July 1-3, 1953

PAPAGOS AGAINST CIVIL SERVANTS: The civil servants’ union (ADEDY) launched their planned 48-hour strike at 6 a.m. yesterday. A statement issued by the prime minister’s political bureau late in the evening said that, according to data filed by prefectural authorities and the police, the strike was a failure. The great majority of civil servants complied with Marshal Papagos’s call and turned up for work. MAKRIS SUPPORTS CIVIL SERVANTS: The general secretary of the General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE), Fotis Makris, has sent telegrams to the civil servants’ and affiliated unions expressing the support of the working strata to their struggle for survival. MITERA MATERNITY CENTER: Queen Frederica laid the foundation stone for the Mitera Infant Protection Center at the Queen’s Tower yesterday morning. The queen was addressed by the president of the organization, Mrs Venizelou. LAKE KARLA: Larissa, July 2 – Senior officials of the Public Works Ministry arrived here yesterday in order to examine the possibility of the full drainage of Lake Karla. ARRESTS: During 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 200 meters from Argentina Club and began to jeer. A large contingent of police broke up the demonstration and arrested 52 people.

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