RUMANIA: Bessarabia and Breakfast

An air of gathering crisis hung stormily over Bucharest last week and Rumanians learned what it was to face a war of nerves. Abruptly called home for a diplomatic council of war were the Kingdom's envoys to Turkey, Greece, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria. Of these, astute Vasile Stoica, Ambassador to Turkey, had most to contribute to the question which last week preoccupied all Eastern European statesmen: Will the Soviet Union, fresh from sharing in the partition of Poland and successful in extending "spheres of influence" over the Baltic States, now attempt similar expansionist moves in the Balkans?

Ambassador Stoica had just conferred in...

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