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The Michigan Daily
Vol. XCI, No. 8-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, May 15, 1981 Twenty Pages plus Supplement
Mideast

tension
continues

to build

From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON--Israeli forces were
reported moving additional military
equipment into the Golan Heights area
yesterday and U.S. analysts said it ap-
pearsthat both the Israelisand the
Syrians are prepared for a fight.
Administration sources said there is
no sign the Syrians age moving any of
their surface-to-air missiles out of
Lebanon in response to Israeli deman-
ds.
TENSION continued to build yester-
day as Syrian anti-aircraft SAM
missiles shot down a pilotless Israeli
spy plane over Lebanon.
"I think the Syrians are looking for
trouble," warned Israeli Deputy Defen-
se Minister Mordechai Zippori in Tel
Aviv.
It was the second time ina week that'
Syria fired its Soviet-made missiles at
Israeli planes and the second time that
Israel has confirmed one of its sur-
veillance planes was shot down by the
Syrians. A U.S.-made Firebee drone
was downed over Syrian airspace Oct.
7, 1979.
ANALYSTS WHO HAVE been wat-
ching the crisis closely believe a major
clash between Israel and Syria is vir-

tually inevitable unless some com-
promise can be worked out. They say
information reaching Washington
shows clearly that tensions are moun-
ting and that thesituation is ominous.
However, they say they are convin-
ced Israel will not move as long as
Habib is still in the Middle East attem-
pting to persuade both sides to agree to
some compromise formula.
"The Israelis are poised and ready to
go into Lebanon and the Syrians in
Lebanon are expecting them to come,"
said one analyst, who, like others who
discussed the situation, asked to
remain anonymous.
EARLIER, administration sources
reported that some Syrian military
reservists had been calledup. There
were -no indications, however, that
Syrian reinforcements had moved into
Lebanon to strengthen units already
there, the sources said.
So far, administration sources said,
14 surface-to-air missile sites have been
spotted in Lebanon and on Syrian soil
along the border with Lebanon.
Ten of these sites reportedly are oc-
cupied by SAM-6 missiles. The other
four involve SAM-2 and SAM-3 anti-air-
craft missiles.

hoiy rhoto Dy JACIC BLLL
Denouncing South Africa ties
MEMBERS OF THE People's Anti-War Mobilization group-a coalition of
religious, labor, gay, and racial groups-burn a flag in front of the Federal
Building yesterday. Protestors gathered to denounce U.S. aid to "repressive
regimes" in Africa, as President Reagan met with South African Prime
Minister Pieter Botha in Washington.

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Social,
Security
cuts hit
students

By ANDREW CHAPMAN
More than 1,600 students at the University are in
danger of losing the Social Security benefits they rely
on to finance their educations if the Reagan ad-
ministration wins congressional approval for its
budget proposals.
Under President Reagan's proposals, this part of
the Social Security program would be phased out
over the next four years through yearly increments of
25 percent, beginning August 1. Under the proposal,
current recipients would have their funding cut by
the proposed 25 percent each year, and those ap-
plying to the program for the coming academic year
would be denied aid.
THE POSSIBLE CUTS have worried some students
and financial aid administrators at the University
who say that although most low-income students will
be able to turn to other forms of aid, middle-income
students may be left without alternative sources of
assistance.
"I'm worried where I'm going to get the money to
go to school if the cuts go through. And, especially
with the job situation being so bad, I can't even finda

job to support myself through school," said
sophomore Nancy Rosenquist, who receives Social
Security benefits because her father died.
Elayne Devlin, a senior at the University says that
if Social Security- benefits for students are ended
"Then people like me just couldn't go to school. Even
with work-study I still couldn't continue school."
STUDENTS WHO are the sons or daughters of
disabled, deceased, or retired parents qualify for the
benefits. At the University, a student who qualifies,
receives, on the average, $1,875 per year. This
amounts to a total of almost $3 million spent by the
federal government each year through Social
Security benefits to supplement the educations of
students at the University. Nationwide, there are
more than 800,004 college students who receive Social
Security benefits, totaling more than $2.5 billion in
federal assistance.
According to University Financial Aid Director
Harvey Grotrian, who-is the director of Government
Affairs for the National Association of Student
Financial Aid Administrators, the Reagan ad-
See SOCIAL, Page 6

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