GREECE: Gorgeous Georgios

Perhaps the Greeks, notoriously fickle, want a King, instead of the President (Alexander Zaimis) their Parliament has just" elected (TIME, Dec. 23). Last week obstreperous old Prime Minister Eleutherios Venizelos, 100% democrat and "Father of the Greek Republic," flung a bold challenge to Royalist Leader Panagiotis Tsaldaris.

"I am willing to hold a plebiscite here and now," he announced, "on the issue of whether Greece shall remain a republic."

Promptly. Tsaldaris henchmen sneered that of course the foxy "Old Man of Crete" would like to stage a plebiscite while his Government controls the Ministry of. Interior. The Minister...

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