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January 19, 1955
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Approved For Release 2008/06/16: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005800150003-2 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY INFORMATION REPORT COUNTRY Rumania SUBJECT Living Conditions in Sibiu, Rumania This matartat Contains Information attsottn(t s ft- Uooat Dsfenas of the Uahtad state within the mesa- fns of the now"" Laws. This 1$, U.S.C. Osas. 'Mt and 7M, the tMUNS dam or rsvNattoa of which In any manner to an unauthmisad ysnon to Raahtwbd by taw. REPORT DATE DISTR. 19 January 1955 25X1 NO. OF PAGES 2 REQUIREMENT NO. RD THE SOURCE EVALUATIONS IN THIS REPORT ARE DEFINITIVE. THE APPRAISAL OF CONTENT IS TENTATIVE. (FOR KEY SEE REVERSE) Living Conditions 1. The question of obtaining enough food is of paramount importance to all the population of Sibiu. Bread, meat, lard, sugar and rice are still rationed and must be supplemented by purchases on the black market. Although there is still a large anti-communist sentiment among the people there are no outward signs of this. Because of the material advantages which it offers, many people have attempted to join the Communist Party but few are accepted. There is a long waiting period while an investigation is made of the backgrounds of applicants and then, as a rule, they are turned down. There is little or no difference in the treatment of the lhnmanian population. and the Volksdeutache. All young men of draft-age are called for military service under the same conditions. Woodworking Plant at Sibiu 2. The average wage of the workers in this factory is about 300 lei per month although, by producing over and above the norm, the monthly pay may reach the am of 1,000 or 1,200 lei. One young girl was able to make 1,200 lei per month and at the. same time was named NStakhanovist5 by the following manner: Assigned to paint furniture with-a spray pistol, it was customary to give each piece of furniture three coats of paint so that the color would be the desired shade. The young girl added extra pigment to her paint and was thus able to paint the furniture only once. Six months after having delivered a number of desks to the local Iycee, the Director of the Lycee complained that all the desks had warped and that the paint was cracking off. It was evident that tie wood had not been properly seasoned. The director of the factory said that was not important but to submit an, order for new desks as the factory was not busy at the moment and he was not permitted to discharge the workers. (NOTE: Washington distribution indkal.d by ")r"; Field d1@k4b4*"4.1~y Approved For Release 2008/06/16: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005800150003-2 SicRET Approved For Release 2008/06/16: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005800150003-2 SECRET 3. The factory also produced discuses which were destined for various sports clubs in Rumania. These, too, were made of green wood and when they dried the director discovered that they were much lighter than the required weight. To remedy this the director had the discuses soaked in water and stored in a damp place until delivered. BRCRZT Approved For Release 2008/06/16: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005800150003-2