GREECE: Uncle John

Last week the Communist rebels of Greece announced a successor to the vanished Markos Vafiades (TIME, Feb. 14). The new leader and "temporary Premier" was loannis (John) loannidies, a seasoned, sinister and widely feared revolutionist who has been a member of the Communist Party since 1918. Henceforth, said the rebel broadcast, the party would have no more truck with "nationalist diversions." Military commanders who could not absorb "Stalinist military science" (i.e., politics first, military exigencies second), would follow Markos into oblivion.

Counting Heads. A small, neat man of 47 with a round, blue-jowled face, John loannidies wears neckties, which many...

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