RUMANIA: Red Threat, Mad Engagement

Ticklish in the extreme were two vital problems faced and dealt with last week by beady-eyed Professor Julius Maniu, peasant-born Prime Minister of Rumania.

First came alarming reports from Rumania's Bessarabian frontier that just across the border Soviet troops were mobilizing. In Moscow the Province of Bessarabia is regarded as an Alsace-Lorraine, basely stolen by Rumania while the young Soviet Union was battling for its very life in 1918. In the atlases used by Soviet schoolchildren Bessarabia is shown as still part of Russia, labeled: "Temporarily...

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