ITALY: No Time to Retire

Rumors that U.S. Ambassador to Italy Clare Boothe Luce would quit her job once the problem of Trieste was solved were laid firmly to rest last week. Rome's diplomatic corps learned that Washington wanted Mrs. Luce to remain in Rome and that she, liking the job, was willing to do so. Though some Italians had once viewed with misgivings the appointment of a woman as envoy from the U.S., the news that the ambassador planned to stay was greeted warmly in official and nonofficial Italian circles. "From her first day here," editorialized Turin's independent La Stampa, one of Italy's...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!