September 7-8, 1953

EMIGRANTS: The intergovernmental migration committee is sending 121 Greek migrants to Australia today by steamship. Of that number, 91 are people who have been chosen within the framework of the farming program (…). The remainder, who include 12 Greeks from Egypt, are individual emigrants who will be traveling out on sponsored passages. Five of these are going on to New Zealand. REFUGEES: The welfare minister, Mr Adamopoulos, met with ministry engineers and technicians at a specially called meeting yesterday to examine possibilities for reducing crowding in the refugee settlement of Drapetsona by distributing land plots in the districts of Evgenia and Tabouria, Piraeus, to refugees. It was decided that within the year these districts, as well as the Athens district of Kaisariani, would be surveyed and approximately 400 plots distributed to refugees on which to build homes. RECONSTRUCTION DEPUTY: In the presence of His Majesty the King (Pavlos) and the prime minister, Field Marshal Alexandros Papagos, Mr Christos Evangelatos was sworn in as deputy minister for reconstruction on the quake-stricken Ionian Islands, to be based in Argostoli, Cephalonia. QUAKE VICTIMS: Telegrams that have arrived from abroad say that appeals continue to appear in the foreign press calling for donations of money and all kinds of supplies for the earthquake-stricken populations of Cephalonia, Ithaca and Zakynthos.

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