OPINION

September 22, 1953

NAMING OF STREETS: (Extract from «An Athenian’s Notes»): «I have never managed to understand the reason for resorting to the entire catalogue of ancient Greek names in order to rename streets in Athens and many other towns of Greece, and most of them in such a slap-dash manner. Every name that has survived from antiquity, whether important or insignificant, is honored on street signs. However, I confess that I find absolutely no reason why, for example, Leosthenes – a general who fought against Antipatros after the death of Alexander the Great – should have a street in Athens named after him, and why the hundreds of modern Greek generals, who fought heroically in the wars of the last 40 years, should not (…)». PETER BROOK AND NIARCHOS: Mr and Mrs Stavros Niarchos and Mrs Onassis recently returned from a two-week cruise. Traveling with them were the Princess Holstein with her son Prince Ferdinand Bismarck, Lord Warwick, the Countess Rossi, Dr and Mrs T. Garofalidis, Mr Drakopoulos, Mr Peter Brook and others. IONIAN ISLANDS: Patras, 19 – The deputy minister for the rehabilitation of the Ionian islands earthquake victims, Mr Evangelatos, who is based in Argostoli, has announced that as of today people may freely travel between the islands (Cephalonia, Zakynthos and Ithaca) and mainland Greece.