OPINION

September 30, 1952

REGARDING «ROBBERS:» Messrs. Alexandros Tsatsos and Argyris Nikolopoulos, presidents of the Athens chambers of commerce and industry, have written to (US Ambassador in Athens John) Peurifoy strongly protesting against Mr Tenenbaum, the economic adviser to the American mission in Greece, accusing him of exercising «great demagogy.» They say he accused Greece’s industrialists and manufacturers en masse of being profiteers who were encouraging inflation and creating unemployment. He also accused them of using the tactics of «robber barons.» The officials noted that the American mission itself, in a proclamation to the Greek people, said it recognized that these sectors of the economy did not in fact want to encourage inflation and it praised their ability, ethos and patriotism. The Tenenbaum issue is referred to in their letter as a question of moral order, and they implied that a person who disagreed radically with the mission’s proclamation should not be a party to it. MANOLIDOU AND ARONI: The theater company of Vasso Manolidou and Mary Aroni is continuing its season of performances at the Pallas Theater in Thessaloniki. This week they staged the plays «Romanzo» and «Peggy My Love,» with Vasso Manolidou in the leading role. The day after tomorrow they begin performances of «Sonata Kreuzer,» this time starring Mary Aroni. After its season in Thessaloniki is over, the company is to embark on a tour of Egypt and Cyprus.