LABOR: A Lesson for Dave

Everybody who is anybody in the rich hierarchy of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen & Helpers knows that tough Dave Beck has been angling for years to take Dan Tobin's throne whenever vain, old (72) King Dan decides to step down.

For a time last week, it looked as if Dave Beck had finally made it. As everybody expected, Uncle Dan made him the union's executive vice president—the crown-princely post which Tobin and Beck created at the last Teamsters' convention (TIME, Aug. 25). Teamster courtiers were sure that this was it; the boys were even trying to figure out...

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