Letters, Oct. 9, 1972

The Limp Lip

Sir / At last, after decades of a reputation for head cracking and bone crushing, we are no longer looking for a fight. Hardhats are looking for a leader. From a labor point of view, Nixon and McGovern clearly do not qualify.

I not only admire George Meany [Sept. 11] as an able, though aged labor leader; this time I even agree with him. As your article indicates, most hardhats do think for themselves, and many may just sit out '72.

Who knows? This may well be the election year that local politicos get the lever, but presidential candidates wind up...

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