March 4, 1958

T.S. ELIOT IN FRENCH: Rome – It would be difficult to imagine a more noisy ceremony than that at which the British poet T.S. Eliot was awarded an honorary doctorate at the University of Rome. Outside the hall in which the ceremony was taking place were thousands of students demonstrating against the way their examinations were held. Within the hall itself, about 30 photojournalists mobbed Eliot. In the end, they were asked to leave the hall. Nevertheless the poet himself remained calm and did not stop smiling for a moment. NO WOMEN, WE’RE POPULAR: At the Ionian Bank’s central branch yesterday, Professor Stratos Andreadis announced the foundation of a new Ionian and Popular Bank of Greece for the purpose of serving the public and issuing loans, particularly to industry. He said that no women would be hired as staff and that a committee would be formed to supervise the bank’s funds. CYPRIOTS’ HUNGER STRIKE: London, 1 – Ten Cypriot political prisoners yesterday began a hunger strike in protest against their imprisonment in Britain, according to an announcement by the London bureau of the Cyprus Ethnarchy. They are demanding to be transferred to Cyprus.

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