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50 Years Ago Today

EUROPEAN VISION: Paris – The rumor is circulating in the French capital that the French government is soon to undertake the initiative to suggest to the other European governments to found a political federation of Western Europe. The French prime minister said in a speech on Sunday, October 21, that the European Coal and Steel Community, as well as the French plan to organize a European army, are only the first steps in a broader plan which France is trying to carry to completion. MOUSOURIS THEATER: Restoration work to the old Aliki Theater, which has now been renamed the Costas Mousouris Theater have been completed. (…) Performances begin on November 2 with the Irish play Lost in the Darkness, translated by Marios Ploritis. WARRIORS: Members of the soldiers’ union of Achaia (1940-41) have announced that they will not be participating in celebrations of the October 28 national holiday as a protest against the government which has abandoned them, leaving them without any support. They emphasize the fact that men who took no part in the fighting, as well as women, are being given positions in the public service, instead of those posts going to veterans of the Greek-Italian war. US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, a hardliner, has even rejected Powell’s view in public. Invoking historical evidence, he said that no Muslim state has ever respected Ramadan at a time of war and hence the USA has no reason to do so either.