October 13, 1958

GSEE CONGRESS: Many labor centers and various unions have sent telegrams to the Greek General Confederation of Labor (GSEE) expressing their confidence in the confederation’s leadership and emphasizing that they would participate in the sessions of its congress in Athens on Monday. Meanwhile, a number of members of GSEE have alleged that the congress is illegal and does not express the true will of free Greek workers. They say there were unprecedented irregularities during the election of representatives to the congress at various labor centers, where there were more votes counted than there were registered members. PIONEER: Washington, 11 – The whole world was watching this morning as humankind made the first successful attempt to send a machine into space outside the Earth’s orbit. Over the next 60 hours, the rocket is expected to enter the Moon’s orbit. Irrespective of the outcome of the rocket’s journey, man’s dream of escaping the pull of gravity appears to have been achieved. The rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida bearing a satellite, the Pioneer I, weighing about 36 kilograms.

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