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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, November 7, 1978-Page 5

Students hold to sex

The public's attitude toward
marriage, divorce, and traditional
male-female stereotypes were
discussed yesterday at the "Changing
Family, Changing Workplace" con-
ference sponsored by the Center,for
Continuing Education of Women.
Regula Herzog, an assistant research
scientist at the University's Institute
for -Social Research (ISR), said the
results of her sampling of 2,500 1977
high school graduates show that the
students generally subscribe to

traditional male-female roles.
HERZOG, addressing 150 conference
participants in the Rackham Am-
phitheater, said the students approved
of the husband and wife sharing
responsibilities when no children are
involved. But, as soon as offspring en-
ter the scene, most high school respon-
dents said the wife should quit work and
stay home with the children.
A majority of both the male and
female respondents said less than full-
time employment by the male is unac-
ceptable, according to Herzog.

Herzog's data also
per cent of the fema
pect to be exclusive
age 30, 75 per centp
produce two child
sprinkling of the res
sex role reversals des
Elizabeth Douvan als
studies she conduct
on the American fami
Douvan said thec
divorce is a tragic on
tagious, and it has r
families by choice an

indicates that ten She said a strong trend is evident
le respondents ex- toward marital happiness, though it is
ly homemakers at not the result of the high divorce rate.
plan to marry and "COUPLES ARE confronting
ren, and only a problems, recognizing them, and ad-
:pondents consider mitting them. They're also using
sirable. resources outside the family," the
chology Professor professor explained.
so told the group of Individual achievement in marriage
ed in 1957 and 1976 is the key, according to Douvan.
ily. "When we play roles we become our
dominant myth of roles. It's not like a dramatic play. We
ie. "Divorce is con- enter the roles and alter ourselves."
esulted in extended She added that if the couple is sensitive
id cultural forces." to roles, their marriage will last longer.

"Child Care in the 1980's"
Special Assistant to the President and
Chancellor on Women and Work, M.1. T.
TODA Y-4:OO p.m.
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Brezhnev delivers

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) -
Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev
stepped into the Tanzanian-Ugandan
border war yesterday with a "very en-
couraging" message to Ugandan
President Idi Amin, Uganda Radio
. The radio, monitored in Nairobi,
Kenya, said the message was the
"best" received by Amin from another
head of state since the border war
began a week ago and indicated
Moscow's desire for peace. Contents of
the message were not disclosed.
..MEANWHILE, the government-
owned press here indicated that Tan-
zania will not be content to drive
Amin's forces from Tanzania but will
. take steps to overthrow the "idiot" dic-
-, tator.
Ugandan troops crossed the border
into Tanzania last Monday and Amin
announced he was annexing 710-square
miles of Tanzania's northwestern
According to unconfirmed reports in
Nairobi, Amin has dispatched mem-
bers of his country's "suicide bat-
talion" and a mechanized regiment to
positions in the rear of the battle zone
with orders to shoot any Ugandan sol-
dier retreating or attempting to desert.
According to Ugandan exiles, Ugandan
soldiers on the front are without dry
food rations and morale is low.
BREZHNEV'S message 'followed
remarks by Secretary of State Cyrus
Vance last week calling for withdrawal
of Ugandan troops from Tanzania.
: Uganda Radio said Amin warned the
superpowers to stay out of the conflict
because it is strictly an African affair.
The Daily News, Dar Es Salaam's
- government-owned newspaper, said
that until the invasion Tanzanians
"were willing to suffer the idiot as a
neighbor whose utterances and actions
were detested but whose fate would be
-or er
to stay
MOSCOW (AP)-Soviet authorities
have ordered an American business-
man not to leave the country pending
investigation of a car-pedestrian ac-
cident in which he was involved, a U.S.
' Embassy spokesman said yesterday.
The Soviet Foreign Ministry has told
Leo Sonner, 32, Moscow representativ-
The Soviet Foreign Ministry has told
Leo Sonner, 32, Moscow representa-
tive for the Dow Chemical Corp., he
will be needed for questioning by police
on Thursday, the embassy spokesman
SONNER, WHO has lived here for
more than a year with his family, is the
second U.S. businessman here to be in-
volved in an investigation by Soviet
Francis Crawford, former Moscow
representative for International Har-
vester Corp., was convicted in Septem-
ber on charges he violated currency
laws but was later allowed to leave the
U.S. officials and Sonner declined
comment on speculation the case may
be Soviet retaliation for the stiff prison
sentences given two convicted Russian
spies in the United States.

A source acknowledged privately the
Sonner case "is unusual, in that this
doesn't happen every day of the week."

to Amin
decided by the people of Uganda them-
But now "that he has ordered his
troops to kill our people and occupy
part of our territory makes it necessary
for us to deal with him in a manner that
will put an end to this sad story," the
paper said in an editorial.
AMIN SAID THE invasion was in
retaliation for Tanzania's alleged
Cuban-backed incursion into Uganda
the previous week and Tanzanian
President Julius Nyerere's refusal to
recognize Amin's political legitimacy.
Tanzania denied it invaded Uganda and
said the charges were ridiculous.
Nyerere has said his country has no
choice but to "hit back at him until we
have, finally gotten rid of this snake in
our house."
African leaders, meanwhile, laun-
ched a diplomatic offensive to end the
bloodshed. Three top African envoys
arrived in Kampala, the Ugandan
capital, for talks with Amin, and
Kenyan President Daniel Aran Moi
urged peace in a telephone conver-
sation with the Ugandan leader. .
Uganda Radio said Amin met with
Peter Onu, a special envoy from the
Organization of African Unity (OAU),
and suggested the OAU name a special
committee, acceptable to both him and
Nyerere, to mediate the war. The radio
quoted Amin as saying there is no
reason the two nations cannot be
brought to an understanding. But
Nyerere has rejected suggestions for
Mohammed Zuwai, Liby'a's minister
of information and culture, went to
Kampala carrying a message to Amin
from Libyan strongman Moammar
Kadafy, a major financial backer of the
Ugandan leader. Zuwai reportedly held
talks with Amin and was expected to go
to Dar Es Salaam for discussions with
Tanzanian officials. Sudanese envoy
Phillip Obang also was in Kampala
yesterday for talks with Amin.
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