OPINION

January 21, 1954

EMIGRATION: (Commentary in Kathimerini) – Thousands of young Greeks are submitting applications to emigrate. Some want to go to Australia, others to Brazil and to the four corners of the earth. Do all these people who want to leave this country know where they are going? Do they know what they will find when they get there? Has anyone thought to inform them beforehand – for this export of Greek souls toward the unknown is not a pleasant phenomenon or one that we can ignore, as it is taking place before our very eyes. CURRANTS: Exports of currants by December 31, 1953 amounted to 21,500 tons. Of that amount, 10,000 tons were exported to Britain and the remainder to other countries. ELECTRICAL ENERGY: The construction of a hydroelectric plant on the Lourou River in Epirus has been completed and the facility will begin operation around the end of this month. ITALIAN REPARATIONS: Yesterday the passenger ship Agamemnon docked at Piraeus. It is the seventh and last vessel built in Italy as part of Italian war reparations.