OPINION

October 7, 1959

IRAQ: London – Iraqi Prime Minister Abdel Karim Qasim was shot twice in the shoulder today by an unknown assailant. Qasim was taken to hospital, but was later able to speak to the people. His wounds are apparently minor, although it was evident from his voice that Qasim was in pain. No arrests have yet been made, according to Baghdad radio reports yesterday evening. LUNIK 3: London – Announcements from Moscow today revealed that the orbit of the interplanetary station, as the Russians are calling their satellite Lunik 3, is much wider than originally assumed, since the Lunik, after reaching a distance of 7,000 kilometers from the moon yesterday at 4 p.m. (Greek time), has continued to travel away from both the Earth and the moon. MAKARIOS & GRIVAS: Rhodes – Cypriot Archbishop Makarios and former Cypriot resistance leader General Georgios Grivas, who began talks here today on the Cyprus issue, said the ties that connect them were stronger than any temporary problems. Late last night after six hours of talks, the archbishop said that all their misunderstandings, for which third parties had been responsible, had been cleared up.