Letters, Jan. 12, 1959

Rocket Restorative

Sir:

The U.S.'s Atlas should have been TIME's Thing of the Year—it has restored our country to a position of prestige in the world.

STUART M. GERSON

Long Beach, N.Y.

Sir:

With the problems of radio and TV transmission from outer-space satellites practically solved, we can at last look forward to laxative commercials from the region of Mars, and words from our sponsor on "How to Break the Habit" from the sphere of Venus. The Man in the Moon will no doubt switch to Chesterfields—and there will be more sinister orders to come....

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