December 1, 1959

MANOLIS KALOMIRIS: Athens Academy member Manolis Kalomiris is to address a meeting of the Parnassus Club on Monday on the subject of «[Kostis] Palamas and Music.» A performance of 10 songs whose lyrics were written by the poet will follow. AFTER THE CIVIL WAR: A memorial service is to be held next week at the Makriyianni military camp where in 1944 some of the most dramatic phases of the struggle against communism were waged. The service is to commemorate the lives of the officers and men of the security forces who fell in action there. The service will be attended by King Pavlos, Prime Minister Constantine Karamanlis, Cabinet members and representatives of the armed forces. NEIL HOSLER MCELROY: Washington, 1 – US President Dwight D. Eisenhower has accepted the resignation of US Secretary of Defense Neil Hosler McElroy and replaced him with his deputy, Thomas Gates. In his letter of resignation, McElroy cited «personal reasons,» though he did not elaborate on the details. Gates has lengthy experience in the department, where he has served since last June. McElroy is expected to resume his post as head of a major soap manufacturing industry, which he held before joining the Department of Defense.

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