Foreign News: Maxim Re-illustrated

Down the ages has come a sage maxim: "Beware the Greeks...." At Athens last week, representatives of the local Merchants Board deposed and swore that during the 13-month regime of the now deposed Dictator President Pangalos (TIME, Aug. 30), Mme. Pangalos regularly imported (smuggled) silk into Greece, duty free, under diplomatic seals, and disposed of it through a modiste related to General Pangalos. He, approving his wife's peccadillo, issued a decree forbidding the importation of silk as a measure of national economy. Thus Mme. Pangalos enjoyed a total monopoly, is said to have tripled the presidential stipend.


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