September 19, 1959

MAKARIOS VS DIGENIS: Nicosia – New evidence of a conspiracy against Cypriot Ethnarch and Archbishop Makarios, his Greek-Cypriot ministers and the implementation of the Zurich and London agreements are continuing to emerge. According to these revelations, the conspirators were planning to launch armed action in August, hoping that statements by former National Cypriot Fighters’ Organization leader Georgios Grivas, aka Digenis, attacking the agreements would lead to mass demonstrations against both the accords and the archbishop, and eventually to a general uprising. If that failed, they had hoped to bring about the breakdown of the London and Zurich accords and continue their armed struggle with the aim of union with Greece. KHRUSHCHEV IN NEW YORK: New Yorkers have not given visiting Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev a rousing welcome. About 100,000 silent bystanders, including small groups of anti-communists, lined his route through the city. One placard read, «Butcher of Hungarian Catholics» while another read: «Niki, go to the moon. Leave New York to us.»