Rumania: No Hard Feelings, Sir

Though Rumania has fashioned a surprisingly independent foreign policy, internally there is no Dubček-style nonsense about freedom of the press or of personal behavior, no rock music, no long-haired youth.

Thus when a Bucharest police patrol stopped several teen-agers last week and informed them that their long hair offended public morality, the youngsters sheepishly went along to a police barber who summarily sheared them. Later, when the police got around to examining the boys' documents, they found that one of them happened to be named Nicolae Ceauşescu, 18, student. "Father's profession?" asked the cop. "Oh, he's the secretary of...

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