March 9, 1970 -
Washington, DC- United Mine Workers President W.A. "Tony" Boyle,
shown here at a press conference swearing before almighty God he was
telling the truth, stoutly denies either he or the nation did any
wrong in his re-election in December and the murder of his opponent
a month later. Boyle said, "I came here today to set the record
straight, to give you the facts."
W. A. Boyle Gesturing and Speaking
March 9, 1970 -
Washington: In Defense Of Himself. W. A. "Tony" Boyle, president of
the United Mine Workers, gestures to emphasize a point during a press
conference March 9th at the National Press Club here. 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.
W.A. Boyle Gesturing at News Conference
March 9, 1970 - Washington: W.A. "Tony" Boyle, president of the
United Mine Workers of America, makes animated gestures during two
hour news conference at the National Press Club here. He asserted that
he and his union had been the victims of "outrageously and scandalous
and inaccurate charges, "Communist-style duplicity by the Government
and "reckless journalism."
Newsmen Questioning W.A. Tony Boyle
March 19, 1973 - Erie, Pennsylvania: Former United Mineworkers
president W.A. Tony Boyle is questioned by newsmen as he arrives at
Erie County Airport where shortly afterward he was confronted by
Kenneth Yablonski, son of slain Joseph "Jock" Yablonski as he got into
car. Boyle was called "killer" by Kenneth. The former UMW leader is
here to testify at the William Prater trial.