LEBANON: Home Visit

As the chartered DC-7 rolled to a stop at Beirut International Airport, a noisy and exultant crowd engulfed the police lines, thrust aside the official welcoming committee, and overwhelmed the plane's teetering ramp. With cheers and tears they greeted the vanguard of more than 500 U.S. citizens of Lebanese and Syrian extraction who had returned to visit the land of their fathers.

The third convention of the National Association of Syrian Lebanese American Clubs had been arranged, in the words of its president, Cosmo Ansara of Springfield, Mass., "to reintroduce the older people...

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