OPINION

December 1-16, 1952

ARRESTS: The recent sweep by the Athens General Security of various streets in order to conduct body searches of passers-by and to check identity cards, was aimed at the discovery and arrest of a group from the Communist youth organization. (…) So far, nine people have been arrested. KANELLOPOULOS: After he was sworn in (as national defense minister) Mr Panayiotis Kanellopoulos told army officers that «the armed forces are the pride of the Greek people, as during the war against the bandits, they had justified the nation’s hopes and defeated the enemy backed from abroad.» POSTWAR: The wharf in the port of Argostoli on the island of Cephalonia needs to be cleared of about 1,500 tons of metal – the debris of war in the form of cannons, vehicles and hand grenades – which have been dumped there. PARTHENON MARBLE: Washington, 4 – Mr Dimitris Alexatos, head of the Athens Boy Scouts, will visit the White House today to offer President Truman a piece of marble from the Parthenon «in thanks for the great help American Scouts gave their Greek colleagues during the postwar period.» GREEK MAESTRO: The Greek musician Alexandros Athanassiadis (who has received the Cesar Franck gold medal) is to conduct the Paris State Orchestra on Saturday, November 29, with works by Haydn and Mozart. MELINA: The actress Melina Mercouri continues to appear at the Paris theater Antoine, to great acclaim.