March 31, 1958

CYPRIOT STRUGGLE: Limassol, 29 – Fifteen Cypriots have been arrested here and in other towns and villages in southwestern Cyprus following Wednesday’s arrest of two armed men in the mountains after a skirmish between British commandos and three patriots. It is believed that police are still seeking a third man who managed to evade arrest. A four-member delegation of leftist Greek Cypriots headed by the mayor of Limassol has left for Athens to meet with Archbishop Makarios to discuss ways to maintain unity among Greek Cypriots. The political bureau of the National Cypriot Fighters Association (EOKA) has distributed leaflets denouncing compatriots who continue to play in football matches organized by the British. Yesterday evening three masked men entered two villages near Paphos and ordered the owners of the cafes into the church forecourt. They warned them to stop holding card games and to close when church services were under way. BOLSHOI: Labor Minister Ioannis Kapodistrias has announced that the government will not issue permits for the Bolshoi Ballet or the American Negro Ballet to visit Greece during the election campaign for fear of incidents that might harm the friendly relations between Greece and the Soviet Union.

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