RUMANIA: Ordered House

In a Bucharest apartment last week, obdurate, old (74) Juliu Maniu, leader of the opposition to pro-Communist Petru Groza's Government, sat at lunch with two friends. Unannounced, an officer of Rumania's S.S.I, (secret political police) walked in, arrested Maniu. As he departed, the S.S.I, man offered his hand to one of Maniu's friends, saying: "I suppose you don't want to shake hands with a man who is doing this?" Replied the friend: "Oh, that's all right. I'm a surgeon—I've got blood on my hands too."

As part of the Molotov answer to the "Marshall approach," Rumania was being leeched of...

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