OPINION

April 25, 1958

YUGOSLAV NATIONALISM: Ljubljana, 24 – On the third day of the seventh congress of the Yugoslav Communist Party, the heavy cloud that had hung over the country’s relations with the Soviet Union appears to have dissolved. Today’s speaker, Mr Cardelli, the main theoretician of the Yugoslav Communist Party, and allegedly the future heir to Field Marshal Tito, made a speech referring to the party’s principles and the philosophy of communism. He rejected any interference in the country’s internal affairs and, in view of that, the spirit of conciliation that has been blowing through the countries behind the Iron Curtain can only be interpreted as respect for the independence of Yugoslavia that has been a symbol of inspiration for the disaffected communists in the Soviet satellite states. CYPRIOT HELLENISM: Nicosia, 25 – The Cypriot Struggle Political Committee (PEKA), the political wing of the National Cypriot Fighters’ Organization (EOKA), distributed leaflets in Famagusta today urging Cypriots not to use the British bank. All transactions, purchases and deposits etc should be done through the Greek bank. They also asked Cypriots traveling abroad to use Greek airlines, and also to remove any English-language advertisements from stores.