OPINION

May 14, 1953

AGAINST CENSORSHIP: At a recent meeting held at the headquarters of the Association of Greek Dramatists, representatives of the Panhellenic Free Theater Union, the Greek Actors’ Union, the Greek Theater and Music Critics’ Union, the Panhellenic Music Union and the Theater Technicians’ Association discussed the question of censorship in Greece. A decision was made to pay a visit to the relevant ministers in order to lodge a strong protest at a move being considered to impose censorship in the theater, something which the organizations consider unacceptable. First of all, they see the move as contrary to democratic institutions and secondly, they point out that the patriotism of all those working in the theater has been repeatedly shown in national struggles. In addition, they say it is an anachronistic measure that would be an obstacle to intellectual progress in the country, which was once the cradle of world theater. RAILWAYS: Greek State Railways has made the following announcement: «As of Sunday, May 17, new passenger train services will begin to the following destinations. Express steam trains will (…) depart Athens at 6.35 p.m. and arrive in Thessaloniki at 5.52 a.m. Another train will depart Athens at 8.10 a.m. and arrive in Thessaloniki at 5.47 p.m., and yet another is to depart Athens at 6.15 a.m. and arrive in the northern city at 11.14 p.m.»