Trials: Witness for the Prosecution

Teamster Boss Jimmy Hoffa has never won any prizes as the friendliest guy around. And he has been particularly surly during his current trial in Chattanooga on charges of jury tampering.

At one point during the Government's three-week presentation, Hoffa took to addressing U.S. attorneys as "Gestapo agent" and "Kremlin agent." He threatened Prosecutor James F. Neal with legal proceedings against "you and your bums." Another time, Hoffa offered to fight a U.S. marshal.

What made Hoffa so disagreeable was the appearance of a surprise Government witness: Edward Grady Partin, 39, secretary-treasurer of...

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