CYPRUS: For the fifth time, the government of Constantine Karamanlis has referred the Cyprus issue to the UN General Assembly. This time the motion is for political independence for Cyprus. Greece said it will insist on this and reject any other draft resolution that might be put forward. In order to support the demand, the Cypriot Archbishop Makarios and Greek Foreign Minister Evangelos Averof are leaving today for New York. CYPRIOT STRUGGLE: Nicosia, 14 – A high school headmaster, Kyriakos Hatzioannou, sent a letter today to the Governor of Cyprus to protest the fact that five of the pupils at his school, who were recently arrested, had been forced by the British to wipe their shoes on the Greek flag so that they could observe their reactions. Hatzioannou has asked for a special investigation into the incident. MARIA CALLAS: London – Maria Callas is to sing in London early next year. The news arrived at Covent Garden five days after her dismissal from the Metropolitan Opera in New York for her refusal to sing roles chosen for her. The question is now whether the soprano has calmed down enough to avoid disputes such as those she has had in Edinburgh, Milan, Rome and New York.