CORPUS CHRIST! TIMES. Mon., Nov. 10, 1975 5A Hoffa spurned need for guard DETROIT (AP) -- "The only guy who needs a bodyguard bodyguard is a liar, a cheat, a guy who betrays friendship," ex-Teamsters President James R. Hoffa said a month before he disappeared July 30. "I don't need any of them." In a copyright interview published in the December issue of Playboy magazine, the former union boss defended defended ^his longtime acquaintance Anthony "Tony Jack" Giacalone, a reputed Mafia figure who has been a central figure in the federal probe of Hoffa's disappearance. disappearance. The tape-recorded interview was conducted in June by Jerry Stanecki, a radio newsman in Detroit. Hoffa said in the interview that Giacalone was "a businessman" who had been unfairly hounded by the government on tax matters. Giacalone was one of three men the ex-union boss apparently believed he was on his way to meet the afternoon of the day he vanished. Giacalone's alibi for July 30 is that he was at the Southfield Athletic Club and never knew of any scheduled scheduled meeting with Hoffa. Giacalone is under indictment indictment for tax evasion. On that issue, Hoffa said, "They take you from the time you got outta school until now, ask people how much you've spent, add up your salary -- and they just put it on you and the law says you have to disprove it. That's what Giacalone's gotta prove now. "They put a net worth on him and-now Giacalone's gotta restructure his whole life from the time he was born to show where he got his money. It's gonna be a hell of a thing to do." Asked about reputed mobsters he has known, Hoffa retorted, "1 don't believe there is any organized crime, period. Don't believe it. Never believed it. I've said it for the last 40 years." Asked if he ever hired bodyguards, he said, "Never. Don't need 'em ... They're in your way ... You got a bodyguard, you become careless, and if you look at all the gangsters that were killed with bodyguards, you'll know they went to sleep. I don't care to go to sleep." Asked if he had ever ordered anybody killed, Hoffa paused and said, "Mmm, nope." He added: "Killing isn't the way to solve a problem." James Hoffa corpus christi^ TIMES P.O. Box 9136 Corpus Chiisti, Texas, 78408 Published each weekday afternoon except except Saturday at 820 N. Lower Corpus Christi, Texas by Ihe Caller- Times Publishing Co. Second class postage paid at Corpus Christi, Texas. Robert C. Dorsey. C l a r e n c e T r a f t o n . . J. Roy Daniel Andy L . S c h o e p f . . . James J. Wesson.. Charles F. Hoch... Kenneth D. H o l t . . . Business Manager ...Circulation Manager ...Production Manager ....Adv. Sales Manager Personnel Manager Creative Director Controller Member of The Associated Press. Associated Press is entitled exclusively The use for publication of all local printed in this newspaper as well as AP news dispatches. SUBSCRIPTION RATES MAIL RATES INCLUDING TAX: Morning, evening and Sunday, 12 months $87.84; 6 months M3.92; 3 months Morning or evening and Sunday, 12 months 162.64; 6 months S3I.32; 3 SIS.66. Morning or evening, no months 148 00; 6 months $24.00; 3 H2.00. Sunday only, 12 months $36.96; Â·nonlhs $18.43; 3 months S9.21. CARRIER RATES INCLUDING TAX: Morning, evening and Sunday, 12 S79.56; 6 months S39.78; 3 months month S6.62; I week St.53. Morning evening and Sunday, 12 months $58.68, months $29.34; 3 months $14.67; 1 S4.B8; 1 week SI. 13.