National Affairs: Brickbats at the Threshold

Grinning like a bridegroom at his third wedding, Detroit's James Riddle Hoffa waited in Miami last week at the threshold of his highest ambition—presidency of the giant, 1,400,000-member International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Yet few prospective bridegrooms—and indeed few union bosses—had ever been the target of so many brickbats, bombshells and booby traps calculated to keep him from the church on time. Items:

¶ In Washington, concluding five more days of Teamster testimony, John McClellan's Senate investigating committee listed 34 instances of "improper activities" by Hoffa and associates. Among them: Hoffa himself stood to make a windfall from land at Sun Valley,...

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