50 Years Ago Today

GREECE AND NATO: From a communique released after talks between the Greek military leadership and the Allied Chiefs of Staff, it appears that issues of strategy were not touched upon. Greece’s rights and obligations on its accession to the Atlantic alliance, particularly Greece’s role in the event of an attack or conflict, were not the subject of yesterday’s talks. Given that issues of general strategy were not raised by the Greek military leaders, the talks were restricted solely to organizational issues. The Greek side did not present any specific plans to the three chiefs of staff regarding the role that Greece will assume in future developments in Western Europe and the Balkans. The presentations by the Greek military leaders were extremely limited. PARENTS OF DIMITRIS REPPAS: Marriages: Mrs. Takis Reppas, medical doctor, mayor of Leonidion, and Miss Amalia G. Poulitsa, of Geraki, Sparta, were married by Bishop Prokopios of Hydra and Spetses. SINKING OF THE ADRIAS: Greek coastal shipping yesterday (October 6) lost one of its best ships, the passenger ship Adrias, which ran aground on the rocky shores of the islet of Falconera, about 15 miles from Antimilos. The 530 passengers were immediately taken off the ship onto the islet of Falconera in the ship’s lifeboats.

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