A Letter From The Publisher, Oct. 11, 1954

Dear Time-Reader A bit of fiscal history in the form of an overdue debt came to light the other day in a letter from TIME Reader Don King of Dallas. He explained that he had been driving across the plains of Texas with an old newspaper friend, when they began talking about the thoroughness of TIME's worldwide news coverage. Wrote King:

As a newspaperman, foreign correspondant and TIME reader for 25 years, I could speak with some authority. During this discussion, I also remembered the time when I had some personal experience in reporting for TIME. I told my friend...

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