50 Years Ago Today

KALLITHEA’S TRANSMITTER: In a dramatic development yesterday, army and security units discovered second secret wireless transmitter in Kallithea belonging to communist spies. The transmitter’s operator, Nikolaos Vavoudis, 48, a fugitive from Aegina Prison, was caught in a surprise raid but managed to lock himself in. Despite efforts by the authorities to force him to surrender, he burnt some of the Communist Party’s confidential documents and shot himself in the head. He is now in Nea Ionia Hospital in critical condition. PLASTIRAS: Prime Minister Nikolaos Plastiras said that the government, irrespective of the clemency measures it is taking, is to continue to root out communist elements until they are completely annihilated. The clemency measures, added Plastiras, will include cases that were tried before the government was sworn in. Any unpatriotic action by communists as of this date forward will be be prosecuted and mercilessly punished. ALEXANDRAKIS, SYNODINOU: From a review by Cleonos Paraschos of the production of Emmanouil Robles’s Monserrat, by Marika Kotopouli’s theater company: (…) Mr. Alexandrakis gives his best in his interpretation of this most difficult of roles, with its violent psychological mood changes. Miss Anna Synodinou once more shows her ability to invest her characters with life, plainly and sensitively.

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