May 29-31, 1956

AVEROFF FOREIGN MINISTER: The foreign minister, Mr Spyros Theotokis, reiterating an earlier decision, has resubmitted his resignation to the prime minister, Mr Constantine Karamanlis, and urged him to accept it. The prime minister has done so, expressing his deep regret but also praising the valuable services Mr Theotokis has rendered to foreign policy over the critical past six months. Mr Evangelos Averoff, who has served until now as agriculture minister, has assumed the post. His previous portfolio has been taken up by the deputy prime minister, Mr Andreas Apostolidis. The swearing-in ceremony took place yesterday. BOMB ATTACK: Nicosia, 30 – The honor of today’s attack belongs to the Famagusta branch of EOKA. British military personnel were returning by vehicle to the barracks at Golden Sands after the official rehearsal of the parade which will take place tomorrow on the occasion of Queen Elisabeth II’s birthday. The bomb, which was hurled from behind the hedge of an orange grove, hit the back of the open vehicle which was full of personnel. Two were killed on the spot and 22 were injured. SINOPOULOS: New books: «Meeting Max» by Takis Sinopoulos, published by the Friends of Literature, Athens.

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