December 13, 1952

TOM PAPPAS: Greek American Thomas A. Pappas, a shareholder in a group planning to found a petroleum refinery and sugar factory in Greece, has made the following statement in response to reports yesterday that he is likely to be appointed US Ambassador to Greece: «I am a businessman, I have never wanted to hold public office. I am in Athens with my American associates on a matter of business which I hope will be of benefit to the Greek people for a long time to come. I was very surprised to hear of the above-mentioned reports and I will not refer to the matter again.» NATIONAL THEATER IN THE USA: New York, 11. The Christian Science Monitor newspaper carried a report today on the success of the National Greek Theater in America and printed photographs of its stars, Katina Paxinou and Alexis Minotis in their performances of Oedipus and Electra, as well as the chorus. The newspaper suggests that there should be a similar theater in Washington, funded by the state as in Greece. A. ANGELOPOULOS: New books: «Planisme et progres social» by Angelos Angelopoulos, Published by R. Richon and R. Durand-Auzias, Paris, 1953. XENOPHON ZOLOTAS: The Athens Academy is having an ad hoc meeting tomorrow at 6 p.m. to welcome its new permanent member, university professor Xenophon Zolotas, who will give a speech on «The Metamorphosis of Capitalism.»

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