April 15-17, 1954

SHORT-LIVED TRIPARTITE: Washington, 14 – According to a telegram from Washington, a State Department official has refused to comment on US newspaper reports today that the US government is not currently in favor of the idea of an official military alliance between Turkey, Greece and Yugoslavia. According to a US source, the country fears the effect such an alliance could have on Italy. It has asked Turkey, Greece and Yugoslavia to restrict their military cooperation to what already exists between the three countries. SEASIDE TAVERNAS: (From «An Athenian’s Notes»): The number of restaurants that have opened along the Saronic coastline from Faliron to Vouliagmeni are as many as there are grains of sand. Naturally, as there are so many of them, they cannot all expect to meet all demand satisfactorily. (…) Some of the restaurateurs are so afraid of being left with too much food that they do not dare to order in enough, even on Sundays. However, one can always find cheese, eggs, a few fish, retsina and two or three heads of lettuce.

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