JUDICIARY: Contest of Verities

In a Manhattan courtroom last week, the Government settled down once again to the country's most celebrated contest of verities: the second trial of Alger Hiss.

There were some changes in the cast of characters. Elderly (73), dignified Judge Henry Goddard, an appointee of President Harding, took the place of Judge Samuel Kaufman, an appointee of President Truman. A jury of eight women and four men took the places of the two women and ten men who, last summer, had so sensationally disagreed as to whether Hiss was guilty of perjury. At the defense table the Harvard-trained Boston lawyer, Claude B....

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