January 14, 1958

GREECE-HUNGARY: Prime Minister Constantine Karamanlis, after receiving a memorandum from the Hungarian ambassador expressing concern at reports that missile bases would be installed in Greece, made the following statement to the press: «At the very least, the Hungarian ambassador’s action is inappropriate.» BULGANIN TO KARAMANLIS: Prime Minister Constantine Karamanlis yesterday received the Soviet ambassador who delivered a letter from Soviet Field Marshal [Nikolai] Bulganin which was almost identical to that sent to US President Dwight D. Eisenhower and British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan. The letter outlines the Soviet Union’s proposal to call a meeting in Geneva of the heads of government from NATO and the Warsaw Pact within the next two or three months with the aim of reducing international tension. CRETAN MISSILE: Iraklion, 15 – Alexandros Zouridakis, 22, of Kastelli, launched a 70 cm rocket-shaped device in front of a crowd of people. The missile contained a mixture of chemicals which Zouridakis refused to disclose and disappeared after reaching an altitude of about 2,500 meters.