LABOR: Headed East

Seattle's well-tailored Dave Beck, overlord of the West's teamsters, has been acting like a bull in the A.F.L. china shop. He has raided other A.F.L. unions. He has even scared the wits out of roaring Dan Tobin, the teamsters' international president and Beck's boss. Recently Beck demanded that Tobin fire Lester Hunt, editor of the union paper and Tobin's ally. Meekly old Dan complied. This week, writing in the Washington Post, Hunt wigwagged a frantic warning:

"Beck is not satisfied with his vast feudal barony beyond the Rockies. He is reversing the...

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