November 14, 1952

PAPAGOS: Field Marshal Alexandros Papagos yesterday concluded his campaign tour of the refugee settlements, where he was welcomed enthusiastically. The refugees showed, by their faith in the Greek Rally party, that one more bastion of the old partisan tendencies had fallen. AND THE VIRGIN MARY: A woman in Nea Philadelphia approached the field marshal and gave him an icon of the Virgin Mary. Deeply moved, with tears in his eyes, the leader of the Greek Rally party said that «with the Virgin’s help we won on Mt Vitsi and Mt Grammos, and with her help again we will win the peaceful battle of November 16.» PLASTIRAS-VENIZELOS: Mr Nikolaos Plastiras and Mr Sophocles Venizelos gave speeches yesterday evening from the balcony of their Piraeus electoral center. Both expounded on the work of their government. (…) The statement by Mr Plastiras that «without having sufficient power» he «abolished Makronisos and Yioura» (Ed. note: camps for political exiles) could be commented on in several ways. THE FLEET IS COMING: The US Embassy’s press bureau has announced that on November 20, 20 ships of the US Sixth Fleet are to arrive in Faliron Bay. The statement said that 4,000 of the ships’ crew members will visit Athens every 24 hours the ships are in port. VAVAYIANNIS: Belgrade: 13 – Yesterday evening the Greek maestro Theodoros Vavayiannis conducted the Belgrade Symphony Orchestra before a large and enthusiastic audience.

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