YUGOSLAVIA: General v. Girls

School superintendents throughout Jugoslavia received, last week, a peremptory reminder from General Pera Zivkovitch, portly and bemedaled Prime Minister of Dictator-King Alexander I (TIME, Jan. 14).

"You will make no exceptions,'' ran the General's order to the superintendents, "in enforcing the inflexible rule that girls wearing short skirts or silk stockings or using either lipstick or powder are not allowed to enter any public school.''

...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

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