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de bate over
(Continued from Page 1)'
-;With candidate surveys showing
biany Iowa Democrats still undecided,
sveral of the contenders were looking
t the debate to improve their chances
4ainst Mondale.
The former vice president is heavily
favored to win the caucuses, with Glenn
ping for a second place.
#But Mondale aides are worried that
anything less than a 2-1 ratio of victory
over Glenn opr any of the other six
Democratic candidates will be
diagnosed as a poor showing.
If the Iowa caucuses do, indeed, slow
Mondale, they could serve as a
r springboard to candidates like Sen.
Gary Hart of Colorado or Sen. Alan
Cranston of California. It has happened
In 1976, a little-known former gover-
npr of Georgia named Jimmy Carter
used a win in Iowa to establish himself
as the early favorite in a crowded field
of Democrats. George Bush used a win
in 1980 to make himself a force to be
reckoned with.
"This debate is the most important so
far because it is close to the
caucuses," said Greg Fchneiders,
spokesman for Glenn. "And there's a
big undecided out there."
A lThe debate was sponsored by the Des
Moines Register; whose editor, James.
Gannon was moderator. The format
provided for the debate to start with a
two-minute statement by each can-
didate, followed by an opportunity to
question each other and to field
questions from James Risser, chief of
the Register's Washington bureau, and
a.panel of five Iowans: a businessman,
a: farmer, the president of the Univer-
sity of Iowa, a college student and the
director of a vocational training center.

The Michigan Daily - Sunday, February 12, 1984 - Page 5
Study of twins may

reveal war
WASHINGTON (AP) - The gover-
nment is about to undertake a nation-
wide search for 15,000 pairs of twins so
it can compare the health of men who
served in the Vietnam War with their
brothers who did not.
The purpose: to see if anything in the
Vietnam experience was damaging to
servicemen's physical or emotional
health or had a long-term effect on their
readjustment as civilians.
THE FRATERNAL and identical
twins will be surveyed by mail. From
the results, researchers will select for
interviews, physical exams and close
scrutiny 360 pairs of identical twins who
split up during the war - one twin
going to the war zone and one posted
Researchers hope the investigations
will shed light on whether Agent
Orange has damaged the health of men
exposed to it, as thousands of veterans
claim. Twelve million gallons of the
plant killer, and its dangerous con-
taminant, dioxin, were sprayed during
the war to reveal communist troop's
hiding places and to destroy crops.
The study will also provide infor-
mation on Post-Traumatic Stress
Disorder. It is a psychiatric syndrome
similar to what older veterans called
"battle fatigue" or "shell shock," but is
said to be an even more serious
problem for Vietnam veterans because
of the hostile reception many encoun-

tered when they came home.
IN ADDITION, broader findings -
into the entire relationship "between
service in Vietnam and long-term
health and socio-economic status" -
are expected, according to the Veterans
"We believe that this study will
provide the most sensitive means for
detecting subtle effects of Vietnam ser-
vice and will therefore justify the
necessary considerable expenditure,"
Dr. Donald Custis, the VA's medical
director, told congressional subcom-
mittee last year in outlining
preliminary plans.
"Although the first use of this
register will be to assess the effects of
Vietnam service, the twin register wil
be an important national resource for
future studies"of the influence of
inheritance and environmental factors
on human disease," the VA told the Of-
fice of Management and budget.
The search for the twins will get un-
der way April 1, will probably take 2/2
years, and cost $480,000, the VA
estimated in papers submitted to the
Under a paperwork-reduction law,
OMB's approval is necessary before
any government agency adds to the
public's paperwork burden.
Analysis showed there may be as
many as 17,000 pairs in the American
population in which one brother served
in the war zone while his twin did not.

AP Photo
The Soviet Union's ruling politburo view the body of their late leader, Yuri Andropov. Possible successors for An-
dropov's position are Konstantin Chernenko (far left), Grigory Romanov (sixth from left), and Mikhail Gorbachev
(seventh from left)..
Soviet party leaders mourn

(Continued from Page 1)
daughter, was embraced by the Polit-
buro members. The dimly lighted hall,
like the wind-whipped city of Moscow,
was draped in reds and blacks - the
colors of communism and of mour-
alike were not assuming Chernenko will
be the next leader of the 18 million-
member Communist Party, which
determines foreign and domestic policy
for the country.
Andropov died Thursday after only 15
months in power, the shortest tenure of
any leader in Soviet history. He was ab-
sent from public view for nearly six
months, trying to govern the country of
280 million people from his sickbed.

A Central Committee source said the
group's 300 members met yesterday,
presumably to debate the Politburo's
recommendations and elect a new
leader of th'e Communist Party. The
nation's most powerful post.
A KEY consideration appeared to be
whether a majority of the 12-member
Politburo would rally behind Cher-
nenko as a transition leader or would
decide to give the post to a younger
Western diplomats who have closely
watched the alignment of power in the
Politburo have in recent months iden-
tified two younger members as strong
contenders for the leadership.
They are Grigory Romanov, 61, and
Mikhail Gorbachev, 52, who was con-

sidered Andropov's closest confident on
the Politburo.
CHERNENKO was considered the
leader of the "old guard" faction of the
Politburo and owed his political success
almost entirely to Brezhnev. He was
widely believed to have lost out to An-
dropov in a struggle to succeed
Brezhnev as party leader.
President Reagan, who once called
the Soviet Union under Andropov the
"focus of evil in the world, opted again-
st going himself but sent Vice President
George Bush to represent the United
States. -
Bush, who arrived in London on his
way to Moscow, called his trip a "tur-
ning point" that could open the way for
improved relations with the Kremlin's
new leadership.

