OPINION

May 29, 1953

PROSECUTION OF ATHINAIKI: The trial of the owners of the Athens daily newspaper Athinaiki ended yesterday. The newspaper was prosecuted over an article claiming that the government had abandoned the island of Crete, and over a cartoon satirizing the prime minister, Mr Alexandros Papagos. (…) All three of the accused were proclaimed guilty of «insulting figures of authority» in the cartoon, but were acquitted of the charge of inciting people with the article on Crete, as the court did not find there had been any malicious intent. (…) The court sentenced the publisher and editor of the newspaper, Mr I. Papageorgiou, to three months’ imprisonment, the cartoonist Mr Archelaos Antonaros to a month, and the director of the printing works, Mr. S. Katanis, to 10 days. (…) Altogether, about 39 million drachmas were paid in lieu of prison sentences. FOOTBALL STATISTICS: According to an official announcement, revenue from the British football team Luton in Athens amounted to 153,259,000 drachmas. SCHOOLGIRLS’ LEGS: Education Minister M. Kallias has ordered sports teachers to be the judge of how schoolgirls are to wear the famous «bloomers» in Sunday’s gymnastics display at the stadium. According to reports, the decision was made that the elastic on the legs of the bloomers should not be higher than 10 centimeters above the knee.