April 29, 1953

VAN FLEET: New York, 20 – The anniversary of the Greek War of Independence (1821) was celebrated in New York yesterday in a magnificent parade by Greek-American associations along Fifth Avenue. At the head of the parade was General Van Fleet, who then mounted the officials’ podium. The general had words of praise for the virtues of the Greeks and their love of freedom. About 25,000 people took part in the parade, which lasted about four hours and was watched by a crowd of over 100,000 people. INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE: London, 20 – According to a telegram from New Mexico, the International Olympic Committee, whose members have decided that the 1956 Olympic Games will be held in Melbourne, Australia, will next meet in Athens on May 15, 16 and 17, 1954. FOOD MARKET: The food markets were stocked with considerable quantities of basic foodstuffs this week. There was also a sufficient supply of choice meat, poultry and fish of all types and qualities. SKALKOTTAS: Tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the American Information Service Hall, the final performance of this year’s concert series of works by Greek composer Nikos Skalkottas will be given (…). Yiannis Papaioannou will be playing the piano, Mr D. Pavlis the bassoon, Mrs N. Evelpidou the piano, and Mrs Koukia Heva will sing.

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