June 29, 1955

CYPRIOT STRUGGLE: Nicosia, 29 – Special services were held this morning in all Greek churches in Cyprus to mark the name day of King Pavlos of the Hellenes. In Nicosia, Archbishop Makarios officiated at the Aghios Ioannis Cathedral. Loud cheers were heard in the church in favor of Cyprus’s union with Greece. (…) Archbishop Makarios sent a telegram to King Pavlos with the wishes of the Cypriot people, expressing the hope that Cyprus would soon be in the embrace of the mother country. AMERICAN AID: Washington, 29 – The US Congress today gave its approval in principle of economic aid to Greece of $26.5 million, that is 10 million more than that proposed by the government. The amount of $10 million will be found from previous credits. In addition, $50 million was approved for Spain and $40.5 million in military aid to Yugoslavia. SERAPHEIM KOKKOLAS: Yesterday afternoon, the general director of the National Radio Foundation since 1954, General Serafeim Kokkolas, died of a heart attack. The deceased was closely associated with the development of radio in Greece and took a great interest in improving it.

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