ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 21, 1972
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(Studio) In trial of Reverend Philip Berrigan and 6 others, government produces surprise witness.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) 60 government witnesses, include informer Boyd Douglas, have testified in Berrigan trial. Mrs. Carolyn North, who works in Harrisburg bank, called FBI yesterday to say she attended women's peace luncheon in June, 1970, in Westchester county, New York. Testifies today despite defense objections to suddenness of her appearance. She describes as shocking, speech of Sister Elizabeth McAlister, a defendant. Mrs. Bella Abzug said present at luncheon. Chief Prosecutor William lynch questions Mrs. North, who says Sister Elizabeth spoke of planned criminal action to stop vi War. Defense attorney, Paul O'Dwyer, questioning witness, is told she recognized accusations in present trial as plans Sister Elizabeth was referring to. FBI man to whom Douglas reported, Delmar Mayfield, testifies he wrote a letter to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover describing Douglas as an accomplished confidence man.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer Artist: Freda Reiter
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