A Letter From The Publisher, Aug. 4, 1952

Although I told you recently that TIME'S circulation office was not equipped to handle barter transactions. Dave Ballard. circulation manager for TIME-LIFE International, has just made an exception to the rule, with no questions asked. Subscriber Claude Winter wrote him from British Guiana: "You'll find enclosed ... a half-carat diamond ... to extend my subscription to TIME as far as it will go ... I hope you'll grant this request. I'm working in the hinterland of this country, with an interest in diamond mining, and I'm situated far from most civilized amenities."


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