January 5-7, 1953

MIKIS THEODORAKIS: There will be a repeat peformance of Rallou Manou’s «Greek Chorodrama» on January 21. The first performance will include the premiere of a work by a new composer, Mikis Theodorakis, titled «Orpheas and Euridice,» and a repeat performance of Manos Hadjidakis’s popular work, «The Cursed Snake.» In his ballet, Theodorakis uses a choir as well as an orchestra and text narration while the choreography is by Rallou Manou. Mr Pelos Katselis is the director of «Orpheas,» while Aleka Katseli is to read the narration. Sets are by Mr Yiannis Tsarouchis. PLOUMBIDIS: The interior minister, Pafsanias Lykourezos, has confirmed reports published yesterday of the deteriorating health of the communist prisoner Nikos Ploumbidis. PANAYIOTIS KANELLOPOULOS: Ioannina, 3 – National Defense Minister Panayiotis Kanellopoulos today attended the unveiling of a statue of Queen Frederiki in Konitsa. McCARTHY: According to reports from Washington, the 83rd Congress convened today (January 3) for its first session. (…) The Democratic senator Mr Benton submitted a question as to whether the Republican senator, Mr Joseph McCarthy, had used money earmarked for the anti-communist struggle for his own ends and asked for his dismissal. In reply, McCarthy said that the accusation against him was unfounded and that the $10,000 had been indeed used to fight communism.

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