July 1- 2, 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 in an effort 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. ARRESTS: During celebrations marking the beauty contest to elect Miss Star Hellas, and despite the police ban, groups of men and women gathered in Kalamaki at a distance of about 200 meters from the Argentina club and began to jeer. A large contingent of police broke up the demonstration and arrested 52 people, including Archimandrite Avgoustinos Kandiotis. SOCIAL LIFE: A very smart crowd of Athenians attended the ceremony at the Argentina club to watch the beauty contest. They included Constantine Tsaldaris, Sophocles Venizelos, D. Karellas, C. Katsambas and their wives, and Anna Synodinou and Panos Kakkas. 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 produced at a studio in Cairo according to a screenplay by Michalis Cacoyannis.

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