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The Michigan Daily

Vol. LXXXVII, No. 47-S

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, July 20, 1977

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages

K r Art Fair unfolds as
. workers toil under
torrid sun, humidity
By LORI CARRUTHERS
A short stroll through the streets of Ann Arbor one day before
the Ann Arbor art fair can give the casual observer an inkling
of the amount of preparation that goes on before the fair begins.
As one observer put it, "There is a certain amount of low-key
excitement in the air. The energy level is building as tables are
being set up and trucks are making their deliveries."
IN YESTERDAY's warm afternoon sun workmen busily pre-
pared the streets, sidewalks and booths for today's merchants.
Along East University young men wearing red T-shirts that read
"Ann Arbor Art Fair" nosily hammered weathered wood slats to
the framework for the booths.
Besides artist's booths, a pointcd white canopy structure has
appeared on East University between the Physics and Astronomy
Building and West Engineering Building. The canopy, a project
of architecture and design students, is making its second appear-
ance this year after a brief stint in April.
By late'afternoon, as thc mercury and humidity continued to
rise, those setting up the booths began to take comfort in the
shade of a tree. One family, the Fitzharrises and their daughter
>1 aLiz set up their lawn chairs in the shade of a nearby building.
"IT COULD have been any other weather except 95 to 100
degrees today," Mr. Fitzharris said.
, Temperatures for today's fair are expected to be blistering,
N Ywith a high in the upper 90's.
Along South University, fences and roping were set up by
workers to protect the green lawns. Four foot high snow fences
and roped off areas with signs declaring "No displays - Space
iC t Use Prohibited" seem ample measures of protection.
Daily Photo by CHRISTINAMSCHNEIDEp MERCHANTS ALSO are making preparations for the throngs
These workers defied the blazing sun and 95 degree temperatures yesterday to build booths on of Art Fair shoppers. Several shops scattered across town are
East University St. which will house artists during the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, which opens prominently displaying various colors and styles of T-shirts adver-
today. See ANN, Page 10
Begin presents peace plan
WASHINGTON VP) - Prime Minister Menahem sources said.
Begin of- Israel presented President Carter yes-
terday with a comprehensive peace plan that THERE IS NO place in the Begin plan for the
called for broad Israeli withdrawals in Sinai and Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) to be
on the Golan Heights and a semi-autonomous represented at the peace table.
Arab civil administration on the west bank of the Without divulging details of the document, Car-
Jordan River, sources said. ter's spokesman, Jody Powell, said Begin had
Begin left the proposal for Carter to consider offered proposals that were "forward looking and
worthyofaconsderatin"eby te Arabstates
after the leaders held their initial two hour meet-
ing at the White House. The Israeli plus also sug- Begin plansed to outline his approach, which
gested reconvening the Geneva conference in the has the unanimous backing of the Israeli cabinet,
fall with subcommittees set up to deal with the at a news conference tod'ay.
details of settlements on all three fronts, the See ISRAEL'S, Page 10 w

Pipeline closes again

ANCHORAGE, Alaska OP) - A
truck ran into the trans-Alaska
pipeline last night, causing an
oil leak that forced an immedi-
ate shutdown of the pipeline
only 24 hours after it had been
restarted..
Edward Patton, chief execu-
tive officer of Alyeska Pipeline
Service Co., said .the accident at
5:55 p.m. EDT knocked a small
valve off the pipeline.
"THIS IS not something that
is going to keep us down more
than a few hours," Patton said.
It was the second shutdown of
the line this month.
Patton said he was not sure
how much oil leaked at the site.
An Interior Department spokes-
man in Washington said how-
ever the spill was believed to
be "upwards of 200 barrels,"

which would be more than 11,000
gallons.
The spokesman said work
crews were landscaping and re-
seeding at the site, 23 miles
south of the northern terminus
of 800-mile pipeline, when the
accident occurred.
IT ALSO was the second inci-
dent in less than a month involv-
ing a truck running into the
line. The previous incident was
at Pump Station No. 10, where
the flow of oil has not reached.
Earlier yesterday, an oil well
pumping station at Prudhoe Bay
was shut down after a leak of
highly combustible crude oil was
reported. Industry officials had
said that incident would not re-
quire shutting down the pipeline.
An Atlantic Richfield spokes-
man said the leak triggered a

fire prevention system, dump-
ing an inert gas into the build-
ing to prevent a fire or explo-
sion. The station was shut down
immediately.
The mishap occurred several
hours after Alyeska Pipeline
Service Co. had restarted the
pipeline following a 10-day shut-
down. The pipeline was closed
after an explosion destroyed
Pump Station No. 8 on the $7.7
million line.
Fifteen hours after restart,
Alyeska said no problems had
been encountered with the pipe-
S e. However, at 2:30 p.m.
EDT, oil had only moved about
eight miles-to mile 526-since
restartup began, That's only
about half a mile an hour. Orig-
inally the oil had been moving
about 1.4 miles per hour.

MEHAHEM BEGIN, Prime Minister of Israel, arrived in Wash-
ington yesterday and met with President Carter to discuss
the Middle East situation.

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