for all of its 13 editions of over 1½ million.

And during 1944 we will actually be printing these 1½ million copies each week on far less paper than we were using in the fall of 1942—which probably just goes to show that you never know what you can do until you have to do it.

One big reason for this latest half million increase is the tremendous demand...

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