FEBRUARY 15, 1952

GUERRILLAS ON KITHAIRON? Interior Minister Rendis, replying to questions yesterday over rumors of the appearance of a two-member communist gang on Mt Kithairon, said that a top police official of Attica and Viotia had assured him that they were simply rustlers, and that police corps had been mobilized for their pursuit. In the meanwhile, police forces were still combing the area between Porto Germeno and Perachora, Loutraki, for three gang members led by the blood-stained, one-armed communist Glykofrydis. TRUMAN: New York, February 14 – In the fourth six-monthly report on common security to Congress, US President Truman (…) said that Greek armed forces were a paradigm of military might and could rapidly be mobilized to face any external communist threat. BELOYIANNIS CASE: The trial of 29 Communist Party (KKE) spies begins today at 9 a.m. at Athens’s foremost standing military court. Twelve other persons have been charged in the same case, namely KKE committee members Zachariadis, Vlantas, Porphyrogenis, Gousias and others, who are currently in Paris.

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