December 29, 1953

NEW DRACHMA COINS: New coins valued at 5, 2 and 1 drachma and 50, 20, 10 and 5 lepta have an insignia of King Pavlos on the one side and a work by the artist Falireas on the other, at the suggestion of the minister for coordination, Spyros Markezinis… The 20, 10 and 5 lepta coins will have a hole in the middle. KILO AND METER: The minister of trade minister, Mr Papaligouras, is to table a bill in Parliament after the holidays introducing the metric system into Greece, establishing the kilo as a measure of weight, replacing the oka, and the meter, replacing the old measure of length («pihis» = 64 centimeters). NEW BOOKS: «Theory of Knowledge» by E.P. Papanoutsos, Icarus Publications, Athens 1953; «Poems» by Costas Varnalis, Athens 1954; «Poems 1933-1953» by Alexandros Baras, Icarus Publications, Athens, 1953; «Smugglers of the Aegean,» a novel by Yiannis Maglis, Rhodes 1953; «Diary» by Tatiana Milliex, Athens 1953; and «Poems» by Paris Takopoulos, Icarus Publications, Athens 1953.