March 4, 1958

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 granting 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. NO CONFIDENCE: The political situation took another turn for the worse yesterday when Georgios Rallis and Panayiotis Papaligouras issued a joint statement announcing that 15 deputies from the ruling National Radical Union (ERE) had declared that they were revoking their confidence in the government and had authorized the two former ministers, Rallis and Papaligouras, to submit their declarations to the Parliament speaker. T.S. ELIOT IN ROME: 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.

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