OPINION

November 18, 1956

ON DISARMAMENT: London, 17 – General disarmament, the destruction of all atomic weapons, including hydrogen bombs, with the threat of disarmament or a third World War is the substance of an amazing proposal released today by the Soviet prime minister, Field Marshal Nikolai Alexandrovich Bulganin, to the governments of the USA, Britain, France, Communist China and India. It was accompanied by another regarding convening a summit of the five countries. Finally, the proposal included a threat that the Soviet Union would be able to invade all of Western Europe without using guided missiles. The Russian threat creates a dilemma for the Western world: either accept the Soviet proposal or have a third World War. The Soviet Union said it would undertake to monitor the disarmament. In Washington, the plan is being studied carefully by US President Dwight D. Eisenhower but so far it does not appear to be receiving favorable consideration. STUDENT STRIKE: The dean of Athens University, Mr Horemis, yesterday released a statement on the students’ strike to protest a fee increase: «The general rise in tuition fees is neither large nor excessive in view of the university’s needs,» the dean said.