OPINION

July 1, 1953

AMERICAN AID: New York, 30 – On the occasion of the beginning of the new financial year, indirect military aid to Greece is to be limited to $20 million. Already representations have been made to increase the amount. ADLAI STEVENSON: The Democratic Party candidate in the last US presidential elections, Adlai Stevenson, yesterday met with the Greek and foreign press corps in Athens before his departure from Greece. Asked whether during his stay in Cyprus he had observed any desire on the part of the Cypriot people for union with Greece, he replied that he had. Asked whether he himself saw any reason not to implement the principle of self-determination of peoples in Cyprus’ case, Mr Stevenson said that the principle of self-determination was of American origin, implemented since the time of President Wilson. MODERN GREEK ART: An exhibition of works from our National Gallery was inaugurated yesterday morning at Zappeion Hall. The event was attended by the king and queen. CACOYANNIS FILM: At the end of the month, Elli Lambeti and Messrs G. Pappas and Dimitris Horn are to leave for Egypt to star in a new Greek film to be made at a studio in Cairo to a screenplay by Michalis Cacoyannis. SOCIAL LIFE: A very smart crowd of Athenians, including C. Tsaldaris, S. Venizelos, D. Karellas, C. Katsambas and their wives, attended the ceremony at the Argentina club to watch the beauty contest.