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Justice Dept-International Telephone and Telegraph #462968

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 14, 1972
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(Studio) Former Attorney General John Mitchell testifies in ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) case before Senator Judiciary Committee Denies he had role in settlement of antitrust case against ITT, in return for ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) pledge to Republican national convention
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Mitchell says he brushed aside ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) lobbyist Dita Beard at Kentucky Derby party, but he discloses discussion of antitrust matters with ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) President Harold Geneen a year ago. San. Philip Hart asks if pressures were brought on him and Mitchell says no. Senator Roman Hkuska asks about President involvement and Mitchell says President never mentioned any antitrust case. Senators Edward Kennedy and John Tunney raise questions about role of White House Aide Peter Flannigan who lined up financial consultant for Justice Department in case. [Senator Thomas EAGLETON - charges Flannigan has intervened in numerous cases, reminiscent of Sherman Adams scandal in Eisenhower admin.] [Senator Edward GURNEY - says Democrats call witnesses (such as Flannigan) to extend hearings and delay confirmation of Richard Kleindienst as Attorney General]
REPORTER: Paul Duke Artist: Stephen Cohen

(Studio) White House official calls Eagleton charges partisan, and full of innuendos, and says Flannigan does a good job.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

5:39:20 "PAY BD. and LONGSHOREMEN"

(Studio) Pay Bd. considers 25% raise agreed upon by West Coast dock workers and shipping companies
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC] Pay Bd. members say raise is far in excess to 5% guideline. They agree more than 5% is justified as dock workers have become more productive. [Longshoremen's union president Harry BRIDGES - expounds on productivity.] Dock workers will settle for nothing less than entire increase or else they will strike again. Bd. faces inflation versus strikes.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

Chancellor, John;
Duke, Paul;
Levine, Irving R.

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