President Mustafa Kemal Pasha of Turkey, tireless Westernizer, scowled last week as he entered the new Hotel Erkraf at his grubby capital, Angora, and found the dance floor all but deserted, though the band was playing a fox trot according to his orders, and officers with their wives were numerous.
A lieutenant explained: "It is the ladies' fault. They decline to dance."
"Silence!" roared Kemal Pasha, and the band stopped amid a hush. Then, loudly apostrophizing his officers, the Dictator-President cried:
"Comrades, I cannot imagine that there is in the whole world a...