September 15, 1959

KHRUSHCHEV IN THE USA: Washington – A gigantic Tupolev Tu-114 aircraft bearing Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev and his entourage landed at Andrews Air Force Base, in Washington DC, at about 4.30 p.m. Greenwich time today, an hour later than scheduled due to strong head winds during the flight across the Atlantic. Khrushchev was greeted warmly by US officials, headed by US President Dwight D. Eisenhower, but there was a muted public welcome, both at the airport and en route to the White House and to Blair House, where he is staying. However, there were no negative outbursts. In response to Eisenhower’s welcoming speech, Khrushchev referred to the triumphant success of the launch of the Lunik II rocket, the first to land on the moon. Talks at the White House were to begin late this afternoon. MAKARIOS ATTACKS DIGENIS: Nicosia – Cypriot Ethnarch Archbishop Makarios made a lengthy statement this evening at a press conference, emphasizing the repeated irresolution of the former head of the National Cypriot Fighters’ Organization, Georgios Grivas, who is also known by the moniker Digenis. Makarios referred to the divisive action Digenis has embarked upon from Athens, where he is now living.