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50 Years Ago Today

GSEE: The board of the General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE) has sent a long declaration to the country’s political leadership drawing their attention to the dangers threatening the nation due to the poor handling of the national issue, the mismanagement of problems in society and the fact that the tragic events of the past appear to have been forgotten (…) GSEE underlines the dangers of accepting propaganda regarding peace with communism, emphasizing that peace in society cannot be brought about as long as wealth is ostentatiously concentrated in the hands of the few. FROM THE SOCIAL PAGES: Let’s take a look at the reception given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. to which all the associates of Christian Dior were invited. The hostess was exquisitely dressed in a short gown of black taffeta with a very full skirt and a shawl of the same fabric closely fitted over the shoulders. CLEMENCY MEASURES: The eight-member ministerial committee on peace measures yesterday worked out the draft bill on commuting the sentences of convicted communists, providing for a case-by-case examination of each convict by a special committee that will decide whether the sentence should be reduced. Of course, plastic money comprises one of the facilities of modern life and is a tonic for economic activity during lean periods. It is a bit like medicine. The use of medicine according to the instructions is beneficial and can even save one’s life, but its unchecked use reduces it to possible poison. It is indeed tragic that sections of the workforce go on strike demanding a 5 percent rise while, at the same time, they themselves curtail their incomes be resorting to purchases with plastic, which easy as they may seem at first, prove to be a heavy financial strain later on.