PERSIA: Tiny Tiger

In his youth a wild-riding cavalryman, Persia's self-made "King of Kings," Reza Shah Pahlevi, who seized the Throne in 1925, is now the horsiest of ruling monarchs. Last week he left a crisis to attend a horse race. While frightened Persian ministers wrung their hands in Teheran, the Shah rode out of his capital and over the Elburz Mountains to see a show he never misses, the annual contest of swift, sleek Turkoman steeds in his native province, Mazanderan. Despising effete blue ribbons, scorning silver loving cups, the "King of Kings" rewarded...

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