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"There is Always Time for Courtesy" in Japan

"THERE IS ALWAYS TIME FOR COURTESY" IN JAPAN

Courtesy in its quintessence graces every act of daily life in Japan, with reason called "the land of gentlemen." Ceremonial has been elaborated into a social art, and every bow, genuflexion, and prostration is governed by rule. Even girl friends will make half a score of deep bows to each other at meeting or parting. Yet Japanese politeness is so graceful as never to appear grotesque

Group of Yezedi Women Pedlars from Mount Ararat

GROUP OF YEZEDI WOMEN PEDLARS FROM MOUNT ARARAT

The devil-worshipping creed is spread from Syria to Mesopotamia, Kurdistan, and Armenia. These Yezedi women from Mount Ararat are Kurds, and have come to trade with starving Armenians under protection of an American Mission. They are filling their bottles at a spring by a river