50 Years Ago Today

SOLDIER’S SUICIDE: Soldier Thomas Angelopoulos has committed suicide at the hospital for war wounded by taking a strong dose of Luminal. He had taken part in a skirmish with outlaws and was injured in the leg. Following treatment, he developed complications that necessitated amputation of the limb. Angelopoulos then asked to see the senior health committee for an appraisal. However, the committee decided that the injury was not the result of military action and therefore that they could not approve the issuing of a pension on that basis. It was as a result of this decision that Angelopoulos killed himself. COMMUNIST’S SUICIDE: Sophocles Voutsinas, 33, accused of communist activity, has killed himself by jumping off the third floor balcony of the Piraeus security police. CRISIS: Retail and wholesale merchants are complaining about the crisis, the first of its kind since liberation, particularly in the clothing, footwear and haberdashery sectors and the lack of cash, on which interest has reached 20 to 30 percent. DIMITRIS S. LOUCATOS: New books: Religion populaire a Cephalonie by D. Loucatos, translated from Greek by Jean Malbert. From a series published by the French Institute. Television ratings confirm this. The much-heralded and much-discussed show was thrashed. And yet, the producers did not think it proper to postpone the show, not even for a little while. If not out of sympathy for universal mourning then, at least, for strategic reasons…

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