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O1. XCIII, No. 23
Copyright 1982, The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday October 5, 1982
The administration announced
esterday that it will recommend a
alary increase program for non-
faculty University staff at this month's
In addition, the temporary hiring
freeze in place at the University since
last month was lifted, according to key
'WE HAVE always recognized that
our non-instructional staff members
are as essential to the University and
are as committed to its well-being and
*uality as anyone else on campus,"
said Billy Frye, vice president for
Considerable controversy had
emerged over the past few weeks over
whether a salary program should be
created for non-teaching University
staff, including clerks, secretaries, and
janitors. University clerks and
secretaries staged a rally in front of the
administration building during the Sep-
tember Regents' meeting.
The temporary hiring freeze had also
created concern among faculty mem-
bers who said lack of newly hired help
would slow down the beginning of
THE DECISION to call for a 1983
staff salary program was made based
on the recent announcement of the
state's committment to increased aid to
"We have said that our highest
priority or any funds that may become
See UNIVERSITY, Page 2
From AP and UPI
CHICAGO- About 1,300 volunteers
fanned out through the city yesterday to
warn the lonely and elderly who may
not have heard about cyanide in Extra-
Strength Tylenol. Lab technicians,
meanwhile, tested empty capsules and
powder found in a parking lot a day
before the first victim died.
Hundreds of frightened Chicago
residents have turned in Tylenol cap-
sules to police for testing in the wake of
the murders, and police were trying
yesterday to contact people who still
might not be aware of the danger.
"We're going door to door in some
places like senior citizen complexes,"
said Deputy Police Superintendent Ira
Harris. "We canvassed a lot of chur-
ches yesterday, and it will be a con-
tinuous effort. This is the first time
See VOLUNTEERS, Page 9
Camelot liv esDaily Photo by ELIZABETH SCOTT
No, this is not a rare photo from the Middle Ages - it's the Ann Arbor Society for Creative Anachronisms
in the Diag. Acting as an anachronism in its own right, the radio reveals the true century. See story, page 5.
With wire reports
Blacks score on average about 100 points lower
than the national norm on the Scholastic Aptitude
Test according to a report released yesterday
examining the performance of minority students on
the test, the College Board said.
Yesterday's report followed another released two
weeks ago announcing that SAT scores on the
average rose in 1982 for the first time in 19 years.
SOME EDUCATORS assert that the scores of black
compared to white high school students reflect the
relatively lower. socio-economic status and poor
quality of education available to them.
According to University Associate Director of Un-
dergraduate Admissions Lance Erickson, the SAT
scores in areas of lower socio-economic status are
"common to all groups not just minority groups."
Blacks who took the exam posted median scores of
332 for the verbal part of the test and 362 for math,
while white students had a median verbal score of 442
and math score of 483.
WHILE THE report showed a distinct difference in
scores according to race, it also showed a marked dif-
ference in scores of different class groups. The report
showed that as students' family income and the level
of their parents' education rises, so does the average
SAT score. It also showed a marked disparity bet-
ween average income for whites and minorities.
"Of all the variables, race has the lowest impact,"
said Henry Frieson, a research collaborator with the
National Study of Black College Students at the
University of North Carolina. "Primarily it is the
lack of educational opportunities overall," he said,
"which starts from kindergarten on up,,
Frieson asserted that if one compares the average
aptitude of blacks and whites from a sample
population they are closer at early ages. He asserted
that the gap between the aptitudes of blacks and
See BLACKS, P. 2
MSU student hangs
self after arrest
By GREG BRUSSTAR
With wire reports
A Michigan State University
sophomore hanged himself with his belt
in an on-campus detention cell early
Sunday morning after being arrested
for drunk driving.
John Joseph Hickey, a 22-year-old
engineering student at MSU, was
arrested by the campus department of
public safety at 2:05 a.m. Sunday for
driving under the influence of alcohol.
