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50 Years Ago Today

PAPAGOS: Field Marshal Alexandros Papagos, in two extended interviews, drew attention to the great dangers threatening the country as a result of the increased conspiratorial activities of the Cominform agents. He warned the government of the heavy repercussions to all those who indirectly encourage the Communist Party’s treacherous plans. PLASTIRAS: Prime Minister Nikolaos Plastiras confirmed yesterday evening that Nikos Beloyiannis and the other communists who had received death sentences would not be executed. (…) The prime minister yesterday morning had received the United Democratic Left (EDA) parliamentary deputies Messrs. Gavrilidis and Iliou, who asked that the latter communists not be executed and also that their political exile be abolished. CALORIES: Discussions are continuing between the Coordination Ministry and the American Mission to determine the amount of food imports. (…) So far agreement has been reached on the amount of calories required by each person as being the average for the three previous years, that is, 2,600 calories. CINEMA: Now playing at the Orpheas, Kotopouli, Esperos, Ideal and Maxim cinemas,Wounded Christmas is a doomed love affair that begins and ends in the tragedy of slavery. The film stars Elli Lambeti and Nikos Hatziskos, as directed by Giorgos A. Zervos. The scenario is by Georgios Asimakopoulos with music by Menelaos Palladios. According to a survey by this newspaper, there are also some well-founded concerns on the part of the legal establishment, including several distinguished personalities. For example, the lack of technical infrastructure and human resources mean that the reforms either cannot be implemented at all, or will be done so in such a summary way as to have unacceptable repercussions. If the government does not want to thwart the reforms itself, it has a responsibility to provide solutions as soon as possible.