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8. Telegram dated September 3, 1951, from Jerry V. Ryan,

general organizer, to Dave Dove, business representative,

local 155, Little Rock, Ark..

22 (*)

8A. Telegram dated September 3, 1951, from Jerry V. Ryan to

Ray Chambless of local 665, Pine Bluff, Ark.

23

9. Affidavit of Ray Chambless_-

23

10. Affidavit of Dave Dove.

24

11. Affidavit of Orris M. Nix.

25

12. Affidavit of T. A. Hulsey -

27

13A. Affidavit of J. W. Staples_

29

13B. Affidavit of Plez Major.

29

13C. Affidavit of A. M. Willett.

29

13D. Affidavit of O. H. Primm

29

13E. Affidavit of J. R. Longing, Jr.

29

13F. Affidavit of James Ralph Lucas.

29

13G. Affidavit of Coy D. Longing -

29

14A. Affidavit of J. Truett Longing.

36

14B. Affidavit of A. M. Evans

36

14C. Affidavit of J. T. Michell.

36

14D. Affidavit of James W. Jones -

36

15. List and supporting documents concerning purchases not

authorized by the membership of local 706 and paid for

by check from funds of local 706_-

42

16. Documents and worksheet representing audit made for the

years 1955 to December 30, 1958..

47

17. Receipts given for payment of $3.50 weekly assessment. 59

18. Receipts for payments of different amounts

63

19. Constitution of the United Association of Journeymen &

Apprentices of the Plumbing & Pipe Fitting Industry of

the United States and Canada..

77

20. Receipts for money collected from the men of local 706_ 104

21. Union book of Edgar Giles from Local 706.--

111

22. Union book of J. Truett Longing from local 706_

117

23. Compilation of research concerning the election for officers

of local 798, Tulsa, Okla., held in December 1955_

122

24. Affidavits regarding the election of officers of local 798,

Tulsa, Okla..

124

25. Union book of Andrew M. Evans from local 706.

125

26. Union book of George W. Pace from local 724..

126

27. Union book of Ralph Kelly from local 817--

126

28. Minutes of the regular meeting of Pipeliners local 798,

November 11, 1955-..

129 (*)

29. Form provided to foremen in connection with collection of

money -

146 (*)

30A. Invoice from the Randolph Sporting Goods Co., Inc., El

Dorado, Ark., dated January 7, 1958, in the amount of

$197.30

160 ()

30B. Statement from Randolph Sporting Goods Co., Inc.,

El Dorado, Ark., dated February 1, 1958, to Plumbers &

Steamfitters Local 706, in the amount of $197.30..

160

30C. Check No. 4875, dated February 20, 1958, payable to

Randolph Sporting Goods Co., Inc., in the amount of

$197.30, drawn on local 706 and signed by Ermon

Griffin.

160 (*)

31. A slip which was attached to an envelope in which assess-

ment money was placed--

188 (*)

32. Sample of envelopes in which assessment money was

placed.

192

33. Audit report made by Leo Herbert, CPA.

220

34. Affidavit of Mrs. M. C. Carter..

236 237

35. Letter dated November 8, 1960, addressed to Mr. L. J.

Duffy from J. E. Rice, Chief, Federal Records Center,

GSA, enclosing analysis of payrolls of Blaw-Knox Co.,

Pine Bluff, Ark.-

236 237

36. Affidavit of Norwood Deal.

236 239

* May be found in the files of the subcommittee.

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37. Affidavit of Walter J. Martin, Sr.

236 240

38. Affidavit of James E. Goodwin.

236

241

39. Affidavit of Fred J. Daniels ..

236 241

40. Affidavit of Dan Dietrich and Henry Dietrich.

236 242

41. Affidavit of William Roland McAdoo...

236 243

42. Affidavit of Earl W. Alexander

236 244

43. Affidavit of R. W. Brummett..

236 245

44. Affidavit of R. K. Schaeffer.

236

246

45. Affidavit of J. E. Cook and C. P. Thompson.

236 247

46. Affidavit of W. A. McMahan, A. A. Malloch, B. E. Craig,

and W. T. “Red” Harris..

