January 4, 1953

MIKIS THEODORAKIS: Tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the hall of the American Information Service (98 Eleftheriou Venizelou Street), there will be a concert of works by contemporary American and Greek composers. The program includes Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2 for piano and orchestra played on record. The Greek works are the Trio and Sextet for piano, flute and string quartet by Mikis Theodorakis, which will be performed by Messrs. K. Kydoniatis, N. Stathopoulos, S. Tobros, K. Thomaidis, C. Michalkakos and I. Chronopoulos. LEANDROS AND MATHILDE: Thessaloniki – In the village of P. (…), Mr Leandros X. abducted Mathilde A. after a turbulent romance four years ago, when the pair had become engaged but had not been able to marry due to opposition from the girl’s parents, who eventually forced them to break off their engagement. Leandros, believing that Mathilde still loved him, decided to abduct her. Last night, with the help of his brother, two cousins and a fellow villager, he went to the girl’s home and while the other men held off the terrified parents, grabbed Mathilde and fled with her to a sheepfold a kilometer from the village. The police were called in and arrested him, but after Mathilde pleaded with them, her parents were forced to consent to the marriage.

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