OPINION

March 24, 1953

GERASIMOS MILIARESIS: (From a music review by Minos Dounias) «Throughout its long history, the sweet-sounding guitar has always been one of the most underrated string instruments. Overshadowed by the lute in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and later by the spinet, and eventually sidelined by the piano, it never acquired any considerable repertoire of major works. (…) I was prompted to consider these issues (…) by the wonderful guitarist Gerasimos Miliaresis, wonderful in the fullest sense of the word. With regard to quality of sound, precision of rhythm, variety of inflections and musical interpretation, his art reaches heights equal to those of his foremost colleagues in Europe. Although the perfection of his technique allows him to indulge in any musical acrobatics, his performance is never derailed by exhibitionism; he always maintains the rhythm and noble tone that is the unmistakable sign of true musicality. AND FOREIGNERS: It has been officially announced that during the celebration of the national holiday of March 25, navy bands of the US, Great Britain and France will be playing. NEO HALANDRI: The settlement of Neo Halandri does not have even one telephone. The Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (OTE) should see to the problem (…) so that a telephone can be installed at a kiosk run by a disabled war veteran to serve the community.