RUMANIA: Rex Audax

Outside Rumania King Carol II cuts so sorry a figure that his potency inside Rumania is scarcely realized. Reigning peacock fashion as a Balkan Louis XIV, his favorite aphorism is: "I believe in Destiny."

Last week Bucharest's royal fop played the King more boldly than British George V (who despises him) would ever dare to do. In brief the Cabinet of peasant-born Premier Juliu Maniu "advised" His Majesty to dismiss from their jobs two of his special favorites, Col. Marinescu, Chief of Bucharest Police, and General Dumitrescu, Chief of Rumania's Gendarmerie. Instead...

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