LABOR: Trouble for Ryan

In 25 years as president of the gangster-ridden A.F.L. International Longshoremen's Association, beefy, heavy-browed Joseph P. Ryan has been above the law, despite wholesale murder and wholesale theft on the New York piers, and his own grandly feudal way of handling union funds. But the New York Crime Commission's shocking expose of waterfront rackets hit Joe Ryan where it hurt: according to testimony at the hearing, he had dipped into the union till to buy himself Cadillacs, pay golf-club dues, cruise to Guatemala, pay insurance premiums and family funeral expenses. This week Joe Ryan was arrested on a grand-larceny...

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