JANUARY 15-18, 1952

CYPRIOT STRUGGLE: London, 15 – According to reports from Nicosia, Cypriot schoolchildren in Nicosia and Limassol went on a general school boycott today while others in Paphos held demonstrations expressing the desire of the Greek inhabitants of the island to unite with mother Greece. PAPAGOS: Argos, 16 – Field Marshal Alexandros Papagos (leader of the opposition), who began a tour of the Peloponnese yesterday, made the following speech in Argos. (…) «Today the government is leading the country into the abyss,» he said. «(…) Fresh elections with the simple majority system is the only way for the country to acquire a stable, strong, homogeneous government capable of dealing with the critical times we are going through. We can no longer expect anything of this government. (…) PLASTIRAS: Prime Minister, Nikolaos Plastiras told the foreign press corps yesterday afternoon that he believed Field Marshal Papagos «is a patriot who probably wants to help the government in its job. (…) The government has a program which includes a calming of passions (…) only to be achieved by means of clemency measures (…) and a strict exercise of administration and justice (…).» UNIVERSITY DOCTORS

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