Nation: One Letter Carrier's Life

Peter Stafford is distinctly out of character as a striker in violation of federal law, a court injunction and union orders. A New York letter carrier for 23 years, he is an Army veteran who is active in church affairs and the Boy Scouts. He is ordinarily a law-abiding, responsible citizen; in his life there have been no riots or violent demonstrations. Yet last week Stafford was willingly risking his job and pension rights—and flirting with a jail sentence and fine. In a mood as angry as the angriest militant's, he declared: "Our Government shows that the only way to get...

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