PERSONALITY: Labor's Grand Old Godfather

Outside on the Florida beach, men 15 or 20 years his junior were content to lounge in complacent retirement, but the pink-cheeked, white-haired, blocky figure stumping the hotel corridors was clearly just rounding into top form at the age of 80. Trailing cigar smoke and the unmistakable evanescence of power, AFL-CIO President George Meany last week took firm command of the annual assembly of the nation's labor chieftains at the elegant resort town of Bal Harbour, Fla. When he was through, Meany had displayed his consummate mastery of the labor movement and...

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