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Pan 2-Saturdav. July 18, 1981-TheMichigan Daily
Largest Israeli
raid since '78

1 S
From AP and UPI
BEIRUT, Lebanon.-Israeli jets
raided Yasser Arafat's command posts
in Beirut and southern Lebanon yester-
day in the most punishing strikes
against guerrilla strongholds since
Israel's 1978 invasion of Lebanon.
Police reported 115 dead, and the.
Palestinians claimed at least 123 were
killed and 469 wounded.
"It is a barbaric bloodbath, but we
shall avenge it," vowed a Palestinian
spokesman who said the casualty
figures were expected to climb because:
rescue operations were still continuing
from the morning and afternoon raids.
"COME SEE the people killed," a
boy yelled to reporters at one bombed-
out site. "There's more, there's more,"
rescue workers screamed as they dug
through broken concrete and smashed
Lebanon requested an urgent session
of the U.N. Security Council to deal with
Israel's first air strike on the capital in
more than three years and its fifth raid
in seven days.
Attacking in three waves, the planes
bombed a university, two refugee cam-
ps and several apartment buildings
containing both guerrilla offices and
civilian residences in the heart of
Palestinian targets in the south for the
fifth time in a week, blasting three
bridges and destroying a guerrilla
headquarters in the biblical port of
Tyre. The Palestiniar 'ews agency
Wafa said 36 people were killed and 90

injured in those attacks.
The casualties were the highest for
any single day since the Israeli invasion
of south Lebanon three years ago. The
toll was expected to rise.
"The civilian population caught by
surprise. Casualties are very high,"
Wafa said.
IN JERUSALEM, Prime Minister
Menachem Begin said the raids were
Israel's revenge for a string of
Palestinian rocket attacks on northern
Israeli settlements that killed three
people and injured 27. They in turn
were in reprisals for Israeli air strikes
earlier in the week.
Arafat appealed for arms, saying in
telegrams to Arab heads of state, "I
need your swords, not your belssing."
The hardest hit guerrilla faction, the
Democratic Front for the Liberation of
Palestine, blamed the Reagan ad-
ministration for the Israeli attack and
called for an Arab economic and oil
embargo against the United States.
"IF THIS IS not done, we shall take it
upon ourselves to hit U.S. interests in
the Middle East, especially oil in-
terests," the front said.
In Washington, the Reagan ad-
ministration postponed a decision on
whether to lift its five-week suspension
of F-16 jet fighter deliveries to Israel.
"The United States deplores this in-
tensified violence and deeply regrets
the civilian casualties and the loss of
innocent lives," the State Department
said. The Egyptian government also
condemned the Israeli strike.

Dr. Diag update
D R. DIAG, THE stand-up philosopher who, before he left Ann Arbor
under mysterious circumstances a couple of years ago, entertained
many an audience of disciples in the Diag, has been spotted again-this time
on the West Coast. Dave Meader, an '80 University grad now living in San
Francisco, wrote to us yesterday the following eye-witness account: "Just
thought your readers might be interested in knowing that Dr. Diag is alive
and well and living in San Francisco. I spotted him atop a pigeon-covered
statue in San Francisco's financial district gazing out over the lunchtime
crowd and loudly reciting the Greek alphabet." If this most recent account is
accurate, that would mean Dr. Diag has traveled from the East Coast to his
new residence. Several observers had earlier sighted Dr. Diag several times
in Washington, D.C. over the past year or so. Just before that, Dr! Diag sent
the Daily a post card postmarked in Maine. Thankfully, all witnesses report
that Dr. Diag is faithfully sharing his wisdom and his alphabets with the
citizens of all his cities. ie
Todav's weather
Mostly clear with temperatures rising to the low 80s.
Happenings ...
AAFC-Images, 7 p.m.; Don't Look Now, 9 p.m., MLB 3.
CG-Lady and the Tramp, 4, 7 & 8:30 p.m., Lorch Hall.
C2-King Kong (the original), 7:30 p.m., Zardoz, 9:30 p.m., Aud. A, Angell
CFT-Annie Hall, 3, 7, : 10:45 p.m., Blume in Love, 4:45 & 8:40 p.m.,
Michigan Theatre.
Arbecoll Theatrics-Summer Dinner Theatre, "Wait Until Dark," 7 p.m.,
League 2nd floor Banquet Rooms.
CFT-Oliver, 1, 4 & 7 p.m., Michigan Theatre.
The Michigan Daily
Vol. XCI, No. 43-S
Saturday, July 18, 1981
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Widow says vigilante
mob slew husband

From APandUPI
SKIDMORE, Mo. - A woman who
saw her husband shot and killed by a
member of an angry vigilante mob said
resterday police had refused to arrest
anyone even though she had identified
the gunman.
Kenneth Rex McElroy, 47, described
by residents in this rural northwestern
Missouri town as a brawler and the
local bully, was shot twice in the head
last week with a high-powered rifle as
he and his wife sat outside a tavern in
their pickup truck.
ALTHOUGH there were more than 60
witnesses - including herself - Trina
McElroy, 24, said the man she saw
shoot her husband is still at large.
"We're finding out that people in this
area had no love for McElroy," said
Hal Riddle, a member of the Northwest
Missouri Major Investigation Squad.
"We can't go on just say-so, and no one
seems to be cooperating with us."
The widow charged that townsfolk
had been planning for some time to do
in her husband and said she did not ex-
pect an arrest because police - like the
townspeople - "never liked my
TRINA, WHO has fled the tiny north-
west Missouri community, said Friday
that women in the crowd told her
McElroy had to be killed.
The FBI confirmed yesterday it was

entering the case to conduct a
preliminary investigation into whether
McElroy's civil rights had been
Authorities said McElroy, 47, had
several scrapes with the law. He had
been convicted June 26 in the wounding
of the town's 70-year-old grocer a year
ago and was out on bond awaiting ap-
peal in that case.
HE HAD been acquitted previously of
shooting a farmer in the stomach and
had been charged with assault in-
volving a weapon at least four times,
according to Highway Patrol Trooper
Jim Rhodes.
"The Bible says that there should be
an eye for an eye," said Mrs. Ernest
Bowencamp, wife of the grocer. "Those
who live by the sword die by the sword.
Ken McElroy lived by the gun and
that's the same way he died."
"He was right back in town, free as
can be, telling everyone he was back
and bragging about it," said a farmer
who would not give his name. "That's
what got everybody so mad, the way
the police would just keep arresting
him and the courts just kept letting him
ON THE morning of July 10,
Nodaway County Sheriff Danny Estes
said he attended a meeting of 60 town-
speople in the Skidmore American
Legion Hall.

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