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Sixty-Seven Years of Editorial Freedom q


VIII, No. 13



[offa Opponents
ee Gain i Race-
Midwest Teamsters' Boss Leads;
Delegation Qualifications Reviewed
WIAMI BEACH, Fla. (') - James R. Hoffa's foes for control.
te giant Teamsters Union claimed yesterday they had stopped
cold, but Hoffa forces insisted their man is a sure winner.
t appeared'Hoffa's three opponents were gaining some ground
hat Hoffa, 44, the Midwest Teamsters boss linked to labor scan-
still was well ahead in his race to become Teamsters president.
'onvention sessions of the scandal-rocked union meanwhile idled,
on routine business awaiting the outcome of delegate chal-
s voiced in proceedings before the convention Credential Corn-

hat committee
some 68 locals

Committee Revises
was reviewing the qualifications of delegates
whom Chairman John L. McClellan (D-Ark-)
o of the Senate Rackets Investigat-

ate Allowed

WASHINGTON (/P)-Chief Jus-
tice Earl Warren refused yester-
day to halt the election of a new
slate of officers by the scandal-
scarrd TeamstersUnion. .
He denied a petition for an in-
junction brought by 13 rank and
file members who 'charged the
election had been rigged td give
the $50,000-a-year post of presi-
dent to James R. Hoff
Justice Warren agreed with the
United States Circuit Court of
Appeals that a temporary injunc-
tion would go "beyond the neces-
sities of the situation" and "is
not required in order to prevent
irreparable injury."
Drastic Action
"To enjoin the election of offi-
cers of an international union of
891 locals and one and one-half
million members during the
,course of its 'convention proceed-
ings, on allegations of conspiracy
supported by the affidavits here,
without testimony having been
taken, would indeed be drastic
action" he commented.
Balloting is scheduled to begin
at the Teamsters convention in.,
Miami Beach Thursday. With the
loss of their suit in the Supreme
Court, the 13 dissident Teamsters
from the New York area appear
to have come to the end of the
road in their attempts to halt the
election by legal process.
They can still challenge the re-
sults of the election, however, in
injunction . p rioc e e d i n g s they
started in the United States Dis-
trict Court here last wee.
Decision Cheered
Justice Warren's decision , as
greeted with cheers at Miami
The Supreme Court does not
begin its fall term until next Mon-
day but the Chief Justice agreed
to hear the Teamsters' case im-
It came to him on appeal from
the United States Circuit Court
of Appeals which had stayed a
temporary injunction issued here
last Saturday by United States
District Court Judge F. Dickinson
Justice Warren in a brief
printed statemen't, noted that the
New Yorkers instituted their suit
only 10 days before the union's
convention was scheduled to open..
"Many of the allegations in the
papers are based on events known
by the petitioners to have oc-
curred months and years ago," he

ing Committee, has charged were
illegally selected.
Chief Justice Earl Warren in
Washington turned down the plea
of a rank and file Teamsters'
group to ban convention elections
on the ground the great bulk of
delegates weie hand-picked to rig,
the balloting for Hoffa.
This group got a federal injunc-
tion last week only to have it
lifted by an appeals court. They
,sought unsuccessfully to have it
reinstated by the Supreme Court.
1,500 Seated
The. convention has tentatively
seated about 1,500 of the nearly
1,950 delegates. Some of those al-
ready seated are among those
questioned by Sen. McClellan.
Retiring Union President Dave
Beck, himself charged like Hoffa
with misusing union funds and
powers, was presiding at conven-
tion sessions. He announced the
convention Credentials Commit-
tpe was reviewing qualifications of
all delegates questioned by Sen.,
French See.
In Decade

U.S. Irked
By Death
Of Citizen
The United States lodged a sharp
protest with Haiti's government
yesterday over the death -of an
American citizen in police custody.
The edgy military junta depu-
tized the. people of Haiti in an
effort to head off a possible politi-
cal rebellion growing out of the
presidential election more than a
week ago. Private citizens were
told they have the right to shoot
on sight any of the men and wom-
en the junta proclaims to be
enemies of the state.
United States Ambassador Ger-
ald Drew handed the formal note
of protest to Haiti's foreign minis-
ter, Col. Louis Roumain.
Contents Not Disclosed
Contents of the note were' not
disclosed but informed sources said
it made clear that the United
States considers that Shibley Tala-
mas, 30, American textile mer-
chant, was murdered while in cus-
tody of Haitian police. It also is
reported to have said the United
States stands ready to protect its
citizens in Haiti. ,
In Washington, the State De-
partment said Talamas appealed
to the United States Embassy in
Port au Prince for protection
against "police and others" a few
hours before he died.
t Joseph Reap, a member of the
department's news division, said
consbiar authorities turned Tala-
mas over to Haitian police on as-
surances he would not be mis-
Beaten to Death?
Reap said State Department
reports from Port au Prince show
that the body bore bruises and
Talamas "could well have' been
beaten to death."
Reap said there appeared to be
a question of dual' citizenship in
Talamas' case; apparently he was
considered by the Haitian govern-
ment to be a Haitian citizen and
by the United States government
to be an American citizen:
Talamas was picked up in a
round up of suspects in the slayingr
Sunday of four policemen in a
mountain guardpost in the village
of Kenscoff, 14 miles. from here.
He was charged with possessing a
pistol and shotgun.
! = Baby Born Sunday



