Step-up Paris Negotiations ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, WED., DEC. 13, 1972 Page 3 Speculate Kissinger Making Peace Progress WASHINGTON (AP) Steppe d-up negotiations in Paris and speechmaking in Saigon have produced speculation but little solid information here about prospects for the proposed accord to end the Vietnam war. A widespread assumption among Washington officials is that presidential adviser Henry A. Kissinger is making progress in his secret sessions with Hanoi's Le Due Tho and that he will return to the White House shortly. But the North Vietnamese were reported as very tough in the Paris negotiating, and hopes for a fast wrapup of peace details admittedly have dimmed. Just before Kissinger headed for Paris Nov. 19, authoritative U.S. sources anticipated that a cease-fire pact would be nailed down around mid-December. Truman Remains Serious In Second Week of Illness KANSAS CITY (AP) - Harry S. 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Truman was taken to the hospital Dec. 5 by ambulance when an ailment which had lingered for two weeks was described as lung congestion. The following day he was placed on the critical list, where he remained until Sunday when his condition was upgraded to serious. Doctors said Tuesday the former chief executive's condition would fluctuate within the serious classification for some time. The hospital spokesman said Truman's heart condition re- m a i n e d unchanged from Tuesday when it was noted as stronger than earlier in the week. His kidney function was described as adequate. The spokesman said Truman responds to verbal stimuli but that he did not talk during the night. The spokesman said this meant Truman was aware he is being spoken to but did not nec- \—Quotations STOCK MARKET SI REPRESENTATIVE STOCKS AT&T 51'/2 American Motors 8% Chrysler 40Vs Firestone 25% Ford 77W Gamble Skog 34 3 /g General Motors 81% Goodyear 32 Int. 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