People: Oct. 2, 1964

The naming of cats is a difficult matter, but the naming of Medal of Freedom winners puts it to shame. Lyndon Johnson finally awarded one to Poet Thomas Stearns Eliot, 76, even though the nation's highest civilian decoration is primarily intended for Americans and Eliot has been one of Her Majesty's most Britannic subjects for some 40 years. However, he was originally a product of St. Louis and Harvard, which are pretty American. A practical cat, and one who has to watch his health nowadays, Eliot elected to receive his honor in London. But...

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