April 11-14, 1955
CHURCH AND CYPRUS: The Panhellenic Committee for Union with Cyprus, chaired by Archbishop Spyridon of Athens, has issued this communique: «(…) Should we believe that the foreign yoke should be thrown off when imposed by others, but be tolerated unprotestingly when imposed by our allies?» POLIOMYELITIS VACCINATION: New York, 12 – Poliomyelitis has finally been beaten by an American, Dr Jonas Salk, working at the University of Pittsburgh under the direction of Professor Thomas Francis of the University of Michigan. Salk has developed a preventive vaccine whose effectiveness has already been tested. INDEPENDENT AUSTRIA: Paris, 14 – According to telegrams from Moscow, talks have ended there between the USSR’s Foreign Minister V.M. Molotov and Austrian Chancellor Julius Raab on drafting a peace treaty with Austria. The Soviet Union has recognized that Austria can be declared an independent state. The two men reached an accord as the basis on which to draft a treaty and put an end to the occupation of Austrian territory by the four powers (USA, USSR, Great Britain and France).