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BEFORE THE



SELECT COMMITTEE

ON IMPEOPER ACTIVITIES IN THE

LABOR OR MANAGEMENT FIELD

EIGHTY-SIXTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION
PURSUANT TO SENATE RESOLUTION 44, 86TH CONGRESS



JUNE 25, 26, 29, AND 30, 19S9



PART 54



Printed for the use of the Select Committee on Improper Activities in the
Labor or Management Field




INVESTIGATION OF IMPROPER ACTIVITIES IN THE
LABOR OR MANAGEMENT FIELD



HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SELECT COMMITTEE

ON IMPROPEli ACTIVITIES IN THE

LABOR OR MANAGEMENT FIELD

EIGHTY-SIXTH CONGEESS

FIRST SESSION
PURSUANT TO SENATE RESOLUTION 44, 86TH CONGRESS



JUNE 25, 26, 29, AND 30, 1959



PART 54



Printed for the use of the Select Committee on Improper Activities in the
Labor or Management Field




UNITED STATES

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1959



Boston Public Library
Superintendent of Documents

NOV 4-1959
DEPOSITORY



SELECT COMMITTEE ON IMPROPER ACTIVITIES IN THE LABOR OR
MANAGEMENT FIELD

JOHN L. McCLELLAN, Arkansas, Chairman
KARL E. MUNDT, South Dakota, Vice Chairman

JOHN F. KENNEDY, Massachusetts BARRY GOLDWATER, Arizona

SAM J. ERVIN, Jr., North Carolina CARL T. CURTIS, Nebraska

FRANK CHURCH, Idaho HOMER E. CAPEHART, Indiana

Robert F. Kennedy, Chief Counsel
Ruth Young Watt, Chief Clerk



CONTENTS



James R. Hoffa and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters,
Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America

(Second Series)

Page

Appendix 19135

Testimony of —

Abrams, George J 18870

Bartone, Dominick . 19095

Bellino, Carmine S 18961, 18999, 19106

Benjamin, Earl T 19031

Blum, Irving 18992

Blumetti, Joseph 18816

Burris, S. George 18973

Burris, Herbert R 19040, 19045

Clements, Michael 18868

Cohen, Simon 19004

Constandv, John P _ 18996, 19060, 19069, 19094, 19101

Cozza, Theodore R 18806, 18809

D' Auria, Joseph 18836

Davis, Claude E 18969

DeGrandis, Joseph 18820

DeRoma, Henry 18845

Duffy, LaVern J 18849, 18918

Emei-ick, Chester A 19091

Filipoff, John W 18853

Frechette, Dave R 18846

Goldstein, Sam 18823, 18826, 18831

Gordon, Nat 19023

Gross, Harold 18813

Hamilton, Gordon 19087, 19090

Hendricks, Herman 1 8839

Hoffa, James R 18910, 18918

Juliani, Gerald B 19087, 19090

Langenbacher, Irwin 1 8905

Lower, Henry 19116

Marks, Sol 19016

May, Walter R 18990, 19045, 19071, 19083, 190S9

McCormack, Edward" 18868

McNamara, John 18883

Naiman, Alvin 19052, 19069, 19084

Obermver, Charles 18886

O'Rourke, John J 18885

Pitell, Phillip 19026

Poch, William J 18791, 18795, 18798

Prebenda, Joseph 18889

Presser, William 18906

Reger, Al 18859, 18863

Salinger, Pierre, E. G 18793, 18796, 18808, 18819, 18908

Smith, W. A 18848

Spada, John 18836

Svirsky, Samuel 19107

Svirsky, Seymour 19 107

TierneV, Paul J . 18826, 18827, 18835, 18880

Thompson, Jack 18864

Triscaro, Nunzio Louis 19097, 19103

Wainwright, Branch 18841

Wilmot, Theodore 18861

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CONTENTS



EXHIBITS

Introduced Appears
on page on page

1. Affidavit of H. A. Barrett, manager, Auto Rental Co.__ 18797 (*)

2. Photograph of James R. Hoffa, Theodore R. Cozza, and

Lawrence Getty 18812 (*)

3. Affidavit of William K. Bronstrup of Seven Hills, Ohio. 18820 (*)

4. Letter dated March 3, 1959, addressed to Mr. Edward

V. Corrigan, recording secretary, joint council No. 16,
New York, signed by Mac Sherman, recording secre-
tary, local 239 18828 19121

4A. Minutes of the executive board meeting of local 239,

dated September 10, 1957 18829 (*)

5. Record of the employment and earnings of Sam Gold-

stein for the years 1957, 1958, and first and second

quarters of 1959 18830 (*)

6. Checks in bulk in various amounts, payable to John

Spada, Antonio Corallo, Henry Piereth, Joseph
D'Auria, and Anthony Costaldi, drawn by local 239,
International Brotherhood of Teamsters 18839 (*)

7. Photograph of James R. Hoffa with Sid Zagri, Bob

Ozment, Don Vestal, Frank Reed, Ralph Vaughn,

and W. A. Smith :.._ 18851 (*)

8A. Letter dated June 12, 1959, addressed to Mr. John
Dawson, Corona, N.Y., from John O'Rourke, presi-
dent, joint council No. 16 18880 19122

8B. Letter dated June 12, 1959, addressed to Mr. John J.
Kellv, New York, from John O'Rourke, president,
joint council No. 16 18880 19123

8C. Letter dated June 12, 1959, addressed to Mr. Joseph
Molloy, New York, from John O'Rourke, president,

joint council No. 16 18880 19124

9. Photograph of James R. HoflFa with Louis Triscaro and

WiUiam Presser 18908 (*)

10. Minutes of special meeting of the executive board of

local 515, Chattanooga, dated January 6, 1959 18919 (*)

11. Transcript of the court proceedings, November 7, 1958,

and November 13, 1958, Cunningham v. English, in
the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia,
civil action No. 2361-57 18920 (*)

12. Check No. 11947, dated January 8, 1959, payable to

Glenn W. Smith in the amount of $5,129.80, drawn
by Truck Drivers and Helpers Local No. 515, signed
by H. L. Boling 18924 19125

13. Telephone toll tickets showing calls made by James R.

Hoffa to Glenn Smith at local 515 in Chattanooga- __ 18962 (*)

14. Compilation of payments to George H. Bender 18963 19126

15. Release executed lay James R. Hoffa, dated November

25, 1958, waiver of option to purchase Sun Valley

stock 18982 19127

16. Agreement of sale, dated March 16, 1959, signed by

Union Land & Home Co., Inc., by S. George Burris,

president, and Henry Lower 18982 (*)

17. Letter dated February 5, 1959, addressed to all trustees

on the screening committee, signed by Alfred G.

Goldberg of Goldberg, Previant & Cooper 18991 19128

18. Letter dated February 6, 1959, addressed to Mr. Alfred

Goldberg of Pad way, Goldberg & Previant, Mil-
waukee, Wis., signed by James R. Hoffa, general
president. International Brotherhood of Teamsters,
Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America. 18991 19129

19. Affidavit of Stanton D. Sanson, Miami Beach, Fla 18998 (*)

19A. Report re Sun Valley development retirement housing.- 18998 (*)

20. Check No. 5647, dated December 17, 1959, payable to

Benjamin Dranow, in the amount of $3,000 drawn by

Town & Travel Casuals, Inc., New York 19010 19130

*May be found in the flies of the select committee.



CONTENTS



Introduced Appears
on page on page

21. Check dated Mav 5, 1958, payable to Banner Mercan-

tile



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