July 27, 1959

ZOE KOUROUKLI: Long Beach, California, 24 – Miss Star Hellas, Zoe Kouroukli, aged 18, is among the 15 finalists for the title of Miss Universe. (Ed. Note: Kouroukli would later become famous as the actress Zoe Laskari). NIXON IN MOSCOW: Paris, 23 – US Vice-President Richard Nixon, who is visiting Moscow, is the most senior US official to visit Russia since the end of World War II, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt attended the Yalta conference for talks with Winston Churchill and Josef Stalin. The visit is taking place at a crucial time in East-West relations, with solutions being sought to a number of pending international issues. COMMUNISTS’ TRIAL: After 14 days of hearings, a military tribunal in Athens yesterday decided that seven of the 17 people accused of espionage were guilty as charged. They include the secretary of the United Democratic Left (EDA) and editor-in-chief of the Avghi newspaper, Manolis Glezos. Glezos was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment plus four years of exile to the island of Aghios Efstratios and is to be deprived of his civil rights for eight years.