OPINION

November 3, 1953

PAPAGOS IN THESSALONIKI: Thessaloniki, 26 – Wherever the prime minister, Field Marshal Alexandros Papagos, has appeared in the city, farmers and workers have enthusiastically expressed their gratitude for the measures he has taken to benefit them. STATUE OF PAPAGOS: Ioannina, 27 – Under a brilliant sun, a large crowd in the capital of Epirus attended the unveiling of a statue of Prime Minister Alexandros Papagos, which has been erected in Bizanomachon Square as an imposing and eternal symbol of the people’s gratitude to the field marshal of victory. The statue, which was covered with the Greek flag, was unveiled at 11.35 a.m. by the defense minister, Mr Panayiotis Kanellopoulos, as the crowd cheered wildly. FOOD: Despite the fact that we are now entering the third month of autumn, the food markets in Athens and surrounding areas at the end of last week were sufficiently stocked with all the basic food items. GOLD SOVEREIGN: In the market for gold, there has been calm over the past week, with prices ranging from 300,200 to 301,800 drachmas for one gold sovereign.