50 Years Ago Today

DECEMBER 1-4, 1951 NO MORE SUGAR: The trade undersecretary, Mr Polychronis Polychronidis, has announced that this year the annual distribution of sugar for Christmas will not take place. NIKOS ROZAN: Greece’s theatrical world is mourning the death yesterday (December 3) of one of its most distinguished members, Nikos Rozan, who for many years was a star of the National Theater. NOISE POLLUTION: Nothing has been done as yet to stop the whistling of trains at stations where maneuvers have been going on day and night. Why don’t we have the light signal systems that are in place in other countries? PLASTIRAS ILL: The American cardiologist Dr. William George paid another visit yesterday morning (November 30) to Prime Minister Nikolaos Plastiras, whom he examined with the prime minister’s own doctors. At noon, the doctors issued the following statement: «The health of the prime minister, Field Marshal Nikolaos Plastiras, who has been confined to his bed due to a coronary condition, is improving and he is expected to recover soon. Obviously, he will need to rest for a few weeks before resuming his duties.» Some Chrysopigi members have attacked the archbishop, warning that they have decided to fight to the end in order to maintain their influence over ecclesiastical affairs and have received Christodoulos’s Christian parables in response. The archbishop may have violated the principles of the religious organization but has acted in accordance with the rules of conduct pervading the Ecumenical Synod.

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