August 4, 1954

PRIVATE POWER: From a commentary in Kathimerini) – «The Public Power Corporation says it is selling electricity wholesale to middlemen at prices that are 30-40 percent lower than what it would cost these same middlemen to produce electrical power. So why is electricity so expensive in the provinces that it can only be used for lighting and the radio. Is this not illogical?» CRAZED CAT: The Welfare Ministry has issued an announcement that on July 24 at 9 a.m. at the intersection of Skoufa and Lykavittou streets in central Athens, a white cat with black markings was killed by police officers. An examination revealed that it had been suffering from rabies. Anyone who may have been in contact with this cat should go to the Rabies Center (Iera Odos Street, Votanikos) to receive treatment. STOCK MARKET: Within the next few days, the Ministry of Trade is to begin drafting a bill providing for certain reforms regarding the operation of the Athens Stock Exchange. These include restrictions on the exercise of the profession of both stockbroker and trader.

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