October 20, 1955

KARAMANLIS AND NATO: Paris, 17 – A new complication has entered Greece’s relations with NATO (Ed. note: Constantine Karamanlis had been prime minister for just 12 days). The NATO Atlantic Military Academy commander informed the organization’s General Secretariat today that a decision had been made to cancel a visit to Greece by postgraduate officers from 15 NATO member states on October 26. The visit had been scheduled before the recent acts of violence against Greeks in Turkey. NATO officials said the cancellation of the visit followed an official announcement by Greece that the presence of Turkish officers in Greece and Greek officers in Turkey was considered inappropriate and undesirable at this stage. RENAMING: The Municipal Council of Vyronas has unanimously approved a proposal by Acting Mayor Dimitris Economou to change the names of Churchill and Scobie streets to Cyprus and Northern Epirus streets, respectively. VOURLA FUGITIVES CONVICTED: 19 – In the case of a mass breakout from the Vourla court prison by 27 communists, later recaptured, a Piraeus court sentenced six prison guards to terms of 4-12 months each; 23 of the fugitives were sentenced to two years’ imprisonment.