OPINION

August 7, 1956

‘THE DRAGON’ IN VENICE: From a report by Rosita Sokou: «According to a telegram that arrived yesterday, the Greek film by Nikos Koundouros, ‘The Dragon,’ will be one of the 16 films to be shown at this year’s Venice Film Festival. The news is particularly interesting as it is a great honor for Greece, considering the special circumstances surrounding the choice of this year’s films in accordance with the new, stricter regulations.» HUNGARIAN UPRISING: Vienna, 4 – Budapest Radio has reported that 10 Hungarians have been given long sentences by a military tribunal after being convicted of gathering military and economic information «to benefit Western imperialists.» Observers here say that the espionage trial was clearly the first in a series aimed at blaming «Western imperialists» for the curent economic difficulties and rebellious demonstrations in Hungary. TOBACCO WORKERS: A hunger strike by Pireaus tobacco workers has ended after the coordination minister settled all economic issues and reinstated those who had been dismissed. Workers who are in the hospital will return to work as soon as they have recovered.