LABOR: Teamster Rebellion

Lobster-red with ire, Teamster President Dave Beck gabbled away to newsmen last week in his $30-a-day, two-TV suite at the Galvez Hotel in Galveston, Texas, where he was on hand to attend a meeting of the Teamsters' General Executive Board. "This whole damn business don't bother me a damn bit," he huffed, meaning the Senate investigation in which he dodged behind the Fifth Amendment 142 times in reply to questions about his handling of $320,000 in union funds (TIME, April 8).

Why had he pleaded the Fifth so often? Explained Beck: it was all to keep from embarrassing politicians who...

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