BULGARIA: Out of 'Teens

Sofia, small, picturesque capital of Bulgaria, sprang suddenly into color last week. Bulgaria's white-green-red flag fluttered from a thousand windows. In balconies were flowers. From public buildings streamed bunting. In the churches were services; in the streets, a parade. All the shops were closed.

The reason for color and festivity was twofold. First, Little Tsar Boris was celebrating his tenth year as ruler of Bulgaria. Second, Bulgaria itself had just slipped out of its 'teens as a monarchy, was observing its twentieth kingly year.