MARCH 7-8, 1952

EISENHOWER-PAPAGOS: Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe, had an unscheduled meeting yesterday with opposition leader Alexandros Papagos at the Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens. INFORMED SOURCES: According to an article in The New York Times, there are rumors of a clique at the palace (in Greece) who are acting against Gen. Papagos, leading up to a government reshuffle. DEATH ROW: The Plastiras government yesterday postponed the execution of eight spies, members of the Communist Party of Greece, until the reprieve council has issued its ruling. GENDARMERIE AGAINST POLICE: An unfortunate incident occurred as Gen Eisenhower was laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier yesterday morning. (…). The deputy chief of the traffic police (…) was pushed roughly by gendarmes and then by a junior officer, because the gendarmerie, who are responsible for keeping order inside Parliament, believed they were also responsible for the surrounding area.

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