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Page 6-Friday, January 8, 1982-The Michigan Daily
Presidential tasi
shapes GI educati

k force
on planR.
" Service secretaries would b1e
authorized to add a "kicker" amouip-:
ting to several thousand dollars for
young men who enroll in the infantry or
other combat branches. The Army
chronically has had trouble recruiting
enough combat soldiers.
SINCE WOMEN are barred from;
combat assignments, it is unclear
whether they would be eligible for the y
extra college subsidies if they sign up
for a difficult non-combat skill.
A soldier would retain rights to*
college education payments for 10;
years after leaving service. Thus, heor;
she could work awhile before takinig
advantage of the college education

Full moon
may affect


emotional 4
CHICAGO (AP)- When the moon s-
full, people with problems such a
ulcers should be especially sure to take
their medicine, a University of Illin6l
researcher says.
Ralph Morris, a professor of phr
macology at the university's medical
center, said he studied more than tOo
patients over five years, and found tlfit
bleeding ulcers and chest pains becam
more frequent in two-thirds of th
patients at times of a full moon.
MORRIS SAID his preliminatr
research is designed to "sound a wa
ning." People who have problems, sueb
as ulcers, should be more careful atid
take their medicine during full-mgofl
periods, he said.
His findings are discussed in the Jan.
8 issue of the Journal of the American
Medical Association.
Scientific reaction varied, with some
specialists expressing skepticism and
others saying it was quite possible
lunar cycles t alter physical co
MORRIS SAID yesterday, that the
research suggested a full moon ch
coincide with some health crises: In-
creased incidences of health problerhs
may be linked to changes 4i .
gravitational and electromagnefict
fields, he said.
While no one has pinpointed a causE
and-effect relationship, Morris said
there is a theory that magnetic interc-
tion between the earth and the moK
may affect physical or emotional
Magnetic interaction would affee
humans, Morris explained, because ?of *
electrical charges and metals-such'as
iron-in the body.
"I CERTAINLY have no qualm'
(believing) the moon is producing a
effect on the body," he said.
Morris cited one study in whichia"
magnetic field was induced and mic
were placed inside. Their circulation
was reduced or stopped.
Among those who say the moon coul
affect. humans is J. Allen Hynek,
professor emeritus of physics ad0
astronomy at Northwestern University'
The effect of lunar cycles on humans'
is "just pooh-poohed as astrology,"
Hynek said. "I don't think it should beh'
Hynek cited studies showing +nt
creases in arson, violent crimes, an,
strange behavior in mental hospit
when the moon is full.
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