National Geographic : 1967 Jan
of the law to acquire it. A fast-moving item is the dry-cell battery, for young Pathans have added the transistor radio to their more lethal armament for disturbing the peace. Northernmost of the Pathans are 600,000 Yusufzai who dwell in the beautiful Vale of Swat (pages 28-9). This semiautonomous princely state, twice the size of Delaware, lies beyond the Malakand Pass, where the youth ful Winston Churchill once campaigned against the unruly hill tribes. Wheat fields and fruit orchards rising in mountainside ter races are studded with remnants of a Bud dhist civilization that flourished until about A.D. 500. Alexander the Great marched through Swat, and I saw a powerful Greek influence in the artifacts dug from Swat's fertile fields. These relics are displayed in a smart little museum established by the ruling wali at the suggestion of a NATIONAL GEO GRAPHIC writer who visited Swat in 1952. Between 32 and 35 inches of rain, more Boys in blue attend Aitchison College in Lahore. Pakistan's well to do send their sons to the pri vate academy, founded by the British. English tutors still head some departments.