A Letter From The Publisher, Aug. 23, 1943

To answer some of the questions our subscribers have been asking about how TIME gathers, verifies, writes and distributes its news.

Dear Subscriber,

TIME'S original cover portrait of General "Tooey" Spaatz of North African fame hangs on the wall of his wife's home in Washington.

"I have never seen a picture of him half as good," she wrote Artist Ernest Hamlin Baker. "It is truly startlingly lifelike. I have no idea of what your method is¬óthough obviously you must work from photograph¬óbut the result is wonderfully real."

Originals of TIME covers by Baker have gone (among many others) to General Doolittle, Secretary Knox, Manpower Czar...

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