April 27, 1954

1,000 DRACHMAS BECOME ONE: The finance minister has sent instructions to directors of state revenue bureaus regarding the new bank notes without the final zeros that are to circulate as of May 1, when all transactions will be made in the new drachmas. INVESTIGATIONS: According to reports, investigations have begun into the recent article on Cyprus published in a police newspaper that is considered to be in the service of British policy. According to a report in an afternoon daily newspaper yesterday, the newspaper that published the article is funded by the General Security Department. According to reports from the above newspaper, the article had been brought to the attention of a former politician. Questioned on the issue, the deputy interior minister, Mr Vrachnos, declined to make any comment on the issue, saying that he would make a statement directly after an investigation ordered by the prime minister, Field Marshall Papagos, was over. LAMBS: The best local lamb is to be bought in the region of Thessaloniki, selling for 38,000-42,000 drachmas per oka (1.2 kilos).

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