236 247

47. Affidavit of H. J. Webb and J. B. Swilley --

236 249

48. Affidavit of W. W. Wright and H. C. Bratton.

236 249

49. Affidavit of M. Muckelrath, Jr.; Vernon Burson, and L. B.

Priddy--

236

250

50. Affidavit of O. B. Coonradt.

236 251

51. Affidavit of Roy A. Yarbrough.

236 252

52. Affidavit of Bruice Cottrell..

236 253

53. Affidavit of Jack Goodwin.

236 254

54. Affidavit of George Morgan

236

254

55. Affidavit of George Wolfe..

236 255

56. Affidavit of Lawson Reasor Holmes.

236 256

57. Affidavit of J. R. Burns..

236 257

58. Affidavit of J. M. Johnny Telford.-

236 258

59. Affidavit of John Henry Armer.

236 259

60. Affidavit of Fred Murphy.

236 260

61. Affidavit of Ralph Kelly -

236 261

62. Affidavit of Homer Andress

236 262

63. Affidavit of John W. Garlington.

236 263

64. Affidavit of Keith Ripley--

236 264

65. Affidavit of H. C. Burns.

236 265

66. Affidavit of R. J. Garrett.

236 266

67. Affidavit of M. L. "Red" Evans..

236 267

68. Affidavit of H. A. Tanner..

236 268

69. Affidavit of Frank W. Holzer..

236 268

70. Affidavit of Garnett Hamp Smith.

236 269

71. Affidavit of O. K. Rogers ---

236 269

72. Affidavit of Kenneth Herbert Andrews.

236 270

73. Affidavit of Robert H. Tinsley--

236

271

74. Affidavit of E. B. Whellis.---

236 271

75. Affidavit of Walter E. Yarbrough.

236 272

76. Affidavit of Finis Lee, Jr.,

236 273

71. Affidavit of James Willie Garrett -

236 273

78. Affidavit of J. K. Andress, R. E. Gay, and J. J. Bailey 236 274

79. Affidavit of Dale C. Webb.

236 274

80. Affidavit of James M. Lamb.

236 275

81. Affidavit of Ernest Samuel Peppers.

236 276

82. Affidavit of Herb E. Bayer---

236 277

83. Affidavit of Richard Ison..

236 277

84. Affidavit of Robert Fillmore Tarpley-

236 278

85. Affidavit of Charlie Wright----

236 279

86. Affidavit of John Guy Brown.--

236 280

87. Affidavit of Hershel Smith and Harvey Atkins..

236 280

88. Affidavit of Floyd W. Zylks.

236

281

89. Affidavit of N. W. Price.

236 282

90. Affidavit of Wesley Lord.-

236 283

91. Affidavit of Scottie L. Smith..

236 284

92. Unsworn statement of Earl Griffin.

236 284

Proceedings of

March 22, 1960.-

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August 16, 1960..

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August 17, 1960.-

113

*May be found in the files of the subcommittee.

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LOCAL 706, PLUMBERS & STEAMFITTERS UNION,

EL DORADO, ARK.

(On March 22, 1960, James F. Mundie and La Vern J. Duffy testified in executive session during hearings held by the Select Committee on Improper Activities in the Labor or Management Field. This testimony was made public on March 26, 1960, by members of the select committee and follows below.)

TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 1960

U.S. SENATE,
SELECT COMMITTEE ON IMPROPER ACTIVITIES
IN THE LABOR OR MANAGEMENT FIELD,

Washington, D.C. The select committee met at 10:20 a.m., pursuant to Senate Resolution 249, agreed to February 8, 1960, in room 3302 of the Senate Office Building, Senate John L. McClellan (chairman of the select committee) presiding.

