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The Michigan Daily

Vol, LXXXVII, No. 50-S

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, July 23, 1977

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages

Egypt bombs Libyan base


CAIRO, Egypt 4M - Egyp-
tian planes b o m b e d and
severely damaged a Libyan
air base south of Tobruk
yesterday in r e s po n s e to
three Libyan air raids on
Egyptian frontier positions,
a m i I i t a r y communique
It was the third day of
fighting reported this week
in the border area between
the long -feudling North Af-
rican A r a b neighbors. An
aerial and tank battle took
p 1 a c e Thursday between
Egyptian and Libyan forces
near the border 72 miles
east of the Al Adam air
base that was bombed yes-
terday. There was a four-
hour frontier battle Tues-
FIRST WORD of the new ac-
tion came from Egyptian Pres-
ident Anwar Sadat. He told a
nationwide television audience
his armed forces had withdrawn
from Libya after giving Libyan
leader Moammar Khadafy "a
lesson he will never forget."
"By God, if they resume, we
resume" Sadat said to heavy
applause as he addressed 1,000
delegates at the national confer-
ence of 10 c a l governments.
"Now who is responsible for the
blood of the Libyans who were
killed in the tanks destroyed by

our a r m e d forces?" Sadat
Sadat, who has accused Kha-
dafy of being controlled by Mos-
cow, said he had sent a message
to the Libyan leader telling him:
"If your aim is to say that you
are stronger than Egypt - No.
We will beat you. If you are be-
ing instigated by someone else,
we still will beat you."
East News Agency distributed
an Egyptian military commu-
nique that said the Egyptian air
raid caused severe damage to
ground f a c it it i e s and some
planes at the Al Adam air base.
"The Egyptian planes return-
ed to base safely," said the
See EGYPT, Page 4
GENEVA, Switzerland (M
-Yasir Arafat's Palestine
Liberation Organization
(PLO) became the first
nonstate ever granted
f u I membership in a
United Nations organiza-
tion yesterday. The
United States and Israel
denounced the move.
The U.N. Economic and
Social Council voted 27 to
11 to give the PLO, um-
brella organization f o r
various Palestinian gfier-
rilla groups, membership
in the Economic Commis-
sion for Western Asia.
The PLO has observer
status in the United Na-
tions itself.

D'ya like a little pot?
AN art fair potter demonstratlk her technique as a :escinated crowd watches. '(oday is the
final aay to see artists at work and purchase their handicraft.

1. .J"'I .~l.i"!..'~tVt~. ."' j+Jr ~ .V A n u rses
meet with
at Art Fair
At a booth on the corner of
East and S o u t h University
Streets yesterday evening, a
mall boy stopped in his tracks.
He then went over to shake
hands and speak with Leonora
Perez and Filipina Narciso as
they stood amid the smiles of
Perez and Narciso, two nurses
recently convicted in the VA
hospital poisoning case, have
been in town the last three
ights lending personal support
to the efforts of the Narciso-
Perez D e f e n s e Committee,
which circulates petitions of
protest, collects donations, and
hands out literature from the
ONLOOKERS' reactions were
generally of surprise. "They
don't exist for us except in the
t newspaners." one man said.

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Kent State's
Blanket Hill
Sl""il To 'r"- Sauy
K1-NT, Ohio For a brief 15
minlue period at Kent State
University yesterday 200 pro-
testers rcsszcupied "B l a n k e t
Hill" in violation of an injunc-
tion set by Portage County Dis-
trict Court Judge Joseph Kain-
Blanket Hill is the area where
Ohio National Guardsmen shot
and killed four students and in-
jured nine others on May 4,
1970. Yesterday the demonstra-
tors were protesting Kent State
University's planned construc-
tion of a gymnasium on the site.

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