OPINION

JANUARY 11, 1952

GYAROS TO BE SHUT DOWN: Justice Minister Dimitrios Papaspyrou has announced that as soon as the law on pacification measures is voted by Parliament and put into force, the camp for convicts on the island of Gyaros will be shut down and the convicts will be transferred to other prisons. About 100 young communists were transferred from Aghios Efstratios to Piraeus aboard the ferry «Ionian» yesterday. TRADE WITH USSR: Exporters have filed an application with the Ministry of Trade for a license to export to the Soviet Union 20 tons each of tobacco, raisins and carobs. Payment for the products will be in US dollars and therefore there is no obstacle to approval of the application. FROM KOREA: The US troop carrier «McRee» is arriving in Piraeus tomorrow morning, carrying from Korea (…) 255 men of the Greek expeditionary corps, including 10 officers, 178 army privates and one air force private. Also on board are two officers and 35 privates who have been wounded. GREECE-GERMANY I: German General Andre, responsible for a bloodbath on Crete, was freed yesterday. GREECE-GERMANY II: A West German delegation is expected today in order to participate in negotiations on the renewal of a trade agreement between the two countries which expired on December 31. In her report, ombudsman Eliana Nicolaou described the enforced haircuts as « a slight on [the schoolboys’] dignity, and particularly humiliating.»The ombudsman’s office opened in 1991. (Reuters)