Teamsters Boss Jimmy Hoffa did his personal bit to uphold his union's reputation last week as he barked through an eight-hour sitting before Arkansas' John McClellan's labor rackets committee, chewed out a torrent of words that filled almost 400 pages of transcript. When he was finally excused. Boss Hoffa walked out of the hearings no more damaged—and not a whit nearer to respectability—than when he first sat down.

The long session was the committee's last go-round with Hoffa (unless it should dredge up some new evidence). It held particular importance for the Brothers Kennedy—suntanned Committee Counsel Robert, whom Hoffa detests,...

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