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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - December 26, 1961, Syracuse, New York THE POST-STANDARD December 1961 Second Pago 11 Victor Riesel Hoffa's Aide Gets Police Esco ONE OF JIMMIfi Hoffa's powerful national vice presidents leaves a membership meeting under police that's rnan-bites-dog fact that's man- bltes-wholp-kennol-full type of headline stuff. The vice president I refer- to is a chap known in the business as Tony Pro Mr. Anthony Pro- chief of all the Jersey Teamsters' and presi- dent of a Iruckdrivers 560. in which the rank file has become restless. In so restless arc they that they many of early this month when Pro was making hish union policy in Miami to go to the next union In the the attendance ran 40 or 50 of the hardy men de- voted to Tony Pro and four or five known as the opposition. The rost of the members of this huge local did not bother. The meeting hall usually was small. And usually you couldn't find a to But this time there was to be discussion of changes in thr by-laws which the anti-Hoffa leaders said would ndcl to the union's democracy. amend the by-laws which govern their union. You real quaint sentiments. THEN THE gaveled the meeting to order. Pro looked squarely at the opposition and said they did not have the membership interest at with all this by-law change stuff. And that they were politically motivated. Then one of the opposition George tried to put each amendment on the floor. The chairman ruled him out of order. The oppvosition man around at his brethren and the This presumptuous parliamentary sugges- tion that a Hoffa vice president was violating Robert's Rules was just too much. The chair- man ruled the daring Brother Phillips out of order again and directed the sergeant at arms to throw him out. The rank and file stirred. They hollered him They grabbed the sergeant at arms and they outnumbered the muscle. The police came. So did order. The gendarmes then withdrew to a neutral corner. Phe meeting continued. Unsold Trees I think that I shall never see A thing as lonely as tree 'That had a selling price so high That everybody passed it A tree that fades and droops and Unworihipped by a youngster's eye. For many years I was a shud- derbug rather than a shutterbug. I shuddered at thought of anyone pointing a1 camera at for the results accompanying- can be might be says you. i recently I found myself L w f A AH over the area and beyond with a camera in my hands and THE MEETING WAS CALLED IN A slightly bigger Union 600 Hudson in this tough dockside city. It was scheduled for Dec. 14. And the rank and having heard so much about their national and state and local decided to turn out. Some parked a mile away. Some walked. Some rented buses. When Tony opened the meeting there were over in the hall. They had come to amend the by-laws. They wanted new statutes to say that the year business agents should be elected instead of appointed by the local's executive board. They wanted the rest of their officers chosen by a secret mail referendum of all the members instead of by a show of hands or voice vote in the open meeting hall. They wanted secret ballots on votes to THEN MR. PRO AW we're all one big get together. The rank and file did just that. They did not disturb the neutrality of the police. Then Pro called for a vote against the amendments. He was out-roared. But he said he could not be sure and there was a better way to take a count. Those for line up those line up there. Then we'll see who is in favor and opposes The rank and filp hollerpd a secret ballot vote. The chief rested on his authority. He banged the ruled the ayes his had it. The amendments were defeated. The mem- bers booed. Tony Pro left surrounded by the gendarmerie. Democracy did not exactly triumph that night. But at least the rank and file turned out fo see for themselves what can happen to it and that it is their right to come out and yell for their louder and louder. Sen. Barry Gold water STEVE MY CLOSE FRIEND and freuqent has written a book about me. At' the outset of this I told him that I thought I was a nost unlikely and I feel singularly unqualified to offer any critical judgment on the overall content of his work. I rec- ommend those portions of the book which deal exclusively with political campaigns. I went to Steve for advice and guidance when I first ran for the Senate in 1952. He served as my campaign man- again in 1958. In 1959 and Since Steve has managed more than a score of and most of them have been hard-fought contests. When he