NEWS

50 Years Ago Today

WHAT WILL FOREIGNERS SAY?: At the same time as the National Theater, the musical theater company of Sofia Vembo is also receiving a highly satisfactory reception in Thessaloniki. The distinguished star’s company, which also includes figures like Nikos Stavridis and Koulis Stoligas, goes to Istanbul tomorrow for a series of performances. It was reported that the education minister gave the company permission to go abroad after the owners made a declaration that they would remove any phrases or scenes from the plays that would: a) offend religion in any way; b) embarrass or satirize the government or the political party leaders, and c) insult public decency. One can only approve of this measure following the well-known offenses committed by various theatrical companies when traveling abroad. GREEKS IN KOREA: London – According to telegrams from the Korean front, sections of the Greek forces, patrolling the center of the front where the allied forces’ attack is under way as far as northwest of Yongchon, the sector occupied by the first cavalry division was suddenly attacked early this morning by the enemy, who used heavy armored tanks and cannons. The Greeks repelled the attack. Another fundamental issue, which the government tries to bypass, is that the country is essentially in a state of war and, therefore, reassurances that there is no cause for alarm in Greece – which have been made since the outset of the military campaign against the Taleban – are groundless. The Greek public has to be informed about potential dangers in a responsible fashion, and not just through analyses by unofficial commentators via the electronic media which can cause confusion and panic.