A Letter From The Publisher, Oct. 23, 1950

The speed with which TIME is usually delivered from the printer to the news dealer in the U.S. was aptly illustrated recently by John Rogan, manager of the St. Louis branch of the American News Co., the national organization which distributes most of our newsstand copies. Copies of TIME, printed in Chicago, arrive at his offices in St. Louis at 7 a.m. Thursday. According to Rogan, "They're still hot from the special heat process used for quick-drying the ink. Often they're still warm when the news dealers first touch them. To my mind, it really emphasizes the freshness and speed with...

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