INVESTIGATIONS: The Hit Parade

"The faces will be different," said Arkansas' John McClellan as he gaveled his Senate labor-racketeering committee into session last week, but "the basic, underlying methods of operation will be greatly similar." McClellan expected to prove during a four-week investigation of the nation's $2 billion-a-year coin-machine industry that: 1) organized thugs are successfully moving in on big-city coin-machine operations, especially in the jukebox business and in pinball games; 2) principal tool of the thugs is the corrupt labor union, endowed with all the protection extended by law to legitimate labor. Said McClellan: "The ease with which some of these unions were...

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