A Letter From The Publisher, Nov. 1, 1943

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

Every word of this issue of TIME went to the printers with a penciled dot over it.

In fact, a pencil has dotted every one of the 30,000-odd words in every one of TIME'S weekly issues for more than 20 years now—and every dot means that a trained researcher (TIME now has 43) has checked the word for accuracy.

There is no other system quite as demanding as this in all the world of...

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