RUMANIA: Diphtheria amid Putrescence

On the same day last week Crown Prince Mihai caught diphtheria and his father King Carol II dissolved Parliament by royal decree in circumstances foreshadowing a Dictatorship.

In Rumania sick people of importance have a way of dying suddenly. Should Mihai die, his mother Queen Helen would certainly be forced out of Rumania by her divorced husband, the King. Last week Helen refused to leave her son's bedside day or night, had herself inoculated against diphtheria.

Attended by his Court Chamberlain, King Carol entered the sickroom, heard the Royal Physician advise Queen Helen...

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