50 Years Ago Today

VENIZELOS-EDEN: Greece’s Deputy Prime Minister Sophocles Venizelos, accompanied by Ambassador L. Melas, visited the British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden today at the Foreign Office. (…) Afterward, Mr Venizelos declined to give the press any details of their talks, but limited himself to saying that they had been held in an atmosphere of warmth. PLASTIRAS’S MESSAGE TO KING PAVLOS: The (ailing) prime minister, Mr Nikolaos Plastiras, yesterday sent the following message to King Paul on the occasion of his 50th birthday: Your Majesty (…) My wishes are accompanied by feelings of deep satisfaction that I am afforded the opportunity, by virtue of my office, to assure the Greek people that (…) in the person of His Majesty, the nation has a vigilant defender of its major interests. PEACE MEASURES: The Parliamentary committee on justice during a meeting yesterday approved in principle a bill on peace measures by 17 votes to 11. The Greek Rally deputies voted against the bill (…) and those who voted in favor were the EPEK party deputies (…), the Liberal deputies (…), Constantine Mitsotakis (…) and the Democratic Radical Party Deputy Mr Kyrkos. NEW MAYOR: The new Mayor of Athens, following the death of Costas Kotzias, is Mr K. Nikolopoulos, who yesterday visited the home of the Prime Minister Nikolaos Plastiras.

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