February 23, 1960

NATIONAL WARMING: Temperatures were unseasonally high yesterday, particularly in southern Greece. The mercury reached 29 degrees Celsius in Iraklio, Crete and 25 on the island of Naxos. Even in Larissa, on the mainland, it was 23 degrees, and 22 in Athens, Agrinio and Larissa. Two of the coldest parts of the country, Alexandroupoli and Serres, saw maximums of 19 degrees yesterday. The temperature on the same date last year in Athens was 9 degrees. EISENHOWER IN BRAZIL: Washington, 23 – US President Dwight D. Eisenhower arrived in Brasilia, the future capital of Brazil, today. The city is being built 950 kilometers northwest of Rio de Janeiro. About 100,000 people, the city’s new residents, as well as a long row of earthmoving equipment, trucks and jeeps were lined up to greet the US president who was greeted by his Brazilian counterpart and members of the government. Eisenhower later unveiled a marble plaque in the main square to commemorate his visit. COLD WAR: Rome, 19 – Russia will agree to withdraw its troops from Hungary if Italy dismantles the US bases on its territory, according to a message from Soviet Prime Minister Nikita Khrushchev conveyed to Italian President Giovanni Gronchi during his recent visit to Moscow.

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