August 11, 1955

AGAINST CENSORSHIP: The board of the Association of Greek Writers has made the following announcement: «Consistent with our struggle for freedom of speech, (we) strongly protest at repressive steps to impose censorship in the theater. We draw attention to the incompatibility between the official attempt to revive ancient tragedy and interference at the sacred sites where ancient tragedy was always performed freely and responsibly. We state that we support those theater companies and call on all concerned to join in the struggle to defend democratic and liberal institutions.» JET SET IN MYCONOS: Large crowds of foreign travelers and Athenian celebrities spent last weekend on Myconos. INMATES OF YIAROS: The parliamentary deputy for Levadia and former minister, Mr Dimitrios Papaspyrou, replying to statements by Justice Minister Theophanopoulos regarding the reopening of the Yiaros prison, said the decision was «outrageous.» ICE CREAM IN KOLONAKI: (From a report by Rosita Sokou): The actor Frederic March and his wife, along with Melina Mercouri, Dimitris Horn and Elli Lambeti were sitting quietly in Kolonaki Square last night eating ice cream in the cool of the evening.

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