The Press: The Strikebreaker

At 70, he is plagued with eye cataracts, and his office is the cluttered corner of a Zionsville, Ind. farmhouse, which he claims was once used as a chicken roost. But restless, lank Bloor Schleppey has a role in American journalism as unusual as his name: he breaks strikes for pay.

For the past quarter-century, ex-Newsman Schleppey's principal antagonist has been the tightly organized International Typographical Union. When publishers were hit with an I.T.U. strike, they called Schleppey. Within hours Schleppey was on hand, and his men were swarming into town by car, plane...

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