October 16, 1958

LIN PIAO: Hong Kong – Communist China’s chairman, Mao Tse Tung [Editor’s note: Today known as Mao Zedong according to the Pinyin transliteration system], who is now 65 years old, has chosen the relatively young soldier Lin Piao [Lin Biao] as his heir presumptive. Lin was behind the effort to send Chinese «volunteers» to Korea in September 1950. Perhaps as a result of injury or illness, he has not been mentioned in the newspapers in recent years. His former friends now in Hong Kong believe that after recovering from an injury in the Soviet Union, he attended political courses in Russian party schools. He is above all a party man. However, Chinese nationalists who fought against him and American officers who have studied his strategy believe him to be the most capable military officer in Red China. (Editor’s note: Lin Piao became a victim of the Communist power struggle. He was killed trying to flee to the Soviet Union, when his plane crashed on September 13, 1971, in Mongolia.) LINOS KARZIS: The Education Ministry has appointed Linos Karzis to head the board of directors of the Thymeliko Theater.