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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, October 9, 1982-PageS
Brown no longer 'major suspect'

Local police said yesterday they no longer consider
David Brown a "major suspect" in the murders in
past months of three elderly women in Ann Arbor and
Brown, arrested in California Monday in connec-
tion with the beating and robbery of three elderly
residents of San Bernadino, was convicted last year
of assualt with intent to committ murder in the rob-
bery of an elderly Grand Rapids woman. Police had
said Brown "had a history which may implicate him"
in the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti murders.
BUT YESTERDAY, after being informed by San
Bernadino police that Brown had probably been in
California for several months, Ann Arbor police
dropped Brown as a suspect altogether and Ypsilanti
police said he is now considered a "medium
"He's gone from a major suspect to a medium

suspect, but there's going to be a further in-
vestigation," said Ypsilanti Deputy Chief Dan
Heliker. 'He's been in California - so if he's been out
there for some time we don't think he'd hop on a fast
freight to Michigan (to commit the crimes)."
A statement from Ann Arbor police yesterday said
Brown had been dropped altogether as a suspect in the
murder which occurred in Ann Arbor.
WE KNOW that he has been here (in California)
at least since the first of February," said Sgt.
Michael Maudsley of the San Bernadino Police
Department. "We believe that he (Brown) was in
San Bernadino last week," he said.
Two of the three murders being investigated by
police were committed last week. the other was
committed in January. Police believe that all three
murders are connected.
The murder victims are Florence Bell, 91, of Yp-
silanti who died of stab wounds January 8; Margorie

Upson, 85, also of Ypsilanti, who was found strangled
to death on September 29; and Louise Kobnick, 84, of
621 W. Jefferson in Ann Arbor, who was found dead
October 1.
THE THREE murders are now being investigated
by the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti police departments,
the Ingham and Washtenaw County prosecutor's of-
fices, the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department,
the Michigan State Police bases in Lansing, Ypsilan-
ti, and Ionia, and the Michigan State Police Crime
Brown wound up in California after he escaped a
year ago from prison, where he was serving an 11 to
25 year sentence for the Grand Rapids charges. San
Bernadino police said Brown tried to escape several.
times after he was arrested on Monday. According to
Maudsley, Brown hit an officer while being finger
printed and escaped from the police station. Several
officers chased Brown and recaptured him.
Brown is currently facing nine felony counts.

Daily Photo by JEFF SCHRIER
Chi Omega sorority girls chase Sigma Chi member Al Clark literally up a
tree yesterday in the Derby Hat Chase contest.
Hat-chasing sororities
h git erby Days

"We want you to chase them down,
tackle them, and get as many hats as
you can." These were the orders issued
to more than 100 sorority members
yesterday on the front lawn of Sigma
Derby Daddy Cliff Wilcox gave the
instructions as part of the first Derby
Days held at the University in six
years, and more than 500 sorority
women turned out to participate in
events such as the Derby Darling Con-
test, the Chug for Charity, and the ex-
citing Derby Hat Chase.
"IT'S FUN, that's what college is
for," said Marc Dann, another Derby
Friday's Derby Hat Chase was the
{final sorority event for the festival,
which began Thursday afternoon with
Happy Hour and the Chug for Charity.
To start the Hat Chase, sorority
members met at Sigma Chi on State
'Street then ran to the Diag, where
Sigma Chi members wore derby hats
with different colored feathers, each
color denoting varying amount of poin-
THE WOMEN had to catch a Sigma
thi, kiss him and take his hat back to
the fraternity, thereby collecting as
many points as possible.
"I ran around for about 10 minutes
chasing about three different guys,"
said Mary Busby, a member of Alpha
Omicron Pi. "Oh, yeah, it was a lot of
tun, although I wish I had gotten more
(hats)," she said.
Jacquie Doot, a Chi Omega member,
was so determined to get a hat she
climbed 25 feet up a tree to catch a
CLIMBING DOWN the tree, she ex-
claimed, "We want Chi 0's to win and
we'll do anything for it. Let's go back
and get something to rink."
In. another event, Suzy Perrine helped

