April 18, 1957

MAKARIOS’S WREATH-LAYING:Responding to press reports that Athens police had forbidden visiting Cypriot Ethnarch Archbishop Makarios, just released from exile in the Seychelles, from laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Syntagma Square, the police have announced that the five-day program organized by Athens Archbishop Dorotheos for the official welcome for Makarios did not include a wreath-laying ceremony. The Cypriot archbishop, however, was not aware of the fact. He had simply complied with the wishes of the mayor of Athens and others when he got out of his car in front of the tomb and approached it. The police, as they were obliged to do, informed him that the program did not include a laying of wreaths. The ethnarch returned to his car and continued on to his hotel. SAGAN AND THE USSR: Paris, 11 – The fame of French writer Francoise Sagan has spread across the Iron Curtain. Although her books have not been translated into Russian and the sale of the originals is prohibited, Russian critics have commented on them. Moscow’s Literary Gazette said «the emptiness of the work is not the sole privilege of Francoise Sagan but a general trend in modern bourgeois culture…»

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