OPINION

March 6, 1960

GLEZOS AND KYRKOS: The trial is continuing of Emmanouil Glezos and Leonidas Kyrkos, editor of the newspaper Avgi, who have been charged with insulting authority in a letter by Glezos published in the newspaper. (Editor’s note: Glezos was eventually sentenced to seven months’ imprisonment and Kyrkos to five months. Both were able to buy out their sentences. The court also deprived the newspaper of its exemption from newsprint tax for a month.) GREECE-WEST GERMANY: Athens – West Germany’s Defense Minister Franz Josef Strauss is expected in Athens on March 10 for talks with Greek officials on bilateral issues and military and economic issues. According to an official Greek source, there has been no mention of installing German supply and training bases in Greece, as the Greek government would not enter into such a discussion for several reasons, above all psychological and emotional ones. AVEROFF: According to a telegram from London, British magazine The Spectator has published a report from Athens that quotes Foreign Minister Evangelos Averoff as saying that a million Greeks are living in conditions of extreme poverty.