A.F.L.-C.I.O. Blasts Teamsters In Long Corruption 'Indictment'; O'Neill Receives Pulitzer Prize
WASHINGTON, May 6--The AFL-CIO today threw a 22-page corruption "indictment" against Dave Beck's Teamsters Union and set May 24 as the deadline for its reply.
Still voicing defiance, Beck told the AFL-CIO Ethical Practices Committee its charges--which could lead to ouster of the Teamsters Union from the labor federation--constituted "malicious and unfounded slander of our membership and our official family, local and national."
The AFL-CIO Committee's charges were based largely on activities of Beck as president and Frank Brewster, Seattle, and Sidney Brennan, Minneapolis, as vicepresidents.
The Ethical Practices Committee in its memorandum of charges, alleged that the embattled Teamsters organization has so far failed to recognize anything wrong in its ranks, to conduct any investigation, or to suspend any union officials whose activities have been questioned.
The federation's detailed listing of charges indicated that as far as the parent AFL-CIO is concerned the Teamsters will have to dump Beck, Brewster, Brennan and perhaps a number of other officers under fire.
O'Neill Wins Pulitzer Prize
NEW YORK, May 6--Eugene O'Neill today won the first posthumous Pulitzer drama prize ever awarded for his autobiographical drama "Long Day's Journey Into Night." It is a current Broadway hit.
In another unprecedented citation, the trustees of Columbia University gave the biography award to a member of Congress, Sen. John F. Kennedy (D-Mass.), for his "Profiles in Courage."
In journalism, the Chicago Daily News won the 1957 Pulitzer Prize for exposing a 2 1/2-million-dollar fraud in the office of the state auditor of Illinois.
Polish Riot Reported
WARSAW, Poland, May 6--The story of a big riot, which seems to have had military overtones, came out of the garrison of Jaroslaw today.
The police station of Jaroslaw, near the Soviet Ukraine frontier, was reported stoned by a mob of several hundred persons.