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Riot at Virginia Tech

June 1, 2007 |  7:38 am

1957_0601_miller June 1, 1957
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In Washington, Arthur Miller is found guilty of contempt of Congress for refusing to reveal who else attended a Communist meeting in 1947. In an appearance before the House Un-American Activities Committee, Miller, the playwright and husband of Marilyn Monroe, admitted being at the meeting but said his conscience prevented him from saying who else was there. Federal Judge Charles E. McLaughlin allowed Miller to remain free on bail pending his sentence.

In Blacksburg, Va., a riot by 300 Virginia Tech students is halted when the student band plays "Dixie." The students were protesting the city's plans to annex part of the campus.

In Los Angeles, Nobel Prize-winner Linus Pauling continues to speak out against testing nuclear weapons. He says that even minute quantities of radiation released by the blasts raise the risk of genetic damage, bone cancer and leukemia.

Also in Los Angeles, U.N. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge vows to continue blocking China's admission to the United Nations. "We've blocked Red China's entry into the U.N. 34 times since I've been at the U.N.," he tells The Times. "That's one of my assignments." Noting that there are more U.N. members now, Lodge says: "The job gets harder all the time. But we get it done."

Lodge also said that making peace in the world would aid the U.S. economy and help cut taxes. "The only way to get real economy,  to hope for a real tax reduction,  is to reduce the tensions that breed war and eventually reduce our expenses for military items.  Sixty  percent of our expenses are for support of the military,"  Lodge said.

And at the Ambassador Hotel, thousands of bridge players are gathering for the 23rd annual Bridge Week, sponsored by the American Contract Bridge League.

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