RUMANIA: Necessary Tapping

One of the first acts of gossipy and amorous Carol II, after the coup which made him King, was to order torn out the private telephone line connecting the boudoir of his mother, gossipy and amorous Dowager Queen Marie, with the night table of her favorite, Prince Barbu Stribey (TIME, June 23, 1930). Not since then has Rumania had such a telephone scandal as last week.

Abruptly the King's secret police pounced on Manager Geoffrey Ogilvie and other U. S. officials of the Societatea Anonima Romano, de Telefoane, an affiliate of I....

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