August 12, 1954

INTELLECTUALS SILENT: (From a commentary by Emilios Hourmouzios): Four-hundred-thousand Greek Cypriots have for some days been living in conditions that moles would envy. How has the Greek intellectual world reacted to this act of violence that will go down in the annals of Great Britain’s colonial history? Where are the writers’ associations, or any of their number who go and hang around government ministries to promote their books, those who have opinions on everything small and trivial and make bombastic statements about whatever is outside their true mission, where are they now that their actions and their voices are needed? (…) DELAPATRIDIS: Mr Armandos Delapatridis, leader of the Blue and White party, has begun a political tour of the islands to meet with his constituents and to make some of his well-known, cliched speeches. Following his visit to the island of Crete, the party leader left the other day on board the steamship Kanaris for Ermoupolis, where he is shortly to make a speech in the town’s central square and entertain the islanders of Syros.

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