November 23, 1952

MINISTERS SWORN IN: Yesterday, the government convened for the swearing-in of seven new ministers. The ceremony was held at 12.30 p.m. in the presence of King Pavlos and the prime minister, Field Marshal Alexandros Papagos. The new ministers are Panayiotis Kanellopoulos, minister without portfolio (in about 10 days’ time he will be given the Defense Ministry portfolio); G. Exindaris, minister without portfolio (responsible for a special mission abroad); C. Kallias, education minister; P. Sifnaios, minister to the prime minister; L. Lambrianidis, merchant marine minister; A. Protopapadakis, minister for industry; and S. Dimaratos, deputy defense minister. CENSORSHIP: The public prosecutor, Mr Papayiannis, citing his legal jurisdiction, yesterday called to his office the directors and cartoonists of certain pro-government and opposition newspapers and recommended that they stop publishing cartoons and provocative news items. (…) The directors of the opposition newspapers lodged a protest with the supreme court prosecutor, Mr Kiousopoulos, over this action, and then with Justice Minister Babakos. ORLANDOS-KAISARIANI: The Education Ministry’s restoration service, headed by Professor Orlandos, has decided to restore the cells in the Byzantine monastery of Kaisariani to their original state.

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