GREECE: Allied Factor

King Paul cut a knot last week and called on an old foe of his family to form Greece's 19th government since the war. The new Premier, General Nicholas Plastiras, 67, had forced the King's father Constantine into exile in 1922, as an aftermath of the bungled war against the Turks. Plastiras last week assembled a cabinet that represented a coalition of his own National Progressive Union-of-the-Center and two other center parties (Liberals and Social Democrats).

It also represented the decisive intervention of U.S. diplomacy. Perhaps because of personal distaste for Plastiras, the King had first blocked the general by naming...