OPINION

January 28, 1953

ATHENS-NATO: As of yesterday afternoon, the Greek capital is hosting the Turkish foreign minister, Admiral Carney, head of NATO’s southeastern wing, his chief of staff, the head of NATO’s air force, General Slatter, and the leader of Greek-Turkish forces in NATO, General Wyman. At the end of the week, British Admiral Lord Mountbatten is expected to arrive in Athens. (…) Within the next three months, the agreement between Greece, Turkey and Yugoslavia is expected to be signed. NIKAIA STATE HOSPITAL IN PIRAEUS: At 11.55 a.m. last Sunday (January 25), the inauguration ceremony was held of the completed first and second wings of the General State Hospital of Piraeus, which is situated at Aspra Homata, in Nikaia. Queen Frederiki honored the ceremony with her presence. CARNIVAL REGULATIONS: By order of Athens police headquarters, throughout the entire Carnival season all unseemly and vulgar spectacles are forbidden. People are not allowed to use any expressions or put on performances that might offend the Church or public morals. Also banned is the use of masks at nighttime, circulating in fancy dress at night while carrying sticks or other hard objects and ridiculing political figures, local or foreign (…). Confetti has to be of the one color.