YUGOSLAVIA: Dangerous Decree

Restless little Dictator-King Alexander last week surprised and pained the potent Serbian element in his kingdom who have always been the bulwark of his power.

Most Serbians and many Slovenes write a queer, quaint alphabet, the Cyrillic. Himself a Serb, King Alexander knows that it is hard to change over to the Latin alphabet used by U. S. citizens and all his Croatian subjects. But just now His Majesty is launched on a passionate campaign of national unification (TIME, Oct. 14). Therefore he announced last week that he would shortly suppress Cyrillic by...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!