June 26, 1953

HIGH COST OF LIVING BONUS: The government’s Coordinating Council met yesterday morning, chaired by Prime Minister Field Marshal Alexandros Papagos, and decided on a temporary emergency bonus to be awarded as of July 1 to all wage earners in the public and private sector until the new wage scales are announced. By decision of the Council, the emergency bonus is set at 12 percent of current income for those earning up to 1 million drachmas per month and 7 percent for those earning between 1 million and 2.5 million monthly. The bread bonus already being paid will be canceled as of July 1. PETER BROOK: Social life: Among the celebrities recently arrived in Greece are Mr and Mrs Peter Brook. Mr Brook, a famous British producer of film and theatrical productions, was born in March 1925 in London. He graduated from the Graham School and Oxford’s Magdalen College and staged his first play at the Torch Theater in 1943. Since then, he has produced a number of other plays. SENTENCE PASSED: Spyros Kambanakis has been sentenced in Piraeus to three months’ imprisonment for collecting money in several districts of Piraeus last December in aid of exiled Communists. UNRIPE WATERMELONS: By decision of the Trade Secretariat, the sale of unripe watermelons is banned. Violators will be prosecuted and police are required to destroy any of the offending fruit in the vendors’ possession.

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