OPINION

July 19, 1953

MISS XEROS: (From a commentary in Kathimerini) – Despite the hopes of the experts, Miss Doretta Xeros was not voted Miss World. It appears that the expectations of the beauty panel that appointed her Miss Greece were not confirmed. ‘PATRIOTISM’: (From a commentary in Kathimerini) – The following is an extract from the testimony of a pimp whose job was to seek out American officers as customers for the young wife of one of his friends, whom the two men were exploiting: «Your Honor, my job is to serve our great allies, who have offered so many services to our country. So as a true Greek, I believe that I was doing something for my country by serving the foreigners.» He almost expected to be declared a benefactor of the nation. Honor and country… HELLENISM: London, 18 – According to reports from Nicosia, Cyprus, a large Greek flag was raised during the night outside the police station in the village of Kythraia on the island of Cyprus, bearing the inscription «Union with Greece.» Today the Union Jack is flying above the police station once more. MORE CARS: The submission of invoices for the import of passenger vehicles and other types of semi-luxury goods is continuing at a rapid pace. PRICE OF LENTILS: Lentils from Larissa are exempted from the price rise and will be sold from now on based on invoices.