Letters, Feb. 28, 1938


With this issue TIME completes its 15th year. An account of TIME'S career to date appears under Press. But not until Nov. 10, 1939 will TIME'S Letters Department, inaugurated 20 months after the magazine first appeared, be 15 years old. The department was founded out of necessity. Almost from the magazine's inception, each issue evoked hundreds of pertinent communications, from which the Editors decided to print "excerpts . . . selected primarily for the information they contain either supplementary to, or corrective of, news previously published in TIME." In two essential respects the material printed in TIME'S new Letters Department differed...

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