A Regular Man from Brooklyn

Before a Senate subcommittee came John Alessi, 43, of Brooklyn. Mr. Alessi, a gaunt, nervous man of Italian descent, drives a truck for New York City's Sanitation Department. He is the father of three, and wore, fittingly, a white collar in his appearance before the committee, which is investigating "whitecollar" working conditions. He was supposed to be just a minor witness, to illustrate the ponderous cost-of-living figures spread before the committee by C.I.O. president Phil Murray. But Mr. Alessi stole the show. He has had a bad time of it ever since...

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