January 26-27, 1953

APARTMENT HOUSES FOR THE POOR: From a commentary in Kathimerini: «(…) Attica not only has to restore the green spaces destroyed during the Occupation, but to acquire more. Even bare rocks should be made green. (…) The city of Athens is expanding continually and in an uncontrolled fashion, its million inhabitants occupying an area nearly the size of London. Meanwhile, the problem of immigration from the countryside is also becoming acute. Everyone who, for better or worse, has settled in Athens should have their own homes. But by this we do not mean single houses. Housing should be within the city’s boundaries, in apartment houses and not in little houses and shacks spread out over the entire plain of Attica, which would result in a huge strain on services such as transport, water supplies and electricity.» TRUMAN DOCTRINE: From a commentary in Kathimerini: «President Truman, who yesterday (January 20) returned to life as a private citizen, is accompanied by the gratitude and affection of the entire free world. (…) We Greeks will always remember with deep gratitude the former president’s moral and substantial support for our struggle, the ‘Truman Doctrine,’ the firmness with which he dealt with protests regarding anything to do with the supply of economic aid, to which the successful outcome of the people’s fight against Communist invasion was largely due. Truman will always have a place in the heart of the Greek Nation.»

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