Americans leave Beirut

Beaver and Wally lead resurgence of reruns

(Continued from Page 3)
"This is by far the worst," Margaret
Cummings, an American resident in
Lebanonsfor 22 years said as she sat on
her suitcase beside the seaside
evacuation zone. "I'm just fed up with
it all."
The Reagan administration, while
evacuating Americans from Beirut
during lulls in the fighting, is trying to
figure out what can be done to salvage
its battered policy in war-torn Lebanon.
STATE Department officials
acknowledged privately that events in
Lebanon last week amounted to a
disaster for administration policy,
sending shock waves through official
Washington that resembled the 1979
hostage-taking by Iran.
President Reagan's special Mideast
envoy, Donald Rumsfeld, and
the American ambassador to Lebanon
Reginald Bartholomew, sought to find
ways to end the fighting and to bolster
the government of President Amin
Gemayel. But their influence has been
sharply curtailed by the resurgence of
civil war.
Overall, 450 people have died and

1,100 have been wounded in fighting
over the last nine days in and around
Beirut, and the State Department has
offered Americans assistance in
leaving Lebanon.
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak
Shamir, meanwhile, sharply warned
Gemayel not to submit to Syrian
pressure to abrogate Lebanon's May
1983 agreement with Israel, which calls
fore simultaneous Syrian and Israeli
withdrawals from Lebanon.
Shamir, speaking in an Israel Radio
interview said: If this agreement is
given up, we will see ourselves free of
all the obligations we undertook'when
we signed this agreement . ... . If this
If Lebanon gives up this agreement, it
will mean giving up its independence."

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Bread. When June cleans she wears
frilly dresses, white gloves, and pearls
My mother wore fuzzy slippers."
BUT KIDS from ethnic backgrounds
are not the only ones who watch the
Cleavers. Not by a long shot, says Wat-
on, a devoted "Beaver" fan herself.
In a recent article for a local
publication, The Ann Arbor Times,
Watson writes that "there is a strong
identification with young adults (age 26
or older)."
"They can remember when gasoline
was really 19 cents and when Sal Mineo
was king. They recall the happy, in-
nocent days of their childhood, those
days when sticking out your tongue in
class meant a major catastrophe. For
us old-timers there are touches of
nostalgia, like the time Wally explains
the redeeming social value of the tran-
sistor radio..
"Lots of viewers wouldn't know San-
Odra Dee from Sal Mineo. The fact is that
'Beaver' reruns are funny, funny
shows. Well directed and produced,
crafted with care, they are much better
than most anything on the air today,"
she says.
At the University. Watson assures,

'At a time of many modern television program-
ming options . . . nostalgia for old-time pro-
grams is a surprisingly fast growing
phenomenon around the nation.'
- Mary Ann Watson, University
communicatons professor

tmng," Watson writes in the Times' ar-
ticle. "We all know that the right thing
isn't always the easiest thing, and daily
at 2:30 p.m., the Beave puts this
premise to a new test. Whether it's
buying his own skates to learn respon-
sibility or developing integrity by
telling Mr. Blair, his new math teacher,
that he used Wally's old English test to
get a 96 percent, the Beave always has
a tough time of it."
Starting out as a somewhat naive,
black and white sitcom, "Leave it to
Beaver" now seems as all-American as
baseball, hotdogs, and apple pie.

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the show is not short an audience either.
"IT'S LIKE GOING back to summer
camp for most University-age viewers,
she says. The fact that the program is
so stereotypical makes it that much
more loveable, she says.
Most college-age watchers take a
slightly less intellectual view of
"Beaver" than Watson.
When asked why he liked the show,
Rick Boily, a residential college fresh-
man, just shrugs.
"I don't know," he finally, says. "I
don't know why I like those shows. But
sometimes that Beaver is so cute."
BOB SORCE, A sophomore dance

major, says he likes Beaver's mother's
"smart footwear."
And Michael Berger, a Residential
College sophomore, says the show is
"so bad, it's good."
Jake London, however, a Residential
College junior manages to hit a deeper
insight, according to Watson.
credibly stupid," he says. "But when
the main characters were my own age,
I could somehow relate to them.
This feeling of identification is an im-
portant factor contributing to
"Beaver's" longevity.
"People can...sympathize with the
Beaver over his battle to do the right

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Measles vaccinations - Oxford Rm., East Quad, 3-7 p.m.
CEW - "Step Before the Job Search," workshop, 350 S. Thayer, 1:3,0-3:30
p.m., call 763-1353.
Tae Kwon Do Club - Practice, CCRB Martial Arts Rm., 6-8 p.m.
Turner Geriatric Clinic - Intergenerational Women's Group, 1010 Wall
St., 10a.m.-noon.
Cont. Medical Ed. - "Medial & non-traumatic Surgical Emergencies,"
course, Towlsey Center, call 763-1400.
Matthaei Botanical Gardens - "Cacti & Other Succulents; Fascinating,
Ferocious, & Fun" class, taught by William Collins & Adrienne O'Brien, 7:15
9:15 p.m., call 764-1168.
Women's Studies Program - Brown Bag, discussion with Nicaraguans,
Magda Enriquez & Nubia Aguirre.
Joe's Starr Lounge - Advanced jitterbug dance class, taught by Jim Kruz
& Vickie Honeyman,109 N. Main, 7:30-9 p.m.
Eclipse Jazz - Jazz improvization workshop, taught by David Swain,
Assembly Hall, Michigan Union, 7-8:30 p.m.
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