December 21, 1976 PAGE 8 HAYS DAILY NEWS Forces Battling In Lebanon BEIRUT, Lebanon (UPI) — Syrian peacekeeping troops clashed with anti-Syrian Palestinians in a bitter five- hour battle in south Beirut Tuesday Fierce fighting was also reported in southern Lebanon between Christian villages and a Palestinian stronghold. The fighting in the capital suburbs marked the first lime since the Syrian peacekeeping troops entered Beirut in force Nov. 14 that they clashed with Palestinian guerrillas. The Syrians, along with pro- Syrian Palestinians, blasted at rebellious guerrillas of the "Rejection Front" for five hours with artillery, mortars and rocket propelled grenades until a truce was called in midmorning. The battle apparently stemmed from fighting between the pro-Syrian Saiqa guerrilla organization and so- called "rejectionists" — ' Palestinians who oppose any negotiated settlement with Israel and the large-sclae military intervention of Syria in Lebanon. Reports differed as to how the peacekeeping troops became involved, but the fighting apparently escalated to include both these forces and mainstream guerrilla groups of the Palestine Liberation Organization. Residents of Beirut who lived near the scene of the Wishing you everything //m/'s •ighl and beautiful at Christinas. May our sincere thanks ornament your holidays. Joseph's Credit Union 107 W. 13th Hoys, Kansas Campus Service Center 702 Park fighting on the outlying southern areas of Chatila camp, Bouri Barahneh and Sabra said the various groups battled with mortars, machine guns and rocketpropelled grenades. "It was really terrible," said one man who lived near the scene. "They were throwing everything they had at each other." To the south near the Israeli border, Arab sources said fierce fighting between three Christian villages and a Palestinian stronghold in southern Lebanon broke out early Tuesday. A dispatch from Dovev, Israel, quoting the Arab so, ces, said the fighting between the villagers broke a month of quiet along the southern border of Lebanon. Arab villagers crossing the border into Israel said there were no injuries but at least 25 houses in the Maronite villages of Debl, Bin Ebel and Rimesh were seriously damaged. A Palestinian source, referring to the fighting in south Beirut, said: "As a result of provocations by the deterrent forces last night, the Palestinian forces replied by opening fire in self-defense." A spokesman for the Arab peacekeeping force said the fighting began at 4:30 a.m. and lasted about five hours. "Arab forces positioned around the camps were hit and had to intervene in their own defense," he said. However, PLO sources said ^ainstream guerrilla organizations became involved "as a result of provocations by the deterrent forces." They said the battles began when the Arab forces shelled the camp. Turnpike Opponents Appealing To Court Big Task A truck and bulldozer are dwarfed by the chat pile In Bonne Terre, Mo. One of the contractors who regularly loads the chat for use on local projects gathers a load. While this seems to be a large dent, It Is only a small portion of the massive piles of chat left In the county mining operations. (URj Photo) , <n TOPEKA, Kan. (UPI) — A group opposing the proposed Southeast Kansas Turnpike says it will ask the Kansas Supreme Court whether the legislature violated the constitution by agreeing to back turnpike bonds with freeway money. The Southeast Kansas Landowners Association late last week filed notice it will appeal a ruling by Shawnee County District Judge E. Newton Vipkers that dismissed a suit to prevent construction of the 160-mile toll road. ' The landowners said Vickers was wrong not to find that laws creating and governing the state highway fund do not authorize payment of any money from the fund to subsidize a toll road. The 300-member group accused the legislature of improper exercise of legislative P9\ver, in violation of the constitution, in attempting lo use public funds for a road to which the public would be denied free access. Issuance of bonds for con- s'truction of the proposed route has been delayed indefinitely by the legislature, initially due to the financially weakened condition of the state freeway fund that would be used to back the bonds if they could not be paid off by toll revenues. The proposed turnpike would run from Winfield to the southeast corner Of the state. Marine Klansmen Say Superiors Were Warned * ... j.« f tt • . _.j i. 'i i_t_«.l. T»V»*» VlnnotttAti atiruaafarl nt PflrrVlIlS 3 OOCr CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (UPI) — Three Marines belonging to the Ku Klux Klan told a hearing into racial violence they had tried to warn superiors such incidents were brewing after they were threatened and assaulted by black troops. The three are among 16 known Klansman ordered transferred to other posts by the commanding general of this 27,000-Dersons base to "defuse the situation" following an attack by black Marines on whites. Six whites were clubbed and stabbed 'by blacks who invaded a Saturday beer party last month, reportedly mistaking it for a KKK meeting. Whites aboard a bus were harassed "by about eight or nine blacks ... and there were threats upon us they were going to kill us," Pfc. Dennis Lee Campbell testified Monday. The Klansmen appeared at preliminary hearings, called to decide whether 14 blacks accused of the attack will be court-martialed. Pfc. Ronnie Harper testified that his shirt was ripped off in the bus incident several days before the attack on the beer party. The bus incident was not otherwise described. The blacks' threatened "to kill you Ku Klux Klan guys," Campbell said, and he took to carrying a pocket knife tor protection. j;', "We felt it (a black attacjo was going to happen soon arid we didn't know when," jHe said. "The klan would be the target because we weren't liked in the area that much, especially by the blacks." <;; Pfc. Charles' Smith said he was aware of racial tensidn since he arrived on the base;in July and tried to alert hjs superiors but got nowhere". CHRISTMAS i : , . -..LL^IL-JJJL.. L-^^L HAMILTON BEACH ELECTRIC Prices Effective Thru Dee. 24th MJMMM * PRISTO NORTHERN CAN OPENER Model 82913 Reg. $9.98 i i i i PRESSURE COOKER 4 Quart Model Pcc4 j STYLER/DRYER | 2 speeds with comb I & brush. 700 watts. S Model 1833 X I $799|7.T$1177| „, *U** I * $ • * $ 15 77 I I > $13 " ^ ^^m^^,™^^^ KODAK TELE-INSTAMAHC ! 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