November 22, 1952

BRITISH PRAISE OF EVERT: London radio, in its broadcast yesterday announcing the reinstatement of the former Athens police chief, Angelos Evert, said that Mr Evert was police chief during the war and that thanks to his actions, many British officers were able to escape from the Germans and reach the Middle East. Mr Evert will soon be granted broad powers, to be approved by Parliament in its first session, in order to completely reorganize the police force. MARIA CALLAS: London, 13 – British newspapers are continuing to publish enthusiastic praise for Greek soprano Maria Callas (Kalogeropoulou), who was met with a storm of applause at a recent performance of «Norma» at Covent Garden. This was how the Daily Mail reviewer described the Greek artist: «(…) She sings wonderfully, acts superbly and that combination of voice and acting will be unforgettable to those who have heard her. London is enchanted by her art.» FOOD MARKET: Over the past week, the food markets in Athens, Piraeus and the suburbs were stocked with plentiful supplies of basic foodstuffs, especially meat, poultry and fresh fish. (…) Meanwhile, the olive presses have begun to sell this year’s olive oil (…). SCHOOL MEALS: The Education Ministry is considering the possibility of resuming school meals. If the decision is made to do so, 3,000 tons of milk will be made available.

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