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Dearborn independent. [volume] (Dearborn, Mich.) 1901-1927, November 01, 1919, Image 15

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Conditions Past and Present in Roumania
i DV of forrowi is Marie, Queen of Rou
t mania. Drhren from her country by invading
- -ho was long compelled to .stand helpless and
a the gradual decline mto starvation and death oi
her people. She i DOW the chum of many Amcri-
. iris, uttrset and helpers, who went to Roumania.
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THIS picture, with the one preceding, ought be
entitled. "From Queen to Peasant Woman." The
old refugee who squats against the wall waiting her
turn at the Red Cross Station has at least one coin
fort left her cigarette. Ifosl oi the peasant wo
men "roll their own." It is genteel as cup of tea.
A NATIVE chieftain from the hills sreepi as he
tells his Queen the story of his people during
the war. I he Queen herself is touched, and clutches
her throat in her emotion. There are cruel tales of
the mountains which will never be told, but which
will find their immortality in the w ild hill threnodies.
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) Uowi the darkest night, and ecry itorm gives way to peace. At
BUM the day when with King Ferdinand, the Quern of Roumania
walked through a larger realm than war had found her with a Roumania made
the addition of the territory across the Transylvanian Alps. Both
King and Queen have written words of most cordial appreciation of what the
have done for their people. The name "American" is greatly honored.
HKRE arc Balkan types, the metl who live on the borderland between Hast
and 'et. They are the inheritors of all the ceaseless ebb and &OW of war
and change across their small, important strip of earth. A great deal I itient
leading will he necessary before the sense of tear and the love of Strife can be
eradicated from the racial psychology. The help they are now receiving from
the world is a valuable k-son in the worth of kindness and the finer sentiments.
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I HIS photograph harks back to happier times,
i!1 thm were yet clothes in the land and the
I''I'les faces did not show the pinch of hunger. A
jjounianun wtdding is about to take place and it
s Pm that the Roumanian hridegroom plavs a more
tnI' itant part in the "scenery" of the ceremony
an the American bridegroom does, and why not?
SHh". looks as if sht wen BOOK debris from tin
African COM! flung upon the Balkan highlands,
and probabrj ihe is: a remnant ot some ancient
cat raid, or the leavingl of a chance ship. She is
an object of distinction among a race of fair skinned
people. She ha walked foi 'Li to reach relief
quarters to get a pair of shoe- ( Mcrve her old ones.
THERE is n, doubt about the andernutrition of
thee youngsters and their need ot clothing too
When the GerMM and ustriaus came, not onlv
did all the food vanish fa a night, but evtf scrap
of cloth disappeared too. When relief was sent
through to the people, all sorts ot odd clothing
devices were found. These boys were soon clothed.

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