OPINION

50 Years Ago Today

VENIZELOS-EDEN: Greece’s Deputy Prime Minister Sophocles Venizelos, accompanied by Ambassador L. Melas, today visited the British Foreign Secretary Mr Anthony Eden at the Foreign Office (…). Afterward, Mr Venizelos declined to give the press any details of their talks, but restricted himself to saying they had been held in an atmosphere of warmth. PLASTIRAS’S MESSAGE TO KING PAVLOS: The (ailing) prime minister, Mr Nikolaos Plastiras, yesterday sent the following message to King Pavlos on the occasion of his 50th birthday: Your Majesty (…) My wishes are accompanied by feelings of deep satisfaction that I am afforded the opportunity, by virtue of my office, to assure the Greek people that the king is the safest guarantee of the faithful implementation of my democratic regime and that in the person of His Majesty, the nation has a vigilant defender of its major interests and at the same time, the primary champion of its prosperity and glory. May he have a long and glorious reign. His Majesty’s faithful servant, Nikolaos Plastiras. KALAVRYTA: The president of the Kalavryta war wounded has protested at the government’s failure to send a representative to a memorial service for the victims of the massacre in Kalavryta.