RUMANIA: New Regent

"I am only a grandmother now," said Marie of Rumania to a U. S. visitor not long ago with a resigned, gracious swish of her mourning veils. But last week everyone knew that Her Majesty hoped to be elected one of the three Regents of her grandson Boy-King Mihai, in succession to Regent George V. Buzdugan who died fortnight ago of uremia and inflammation of the lungs (TIME, Oct. 14).

Parliament met to elect the new Regent amid tensest excitement, for representatives of the majority Peasant Party had not yet been instructed for whom...

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