RUMANIA: Peasant March

The Fascist march on Rome was wholly militant and partially armed. It compelled a quavering cabinet to yield, to vanish. Very different was a march upon Bucharest last week, staged by 60,000 peaceful peasants. Their revered leader, Dr. Juliu Maniu, threatened no more than that the peasants would wait quietly in the streets for four days, meanwhile petitioning Premier Vintila Bratiano to resign.

Strangely enough, although M. Bratiano heads an intensely militant oligarchy of land owners and industrialists—although he dominates the police and the army—there was a possibility that he might resign,...