Cuzists Hold Rumanian Town in Terror

Advices today from the Rumanian port of Salina, at the mouth of the Danube, reported a virtual reign of terror conducted by the anti-Semitic Cuzist blueshirts who have taken control of the town.

Attacks on political opponents and firing of democratically inclined, newspaper plants, accounts from Salina said, were rife. The Cuzists were also interfering with telephone communications.

Despite the Tatarescu Cabinet’s ban against political demonstrations, the uniformed storm-troopers were parading through the town, performing military manoeuvres. German ships passing the port were given the Hitler salute.

Intensification of current anti-Jewish terrorism was feared today following announcement that two of Rumania’s leading anti-Semites had formed a united front in the coming county elections.

Professor Alexander Cuza and Dr. Alexander Vaida Voevod, an ousted former leader of the National Peasants Party, both militant anti-Semites who have attracted wide followings, concluded a pact to present a common slate of candidates.

Considerable importance is attached to the agreement by the right-wing press which regards it as a decisive step in the future creation of an ultra-nationalist coalition eventually to supersede the present Tatarescu government.

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