LABOR: The Fall of Tony Boyle

The killers slipped into the house at night, cut the telephone wires and set to work. The daughter was shot first, then the wife, who was trying to hide under the bedclothes. Snapped awake by the shots, the husband was reaching desperately for his own gun when he was cut down by a deadly volley of five bullets.

The man killed in Clarksville, Pa., that December night in 1969 was Joseph ("Jock") Yablonski, 59, a tough, gravel-voiced man who had been bold enough to challenge the rule of United Mine Workers President W.A....

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