March 1-3, 1953

MILITARY CADET ACADEMY: Her Majesty Queen Frederiki, accompanied by Prince George, yesterday (February 25) attended the swearing-in ceremony of the new Royal Navy cadets, took the oath and presented the cadets with their swords. (Ed. note: The queen attended the ceremony representing King Pavlos, who is away in Britain. According to a reader, Mr Exarchos, it was the only time the Queen took the cadets’s oath.) PAYMENT FOR EDUCATION: By a joint decision of the ministers of finance and education, the special fee to be paid by pupils at state and private schools for the current financial year has been set at 60,000 drachmas for the three preliminary classes and 120,000 for the three final classes. The annual fee for night schools is 60,000 drachmas for pupils in all classes. Exceptions are made for the top students, those without income, the disabled and the children of victims of the war. MANOLIDOU-ARONI: The shooting of the new Greek film starring Vasso Manolidou and Mary Aroni is continuing at the Ahram Studio in Cairo. 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 city’s northern suburbs. Snowflakes were even seen today falling within the city itself. OLGA VOTSI: New books: «Intimate,» a volume of poetry by Olga Votsi, Athens 1953.

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