50 Years Ago Today

AVEROFF-EDEN: London, 9 – According to reports from Rome today that despite the refusal of British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden to discuss the Cyprus question, the Greek foreign undersecretary managed to obtain Eden’s views on Britain’s intention, but the reply was disappointing. Averoff asked the British foreign secretary if London had decided whether it would ever give Cyprus to Greece and emphasized the fact that despite Britain’s stance on the Cyprus question, Greece had stood by Britain on the question of Egypt, even though major Greek interests were at stake, given the prominent Greek community there. Mr Eden, however, not only did not want to commit himself on the question, but even displayed a degree of indifference, in contrast to statements by Britain’s undersecretary, Mr Nutting, that Britain was waiting for the Greek government’s proposals on the Cyprus question. NAKED BREASTS: From a letter to the newspaper from Athens Police Headquarters:. ..The Committee on Article 4 of law 1108/42, following an application from the theatrical entrepreneur Vasilios Bournelis, watched the dress rehearsal of the revue ‘Fryni 1951′ and unanimously decided to ban from the stage women with naked breasts. However, because the director of the Papaioannou Theater did not obey the ban, he was arrested and brought before the investigating magistrate on November 27. If it is not prepared to do this, its objection to Turkey’s participation in military campaigns in volatile regions near its borders is merely theoretical and bypasses the more substantial issue, namely, the absence of an independent European defense force… What concerns Greece’s interests is that the Aegean Sea and Cyprus cannot be excluded from the Eurocorps’ area of responsibility, as Greece and the Aegean Islands are EU territory, and as Cyprus will also be after its accession. Therefore, it is not possible to neutralize these areas, as they will be later used to serve the needs of European defense…

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