May 25, 1952

Athena’s hand: During the heavy storm in the early hours of yesterday morning, lighting struck the statue of Athena under construction in the Pedion tou Areos park and knocked down the shield Athena was holding. The statue, erected by the sculptor Falireos, is in honor of the Britons, Australians and New Zealanders who died in Greece during the war. The sculptor has said he will repair the damage. wolves: Wolves and jackals have a price of 75,000 to 120,000 drachmas on their heads. Serves them right for not thinking of joining the communists, so that they could be included in the clemency measures. clemency measures: New decisions signed by the justice minister in accordance with the law «on clemency measures» provide for the release from prison of 53 convicted communists. state theater of northern greece: Acting Prime Minister Sophocles Venizelos, following a report by the education minister, has set up a committee comprising Messrs Evelpidis, Athanassiadis, Novas and Michail to examine and approve the draft law on founding a state theater for northern Greece. The bill, once approved by the legislative committee of ministers, will be tabled on Monday (May 26) in Parliament. (Ed. note: The theater was founded 10 years later.)