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Hoffa’s Humor

Oct. 8, 1961 - Even his detractors on the staff of the Senate Permanent Investigations Subcommittee were chuckling over the comment of James R. Hoffa about his summons to testify Monday. Mr. Hoffa, president of the Teamsters Union, was summoned by Senator James O. Eastland, Democrat of Mississippi, to tell about possible Communists among members of his Union. Mr. Hoffa said: "There are no more Communists in the Teamsters Union than in the Catholic Church." He added for good measure: "Eastland couldn't find Communists if they wore cowbells.”


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