INVESTIGATIONS: Standoff

New Hampshire's bald, Scripture-spouting old Senator Charles W. Tobey found a perfect foil for his histrionic talent last week: Joseph P. Ryan, burly, grumpy "lifetime" president of the A.F.L. International Longshoremen's Association. Ryan has not only been indicted for misusing $11,390 in union funds, but has been ordered, on pain of action by his peers in the Federation, to clean up his criminal-ridden waterfront locals in the Port of New York. Nevertheless, on appearing as a witness before Tobey and his waterfront investigation committee, Joe refused to admit that he was heavy with sin.

Tobey hammered the table, waved his...

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