July 10, 1953

ANTI-COLONIAL STRUGGLE: London, 9 – according to announcements in Nicosia, Archbishop Makarios has appealed to the Holy Synod, the education authorities and the guardians of students on Cyprus to stage protests against «the terrible blow that Great Britain has struck against Greek education since the British occupation of the island in 1898. The ethnarch made the appeal just a few hours after it was announced that the government of Cyprus had dismissed nine members of a school committee in Paphos, when over 20 Cypriot students were imprisoned or fined for taking part in demonstrations during the coronation of Queen Elizabeth on June 1. PETER BROOK: For some days now, Athens has been host to two distinguished Britons, the famous director Mr Peter Brook and his wife, the actress Natasha Parry, who is one-quarter Greek. TEACHERS: Yesterday’s general assembly of primary school teachers was marked by a lively and noisy debate on a commentary in an afternoon newspaper saying that all primary teachers in the country were traitors and illiterate. All those present strongly protested at these insults against the country’s teachers, emphasizing that they were drawn from the reserve ranks of those who fought in the mountains of Albania in 1940 and on Mt Vitsi and Grammos during the war against the outlaws.

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