August 27-31, 1954

OLYMPIC STADIUM: 27 – (From the column «An Athenian’s Notes»): I do not know why the area between Kalogreza and Maroussi has been chosen as the site for a future stadium. I must admit that if I had been able to offer an opinion on the matter, I would have wondered why we need a new stadium at all. The Panathenaic Stadium we have in the center of the city is wonderful, and fulfills its purpose. When we do not have enough bread, then we can do without entertainment. In any case, is it necessary that so many people should lose their land to make way for a new stadium? There are plenty of barren, rocky areas around Athens that could be used for this purpose. AMERICAN AID: The prime minister, Field Marshal Alexandros Papagos, yesterday made the following announcement in Trikala, Corinth, where he is on holiday: «During a visit to Trikala in Corinth yesterday, US Ambassador Cavendish Cannon informed me that the United States government has decided to provide additional aid to the Greek government to enable it to maintain its armed forces at a level adequate for the demands of the North Atlantic Alliance (…).» As for the amount of the additional aid, no announcement was made.

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