50 Years Ago Today

PLASTIRAS GOVERNMENT: At 7 p.m. yesterday, the first post-election government of Nikolaos Plastiras’s EPEK party was sworn in in the presence of King Pavlos and Archbishop Spyridon. Members of the new government include Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sophocles Venizelos, National Defense Minister Alexandros Sakellariou. GEORGE PAPANDREOU: The following article has appeared in George Papandreou’s weekly publication Hellas: After a premiership of 14 months, Sophocles Venizelos has been demoted to deputy prime minister. We are now able to make a resume of his work (…) In Greece, as in the Middle East, Sophocles Venizelos has been a tireless worker for decline and fall. PLASTIRAS’S MESSAGE: Prime Minister Plastiras, on the occasion of the October 28 national day, sent the following message to the Greek people: (…) Hard but victorious battles have left their mark on the heroic fighters of Albania, El Alamein, Rimini, Vitsi and Grammos and determined the glorious destiny of modern Greece (…). GREEK LANGUAGE: Last week police issued 13 writs against shop owners for erecting shop signs in foreign languages.

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