OPINION

January 13, 1960

SOVIET UNION: London, 13 – According to reports from Moscow, prominent Russian politician Alexey Kirichenko, until recently considered the most likely successor to Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev, has fallen into disfavor. A member of the presidium of the Communist Party’s Central Committee, and since 1955 of the Supreme Soviet Presidium, Kirichenko was suddenly appointed to the insignificant post of secretary of the party’s Central Committee in Rostov-on-Don. A laconic announcement regarding the appointment, published only in Pravda, caused considerable astonishment in Moscow. His demotion, announced in such a cold manner, has been compared to the similar cases involving Georgy Malenkov, Dmitri Shepilov and Vyacheslav Molotov. Meanwhile the Soviet ambassador in London has also been replaced. LOOK BACK IN ANGER: The premiere of John Osborne’s play «Look Back in Anger,» directed by Alexis Solomos, will be held at the Royal Theater this coming Saturday evening at 8.30 p.m. POLICE OFFICER ATTACKED: Five men have been arrested in the district of Sfageia on charges of attacking a police officer with sticks and stones.