OPINION

November 21, 1952

GREEK CHILDREN: New York, 21 (From our correspondent A.A. Antonakakis) – The United Nations has abandoned, practically and formally, its efforts to have abducted Greek children returned from Cominform countries and the Soviet zone in Germany. The cession of this effort will become official when the plenary of the current General Assembly votes for a proposal by the Brazilian and New Zealand delegations, submitted today to the Assembly’s Special Political Committee. The proposal is to dissolve the UN permanent committee and to absolve the International Red Cross and its associations of the obligation to try to repatriate Greek children. (…) The draft resolution (…) recalls that the Soviet Union’s satellite states have not abided by UN resolutions and condemns them for their stance. It makes an exception of Yugoslavia, which it praises for its cooperation. (…) The Greek delegation has accepted the decision. BRITISH PRAISE OF EVERT: London radio, in its broadcast yesterday which announced the reinstatement of Angelos Evert, former Athens police chief, said that Mr Evert was police chief during the war and that, thanks to his actions, many British officers were able to escape the Germans and reach the Middle East. SIXTH FLEET: Last night, the Acropolis was floodlit to mark the arrival in the Bay of Faliron of the US Sixth Fleet.