50 Years Ago Today

FOOD DISTRIBUTION: Deputy Trade Minister Gerasimos Vassiliadis has announced that as of September 1 food rations are to include sugar, coffee, pulses, rice, bread, cod and herrings. Olive oil distribution will start as of January 1, 1952. He added that 64,000 tons of olive oil would be collected to meet the needs of distributors. Deputy Premier and Coordination Minister Emmanouil Tsouderou said that monthly rations per capita would be as follows: 200 drams of sugar, 100 drams of rice and 20 drams of coffee. EDIFYING: Athens Chief Public Prosecutor Papayiannis saw the revue (Women’s Scandals, with Psathas, Yialamas and Thisviou) at the Acropole Theater and recommended some scenes be toned down. The manager of the theater agreed to comply with his advice and no legal action was taken. US SCHOLARSHIP: The American Embassy has announced a competition for an art scholarship to enable a Greek artist to participate in the 1952 New York International Art Program. A special committee comprising the embassy’s cultural attaché and Messrs K. Pangalos, S. Farantatos, E. Panoutsos and G. Theotokas will select three finalists from whom the New York committee will select the winner. Where do minority rights end and the defense of state integrity and sovereignty begin? During the Cold War the question was overshadowed by the grinding logic of bipolar confrontation. In the decade which followed the years of 1989-1990, the gap between the rhetoric and the actions of the international community actually aggravated the problem.

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