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Avalanche-Journal (Newspaper) - May 17, 1973, Lubbock, Texas Thursday Morning May 17 1973 AFLCIO Conspiracy Alleged In Suit WASHINGTON UPIi against open with the National do that nan logically should have been them nonunion group iasi year and Relations Board But he refused separate Complaints Filed jfiled in the New Vork KLRB trend contractors accused 17 AFL included acts oj deny thai the accusedj Separate complaints wereoffice or CIO construction unions coercive picketing threatening included Labor Secretary Peter Wednesday of engaging in a j telephone calls and physical J Brcnnan former head of national conspiracy of JNew York construction unions coercion and intimidation to ABC Executive Vice Presii When asked at a news drive them out of business idem John P Trimmer declinedconference if he could deny that The Associated Builders release names of thcjBrcnnan was included in the Gmtractors ABC said theindividuals accused in petitionspetitions Trimmer replied I filed in NLRB regional offices in Boston Philadelphia Bal The ABC asked the NLRB to seek court injunctions barrinj timore Tampa Pittsburgh tjro unions from continuing the alleged illegal activities and to Cleveland and Detroit The complaints detailed alleged violations in those areas Any complaints against Bren White House Denies NixonDean Talk they lost as a result of WASHINGTON UPI The his statement to rejMrters last the President said an investigafor conducting the investigationalleged illegal activities IViiite House said Wednesday Aug 23 tkw by Dean had disclosed that I squarely on beans shoulders Motel Bombing Cited require the national officers of the unions to discipline any of their members or local officials who violate the injunctions The contractor group also asked the NLRB to requiie the 17 unions to pay nonunion workers any wages and benefits the President Nixon had not talked jviih John W Dean III before issuing a statement last Augustthat a thorough investigation bejvolved in the Watergate affair Investigation Requested jno one in his administration The President did direct presently employed was in His confirmation of the factj Trimnier estimated there that someone else transmitted the results of the report to the about 1 acts of violence Deans investigation had I undertaken in the White House j Was flabbergasted Dean President left open the pos sibilitv that tliis person m a v million in damages and exonerated members of his ruxi that process was undertaki was quoted as savin Staff from complicity in theen by the counsels staff have been a central figure ta exor Watergate affair Ziegler said Bui Press Secretary Ronald Dean said in a L disputed claims by I interview thai the first he had the ousted White House counsel j heard of the Dean report was Jliat no investigation had becnia news account of Nixons press conducted when Nixon made last Aug 29 when I d JYork Times that the informa tion was transmitted by John White House involvement is D Ehrlichman Nixons former sucd by him and his office chief domestic aide who left the 10 months since the i White House along with chief of Watergate breakin were based staff Haldemanasaresultion information obtained from and 1972 alone with orally to the President and Nixon his declaration of n this basis He d a report in the strongly hinted Dean was the man also responsible for covering up White House complicity He said all the denials of any struction He said the most costly incident was the dyna miting of an almost completed Ramada Inn in Memphis with damage estimated at Watergate Defense iCoimsel Plans Suit TOPEKA Kan UPI The I and professional reputation attorney for Watergate con He said other defendants spirator James McCord saidwould include everyone in the Wednesday lie is preparing a j White House and tie Commit JJamage suit in the neighbortee to ReElect the President hood of million against who was in any way involved in President Nixon some Whitethe Watergate House aides and reelection McCord contends he was officials because of McCords deceived by White House Watergate conviction Here we have a man who had an impeccable reputation but who is now in jail and said attorney Henry Rothblatt at a news conference He was induced to get blatt said jnvolved and since they got him involved now they have to pay for the Within Two Weeks Rothblatt said the suit will be filed within the next two weeks officials as to the nature of the Watergate breakin McCord induced to was get improperly involved in of the Watergate scandal Dean Held Responsible j Deans office We as did the Ihe disclosures came in an President information hour and 40minute exchange with reporters during which Ziegler put the responsibility from the counsels Ziegler said Police Probe Four BreakIns Police were investigating Wednesday four breakins which included the theft of stereo a television set illegal activity by people who j and a Mickey Mouse held high public Former Attorney General John Mitchell was the highest law officer in the United States and he said they were doing it the breakin on behalf of the White House But as it turned in Washington or in New York j out the breakin was not for He said the exact amount of the benefit of the nation but for damages to be requested had not been established but would probably exceed million the political benefit of a few said1 The New York attorney He said the President would the filing of the suit will bo included as a defendant probably be delayed until because Nixon has publicly testimony is received by a accepted the blame for Water1 Senate investigative committee pare Therefore Rothblatt said facts from that Nixon was responsible for committee may have a bear damaaes to McCords personal ing on the suit he files Conviction Overturned In Houston AUSTIN UPI The Texas i way into the Northline Motor Court of Criminal Appeals Hot el the night of the shooting Wednesday ruled a Houstonwith guns trial court did not prove Jerry Wife Also Shot Leonard Farris murdered mo tel owner Willie Nash Bell and reversed Farris 60year prison sentence The court ordered An autopsy performed on Bell however failed to link the fatal shot to Bells heart with either stand trial again for the May 7 1969 killing At the original trial Bells wife Nancy Marie Bell testified Farris and his 60yearold fath er Farris forced their Congressmen Criticize Bad Remarks Four WASHINGTON UPI congressmen defended the J Edgar Hoover Wednesday ne against scurrilous remarks of the Farris guns but conelud Farris to ed that a nonfatal bullet found in Bells neck came from Mrs Bells pistol No one testified that the ap pellant Farris shot the de the appellate court saidin a majority opinion by presiding Judge John F Onion We conclude that the court erred in failing to respond to the timely presented special re quested charge on circumstan tial the opinion said Judges W A Morrison and Leon Douglas delivered separ ate dissenting opinions The ev idence was direct One of the j principals testified he shot the Douglas wrote Orders Xew Trial In other decisions Wednesday al appeals court a new trial for Don poster Johnny Rios of 206 Cherry told police intruders broke into his residence between S and Wednesday taking nearly in stereo equipment and a television Also taken in the breakin were several pop N B Fields reported the theft of seven mens suits from Fields University Shop at 1215 University Ave The suits were valued at S920 Ten dollars in change also was stolen Entry to the Rios residence and the shop was gained by breaking windows More than 5330 In tires was taken from a storage shed at 3121 Elm Ave Tuesday Max Bagwell reported the theft to police Wednesday About 540 in oil also was taken Phillip Grissom of 2311 Ave W said stereo equipment valued at was stolen from his residence sometime during the past six days felt the alleged campaign by the unions was an effort by to reverse a growing that has seen nonunion open shop contractors etting a bigger share of construction contracts while unionized builders with union shop contracts get less He said this trend toward nonunion or open shop contrac tors had developed because of two factors1 first the big increases in union wages in the last few years and a lack of growth of productivity of union construction workers Trimmer said ABC members had gotten some relief in local courts but finally went to the NLRB because the situation has become The 17 unions cited in the petitions were the Asbestos Workers Boilermakers and Blacksmiths Bricklayers Car penters Electrical Workers Elevator Constructors Granite Cutters Iron Workers Labo rers Lathers Marble and Stone Trimmer told newsmen he Polishers Operating Engineers Painters Plasterers Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Roofers and Sheet Metal Workers liAINDEER KILLED LULEA Sweden AP Huge flocks of ravens attacked and killed hundreds of reindeer weakened by lack of pasture in northern Sweden travelers re ported TAPES A full tns of 3Track Cassette Quad8 and 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