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Art tair opens
Tents and outdoor vending
.- ?n stands bloomed where cars and
.- trucks once rushed about as the
annual Art Fair opened in the
streets of the city yesterday.
Everything from leather goods
(left) to "junk art" displays
(lower left) and much more
awaited the first day crowds
which are expected to swell over
the weekend.
The fair, which is scheduled
to run through 5 p.m. Saturday,
brings artists, craftsmen, buy-
ers and just plain gawkers to-
gether in a carnival atmosphere.
There is music, food and some-
thing for just about everybody.
Local merchants too, take ad-
vantage of the fair by displaying
their wares on the sidewalks-
usually at reduced prices.
4'As usual in Ann Arbor, the
politicos are out in full force on
the corner of East U and South
U. As Firsign Theater says "It's
a fair for all, and no fair for
anybody." (Daily Photos by Jim
Wallace)
QUANG TRI FIGHT RAGES:
Kissinger -meets Hanoi leader
in Paris for secret parley

AFL-CIO to sit
out Nov. contest
union boss says
WASHINGTON (N-AFL-CIO President George Meany
led the big labor federation to the political fence yesterday
to sit out this year's White House election race between
President Nixon and Democratic nominee George McGovern.
"I will not vote for either one of them," said the 77-
year-old labor patriarch, backed up by a vote of the AFL-
CIO's executive council.
"I'm disappointed," McGovern said when he returned
from a horseback ride near Custer, S.D., to learn the news.
"I frankly don't want to feud with President Meany. I'm
confident the leaders of the rank-and-file of many indi-
vidual unions will go ahead and endorse us."
His vice presidential running mate, Sen. Thomas Eagle-
ton of Missouri, voiced simi-
lar hopes in Washington. *
Leaders of a number of AFL- violene
CIO unions already have en-
dorsed the South Dakota senator
and others indicated they would
do so. continues
One small maritime union has
endorsed Nixon and leaders of
several of the more conservative I el n
construction unions reportedly
lean to Nixon.
The decision left the federa- BELFAST, Northern Ireland
tion's 117 individual unions and ()-Bombs and gunfire claim-
their total of 13.6 million mem- ed four more lives in Northern
bers .free to endorse either Mc- Ireland yesterday only hours
Govern of Nixon on their own. after new secret efforts were
"Let them do as they like" started to restore peace to the
1Meany told a news conference. province.
But it made McGovern the first The victims included a 71-
Democratic presidential candi- year-old man, gunned down by
date in the 17-year history of terrorists in a Belfast bar, and
the AFL-CIO to be deprived of a 6-month-old boy, killed in his
the direct help of the AFL-CIO's baby carriage by a car-bomb
nationwide Committee on Poli- that exploded in the town of
tical Education. Strabane.
COPE is reportedly worth $10 The blast 100 yards from the
million in money and manpower infant's carriage, also seriously
in a presidential election race. wounded the baby's mother, two
The vote of the AFL-CIO other women and a 15-year-old
council was 27-3 with five ab- girl. Authorities were given a
sent, and several union presi- 20-minute warning but the
dents said it was more a meas- bomb exploded about 10 min-
ure of labor leaders' respect for utes later while people still were
Meany than opposition to Mc- being evacuated.
Govern among many union Also two Belfast men were
chiefs. shot and killed by terrorist gun-
Meany has assailed Nixon's men yesterday.
record on wage-price controls, One was a British soldier
labor legislation and -most do- caught at an army post in the
mestic issues but supported heavily Roman Catholic Spring-
Nixon on Vietnam war policy, field Road area. e was the
100th soldier to die in the three
Meany reportedly is disturbed of trmoi Te se
at McGovern's views on the war, bullet victim was a factory
on some labor issues, welfare watcman
reform with redistribution of in- Wacmn
come, and liberalizing laws on Authorities reported o t h e r
abortion and homosexuality, scattered shooting in Belfast.
They said sniper fire Wounded
"We don't think he would be a British soldier at an army pa-
in the best interests of labor. We trol on the edg of the Catho-
don't think this man is good lic New Lodge area. Troops in
material," Meany said of Mc- the Andersonstown area also
Govern. came under fire but no casual-
"I will not endorse, I will not ties were reported.
support and I will not vote for The deaths raised to at least
Richard Nixon for president of 448 the number of lives lost In
the United States. I will not three years of sectarian turmoil,
endorse, I will not support and with 240 killed this year alone
I will not vote for George Mc- in the worst turbulence in 50
Govern for president of the years.
United States," said the ex- The peace moves were re-
plumber who rose through the ported by well grounded sources
ranks to become the nation's who said the extremist Provi-
"Mr. Labor." See VIOLENCE, Page 12
Beat
the

Heat! ge
See Editorial Page'4

By The Associated Press
Presidential adviser Henry
Kissinger met with Hanoi Polit-
buro member Le Duc Tho yes-
terday in the 14th round of
secret talks Kissinger has held
with the North Vietnamese
leaders in an effort to end the
Vietnam war.
Kissinger returned to Washing-
ton late last night for secret
meetings with the President.
According to White House Press
Secretary Ron Ziegler further
meetings between Kissinger and
Le Duc Tho "will be announced
as they are held."
Meanwhile, the South Vietna-
mese army claimed to have re--
pulsed Communist infantry at-
tacks on Quang Tri, as ARVN
paratrooper units continued to
advance toward the provincial
capital's old walled Citadel.. ,
By late yesterday afternoon,
some airborne units were re-
ported within 50 yards of the
19th century fortress, which is
filled with North Vietnamese
gun emplacements.
The secret peace meeting, in
Paris, was announced imme-
diately in simultaneous com-
muniques by both sides. It was

preceded by speculation, that
blossomed as soon as Kissinger
dropped from public view in the
United States.,
No details of the tone or
substance of the talks were re-
leased, and there was no indi-
cation how the discussions
might affect the 151st meeting
of the semi-public peace con-
ference, scheduled for tomor-
row.
The semi-public conference
resumed last Thursday 'after a
ten-week break, the longest
ever. The United States had
refused to attend the sessions
until the Communist side start-
ed "serious negotiations."
There was no sign of any sig-
nificant shifts last Thursday in
the semi-public sessions, in
which texts of the delegation
speeches are issued to newsmen.
and spokspersons hold briefings
afterwards.
In Washington, Senate ma-
jority leader Mike Mansfield
said yesterday that with the
secret peace talks underway,
he will hold off pushing for a
Senate vote on his end-the-war
amendment.

He said that since Kissinger
was meeting in the talks, he
was "willing to wait a couple of
days to give Mr. Kissinger an-
opportunity to work out a sat-
isfactory settlement."
A negotiated settlement of the
war, if possible, "would be the
most satisfactory conclusion,"
Mansfield said.
He said Kissinger should be
given "all possible flexibility."
But Mansfield said that if noth-
ing conclusive is forthcoming,
he will press ahead with his ef-
forts to win approval of his
amendment to a foreign aid
authorization bill.
The bill, as approved by the
Senate Foreign Relations Com-
mittee, includes Mansfield's
amendment, but action on the
measure has been stalled since
early last month by senators
seeking to delete or modify it.
The amendment provides for
withdrawal of U.S. ground
troops from South Vietnam by
August 31, without any condi-
tions, and a halt to all U. S.
military operations in Indochina
once North Vietnam agrees to
a cease-fire and the release of
American prisoners of, war.

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