RUMANIA: Harvest-Pullers

Farm relief at any price was hectically sought last week by Rumania's peasant-born Prime Minister, smart, beetle-browed Juliu Maniu, once a farmer himself.

Recent surveys convinced M. Maniu that there are not enough locomotives in Rumania to haul the country's crops with effective speed to market. Cried he: "We must have 100 more freight locomotives by harvest time!"

Last week, with the principal Rumanian harvests barely five weeks off, sealed bids were received at Bucharest from leading European locomotive works. Only one concern—a German syndicate—took seriously the Prime Minister's ultrashort time...

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