Recently our imperturbable publisher, Wilbur D. Benedict, drafted a renewal letter to our “about-to-expire” readers (to quote an imprecise bit of circulation jargon). The electric typewriter somehow went haywire with the summer heat, and one subscriber was urged to renew “i advace o his eiration date.” Not to be caught off guard, Carl B. Anderson of Oklahoma City retaliated: “Happy to assisti you in the ost iortant work o urthering your inistry o advancing the Gospel.… Also willing assisti you buy new typewriter.” And our resourceful circulation manager, Roland Kuniholm, acknowledged the correspondence: “Thank ou for yore renooel. Glad mecanical mis-coo didn’t dul yur sens of oomor or interest in or magzine. Cordailly.…”

For the weightier side of the problem of communication, turn the pages of what we hope will be a stimulating issue. At this threshold of our eleventh year we decided to throw our full energies into presenting an evangelical perspective on the communication crisis. We add our word of thanks, too, to colleagues in religious journalism who took time out to post the anniversary comments found in the letters section xe?r!zglm.

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