- bring home 100 points to the Alpha Phi
sorority in the Chug for Chairty, a
speed-drinking contest. "I hardly
drink. Seriously, I just drink fast,"
Perrine said.
The Derby Darling Contest had each
sorority submit a photograph of a
member selected as a representative.
The picture was placed on a bucket and
put in either the Fishbowl, Engineering
Arch, or the Union. The bucket with the
most money got the most points added
to their overall score.
"WE PICKED the prettiest girl to
represent us," said Barbara Merinoff,
a communications major and member
of Kappa Kappa Gamma. Most mem-
bers said they did not consider the con-
test sexist. "If it is, I don't mind
because it's harmless," Merinoff said.
The Miller Ice Cream Eating Contest
saw the two sororities that ate a sundae
the quickest compete in the ice cream
eating finals. Each of the two had to eat
33 scoops of ice cream with toppings,
whipped cream, and "the works." "It
was really gross," Dann said.
The final event of Derby Days is the
Rival Run, which began at 2 a.m. this
morning. Members of Sigma Chi drove
to the chapter at Michigan State
University and will join members of the
chapter at Spartan Stadium.
The ball to be used in the Michigan-
Michigan State game today will be run,
down by fraternity members, each
running a couple of miles, then passing
the ball to another member, then jum-
ping into the following van.
"We've been doing this for the last
four years," Dann said. The ball
arrives just in time for the game and is
handed to the referee.
Proceeds from this year's Derby Day
Festival will be donated to the Women's
Crisis Center in Ann Arbor, the Special
Olympics, -and the Wallace Village for
Children in Colorado, the national
philanthropy of the fraternity.

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and to break the world's record for
the largest submarine sandwich.
Baking the massive loaf of bread
began at about 7 a.m. yesterday. The
dough was drawn by two-truck through
a thirty-foot overn, made of scrap
metal and fueled by propane, at a rate
of one foot per every two minutes.
Organizers of the event estimated
that 600 pounds of cheese, 160 heads of
lettuce, 20 gallons of mayonnaise, 12
gallons of mustard and 400 pounds of
onions were spread over the bread,
which weighed between 1,000 and 1,200
pounds. The loaf stretched down Union
The project was supervised by
Michael Crabb, food services coor-
dinator for the Union. Crabb last year
was in charge of making a record-
breaking pizza at North Carolina State
University in Raleigh. The Sicilian piz-
za measured six feet wide and 108 feet
long. And according to Crabb, "held
the world's record for three weeks,"
before a larger one was made.
Proceeds from that project benefited
The Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Crabb and other people from the
Union and UAC "thought it'd be fun to
do an activity" hoping to break a
record, and decided to donate proceeds
to United Way, the University's
recogniied charity.
It took almost 10 hours to bake the
record-setting loaf of bread, which was
then cut lenghtwise by a six-foot, two-
man saw, enabling groups of students
to place the condiments inside.
Contests were also scheduled for
yesterday's extravaganza. Represen-
tatives from dorms participated in a
contest to eat the giant foodstuff, and
the student who sold the most tickets to
help eat the sandwich will be treated to
dinner at the Gandy Dancer restaurant.
Crabb said he expected the sub-
marine to serve some 5,000 people.
"I thought it was a neat activity,"
commented Cheryl Jordan, an LSA
,sophomore. "It's really great the Union
is sponsoring activities that are in-
teresting and fun.
If there is one disappointment in this
project, said organizers yesterday, it is
that the Guiness Book of World Records
does not recognize sandwiches in its
book. So, while the "Wolverine Sub-
marine" did break the old record of 225
feet, it will not appear in the book.
But that's no reason to feel disappoin-
ted, said LSA junior Sherri McGinty.
"Hey, this beats dorm food," she noted.
Delivery man attacked
A 29-year-old paper delivery man was
assaulted and robbed Monday at about
5 a.m. on the 800 block of Edgewood.
The man was delivering papers when
two teen-agers in a car behind him ap-
parently became agitated because of
the manner in which he parked his car.
The suspects followed him to Edgewood

and attacked him, stealing his wallet.
He received minor injuries.
Typewriter stolen
An IBM typewriter worth $1,200 was
stolen from the University Accounting
Center at 951 Hill Street early Thursday
morning. There was no sign of a forced
entry. -Greg Brusstar

Leach returns Daily Photo by DAVID FRANKEL
Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler (left) introduces alumnus quarterback Rick Leach to last night's pep rally -
crowd at Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.
Letter unrClelated to Tylenol deaths-

