50 Years Ago Today

ZACHARIADIS AGAINST PLASTIRAS: The rebels’ radio station broadcast an article by Greek Communist Party General Secretary Nikos Zachariadis, which says, among other things, that Plastiras is the Judas of democracy. As he did in the March 5 elections, he is again acting as a buffer to popular discontent. By trickery and demagoguery, he wants to weaken the United Greek Left (EDA) as much as possible. With trickery and demagoguery he will help Purifoy. One must conclude that every democratic vote that goes to Purifoy will be lost to amnesty; it will go against amnesty. The stronger EDA is, the more pressure it will put on Plastiras. The weaker EDA is, the more that will help Purifoy. Everyone to the ramparts on Sunday. Let’s ruin Purifoy’s plans. Unmask the Judas, Plastiras. Everybody vote EDA for peace, democracy and amnesty. ORDER PREVAILS: A report from the chief of security has informed the Interior Ministry that order prevails throughout the country and that the election will be conducted in orderly fashion. HOURMOUZIOS: At 2 p.m. today Kathimerini editor Aimilios Hourmouzios will give the first of four talks on an Athens radio station about Some Problems of Interpretation in Ancient Tragedy. Dramatic increases in the outlay toward education could perhaps be justified in times of general prosperity, but not when, as recent surveys show, an increasingly large sector of the population is living below the poverty line. Greece is third on the OECD list of countries with the greatest inequalities in income. It is abundantly clear that the average family has to make great sacrifices in order to provide what should be taken for granted – the education and vocational training of its children.

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