July 4-8, 1955

EMIGRATION: The labor minister, Mr Stratos, has announced that approximately 700 workers have been sent to Belgium, chiefly to work in the coal mines for better wages than are being offered here in Greece. Another 3,800 workers are to follow. KARAMANLIS ON THE MOVE: Minister for Transport and Public Works Mr Constantine Karamanlis and Deputy Minister Mr Constantine Papaconstantinou are to depart this evening for the island of Crete where they will concern themselves with various issues that fall under their jurisdiction. They will be visiting the towns of Aghios Nikolaos, Iraklion, Rethymnon and Hania. ‘HECUBA:’ From a review by Jean-Jacques Gautier in Le Figaro of a performance of Euripides’ «Hecuba» at the Ancient Theater in Epidaurus, directed by Alexis Minotis, with Katina Paxinou in the leading role: «It was the first time in my life I had seen and heard a living tragic chorus. I became aware of its presence and its purpose. The chorus’s part in the action was enchanting. One must go to Epidaurus to see the Greeks performing ancient Greek tragedy.»

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