A Letter From The Publisher, Jun. 2, 1947

Not long ago a retired Westchester County, N.Y., high school principal wrote to F. D. Pratt in response to a letter she had received from him as TIME'S circulation director, asking whether by any chance he was the Francis DeWitt Pratt she had taught in third grade in Schenectady, N.Y. She felt there was something vaguely familiar about his handwriting.

Few readers have known Fran Pratt that long, but they know his signature well. It is, in fact, familiar to so many of TIME Inc.'s readers (he does the same job for LIFE and FORTUNE)...

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