February 18, 1960

HONEST JOHN: The Greek Army yesterday launched its first test of an MGR-1 Honest John missile, a nuclear-capable surface-to-surface rocket which was given to Greece by the USA. The launch site was near Lake Volvi, north of Halkidiki. ART CRITICS: Greece’s art critics have founded a union to promote culture at home and abroad, to upgrade the nation’s art galleries, museums and foundations, promote legislation to protect artists and their work as well as exchanges with other countries and to protect the rights of recognized critics. COMPULSORY POULTRY: A police order has been issued obliging restaurants to serve chicken every Wednesday from May 1 to July 31, apart from luxury restaurants, tourist eateries and dining establishments in towns celebrating their patron saint’s day. Apparently there is an oversupply of poultry on the market. RADIATION: France yesterday tested an atomic bomb for the first time in the Sahara Desert, raising concerns over the impact that the radiation released may have on the health of people throughout the region of North Africa. These concerns were further heightened by news that many countries in Africa and Asia lodged official complaints against France over the consequences of nuclear testing.

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