discusses the art of he speaks from practical experi- and even his enemies although somewhat that a campaign mana- ger who has never had a losing candidate must bring something more than luck to the field of battle. his council and advice gen. were of tremendous value to the Republican senators up for re-election in IN MY ANYONE WHO IS EVEN mildly interested in politics and political cam- paigns will discover in Steve's writing a fresh and valuable insight into a field of American life which is all too frequently misunderstood and obfuscated by the very participants who en- ter the political arena. AFTER OUR AMAZING I MUST somewhat surprising success in Arizona in a great many people asked me to explain how it was possible for a Republican to opposed by all the power and money of union bosses and running in a state with a registration three to one Democrat over Republican in a year when the Democrats were making substantial gains. V.Steve's thoughtful and careful discussion of the '58 campaign answers this question. It might have been a more useful book if Steve had devoted all the pages to a delineation of the whys and the hows of winning an elec- but he didn't. Most of the people in the book are near and dear to me. has dealt kindly with and for that I am grateful. The title is Freedom Is His Flight How do you Den By Leonard Lyons ARTUH RUBINSTEIN tells of French couple he knew who made their first trip to Moscow. They'd warned their hotel room probably woul d be so they searched for 'hidden wires. They found a lump under the rug. end there were the wires. They cut them and for the night Del at Sardi's and the livin' Two women entered a mid-town taxi and one said to the tip the he's very the driver is Lyons The next day the manager asked if they'd slept well. They said weren't he asked. No. said the man- during the night the chandelier in the room di- rectly below yours suddenly crashed Charles Chaplin is writing a acreenplay for his Sydney. David Merrick's feud with the Transit Authority continues. They've refused his request to hold the opening night party Are for in the arcade adjoining the Rocke- feller Center station Ethel the 83-year-old actress In Me a that the manafM to stay iso asked the second how is it that he doesn't have an ashtray ir the back of the 'Til tell you said the cab driver. have a woman come in to clean twice a The warden at Hart where many of the prisoners are serving time for failing to pay will present a first-rate Christmas play this eral good professional actom are in his charge Frank Cor- saro flew to Chicago to resume his direction of Tennessee Wil- liams' of the Martin Gabel may direct and star in Leo Kerz's production of the French the Devil Wags Its by to s s don't Ifsteft to the radio or look at TV. I do my own and keep moving by taking A walk every decent OTTO PREMINGER has per- haps the most publicized movie title of the year in and But he can't capitalize on it right because he's not permitted to release the film un- til when the road tour of the play will be over Alan Jay ami Paddv Chsvpfsky wiil as judges at Monaco's International TV Festival next month Elaine Stritch DICK GREGORY'S comedy routine these past few months has included comment about our underground nuclear it will produce That's exactly what happened the other day after an underground test Gregory also was pro- phetic in his warning to Rev. Mmln Luther who was arrested moment Kennedy leaves you're go- ing to get Lon Blow Yonr paints for relaxa- tion. Hc glad I'm not a if I I would not know what to do to relax1' The Russians -were invited fo compete in the Dimttri Mi- tropoulfts International Music Competition hut they wanted a full instead of seven to prepare Herman producer of reputation at the Central Park Casino. After many years Reisman suddenly launching the memorable career of Ws Eddy who succeeded him as bandleader. Duchin needed a full-dress suit and the shops were closed. Ke borrowed the suit from John Wanamaker the tte and waistcoat from John Mcllvane. and dress shoes from Averell Harriman. REP. ADAM CLAYTON POW- who built a home in Puerto says he won't run for gov- ernor that against Gov. Munoz Marin One of the grand jury witnesses an the Brooklyn federal court bribery care was a federal who testified about a phone call he received on the day the de- fendants were sentenced The Yad Vashem me- mentoes of the Nazi holocaust which took opened at the Jewish Museum at Sth Ave. and 92d last Tuesday. 