OPINION

September 24, 1955

GREECE AND ITS ALLIES: All day yesterday police were on the alert in Athens to prevent any spontaneous demonstrations on the part of an outraged population, after the events of yesterday. (Ed. note: The attacks against the Greek community in Istanbul and Izmir and the allies’ pressure not to have a Greek petition on the Cyprus issue included on the agenda of the UN General Assembly.) Security at the US, Turkish and British embassies, consulates and other services was beefed up. At the same time, less visible security measures have also been taken at these premises. Steps to protect embassies and services of countries that voted against the Greek petition have also been taken. A strong police presence was also visible in Syntagma and Omonia squares and in other key parts of the city. WHALE HUNTING IN ARGOSTOLI: Patras, 13 – Swimmers near Argostoli on the island of Cephalonia panicked today at the sign of a large cetacean swimming a short distance offshore. When it was killed, it was ascertained as a whale measuring 12.40 meters in length and weighing about 6 tons.