OPINION

February 7, 1956

GEORGIOS I. RALLIS: London, 6 – Britain’s Daily Express newspaper has published an interview with Greece’s minister to the prime minister, Mr Georgios I. Rallis, who it said has admitted that he had financial control of Athens radio. Mr Rallis said that the radio personnel often exaggerated, but denied that the station was inciting Cypriots to commit murder. He added that the radio station simply reported the content of commentaries in the Athens daily press. Furthermore, Mr Rallis said that if he attempted to cut broadcasts to Cyprus, he would be rightly branded a traitor. Finally, he said that London radio had caused an outcry in Greece by branding the Cypriots as hooligans. GREECE-JAPAN: Tokyo, 6 (AP) – Japan is to open embassies in Greece and in another six countries but ambassadors are to be appointed only to the embassies in Greece and Paraguay. MAKARIOS AND HARDING: 3 – According to reports from Nicosia yesterday, following the rejection of proposals by the UK on the status of Cyprus, Archbishop Makarios has accepted a final plan submitted by the British governor, Field Marshal Sir John Harding, as a basis for further talks.