Â»MHlay.- Jnn t. tOTÂ« Tte Cttiy mar Ufc*. Kama*. Montana Guerrillas hold back Syrian advance BEIRUT, LÂ«bÂ»Bon (AP) Palestinian RwrrillM and their leftist Lebane*e allle* today held back the Syrian adwnc* on Beirut and ran Syrian task* oat of Sidon u foreign Arab leaders tried to arrange a cease-fire in the Lebanese war. The Syrian drive OB Beirut was reported stalled at the mountain retort of Bnamdoon, 12 miles to toe east. Syrian tanks sent to control the port city of Sidon, S miles south of the capital, were pushed back three miles to nearby groves. Associated Press correspondent Edward Cody reported from Soon that fee tank! were tobbfeg occasional shells on the heavily damaged downtown area. He said guerrillas and the Moslem allies were clearly elated at their success in throwing back the Syrian armor, which they said was supported by Syrian MIG fighters. The Syrians had punched into the city Tuesday behind heavy artillery fire, but they were pushed back io heavy fighting during the day. The leftist command claimed the Syrians lost at least 24 tanks. fa Beirut, Palestinian goertiluu tad Lebanese leftist! battled alt light with artillery and rockets against the Syrian-led Saiqa organization. The leftist command said more than 900 persons have been killed in the battle. Palestinian sources claimed large areas of the Sabra and Bourg Bara- jneb refugee camps, where the bulk of the guerrilla forces were stationed, were demolished. Observers said Syrian President Hafez Assad's array, now reported to have about 12,000 troops on Lebanese soil, had clearly underestimated the streogtn of the irregular Palestinian-leftist force* that have been fighting right-wing Christiana in the internal straggle since April 1975. Moslem-held Beirut radio reported that Assad and Palestinian guerrilla leader Yasir Arafat agreed on a nationwide truce, but there was no confirmation of this from Damascus or from Arafat in Cairo. Lybian Premier Abdul Salam Jal- loud spent the night at Beirut's closed airport trying to work out details of a cease-fire through radio contacts with Palestinian and leftists. He was unable to leave the terminal because of the fierce fighting In the capital. Jalloud aad Algerian mediator Abdul Karim Ben Mahmoud flew in by helicopter from Damascus Tuesday night. With them came Syrian Vice Premier Mohammad HaMar and air force commander Maj. Gea. Naji Jamil as well as a guerrilla delegation. The Arab League sent four foreign ministers to Damascus witta cease- fre appeal and an offer of a token Pas-Arab peace force to help end the fighting. Hospital* ia Beirut's Moslem sector made new radio appeals for Wood donors. ' ' The Syrian siege of Sidon cut off fuel supplies to the Palestinian and Lebanese Moslem forces because the country's main oil refinery is just south of the city. Western military attaches believed the anti- Syrian forces would not be able to hold out long against the Syrians without fuel. Ski rate hike gets approval The Flathead National Forest has approved a Big Mountain lift and ski school rate increase of eight per cent for the 19T6- 77 season. According to Forest Supervisor Ed Corpe. the increase, was justified by increased expense of Winter Sports, Inc., operator of the Big Mountain Ski area. Before approving rate increases on ski areas within national forests, the supervisor must ask for public comment, Corpe said. Only one letter opposing the proposed rate increase was received during the period set for public response, be said. Bid Schenck, president and general manager of Big Mountain, said adult day lift tickets would increase from $7.50 to $8, only about a sevea per cent increase. Junior day tickets would be increased from $6 to 16.50. obituaries Robin Stringfellow, 20 Robin Stringfettow, 20, former resident of Columbia Fails, died last week at Valdez, Alaska. She was born at KaUspell on April 14, 1956, the daughter of Lawrence (Happy) and Donna Stringfellow. Five years ago, she moved with her parents to Fairbanks, Alaska where she attended school and was graduated from high school there. Miss StringfeUow is survived by her parents; a sister, Chris, and a brother, Mark, all of Fair- banks; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E . J . Lundstrom of Columbia Falls, and Mrs. Florence Stringfellow Huchala of Libby and a g r e a t - gramdniother, Mrs. Mabel Kiett of Malta. S e r v i c e s for Miss Stringfellow will be at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Columbia Fails with the Bishop Max Stabeli officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of the Van Leuven F u n e r a l Home. Planners postpone subdivision hearing The Kalispell City County Planning board decided Tuesday night to postpone until next week a public hearing concerning the proposed Porta Villa Subdivision No. Z. Areawide Planning Staff member Jim Moen said the board took the action because only six of its 11 members showed up for the hearing. He said the hearing will be continued next Tuesday. The subdivision request was a revision of an earlier proposal rejected by the planning board because' the unit density was too high. Moen said the latest request calls for 148 units on approximately 15.5 acres instead of the approximately 180 originally proposed. The proposed development is located south of the Adams Addition between Two Mile Drive and Three Mile Drive. In other business, the planning board heard a report from 208 Water Quality Director Pete Vance concerning an application for funding of the proposed Foy Lake restoration project. Vance told the.board that some local legal entity must assume responsibility for administering the grant before it can be approved. He said any grant would have to be matched on a SO-SO basis by local funds. The lake restoration project would entail drilling wells or diverting underground springs Into the lake to provide circulation of water. The board also postponed action on the Flathead Conservation District proposed guidelines and a review of subdivision approval guidelines. Defense decision due WASHINGTON (AP) - The full House is expected to act next week oo an Appropriations Committee proposal to spend a record $106 billion for defense in fiscal 1977. The committee approved a bill Tuesday that provides all but J814 million of the defense spending requested by President Ford. It includes the entire 11.5 billion Ford sought for the B-l bomber. TONIGHT! 4th GO AROUND OF THE SUPER DRINKERS SUPER POOL SHOOTERS SUPER FOOSBALL COMPETITION STARTS AT 8:30 Live Music by Moses BUFFALO CHIP SALOON BIT iJusreu HW,. ita! James Hawkins, 84 Services for James Hawkins will be conducted in the Johnson Chapel at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. H. Peder Waldum of Conrad M e m o r i a l Cemetery. Mr. Hawkins, 84, who had resided at 504 Woodland Ave., died in The STRINGFELLOW, Robin, 20, formerly of Columbia Falls, died in Alaska last week. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, in Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Columbia Falls. B u r i a l will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. VAN LEUVEN FUNBUUHOME . HWM S9J-4SW Columbia foKt BEATTY, Lee E. 88, longtime resident of Whitefish. Died in Bigfork Wednesday. Funeral arrangements pending. Church officiating. ' family suggests memorials Burial will be in the be made to the Heart Fund. Delia Dodson, 93 Graveside rites for Mrs. ficiating. Delia Dodson will be con- Friends will meet at the ducted in the Conrad Johnson Chapel before go- Memorial Cemetery at 11 ing to the cemetery, a.m. Thursday with the ,, ,, _ , . . , . Rev. J. Torrance Harvey Mrs. Dodson, 93, died in of the Lakeside Chapel of- Whitefish Monday. | TONIGHT S, MOVIES OTART3 7-00 LIBERTY 1 91 Mil 19 /.wu i -- r**~" -- i TONITE 9:3 Â° GÂ«Â«'Â« $ 'w o ".hÂ«a The Most Devastating Detectiw Story Of TbjsCarturj. NELSON, David, 84, formerly of Whitefish. Died June 2. Services Z p.m. Friday in.Christ Lutheran Church. Burial in Glacier Memorial Gardens Cemetery. 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