OPINION

December 24, 1952

CHRISTMAS AT HOME: Bonn, 24 – The US High Commission has announced that former general Wilhelm Liszt, aged 72, has been released from the Landsberg prison. Liszt was the field marshal who led the invasion of Greece in 1941. CHRISTMAS IN KOREA: Tokyo, 24 – According to a telegram from Seoul, there is complete calm along all fronts on Christmas Eve, following the communists’ promise, announced over loudspeakers, that they will cease fighting for the duration of Christmas. Christmas trees appeared today on the communist side opposite all United Nations posts, and loudspeakers broadcast the call: «Come and get your gifts, we won’t hurt you.» However, the UN soldiers took no risks. It is believed that this Christmas truce is part of a psychological warfare campaign, which has been stepped up in recent days. SHINING STAR: London, 24 – According to reports from Bethlehem, the planet Venus shone particularly brightly last night (…). According to scientists, it is possible that Venus shone over the manger where Christ was born, and was the «star» followed by the Magi. CHRISTMAS EDITION OF «NEA ESTIA:» The Nea Estia publishing house has released a truly monumental edition of the works of Angelos Sikelianos. AUNT LENA: A recording of one of Aunt Lena’s loveliest fairytales, «Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs» has been released.