OPINION

July 5, 1953

GEORGE PAPANDREOU: The co-leader of the Liberal Party, Mr George Papandreou, yesterday sent the following response to our editorial of last Sunday (June 28): «(…)Every since I entered public life, I have belonged to the Liberal Party’s progressive wing, of which the ideology was later expressed in the program of the Democratic Socialist Party – summarized in the two fundamental principles of Political Freedom and Social Justice. Max Eastman, writing about Greece in ‘Plain Talk,’ referred to a question he once asked me: ‘Why do you call your party Socialist? Do you mean the state ownership of industry?’ And I replied to him: ‘By Socialism, I mean the prosperity of the working people. It is not an economic doctrine. It is a moral demand.’» GREECE-TURKEY: The army chief of staff has issued the following announcement: «In the morning press of July 4, a report was published that originated in the Turkish press to the effect that Greek-Turkish incidents had occurred on the Evros border. The army chief of staff denies this report as completely unfounded. There has been no incident with any Turkish patrol or any injuries among Greek troops.» MIKIS THEODORAKIS: Tomorrow at 8.30 p.m., there will be a concert by the State Orchestra (of Athens) at the Herod Atticus Theater. The program includes Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony and Mikis Theodorakis’s «Festival at Asi Gonia.»