50 Years Ago Today
KKE STATION: United Nations technicians have discovered that the radio station of so-called Free Greece, which broadcasts communist propaganda directed at Greece, is set up in the region of Bucharest. According to a report by the (UN) Balkan Commission, Bucharest is Cominform’s propaganda center. THE LAST ONE: Capetan Yiannis Kalogeris, the last surviving member of the Cretan revolutionaries who rose up against the Turks, died yesterday at the age of 100 and is to be given a state funeral tomorrow in the village of Kambi, Hania. TURKISH HEROES: Istanbul, 18 – At 10 p.m. a wreath was laid at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Taksim by the Greek Admiral Kyris, before a Turkish and a Greek guard of honor. The wreath was laid as the Turkish band played the Greek national anthem. The Greek guard marched from Dolma Bahce to Taksim to the cheers of both the Greeks and Turks of the city. WHITE BREAD: The Agriculture Ministry has sent a document to the Trade Ministry requesting as soon as possible to be permitted to produce white flour and white bread on the open market in order to boost commercial activity, given that the necessary quantity of 150,000 tons of wheat has been secured. The Trade Ministry approved the proposal. If we now enjoy high living standards, it is because we rejected all those systems which have been deified by the practitioners of international terrorism. And as Osama bin Laden admitted in his latest interview, terrorists try to impose these systems by destroying the structure of the Western liberal, democratic system. And, in this light, it would be paranoid and self-destructive to criticize the Americans and to display – even indirectly – any affinity for the terrorists who supposedly stand for the poor and oppressed.