50 Years Ago Today

COMMUNISTS AND COLLABORATORS: Justice Minister Demetrios Papaspyrou, speaking during an inspection of the prison on the island of Yiaros, said there were about 5,500 inmates there, including communists and collaborators. About 500 communists have reportedly reformed. RESPECT FOR THE FLAG: The Athens police chief, Mr. Vranopoulos, noting that very few homes had raised the flag on the October 28 national holiday, ordered the police to issue warnings and to enforce the law. Mr. Vranopoulos emphasized that in order to be conscious of their obligations and their mission as children of the nation, citizens needed symbols and signs to inspire their higher feelings, particularly those that have been dulled by long years’ of hibernation and unpatriotic slogans, and the most sacred of all those symbols for Greeks is our flag. MUNICIPAL THEATER OF PIRAEUS: From this coming Tuesday, November 27, and on every Tuesday and Friday, a performance by the National Opera will take place at the Piraeus Municipal Theater, which will continue on the other days of the week its regular program of the Piraeus Music Company. On the other hand, there is the danger that Denktash will want to secure the indefinite common ground that he has long demanded and he might try to appear cooperative in the face of the UN’s good intentions, in an attempt to contain Western criticism and, above all, to postpone accession as long as negotiations are in process. If this is his actual goal then it is no more than wishful thinking. The USA and the UN do not seem willing to succumb to Ankara’s threats and use Cyprus’s accession process as a lever for putting pressure on Turkey…

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