May 18-19, 1953

WOMEN’S RIGHTS: A committee of Greek lawyers who represented various women’s organizations in Greece had a meeting on May 12 with Justice Minister Babakos and submitted a memorandum asking that women be allowed to: 1) act as witnesses during the signing of contracts (…); 2) exercise the profession of notary public, which at the moment only the heiresses of notaries public are allowed to do (…); 3) to exercise jury duty (…); and 4) to be accepted into the judiciary (…). They also ask that Greece accede to the UN treaty signed in 1950 on the suppression of human trafficking and the exploitation of women as prostitutes (…). The committee consisted of Mrs A. Manzoulinou of the Greek Federation of Women’s Organizations and the Greek Women’s Lyceum, Mrs G. Christodoulou of the Association of Greek Women Graduates, Mrs M. Thanopoulou of the Christian Union of Greek Graduates, and Mrs Aigli Psalti of the National Council of Greek Women. ANGELOS S. VLACHOS: New book published: «My Lord Alcibiades,» by Angelos S. Vlachos. The life of the military leader of ancient times as related by one of his devoted slaves, who was with him from the day of his birth and who followed him everywhere right up until the time of Alcibiades’ tragic death in the depths of Asia Minor.

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