April 16, 1959

GREECE-ITALY: The general secretary of the Greek National Tourism Organization has announced the signing of a 20-year contract with Italy’s Adriatica company for the joint operation of two ferryboats to ply the Brindisi-Corfu-Igoumenitsa route. One of these vessels is to fly the Greek flag and the other the Italian flag. The Greek ferry will begin sailing in June of 1960 and the Italian one in the summer of 1961. From then on, both will sail regularly each year from April 1 to October 31. Ticket prices have been set at 10 dollars per person one way, in coach class, 15-30 dollars for cars and 120 dollars for tourist coaches. The journey is estimated to take six hours. GEORGIOS GRIVAS: Parliament yesterday honored Georgios Grivas, the legendary leader of the National Organization of Cypriot Fighters (EOKA) who is also known as Digenis, and awarded him the rank of lieutenant general. Speeches honoring him were made by political party leaders and representatives Sophocles Venizelos, Ilias Iliou, Stefanos Stephanopoulos and Georgios Papandreou, among others, as well as by Deputy Prime Minister Panayiotis Kanellopoulos.

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