OPINION

September 14, 1952

NIPPING IN THE BUD: Paris, 13 – General Ridgeway, speaking at a memorial service for those American servicemen who fell in the two World Wars warned, without specifically mentioning Russia, said that any attack against the West would be nipped in the bud. Addressing the peoples of all the world for whom life without freedom would be worse than death, he said: «We are living in times in which I hope we will prevent, rather than have to extinguish, the fires of battle which, if rekindled, would endanger the same great moral values for which we have already fought on two occasions. We have gathered here at the graves of these servicemen to declare our determination to repulse any attack before it is made, or to defeat once more any attack that we we are not successful in preventing.» MONTGOMERY: Yesterday at 6.10 p.m., British Commander in Chief Montgomery, deputy director of the NATO allied command, arrived in Greece on board his own aircraft. PAYING IN INSTALLMENTS: (From «An Athenian’s Notes») Radios, furniture, suits and plots of land paid for in installments; this is the modern economic system, in which a wage earner can afford things for which his wage is not enough. Installments can be paid over a long period of time so as to be almost imperceptible.