RUMANIA: Her Excellency

Last week the well-to-do residents of Bucharest's smart Parcu Filipescu section had something to talk about. A woman as Foreign Minister of Rumania, the first to serve in such a post anywhere! And such a woman! Although Ana Pauker, mother of three and self-made widow, lived among them in the Parcu district, kept a lakeside villa at Snagov, and rode in the swankest limousines (bullet-proofed), she had but lately "arrived," in a way most ominous for her neighbors.

"Tovarish Anny," as her Rumanian comrades call her, has a ladylike reticence about telling exactly how many years ago she was born...

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