July 7-8, 1953

ANTI-COLONIAL STRUGGLE: London, 6 – Reuters reports from Cyprus that 12 Greek students, on trial in Paphos in western Cyprus, have been found guilty of taking part in an illegal demonstration on June 1, the eve of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. They were each fined 20 pounds today. (…) The accused admitted that they entered the town stadium while shouting, «We want union with Greece,» and that they had tried to take down two of the British flags raised to decorate the stadium to mark the coronation celebrations. CAPTAIN BEETHOVEN: A court has convicted Constantine Sapountzis, aka Captain Beethoven, aged 31, to seven years’ imprisonment after he was found guilty of having belonged, in the summer of 1949, to a group of outlaws that committed various robberies on the island of Evia. During his testimony, the accused said that his fellow villagers called him Beethoven because when he was a child he used to chant in the church of the village Ochtonia, on Evia. SALE OF DONKEYS: The Athens animal service has announced one of its regular auctions for the purpose of selling five male donkeys. (…). Interested parties may inquire as to the conditions of sale. 30 PERCENT MORE EXPENSIVE: The Trade Undersecretariat has sent the new price list for restaurants and other such establishments to the relevant authorities.

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