People, Sep. 18, 1972

Perhaps an ex-prisoner is just the person to deal with prisoners. That seemed to be the idea when former Teamsters Union President James R. Hoffa, paroled from a federal penitentiary last December after serving nearly five years for jury tampering and mail fraud, tried to go to North Viet Nam to seek the release of P.O.W.s. The not-entirely-altruistic reason: Hoffa hoped that the Government might lift his own parole restrictions if the P.O.W.s were released. Secretary of State William P. Rogers, who until last week had not been privy to the plan, firmly...

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