He was taken to the E. Lansing Police
Department where he failed a breath
test. He was then taken back to the
campus department of public safety
where he was fingerprinted and
detained, according to Denise McCourt,
information officer with the MSU News
HICKEY, A former University of
Michigan student, was placed in a
detention cell at 3:20 a.m., and was
discovered at 3:57 a.m. hanging from a
makeshift noose fashioned from a belt
See MSU, Page 9
Trauma for some
By BARB MISLE
It is an unfounded rumor that sororities are out to
hurt women when they cut them in the rush process,
said Panhellenic Advisor Mary Beth Seiler. "We
don't like dropping people, but we can't invite 900
Eight hundred women participated in this fall's
sorority rush, but there is only room for less than 600
in the University's 17 sororities.
AND LAST Friday morning, the mix of ecstatic
By GREG BRUSSTAR
The Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti police
departments believe that three recent
murders and sexual assaults of elderly
women may be linked, and are coor-
dinating a full-scale investigation of the
crimes, Ann Arbor Chief William Cor-
bett announced yesterday.
There are distinct similarities bet-
ween the three murders, Corbett said,
explaining that all were elderly white
women who lived alone in well-
established neighborhoods, and each
was sexually assaulted and either
strangled or stabbed to death in the
daytime. See SLAYINGS, Page 5 Ann Arb(
ders of el
faces and puffy eyes in the Michigan Union proved
that those spaces are still highly contested by rush
The happy ones were accepted to the sororities they
chose. Those who weren't so lucky settled for alter-
nates-or for none at all-as they picked up their final
bids, marking the end of the three weeks of rush.
For some women, the trauma of getting cut was
taken as a personal rejection, others took it in stride
and moved on to different interests.
"It was a letdown. It makes you ask yourself 'why
didn't they like me over another girl, and what did I
do wrong?' "said one woman who was cut and asked
to remain anonymous.
"You feel like you didn't pass inspection," she ad-
ded. "Some girls took it worse, they were bawling
their eyes out to their mothers on the phone."
GETTING CUT, however, doesn't mean the mem-
bers don't like a "rushee," Rush, Guide Linda Ef-
finger said, "it all depends on how, many girls a
See RUSH, Page 9
Daily Photo by ELIZABETH SCOTT
Perry Yarbough, disappointed with his first catch, baits his hook at Argo
Park and hopes for a bigger fish to take home for dinner.
Daily Photo by ELIZABETH SCOT
or police chief William Corbett (left) and Washtenaw County Prosecutor William Delhey discuss recent mur-
derly women in yesterday's press conference at City Hall.
Try for glamour
OR ALL THOSE University women who tried'out
for the Playboy Women of the Big Ten spread and
dAn't make it here's snmethinga hit mnre tame.
Life on the quiet side
AGNAR JONSSON, who for the better part of a
century has lived as a solitary trapper in Canada's
farthest frigid corners, has come to the big town for the first
time since 1923. "It's a roaring city," the 84-year-old wood-
sman marveled. Jonsson, more used to dogsleds than
automobiles, wondered why there weren't more collisions
in the speeding downtown traffic of Winnipeg. "They all
seem to be in a horrible hurry to get somewhere and they
burn up a lot of precious gas trying to get there," he said.
The white-haired, cherub-faced Jonsson lives in a tiny
gone as long as two silent years without human contact. But
he insists he is not a hermit-he simply lives his own
What's for dinner, Mom?
NSECT HORS d'oeuvres, including deep-fried
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The Daily almanac -
O N THIS DATE in 1956, a post pep rally "panty raid"
was squelched by University officials and student
leaders. Two thousand men showed up for the raid on the
women's hill dorms, but were disappointed when the event
Also on this date in history:
" 1971 - The Power Center for the Performing Arts
opened with the production of the play The Grass Harp,
starring Celeste Holm;
" 1970 - Janis Joplin died of a drug overdose at the age of