March 8, 1953

PAPAGOS-MAKARIOS: Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus yesterday met with the prime minister, Field Marshal Alexandros Papagos, and briefed him on his contacts in the United States of America and in Great Britain to further the cause of Cyprus. After the meeting, the archbishop’s bureau in Athens issued the following statement: «(…) The prime minister told His Grace that the Greek government will do its national duty to Cyprus. (…) The Cyprus issue does not only affect Cyprus but all of Hellenism.» PAPANDREOU-RADIO: In yesterday’s session of Parliament (March 3), Mr George Papandreou submitted an amendment to the bill for the organization of the operation of the Greek National Radio, in respect to the formation of a three-member committee to comprise a program director, a representative of the government and someone from the main opposition whose job it would be to monitor the objectivity of the news bulletins and political speeches broadcast on the radio, to ensure that they are completely non-partisan. Mr Gerasimos Lychnos opposed Mr Papandreou’s suggestion as the radio station is at the service of the government which represents the people and the nation and that right cannot be granted to all political parties. CINEMA: Screenings are continuing at the Esperon Cinema of the Greek comedy «The Key to Happiness» with Effie Polly and Titos Vandis.

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