50 Years Ago Today

AMERICAN AID: A Greek government memorandum to the US government on the question of the latter’s aid to Greece for the current financial year (1951-52), which is to be handed to a special envoy who leaves today for Washington, sets out three basic goals: (a) the continuation of reconstruction works with the same amounts as last year, that is 1.2 billion drachmas; (b) the maintenance of the existing strength of the armed forces, and (c) monetary and fiscal stability. In order to achieve these goals, the government feels that American aid to Greece this year should be no less than $225 million. The memorandum was discussed at yesterday’s (December 4) session of Cabinet, with the coordination minister, Mr Giorgos Kartalis, as rapporteur. T.S. ELIOT: The Artistic Commission of the National Theater met yesterday (December 4) to discuss this season’s repertoire. (…) It was decided to include T. S. Eliot’s play The Cocktail Party in this year’s program. Plane-spotters are not NATO officers and nothing can exclude the possibility that some of them may work for Turkish intelligence. If the government deems that photographing our air bases is not a threat to national security it should abolish the corresponding ban. Until then, however, the existing law is in place and any violation entails penalties…

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