National Affairs: Citizen Beck

If Jimmy Hoffa is ever crowbarred out of the driver's seat of the Teamsters Union, he need not fear for the future. Hoffa's predecessor, fat, easy-to-shove Dave Beck, faces trial on a charge of violating the Taft-Hartley Act and is sweating out appeals on convictions for income-tax evasion and grand larceny. But Seattle's Citizen Beck is too busy making money and enjoying life to worry too much about his problems.

Lawyer's fees and payment of debts have cost him $750,000, Beck last week told Seattle Times veteran Labor Reporter Ed Guthman, "but my net...

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