OPINION

August 24-5, 1953

ISRAELI AID: Four Israeli navy ships sailed into the port of Piraeus yesterday. They were the first ships to rush to Greece in aid of the islanders of Ithaca, Cephalonia and Zakynthos after last week’s tragic earthquakes that hit the Ionian islands, and offered some badly needed assistance in finding victims of the disaster and caring for them. GREECE-USSR: According to an official announcement, the Russian government has given its approval for the appointment of Mr Kountoumas as Greece’s ambassador in Moscow. ONASSIS: Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis arrived in the capital on board his cruiser yesterday morning from Rome. He was accompanied by his family. They are to stay at the estate of a family friend in a suburb of Athens. Mr Onassis is likely to make some contacts during his stay in Athens with relevant ministers on issues pertaining to the Greek shipping industry. AEK-PAO 3-1: The first of a series of soccer matches held to draw in aid for the earthquake victims was held yesterday evening at the Panathinaikos Stadium before a crowd of thousands of spectators. AEK defeated Panathinaikos 3-1 (1-0). AEK’s goals were scored by Papageorgiou (in the 14th and 58th minutes) and Stamatiadis (in the 67th minute), and Panathinaikos’s goal was scored by Hatzinikolaou (77).