National Affairs: Clean House

George Meany's orders to the 40,000-member United Textile Workers of America were tough and terse. To avoid suspension, barked the A.F.L.-C.I.O. president, the textile workers would have to clean house, bounce Secretary-Treasurer Lloyd Klenert, who, the McClellan committee revealed, had used union funds for a down payment on a house, charged the U.T.W.A. with such expenditures as his wife's brassières and $2,564.65 for 24 My Fair Lady theater parties. The union must also fire President Anthony Valente, whose home also was financed with union money. Last week, with Klenert's resignation already in, the textile workers moved another step toward Meany's blessing....

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