50 Years Ago Today

GREECE-TURKEY-NATO: Paris, 15 – A protocol to be signed soon in London by the Council of Deputies and which is to constitute the basis of Greece’s and Turkey’s accession to the North Atlantic alliance was released yesterday. INSPECTION FROM ON HIGH: It has been reported that the American military mission in Athens has been monitoring with great interest the changes recently announced regarding the military. (…) Special groups of officers from the mission, led by colonels, are conducting sporadic inspections of military bases outside Athens in order to submit special reports to Washington on the situation among the troops. In addition, the new head of mission, General Charles Hart, has arrived, who, according to reliable sources, has been given special instructions by the US Armed Forces Department on how to deal with the question of the Greek army. The Americans will take the necessary action to maintain the strength and readiness of the Greek army and to avert political intervention that could prove catastrophic for the cohesion and discipline of the troops. GREECE-TURKEY 43-37: Alexandria, 15 – Our national basketball team beat the Turkish national team 43-37 in today’s match. (…) The points were scored by Stephanidis with 8, Matthaios – 8, Manias – 9, Arvanitis – 7, Taliadoros – 1, Spanoudakis – 4, Papadimas – 6.

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