NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 06, 1970
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(Studio) Joseph Yablonski Junior says unless father's murder thoroughly investigated, no coal miner would run against entrenched union leader Yablonski supporters accuse union of crimes.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) Dissident miners testify; accuse union officials of black listing Yablonski supporters. Karl Kafton bays had to drive 120 miles to only work he could get. [Karl KAFTON - states can't get work due to his union activity.] [Jennings RANDOLPH - says not just union, but operator of mine in collusion with union, keeping those unemployed.] [KAFTON - believes there is collusion.] UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) denied blacklist. [Mike TABOVICH - believes officials of UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) connected with Yablonski murders.] [Edward MONBORNE - believes tyranny is present; men in pits need help.]
REPORTER: Carl Stern
(Cleveland, Ohio) Grand jury investigating Yablonski murders hears testimony from officials of UMW. [William PRATER - denies reign of terror.] Silous Huddleston testifies, his daughter and son-in-law already indicted in Yablonski murders. [Silous HUDDLESTON - had no comment.]
REPORTER: Joe Mosbrook
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