A Letter From The Publisher, Aug. 16, 1943

To answer some of the questions our subscribers have been asking about how TIME gathers, verifies, writes and distributes its news.

This issue of TIME should reach our readers in Hawaii at the same time it reaches our subscribers on the mainland.

For this week we launched our Pacific edition—the first edition of any national magazine to be printed in Honolulu—and it was printed simultaneously with the regular editions in the continental U.S.

Even two years ago such a venture would still have been visionary and Utopian; but today the tremendous wartime expansion of American aviation makes it possible to fly TIME'S pictures and...

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