Annals of Crime #70


Original Caption:

In Defense Of Himself.

Washington -- W. A. "Tony" Boyle, president of the United Mine Workers union, gestures to emphasize a point during a press conference March 9th at the National Press Club. Boyle issued a 14-page statement defending himself and the United Mine Workers, denying any connection or involvement in the murder of Joseph Yablonski, whom Boyle defeated in an election last Dec. 9th. Boyle challenged the Labor Dept's claim that widespread irregularities marred the balloting. (1970)

2 comments:

Fred said...

I wonder if "widespread irregularities" included the murder of Jock Yablonski?

Biomusicologist said...

I think "widespread irregularities" led to the most notable, visible loss of his pinky finger on his right hand.