NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 28, 1972
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(Studio) UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) votes for president Friday Union plagued by violence and scandal since founded by John L. Lewis. Joseph Yablonski and family shot to death. Yablonski a dissident leader Union president Tony Boyle convicted for misuse of union money.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(West Virginia) Dissident faction is "Miners for Democracy." Boyle criticizes observers courts allowed dissidents to hire to oversee union activities during campaign. [BOYLE - says observers hippies that smell and have long hair.] Arnold Miller leader of opposition. Because of Yablonski killing, Miller has bodyguards. All candidates carry guns, include Harry Patrick, candidate for treasurer Labor Department closely overseeing election to insure no irregularities occur. Election expected to be close.
REPORTER: John Dancy
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