The Press: Tough Times

Three bullets snapped through the sultry Cyprus air. Dead on the pavement lay Police Superintendent Donald Murray Thompson, a crumpled symbol of the decision last week by the rebel EOKA to end its jittery truce with the British military government. Next day, on the streets of ancient, walled Nicosia (pop. 60,000), the only unarmed Britons abroad were those who had to be: reporters for the jaunty Times of Cyprus (circ. 5,400).

For better than three years, dark-haired, dynamic Editor-Publisher Charles Foley has shaped his Times into a trimly edited, headline-splashed eight-column paper that generally has islanders choking on their breakfast. He thinks,...

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