OPINION

February 11, 1960

ALOYSIUS STEPINAC: Belgrade, 10 – Croatian Catholic Cardinal Aloysius Stepinac, whose trial in 1946 attracted international attention, has died of bronchial pneumonia at his home in the small parish of Krasic, Yugoslavia, where he had been under house arrest since his release from prison. Accused after World War II of having collaborated with the occupying Nazi forces, he was sentenced in 1946 to 16 years’ imprisonment. FARMERS’ PENSIONS: The parliamentary debate to decide whether to grant old-age pensions to farmers entered its third day yesterday. The leader of the Progressive Party, Spyros Markezinis, countered the proposal by Georgios Papandreou (to grant the pensions), saying Papandreou had apparently retracted views expressed in previous statements. Markezinis said that the government was the only authority that could make a sober decision on the issue. DASSIN AND SARTRE: Film director Jules Dassin flew 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.