A Letter From The Publisher, Mar. 16, 1953

While military service poses some serious problems for most young men of draft age these days, one member of our company had to make a more difficult decision than most. He is 21-year-old Alex Hood, who was born in Toronto and came to the U.S. four years ago to work for TIME. A Canadian citizen, he was not necessarily liable to induction here at the time he reached draft age. But if he had refused to serve with the U.S. forces, he would have given up his right to become a citizen of the...

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