April 24, 1954

SOLOMOS MANUSCRIPTS: (From a study by Linos Politis) – «(…) Dionysis Solomos’s work is well established in the consciousness of the nation. Solomos is a great poet and his reputation is at no risk of being diminished, as was feared 50 years ago by Kostis Palamas (…). Today we know that the ‘extracts’ from Solomos are not extracts at all but separate lyrical units. Scattered verses are not stones from a demolished house, but precious stones, each of which emits its own secret light (…).» ITALY AND TRIPARTITE: Yesterday (April 21), Italian Ambassador Mr Adolfo Alessandrini called on the general secretary of the Foreign Ministry, Mr Alexis Kyrou, seeking information on the Turkish-Yugoslav talks in Ankara. No announcement was made as to the content of the meeting between Kyrou and Alessandrini. (…) The ambassador certainly availed himself of the opportunity to reiterate his government’s opposition to any development in the Tripartite Balkan Accord which would have a negative effect on the Trieste issue. The Italian government believes that making the accord (between Greece, Yugoslavia and Turkey) into an alliance would weaken Italy’s position.