A Letter From The Publisher, Dec. 15, 1947

Dear Time-Reader,

For more than a year now the U.S. press has been doing a praiseworthy job in bringing the tragic plight of the Navajo Indian to the attention of American readers. TIME'S part in making public this injustice recently produced at our Paris office a U.S. Army sergeant with $77.50 in cash and a request: would we please forward the money to the starving Navajos in New Mexico?

The sergeant and his enlisted and officer friends in the American occupation forces in Germany had read about the Navajo Indians' plight in TIME'S Nov. 3...

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