March 1, 1953

TRIPARTITE AGREEMENT: Ankara, 28 (From our correspondent K.G. Zafeiropoulos) – The Ankara Treaty was signed today at 11 a.m. as the sun came out briefly, symbolizing the purity, transparency and pacific goals that this treaty is aimed at serving. From an initial reading, it clearly and undoubtedly emerges that the Ankara Treaty, as the document signed today by the foreign ministers of the three Balkan states has been called, is within the framework of provisions of the United Nations Founding Charter. This was dictated by the need for Yugoslavia, which for the moment is not a member of the Atlantic Alliance, to be able to participate in a more general organization aimed at common regional defense. SNOW IN THE CAPITAL: Since the night before last, snow has been falling in the mountains around Athens, and yesterday morning thick snow was seen in the northern suburbs of the city. Snowflakes were even seen falling within the city itself today. FILMS SHOWING IN ATHENS: The Pallas cinema is showing Orson Welles in the film production of «Othello.» At the Rex cinema, Humphrey Bogart is starring. CONVICTION OF SPIES: Thessaloniki, 27 – Today marked the end of the trial that began yesterday of the Bulgarian General Staff’s spy and his accomplices. The military court sentenced Giorgios Graikos to death on three counts, and Leonidas Haralambidis to death on two counts.

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