November 21, 1957

GEORGE PAPANDREOU: During yesterday’s parliamentary debate, George Papandreou said the increase in student fees was unjustifiable, as education was becoming a privilege reserved for the wealthy when it should be the right of the people. He expressed the view that fees for education should be abolished completely both for secondary and tertiary education and that education should be free, with fees payable only by the wealthy, on the basis of criteria to be set by Parliament. He added that despite his fundamental opposition to communist regimes, he recognized that in the sector of education, they should be respected for making education available to all. Education, he said, should be provided free of charge and those who have done well should be awarded state scholarships, for only then would Greece be a true democracy. DIMITRIS MITROPOULOS: New York, 20 – American conductor Leonard Bernstein has been appointed director of the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra as of fall of 1958. Bernstein replaces Dimitris Mitropoulos, who will resign to devote himself exclusively to conducting the Metropolitan Opera.