Eclipse jazz presents the Johnny Griffin Quartet at 8 and 10:30 p.m. in the
newly renovated University Club, on the first floor of the Michigan Union.
Mediatrics-Prince of the City, 6:20 & 9:10 p.m., Nat. Sci.
Cinema Guild - A Clockwork Orange, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Lorch Hall.
AAFC-Sisters or the Balance of Happiness, 4, 7, & 9 p.m., MLB.
Alternative Action-Ticket to Heaven, 3, 7, & 9 p.m., MLB.
Cinema II-Violette, 7 & 9:15 p.m., Angell Hall, Aud. A.
Canterbury Loft - Martin Sherman's "Bent," 8 p.m., 332S. State.
Ark-Gamble Rogers, 9 p.m., 1421 Hill St.
PTP -Garson Kanin's "Born Yesterday," 8p.m., Mendelssohn Theatre.
Young People's Theatre-"Midsummer's Night Revisited," 2 & 8 p.m.,
Performance Network, 408 Washingon St.
Jazz-Johnny Griffin, on Jazz and history of the Be-bop era, 4 p.m.,
William Monroe Trotter House, 1443 Washtenaw Ave.
The Grey Panthers-Marjorie Lansing, "The Significance of the 1982
Election," 3 p.m., Ann Arbor Firehouse, 107 N. Fifth Ave.
Health Service Dept. - "Run for the Health of It," 3.1 mile run, call 763-
1320 for more info.
Artists and Craftsmen Guild - Exhibit, "Art '82," 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Grand
Court of Briarwood Mall.
Wild West-Demos of spinning and weaving, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., 415 N.
Fifth Avenue.

CHICAGO (AP)- An extortionist
who wrote a letter threatening more
poisonings unless the makers of Tylenol
gave him $1 million is probably a "tag-
along" and not connected to the cyanide
killer, authorities said yesterday.
"It's a long shot that this is the work
of anything other than a kook," said a
law enforcement source in Washington,
who refused to be identified either by
name or department.
"THE KILLINGS were a very subtle
and secretive crime and it's doubtful
that would be topped off with the
flagrant ignorance of a payoff scheme
with the identity attached to it," the
source added. "Our guess is it's totally
unrelated to whoever did the poisoning.
These tag-alongs happen all the time."
SWEDEN (AP) - A foreign submarine
is still trapped in the Stockholm ar-
chipelago after failing to break through
the heavy steel cables of an anti-sub-
marine net, the Swedish navy reported
The waters some 25 miles south of
Stockholm are restricted because of
their proximity to the secret Musko
naval base.
"THE LATEST contact was this af-
ternoon, only a little while ago," a navy
spokesman said. "This shows that the
suspected foreign sub is still in the
blocked Hors Bay area."
The hunt by an estimated 40 surface
ships and 10 helicopters entered its
second week, and the navy dropped
more depth charges before dawn,
trying to damage the mystery ship and
bring it to the surface.
Official spokesmen refer to the sub as
a foreign vessel without identifying the
country, but it is widely believed to be a
Soviet bloc submarine.
THE NAVY spokesman, Capt. Sven
Carlsson, refused to say what action
was taken later in the day, but repor-
ters in the area about 20 miles south of
Stockholm heard no more explosions.
"We are moving as tough as we can
now," said Lt. Col. Evert Dahlen of the
defense staff. "We give no warning
shots and are bombing closer to the sub
than previously."
The new Swedish Prime Minster, Olof
Palme, who formally took office
yesterday issued a strong statement
decrying the presence of the intruder
"SWEDISH territory must be protec-
ted against intrusions with all means

The extortion demand was the latest
in a string of possible clues that ap-
parently have washed out since the in-
vestigation began last week into the
deaths of seven Chicago-area residents
who took cyanide-filled capsules from
bottles of Extra-Strength Tylenol.
The letter directed that the money be
put into a bank account in the Continen-
tal Illinois National Bank and Trust Co.
in Chicago.
TED MCDOUGAL, a spokesman for
the bank, said Friday the financial
records of a "former customer" were
turned over to the Justice Department
"in connection with the Tylenol in-
vestigation." He declined further
comment "under notice" from the

iartine eludes Swedes

possible," Palme said. "The confiden-
ce in our will and capacity to remain
neutral must be maintained."
Carlsson confirmed a report in the
newspaper Dagens Nyheter that the
sub tried to escape Thursday via the
northern exit from Hors into Mysing
Bay but failed to break through the an-
ti-submarine net stretched across the
500-yard passage.
He denied a report in the newspaper
Expresen that the escape attempt suc-
"THE CAPTAIN of the submarine
probably did not know the net was
there," said Maj. Bengt Sjoholm, poin-

ting out the spot to reporters touring the
area aboard a ferry.
"If the submarine were to use its
sonar, we would notice it immediately
because our helicopters are probing
constantly with listening devices. So
the captain just took a chance."

"We just -traced the bank account
number and it turned out to be closed,
but registered to a formerly successful
stock broker who' had suffered con-.
siderable financial reverses," the law:
enforcement source said. "Nobody has'
proved, however, that he wrote the let-
Meanwhile, Johnson & Johnson said,
yesterday it would destroy about 22
million bottles of Extra-Strength
Tylenol capsules with a retail value of
$79.2 million. Robert Kniffen, a
spokesman for J&J subsidiary McNeil
Consumer Products, said that includes
11 million bottles previously sold to
consumers and returned and an ad-
ditional 11 million being returned by
retailers and distributors.

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