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50 Years Ago Today

ALLIED OFFICIALS: The extended governmental crisis that has already lasted for more than a month since the elections has caused much concern among Allied officials. Prime Minister Sophocles Venizelos yesterday confirmed the report that US diplomats had urged an end to the political crisis. During his press conference yesterday, the prime minister said that he was aware of the serious delay and had therefore sent a telegram to the appeals court recommending that the second distribution of parliamentary seats be announced soon. After an official dinner given by the government a few days ago in honor of the foreign Chiefs of Staff, US Ambassador John Purifoy, in a private conversation with Messrs. Venizelos and Nikolaos Plastiras, reportedly asked the two leaders when they thought the political crisis would end, given that it was creating problems for American economic aid. LARGE REPERTOIRE: This morning the actress Mary Aroni and her fellow-actors left for Crete to begin performances at the Dor Theater in Iraklion. The company (…) will begin with a play by Florence Barclay, When Women Love, followed by City Slicker by G. Roussos, and other works, including Stella Violanti by Xenopoulos. The company’s repertoire also includes Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew.