OPINION

February 8, 1960

DASSIN AND SARTRE: Film director Jules Dassin went to Paris this week for a 24-hour visit to meet with Jean Paul Sartre in order to discuss a new film for which Sartre is to write the scenario, based on one of his latest works. Meanwhile, post-production editing of the film «Never on Sunday,» written and directed by Dassin and starring Melina Mercouri, is continuing at the Alpha Studio, although it is due to be completed in Paris. The film was made in Piraeus. PENSIONS: During yesterday’s session of the Greek parliament, the debate continued of a proposal to provide old-age pensions to farmers and other workers in the agricultural sector. PAINTERS: The Athens union of house-painters and decorators has submitted a memorandum to the prime minister and the labor minister asking for steps to be taken to provide pensions for 100 former decorators aged 70 and over, who are destitute as they are not eligible for pensions with the Social Security Foundation (IKA). In order to ease the problem of unemployment in the sector, the union is also suggesting that those with the means to do so should employ decorators to paint the facades of their buildings.