December 13, 1952

GREEK CHILDREN: London, 12 – According to reports from Geneva, the executive committee of the Red Cross Association decided today to abandon any more efforts to repatriate Greek children being held behind the Iron Curtain. On the other hand, the committee will continue to work with the Red Cross’s international committee regarding the repatriation of Greek children living in Yugoslavia. NEW PARLIAMENT: Yesterday was the official opening of the sessions of the new Parliament, with the swearing-in of the deputies, speeches and warm expressions of support for the new prime minister, Field Marshal Alexandros Papagos. BALKAN COMMITTEE: United Nations, New York, 12 – The peace committee today decided to mobilize the Balkan sub-committee which has observers on Greece’s borders. The peace committee consists of 14 members. The decision was made by a majority of 12, based on a proposal by the British delegate. Russia and Czechoslovakia voted against the proposal. CRAZED CAT: Volos, 12 – A rabid cat has bitten the wife of Volos judge Mr P. (…), the newspaper vendor J. (…) and Mr H.O. ‘THE SOLDIER’S SHIRT’: In order to ensure that our border guards have sufficient woolen clothing, 3,500 ladies in Athens, Piraeus and the environs will be taking up a collection of money next Tuesday, December 16.

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