Present: Senator John L. McClellan, Democrat, Arkansas; Senator Karl E. Mundt, Republican, South Dakota (letter); Senator Sam J. Ervin, Jr., Democrat, North Carolina.

Also present: Jerome S. Adlerman, acting chief counsel; James F. Mundie, investigator; LaVern J. Duffy, investigator; Ruth Y. Watt, chief clerk,

The CHAIRMAN. The committee will please come to order.

Before we proceed with testimony, the Chair will make a brief statement for the record.

First, I may insert in the record at this point a letter from the Honorable Karl E. Mundt, vice chairman, consenting that these hearings may be held by the chairman with only one member of the committee present. At this point, however, I would note in the record that Senator Ervin is expected to attend the hearings and will arrive shortly.

(The letter is as follows:) Hon. JOHN L. MCCLELLAN, Chairman, Senate Select Committee on Improper Activities in the Labor or

Management Field, Washington, D.C. DEAR SENATOR MCCLELLAN: Pursuant to rule 3 of the rules of procedure adopted by the Senate Select Committee on Improper Activities in the Labor or Management Field, you have my permission, as vice chairman, to conduct executive hearings on matters relating to the Arkansas situation, without a quorum of two members, for the purpose of taking testimony in executive session on Tuesday, March 22, 1960. Sincerely yours,

KARL E. MUNDT,

Vice Chairman. The CHAIRMAN. We are proceeding, however, since the Senate meets at 12 o'clock, and it is desired if we can to conclude these executive proceedings before noon.

1

More than a year ago the Chair began receiving complaints from Local 706 of the Plumbers & Steamfitters Union of El Dorado, Ark., concerning the misuse of union funds and possible embezzlement of certain funds that were derived from assessments made against members of the union for the privilege of working. This was on a special project that was then under construction in Arkansas. There was a charge made, known as an assessment fee or assessment money, against each member who worked or each person who worked on the project as a steamfitter or plumber. These funds, it is alleged, have not been adequately accounted for. The complaints also charged that there had been a rigged election, also that there was lack of democracy in the union, and that a dictatorial rule generally prevailed.

These complaints were considered, and it had been the purpose of the Chair to have a preliminary investigation conducted with a view possibly of a full-scale investigation later.

That preliminary investigation has been conducted. We have present this morning members of the staff who conducted it, and we desire to get from them testimony with respect to their investigation, what information they were able to obtain, and what they found the facts to be.

This record will be made and preserved under the rules governing executive hearings. If the jurisdiction of this Senate select committee is by the Senate transferred to another committee of the Senate, these records will no doubt be available, such other committee or this committee, if it is continued beyond the 31st of March, may desire to hold full-scale hearings on the basis of the results of the preliminary investigation made by the staff.

The staff made this preliminary investigation into the financial operations of local 706, particularly during the years 1951 through 1954, at a time when a large Government arsenal was constructed at Pine Bluff, Ark.

As I pointed out up above, it is alleged that large amounts of money collected from members working on this project were, I think, designated “assessment money.”. It appears from information before the committee that a large portion of this assessment money has not been properly accounted for.

The first witness will be Mr. James F. Mundie. Do you and each of you solemnly swear that the evidence given before this Senate select committee shall be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?

Mr. MUNDIE. I do.
Mr. DUFFY. I do.

The CHAIRMAN. Mr. Mundie, you have been duly sworn. Will you state your name, your place of residence, and your present business, occupation, or employment?

TESTIMONY OF JAMES F. MUNDIE AND LaVERN J. DUFFY

Mr. MUNDIE. My name is James F. Mundie. I reside at 3903 Silver Hill Road, Washington, D.C., and I am an investigator for the staff.

The CHAIRMAN. Are you one of the staff investigators of this committee ?

Mr. MUNDIE. I am.
The CHAIRMAN. What is your present position ?

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