OPINION

November 21, 1957

CYPRIOT STRUGGLE: Nicosia, 21 – For the first time since the National Cypriot Fighters’ Organization (EOKA) declared a truce, Cypriot patriots clashed with British security forces north of Limassol today. According to British sources, two members of EOKA were arrested and a third injured. The skirmish, considered the most serious to take place in Cyprus in nine months, took place near the village of Paramytha, seven miles north of Limassol. The two men arrested had been wanted for more than a year. A strong British military force using sniffer dogs is searching the area tonight for more EOKA men who took part in the fighting. It is believed that at least one of them was seriously injured. Elsewhere, there was an explosion today aboard the African Princess, a ship belonging to the British-owned Prince Line, as it was sailing out of the port of Karavostasi. PPC PROFITABLE: According to data released by the Public Power Corporation (PPC), gross revenue from the sale of electrical power in the first 10 months of this year totaled 316,688,000 drachmas, compared to 257,729,000 drachmas in the same period last year. The firm’s net profits totaled 112 million drachmas, estimated to reach 135-140 million by the end of the year.