A Letter From The Publisher, may 14, 1951

Dear Time-Reader

We have just initiated a series of regional news conferences. I sat in on the first one last week in Atlanta. Twenty-four of the South's best journalists, who are also part-time correspondents for this magazine, talked news with each other and with 15 members of our New York staff, including six top editors. It was a shirt-sleeved session in which men and women who know their business pooled what they know, compared evidence on newsworthy trends in their area and worked on specific story ideas.

Larry Laybourne, General Manager of our U.S. and...