4 The Childs Restaurant chain will be bought by Cohh's Corner Peter Duchin is flying to Europe for some recording dates and TV shows Gov. Mcyner of New Jerscry bought a home in Princeton Jim Fair is trying get Rex Harrison fo rffnrh for opposite Sally Aftne Howes. Leo the speaking at the Dutch Treat Club the other discouraged questioning oy aUiing that he left the White he signed a document vowing that he would never reveal any Ad- ministration secrets. J. Paul the richest American of lunched with George to whom he groaned about the dip in the stock market. whose in- terest in the market is t.old Getty he saw nothing to groan about. He had rend that the market had dipped only half the handsome Giant who died last made his point is replied billion- aire for drop of haH a point amounts to quite 4 r Meeting Planned On School Bills Work state legislature wiil be on timed at. a public discussion session at North Syracuse High School at p.m. Jan. A. are to theif views on She m m f o'flb m m fw A v i classes for mentally re- tarded financial aid to students seeking higher educa- tion. participating in- Allen Road Main' Cicern and I Progressing Well What educators will ask thetmunity pupil transporla-j Work on the new Town of Manlius Hall in Fayettevtite is proceeding so well it is expected j the building will be ready for by May I. Bids on supplying fhc tmvn board wifh to continue work slated to be re- Worth Syracuse Hich by Supervisor Herbert meeting's theme The project is to Iwifig wi 4MMI M es ir V---------t AlAJ 1AUJ1V4D dllCl Cl left-over trees forsaken.j fatal curiosity in my mind as jThe green branches are the darn thing the cold I studied the awk-' i wind tugs at weirdly installed the peered the taus. No dubiously through the peep-hole.i aimed it at an unsuspecting at No one stops to look at them in ad- miration or to check the- price. No mat- ter what the asking p r i f. e they're worthless and seem to be mutter- jsquirrel close to the eventually found the trigger and got a turned out the tip of index Joe Adams Too bad it wasn't one of those click-count 10-and there's picture-cameras. Then I could have studied the initial and tried and might havej got a shot of three or four A pretty good _ _ in paraphase of Joe Jacobs' _--.. immortal comment when one may have discovered around his was wassail shoulda stood in the I used up the film. And And there are other Christmas there were shots at post-mortems. Like this dia- Mabel. You know that carrot stone an1 platanum ring Jenny was gonna get from the boy I seen an1 That guy don't know his vegetables. Cuz instid of sendin' her carrot he musta sent her a poppy seed. if the ring ain't stainless steel I'll eat how about She git her wrist You should see it. There's enough tin in it to put a roof on a gas house. He said he paid 85 bucks for an' I say he's pretty loose with his General I realize prices are but if I couldn't get anybody anything better than that I wouldn't get anybody anything. And what we sent She would send me a gift after I cut her off the list this vear. And those All engraved and I didn't know 'his middle name was I hope that jewelry we sent Aunt Agatha don't turn green at least 'til St. Patrick's random and from the up down and toward right field j you they turned out pretty you looked 'em out of the corner of rheumy eye in a coal tunnel. j like a loco TV I ran amok. I shot my wife. I shot the I shot si penguin and a Bear I shot a turkey a a dog that's still flash bulb a a couple of crows and a woodpecker. And like the TV gun- si it turned out in was blanks. So Hermie Bob1 Johnston and other camera1 wizards need fear no 'from me. it was nice to basbj in the cheery glow of the Christ-j mas tree even with overtones of nostalgia. Somehow we have grown. Perhaps the drifting snow Is blowing across the old front yard As it did in the long To pile up high by the maples Near the homestead where our With the inevitable love who might even be in the Must ever journey mood to shoot Santa are. On the winds that howl above shooting Christmas trees fireside where we tarried other sparkling I When the message rang out their that is. But not me. I used to thintf with a good rifle on a calm I could shoot an eyebrow off an anemic mosquito at 50 paces. But when it comes to shooting proof of my marksmanship is strictly in the there- is anything at all in or on the nega- live. to all ye who are Ye shall find it Dr. Paul Zahl of the National Geographic Society says there are some 450 species of carnivorous plants In the world which utilize some kind of equipment to attract capture and digest small forms of animal life. 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