OPINION

June 15-17, 1953

«NARROW-MINDED MILITARISM:» Mr Sophocles Venizelos, commenting on inaccurate reports in anti-government newspapers that the government was about to submit an application to NATO for supplementary aid, said «the government, realizing that it has reached an economic dead-end, to which it has led itself due to its policy on the question of military expenditure, has been forced to carry out only part of what we had suggested in Parliament and in the press.» In conclusion, Venizelos claimed that the government «inspired by a narrow-minded militarism, has wasted, despite the reduction in American aid, so much money on the army that it has created economic chaos.» EARTHQUAKE: At 8.41 p.m. yesterday, a strong tremor shook the city (of Athens). Terrified, people ran out of their homes and out of nightclubs and shop customers poured out into the streets and, in many cases, panic broke out. The first strong tremor was followed by others of lesser magnitude. According to unconfirmed reports, the earthquake was felt very strongly in the town of Xylokastro (on the Gulf of Corinth) where small cracks appeared in houses. DELMOUZOS: «Education and Life» – Volume 18-19 of the magazine, just published, is dedicated to the life and work of the teacher Mr Alexandros Delmouzos. There are articles by E.P. Papanoutsos, V.N. Tatakis, K.T. Dimaras, T. Stavrou and others.