RUMANIA: Second Dynasty?

A thwarted grandmother in a cloud of fluttering veils flounced out of Bucharest last week, announced resignedly that she would spend her birthday (54th) at bleak, inclement Balcic located on the Black Sea.

She would receive nobody before she left, least of all Supreme Court Justice Constantin Saratzeanu, though he humbly sought an audience. Grandmother Queen Marie could not forgive Justice Saratzeanu for having been elected by Parliament to a vacancy among the three Regents of Rumania (TIME, Oct. 21), a vacancy which she had dearly coveted. As Her Majesty's special train chuffed...

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