50 Years Ago Today
MARSHALL RESIGNS: The Greek people, given the chaos this week stemming from the elections results, did not show any interest in the news of the resignation of (General George) Marshall as US secretary of state. As US policy is unified and consistent, it is impossible for the Greek public not to express their regret, as Greece is losing the services of a valuable friend, and Europe as a whole is losing the services of the person who designed the Marshall plan to snatch Europe from the jaws of communism. As President Truman emphasized, Gen. Marshall offered a great service to his country. Western civilization owes its weapons of defense to the existence of this great American. EXPORTS STOPPED: To date 22 countries, including Greece and Yugoslavia, have announced to the American government that they are not exporting strategic material to the Soviet bloc states and that therefore they have a right to American economic aid. MADONNA OF THE COD: The steamship Madonna yesterday unloaded in Piraeus 587 tons of cod from the Faroe Islands. AEK-FENER BAHCE: 4-1: According to a telegram from Istanbul, AEK beat the Turkish football team of Fener Bahce 4-1. In the first half the Turks were ahead 1-0. About 15,000 fans watched the game. Another major issue will be the total coordination among the intelligence services of all NATO members and other US allies such as Israel and Japan.