National Affairs: Beck Reduced

For beating up C. I. O. coalyard owner-drivers, three A. F. of L. teamsters went to trial in Seattle last week. This routine court item was news in Seattle and all along the Pacific Coast. Reason: They were Dave Beck's teamsters.

Remote indeed was the chance that any Beck slugger would have been brought to book in Seattle a year ago. Brawny Dave Beck was then still boss over his teamsters, other unions, Seattle businessmen and Seattle politicians. Evidence that Boss Beck might be in a decline appeared early this year, when in Seattle's...

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