October 18, 1954

PAPAGOS IN SPAIN: Barcelona, 16 – Spanish officials headed by Foreign Minister Alberto Martin Artajo gave the Greek prime minister, Field Marshal Alexandros Papagos, a warm welcome when he arrived today. The American ocean liner Excalibur, from which Papagos disembarked with his retinue, anchored in the port of Barcelona at 7 p.m. opposite the naval base, which was decorated with Greek and Spanish flags in honor of the official guests of General Franco and the Spanish people. VISITORS FROM THE NORTH: (From a commentary in Kathimerini): It has been shown that not all Albanian and Bulgarian refugees who enter Greek territory seeking freedom are innocent anti-communists. Many are spies. The Greek security services usually discover them, and some of them have even been executed. GREEK MONUMENT IN STOCKHOLM: To mark 50 years since the death of the great Swedish inventor of automatic lighthouses Gustav Dalen and as a gesture of gratitude, the Greek Navy Ministry has donated a marble monument for his grave in Stockholm, created by sculptor Nikolaos Perantinos and depicting rowers in an ancient trireme.