FRIDAY 21 JANUARY. PRICE OF - ELECTRICITY We understand that no reply has yet been received by the Nicosia Electric Company to their application to Govern- ment for approval of increas- ed charges for electric current The Company.%eeks to in- erease the present charge ‘of 4p. to Tp. for the first 1bkw. and to 6p. from 15kw. -up- “wards. -On behalf of the towns- people the Nicosia Municipal Council strongly opposed the _ pplication, saying that it was unjustified. , ‘The Company, however, in- sists on the increase, and Mr. George Pierides, General Ma- ‘nager, told a “Cypriot” re- ‘ porter yesterday that the re- _cent increase in the price of ‘maxrout (which costs £14.10s. ‘per ton compared with the pre- war cost of £4) fully justi- ‘fied their stand. Lo, Mr. Pierides further reveal- . ed that the Company is now in a position to provide more electric current than before the October 1947 fire. We used to supply’, said Mr. Pie- rides, “some 1400 kw. while today we produce 1900 kw. and can supply some 100kw. More in case of demand. - COURT OF APPEAL | “The Supreme. Court yester- day heard the appeal of Ga- rabet Terzian, Nicosia, against a judgment of the Nicosia Court whereby he was ordered not to interfere with a shop belonging to Ioannis Micha- elides of Amiandos and situat- ‘ed in. Nicosia near the New Lyric theatre. “The Court. reserved its de- cision. — C&W.NEW . Cable & Wireless have launched yet another cable repair ship, the c.s. ‘Edward Wilshaw’, named after the Governor of Cable & Wirelesa (Holding) Ltd. . ys 7” NICOSIA FIRE ' Fire broke out in. Nicosia. late on Wednesday night at! the house of Haralambos Ar- temi, Ayios Savvas quarter. ’ The Police Fire Brigade was on the spot within a few mi- nutes after the alarm had been given, and thanks to its prompt intervention damage was slight. The cause appears to have been accidental. TOWARDS A “ PURER LOAF Preparations for the baking of wholewheat bread, we learn from a reHable source, will start within the first week of February. The price is not yet known, but it seems certain that the new bread will cost from one to 14p. more, thus selling at from 7 to 74%p.: per oke, Meanwhile it is learned’ that simultaneously there will be a 10 to 15 per cent. cut in individual bread a propogal bound to bring forth strong public protest, especially from the poorer classes whose consumption of bread is very heavy. -AUTOMATIC TELEPHONES FOR CYPRUS Work has begun on the in- staNation of automatic tele- phones in Nicosia, Tented and Famagusta. Popular Mr. .G. -W. ‘Porte: mouth, Engineer of C.& W. in Cyprus, is now busy with building and cable plans in connection with the Nicosia exchange, which will be es- tablished on a site just out- side PAHS Gate. MR. ‘COLYER’S SUCCESSOR Mr. R. D. M. Colyer, popular Manager in Cyprus of Cable & Wireless, Lid., will be re- tiring in April. . ’ Mr. D. J.‘ Mackie, who has been ten years in the Far Fast and is now on leave in Eng- land, is to relieve him, REE SEE rations, |. ‘bull—Wine and ‘Spirits ae we aseney rerun EEUU ow Oe GIFTS TO HOSPITALS The General Hospital, Nico- sia, acknowledges with thanks receipt of the following Christ- mas gifts : His Worship the Mayor of Nicosia #£20.0.0, Mrs. Turn- A- merican Academy Girl Guides ~-Toys Ladies Club, 24th Reg. South Wales Borderers —Sweets Newspapers -on Xmas Day from Eleftheria, Ethnos, Cyprus Mail, Aghoni- stis Magazines, ‘books, Xmas Cards from, various other do- nors, mostly anonymous. VISITING HOURS - NICOSIA GEN. HOSPITAL Third Class Patients: 2-3 p.m. daily,‘ except, on Satur- days and Sundays 2-4 p.m. Private Patients (2nd and ist Class) : 2-7 p.m. daily. Visitors are not permitted at any other times except whea a permit is obtained from’ the Matron. Only two visitors are allow- ed for each patient at the same time. LARNACA UNEMPLOYED PARADE LARNAGA, 20 —- About 150 unemployed members Old T.Us. from Larnaca and district paraded through the town bearing slogans such as of the “We, want work,” ‘We. are hungry”, etc., and finally pro- ceeded to the. Commissioner's Office, where the police halted them while the Commissioner saw a deputation. The Commissioner told the men that work will start shortly on the Larnaca - Kiti ‘}and Larnaca - Troulli roads, BOY DROWNS IN WATER BUTT Akop Vertzian Mazatzian, a ‘| three-year-old Armenian boy, whose parents live in the Ni- cosia suburb behind the D.&V. factory, was drowned yester- { a barrel of water in: the yard of the house. | The boy had eluded his mo- | ther, who later missed him, | but too late. Death had over- taken him. | Akop is from Palestine. He came with his parents to cr-| prus to escape the situation in Palestine. |