May 18 – June 1, 1953

BEATING: Symi, 18 – The Turkish authorities have seized two Greek fishing boats, the Eftychia and the Ariadne, registered on the island of Rhodes, and arrested their crew members: M. Tsatalos, G. Patiniotis, C. Peros, G. Kallonas and A. Dregas, whom they are holding in prison. A Greek fisherman who managed to escape their clutches said that the Greeks who were arrested have been savagely beaten by the Turks. EMIGRATION: About 270 Greek emigrants have left to begin new lives in Australia on board the ocean liner Seven Seas, assisted by the intergovernmental migration committee. The Australian government, appreciating the virtues of the Greek immigrant, has informed the committee in Athens that it will accept another 300 Greek immigrants during the month of June. This is in addition to those already accepted under the existing program. ANDREAS PAPANDREOU: Patras, 23 (From our correspondent) – This afternoon, the co-leader of the Liberal Party, Mr George Papandreou, arrived in town with his son Andreas, a professor at the University of Minnesota in the USA. PAPANDREOU STATEMENT: 26 – The co-leader of the Liberal Party, addressing Parliament on May 18 regarding the economic measures taken by Spyros Markezinis, expressed the view that the new exchange rate for the US dollar was too high.

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