February 21, 1953

MAKARIOS: London, 20 – Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus had a long meeting today with the Anglican primate, the archbishop of Canterbury, in Lambeth. (…) This afternoon Makarios held a press conference at his hotel, attended by about 20 representatives of the British press and photographers. The archbishop (…), referring to the referendum of January 1950 (on the union of Cyprus with Greece) said that Britain had ignored the results of that referendum because it had not been official and added, «We are prepared to hold another referendum on the condition that this time the (British) administration of Cyprus recognizes the results.» BRAINS TRUST: It has been announced to the members and friends of the Anglo-Hellenic Association that a «Brains Trust» has been organized for Monday at 7.20 p.m. at the Association’s offices, 118 Vasilissis Sofias Ave. Participants will be the British ambassador, Sir Charles Peake, Miss A. Hainter, assistant to the representative of the British Council in Athens, Mr. I. Georgakis, former general governor of the Dodecanese and current rector of Panteion University, and Mr P. Iliaskos of the Athens-Piraeus electric company, former press attache of the news department at the British Embassy. The discussion will be led by Mr F. Brooks Richards, first secretary (news department) at the British Embassy. The members of the Brains Trust will speak in English on matters of general interest.