Three Die,
Four Hut
In Gunfighit
One gunman died and his partner
surrendered meekly yesterday at
the end of running gun battles in
two states that killed two police-
men and wounded four others.
Ralph Walker Taylor, 36, Ken-
ova, W. Va., came to the end of
his bloody trail with three fatal
police bullets in his body. His
partner, Victor Wayne Whitley,
26, Granger, Texas, gave up in
terror a4 some 250 grim-faced law
officers formed a human chain to
flush him from a tangled thicket.
Before the fantastic 12-hour
chase was over, state troopers Du-
gald A. Pellot, 23, Clinton, Mich.,
and William Kellems, 27, Scotts-
burg, Ind., had died before the
pair's guns.
Weird Chase
The weird chase began Monday
night when trooper Douglas A.
Vogel stopped two cars in a rou-
tine traffic violation check near
Clinton, Mich. One of the drivers
-Whitley later said it was Taylor
-whipped out a pistol and shot
Although wounded seriously, Vo-
gel, radioed for help, and Pellot
was killed when he tried to ap-
prehend the pair. Again, Whitley
accused Taylor of the shooting.
The two men headed south
across the Indiana border after
stealing another car, dumping it
in Jackson, Mich., and taking still
another vehicle.
Bound and Gagged
They bound and gagged the last
'car's owner, Mrs.. Gordop Lecro-
mier, 35. Near Bristol, Ind., they
stole an Indiana license plate and
put it over the Michigan plate.
Kellems reco'gnized the car at
Scottsburg but was shot as he ap-
proached it. Taylor also did that
shooting, Whitley said, and they
fled in a rain of bullets from Kel-
lems' riot gun before he died. The
pair headed back north and ran
into a police roadblock at the
junction of Indiana 3 and Indiana
7 at the south edge of Vernon in
southeastern Indiana, 70 miles
southeast of Indianapolis.
To UNCouncil'


PARIS (A) _Fr--Fance yesterday
was dealing with what generally
was agreed to be the nation's
gravest crisis since World War II.
The government of Premier
Maurice Bourges-Maunoury, de-
feated Monday night in a confi-
dence vote over Algeria, was serv-
ing only until a new premier could
be found. The Algerian rebellion,'
after three bloody years, still had
no end in sight. The franc was
slipping and prices were going up.
Strikes were breaking out or
Man in Street Disgusted,
As the politicians began their
usual shuttle in and out of Presi-
dent Rene Coty'spoifice in the quest
for a solution, the man in -the
strqet seemed openly disgusted.
The realization was being brought
home to many that this might not
be just another government turn-
over like the others which have
studded the 10 years since the
Fourth Republic was foundeti.
Bourges-Maunoury's government
was the 23rd since the war.
Some of the questions raised in-
cluded: Does the constitution real-
ly work? If it doesn't, what is to
be done about it?
There were some 'who talked of
a possible appeal to Gen. Charles
de Gaulle, who has remained in
the background since stepping
down as provisional president in
the early day of 1946.

His wife, formerly of Ashtabula,
Ohio, gave birth to a baby daugh-
ter on Sunday.
After a hasty autopsy, Haitian
doctors said Talamas died of a
heart attack. Junta officials ex-
plained that he' collapsed after
struggling to reach a machine gun
in the room where he was being
Talamas was the son of a
wealthy American textile mer-
chant of Syrian extraction. His
death brought expressions of re-
sentment from the Syrians and
American quarters of this capital.
Trouble Brewing
After a period of calm on this
turbulent Carribbean island re-
public, trouble began brewing anew
last week when returns from presi-
dential elections Sept. 22 indicated
the winner was Dr. Francois Duva-
Supporters of his opponent, for-
mer Sen. Louis Dejoie, vowed they
would burn down Port au Prince
if Dejoie lost. Dejoie, who is now
missing, charged the junta rigged
the election and warned of blood-

Japan was elected to the United
Nations Security Council yesterday
to the delight of the United States
and against the angry protest of
the Soviet Union.
The vote in the General As-
sembly. was 55 for Japan and 25
for Red Czechoslovakia, Moscow's
candidate. Canada and Panama
were elected to the other two-year
terms at stake.
The Soviet delegation, smarting
from a setback it had fought
energetically to avoid, charged the
vote was an "open discrimination
against the countries of Eastern
Europe . ."

"The, relief sought at this late
date would call for an extraordi-
nary exercise of judicial power
that onlyw the most compelling
considerations could warrant."
Union Offered
Inform ation~yC 'imet e
By Commnittee
ate Rackets Committee offered
yesterday to furnish the Team-
sters Union the information on,
which it based its charge that
many delegates to the union con-
vention were improperly selected.
Robert F. Kennedy, committee
counsel, at the same time added

Terms Are High'
But his terms are high. They
call for a drastic change with
establishmentof a strong execu-
tive on the United States model.
Few Frenchmen appeared ready to
take that step yet.
Coty called in the legislative
chiefs, the head of the National
Economic Council and former pre-
miers and party leaders for ,cop-
sultations. Their silence As they
left the President's office empha-
sized the gravity of the situation.
The 279-253 vote against Bour-
ges-Maunoury was short of the
absolute majority of the 596 As-
sembly which would have forced
the Premier to resign.
Council ESeeks

'Teahouse' To Begin Civic Theatre Season Tomorrow

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