INVESTIGATIONS: The Price of Advice

For 45-year-old Merlyn Stuart Pitzele (pronounced Pit-sell-lee), the rewards of a lifetime in and around the labor movement have been considerable. A natty dresser and nifty talker, Pitzele is Business Week labor editor, was Dwight Eisenhower's labor adviser, served as Tom Dewey's New York State Mediation Board chairman. Last week, appearing in the McClellan committee's investigation of labor-relations Wheeler-Dealer Nathan Shefferman (TIME, Nov. 4), Mel Pitzele owned up to still another reward. While he was editing stories, advising Ike and mediating labor disputes, he was also collecting $5,000 a year as labor adviser to Teamster Boss Dave Beck.

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