March 23, 1959

GEORGIOS GRIVAS: The Greek Parliament yesterday paid tribute to the leader of the National Cypriot Fighters’ Organization (EOKA), the legendary Georgios Grivas (aka Digenis Akritas), approving a motion to bestow upon him the rank of lieutenant-general. The leader of the Liberal party, Sophocles Venizelos, told the House that it was an honor to welcome the hero Digenes. Ilias Iliou, leader of the United Democratic Left (EDA), said his party honored all heroes of the Cypriot liberation struggle, irrespective of its opposition to the agreements that had been reached which nevertheless had not ended the demand for self-determination in Cyprus. YIANNIS MORALIS: An exhibition of art works by Professor Yiannis Moralis of the School of Fine Arts opened this evening, his first in many years. Last year, Moralis and fellow artist Yiannis Tsarouchis had represented Greece at the Venice Biennale. FORD FOUNDATION: The Ford Foundation of the United States has announced to the Royal Research Foundation that it will provide it with 250,000 dollars over the next five years to be used for funding the foundation’s research programs.

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