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June 26, 1949 - Image 6

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Senate Files on Coplon,
Hiss Trials To Be Closed
(By the World Staff of The Associated Press)
WASHINGTON-The Senate Judiciary Committee will keep a
"tight lid" on its information from secret government files until
the trials of Alger Hiss and Judith Coplon are completed.
Senator McCarran (Dem., Nev.) says he does not wish to disclose
anything which might "prejudice" the two cases now being prosecuted
by the government.
* * * *
TWO WEEKS AGO McCarran demanded from the State Depart-
ment and Attorney General Tom Clark information from government
files on 164 foreigners with ranks as high as minister and ambassador.
The questions McCarran asked bore on Communist espionage in this
He wanted the infornation in connection with a bill he is
sponsoring to tighten immigration laws against subversives.
Both the State and Justice Departments-on orders from Pres-
ident Truman-refused to produce the files. But McCarran says Clary
has given him information that is "satisfactory."
* * * *
Egypt's Army . .
CAIRO-Egypt plans to spend a fourth of its income to bolster
its army. The plan, which could bring a major .change in the Middle
East's strategic picture, seems to have overwhelming national support.
Egyptians feel a bigger army would make it unnecessary for
the British to keep troops on Egyptian territory. Under a 1935 treaty
Britain undertakes primary defense of the Suez Canal until 1956.
Stranded Chinese.. .
WASHINGTON-The spread of Communism in China, virtually
stopping the Economic Cooperation Administration program there,
may lead ECA to use more of its funds to assist stranded Chinese
students in the U.S.
A few months ago $500,000 of this money was turned to helping
Chinese students cut off from home support. The fund is about
exhausted, and some members of Congress would take more of the
ECA China money for this purpose. They feel it is a practical way
to help non-Red Chinese.
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Even Sophocles Rolled 'Heavy' Dice

Snake eyes!-You lose again.
Maybe you'd like to get your
hands on the guy who invented
dice-but that's an almost impos-
sible task.
FOR THE ORIGIN of dice is as
elusive as rolling that seven.
Sophocles passed the buck to
Palamedes who was supposed to
have taught the game to his
Grecian doughboys during the
siege of Troy.
But dice have been found among
prehistoric ruins and are mention-
ed in the earliest written records,
suggesting that they were anti-
quated long before a Greek ever
held a sword.
IN FACT, the die is believed to
be as old as man himself.
Wherever dice have been
found-be it in the tombs of
ancient Egypt, Greece or the
Far East-they hardly differ
from those being used today.
Primitive man probably first
used dice as a magical device for
predicting the future. But as time
progressed, they evolved from for-
tune-telling to fortune-making in-
GAMBLING, especially among
the upper classes, was a popular
form of entertainment in ancient
Greece. The Greeks played with
two or three "cubol" which were
cast from conical beakers.
The highest throw was known
as an "Aphrodite" while the low-
est, a "dog"-the game usually
being conducted at the sympos-
ium or drinking party.
Gambling in Rome was the cause
of many special laws. For exam-
ple, no suit could be brought by a
person who permitted gambling in
his house, even if he had been
cheated or assaulted.
1* * *
BUT THE "FIX was probably
in" (modern slang for bribing) as
the gambling laws apparently were
not strictly enforced.
Cheating was not uncommon.
Misspotted and loaded dice have
been found among ancient ruins
which suggests that even 2,000

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Yellow Walls
Disappear at
For the first time in 30 years,
Canterbury House is undergoing
a face-lifting.
Outside, the old yellow walls are
quickly disappearing under a coat
of pearl grey with white trim. A
change is allso planned for the in-
side. Living room walls will soon
gleam a light green, while other
rooms will appear in fresh coats
of light green or blue.
THIS THOROUGH-going paint-
ing constitutes only a phase of
Canterbury House's current ren-
The House recently acquired a
new roof. Repair work has ren-
dered the chimneys more serv-
iceable. A mending job has bet-
tered the condition of the porch.
New furniture has been pur-
chased for the living room.
Even the kitchen sink has beer
rejuvenated with a new drain and
* * *

Plan Many Activities
For Summer Students


Student religious groups on
campus have made many plans for
summer activities, and enthusias-
tic students are already participat-
ing in social gatherings and relig-
ious discussions.
Canterbury Club's summer pro-
gram includes Sunday evening
suppers, which will be followed by
group singing and discussions.
Guildbegan its summer activities
Friday with a mixer. Future plans
inclide Sunday night supper
buffets. Tonight the program will
feature discussion of "The Chris-
tian Faith in Our Summer's Ex-
The guild will hold a tea every .
Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday
nighis a discussion group will
meet to share "Ideas from Books
and People," and Thursday
nights the Reverend H. L. Pick-
erill will discuss "The Ancient
Faith in the Modern World."
Gamma Delta plans a regular
Sunday night supper and program.
Tonight the Reverend Alfred T.
Scheips will speak on "Recent Re-
ligious Literature."
sociation will hold its regular
meetings every Sunday night.
Prof, Ralph Hammett of the ar-
chitecture college will speak to-

ngiht on "The Relation of the
Church to Architecture,"
A getting-acquainted program
will be given tonight by the
Roger Williams Guild as the
first of its Sunday supper dis-
The Students Evangelical Chapel
will hold socials after its Sunday
evening services.
swimming parties appear on the
summer calendar of Wesleyan
Guild. The group's regular pro-
gram also includes Sunday suppers
followed by fellowship meetings.
Westminster Guild will hold
two series of lectures this
summer. Sunday morning dis-
cussions will be given by the
Reverend William P. Lemon on
"Reading the Lips of God."
The second series will be Sun-
day evening lectures on "Chris-
tianity and Present World Issues."
Tonight Prof. Robert C. Angell,
chairman of the sociology depart-
ment, will speak on "Christianity.
in a Mass Society."
Modern Methods
pump and solar heating are among
ten ways to keep homes warm,
according to furnace experts.

originally a fashionable mansion
of the Victorian era. From private
ownership it passed into the hands
of a Dutch Reform religious group,
which turned the living room into
a chapel and hung dark red vel-
vet drapes at the windows and in
the doorways.

* * $

-Daily-Bill Hampton

Capital Briefs


WASHINGTON-The Veterans Administration plans to hire 1,300
more persons to handle insurance dividends, for a total of 3,000 ...
Nearly all government agencies report employment applications heav-
iest in 12 years . . . The government now has 96,000 women employes,
an increase of 6,000 in the past year ...
How True. ..
WASHINGTON-A government accident prevention pamphlet,
"Most accidental injuries do not result in death, but" those that
do are obviously of a serious nature."

years ago some people were try-
ing to "make theirs in a hurry."
Attempts to frustrate the plans
of dishonest gamblers brought
about the use of dice boxes with
bars placed over the rim.
Mark Antony was supposed to
have wasted his time at Alex-
andria with dicing, while em-
perors Augustus, Nero and Clau-
dius were ardently fond of the
game - Claudius even having
written a book on the subject.
The spirit of the times might
have best been expressed by Virgil
when he wrote:
"What ho! Bring dice and good
Who cares for the morrow?
'Live'-so calls grinning Death
-'Live, for I come to you

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ON BORROWED TIME . . . . . . . June 27-July 2
by Paul Osborn

LIFE WITHEFATHER . . . . . . . .
by Lindsay & Crouse
by Tennessee Williams

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by Paul Vincent Carroll

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In conjunction with the School of Music
All Performances Begin at 8:00

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