HUNGARY: Tempted

From the office of brusque Minister of Interior Béla de Scitovszky de Nagyker went forth last week a general decree:"No woman who has not attained her 40th birthday shall be employed as a chambermaid in any hotel in the Kingdom of Hungary."

With utmost candor Herr Scitovszky informed correspondents that he had acted "to protect the morals of men," expressed the view that "both married and single men have been tempted by young chambermaids."


Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!