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Image 4 of Kentucky alumnus, vol. 04, no. 03, 1930

Part of Kentucky alumnus

»‘ Ilia l I ‘ 'ei I _ Ll. F - _ { ` I-, 2 KE1~rrUcKY ALUMNUS _ w · · ~ . e I · [ti .- had to register else they could not enter middle school. It is now proposed that ‘ ’- cI; ' school, travel from city to city, get a job. the questions be sent Iout from Teheran, ‘ _ or even be buried. However, we find it as are the certificates for all who pass the ` . F i . l _ difficult not to sympathize with the lack regular examinations, We have Just this · ; , I of patriotism when only 70 cents a month week received certificates for the boys Z _ i 3 is paid in addition to poor clothes and food who passed the examinations 18 months I * P I I _ for two of the best years of a young man’s ago. Such is the efficiency of strong cen- i s t I F , ti life. This is the third draft that has been tralization! - · , · · , i _ taken from Hamadan. Students are Minority groups like the Armenians and ` S { l V I l €X€n1Pt, S0 W9 a1`€ b0th€1`€d with S0m€ nn- Assyrians are strongly opposed to the reg- . ~ I. I _ desirables who would use the school as an nlation that demands all schools to teach V I excuse for exemption. OthersIa1‘e eXeH1pt only the Persian language through the · I ‘ . I I I ~ IIJQI because of dependents but excitement and nrgt four grades Yet the government is . I _ ill. V gig bltt€1`n€SS have largely dlSali>li>€al’€€l as the insistent and the minorities are beginning 1 . l it . iis 3 Z.! people have come to realize that their to see that in Persia their success or fail- nd i =l _ protests a1`€ of no avail. ure depends more and more on whether V ‘ i I ` One of the chief efects of such a change they know the Persian language or not, ` 3 I I l I _; ‘ is that the peope begin to realize that As yet the language has not been changed I Y i t ·l _ l Q they have a government, that their own from Arabic script to Latin, as in Turkey, ‘ g l ,l`‘ * _ A will is not the highest will, and that they however, there has been considerable dis- ‘ = f ; Q ' are part of a larger whole. Under such a cussion of the matter and such agitation, A S i_ I , 1 · regime compulsory vaccination becomes though less than two years ago, still , I- ‘ . ' more feasible, especially when applied to stands a chance of being heard. _ ,; I students. AAS yet lJh€1`€ 3.1`€ l'1'l3,1'1y Sl'lO1“lj AnOthg1· Stop in the right dirggtion is I I comings ELS when all OLl1' StLl an atttttltla that already elapsed since the registration be- ¤§ would appreciate the motive even though gan in Hemedsn, less than 15% of the ;;' I the method may he defective. property has been registered. The people `I. ` _l , Nor has education been left untouched still fail to realize that an order must be _ a · by the forces of the new age. We are obeyed. They still believe that something . now asked to show our registration papers can happen, and they devoutly hope that It , _ by a Department of Education that was something will happen if only they can a il . ? not in existence 50 years ago when our hold out long enough. il i I first schools were organized and our regu- In these days of financial depression it ll I - lar program must give way to that which does seem that something might happen ll. I has been drawn up by the Department. too. Persia’s coinage is on a silver basis V I j An inspector has just visited the school and the slump in the price of silver has hit s I I i and informed me that our Primary Pe- her hard. To this must be added the ef- i I I r riods must be lengthened from 30 minutes fect of the general business depression, it I , Il to one full hour and that drawing must the drop in the demand for Persian car- I I l I be omitted since it is not in the regular pets, and the effect of having to buy a ‘l I I I government program! At least we can lot of foreign exchange to pay for the con- ° - I say that Persia now has an educational struction of a railroad with foreign ma- , ‘ program. It is based directly on the terials and foreign engineers, to which I ` i ` French system and all students must pass must be added the bills of four or five hun- . 3 I I regular government examinations at the dred students whom the government has { t end of their sixth year in the Primary sent abroad with the determination to ¤ AME school and at the end of the first and sec- catch up with the procession of progress. · ; ond cycles, 9th and 12th grades of the A new law plans to place the coinage on a - r j PI » ` ` it ing 1 I he 5 I `i Ccki t *1 t port' ‘ . My » I . . gr; - My'____ I___ _ ___ ,_ .... so .- , , · » I ,i , City I·~ Sm'? _ - , rxiIQé_ii,,—\i·, lvnui;-sJ_gL 2 ,_)il—unI»»¤e· ,_;n¤~Im{rxp€_ I Q ’ ’ - , c` ' _ . my - --. P s-— V -§l:e;a.. " .·~—~i»·-g··-—— ···.· .i.o _,