OPINION

April 7, 1958

CYPRIOT STRUGGLE: Nicosia, 5 – Proclamations by the National Cypriot Fighters’ Association (EOKA) were distributed throughout Cyprus today, urging the Cypriots to boycott everything British. «Greek Cypriots should not allow anything British to pollute their way of life. Everything British should be rejected,» it said. EOKA’s political wing described Britain as a leech that was sucking millions of pounds a year from Cyprus in the form of British exports to the island. It urged Cypriots to follow EOKA’s instructions to boycott British products. RICH AND POOR: The Education Ministry has announced that the Council of State has ratified a joint ministerial decision to exempt certain categories of schoolchildren from paying education fees. However, the ministry has ordered all pupils to pay this year’s fees as the exemption requires a relevant law to be passed, not simply a ministerial decree. Half of all schoolchildren will be exempt from fees and the council’s decision affects about 100,000 pupils. KHRUSHCHEV: Paris, 29 – The first explanations were offered today for the replacement of Nikolai Bulganin as prime minister of the Soviet Union by Nikita Khrushchev. According to reports, the replacement of Bulganin was not in the nature of a purge, as some had hinted.