OPINION

February 19, 1955

MILTIADES PORPHYROGENIS: The outlaws yesterday broadcast an interview from their radio station with their comrade Miltiades Porphyrogenis, who claims that for a period of a year he lived in Athens and other towns in Greece (Ed. note: Porphyrogenis was a leading cadre of the Communist Party of Greece [KKE] and foreign minister of the Temporary Democratic Government set up by the outlaws, though it was not even recognized by the eastern bloc countries). Athens Police Chief Georgiou and General Security Chief Rakitzis stated categorically that there has been no information or indication that Porphyrogenis had entered or stayed in Athens. In any case, Porphyrogenis is quite tall and has a very distinctive face, so it would be very difficult for him to go unrecognized. It has also been observed that any leading Communist Party cadres entering Athens have been arrested very quickly, apart from one or two who were noticed but who later disappeared. KAZANTZAKIS: Professor Alexandros Svolos, referring to the decisions by the Holy Synod, has condemned the prosecution of works of art and intellectual property.