RUMANIA: Quakes and Carol

While slighter temblors shook the nation, Rumania's chief concern last week was with the effects of last fortnight's violent earthquake shocks. In Bucharest 98 bodies had been taken from the stony ruins of the elegant Carlton apartments. The national toll rose to 357 dead, thousands injured.

As in most disastrous times, many people sat in cafes, talked of other things. Rumanians were gradually learning many more unpleasant things than they already knew about their ex-King Carol, who abdicated last September (TIME, Sept. 16) with redheaded Magda Lupescu.

According to the stories told, before his abdication Carol had built a...

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