April 10, 1959

TSIRIMOKOS-KALANTZIS: The United Democratic Left leader Ilias Tsirimokos has responded to statements by Deputy Interior Minister Evangelos Kalantzis, saying that the accusations the minister made against him were in the manner of election campaign tactics of the worst kind and were due to the fact that the government did not want to talk about its reign of terror. However, he added, to be silent about the insult to democracy would be an unforgivable crime. He said that he would not be daunted by the thugs who govern us. Finally, Tsirimokos said that the government, by denying all the charges leveled against it, showed a lack of decency. In response to the above, the minster said that Tsirimokos had sold his soul to the communist traitors and had lost control of his tongue as well as his mind. As for his dedication to democracy, added Kalantzis, he would do better to show it by standing alone in the elections to give the people a chance to express their view of his party. MELAS AND NATO: On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the founding of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the National Enlightenment Society is holding a lecture to be given by the president of the Athens Academy, Spyros Melas. The prime minister and Cabinet members are to attend.

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