Milestones: Jun. 9, 1961

Died. Owen Bernard ("Bert") Brennan, 57, rough, tough-talking Teamster Union vice president since 1957, mentor and close friend of Jimmy Hoffa ("the greatest little bastard who ever put a pair of shoes on"); of cancer; in Detroit. A $15-a-week wagon driver who rose by his skill as a skull-cracking labor organizer, Brennan sported a lengthy arrest record (assault, bombing, antitrust violations), co-starred with Hoffa in close-mouthed appearances before the Senate labor-rackets committee.

Died. Lieut. General Mikhail V. Khrunichev, 60, barrel-chested former blacksmith who only eight weeks ago was named a Deputy Premier of the...

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