October 14, 1956

CIVIL SERVANTS: The finance minister has announced the following regarding the wages of civil servants: «The Supreme Council of Civil Servants (ADEDY), which has reiterated its longstanding demand that civil servants’ wages should be adjusted so that the lowest be raised to 1,600 drachmas (1 US dollar at the time was equal to 30 drachmas), has announced a strike for the 18th of this month… I am forced to remind all civil servants that strikes are forbidden by the Constitution and subject to criminal penalties, the withholding of wages and dismissal from the service… I warn all those concerned that the law will be upheld.» PAVLOS MATHIOPOULOS: The artist and member of the Athens Academy Pavlos Mathiopoulos has died at the age of 80. His funeral was held yesterday at the Church of Aghios Loukas and he was buried at Athens Second Cemetery. Mathiopoulos was born in Athens in 1876… and studied with Nikiforos Lytras at the School of Fine Arts. He lived in Paris from 1897 to 1901, where he was taught by Benjamin Constant and Jean-Paul Laurent. He took part in the Paris exhibition of 1900 and received the silver medal… He was chiefly known as a painter of beautiful women.