Perturbed would be a U. S. businessman, professor, poet, soldier or statesman, if President Coolidge said to him: "Please write the sentence 'Now is the time for all good men to. come to the aid of the party' in Arabic characters."

Yet the President of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Pasha, is doing practically this, and his people, bewildered but willing, are trying to obey. President Kemal has decided that Turkish shall no longer be written in the delicate intricacies of Arabic script. Instead, he wishes Turks to write Turkish in Latin characters, in A. B. C.'s.

It would be especially difficult for...

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