RUMANIA: East & West

Round the head of young King Michael swirled a political blizzard. Angry worlds, which freely bandied his royal name, flew back & forth. The disputants were the Big Three.

Moscow started the name-calling. Moscow was good & mad at Michael. In asking the Big Three to help set up a representative Rumanian Government in place of Premier Peter Groza's Communist-controlled Cabinet, Michael had stepped on a tender Kremlin corn.

Izvestia, in an editorial splashed across its front page, denounced the royal action as "not spontaneous." Charged Izvestia: the King acted under U.S. and British pressure, later admitted to the Soviet representatives that...

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