Rumania: Getting Ready for Nixon

On Aug. 2, Bucharest, a languid and Latinate city, will be the scene of a major development in East-West relations. It will become the first Communist capital ever to play host to an American President. The Rumanian capital is already busy getting ready for the 20-hour state visit. The Rumanian army band must learn to play The Star-Spangled Banner, a notoriously difficult capitalist number.

Stars and Stripes to festoon the city's lampposts must be taken out of storage at the protocol department. Rooms must be found for an estimated 600 foreign newsmen in a city that has only three...

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