A Letter From The Publisher, Jan. 21, 1952

When Piero Saporiti first began thinking about his career in Italy more than 20 years ago, he decided that "the only profession retaining some romance, individuality and personal initiative" was journalism. The intervening years have not changed that opinion. This month Saporiti becomes our first fulltime correspondent in Madrid (and brings the number of TIME'S overseas bureaus to 15).

Saporiti was in Portugal when he first started as stringer (part-time correspondent) for TIME in the spring of 1946. Before that he had been free-lancing for Reuters, United Feature Syndicate and France Presse, as...

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