Kansas Kenya

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Kansas Kenya - AFRICAN STUDENTS ai Ma on I SI S^h«l.,.ii„»...
AFRICAN STUDENTS ai Ma on I SI S^h«l.,.ii„» „„.. ~ . '. ..' '' a iMskct made in their native Kenya, Africa *«>rearci .uaionc, (ert, Mount sophomi Compare U.S. With Africa Kenya, Africa, ami Atchison. Kas., may be half a world apart, but at 'Mount St. Scholastics colic colic go tliey have come closer with imval of Miss Marv Jo Wan- Wan- gari ami Miss Agatha Wan*_d. With 250 other students from their Briish colony of East Afri- Afri- , they have come recently lo the U.S. to study education and biology this year. Miss .Wangari and Miss Wan- Wan- gee! have noticed surprising similarities similarities and differences of the two areas. For instance, the climates much the same. Kenya, al though right on the equator, is very high and very cool alt year. Ihrre are months of. rain *ikI a three month period of fog, bw rto season, comparable to a midwest winter' ol snow, Nyeri, their hometown in Kenya, is alxrnt the size of Atchison. It is the province center, corresponding corresponding to our county seat, ami shows much influence of the western world. Jn contrast to the skyscrapers ilie students saw in New York City, the business buildings and factories of Nyori are o( stone, ami often anywhere from cjie to 20 stories high, Though much electricity is used by the uig industries, (here is no rux*l electrification, leaving lite somewhat dirt'ertut in Ihe counlry-sides. counlry-sides. counlry-sides. Homes lit ,tf*i' 'suburbs of Ky-Wi, Ky-Wi, Ky-Wi, according to Miss Wangeci and Miss . tiftngiri,' are mainly of wood and clay1 with thatclied roof. mg. In lieu of cleclricity, wood from '-wattle '-wattle '-wattle i trees :its burned for cookiiig.jjtofimgl'anti heating. The population ol Nyeri is com-posed, com-posed, com-posed, .of; tbrce general groups: a faw : Europeans.; government oHi-cials oHi-cials oHi-cials arid lahil' oivnors; traders and masons from India; m;ii\y Africans Africans of various tcifoei — la borers, borers, farinorsi .and teachers.

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  1. The Atchison Daily Globe,
  2. 26 Oct 1960, Wed,
  3. Page 10

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